Residential Opportunities

Young Leaders required for Expedition Course to help participants with additional needs: The Forest of Dean Expedition Assessor Network is running an Open Additional Needs Expedition for all DofE levels based at Biblins Youth Site in the Forest of Dean from Saturday 6 to Saturday 13 August 2016.

Cost for this fully catered course is £125. There is the opportunity to either assist qualified Network Assessors with the supervision of the participants, or help with the catering on this course. For more information on the event, contact Jo Clarke, Event Director on 07879 608533 or email fodean.oan2016@gmail.com

Chicks Children’s Camps

CHICKS offer residential respite breaks for disadvantaged children aged 8-15. This residential is free for Volunteers and  they provide any training required.

There are 2 Retreats for Volunteers to complete their Residential; Coastal Retreat in Par, Cornwall and the Moorland Retreat in Brentor, Dartmoor.

Please see www.chicks.org.uk or contact Clare Bairn on Clare@chicks.org.uk for more information.


Expedition Opportunity

Open Bronze, Silver & Gold Expedition Course for participants with additional needs: The Forest of Dean Expedition Assessor Network is running an Open Additional Needs Expedition Course based at Biblins Youth Site in the Forest of Dean from Sunday 7 to Saturday 13 August 2016.

Cost for this catered course is £300 including the assessment fee. Full supervision and assessment will be undertaken by qualified Network Assessors. For more information on the event, contact Jo Clarke, Event Director on 07879 608533 or email: fodean.oan2016@gmail.com


Wood Camping
Family business based on a 200 acre arable farm, just north of Bristol, in the village of Almondsbury, in the rolling countryside of South Gloucestershire.

Happy to accept DofE groups on their campsite- please see woodcamping.com

Moorhouse Campsite
A campsite on the Quantock Hills, Somerset.

Again, happy to accept DofE groups- please see MoorhouseCampsite.co.uk


If you have any local opportunities that you would like to tell people about please get in touch! Please email us at southwest@DofE.org.


Cotswold Outdoor

Don’t forget Cotswold Outdoor have great in-store services and discounts for participants, find out more here.

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