The Duke of Edinburgh's Award is a programme for young people ages 14 - 24 who chose to take on a challenge. There are three levels to the Award programme - Bronze, Silver and Gold. At each level participants complete minimum requirements in each of the four sections including physical recreation, community service, a skill, and an adventurous journey.
The Duke of Edinburgh Awards were created as a way for each participant to set individual goals for personal improvement and growth. As part of this award there is an outdoor component for each of the three levels.
The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (Manitoba Division) schedules adventurous journey trips with camps and outfitters as a means to promote opportunities for young people participating in The Award program to complete the adventurous journey component.
A big part of what we do at BB Camp is get people outside and empowered to achieve their personal goals. In saying this, the Duke of Edinburgh Award is a great fit, as it involves the outdoor empowerment and growth that we love to see.
BB Camp Wilderness Adventures provides opportunities and supports participants at both the silver and gold levels of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Program by offering the following trips:
As the first step in the Expedition phase, these four-to-five hour workshops give the participants an opportunity to learn about many facets of camping in a controlled setting. Topics covered include:
- Map reading and compass work
- First Aid and safety
- Meal planning and cooking
- Site selection
- Clothing and equipment
- Wilderness "Code of Ethics"
This phase is intended to prepare individuals for an overnight journey. The participants will practice specific activities such as canoeing, hiking, biking, etc. They will also review map and compass work, First Aid, safety, Wilderness "Code of Ethics" and much more. Practice trips are one day (24 hours), with one overnight.
Overnight Qualifying Expeditions & Explorations
Participants practice what they have learned in order to promote self-reliance, personal growth and leadership through a journey of discovery. The two levels include:
- Silver - 4 days / 3 nights
- Gold - 5 days / 4 nights