Achieving your Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award is an adventure from beginning to end. YouthAdvance Australia can give you some of your most memorable experiences!
Our Duke of Ed Adventurous Journeys are designed to challenge and provide you with a sense of achievement.
…as we began climbing I experienced many physical and mental obstacles, yet with an encouraging guide and supportive teammates, I was able to break through and persevere to the top. The reward for my efforts was an amazing and picturesque view of the main Kosciuszko range…an unforgettable and core memory that i hold truly valuable.Angela Youd, Bronze, Silver and Gold Awardee, YouthAdvance School Partner (St Ursula's College Kingsgrove)
YouthAdvance Australia offer school-specific programs and Open programs for individuals during school holidays. We have Duke of Ed Adventurous Journeys (i.e. the camp) all around the country, from the urban fringes to some of the most remote locations in Australia. We offer all levels of Adventurous Journeys with activities such as hiking, kayaking and mountain biking. Check out our Adventurous Journey Locations.
Our qualified and experienced Guides will teach you the necessary skills like navigation, camp craft and teamwork on your practice expedition and then assess your skills on your qualifying expedition. Our staff do not lead from the front, they mentor and instruct from the back. We do this to ensure that you and your group have the opportunity to work as a team and make sound judgments based on your training. You will be required to take responsibility and make decisions for yourself while under the supervision from experienced and qualified outdoor professionals.