Camp Craft and Expedition Skills

Description

10 CPD Points
  • Looking to expand your knowledge of camp craft and expedition skills?
  • Do you want to make the most out of journeying in your chosen craft?
  • Are you looking to expand your knowledge of guiding in your chosen environment?
  • Do you want to support your paddlers during expeditions

If so, the Camp Craft and Expedition Skills Module could be for you!

Why choose the Camp Craft and Expedition Skills module?

First of all, the module is open to anyone wanting to gain knowledge and develop their camp craft and expedition skills! The module develops your knowledge, exploring expeditions from day trips to multi-day, UK and overseas journeys. The module supports your existing skills and enables you to lead fun, safe and enjoyable trips.

Secondly, this interactive practical module will provide you with top tips and valuable insights to make the most out of journeying with your chosen craft.

Furthermore, this module is used by clubs, outdoor centres and organisations to support their journeys and expeditions.

What does it involve?

This is an exciting practical module that will provide you with top tips and valuable insights.

  • You will develop an understanding of wildlife considerations – bears, bugs and beasts!
  • You will explore the leave no trace philosophy
  • The tutors will support you to gain an understanding of equipment choice including safety kit, stoves and tents and tarps
  • You will develop an understanding of camp craft consideration
  • Our tutors will share with you top tips around expedition nutrition and hydration
  • You will know how to paddle a loaded craft
  • There will be opportunities to ask questions to further your knowledge and meet like-minded people during the course. Many of our course candidates develop long lasting friendships, connections and contacts.

Want to know more?


You can read the syllabus here: Guide Module Session Plan

This module forms part of the Guide Scheme. Find out more about becoming a British Canoeing Guide here.

Ready to begin?

There is no need to register for this training course, by using the ‘find a course’ function you can book straight onto the module. This module is open to anyone wanting to gain knowledge about Camp Craft and Expedition Skills, there is no age restriction.

Content

This module will develop your camp craft and expedition skills and support you guiding in your chosen environment. This module explores expeditions, from day trips to multi day, from the UK to overseas journeys. Throughout the module, you will be provided with top tips and a valuable insight to making the most out of journeying with your chosen craft.

The module covers:

  • Considerations - an understanding of the expedition environment
  • Choice - picking the right kit for the environment and looking after clients
  • Nutrition and hydration - the importance of nutrition and hydration on single and multi-day trips, keeping yourself and clients in the best possible condition to complete the trip
  • Camp craft - develop an understanding of the complexities and options available when setting up camp
  • Packing - develop an understanding of efficient packing, trim, rescue consequences and how a boat responds fully packed
  • Tents and Tarps - explore different tents available, consideration on selection for trips
  • Wildlife safety and leave no trace - develop an understanding of wildlife safety and leave no trace principles

If you want to find out more, you can read the session plan here.

This module usually takes a minimum of 8 hours but is often running during weekend or week long expeditions. The module is open to everyone and has no age restriction.

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10 CPD Points
Course Description
  • Looking to expand your knowledge of camp craft and expedition skills?
  • Do you want to make the most out of journeying in your chosen craft?
  • Are you looking to expand your knowledge of guiding in your chosen environment?
  • Do you want to support your paddlers during expeditions

If so, the Camp Craft and Expedition Skills Module could be for you!

Why choose the Camp Craft and Expedition Skills module?

First of all, the module is open to anyone wanting to gain knowledge and develop their camp craft and expedition skills! The module develops your knowledge, exploring expeditions from day trips to multi-day, UK and overseas journeys. The module supports your existing skills and enables you to lead fun, safe and enjoyable trips.

Secondly, this interactive practical module will provide you with top tips and valuable insights to make the most out of journeying with your chosen craft.

Furthermore, this module is used by clubs, outdoor centres and organisations to support their journeys and expeditions.

What does it involve?

This is an exciting practical module that will provide you with top tips and valuable insights.

  • You will develop an understanding of wildlife considerations – bears, bugs and beasts!
  • You will explore the leave no trace philosophy
  • The tutors will support you to gain an understanding of equipment choice including safety kit, stoves and tents and tarps
  • You will develop an understanding of camp craft consideration
  • Our tutors will share with you top tips around expedition nutrition and hydration
  • You will know how to paddle a loaded craft
  • There will be opportunities to ask questions to further your knowledge and meet like-minded people during the course. Many of our course candidates develop long lasting friendships, connections and contacts.

Want to know more?


You can read the syllabus here: Guide Module Session Plan

This module forms part of the Guide Scheme. Find out more about becoming a British Canoeing Guide here.

Ready to begin?

There is no need to register for this training course, by using the ‘find a course’ function you can book straight onto the module. This module is open to anyone wanting to gain knowledge about Camp Craft and Expedition Skills, there is no age restriction.

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