School Programs


Glenworth Valley operates school outdoor education programs for school students including Duke of Edinburgh Award expeditions, school camps and wilderness expeditions close to Sydney.

 

Duke of Edinburgh Award Expeditions

 

Glenworth Valley is the perfect venue for your Duke of Edinburgh expedition, developed in conjunction with the school coordinator to ensure that the program delivers the desired outcomes for all participants. Our location provides participants with the opportunity to learn a new skill and to grow and meet their full potential through outdoor education and we have worked with many of Sydney, Central Coast and Newcastle’s leading schools on successful Duke of Edinburgh Award Expeditions.

 

Glenworth Valley offers the following activities for the adventurous journey component of the Duke of Edinburgh Award. You can combine any of these activities to suit your requirements (please note that some combinations are not possible and you are welcome to contact the Glenworth Valley office to discuss). The prices below are per person and per day rate.

 

 

 

DUKE OF EDINBURGH AWARD LEVEL

BRONZE

(6 hours of purposeful activity)

Daily cost

SILVER

(7 hours of purposeful activity)

Daily cost

GOLD

(8 hours of purposeful activity)

Daily cost

BRONZE TRAINING
Can be arranged at your school $50pp $50pp $50pp
Practice/Test Expeditions

(Mon to Fri)

Mode of transport:

Bushwalking $75pp $80pp $85pp
Horse Riding $145pp $150pp $155pp
Kayaking (flat water) $95pp $100pp $105pp
Mountain biking $105pp $110pp $115pp
Abseiling $105pp $110pp $115pp
Practice/Test Expeditions

(Sat and Sun)

Mode of transport:

Bushwalking $85pp $90pp $95pp
Horse Riding $155pp $160pp $165pp
Kayaking (flat water) $105pp $110pp $115pp
Mountain biking $115pp $120pp $125pp
Abseiling $115pp $120pp $125pp
Practice/Test Activities

Public Holidays

Bushwalking $95pp $100pp $105pp
Horse Riding $165pp $170pp $175pp
Kayaking (flat water) $115pp $120pp $125pp
Mountain biking $125pp $130pp $135pp
Abseiling $125pp $130pp $135pp


Please note the above prices are a guide only and are based on a minimum of 10 people attending. These fees do not include offsite camping fees, expedition location travel fees and other unforeseen expenses related to your tailored expedition. Please contact us for a full quote on your specific expedition requirements.

 

Other key location sites that can be incorporated into the program adjoining our Glenworth Valley property are;

 

  • Mangrove Creek
  • Hawkesbury River
  • Iron Bark Valley
  • Popran National Park

 

Additional locations worth exploring in this region are;

 

  • Great North Walk
  • Old North Road
  • Marramarra National Park
  • Brisbane Water National Park
  • Myall Lakes
  • Lake Macquarie
  • Watagan Mountains
  • Barrington Tops
  • Blue Mountains

 

Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Training Days

 

Glenworth Valley offers training days for Bronze Duke of Edinburgh participants.

 

Bronze level participants are required to undertake training, where they will learn to plan and complete an entire journey on their own. These training sessions can be held on site at Glenworth Valley as part of your practice journey or at another suitable location on request such as your school.

 

The 2 to 3 hour training session covers an instructor and a preliminary training workbook which outlines activities for the students to complete prior to their expedition. We cover the following information to prepare students for their journey;

 

  • Planning & preparation
  • First Aid
  • Safety and safe practice
  • Route planning & navigation
  • Campcraft & accommodation
  • Environmental care
  • Team building & leadership
  • Equipment

 

Guide Accreditation

 

Our camp guides and instructors are qualified in outdoor recreation or an industry equivalent and have extensive experience in working with school students. All staff have Working With Children clearance through the NSW Commission for Children and Young People.

 

Upcoming programs

 

Upcoming programs are listed here. There are currently no upcoming programs scheduled. Please check back here for updates.

 

Bookings

 

If you have a group organised please contact us with dates you wish to attend and will can confirm availability.

 

Please note that a minimum number of 10 participants is required to organise a Duke of Edinburgh program.

 

Forms

 

Click here to download the DOE enquiry and booking form

 

  • To be completed by the School DOE Coordinator/Teacher or individual booking.
  • Please email to adventures@glenworth.com.au

 

Click here to download the DOE student enrolment form

 

  • To be completed by each individual attending an expedition
  • Please only fill out the disclaimers that are suited to the activities that you have selected
  • You are not required to fill in the payment section if you are paying through your school
  • Please email to adventures@glenworth.com.au

 

School Camps

 

Glenworth Valley is a popular location for schools to host outdoor education programs and camps. We host multi-activity camps with a variety of the activities available at Glenworth Valley including horse riding, camping, kayaking, quad biking, abseiling, mud run, laser skirmish, orienteering, bush walking and hiking.

 

We also offer on-site camping and can arrange tents and all camping equipment hire for overnight school camps.

 

We can organise individual itineraries to include educational lectures, demonstrations and audience participation activities on horse management.

 

We also work closely with a number of specialist outdoor education organisations to provide supervised programmes. Scout and Girl Guide groups also regularly use Glenworth Valley for their jamborees.

 

Click here to download the school camp enquiry & booking form

 

For further information on our Duke of Edinburgh programs or school camps please contact our office on (02) 4375 1222 or email outdoors@glenworth.com.au