Menzies College

Duke of Edinburgh

Duke of Ed

Bronze Entry Level Camp

Escape on an island adventure to relax in peaceful surroundings with the bush, birds and beach at
your side. This trip is designed for students in year 9 wanting to participate in the Duke of Edinburgh
programme and qualifies as the practice tramp for the Bronze Award. A rough itinerary is outlined


Monday 2nd December
 8.00am Leave Menzies College

 9.45am Depart Bluff Ferry Terminal
 11.00am walk to backpackers accommodation
 Set up tents
 Lunch (pre-made lunch from home)
 12.30 Catch shuutle bus to start of track
 7.00pm Arive at Port William campsite set up tents, cook dinner.

 8.00pm Night Activities

Tuesday 5 th December
 8.00am Breakfast
 9.00am pack up gear and clean campsite
 10.30am catch fish charter to Port William
 Lunch along the way
 Arrive back at backpackers
 Explore Oban
 Cook dinner in groups
 Night Activities / Games on the Beach / Movies
Wednesday 6 th December
 7.30am Breakfast
 9.00am Trip to Alva Island and Walk
 12.00pm Catch ferry back to Bluff
 2.00pm Arrive back in Wyndham
 Unpack vehicles and return all borrowed gear

Planning And Preparation

Prior to going students will have an introduction to the Duke of Ed programme and be guided through the website, though's who are serious about taking on the challenge will need to enroll before heading to camp.

Students need to have an understanding of Hypothermia, causes, signs and symptoms as well as how to identify and treat someone with hypothermia.

They need to create a gear list for the trip/tramp and also need to plan in cooking group’s lunch and snacks for the tramp, dinner for the second night and breakfast for Wednesday morning. This is food that can be carried into the hut and cooked on a billy. Students will also need to draft up letters for sponsorship and send those to local Rotary and Lions clubs as well as the MLT. We have been successful in the past gaining sponsorship for the trip. Students may also be required to book the hut and other bookings that need done.

Staff Members Running The Activity

Mr Wilkinson, Mr Joyce and Mrs Crighton

Number Requirements

8 minimum and 18 maximum so it will be a first in first served basis and your place will only be
secured when you have returned your permission slip to the school office.

Total Cost

The trip in total is roughly $250 this number will change depending on sponsorship and any fundraising done.

Enrolling into Bronze Duke of Ed will cost a further $100 but does not need to be paid until next year.