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Duke of Ed: Silver

INFO: Overnight Program. 4 days/3 Nights. Monday – Thursday. Grades 9 – 12. Male and Female. Extra Cost: $150

NOTE: NEW Arrival time at Hornsby – 7:38pm on Thursday 23

This is a camp for the adventurous! This is a camp where you experience a 4 day hike.

Duke of Ed: Silver is a camp for those who like to get outdoors, be challenged to hike and canoe through the bush, camp overnight in tents, cook your own food over a camp fire or on Trangias (metho hiking stoves). You do not need to be doing your Duke of Ed to participate in this camp.

However…Duke of Ed: Silver is a fantastic way to continue the rewarding journey through the Duke of Edinburgh scheme. You’ll be spending time in the wild, hiking and canoeing routes through the Barrington region. Cooking dinners in small groups and sitting by the campfire at night will allow you to forge unforgettable memories as well as friendships. You will be amazed at what you can achieve through these experiences.

On the camp you’ll continue to grow your skills in navigation, camp craft and team skills needed for the completion of the rest of the award. This camp completes the requirements for the Preliminary Training.  Students will be involved in packing and repacking, gear checking and will engage in necessary skills such as map reading and navigation, route planning and camp craft (fire making, cooking, clearing etc).

Barrington Outdoor Education provides a great opportunity for Duke of Ed participants to complete their Adventurous Journey. Participants are supported on their journey by a great network of sites, tracks, huts, personnel and if necessary, vehicles and communication systems.

Students planning to participate in this program are encouraged to join the Duke of Ed organisation and consider starting at Silver (it is possible to start at silver and still completing all of the Bronze level requirements). Information and assistance will be provided by the Duke of Ed representative at NBCS.

Please note that this program is a customised program for NBCS, and while the school contributes the majority of funds towards it, due to the expensive nature of this particular program a $150 surcharge is necessary.

Also note that if you are in Year 10 and have not completed Bronze Duke of Ed, it is possible to jump directly into Silver. Speak to the Duke of Ed Coordinator at NBCS or see the website below.

For more information on the Duke of Ed International Award for Australia, see the following website:


Duke of Ed Bronze - Bush Track - Landscape


Duke of Ed Bronze - Resting on the rock

Duke of Ed Bronze – Resting on the rock