Gold Training Update

Important information regarding the upcoming Gold Expedition Training and changes to the programme.

The Gold Expedition training will now take place on:

Saturday 11th June 9am – 5pm at Summit House, Gillingham

There will be NO overnight stay or Sunday training. Route planning for the expeditions can be done on a Monday or Wednesday evening at Summit house from 7pm – 9pm or can be done at home.

Please bring along lunch, snacks and drinks and wear appropriate clothes for outside training

Open Expeditions

Silver Open Expedition programme 2022:

Expedition training and route planning will be on Monday evenings from 7pm – 9pm at Summit House, Gillingham from Monday 9th May until Monday 11th July.

Practice expedition Saturday 27th August at 8:30am to Monday 29th August at approx. 4pm. Starting and finishing at Trosley Park, Vigo Kent

Assessed expedition Saturday 22nd October at 8:30am to Monday 24th October at approx. 4pm. Starting and finishing at Forest Row, Ashdown Forest.

The cost of the programme is £130 which includes the training fee, campsite fee, maps and equipment hire from the MOAC store.

Email info@moac.co.uk to book your place

Gold Open Expedition programme 2022:

Expedition training and route planning will be a weekend residential on Saturday 11th June starting at 9am to Sunday 12th June finishing at 4pm based at Cobham Hall School, DA12 3BL.

Practice expedition Sunday 24th July to Friday 29th July in the Peak District. Starting and finishing at Summit House, ME7 1TT.

Assessed expedition Sunday 21st August to Friday 26th August in Dartmoor. Starting and finishing at Summit House, ME7 1TT.

The cost of the programme is £400 which includes the training fee, campsite fee, maps and equipment hire from the MOAC store and minibus transport from Summit House to the expedition location.

Participants are required to make their own way to the training weekend location.  A non-refundable deposit of £100 is due by Monday 9th May and the remaining balance will be due two weeks before the expedition.

Email info@moac.co.uk to book your place

Expedition Dates 2022

Bronze Expedition Dates

25th – 27th March

13th – 15th May

10th – 12th June

24th – 26th June

8th – 10th July

9th – 11th September

23rd – 25th September 7th – 9th October

Silver Expedition Dates

2nd – 4th April

30th April – 1st May

27th – 29th August

22nd – 24th October Training dates TBA

Gold Expedition Dates

Practice 24th – 29th July

Assessed 21st – 26th August Training dates TBA

If you want to book yourself onto any of these expeditions then please use the link below for booking forms

Bronze https://forms.office.com/r/ECHDGh7QGu

Silver https://forms.office.com/r/nyYY5cdeuX

Gold https://forms.office.com/r/pi2vD6pGYQ

Welcome to the new Medway Open Award Centre web site

Medway Open Award Centre is operating from the same place as the old one…..

Summit House at the Strand in Gillingham, the Medway Council team have moved on, and the award centre is being operated by volunteers, which include some familiar faces…….

Rob Wood has got together with a bunch of volunteers to operate Medway Open Award Centre (MOAC) for your Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE) Gold and Silver expedition training and expeditions.

In addition to this the new team will still be managing, in partnership with the Duke of Edinburgh’s  Award South East Regional office, and the Medway Panel the kit hire by individuals for their Bronze expeditions organised by the schools.