Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award Weekends

Start your Bronze DofE at UKSA!

The DofE’s a life-changing adventure you don’t want to miss.

It’s about going the extra mile – learning new skills for work and life, getting fitter, making a difference and broadening your horizons. Millions of young people in the UK have already done their DofE. Now it’s your turn.

How do I choose my activities?

There’s loads to choose from – most activities can count towards your DofE.

Maybe you want to try something new? Or get better at something you already do? Your DofE can be whatever you want it to be.

At UKSA we provide an expedition for three days and two nights.  It also works towards the Physical and Skills sections with a number of activities included in your weekend, such as dinghy sailing, raft building, keelboating and radio training.

Your expedition will improve your resilience, communication, teamwork and leadership skills and at UKSA we make sure you have a lot of fun too!

Why do your DofE?

It’s hard to list all the benefits of achieving your Bronze Award, here are just a few:

  • Have lots of fun
  • Get healthier and happier
  • Meet amazing people and make lasting friendships
  • Have incredible new experiences
  • Find talents and passions you didn’t know you had
  • Gain skills that employers value, which you can use on your CV
  • Become more confident and independent
  • Stand out from the crowd in college, university and job applications
  • Make memories that will last a lifetime


What’s included?

  • We do the hard work, so you don’t have to! Our team are ready to work with you to make sure your DofE trip is as hassle-free as possible.

    UKSA provides:

    • Return ferry travel to and from the Isle of Wight
    • All kit required for activities, e.g. wetsuits, buoyancy aids and safety helmets
    • Daily action-packed bespoke watersports and team-building activities
    • Fully supervised evening entertainment
    • Access to 50 Degrees North, our dedicated chill-out area for children
    • Home cooked healthy food including a hearty breakfast, packed lunches and a wholesome evening meal
    • CCTV perimeter fences and secure front gates
    • Sole-occupancy dormitory-style rooms with coded door access to each block
    • Separate leader rooms in the same block as students
    • One free leader place per 10 participants
    • Access to our newly refurbished full-sized sports hall
What do you need to bring?
  • Swimming kit
  • Towel
  • Wet shoes
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Sunglasses, sun cream and a hat
  • Warm clothes



Relax after a busy day with us in our comfortable self-contained dormitory rooms. Rest assured your group will enjoy sole occupancy in single gender rooms, with separate leader rooms available within your allocated block.

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