The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award

Get adventure experts on board with your school's DofE program!

Adventurous Journeys

We support students complete their DofE awards by providing the adventurous journey part of the award.

mountain biking

If your school currently provides the Duke of Edinburgh Award to students, you will be aware of the Adventurous Journey component, which requires students to embark upon a human-powered journey. These endeavours are 2-5 days long, depending on whether students are attempting their Bronze, Silver or Gold Award. With our extensive experience organising hikes and outdoor education programmes of all kinds across a vast range of wild destinations, Imagine are well placed to assist your school with these Journeys.

Camping & Navigation

Our journeys are designed to provide students with experiences that challenge and inspire.

"How we learn is how we live"

Students must guide themselves along their own qualifying journey, and in order for them to do so, we equip them with the training and tools needed. Imagine instructors lead sessions on map-reading and compass bearings, and the Practice Journey is the ideal time to try all of this out before the big day!  

Journeys often include camping as part of the challenge, and we can provide equipment, planning, logistical support and experienced camping guides to ensure students have a safe yet challenging and rewarding experience. 

Opening worlds to new possibilities

Our journeys offer kids an opportunity to build on their past experiences and open their world to new possibilities that they can confidently strive for. For young people, experiences are valuable opportunities for expanding their knowledge and testing their abilities. They are also an excellent environment for trial and error where a safe space is provided for learners to make mistakes and refine their approaches to problem solving. 

When presented with a problem in an experiential setting, people draw from a range of dynamic abilities: memory, coordination, reflexes, critical thinking, teamwork and creativity. The outcome of the experience results in greater confidence and ability the next time a challenge arises. 


The Adventurous Journey Component of the Award is often the highlight of the DofE program. Not only is it an enjoyable and eye-opening experience, but it develops character across a wide range of areas:

Original & fun!

We make the most of Japan's amazing natural environment and curate fun adventures across a range of terrain types and seasons.

Have fun with new friends.

Imagine adventures are a great opportunity for students to try new things and make friends. Our coaches have an exceptional sense of fun and share their wisdom and joy in equal measure. 

Contact us for support with your adventurous journey

multi-day hikes, bicycle TRIPS, camping experiences, SNOWsHOE EXPEDITIONS and water-based Journeys are all possible!

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