DofE Aberdeenshire Home Camp Out 3rd July 2020

Have some fun at home, and get a DofE Aberdeenshire certificate to show for it!

Missing your DofE?  Stuck in a routine at home?  Have a fun adventure at home by sleeping in a den indoors or perhaps in a tent in the garden.  Undertake 5 mini activities and upload the evidence to your eDofE and receive a special DofE Aberdeenshire Certificate

This won’t count towards your DofE Award sections, it’s just a fun idea to keep you busy & connected to your DofE team mates

First:

Decide where to sleep on the 3rd July– the first night of the school holidays.  Just make sure it’s not in a normal bed!  Maybe you can build a ‘den’ kind of tent with a sheet over a table and sleep in your sleeping bag and sleeping mat.

If you have a tent and a garden, discuss with your parent or guardian whether it’s feasible to camp out- maybe you can persuade some of your household to keep you company!

No tent? Could you build a weather proof shelter or maybe re-purpose a shed?  Please discuss your ideas with your parent or guardian at an early stage!!

Second:

Choose 5 activities to do during (or just before & after) your Camp Out- here are some suggestions:

  • Create a social media group with your DofE team & connect together online during your Camp Out
  • Join with your team online whilst you all cook and eat a meal
  • Make up a story whilst connected online, each person adding a sentence in turn (Could be typed or spoken- make up your own rules!)
  • Draw a map of your location & surroundings- can you include your team mates’ locations?  Can you figure out where North is?
  • Do a volunteer type activity, for example phone somebody you know who would appreciate some conversation
  • Learn a new skill, for example do you know how to fix a bicycle puncture, or iron a shirt?
  • Do a physical exercise you haven’t tried before- eg how many sit ups can you do? Or search online for an exercise class here’s an example
  • Do a Youth Scotland Hi 5 Award (free of charge until 5pm 30th June 2020)
  • Set a treasure hunt for your family around the house and or garden
  • Practise your first aid on a member of your family- would you be able to teach someone how to use a triangular bandage, or put someone in the Recovery Position?
  • Will you have a good view of the sky at night?  Can you identify constellations, planets & stars?  What phase will the moon be in on 3rd July- when will it rise & set?  You can find lots of information online, or install a smartphone app like Sky Map
  • Submit your best photos to this DofE Aberdeenshire website Photo Gallery  
  • Make a scrapbook of your DofE experiences
  • A gardening or window box project
  • A nature survey in & around your home- how many living things can you find?

Remember these are just suggestions- be creative & come up with your own ideas!  If you are stuck or unsure, email awards@aberdeenshire.gov.uk 

Next

Fill in this Registration Form before 30th June 2020

Finally

Evidence your 5 activities by taking photos, video clips, screen grabs or writing an account and upload the evidence to your eDofE Expedition section

Never been camping?

Here’s how to put up a wee tent