Teen Adventure Treks (Ultralight Pack Carrying)
Simply Trekking is a Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award West Australia registered Activity Provider, Supervisor, Assessor and business partner.
We value a hiking experience that not only is a fun nature time but also produces a positive emotion, as through positive emotions, comes resilience. To assist in the enjoyment of a hike, we provide ultralight trekking gear to enable each teen to carry only 20% of their body weight. On the hike, day one, we teach hiking and setting up camp, cooking and lighting campfire skills. Day two we encourage teens to take over and collaborate together to make day to day hiking decisions. They run decisions past the guides, we overrule, if we feel that the teens decision may be not suitable or unsafe, other than that, it is the teens hike.
Pre-trek briefings – we provide checklists for trekking gear, hiking food, hike preparation & guidelines. A Zoom meeting is held three weeks prior to the trek and a face to face meeting is held to hand over trek gear.
ORB assessments after trek-as partner with AwardsWA we are qualified to assess each teen for the completion of their practice & qualifying adventurous journeys. We note that greater exponential growth is achieved when the teen completes their practice & qualifying in the one journey.
Teens hike for fun -we have had many teens come on our hikes, sometimes in support of a friend who is participating in DukeofEd Awards or just for the fun of it.
Simply Trekking endorses and includes in all guide training child safety policies as set out in https://dukeofed.com.au/about-the-award/the-award/safeguarding/
Testimonials from parents:
As a parent I would thoroughly recommend Simply Trekking with Marie and Michael who guided our daughter Jade who is 16 years old on the 5 day South West Hike. Initially I rang and spoke with Marie who was so knowledgeable and guided us to the most suitable hiking boots. There was a Zoom meeting during Covid which was so reassuring to see and hear the others to be on the trek and Marie and Michael were very relaxed and reassuring. When we collected the back packs and gear which were really good quality they provided so much helpful information, in particular the importance of keeping the weight to minimal. I had no hesitation in letting Jade head off for 5 days, knowing that Marie and Michael were completely professional and that Jade would be safe and was in for an experience of a life time – that it was – Jade was thrilled to have done this and she is definitely keen to do another trek with Simply Trekking – thanks Marie and Michael – you were The Best Ever!!!!! Keep doing what you are doing – Best wishes Anna Johnson 5 day South West Trek April 2021
“My son Charlie was on the 5 day darling scarp trek which he thoroughly enjoyed. Simply Trekking are a small guided group trek and provide a professional service. Marie and Nina provided a great experience, were very friendly, well organized and helpful. Their knowledge of bush trekking overnight provided Charlie with new experiences and enjoyable food options😊. Would thoroughly recommend using Simply Trekking for small guided treks.” Thanks, Lauren 5 Day Darling Scarp Trek Sept 2021
“I recently had the pleasure of dealing with Marie during the process of my child arranging their Duke of Ed Bronze award adventurous journey. Marie went out of her way to help us try and find the right journey, and we eventually settled on the Walpole Trek. All the gear that was supplied was in excellent condition and the arrangements were seamless. My child found part of the experience quite challenging but Marie was very supportive and encouraging. Great friends were made and it was certainly an experience which will never be forgotten. Thank you Marie!” Andy, Jan 2022
Student on his Gold Trek Dec 2021
I recently completed a 7 day hike from Walpole to Denmark with Simply Trekking for my Duke of Edinburgh Gold Adventurous Journey. You can be confident of Marie’s experience as an outdoor guide, she runs a great operation, sharing her knowledge, expertise and specialist gear, always attentive but not intrusive. Marie is keen to help or provide guidance or just let you get on with things. So whether you are starting out and need a helping hand with most things or more experienced and able to do it yourself – Marie will tailor an experience to suit what you are looking for. I had a great time trekking from ‘forest to surf’ on one of the most breathtaking sections of the Bibbulmun, simply outstanding, our guides and our group made for great company on a memorable adventure.