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Digital Detox SUP Wild Camp

Kent
sup - Up to 10 people

Description

Unplug. Reconnect. Recharge.


Leave your phone and your every day life behind for 24 hours and retreat into nature, when you join us on the Digital Detox SUP Camp.


Meet us in Hartlake Road Bridge, Tonbridge at 1.30pm, place all your belongings into dry bags, step onto a paddle board and away we go!


Peacefully paddling down the Medway, you will have time to enjoy the beautiful surroundings and fully immerse yourself in nature. Spotting animals. Soaking up the bank side scenery. Chatting to your fellow paddlers.


Once we have found the right spot, we will set up camp, collect wood and build a fire. Before we settle down around the fire there will be time to go swimming or paddle some more and, of course enjoy a lovely meal.


Once it gets dark, why not go out exploring again for a midnight paddle?


After sleeping under the stars, greet the day with a grounding yoga routine and some breath work before we paddle back to where it all started!


What to bring

The following is intended as a guide:


• Sleeping Bag

• Roll Mat

• Torch and Batteries

• Waterproof Outer Garments

• Warm Sweater

• T-shirt or Similar

• Shorts/Trousers

• Underwear

• Socks

• Training Shoes

• Personal Wash Kit

• Towel(s)

• Swimwear


It is a good idea to bring a re-useable bottle of drinking water to take with you.


Food and drink for the duration. You will have access to a stove or open fire to cook on.


General notes


Back of Beyond Adventures will provide you with a 10 litre and a 100 litre dry bags for your personal kit.


No dry bag is 100% dry, so we recommend that you put your personal items, particularly your sleeping bag, in smaller plastic bags that can be place into our dry bags.


You will be sleeping under bashas / tarps, these are shelters that can be configured in a number of ways. We also have groundheets for you to use.


Here is some basic information regarding some of the items you may require.


Sleeping Bags

Synthetic filled bags are easier to clean than natural filling.

Zips can be a source of cold if no baffle is fitted.


Footwear

Comfortable trainers or sandals that you don’t mind getting wet are the most suitable for this environment and this type of canoeing, but bring a change of footwear for the riverbank.


Warm Wear

A number of layers are warmer than one thick one and the warmth can be regulated more easily. Do not forget your hands and head.


Torch / Lighting

Do not pack your torch with batteries fitted (or at the bottom of your kit) as it could easily get accidentally turned on and you will arrive at the camp with flat batteries.

Our preference is for red or green lights, or filters for your torch, to preserve night vision.



Let us know if you do not have any of the items suggested…

…we may be able to help!



Most people wear what they would wear for sports (shorts, running tights or leggings and a t-shirt) or what they might wear for a walk in the country (not denim). We provide a PFD (personal floatation device) for each of you. 


If it is particularly sunny, it is recommended that you wear sun-cream and a hat. Sunglasses are also good. Be aware that can they sink quickly... so do not bring your best pair.


If there is a chance of rain, then please bring your waterproof jackets etc.


Physical requirements

You are going to be paddling in beautifully stable stand up paddle boards so it is unlikely that you will end up in the water....although it can happen!


We provide PFD's (personal floatation devices) that will keep you buoyant in the water if you do end up in it. We can then help you back onto stand up paddle board.


If you are a weak or non swimmer, please do let your instructor know so that they are aware of it.


You will start the session paddling on your knees before transitioning to standing, therefore, a degree of flexibility is needed to do this.

Itinerary

Check in and introduction

The basics of paddling and safety

Explore the River Medway and it's wild water

Stop for a camp at a riverside lock.

Enjoy a night paddle and swim before relaxing around the fire.


Cancellations

Full refund if cancelled 15 days or more prior to the activity.

Cancellation


In case you need to cancel the lesson, trip or session, then following charges apply:

  1. 14-8 Days before the course date 50% of the total course fee
  2. 7-0 Days before the course date 100% of the course fee


Refunds 


Please note that failure to attend the lesson, trip or session will not be eligible for refund whatsoever. The above charges will apply.

In the case where a refund is made to you by us, the refund may take up to 14 working days to be processed. Refunds will be processed using the same payment method that the original payment was made.


Rescheduling lessons, trips and sessions


Rescheduling is permitted but, if requested within 7 days of the initial date of the lesson, trip or session, will incur a £10 rescheduling fee per person, per change. Rescheduling fees must be paid immediately upon rescheduling.


  1. We reserve the right to change any part of a published lesson, trip or session if this is caused by circumstances beyond our control.
  2. We reserve the right to cancel or reschedule any lesson, trip or session and will advise the customer as soon as the change is known.
  3. We will use all reasonable endeavours to avoid changes of this nature.


For any lessons, trips or sessions, which are rescheduled due to unforeseen circumstances such as thunderstorms and high winds; instructor or guide sickness; lesson, trip or session is filled with a low number of paddlers, then, every endeavour will be made to provide a replacement instructor or guide, or to reschedule the lesson, trip or session and we will offer paddlers as many dates as possible to participate in their session. Please note that a refund is not available in this circumstance.


The location and date of the lesson, trip or session will be advised upon booking. We reserve the right to change the location and will advise the customer as soon as the change is known. We will not be liable for out of pocket expenses due to cancellation or any other changes to venue or session.


Non Attendance


Any non-attendance of any lesson, trip or session for any reason whatsoever is deemed to be a cancellation with no notice and payment is due in full.






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Where we'll meet

Meet at Hartlake Road Bridge for this Wild Camp.

Back of Beyond Adventures
£147 for adults


Sat 26th - Sun 27th Oct
11:00 - 11:05 every day · 10 spaces left

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