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Western Educational Adventures

3 Day Outdoor Navigation Training Program

Registration is now open for fall 2018! This 3 day long overnight camp runs Friday evening to Sunday afternoon. During each program, group participants will learn how to read a map, use a compass, use a GPS and practice their skills in navigationally challenging wilderness areas. They may also get to cook, hike, build fires and more. All of our camps are educationally focused, which means your children will not only have a great experience but they will learn something too!

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Outdoor Navigation Training Program

Camp Barnard, Sooke BC

AGE GENDER Program Length
9-11, 12-14 & 14-16 Mixed 3 days
Price before Oct 1, 2018 Regular Price
$315 + GST $342 + GST
Transportation Add-On Price
Transportation from Victoria and Langford $40 + GST

PROGRAM DATES AVAILABILITY
Nov 2-4, 2018 Registration Closed
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When, Where & What

The program runs at Camp Barnard 3202 Young Lake Rd, Sooke, BC V9Z 0J6 from 19:30 on Friday to 16:30 on Sunday.



Transportation Add-On

Please contact us if you wish to use this service.

PLEASE NOTE, if you choose to use this service, it is essential that you drop off and pick up your camper before the scheduled departure time.

LOCATIONS
Reynolds Park (Saanich)
Bayside Middle School (Central Saanich)
Marigold Elementary (Saanich)
West Hills (Langford)

What to bring

Click here for a detailed packing list.



The Experience

Above all, our outdoor navigation training course for kids is more fun than you can imagine! Instead of relying on Google, youth get to learn the nuts and bolts of route finding in an amazing outdoor environment! The site we use has a massive lake, streams, numerous trails, fields, forests, fire pits, cooking shelters, and many other ammenities! Participants not only learn about outdoor navigation but also learn about nature, camping skills, cooking, leadership and more. The best part - they don’t even realize it!

Some of the skills your children may learn

• Leadership • Decision Making • Conflict Management • Group Management • Route Planning • Navigation • GPS Navigtaion • Compass Use • Triangulation • Pacing • Map reading • Distance units • Fire building

Safety and Food

Safety

Western Educational Adventures takes safety seriously. Not only do we want our participants to have an exceptional time, but just as importantly, we want them to return home safe and sound. All of Western Educational Adventures staff are certified in high level first aid and have years of experience managing risk in the outdoors. You won’t find a more qualified staff team anywhere else!

"Landon took our family on a sea kayak paddle starting out of Victoria. This was our first time sea kayaking but we felt confident in Landon keeping our trip safe and enjoyable. In little time we were safely paddling and navigating the water. It was a great day!"

-Alex Damjanovic

Food and Food Allergies

We believe that a good experience starts with good nutrition. Proper diet and eating habits are lacking in today’s society - a result of readily available fast foods, processed foods and a lack of nutritional education. We strive to provide quality, simple, wholesome meals with limited processed ingredients – in addition to the occasional smores and limited other tasty treats. This is part of why we include our participants in all meal planning, purchasing and cooking.

We are also very experienced in dealing with dietary restrictions and serious food allergies. Great care is taken to avoid serious participant food allergens whenever possible. Where this is not possible, we take great care to avoid cross contamination of ingredients.

"Landon guided an overnight trip for our family on the Juan de Fuca trail. Healthy eating is important to us. Landon helped our kids build an outdoor oven and they were soon baking an amazing dinner. It’s an incredible feeling knowing that you can look after yourself in the outdoors."

-Carole Damnjanovic


Registration

If you want to sign up, the process is simple. Here’s what you do:


Step 1: Create an account on our registration software

Fill in your email and create a password

Step 2: Create your profile

Input your information. This is a one time step, your info will be saved for future registrations.

Step 3: Sign-Up for the program

Input your child (or children's information), select the program(s) you wish to register for.

Step 4: Submit your registration and payment

Step 5: Let your child (or children) have fun and learn!

**All personal information provided will not be shared with third parties unless it is relevant to the participants well being or quality of experience**


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    in training
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    We are where?

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    Teamwork

    ...natural cooperation!!
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    Knot as easy as it looks!

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    Let's get cookin!

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    Shelter Building

    ...as long as its ready before it rains!
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    Another nature game!

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    Way too much fun!

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    Heading Home

    ...it's all over but the cryin' - after we wake up