Western Educational Adventures Victoria BC Pro-D Day Youth Programs
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Join us on one of our fun filled, educational pro-d day Victoria, B.C. outdoor programs this 2019-20 school year! WEA offers 3 school year programs - our survival skills, navigation skills and hike programs. Survival skill activities include fire-building and shelter-building. Hike program includes hiking, geocaching and forest games. All of our programs are educationally focused, which means your children will not only have a great experience, but will learn something too!
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Something active and outside!

Victoria BC & Sooke BC

7-13 09:15 16:15
SD 61 5 $325 + GST
Transportation Add-On 5 $75 + GST
SD 62 OR 63 6 $390 + GST
Transportation Add-On 6 $90 + GST
Single Day 1 $70 + GST
Transportation Add-On 1 $20 + GST
Sept 23, 2019 Hike & Geocache Space Available
Oct 25, 2019, 2019 Survival Skills Space Available
Nov 22, 2019, 2019 Wilderness Navigation Space Available
Feb 14, 2020 Survival Skills Space Available
Apr 27, 2020 **no SD 61** Wilderness Navigation Space Available
May 15, 2020 Hike & Geocache Space Available
June 26, 2020 Hike & Geocache Space Available



In a Rush or Have Questions Before You Register?

Call us now at 250-888-1622 and talk to a real person!! or, if you can't talk now, please click on the following button to take you to the contact information survey (takes 1 to 2 minutes to complete) and we will get back to you within one business day. If you are inquiring about financial assistance, Click here.


Where is Mount Quimper? - Hike Program

Our Pro-D Day Hike Program includes a hike to Mount Manual Quimper in the Sooke Hills west of Victoria. The program runs from 09:15 to 16:15 departing from and returning to the Harbourview Rd. trailhead parking lot.

Where is Camp Barnard? - Navigation & Survival Program

Camp Barnard is in Sooke, 3202 Young Lake Rd, Sooke, BC V9Z 0J6. Programs run from 0915-16:15 daily. Supervision can be available from 08:30-17:00 if requested and pre arranged at least one week before camp commencement, just in case you have to work!

Transportation Add-On

Programs running in Sooke, BC (Camp Barnard & Mount Manual Quimper) have optional transportation available. All other programs do not.

Bayside Middle School (Central Saanich) 07:25 18:15 Bayside Middle School Parking Lot
Reynolds Park (Saanich) 08:05 17:30 Lasalle St off of Reynolds Rd in Saanich
Marigold Elementary (Saanich) 08:20 17:15 Grange Rd off of Burnside Rd.
West Hills (Langford) 08:50 16:55 Public lot next to Westhills Stadium on Langford Pkwy

What to bring

Water bottle, backpack, lunch, sunscreen, hat, rain jacket, rain pants (optional), running shoes, hiking boots (optional but highly recommended), swimsuit (May, June & September dates), towel, clothes suitable for running in and a change of clothes. The program will run rain or shine!

The WEA Advantage

We believe that youth programming should be safe, fun and staffed by the best people in the industry.

WEA Team Members:
  • Have years of experience working with kids
  • Are focused on safety
  • Recognize the value of outdoor play and skills
  • Are committed to making a difference in kids’ lives
  • Are highly qualified & certified, and earn living wages
  • WEAdventures Provides:
  • Industry-leading outdoor programs
  • Convenient pick-up & drop-off locations
  • Flexible, exceptional customer service
  • Safety-focused, educational programming
  • High-quality equipment and food (where applicable)
  • Maximum staff to participant ratios of 2:12
  • Financial assistance

  • "An awesome camp in a beautiful setting where kids learn outdoor survival skills, go on challenging adventures, and have lots of fun outdoors."

    -Joanna Preston


    Pro-D Day Camp Descriptions

    Day Hike & Geocaching

    This program is designed to compliment the "Outdoor Navigation Basics" program while also being a fun stand-alone programs. We will be hiking at a beautiful, local mountain with amazing views and wilderness. Your child will learn some basic group management skills as well as how to use a gps and geocache.

    What is geocaching? Geocaching is a GPS treasure hunt for little boxes bottles or other containers with mystery contents hidden in wilderness areas throughought the world.

    Survival Skills

    Your child will learn how to build fires and shelters using only materials found in the forest. The shelters will be tested to determine how waterproof they are so bring a change of clothes! After the main event has concluded the group will play fun outdoor nature games like deer ears, commandos, wave and more!

    Wilderness Navigation

    Youth learn the basics of orienteering & outdoor navigation! After the main event has concluded the group will play fun outdoor nature games like deer ears, commandos, wave and more!

    Snow Programs

    Wondering about our pro-d day ski & snow skills programs? Click Here

    The Experience

    Above all, our pro-d day camps are more fun than you can imagine! Youth get to experience many different types of activities in an amazing outdoor environment! The Camp Barnard site, located within the Sooke hills west of has a massive lake, streams, fields, forests, fire pits, cooking shelters, an archery range and many other ammenities! Participants learn about nature, camping skills, leadership and more. The best part - they don’t even realize it!

    "I am an 11 year old girl who attended camp last summer. I learned how to start a fire with just a match and what I could find on the forest floor, I improved my archery skills and I experienced canoeing for the first time. We helped cook and set up shelter. Landon was very funny and nice. He made me feel welcome. It was super duper fun."

    -Cianna (Summer Camper)

    Leadership and Personal Growth

    Modern youth do not get very many opportunities to learn life skills including how to lead others, manage conflict and think for themselves. Western Education Adventure’s pro-d day program focuses specifically on these skills.

    Core Program Activities

    This is a list of the main activities we typically run during pro-d days. Activities depend on the main focus of the program that day and may vary from camp to camp:

  • Fire-building
  • Forest games
  • Shelter-building
  • Swimming
  • The animal game/predator-prey
  • Hiking
  • Orienteering
  • Outdoor Navigation
  • Geocaching
  • Camp cooking
  • Some of the skills your children may learn

    • Leadership • Decision Making • Conflict Management • Group Management • Route Planning • Navigation • Swimming • Camping Practices • Cooking • Fire building • Knife and Stove 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!

    "Our Daughter spent two weeks last Summer at Camp Barnard. She really enjoyed herself learning how to paddle in a canoe, make a campfire, and build a shelter. Landon is a great leader and his company makes it easy for kids to get out into the wilderness in a safe and inclusive environment."

    -Stefano Mosi


    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 there for the rest of the summer!

    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**

    In a Rush or Have Questions Before You Register?

    Call us now at 250-888-1622 and talk to a real person!! or, if you can't talk now, please complete the following contact information survey (takes 1 to 2 minutes to complete) and we will get back to you within one business day. If you are inquiring about financial assistance, Click here.

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