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Western Educational Adventures

Victoria Winter Break Camp


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Victoria Winter Break Day Camps
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Join us for fun outdoor experience this winter break in the Greater Victoria Area! Victoria Winter Break Camp activities include activities like Forest games, archery, canoeing, survival skills, plant ID, foraging, fire-building, shelter building, fire starter making, hiking, wilderness navigation, creek/beach exploration, marine biology, geocaching, orienteering, exploring and more. Throughout the week participants will decide as a group which activities they would like to do most. Come try something different, educational and active this winter break!
**Please note that transportation is no longer a separate option. Our program fee now includes the cost of transportation.**
WEA & Infectious Diseases - Click here
The WEA Advantage - Click here

Not just another Winter Break camp!

Victoria, BC & Sooke, BC


AGE GENDER LENGTH
6 - 8, 9 - 12 Mixed 5 Days - Day Only
PROGRAM PRICE BEFORE DEC 01, 2022 REGULAR PRICE
Winter Break Day Camp $435 $585
DAY CAMP DATES AVAILABILITY
Dec 20 - 24, 2022 Space Available

Availability updated Sept 17, 2021



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In a Rush or Have Questions Before You Register for our Victoria BC Winter Break Camp?

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 2-5 business days. If you are inquiring about financial assistance, Click here.


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Where, When & What

Our winter break camp runs in various amazing outdoor wilderness locations in the Greater Victoria Area. Pick-up and drop-off times can be found below.



Transportation (Winter Break Day Camp Victoria Only)

Transportation is included in our camps fees. Children must be dropped-off and picked-up before the departure/arrival time. If these times do not work for you please Contact Us, we may be able to accomodate your needs.

LOCATION AM DEPARTURE PM ARRIVAL NOTES
Hyacinth Park (Saanich BC) 08:10 17:10 Marigold Rd @ Interurban
West Hills (Langford) 08:35 16:50 West Hills Dr. @ Langford Lake Rd.

What to bring on a christmas break adventure?

Backpack (ideally with hip straps), at least a 1L Water bottle, lunch, extra snacks, hand sanitizer, rain jacket, rain pants (optional), fleece or wool sweater, t-shirt, shorts, long pants, running shoes, hiking boots (optional but highly recommended), rainboots, black garbage bag, a full change of clothes and gloves in case your child gets wet, toque, warm winter jacket or puffy, snow pants (or insulated pants to wear under rain pants) & snow boots.


Please Consider:
  • The program will run rain or shine so please avoid cotton as much as possible!
  • Please do not pack any nuts or peanuts with your child.
  • Given the cold temperatures at this time of year, children without the proper gear may either be charged a fee of $50 per item missing or be sent home.

  • 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 & 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 2:10

  • "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

    MORE REVIEWS


    The School Holiday Camp Experience

    Above all, our outdoor kids winter break camps are more fun than you can imagine! Youth get to experience so many different types of activities in an amazing outdoor environment! Our sites have cabins, lakes, streams, fields, forests, fire pits, cooking shelters, archery ranges and many other ammenities! Participants learn about nature, camping skills, leadership and more. The best part - they don’t even realize they are learning!

    "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

    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 Victoria Kids winter break camps focus specifically on these skills.

    While every participant gets a taste of leadership, older campsers (typically 14-16 year olds) get a rare, highly valuable leadership experience! While they participate in all the same, fun winter break camp activities as the younger kids, the main focus of the program is to give them valuable leadership eperience. Throughout the program they are paired with younger age groups to practice being a leader. It is an increndible opportunity to feel empowered helping younger children and to see what being an adult is all about.


    Some of the skills your children may learn

    • Leadership • Decision Making • Conflict Management • Group Management • Route Planning • Navigation • Canoe and Water Safety • Kayaking • Archery • Camping Practices • Food packing • Cooking • Fire building • Knife and Stove Safety • Backcountry Equipment Maintenance

    Safety

    General 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 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

    WEA & Infectious Diseases

    WEA takes sickness and infectious diseases very seriously. Our policies and procedures regarding infectious diseases are science based and reviewed by medical professionals. Click on the button below to view our infectious disease policy.


    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

    My 6yr old son had a wonderful time at WEA’s summer day camp! The staff are amazing and supportive, very responsive to camper needs and dynamics. The week’s activities include incredible diversity, flexibility, skill building and fun adventures ensuring the kids are engaged, learning outdoor education, building self confidence and physical/emotional strength. WEA staff were also great at accommodating my son’s dietary needs for the overnight camp, making our family comfortable and relaxed for his first night away. Can’t wait for camp next year!!

    -Gypsy Fisher


    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 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 2-5 business days. If you are inquiring about financial assistance, Click here.






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