Sign-up for an exceptional, fun filled surfing weekend in the Tofino BC area on the West Coast of Vancouver Island. WEA’s kids surf camp for teens starts with pick-up in Victoria and is highlighted by 2 days of surfing Tofino & Ucluelet and instruction from skilled, expert surfers. In addition to surfing, kids learn about surfboard manufacturing from a local Tofino surf board maker, repairs, the in's and outs of board design and more. At the end of each day when teens are too tired to keep surfing, participants learn to cook healthy meals, learn about local ecology and get to experience what the Pacific Rim and Pacific Rim National Park is all about. With transportation included from Victoria, this is a once in a lifetime experience for your child or teen on a spectacular, natural coastline!
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|10 - 15
|PRICE 3 WEEKS PRIOR
|$550 + GST
|$700 + GST
|Nov 24 - 26, 2023
|Feb 23 - 25, 2024
The drive from Victoria BC up and across Vancouver Island to go surfing in Tofino has stunning scenary on its own. However, Tofino, Ucluelet and the Pacific Rim itself is one of the most amazing and breath-taking places on earth! Endless, flat, white sand beaches, crashing surf, crooked douglas fir trees, and enormous old growth in a coastal rainforest with the vibe of a small, remote BC town. The surfing here is world class, with many famous names visiting and owning property in the area. Teens get to experience this one-of-a-kind environment through a surf board - there's just no way to be closer to nature!
This isn't just any surf camp! At night, kids stay in a lodge or camp with a hot tub and showers readily accessible. Here they get to practice cooking for the rest of the group. During the day, Tofino surf camp youth will get to tour a surf board factory, learn all about the designs, shapes and materials, then get to surf with instruction from expert surfers. When it's time to stop surfing for the day, participants explore the Tofino area, hike the trails and experience the surrounding ecology. The whole time the kids are having fun while learning to work together, taking care of themselves, and appreciating the power of nature without techonology!
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As we operate our programs 100% outside and often in wilderness environments, it is essential that all families pack all items on our packing list. Failing to do so may compromise your childs safety and experience.
|Hyacinth Park (Saanich)
|Near Marigold/Interurban Rd in Saanich
|Westshore Parkway (Langford)
|Westshore Parkway @ Constellation Avenue in Langford
Youth learn some of the skills required to run a successful surf trip. Everything from making a meal to reading the weather to cleaning up after it's all done. Look out, participants come away from this experience with a serious passion for surfing!
Surf board design • Surf board manufacturing processes • Reading waves & beaches • Reading weather • How to catch a wave • Surfing safety • Leadership • Decision making • Conflict management • Group management • Tides and currents • 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!
"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!"
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."
If you want to sign up, the process is simple. Here’s what you do:
Fill in your email and create a password
Input your information. This is a one time step, your info will be saved for future registrations.
Input your child (or children's information), select the program(s) you wish to register for.
**All personal information provided will not be shared with third parties unless it is relevant to the participants well being or quality of experience**
Tofino...No where I'd rather be!
Spectacular surfing beaches with awesome waves!
...I think I can, I think I can
...Oh wait, it does!
...I'm beat, but what a killer view!