Western Educational Adventures Wilderness Navigation Program
Western Educational Adventures

3 Day Outdoor Navigation Training Program

Registration for WEA's Wilderness Outdoor Navigation Program for youth and adults is now open for the Spring of 2019! This 3 day long overnight camp runs Friday evening to Sunday afternoon in the wilderness of the Sooke Hills west of Victoria BC on southern Vancouver Island. During the wilderness navigation program, group participants will learn how to read a map, use a compass, use a GPS and practice their skills in navigationally challenging forested, hilly, wilderness areas on the west edge of Greater Victoria. Never worry about being lost in the wilderness again! Wilderness navigation camp participants may also get to cook, hike, build fires and more.

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Outdoor Navigation Training Program

Camp Barnard, Sooke BC

9 - 16 or 19+ Mixed 3 days
Youth $315 + GST $342 + GST
Adult $350 + GST $377 + GST
Transportation Add-On Price
Transportation from Victoria and Langford $40 + GST

Apr 5 - 7, 2019 (Adult) Space Available
Apr 19 - 21, 2019 (Youth) Space Available



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.

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 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.

Some of the skills paticipants 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


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


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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