Join us for a fun filled, educational outdoor spring break program in the Sooke Hills west of Victoria, BC! WEA's Spring Break Program activities include canoeing, kayaking, hiking, archery, geocaching, fire building, camp cooking, running games, crafting and more and may vary slightly from week to week depending on weather and participant input. All of our programs are educationally focused, which means your children will not only have a great experience, but will learn something too!
|5-8, 9-11 & 12-14||Mixed||5 or 6 days|
|PROGRAM||PRICE BEFORE MAR 1, 2019||REGULAR PRICE|
|Day Program (AGES 5-14)||$305 + GST||$355 + GST|
|6 Day Overnight Program (AGES 9-14)||-||-|
|DAY PROGRAM ADD-ONS||PRICE|
|Transportation from Victoria for the week||$70 + GST|
|Optional Wednesday night overnight||$55 + GST for the night|
|DAY PROGRAM DATES||AVAILABILITY|
|March 18-22, 2019||Space Available|
|March 25-29, 2019||Space Available|
|OVERNIGHT PROGRAM DATES||AVAILABILITY|
|March 17-22, 2019||Registration Closed|
|March 24-29, 2019||Registration Closed|
The program runs at Camp Barnard in Sooke, 3202 Young Lake Rd, Sooke, BC V9Z 0J6. Day Program runs from 0915-15:15 daily, while the overnight camp runs 15:15 on Sunday to 15:15 on Friday. 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!
Children must be dropped-off and picked-up before the departure/arrival time. If these times do not work for you or you would like transportation for the 6-day or 13-day overnight, please Contact Us
|LOCATION||AM DEPARTURE||PM ARRIVAL||NOTES|
|Bayside Middle School (Central Saanich)||08:05||16:30||Bayside Middle School Parking Lot|
|Reynolds Park (Saanich)||08:05||16:30||Lasalle St off of Reynolds Rd in Saanich|
|Marigold Elementary (Saanich)||08:20||16:15||Grange Rd off of Burnside Rd.|
|West Hills (Langford)||08:50||15:55||Public Lot next to Westhills Stadium on Langford Pkwy|
The optional overnight for day campers runs every Wednesday evening. A packing list will be made available after registration.
Water bottle, nut-free lunch, sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, rain jacket, rain pants (optional), running shoes, towel, clothes (suitable for running) and a change of clothes. The program will run rain or shine!
Click here for a detailed packing list.
Above all, our spring break programs are more fun than you can imagine! Youth get to experience so many different types of activities in an amazing outdoor environment! The Camp Barnard site 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!
A weather dependant, single overnight backcountry camping trip is scheduled for Tuesday to Wednesday. This applies to the 6-day overnight camp only.
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 Spring Break camp programs focus specifically on these skills.
While every participant gets a taste of leadership, 14-16 year olds get a leadership experience that is out of this world! Although they get to do all the same fun 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! In short, participants learn what it means to be an adult!
• 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
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!"
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 there for the rest of the summer!
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**