Are you a returning family or new family looking for something more challenging or different than WEA's Classic Summer Day Camp? Our Adventure X Day Camp program takes outdoor adventure in Victoria BC to the next level. Each week children get to choose what activities they do from a list of extra-adventure activities. Options typically include things like wilderness navigation, fishing, full day lake canoeing, paddle boarding, kayaking, outdoor cooking, marine exploration, advanced archery, joining in on a day of Classic Camp and more. Like our Classic Day Camp program, Fridays are a fun-filled day hike to a distant, awe-inspiring location. This program is intended for kids with lots of energy who are physically fit and able to push themselves (within reason). For more info on physical fitness and Adventure X activities, etc, CLICK HERE. Try our one-of-a-kind adventure program today!
|Returning Families Before Mar 1
|Price Before May 15
|Optional Wednesday night overnight
|$105 + GST for the night
|$15 + GST for the week
|Jun 17 - 21, 2024
|Jul 8 - 12, 2024
|Jul 15 - 19, 2024
|Aug 26 - 30, 2024
Availability updated Feb 22, 2024. Live availability can be found on our registration software.
Looking for something less advanced or other options? Check out our Classic Summer Day Camp
"My 11 year old is super picky, it's really hard to find activities/camps she really enjoys and she LOVED the Summer Camp at Western. The staff is not just super knowledgeable and caring but they are masters at tailoring activities & times according to the group's needs & preferences. I wish every kid on the Island could experience at least one of WEA's camps."
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.
Adventure X campers make their own schedule for the week, choosing the activities that interest them most and work best with their schedule. The program takes place in various outdoor and wilderness settings as chosen by the participants. These parks and natural areas may include Sea to Sea Regional Park, District of Sooke Parks, Matheson Lake & more. But don't worry, you will still pick-up and drop-off at the same time/place every day. Exact activities may vary from week to week depending on weather, group dynamics and camper input. You can view our sample schedule below.
You need to have dropped-off or picked up your camper before the departure time. If you need to drop-off earlier or pick-up later, please let us know at least one week before the summer camp begins and we may be able to accommodate your needs. All participants are driven by professional drivers.
|Hyacinth Park (Saanich)
|Marigold Rd in Saanich
|West Hills (Langford)
|West Hills Dr. @ Langford Lake Rd.
|Fred Milne Park (Sooke)
|Sooke River Road @ Highway 14 in Sooke
|***Please note that some days (typically Fridays) the program runs 1.5 hours longer.***
The optional overnight “sleepaway” for our day summer camps run every Wednesday evening. Youth sleep outside under tarps or in rustic cabins and cook their meals over the fire. This is a great opportunity for day campers to try out an overnight and see if its something they like. Maybe they will be interested in one of our multi-day adventures next year!A packing list will be made available after registration.
Physical fitness is an important part of our Adventure X program. For more information on physical fitness, CLICK HERE.
Backpack with hipstraps suitable for long hikes, at least 2 1L water bottles, lunch, waterproof sunscreen, hand sanitizer, wide brimmed sun hat (summer only, regular hat other times), long sleeve sun shirt (summer only), rain jacket, rain pants (optional), fleece or wool sweater, t-shirt, shorts, long pants, running shoes, hiking boots (optional but highly recommended), water shoes and/or rainboots (recommended for creek and lake days), swimsuit, towel, PFD/life jacket (if your youth is under swim level 5), black garbage bag (hike day only) and a full change of clothes.
The program will run rain or shine so please avoid cotton as much as possible! Please do not pack any nuts, peanuts or electronics other than a watch or camera with your child. Also, the activities we run vary depending on weather. We do not provide a daily activity schedule. Please make sure you pack everything on the list every day.
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.
Additional for the day camp optional overnight: Headlamp/flashlight, sleeping bag, sleeping pad, pillow, toothbrush, toothpaste, medications, warm sweater, sleeping clothes, bowl or plate, fork, spoon, cup and clothes for the next day.
Link to sun shirts
Link to sun hats
If you need to rent gear, we rent backpacks, fleeces, rain jackets & rain paints. Pricing and information is available on our registration software. Backpacks are rented for hike days only.
We believe that youth summer camp programming should be safe, fun and staffed by the best people in the industry.
"An awesome camp in a beautiful setting where kids learn outdoor survival skills, go on challenging adventures, and have lots of fun outdoors."
Above all, our Victoria area Adventure X day camp program is an action-packed, fun-filled outdoor experience that will tire out your kid. The program utilizes many amazing natural areas on Southern Vancouver Island and challenges children to the next level. Your child will come home, fulfilled, exhausted and with a smile on their face. This camp is specifically designed for those kids who have participated in our camps before and/or those with lots of energy and physical fitness with a craving for outdoor adventure and exploration.
"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."
Modern children & 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 day camps program focuses specifically on these life skills while teaching youth wilderness and outdoor adventure skills.
Every week participants choose from a variety of outdoor adventure activities (below). This list contains our main Adventure X kids camp Victoria program activities for kids to choose from:
**Please note that exact activities vary from week to depending on weather, participants, participant interests and time in the day. There is not enough time to operate more than 1-2 activities per day.**
• Leadership • Decision Making • Conflict Management • Group Management • Navigation • Canoe and Water Safety • Canoe Rescues • Swimming • Kayaking • Archery • Camping Practices • Food packing • 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. 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 kids summer camp staff team anywhere else!
As we swim in wilderness locations, we require all youth under the age of 9 to wear a lifejacket while swimming. Children over the age of 9 must have a swimming ability of level 5 or higher. We want to keep your kids safe and having fun!
"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."
If you want to sign up four our summer day camps, 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**
Call us now at 250-888-1622 and talk to a real person about our summer camps 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.
Nothing like a relaxing hike up a mountain...
I think I can, I think I can....
That little carnivore will never catch me!
Taking it easy with a new friend
Look what I found...in a pinch!
Fishin' off the dock!
Beginner shelter building
Young Robin Hood in training
Home, home on the range...
Swimin in the crick is a hole lot of fun!!!
Optional overnight's dinner
Lights out!! at the optional overnight
Beginner fire building
Advanced fire building....campfire pizza?
Right, right, right??...