Western Educational Adventures Victoria Summer Day Camps
Western Educational Adventures

Summer Day Camp Program

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Canoeing on Young Lake
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Join WEA on a fun filled, Greater Victoria, B.C. area outdoor educational summer day camp program! Program activities include swimming, canoeing, kayaking, hiking, archery, geocaching, fire-building, shelter-building, camp cooking, running games and more and may vary slightly from week to week depending on weather and participant input. All of our programs are experiential and educationally focused to teach outdoor and life skills, which means your child will have learn and have a blast!
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Dates & Rates - Not just another Day Camp!

Victoria, BC & Sooke, BC

5-9 & 10-13 Mixed 5 days 1 Night (optional)
5-Day $305 + GST $355 + GST
4-Day $285 + GST $325 + GST
Bus from Victoria for the week 5-Day $70 + GST
Bus from Victoria for the week 4-Day $63 + GST
Optional Wednesday night overnight $55 + GST for the night
1 Jun 22 - 26, 2020 Space Available
2 Jun 29 - Jul 3, 2020 Space Available
3 Jul 6 - 10, 2020* Space Available
4 Jul 13 - 17, 2020 Space Available
5 Jul 20 - 24, 2020* Space Available
6 Jul 27 - 31, 2020* Space Available
7 Aug 4 - 7, 2020 Space Available
8 Aug 10 - 14, 2020 Space Available
9 Aug 17 - 21, 2020 Space Available
10 Aug 24 - 28, 2020 Space Available
11 Aug 31 - Sept 4, 2020 Space Available

*Program dates with an astrix are not held at Camp Barnard, the program has the same activities but runs in another wilderness location.

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 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 one business day. If you are inquiring about financial assistance, Click here.


Where, When & What

The program runs at Camp Barnard in Sooke, 3202 Young Lake Rd, Sooke, BC V9Z 0J6. Program runs from 0915 - 15:15 daily. Supervision can be available from 08:30 - 17:00 just in case you have to work! - if requested and pre arranged at least one week before camp commencement.

Transportation Add-On

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 a week before the camp begins and we may be able to accomodate your needs. All participants are driven by professional drivers.

Reynolds Park (Saanich) 08:00 16:35 Prestwood Drive in Saanich
Bayside Middle School (Central Saanich) 07:30 17:00 Bayside Middle School Parking Lot
Hyacinth Park (Saanich) 08:20 16:10 Marigold Rd in Saanich
Westshore Parkway (Langford) 08:35 15:50 Westshore Parkway @ Constellation Avenue in Langford

Overnight Add-On

The optional overnight runs every Wednesday evening. A packing list will be made available after registration.

What to bring

Water bottle, lunch, sunscreen, hat, rain jacket, rain pants (optional), running shoes, hiking boots (optional but highly recommended), water shoes and/or rainboots (recommended for creek and lake days), swimsuit, towel, clothes (suitable for running) and a change of clothes. The program will run rain or shine! Please do not pack any nuts or peanuts with your child.

Additional for 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.

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, and 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 2:12
  • Financial assistance

  • "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


    The Experience

    Above all, our day program is 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, located within the Sooke hills west of 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!

    "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."


    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 summer day program focuses 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!

    Core Program Activities

    This is a list of the main activities we typically run each week. It may vary from week to week:

  • Fire-building
  • Forest games
  • Shelter-building
  • Swimming
  • Canoeing
  • Kayaking
  • Paddle-boarding
  • The animal game/predator-prey
  • Archery
  • Hiking
  • Orienteering
  • Geocaching
  • Camp cooking
  • Some of the skills your children may learn

    • Leadership • Decision Making • Conflict Management • Group Management • Route Planning • Navigation • Canoe and Water Safety • Canoe Rescues • Swimming • 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!

    "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."

    -Stefano Mosi


    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 one business day. If you are inquiring about financial assistance, Click here.

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