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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|AGE||GENDER||PROGRAM LENGTH||OPTIONAL OVERNIGHT|
|5-8, 9-11, 12-13 & 14-16||Mixed||5 days||1 Night (optional)|
|PRICE BEFORE APR 30, 2019||REGULAR PRICE|
|$315 + GST||$355 + GST|
|Transportation from Victoria for the week||$70 + GST|
|Optional Wednesday night overnight||$55 + GST for the night|
|June 17 - 21, 2019||Registration Closed|
|June 24 - 28, 2019||Space Available|
|July 1 - 5, 2019*||Space Available|
|July 8 - 12, 2019*||Space Available|
|July 15 - 19, 2019*||Space Available|
|July 22 - 26, 2019||Space Available|
|July 29 - Aug 2, 2019||Space Available|
|Aug 5 - 9, 2019||Space Available|
|Aug 12 - 16, 2019||Space Available|
|Aug 19 - 23, 2019||Space Available|
|Aug 26 - 30, 2019||Space Available|
|*Program dates with an astrix are not held at Camp Barnard, affecting families picking up & dropping off in Sooke only. Families living in the Sooke area will not be able to opt out of the transportation option.|
**PLEASE NOTE** The 14-16 ages category involves leadership components and is not available through general registration. Also, age categories are not set in stone, if you would like to request an exception or are interested in the 14-16 program, please CONTACT US
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.
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.
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. Click here: for June 24-28, 2019 schedule.
|LOCATION||AM DEPARTURE||PM ARRIVAL||NOTES|
|Cedar Hill Middle School (Saanich)||08:00||16:35||Gregory Pl. in Saanich|
|Bayside Middle School (Central Saanich)||08:00||16:30||Bayside Middle School Parking Lot|
|Marigold Elementary (Saanich)||08:20||16:10||Grange Rd off of Burnside Rd.|
|Wilway Elementary (Langford)||08:50||15:50||Mount Wells Dr. In Langford|
|John Muir (Sooke) **First 3 weeks of July only**||09:05||15:25||Main lot in front of John Muir Elementary|
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.
|LOCATION||AM DEPARTURE||PM ARRIVAL||NOTES|
|Reynolds Park (Saanich)||08:00||16:35||Prestwood Drive in Saanich|
|Hyacinth Park (Saanich)||08:20||16:10||Marigold Rd in Saanich|
|West Hills (Langford)||08:50||15:50||Langford Parkway|
The optional overnight runs every Wednesday evening. A packing list will be made available after registration.
Water bottle, lunch, sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, rain jacket, rain pants (optional), running shoes, swimsuit, towel, clothes (suitable for running) and a change of clothes. The program will run rain or shine!
We believe that youth 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 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."
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!
This is a list of the main activities we typically run each week. It may vary from week to week:
• 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."
WEA is planning on incorporating additional activities such as climbing, a beach/marine bilogy field trip, advanced paddling sessions and more to its Greater Victoria youth day camp programs. WEA will make sure to provide new, challenging and exciting activities and opportunities for your returning summer outdoor program campers!
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**
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.