Join us for a fun filled, Greater Victoria, B.C. area outdoor educational summer program! Program activities include swimming, 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!
***Returning Campers - see below for information on new activity choices and challenges for 2019!***
**The 14-16 ages category involves leadership components and is not available through general registration. Please CONTACT US if you are interested in this option.**
|AGE||GENDER||PROGRAM LENGTH||OPTIONAL OVERNIGHT|
|5-8, 9-11, 12-13 & 14-16||Mixed||5 days||1 Night (optional)|
|PROGRAM||PRICE BEFORE MAR 1, 2019||REGULAR PRICE|
|Regular||$305 + GST||$355 + GST|
|Special||$375 + GST||$425 + GST|
|Transportation from Victoria for the week (for regular program only)||$70 + GST|
|Optional Wednesday night overnight||$55 + GST for the night|
|June 17 - 21, 2019||Space Available|
|June 24 - 28, 2019||Space Available|
|July 1 - 5, 2019 ***special program***||Space Available|
|July 8 - 12, 2019 ***special program***||Space Available|
|July 15 - 19, 2019 ***special program***||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|
|***Our special program is not held at Camp Barnard, affecting families picking up & dropping off in Sooke. While these camps run mostly in the Sooke area, they will be at different locations each day. The cost of transportation is included in the program fee.***|
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.
|LOCATION||AM DEPARTURE||PM ARRIVAL||NOTES|
|Reynolds Park (Saanich)||08:05||16:30||Lasalle St off of Reynolds Rd in Saanich|
|Bayside Middle School (Central Saanich)||08:05||16:30||Bayside Middle School Parking Lot|
|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|
|John Muir (Sooke) **Special Program Only**||09:05||15:25||Main lot in front of John Muir Elementary|
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!
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!
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!
• 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!
"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!"
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**