Join WEA on a fun filled, Greater Victoria, B.C. area outdoor educational summer day camp program! Kids camp activities include swimming, canoeing, hiking, archery, geocaching, fire-building, shelter-building, camp cooking, rainforest/beach exploration, running games and more. Exact activities may vary from week to week depending on weather and participant input. All of our programs are experiential and educationally focused. At WEA’s summer camps, Victoria BC, your child will have a blast learning important life and wilderness / outdoor skills! For more info on our Classic Day Camp, CLICK HERE .
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|6-8 & 9-12||Mixed||5 days|
|Returning families before Feb 15||$495||$400|
|Before Mar 1||$550||$470|
|Optional Wednesday night overnight||$95 + GST for the night|
|1||Jun 20 - 24, 2022||Space Available|
|2||Jun 27 - Jul 1, 2022||Space Available|
|3||Jul 4 - 8, 2022||Space Available|
|4||Jul 11 - 15, 2022||Space Available|
|5||Jul 18 - 22, 2022||Space Available|
|6||Jul 25 - 29, 2022||Space Available|
|7||Aug 2 - 5, 2022||Space Available|
|8||Aug 8 - 12, 2022||Space Available|
|9||Aug 15 - 19, 2022||Space Available|
|10||Aug 22 - 26, 2022||Space Available|
|11||Aug 29 - Sept 2, 2022||Space Available|
Availability updated November 30, 2021
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"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.
In the past, the kids summer camps ran at Camp Barnard in Sooke, 3202 Young Lake Rd, Sooke, BC V9Z 0J6 weekdays from 0915 - 15:15. This summer the program will be held at several local natural areas and parks. These parks 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.
|LOCATION||AM DEPARTURE||PM ARRIVAL||NOTES|
|Hyacinth Park (Saanich)||08:20||16:20||Marigold Rd in Saanich|
|West Hills (Langford)||08:35||15:50||West Hills Dr. @ Langford Lake Rd.|
|Fred Milne Park (Sooke)||09:00||15:25||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. A packing list will be made available after registration.
Backpack, 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, 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 or peanuts 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
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 summer day camp program is more fun than you can imagine! Vancouver Island children and youth get to experience so many different types of activities in an amazing outdoor environment! The wilderness areas and parks we use have massive lakes, streams, fields, forests, fire pits, cooking shelters, an archery range and many more amenities! Kids learn about nature, camping skills, leadership and more. The best part - they have so much fun, they don’t even realize they are learning! Many of our clients would say this is one of, if not the best camps for kids in Victoria!
"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.
While activities may vary from week to week depending on the weather and group input, this list contains our main daytime summer kids camp Victoria program activities:
• 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. 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 kids summer camp 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 takes sickness and infectious diseases very seriously. Our policies and procedures regarding infectious diseases are science based and reviewed by medical professionals. Click on the button below to view our infectious disease policy.
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??...