Western Educational Adventures Victoria Summer Day Camps
Western Educational Adventures

Classic Victoria Summer Day Camp

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Summer camp fire building
Day camp fun on Young Lake
Kids day hike overlooking the Sooke Basin


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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Dates & Rates - Not just another Childrens Day Camp!

Victoria, BC & Sooke, BC
About Pricing
  • Prices include transportation & tax
  • Returning families must email WEA for a discount code before Mar 1
  • Limited spaces available at early bird prices. Prices may not be discounted for programs that are almost full or waitlisted.
  • 4-day price applies to first week of August and the July long weekend only
  • If you would like the 4-day price for the July long weekend, please contact us
    6-8 & 9-11 (12 year olds accepted) Inclusive 5 days
    RATE 5-DAY 4-DAY
    Returning Families Before Mar 1 $520 $425
    Price Before May 15 $575 $485
    Regular Price $640 $555
    Optional Wednesday night overnight $105 + GST for the night
    PFD/Lifejacket Rental $15 + GST for the week
    1 (Ages 6-11) Jun 17 - 21, 2024 Space Available
    2 (Ages 6-8) Jun 24 - 28, 2024 Space Available
    2 (Ages 9-11) Jun 24 - 28, 2024 Space Available
    3 (Ages 6-8) Jul 2 - 5, 2024 Space Available
    3 (Ages 9-11) Jul 2 - 5, 2024 Space Available
    4 (Ages 6-8) Jul 8 - 12, 2024 Space Available
    4 (Ages 9-11) Jul 8 - 12, 2024 Space Available
    5 (Ages 6-11) Jul 15 - 19, 2024 Space Available
    6 (Ages 6-11) Jul 22 - 26, 2024 Space Available
    7 (Ages 6-11) Jul 29 - Aug 2, 2024 Space Available
    8 (Ages 6-8) Aug 6 - 9, 2024 Space Available
    8 (Ages 9-11) Aug 6 - 9, 2024 Space Available
    9 (Ages 6-8) Aug 12 - 16, 2024 Space Available
    9 (Ages 9-11) Aug 12 - 16, 2024 Space Available
    10 (Ages 6-8) Aug 19 - 23, 2024 Space Available
    10 (Ages 9-11) Aug 19 - 23, 2024 Space Available
    11 (Ages 6-8) Aug 26 - 30, 2024 Space Available
    11 (Ages 9-11) Aug 26 - 30, 2024 Space Available

    Availability updated Feb 22, 2024. Live availability can be found on our registration software.

    Looking for more spaces? Check out our New Adventure X 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."

    -Nancy Anaya

    In a Rush or Have Questions Before You Register for any of our daytime summer camps BC?

    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.


    Victoria Summer Day Camps - Where, When & What

    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.


    Victoria Area Day Camps - Transportation Times & Locations

    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) 08:15 16:15 Marigold Rd in Saanich
    West Hills (Langford) 08:35 15:50 West Hills Dr. @ Langford Lake Rd.
    Fred Milne Park (Sooke) 09:05 15:25 Sooke River Road @ Highway 14 in Sooke
    ***Please note that some days (typically Fridays) the program runs 1.5 hours longer. There is also limited Sooke Pick-up availability for Week 3 and Week 8***

    Day Camp Optional Overnight Add-On

    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.

    What To Bring On A Summer Day Camp

    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, PFD/life jacket (as per our swim policy), 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 electronics other than a camera or watch as well as 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

    The WEA Day Camp Advantage

    We believe that youth summer camp 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 & 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 2:14
  • 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


    Summer Day Camp - The Experience

    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."


    Summer Camp Leadership and Personal Growth

    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.

    Summer Day Camps - Core Program Activities

    This list contains our main daytime summer kids camp Victoria program activities:

  • Fire-building
  • Forest games
  • Shelter-building
  • Swimming
  • Canoeing
  • Kayaking
  • Paddle-boarding
  • The animal game/predator-prey
  • Archery
  • Hiking
  • Orienteering
  • Geocaching
  • Camp cooking
  • **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.**

    Some of the skills your child may learn during WEA’s Daytime Summer Camps, Victoria BC

    • 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

    Our Summer Camps Encourage Safety

    General 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!

    Swimming Safety

    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."

    -Stefano Mosi

    WEA & Infectious Diseases

    With the recent significant reduction of public health restrictions, we are re-evaluating our infectious disease policy. For information on our specific policy at the moment, please contact us.

    Victoria Day Camp Registration

    If you want to sign up four our summer day camps, 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 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.


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