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Join WEA for a unique, fun-filled, mountain bike and multi-sport camp this summer. Activities typically include 2 days of mountain bike instruction (groups split based on riding ability), 1 day of water sports, 1 day of cast and fly fishing and a trail ride to a wilderness location. This camp has transportation available from Victoria and the Westshore and requires kids to have their own mountain bike that is approved by WEA. Don't have a bike but want to participate? Contact Us.
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|AGE||GENDER||PROGRAM LENGTH||OPTIONAL OVERNIGHT|
|9 - 13||Mixed||5 days||1 Night (optional)|
|PRICE BEFORE MAY 1, 2021||HIGH SEASON PRICE|
|Bus from Victoria for the week||$70 + GST|
|Optional Wednesday night overnight||$95 + GST for the night|
|1||Jul 19 - 23, 2021||Registration Closed|
|2||Jul 26 - 30, 2021||Registration Closed|
|3||Aug 9 - 13, 2021||Registration Closed|
|4||Aug 16 - 20, 2021||Registration Closed|
Availability updated April 21, 2021
"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.
Our Mountain Bike Day Camp runs primarily out of the Harbourview Road parking lot that access the Sea-to-Sea Regional Park. We also operate out of several other Sooke area locations. Drop-off and pick-up Mon-Thurs is at 09:15 and 15:15 at the end of Harbourview Road. On non-biking days we will be transporting kids to and from Harbourview Rd. via our bus or van so picku-up and drop-off for Sooke families will not change. Please note, on Fridays, drop-off is at Harbourview Road at 09:15 and pick-up is at the Sooke Esso Station (next to the Sooke Ocean Side Brewery) at 16:30.
You need to have dropped-off or picked up your camper before the departure time. All campers 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|
|Westshore Parkway (Langford)||08:35||15:50||Westshore Parkway @ Constellation Avenue in Langford|
|***Please note that some days (typically Fridays) the program runs 1.5 hours longer.***|
The optional overnight “sleepaway” for our bike camps run every Wednesday evening. A packing list will be made available after registration.
Mountain Bike (on Tues, Wed & Fri and must be previously approved by WEA), MTB helmet, MTB knee pads, backpack suitable for mountain biking with, at least 2 1L water bottles, lunch, waterproof sunscreen, hand sanitizer, wide brimmed sun hat, long sleeve sun shirt , rain jacket, rain pants (optional), fleece or wool sweater, t-shirt, shorts, long pants, running shoes, hiking boots (optional but highly recommended), water shoes, swimsuit, towel, black garbage bag (trail ride day only) and a full change of clothes. All biking gear must be pre-approved by WEA. 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.
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.
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Riders are split into 2-3 groups based on riding ability and are given an instructor who can challenge their skills. Prior to attending this program, riders must be able to ride a bike for more than 10km on a paved road or gravel trail like the Galloping Goose.
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."
Our Victoria summer mountain bike camp is a highly active, extra-fun outdoor adventure camp! Kids from Victoria, Sooke, Langford and surrounding communites have a blast experiencing the outdoor on a mountain bike, while fishing or while playing on the water. Our natural locations have old growth forest, mountain vistas, fresh air and warm lakes! Campers learn about mountain biking safety, mountain biking skills, equipment, are introduced to fly and cast fishing, get to explore the woods and so much more!
"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 mountain bike kids camp Victoria program activities:
• How to ride a mountain bike • Mountain biking safety • General mountain biking • Basic bike maintenance • Basic of fly casting • Basics of fishing • Leadership • Decision Making • Conflict Management • Group Management • Navigation • Canoe and Water Safety • Canoe Rescues • Swimming • Kayaking • Camping Practices • Food packing • Cooking
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??...