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Western Educational Adventures Victoria Summer Day Camps
Western Educational Adventures

Summer Camps Victoria BC - Day Camp Program

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Fire Building
Overlooking the Sooke Basin
Having fun on Young Lake

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Join WEA on a fun filled, Greater Victoria, B.C. area outdoor educational daytime summer camp program! Kids 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. AT WEA’s summer camps, Victoria BC, your child will have a blast learning important life and wilderness / outdoor skills!
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Dates & Rates - Not just another Daytime Summer Camp!

Victoria, BC & Sooke, BC
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AGE GENDER PROGRAM LENGTH OPTIONAL OVERNIGHT
5-9 & 10-13 Mixed 5 days 1 Night (optional)

***Optional overnight cancelled this summer***

PROGRAM PRICE BEFORE MAY 1, 2020 HIGH SEASON PRICE
5-Day $305 + GST $355 + GST
4-Day $255 + GST $325 + GST
ADD-ONS PRICE
Bus from Victoria for the week 5-Day $70 + GST
Bus from Victoria for the week 4-Day $63 + GST
Optional Wednesday night overnight $55 + GST for the night
WEEK PROGRAM DATES AVAILABILITY
1 Jun 22 - 26, 2020 Registration Closed
2 Jun 29 - Jul 3, 2020 Registration Closed
3 Jul 6 - 10, 2020 Registration Closed
4 Jul 13 - 17, 2020 Registration Closed
5 Jul 20 - 24, 2020 Registration Closed
6 Jul 27 - 31, 2020 Registration Closed
7 Aug 4 - 7, 2020 Registration Closed
8 Aug 10 - 14, 2020 Registration Closed
9 Aug 17 - 21, 2020 Registration Closed
10 Aug 24 - 28, 2020 Registration Closed
11 Aug 31 - Sept 4, 2020 Registration Closed
12 Sept 7 - 9/11, 2020 Registration Closed

Availability updated September 5, 2020

Week 12 is a special week as we are still not sure when school will start. At the moment, it looks like school will start Sept 10. Our plan is to charge full price for a 5 day week and refund a prorated amount if school does in fact start on Sept 10.



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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."

-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 one business day. If you are inquiring about financial assistance, Click here.


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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.


Summer 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.

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
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.***

Overnight Add-On

The optional overnight “sleepaway” for our day summer camps run every Wednesday evening. A packing list will be made available after registration.

Summer Camps - What to bring

Backpack, at least a 1L Water bottle, 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.

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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The WEA 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 2:12
  • 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

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    Summer Camps, Day Camp - The Experience

    Above all, our daytime summer camp Victoria program is more fun than you can imagine! 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! Participants 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."

    -Cianna

    Leadership and Personal Growth

    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 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, though specific activities may vary from week to week depending on the whether and group input:

  • Fire-building
  • Forest games
  • Shelter-building
  • Swimming
  • Canoeing
  • Kayaking
  • Paddle-boarding
  • The animal game/predator-prey
  • Archery
  • Hiking
  • Orienteering
  • Geocaching
  • Camp cooking
  • Some of the skills your child may learn during WEA’s Summer Day 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. 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."

    -Stefano Mosi

    WEA & Infectious Diseases

    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.


    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 one business day. If you are inquiring about financial assistance, Click here.






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