Western Educational Adventures Summer Family Camps
Western Educational Adventures

Family Summer Camp

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WEA's 4 day family overnight camp runs Friday evening to Monday afternoon over the August long weekend. Do fun activities as a family like canoeing, kayaking, hiking, geocaching, fire-building, shelter-building, camp cooking, campfires, forest running games, swimming and more. For a finale on the last night, families participate in a wilderness camp-out. All of our programs are experiential, educational and focus on teaching outdoor and life skills.
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Summer Family Camp

Camp Barnard, Sooke BC

19+ $475 + GST 4 Days 1 Night
5 - 14 $405 + GST 4 Days 1 Night

Jul 31 - Aug 3, 2020 Registration Closed

In a Rush or Have Questions Before You Register?

Call us now at 250-888-1622 and talk to a real person!! or, if you can't talk now, Email Us and we will get back to you within one business day.

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When, Where & What

The program runs at Camp Barnard 3202 Young Lake Rd, Sooke, BC V9Z 0J6 from 18:15 on Friday to 18:15 on Monday.

Transportation Add-On

If you would like to book this service and/or these times do not work for you, please Contact Us. We also can prvoide transportation services from ferry terminals, airports and other Island Communities.

Reynolds Park (Saanich) Lasalle St off of Reynolds Rd in Saanich
Bayside Middle School (Central Saanich) Bayside Middle School Parking Lot
Marigold Elementary (Saanich) Grange Rd off of Burnside Rd.
West Hills (Langford) Public Lot next to Westhills Stadium on Langford Pkwy

What to bring

Click here for a detailed packing list. Please contact us if you wish to borrow, rent or purchase equipment.

The WEA Advantage

We believe that youth 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


    The Experience

    Above all, our family overnight summer camp is more fun than you can imagine! Families get to experience so many different types of activities in an amazing outdoor environment! The Camp Barnard site, located in the Sooke Hills west of Victoria, B.C. has a massive lake, streams, fields, forests, fire pits, cooking shelters, an archery range and many other ammenities! Participants learn about the natural environment, camping & outdoor skills, leadership and 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."


    The Camp-Out

    At Western Educational Adventures, we are all about getting people outside outside and experiencing the backcountry. Therefore, our family camp program includes a 1-night wilderness camp-out. There is just no better way to wrap up your time at camp than a night in the woods having campfires, swimming in the lake, cooking outside & more! If you are still unsure or think this may be too advanced for you, please Contact Us.

    Some of the skills you may learn

    • Leadership • Route Planning • Navigation • Canoe and Water Safety • Canoe Rescues • Swimming • Kayaking • Archery • Camping Practices • Food packing • Cooking • Fire building • Knife & Stove Safety • Backcountry Equipment Maintenance

    Safety and Food


    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!

    "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

    Food and Food Allergies

    We believe that a good experience starts with good nutrition. Proper diet and eating habits are lacking in today’s society - a result of readily available fast foods, processed foods and a lack of nutritional education. We strive to provide quality, simple, wholesome meals with limited processed ingredients – in addition to the occasional smores and limited other tasty treats. This is part of why we include our participants in all meal planning, purchasing and cooking.

    We are also very experienced in dealing with dietary restrictions and serious food allergies. Great care is taken to avoid serious participant food allergens whenever possible. Where this is not possible, we take great care to avoid cross contamination of ingredients.

    "Landon guided an overnight trip for our family on the Juan de Fuca trail. Healthy eating is important to us. Landon helped our kids build an outdoor oven and they were soon baking an amazing dinner. It’s an incredible feeling knowing that you can look after yourself in the outdoors."

    -Carole Damnjanovic

    My 6yr old son had a wonderful time at WEA’s summer day camp! The staff are amazing and supportive, very responsive to camper needs and dynamics. The week’s activities include incredible diversity, flexibility, skill building and fun adventures ensuring the kids are engaged, learning outdoor education, building self confidence and physical/emotional strength. WEA staff were also great at accommodating my son’s dietary needs for the overnight camp, making our family comfortable and relaxed for his first night away. Can’t wait for camp next year!!

    -Gypsy Fisher


    If you want to sign up, 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 information, select the program(s) you wish to register for.

    Step 4: Submit your registration and payment

    Step 5: 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**

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