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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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|AGE||PRICE||PROGRAM LENGTH||TRIP LENGTH|
|19+||$475 + GST||4 Days||1 Night|
|5 - 14||$405 + GST||4 Days||1 Night|
|Jul 31 - Aug 3, 2020||Registration Closed|
The program runs at Camp Barnard 3202 Young Lake Rd, Sooke, BC V9Z 0J6 from 18:15 on Friday to 18:15 on Monday.
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|
Click here for a detailed packing list. Please contact us if you wish to borrow, rent or purchase equipment.
We believe that youth 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 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."
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.
• 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
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."
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."
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!!
If you want to sign up, 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 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**
Fun for the whole family!
Family forest tag
Checkin' out the creek!
Family shootin' range
Wilderness Hide & Seek
Hangin' at the swimin hole!
Family dock talk