Send your kids to experience true winter for a day on a WEA winter skills or ski program! The ski program includes full-day ski instruction at Mount Washington, while the winter skills program teaches children how to snow shoe, build snow caves and more. Either program is a great opportunity for your children to try something different. All transportation, lunch & full day lesson/programming costs are included and other program fees are optional.
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|Winter Skills||7-11, 12-16||1 day|
|Ski - Includes Lift Ticket & Ski Rentals||$205 + GST|
|Ski - Includes Lift Ticket||$175 + GST|
|Ski - Base Price||$135 + GST|
|Winter Skills||$145 + GST|
|LATE REGISTRATION DEADLINE||FEE|
|Jan 15, 2020||15% Surcharge|
|Feb 14, 2020||Winter Skills||Space Available|
|Feb 14, 2020||Ski Day||Space Available|
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|LOCATION||AM DEPARTURE||PM ARRIVAL||NOTES|
|Marigold Elementary (Saanich)||05:45||19:30||Near #1 & MacKenzie|
Pick up begins at 5:45am on Burnside Rd. bus zone across from Marigold Elementary (Grange Rd. @ Burnside Rd.). Parking is available on Grange Rd in front of the Marigold Elementary School. The bus departs Burnside Rd at 6am sharp and arrives at Mount Washington around 9:15am. Mount Washington is located 30 minutes northwest of the centre of Courtney, BC. The bus departs Mount Washington at 4pm sharp and returns to the bus pull-out adjacent to Marigold Elementary School (Grange Rd. @ Burnside Rd.) in Victoria between 7pm and 7:30 pm in the evening. Lunch & transportation is included in program fee.
Water bottle, backpack, sunscreen, hat, toque or warm hat, rain jacket, winter jacket, rain pants, ski pants, snow boots, rubber boots, 2 pairs of ski gloves, running shoes, extra layers, wool socks, ski socks, clothes suitable for running in and a change of clothes. The program will run rain or shine!
Same as winter skills but if you are not renting gear, helmet, goggles, skis, ski boots & poles
We believe that youth programming should be safe, fun and staffed by the best people in the industry.
"My kids had an excellent spring ski camp with Landon. He created a plan, coordinated with the resort, and gave us lots of feedback. His technical knowledge, energy and sense of fun worked really well with the kids."
Mount Washington Ski Resort is located just west of Courtenay/Comox on the western edge of the Comox Valley, approximately 3 hours drive from Victoria, BC. Known for its high snowfall (Mount Washington's skied snow base commonly exceeds over 400cm by season's end) and mild temperatures, it is Vancouver Islands premier full service ski resort. The hill offers a huge variety of run types - groomers, steeps, mougles, glades and of course, the terrain park - and has slopes for all abilitiy levels, from beginner to expert. In fact, Mount Washington has some of the best beginner teaching areas and services (covered carpet lifts) in all of Western Canada, as well as one of the largest ski schools.
Our pro-d day Winter Skills program is designed to expose kids to the snowy, winter environment that they don't often get to experience. They get to do activities like build snow forts, go snowshoeing, learn about winter survival & safety, light winter fires and more! This program is a very long day, as depedning on weather, it may take a few hours to get to the snow!
"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 (Summer Camper)
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 winter pro-d day programs focus specifically on these skills.
This is a list of the main activities we may run during a winter pro-d day program. Activities depend on the main focus of the program that day and may vary from camp to camp:
• Leadership • Decision Making • Conflict Management • Group Management • Winter Safety • Layering • Mountain Safety • Route Planning • Route Planning • Navigation • Skiing • Camping Practices • Fire building • Knife and Stove 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 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."
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 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!! 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.