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Victoria Spring Break Camps

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Join us for a fun filled, educational outdoor Victoria BC spring break day camp or overnight camp! Camp activities include canoeing, kayaking, paddle boarding, hiking, archery, geocaching, fire building, camp cooking, running games, crafting and more. Exact activities may vary depending on weather and participant input. All of our programs are educationally focused, which means your children will not only have a great experience, but will learn something too! Get your kids outside of Victoria and into nature this spring break!
**Please note that transportation is no longer a separate option. Our program fee now includes the cost of transportation.**
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Not just another spring break camp!

Victoria, BC & Sooke, BC

6 - 8, 9 - 12 Inclusive Day Camp
9 - 12 Inclusive Day or Overnight Camp
Spring Break Day Camp $465 $615
6-Day Spring Break Overnight Camp $995 + GST $1,250 + GST
Day Camp Optional Wednesday night overnight $95 + GST for the night
Overnight Camp Add-Ons Click Here
Ages 6 - 8 March 17 - 21, 2025 Space Available
Ages 9 - 12 March 17 - 21, 2025 Space Available
Ages 6 - 8 March 24 - 28, 2025 Space Available
Ages 9 - 12 March 24 - 28, 2025 Space Available
Ages 6 - 8 March 23 - 28, 2025 Waitlisting
Ages 9 - 12 March 23 - 28, 2025 Waitlisting

Availability updated May 8, 2024

**Limited spaces available at early bird price**


In a Rush or Have Questions Before You Register for our Victoria BC Spring Break Camp?

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.


Where, When & What

The spring break overnight camp typically runs at Camp Barnard, 3202 Young Lake Rd, Sooke, BC V9Z 0J6 but exact facilities may change. Spring break day camps run in various Victoria BC & Sooke BC area locations. Day camp pick-up and drop-off times and locations can be found on the transportation schedule.

Transportation (Victoria Spring Break Day Camp Only)

Transportation is included in our camps fees. Children must be dropped-off and picked-up before the departure/arrival time. If these times do not work for you please Contact Us

Hyacinth Park (Saanich BC) 08:15 16:15 Marigold Rd @ Interurban
West Hills (Langford) 08:35 15:50 Westshore Parkway @ Constellation Avenue
Fred Milne Park (Sooke BC) 09:05 15:25 Sooke River Road @ Highway 14 in Sooke
***Please note that some days (typically Fridays) the program runs 1.5 hours longer.***

Victoria Outdoor Kids Spring Break Camp Add-Ons

Spring Break Day Camp - Overnight Add-On

Victoria spring break day camp participants have the option to try an optional overnight. This is great opportunity to see what staying at camp away from home is all about. Depending on weather, this overnight either takes place in heated cabins, unheated cabins or a classic camp-out under a tarp. Wednesday night dinner (Smokies over the fire & Kale Salad), Thursday breakfast (bacon & pancakes), Thursday lunch (sandwiches) and snacks are included.

Transportation Add-On (Overnight Spring Break Camp Only)

For spring break overnight camp transportation options, Click Here

What to bring

Day Camp

At least a 1L Water bottle, lunch, waterproof sunscreen, hand soap, hand sanitizer, rain jacket, rain pants (optional), running shoes, hiking boots (optional but highly recommended), water shoes and/or rainboots (recommended for creek and lake days), swimsuit, towel, clothes (suitable for running) and a change of clothes. The program will run rain or shine! Please do not pack any nuts, peanuts or electronics other than a camera or watch with your child. Also, the activities we run vary depending on weather. We do not provide a daily activity schedule. Please make sure you pack everything on the list every day.

As we operate our programs 100% outside and often in wilderness environments, it is essential that all families pack all items on our packing list. Failing to do so may compromise your childs safety and experience.

Additional for 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.

Overnight Camp

6-day program Click here for a detailed packing list. Base items can be rented or loaned depending on your financial situation. Other items can be pruchsed from WEA, Click Here for more information.

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 2:10

  • "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 outdoor kids spring break camps are more fun than you can imagine! Youth get to experience so many different types of activities in an amazing outdoor environment! Our sites have cabins, lakes, streams, fields, forests, fire pits, cooking shelters, archery ranges and many other ammenities! Overnight spring break campers love staying in our rustic cabins and helping to cook in our industrial kitchens. Participants learn about nature, camping skills, leadership and more. The best part - they don’t even realize it!

    "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 Optional Spring Break Day Camp Overnight

    Victoria spring break day camp participants have the option to try an optional overnight. This is great opportunity to see what staying at camp away from home is all about. Depending on weather, this overnight either takes place in heated cabins, unheated cabins or a classic camp-out under a tarp. Wednesday night dinner (Smokies over the fire & Kale Salad), Thursday breakfast (bacon & pancakes), Thursday lunch (sandwiches) and snacks are included.

    The outdoor Victoria spring break 6-day overnight camp, weather dependant wilderness Camp-Out

    During the 6-day overnight children's spring break camp the group normally sleeps in cabins for 4/5 night but for 1 night, they will sleep outside under a tarp, camping style (weather permitting)! This could be at camp or on a mountain top, exactly where depends on the weather! Our campers learn about backcountry meal preparation and cooking, how to locate and set-up tarp shelters and other backcountry camping skills. At Western Educational Adventures, we are all about kids getting outside and experiencing the backcountry. There is just no better way to facilitate life skills such as leadership, conflict resolution, meal planning, cooking and more! We understand that this may seem like a very intense experience, but we have found, without exception, that these backcountry overnights provide our campers with life-long, positive experiences! If you are still unsure or think this may be too advanced for your child, please Contact Us.

    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 Victoria Kids Spring Break camps focus specifically on these skills.

    While every participant gets a taste of leadership, older campsers (typically 14-16 year olds) get a rare, highly valuable leadership experience! While they participate in all the same, fun spring break camp activities as the younger kids, the main focus of the program is to give them valuable leadership eperience. Throughout the program they are paired with younger age groups to practice being a leader. It is an increndible opportunity to feel empowered helping younger children and to see what being an adult is all about.

    Some of the skills your children may learn

    • Leadership • Decision Making • Conflict Management • Group Management • Route Planning • Navigation • Canoe and Water Safety • Kayaking • Archery • Camping Practices • Food packing • Cooking • Fire building • Knife and Stove Safety • Backcountry Equipment Maintenance


    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 staff team anywhere else!

    "Our Daughter spent two weeks 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

    With the recent significant reduction of public health restrictions, we are re-evaluating our infectious disease policy. For information on our specific policy at the moment, please contact us.

    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 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!! 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.


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