Join us for fun outdoor winter break day camp in the Greater Victoria Area! Victoria Winter Break Day Camp activities may include like Forest games, archery, canoeing, survival skills, plant ID, foraging, fire-building, shelter building, fire starter making, hiking, wilderness navigation, creek/beach exploration, marine biology, geocaching, orienteering, exploring and more. Throughout the week participants will decide as a group which activities they would like to do most. Come try something different, educational and active this winter break!
**Please note that transportation is no longer a separate option. Our program fee now includes the cost of transportation.**
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|6 - 8, 9 - 12||Mixed||5 Days - Day Only|
|PROGRAM||PRICE BEFORE DEC 10, 2022||REGULAR PRICE|
|Winter Break Day Camp||$525||$650|
|DAY CAMP DATES||AVAILABILITY|
|Ages 6-8 Dec 19 - 23, 2022||Space Available|
|Ages 9-12 Dec 19 - 23, 2022||Space Available|
Availability updated November 3, 2022
**Limited spaces available at early bird price**
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.
Our christmas holidays day camp runs in various amazing outdoor wilderness locations in the Greater Victoria Area. Pick-up and drop-off times can be found below.
Transportation is included in our christmas day camp 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, we may be able to accommodate your needs.
|Hyacinth Park (Saanich BC)||08:15||17:15||Marigold Rd @ Interurban|
|West Hills (Langford)||08:35||16:50||West Hills Dr. @ Langford Lake Rd.|
|Fred Milne Park (Sooke BC)||09:05||16:25||Sooke River Road @ Highway 14 in Sooke|
Backpack (ideally with hip straps), at least a 1L Water bottle, lunch, extra snacks, hand sanitizer, rain jacket, rain pants (optional), fleece or wool sweater, t-shirt, shorts, long pants, running shoes, hiking boots (optional but highly recommended), rainboots, black garbage bag, a full change of clothes and gloves in case your child gets wet, toque, warm winter jacket or puffy, snow pants (or insulated pants to wear under rain pants) & snow boots.
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 outdoor kids winter 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! Participants learn about nature, camping skills, leadership and more. The best part - they don’t even realize they are learning!
"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."
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 winter 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 winter 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.
• 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
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."
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.
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 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 2-5 business days. If you are inquiring about financial assistance, Click here.
Beaver lodge you say????...Where?
Arrow in flight!
Woa.... check it out!!
first the fire, now the good stuff!
The Sooke Hills, they rock!
A little herbevoire at the food station...
Seems a little breezier than it should be....
Good times with a new friend
The animal game...A herd of happy herbavoires!
Just a little view from the top...
Creekside fun, WEA style!
The necessities of team work.....
Me??? I'm not here... really..
Wilderness survival skills....Knot as easy as it looked!
Camp is over.....We aren't tired!