A great value, our Wild Paws camp is a super exciting, locally-based, extended day program with camps located in Langford, Saanich and Sooke. Like our other camps, kids get to experience a variety of fun and exciting activites while learning valuable outdoor and life skills. These activities may include shelter-building, canoeing, hiking, navigation, geocaching, orienteering, nature exploration, forest games, swimming and more. This camp is designed to support families with working parents that need to balance cost with quality, exciting outdoor adventure. It is also great for kids who do not travel well. Try out our new Wild Paws program today!.
View sample day camp schedule - Click here
|6-8 & 9-12||Mixed||5 days (4 Days Canada Day)|
|Returning Families Before Mar 1||$295||$355|
|Price Before Apr 1||$325||$385|
|1 Ages (6-8)||Jun 26 - 30, 2023||Beaver Lake||Registration Closed|
|1 Ages (9-12)||Jun 26 - 30, 2023||Beaver Lake||Registration Closed|
|2 (Ages 6-8)||Jul 3 - 7, 2023||Beaver Lake||Registration Closed|
|2 (Ages 9-12)||Jul 3 - 7, 2023||Beaver Lake||Registration Closed|
|3 (Ages 6-8)||Jul 10 - 14, 2023||Beaver Lake||Registration Closed|
|3 (Ages 9-12)||Jul 10 - 14, 2023||Beaver Lake||Registration Closed|
|4 (Ages 6-8)||Jul 17 - 21, 2023||Beaver Lake||Registration Closed|
|4 (Ages 9-12)||Jul 17 - 21, 2023||Beaver Lake||Registration Closed|
|5 (Ages 6-8)||Jul 24 - 28, 2023||Beaver Lake||Registration Closed|
|5 (Ages 9-12)||Jul 24 - 28, 2023||Beaver Lake||Registration Closed|
|6a (Ages 6-8)||Jul 31 - Aug 4, 2023||Thetis Lake||Registration Closed|
|6a (Ages 9-12)||Jul 31 - Aug 4, 2023||Thetis Lake||Registration Closed|
|6b (Ages 6-8)||Jul 31 - Aug 4, 2023||Beaver Lake||Registration Closed|
|6b (Ages 9-12)||Jul 31 - Aug 4, 2023||Beaver Lake||Registration Closed|
|7 (Ages 6-8)||Aug 8 - 11, 2023||Beaver Lake||Registration Closed|
|7 (Ages 9-12)||Aug 8 - 11, 2023||Beaver Lake||Registration Closed|
|8 (Ages 6-8)||Aug 14 - 18, 2023||Beaver Lake||Registration Closed|
|8 (Ages 9-12)||Aug 14 - 18, 2023||Beaver Lake||Registration Closed|
|9 (Ages 6-8)||Aug 21 - 25, 2023||Thetis Lake||Registration Closed|
|9 (Ages 9-12)||Aug 21 - 25, 2023||Thetis Lake||Registration Closed|
|10 (Ages 6-8)||Aug 28 - Sept 1, 2023||Beaver Lake||2 Spaces Left|
|10 (Ages 9-12)||Aug 28 - Sept 1, 2023||Beaver Lake||Space Available|
Availability updated Aug 20, 2023. Live availability can be found on our registration software.
Looking for more spaces? Check out our New Adventure X Summer Day Camp
"My 11 year old is super picky, it's really hard to find activities/camps she really enjoys and she LOVED the Summer Camp at Western. The staff is not just super knowledgeable and caring but they are masters at tailoring activities & times according to the group's needs & preferences. I wish every kid on the Island could experience at least one of WEA's camps."
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.
We operate our Wild Paws camps out of Sooke area, Thetis Lake & Beaver Lake parks. Below you can read all about our day camp pick-up and drop-off information, hours, locations and more! To view our sample day schedule, click the button below.
We offer camps in 3 different locations; Sooke (Sun River & Sooke Potholes), Saanich (Beaver Lake @ Linnet Lane) & Langford (Thetis Lake Park). Exact locations may change closer to the start of the summer but will be in the same general area.
|CAMP||AM DROP-0FF||PM PICK-UP||NOTES|
|Saanich (Beaver Lake)||08:00||17:00||611 Linnet Lane|
|View Royal (Thetis Lake)||08:00||17:00||Main beach change shelter.|
|Sooke (Sun River & Sooke Potholes)||08:00||17:00||Shambrook Dr. Mon-Wed (Sun River), Sooke Potholes first lot Thu-Fri.|
Backpack (with hip straps recommended), at least 2 1L water bottles, lunch, extra snacks, waterproof sunscreen, hand sanitizer, wide brimmed sun hat, long sleeve sun shirt (summer only), rain jacket, fleece or wool sweater, t-shirt, shorts, long pants, running shoes or hiking boots, swimsuit, towel, PFD/life jacket that fits (required as per our swim policy for Thetis only), black garbage bag (hike day only) and a change of clothes. The program will run rain or shine so please avoid cotton as much as possible! Please do not pack any nuts, peanuts or electronics other than a camera or a 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.
We believe that youth summer camp 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 Saannich summer camps, Langford summer camps and Sooke summer day camps are super fun! Vancouver Island BC kids and youth get to experience a variety of fun and enriching outdoor activities in unique outdoor adventure environments! Our wilderness day camps use amazing natural areas and parks that have massive lakes, streams, fields, forests, and much more! Kids learn value outdoor and life skills like leadership, fun activites and games through nature play. Campers have such a blast and realize learning can, in fact be fun! Many families say WEA camps are their child's favourite camp by far an all of the Great Victoria area!
"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 children & 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 day camps program focuses specifically on these life skills while teaching youth wilderness and outdoor adventure skills.
This list contains our main Victoria BC day camp activities:
**Please note that exact activities vary from week to depending on weather, participants, participant interests and time in the day. There is not enough time to operate more than 1-2 activities per day.**
• Leadership • Decision Making • Conflict Management • Group Management • Navigation • Canoe and Water Safety • Canoe Rescues • Swimming • Camping Practices • Cooking • 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. 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 kids summer camp staff team anywhere else!
As we swim in wilderness locations, we require all youth under the age of 9 to wear a lifejacket while swimming. Children over the age of 9 must have a swimming ability of level 5 or higher. We want to keep your kids safe and having fun!
"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."
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.
If you want to sign up four our summer day camps, 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 about our summer camps 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.
Nothing like running in the woods!
Sometimes we even do archery!....
Yup, doing your part can weigh a lot on a person
I'm in a puddle, why wouldn't I be smilling?
What are you doing? I'm trying to Geocache!
I think we found it, yahoo!
Go left, left, left? Wait, that's not right?!
I'm trying to live a sheltered life, ok guys!!
Alright, so this is how we are going to take that hill!
Sometimes being sluggish can be fun!
Leaf my alone in my shelter, I'm being fern!
Quit horsing around and poney up the money!
Who every said surviving can't be stylish?
Some mountain-top navigation
Man it's wet in here!