Marine Adventure Program
The mission of this unique GNS program is to foster a love of marine adventure. MAP challenges students at all levels to develop marine skills, as well as their personal confidence and leadership abilities.
From Junior Kindergarten onward, our students are given many opportunities to explore the amazing coastline that lies right outside our doors. Older students are also given the chance to further enhance their skills by travelling to other Vancouver Island destinations, often on overnight excursions. The school offers a variety of programs:
- Class outings during school days.
- An afterschool co-curricular program in the Spring Term.
- Day and overnight summer camps for students aged 11 through 17.
- Teen Marine Day Camps (ages 11 to 12)
- Teen Discovery Camps (ages 13 to 14)
- Teen Barkley Sound (ages 15 to 17)
These five-day 9:00-4:30 camps cover all the basics of sea kayaking for the younger paddler while exploring many of Victoria’s best paddling areas. The group (max. 10 kids) enjoys kayaking games, activities, a Thetis Lake adventure, a lunch cookout together on the fifth day, and much more. Be prepared to have fun, get wet and make new friends!
M-F: July 24 to 28, August 21 to 25
COST: $295.00 (incl. GST)
Our Discovery Camps are very full days that include paddling basics, wet exits and rescues, and a chance at a first try at your Eskimo roll. We’ll then take our new skills over to Discovery Island for a three-day camping adventure, complete with hikes, daily paddles, games, and great food.
(Mon. 9 to 4:30; Tues. 9 to 2:00; Wed. 9 a.m. to Fri. 5 p.m. approx.)
M-F: July 3 to 7, July 10 to 14, August 14 to 18
COST: $355.00 +GST = $372.75
Enjoy five days of sea kayaking ing one of the classic destinations for sea kayaking. Barkley Sound lies within the heart of Pacific Rim National Park, offering the splendour of the wild, west coast alongside a myriad of sheltered waterways and quiet coves. Campsites are located in gorgeous forests and beside
sand-fringed bays. Perhaps you’ll see bald eagles, sea lions, harbour seals, porpoise, mink, river otter and blacktail deer, or maybe even whales!
S-F: July 30 to August 4
COST: $675.00 +GST = $708.75