Marine Adventure Camps

The Marine Adventure Program is beginning its 22nd season offering five- to six-day sea kayak camps for teens and youth. Small groups and experienced leaders create an ideal and safe opportunity to experience sea kayaking and the marine environment while gaining skills in paddling, marine travel, navigation, marine life and more. These active camps are full of games and activities and explore some of the most spectacular locations of our world famous BC coastline.

For more information about these programs, please contact the Marine Adventure Program at 250.370.6852 or dtyrrell@mygns.ca. Registration forms and links to online payment are below.

Teen Marine Day Camps – ages 11 to 12

Marine Adventure Program

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 +GST = $309.75

Registration and Consent Form

Online registration has been made available through Eventbrite. If payment is made this way, an Informed Consent package will be mailed to you by the camp coordinator.

Register July Day Camp

Register August Day Camp

Teen Discovery Camps – ages 13 to 14

Teen Discovery Camps

Update

Please be advised that due to the continued closure to overnight camping on Discovery Island, our Discovery Island Camps will now overnight on Portland Island in the Gulf Island National Park Reserve. Portland Island is located in protected waters approximately three nautical Miles from Swartz Bay. There is no change to the Monday and Tuesday schedule.

Drop-off and pick-up times and place will remain the same. Participants will be bused to and from the launch site at the government wharf next to Swartz Bay Ferry terminal. The bus will again be driven by camp leader and GNS staff member, Doug Tyrrell, who has a class 4 license. Please feel free to contact Doug Tyrrell at 250.370.6852 or dtyrrell@mygns.ca if you have any questions or concerns.

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

Registration Form

Online registration has been made available through Eventbrite. If payment is made this way, an Informed Consent package will be mailed to you by the camp coordinator.

Register July Camp #1

Register July Camp #2

Register August Camp

Teen Barkely Sound – ages 15 to 17

Teen Barkley Sound

Enjoy five days of sea kayaking in 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

Registration Form

Online registration has been made available through Eventbrite. If payment is made this way, an Informed Consent package will be mailed to you by the camp coordinator.

Register Teen Barkley

Contacts

Doug Tyrrell
Marine Adventure Program
250.370.6852
dtyrrell@mygns.ca

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