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2021


July
Expedition Kayak Camp
July 4th – 10th
(Ages 12-18)
$1025 + GST

Kayak & Surf Camp
July 4th – 16th
(Ages 12-18)
$2100 + GST

Surf Camp
July 11th – 16th
(Ages 12-18)
$1100 + GST

Outdoor Leadership Camp
July 18th – 25th
(Ages 16-19)
$1450 + GST


August
Day Camp
Aug. 9th – 13th
(Ages 8-12)
$595 + GST

Expedition Kayak Camp
Aug. 22nd – 28th
(Ages 12-18)
$1025 + GST

 Kayak & Surf Camp
Aug. 22nd – Sept. 3rd
(Ages 12-18)
$2100 + GST

Surf Camp
Aug. 29th – Sept. 3rd
(Ages 12-18)
$1100 + GST

 

 

Summer Camp Brochure

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Business of the Year 2014

 

Group

Our British Columbia outdoor adventure summer camps for youth and our B.C. School Eco Education programs are offered on Salt Spring Island in the Gulf Islands off Vancouver Island B.C., Canada. These wilderness, skill acquisition oriented programs began 28 years ago by our former company, Island Escapades; they continue today as they always have been. These safe, fun, exciting and challenging programs continue under our new company, Coastal Current Adventures. Small youth groups can participate in a wide spectrum of activities where our experienced staff share their knowledge of and love for the environment, teaching the intricate balance within the ecosystem.

Day Camp

For youth, ages 8-12 we offer an adventurous 5 day program full of challenges, fun and learning. Campers practice kayak strokes and rescues on beautiful Cusheon Lake which prepares them for several ocean paddles to white shell beaches close to Salt Spring. Hiking and visiting giant trees on Mt. Maxwell, Ruckle and Menhinick, combined with swimming, intertidal walks, initiative games and survival skills.. Campers have access to stand up paddle boards, paddle boat, canoes, river kayaks, electric row boat, ocean kayaks, swimming… while at the Cusheon lake base. Pick up and drop off happens daily at our lake location. This is an exciting introduction to experience and learn to respect nature’s offerings and get a chance to learn and play with Coastal Current Adventure’s extremely experienced instructors!

5-day, Day Camp (Ages 8-12)
Aug. 9th -13th

Outdoor Leadership Camp

This expedition-based camp is lead by our most higly trained guides. Students coordinate meals, route-plan, learn to navigate, evaluate weather conditions and set-up daily at various locations around the Gulf Islands. There is leadership learning through scenarios, that help students to make quick decisions in supervised incidents. Intended to give older students the experience of taking on leadership roles, decision making and practicing outdoor skills that will make them safe and efficient when kayaking on the West Coast. This camp combines hands-on learning and the exploration of this diverse marine eco-system. Students will have the opportunity to view seals, sea lions, porpoise, eagles sometimes even orcas as they kayak to multiple National and Provincial Parks. Leadership Camp is recommended for students who have previously taken our Overnight Kayak Camp or have gained kayak skills at other camps and courses. We paddle longer distances and are pushed more physically. Students get to learn from our Online Campus prior to the onset of camp so they can view strokes and rescues, videos and learn tide and current calculations before arrival. Recommended for ages 16-19

8-day, Leadership Camp (Ages 16-19)
July 18th – 25th

Expedition Kayak Camp

Whether complete novices or seasoned paddlers, the Kayak Expedition camp is designed to introduce or enhance individual knowledge of kayak strokes, rescues, and navigation, and foster good outdoor camping skills.  Not only do campers develop a deeper respect for the natural environment we play in but also create new friendships. This camp is amazing fun and interesting as we will paddle to a new camp location everyday which may include Sansum Narrows, Russell Island, Wallace, the Secretary’s, Tent and Penelkut Islands, plus Princess Margaret Islands, Dionisio on Galiano and Pirates Cove on Decourcy.   Students will learn the finer skills of route planning and get a chance to learn new Covid Safe rescues. The first two nights are spend at Ruuckle Park and training sessions on Cusheon Lake in the day. Campers get to enjoy the Lake were they have some free time to enjoy swimming and all the other boats and boards. Here we learn the fundamental and advanced kayak skills and then head out on a 5 day Expedition through the Gulf Islands!

7 Day Expedition Kayak Camp  (Ages 12 -18)
July 4th -10th 

7 Day Expedition Kayak Camp (Ages 12-18)
Aug. 22nd – 28th

Surf Camp

We meet on Salt Spring and then transport students to our basecamp in Ucluelet on Vancouver Island’s West Coast. Our talented team of instructors kicks off the program with an introduction to fundamental surf skills as we surf at location from Ucluelet to Long Beach in Pacific Rim. We surf twice daily to develop campers’ individual skill sets as they tackle waves big & small at their own pace. Two instructors are in the water all the time teaching and assisting on surf fundamentals and advanced manoeuvres. This program is a perfect mix of surfing & lessons, camping, hiking and a whole lot of West Coast fun, for beginner and experienced surfers alike. All surf gear is provided including both short and long boards, wetsuits, skim boards. Our base at the Ucluelet campground offers nice amenities, including a hot tub & sauna. We surf at a different beach location daily depending on swell, tide and winds. We culminate the last surf day with a fun surf competition where everyone can excel and have fun. This 6 day program can be combined with the July or August Kayak Camp for the two-week Kayak & Surf Program.

6-day, Surf Camp (Ages 12-18)
July 11th – 16th

6-day, Surf Camp (Ages 12-18)
Aug. 29 – Sept. 3rd

Kayak and Surf Camp

This program is an excellent combination of kayaking in the Gulf Islands and a Pacific Rim surfing adventure. Students are taught by seasoned instructors and are provided with all the necessary equipment. Kayaking base skills are learned through two days of training on Salt Spring Island, followed by an exciting 5 day kayak expedition through the beautiful Gulf Islands. Campers visit Provincial and National Marine Parks around Salt Spring. There is a one-night change over evening back on Salt Spring prior to packing up the van and leaving for our Surf Program which heads to Ucluelet and Tofino, on the West Coast of Vancouver Island. We then have the rest of our time to catch waves, learning the finer points of surfing and exploring the beaches and old growth forests of Pacific Rim National Park. Campers gain a solid outdoor skill base while building a strong appreciation for West Coast water-based activities. Safety, skill acquisition, friendship, team building and most of all fun are the goals for this two-week program.

13-Day, Kayak and Surf Camp (Ages 12-18)
July 4th- 16th

13-Day, Kayak and Surf Camp (Ages 12-18)
Aug.  22nd- Sept. 3rd

Duke of Ed Adventurous Journey

If you are pursuing a Duke of Edinburgh Bronze, Silver or Gold Award most of our programs meet all or the majority of the requirements. Choose a Kayaking Expedition Camp and come knowing you will be supported in your goals! Customize expeditions for groups of 4 or more or ask about joining a pre-existing one-week Camp. Whether you are navigating coastal waters, cooking a delicious dinner over a campfire, or taking in the majestic marine life on your Gulf Islands kayak expedition, you’ll find an empowering team spirit to unleash capabilities you’ve never imagined. Bronze: Join any camp or customize your own three-day Adventure Journey upon request – $575. Silver/Gold: Join any of our pre-existing one-week kayaking camps Note: It is important to discuss with Coastal Current Adventures and the Duke of Edinburgh office to ensure you meet all the pre-trip and practice trip requirements and not just the Adventurous Journey.

Tofino Surftrip, March 2016 Video by: Melwin Carstensen

Day Camp Music Credits: ‘The Bird and the Worm’ by Owl City

West Coast Adventure Camp Music Credits: ‘Home’ by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes

Check out our video from 2010 camps!

 

Coastal Current Adventures Eager Beavers Campership Fund

John Eager Beaver “In 2015, Coastal Current Adventures gave away over $1500 in discounts and camperships to help ensure kids from low-income families could experience a summer at camp. Can you help make camp a reality for an eager beaver this year?”

“My son, Jesse just came back from the surfcamp. He told me all about it, and just can’t wait to go back again. In other words; he loved it! I am very impressed too. A big THANK YOU! “

“Our Thanks to all of you at Coastal Current Adventures for making Joby’s Surf Camp so much fun!! Jack & Jasper & Candace, Joby enjoyed himself thoroughly…We know you all put so much into these Camps & it really shows..from the excellent meals to the many outdoor experiences & opportunities you provide for our kids…I’m sure Joby will be back for more next year… “