Voted Salt Spring Island’s Green
Business of the Year 2014
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 26 years ago by our former company, Island Escapades; they continue today as they always have been. These safe, fun, exciting and challenging 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.
For youth, ages 8-12 we offer an adventurous eclectic 5 day program full of challenges, fun and learning. Campers practice kayak strokes and rescues on beautiful Cusheon Lake which prepares them for an ocean picnic paddle on the fourth day to a pristine white shell beach. They visit the indoor climbing gym in preparations for a day of rock climbing on spectacular Mt. Maxwell, combined with swimming, intertidal walks, initiative games and a camp out at Ruckle Park. This is an exciting introduction to experience nature’s offerings & Coastal Current Adventures!
5-day, Day Camp (Ages 8-12)
Aug. 10th -14th
Whether complete novices or seasoned paddlers, the marine camp is designed to introduce or enhance individual knowledge of kayak strokes, rescues, and navigation, and foster great friendships. After two days of paddle skills, team building and camping on Salt Spring, the group embarks on a unique kayak expedition in the Gulf Islands. Traveling northeast from Salt Spring, our route allows us to explore the eclectic cabin art on Wallace Island, through the swirling waters of Porlier Pass to the magic of Dionisio Point, along ancient Penelakut crushed shell middens at Tent Island and possibly even as far as the legendary Pirates Cove. This program can be combined with the July & August Surf Camps for an unforgettable 2-week West Coast adventure.
7-day, Overnight Kayak Camp (Ages 12-18)
July 12th – 18th
Our talented team of instructors kicks off the program with an introduction to fundamental surf skills and then works throughout the week in the water to develop campers’ individual skill sets as they tackle waves big & small at their own pace. This program is a perfect mix of surWing & 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, and our base at the Ucluelet campground offers nice amenities, including a hot tub & sauna. We surf several beaches around the ToWino/PaciWic
Rim region culminating with a surf competition and a day of Surf Olympics. This oneweek program can be combined with the July or August Kayaking camp for the two-week Kayak & Surf Program on August 10th-22nd.
7-day, Surf Camp (Ages 12-18)
July 6th- 11th
This program is an excellent combination of kayaking in the Gulf Islands and a Pacific Rim surfing excursion. 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, prior to an exciting kayak expedition through the beautiful island chains north of the island. Next, the Surf Program heads to Ucluelet and Tofino, on the west coast of Vancouver Island, for six days of catching waves and exploring the beaches. 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.
14-Day, Kayak and Surf Camp (Ages 12-18)
July 6th- 18th
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 – $510. 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
Coastal Current Adventures Eager Beavers Campership Fund
“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 Island Escapades 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… “