Wild Kidz

 

Play and learn in outdoor wild spaces

Learn how to make a shelter, build a fire and navigate through the wilderness! Wild Kidz is designed for children and youth ages 8 to 17 to learn outdoor skills, wilderness safety and about their community’s wild spaces in a fun, safe environment.

Children participate in many outdoor activities such as shelter-building, fire-building, orienteering (compass work), and outdoor education (e.g. Bear-Aware and Hug-a-Tree programs) combined with a small science curriculum.

There are a range of activities provided, from visiting local ecological attractions – like provincial or national parks – to BCWF members providing programs or demonstrations of their outdoor-related talents. Each camp is programmed around the host community’s attractions and resources, making every camp a unique experience.

19
camps since 2009
475
youth participants
10
communities reached

Wild Kidz Status in light of COVID-19

Updated May 1st, 2020

Dear Families,

We have been closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation and as a result we have decided to cancel our July Wild Kidz camps that were planned for Prince Rupert, Dawson Creek, and Fort St. John. Choosing to cancel these camps was a difficult decision. We truly believe that the best way to instill a love for the environment and conservation is to be outside and enjoy nature firsthand. However, the safety of our campers, our clubs, local partners, host communities, and their families is our number one priority. All families who have registered for these camps will receive full refunds in the coming days.

As of today, our August Wild Kidz camps (i.e. Castlegar, Rock Creek, and Abbotsford) and new Go Wild camp are on standby. We will make a definitive statement on whether these camps will proceed as scheduled on June 1st where we hope to have clear direction from the PHO and the British Columbia Ministry of Health. Should these camps proceed, we assure all campers, members, and families that we will adhere strictly to all guidance from Federal and Provincial authorities. We are also collaborating with other camp programs across BC on potential protocols that we can put into place that can help ensure the safety of our campers and their families. Examples of protocols that are being considered include the use of face masks for all campers, having families submit a record of health and symptoms for 2 weeks prior to attending camp, and asking all families to limit contact with others outside of their homes and work places while their children attend camp. June 5th is the deadline to register for all remaining Wild Kidz camps.   

Thank you for your ongoing support. We encourage you to reach out with any questions or concerns.
Sincerely,

The BCWF Youth Program Team

May 1 – Camp Update (PDF)

Chris Lim
Youth Program Manager
E: chris.lim@bcwf.bc.ca
T: 604-882-9988 x 228
Kelly Halverson
Assistant Youth Program Coordinator
E: kelly.halverson@bcwf.bc.ca
T: 604-882-9988 x 228

2020 Camps - Registration Now Open

Castlegar

August 10th - 14th

Rock Creek

August 17th - 21st

Abbotsford

August 24th - 28th