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 & COVID-19

Updated June 15th, 2020

Dear Families,

We have made our final decision: our camps will still run but at a limited capacity and only in the Lower Mainland.

Although this generally good news, it also means that we unfortunately have to cancel Wild Kidz Castlegar and Rock Creek. We have been going to these two community for the past few Summers and it saddens us deeply that we cannot provide our unique blend of fun and education to the families and kids. We hope to return to both these communities in 2021.

The only confirmed camp is Wild Kidz Abbotsford. The camp is scheduled for August 24 – 28. Wild Kidz Abbotsford is green lit barring any change to the COVID-19 conditions of British Columbia. We are keeping the capacity of the camp to 20 (i.e. we are already
SOLD OUT). We are looking into possibly holding a second Abbotsford camp in August – please stay tuned for updates as we gauge the risks and search for a second venue.

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

The BCWF Youth Program Team

June 1 – Camp Update (PDF)

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