Wild Kidz


Play and learn in outdoor wild spaces

Registration for Wild Kidz 2021 will open in winter… stay tuned!  

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all Wild Kidz 2021 camps will be held in the Lower Mainland to best protect our B.C. communities. Thank you for understanding and we hope to return to other communities around the province as soon as we are able!

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.







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Wild Kidz & COVID-19

Check this section for all updates regarding the Wild Kidz camp and COVID-19. This page will be regularly updated as the pandemic progresses and regulations regarding social gathering changes.

For any questions or concerns, please contact the BCWF Youth Programs Team:

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
August 18, 2020- Camp Policy and Update
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.

The BCWF Youth Program Team


August 18 – BCWF COVID-19 Camp Policy (PDF)

June 1, 2020- Camp Update
May 1, 2020- Camp Update