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West Coast 21-day Sea Kayaking and Surfing

Run by Outward Bound Canada

About this Overnight Camp

  • Overnight Camp
  • Age 16 - 18 (Coed)
  • Specialized in Adventure (multi) and Leadership Training—offers 16 activities
  • 2 session dates to choose from
  • Cost starting from $6,495
  • Busing not available
  • Special needs support available  

This camp is designed to build the following character traits:

  • Resilience: Participants will step out of the comfort of daily routines and into an adventurous and exciting, yet foreign and uncertain environment. Using the course's challenges, instructors will teach participants how to transfer the skills they learned to their everyday lives.
  • Interpersonal skills: Participants will create a strong sense of community with their peers as they travel through the wilderness, learning how to work together to accomplish daily tasks and make decisions.

SAVE 15%! Apply before March 1, 2023.

Go on the ultimate West Coast adventure this summer!

Explore Clayoquot Sound by kayak and surfboard as you travel through ocean waves and tiny inlets. At night, after a day full of adventure, pitch your tents on sandy beaches or on the edge of ancient rainforests to enjoy the breathtaking West Coast sunsets.

This exciting 21-day course will make your group work together to creatively problem-solve while honing your existing leadership and communication skills. You will be challenged physically and mentally throughout the expedition, and the sense of accomplishment at the end of the three weeks will stay with you for the rest of your life.

If you choose to apply the expedition towards a high school credit, your course work will be done through activities, group discussions and analysis, and daily journal reflections.


This journey takes place in Clayoquot Sound, on the edge of Pacific Rim National Park, the traditional territory of three Nuu-chah-nulth Nations: the Ahousaht, the Hesquiaht and Tla-o-qui-aht.

Sea kayaking: You will travel in either solo or tandem fibreglass sea kayaks through class 2 water as outlined by the Sea Kayak Guides Alliance of B.C. During the expedition, your instructors will teach you paddling strokes, self and assisted rescue techniques, plus basic nautical navigation, including understanding tides, currents and weather.

Surfing: You will be instructed in basic surf techniques, including understanding and reading waves, basic surf safety and etiquette.

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Session Dates and Rates

Jul 06 - 26. '23
Vancouver Island, BC
5200 Duncan Bay Main Line Rd

Aug 03 - 23. '23
Vancouver Island, BC
5200 Duncan Bay Main Line Rd


Special Needs Support

Mild Support       Specialized programming

  Aspergers Syndrome
  Autism/Pervasive development delay
  Down Syndrome
  Hearing loss
  Intellectual disability
  Physical Disability
  Tourettes Syndrome
  Troubled Teens
  Vision loss


  Recreational         Instructional      
  Intense or Competitive

  Credit Courses
  Kayaking/Sea Kayaking
  Leadership Training
  Mindfulness Training
  Social Justice
  Wilderness Out-tripping
  Wilderness Skills


West Coast 21-day Sea Kayaking and Surfing is run by Outward Bound Canada.

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