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Pearson Summer Outdoor Leadership Day Camps

Just minutes from the Westshore and most of Greater Victoria, for the first-time ever, Pearson is welcoming 6 to 14-year-olds to activity-packed and educational outdoor leadership camps every week in July and August!
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Join us on Beautiful Pedder Bay

Day campers will experience 77 acres of West Coast shoreline and forested trails, offering a fun and adventurous setting for outdoor challenges, leadership and community-building and cultural activities.

In all our activities, your child’s safety is paramount! Here’s just a sample of some of the adventures coming this summer:

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Skills Building

> Leadership
> Presentations
> Team Building

Community

> Arts & Crafts
> Drama, Music & Dance
> Celebration of Difference

Adventure

> Kayaking
> Canoeing
> Swimming
> Nature Hikes

Unique Experiences

Weather permitting, your child will have the opportunity to experience area field trips, safe and supervised kayak tours of Pedder Bay and swimming lessons in one of the Island’s most unique locations.

Leadership Day Camps

With a unique natural environment, multicultural and fully trained camp counsellors and a safe, supportive atmosphere, your child will experience a focus on team building, leadership and community-building and good memories of exciting outdoor and cultural adventures.

What you need to know

  • Campers ages 6 to 14 welcome!
  • Day camps run the weeks of July 5 to Aug. 16, 2021
  • Day camps run Monday to Friday, 5 days a week (except week of B.C. Day long weekend)
  • Day camp programs begin at 9 a.m. and wrap up by 4 p.m.
  • Before and after-camp care available*
  • Three convenient pick-up and drop-off points available*
  • Hot lunches and snacks available*
  • Register your kids for one week, two weeks or all summer long!
  • All COVID-19 health and safety protocols in place!

*Extra fee applies.

Optional Additional Fees

  • Hot lunch and mid-morning snacks — $65 per week
  • Before and after-camp care available 8 a.m. – 9 a.m. & 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. — $60 per week
  • Pick up and drop off from 1 of 3 locations — $50 per week

Dates

Week 1:     July 5 – 9                       $160
Week 2:     July 12 – 16                   $160
Week 3:     July 19 – 23                   $160
Week 4:     July 26 – 30                   $160
Week 5:     August 3 – 6                  $128 (4 days)
Week 6:     August 9 – 13                $160
Week 7:     August 16 – 20              $160

Registration & Related Information

  • In order to facilitate activity planning, refunds are only available if notice of withdrawal is provided in writing at least 2 weeks prior to the start date of each camp.
  • All cancellations are subject to a $25 Administration Fee per camp.

Covid-19, Health & Safety Information

  • As directed by the Provincial Health Officer, all necessary COVID-19 health and safety protocols will be in place.
  • Please be sure to check your child every morning for symptoms before camp.
  • Campers who exhibit symptoms during the day will will be required to take the BCCDC COVID-19 Self Assessment test. Depending on these results, we will follow all recommended protocols, including isolation, contacting parents/guardians, reporting the potential outbreak to health officials and instigating a 14-day isolation protocol for participants if necessary.
  • Day Camp Counsellors and Leaders are first aid certified and applicable Criminal Record Checks will be conducted. Some Counsellors and Leaders also have paddlesports certification and emergency response training.

Meet our team

Angela Gatari | Camp Director

Hello! My name is Angela and I am from Victoria, BC, Canada. I am the Community Events and Partnerships Manager at Pearson College UWC and one of the Directors for the Pearson Summer Outdoor Leadership Camps. I am looking forward to working with our diverse group of talented leaders to help make your child’s camp experience a wonderful one, full of interesting experiences and lots of fun! 

If I could choose one superpower to have, it would be the ability to speak every language so that I would be able to communicate with everyone as I travelled the world!

Lee Richardson | Camp Director

Lee Richardson started Richardson Sport Inc in 2005, since then the camps he has created have been attended by thousands of children all over Canada, and the United States. Lee has a passion for traveling and teaching and has coached all over North America and Europe. He has a BSc. in Environmental Science and a BEd. in Primary Education. He loves the outdoors and is a professional Sea Kayaker. He loves sports and spends life sharing his passion for the outdoors with other people, he continues teaching and learning sports. Recently, Lee has started Stand Up Paddle Boarding with his family and loves to go with them on camping trips. He is the founder of Richardson Sport Inc., EcoQuest Adventures, BestCoast Outfitters and the Executive Director of Braefoot Community Association.

Travis Young | Camp Coordinator

More info to come soon.

Ben Ruddock | Camp Leader

Hi! My name is Ben Ruddock and I am from London, United Kingdom. I will be one of the summer camp leaders. I love summer camp because it is a place for fun and freedom. For those who go to summer camps, this is a time to be adventurous and learn what excites you. As a child going to summer camps, it was the most magical place I could be and I would like everyone to have the opportunity to have the same experience. When you see me at camp this summer, ask me about theatre. I love to act and put on plays. My favorite sports are water sports, because I love the water.  

If I could choose one superpower to have, it would be teleportation. I would love to be able to travel the world for free, especially visiting people I would not normally be able to visit.

Galy Berthon | Camp Leader

Hello, my name is Galilea Berthon and I am from La Paz, Bolivia. I will be one of the camp leaders this summer. I love summer camp because it is a space where I can share some of the experiences, knowledge and adventures I have had so far with children who attend the camps. At the same time, I hope it will be a place where young kids will be inspired by me to dream and fight for your dreams, as I was inspired years ago by other leaders. When you see me at camp this summer ask me about my YouTube channel. My favorite sport is tennis.

If I could choose one superpower to have, it would be teleportation, so I could see all my friends around the world anytime!

Jacob Pec Mayen Chout | Camp Leader

Hello! My name is  Jacob Pec Mayen Chout. I am from a town called Rumbek, located in the central part of South Sudan. I will also be one of the summer camp leaders. I love summer camp because, besides the fact that children develop social skills, creativity, confidence, and an appreciation of the outdoors, Pearson is also one of the places where there is a high probability of a child finding his or her lifetime passion to follow. When you see me at camp this summer, ask me about the beautiful dinka spear fighting techniques that would also be used in combination with some dances during cultural festivals in South Sudan (I assure you it won’t be dangerous at all). My favorite sport is soccer and juggling a soccer ball is one of the best things I can do in my room or at the playground to warm up.

If I could choose one superpower to have it would be becoming best friends with all the children who attend summer camp and getting them to help discover how we could manipulate matter to make interstellar & intergalactic travel possible (Star Trek made me addicted to this).

Lakpa Sherpa | Camp Leader

Hello! My name is Lakpa Sherpa from Kathmandu, Nepal. I will be a camp leader at the Pearson Summer Outdoor Leadership Camps. I love summer camp because people grow significantly in terms of skills and perspective in a short period of time. When you see me at camp this summer, ask me about my country Nepal and bike rides (I did a week long bike ride over summer last year in Canada). My favorite sport is basketball (table tennis is a very close second).

If I could choose one superpower to have it would be the ability to travel through time!

Maria Gutierrez Delgado | Camp Leader

Hi! My name is Maria Gutierrez Delgado from Lima, Peru. I will be one of the camp leaders at the Pearson Summer Outdoor Leadership Camps. I love summer camp because it is a great chance for kids to enjoy the magic of the Pearson campus.When you see me at camp this summer, ask me about Marinera Norteña (a Peruvian traditional dance). My favorite sport is volleyball (although I am quite bad at it).

If I could choose one superpower to have it would be having the ability to fly, so that I could visit different places!

Tenele Ndzinisa | Camp Leader

Hi! I’m Tenele Ndzinisa from Manzini in The Kingdom of Eswatini. I will be one of the camp leaders for the Pearson Summer Outdoor Leadership Camps. I love summer camp because it is a place where kids can take a break from school and have fun! It is also a great place for them to grow socially and emotionally. When you see me at camp this summer ask me about my one-handed cartwheel. I might be a little rusty though :). My favorite sport is swimming. 

If I could choose one superpower to have it would be reading minds. Often people have something important to say but never say it. I wish I was able to hear those thoughts because they often provide the most insightful opinions.

Vitalik Martyniak | Camp Leader

Hello, my name is Vitalik Martyniak from Zolochiv, Lviv region in the Ukraine. I will be one of the summer camp leaders. I love summer camp because it is a place where kids can have fun, find new friends, experience different sport activities and cool games. They can also find out a lot about their camp leaders’ cultures (such as Ukrainian, Vietnamese, Peruvian and others). When you see me at camp this summer, ask me about the Ukrainian language (learn some useful words with me), Ukrainian culture and music. My favorite sports are football (the most), skiing and ice skating. 

If I could choose one superpower to have, it would be an enhanced mind (imagine being able to learn much quicker, being extremely courageous, super creative and therefore very intelligent).

Vy Duong | Camp Leader

Hello, my name is Vy Duong and I am from Thanh Hoa, Vietnam. I will be one of the summer camp leaders. I love summer camp because I think it is a very good opportunity to grow! When you see me at camp this summer, ask me about photography! My favorite sport is soccer! 

If I could choose one superpower to have it would be teleportation so that I can go anywhere in the world.

About Pearson College UWC

Located in the District of Metchosin, Pearson College is one of 18 United World Colleges around the world and the only UWC in Canada.

Students aged 16-19 from Canada and across the globe study the International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum alongside an experiential, place-based education program.

Questions? Need more Information?

Please Contact Angela Gatari

250.391.2417
agatari@pearsoncollege.ca

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