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Be A Kid: Family Adventure

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Join us for Family Adventure Camp!

September 22nd to 24th, 'Be A Kid' is going on an overnight adventure to Tribune Bay Outdoor Education Centre on Hornby Island.

Learn how to set up a tent and build a fire. Test your courage on the climbing wall and ropes course. Take a guided nature walk as a family. Learn and grow as caregivers. 
Open to all ages. There is something for everyone at Family Adventure Camp!

Jump ahead to learn about the
  • Location
  • Adventure schedule
  • Activities for each age
  • Accommodations and costs
  • Registration process

About the Location

Tribune Bay Outdoor Education Centre (TBOEC) is located in Tribune Bay Provincial Park on Hornby Island on the Unceded Traditional Territory of K’ómoks First Nation.

TBOEC offers multi-day, experiential outdoor programs to school and youth groups primarily, but also families, adults, and corporate programs. The Centre, incorporated in 1992, has had an average of 2500 people a year participate in its programs.

Experience camping - in cabins or in tents - on the quiet side of Tribune Bay with your very own beach access, adventure programs, and a private site. For each night you stay, you and your family get to participate in one of our amazing outdoor adventure programs like

  • High Ropes

  • Leap of Faith

  • Giant’s Ladder

  • Rock Climbing

  • Kayaking

  • Stand Up Paddle Boarding

  • Guided Hikes

Visit the Tribune Bay Outdoor Education Centre website to check out their photos and videos.

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Adventure Schedule

The adventure runs Friday, September 22nd at 6:00pm until 12:00pm on Sunday, September 24th. There are activities for kids, adults, and the whole family together. While we encourage everyone to participate in the activities offered, everything is optional. 

Friday, September 22nd

6:00pm - 7:30pm: Orientation + Workshop: Tent setup

7:30pm - 8:30pm: Campfire + Workshop: Building a Campfire

Saturday, September 22nd

8:00am - 9:00am: Breakfast at the Lodge

9:00am - 12:00pm: Camp activities + Workshops for Adults

12:00pm - 1:00pm: Lunch at the Lodge

1:00pm - 4:00pm: Camp activities + Workshops for Adults

4:00pm - 5:30pm: Free time

5:30pm - 7:00pm: Dinner at the Lodge

7:00pm - 8:30pm: Family Game

8:30pm - 9:00pm: Campfire

Sunday, September 23rd

7:00am - 8:00am: Sunrise welcome and beach clean-up

8:00am - 9:00am: Breakfast at the Lodge

9:00am - 10:30am: Workshop

10:30am - 12:00pm: Family Forest Walk

12:00pm - 1:00pm: Pack up for departure and pick up your bagged lunch from the Lodge

A more detailed scheduled will be provided to registered families.



Activities For Each Age

Camp activities are best suited for children who are 5+ years if without a parent, or at the parent's discretion if they are present. Family activities are all ages.

Workshops are for adults or young adult children ages 16+ years. Please read the workshop schedule and descriptions to determine what is suitable for you and your children.

Children ages 2 to 5 years, or those needing a quieter activity, are welcome to join MAR Volunteers in the shade tent for stories and crafts while their adults and older siblings participate in workshops or camp activities.

Children under 2 should remain in the care of their adult at all times.


Accommodations and Costs

Be A Kid Family Adventure Camp offers a range in accommodation options and costs, hopefully having something for everyone. Costs include all meals listed in the adventure schedule. Children ages 4 and younger are free.


Note: Pillows and sleeping bags are not provided. 

If you do not find an accommodation option within your budget, please email to request a bursary.

  • Raven Cabin: This heated cabin sleeps 10-14 people and features a small kitchen and bathroom available for small groups who want to cook their own food. $160 per person.

  • Oceanview 2: A heated cabin designed to sleep 10-14 people, with a separate room for leaders and an additional room for washing-up. This cabin is wheelchair accessible. $150 per person.

  • Crow Cabin: A heated cabin that can sleep 14 people with a separate room for leaders. Running water is accessed with a full washing-up area behind the building. $140 per person.

  • Cabanas: *FULL* The cabanas (3) are nestled near the Crow Cabin and can sleep 3-4 people each. The cabanas are unheated but cozy under the warm summer sun. $120 per person.

  • Yurts: These two unheated, circular cabins sleep 10 people each and create a unique camping experience. $100 per person.

  • Tenting: Private tenting areas have pit toilets and a wash-up area with potable cold water. Each area has access to a large cook shelter that includes a cooking and eating area, and a lockable food storage area with a refrigerator. $80 per person.

Head to the Tribune Bay Outdoor Education Centre website to view their gallery of the different accommodation options



Excited to join us for an adventure? Then your next step is to sign up!

Click the button below to fill out our sign-up form. In the form you will:

  1. Tell us who you are

  2. Choose your preferred accommodation*

  3. Let us know if there is another family you want to bunk with

  4. Have the option to request financial support


*Accommodations are primarily reserved on a first come, first serve basis. To maximize space, you might share a cabin with another family.

Thank You to our Partners

Thanks to funding from the Victoria Foundation Community Grants Program, and the generous partnership of Tribune Bay Outdoor Education Centre, we are able to bring the 'Be A Kid' program to Hornby, BC.  
Each month we invite BIPOC Kids, and their immediate support system, to join us for a new activity to 'Be A Kid'.
  • For children who identify as BIPOC and/or have racialized ancestry.
  • White passing kiddos and white support system individuals are welcome.
  • Currently open to residents in the Greater Victoria and surrounding areas.
  • Free to participate. Donations welcome when financially possible.
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