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Be A Kid: Family Camp

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Join us for Be A Kid Family Camp!

September 20th to 22nd, 'Be A Kid' is going on an 2-night camp adventure to Keats Camp on Keats Island.

Learn how to set up a tent and build a fire. Test your accuracy with a bow and arrow or your courage on the 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

Keats Camp is located on Keats Island on the Unceded Traditional Territory of K’ómoks First Nation.

Keats Camps was established and held their  first camp in the summer of 1926. Keats continues to be a special place for all who visit. Thriving during the summer months, their property comes alive with almost 2000 campers, staff and all of their visiting family & friends. The fun continues year-round with their various rental groups, retreats, work parties and Outdoor Education programs. Note: Keats Camps is associated with the Canadian Baptists of Western Canada, and during the summer runs faith-based programming. There are minimal visual cues to this, and the camp wants to be an inclusive and welcoming space for everyone. We will not be including any faith-based programming during our Family Camp.

Visit the Keats Camps website to check out their photos and videos.


Adventure Schedule

The adventure runs starts Friday, September 20th at 6pm with a private water taxi ride from Horseshoe Bay to Keats Island. Saturday will be a full day of fun, learning, and village-building. Sunday will provide a short grounding and connection time before we depart camp around 12pm. More details and a full camp schedule to be provided soon! 


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 and Keats Camp staff 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 Campers will be staying the Pilot House Cabins; the newer and nicer cabins. Each cabin can accommodate up to 12 people or be divided for smaller, more private cabins of 6 or less people. 

All cabins are heated and have washrooms, some have accessible washrooms. Cost includes 2-nights accommodation, all meals, and adventure schedule activities. It does not include travel (ferry, gas) or parking costs.

  • Adults (18+) - $150 per person

  • Children (17 and under) - $100 per person

Note: Pillows and sleeping bags are not provided. 

Example: The total weekend accommodation cost for a family of three (1 parent, 2 children) would be ($150x1) + ($100x2) = $350.00.

We want every family who would like to be at Family Camp have the ability to attend. If finances are currently a challenge, please email to request a bursary. We have limited funds set aside for this purpose.



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. Reserve your space

  2. Tell us who you are and how many in your family

  3. Fill us in on any dietary restrictions or accommodation needs

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


*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 Government of Canada we are able to bring the 'Be A Kid' program to Keats Island, 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 kids and white support system individuals are welcome.
  • Currently meeting in the Greater Victoria and surrounding areas.
  • Free to participate. Donations welcome when financially possible.
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