British Columbia Outdoor Adventure Youth Programs

Unique, Wilderness Adventure Camps for youth and teens on Salt Spring Island and Pacific Rim National Park, British Columbia.

Our 29th year of Summer Camps in Coastal British Columbia with options for Surf, Kayak and Leadership Overnight Camps for teens and multi-adventure Day Camps for youth. These action packed programs are fun, exciting, safe and challenging. The emphasis is on skill acquisition, environmental education, building friendships and special memories. 


Our certified friendly guides are top notch instructors who love working with youth. They are dedicated to environmental sustainability and will share their extensive knowledge of the delicate balance of the ecosystems in which the groups interact.

Outdoor Education for Schools and Groups

The Gulf Islands, with its First Nations history, incredible flora and fauna, freshwater lakes and spectacular Provincial and National Marine Park Reserves, are an ideal destination for educational eco adventures.  The sheltered waters of this archipelago are incredible for kayaking, intertidal exploration and for viewing marine mammals and seabirds in their natural habitats.

We create customized Eco-Ed and Team Building programs for Schools & Colleges - ESL Groups - Cadets - Rangers - Guides & Scouts - Naturalists -  Management Groups . . .

Our wilderness adventures are based out of Salt Spring Island, BC and offer a wide spectrum of options that teachers and leaders can choose from. They are safe, exciting, educational and challenging. Professional guides share their knowledge of and love for the environment, teaching the intricate balance within these coastal ecosystems as well as facilitating skill acquisition.


We strive to create outdoor education programs whereby participants will build respect for the natural world and for each other. Through the eclectic outdoor pursuits offered, we hope to ignite in others, a feeling of responsibility and empowerment in protecting these wild spaces for the health of the planet, the species who inhabit them and future generations to play in.


Check out our camp offerings for 2023 or browse the descriptions below

Happy Campers

I wanted to thank you so much for such a fun and adventurous camp experience.  I really appreciate what you do for so many kids, including me.  On your camps, I always learn something new about myself and my physical and mental abilities.  The West Coast Camp was an amazing experience for me so thank you for giving me the opportunity to explore who I am and what I am capable of and how I can interact with others.”  Tristin


“Hi Jack:  Just wanted to say thanks to you and your staff for making Broc and Tom’s Kayak Camp such a huge success. When we picked them up at the ferry last weekend they were both bubbling over with enthusiasm and can’t wait to come back next year.  Every day since, Broc tells me he wants a kayak of his own and wants to teach me some of the skills he learned. This camp has really kindled a huge interest for him and we couldn’t be more pleased!”


“I’m gonna miss you two so much! I know I will look at nature in a different way now.  You made me learn and discover all about kayaking, intertidal life, and wicking.  I never had so much fun ever!!”   Astrid


 “My son, Jesse just came back from the surf camp. He told me all about it and just can’t wait to go back again. In other words; he loved it! I am very impressed too. A big THANK YOU! “  


I would like to thank you for a tremendous foundation your camps have built for me.  Thanks for your teaching, loving and camaraderie;  my time with you all has molded me into the young man I am now.  Four years at summer camp with you has transformed me from”little Max” with little confidence to Big Max (I am 6’4 now) who is nature-savvy, well rounded and leadership wielding.  The last leadership camp was just awesome for me.  I feel after years of camps I have graduated from the most amazing school in the world.  Thanks for igniting my passion for nature and teaching me to lead!”   Max O.  


"I could really not be any happier with that group and the leaders. Thank you for providing lifelong memories and incredible adventures in such a safe and inspiring way. You’re the best!" — Mel W.



Coastal Current Adventures Eager Beavers Campership Fund


In 2022, Coastal Current Adventures gave away over $2500 in discounts and camperships to help ensure kids from low-income families could experience a summer at camp. Can you help make camp a reality for an eager beaver this year? Add a donation to your camp registration and Coastal Current will match it, dollar for dollar.


If you are pursuing a Duke of Edinburgh Bronze, Silver or Gold Award, most of our programs meet all, or the majority of, the requirements. Choose a Kayak Expedition and know that you will be supported in your goals! Customized expeditions for groups of 4 or more are another option as well as our one week Overnight Kayak Camps. Whether you are navigating coastal waters or learning about the marine life on a Gulf Islands kayak expedition or wilderness camp, you will find an empowering team spirit to unleash capabilities you’ve never imagined.

Bronze: Join any camp or allow us to customize your own three-day Adventure Journey (subject to availability).

Silver/Gold: Join any of our pre-existing one-week kayak camps.  Note: It is important to discuss with Coastal Current Adventures and the Duke of Edinburgh office to ensure you complete all the pre-trip and practice trip requirements and not rely on the Adventurous Journey alone, to attain your Award.