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Vancouver Island Baha'i School

Camp BernardMap
3202 Young Lake Road, Sooke

Wednesday 21 - Sunday 25 August, 2019


For questions or comments please contact us at:

Note: Bookings and payments must be made for the duration of the camp this year.

Arrive and set up anytime after 4:00 on Wednesday, August 21st.
The program will run for three full days and evenings: Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
We need to be cleaned up and exit the camp by 2:00 on Sunday the 25th.

Registration Fees:

  • Adults: $120
  • Youth ages 12-20: $100
  • Children ages 5-11: $40
  • Children under 5: Free

Registration fees include adult and children's programs, tenting/cabin space plus all meals and snacks. There is an additional $5 fee for canoe and paddle board rental. If finances are a concern, please contact your Local Spiritual Assembly.


  • CABINS: The camp has several rustic cabins (no electricity) with eight canvas bunks in each. You will need to bring your own mattress and bedding. Cabins are assigned on a first come, first served basis. You may have to share a cabin with other participants.
  • TENTING: There is a large tenting area with washrooms and showers nearby. Tent trailers are not permitted in this space.
  • RV: There is limited space for R.V. parking on site.
  • HOTEL: The Prestige Hotel in Sooke is a seven-minute drive from the camp. There are also several Airbnb options in the area (if you prefer to stay in more comfort off-site)

No animals allowed on the premises.

What to Bring:

  • Plate, cup, bowl and cutlery (no disposables, please)
  • Bedding, pillow, camp mattress
  • Bathing suit and towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Flashlight
  • Sports equipment

Camp Barnard is a well-loved, well-maintained scout camp. We will have access to:

  • two large halls (Keego and Mor)
  • four cabin circles
  • large, grassy tenting area
  • large playing field
  • Lake for swimming and boating (only during certain hours)
  • hiking trails
  • several outdoor shelters and spaces

Photos of the camp can be found at: