Ocean Camp

 Summer Field School 2021 (Age 8-12)

Where The Roots of Nature Are Discovered

This July, we are offering something unique and adventurous for learners aged 8–12: Monday-Friday overnight summer field school studies. Our activities will include paddleboard lessons, environmental education projects, canoe journeys, outdoor camping skills, bike touring, cooking lessons and much more!

In this field school semester program, learners will strengthen their independence, confidence and outdoor skills. This experience will resemble a traditional summer camp while fostering a smaller group and being more skills-oriented. Our summer program will also bridge with our other field school semester courses.

Summer Semester

(July Only – All Overnights)

At VOS Field School, we specialize in creating unforgettable summer childhood memories. Our experiences stem from children’s gourmet cooking, wilderness camping, environmental education. We keep it old school – tent camping, less than 12 campers per group and two adult instructors. Oh, and 100% fresh air! Plus, we follow BC’s COVID-19 Management Guidelines to ensure a balance of safety and much-needed normalcy.

Each week, we’ll follow a different theme to ensure our summer camp experiences are diverse and meet the needs of all campers. Every week is designed to be interesting, inspiring and dynamic so learners can enjoy multiple weeks with us.

Your learner will enjoy the freedom of endless shoreline trails, forested areas and a secluded waterfront cove for swimming, paddle boarding and tide-pooling.

Time to let go and let your learners become more self propelled this summer as they explore and discover their roots in nature. 

Paddle Adventures:

Date: July 05 – 09, 2021

Location: VOS Home Place/Millard Learning Centre, Galiano Island

Paddle boarding, camping, team building, parkour, ocean ecology, micro-farming and art. 

Biking Adventures

Date: July 12 – 16, 2021

LocationVOS Home Place/Millard Learning Centre, Galiano Islnd

Bike touring, sustainable energy, camping, yoga, gulf island ecosystems, fort building and gourmet cooking. 

Ocean Adventures

Date: July 19 – 23, 2021

Location: Sechelt Inlet

Ocean canoe expedition, canoe instruction, orienteering, teamwork,  fishing, crabbing and paddling.

Ocean to Mountains Adventures

Date: July 26 – 30, 2021

Location: Sechelt Inlet

Ocean canoe expedition, canoe instruction, fishing, crabbing, learning from local First Nations, photography, overnight hike and coastal camping. 

Summer Semester Tuition Fees Options:


1.     $2000.00 + GST for entire semester (20 days/ 4 weeks)

2.     $1700.00 + GST three weeks

3.     $629 + GST per week wanting to enrol for one to two weeks.

“Go and open the door. Maybe outside there’s a tree or a wood, a garden or a magic city.”

– The Door by Miroslav Golub

Other Resources:

1. For more information about our VOS Field School Overview, please click here: VOS Field School Winter and Spring Semester Overview

2. For more information about our COVID-19 Guidelines, please click here: VOS Covid-19 Guidelines

3. Day Program Guidelines:

We will be following the “COVID-19 PRINCIPLES AND EMERGING PRACTICES FOR BRITISH COLUMBIA SCHOOL AGE LED OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES”  guidelines established by the Outdoor Council of Canada. To read these guidelines, please click here.

In addition, we will also be following the BC Centre for Disease Control’s “COVID-19 Public Health Guidance for Child Care Settings”. These guidelines can be found here.