Camp Bernard is hosting an open house this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Scouts open house

Camp Bernard at Young Lake will be open to the public

For more than 100 years, Scouts have visited Camp Barnard to learn about the outdoors, build their confidence and leadership skills, and create lasting friendships.

This weekend the camp is welcoming members of the public to its first open house on Saturday, Aug. 18.

Scout leader Tara Munro encourages people to come out and see the beautiful camp.

“Not many people know about it,” she said, adding that the 251-acre camp has plenty of activities to keep kids busy.

Youth aged five to 17 can visit the camp, located along Young Lake, for activities such as camping, canoeing, and archery.

“It’s a beautiful place,” she said. “Kids can use it on weekends and for camping.”

Camp Barnard recently welcomed four new leaders to their group of about 15.

The idea for the open house came from a group of enthusiastic Scout leaders motivated to help the camp grow, Munro said.

The free, family-friendly event includes a barbecue, swimming, canoeing, archery, a bouncy castle, and tours of the camp.

“If anyone is interested in scouting, come check out the camp,” Munro said.

Her favourite part about being involved with Scouts is learning about the local environment, the local resources, survival skills, and working in teams.

The open house runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Camp Barnard, 3202 Young Lake Road.

To learn more about Scouts, or Camp Barnard, see www.victoriascouts.ca.

Just Posted

Single parent resource centre continues operations in partially-condemned building

Victoria’s 1Up Single Parent Resource Centre moves back into heritage home

Sunny skies in Monday’s forecast

Plus a look ahead at your week

Townhouses on the rise in popularity in Greater Victoria

A report finds 152 townhouse units in the construction pipeline and coming onto market in 2020.

Annual Oak Bay Collector Car Festival expects 15,000 spectators

July 28 show features a pair of super cars that won prestigious awards at the Detroit Autorama show

Rich the Vegan scoots across Canada for the animals

Rich Adams is riding his push scooter across Canada to bring awareness to the dog meat trade in Asia

Vancouver Island teens missing after vehicle found ablaze near Dease Lake, BC

RCMP say a body discovered nearby not one of the missing teens

A year later, ceremony commemorates victims of the Danforth shooting

It’s the one-year anniversary of when a man opened fire along the bustling street before shooting and killing himself

Japanese Canadians call on B.C. to go beyond mere apology for historic racism

The federal government apologized in 1988 for its racism against ‘enemy aliens’

B.C. VIEWS: NDP pushes ahead with Crown forest redistribution

This isn’t the time for a radical Indigenous rights agenda

Two dead in two-vehicle crash between Revelstoke and Golden

RCMP are investigating the cause of the crash

Ottawa fights planned class action against RCMP for bullying, intimidation

The current case is more general, applying to employees, including men, who worked for the RCMP

Alberta judge denies B.C.’s bid to block ‘Turn Off the Taps’ bill

He said the proper venue for the disagreement is Federal Court

Most Read