Explorers are our youngest campers, those who will finish either Grades 1 or 2 in June 2017. Explorers enjoy a fun-filled, four-night camp and participate in activities targeted for children of their age. For many Explorers, this will be their first time away from home so we take extra care to ensure that their time at Camp Thunderbird is safe, comfortable and most importantly — fun.  Explorers spend all four nights in heated cabins with indoor washrooms and showers. Our Explorer counsellors are specifically chosen for their compassion and empathy, as well as their unique abilities and keen interest for working with young children.

For campers finished grades 1-2

• 2 counselors
• 8 campers
• 5 days
• Heated cabins with ensuite bathroom and shower
Explorers are Base Campers, and spend all 4 nights in their cabins. (No out-trips.)
• Swimming, canoeing, creative programming, archery, orienteering, hiking and teambuilding
• Music and campfires


Information in this booklet is updated every year, and all of the information is vital for your camper(s) to have a successful experience. Please read carefully even if you have been to camp before! Life at camp is different from the routines and patterns of home. Taking the time to talk with your camper(s) about their upcoming experience is an important step in preparing. Setting a positive tone and clarifying expectations can really help your child make the adjustment. In doing this, your child will take the most out of their Camp Thunderbird opportunity.

5 Day Base Camp Family Information Package


Program Days Fee (GST not included) Dates
Explorers Base Camp 5 $530 July 17-21, July 24-28, Aug 7-11


Bus space for overnight campers is limited and fills up fast! Pick up/Drop off is available from the Downtown Y or Westhills Y. Campers may also be driven to/from camp by car.  Please arrive early or on-time and be prepared to sign in and out your camper by showing photo identification.

Transportation Location Drop Off Pick Up
By Car at Camp Thunderbird 5040 Glinz Lake Rd. Sooke, B.C. 9:00 AM 2:30 PM
By Bus Downtown Y 851 Broughton St. Victoria, B.C. 7:50 AM 5:10 PM
By Bus Westhills Y 1319 Westhills Dr. Langford, B.C. 8:30 AM 4:30 PM


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