Fundraising Events

Wreath Workshop Camp Barnard Wreath Workshop

Take a break from the pre-Christmas frenzy at the annual Wreath Workshop.  Make a beautiful, natural wreath with materials from Camp Barnard.  No experience is necessary -- all materials provided.  Enjoy hot apple cider and light refreshments.  Invite your friends! This event is open to everyone.
Admission is by donation with all proceeds devoted to the nature interpretation project at Camp Barnard.
Let us know you plan to attend!  Send a message to wreathworkshop(at) with the number of people in your party.
Location: Scout House, 505 Marigold Date: December 1, 2018


11:00am - 2:oopm

Contact: Alan Clark E:wreathworkshop(at)

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Christmas Tree Sales


Plans are in place to once again fill the garden lot at View Royal Can Tire with beautiful Cowichan Valley trees!  PLEASE take a shift-our customers love to see the kids assisting too.  A great way to support Camp Barnard and log some service time too!

The funds raised will be used directly to support operations and development at Scouts Canada owned Camp Barnard in Sooke. This 251 acre camp is used by Scouting and other youth groups.


Canadian Tire View Royal Garden Centre
1519 Admirals Road (at Craigflower)
View Royal, BC, V9A 2P8

Hours of Operation

Monday to Friday 4:00pm-8:00pm

Saturday and Sunday 9:00am to 5:00pm

Contact: Grace Seabrook      


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Volunteers are needed to sell trees. Select from the schedule below and email to confirm your times.

Day Date Time Who                                              
Friday November 30 4:00pm - 8:00pm  Camp Committee-Gary & Ken
Saturday December 1 9:00am - 1:00pm  
Saturday December 1 1:00pm - 5:00pm  
Sunday December 2 9:00am - 1:00pm  
Sunday December 2 1:00pm - 5:00pm  
Monday December 3 4:00pm - 8:00pm  
Tuesday December 4 4:00pm - 8:00pm  
Wednesday December 5 4:00pm - 8:00pm  5th JDF Scouts-Steve
Thursday December 6 4:00pm - 8:00pm  
Friday December 7 4:00pm - 8:00pm  14th Juan de Fuca Group
Saturday December 8 9:00am - 1:00pm  14th Juan de Fuca Group
Saturday December 8 1:00pm - 5:00pm  
Sunday December 9 9:00am - 1:00pm 10th Juan de Fuca-Tina & Alex 
Sunday December 9 1:00pm - 5:00pm  
Monday December 10 4:00pm - 8:00pm  
Tuesday December 11 4:00pm - 8:00pm  
Wednesday December 12 4:00pm - 8:00pm  10th JDF Scouts-Jeff
Thursday December 13 4:00pm - 8:00pm  
Friday December 14 4:00pm - 8:00pm  
Saturday December 15 9:00am - 1:00pm  
Saturday December 15 1:00pm - 5:00pm   
Sunday December 16 9:00am - 1:00pm  
Sunday December 16 1:00pm - 5:00pm   
Monday December 17 4:00pm - 8:00pm  
Tuesday December 18 4:00pm - 8:00pm  
Wednesday December 19 4:00pm - 8:00pm  5th JDF Scouts-Steve
Thursday December 20 4:00pm - 8:00pm  
Friday December 21 4:00pm - 8:00pm  
Saturday December 22 9:00am - 1:00pm  


Polar Bear Swim 

Camp Barnard Polar Bear Swim

Yes, it is time... to start training for the POLAR BEAR SWIM! What better way to show your love and support of Camp Barnard?
The funds raised from this event will go towards repairs, maintenance, and on-going development at camp. Don’t think about how cold the water of the lake might be on New Years Day; think about the heated washroom building next to Mor, hot showers at Keego bathroom, the nice new porch at McPherson Lodge! These are the kinds of camp improvemments your fundraising supports! 
Ways to particpate in the Polar Bear Swim;
  • Sponsor someone to take the plunge on January 1st.
  • Sponsor someone to not swim… total pledges in the “don’t have to swim column” allows the participant to avoid a refreshing dip in the lake if they want to… but why would they want to do that?
  • Challenge others to take part… who can raise the most money to support Camp Barnard?
  • Can’t swim? Bring your canoe or kayak out.
  • Out of town on January 1st? why not make a direct donation to Camp Barnard or sponsor someone else to swim? Or take the plunge wherever you are!

Willy has agreed to host a swim at Camp Barnard again this year, and will reserve the right to postpone the swim if conditions dictate. Please let Willy know if you will be swimming at camp  Everyone taking part at camp is responsible for their own first aid. We'll get a bonfire going and heat up the hot chocolate. 

The badge for this event is a beauty and each year that you participate, you will get an additional year bar. 
See you on January 1, 2018!
Location: Camp Barnard Date: January 1   Time: 2:00pm
Contact: Grace Seabrook

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Pledge Form


Barnard Club Breakfast

 Topic: TBA

Location: TBD Date: TBD
Time: 7:00am to 8:30am

Contact: Chuck Salmon 

Registrar: Ken Silvester

Chair E: barnardbreakfast(at)

Registrar E: barnardbreakfast(at)

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Apple Day

Stay tuned for information on the 2019 Apple Day.
Location: Various Date: TBD Time: 9am - 4pm
Contact: Grace Seabrook  E: appleday(at)

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Poster TBD