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General Information
Camp Barnard
101 ha (250 acres)
3202 Young Lake Rd, Sooke, BC (Map may be inaccurate)
Sooke, British Columbia
92B/5: Sooke
Scouts Canada, Cascadia Council, Greater Victoria Area
Ron Planden
+1 250 592 5747

The natural surroundings encompass a range of ecosystems. At lower elevations are aquatic ecosystems including salmon-bearing stream, and mixed cedar and Douglas fir forests. At higher elevations, there is Lodgepole pine with Manzanita undergrowth. On the rocky summit of Mount Bluff, there is a great view of Washington State's Olympic Peninsula.

The lake features a swimming area, boat house with canoe rentals, lakeside camping, and an around-the-lake trail.

There are four cabin circles each consisting of six cabins with eight bunks each, a fire circle, restrooms, and a dining facility with fully-equipped kitchen including commercial propane stove and walk-in cooler.

The Totem and McPherson Lodges, which are rented together, provide accommodation for 50 with a fully-equipped kitchen, dining hall, activity room, and sleeping lofts. There are numerous tenting areas with picnic shelters and pit toilets.

The camp property was donated to Scouts Canada in 1944 by Senator George Barnard, who served as mayor of Victoria.

On-site lake
Lake Trail, Mount Bluff Trail, Juan de Fuca Trail
Tenting sites: Yes
Adirondack shelters: Yes
Villages: Yes
Cabins: Yes
Drinking water: Yes
Emergency phone: Yes
Mobile phone coverage: Yes
Electric vehicle charging: Unknown
Picnic tables: Yes
Cooking shelters: Yes
Appliances in cabins: No
On-site store: No
Shopping nearby: Yes
Showers: Yes
Indoor washrooms: Yes
Wheelchair washroom: Yes
Hiking trails: Yes
Formal campfire circle: Yes
Chapel: Yes
Compass course: Yes
Obstacle course: No
Pioneering supplies: Yes
Archery: Yes
Riflery: No
Sledding: No
Snowshoes available: No
Skis available: No
Low ropes course: No
High ropes course: No
Bouldering: Unknown
Rock climbing: No
Rappelling: No
Mountain bike trail: No
Mountain bikes available: No
Skating rink: No
Volleyball: No
Sports field: Yes
Fishing: Yes
Snorkeling equipment: No
Sailboats available: No
Lake frontage: Yes
Canoeable water: Yes
Canoes available: Yes
Kayaks available: Yes
Section summer camp program: No

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