Southern Vancouver Island Area
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Above is a map of the eco-systems at Kingswood Camp.
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Kingswood Camp is north of Victoria on the Saanich Peninsula. It is ideal for many different outdoor activities for all ages. A wide variety of wild flowers bloom from mid-March until the end of June. Both indoor and tenting accommodations are available, enabling larger groups such as Districts to camp at one facility yet house all levels from Sparks to Rangers.
Those tenting must bring their own tents, sleeping bags and insulated sleeping pads. Patrol boxes are available.
Please be prepared to take home your garbage, recycling and compost. There are not facilities for disposal onsite.
Four sites offer a variety of camping experiences depending on the size and experience of the group.
Indoor: McKevitt Lodge
This indoor site can house 30 (youth + adults) and is wheel chair accessible. There is a large room with a fireplace separate room with 24 bunks (mattresses are provided) and a small room for Guiders. A covered porch faces the group activity area.
The lodge has a fully equipped kitchen with:
Refrigerator, stove, microwave
Dishes and cutlery
Pots and pans
Small appliances: coffeemaker, toaster, kettle
Sparks and Embers have priority in the Lodge:
February - June and September - October.
This indoor site will house 10 (youth + adults) but is not wheelchair accessible. Sleeping is on the floor and campers must bring sleeping bags and insulated padding as it is cold on the floor.
Heat is provided by baseboard heaters
Hot & cold running water and indoor plumbing (1 stall washroom)
Kitchen is fully equipped with utensils, pots & pans and dishes.. It has a double sink and extra basin to comply with 3 sink protocol.
There is a picnic area with a table outside
TV is available but no cable or internet. Cabling not provided.
Tenting: Freeman King
A camp site in a treed area for 30 campers (youth + adults). There is a shelter with picnic tables, covered cooking area and woodstove. The site has 4 outhouses.
Tenting: Bill Reith
A larger camp site in an open area for 30 campers (youth + adults). There is a shelter with picnic tables, covered cooking area and woodstove. The site has a 3 cubicle outhouse.
Limited parking is available at each site for Guiders. Parents are asked to park on Linnet Lane and walk campers into their site.
Royal Oak Shopping Centre (4 km south-west) has a gas station, a grocery store, a pharmacy and fast food.
Swimming (Beaver Lake), 1/2 hour walk south on trail from lower site or north on trail around Elk Lake - 10 km
Nature walk and picnic north on trail from lower site
- Bear Hill Regional Park
- Mount Work Regional Park
- Island View Beach
- Lochside Trail (walking or bicycling) - runs from Swartz Bay Ferry terminal to connect with the Galloping Goose Trail to downtown and also to Sooke
Saanich Historical Artifacts Museum (Heritage Acres)
Victoria Butterfly Gardens
British Columbia Aviation Museum - near airport
Saanich Commonwealth Pool, wave pool