Cabela’s Canada Outdoor Fund has donated $10,000 in celebration of this summer’s 50th Anniversary of Easter Seals Camps. It’s the first donation their Outdoor Fund has made to an organization in British Columbia.
“Part of Cabela’s Canada Outdoor Fund is designed to provide camping and outdoor experiences to sick or disabled individuals, so partnering with Easter Seals Camps was the perfect fit for us,” says Megan Robertson, Retail Events Coordinator at Cabela’s. “We had a chance visit the camp in July and to see the smiles and excitement from the kids as they enjoyed camp life, was so heartfelt.”
Cabela’s commitment to providing and enhancing opportunities for everyone to enjoy the outdoors, means more children and youth with disabilities will be able to experience and enjoy Easter Seals Camp. These camps provide safe, fun activities in an environment where the focus is on abilities, not disabilites.
“Giving campers an opportunity to try activities like canoeing, wheelchair basketball, water polo or just having a simple water balloon war, we see their confidence, independence and interaction with their peers improve so much by the end of the week. Campers then bring these skills and confidence back home allowing them to have meaningful relationships and be active members of their communities.” says Charlene Krepiakevich, President & CEO, Easter Seals BC/Yukon. “We are so thankful for their generosity and their passion to join us in creating a future where all children with disabilities will benefit from Easter Seals camps.”
If you would like to be a part of the 50th Anniversary of Easter Seals Camps check out the Benefit Concert and Family Festival happening September 15 & 16th at Camp Winfield or make a donation at www.50yearsofcamp.ca.