When campers arrive to our virtual and in person camps, one of the top questions asked is, “When are the farmers coming?” For the past six years, BC Egg has been a valuable partner to Easter Seals, contributing over $60,000, visiting our summer camps in person and virtually to ‘egg-ucate’ campers on healthy and wholesome eating; showing where their food comes from and what a day in the life of a farmer is like. BC Egg told us that coming to camp is a farmer favorite too, which we were pretty ‘egg-cited’ to hear.
Their funding allows us to run programs at Camp and the educational component to their visits is welcomed by our Campers and their families. “Educational elements at Camp are an important part of our participants growth,” says Dale Kilgour, Director, Camp and Recreation Programs. “It provides a unique opportunity for them to learn in a fun and interactive way – the staff and family members love participating as well.”
Being a non-profit organization that manages the province’s egg farming industry, BC Egg works with over 140 family owned and operated egg farms that produce over 87 million dozen eggs every year for British Columbians. Being community-minded they support numerous charities and Easter Seals is grateful to be among them.
“Our farmers are proud of producing healthy food for all British Columbians; however, we have a special place in our hearts for our Easter Seals partners,” says Katie Lowe, Executive Director of BC Egg. “Ensuring campers can start their day with a nutritious breakfast is very important. In addition, Easter Seals was the first group to test drive our virtual barn tours during the pandemic. Today, we continue to offer virtual campers these tours while farmers visit the regular camps in-person. Interacting with Easter Seals campers is the highlight of the year for our farmers and several ask to do the virtual tours or visit the camps well before the busy summer season starts.”
To learn more on how your organization can support Easter Seals, please contact Michelle Boileau at firstname.lastname@example.org.