Program: Easter Seals Camp Shawnigan
Vital Sign: Sports & Recreation
Total Grant: $5,300 (100% donor contributions)
This Community Grant to the British Columbia Lions Society for Children with Disabilities will assist youth to attend a one week sleep-over summer camp session for children six to 18 years of age who have a cognitive and/or physical disability. All activities are designed to build confidence, independence and peer-to-peer interaction in a recreational environment. Campers will participate in activities including: scaling a climbing wall, water sports, canoeing, wheelchair sports and leadership training. The six weeks of Easter Seals Camp Shawnigan provides unique opportunities for up to 300 children with disabilities to share ideas and learn team-building skills, and for alumni to return as community leaders.