What Is an ECO-BLAST Kids Camp?
Can you imagine a large group of kids singing “I am the Future”? Or dancing to “Up Your Watershed”? Or creating eco-art masterpieces? Or picking vegetables to make soup and salad for each other? That's the power of the ECO-BLAST Kids' Camp & Concert, co-hosted by the Fresh Outlook Foundation and the Okanagan Boys & Girls Clubs.
ECO-BLAST featured a four-day camp for children ages 5-12, followed by a concert. Campers learned to perform eco-logical songs by Voices of Nature, and connected with nature and each other through hip-hop dance, circus yoga, and eco-art. The children also learned how to be part of the solution rather than part of the problem by saving water and energy and reducing waste.
This multi-year camp was held in both Kelowna and Kamloops and events were full, with about 60 kids in each. The Artist Response Team was amazing and the art instructors were awesome.
Measurable ECO-BLAST Outcomes
Following a previous ECO-BLAST Kids' Camp & Concert, FOF conducted an online survey to determine the likelihood of participants changing their behaviors based on what their children learned at the camp.
An estimated 94.45% of families stated they are likely to adopt more sustainable behaviours as a result of what their child(ren) learned at ECO-BLAST.
ECO-BLAST Comments and Testimonials
My girls are still breaking out in song, "We, we are. We are the future and we are counting on you!"
My children enjoyed being at the camp. They looked forward to going every day and had lots to talk about when they got home. The boys and girls club staff were amazing!! My girls practiced every night for the big concert. I would love to thank you for the opportunity you gave my children. I know that without your support, I would have never been able to afford the camp. Thanks for being positive role models to my children.
Eco-Blast is a great way to involve children in taking care of their local community and beyond. Thank you.
My children have never been to any camp before this one. The second youngest didn't want to participate, and her sister thought we should pick her up earlier, but when she came home… She had fun! Thank you!!
You guys did great, we loved it. I think everyone will grow for next year, but on the whole fantastic job.
My children learned so much from Eco-Blast and can't wait for next year to attend! I'm so happy I was able to send my children on sponsorship. It’s something they have never tried before.
This camp was rated in the top three of the six camps the kids did this summer.
Great value for your dollar! Kids came home every day smiling and excited about what they learned. Best of all, they woke up excited to go back every day and are already making me promise they can go again next year. For sure!
Both my children showed a great interest in composting. They shared the info they learned and together we made a homemade compost.
My daughter left the Eco-Blast Kids' Camp with life-long friends and passion to promote green living. Thank you.
My son said the singing and dancing was fun, and my daughter said everything was fun!
My favorite part was the concert. It was so fun and it looked like all the parents had so much fun too!!!
I liked the concert, it was fun. My face paint was great.
I really enjoyed the games, singing, and dancing!
I liked the singers coming all the way from Vancouver to be with us, and teach us the songs.
I loved it because I got to go on a cool trip and eat the rainbow!
I had a lot of fun at Eco-Blast! When can we go again?