Eat.Go.Grow! Kids Summer Camp
Eat.Go.Grow! is a project funded by the federal government “New Horizons for Seniors” program that promotes volunteerism among seniors.
To bring together Elders and youth to a place where they can cook, eat, exercise, laugh and learn together to create a more vibrant local community. Eat.Go.Grow! is a project funded by the federal government “New Horizons for Seniors” program that promotes volunteerism among seniors and other generations while engaging them in the community through the mentoring of others.
Who We Are
A not-for-profit group of volunteers that strive to bring Elders and youth from the local community together in a summer camp format. Elders will participate in passing along their accumulated wisdom to the youth members of the program.
What We Do
We offer a one-week summer camp for youth aged 8 to 12 from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Monday to Friday during the month of July at Kinsmen Lodge, which is a seniors’ care home across the street from Surrey Memorial Hospital. We believe that by learning the basics of cooking, children will learn for the future not to rely on pre-packaged, convenient, processed food items that are less nutritious than meals made at home. We also believe that emphasizing play time and being physically active is important for their overall health. Acquired early, we hope that these new skills will lead to a healthier, more active lifestyle as the children become adolescents and adults. And most importantly, we hope that the children will learn that eating in a healthy and balanced way is delicious and being physically active is fun!