Big City Mountaineers, a leading provider of wilderness experiences for under resourced youth, has announced Thermacell as its 2019 Corporate Partner of the Year. Headquartered outside of Boston, Thermacell manufactures the world’s most effective mosquito repellents and other insect control products. Over the past four years, Thermacell has been instrumental in the establishment of BCM’s New England Program, which launched in 2016.

“It has been amazing to work with Thermacell over the years and get to know the staff and leadership of the company,” said BCM’s Executive Director, Bryan Martin. “They are supporting Big City Mountaineers in every way a corporate partner can, including employee involvement in BCM adventures, gifts of product, raising awareness of what we do, and leadership-level philanthropy.  We are sincerely grateful for their support.”

In 2019, Thermacell employees served as volunteer leaders on BCM’s New England camps and hikes and organized a company-wide fundraiser. The fundraiser, which raised over $26,000, brought Thermacell’s donations to BCM over the past three years to $77,000.  In addition, Thermacell donated mosquito repellers and refills to BCM’s Boundary Waters Basecamp and added a “Donate to BCM” button on their website to encourage customer donations at checkout.

“We believe early exposure to the great outdoors can be truly transformational. We are proud to support BCM in their mission to provide these experiences to youth across America,” said Steve Hill, Thermacell’s President and CEO.

About Big City Mountaineers: Big City Mountaineers’ mission is to instill critical life skills in under-resourced youth through transformative wilderness mentoring experiences. Since 1989, BCM has built an experiential education curriculum that ensures a net positive impact on the lives of the student participants. BCM programming helps under-served youth overcome challenges they may be experiencing back home and supports a deeper connection to the outdoors through experiential learning. The program focuses on character development and the inspirational power of the outdoors.  Over the past 30 years, BCM has served over 10,000 kids, conducted nearly 1,000 expeditions, organized over 5,000 volunteers, led over 120 overnight camps, and provided nearly 47,000 nights under the stars for kids that would not have had the opportunity without BCM. Currently, BCM operates in Boston, Denver, Miami, Minneapolis, Portland, Oakland, and Seattle.

About Thermacell: Thermacell Repellents, Inc. (TRI) is a privately held company with a mission to liberate people who love the outdoors from the harmful effects of insects.  TRI products include the world’s most effective and fastest growing mosquito repellents. Founded in 1999 and based outside of Boston in Bedford Massachusetts, TRI uses proprietary technology to diffuse a highly effective insect repellent based on a material found in Chrysanthemums.  In just a few minutes, this unique technology creates a 15+ foot zone of protection from mosquitoes and other flying insects.  Users around the world rate Thermacell Repellents dramatically higher than any other mosquito repellent because its technology works so well without requiring direct skin application.

TRI core values:

  • Can Do Spirit – it’s NEVER ‘someone else’s job’
  • Absolute Integrity – the high road is the only road
  • Thrilling our Consumers – they are the wellspring of our success and they must be delighted with Thermacell every time they use one
  • Learn – Grow – Adapt (continuous cycle)
  • Work Hard, Play Hard, Stay Humble – earn it every day