Tim Hortons readies digital camp initiative
The Tim Hortons Foundation has announced a new initiative called “Tims eCamp,” a digital program that will take the place of the organization’s physical summer camp program during the COVID-19 pandemic. Beginning in July, youth from disadvantaged circumstances will be invited to participate in online experiences that focus on emotional and developmental support. These activities will be lead by trained personnel who will also work to help campers form connections with peers from their community.
“For the past 45 summers, we have proudly served youth from Tim Hortons communities with life-changing camp experiences,” said Dave Newnham, president and executive director of Tim Hortons Foundation Camps. “This pandemic has made it increasingly challenging to safely plan and prepare for our in-person, overnight camp programs this summer. Until Fall 2020 at the earliest, we will be suspending all in-person programs and refocusing our efforts on this new, interactive, digital approach.”