Tim Hortons Foundation launches Tims eCamp
Tims Foundation to launch digital camp community as physical camps postponed due to COVID-19
TORONTO – Tim Hortons Foundation Camps announced on April 27 the launch of Tims eCamp, which is set for July 2020. The eCamp will serve as an alternative to the Foundation’s physical camp experience which must be postponed until at least Fall 2020 due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
The Tims Foundation will leverage existing program curriculum, from their year-round School and Summer Programs, and reformat it for digital delivery.
“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, Tim Hortons Foundation Camps, in a prepared statement. “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.”
According to a statement, Tims eCamp will introduce eCabins lead by facilitators that will guide group instruction and help campers cultivate positive connections with peers from their community. Campers who were registered for the physical camp will be eligible to participate in Tims eCamp. Additional details and registration information will be shared in the coming weeks.
Tims Foundation will also be working with the federal government to explore ways in which the expanded Canada Summer Jobs Program can support seasonal student eCabin counsellor roles.