When you buy a coffee from Tim Hortons on Wednesday, June 6, 2012 you be doing more than satisfying your coffee habit. This is the day when every penny from coffee sales is donated by restaurant owners to the Tim Horton Children’s Foundation. In 2011, Camp Day across Canada raised $9.9 million, giving more than 14,000 kids who could otherwise not afford it, an opportunity for the camping adventure of a lifetime.
Every year, Tim Hortons Restaurant Owner, Andrew Marriott, works closely with local organizations and schools to select children, between the ages of nine and twelve, to attend a 10-day summer camp session. In 2011, two young girls from Chestermere were able to attend the Tim Horton Children’s Ranch, in beautiful Kananaskis Country. The camp, which opened in 1991, is nestled on 150 acres and offers adventures in horseback riding, rock climbing and white water rafting as well as other traditional camp activities. The Foundation is committed to providing an enriched and memorable experience for campers, giving them confidence in their abilities, pride in their accomplishments, and a more positive view of the world and their place in it.
Jenna attended camp last year and recalls, “the overnight horseback riding trip was the best part of camp”. She added that this was her first experience at a camp and she thought it was incredible! Some of the things Jenna enjoyed at camp were archery, rock climbing, bunk beds, and the food.
Tim Horton’s camp was an experience that Jenna will never forget. She made friends there that she still remains in contact with and can recall how she felt by just closing her eyes. “We went white water rafting and it was super cold. When I jumped into the water my whole body tingled!”
Joseph and another boy his age have been selected to attend camp this summer. Joseph was so excited to learn that he was chosen to go to camp this summer and he is looking forward to the rock climbing, horseback riding and adventures that camp will hold. “I am excited to just be going to Kananaskis”, said Joseph.
On Camp Day, local media personalities, elected officials, and sports celebrities are invited to greet customers and pour coffee throughout the day. You never know who might be taking your order as you approach the drive thru!
Don’t miss this opportunity to send a child to camp with a simple coffee. It’ll provide you with a warm feeling for the good deed that accompanies that hot coffee.