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On June 5th, Tim Hortons’ Camp Day is once again setting its sights on helping youth all around the country. A yearly initiative that donates 100% of all coffee sales towards assisting young people from low-income families, Camp Day plans to continue its streak of investing in local youth by sending those from disadvantaged circumstances to one of seven Foundation Camps across North America, where they will learn skills like leadership, resilience, and responsibility. The initiative raised $13.1 million last year!

Every Camp Day donation counts. Whether you buy a coffee on June 5 at your local Tim Hortons or make an online donation, you’re helping to change a kid’s life for the better.

How it works

For one day every year, Tim Hortons Restaurant Owners donate all their coffee sales to the Tim Hortons Foundation Camps, to help send local youth to one of seven Camps across North America. For the fourth time, guests have the opportunity to donate $2 and receive a Camp Day bracelet available in four vibrant colours: red, blue, green and orange. You can also round up your order, with the balance of the dollar going towards the Tim Hortons Foundation Camps.

The need

One in five youth grow up in poverty, and when faced with disadvantaged circumstances, the chances greatly increase that the cycle is repeated. Their ability to develop necessary skills to become successful adults decreases, as they face additional obstacles when it comes to academic performance, relationship building and physical and emotional well-being. It doesn’t stop there -these young people are more likely to experience a wide variety of illnesses, hospital stays, accidents, mental health problems, lower school achievement and early drop-out, family violence and child abuse.

The camps

At absolutely no cost to kids or their families, youth can attend a Tim Hortons Foundation Camp where they are supported to learn essential life skills needed to thrive in post-secondary school, work, and within their communities. There are two camp development programs (Summer and School) running year round at each of these seven locations across North America:

  • Parry Sound, Ontario (opened in 1975)
  • Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia (opened in 1988)
  • Kananaskis, Alberta (opened in 1991)
  • Quyon, Quebec (opened in 1994)
  • Campbellsville, Kentucky (opened in 2001)
  • St. George, Ontario (opened in 2002)
  • Seven Sisters Falls, Manitoba (opened in 2015)

How to join the Camp Day conversation