Rotarians learn about Tim Horton’s Camp Day

10 years ago

By Tammie Mulvey
Houlton Rotary Club
    HOULTON — Dave Rowe, assistant pastor at the Houlton Wesleyan Church, was a recent guest speaker at the Houlton Rotary Club. Rowe spoke to Rotarians about the Tim Horton’s Camp Day program.
    There are six camps throughout Canada and the United States, with camping year around.

    The Tim Horton Children’s Foundation was established in 1974 by Ron Joyce, co-founder of the Tim Horton’s chain, to honor Tim Horton’s love for children and his desire to help those less fortunate. The Foundation is a non-profit, charitable organization committed to providing a fun-filled camp environment for children from economically disadvantaged homes.
Contributed photo/Michael Clark
BU-CLR-Rotary Tim Horton-dcx-pt-15GUEST SPEAKER — Dave Rowe, middle, was a recent guest speaker at the Houlton Rotary Club. Rowe spoke about Tim Horton’s Camp Day program. With Rowe are Lori Weston, Rotary president and Rotarian Steve Bither

    Rowe said research shows that children growing up in an economically disadvantaged home are at an increased risk of a wide range of negative outcomes that can impact a person’s physical, emotional, and mental health.
    For these children, access to the types of opportunities that develop lifelong skills that help them grow into positive, contributing members of their communities are often lacking.  
    A Foundation camp experience exposes economically disadvantaged children to new growth opportunities and challenges with the goal being each participant leaving camp a more caring, responsible and motivated person.
    On Wednesday, June 4, 100 percent of the proceeds from the sales of coffee at Tim Hortons goes to the Camp Day program.