(ORILLIA, ON) – The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has teamed up with Tim Hortons to provide an opportunity for young people to go to camp this weekend.
Eighty youths will come together from across the province at the Tim Horton Memorial Camp in Parry Sound for three days. The young people chosen to attend are between the ages of ten to fourteen and would not otherwise have had a chance to experience camping.
The partnership between the OPP, the OPP Youth Foundation, and the Tim Hortons Youth Foundation is aimed at positive youth development and relationship building between police and youths.
Each camper attending is fully sponsored by the OPP and Tim Hortons and their camp experience will include transportation, meals and equipment. Eleven OPP members will be volunteering as mentors along with qualified Tim Horton Youth Foundation counsellors.
The OPP supports all efforts to support community safety and hopes to continue to offer opportunities to assist young people.
This program is one of a number of opportunities offered by the OPP Youth Foundation that promotes supportive relationships with young people in OPP-policed communities.
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Contact: Insp. Robyn MacEachern,
Manager, OPP Community Safety Services
Phone: (705) 794-7066