Tims Camps recognizes that our work takes place on traditional Indigenous lands across North America. We are all treaty people. Many of us have come here as settlers, immigrants, newcomers in this generation or generations past. We are mindful of broken covenants and we strive to make this right, with the land and with each other. As settlers, this recognition must be connected to our collective commitment; to not only acknowledge historical implications of violence and intergenerational trauma that residential schools, broken treaties and tools has had on the cultural traditions, identities and the lives of indigenous peoples.
We would also like to acknowledge those of us who came here involuntarily, particularly as a result of the Trans-Atlantic Slave trade. And so, we honor and pay tribute to the ancestors of African Origin and Decent whom also continue to live the impacts of colonization in solidarity with Indigenous peoples.
At Tims Camps we recognize that it is our duty to know, care and support our campers. We believe to do this we must actively acknowledge the diverse backgrounds and experiences of all individuals that participate in camp. This means learning, validating and fighting for Black, Indigenous and campers of color as well as all individuals that identify within the 2SLGBTQIA+ community. We know we will get it wrong sometimes and we know we are still learning. Help us use the power of camp and community to ensure the safety of everyone involved in Tim’s Camps.