It is with great pleasure that we announce the addition of two new Trustees to the Board. Please welcome Jeanette Michael and Bruce Wimberly, both of whom have a long history with Timanous, as you will see below.
Jeanette and Bruce bring important perspectives to the work and deliberations of the Board. Adding their voices and skills reflects camp’s commitment to inclusive and well-grounded governance.
Welcome, Jeanette and Bruce!
Jeanette is a long-time Operations Manager at New York Blood Center, a community-based nonprofit blood bank. Her connection to Timanous stretches back to 2010 when her sons, Javin and Jaear, started as young campers. Fast forward eleven years and Javin is now a veteran counselor! She lives in Yonkers, New York and enjoys being a mom most of all, but because her sons are now young adults, she has resolved to dedicate her time to helping others, especially children. She is an active member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., a service based organization. She also volunteers in her local neighborhood and is most proud to help with "The Little Library" which sits on a corner and houses free books for anyone in the neighborhood to take.
Bruce was a camper and counselor at Timanous, starting as a Hawk in 1976 and staying on as a counselor through 1986. He currently oversees equity strategy at Eaton Vance WaterOak Advisors, a financial advisory firm. He holds a Masters in Business and Education and assisted in the development of an urban elementary charter school. Bruce enjoys coaching youth sports, running, and golfing. He lives on the South Shore of Massachusetts with his wife and three children.
View a list of all members of the Board of Trustees here.
Thanks to everyone who contributed to this year's special edition of the Timanews. We hope it brings back great memories of camp and connects you to your Timanous family in a year when we need it most. Content includes:
You should be receiving your hard-copy version soon. Or, you can read it right now online:
Dear Timanous Family,
It’s been a beautiful fall here in Maine, filled with planning and anticipation as we’re hard at work to safely open camp for Summer 2021. Many more campers than normal have already registered early; it’s clear that everyone is excited to come back to Timanous!
I hope that the Timanews serves as a welcome signpost of annual traditions, and brings back memories of your summers at camp. In this unique year, we're inviting you to share something a bit different:
Responses are due by November 13th. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with either (or both!) of the above entries.
1. Your personal update:
All of your updates and photos will no doubt exemplify the important ties we all have to the Timanous community, when connections are needed more than ever.
We’d also love to hear about something you learned at camp that helped you this year, or how you have shown or felt the Timanous spirit in your everyday life.
2. A message for our campers:
When campers arrive next summer, it will have been two years since they were at camp. To help bridge the gap, help us provide them a meaningful connection in the offseason by sharing one thing -- a word, phrase, or short sentence -- that shows how Timanous is important to you.
We will share these messages with them in the upcoming Timanews. Your words will be sure to lift their spirits as they look ahead to their time on Panther Pond.
We're looking forward to hearing from you. Thank you for supporting our campers!
Sharing in the Timanous Spirit from home...
June 25th was scheduled to be Opening Day at Timanous this year. Even though we couldn't be together in person at camp, it was incredibly heartwarming to see all of the t-shirt day submissions that poured in from alumni around the world who put on their gear - from all eras - in celebration of their Timanous family.
We had a blast connecting with campers this summer through lots of virtual activities and content, but it was all of you who made their 2020 Opening Day special. Thanks for your enduring Timanous Spirit!
Our 2020 summer is in the books! While none of us could have imagined not being together in person at the start of the year, we are thrilled that we were able to provide a connection to camp and between each other in this very different summer. Almost every day throughout July we offered some kind of activity, with a mix of familiar Timanous traditions and creative new ways to get together:
A Positive Impact
We knew that we couldn't recreate the traditional Timanous experience, but we hoped to bring some of our camp's magic to our campers at home.
As the mother of a new camper said: "Thank you so much for all you are doing to extend Timanous into our lives this summer. They have been a bright spot for our son and a great way for him to get to know camp. I can tell he already feels like a part of it all." An even greater testament came from the new camper himself: "I was gonna go for a half session, now I think I'm gonna go full session next year. Definitely."
We can't wait to see all the campers, new and returning, back at Timanous in 2021!