Dear Timanous Family,
As the calendar turns to spring, preparations for Summer 2022 have kicked into high gear. Families are filling out health forms, campers are getting excited about reuniting with old friends as well as meeting new ones, and another capable and veteran staff is coming together. It will no doubt be another fun and rewarding summer for everyone involved! And, it is a critical part of our mission to ensure that all deserving boys, regardless of socioeconomic status, have access to this formative experience.
Including our campership commitments for 2022, over our three summers as a nonprofit we have helped nearly 40 families send their children to Timanous. The vast majority of these campers have returned to Panther Pond for multiple years: over 90% of campership recipients in 2021 are coming back this summer and more of this group are enrolling in the full seven-week session each year.
We are committed to the positive growth and development of these boys throughout their Timanous careers, as well as broadening our connections to new families. We are heartened to know that among this group are many future Crows, leaders in different aspects of camp life, and counselors that will skillfully mentor the succeeding generation of campers.
We also know that your collective support will play the single largest role in making this vision a reality. As is the norm for us at this time of year, we invite you to join us in growing our program by giving to our campership funds:
This letter serves as our only direct appeal for Summer 2022. Please consider a gift to camperships this year.
For all these things, we give thanks,
We're growing our team!
Timanous is hiring for a part-time, year-round Marketing and Development Assistant to help provide strategic and operational leadership related to the development, fundraising and marketing initiatives. Please see the PDF below for the full job description.
We are also looking for a Cook for the summer at our beautiful Camp in Raymond. The right candidate will be working with and under the guidance of our long serving Food Services Director, Bob Simmons, to provide safe and smooth operation of the kitchen. For more information about Bob, please see our Leadership page. Please see the PDF below for the full job description.
If you are interested in applying or know of anyone who may be interested, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and/or share this information!
Timanous welcomes Heidi Krieger as our Office Manager and Family Liaison
We are pleased to announce Heidi's hiring. In addition to working throughout the offseason to help keep the Timanous ship sailing smoothly, Heidi will work closely with our summer staff in the office while at camp.
Heidi has been working with or on behalf of children and youth of all ages for most of her career. One of her greatest joys and privileges was serving as the Director/ED of Camp To Belong Maine for over 12 years. Camp To Belong reunites siblings separated by foster care for a week at summer camp. This week provides these brothers and sisters with the chance to be kids and form memories that will last a lifetime.
She comes to us after 6 years in the Brunswick School Department working in special education, primarily with students needing support due to behavior challenges. She is excited to make this shift back to youth camping and is thrilled to become part of the Timanous team. In her time off, she enjoys spending time with family, friends and her cat, Georgie as well as working on various creative projects.
Dear Timanous Family,
We are pleased to share two reports with you.
The first is our 2021 Annual Report. It illustrates our successful recovery from the pandemic-related closure in 2020 as well as the completion of the Second Century Campaign under the banner of Rise, Camp Timanous. We are truly thankful for the broad and generous support of our extended family, and the strong financial position we find ourselves in. We hope you will take some time to read and enjoy this recognition of our vibrancy and tremendous good fortune.
As powerful as our 2021 Annual Report is, it only tells part of our strength and forward momentum. We are equally energized about the exciting future we have charted with our first strategic plan, entitled Tradition and Stewardship, 2022-2026. In true Timanous spirit, this plan is the result of a community effort that garnered input and feedback from alumni, current parents and camp staff, as well as board and director participation. Major goals of the plan include investing in the quality and continuity of our staff, diversifying our community, investing in our infrastructure, and ensuring respectful stewardship of our cherished camp. You can review the plan in more detail at timanous.org/plan. Thank you to those who took the time to contribute to focus group meetings, providing valuable insights to the planning process.
We look forward to celebrating all of these positive developments with you at our 105th Anniversary Reunion this August 12th-14th. You can register beginning on March 1st at timanous.org/105; we do hope you will join us!
Thanks to everyone who contributed to this year's Timanews. We hope it brings back great memories of camp and reconnects you to your Timanous family. Content includes:
If you haven't already, you should be receiving your hard-copy version soon. You can also read it online here.
View photos in the Campanion App or in your CampMinder account!
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