Free breakfast for campers at YMCA Camp Tiki
YMCA Northumberland is able to offer its Rise and Shine Breakfast program again this summer, thanks to the Cobourg Police Services for sponsoring the Cobourg camps and CRH Ogden Point Quarry for sponsoring the Colborne camps.
The YMCA Rise and Shine Breakfast program ensures every child who attends YMCA Camp Tiki will have a nutritious meal to start their day. Children need a healthy breakfast so they can actively participate and engage in physical and creative activities throughout the day. This year, YMCA Camp Tiki will be operating daily and weekly camps at the Cobourg and Colborne locations for children ages four to 12 years.
“With the excellent outcome of the Cobourg Police Service involvement with the elementary schools breakfast program during the regular school year, the Service welcomes the opportunity to support the YMCA summer camp breakfast club program,” says Cobourg Chief of Police Kai Liu. “Our police officers are looking forward to engaging with the young campers this summer.”
“CRH Ogden Point Quarry is pleased to make the Camp Tiki Rise and Shine Breakfast Program possible in the Colborne community,” says Sefton Grell, Quarry Superintendent, CRH Canada Group Inc., Ogden Point Quarry. “We have a long-standing commitment to help improve the communities where we work and live. We know giving kids a healthy start will help them make the most of each day, and reach their full potential.”
Unfortunately, one in four children start their day without breakfast, and in most cases it is because parents and children claim to have no time in the morning. At Camp Tiki, nutrition is a priority, including a healthy breakfast for everyone. By providing breakfast to campers, the YMCA uses it as an opportunity to educate children on the importance of eating in the morning, while also easing the minds of parents.
Thank you to Cobourg Police Services and CRH Canada Ogden Point Quarry for sponsoring this program.