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Camp Events Join us for TL, IB, and RSG Video Calls This Weekend! March 28th and 29th

We’ve set up some Zoom calls after hearing requests for them from conversations during this time.   These calls are set up by age groups – First and Big Lodges together (9-12-year-olds) and Senior Lodge (13-14).   We’ll leave it up to you to decide which you join ie, if an older 12-year-old camper has most of […]

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Barn Day Camp Simple Tasks, Major Impacts

During the last week of camp at the BDC this summer, a small but mighty group of campers and their counselors piled into van for an adventure to the Timberlake barns and gardens area. Our mission: to seek out the “bad plant” and remove it so the good plants could have a healthy home. This […]

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Timberlake Camp Magic for Real, Y’all

I spent much of my time this summer walking the grounds of Timberlake. I saw my staff teaching our campers how to keep their cabins clean (never as clean as I like!), I took in the faces of the campers as they went about the day, and I watched the inflatable swans floating on the […]

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Timberlake Reflections on “Aging Up”

When I was a Timberlake camper, I had no plans to leave, ever. Between feeding the pigs, canoeing, camping on Paradise Island, logging expeditions, and all-camp games, TL kept me busy and was so much fun! I had my friends, I knew and loved the routines and rituals of Timberlake, so why should I ever […]

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Timberlake “Why Doesn’t My Child Write Their Camp Friends After The Summer?”

A Timberlake mother once confessed to be confused after camp.  Her son had “an amazing time” at camp and she witnessed clear indicators of this awesomeness when picking him up on the last day.  “I made lifelong friends at my camp, but my son doesn’t seem to have made any close friends at Timberlake,” she […]

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Timberlake Final Four Days of Timberlake Summer Camp 2019

I’ve been saying all summer to staff and campers that greatness awaits. During the final four, it finally arrives. Epic Camp magic for real, y’all.

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Timberlake Leaving a TL Legacy

I spend much of my time walking the grounds of Timberlake. I walk around to see my staff teaching our campers how clean (or not as clean as I’d like!) the cabins are, the faces of the campers as they go about the day, and the inflatable swans on the waterfront. I’ve been able to […]

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Timberlake Second Session Camp Magic

Timberlake camp magic is real, and it ebbs and flows over the course of the summer. During the August session, camp magic is a little fuller, a little more robust, and a little bit more awesome. New staff are no longer new, having figured out what the beauty in the chaos that is summer camp. […]

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Barn Day Camp Play

Play. It seems so simple and yet it is a disappearing feature of childhood, teen, and adult life.  According to many sources, play is important for healthy brain development.  Through play, children interact with their world and develop their imagination, creativity, and emotional strength.  Physical play also gives youngsters an opportunity to develop dexterity and […]