Who We Are

A Camping Family

Spencer Boyd went to camp at eight years old. There was a polio epidemic in Atlanta so his four week session stretched into nine weeks of riding, hiking, swimming, and camping his way through the NC Mountains. When he finally returned home to begin the school year, Spencer stepped out of the car, looked his father in the eye, and said that when he grew up he would be a camp director. In 1954, between his Junior and Senior years at the University of Georgia, he made good his promise and started his first camp with 20 campers. In 1962, shortly after his return from the Air Force, Spencer met and married Dorothy Coe. As parents of six sons themselves, Spencer and Dot have spent a lifetime together providing summers of fun and growth for camp age youngsters.

Our family’s camping tradition is now continued with Adam and Ann, and Bobby and Barbara Boyd each taking over responsibilities as Directors. With our third generation now enjoying their camper years and counselor years we invite your family to join ours for a summer of fun and growth high up in the mountains of North Carolina.

Adam and Ann, Timberlake Executive Directors

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Like Spencer and Dot, Adam and Anne also met while on summer staff at Merri-Mac. After graduating from Wofford College, and later earning a M.Div. from Reformed Theological Seminary, Adam returned to camp where he served for ten years as the Timberlake Director. In the fall of 2001 Adam began directing Merri-Mac also. Ann holds a B.A. from Converse College and shares Adam’s role as Camp Director. Their two boys, Joe and Hank, are Timberlake campers, and their daughter, Mary Page, is a counselor at Merri-Mac. Together they are committed to sharing summers of fun and growth with camp age children.

Bobby and Barbara

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It is obvious when you walk onto camp property that someone has been working hard to make it beautiful. Well that “someone” is Bobby Boyd! Like all of the Boyd sons, Bobby grew up in the camping business, and was able to rig a camp tarp before he could turn the knob on a television set. Bobby attended West Georgia College and he currently oversees the maintenance department for both camps. His wife, Barbara, is a graduate of Mars Hill College.

John and Catherine Menendez, Timberlake Directors


Camp Timberlake has been a huge part of John’s life since 2000. During his summers as a camper counselor, and program director, camp became a second home and he is thrilled to be returning to Timberlake as Director. John grew up in Atlanta, Georgia and graduated from Vanderbilt University, where he and his wife, Catherine, met. After working for 3 years in community development in Nicaragua, he is excited to be living in his favorite part of the country-North Carolina. John and Catherine are passionate about investing in young people, enjoying the great outdoors, and summers at camp!

Each of us is blessed to be a part of the Timberlake family. It is a family where history is important.

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