June 13, 2015
God’s glory shone down upon Timberlake for yet another fun-filled day at camp! As we rose to reveille this morning and went to breakfast, the men of Timberlake were served a healthy helping of waffles and sausages, which were eaten quickly by the hungry campers. After our morning yell, we all went to Chapel where Davis B. brought the word to the campers and counselors and talked about one of our core questions, “Who is God?” After Chapel, the boys cleaned up the cabins and headed to their activities. Today, several campers traveled for the first fly fishing trip of the summer! Mason G. caught a brook trout while Chuck H., Matteo J. and Brendan D. improved their technique and teamed up to catch a turtle. In archery, Thomas B. was shooting very well and hitting the target consistently while Andrew W. began his shooting for his silver bar. For lunch, our campers were served stromboli and for dessert they had fudge pops! Needless to say lunch was a hit and the campers gave the kitchen staff a well-deserved thank you cheer. After lunch, everyone headed up to the cabins for a little bit of rest time and then on to free time. During free time, several campers began a game of volleyball. Henry T. was killing it in the front row and Ben B. was helping teach younger campers how to hit the ball properly. Quinn M. has begun to organize an inter-camp volleyball tournament that has gotten many of the campers excited to play and learn the sport. During soccer, campers worked on their shooting form. Gabriel V. excelled in performing proper shooting form and Cooper D. displayed excellent ball control. Houston S. in tennis worked on his serves and by the end of class was consistently hitting the ball on his serves. After hard work in their activities, the men of Camp Timberlake were treated to fresh grilled chicken for dinner and chocolate cake as dessert. As dinner came to a close, Brandon C. got everyone in the dining hall excited by announcing that our evening activity was Cabin Night! Each cabin had a special plan where they would spend time with their cabin mates, have fun, and relax. Tomahawk and Little Piney went to the slip n’ slide and played laser tag. Meanwhile, Big Piney and Stompers Knob had a free swim in Lake Doris and afterwards Stompers Knob got a turn at playing laser tag. Little Slaty played laser tag and other games and camped out at the Mark. Meanwhile, Big Slaty had a turn at cooking and competed together in a camp version of Top Chef, making food for their counselors to judge and for all of them to eat! Greybeard for cabin night got to travel away from Black Mountain in to Asheville and watch the Asheville Tourists baseball game. Sounds like a blast for all the cabins! It was a spectacular day in these mountains with these campers and counselors. As the sun sets over camp, the campers are reluctant to go to sleep because of the fun they had today but more fun is waiting for them tomorrow and more opportunities for growth, adventure, and awesome activities!
Stompers Knob Counselor