Session 3B of Camp Timberlake is officially underway! Today all of camp was buzzing with energy as campers poured onto property, ready to get started with a great session. Each day we will post a blog as well as pictures from the day at camp. Our hope is to give families a window into the world your sons are experiencing here at Timberlake.


We started things off with a bang this afternoon doing our swim test and tribal initiation. Being a part of a tribe is a big deal here at Timberlake (check out the archives for a blog all about tribes) and this afternoon we had smiling faces everywhere as new campers became warriors, faithful to their tribe.


Our new Seminoles are: Alistair S, Byers N, Corey H, Dax M, Griffin S, Uriah G, Mitchell B, Tayman H, and Tyler S


Our new Iroquois are: Anthony N, Carter H, Chip B, Daniel A, Daniel H, Declan Q, EJ B, Edwin M, Eli D, Ethan H, Grey B, Jack S, James W, Max K, Miles C, Presley M and Marcus B.


Each night the two tribes compete in an evening activity that counts towards winning the ultimate prize at camp, The Banner.  As I sit here typing, our boys are competing in the first evening activity of the session, Sock War. Picture over one hundred staff and campers running all over camp in a capture the flag style game where we throw socks at each other to score points, and you can sort of get the idea.


This afternoon I saw new friends being made and cabins and tribes getting excited for the adventures that lie ahead. Thank you so much for sharing your sons with us this summer. We are grateful for the opportunity to work with such a fine group of young men, and to see them continue to grow and discover their unique gifts. We have a great session ahead of us and I’ll be sure to keep you posted on each day’s activities.


Happy Camping,


John Menendez

Director, Camp Timberlake