What was the best thing about your child’s camp experience?
Both of our boys loved camp! They seemed to love joining a tribe and the fun competition between the tribes.
The opportunity to be in a semi-independent environment and learn how to face “risk” and new situations without relying on us to help them.
Being in a group setting with other boys learning to be in community.
TOO HARD TO SUM UP- Cabinmates, counselors, role models, chapel, rafting trip, tribe spirit!
They loved it all! Loved the freedom, the friendships
The independence they gain and the fun challenging adventures they have.
Commando – water balloon fight game and the counselors
Each child gains a growth in knowledge of self, confidence, and independence
He came home full of stories, but the most impactful was that his friend helped him not feel homesick anymore. We’re really excited he was supported not just by counselors, but by peers.
Taking a break from technology that consumes kids’ lives these days…and just having a place where boys can be boys
Hanging out with friends in the cabin.
The whole experience is fantastic! He loves this camp so much he had us sign him up for two more weeks.
He had a ball and loved everything. What struck me most when chatting with him was his comment about how much he felt he grew as a person. He explained how much he enjoyed hanging out with his old buddies, but he quickly realized his group was very cliquey and closed off to others. That really bothered him. He said he gravitated to a different group of boys for the rest of the session because he realized that being a part of a “cool group, or group of guys unwilling to be friends with others” was not the kind of person he wanted to be. I’m so very proud of him and thankful that he has had these summers with you to explore who he is and what kind of man he wants to become.
Tribes and counselors
He this year loved his numerous trips – the two night hike up Mitchell, the rafting trip, and otherwise the activities.
Being able to see friends year after year
I think being able to experience things that he otherwise wouldn’t where we live and to meet with kids from around the country. In his second year, he enjoyed seeing many of the same kids from the prior year.
Was there a Staff member or activity that your camper especially enjoyed?
Cooper and Brian from his cabin. Guitar was his very favorite, but airsoft, rifle, and cooking always rank highly!
All their counselors are great.
Charlie Richards is his hero and he cried for 2 days because this was his last year. He also loved guitar and came home excited about practicing and getting better.
Quinn was his favorite!
Josh (Tomahawk cabin) Commando and water skiing, Fencing, Air Soft and Riflery
His favorite was pottery, he said Joshua made it fun and really encouraged him.
He loved it all and everyone!
He spoke of Jameson who was the swimming coach and also his cabin counselor. The activities he enjoys the most are airsoft and wrestling.
Charlie, Dandre, Dakota, Flynn, Calvin, Hunter. Climbing was his favorite activity
He loved soccer and climbing with Street
Josh from Tomahawk Cabin, Dakota from Rocketry
He loved all of his counselors and particularly loved fencing this year.
Cabin counselors were great in Little Piney — Dakota, Hunter and Hank.
Archery was tops. Bryan and Cooper.
Nick Leonard and, of course, soccer!
My son was determined that I meet his counselor, James as he was the one who really helped him during the nights when he was experiencing homesickness. Not only were my experiences in speaking with these counselors exceptional, but each and every other counselor and staff personnel I talked to was well-spoken, kind and exceedingly friendly.
Dandre, Cooper, Bryan and Tyler were awesome counselors and really made him feel welcome. His favorite activities were kayaking, cooking, rocketry and guitar.
Connor and Carter shared their passion of climbing with him. I think he now has a new passion also.
“James was my favorite” and Stealing Skins!
He loved the counselors in Tomahawk .Oh, and Flynn who helped him with swimming…I think he loved everyone!
Archery. His favorite councilors were Hank and Austin.
Pirate ball was a blast!
He has talked most about kayaking and tribal soccer! All of the staff members were wonderful.
Quinn. The kids loved all of their counselors
Kayaking, Kayaking & more Kayaking
Staff: Harris and Conner. Activity: Raiding the trading post
They both loved cooking!
He said he loved all the counselors but keeps talking about Josh and airsoft
Wrestling was his favorite activity and he really liked Dakota.
Austin and Tyler Snively
Is there anything else we should be aware of?
He said that he wants more bacon, and that the bacon should be crispier and not burned. He said that everything else was perfect.
Our experience from the outline to prep for camp, drop off, camp pictures, and pick up all exceeded our expectations!
Your pick up and drop of procedure is outstanding. Super smooth and I loved all the communications via email. Your directions were precise and helpful.
We’d love a way to contact kids who were in his cabin throughout the year or to send the counselors a thank you note. Ever thought of doing a simple directory?
Gets better and better every year!
I think the system of bars and levels they can accomplish in their activities pushes them to do their best. It gives them a great way to recognize achievement.
Overall, it was a great experience! One suggestion might be to have fans in the cabins (maybe mounted in the corners).
Thank you!!!! Camp Timberlake “made” his summer! He is already talking about what he is excited about doing next year. He has not uttered a single negative word about his week!
We believe you all do a great job helping the boys grow in so many different ways. Helping them explore new things in a safe environment is a wonderful thing. Thanks.
We loved the pickup process this year. The counselors were so organized and helpful! And we are shocked and so delighted that laundry was done! Thank you Mrs. Menendez for helping to fold and pack his clothes!
Would like the following added to Trade Post: Fanta Grape and Hershey Bars.
I love seeing all of the pictures of the kids and having a window into their fun.
It’s a special place to him and it’s incredible to see him grow more each summer. He really looks up to all of his counselors and it’s why we cherish it so much because there is no staff like the staff at camp TL!