There are lots of important things that happen on a boy’s first day at camp, and they all begin with check-in at the Chapel. Here you will meet John and Catherine Menendez, who will welcome you to camp and answer any questions you have. Next, you will meet with the camp nurse for a quick health check and review of the health form. After that you can swing by the clothing table to get any Timberlake gear you’d like. Finally, a counselor from your cabin will meet you here and walk with you and your child up to their cabin.
Welcome to the Cabin
By the time your family and your son’s counselor walk up to the cabin, all your luggage will be there waiting (camp really is magic). Parents can then help their boys get settled and his counselors will introduce them to the other boys in the cabin. We give camp tours every hour and parents are welcome to stay as long as they like, but you will want to head out as soon as you are comfortable so your son can begin becoming a camper.
The Swim Test
After the boys arrive counselors will give them a tour of camp, before they head to the waterfront for the “swim test.” Don’t worry, it’s not the kind of test that anyone can fail (more of a swimming assessment).Then it’s back to the cabin to get ready for initiation, when camp really gets rolling. After being initiated into their tribes, boys eat dinner, compete in their first evening activity, and then head up the hill to cabins for showers, a cabin devotion, and a well earned first night’s sleep.