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OUTDOOR ADVENTURE CAMP

TIMBERLAKE

BOYS AND GENDER NON-BINARY
AGES 9-14

ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE

Campers Accomplishing the Extraordinary

Timberlake encourages our youth to find their voice as they explore the wonders of nature while pushing through physical boundaries. The Vermont wilderness is the perfect backstop for encouraging our campers to learn new skills and enjoy the power of community.
 
Campers will tap into curiosity, strength and resilience, as they climb the hillside, build bridges, learn to canoe or try a new food for the first time. All while connecting on a deeper level with new friends.
TIMBERLAKE CAMP DIRECTOR
Jarod Wunneburger

The summer of 2022 will be my 16th year with Farm & Wilderness and my 3rd summer leading Timberlake. I can’t wait for this next summer! Timberlake is a place where campers can connect without screens, challenge themselves as they attempt new things, learning to live simply in community.

Those values have always been essential to the Timberlake community and even more invaluable after this year’s pandemic. As I look to 2022, I see us working to continue to create a place for campers to play in the woods, work in community, live simply in the woods; all with the fun and silliness we do so well at Timberlake.  

I have a Masters in Special Education and am currently working on a second Masters in School Leadership at Harvard. I discovered Farm & Wilderness serendipitously as a freshman at the University of Southern California. I had never been camping, visited Vermont or been on a hiking trip. I grew so much that first summer and have been coming back to Farm & Wilderness every year since. Camp Magic for real, ya’ll. I hope you’ll join us on the next adventure!

Camp Director JAROD WUNNEBURGER
TIMBERLAKE CAMP
Dates
EXPLORE A TIME FOR ADVENTURE
Session 1 June 29th - July 22nd
Session 2 July 24th - August 14th
Spark 1 June 29th - July 9th
Spark 2 July 24th - August 3rd


The Spark sessions are offered for first time 9 or 10 year old overnight campers at either IB or Timberlake camps. Returning campers and campers 11 years or older are not eligible for Spark sessions. They’re very much still full blown overnight camp programs, geared towards letting your family see if our programs are right for your camper!

HOME AWAY FROM HOME
Cabin Life
EXPLORE A TIME FOR ADVENTURE

Housing: Cabin groups are based on age with a mix of new and returning campers. Campers begin each morning together with an uninterrupted view of the woods. The cabins are all open three-sided wood structures with individual bunks and storage for each camper. As we build community, it’s important each camper still has their space and campers enjoy personalizing their bunk.

Facilities: Shared facilities are nearby for all their hygiene needs, including fresh water and hot showers.

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WHAT OUR CAMPERS SAY

"Our son had a great cabin, developed strong relationships with his counselors, experienced all the different camp activities and came away with a sense of community and responsibility."
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Explore Life at Timberlake Camp

Every day there are new activities to challenge our campers as they explore the natural world, push through physical boundaries and create music and memories.

Mornings begin just after sunrise with campers working together taking care of animals and other chores vital for the community. After a hearty breakfast, the Timberlake band leads a full set of rousing sing alongs. After connecting through harmony and volume, everyone makes their way down to our Silent Meeting circle. We sit together in the woods and silently take the pulse of the day before jumping into a busy morning. Campers are learning and practicing diverse skills from learning knots and swinging an axe, to swim lessons, rock climbing or carpentry.

Afternoons are a time when campers are choosing the program that works best for them. After a rest hour, campers may choose a day hike on the ridgeline, ascending the crags of a stone chimney to framing out hutches for farm rabbits and joining a long-distance swim. Or they may choose an activity they or their friends are offering with staff. Through these activities, campers of every age are called on for their contributions and leadership.

Evening is a time for a different energy. Some nights we are building a stronger community with facilitated discussions on race and gender, while holding good boundaries for each other. Other nights are reserved for spectacular All Camp Games events, eagerly awaited as the sun sets. Council Fires gather our community as one for laughter and appreciation, while other nights each cabin chooses what they would like most to do. Campers settle down as the quiet bell tolls the end of the day, as they fall to sleep in good company.

 

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