As the North Carolina air turns crisp, there is a lot going on here at Timberlake. I often am asked by campers as they get ready to return home “so John, what do you even do when we’re not here?” And though solo games of tetherball, morning yells with myself, and John versus Bobby sock war are all popular theories, the reality is that the countdown to next summer is already on, and we’re getting ready to take 2018 to a whole new level.
Practically speaking, that means I’ll hit the road next week to visit families all over the region and spread the good news about camp. We watch the camp video, share stories and answer questions folks may have about what makes this place so special. It’s a fantastic way for me to catch up with camp families and meet new people interested in Timberlake. Take a look below check out some of the stops we’ll be making this fall.
Part two of every road trip for me is spending time on college campuses recruiting the next great Timberlake staff. I have the chance to visit this summer’s staff, many of whom are already signed on for next summer (be sure to check out our Instagram all fall to see which of your favorite counselors are coming back). I’ll also spend time getting to know well over 100 applicants to find the right guys to join the team for 2018.
Finally, we’re putting together a fantastic mountain biking adventure for this December. Check out our trip page, and if you’re interested in one of our four remaining spots let me know!
Oh yeah, there’s also a little construction project going on down the road. The new Timberlake location is transforming before our very eyes. On Monday the dock and blob tower construction begins. Every week we get to see something new begin and it is a ton of fun.
It’s an exciting time to be at Timberlake and we’re so thankful that our amazing camp families are joining us for the journey. Until next time!
262 days until camp,
Camp Tour Fall 2017
West Palm Beach, FL
St. Simons, GA
Grand Rapids, MI
Chapel Hill, NC
Johns Island, SC
College campus recruiting stops
Appalachian State University
Sewanee: University of the South
University of Alabama
University of Central Florida
University of Florida
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
University of North Carolina at Wilmington
University of South Carolina
University of Tennessee
University of Virginia
Washington and Lee University
Western Carolina University