With the morning sun rising, reveille sounded and the campers headed down to The Tuck to eat some delicious french toast sticks, a camp favorite! After breakfast and the morning yell, our boys were ready to take on the day here at Timberlake.

The boys voices were heard throughout camp during chapel where they sang and counselor Josh D. told a true story about a misadventure he had during a martial arts class. He answered the question “What does Jesus require from us?” by talking about how Jesus wants us to realize that our sins are only forgiven through the sacrifice that he made for us.

Before activities started, three trips left camp! A fishing trip to the Davidson river departed with Ryker R, David G, Cameron K, Graham M, Britt M, and Meier M. An epic mountain biking trip headed out with James K, Miles S, Michael C, Henry B, Britt F, Graham R, Griffin P, and Drew S, not to mention a day hike with Chase V, TJ E, Cooper K, Wes H, Hudson L, Roberto P, James S, Ayden M, and William H in tow! The sun was shining and activities started in full swing with boys working hard to increase their skills. After a good day of working in the lanes, swimming ended their class with a free swim. This morning in Puppy Camp, the dogs got an opportunity to go into the lake for the first time ever. Campers got the opportunity to help give the puppies “swim checks” just like the campers did when they arrived at camp.

As this morning’s activities were wrapping up, all the campers headed to lunch where we enjoyed jambalaya and cornbread! During the lunch announcements, we learned the eagerly awaited winner of the epic game of counselor hunt the night before….The Seminoles!!!

After rest time and trading post was free time! Today our boys swam, fished off the bridge, played gaga ball, and ran the Crooked Mile. Afternoon activities followed suit, where Ethan S, Keaton W, and Calvin M all worked on their kayaking skills. Campers like Paul R. worked on earning their bars in field sports and Richard B. got 2 groupings for his gold bar in archery. He had to shoot a grouping of 5 arrows into a circle 18” wide on a target 40 yards away!!!

After a dinner of chicken tacos and rice the boys headed to the evening activity…AQUAFEST!!!! Campers are going to participate in competitions like canoe racing, water polo, and biggest splash to determine what tribe will be the winner. Tune in tomorrow to hear the results of the epic evening activity.

All in a day’s work here at Camp Timberlake!!

Josh Dunford

Junior CAD

Archery Director

Proud Iroquois