Session 2 is officially underway! All of Timberlake was buzzing with excitement today as we welcomed friends old and new to camp. After moving into their cabins and meeting their counselors, all of the counselors headed down to beautiful Lake Newcomb for a quick dip and a swim check. It was a perfect day for swimming and only made the boys more excited about all of the blobbing, rope swinging, canoeing and kayaking ahead of them this session. 

This afternoon’s activities were highlighted by tribal initiation, where each of our first year campers were initiated into either the Seminole or Iroquois tribes. We take our tribes very seriously here at camp and they are an important part of what makes camp so special. (Be sure to stay tuned later this week for a Director’s Note on our blog talking more about this). This afternoon we welcomed a great group of new warriors faithful to their tribe.

Our new Seminoles are: Andy M, Jack D, Parker H, Reid S, Ean M, Turner T, Patrick A, Jesse W, Carson G, Chance S, Pierce H, Andrew P, Boone G, Bronson T, Darby M, Drew D, Benjamin G.

Our new Iroqouis are: Heath S, William E, Ashton C, Sidarth N, Owen C, Blake L, Logan O, David F, Sterling S-G, Charles D, Elliot D, Powell M, John C, Thomas S, Alex B, Charlie A, George R, Jacob H, Matthew H, Ryan G, Nikola G, William C.

After wolfing down a delicious dinner of roast beef, baked potatoes and green beans (with apple turnovers for dessert!), the guys headed up for their first evening activity of the session, Sock War! Perhaps the most popular game here at Timberlake, Sock War is a capture the flag style game played all around camp and it is a ton of fun. It was too close a game to call tonight, so we’ll have to wait until lunchtime tomorrow to find out who won. 

For camp directors, Opening Day is like Christmas morning, and today was no exception. It was a joy for Catherine and I to welcome back so many familiar faces and to meet so many wonderful new ones. The purpose of these nightly blogs is to keep all our families updated on everything going on here at Timberlake. It’s our ‘one-way mirror’ into life at camp and we hope you’ll check in each night to hear about all the fun and adventure had that day.  It is already clear that we have a pretty exceptional group of guys here at Timberlake this session. Thank you so much for sharing them with us!



Director, Camp Timberlake