The reveille trumpet sounded loud and clear through camp on this cool Monday morning. We all headed down to the Tuck excited for both clear skies and breakfast casserole. With full bellies and a sense of adventure, camp started off sending out a bouldering trip to Beacon Heights and fly fishing trip to Curtis Creek. The climbers consisted of Bo S, Quinn S, Ford B, Peter Q, Will S, and Davis O. Our anglers were Jack H, Jonah N, Eli V, Reed H, Brooks B, and Chris J.


Kicking off up at chapel we sang River of Life, Blind Man, and Isaiah 43 followed by a true story from John Menendez. He talked about God as both our father and comforter! After cleaning those cabins we started activities enjoying no rain storms. EJ B won a fencing match up at the mark. Over in the woods airsoft played a free-for-all style game leaving boys excited for the next class. John M completed a half murph in 18 minutes to earn silver for fitness. Down at the lake Theo T won a kayak race and Matthew S threw some awesome tricks off the diving board.


Meanwhile on the fly fishing trip, the boys were deep in the Pisgah National Forest chasing wild native trout. Every boy on the trip improved drastically in their technique and fishing skills. They all landed a fish including some of the biggest trout seen this summer on camp trips.


Back at camp the sunshine brightened everyone’s mood making the afternoon a fun and full one. Joining up for dinner we were all hype to see a camp favorite: TACOS IN A BAG! The assortment of doritos, taco meat, and toppings followed by churros fueled us up for another camp favorite evening activity: AGE OF EMPIRES! Black bear and golden eagle groups of all ages race around Timberlake to claim various bases for their tribe. It is a thrilling and amazing way to wrap up the day here at camp. Thanks for tuning in to see all the fun we are having here at Timberlake!


All the best,

Caleb Owen

CIT Director

Former Greybeard Counselor

Proud Black Bear