Camp Timberlake Boys Camp and Camp Merri-Mac Girls Camp
1123 Montreat Road, Suite A
Black Mountain, NC 28711
Timberlake is an all boys camp located just 15 miles east of Asheville, NC in the Blue Ridge Mountains. It is a Christian camp that not only strives to give it’s campers a summer of fun and relaxation but also to develop their character, bodies and souls.
Timberlake features a tribal system and breaks it’s campers into different tribes on the very first day of camp. It gives the boys an immediate sense of belonging while also developing a healthy sense of competition as tribes compete against each other. Each camper is awarded a skin of their tribe and each accomplishment throughout the summer is marked with another brand or symbol on the skin. Each year when campers return, they will re-join their old tribe and continue to add brands to their skins. Daily activities at Timberlake include: archery, backpacking, canoeing, climbing, fencing, guitar, kayaking, mountain biking, paintball, riding, riflery, rocketry, ropes course, soccer, swimming, tennis, trips and wrestling.
Campers are grouped by skill level as well as age. As they progress in their skill level, they will receive more brands on their skins. Campers will have 8 activities a day on Monday, Wednesdays and Fridays and 4 activities on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturdays. Timberlake offers parents a way to keep in touch with their little campers by newsletters, email and even on-line photos. Parents can set up an account with Campminder and see photos of each day’s activities and even purchase photos. You can register your child on-line or by mail for summer 2011 sessions.
Camp Merri-Mac is the sister camp to Timberlake in that it’s an all girls camp but it’s also Christian based and each morning they begin their day with a non-denominational service in their Chapel by the lake. The staff strives to create a happy, healthy environment where Jesus’ love is felt by all. Merri-Mac also features the tribal system and campers are broken down by tribes: Iroquois, Seminole or Choctaw. Girls compete against other tribes to receive brands on their skins as their brothers do at Timberlake. Activities for girls at Merri-Mac include: archery, art, backpacking, canoeing, cheer-leading, chorus, climbing, dance, diving, drama, emergency water safety, fencing, guitar, gymnastics, kayaking, riding, riflery, swimming, tennis and trips.
Girls can receive beaded necklaces at elaborate ceremonies for demonstrating gifts of leaderships and growth in the fruits of the spirit. They continually try to progress toward achieving the rank of White Feather. Girls can be given the honor of becoming a tribal leader, an honor camper or even become a member of the princess court. Each girl is encouraged to become the best that she can be and to develop her own attributes and talents to their up most potential.