Don’t miss the Camp Timbercrest Open House!

It’s hard to believe, but June is just about two months away which means camp is just around the bend!

We’re offering tours of Camp Timbercrest to give you a firsthand look at our top-notch facilities. You’ll also get to meet staff and see how camp operates. Plus, our Tuck Shop is open so you can check out our new camp merchandise.

Come to our Open House Sunday, June 30, from 1 to 3 p.m.!

Taste of Camp at Timbercrest

New to summer camp? Visit us this spring to get a glimpse of what your summer camp experience will look like. Informational sessions, tours, and a sampling of camp crafts will be available. You will also have an opportunity to register for summer camp 2019, and a chance to enter your name for a free week of camp and other cool camp prizes.

May 11, 2019 ◾ 1 to 3 p.m.
Camp Timbercrest
11169 Moore Rd., Randolph, NY 14772

Session 2 Programs at Camp Timbercrest

Each week, we’re going to preview the different weeks for you here, but you can access the complete Resident Camp Guide on our website.

Session 2 runs starts Sunday, July 14, at 1 p.m. and ends Friday, July 19, at 7 p.m. Registration for our first session closes July 1, 2019.

Programs for girls in grades 1-3 in fall 2019

  • Daisies & Brownies Can Camp Like a G.I.R.L. – Spend this week trying a little bit of everything at Camp Timbercrest. Activities such as arts and crafts, swimming, creating your own campfire, learning a new outdoor skill, taking an adventurous hike, cooking outdoors coupled with s’mores, and lots of friends makes this an awesome week! Girls will earn requirements towards the Daisy/Brownie Hiker and Outdoor Adventure Badges.

Programs for girls in grades 4-6 in fall 2019

  • Pastry Chefs – Just a spoonful of sugar, a big dash of friendship, and a cup of laughter are the perfect ingredients for a delicious week at camp. Learn the basics of baking as you prepare yummy snacks and desserts. Decorate cupcakes you make from scratch, indulge in chocolate fondue, and make your own special creation for the entire camp to see and taste. Create you very own pastry cookbook that you can take home and use with family and friends.
  • Ready to Ride – Experience the new up-and-coming sport in horse showing, Western Dressage. Learn the basics of Western riding techniques and what a dressage judge would be looking for during your dressage ride. Trail rides and barn management including basic barn chores, grooming, cleaning the stalls, and feeding the horses are also an important in this program. Lessons will be given based on ability and girls will complete their very first dressage at the end of the camp week.
  • Who Stole the Chocolate Chip Cookie – Someone has stolen the Camp Timbercrest chocolate chip cookies and recipe. Spend your week analyzing fingerprints, taking DNA samples, and researching hair samples. Think you can figure out who the culprit is? You will have a chance to display your burden of proof during the Camp Timbercrest Stolen Chocolate Chip Cookie Trial.

Programs for girls in grades 7-12 in fall 2019

  • Just My Backpack, My Pony, and Me – What a better way to spend a week than at Timbercrest putting your horse skills to the test? Spend time exploring the trails at camp as you prepare for a more challenging adventure off the property. Girls will spend 2 days and 1 night navigating the trails of Pine Hill State Forest, located in Randolph, NY. During the day girls will take exciting trail rides along Pine Loop, Hooks Trail, Frog’s Run, Creekside, Zig Zag, and more while at night they will hitch up their horses, pitch tents, cook over an open fire, and share s’mores, laughter and fun with their friends. All of the other fun activities of Camp Timbercrest are also part of this great program. (not intended for beginner riders)
  • Timbercrest Mud Challengers -You and your fellow warriors will face off and compete in mental and physical challenges. Try your hand at a mud scavenger hunt, or a mud slip and slide, or maybe a mud soccer game, or even mud painting and sculpting. The possibilities are endless! After a day of hard competition relax with a soothing mud bath or mud facial.
  • Timbercrest at Night – Do you like staying up late? Experience the Timbercrest nightlife. Hike the trails by flashlight, watch for shooting stars and play glow-in-the-dark games, or maybe go on a kitchen raid, and a little shopping at the trading post. You will also take a trip to Jamestown Bowling Company for bowling, and pizza. After a hard night of playing, sleep late into the morning and enjoy some of your favorite camp activities in the afternoon.

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Camp Timbercrest Program Spotlight – March 18, 2019

Summer camp is just around the corner and we wanted to remind you about some really cool programs that are taking place this summer.  Don’t forget our early bird discount expires March 31st so don’t delay! Sign up now and reserve you spot for the hottest place in town, Girl Scouts summer camp! 

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Tent, Trail, ‘N Kayak (for girls in grades 4-6 in fall of 2019)

Discover and explore the natural splendors of camp. Professionals from Adventures in Fitness will spend three days and two nights teaching you the basics of backpacking and kayaking, compassing, knot-tying, building safe fires, outdoor cooking and low-impact camping. You will also learn how to develop an itinerary, pack your backpack and hike and camp out under beautiful starlit skies at Allegany State Park. You will learn the basics needed to prepare yourself for future wilderness trips of Camp Timbercrest. All the other wonderful activities of camp are also included.

Canoeing the Alleghany Reservoir (for girls in grades 7-12 in fall of 2019)

Spend eight glorious days and seven exhilarating nights discovering the wonderful sites of the Allegany Reservoir as it takes you through the state park and the national forest. Professional guides from Adventures in Fitness will start your trip at Webs Ferry in Allegany State Park and end your journey in Tionesta, PA. Paddle with friends, pitch tents, and share stores around the campfire at night.

Become a Counselor in Training this Summer!

We believe in leading like a girl and providing leadership programs for our girls at every level. When it comes to camp, our Counselors in Training, or CITs, have the opportunity to do so at camp from ages 13 to 17.

Junior CIT

Begin training to become a camp counselor at ages 13 and 14. Junior Counselors in Training (JCITs) learn the fundamentals of leadership, camp management, childcare, and the safety and risk management aspects of running a camp program.

A participant must demonstrate appropriate maturity for her age, have leadership potential, a positive attitude, and be able to work well with others. Junior CITs can access all of the basic camp programs, (e.g., swimming, exploring nature, arts & crafts, and relaxing around campfires.)

This is a two-week program, but girls go home over the weekend. No application, interview, or references required.

CIT

This four-week course will concentrate on the fundamentals of the Girl Scout Camping program, counseling techniques, leadership, self-esteem, and provide skills that are necessary when working with younger campers. Participants, ages 15 to 17, will plan and assist with the supervision of activities, as well as assist with instruction supervised by senior staff.

The CIT program is a recognized training program throughout the country and is a recommended prerequisite for summer camp employment. CITs will receive certification in First Aid and CPR and their CIT pins upon successful completion of this program.

Prospective CITs will receive an additional application packet that must be completed prior to the start of the program. Girls that complete the full CIT program will be invited back the last week of camp as a Camp Seven Hills Intern.

CIT/Riding Instructor

This four-week riding program is for girls who wish to teach riding at the camp level. Concentration will include extended riding and teaching skill training, as well as counseling techniques, leadership, self-esteem and ways to work with younger campers.

Riding Counselors in Training (RCIT), ages 15 to 17, will receive certification in First Aid and CPR and their CIT pins after successful completion of this program. You must be at the intermediate to advanced levels of riding for this program. RCITs will earn the horse patch with rider level(s).

Prospective RCITs receive an additional application packet that must be completed prior to the start of your RCIT program. Girls that complete the full RCIT program will be invited back the last week of camp as a Camp Seven Hills Intern.

Register for Camp and become a CIT today!

Session 1 Programs for 2019 at Camp Timbercrest

Camp Timbercrest opens in just under four months and we’re so excited for all of the programs we have planned! Each week, we’re going to preview the different weeks for you here, but you can access the complete Resident Camp Guide on our website.

Session 1 runs starts Sunday, July 7, at 1 p.m. and ends Friday, July 12, at 7 p.m. While we don’t have any Session 1 camps for girls entering grades 1-3 in the fall, we have options for grades 4 and above. Registration for our first session closes June 24, 2019.

Girls in Grades 4-6 in Fall 2019

  • Wizard Camp – this one is a ‘must-attend’ for any girl who appreciates a little magic. We’ll make potions, discover magic plants, try magic defense techniques, and compete in the Camp Wizard Cup.
  • Ready to Ride – horse-focused camps are a staple for us, but this new program is designed to teach girls all about the up-and-coming sport of Western Dressage! Girls will learn the basics of Western riding techniques, as well as how to take care of and groom their horse.

Girls in Grades 7-12 in Fall 2019

  • The Great Cupcake Challenge – cooking challenge shows are some of the best on TV and we’re inviting girls to participate in one at camp! They’ll spend the week in the kitchen with our head cook learning how to make a variety of desserts. At the end of the week, we’ll hold a competition and crown the next winner of the Timbercrest Cupcake Challenge.
  • Timbercrest Fashionistas – Interested in the ins and outs of fashion? Come to this week of camp and learn all about what’s considered in today’s fashion look and how to design and create your own clothes!

Register for camp today!

Open House at Camp Timbercrest!

Interested in learning more about Camp Timbercrest before you or your girl attends? Check out our open house! Here you can take a tour and get a firsthand look at our excellent facilities. Our qualified staff will be in attendance to answer your questions and show you how camp runs in the summer.

For some added fun, our Tuck Shop will be open with the new summer merchandise available for purchase, so you or your girl can get ready for an incredible camp experience!

The Open House at Camp Timbercrest is Sunday, June 30, from 1 to 3 p.m. See you then!