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Director’s Message

Dear Campers, Parents, and Friends of Camp,

I’m already looking forward to 2019 and our next great summer at YMCA Camp Timbers!  As we begin our 52nd season of camps at our beautiful, 300-acre facility surrounding Piper Lake, I couldn’t be more excited for the new experiences, connections, and growth awaiting our campers.  For many of us, Camp Timbers is a home away from home – a special place rich with new opportunities and treasured memories.  I hope that the same will be true for you and your camper by year’s end.

At YMCA Camp Timbers, kids can be kids – they enjoy the wonders of nature, play games that are not on screens, and build friendships face-to-face.  Our counselors are wonderful role models.  They genuinely care about the individual development of each camper and help their campers learn, grow, and thrive as a community.

We want each child and teen who spends a week with us to return home better than they arrived – with a new confidence in themselves and a rejuvenated thirst for exploration and knowledge.  As a former middle school educator, I value developing 21st-century skills and social-emotional learning at camp.  The memories they craft, the values they experience, and the skills they practice – collaboration, teamwork, problem solving, creativity, and stewardship – will be lasting benefits of a summer experience at YMCA Camp Timbers.

Please contact me directly at (989) 753-7721, ext. 225 or via email at with any questions you have about camp.  I look forward to working together with you to make this summer a meaningful and memorable one for your camper.


Brian Miller

Camp Director