YMCA Camp Timbers

YMCA Camp Timbers

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Summer Overnight Camp

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Camp Timbers @ Home

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Mother-Daughter Backpacking Weekend

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Women’s Getaway Weekend (9/18-9/20)

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Herter Music Camp

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Summer Camp Staff

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Director's Message

Dear Campers, Parents, and Friends of Camp,

I’m already looking forward to 2020 and our next great summer at YMCA Camp Timbers! As we look ahead to our next season of programs 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, YMCA 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) 345-2630 or BAMiller@SaginawYMCA.org 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


  • Zip Lines
  • Climbing Tower
  • Team Challenge Course
  • High Ropes Course
  • Giant Swing
  • Archery
  • Campfires
  • Swimming
  • Canoes, Kayaks, and Paddle Boards
  • Waterslide
  • Campfires
  • GaGa ball
  • Art & Crafts
  • Disc Golf
  • Mountain Biking
  • Orienteering/GPS Navigation
  • Nature Hikes
  • Fishing
  • STEM Challenges
  • Hammock Hikes
  • Bog Exploration
  • Tie Dye
  • Horse Trail Rides

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Camp Staff

Director - YMCA Camp Timbers

Brian Miller 989.345.2630 BAMiller@SaginawYMCA.org

Enrollment Specialist, Camp Financial Aid

Kalen Tchorzynski 989.753.7721 x 212 989.755.9329 (fax) KTchorzynski@SaginawYMCA.org

Program Director - Groups and Retreats

Sean Carr 989.345.2630 SCarr@SaginawYMCA.org

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YMCA Camp Timbers is inspected and licensed by the State of Michigan annually and accredited by the American Camping Association (ACA).

Additionally, YMCA Camp Timbers complies with annual standards set by the Ogemaw County Health Department and State Fire Marshall.

All program area staff hold certifications where appropriate. Experiential Systems trains and certifies all high adventure specialists and lifeguards hold current certifications through the American Red Cross.

Camp News

November 12, 2019

Reflecting on a Record Summer

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