Timber Bay is a collection of youth community groups in the upper Midwest. We believe in the inherent value of each and every person and are motivated by faith in Christ to instill hope, build identity, and create belonging.
Community groups meet regularly in their community and serve Middle school and High school students who can join a group at any time.
Timber Bay Camp & Retreat Center is the “home away from home” for our teens. Several times a year community groups go to Camp together, and bring back shared memories and personal growth. Our camp is also available to rent by outside groups for retreats.
Teens need healthy connections with safe adults who care about them
We all want to see teens thrive; to see them grow emotionally, spiritually and relationally.
Growth doesn’t happen in an instant which means we need to invest in our youth now as they make choices that impact their future. Timber Bay starts by identifying where a teen is coming from and meeting them in that place.
We all benefit from having mentors walk alongside us. If you’re a healthy, successful adult it’s probably because someone saw something in you and cared enough to share their life, knowledge, and experience.
THE TIMBER BAY MODEL
Mentors for Life
At Timber Bay we believe the best way to make a positive impact in the lives of youth is through stable, long-term mentoring relationships. Here is how we do it:
Regular Connection Point
Each Timber Bay community group has weekly gatherings for youth to join in their home town. This community group is a place where they experience belonging, acceptance, and hope.
Community groups travel to Timber Bay Camp and other outdoor adventure trips together. These peak experiences, away from the distractions and uncertainties of everyday life, provide opportunities for self-discovery and growth.
Through participation in outdoor experiences together, teens learn to develop healthy relationships with peers and mentors which leads to emotional growth and maturity in all areas of life.
Timber Bay mentors are motivated by faith in Christ to instill hope and build identity in youth. We encourage teens to grow in their understanding of God while respecting them as they make their own choices in the arena of faith.
Find a Community Group
Each Community Group location around the upper Midwest tailors it’s approach to welcome teens into a space where they can belong and connect.
Become a Supporter Today
Timber Bay relies on the partnership of individual donors. Our dedicated staff raise financial support so they can be a consistent adult mentoring teens day in and day out.
Camp & Retreat Center
The Camp that comes
home with the kids
Timber Bay Camp & Retreat Center is not only a beautiful venue for your group’s next retreat, but it’s also the “home away from home” for our teens.
Timber Bay community staff and volunteers bring their students up to Camp year-round to build upon the relationships that begin in their hometown.
This makes us “The Camp that comes home with the kids!”
Timber Bay Camp & Retreat Center is available for rental by outside groups. Click here to learn more.