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Build Your Own Experience

What if there was a camp and retreat center located within 100 miles of the Twin Cities situated on a private bay — a place as quiet as any Boundary Waters lake and, yet, with just enough creature comforts — a place where you create your own affordable retreat experience? That place is Timber Bay. Our 360 acres of forest, north woods facilities and dedicated staff make Timber Bay the ideal venue for your next camp or retreat. And at Timber Bay, you’re free to do your own programming; we’re here to support you and assure a great experience for your group. Welcome to Timber Bay!

Fabulous Food

Don't think camp food.
Think great meals.

Caring Cooks.
Incredible Food.

Just read the reviews.
Menu tailored to your needs.


All-inclusive retreats that fit your budget.

Incredible Value

All inclusive packages starting at $59 per day including meals (Ask us about additional discounts).

Close to Home

North woods experience without the long drive.

1 1/2 hours away

Only 100 miles north of the Twin Cities
“This was the best retreat of my life! Thanks, Timber Bay. I had an awesome weekend!”
Camper, Berean Baptist Church
“The attention to detail in everything is greatly appreciated. You do a fantastic job.”
Camper, Maple Grove Free Church
“The food was awesome! Can you come cook at my house?”
Camper, Berean Baptist Church

Other Retreats

If you are a pastor or in a full-time Christian vocation and need to get away to think or reflect, Timber Bay offers private retreats in Trailcrest, Eagleview or Outpost cabin. Trailcrest is a cedar-sided cabin off the beaten path. Comfortable and private, it is a perfect place to come by yourself, or with your spouse for a time of reflection and prayer. The first night is free. Call 800-822-6123 or email us to request your free gift certificate.
Church staffs, denominational executives and board members will be amazed at what they can accomplish in a rustic yet comfortable setting away from daily distractions. Privacy and extra amenities provided. Call 800-822-6123 (ext. 13) or contact us for value added pricing.

Join Our Camp & Retreat Team

  • Serving food, cooking or baking.
  • Planting things or trimming the lawn.
  • Painting or staining.
  • Fixing things.
  • Serving people and hospitality. You and your family could be a weekend Host!
  • Raising needed funds for camp. Do a Work-A-Thon – a fun and easy way to raise money and get little projects done at camp.

If you are interested in a staff position at Timber Bay Camp & Retreat Center, please fill out an application online.

Find Out More.

Many kids are first introduced to the Timber Bay outreach at Timber Bay Camp. It is a safe place — a place struggling kids call their home away from home. But while camp is an important aspect of our outreach, Timber Bay happens wherever our staff is present. In fact, the majority of our outreach happens back in the home communities we serve. Find out more about who Timber Bay is and where we serve.

Brooklyn Center
Elk River
Forest Lake
Pequot Lakes
Spirit Lake

Timber Bay Camp & Retreat Center is owned and operated by Youth Investment Foundation, a non-profit youth organization. We rely on donor support to allow us to mentor kids for life. Many don’t realize that each Timber Bay ministry staff member is responsible for raising their own funding. This means we’re always looking for generous partners in spirit who enjoy helping us reach more hurting kids. To discuss ways you can join us, contact Bruce Schultz or help right away with your tax-deductible gift online.