Timber Bay


Community Group

About Our Group

Bemidji Timber Bay is built on the family model. The key missing ingredient in 90% of our referred youths' lives is a positive male role model. Timber Bay Bemidji brings caring adults into every setting as invested uncles, aunties, grandpas, and grandmas who will share and encourage a healthy, balanced life model, using the Bible as our guide for each important aspect of their lives. Games, food, life....are always better with caring family members to share them with.

How to join: Reach out to Steve Hanson, Bemidji Area Director, if your student would like to join us.

Contact Person :
Steve Hanson // Email: [email protected] // Call or text: 218-766-9997

Connection Point

High school girls - Tuesday
Middle school boys - Wednesday
High school boys - Thursday
Alumni gathering - Monthly, as announced

Events & Trips

Take a weekend retreat with us throughout the year to Timber Bay Camp & Retreat Center.

  • WorkCrew
  • Deeper Life
  • Fall Kickback | Winter Blast | Summer Camp

Join us this summer for some adventures:

  • Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness
  • Wolf River Rafting or other Camping Adventure Trips
  • Rock Climbing at Taylor Falls

Activity Form

All students must have a completed "Activity Form" in order to participate in Timber Bay activities. Fill out this form and return it to your Community Group Director.


Community Group Leadership

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Steve Hanson

Bemidji Area Director
[email protected] // (218) 766-9997
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Paul Bishop

Youth Mentor
[email protected] // (336) 831-6998
A message from Steve and Paul:

All youth need more caring adults investing in their lives.  Our Timber Bay staff serve alongside other community adults providing referred youth with critical resources to be successful.  Caring adults are committed to long-term friendships, established in every possible enjoyable youth environment.  Our youth establish new identities as Timber Bay family members that can last a lifetime.

-Steve and Paul