Timber Bay

Brooklyn Center

Community Group

About Our Group

Are you concerned about your teen? Navigating life is already a challenge without the setbacks many of us face during this key stage of life.

Timber Bay in Brooklyn Center mentors and provides programs for Middle School students, High School students, and parents year round. This is accomplished during the school year in our after school programs and during the summer months at our camp, on out of town trips, and in-town social events.

How to join: Reach out to Paul Thyren, Area Director, if your student would like to join us.

Contact Person: Paul Thyren
Email: [email protected] // Call/text: 612-730-2258

Connection Point

Join us each week during the school year:


  • Large Group meeting 10th-12th grade 5:30 - 7:30pm


  • Large Group meeting 6th-9th grade  5:30 - 7:30pm


  • Support Group 3:15 - 5:30pm


  • Open Gym 3:15 - 5:15pm
  • Bi-weekly Alumni (young adult) Group

Events & Trips

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

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


Join us this summer for some adventures:

  • Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness
  • Sport Camps
  • Family Camp

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.

Brooklyn Center

Community Group Leadership


Paul Thyren

Brooklyn Center Area Director
[email protected] // (612) 730-2258

Nathan Schlatter

Brooklyn Center Outreach Staff
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Dan Quance

Brooklyn Center Outreach Staff

Erica Koch

Brooklyn Center Outreach Staff
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Dorothea Olson

Brooklyn Center Outreach Staff

Christina Lam

Brooklyn Center Volunteer

Wayne Thyren

Brooklyn Center Volunteer
A message from Paul:

Timber Bay has been in Brooklyn Center as a BCHS Community Partner since 2011. Our trained staff often meet students in Middle School and stay connected until graduation. Statistics collected by the school show great improvement with those who attend our programs and a high percentage go on to further their education after high school. Also, because of life skills they learn, they are better prepared for the challenges of today and for their future.