Timber Bay


Community Group

About Our Group

Navigating life is already a challenge without the setbacks many of us face during this key stage of life. At Birchwood Timber Bay we believe every teen should have a chance to thrive; that’s why we provide relational, emotional, and spiritual support in fun and practical ways. If your teen needs someone to come alongside them as a friend and mentor we’re here. Timber Bay has been investing in the lives of youth since 1970.

How to join: Reach out to Charity Knauff, Birchwood Area Director, if your student would like to join us.

Contact Person:
Charity Knauff // (651) 276-4496 // [email protected]
For Light Keepers contact Sue Jostad // (763) 218-3354 // [email protected]

Connection Point

What: 6-12th Grade Group | Pickup at the school parking lot
Meals, mentoring and meaningful conversations for teens. During the summer: swimming, bonfires, and fabulous food!

When: Wednesday nights - 4-6:00 PM

What: Light Keepers for 3rd - 5th graders | Pickup at the school parking lot

Enjoy craft activities with a mentor and a meal. Call Sue if you need transportation.

When: Tuesday evenings from 4-5:30 pm at the Senior Center.


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
  • Whitewater rafting on Wolf River
  • Bowling, Tubing and Trips to Valley Fair and more

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


Charity Knauff

Birchwood Area Director
[email protected] // (651) 276-4496

Sue Jostad

Birchwood Light Keepers
[email protected] // (763) 218-3354

Looking for fun and adventure for your youth with caring adult mentors? Welcome to Birchwood Timber Bay.