Timothy Hill Christian Camp offers many opportunities for people of all ages and backgrounds to get involved, participate, help out and enjoy. Following is just a partial listing of programs and initiatives we are offering, or hope to offer, over time.
So many friends of Timothy Hill Christian Camp with so many talents, hobbies, gifts and resources continue to come forward offering to help in any way they can, the generosity and enthusiasm is incredibly encouraging. The list of ideas and projects and initiatives is limited only by the imagination and resources. This page is designed to show you just some of the ideas we are working on to help make this the very best camp and retreat center of its kind. If you see a project you would like to help with, simply contact us with your name and how you plan to help.
Ideally three separate facilities would be fashioned especially designed, built and decorated for comfort.
Remembering the focus on youth development, 2 if not 3 separate tree houses in close proximity. The highest tree house is for 13-18 yr olds, another for 8-12 yr olds and possibly one for 3-7 yr olds. Each with age appropriate furnishings, decorations, accommodations and just plain ole fun stuff. Each child would be able to intercommunicate via cans and strings and or morse code.
With youth development comes change and transition right? Well the 9 year old is simply not allowed to enter the teen house. Then once turning 13 its not just a simple ladder climb either, the teen must swing, jump, pole vault from the younger house (unless handicap for which a team would assist).
We already have a great number of really wicked cool stuff planned and design features for each. One idea is to have a roof structure with essentially 2 semi circular halves where one can be slid around and under the other exposing an enormous space for observing the stars with the naked eye, binoculars or even a telescope. How cool is that? Almost as cool as the quick escape pole or Star Wars Space ship design!
Also known as a COPEs or teambuilding course. These are designed to be safe, challenging and rewarding for all participants. Often used by companies, organizations, departments,the course can also readily be used by families and friends as a way to help build trust and improve relationships while accomplishing common objectives.
This “shack” will be based on the New York Times Best Selling Book, “The Shack”, by Williahere m P. Young. On the outside this cabin will be designed just as the cover of the book, rather shabby and run down in appearance. On the inside though it will be entirely different and unique from all other cabins. The inside will be a most comfortable, clean, quiet, sweet smelling sanctuary with very comfortable furniture and a very special library. This library will have numerous copies of many books written to help people who have lost loved ones to cope and find solace. Elizabeth Kubler Ross, Death Dying and Recovery, Fern Hill’s Graduation to Glory, The Shack and many many more to choose from. This small comfortable cabin in a quiet place will offer these books free for the taking, it will also offer a place for counsel or solitude. Please click here for more information on, or to donate money to, this project…
These courses are becoming increasingly popular as individuals test themselves physically and mentally. A good obstacle course will include all the elements, water, fire, mud, trees running, climbing, jumping, swinging, plunging. This course though will have a very unique twist; booby traps! Not designed to hurt but to slow you down should you miss the signs. With 97 acres of mostly wooded property on a 122 acre lake and human resources interest, capability and experience we should be able to design and build the most attractive course in the Northeast.
The first stage will soon be fully harnessed and will be perfectly safe. Remember, youth development. The second stage is free hanging and ends in the lake and the only way to get from the end of stage one to stage two is by jumping, swinging, pole vaulting or something similar. As one interested in helping to build it describes, “certainly no one could get seriously injured but if you want perfect safety go to Six Flags instead!”
Hunter Delisle, like his parents, cousins, aunts, uncles and grandparents that surrounded him, had already established himself as an outdoor enthusiast with an unquenchable desire and enthusiasm for all manner of creation and creature.
His zeal was second only to his innocence and curiosity. Hunter died tragically in 2007. This cabin will be designed to teach children the wonders of creation while testing their powers of observation.
Primarily but not exclusively hand tools. Designed to teach crafting but also as a utilitarian shop for furnishing the camps needs for the long term.
From red wiggler worm farming to starting the fruit trees, herbs, flowers etc This house would serve multiple purposes including teaching and supporting.
Having 97 acres and access to another 200, horseback riding, teaching, boarding and tending would be a tremendous addition to this Berkshire based Camp and Retreat Center.
128 Norwich Lake
Huntington, MA 01050
Jim Buker (Director)
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