Fun Facts about Camp Timber Tops!

Happy New Year!

We can’t believe the 2024 camp season will be here before we know it!  We thought we might share some fun facts about camp with you and your new camper to help her get excited! Camp Timber Tops is full of tradition, rituals and special names, and though there’s no pressure to learn them yet, we can’t wait to welcome your camper into the CTT fold! 
“The Alma Mater” 

 We sing this every night, after evening program, before bedtime! 

As time goes by like a river, and people alter their ways
We will always remember the joys of Timber Tops days. 
The friends we’ve made through the summer will be our lasting delight,
And the joys and the tears that we’ve known here are the joys of the red and the white. 
Camp Colors: Red and White!
Olympic and Pioneer Days: Our version of “Color War,” Olympics during the first half of the summer, Pioneer Days during the second half of the summer. 
Campers are split into four colors: Red, Yellow, Green, Blue. It’s worth packing a t-shirt in each color! 
Many of camp’s fields, courts and venues are named after camp’s founding family as well as many old-timers.

Bunk Names: The bunks at camp are named after trees! Some you’ve heard of, and some we bet you haven’t! 

“Hughie Field” – The Upper Field. Hughie and Selma were the founders of camp and Anna’s great-grandparents! 

“Lake Selma” – Our very own, beloved lake.
“Ted and Sue’s Dance Studio” – Named after our long-time directors emeritus, Ted and Sue Weinstein. 
“Missy’s Gathering Deck” – Named after our co-director Missy Ruddick in celebration of her 20th summer.

“Millie’s Landing”: The gathering deck on Senior Hill, named after Senior Head Counselor and Assistant Director, Lauren “Millie” Miller, in celebration of her 20th summer.

“Rachel’s Dock”: The fishing dock on Lake Selma, named after Junior Head Counselor, Rachel, in celebration of her 20th summer.

“Sarah’s Falls”: The falls near Arts & Crafts, named after Junior Division Leader, Sarah, in celebration of her 20th summer. 
The “Winding Road” – Our beautiful drive into camp often referenced in songs, cheers and memories of Timber Tops girls. 
We hope this list is a fun connection to camp as we begin our summer countdown! Your camper will know these people and places by heart soon enough. Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions you might have and we can’t wait to see you this summer up at camp!

Missy, Andy and Anna

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