Why Camp Tall Timbers?

Camp Tall Timbers has always been a magical summer place where kids thrive and grow in a community of peers. For 46 years, we’ve built a safe haven, nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains, where kids can spread their wings and fly! While we offer an incredible array of activities that reflect the interests of today’s young people, Camp Tall Timbers is really about time-honored values — honesty, friendship, skill-building, respect, teamwork, confidence, creativity, and self discovery.

At Camp Tall Timbers, we believe that a great summer camp experience has never been more relevant than right now!

Today’s kids live in a very different world than the one their parents grew up in. The tensions and stresses of modern society put them on a much shorter leash than an earlier generation. Where their parents could play outside without supervision, ride bicycles without helmets, and come home when called in for supper, most of today’s kids have two working parents. They have mountains of homework. They are tethered to their phones and hand-held devices. They are pressured to excel in school, excel in sports, juggle extra-curricular activities and get into top colleges. Some kids experience bullying and the tyranny of social cliques.

At Camp Tall Timbers we get campers off that frantic treadmill and let them breathe! We unplug them and open their eyes to the natural world. We build community and confidence.

Our campers tell us over and over that the experiences they had at CTT and the life-long friendships they made, have helped them become the successful adults they are today. No surprise then, that so many former campers entrust their children to us every summer!