Timber Ridge Camp Facility & Programs 2009

We are looking forward to our return to Timber Ridge Camp in West Virginia for a fourth year. In preparation for our first year, the camp installed a wonderful sprung sports floor in their gym. And there are more improvements each year. This year we have more time after their programs to clean and prepare Timber Ridge for our use. We are also fine-tuning the schedule to give each program its identity and to create a few specific times to bring the whole camp community together. Come help us fine tune this program!

About Timber Ridge Camp

Timber Ridge Camp spreads across and down a gentle slope that levels out into playing fields bounded by a sweeping bend in the Cacapon River. The camp is in the foothills of the Appalachians near Winchester, VA, and is easily accessible from the mid-Atlantic, the South and the Midwest.

Across the valley and the river is a forested ridge to the west and hills and fields to the north. Timber Ridge is a large camp with many buildings and generous facilities. You'll find a swimming pool and gym, a Fine Arts complex with various program spaces, a pub/canteen, fields for soccer and other games, a large indoor dining hall with a nearby outdoor picnic area, tennis courts, wonderful swimming spots on the river, canoes and many kinds of housing options.

There is ample space for dance classes, which will be held in the Playhouse, the Rec Hall and the gym. The Fine Arts complex (comprised of the adjoining Playhouse -- air-conditioned -- and Rec Hall) offers wonderful settings for after-dance parties. There are several discrete rooms so that a jam session can carry on without affecting a singing session, ceilidh dance or games and conversation. The pub/canteen is a space that invites gatherings and the site of choice for cabaret and honky-tonk parties.

With excellent playing fields, the river with its canoes, the pool with its beach chairs, and extensive porches on various buildings, there are many opportunities for both quiet and more active pastimes.

Housing at Timber Ridge

Adult housing is mostly in double rooms (with private or semi-private baths) within larger buildings. Family housing is in bunkrooms with one family per room, sharing bath facilities with one other family, or, for smaller families with younger children, in the Lodge -- a building with several smaller rooms. Family housing is based on the age of the youngest family member.

General adult housing categories are:

  • Quiet or party area
  • Closer to or further from evening activities
  • Specific building

Summer nights can be hot and humid; consider bringing a small, quiet fan to place near your bed. Housing is assigned in the month before camp starts. Space is limited; we can't guarantee that all specific requests will be filled. Housing requests may be made on the Registration Form or with information sent later.

Please see Camplife for more details.