Campers participate in traditional camp activities such as zip lining, fishing, boating, arts & crafts, target sports, music, horseback riding and more. Camp provides an experience of outdoor life for kids whose disabilities or health challenges make these activities often seem impossible, giving them the chance to develop independence and confidence.
Think Outside (No Box Required):
This summer, we'll offer 5-day inclusive Adventure Day Camp experiences for children ages 5-17 with or without disabilities (with programming designed for a developmental age of 5-13), as well as 5-night Overnight Camp experiences for both youth with disabilities (ages 7-17) and adults with disabilities (ages 18+)!! New this year, we'll offer one inclusive overnight camp session for youth ages 7-17 with OR without disabilities, to expand on the powerful friendships we've seen form through our inclusive day camp program! Due to our packed summer schedule, we will shift away from summertime Family Retreats, but will continue offering our beloved 2-night Family Retreats in the Spring and Fall for families who have a child with a disability.
Now More Than Ever:
Without a doubt, people need camp now more than ever before. The past two years, we safely re-introduced a sense of normalcy, a sense of community, a sense of connection. We implemented programming that inspires imagination and encourages enthusiastic engagement in outdoor recreation, where all can participate and thrive. Finally, we created a space where campers made new friends and re-gained confidence in social interaction, where families both relaxed and experienced the excitement of new adventures together, and where individuals began to process and heal while feeling 100% included, 100% empowered, and 100% safe. We can't wait to continue helping campers and families grow and thrive year-round in 2022!
In Summer 2020 and Summer 2021, Timber Pointe was able to think outside the box to give an incredible camp experience to day campers, families, and overnight campers while prioritizing the health and safety of all who entered our gates. Our enhanced sanitation measures, mask requirements, physical distancing and other procedures successfully prevented any introduction of COVID-19 into our 2020 and 2021 camps. As we continue programming, we will be utilizing similar protocols along with new best practices recommended by the Illinois Department of Public Health, Center for Disease Control and the American Camp association. Although activities will be adjusted to follow these recommendations, we have worked diligently to find creative solutions that keep the spirit and magic of camp at the center of our programs.
We partner with organizations that serve our mission of providing a camp experience for kids and adults that have challenging illnesses or disabilities. Timber Pointe and our partners provide memories that will last a lifetime. For some it's more than camp, it's home.
Contact us to learn more about bringing your organization to camp.
Frequently Asked Questions
The camp I want to register for is waitlisted. What does that mean?
Some of our camps fill up faster than others. If you select a full camp during the registration process, you will be added to the wait list. If an available spot opens up, we will notify you. Try to register for camp as early as possible to ensure a spot!
How do I pay?
Checks can be made out to Timber Pointe Outdoor Center and sent to our Peoria office at:
Easterseals Central Illinois
507 E. Armstrong Ave.
Peoria, IL 61603
A deposit should be sent at the time of registration and the amount should be paid in full two weeks prior to the start of camp.
I don't have access to a scanner. How can I get camp paperwork to you?
If you are unable to upload documents online, they can be sent to our Hudson office at:
Timber Pointe Outdoor Center
20 Timber Pointe Ln
Hudson, IL 61748
How safe is camp?
Safety is our priority. During the registration process, you will provide us with the necessary medical information we need, as well as information about the care your camper requires. Our counselors undergo on-site training prior to the start of camp. Our camp nurse also assists with the health and safety of campers.
What do I pack?
A packing list, information about camp activities, and pick up/drop off information are available in our Handbooks which can be found on each program's tab!
Have other questions? Email us at email@example.com and we would be happy to answer them.