Campers participate in traditional camp activities such as swimming, fishing, boating, arts & crafts, target sports, music and horseback riding. Camp provides an experience of outdoor life for kids whose health issues make these activities often seem impossible, giving them the chance to develop independence and confidence.
Summer 2021 Plans:
This summer, we are excited to 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 select Day Camp experiences for adults with disabilities. In addition, we will offer 2-night/3-day Family Retreats throughout the summer for families who have at least one child with a disability. In the state of Illinois, overnight camps are unfortunately still not permitted under the recommendations set forth by the IDPH. In order to move forward with program development, hiring, and registration, Timber Pointe Outdoor Center will be advancing with plans to operate in Summer 2021 under these restrictions.
Now More Than Ever:
Without a doubt, people need camp now more than ever before. This summer, we aim to safely re-introduce a sense of normalcy, a sense of community, a sense of connection. We aim to implement programming that inspires imagination and encourages enthusiastic engagement in outdoor recreation, where all can participate and thrive. Finally, we aim to create a space where campers can make new friends and re-gain confidence in social interaction, where families can both relax and experience the excitement of new adventures together, and where individuals can begin to process and heal while feeling 100% included, 100% empowered, and 100% safe.
In Summer 2020, Timber Pointe was able to think outside the box to give an incredible camp experience to day campers and families 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 summer 2020 camps. As we look to 2021, 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. To get an idea of what policies/procedures we implemented last summer, check out our 2020 Family and Camper Handbook. Stay tuned for an updated 2021 Handbook!
Keep checking back with our website and social media platforms, as we hope to open registration by March.
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 $50 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 will be emailed to you before camp starts!
Have other questions? Email us at and we would be happy to answer them.