What are the cabins like and who will be living with me?
You will live in a wooden cabin with 10 or 11 other boys your age and 3 or 4 counselors. You will have a comfortable bed and an area to hang up your stuff and keep your trunk. Since we represent over 25 states and 8 countries, you may not know anyone at first, but starting on the first day you will make friends with boys from all over the world. Most campers find cabin life one of the highlights of camp. Besides sleeping, we play games, read, tell stories, and learn about the world through other campers and counselors who are always there to help you.
Will I be homesick?
It’s not unusual to miss things from home. Any new situation can take getting used to, but you will find people at Timanous friendly, helpful, and supportive. Most of our counselors were campers at Timanous and many of them know how it feels to be homesick. They are there to help you. There is so much to do and so many great people, you’ll be surprised how fast your time goes at Timanous. We have one of the highest return rates of any camp, which should tell you that Timanous is a home away from home for many boys.
We share a video with all new campers called The Secret Ingredients of Summer Camp Success, which has some great advice on helping to make the transition to camp easier. Make sure you watch it with your family.
How’s the food?
Campers love the food! Our chef has been at Timanous for over 30 years and knows what kids like. We eat in the “barn” and meals are served family style. You will change tables each week so you’ll meet campers of all ages. A salad bar and vegetarian dishes are offered each meal. Snacks are provided every afternoon. You will not go hungry at Timanous. There are picnics, Saturday night cookouts, and other special meals throughout the summer. We are a nut-free camp. Special attention is given to our campers with food allergies by our chef and nursing staff to make sure they are not exposed to any potential allergens and that they feel comfortable with our food offerings.
What should I bring other than the Timanous outfit?
Everyone wears the Timanous uniforms making it easy to choose what to wear. Accessories like a tennis racquet, baseball glove, sleeping bag, acoustic instrument, or small personal items are welcome. The camp has a supply of most of these items for your use. We do not allow personal electronics and the boys are proud of the fact that personal friendships develop fast and artificial entertainment is unnecessary. For a complete packing list, see Packing for Camp
What are the bathrooms and showers like?
Regular bathrooms are located near most cabins with flush toilets and individual stalls. Individual showers are available in the shower house and each cabin takes at least three showers a week. The bathrooms and shower house all have electricity and lights so you can see at night.
What activities can I do or not do?
You can do everything. If you feel comfortable and have completed any required orientation, all activities are available to you on a daily basis. You get to choose your activity in the morning and again in the afternoon. We also go swimming on a daily basis.
Will I have a chance to go on a camping trip?
Timanous has a very strong trip program. During the first half session, each cabin goes on a camping trip. During the second half, there are several elective trips, which usually include a 5 day canoe trip, a 3 day trip to Mt. Katahdin, a white water kayak trip,a backpacking trip and a bike trip to Acadia National Park.
Since there is no electricity in the cabins, how do you see?
All the cabins have kerosene lanterns but everybody brings a flashlight or headlamp. After a few nights, most campers become very comfortable with navigating the dark.
Please contact us with any other questions
email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: 207-655-4569