Timbertop Camp for Children with Learning Disabilities is for boys and girls that have been identified by their school districts as needing extra help for a special learning need. Specific identification categories may include: SLD, LD, ADD, ADHD, OHI, and Title 1. Timbertop combines traditional camp programs with extra reading practice and special group activities that focus on dealing with learning disabilities. Special attention is paid to peer relations, building self-confidence and learning new skills. The special registration form, brochure and scholarship form are available on the links below. Timbertop Camp is celebrating its 50th anniversary this summer! It is jointly sponsored by the YMCA and the Association for Services for Learning Disabilities, a non-profit corporation founded in 1967 which sponsors camping for children with learning disabilities.
Timbertop Alumni Campers and Staff! Please join us for our 50th Anniversary on Sunday, August 12. Alumni are welcome to start arriving for a social and tours at 9:30am; watch camper awards at 11:30am; and lunch at 12:30pm (Alumni picture to follow lunch). Please RSVP by calling 715.342.2980. Free to all Alumni Staff, Campers and Families.
August 6-12, 2017 (7 days)
Special Application Forms are Required for Timbertop Camp
Click Below for Brochure and Form
Camp Staff & Leadership
Our staff are selected for their leadership skills and their ability to provide a meaningful and safe camp experience for youth. Staff have an understanding of youth with special needs and the unique potential of each child. There is a ratio of one adult to every five campers.
Pete Matthai “Timber” is the Camp Director for the Stevens Point Area YMCA and has been working with Timbertop since 1991. The camp Founder and Co-Director, Rhoda Brooks “Wings”, holds an M.A. in Special Education and has over 30 years of teaching and administrative experience. Nancy Reuter “Spirit” has worked with Timbertop since 1992 and is also a special education teacher in Mosinee, WI.
Timbertop is a 7 day outdoor adventure where campers will learn outdoor skills and participate in activities designed to enhance their cooperative abilities and interpersonal relationships. An emphasis is placed on building self-esteem and how to make and keep friends. Whether building a campfire, cleaning the cabin or learning how to handle a canoe, each camper learns to share the responsibility of camp life. The daily schedule includes: reading instruction, swim lessons, cabin activities, camp classes (such as nature exploration, canoeing, arts & crafts, archery, fishing, games and more), evening campfires, GORP Group, stargazing and all-camp programs.
Registration & Fees
Contact the YMCA for application materials. A $100 non-refundable deposit is due with your application to secure a spot. Balance is due (4) four weeks prior to camp.
You will be notified of your child’s acceptance after we review your application and school information. Eligibility is based on Camp being able to meet the needs of each child.
Price A: $570
Price B: $500
Price C: $430
Choose the price tier you can best afford.
We understand that different families have differing abilities to pay, so we have implemented three pricing levels to better accommodate all financial needs. Please consider selecting the highest tier you can afford to allow YMCA Camp Glacier Hollow to best stretch our funding and continue to improve the quality of each camper’s experience.
- Price C is our historically subsidized rate, which does not represent the true cost of camp, but has been our standard rate.
- Price B is a partially subsidized rate, but more clearly reflects the actual cost of camp.
- Price A most accurately reflects the actual cost of YMCA Camp Glacier Hollow.
Our Tier Pricing Program in no way influences the experience your child(ren) will receive! We simply feel it is important to share with parents the true costs of YMCA Camp Glacier Hollow and give families the opportunity to decide how much they can contribute toward their child’s camp experience. As always, further financial assistance is available for families through the YMCA Annual Fund and the Y Camp Glacier Hollow Trust Fund.