Aquatics

The Pool



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Known as the “center of camp”, our swimming pool has a staff of Red Cross certified lifeguards to instruct all of the basics of swimming skills while providing a safe and fun place to relax and splash around. Two free-swim periods are available daily for every age group.


  • Instructional Swim
  • Recreational Swim
  • Water Aerobics
  • Water Polo

The Lake



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  • Swimming
  • Wakeboarding
  • Waterskiing
  • Trampoline / "The Blob"

Wakeboard Park



In 2012, Timber Ridge Camp installed an automated, cable-driven wakeboard system to replace our wakeboard/waterski program on the Shenandoah River. This new system has proven to be very popular amongst the campers. We have found many advantages associated with a cable driven system over a traditional boat:

As an organization, we are responsible for a very large number of children. This means that safety is our #1 priority, with fun being a very close 2nd. Cable driven wakeboarding systems provide many unique advantages over boats.

The first and foremost is an improvement in safety. There is no longer the potential of a watercraft striking campers and causing injury. In addition, lifeguards are capable of being within close proximity of the wake boarders at all times.

The second advantage of our cable driven system is that it provides a more pleasant experience for beginners. Whereas a boat pulls the wake boarder directly forward, our cable system helps pull the rider up and out of the water. This is due to the anchor point being much higher in the air than what is possible on a boat. Beginners a able to start in shallow water, travel at slower speeds, and experience much less strain on their bodies.

Campers are capable of getting on and off the water much faster. Within minutes, they are able to walk to the lake, strap in, and get on the water. There is no wasted time!

Additionally, rather than waiting your turn sitting on a boat, you can now take a swim in the lake or jump around on our trampoline with friends! 

The Cacapon River


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For the canoeing, fishing, and rope swing enthusiasts, the Cacapon River surrounds our campus to provide the perfect natural setting. Canoeing classes occur every day, with multiple longer day trips occurring every half session. The day trips are perfect for campers who love spending time on the water and seeing new places!

  • Canoeing
  • Swimming
  • Rope Swing
  • Fishing