Performance Art

At Timber Ridge we highly promote and encourage children to be creative. Just like any other skill, creativity can be learned and exercised.

In addition to our daily activities offered, many talent shows are performed throughout each summer season. This provides a friendly environment for campers to get up on stage and show what they have learned. 

We have had tremendous successes come from our theater program. Examples include Mark Platt (producer of Wicked, previous president of Universal Studios), Stacey Sher (Pulp Fiction, Matilda, Gattaca, Erin Brockovich), Jeff Marx (composer, musical lyricist, and creator of Avenue Q), Scott Weinger (Full House, Fuller House, Galavant, Muppets, Aladdin).


If learning and performing music is a passion for your child, then the Timber Rock Shop is the perfect place for them!

Located on the shoreline of our lake, the Rock Shop provides a secluded area which allows campers to focus on their music. Offerings include:

  • Guitar
  • Bass
  • Drums
  • Piano
  • Vocals

Campers of all skill levels are encourage to participate, with one-on-one lessons being the standard, not the exception.


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Our Almost Heaven Playhouse has been run by our wonderful theater director JM for almost 30 years. JM knows better than anyone else how to create a feeling of play, wonderment, and adventure.

Every summer our theater program puts on two full length musicals in addition to the daily theater class. All campers and counselors are highly encouraged to join in on the fun. Everyone who tries out gets a role!

With plenty of opportunities existing both on the stage and off the stage, we ensure that nobody is left out.



Timber Ridge was a pioneer in the camping industry when we first introduced circus to camp. Since its introduction our circus program has become one of the most popular activities at camp!

The Circus Program at Timber Ridge covers a wide variety of acts, stunts, and performances so that children may discover where they find the most joy. Our circus offerings include:

  • Trapeze
  • Hoop Lyra
  • Aerial Hammock
  • Spanish Web
  • Aerial Cube
  • Juggling
  • Diabolo
  • Tumbling
  • Trampoline
  • Balancing Acts
  • And more!

Every summer Timber Ridge hosts three circus shows. These shows provide campers the ability to demonstrate the amazing things they have learned. Two circus shows are performed for the camp and one is held on Parents Weekend. After all, we wouldn’t want you to miss the opportunity to see what your child has learned!

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Campers have the opportunity to take dance classes as part of their daily schedule. The Timber Ridge dance studio is located in the Visual & Performing Arts building and is fully equipped with floor-to-ceiling mirrors, hardwood floors, and air conditioning. The dance studio is also popular as a rehearsal room for our camp plays and talent shows!

The dance program at Timber Ridge focuses on exposing the campers to a wide variety of dance styles. These include, but are not limited to, jazz, salsa, hip-hop, and ballet. Campers involved in dance classes are encouraged to share what they have learned during our many talent shows and cabin night competitions!