Founded in 1970
Camp Tall Timbers opened in 1970 with founder Jerry Smith at the helm. Jerry purchased the 120-acre property and developed camp from the ground up. He has seen more than 10,000 campers thrive during their summers at CTT! Now retired from camp life, ”Uncle” Jerry has handed the reins over to his son, Glenn Smith.
Our alumni community is what makes our CTT family so special. We have the 2nd generation of campers and their families who visit and send their children to camp. Glenn grew up at camp, literally. Over 50 years, he has kept in touch with many adults who attended our program. The positive feedback is still as strong today as it was when Glenn’s father was director.
Camp is instrumental for healthy growth and has instilled in many the value of compassion, cooperation and leadership. Our program is intentional and emphasizes safety, connecting with nature, making new friends, valuing old ones, making decisions, encouraging teamwork, motivating spirit and building a sense of belonging.
Many alumni campers have become leaders in their field and attribute their success, in part, to their camp experience.
That is the essence of “Away from the Everyday”.
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