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Friends of Timbercrest

'Supporting the camp that has our hearts.'
Happy Timbercrest Campers 1967

Photo: Happy Timbercrest Campers - 1967

​The mission of the Friends of Timbercrest is to preserve, care for, and promote Camp Timbercrest. Our vision is that this camp will continue to be an inspiration for Girl Scouts for generations to come.

(This group is supported by Girl Scouts of Western New York.)

About

Photo: Joe and Esther Keyser

Joe and Esther Keyser
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Photo: Flag Ceremony at the 40th Anniversary Celebration in 2007

Established in 1963, Camp Timbercrest originally served the "Chautauqua Area Girl Scouts" as a Day Camp facility.

On June 27, 1967, Esther Keyser, camp director and executive director of the Chautauqua Area Girl Scout Council, dedicated the Residence Camp with these words:

This will be a place where the Girl Scout promise, the principals of honor, loyalty, duty will be held in high esteem. This will be a place where wise and dedicated leaders will help girls grow into good citizens.

This camp is dedicated to the objectives of Girl Scouting that girls may here be inspired to the highest ideals of character, conduct and purpose, that they may become happy and useful citizens in their homes, their communities and their country, and that the camp may always be a place of laughter, a place of learning and a place of love.

​Priscilla Fairbank, speaking on behalf of the camp staff and girls of Girl Scouting added these words:

Are you thinking what I am about this intriguing landscape that surrounds us? On these precious acres untold experiences will be had by many girls. There will be trials and tribulations; there will be times for thrills, for inspiration, for that soul-lifting satisfaction of accomplishment, for pure joy of living, for friends and for many more of the feelings and experiences that help mold girls into the young women of our communities and the mothers of the next generation.

Today, Camp Timbercrest serves the Girl Scouts of Western New York, a council that spans nine counties:  Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, Erie, Wyoming, Livingston, Niagara, Orleans, Genesee, and Monroe.

"[It] would be so nice to bring my kids to see the camp I call home.  Even though I [attend another] camp, Timbercrest still has my heart." 
- Cyndie TeWinkle Feemster

Picnic Table Campaign
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Picnic table at Timbercrest in need of replacing!

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New picnic table for Timbercrest!

Starting at the 50th Anniversary Celebration, Friends of Timbercrest has been partnering with council to invest time and dollars in our beloved camp.  With the help of donors like you, we have just finished a complete revitalization of the Lake Trail, constructing 18 new bridges and making the loop entirely walkable for our girls and adults. 

With this, we are ready to move on to our next project: purchasing 25 new picnic tables for camp!  As an added bonus donors will have the opportunity to customize their table with a commemorative plaque in honor or memory of a special Girl Scout, family member, or friend.  Each picnic table costs $250.

Thank you for believing in Camp Timbercrest and supporting our girls for generations to come.
 

Donate Today!

Select “other” and enter $250 per table; please include “FOT Picnic Table Campaign” and your plaque inscription in the “Please share why you donated” box.

Click here to view the plaque inscription options or to download a donation form if you prefer to make your donation by mail.

Join Us

We currently have a Facebook page! All past, present, and future campers and staff are welcome to use this page to connect, as well as share stories and information about camping and Camp Timbercrest.

Don't have a Facebook account? You can still find info about upcoming events and more by clicking here. 

You can also email us at friendsoftimbercrest@gswny.org

Publicity
Photos from the 50th Anniversary Celebration
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The full set of 50th Anniversary photos is available in this Facebook album.

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Camp Timbercrest Map
Camp Timbercrest Property Map

Click image above to view high-quality map of Camp Timbercrest provided by the Friends of Timbercrest group.