Students find fun and connection through Timber Bay partnership
Wednesday, September 29, 2021
Over the last 10 years, Timber Bay has forged relationships with students and their families at Brooklyn Center Middle and High School STEAM. With a mission to help youth thrive, Timber Bay creates space for students to grow through peer mentorship, open gym, and outdoor activities.
“We provide a wide range of opportunities in hopes that students with many different interests and needs will find a fun and safe place to participate,” said Paul Thyren, Brooklyn Center area coordinator. “We provide programming at the school (BCMHS), in our Timber Bay space at Lutheran Church of the Master, and outdoors.”
Outdoor activities are held year-round, including monthly retreats as well as the Timber Bay camp. At camp, students and their families experience a variety of activities depending on the season such as fishing, tubing, skiing, kayaking, canoeing, swimming, farm visits, basketball, football, archery, and much more.
This fall, students can look forward to camp as well as Monday and Tuesday night dinners and small group time, open gym after school on Wednesdays, support groups and pizza after school on Thursdays, and a young adults group meeting twice a month.
“Timber Bay goes above and beyond, offering transportation to students, and ongoing support as youth age through our district and beyond. They are truly invested in the Brooklyn Center community and prove this through their relationships,” said Renee Starr, BCCS community schools manager. This partnership is available to students in grades 6-12 and runs through the LEAP program at BCMHS. Fall 2021 programs will begin on Oct. 4. To get involved, contact Longkee Vang at firstname.lastname@example.org or register for LEAP here.