We want to be your child’s home away from home while they are at camp. We understand that sending your children to camp can bring up a few questions. This page is designed to bring you information about your child’s time at camp. We want you to have full confidence that while at camp your child will in good hands and accessible. Click through our camp tour to see where your child will be staying. Below you will find answers to the TOP 10 questions asked by parents just like you!
What will my camper be doing while at Timber Creek?
In short: HAVING A BLAST! We offer full court basketball, 9-Square-in-the-air, four square, hiking trails, tether ball, canoeing, volleyball, a 32 foot climbing wall (staffed by Timber Creek), a challenge course (staffed by Timber Creek), swimming, Octoball/Gaga Ball, adventure games, archery, obstacle course (staffed by Timber Creek), Life-Sized Human Foosball, and ping pong to name a few. These offerings in combination with your group leader’s plans are sure to make your camper’s time a memorable one.
**Note: During summer Centrikid Camp Cycles the Climbing wall, Obstacle Course and Challenge Course are only offered as track time options.**
Can I send a letter to my camper?
Yes! We encourage you to be a part of your child’s camp experience by dropping them a letter to let them know you are thinking of them while they are away.
You can mail your note to your camper at 8113 Morton Marathon Road, Pulaski, MS, 39152. Please place your letter in the mail at least one week prior to your camper’s arrival date. Also, please list your group’s name on the envelope.
Are the cabins temperature controlled?
Yes. All buildings at camp are equipped with digitally controlled heat and air conditioning. Your camper will be as warm or as cool as they like. With hot summers and coldwinters, we have made sure your camper will be comfortable no matter the season!
What does my camper need to bring?
This is one of the most frequently asked questions. Although most groups have a packing list they suggest, we would like to offer some simple help in this area. We suggest bringing: Casual camp clothes, Sheets & blankets or sleeping bag, Pillow, Toiletries, towels, garbage bag for dirty or wet clothes, flashlight, bug spray, sunscreen during summer months, bath mat for outside the shower, and of course a bible and journal to study and record how God moves while here at camp.
How far from Interstate 20 is Timber Creek?
We are located just 10 minutes off of exit 80. Once you leave the interstate you will only take one turn to arrive at Timber Creek. In cases where you might have to come and pick up your camper, this will make it easy to locate us! Simply take exit 80 off I-20 and head south for 3 miles on HWY 481. Turn left @ the Timber Creek Camp sign (by the Pulaski Post Office) and travel three miles on Morton Marathon Road. After three miles you will see the camp entrance on your right!
Who do I contact in the case of a family emergency?
We encourage each group leader to carry their cell phone at all times. If you are unable to reach your group’s leader, simply call 601.536.2130 or 601.536.9012. This number rings in the main office as well as the kitchen. We will be happy to relay any message to your group leader and your camper!
My camper has a food allergy. Who needs this information?
Because of the volume of people who come through Timber Creek every year, we are well acquainted with how to accommodate most any food allergies. We understand that your camper does not want to be singled out because of his or her allergy. It is our goal to work in tandem with your camper’s group leader to make this a non-issue. As a precaution we DO NOT have any menu items that contain peanuts or tree nuts. We also do not cook with peanut oil. If you have questions about food that may be made at a facility that processes items with nuts please contact us and our team will be glad to talk with you. We will prepare food according to your camper’s food allergy, and serve them from the line just like every other camper! Rest easy. We will take care of this for you. Please know that we are not able to accommodate “food preferences” due to the large number of people who attend Timber Creek. We try to provide excellent food including a full salad bar at each lunch and dinner with healthier options when possible.
IMPORTANT: Please send us this information at least 7 days before arriving at camp so we have time to prepare. During the summer all Centrikid allergies need to first be submitted through the Centrikid website and contacts. This also needs to be done at least 7 days prior to your Centrikid camp.
Call 601.536.9012 or email email@example.com to make our staff aware of your campers specific needs.
Do you have first aid at camp?
YES! We do have a first aid station to handle most situations. It is stocked to handle everything from cuts and scrapes, allergic reactions to food, or stings. However, please know that if you are a part of a group rental or with Centrikid all first aid will be taken care of by a leader of that group.
What if my camper needs professional medical attention?
We are located only 10 minutes away from Scott County Regional Hospital and only 35 minutes away from River Oaks Hospital. In the case of an emergency that rises above the level of being handled by your group leader and/or the camp staff, your group leader will be able to transport your camper to the hospital to receive medical attention. Each group leader is briefed on the location of and directions to the hospital. Follow this link to learn more about their services: http://www.rushhealthsystems.org/scott/index.cfm
What if my camper needs a staff member during their stay?
At Timber Creek we pride ourselves on group response time. In most cases, we will be where your group or camper needs us within minutes! Upon arrival, your group leader is provided with the host on duty’s contact information. This host is available to the group 24 hours a day during your camper’s stay. No matter how small the need, we are here to make your camper’s time away from home a comfortable one. Tell your child not to hesitate to call on us. That is what we are here for!! During our summer Centrikid cycles they can contact any CK staff during their stay.