Owned and operated by Easter Seals Central Illinois, accredited by the American Camp Association, and located on the shoreline of Lake Bloomington, Timber Pointe Outdoor Center is the premier resource in the state of Illinois for providing specialized outdoor recreational, experiential and family programs for individuals with disabilities and illnesses in a fun, safe and accessible environment.
In addition to these inclusive programs, we offer integrated programming for typically-developing siblings and peers. Whatever the need, it is said that Timber Pointe Outdoor Center is a magical place serving some of the neatest people in the world.
Timber Pointe Outdoor Center offers programs throughout the year. Summer programming, in particular, gives way to many opportunities for children and adults. Over 1,200 participants will attend on or more programs in a given summer. These programs include Easter Seals residential and day programs, Adventure Day Camp, contracted partner groups and rental groups.
Each session includes traditional camp activities such as swimming, fishing, hiking, canoeing, a pontoon boat ride, arts & crafts, target sports, barnyard animals, high ropes, zip-line and horseback riding. We strive to create an experience that is inclusive, stimulating and educational while providing opportunities that might otherwise seem impossible due to physical limitations, developmental delays or illnesses.
Click on the link below to learn more about our Residential Camp programs, including a schedule and application
Residential Camp Schedule and Application
Timber Pointe Outdoor Center provides specialized lodging, staff and programming for many contracted partner groups including Autism McLean, the Brain Injury Association of Illinois, the Muscular Dystrophy Association - Central Illinois and Northern Illinois regions, FOP Illini Lodge 17, SIU School or Medicine's Camp COCO, the Association of Horizon, the Families' and Childrens' AIDS Network, Thresholds Young Adults Program, and Northminster Presbyterian Church of Peoria. If you are interested in bringing a group to Timber Pointe Outdoor Center for a camp program, contact us today at 309.365.8021 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Timber Pointe Outdoor Center is an excellent place to find seasonal employment or fill volunteer hours! The summer camping season involves at least 10-weeks of opportunities to be involved in the amazing things that happen here. Most of our seasonal employees are college students seeking experience in their fields of study including, occupational therapy, physical therapy, music therapy, recreation management, therapeutic recreation, special education, nursing, art therapy, social work, psychology, equine therapy, outdoor education, and many more. Job opportunities are not limited to these fields.
Working at Timber Pointe Outdoor Center provides experience in working with a diverse population, cooperating with a team, inclusive programming and hands-on practical experience that are valuable in almost any profession.
Click on the link below to learn more about becoming a member of the Timber Pointe Outdoor Center team and how to apply for a summer staff position Summer Staff Application.
Timber Pointe is a wonderful and unique resource available to enhance the quality of life in our Central Illinois community. We offer overnight rentals in our cabins and lodges as well as day use for corporate meetings and events. We offer activities such as canoeing, hiking, fishing and archery. Teambuilding exercises include high ropes and low ropes courses to build enhanced cooperation and communication. Our experienced facilitators will develop a program specific to your goals and needs. Click here to learn more about facility rentals.
The Timber Pointe Charitable Foundation was incorporated in 1996 for the sole purpose of securing funding for the development, maintenance, and operation of Timber Pointe Outdoor Center. Since its inception, the Foundation has secured over $4 million in funding, in-kind capital improvements and gifts of capital equipment. In addition to the Lodge, the following projects have been funded by the Foundation:
If you are interested in renting our facilities or planning your next team event, or if you would like to make a donation to Timber Pointe Outdoor Center, please contact us at 309.365.8021.