Castaways – TimberNook Loudoun County


Castaways 2024: Your child will step into this week-long adventure where they and their friends are “stranded on a deserted island” with only the bare essentials. Each day brings a new challenge such as making tools, building shelters (with materials large and small), creating rafts, roasting food, and completing a final mud course! Castaways is a large-scale outdoor play experience that will spark imagination and adventure at “TimberNook Island”, a piece of property with trees, small streams, and trails near Lucketts, VA.

Snap-shot of TimberNook Loudoun County:

  • Minimum Child: Adult ratio of 7:1
  • All staff background-checked and trained
  • CPR and First Aid-Certified staff always present
  • TimberNook-certified staff always present
  • Run by a pediatric occupational therapist


Please email your lead provider [email protected] if you have questions regarding:

*Flexibility in age-range

*Sibling discounts ($15 off every second child and beyond who sign up)

By registering your child for our program, please acknowledge our refund and behavior policies and licensure statement:

Weather-Related Cancellations: If True Life Connection has to cancel a program or program day due to weather conditions, True Life Connection will either re-schedule the program or offer a program credit equivalent to the program/service daily amount paid. The program credit will be good for 12 months from the program date that was canceled.

Low Enrollment Cancellations: If True Life Connection has to cancel a program due to low enrollment, True Life Connection will contact you at least 2 weeks in-advance and either re-schedule the program, offer a program credit equivalent to the program amount paid, or offer a full refund minus 10% fees, paid via check.

Refund Policy: True Life Connection LLC will use your investment to hold your child’s spot for camp. If you come upon an unforeseen circumstance, contact [email protected] 30 days before the first day of the program in question for a program credit equivalent to the program amount paid, or offer a full refund minus 10% fees, paid via check. You can transfer your program registration to a friend at any time. You are responsible for all financial transactions and for notifying True Life Connection LLC of the change. Your friend is required to fill out waiver forms in advance for the program.

If unforeseen circumstances arise within 30 days of the program start date, you will be responsible for the full payment, no refund will be issued. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Behavior-Related Policies: While kids are learning through play with each other, we understand that certain behaviors need adult action. True Life Connection LLC enacts a behavior policy to keep all kids as safe and happy as possible. At TimberNook Loudoun County, there are two rules we review with the kids before every camp day; 1. Be Kind (to yourself, others, and nature) 2. Always be able to see an adult counselor and for them to be able to see you. If a child demonstrates persistent and seemingly-intentional behavior that puts themselves or others at-risk of harm, it is our staff’s intention to intervene with a natural consequence. Discussions or phone calls with parents will be given on a case-by-case basis to determine an individualized behavior plan. 

State Licensure Statement: True Life Connection LLC meets basic health and safety requirements to meet the exemption of licensure for Child Day Centers with the State of Virginia. We have no direct oversight from the Department of Education.

TimberNook Loudoun County

Castaways – TimberNook Loudoun County

Jul 8 - Jul 12

Times: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Ages: 8 - 12

13896 Freedom Center Lane, Leesburg, VA 20176


Timbernook Certified Provider Team Member

Rebekah Highlander, MOT, OTR/L

Timbernook Certified Provider Team Member

Liz Weber

Capacity: 21 (0 spots left)

Reviews & Feedback

13 Reviews for TimberNook Loudoun County

  1. carol.lawler (verified owner)

    Our son had a WONDERFUL time with his friends. Each morning before school he asks if he has Timbernook after school. I have even seen his imagination grow in just the short 6 weeks he has been playing with Timbernook. We will be signing him up again in the spring and look forward to any summer camps they may offer!

  2. lindsay.payne (verified owner)

    Our three year old daughter absolutely loved the Tiny Ones program. It gave her an excellent opportunity each week to explore, make connections, and get more familiar with nature. She always came home with a fun story and I feel her confidence has increased. Highly recommend!

  3. melissa.viar-winstead (verified owner)

    My son has had the best time in the Tiny Ones after-school program! He absolutely loves the outdoors and TimberNook has provided him with a safe and fun environment to really explore and have fun with his friends. Hopefully there will be another session available in the Spring!

  4. shawna.smith (verified owner)

    My 2 boys attended a week of summer camp and absolutely loved it and can’t wait to return next summer. They came home dirty, wet and exhausted and wouldn’t have it any other way. Definitely returning.

  5. natasha.gillis (verified owner)

    My kids had a great time at this camp. They came home happy and tired each day and woke up excited to go the following day.

  6. lindsay.wallick (verified owner)

    My son attended the Village Folks Camp in August 2023. While he struggles to connect with others socially, he thrives in the outdoors and in competition! He learned how to collaboratively build and work as a team with other children he just met! He loved the daily activities, challenges and games surrounded by the beautiful outdoors. His favorite parts have included learning how to build, working with wood and tools like a saw and hammer! He feels very grown up for his 9 years old!

  7. jtm (verified owner)

    I am so glad we found TimberNook! My son has loved Village Folks from the first day and doesn’t want it to end. It has been an amazing fit for my neurodiverse child and this is the first time I’ve dropped off my son somewhere and not had to worry about whether he will make it through the day without incident. The instructors have done an amazing job creating a welcoming and collaborative environment and encouraging imagination and creativity. I’ve really appreciated how they have guided the campers in team building and social skills. I most appreciated the leader calling me the week before camp to talk through any concerns I had about the week and how to set my child up for success at camp. Can’t recommend TimberNook of Loudoun enough!

  8. tiffany.maro (verified owner)

    My son attended Going Wild earlier this summer and it was great. He often plays alone and avoids others. Here he was able to work as a team with other children and interact and solve issues on his own. He did so well that we signed him and his younger brother up for Village folks and they couldn’t wait to go each day! Such a great play, problem solving, and social growing experience.

  9. joe.scott (verified owner)

    TimberNook has been an absolute blessing to our family. We were struggling to find summer activities that our son could do and that would also cater to his shy and unique personality. The staff really understands kids of all needs and exercises patience and professionalism. The open learning method and complete outdoor activities allowed my son to be even more comfortable around things outdoors. I can’t say enough about this place, so thankful we found this gem.

  10. jorese.sadek (verified owner)

    My son said that Village folks camp is his favorite summer camp ever, that he wants to absolutely do it again next year. He loves building with wood and has been making trips to Home Depot buying wood and tools all summer…and to have a camp where he could use his creativity and skills, it truly exceeded his expectations! Everyone, coaches and campers are amazing, my son is very happy so I am happy! JS

  11. fakhtar (verified owner)

    My kids have loved Timbernook’s Village Folks camp. All three of them have looked forward to the camp all summer, and then each day have been excited about returning, talking about what they will do the next day, how they will build and fortify their forts and how much fun they have had making new friends. The have used their creativity and imagination, used tools and learned to work together as a team for success. My oldest is already talking about how he wants to return and thinks he will be allowed (although he’s aging out). The other two are ready to return next year.

  12. timothy.prange (verified owner)

    Our daughter had an incredible experience at TimberNook “Going Wild” camp! She could not wait to return each day. We’ve never seen her be so comfortable getting dirty outdoors before. She’s the kid who is afraid of tiny bugs and of making mistakes. She is very physically risk adverse. This week gave her unlimited opportunities to try things she would never ordinarily try and to be outside her comfort zone. After a fun-filled child-led week of outside adventure, our daughter cried on the way home “I’m going to miss it so much. I wish there was one more day of camp this week. Just one more day.” She is signed up for another week in August and is counting down the days. We are so thankful we found TimberNook!

  13. mroberts

    My son attended the Enchanted camp and really enjoyed it. For a whole week – he played outside, used his imagination, made forts, explored a small creek and improved his communication with other kids. He knew the names of instructors at the end of day one and it gave me peace of mind he was enjoying himself … and growing at the same time! It’s easy to give this camp high marks. We look forward to being a repeat customers!

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