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Timothy Team

Timothy Team is for campers going into at least 11th grade and is designed for students who have successfully completed the Nehemiah program and have shown they have what it takes to move to the next level.

Session Info

Session 1 Session 2 Session 3 Session 4 Session 5 Session 6 Session 7
2017 Dates June 3-23 June 10-30 June 17- July 7 June 24- July 14 July 1-21 July 8-28 July 15- August 4
Timothy Team Cost $1020 $1020 $1020 $1020 $1020 $1020 $940
The deadline for application completion (registration, two references submitted, and essay questions completed) is May 1st.

Availability FAQ

  • How do I know which sessions of Leadership Development are available for my camper? The only way to know is to go ahead and register.
    Log into our on-line registration system, and after entering your camper's details you will see a list of options that are available based on your camper's gender and Fall 2016 grade level.  (Please note: Nehemiah Team must be completed before Timothy Team, and Timothy Team must be completed before Soma.)  If the session you want is visible on the list of available sessions, and you choose it and complete the registration, that means your camper has a reserved spot (final acceptance is based on references, essay questions, and for Somas, an interview as well.)  If that session has filled, only the wait listed version of the session will be visible for your camper.
  • What if both the wait listed version and the regular version of a session show up on my list to choose from?  That means there is a still a spot available for your camper, but that session is wait listing for other genders, so we want the wait list version to be available to them.
  • The bottom line is, when in doubt, register!  If you see the regular version of a session on the list, that means you can choose it.

What is Timothy Team?

The Timothy Team begins the transition from being ministered to, to being the one ministering. After two weeks of training, including the roles of a counselor, studies of Christian apologetics, study of Timothy & Paul's relationship as a prime example of discipleship, Bible memorization, testimony preparation and delivery, servant leadership's role in small groups and in life, and challenging group activities (including a three-night backpacking trip), Timothy Team participants will work as a team to shepherd and care for NLR's day campers (1st-6th grade campers who come to camp from breakfast to dinner for 5 days during the third week of the Timothy Team session). Through these avenues & the ones developed in the Nehemiah program, the Timothy Team develops lasting relationships with each other and, more importantly, with Christ.

This ministry is offered to campers going into at least 11th grade and is designed for students who have successfully completed the Nehemiah program and have shown they have what it takes to move to the next level. There is a deep level of commitment required of Timothy Team members and they will be asked to step out of their comfort zones and begin to lead others. This is not a responsibility we take lightly and participants need to show a commitment to these challenges. There will be plenty of fun but it should be understood that our focus is on leadership development and challenging students to grow deeper in Christ.


day camp
Timothy Team participants learn a little about what it means to be a counselor at New Life Ranch by helping run Day Camp.
hiking trip
The hiking trip is a favorite for Timothy Team participants. Through the hardships of working as a team in an unfamiliar environment strong bonds and friendships are built amongst team members.

Some FAQ's

How will I know if I have been accepted into the program? 
You will receive a confirmation letter and invoice via email letting you know what session you have been confirmed for and balance due. Other general information including arrival and departure dates and packing lists will arrive approximately a month before your session starts.

How does the "Wait List" work? 
If you are placed on the wait list it is because all of the beds are full for the session(s) you are applying for. The more sessions that you are available for, the less likely it is that you will be placed on the wait list. We have a limited number of spots for each position, so it is to your advantage to apply and send in your deposit early. We will do everything possible to find a place for everyone, but unfortunately that is not always possible. You will only be placed on the wait list when we have received a complete application with deposit. People will be placed on the wait list in the order the applications were received. If your status changes we will let you know immediately.

What if I am interested in applying for more than one level of the program? 
If you meet the age requirements then you have the option to apply for more than one level per summer. However, successful completion of each level is required before moving on. If a camper does not complete a level successfully, NLR will not allow the camper to move on and require them to to repeat the previous level. Therefore, it is especially important that the camper understand what they are getting into and the effort that will be required to complete each level.

How thorough do I need to answer the questions in the application? 
The answers to the questions allow us to understand why each camper desires to be involved in the program and give important information about the applicant. This is very important to the application process, so, the more thorough the better. Questions should be answered solely by the camper.

Are we allowed to request teammates?
For portions of the Nehemiah and Timothy Team experiences campers are divided into separate teams. We do not take requests for teammates because we desire that leadership campers take a step out of their comfort zones.

What cabins or housing are used for this program? 
Good question! The housing changes from year to year, and probably will change again for 2016. What we can tell you is that we will make sure that all the leadership campers have comfortable housing.