Youth Investment Foundation est. in 1970, a Christian non-profit organization, sponsors Timber Bay Community Outreaches (in suburban, urban and rural areas in Minnesota) and Timber Bay Camp and Retreat Center.

Our purpose is two-fold:

  • to effect new attitudes and behavior as needed in youth through a growing faith in Christ and/or by supportive staff relationships.
  • to create a sense of purpose, belonging and community with our youth, emphasizing self-worth, forgiveness, freedom from guilt, accountability, and a balanced perspective of authority and freedom.


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Watch Who Cares? Features Brad Lien, former President and current Chaplain (with us since 1973) and Paul Craven, Elk River Area Director (with us since 2002) talking about the Timber Bay Ministry.


Looking for a Broken Heart. Watch I am Willing. Features Paul Miller, President (with us since 1986) sharing his heart for our ministry.



A Balanced Camp and Community Outreach 
Where are we located?


Join Our Team
Full-time, part-time, internship and volunteer opportunities.


Ways to Get Involved
DONATE your resources.

Timber Bay Camp and Retreat Center
Available for churches, schools, and ministries to come as guest groups. Check out seasonal staff positions.

Lust Free Living (LFL) 
A ministry that teaches men and women to fight spiritually for purity so they can freely serve God.

Starting a Ministry?
Check out our survival manual.

Coaching/Consulting Services
For smaller-budget camps & ministries.

Staff Resources
For Timber Bay staff.

Recommendation Letters
From community professionals.

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