Phoenicia Relief Effort

UPDATE: You can now contribute to the effort online here:

As I am sure you have seen, Hurricane Irene inflicted significant damage to Phoenicia, New York and the area surrounding camp (see photos and video below).    Phoenicia, home to camp favorites such as Sweet Sues, the Sportsman’s, Brio’s, Ricciardella’s, Al’s Restaurant and the like, has been a part of the fabric of Timber Lake since before I started attending back in 1967.  The people of Phoenicia make up our employees, our contractors, repairmen and friends.  They are hard working people who love the camp and have grown with us over the years.

Fortunately, Timber Lake suffered no significant damage.  On top of a mountain, surrounded by mountains, we have weathered storms like Irene relatively well over the years.  Our losses are in the hundreds of dollars.  Phoenicia’s are in the hundreds of thousands if not millions.

As good neighbors should, in times of unique hardship, Timber Lake Camp, through the Timber Lake Foundation, is establishing the PHOENICIA RELIEF FUND to help our local community rebuild.  The Fund will open with a $100,000 donation from Mindy, myself and Timber Lake Camp.  Anyone interested in helping is invited to make a tax deductible donation to the Timber Lake Foundation, a 501(C)(3) Corporation.  ALL DONATIONS WILL BE ADDITIONAL to the $100,000 already committed by the Camp.

You can send donations made payable to: THE TIMBER LAKE FOUNDATION.   In the memo line, please note: PHOENICIA RELIEF FUND.  Checks may be sent to our Glen Cove Office: 85 Crescent Beach Road, Glen Cove, NY 11542.

There are numbers of other organizations ready to assist our neighbors in other effected areas of the region.  I am sure that everyone will do whatever they can in these difficult times for our larger summer community.


Jay Jacobs

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  • Louis Schreiber

    This is great, I will be donating and hope everyone else who can does too.

  • Mystery Spot Antiques

    Amazing! Thank you, Jay Jacobs and Timberlake!

  • Max David

    Thanks for your support of Phonecia, Jay and Mindy!

  • Christine Elliott

    How soon will Phoenicia be able to use the fund?

    Any particular purposes is it set up for? (i.e. supplies for citizens, rebuilding efforts only-construction materials, etc or will it be an apply for aid type of package for residents and businesses)?

    Does the Fund encompass Shandaken also?

    I, like others, want to know what it is specifically set up for as I’m sure many funds are in development and like to make an informed decision on donations. Thanks so much for setting up such a generous fund. So glad to hear Timberlake was not badly damaged during Irene’s rath.

  • Jay Fahey

    There’s no upside to a disaster but… you realize how kind people are, and how caring, and how generous. You really appreciate NEIGHBORS, and depend on them. I’ll be contributing to your Fund, too, and I thank you for taking this stunning initiative. Thank you so much!

  • George Neher

    Unbelievable! You guys are the best. Thank you so much for doing this wonderful thing for the Town of Shandaken and it’s residents and it’s visitors. Thank you again Jay and the Timberlake Family.

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