Now with Air Conditioning, Upgraded Cabins, and Upgraded Facilities! 

The American Clown Academy is located at the beautiful home of Timber Lake Retreat Center. Timber Lake is located in the quaint town of Forsyth, Georgia. For more information about Timber Lake and their ministry please visit their website.

Timber Lake Retreat Center’s physical address is:

1721 Hwy 83 North Forsyth, GA 31029

Flying to American Clown Academy?

The closest and most affordable airport to attend the American Clown Academy is the Atlanta Airport. Flights into Atlanta are far cheaper than any other airport in the country and we are so excited that this asset can help get you to camp! Delta and Southwest are the main flight providers to the Atlanta-Hartsfield Jackson Airport.

If you are flying to camp:

Please book your flight to arrive on Sunday, August 8th, 2021, and please book it to depart Saturday, August 14th, 2021

Timber Lake is housing you all for free on Sunday evening prior to the start and Friday evening after the end of the Academy!

If you are flying to camp part 2:

We are offering a FREE shuttle to chauffer you to and from the airport! Once you’ve booked your flights please let us know as soon as possible. Once we have the schedules of everyone flying in we will coordinate the appropriate number of shuttles to the Atlanta Airport. Ground transportation once you get to camp is available but is a very limited. If you need something while here we will do our best to accommodate you.


Along with the three square meals each day, there is a camp store open multiple times daily where everything is priced reasonably! They have candy, Soda Pop, Water, and many other great treats! Over the years, we’ve heard all sorts of good things from the campers (and we agree!) about the yummy food served in the dining hall — You are in for a treat!
  • For vegetarians and vegans, the kitchen staff tries to have enough variety at each meal in order for you to have your fill, but these “variety” items may be created by simply omitting the a la carte meat (i.e. sandwiches, pasta). However, if the entrée is impossible to cook without adding meat before serving (i.e. stew, pizza), they will offer a meat-free option in the kitchen.
  • For celiacs, the kitchen staff has been working hard to develop a more gluten-free menu recently. They will strive to have more vegetables, fruit, dairy products, and meat without gluten this year.
  • If you have special dietary needs which we cannot fulfill, you of course have the option of bringing your own food/snacks to camp. We regret to inform you that we cannot provide a discounted registration if you bring your own food, for the retreat facility has the meals built into the package and they cannot give us a discount. You will have access to use the FULL kitchen in your cabin to prepare your own meals in the fashion you like.