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Late Night Gaga at October Connect

We love Gaga.  And why let the dark or the snow stop us?

Had a great time this weekend with many teens.  If you haven’t been to a connect, you gotta make it out for January’s!

October Connect Excitement

Cheeks on what she’s excited for this weekend:

 

Dew the Dog on what he’s excited for this weekend:

Fall Workday Oct. 29

Come one, come all.  Bring your maul (and rake)!

There’s plenty of wood (and leaves) to be moved.

We have some other projects too

a new wood shed and pavilion plastic replacement to name a few.

 

So join us at 9, when the coffee is hot.  Stick around for lunch, it’s on us.

Bring a rake, some gloves, and yourself!

 

October 29, 2011 – 9-2pm.  If teens (9-12 grade) come for the worday, they can stay and play at October Connect free of charge!  You still need to sign up for Connect.

See you soon!

Tuna

Deals on Killington Lift Tickets

Greetings friends!

With a few nights of frost over the past week AND forecasted flurries in the mountains AND our seasonal maintenance manager applying to work in snow making departments at nearby mountains, we are gearing up for another winter of snow, beauty and fun!

Below is another reminder from Killington to buy reduced price lift tickets by THURSDAY OCT 20th.

Again, if you don’t ski, there is still plenty of activity to enjoy at camp and the scenery is guaranteed inspiring.

Weekdays and some weekends are still available at the BBC Cabin, check the online calendar for availability: http://www.bethanybirches.org/facility-use-calendar.

Let us know if you have questions and inquire about week night rentals and more than 3 night rentals. Hope to see you this winter!

Amber “Cheeks” Bergey

As of the time of this posting, the K57 deal is over.  But, not to worry!  BBC has a number of these tickets.  You can buy them directly from us for $60 if you’re staying in the cabin this winter.

Auction Raffle Winners

Congratulations to these people – they won the 1st Annual Auction Raffle!

Youth Bicycle: Ryan Newswanger

4 Quarts of Syrup:

  • James Alderfer
  • Mary Jane Crockett
  • Joy Sawatsky
  • Omar Zook
Woodstock Farmers Market Gift Certificate: Mary Moyer
Antique Quilt: Jane Rosenberger
Free Week of Camp: James Alderfer
Sleeping Bag and Foam Mat: Mary Jane Crockett

The raffle page is here

Inexpensive Ski Trip + Supporting BBC = WIN WIN!

Cheeks trying to stay ahead of the raking

Cheeks trying to stay ahead of the raking

The other day Tuna posted this picture of me trying to stay ahead of leaf raking. Mowing leaves reminded me of plowing/shoveling snow. My heart sunk as I remembered how much harder it is to both shovel snow and drive in snow compared to leaves! Then I remembered the beauty of winter, the memories I’ve created while skiing down East Fall, giggling the whole way down the BBC tube run or heading deep into the quiet woods on my snowshoes. BBC is a winter wonderland. Consider coming to check it out!

The Bethany Birches Cabin is a great spot to enjoy every aspect of winter…
…Head to the nearby mountains for some of the best skiing in the northeast.  (Killington Mountain or Okemo Mountain)
…Tube down BBC’s 1/5 mile tube run on tube park quality tubes for a memorable adventure
…Strap on snowshoes or cross country skis and explore the 100 acres of camp.
…Snowmobile the VAST trail which runs through camp property and can take you anwhere in the state of VT.
…Or simply watch the snow fall from a cozy cabin.

No matter the type of adventure you enjoy – BBC is a cozy, affordable place to stay. The cabin is kid friendly and a great place for groups of any kind to gather!

Take 20% off a week long rental. Inquire about midweek/3 night rental specials. For more details on rates click here. Or click here to check the availability. To reserve the cabin click here.  Or give us a call! (802-672-5220)

If you’re coming to ski – don’t’ miss out on Killington’s early bird deals ($58 Weekend Tix/$38 Mid Week Tix offered through 10/17) Keep in mind, Killington is open until May and skiing in April can be just as fun as skiing in Feb!

 

 

 

Irene Auction Gift Certifcates

A few weeks ago central Vermont was hammered with rain – here in Plymouth it was about 12 inches in less than 20 hours.  Needless to say, we experienced flash flooding. Some of the businesses around us that support our Annual Benefit Auction got hit hard.  Blanche and Bills, Woodstock Farmers Market and Ramunto’s (below) still aren’t open!  But, not to worry – they will be soon.  To help them get back on their feet, some wonderful people have purchased gift certificates from them.  And, they’ve given those certificates to the auction!  Not in the list below is product purchased from these businesses by Dave and Bev Goshow  (Grandma Cookie-Dough Chaos and Woodchip) and Dorine and Tom Rosenberger.  If you’d like to buy one of these at the auction, say so on the form here.  Enter the business and denomination you’re bidding on in the item code box.

Certificate For            Amount    Donor    

First Stop Ski & Bike Shop    100    Gerry Moore

Blanche and Bills                     25    John Gilman
Blanche and Bills                     25    Marice Kratz
Blanche and Bills                     25    Wendell Gehman
Blanche and Bills                     25    Joyce Leasher
Blanche and Bills                     25    Brenda Bishop

Bridgewater Corners Store    25    Neil Dewar
Bridgewater Corners Store    25    Wendell Gehman
Bridgewater Corners Store    50    Will Bergey
Bridgewater Corners Store    25    Joyce Leasher
Bridgewater Corners Store    25    Phil Bergey
Bridgewater Corners Store    25    Brenda Bishop

Goodro Lumber                        100    Blooming Glen Young Adults

Ramunto’s                                  25    Cynthia Moyer
Ramunto’s                                  25    Brenda Bishop
Ramunto’s                                  25    Earl Godshall

White Raven Drum Works   25    Brenda Bishop

Woodstock Farmers Market  50    Wendell Gehman
Woodstock Farmers Market  50    Will Bergey
Woodstock Farmers Market  25    Joyce Leasher
Woodstock Farmers Market  75    Phil Bergey
Woodstock Farmers Market  25    Brenda Bishop
Woodstock Farmers Market  25    Earl Godshall
Woodstock Farmers Market  100    Beverly Goshow

Yankee Book Shop                     50    Neil Dewar
Yankee Book Shop                     25    Joyce Leasher
Yankee Book Shop                     25    Brenda Bishop

Auction Road Update

HOW TO GET TO THE AUCTION ON SATURDAY:

Roads in Central VT were badly damaged during Hurricane Irene. Crews have worked hard. 100A is NOT open and will NOT be open on 9/24. Rt. 4, Rt. 100, Hale Hollow and Lynds hill are all OPEN. You will probably need to drive past “road closed” signs. Don’t worry, officials say it’s fine for you to be on these roads (and they are perfectly passable for all vehicles).

The best way to get to camp right now is to get yourself to Rt. 100. Drive to Plymouth and turn on 100A at the Salt Ash Inn. Go up 100A 1 mile and turn right on Lynds Hill. Go up Lynds Hill 2.6 miles and you’re at the auction.  Raise your bid ticket high!