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New Program Director Hired!

Greetings Friends, a little while back I announced that Dan "Chick" Laubach was moving on from Bethany Birches at the end of August. We launched a search in March and received 27 applications by the time we closed the application period this summer.  After extending an offer to an applicant and receiving a "no" from Read More >
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Reflections

Below is a guest blog post written by Will “Creek” Williams, the shepherd during the first week of camp this summer. Creek has been coming to camp for a number of summers now and had some really incredible messages to share with the campers as well as some great response from the campers. I asked Read More >

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Meatball is Ready for Summer!

Counselor Meatball had a blast at Winter Camp and is ready to come back to camp this summer!   See the other staff and shepherds here. Join Meatball at camp! Register Now

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4th of July Family Cookout

Each summer, as I talk with parents, the thing I hear most often is that parents wish they could come to camp. Well now you can! This year, come spend 4th of July at Bethany Birches with your child! If your camper is signed up for Core B (July 1-6) you are officially invited to join Read More >

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Shamu reports from India

Counselor Shamu is back for another round!  He checked in a few weeks ago from India. He’s tired and thankfully, will have time to rest up before summer camp.

Prom: a fun evening!

We were very glad to host the Woodstock Union High School Prom here at camp last weekend.  Thanks to you juniors and planning committee for selecting Bethany Birches.  We hope to see you back again next year! Check out some of the pictures here from the Vermont Standard. Brandon “Tuna” Bergey p.s. a big congrats Read More >

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Work Day Cancelled

Friends – it pains me to make a call based on the weather around here.  As they say, if you don’t like the weather in Vermont, wait 5 minutes. But still, we’re cancelling the work day tomorrow.  Often within 24 hours forecasts are fairly accurate (that’s why we waited until this afternoon to cancel).  We Read More >

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Wood Boiler Update

The boiler has been running for a few months now and it can heat (we have burned 6 cords which is all we set aside for this winter)!  These two video updates from Tuna demonstrate the latest.  Summary: the boiler can heat the cabin in addition to the pavilion (if we burn lots of wood). Read More >