Many of this weeks middle schoolers have being coming here for up to 7 years. Crazy! Even though I asked the same question surrounding the main idea of “why camp?” the answers were different. While the younger kids would go on about how fun it is, some of these campers expressed deeper reasons to return Read More >
This week’s shepherd, Roon, was a real blessing to both campers and staff. After asking several campers what they had learned about God/Jesus through Roon’s teaching I noticed that there was a one message that had really stuck with them. The last night of fireside the campers had the opportunity to write something they wanted Read More >
This week I decided to change up the “What is something new you have learned” question and focus in on some of the interest groups. There was everything from crazy hair dos to duck tape wallets.
A photo montage showing the campers forming friendships and just having fun. And the best part… frolicking as a part of capture the frisbee.
Each year, the Bethany Birches Staff, Board and Volunteers present a Sunday morning worship service and BBQ Lunch. This year, it’s going to be July 10 at camp, from 10am through lunch. Shoot, if you’d like to join us at our Annual Association Gathering, you can do that too! See you there? Tuna
This week was the first of the summer to play mission impossible. At every camp I’ve ever been to, this game has been the craze and so I was not surprised that many campers chose it has their favorite camp activity. I love seeing the campers’s excitement, there is an incredible energy surrounding this game. Read More >
This week during registration we had a chalk board set up in the center of the pavilion. I wrote the questions: why camp?, How are you feeling about being at camp? and What is your favorite camp activity? and then encouraged campers to write their answers while I filmed. On monday, I continued to ask Read More >
Dear BBC Campers, It gives me such great joy to tell you about my experience at camp. I had always wanted to be a counselor at a camp somewhere, and I finally got the opportunity last summer (2010), at a small place on a hill in Plymouth, VT, called Bethany Birches Camp, or as I like Read More >
I had no idea what to expect when I started asking this question. Had they really taken fireside and shelter chats to heart, enough to remember something meaningful? Well, I underestimated 8-10 year olds. This makes me think of one of my favorite verses. “Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, Read More >