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“The best part is being with friends and learning about God and love” Angie “The best part was hanging out with friends and going somewhere you feel apart from the rest of the world” Tori “It’s fun to express your religion and talk about it with other people with- out feeling ridiculed or anything of Read More >

In Memory of Joan Landis Alderfer

Archbold, Ohio: Joan Landis Alderfer, (September 1, 1940 – March 18, 2011) age 70, of Archbold and formerly of Woodstock, Vermont, passed away Friday, March 18, 2011 in her home. Prior to her retirement she had worked as a pri- vate duty Registered Nurse. She also volunteered at 10,000 Villag- es in Archbold. She thoroughly enjoyed Read More >

Dapper Dan on The Camp Experience

It’s hard to find real people.  People who will be open enough to expose their real thoughts and feelings, and safe enough to listen to yours.  I’ve had a lot of friends, and I would have a lot of fun with them … but fun is just one aspect of life, and often times I Read More >

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Aglow Video 2: Power Greater Than Fire

As you may know, we’ve been highlighting our summer theme with a few videos.  The first one is here.  This second one is about Monday’s theme. Aglow 2: Power Greater Than Fire  

New Arts and Crafts Program

Thanks to one Beth Horst, we are doing a bunch of new arts and crafts activities this summer.  She has much skill in this area and managed to put together a set of new activities for us. Pictured is Cheeks holding the book and a sample necklace. Thanks so much, Beth and family, for this Read More >

Counselor Skittles coming back for 2011

I am super excited for camp this summer!!! It is such a blessing for me to be able to come back and see all the wonderful campers, staff, and others that I met last year AND to establish even more friendships this year!  I hope everyone else is just as excited and enthusiastic to come back as well. Bethany Read More >

Counselor Bobbi coming back for 2011

So last summer I landed a job at this really cool place that grew to become my home for 8 weeks.  Even on a hundred acres of beauty, it didn’t take long to become familiar with the layout.  I traversed creeks and hills and did nature scavenger hunts and slept out in a tree-house and Read More >

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Many Fall Away From Church

I was out to dinner last night with some friends.  We were discussing, in part, a book by Author and Pastor Rob Bell. It’s called Love Wins. In it, he argues that God is indeed love and that we often fail to understand the expansiveness of that love. He looks at the Bible as a Read More >

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Facebook Landing Page Video for Bethany Birches Camp

Well this is just silly (the video, I mean). But it says something, right? This video (below) will be live on our Facebook Landing page this week. If you haven’t been to our page, you can see it here. You don’t even need to be a Facebook user. The goal of the video is to Read More >