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Review: How have you changed? Staff Orientation

One of the many rewarding aspects of working at a children’s camp is watching the campers change as they learn over the course of the week. It seemed appropiate to ask returning staff and those who went to BBC as a camper how they think they’ve changed over the past year either at college or since working Read More >

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Review: Why Camp? Staff Orientation

Last week was orientation for this summers staff. Some were returning from last summer, others from previous summers and many had never been to BBC before, much less any camp at all. In this clip some of the staff reflect on what they might have been doing this summer, such as other jobs or opportunities Read More >

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To Each According To Their Need: Price Tiers

Ayn Rand’s novel, Atlas Shrugged, which has recently been made into a movie Atlas Shrugged: Part 1 presents ideas that are arguably opposed to the Kingdom of God. Any Rand’s philosophy on the matter of need suggests that people should get only what they earn, regardless of their needs. If you earn it, it’s yours. Read More >

Update From The Board

The main work of the BBC Board of Directors continues to be the definition of the Master Plan and the impact developing program has on facility. We have had a lot of super help from Robert Buchan. Robert is an AIA- and CSI-certified Architect who brings a great set of planning and design skills. Those Read More >

BBC Calendar

2011 June: Summer Camp! For brochure www.bethanybirches.org/summer-2011 July 10: Summer Camp! 10 Annual Sunday Worship – BBQ – Association Mtg. August 8-31: Summer Camp!  Rent the camp grounds for inexpensive group conference/gathering September 1-30: Rent the camp grounds or bring your family for fall foliage rentals September 24: Annual Benefit Auction – 9am on October 1-31: Rent the cabin for inexpensive Read More >

Social Media

You may have noticed the recent Bethany Birches blog or Facebook page. Maybe cruising around on Youtube you saw the BBC channel. Maybe you even noticed the BBC Twitter feed. Or, maybe you think all this social media stuff is a fad and you’re sad to see BBC getting “sucked in.” Whatever your opinions on Read More >

Comments from Connect Campers

“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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