Birchwood Camp’s mission is to build community on common ground. We strive to offer hospitality to all, and we open our doors to groups both religious and secular. Guests are invited to retreat to a place of tranquility, a place apart from the everyday world to experience renewal and inspiration.
About Birchwood Camp
Birchwood Camp is a year-round camp and retreat center in Chugiak, nestled between the Chugach Mountains and Cook Inlet just 30 minutes north of Anchorage. The camp, which has been in operation since 1961, is owned by the Alaska United Methodist Conference and operated by an independent Board of Directors. Birchwood Camp serves over 6000 guests and campers each year, including a large variety of religious, secular, educational and non-profit organizations, in addition to our faith-based camps.
Guests and campers enjoy scenic views, beautiful Psalm lake, idyllic log cabins, multi-purpose meeting spaces, hiking trails & outdoor spaces, opportunities for outdoor recreation, education, & team building, and much more on the 160 acre property. The serene setting invites guests to take a break, to let go of the stress and chaos of everyday life and retreat to a place of peace, tranquility, personal growth, and learning.
We offer rental and program opportunities for community groups, schools, churches, businesses, and private events. We have facilities available for rental for groups up to 100 people and we are open year-round. We also offer team building opportunities on our low-ropes challenge course. Click here to learn more about holding your next event at Birchwood Camp.
2017 Summer Camps
Music and Drama Camp: June 12-18
**New** Woodlanders Camp: June 20-23 (Full)
God Seekers Camp: June 21-23
Youth Camp: June 26-30
Junior Canoe Camp: July 10-14 (full)
Adventure Canoe Camp: July 18-24
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For more information about our Summer Camps, please go to our camps page.
2017 Family Camps
Spring: May 12-14 (canceled)
Summer: July 7-9
Fall: September 15-17
Winter: December 29-31
2017 Women’s Psalm Retreat: April 28-29
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For more information about our camps, please go to our camps page.