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 summer 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.
Birchwood Summer Camps
Birchwood Camp provides unique and meaningful faith-based residential summer camps for children and youth and families. Camp sessions range from 3 to 7 days in length and are held at our beautiful site in Chugiak; in addition, we offer two off-site adventure camps for teens. Our camps provide safe spaces for spiritual formation, genuine community, and character development. Birchwood Camp is accredited by the American Camp Association, which establishes best practices for camps.