Birchwood Camp is a welcoming camp community and a ministry of the United Methodist Church in Alaska. We practice kindness, acceptance, respect, cooperation, outdoor learning & play. Our camps & retreats provide safe spaces for spiritual formation, genuine community, and character development.
Birchwood Camp is a member of the American Camp Association and has achieved accreditation status by completing a voluntary peer review process of standards applicable to our program. We follow health, safety and program standards to ensure that your camper has a positive, safe experience at Birchwood Camp.
For campers in grades 1-12
Registration Fee: $300 per week
Dates: September 14th through December 18th; Monday through Friday
Time: 7am – 7pm
Days are packed with fun games, music, inspirational messages and themes, large & small group activities, archery, nature exploration, waterfront activities, winter activities, dedicated homework time, and more. Children are given the opportunity to grow and thrive through these new experiences, all in a safe & fun environment.
Only 2 groups of 10 kids per week will be accepted. Some scholarships are available but strictly need-based and first come, first serve.
For campers entering grades 1-12
Registration Fee: FREE; Donation welcome
We know you may be missing your camp experience this summer. We are excited to announce quality programming on-line available every week Monday through Saturday; June 15 – August 1, 2020.
This “camp is familiar” programming has a daily schedule where campers can log-in to listen to the Word, share in prayer and worship, learn wilderness skills, crafts and play games, and gather with camp friends and camp counselors. Campers are able to attend as much of the daily schedule as they choose; for example 9am Devotions; 10:30am Family Group; 2pm Activity Time; 7pm Worship. Many of the sessions will be one-way videos; helping us to keep kids safe on-line. We will offer Family Group time with other campers and camp counselor fellowship daily; the secure log-in information will be emailed upon successful registration. Even though we cannot gather together at camp this summer; we hope to be able to gather on-line together in familiar camp sessions.
An option to buy Camp-in-a-Box is included at the end of the form. The box includes this summer’s camp t-shirt, a TAG (Time-Alone-with-God) book, Song Book, Graces Book, Yummy Camp Recipes, Friendship Bracelet making-kit, Craft, Prayer Beads, Birchwood Camp Site Color Page(s), sticker and a Postcard. The best thing about it is that it will be shipped to your home!
To register online, click this link
In response to the COVID-19 mitigation, we are cancelling all overnight camps. Although Family Camp has been cancelled, individual families may rent cabins. We are sorry that we cannot offer food service or programs together. Please call the office, (907) 688-2734 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if this is something you would like to do.
Click here to read details about each camp (description, registration fee, check in/out). Register before March 1 and receive a $10 discount plus access to a wide variety of payment plan options. Camp fee details & cancellation policies are at the bottom of this page.
Camp Fee Details:
Register online before March 1 and receive a $10 discount per registration. A variety of payment plans are available so you can spread out your fee payments over several months. A $20 late fee applies to registrations received within 1 week of the session start. All campers must have a current health history form on file at least 10 days before their camp session or an additional late fee may apply.
Our cancellation policy: All camp registrations require a $25 non-refundable deposit. Cancellations on or before April 30 will receive a full refund except for the $25 non-refundable deposit. Cancellations at least 14 days before the session start date will receive 50% refund. Cancellations within 14 days of the start of a camp session will receive no refund.
A Note About Fees:
Did you know that your camper’s experience is possible through the generosity of supporters committed to camping ministries? Registration fees are significantly less than the actual cost of providing a faith-building camp for your child. We keep our fees low and offer generous scholarships so no camper misses out on the chance to come to Birchwood Camp. We invite you to prayerfully consider making a donation to help us continue offering low fees and scholarships for campers.