Birchwood Camp programs are focused on faith formation, building genuine community, and providing safe spaces for character development in our children and teens. We provide a variety of camp sessions for all ages of children and teens. 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 hope your child will join us for summer camp this year!
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2013 Summer Camp Sessions:God Seekers Camp: June 5-7 For campers entering grades 1-3 Cost: $155 Drop off: 9am June 5/ Pick up: 5pm June 7 ATTN: THIS CAMP IS FULL. REGISTRATION IS CLOSED.
This is a great camp for younger elementary age children & first time campers. The three days are packed with fun games, music, worship experiences, large & small group activities, nature exploration and more. Children are given the opportunity to grow and thrive through these new experiences, all in a safe & fun environment! This camp is designed for young campers who may not be used to being away from home; by the last day campers are always asking to stay longer!Youth Camp: June 10-14, 2013 For campers entering grades 7-12 and 2013 high school grads Cost: $255 Drop off: 9am June 10/ Pick up: 5pm June 14 ATTN: THIS CAMP IS FULL. REGISTRANTS WILL BE PLACED ON A WAIT LIST.
Share an exciting week with teens from across Alaska! In addition to our traditional camp activities, youth camp includes team building on our challenge course, meaningful worship experiences & small group time, opportunities for servant leadership and an optional sweat prayer ceremony in our sweat lodge. Youth campers particularly enjoy the opportunity to hang out with their peers, create unique memories together, and develop lasting friendships. Campers will be placed in cabin and family groups with other campers close to their age (middle school or high school) but will share worship, meals and large group activities with the whole group.Faith Adventure Camp: June 17-21, 2013 For campers entering grades 4-6 Cost: $255 Drop off: 9am June 17/ Pick up: 5pm June 21 ATTN: THIS CAMP IS FULL. REGISTRANTS WILL BE PLACED ON A WAIT LIST.
Faith Adventure Camp is geared towards older elementary age kids who are ready to spend a whole week at camp! The week is spent making friends, exploring outside, playing lots of games, and learning new things about God through songs, skits, study & interactive activities. Campers learn about working together and experience a caring, safe community. During this adventurous week campers are encouraged to think independently, have fun, try new things and deepen their faith.Music and Drama (MAD) Camp: June 24-30, 2013 For campers entering grades 5-10 Drop off: 11am June 24/ Pick up at St. John UMC on June 30 following final performance of the musical Cost: $335
MAD Camp participants audition for, learn, practice and choreograph a prepared musical during their full week at camp. The campers put on two performances at the end of the week for family, friends and the community. In between rehearsals, MAD campers still find time for plenty of traditional camp activities and fun together. Prior acting or musical experience is not required; we ask all campers to come willing to participate, work together, and share their unique personalities & talents!Adventure Canoe Camp: July 22-28, 2013 For campers entering grades 9-12 and 2013 high school grads Cost: $275
This is an awesome adventure camp for teens! The first day is spent at Birchwood Camp practicing wilderness camping skills and canoe rescue techniques. The next day the group travels to the Kenai Peninsula. The rest of the week is spent traversing the Swan Lake Canoe trail system, canoeing & portaging gear and camping under the stars. Campers gain experience in outdoor living, wilderness survival, and develop deep friendships as they enjoy Alaska’s backcountry together. Campers are given opportunities to grow spiritually through daily devotions. The adult leaders are experienced canoe & outdoor enthusiasts, including our program director, who is wilderness first responder certified. Prior canoeing experience is not necessary, but we recommend that campers be in good physical shape. Birchwood Camp provides most of the camping gear, dry bags and canoe gear. Campers will need to provide appropriate outdoor clothing and personal gear (a specific list is provided). This camp is limited to 10 campers—register early!