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 hope you will join us soon at a Birchwood Camp retreat or camp program!
Winter Youth Break-Away (WYBA): December 27 – 30
An awesome winter camp for students in grades 6-12. Enjoy four days full of sledding, friends, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, delicious food, broom ball, worship, games, snow shelter building, crafts, a sweat-prayer experience in our sweat lodge, ice skating, and much more! Campers will have the opportunity to build community, make new friends, try new winter activities, experience different and unique worship styles and have some fun during winter break!
As with our summer camps, WYBA campers will sleep in cabins with others of their own gender and age-level. Campers will spend part of the retreat in mixed-gender small “family” groups that are organized by middle school and high school; the groups will join together for our large group activities, worship and meals. As usual, our awesome camp staff and adult volunteers will be present and engaged with the campers to ensure a wonderful and safe winter camp experience.
Check-in will be held in the Main Lodge at 4 p.m. on Saturday, December 27. Parent pick up will take place at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, December 30.
WYBA Registration Fee: $160
The registration fee covers nine delicious meals, plenty of snacks, lodging in the cozy (heated!) cabins and all the program & activities. A $20 late fee applies to registrations after December 17. Register before November 24 to take advantage of payment plans.
2015 Summer Camps
Online registration will open for 2015 Camps on March 1, 2015. More information and rates will be posted here soon.