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.

ACA 4color webBirchwood 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.

2018 Summer Camps

Please come back for the 2018 Summer Camps schedule

Winter Youth Break-Away

January 2-6, 2018

Students in grades 6-12 are invited to join us for winter camp on January 2-6, 2018. Campers will enjoy five days full of  fantastic fellowship, food, snow and ice activities! This year’s theme is “Water is Life.” Online registration is now open!

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 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 2. Parent pick up will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 6.

WYBA Registration Fee: $240

Camp Fee Details: The registration fee covers twelve delicious meals, plenty of snacks, lodging in the cozy (heated!) cabins and all the program & activities. Register online by November 15 to take advantage of payment plans. Register by December 19 to avoid a $20 late fee. Some partial scholarships are available; contact our office for more information or complete the scholarship application.

Click here to register for WYBA

Family Camps

Camp Fee: $100 per adult, $60 per child, free under age 4

Our Family Camps are designed for families of all shapes and sizes (parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, grown up kids, etc) to spend quality family time together while making great memories at camp! Participants will enjoy the beautiful outdoor setting, fellowship with other families, delicious meals & snacks (dinner Friday through Lunch Sunday provided), organized camp activities, and free time with their families.

Winter Family Camp

December 29-31, 2017

Camp Fee Details: $25 is non-refundable per family on all registrations. Cancellations before December 1 will receive a full refund except for the $25 non-refundable fee. Cancellations before December 15 will receive 50% refund. Cancellations on or after December 15 will receive no refund.

Click here to register for Winter Family Camp


Check-in: 5:00 pm Friday, Check-out: 3:00 pm Sunday

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