Camps

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.

Winter Youth Break-Away 2016

winter_lifeguardbenchAn awesome winter camp for students in grades 6-12. Enjoy four days full of  fantastic fellowship, food, snow and ice activities! Online registration is now open for Winter Youth Break-Away (WYBA).

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 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 27. Parent pick up will take place at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, December 30.

Registration Fee: $200

The registration fee covers nine delicious meals, plenty of snacks, lodging in the cozy (heated!) cabins and all the program & activities. Register before November 15 to take advantage of payment plans. Register by December 13 to avoid a $20 late fee. Some partial scholarships are available; contact our office for more information or complete the scholarship application.

Our cancellation policy:  All camp registrations require a $25 non-refundable deposit. Cancellations before November 1 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% back. Cancellations within 14 days of the start of the 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.

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