2019 Birchwood Camp Fall Auction

UPDATE: Thanks to all our donors, supporters, and volunteers. We have raised more than $12,000! This money will help subsidize the cost of running a camp and give scholarships to kids who cannot attend camps due to financial constraints. If you still want to give, please use the “Donate” function on the right side of the page.

WHO: Everyone’s invited! This event is for people who care about camp and support our mission and ministry; it is also a great time to find out more about what Birchwood Camp is all about. Bring a friend! Seating is limited so please RSVP to Camp Office: 907.688.2734, info@birchwoodcamp.org or to Liz Ashlock: 907.748.2565, snodlock@gmail.com. You may also click this link to register online.

WHAT: Birchwood Camp’s Annual Dinner and Auction. This will be a time to reflect on all the amazing work that has been done in the past year, have some fun bidding on exciting live and silent auction items, enjoy some great food and reconnect with old friends and make some new ones! Dinner will be provided; donations welcome.

WHEN: Sunday, November 3rd, beginning at 5:00 pm with the silent auction, dinner, then live auction. We plan to wrap up the event around 7-7:30 pm.

WHERE: This year, both dinner and auction will be held in the Main Lodge at Birchwood Camp. Click here for directions.


HOPE YOU CAN JOIN US on November 3rd!

click here to RSVP

2017 Giving Tuesday


Giving Tuesday is a national day of giving that takes place each year on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. This year, it is on November 28, 2017. Giving Tuesday creates a moment around the holidays dedicated to giving—similar to how Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday have become synonymous with holiday shopping. On this day, we invite you to give to Birchwood Camp by donating or volunteering in a way that is personally meaningful. 100% of gifts made through Advance #931068  goes to support Birchwood Camp.

Why Participate?

YOU will make the camp experience possible for kids! Your financial gift gives them opportunities to create friendships, explore their faith, practice courage by trying new things, and learn how to live as part of a caring community that is like no other. Your support is vital; in order to make the camp experience accessible to all families, the fees we charge for our camping programs are much lower than the actual cost of running these programs. Your gift actually makes camp happen!

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2018 Christmas Cookies Baking Party

You are invited to the

3rd Annual Christmas Cookies Baking Party at Birchwood Camp!


When: December 9, 2018, 12:30 -4 pm

Where: Main Lodge

Registration Fee: $15 per person

Details: Each person registered will take home 4-5 dozens of cookies. Fee includes all supplies. Bring your own container or box to take home the cookies with. Children 13 and under must have adult supervision. Please register by December 4th to ensure that we have enough supplies for everyone! Please give us a call if you have questions (907) 688-2734 or email info@birchwoodcamp.org

Click here to register.

Birchwood Volunteer Club

We are looking for volunteers to join the Birchwood Volunteer Club. The Volunteer Club will meet on the first Sunday afternoon (1-5 pm) of each month (with some exceptions for holidays or summer camps) to work on various maintenance & grounds projects around camp. Volunteer Club members don’t need to be available every month but can attend when their schedule allows. Once you “join the club” we’ll send you details and a reminder about the monthly work day.

We are looking for people with the following skills:

  • General construction/repair skills
  • Plumbers
  • Electricians
  • Chainsaw & log-splitting

Upcoming Volunteer Club Workdays

September 8

October 6

October 20

If you want to join the Birchwood Volunteer Club, contact Tommy, our Property Specialist: 907-688-2734 or manager@birchwoodcamp.org.


May 11: Birchwood Camp Open House

You are invited to join us for this awesome, family friendly event on Saturday, May 11, 2013! Those who would like to get some exercise & see a different view of our camp grounds can join us for  our 1 mile run/walk in the morning. We’ll also have free open house & campfire lunch afterwards– we hope you’ll join us for all or part of our annual spring Open House at Birchwood Camp.

2013 Birchwood Open House

10am: 1 mile Fun Run

Attention: The 5k has been cancelled for this year due to trail conditions which have made the course inaccessible. Last fall’s windstorm resulted in numerous trees blocking the perimeter trails of camp. We had hoped to be able to clear all the trees before the 5k race, but the trails are still snow covered and have not allowed for access. Please join us for the 1 mile fun run!

Fun run/walk participants must check in at Fireweed Hall between 9:15 and 9:45am. During this time, participants will pick up their bibs, sign in for their event, and get a quick trail briefing. Race start time is 10am.

We love it when participants preregister for the fun run, and you can even save yourself a couple bucks by signing up early. See the links below to preregister online. Special rates are also available for active military. Sorry, there will be no refunds if you preregister and can’t make it — consider it a donation!

Fun run entry fees: Adults $10, Children $5, Families $20
(add $5 to these fees for registrations on the day of the race)


An awards ceremony for the top finishers for the 1 mile fun run/walk will take place at 10:30am at the fire circle.

10:30am – 1pm: Open House

Join us for hot dogs, S’mores and more around the campfire. Tours of the cabins & grounds will be available for those new to Birchwood. Come see what’s new at Birchwood if you haven’t been out for a while; Enjoy a relaxed and family-friendly atmosphere; Even take a walk around our lake. Lunch will start around 11am and you may come and go as you please!

The open house is a free event and a great way to introduce friends & young children to Birchwood Camp!

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Pick.Click.Give… Thanks!

Thank you to Pick.Click.Give. 2013 Donors!

March 31 marked the end of the filing period for Alaska residents applying for
this year’s permanent fund divided. On April 2 the state of Alaska released preliminary totals for each organization that participated in Pick.Click.Give. as well as totals for the whole program this year.

We are pleased to announce that 48 generous donors gave $5200 to Birchwood Camp through Pick.Click.Give. in 2013!! To those who shared part of their dividend with us, thank you! In October the state of Alaska will release donor information to us for all donors who opted to share their name & contact information,  and we will have the opportunity to formally thank you for your support.  For now, and for all those who chose to remain anonymous, please accept our gratitude! Your gifts will support quality Christian camping opportunities for the children and youth of Alaska– providing safe spaces for character development, nature exploration, community building and spiritual growth.  Thank you.

Fun at Faith Adventure Camp

The Pick.Click.Give. program set new records in 2013 in both the total amount pledged ($2,445,450 – up 10% over last year’s $2.2 million) and in the number of Alaskans who made charitable donations through the program (26,093 – almost 3,000 more donors than last year).  Overall, 4.7% of Alaskans who filed online for the PFD this year made a charitable contribution through Pick.Click.Give. We are pleased to see this program growing and the people of Alaska supporting the many worthwhile non-profit organizations & causes in our state.

Alaska residents can still add or change their Pick.Click.Give. contributions until August 1. Click here to add or change yours.

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Pick. Click. Give. a success!

Check out the following news release about the 2012 Pick Click Give program. The original release can be found on the Pick Click Give website.
We are extremely grateful for all those who made a gift Birchwood Camp through this great program during our first year. The unofficial figures show that Alaskans donated $3550 to Birchwood Camp through Pick Click Give… WOW!!! The State of Alaska will release the official information to us in October, and we’ll have the opportunity to recognize all of you who gave so generously! Thank you in advance for supporting Birchwood Camp’s mission of building community through summer camps, retreat space, nature exposure and experiential learning. 

April 3, 2012

Contact:  Cassandra Stalzer, Rasmuson Foundation, 907-334-0520 or 907-223-9908 cell


Alaskans Pledge $2.2 Million through Pick Click Give in 2012

Campaign Raises 110 percent of goal

ANCHORAGE – Alaskans gave charitable gifts to their favorite nonprofit causes through Pick Click Give in record numbers this year, according to data provided by the Permanent Fund Dividend Division of the Alaska State Department of Revenue. As of April 1, 2012, the close of the regular three-month filing period for the annual Permanent Fund Dividend, over 23,000 individuals had pledge over 37,000 gifts to over 400 nonprofit organizations totaling $2,200,800.

These figures represent 110 percent of this year’s campaign goal of $2 million, and an increase of nearly 50 percent over last year’s total.

“These cash donations represent true acts of kindness,” said Cassandra Stalzer, communications manager at Rasmuson Foundation. “Alaskans’ unique quality of life is directly linked to the health of our nonprofit sector, and Pick. Click. Give. provides a safe and easy way to support the causes we care about.”

“Our participation rate of 4.2 percent makes Pick Click Give one of the most successful fundraising campaigns in the United States of America,” added Stalzer.

Last year, 19,000 Alaskans raised $1.5 million for nonprofits, community foundations and the University of Alaska campuses through Pick. Click. Give. In 2010, 9,500 Alaskans donated a total of $927,000 and in 2009, the program’s first year, 5,500 people gave $545,000.

More information on Pick. Click. Give. can be found at www.PickClickGive.org.

The Pick. Click. Give. statewide outreach campaign is made possible through financial support from the Alaska Children’s Trust, Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority, Atwood Foundation, BP Alaska, ConocoPhillips Alaska, ExxonMobil, Mat-Su Health Foundation, Northrim Bank, Providence Health + Services Alaska and Rasmuson Foundation. Also providing generous amounts of in-kind support are the Alaska Public Radio Network, Regal Entertainment Group/CIRI, The Alaska Club, Alaska Aces, Nerland Agency and Wells Fargo Bank Alaska. Pick. Click. Give. is coordinated through a partnership including the Permanent Fund Dividend Division of the Alaska Department of Revenue, Rasmuson Foundation, The Foraker Group, United Way of Anchorage and Alaska Community Foundation.

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