Our ministry of Christian Hospitality reaches children, youth and adults from all over the state of Alaska. Our camp and retreat ministry consistently makes a difference in the lives of people; campers build healthy relationships, develop self-confidence and awareness of the world around them, and explore their faith in God through Jesus Christ.
Birchwood Camp is faithfully supported by many churches, individuals, and groups within Alaska. However, the Camp also appreciates support from churches and individuals outside of Alaska because there are fewer than 4000 United Methodist Church members in 28 churches in the Alaska United Methodist Conference.
Making camp available and affordable to all people is important to us. Because of that, we try to keep our prices as low as possible for our campers and groups. The fees we charge for camps and group usage do not cover the real cost of running a year-round staffed facility here in Alaska. That is why your support is vital. Here are some ways you can Support and Sustain Birchwood Camp:
Mail in your support via check or make a secure gift online with your credit card. Use the “DONATE” button on the left side of your screen to make an online gift. Consider becoming a sustaining donor by making a monthly or quarterly gift to Birchwood Camp. You might also consider making a gift in honor or in memory of a loved one. You can also check if your employer will match your gift– most large corporations have a corporate giving program and will match employee gifts to registered 501(c)(3) organizations like Birchwood Camp. Donations are tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law; contact our office if you have any questions about making a gift.
Visit our Volunteer page to learn more about volunteering as an individual or as part of a Volunteers In Mission team.
Gifts can be made to the Bruce Roberts Memorial Scholarship fund or our Linda Jean Myers Memorial Scholarship Fund. Bruce and Linda Jean both believed deeply in the work and ministry of Birchwood Camp and the life-changing experiences that happen at camp; the scholarship funds created in memory of these two exceptional people allow others to gain the experience of community and faith formation at Birchwood Camp. The fund pays camper registration for those who cannot afford it on their own; we have many requests for scholarships each year and sometimes not enough funds to grant all requests. Please note “Scholarship Fund” when you make your donation.
Our staff would be happy to talk with you about setting up a planned or estate gift if you would like to include Birchwood Camp in your will or estate plans. Please contact our office (907-688-2734) for more information.
The United Methodist Advance
Give to Birchwood Camp through the General Board of Global Ministries direct giving program, the Advance Birchwood Camp is Project # 931068 (click for more information). 100% of your gift goes to support Birchwood Camp.
Give your Goods & Skills
We are often in need of new and/or gently used items for the camp. We keep a “wish list” posted here. Please email us or call us at 907-688-2734 if you have an item to donate or would like additional details. We will provide you with a donations in kind receipt.
Birchwood Camp’s Wish List:
- A riding lawn mower
- Small tractor with front end loader and PTO drive
- A new electric range (residential) for the Caribou Cabin kitchen
- A sponsor for our new outdoor pavilion (to replace the failing picnic shelter)
- Sponsors for the furniture (tables & chairs) for Lower Fireweed Hall
- Your unused air miles to help transport our interns and summer staff to Alaska
- Snacks & goodies (store bought or homemade) for our college interns who will be spending the summer at Birchwood
- A couple RVs that we can borrow for a few weeks in the summer for extra staff housing
- Assorted craft supplies (contact us for specifics)
Support us when you shop
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