Who We Are

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Birchwood Camp is a well established ministry of hospitality of the Alaska Conference of the United Methodist Church; we’ve been doing summer camps since 1961! We are an American Camp Association Accredited camp. The camp is led by a volunteer Board of Directors, which supervises the year round executive staff.

Birchwood Camp LogoAt Birchwood Camp we believe in providing a caring community to all persons according to our camp philosophy.

Birchwood Camp Philosophy

‘Birchwood Camp exists to provide every camper with an experience of Christian love through belonging to an accepting, caring community that recognizes its dependence on God. The camp is an equipping ground, an experiment in Christian living. Here we practice the relationships that our faith encourages, such as communication, responsibility, caring, problem solving, and learning. The camping experience is a time of growth in cooperation rather than competition with others. We encourage the use of different forms of worship and the utilization of the beautiful outdoor setting to increase our awareness of God as revealed through our Creator’s natural world, through Jesus Christ, and through other campers. Persons are given the opportunity to find life direction and to grow toward their fullest Christian potential.’

We offer camping programs for children, youth and adults. We offer valuable team building experiences on our challenge course. We also host a wide variety of community, school and church groups year-round in our beautiful camp facilities. Birchwood Camp is also a great place to volunteer.

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To learn more about the United Methodist Church in Alaska please visit www.alaskaumc.org.