20th Annual Benefit Auction

October 1, 2022, 9:00am     |     In-person at Bethany Birches

Submit items donations by September 15

You can participate virtually by bidding online, or placing an absentee bid.  Seating will be on and near porches and weather permitting some outdoor seating. Please dress accordingly and bring an extra jacket.

Online Auction Items

Again there will be a week-long online auction prior to the live event.

Online Shopping

Camp store swag!

Mug Club

This tradition offers free refills of coffee, tea, and apple at the auction.  It even works virtually.

Matches

Again, for the 20th annual auction we have a match of $10,000 toward the Kids to Camp item.  Like in previous years, the match starts at $10,000.  If you are interested in adding to this, or creating another match let Brandon know!

Live Auction Items

View all of the items up for auction!  Some available online and some available live.

New This Year: Featuring an Artisan and Crafters Market

We hope to highlight some of the talents in the BBC community, as well as give all attendees an opportunity to support and participate.
Calling all Artists, Crafters and Makers – Seeking up to 10 items per craft to be priced by Auction staff at $25 and under.
  • Ceramics
  • Pet Treats/Toys
  • Stationary
  • Cut flower bouquets
  • Jams & Jellies
  • Fabric Arts (napkins, potholders, kitchen/bath, etc)
  • Children’s items (fairy wands, scrunchies, accessories,wooden toys, etc)
Please send a description/photo of the item to juliederksen@comcast.net by September 15.
Items will be collected at camp, Bethany Mennonite Church, and Taftsville Chapel by Wednesday, September, 28.  In PA, items collected at Blooming Glen Mennonite Church by Sunday, Sept 25.

The annual benefit auction makes the unique BBC Tier pricing possible.  It also helps to subsidize costs so that camp can remain affordable. Whether you’re in California or Vermont or somewhere between, we hope you will consider joining us for this very fun day.

Day’s Schedule:

  • 9 am – Fresh made donuts, coffee and breakfast (Free!)
  • 9 am – 10am – Viewing time. Stroll the tables and view the items for sale, while you reconnect and meet people that love the camp
  • 9 – 12 pm – Drink cider, eat apples and munch on popcorn, while you enjoy the beautiful nature of the camp…. AND….
  • 9:50 – Children’s programming begins (at the bell).  BBC Staff will lead activities for your children during the auction including crafts, critter catching, and the playground.  
  • 10 am – The auction begins! Bid or just watch & listen to the talented and humorous team of Sandy & Vern work their auction magic
  • 12 pm – The auction wraps up. BBC will provide lunch for everyone (Thanks Gallagher Flynn and Jesse’s BBQ and staff and volunteers) to sit, talk and enjoy being together in a lovely place
  • 1 pm  – Dessert & Pig Trough
  • Post Lunch Fellowship and activities –  enjoy spending time with one another. For the kids there will be tractor drawn hay rides, lawn games, gaga, and whizball will also be available at this time. You are always welcome to explore camp and even hike to the treehouses.