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Camp to start July 6 – Coronavirus update 3

Dear Camp Friends, We know a lot more than we did last week!  Governor’s restart team gave the go ahead one week ago and our board of directors gave the go ahead on Wednesday night of this past week.  Working with our camp doctor and leadership team, we continue to create a modified way of doing Read More >

Summer 2020 Coronavirus Plans Part 2

Greetings Friends.  I shared a week ago via email (part 1) that we expected to run some sort of on-site program and that it was not clear what all would be included.  I will continue to report our progress and plans on a weekly basis. We received guidance from the Governor’s team Friday at noon Read More >

BBC Easter Program Live Stream

Greetings Camp Friends (Reading this after Easter Sunday?  The links below will still take you to the video.  Enjoy anytime!) He is risen?!  He is risen indeed!  You may or may not be familiar with this Easter call and response phrase.  We say it together on Easter Sunday.  Someone says he is risen and someone replies that Read More >

Office closed to visitors. Please get in touch virtually.

Bethany Birches office closed to the public.  Email, call, social media.  We are still working toward summer and beyond!   Please email camp@bethanybirches.org or call 802-672-5220 and we would love to connect.  The camp's website and blog and social media will remain updated regarding summer plans.  We are currently considering which versions of summer camp may be possible.  Read More >

Why you should sign up now for summer camp 2020

Dear Bethany Birches Parents: The staff are busy preparing for the 2020 summer camp season at Bethany Birches! We realize that these are uncertain times and there may not even be a 2020 summer camp season.  However, we will continue preparing as though there will be summer camp.  Feel confident in signing up for summer Read More >

Winter Family Fun Day Cancelled – rain forecast

This Saturday’s event is cancelled (Dec 14). We’ve been holding out, hoping that we could still run the event.  And well, we could, but, it would be in the rain according to forecasts!  40 degrees and rainy in Dec. doesn’t feel like the right way to host our friends and community outside highlighting our best Read More >

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Are We Accomplishing Our Mission? Beyond Anecdotes.

Over the last few years Bethany Birches has been committed to partnering with academic organizations researching the benefits of Christian Summer Camps. Last year the Hope Study (University of Oklahoma) measured whether campers experienced increased hope as a result of their camp experience.  The Hope Study 2018 found “The results of this report continue to Read More >