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  • 21st Annual Benefit Auction

    21st Annual Benefit Auction

    Greetings friends! Another camp season has come and gone, and with it, another benefit auction.  Having been a part of so many auctions, it is easy for me to forget how generous some people are.  I was reminded of this when talking with a newcomer this past Saturday morning.  Both he and his wife appeared…

  • 20th Annual Benefit Auction

    20th Annual Benefit Auction

    Dear Bethany Birches Community, I write with thankfulness for 20 years of the annual benefit auction.  The auction is a fundraiser that supports the deep subsidies given to all campers and especially the ones who need much different price points in order to attend.  That auction is more than a fundraiser at this point.  It…

  • Covid-19 update

    Covid-19 update

    Greetings friends! Summer camp is so close and the weather proves it!  The Pandemic is over in this country and the disease Covid-19 remains.  There are varying viewpoints and opinions on how to behave at this time so we wanted to lay out our basic expectations for the summer 2022 season, as of June 7,…

  • 19th Annual Benefit Auction Report

    19th Annual Benefit Auction Report

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Dear friends, Thank you!  Thank you to all of you who participated in the annual benefit auction.  It was a great day and the weather was perfect, as you can see. I can’t speak for everyone, but, I have received many good reports of the camaraderie, food, and of course, the auction event itself.  If…

  • Auction 2020 Success!  $113,000

    Auction 2020 Success! $113,000

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Wow.  Bethany Birches supporters showed up in a big way!  Looking down the list of all the bidders and donors of items warms my heart.  More than 100 persons banded together to contribute items and dollars and time to raise $113,000!  That total includes matches, mug club, fund a need, online auction, live auction, people…

  • Work Day this Saturday (Oct 24, 2020)

    Work Day this Saturday (Oct 24, 2020)

    We need your help to prep camp for the coming winter and summer! Here are some of the tasks: – Clear ski trails – Cut trees for firewood (have a chain saw?) – Split and stack wood – Light leaf work We will also provide individually wrapped desserts – physical labor earns brownie points and…

  • Auction goes live Nov 7.  We are testing Oct 16.  Join us!

    Auction goes live Nov 7. We are testing Oct 16. Join us!

    Greetings friends.  We are excited about the upcoming Benefit Auction.  Though it’s going to be different than usual, I think it’s still going to be pretty great.  There will be online bidding for a week, some important needs to give to, and of course Sandy Alderfer coming to us live via Zoom on Nov 7…

  • Summer was fun!  And weird.  And expensive.  Help?

    Summer was fun! And weird. And expensive. Help?

    Dear Friends, If you haven’t read about our experience this summer you can get a glimpse here.  Reopening is one thing.  Doing so with a goal to have no virus transmission, especially when living together in groups, is another thing.  We are delighted with the results and so glad that we were able to pursue…

  • Camp In A Pandemic: Vol. 3

    Camp In A Pandemic: Vol. 3

    Dear Camp Friends, We did it! 7 weeks of summer camp. 185 campers, 29 staff members, and checking with Rupert on exactly how many gallons of hand sanitizer, simple green, bleach, and other cleaning/sanitizing agents we’ve used. When we started camp in July, I was surprised, and admittedly a little disheartened. Why did we have…