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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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Annual Benefit Auction 2020: A Virtual Treat ?

    Annual Benefit Auction 2020: A Virtual Treat ?

    Dear Camp Friends, Save the date, mark your calendars: Our 18th annual benefit auction has been set for the weekend of November 6-8! Yes, it will be happening virtually, over the course of a few days. We are working out the details and here’s what we know will be included so far: Live bidding. Our auctioneer, Sandy Alderfer, who has been…

  • Annual Benefit Auction 2019

    Annual Benefit Auction 2019

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]I am constantly surprised and sometimes overwhelmed by the generosity of the community that supports Bethany Birches Camp. A past board member and spouse, who was a long time camper, do lots of preparation for the auction each year and even work hard starting early the day of the event.  After that they sit down…

  • 16th Annual Benefit Auction

    16th Annual Benefit Auction

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The 16th Annual Benefit Auction was great fun and raised over $51,000 for the work of Bethany Birches.  Specifically, that means that many campers who could not afford camp could still come and have a powerful summer and winter camp experience. I am so thankful for all of you generous and gracious people who make…

  • Auction Spotlight: Delicious Eats!

    Auction Spotlight: Delicious Eats!

    Hi BBC Family! I am personally not what you would call a “good cook.”  I have joked with friends that the smoke detector and the oven timer are basically the same thing.  Yes, I have burned broccoli while attempting to steam it, and I have practically dehydrated asparagus while trying to roast it.  The only…

  • Auction Spotlight: snuggly socks (you could wear to the mountain)

    Auction Spotlight: snuggly socks (you could wear to the mountain)

    Hello! The BBC Annual Benefit Auction is only 3 sleeps away. Yay- I can’t wait! Not only is this a great way to score some amazing items, but you get to help send kids to camp in the process. That is what I call a WIN-WIN! Have you checked out our website yet to start…