[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]POLAR BEAR is a shortened, winterized version of BBC summer program for campers in 7th – 10th grade.  We’ll focus on a theme for the weekend and spend plenty of time playing in this winter wonderland. Campers will get to hang out with old friends and make new ones, all while enjoying a variety of BBC winter activities![/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_btn title=”Register Now!” style=”3d” color=”green” align=”center” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.bethanybirches.org%2Fregister-now%2F||target:%20_blank|”][vc_btn title=”COVID FAQ” style=”3d” color=”green” align=”center” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bethanybirches.org%2Fcovid-faq%2F”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_btn title=”Back to Winter Camp” style=”3d” color=”green” align=”center” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.bethanybirches.org%2Fwinter-camps%2F||target:%20_blank|”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_separator color=”green”][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]

Outside Fun!

[/vc_column_text][vc_tta_tabs color=”green” active_section=”1″][vc_tta_section title=”Cardboard Sleds” tab_id=”1473345244619-1cf6e06a-42c4″][vc_column_text]Cardboard Sled races are an activity totally unique to Polar Bear. Campers will build sleds out of cardboard and duct tape within smaller groups. On Sunday we will race the sleds and award prizes based on fastest time, most creativity, best looking, etc[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”7410″ img_size=”medium” alignment=”center”][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Skiing” tab_id=”1473275290840-fd3a7088-d3a7″][vc_column_text]Our own Brandon “Tuna” Bergey is a trained Ski Instructor who is excited to teach anyone willing to try! We have our own special skis that allow campers to try cross country and downhill skiing.[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”9121″ img_size=”medium” alignment=”center”][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”LOTS of Tubing” tab_id=”1473275214241-a296bbbc-6108″][vc_column_text]Our quarter mile long tubing run has three turns and gives you an amazing ride! We provide the tubes, helmets, and the ride back up, you provide the fun![/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Night Sledding” tab_id=”1473275214240-f673f09c-bf00″][vc_column_text]Our big hill by the cross and our 1/4 mile long tubing run make excellent places for some awesome night sledding! We’ll start a fire, set up lights, bring out the smores and then go at it! Our three separate lanes make a great space for racing while giving everyone plenty of places to sled! We provide some sleds, but you can bring your own as well![/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”9116″ img_size=”medium” alignment=”center”][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Broomball” tab_id=”1473275282454-3a5f87bd-da07″][vc_column_text]Our ice rink is the perfect place to play this unique winter sport! Work together as a team to sweep the ball into the opposing teams net. You have to pass a lot, because it’s hard to move quickly on ice![/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”9158″ img_size=”medium” alignment=”center”][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Ice Skating” tab_id=”1473275285200-db22b63d-be90″][vc_column_text]Don’t own any skates? Don’t know how to skate? No worries! We have plenty of extra pairs and would LOVE to teach you![/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][/vc_tta_tabs][vc_column_text]

Warm/Indoor Fun!

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_tta_tabs color=”green” active_section=”1″][vc_tta_section title=”Firesides” tab_id=”1473277902726-ad653b15-3651″][vc_column_text]Just like Summer Camp, we get to gather each evening to sing fun camp songs and listen to a shepherd share about God![/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”7397″ img_size=”medium” alignment=”center”][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Crafts and Games” tab_id=”1473277855378-0b272c24-fc53″][vc_column_text]At Winter Camp we do crafts unique to the Winter Program: Penguin puppets, snowflakes, handmade pillows, and more! Campers also love warming up by the fire to play games like Spot It, Apples to Apples, and Dutch Blitz.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Winter Baking” tab_id=”1473277855379-afe3d73b-fd0a”][vc_column_text]Cookie baking/decorating and homemade snow ice cream are two of our favorite winter treats![/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Group Games” tab_id=”1473277899523-3e986a7f-d27d”][vc_column_text]Outside isn’t the only place to have fun! With the new pavilion, we can run around playing large group events, as well as smaller group games like Gaga, Whizzball, and more![/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”9139″ img_size=”medium” alignment=”center”][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Game Room” tab_id=”1473277901385-f9efb0bd-5d70″][vc_column_text]Super comfy couches, air hockey, ping pong, and foosball. This is one of the most fun places on the property and it’s totally unique to Winter Camp![/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Good Cookin’” tab_id=”1473277903729-31599394-bade”][vc_column_text]No need to cook your own food during Winter Camp! We have a wonderful kitchen team ready to serve up hot meals all weekend long! Pancakes, Lasagna, Grilled Cheese, and, of course, Baked Oatmeal![/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”9140″ img_size=”medium” alignment=”center”][/vc_tta_section][/vc_tta_tabs][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_btn title=”More Winter Camp Photos” style=”3d” color=”green” align=”center” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Fpg%2Fbethanybirches%2Fphotos%2F%3Ftab%3Dalbum%26album_id%3D999887663415773||target:%20_blank|”][vc_column_text]Check-in is Friday from 6:00 – 7:00pm and pick up is Sunday at 2pm. Shuttles will be available at the bottom of Lynds Hill Road in case of inclement weather. Call the office for more information the day that camp begins and ends.

Any Questions?- Call 802-672-5220 or email camp@bethanybirches.org

New to BBC? Check out our New Parent’s page![/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_btn title=”Register Now!” style=”3d” color=”green” align=”center” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.bethanybirches.org%2Fregister-now%2F||target:%20_blank|”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_btn title=”Back to Winter Camp” style=”3d” color=”green” align=”center” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.bethanybirches.org%2Fwinter-camps%2F||target:%20_blank|”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_empty_space][vc_empty_space height=”200px”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]What people are saying about BBC:

  • My kids absolutely loved the counselors. You have some amazing people working over there!- A mom
  • She learned how important it is to work as a team.- A mom
  • I really feel that the time spent in prayer and talking about God really helped my son to feel God’s love and to desire to be kind and compassionate with other people.- A father
  • BBC is great! It has really helped me grow as a person!- A camper
  • I’m sad to leave but excited to come back!- A camper
  • I believe this is by far the best camp in the state because you’re accepted no matter who you are.- A camper