Register for Summer Camp
Birchwood Camp is a welcoming camp community and a ministry of the United Methodist Church in Alaska. We practice kindness, acceptance, respect, cooperation, outdoor learning & play. Our summer camp programs provide safe spaces for spiritual formation, genuine community and character development at our beautiful site in Chugiak. Birchwood Camp is accredited by the American Camp Association, which establishes best practices for camps. We hope you'll join us this summer!
Online registration is up & running for our Summer Camp Programs! For details about our camp sessions or to register online visit: www.birchwoodcamp.org/camps.
Register before April 1st to take advantage of our early bird discount and our many great payment plans. Our camps usually fill up, so be sure to register soon. Click here to learn about camp scholarships.
- Volunteer Camp Counselors: We are seeking caring, friendly adults to serve as camp counselors this summer. Local volunteers serve as cabin counselors alongside our summer interns to create a safe & meaningful camp experience for our campers. Please consider serving in this very important volunteer position and give children the experience of building community at Birchwood Camp. Counselors must be at least 18; we fully screen & background check all our volunteers, and counselors must attend a pre-camp training session. BONUS: Volunteer counselors receive 1/2 off camp fees for one child or sibling attending Birchwood Camp. Learn more.
- Counselors in Training (CITs): We are accepting applications for teen volunteers between the ages of 16 and 18 to serve as CITs at our elementary camps during the summer. CITs develop practical skills, learn to inspire campers, and practice leadership at camp (plus, it looks great on a college application). Learn more.
- Maintenance Volunteers: We will be working on a variety of maintenance and building projects around camp this summer and are looking for a team of local volunteers to help complete these projects. If you have experience with construction, engineering, wiring, plumbing, or general handyman repairs, please consider joining our maintenance volunteer team. If you can volunteer your time this summer, contact Stephen, our camp manager: 907-688-2734 or email@example.com. Timing is flexible for this volunteer opportunity, and we can usually work around your schedule.
May 3: Spring Open House
Join us on Sunday, May 3rd from 2-5pm for our annual Spring Open House!
2:00 pm: 1-mile Fun Walk/Run
Join us for some exercise in the beautiful outdoors and help make camp experiences possible for kids! You can run, walk, skip, bike or even cartwheel. Your Fun Run entry fee is by donation and supports camp programs & scholarships. Info and registration is available on our website.
2:30-5:00 pm: Open House & S’mores
Enjoy a free, family-friendly afternoon at our site in Chugiak (South Birchwood Exit). There will be lots of great activities like s’mores around the camp fire, games & fun around camp, and boating (weather permitting).
Tours of the cabins & camp grounds will be available for those new to Birchwood Camp. Our open house is a free event and a great way to introduce friends & young children to Birchwood Camp!
Everyone is welcome - no need to RSVP. Hope to see you on May 3rd!