Camp = Brainpower!

April 10, 2017   Published by

Kids need to ditch their digital devices and head outside more, breathe fresh air, enjoy nature. They need to run around to have healthy bodies. No brainer, right?  But get this: kids’ (and adults’) brains are healthier when we hit the great outdoors. Mother Nature Chases the Blues Away The typical child spends about 8... Read More »


Come join us in Boston on April 2nd!

March 23, 2017   Published by

Birch Rock has decided to celebrate spring with another social gathering in the Greater Boston Area.   We hope you can join us!!  You are our best camp ambassadors!!  If you know of anyone that might interested in the Birch Rock Community, please invite them to join us during this “spring into summer” event! Here... Read More »


Reading is Cool at Birch Rock

March 2, 2017   Published by

Whatever your age, it’s hard to beat relaxing with a book on a lazy summer afternoon while sprawled out on your bed, a couch, a bench, or kicked back in a big Adirondack chair in the shade. No wonder reading is so popular at Birch Rock. While there’s plenty of action packed into each day... Read More »


He Can Haul His Own Load

January 30, 2017   Published by

Every summer I take a backpacking and fishing trip in the backcountry of the Rocky Mountains with five of my friends from college and high school. This past August, we included some of our teenage boys on the trip for the first time. It was an exciting transition for all of us, although a couple of... Read More »


Camp is Hogwarts

January 24, 2017   Published by

“Camp is Hogwarts.  While only a tiny fraction of children in the world will ever go to boarding schools, and none will ever go to an academy that fields a Quidditch team, all children imagine themselves going to Hogwarts, because it is the iconic place where kids are on their own… If real children cannot... Read More »


Birch Rock’s Winter Gatherings

December 13, 2016   Published by

Birch Rock will be planning some off-season social gatherings this winter……we would be delighted if you can join us!!  You are our best camp ambassadors!!  If you know of anyone that might interested in the Birch Rock Community, please invite them to join us during these upcoming gatherings.  We’d love to see you all!!! Here... Read More »


Birch Rock Fall Gatherings

October 17, 2016   Published by

Birch Rock will be planning some off-season social gatherings this fall, winter, and spring ……we would be delighted if you can join us!!  You are our best camp ambassadors!!  If you know of anyone that might interested in the Birch Rock Community, please invite them to join us during these upcoming gatherings.  We’d love to... Read More »


8.20.16 – We Are Family

August 21, 2016   Published by

Oh, geez, Family Camp 2016 is well underway. What’s been happening? Here’s the rundown: On Thursday, the first wave arrived mid-afternoon, dumped some luggage in their cabins, and wasted no time jumping into Lake McWain, mumbling something about “hot in the city” as they dashed downhill. The only thing that could get them out of... Read More »


8.16.16 – A Slow News Day

August 17, 2016   Published by

It’s been a quiet day at Birch Rock, out on the edge of Lake McWain. After a double late wake-up, Janice arrived mid-morning, gassed up the Walker, and mowed the rejuvenated grass around the Lodge. Around the same time, the buzz of a power washer from the vicinity of the Lower Washhouse meant Charlie was... Read More »


8.12.16 – Out With a Boom

August 14, 2016   Published by

Remember those raincoats you were told to pack three-to-seven weeks ago? Well, today the campers were finally forced to dust them off when the clouds gathered and dumped an entire summer’s worth of rain on the Oxford Hills between wicked flashes of lightning and pounding rumbles of thunder. Although it put the kibosh on one... Read More »


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