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What a Day for a Hike!

September 19, 2017   Published by

On Saturday, September 16, the Birch Rock Outing Club was launched with an inaugural hike in the White Mountains. This hike drew an impressive cross-section of the Birch Rock Community, including campers and Family campers, counselors, current and former trip directors, staff (including medical staff), parents, alumni, trustees, friends, and  . . .  dogs.  There... Read More »


July 9 – Easy Like Sunday Morning…

July 10, 2017   Published by

Camp awoke to a family of loons crossing the lake as the day started at Flagpole. With obvious excitement in the ranks, camp was eager to introduce the incoming Cubs II campers who rolled down the driveway for the first time today! To prepare for their arrival, camp got squeaky clean in the showers with... 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 »


8.12.16 – 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 »


8.11.16 – Welcome Back, Welcome Back, Welcome Back

August 12, 2016   Published by

Any morning that you wake up to cicadas buzzing at 8AM you know it’s going to be a hot one. And any morning Tyler S. wakes up to see the tetherball locked in a box hanging from the pole and Hayden F. sees his trunk out on the Raft you know it’s going to be... Read More »


8.10.16 – We All Live In a Yellow Submarine Sandwich

August 11, 2016   Published by

Yep, it’s that time of the hot, sticky, delirious late summer when squadrons of honking Canadian geese terrorize the countryside and rounds of “Yellow Submarine” break out spontaneously during lunches of cold cuts on buttered onion rolls. (A thinkpiece on how Birch Rock is in fact like a yellow submarine sandwich is forthcoming.) Things get... Read More »


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What a Day for a Hike!
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