December Newsletter

"She felt she could be herself. She was surrounded by fun people. She LOVED being disconnected from technology. She made connections with her faith. She loved being in nature. She loved the sense of community that developed at BCC during her time there."

This was a parent's response after their camper attended summer camp this past year. But these words could have been said by camper parents literally any of the 49 summers prior. Connection to faith, nature, and community has been core to Bear Creek Camp since 1974 and before with our foundations with Camps Hagan, Miller, and Ministerium.

If you're receiving this newsletter, there's a very good chance that you have a similar story of how BCC made an impact. As we kick off our commemoration of fifty summers at Bear Creek Camp, it's each of these countless stories that we are excited to celebrate most.

To write the next chapter of BCC stories, we know that all of what we are depends on the annual support of hundreds of committed individuals, families, and congregations. Financial contributions offset the cost of camp for camper families and provide for ministry opportunities like employing our team of college-aged summer staff.

Now is a perfect time to make a tax-deductible year-end gift that supports the ongoing ministry of BCC. You can also choose to become a monthly donor (much easier now thanks to our updated giving platform) and sustain BCC through budget-friendly ongoing gifts.

Your faithful support is deeply appreciated. We can't wait to celebrate 50 years of Bear Creek Camp in the coming year!

Support the work of Bear Creek Camp through your end-of-year financial gift

Last Chance to Register for Winter Connect 2024!

Register now and plan to join us in the New Year for Winter Connect!

4th-12th Grade: January 12th-14th, 2024

Bear Creek Camp college-aged summer staff return to camp to lead activities and supervise campers throughout the weekend.

Winter Connect campers will reside in the Retreat Center (4th – 8th grades) and our East Site Cabins (9th – 12th grades). The Retreat Center has a bathroom facility located inside each cabin. East Site has a nearby bathroom facility in the Program Building.

Weekend pricing is $130 per person for a 2-night stay, 5 meals (Saturday breakfast through Sunday lunch), and programming.

Learn More and Register Online!

Summer Staff 2024!

We’re looking for this year’s team of world changers!

Being a part of summer staff means caring for campers, growing as a community, and finding plenty of adventures along the way. If you are or know of anyone 18 or older who is ready for the summer of a lifetime, send them our way!

Questions? Contact Kaitlyn Blend, Associate Director at

Learn More and Apply Now for Summer Staff!

Summer Camp 2024 Registration Opens Soon!

Registration for Youth and Family Camps will open on

Tuesday, January 2nd, 2024 at 8:00am!

Some sessions and age groups have historically filled quickly, so we encourage you to register early!

All campers who register before March 31st will receive an exclusive Early Bird T-Shirt when they arrive at camp featuring this year's theme logo!

Learn More about Summer Camp 2024!

Save the Date for 50th Anniversary Events!

50 Years of BCC

Saturday, April 20th, 2024

Homewood Suites, Center Valley

A lively formal evening of fun and community to commemorate 50 years of BCC! This evening of stories and celebration will be held at the Homewood Suites in Center Valley, PA. Come dine, dance, hear and share stories of BCC, be with friends and family, play games, bid in silent auctions, and much more!

Tickets will be on sale in mid-January. More details will be announced soon.

50th Anniversary Celebration

Friday, July 5th, 2024

Bear Creek Camp

This open house day of celebration will include worship, cookout lunch, camp activities, and opportunities to connect with generations of the BCC community at the place that we all hold so dear.

*Those wishing to extend the celebration are encouraged to register their friends and family for Family Camp which will be held the week prior to the celebration.

3601 Bear Creek Blvd
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702
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