January Newsletter

This past weekend over 70 campers and 15 summer staff returned to BCC for Winter Connect. Together they played games, hiked around camp, did arts and crafts, engaged in small group discussions, and shared in a daily time of songs and skits. A snow squall came through camp right before lunch on Sunday and everyone was able to hit the hill for a quick round of sledding!

In addition to all the fun of the weekend, seeing all the campers and staff together was a reminder of the power of community that happens here at camp. Cabinmates from the previous summer seemed to pick up their friendships right where they'd left them and new friend groups formed as campers met for the first time (and many started trying to figure out what session they were all going to come back for this summer!)

This wintery time together was a great way to officially kick off our celebration of 50 years at Bear Creek Camp!

Behind the scenes, much is going on in preparation for the year ahead. It's been a joy seeing names familiar and new as summer camp registration has opened. Summer staff are applying and interviewing to serve, and their excitement for the opportunities ahead is contagious. As weather allows, construction has begun on the expansion to the high ropes course! Over the coming Sundays, staff will be traveling across our two synods, sharing in congregations about the positive impacts of the camp experience.

As we start this new year, thank you for being a part of our BCC community. However you participate, support, and connect, you're making this place possible, and together we are making a positive difference in the world.

Tickets on Sale Now for 50 Years of BCC: A Night of Stories & Celebration

Join us on April 20, 2024 to support camp and celebrate our anniversary year! This formal event will be held at Homewood Suites in Center Valley, PA. Come dine, dance, share in stories of BCC past, present, and future, be with friends and family, play BINGO, bid in the silent auction, and much more!

Early Bird Ticket Prices Until February 1st! 

Learn More and Purchase Tickets

Returning for Summer Camp 2024: Rafting Trips!

Rafting day trips are returning as an option for Junior High and Senior campers! Campers who register for Sessions 4, 5, 6, or 7 can add on this off-site excursion to whitewater raft on the Lehigh River.

Registration for all sessions and all age groups is open now! All summer 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 and Register for Summer Camp 2024!

The Value of a Campership

As Summer 2024 registrations are underway, so is our annual opportunity as a community to ensure that anyone who wants to come to camp can participate in the life-changing programming of BCC.

Last summer, 1 out of every 2 campers received some form of financial assistance to attend camp and 1 out of every 5 received a full camp scholarship. This represents an annual need of over $60,000.

We rely on your generosity to ensure that our camp community continues to grow. Thank you for your ongoing support!

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