Brethren Woods

Winter Workday at Brethren Woods – January 9

     The 2021 Winter Workday will be on Saturday, January 9th.  Come on out to camp and help us as we continue to clean up many dead ash trees & brush left by the emerald ash borer.  A lot has already been cleared but we have at least that much more to go.  The day will start at 8 am and continue until the last person leaves in the afternoon.  We will provide coffee, hot chocolate, and donuts in the morning and lunch at 12:00 noon.

     Call the camp office at 540-269-2741, email, or use the form on the website below to let us know that you are coming.

Winter Camp Update

     Due to current VA Phase 3 Guidelines prohibiting Overnight Camp Programs, and for the health and safety of the camp community, Winter Camp has been suspended for 2021. We will miss having you at camp and hope to welcome you back for Winter Camp in 2022!

COVIID 20-21

     As this crazy year comes to an end, we want to express our thanks to all of the individuals, congregations, businesses and other groups that have supported the ongoing ministry of Brethren Woods.  We are in awe of the outpouring of love and generosity that we have received.  Thank you friends of Brethren Woods!

     In lieu of our Renewing Our Faith Outdoors Banquet and the year-end Annual Fund drive, we are combining those efforts into the COVIID 20-21 challenge.  COVIID stands for Care Of Vital Infrastructure Individuals and Direction.  We want to undergird the day-to-day operation, continue making improvements to the resting facility, and have resources available to start up whenever that is possible.

     Read full letter here:

     Donte here:

 Summer Camp

     This time of year, we are usually announcing our theme, schedule, and plans for the upcoming summer camp season, but there has not been much that is usual about 2020!  With continued uncertainties surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, it is impossible to know at this point what summer 2021 will look like.  Read more here:

Brethren Woods Wish List

Do you have a heart for the ministry of Brethren Woods? We are always in need of items that will help grow the ministry. We invite you to prayerfully consider how you might be able to contribute to what God is doing at Brethren Woods!

*A Good Used Backhoe

*Golf Cart

*Replacement Tent Parts

*Insulation and Drywall for the “Bed Shed”

*Front Load Washers and Dryers

*Drone for Camp Photography

*Blu-Ray Player

*Kitchenware for Rental Facilities (approximately $300 per building)

*Used Vehicles (We call it “Clunkers for Cash!” We’ll take your old car, sell it, and use the money to benefit the growing ministry at camp! Your contribution is tax deductible

     Recently two vehicles were donated to camp. They will be turned into resources to support the camp ministry.  There is still room in the parking lot for more!


     There are many opportunities to join what God is doing at Brethren Woods through volunteering. Doug has made a special request for some folks to come out (perhaps as family groups) to do some clean up in and around the Linville Creek Cabin.  Given the current situation with covid-19, you are asked to call ahead to arrange your volunteer task and time.  540-269-2741

Talk to Alice Bair, camp rep, if you have other questions.

Third Thursday of Each Month

Camp’s ministry happens all throughout the year, so we need volunteer help every month to keep up with our grounds, facilities, and programs.  You can join us every month on the third Thursday for our Helping Hands Workday.  There are always indoor and outdoor projects available for all kinds of skills, so there’s sure to be something that’s just right for you!  Just let us know what you’re interested in when you call ahead to sign-up.  This workday is perfect for retired folks, homeschool families, or others with flexible weekdays.  See you there!  Call to let them know you’re coming & the type of work you’d like to do.

The Year-Round Program Calendar is posted on the Brethren Woods bulletin board. More information and registration forms can be found on the Brethren Woods bulletin board here at church or on their webpage:

Brethren Woods, 4896 Armentrout Path, Keezletown, VA  22832   Camp phone # 540-269-2741