Brethren Woods

Spring Festival

Due to COVID restrictions, this will be a virtual event again this year.  We are encouraging churches to sponsor individuals for Hike-in-Place-a-Thons and to raise money for a Dunk-the-Dunkard contest at their location for their pastor and/or other church members.  Churches are also encouraged to consider if their congregation has another “specialty” that they could do as a fundraising event for camp – such as a chicken BBQ, pork sandwiches, bake sale, pie sale, car wash, ice cream, etc.  At this point, we are not considering a virtual auction, but are hopeful that we may be able to have an in-person auction this fall, perhaps as part of the Fall Fun Night, so if churches have donations for the auction, they can still drop those off at camp and they will be stored until we are able to have the actual auction.  If you have any other questions or need more information, feel free to contact the camp office or Doug.

Summer Camp

Brethren Woods is excited to announce that life-changing overnight, day, and family camps are back for summer 2021! Camp program descriptions, dates, costs, and other information for day and overnight camps for K-12th graders is available online. Find out more about Summer Camp and Family Camp at our website. Online registration opens April 1stLinville Creek will pay for camp fees for all members and regular attenders after the registration fee is paid.

https://brethrenwoods.org/summercamp/

Work DayApril 10th

The day will start at 8 a.m. and continue until the last person leaves in the afternoon. Coffee, hot chocolate and donuts will be provided in the morning, as well as lunch at noon. Call the camp office at (540) 269-2741 or email the camp camp@brethrenwoods.org to let them know that you are coming. Staff and volunteers will continue to clean up dead ash trees & brush and get camp ready for the summer. For those who do not wish to work outside, there are plenty of inside projects to keep you busy.

Summer Staff Needed

Check out the Summer Staff webpage at http://www.brethrenwoods.org/summerstaff to review job descriptions, get more information about serving at camp, and apply online! Staff who apply by April 1 receive a $50 early application bonus!

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!

  Volunteer

     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:

http://brethrenwoods.org/

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

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