Brethren Woods

Brethren Woods Update

Renewing Our Faith… Outdoor Dinner

Brethren Woods’ Staff and the Outdoor Ministry Team are excited to invite you to join us for the 2022 Renewing Our Faith…Outdoors Dinner scheduled for Sunday, November 20th at 5:30pm inside Pine Grove at camp! This will be the first camp dinner that we have been able to have since 2019 and we hope you will join us. The evening will include appetizers, interactions with camp staff, updates on camp’s ministry, a delicious meal, evening entertainment by Kyle Remnant, and recognizing the volunteer of the year. We are especially eager to report on camp’s recent land/house purchase, which will be supported with funds raised by this event! Tables of up to 8 persons will cost $600. Individual tickets will cost $75 each. You can reserve tickets, tables, and donate online at or by calling the camp office at 540-269-2741. Take the time to renew your faith…outdoors with us at Brethren Woods as we celebrate and give thanks for this amazing year of camp’s ministry!

Fall Workday

Brethren Woods’ final workday of 2022 is coming soon! We need your help as we wrap-up our busy summer season and move into winter. Join us on Saturday, October 22nd from 8am-3pm (or whenever you need to leave!) for our Fall Workday! We’ll have indoor and outdoor work projects that may include working on tree cutting, making and moving firewood, and facility cleaning. Coffee and donuts to start the day and a delicious lunch are provided! You can stay for the Fall Family Night (see below)! For planning purposes, please call (540-269-2741) or email ( camp to let us know you’re coming! Don’t forget to bring a friend!

Fall Family Night

Everyone is invited to join us for our Fall Family Night on October 22nd! Come early (4pm) to help crank homemade ice cream, prepare dutch oven desserts for everyone to enjoy, and enjoy recreation time on the play field and basketball court! At 5:30pm, we’ll enjoy a carry-in meal (please bring a dish to share!) and hot dog roast followed by a fun and faith-filled campfire. (If you want to come really early, the Fall Workday is that morning from 8am-3pm! See above.) To help with our planning and preparation, please RSVP to the camp office (540-269-2741 or by Monday, Oct. 17th.

CROP Meal & CROP Hunger Walk

On Thursday, October 27th, Bridgewater College students will surrender their evening meals which can be purchased to enjoy “dinner out” in the Kline Campus Center Dining Hall from 5-7 p.m. BC CROP Meals are $10 for adults and $6 for children 12 and under.

On Sunday, October 30th at 2 p.m., community members and BC students will gather at the Bridgewater Community Center for the Bridgewater/Dayton Area CROP Hunger Walk. Prior to that day, walk participants will ask others to sponsor them for every kilometer of the 6K (3.7 mile) route they will walk.

All proceeds from the CROP Meal and CROP Hunger Walk will support Church World Service’s hunger-fighting programs in 80 counties around the world. If you would like to participate in the CROP Meal and/or CROP Hunger Walk, please contact our church CROP Recruiter Linetta Ballew at or 540-383-8762 or Bridgewater College Chaplain Robbie Miller at or 540-828-5383.

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!

*Birdseed for Outdoor School Packets

*Replacement Tent Parts

*Golf Cart

*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)

*PickleBall Court Set

*Window Air Conditioners (5000 btu)

*Utility Vehicle (ex. Mule)

*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!


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