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Fun, fun and more fun

At camp, we like to have fun. However, like most things at camp, our fun has a reason behind it. Almost everything that we do at camp happens with planning and intention. Take our world famous game of Biffer (a very messy variation on the game of tag). Some people think that we just like to get messy and while that is true, there is a deeper meaning to the game of Biffer. We see Biffer (which happens on the 2nd night of camp) as a way for our campers to shed their city persona and settle into camp life.

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Letters from camp

I gave a tour this morning to a really nice family. The mom was a social worker and totally got Birch Trail. Her work background allowed her to see all the intentionality behind what we do. It was a very fun tour, and along the way the mom asked her daughter, “would it be ok with you if I worked here?” Of course the daughter instantly said no. She told her mom that she could write her letters, but that was it. As a parent, I thought this was hilarious, but also totally appropriate. So much of the growth and

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Traditions

Our second session color war, TIAD took place over the last two days. TIAD is about tradition, sportsmanship, teamwork, and healthy competition. Especially for our older girls, it is an anticipated and focal point of the summer. To read more about it click here: Saturday night, we had the final TIAD event with a campfire that focuses on Birch Trail traditions. Each team creates a skit that reflects one or more of Birch Trail’s long-standing traditions. Our camp traditions connect three different generations of campers to this wonderful place just west on Minong and remind me that our Birch Trail

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