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Peter B Haas

This Veterans Day, We Fondly Remember Birch Rocker LT. Peter B. Haas

This Veterans Day, we fondly remember Birch Rocker Lt. Peter B. Haas— true gentleman, champion swimmer and proud United States Marine. Pete flew Black Hawk helicopters until his tragic death in a training accident in 1982. Originally from Mountain Lakes, New Jersey, young Pete took to Birch Rock Camp like a loon to Lake McWain. […]

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Nick Musciano

Celebrating Two Decades of Nick Musciano!

By Thomas Joyce, ’90, ’00’s I met Nick Musciano 23 summers ago, on Opening Day 1998, as he climbed out of his mom’s car. He was brand new to Birch Rock, and it was my first day as Head Counselor. Since that fateful morning, I have come to rely on Musc as my living and […]

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The 2020 Halsey Gulick Award

The 2020 Halsey Gulick Award Presented to: Rich Deering

This year’s Halsey Gulick Award recipient receives praise for virtually every aspect of his role in Maine youth camping. He has made myriad contributions to Maine Summer Camps as a former president and ongoing board member. His commitment to connecting with and mentoring peers never wavers. He is a listener first, yet always contributes wise […]

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Join Our Activities Tournament Bracket

Join Our Activities Tournament Bracket Hey Birch Rock! The BRC Staff has been working hard to keep all its community members connected during this seemingly disconnected time. To continue to keep the community united and the BRC Spirit alive, Sam Rotman created our very own tournament bracket for our favorite BRC games. We want to hear from you! This tournament will take place […]

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Black Lives Matter

Dear Birch Rock Camp Community,  Birch Rock is honored to share this letter from the American Camp Association addressing systemic racism and violence against people of color in our country. Proud to be an accredited ACA camp, we hold ourselves to the highest standards of safety, staff training and camp programming. As a non-profit camp […]

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Birch Rock Community Update – May 8th, 2020

May 8, 2020 Dear Birch Rockers, As the trail through this COVID-19 forest winds toward the 2020 summer, we are continuing to search for a safe and healthy passage in these dark woods. Last evening, we conferred with our dedicated Board of Trustees and leadership team to discuss the best course of action and operation […]

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Birch Rock Community Update – May 1, 2020

Dear Birch Rockers, As we continue to navigate our best path forward for the 2020 season in the midst of the COVID-19 Pandemic, we appreciate your patience and understanding.   When it comes to the health and safety of our camp families and staff, we want to make the best decisions for our entire community. […]

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Reflections From The Rock

By Rich Deering
Alumni & Community Director ’73 By now we’re all facing the hardship and pain that COVID-19 is spreading throughout the world. The illness is threatening the lives of family members and friends. Layoffs, furloughs and shuttered businesses are causing grave financial harm to us and our society. Not knowing if or when we […]

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Greetings From Birch Rock

  Greetings from Birch Rock, All!  We wanted to cast a line out to you in these times of self-quarantine and make sure we are all hooked on BRC. Over the next few weeks, we will be bringing you more videos, pictures, stories, puzzles, polls and good fun from our Birch Rock staff in order […]

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The Psychological Benefits of Sleepaway Camps for Children 

The Psychological Benefits of Sleepaway Camps for Children  Mental health awareness is on the rise and with it the discussion of how we can help future generations maintain a balanced and healthy mental state. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 in 5 American children ages 3-17 (about 15 million) have a […]

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