Family Ties at Best Boys Camp

Family Ties at Best Boys Camp by David “Ziggy” Nesher, Camper 90s, Counselor 00s, Trustee/Parent 10s On a rainy day this past July, my wife, Meghan, and I dropped our older son, Julien (then 7), off at Birch Rock Camp for the very first time. Greeting us in front of the Lodge, Camp Director Mike […]

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Camping History

Camping History by board member Francie Campbell Birch Rock Camp for Boys is whizz-bang* for lots of reasons but one phenomenal thing is our long history. Birch Rock was created in the Roaring 20’s — think Babe Ruth, jazz, flappers, the mass production of Ford Model T’s and refrigerators to replace ice boxes. In 1926, Chief […]

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A NEW STAFF CABIN: Semanas – In Honor Of David C. Weeks

A NEW STAFF CABIN: Semanas – In Honor Of David C. Weeks It was a fitting tribute to a living legend. On the most perfect summer camp day, the afternoon of July 28th, Birch Rockers spanning 50 years stood on tender grass sloping up to a stately new cabin. Then, they began speaking. Dave Weeks’ […]

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The Foss Family at Birch Rock

Ted, Noah, Peter, Eli and Rosie   By Senior Camper Eli Foss Protas Since the summer of 1951, my family has spent more time at Birch Rock than just about anywhere else. Of course, this is no accident, since when my grandfather Peter Foss first arrived at camp he was hooked. So hooked in fact […]

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