Two Whales Today?!?- August 10th Blog

As we near the final days of camp, it becomes crunch time for campers to achieve their goals for activities or long distance swims. Today was jam packed with such achievements. Trent G. and Campbell H. were both awarded their advanced volleyball badges today and Liam B. became probably the youngest camper in Birch Rock […]

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Tringale Boot Camp- August 9th Blog

Hi, my name is Gus Tringale and, yes, I was head counselor today. Welcome to the Tringale boot camp where no shirts will be left untucked and no hospital corners will be left undone. Under my jurisdiction, camp was spotless and we had zero fun. JUST KIDDING! The badges were flying and uproarious laughter was […]

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A BIROCA BONANZA- August 7th and 8th Blog

It’s warp speed with activity and action here on McWain Hill.  Thanks to the extraordinary creativity and talent of the BRC staff – all hands on deck with the roll-out of ILION.  But first Sam K. rounds the bend finishing his Whale in amazing time. Evan W. is sent out in hot pursuit. Ilion is […]

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Welcome Back to the Bears!- August 6th Blog

Today was an absolutely gorgeous day on the shores of Lake McWain. We welcomed the Bears back from their three day trips to either hike the Pemigewasset Wilderness (where they hiked a whopping 27 miles) or canoe across Umbagog Lake. Both groups had a blast, but we are happy to have them back here at […]

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All the Small Things.- August 5th Blog

Camp is so special! There are soooo many reasons why camp is so fun and amazing. Of course we all know the big stuff like activities, the lake and the food but the little niche things around camp give it that extra specialness. For example when Gauge D. earned his Sr. Wood shop badge today […]

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The Hills of Sunset Splendor- August 4th Blog

It was another beautiful day here at Birch Rock Camp! We awoke to an incredible breakfast of oatmeal, French toast and cinnamon rolls. After tidying up our cabins, we were ready to get the day started! A couple badges were earned during the morning – Gabe E. finished up a beautiful sunset painting in the […]

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Pirates Visiting Camp?!?- August 3rd Blog

I wake up. It’s 6:45 in the morning, and there’s rustling at the foot of my bed. Josh R. is switching positions with the CIT Jonah, donning Jonah’s signature hat and Jonah pulling on Josh’s iconic Berwick school t-shirts. When I asked what was going on, they said “it’s a social experiment”. I was satisfied, […]

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Snake Charmer- August 2nd Blog

A haze, the ringing bell and the smell of rain in the morning. A normal wake up for another not so normal day at BRC. A shuffle to flagpole began, followed by a large list of notes involving trips (with Fritts?!?), activity coverage and wash house duty for Cabin 8… again? After the downpour of […]

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Ahhhh… Sundays like these…- August 1st Blog

Sunday began with a rejuvenating late (8:15) wake-up. We proceeded to congregate in the greater lodge area, as we do on most mornings, discussing the formidable Sunday crossword, reminiscing about the skits from the previous night and guessing what the hot cereal or afternoon activity might be. After flagpole, a wonderful, ‘stick-t’ya-bones’ meal was served, […]

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And We’ll Have Halloween In Summer- October 31st Blog

Today is Saturday October 31st, 2021 and it’s Halloween! Wait what? Something must be wrong, it’s a summer camp bro and Halloween is in the fall. Whelp, if the daily worksheet says it’s Halloween it has to be Halloween. Yes, it’s true. It was Halloween at Birch Rock today! We woke up to costumes and […]

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