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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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Autumnal. A Word that in the Summer is Used for Slightly Cool Days- July 30th Blog

****See underneath the day’s photos for an MWA update!**** It’s nice to be back in the Blog Newsroom. Over the deafening sound of printers the size of rooms printing thousands of copies of yesterday’s issue, I’m getting a head start on today’s  Fresh headlines. At midday, camp welcomed back the five campers who took part […]

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Be the Beacon!- July 29th Blog

It was another fun filled, action packed day here at Birch Rock.We had a fantastic breakfast of oatmeal, breakfast sandwiches and cinnamon rolls to get our day started. After morning cleanup, we made our way to our morning activities! For lunch the whole camp enjoyed a satisfying meal of chicken tenders, pasta salad and garden […]

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Staff Olympics!- July 28th Blog

There really isn’t such a thing as a “normal” day at Birch Rock. There’s a plan and a schedule and a program for sure, but there’s always something awry within the lines of the agenda. If you’ve noticed any trend with these blog posts of mine this summer, it’s been the fact that I like […]

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Today was AWESOME!- July 27th Blog

Today was (for the most part) a gorgeous Tuesday filled with fun. The morning started off with counselor Eric Traub fulfilling an almost impossible challenge set for him yesterday: complete the New York Times Tuesday crossword puzzle by breakfast today. Nobody thought he could do it, but he proved all the doubters wrong and came […]

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The First Time- July 26th Blog

Today was a day of firsts for many!  Our new, and returning campers are all settled in and just finished up their first day of activities!  The liquid sunshine from opening day finally subsided and our veteran campers have welcomed our newest Birch Rockers with open arms.  The best part? Watching everyone try out new […]

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Welcome to our Second Session Campers!- July 25th Blog

Here comes the sun, do, do, do Here comes the sun and I say it’s all right ……… with all these wonderful 62 new Birch Rockers for the start of Week 5 at BRC! And  boy did they arrive in fantastic shape and style.  In all my decades of greeting returning campers, meeting new campers […]

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Top Secret Report Concerning Birch Rock Campers on “Turnover Day”- July 24th Blog

Below is top secret information concerning the illicit “Turnover Day:” illegal federally as well as in 49 states… except for Maine. Brace yourself for shocking details of camper diversion, happiness, and even elation. 8:00:00 AM- Late wake up 9:20:00 AM- First session campers leave 9:30:00 AM- Full session campers report to the basketball court Each […]

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