Bethany camp

Creating an environment for spiritual growth and change

SUMMER CAMP 2020 UPDATE

2020 Youth Camp Cancellation Notice

With great sadness we make the announcement that we will not be having our youth camp weeks for the summer of 2020.  At this point, the state of NY has not allowed county health departments to issue permits for overnight camps and there is little chance this will happen in time for us to plan and operate.  We are so very disappointed for each of the campers who were looking forward to camp with great anticipation.  Know that we will redouble our efforts to create an even more amazing camp for the summer of 2021.   

In the meantime, we have been given hope that family camps will be able to operate with potential modifications.  We are also planning some “A La Carte family camp options during the first three weeks of July.  Look for more information on our website. 

For all of those registered for youth camps we are providing three options for all funds that have been paid.   

Option 1:  We can roll over your funds paid toward your camper for 2021 or for part of family camp payments for this summer.   

Option 2:  We can issue you a refund of all funds including your deposit by check. 

Option 3:  You can consider donating some or all your funds to the camp to help us keep operating in what has been a difficult financial time. 

Please notify the camp office office@bethanycamp.org of your preference.  We will work to honor your requests as soon as possible. 



A la Carte Camping, July 5 – 25 

During these three weeks we will be offering a camp option for families and friends that is priced per night, per room. Meals are optional and are priced per meal, per person.  Programed activities will be limited to zipline, swimming pond, archery and paintball (if a minimum is reached).   Hiking, fishing, boating, octoball, 9 square, gopherball, horse shoes, sand volleyball, basketball court, soccer field, softball field and playground will be available as regulations allow.  Our cabins include 6 beds (5 twin and 1 full), a private bathroom and a fire ring.  Cabins do not include refrigerators or stoves.  Ice for coolers is available for purchase at the camp office. 


Pricing per night:   

1 night $150/room, 2 nights $140/room, 3 nights $130/room 4 nights $120/room, 5+nights $110/room 

Meals: Breakfast $5/person, Lunch $6/meal, Dinner $7/meal 

Registration for meals will need to be made at least 24hrs prior to meal to allow us to plan accordingly. 

Check in will begin at 1pm.  Checkout will be before 11am.    

 

As you are aware, the guidelines are rapidly changing and will need to be confirmed at your arrival.   


Guidelines:   

Eating in the dining hall may be limited seating and arranged in tables by family units. 

All foods will likely need to be served including main food line, drinks, condiments, toppings, and salad bar. 

Facility use may be limited or restricted by amounts of people and social distancing requirements. 

The Bistro (snack area) will be open only If regulations allow. 

We will be following sanitation guidelines in all buildings to ensure your safety. 

Social distancing and masks will be encouraged according to guidelines during the time of your stay. 

To reserve your spot, contact us

office@bethanycamp.org



Family Camps, July 27 – August 15

We are still moving forward with our regularly scheduled 3 weeks of Family Camp this summer.  There will likely be some changes that need to be made to our program due to government regulations and limited staffing but, we are working hard to make this the best experience possible for our family campers.  If you would like to join us for a week of family camp there are several cabins that are still available.  Please contact the camp office if you are interested in booking a cabin.



Donate Towards New Cabin

The effects of COVID-19 have impacted every individual and organization in this country and Bethany Camp is no exception.  We are extremely thankful for all of the ways that God has provided for us and we continue to trust Him through these uncertain times.  One significant setback that we have experienced is in our capital fund.  We had planned to break ground on a much-needed new cabin this fall that would replace Oak Ridge and Pine Ledge.  These two old cabins were built as a temporary solution 40 years ago and have served generations of campers well but have reached the end of their life.  We are asking that you prayerfully consider giving toward this project.  We know that there are many people under great financial strain during this time but there are also people who have received government stimulus checks who have not lost income during the pandemic.  If you do not have an urgent need for your stimulus money would you consider giving all or part toward this important project.

 

Upcoming Events

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  • The bill cole memorial

    bethany camp open golf tournament

    Saturday, July 18th

    In light of the growing concerns due to COVID-19, we have elected to move the Bethany Camp Annual Golf Open from Saturday May 16th, to Saturday, July 18th. Come out and join us for a great time at Cardinal Hills Golf Course in Randolph, NY.


    Sign up to play or sponsor a hole!

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  • A LA CARTE CAMPING

    Come join us from July 5th - July 25th as we offer an exclusive camping experience here at Bethany Camp! Whether you want to spend a couple of nights or a couple of weeks here at Bethany Camp, there is a perfect option just for you!  Rooms start at $150 per night with a discount for multiple nights you spend here at camp. Meals are available at an additional cost per person. See above or go to the family camp page to find out more information on this exclusive event!


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Camp Pictures

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