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Summer 2014 Curriculum:

Get Real Finding Your True Self in Jesus:

Jesus asks, "Who do YOU say that I am?" What is our answer? Jesus is God-with-us, and he is our friend, teacher, healer and Savior! What is our calling? We will learn together that the best and most real way to live, as individuals and in community, is to live like Jesus.

Day 1: Matthew 16:13-17: Jesus asks, "Who do YOU say that I am?" How will I respond?

Day 2: Isaiah 9:6; Luke 1-2: Jesus is God-with-us: always present.

Day 3: John 15:9-17; John 11:1-45: Jesus calls us friends and models true friendship.

Day 4: Matthew 7:15-20, 24-29: Jesus is the great teacher who leads with wisdom, authority, and truth.

Day 5: John 5:1-9a: Jesus heals in many ways.

Day 6: Romans 5:1-11; Luke 24:36-49: Jesus forgives, saving us to live in Jesus’ love and peace.

Camp to Home: Luke 4:14-21: Jesus calls us to join his ministry and spread the Good News. Jesus is the Real Thing!


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Camp Bethel is owned and operated by the Virlina District Church of the Brethren.  The Virlina District Board - Church of the Brethren, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.  Our Federal tax ID number is 54-6043879.  100% of your direct donations support the ministries and programs of Camp Bethel, and your donations are tax-deductible.

Our federal tax ID number is provided for those who need this number for charitable donations, flex childcare programs or for submitting payment vouchers for event or retreat reservations.  We are obligated to state that summer camp programs are NOT deductible as an IRS childcare expense.


Programs with purpose; relational ministry; experiential education.

Experiences that change lives for campers and counselors




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Request a summer packet at; 540-992-2940.


American Camp Association Accredited since 1970.


In the hills of our Virginia, where the whippoorwills are calling, where the crystal springs are flowing, is our Camp Bethel.”


Written in 1927, our old Camp song evokes the lasting images of this blessed place:  the hills and forests rise to meet the towering Blue Ridge Mountains; the abundant wildlife scampers through the fields and flits in the tree tops; the wash of waters gurgles in our streams, our glassy ponds, and rises to fill the Big Spring; youth and children sing in a peaceful sanctuary of sun-filled days and star-lit nights.


The Summer Program
Camp Bethel's program was established in 1927 and is accredited by the American Camp Association.  Activities include swimming, hiking, crafts, environmental education, singing, camp-outs, cook-outs, Home-in-the-Woods camping skills, group games, creek-play, campfires, group challenge course, high ropes course, nightly evening programs and worship, daily work duties, service projects and daily Bible Study.


Our program offers progression into more adventure-based experiences for older campers so that campers are encouraged to return year after year.  These adventures include our high-ropes course, backpacking, canoeing, caving, equestrian training, horseback riding, mountain biking, rock climbing, river tubing and white-water rafting.


Our philosophy is a small group emphasis which focuses on creating and nurturing an intentional Christian community, living as the Body of Christ.  All daily activities are experienced as a family unit as each group learns to work, play, and worship together.  Campers sleep in gender-separated cabins and huts (girls in "girls' cabins" and boys in "boys' cabins").  Cabins on main campus are air-conditioned during hot weather.


SUMMER STAFF & VOLUNTEERS:  We are very proud of our excellent summer staff of counselors, volunteers and support staff and their commitment to quality programming at Camp Bethel! Each staff member and volunteer is interviewed, screened, selected and trained by the Camp Director.  After a comprehensive background check and reference check, staff are hired on the basis of their Christian character, their ability share their faith and teach all our camp skills, their love of activity and the outdoors, and their commitment to helping children and youth.


The Camp Director and Summer Program Coordinators train the summer staff during an intense, comprehensive, fun, two-week Staff Training prior to the first camper week. Staff Training includes detailed and complete preparations in safety, first aid, emergency procedures, prevention, and all the methods and procedures of our educational goals and camp activities.  All staff are certified in CPR, Basic Life Support and 2nd-Level Pediatric First Aid.  Your campers are sure to have a safe and fun week living and learning with their counselors.


If you or someone you know is interested in joining the 2013 Camp Bethel Summer Staff, contact Barry for an application at (540) 992-2940, or e-mail at


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