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About Camp Briarwood
Camp Briarwood is a Christian camp for boys and girls, designed to offer summer adventures your child will never forget. The camp is operated by Quest Recreation Outreach, a sports and recreation ministry with a global reach under the supervision of Briarwood Presbyterian Church in Birmingham, Alabama.
Since its beginning in 1964, Camp Briarwood has been a place of life-changing experiences and growth for as many as 1,000 children each summer. The camp provides an atmosphere where the physical and the spiritual blend together. Each weekly session of camp includes Bible discussions, stories, songs and chapel services to help each child grow in their relationships with God and others.
It takes Director Scott Hannah and a staff team at least 5 months each year to plan and operate camp. Counselors are school teachers, college students, senior high school students, and junior high age counselors-in-training who have extensive training for camp. Typically 75% of the counselors each summer have been counselors in prior years. We have some counselors who have worked for 9 years at camp, starting as counselors-in-training and working throughout their college years!
Camp is held in two locations. Day Camp is held at YMCA Camp Hargis in Chelsea, Alabama. Overnight Camp is held at YMCA Camp Chandler in Wetumpka, Alabama. Both camps have picturesque grounds for all kinds of fun. Depending on the camp, kids get to experience activities such as hiking, swimming, canoeing, riflery, archery, arts and crafts, horseback riding, sailing, skiing, and a high ropes course.
Come and join us for one the best weeks of summer you'll ever have!
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