Camp Birchrock Says It's Back on Track

May 14, 2014

A summer camp outside of Rhinelander is hoping a spring clean-up day will help get the word out that things are back up and running.

Camp Birchrock has been in the community since the 1940s.  But it faced a 2011 scandal when its director was ousted for placing illegal cameras at the camp and stealing from the organization.

Treasurer Jim Rice says new leadership is in place.

“We’re trying to get people to realize that we’re still here, we’ve made improvements.  We’re back on the right track with everything, we’re trying to improve the camp, get more people to come out and enjoy the camp, and show what we offer.” 

Rice says enrollment has been down in the past few years, but he hopes community outreach efforts will boost activity.   

Camp Birchrock operates a day camp for kids in the area and a resident camp that draws kids from various parts of Wisconsin.

“It’s more rustic, we try to keep technology down out there.  We have 210 acres of land, there’s three lakes that we utilize, they do canoeing, kayaking, boating, fishing.” 

Rice says the annual clean up day this Saturday will involve light work like raking and painting.