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Welcome to Ashmere 2015, as we celebrate our 100th summer on the shores of Ashmere Lake, with our Epic Anniversary. We are looking at an exciting summer with lots of traditional activities to do and some new ones as well. We continue to offer five weeks of day camp, both as a drop off option or as a bus ride starting in North Adams to camp. For our older campers (grades 8-12) we are offering two new camps just for them. The first is a Technology Camp that will allow the campers to use their creative side to develop several unique projects using technology (this camp is limited to 15) and a Sports/Splash camp just for them to further develop their sporting knowledge, abilities and water skills. There is a traditional camp for this age group as well. For our Junior campers (grades 4-7) we continue to offer a traditional camp as well as the ever popular Sports/Splash camp that will introduce them to the rules of the game, develop their sporting gifts and spend a lot of time at the waterfront. Join us this summer as we continue to offer all of the fun activities you have come to love about Ashmere.


My children have been attending for over ten years.  Every summer I hear the question, “When is camp?”  They love the feeling of family they have there and reconnecting with people whom they have missed over the school year.  As a parent, it is so good to have a place where my children can go and learn the word of God in a fun and relaxed environment.  I am happy that I can send my kids to camp and know that are being taught the same values they are taught at home.  The experiences my children have at Camp Ashmere have helped them to grow as Christians and as caring people.  Thank you Camp Ashmere for giving my kids the experience of a lifetime!

Annette Czarnecki - Parent of Sarah age 16, and Brian age 12

Christian Hootenanny Praise Concert

Saturday July 18 from 1 pm to 9 pm. Join us as we celebrate 100 years of Christian camping on the shores of Ashmere this Saturday as we have a variety of praise bands, groups and artists playing praise songs just for you. Enjoy the grounds, listen to the music, meet the artists and join us for a barbeque cookout at 6 pm. Later that evening there will be a camp fire and s’mores to put together and eat. Listed artists include the Dalton Methodist Praise Band, New Life Praise Band, the Burdick Family singers, Dr. Matt McConnell, Charles Marshall and several others. There will be a free will offering, and food to purchase, or you may bring you own picnic meal to enjoy on the grounds. This should be a great summer event.

 First Baptist Church at Ashmere

Join us as First Baptist North Adams celebrates everything Ashmere Sunday, August 30 at the camp. Rev. David Anderson will conduct our weekly service at camp and all are invited to join us at 10:30. There will be a bus from North Adams to camp that Sunday, leaving the church at 9:30 for those needing transportation to and from camp. Following the service there will be refreshments, a dedication of the Centennial Pavilion and other celebrations. Mark you calendar and join us the 30th.


 Camp Ashmere is celebrating its 100th camping season on the shores of Ashmere Lake in Hinsdale, MA.  This has been a remarkable ministry of the First Baptist Church in North Adams, starting with three years of previous camping ministry in Whitingham, VT.  The camp has served the area youth well over the years, nurturing thousands and opening the door to a relationship with our Savior, Jesus Christ. We are blessed to be able to continue that relationship and heritage for the youth of today. Our goal is to continue these traditions well into the 21st Century, while at the same time celebrating that past heritage.

We had a great time at our 100th Anniversary Kickoff dinner in January and look forward to our upcoming events. We have an Open House at camp on Sunday May 3 from 1-4 pm. We will hold our first ever Golf Tournament fund raiser Thursday July 2 at the Bas Ridge Golf Course in Hinsdale, and we hope many of you can join us for that. We will also have several Family camping opportunities this summer, the first during the week of June 28 – July 5 and over Labor Day in September. Come and share in the celebration that will be truly EPIC.


Camp Ashmere still has several weekends free in October for any group or church that is interested in holding a Fall Retreat or conference at Camp Ashmere.  We will serve as host for your event, providing the facilities and meals, providing a comfortable setting on the shores of Ashmere Lake.  If you are planning an event, call Kurt Gabel at the Church 413-663-3780 or send an e-mail to to discuss details, dates and rates. Please note that overnight accommodations is limited to 80, conference seating to 100 participants.  We are now booking for Spring Retreats and Conferences, with spaces available from April 10 through June 22. Our Fall weekends are filling up fast with limited dates available from August 28 though November 1. Remember Autumn is spectacular in the Berkshires.

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