Our Piece of Heaven Here on Earth
We currently have a GoFundMe Account set up to help assist Camp Ashmere with some debt from previous seasons. If you would like to donate, please check out https://www.gofundme.com/campashmere
Camp Ashmere is a special ministry of the First Baptist Church here in North Adams. It started with a youth summer camp in Whitingham, Vermont for three years and the church elders decided to find a more permanent place for a camp in Massachusetts. They found the Munch farm in Hinsdale on Ashmere Lake and it was perfect for the summer camping ministry. The first campers arrived in 1916 and have been coming ever since. In the early days the campers took the trolley from North Adams to Hinsdale and walked up the hill two miles to the camp. The Clark Biscuit Company truck was generously used to move all of the luggage and supplies to the camp.
This will be the camp’s 103rd season on the shores of Ashmere. It has come a long way from a hay field with Navy surplus tents to permanent cabins, a dining hall, chapel and other buildings. We encourage you to consider joining us this summer, by sending your sons and daughters to camp. We are offering five weeks of Day Camp, with bus transportation provided daily from North Adams to the camp, and return. This is for campers entering grades 1 – 6. For the older campers we have four weeks of overnight camp. For those entering grades 8 – 12 we have Senior Traditions and Senior Sports/Splash camp. For those entering grades 4 – 7 we have Junior Sports/Splash camp and Junior Traditions. Check out the details at our web site www.campashmere.org.
Camp Ashmere is now listed with Amazon Smile. Your Amazon.com purchases will help earn donations to Camp Ashmere. Camp comes up as 'American Baptist Churches USA, North Adams'. All purchases earn 0.5% of your sale will go to Camp Ashmere and its programs. Thanks for helping!