2016 Summer Camp Schedule

Click on the event row to read a brief description. Grades listed below are the grades the camper is ENTERING in the fall for the 2016-2017 school year of the current age of the camp at the start of the camp session.
While these descriptions may read just "fun", rest assured that each camp session focuses on preaching/teaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ through lessons, activities, worship, small groups, etc... Camp sessions are first and foremost an opportunity to win souls to Christ with the specific camp session's theme being an invitation to get students to attend camp.

Jun 3 to Jun 5
Mother/Daughter Safari
Ages 7-13
Ginger Johnson
Check In/Check Out:
7:00 PM/12:00 PM
Deposit:
$22.00
Price from January 1st to April 6th:
$44.00
Price April 7th to 21 Days Prior to Session Start Date:
$50.00
Price Within 21 Days of Session Start Date:
$54.00

Mothers, is your daughter begging to spend more time with you? How about an excellent weekend where you and your daughter can deepen that everlasting bond between a mother and a daughter? In this camp session, you will spend the weekend with other mother/daughter combinations participating in activities, lessons, worship, etc… all geared towards an inseparable bond between a mother and her daughter while focusing on our heavenly Father. Memories are guaranteed to be made in this very popular session. Please eat dinner prior to arriving for this camp session. Registration costs listed is per person.

Details:

Please eat dinner prior to arriving for this camp session. Mother must register as a camper. Daughter must register as a camper. Participants will sleep in the Safari area (tree houses and bunk beds).

Jun 3 to Jun 5
My Parent & Me
Grades 4-9
Keith Warner
Check In/Check Out:
7:00 PM/12:00 PM
Deposit:
$22.00
Price from January 1st to April 6th:
$44.00
Price April 7th to 21 Days Prior to Session Start Date:
$50.00
Price Within 21 Days of Session Start Date:
$54.00

Want to spend quality time with your child or grandchild? You won't want to miss this fantastic one-on-one weekend with your loved one.

See attached PDF for details.

Details:

A parent (or grandparent) must register as a camper. A child must register as a camper. Registration costs listed is per person.

Jun 3 to Jun 5
Father/Son Wilderness Quest
Ages 7-13
Kyle Gulley
Check In/Check Out:
7:00 PM/12:00 PM
Deposit:
$22.00
Price from January 1st to April 6th:
$44.00
Price April 7th to 21 Days Prior to Session Start Date:
$50.00
Price Within 21 Days of Session Start Date:
$54.00

Fathers, is your son begging to spend more time with you? How about an excellent weekend where you and your son can deepen that everlasting bond between a father and a son? In this camp session, you will spend the weekend with other father/son combinations participating in activities, lessons, worship, etc… all geared towards an inseparable bond between a son and his father while focusing on our heavenly Father. Memories are guaranteed to be made in this very popular session. Registration costs listed is per person.

Details:

Please eat dinner prior to arriving for this camp session. Father must register as a camper. Son must register as a camper. Participants will sleep in the Wilderness Quest area (tents and bunk beds).

Jun 5 to Jun 10
Safari 1
Grades 6-9
Seth Tinkler
Check In/Check Out:
4:00 PM/7:00 PM
Deposit:
$45.00
Price from January 1st to April 6th:
$180.00
Price April 7th to 21 Days Prior to Session Start Date:
$210.00
Price Within 21 Days of Session Start Date:
$240.00

How does sleeping in a tree house with bunk beds sound? Safari is one of our most popular sessions as we have kids stay in a primitive campsite (NO ELECTRICITY) where this small group of campers can focus on the natural beauty that God has designed. While at Safari, you will cook breakfast and dinner at Safari but eat lunch prepared by the camp staff at main camp. Afternoons will be spent participating in the camp offered elements, pool, hiking, rock climbing, rappelling, canoeing, etc. Come experience why Safari Camp is so popular.

Details:

Safari Camps check in NOT AT MAIN CAMP but about ¼ mile south of the main entrance on State Route 41 where an old horse barn is located. Pick up will also be here at the same location.

Jun 9
Day Camp 1
Grades 1-3
Patty Gosche
Check In/Check Out:
9:00 AM/4:00 PM
Deposit:
$10.00
Price from January 1st to April 6th:
$20.00
Price April 7th to 21 Days Prior to Session Start Date:
$26.00
Price Within 21 Days of Session Start Date:
$30.00

For the youngest of our campers, we offer an opportunity where students can attend a camp session from the hours of 9:00 AM—4:00 PM. This camp session will briefly introduce students to our amazing camp experiences all-the-while teaching them the reason for the camp’s existence—proclaiming the Gospel—through unique and fun experiences.

Jun 10
Day Camp 2
Grades 1-3
Patty Gosche
Check In/Check Out:
9:00 AM/4:00 PM
Deposit:
$10.00
Price from January 1st to April 6th:
$20.00
Price April 7th to 21 Days Prior to Session Start Date:
$26.00
Price Within 21 Days of Session Start Date:
$30.00

For the youngest of our campers, we offer an opportunity where students can attend a camp session from the hours of 9:00 AM—4:00 PM. This camp session will briefly introduce students to our amazing camp experiences all-the-while teaching them the reason for the camp’s existence—proclaiming the Gospel—through unique and fun experiences.

Jun 10 to Jun 11
First Chance Camp w/Parent
Grades 1-3
Camp Staff
Check In/Check Out:
6:00 PM/4:00 PM
Deposit:
$17.00
Price from January 1st to April 6th:
$34.00
Price April 7th to 21 Days Prior to Session Start Date:
$40.00
Price Within 21 Days of Session Start Date:
$44.00

If your child has some fears of going to camp without a parent, this is the perfect opportunity for your child. First Chance Camp offers a parent and a child to attend camp from 6:00 PM on Friday to 4:00 PM on Saturday to experience all that camp has to offer. This introduction to camp is designed to get students comfortable with the camp atmosphere with the security of having a parent close by. Registration costs listed is per person.

Details:

Please eat dinner prior to arriving. Parent (or guardian) must register as a camper. Student must register as a camper. Parents will be allowed to stay with their children at night; one cabin will be dads/sons, one will be dads/daughters, one will be moms/sons, one will be moms/daughters.

Jun 12 to Jun 18
Wild West Virginia
Grades 9-13
Trever Elam
Check In/Check Out:
1:00 PM/10:00 AM
Deposit:
$90.00
Price from January 1st to April 6th:
$230.00
Price April 7th to 21 Days Prior to Session Start Date:
$260.00
Price Within 21 Days of Session Start Date:
$290.00

This adventurous camp session meets at camp and immediately travels to West Virginia to begin their amazing outdoor experiences. While using Appalachian Bible College’s primitive campsites as a base for the week, this camp will participate in hiking, rappelling, rock climbing, whitewater rafting and more. Over the years, this has continually been one of first camp sessions to reach max capacity so you definitely want to register early to have an opportunity to live an adventure for a whole week!

Jun 12 to Jun 15
Paintball 1
Grades 9-13
David Myers
Check In/Check Out:
4:00 PM/6:00 PM
Deposit:
$90.00
Price from January 1st to April 6th:
$230.00
Price April 7th to 21 Days Prior to Session Start Date:
$260.00
Price Within 21 Days of Session Start Date:
$290.00

Love the thrill of this intense sport? Want to try this sport for the first time? Whatever your reasoning, this sport is a BLAST! Surrounded by over 100 acres of woods, students will play countless games of paintball implementing a variety of strategies, techniques, and objectives. At Butler Springs, we take extra initiative to keep students safe while playing by having qualified instructors, referees, supervision, proper gear, gear maintenance, etc… What better environment to play an intense sport than at Butler Springs. Students will also have the opportunity to participate in camp offered elements.

Jun 12 to Jun 16
Karate Camp
Grades 6-13
Mike Warner
Check In/Check Out:
4:00 PM/5:00 PM
Deposit:
$45.00
Price from January 1st to April 6th:
$180.00
Price April 7th to 21 Days Prior to Session Start Date:
$210.00
Price Within 21 Days of Session Start Date:
$240.00

Want to be a ninja, or at least live the part for a week? Come experience a great camp session where prior experience is not needed and learn or refine your techniques, skills, and discipline. Butler Springs creates a Dojo where students can practice a wide variety of skills alongside highly ranked instructors in a safe environment.

Jun 12 to Jun 16
Soccer Camp
Grades 5-8
Gus Denzik
Check In/Check Out:
4:00 PM/5:00 PM
Deposit:
$45.00
Price from January 1st to April 6th:
$180.00
Price April 7th to 21 Days Prior to Session Start Date:
$210.00
Price Within 21 Days of Session Start Date:
$240.00

Soccer Camp is a perfect choice for the 5-8th grade soccer player interested in taking their game to the next level. Time is spent developing individual skills, passing, receiving and shooting, defense and talking and then team play to help put the skills into game situations. And as with every Butler Springs Camp we spend time each doing camp activities and swimming finishing each night off with a campfire and vespers. The staff are dedicated Christians who have also played or coached soccer at every level (Including college). This is a great positive week that will help encourage players at every level in both soccer and faith!

Jun 12 to Jun 16
Volleyball Camp
Grades 7-12
Kathy Mercer
Check In/Check Out:
4:00 PM/5:00 PM
Deposit:
$45.00
Price from January 1st to April 6th:
$180.00
Price April 7th to 21 Days Prior to Session Start Date:
$210.00
Price Within 21 Days of Session Start Date:
$240.00

For this female only camp session, you can hone in on your skills, techniques, and game play with other likeminded students while being instructed by quality coaches. Come experience a camp atmosphere where community excels and friendships are made through the love of a sport. Students will get to participate in camp offered elements.

Jun 12 to Jun 16
Safari 2
Grades 4-6
Derek James
Check In/Check Out:
4:00 PM/5:00 PM
Deposit:
$45.00
Price from January 1st to April 6th:
$180.00
Price April 7th to 21 Days Prior to Session Start Date:
$210.00
Price Within 21 Days of Session Start Date:
$240.00

How does sleeping in a tree house with bunk beds sound? Safari is one of our most popular sessions as we have kids stay in a primitive campsite (NO ELECTRICITY) where this small group of campers can focus on the natural beauty that God has designed. While at Safari, you will cook breakfast and dinner at Safari but eat lunch prepared by the camp staff at main camp. Afternoons will be spent participating in the camp offered elements, pool, hiking, rock climbing, rappelling, canoeing, etc. Come experience why Safari Camp is so popular.

Details:

Safari Camps check in NOT AT MAIN CAMP but about ¼ mile south of the main entrance on State Route 41 where an old horse barn is located. Pick up will also be here at the same location.

Jun 12 to Jun 16
Wilderness Quest 1
Grades 6-8
Mike Combs
Check In/Check Out:
4:00 PM/5:00 PM
Deposit:
$45.00
Price from January 1st to April 6th:
$180.00
Price April 7th to 21 Days Prior to Session Start Date:
$210.00
Price Within 21 Days of Session Start Date:
$240.00

Because of the popularity of our primitive camp, Safari, we have created another primitive camp called Wilderness Quest that is just as exciting! WQ is another popular session choice as we have kids stay in a primitive campsite (NO ELECTRICITY) in large, canvas tents with bunkbeds where this small group of campers can focus on the natural beauty that God has designed. While at WQ, you will cook breakfast and dinner at WQ but eat lunch prepared by the camp staff at main camp. Afternoons will be spent participating in the camp offered elements, pool, hiking, rock climbing, rappelling, canoeing, etc. Come experience why WQ is so popular.

Details:

WQ Camps check in NOT AT MAIN CAMP but about ¼ mile south of the main entrance on State Route 41 where an old horse barn is located. Pick up will also be here at the same location.

Jun 12 to Jun 16
Culinary Cafe
Grades 9-13
Tracey Reeves
Check In/Check Out:
4:00 PM/5:00 PM
Deposit:
$45.00
Price from January 1st to April 6th:
$180.00
Price April 7th to 21 Days Prior to Session Start Date:
$210.00
Price Within 21 Days of Session Start Date:
$240.00

New to 2016, this camp session is the result of our Kid’s Café being so popular over the years. As those students got older, they have requested the same style of camp with for older students with more focus on the culinary arts. Within this camp session, you will be able to prepare meals for a large group of people, serve your food with pride, explore tasty combinations, and much more. Students will also have the opportunity to participate in camp offered elements.

Jun 16 to Jun 19
Water Sports
Grades 8-13
Pete Creamer
Check In/Check Out:
4:00 PM/2:00 PM
Deposit:
$90.00
Price from January 1st to April 6th:
$180.00
Price April 7th to 21 Days Prior to Session Start Date:
$210.00
Price Within 21 Days of Session Start Date:
$240.00

"Where else can you go to hang out with friends or meet new friends your own age for four days and spend six hours every day on Rock Fork Lake enjoying all kind of water sports? Back for the 7th year, Butler Springs offers this Water Sport's camp where experienced ski instructors use their skills and boats to give students the time of their lives - all in at atmosphere where Christ and His way of living is honored, modeled and taught. All students, grades 8-12 are welcome regardless of previous water sports experience. The only requirement is that you are able to swim (duh!). We'll teach you what you want to learn... any kind of waterskiing, wakeboading, kneeboarding, even barefooting for the advanced." June 16-19, 2016

Jun 16 to Jun 18
Discover Safari 1
Grades 3-5
Derek James
Check In/Check Out:
7:00 PM/4:00 PM
Deposit:
$22.00
Price from January 1st to April 6th:
$44.00
Price April 7th to 21 Days Prior to Session Start Date:
$50.00
Price Within 21 Days of Session Start Date:
$54.00

How does sleeping in a tree house with bunk beds sound? Safari is one of our most popular sessions as we have kids stay in a primitive campsite (NO ELECTRICITY) where this small group of campers can focus on the natural beauty that God has designed. With this brief introduction to Safari being only two nights, students get the feel of what this camp session is all about by getting to experience the life of a Safari camper on an accelerated schedule.

Details:

Safari Camps check in NOT AT MAIN CAMP but about ¼ mile south of the main entrance on State Route 41 where an old horse barn is located. Pick up will also be here at the same location.

Jun 16 to Jun 18
Epic
Grades 2-4
The St. Pierre's
Check In/Check Out:
7:00 PM/4:00 PM
Deposit:
$45.00
Price from January 1st to April 6th:
$90.00
Price April 7th to 21 Days Prior to Session Start Date:
$100.00
Price Within 21 Days of Session Start Date:
$110.00

This camp offers students going into 2nd, 3rd, & 4th grade and opportunity to spend a two nights, three days at camp without a parent. For this session, students will experience camp first hand through a variety of activities, lessons, games, worship sessions, etc… Not to mention, students will also will get to participate in the camp-offered elements (age appropriate) such as: archery, air rifles, bazooka ball, climbing tower, pool, & zip line.

Jun 19 to Jun 24
Safari 3
Grades 6-8
Doug Baker
Check In/Check Out:
4:00 PM/7:00 PM
Deposit:
$45.00
Price from January 1st to April 6th:
$180.00
Price April 7th to 21 Days Prior to Session Start Date:
$210.00
Price Within 21 Days of Session Start Date:
$240.00

How does sleeping in a tree house with bunk beds sound? Safari is one of our most popular sessions as we have kids stay in a primitive campsite (NO ELECTRICITY) where this small group of campers can focus on the natural beauty that God has designed. While at Safari, you will cook breakfast and dinner at Safari but eat lunch prepared by the camp staff at main camp. Afternoons will be spent participating in the camp offered elements, pool, hiking, rock climbing, rappelling, canoeing, etc. Come experience why Safari Camp is so popular.

Details:

Safari Camps check in NOT AT MAIN CAMP but about ¼ mile south of the main entrance on State Route 41 where an old horse barn is located. Pick up will also be here at the same location.

Jun 19 to Jun 24
Warner Quest Extreme
Ages 13-18
Justin Warner
Check In/Check Out:
4:00 PM/7:00 PM
Deposit:
$90.00
Price from January 1st to April 6th:
$230.00
Price April 7th to 21 Days Prior to Session Start Date:
$260.00
Price Within 21 Days of Session Start Date:
$290.00

Cave Crickets, Beaver Sharks, Killer Crayfish… These are just a few of the EXTREME things you will face on Warner Quest Extreme! Come spend most of the week in beautiful, Wild West Virginia where we can grow physically and spiritually on our journey. We will spend three days caving, whitewater rafting and cliff jumping! For a suggested supply list, download the "What to bring to camp" form from http://butlersprings.com/summer-camp. Warner Quest Extreme… Are you up to the challenge?

Jun 19 to Jun 25
One21 Summer Experience
Grades 9-13
Chris Cox
Check In/Check Out:
4:00 PM/12:00 PM
Deposit:
$45.00
Price from January 1st to April 6th:
$210.00
Price April 7th to 21 Days Prior to Session Start Date:
$240.00
Price Within 21 Days of Session Start Date:
$270.00

The One21 Summer Experience is a 1 week camp that engages high school students in God’s story by inviting them to live more like Jesus. The communal approach of One21, interactive teaching, worship, and leadership opportunities set One21 apart from any other camp experience. In 2016 we enter "The Elephant Room”, where we can speak into the things that really matter, but we don’t talk about.

The Summer Experience will offer everything from late night parties to authentic worship experiences. The venue of Butler Springs offers a High Ropes Course, Zip Line, Giant Swing, Human Fooseball arena, GaGa Court, and so much more. There will be swimming, sports, games, music, campfires, and the camper favorite Main Session that changes the way we experience life!

Details:

For more information, please visit this link:
http://iamone21.com/summer-experience-2016/

Jun 26 to Jul 1
Adventure 345
Grades 3-5
Steve Williamson
Check In/Check Out:
4:00 PM/7:00 PM
Deposit:
$45.00
Price from January 1st to April 6th:
$180.00
Price April 7th to 21 Days Prior to Session Start Date:
$210.00
Price Within 21 Days of Session Start Date:
$240.00

The Adventure 345 week of camp is a week of base camp that really is an adventure. Each day is filled with activities that help the campers learn the basics about walking closer to Jesus. Our theme this year is “The Lord’s Prayer”, focusing on how important it is to learn how to pray and making prayer an important part of our everyday life.
Each day is packed full of activities that include crafts, woodworking classes, cooking, hikes, zip line, messy games, swimming and lots of other fun things that can only happen at camp.
We will have an awesome band and will be blessed each night as we worship in the woods around a camp fire. Don’t miss the “ADVENTURE” of a lifetime. “A time you will never forget”
SEE YOU AT CAMP

Jun 26 to Jul 1
Horse Camp
Ages 12-18
Roger Epley
Check In/Check Out:
4:00 PM/7:00 PM
Deposit:
$90.00
Price from January 1st to April 6th:
$280.00
Price April 7th to 21 Days Prior to Session Start Date:
$310.00
Price Within 21 Days of Session Start Date:
$340.00

Love horses? This one of a kind experience will teach you how the basic ins and outs of horse riding, grooming, and cleaning. With over 100 acres of woods, the trails are abundant. While focusing on horses with the instruction of seasoned horse enthusiasts, students will also focus on our Lord, Jesus Christ while participating in horse camp as well as the camp offered elements. This session tends to fill up quickly, so giddy up!

Jun 26 to Jul 1
Junior High Extreme
Grades 7-9
Andrew Johnson
Check In/Check Out:
4:00 PM/7:00 PM
Deposit:
$90.00
Price from January 1st to April 6th:
$230.00
Price April 7th to 21 Days Prior to Session Start Date:
$260.00
Price Within 21 Days of Session Start Date:
$290.00

This extreme camp session will spend a couple nights at Butler Springs participating in camp offered elements, local canoeing, rappelling, rock climbing, etc. Once they begin their journey away from camp, they will participate in several of the areas local outdoor activities. For more information, contact Andrew Johnson at 937-205-7714

Jun 26 to Jul 1
Safari 4
Grades 4-6
David Myers
Check In/Check Out:
4:00 PM/7:00 PM
Deposit:
$45.00
Price from January 1st to April 6th:
$180.00
Price April 7th to 21 Days Prior to Session Start Date:
$210.00
Price Within 21 Days of Session Start Date:
$240.00

How does sleeping in a tree house with bunk beds sound? Safari is one of our most popular sessions as we have kids stay in a primitive campsite (NO ELECTRICITY) where this small group of campers can focus on the natural beauty that God has designed. While at Safari, you will cook breakfast and dinner at Safari but eat lunch prepared by the camp staff at main camp. Afternoons will be spent participating in the camp offered elements, pool, hiking, rock climbing, rappelling, canoeing, etc. Come experience why Safari Camp is so popular.

Details:

Safari Camps check in NOT AT MAIN CAMP but about ¼ mile south of the main entrance on State Route 41 where an old horse barn is located. Pick up will also be here at the same location.

Jun 29 to Jul 2
Parent/Teen Extreme
Grades 9-13
Keith Warner
Check In/Check Out:
9:00 AM/8:00 PM
Deposit:
$90.00
Price from January 1st to April 6th:
$180.00
Price April 7th to 21 Days Prior to Session Start Date:
$210.00
Price Within 21 Days of Session Start Date:
$240.00

Want to experience an adventure with your teen? This is a fantastic opportunity to make a memory that will not be forgotten!

See attached PDF for details.

Registration costs listed is per person.

Jul 3 to Jul 8
Middle School Camp
Grades 5-8
Jason Beaver
Check In/Check Out:
4:00 PM/7:00 PM
Deposit:
$45.00
Price from January 1st to April 6th:
$190.00
Price April 7th to 21 Days Prior to Session Start Date:
$220.00
Price Within 21 Days of Session Start Date:
$250.00

Keep Exploring
Adventures are around every turn in God’s Story. This week invites campers to explore the adventures of God from Adam to Jesus. In this adventure, we will find that our hearts desire is found in His story. He is calling us to join others in the exploration of a Kingdom that never ends.

Jul 3 to Jul 8
Be Creative
Grades 8-13
Shawn Young
Check In/Check Out:
4:00 PM/7:00 PM
Deposit:
$45.00
Price from January 1st to April 6th:
$180.00
Price April 7th to 21 Days Prior to Session Start Date:
$210.00
Price Within 21 Days of Session Start Date:
$240.00

Remember when you were a little kid – pushing trucks through the dirt or playing house? You didn't worry about the future, or feel pressured to fit in anywhere; you just did kid stuff. It was probably the greatest time ever. Why? Because you were free. You were happy. You were innocent. You were creative. This Summer, we want to take you back to that place. Be Creative 2016 is called “Childish.” It's a week-long game of make-believe. Do you want to be a cowboy? Great. Want to defend the camp from dragons? Awesome- that will come in handy. In the BeCre world, imaginations can run free. They don't, however, run separately. We are all in this together, so the cowboy and the dragon slayer need to learn how to work together. And that's where it gets really interesting!
Come join us for Be Creative Camp and explore childhood again. We'll enjoy all the camp elements and activities, plus all of our BeCre signature experiences (you'll just have to come and find out). We'll also be studying several books of the Bible as we try to grasp an amazing Greek word that may change what you think about growing up.
We hope to see you there!

Jul 3 to Jul 8
Kid vs. Wild
Grades 6-8
Hannum Taylor
Check In/Check Out:
4:00 PM/7:00 PM
Deposit:
$90.00
Price from January 1st to April 6th:
$230.00
Price April 7th to 21 Days Prior to Session Start Date:
$260.00
Price Within 21 Days of Session Start Date:
$290.00

This camp session will meet at camp and then immediately travel to northeast Tennessee where they will spend time participating in outdoor activities such as: fishing, hiking, canoeing, etc. For more information, please contact Hannum Taylor at 937-386-3154.

Jul 3 to Jul 8
Safari 5
Grades 5-7
Caleb Baumgardner
Check In/Check Out:
4:00 PM/7:00 PM
Deposit:
$45.00
Price from January 1st to April 6th:
$180.00
Price April 7th to 21 Days Prior to Session Start Date:
$210.00
Price Within 21 Days of Session Start Date:
$240.00

How does sleeping in a tree house with bunk beds sound? Safari is one of our most popular sessions as we have kids stay in a primitive campsite (NO ELECTRICITY) where this small group of campers can focus on the natural beauty that God has designed. While at Safari, you will cook breakfast and dinner at Safari but eat lunch prepared by the camp staff at main camp. Afternoons will be spent participating in the camp offered elements, pool, hiking, rock climbing, rappelling, canoeing, etc. Come experience why Safari Camp is so popular.

Details:

Safari Camps check in NOT AT MAIN CAMP but about ¼ mile south of the main entrance on State Route 41 where an old horse barn is located. Pick up will also be here at the same location.

Jul 3 to Jul 8
Wilderness Quest 2
Grades 5-7
Chad Hodson
Check In/Check Out:
4:00 PM/7:00 PM
Deposit:
$45.00
Price from January 1st to April 6th:
$180.00
Price April 7th to 21 Days Prior to Session Start Date:
$210.00
Price Within 21 Days of Session Start Date:
$240.00

Because of the popularity of our primitive camp, Safari, we have created another primitive camp called Wilderness Quest that is just as exciting! WQ is another popular session choice as we have kids stay in a primitive campsite (NO ELECTRICITY) in large, canvas tents with bunkbeds where this small group of campers can focus on the natural beauty that God has designed. While at WQ, you will cook breakfast and dinner at WQ but eat lunch prepared by the camp staff at main camp. Afternoons will be spent participating in the camp offered elements, pool, hiking, rock climbing, rappelling, canoeing, etc. Come experience why WQ is so popular.

Details:

WQ Camps check in NOT AT MAIN CAMP but about ¼ mile south of the main entrance on State Route 41 where an old horse barn is located. Pick up will also be here at the same location.

Jul 10 to Jul 15
Elevate 58
Grades 5-8
Jason Kauffman
Check In/Check Out:
4:00 PM/7:00 PM
Deposit:
$45.00
Price from January 1st to April 6th:
$190.00
Price April 7th to 21 Days Prior to Session Start Date:
$220.00
Price Within 21 Days of Session Start Date:
$250.00

This is a main camp atmosphere where students will lodge in the temperature controlled cabins, participate in theme focused activities/games; expand knowledge with in-depth lessons; focus on power worship; and experience a safe, Christian atmosphere. Students will also participate in camp offered elements.

Jul 10 to Jul 15
Safari 6
Grades 4-6
Brent Smith
Check In/Check Out:
4:00 PM/7:00 PM
Deposit:
$45.00
Price from January 1st to April 6th:
$180.00
Price April 7th to 21 Days Prior to Session Start Date:
$210.00
Price Within 21 Days of Session Start Date:
$240.00

How does sleeping in a tree house with bunk beds sound? Safari is one of our most popular sessions as we have kids stay in a primitive campsite (NO ELECTRICITY) where this small group of campers can focus on the natural beauty that God has designed. While at Safari, you will cook breakfast and dinner at Safari but eat lunch prepared by the camp staff at main camp. Afternoons will be spent participating in the camp offered elements, pool, hiking, rock climbing, rappelling, canoeing, etc. Come experience why Safari Camp is so popular.

Details:

Safari Camps check in NOT AT MAIN CAMP but about ¼ mile south of the main entrance on State Route 41 where an old horse barn is located. Pick up will also be here at the same location.

Jul 16 to Jul 23
Canadian Outback
Grades 8-13
Gus Denzik
Check In/Check Out:
9:00 AM/4:00 PM
Deposit:
$90.00
Price from January 1st to April 6th:
$340.00
Price April 7th to 21 Days Prior to Session Start Date:
$370.00
Price Within 21 Days of Session Start Date:
$400.00

The Canadian Outback Adventure is an awesome exploration of the Canadian wilderness in Algonquin Provincial Park. Outbackers canoe into a remote lake and then set up a base camp and then explore the surrounding lakes, waterfalls and wildlife. After the morning devotions we enjoy this beautiful portion of God's creation and after evening vespers we stare overwhelmed into more stars than you have ever seen in your life. No one who does this incredible week of camp leaves unchanged.

Details:

For more info, please contact Gus Denzik at: gus@butlersprings.com

Jul 17 to Jul 20
Paintball 2
Grades 6-8
John Jewell
Check In/Check Out:
4:00 PM/6:00 PM
Deposit:
$90.00
Price from January 1st to April 6th:
$210.00
Price April 7th to 21 Days Prior to Session Start Date:
$240.00
Price Within 21 Days of Session Start Date:
$270.00

Love the thrill of this intense sport? Want to try this sport for the first time? Whatever your reasoning, this sport is a BLAST! Surrounded by over 100 acres of woods, students will play countless games of paintball implementing a variety of strategies, techniques, and objectives. At Butler Springs, we take extra initiative to keep students safe while playing by having qualified instructors, referees, supervision, proper gear, gear maintenance, etc… What better environment to play an intense sport than at Butler Springs. Students will also have the opportunity to participate in camp offered elements.

Jul 17 to Jul 21
Selfie #nofilter
Grades 6-8
Holly St. Pierre
Check In/Check Out:
4:00 PM/6:00 PM
Deposit:
$45.00
Price from January 1st to April 6th:
$180.00
Price April 7th to 21 Days Prior to Session Start Date:
$210.00
Price Within 21 Days of Session Start Date:
$240.00

For this female only camp session, we will focus on struggles that are all too common for this age of girls in today’s society. By emphasizing the inner beauty, self-esteem, and much more, girls can become more confident in themselves with Scripture reiterating their worth, and not the world’s view of their worth.

Jul 17 to Jul 22
Adventure 456
Grades 4-6
Michael Dawson
Check In/Check Out:
4:00 PM/7:00 PM
Deposit:
$45.00
Price from January 1st to April 6th:
$180.00
Price April 7th to 21 Days Prior to Session Start Date:
$210.00
Price Within 21 Days of Session Start Date:
$240.00

Adventure 456 is a traditional week of camp at Butler Spring geared specifically for students going into 4th grade through those going into 6th grade. While at base camp students will go on an adventure each day exploring the time tested truths of the Bible. Not only will there be time for worship and learning ... at Adventure 456 we maximize our use of Butler Spring's excellent facilities. Whether it is scaling the climbing tower, or screaming down the zip line, or swimming in the pool, or hiking to Ft. Hill, our week is packed with fun and excitement. We invited you to join us starting Sunday July 17th for the best week of your summer as we explore "The Puzzle" of life! To learn more about our week please follow this link to our website ... http://adventure456.weebly.com/

Jul 17 to Jul 22
Wilderness Quest 3
Grades 7-9
Troy Roush
Check In/Check Out:
4:00 PM/6:00 PM
Deposit:
$45.00
Price from January 1st to April 6th:
$180.00
Price April 7th to 21 Days Prior to Session Start Date:
$210.00
Price Within 21 Days of Session Start Date:
$240.00

Because of the popularity of our primitive camp, Safari, we have created another primitive camp called Wilderness Quest that is just as exciting! WQ is another popular session choice as we have kids stay in a primitive campsite (NO ELECTRICITY) in large, canvas tents with bunkbeds where this small group of campers can focus on the natural beauty that God has designed. While at WQ, you will cook breakfast and dinner at WQ but eat lunch prepared by the camp staff at main camp. Afternoons will be spent participating in the camp offered elements, pool, hiking, rock climbing, rappelling, canoeing, etc. Come experience why WQ is so popular.

Details:

WQ Camps check in NOT AT MAIN CAMP but about ¼ mile south of the main entrance on State Route 41 where an old horse barn is located. Pick up will also be here at the same location.

Jul 17 to Jul 22
Safari 7
Grades 5-7
Eli Roush
Check In/Check Out:
4:00 PM/6:00 PM
Deposit:
$45.00
Price from January 1st to April 6th:
$180.00
Price April 7th to 21 Days Prior to Session Start Date:
$210.00
Price Within 21 Days of Session Start Date:
$240.00

How does sleeping in a tree house with bunk beds sound? Safari is one of our most popular sessions as we have kids stay in a primitive campsite (NO ELECTRICITY) where this small group of campers can focus on the natural beauty that God has designed. While at Safari, you will cook breakfast and dinner at Safari but eat lunch prepared by the camp staff at main camp. Afternoons will be spent participating in the camp offered elements, pool, hiking, rock climbing, rappelling, canoeing, etc. Come experience why Safari Camp is so popular.

Details:

Safari Camps check in NOT AT MAIN CAMP but about ¼ mile south of the main entrance on State Route 41 where an old horse barn is located. Pick up will also be here at the same location.

Jul 22 to Jul 24
Discover Safari 2
Grades 3-5
Lisa Taylor
Check In/Check Out:
7:00 PM/2:00 PM
Deposit:
$22.00
Price from January 1st to April 6th:
$44.00
Price April 7th to 21 Days Prior to Session Start Date:
$50.00
Price Within 21 Days of Session Start Date:
$54.00

How does sleeping in a tree house with bunk beds sound? Safari is one of our most popular sessions as we have kids stay in a primitive campsite (NO ELECTRICITY) where this small group of campers can focus on the natural beauty that God has designed. With this brief introduction to Safari being only two nights, students get the feel of what this camp session is all about by getting to experience the life of a Safari camper on an accelerated schedule.

Details:

Safari Camps check in NOT AT MAIN CAMP but about ¼ mile south of the main entrance on State Route 41 where an old horse barn is located. Pick up will also be here at the same location.

Jul 22 to Jul 24
Family Fun Weekend
All Ages
Keith Warner
Check In/Check Out:
7:00 PM/12:00 PM
Deposit:
$22.00
Price from January 1st to April 6th:
$44.00
Price April 7th to 21 Days Prior to Session Start Date:
$50.00
Price Within 21 Days of Session Start Date:
$54.00

Fun filled weekend for the whole family in a Christ centered atmosphere.

See PDF for details.

Registration costs listed is per person.

Jul 24 to Jul 28
Archery Camp
Grades 6-8
Laura Warner
Check In/Check Out:
4:00 PM/5:00 PM
Deposit:
$45.00
Price from January 1st to April 6th:
$180.00
Price April 7th to 21 Days Prior to Session Start Date:
$210.00
Price Within 21 Days of Session Start Date:
$240.00

Do you have an interest/passion in archery? Most people do nowadays after the popularity of “Brave” and “Hunger Games” series. Sign up for this exciting camp session to calibrate your undiscovered talent for this increasing popular sport all the while being taught safety, techniques, lessons, skills, and more from a highly qualified instructor. Archer’s will also be able to participate in the camp offered elements.

Jul 24 to Jul 28
Basketball Camp
Grades 5-8
Tony Brackemyre
Check In/Check Out:
4:00 PM/5:00 PM
Deposit:
$45.00
Price from January 1st to April 6th:
$180.00
Price April 7th to 21 Days Prior to Session Start Date:
$210.00
Price Within 21 Days of Session Start Date:
$240.00

Want to be a NBA star, or at least live the part for a week? Come experience a great camp session where prior experience is not needed and learn or refine your techniques, skills, and discipline. Butler Springs creates a community of Christian coaches where they can influence students as they practice a wide variety of skills alongside seasoned instructors.

Jul 24 to Jul 28
Cheer Camp
Grades 5-8
Stephanie Carson
Check In/Check Out:
4:00 PM/5:00 PM
Deposit:
$45.00
Price from January 1st to April 6th:
$180.00
Price April 7th to 21 Days Prior to Session Start Date:
$210.00
Price Within 21 Days of Session Start Date:
$240.00

Come experience a great camp session where prior experience is not needed and learn or refine your techniques, skills, and discipline. Butler Springs creates a community of Christian coaches where they can influence students as they practice a wide variety of skills alongside seasoned instructors.

Jul 24 to Jul 28
Kid's Cafe
Grades 5-8
Tracy Reeves
Check In/Check Out:
4:00 PM/5:00 PM
Deposit:
$45.00
Price from January 1st to April 6th:
$180.00
Price April 7th to 21 Days Prior to Session Start Date:
$210.00
Price Within 21 Days of Session Start Date:
$240.00

Have a passion for cooking, baking, or even experimenting with food? If so, this is a perfect camp session for anyone that takes pride in helping in the kitchen. Within this camp session, you will be able to prepare meals for a large group of people, serve your food with pride, explore tasty combinations, and much more. Students will also have the opportunity to participate in camp offered elements.

Jul 24 to Jul 28
Science Camp
Grades 5-8
Danielle Penrod
Check In/Check Out:
4:00 PM/5:00 PM
Deposit:
$45.00
Price from January 1st to April 6th:
$180.00
Price April 7th to 21 Days Prior to Session Start Date:
$210.00
Price Within 21 Days of Session Start Date:
$240.00

Love science? Enjoy wild and crazy experiments? Come experience a camp session where learning, exploring, and experimenting is way more interesting that that school stuff! This assembled staff is composed of years of experience, prestigious award winning teachers, and people of great faith. While here, they pour into your student’s passion for science while also having a blast building a community. Students will also participate in the camp offered elements.

Jul 24 to Jul 29
Safari 8
Grades 6-8
David Myers
Check In/Check Out:
4:00 PM/6:00 PM
Deposit:
$45.00
Price from January 1st to April 6th:
$180.00
Price April 7th to 21 Days Prior to Session Start Date:
$210.00
Price Within 21 Days of Session Start Date:
$240.00

How does sleeping in a tree house with bunk beds sound? Safari is one of our most popular sessions as we have kids stay in a primitive campsite (NO ELECTRICITY) where this small group of campers can focus on the natural beauty that God has designed. While at Safari, you will cook breakfast and dinner at Safari but eat lunch prepared by the camp staff at main camp. Afternoons will be spent participating in the camp offered elements, pool, hiking, rock climbing, rappelling, canoeing, etc. Come experience why Safari Camp is so popular.

Details:

Safari Camps check in NOT AT MAIN CAMP but about ¼ mile south of the main entrance on State Route 41 where an old horse barn is located. Pick up will also be here at the same location.

Jul 28 to Jul 30
Beginner Camp
Grades 2-4
Meri Magee
Check In/Check Out:
7:00 PM/4:00 PM
Deposit:
$45.00
Price from January 1st to April 6th:
$90.00
Price April 7th to 21 Days Prior to Session Start Date:
$100.00
Price Within 21 Days of Session Start Date:
$110.00

This camp offers students going into 2nd, 3rd, & 4th grade and opportunity to spend a two nights, three days at camp without a parent. For this session, students will experience camp first hand through a variety of activities, lessons, games, worship sessions, etc… Not to mention, students will also will get to participate in the camp-offered elements (age appropriate) such as: archery, air rifles, bazooka ball, climbing tower, pool, & zip line.

Jul 29 to Jul 31
Father/Son Safari
Ages 7-13
Patrick Klump
Check In/Check Out:
7:00 PM/12:00 PM
Deposit:
$22.00
Price from January 1st to April 6th:
$44.00
Price April 7th to 21 Days Prior to Session Start Date:
$50.00
Price Within 21 Days of Session Start Date:
$54.00

"The Lord is a warrior; the Lord is his name.”- Exodus 15#
Father/Son Safari 2016 will be a warrior experience of the men and boys that attend. God is calling us toward action and adventure that is so much more than what we typically experience. Men and boys long to explore, create, discover and fight for what they believe in. Let’s find the adventure together with our sons and become warriors of action!

Fathers, is your son begging to spend more time with you? How about an excellent weekend where you and your son can deepen that everlasting bond between a father and a son? In this camp session, you will spend the weekend with other father/son combinations participating in activities, lessons, worship, etc… all geared towards an inseparable bond between a son and his father while focusing on our heavenly Father. Memories are guaranteed to be made in this very popular session.

Details:

Please eat dinner prior to arriving for this camp session. Father must register as a camper. Son must register as a camper. Participants will sleep in the Safari area (tree houses and bunk beds).

Frequently Asked Questions

TNT Questions

What is the TNT program?

Teens-N-Training is a program for kids 14 and up to volunteer two weeks at camp working with the grounds, housekeeping, or kitchen crew and in return, receive a $180 credit towards a camp of their choice. If you decide you only want to work one week, you will receive a credit of $90. This program is designed for teenagers to get a better understanding of how Butler Springs Christian Camp operates, providing and helping with the daily schedules of camp life. The TNT volunteers will work closely with the summer staff and full time staff. If you are interested in TNT, you MUST read the TNT Information pdf and then fill out and return the TNT Application to the camp no later than April 1st. There are a limited number of spots and they fill up fast.

Financial Questions

If I cancel, can I get a full refund?

Refunds of all monies paid (except for the minimum deposit) will be refunded IF AND ONLY IF done at least two weeks prior to the session start date. Cancelations made within two weeks of the session start date (date range for normal pricing) will result in no money refunded. We will, however, try to place your child in another session to prevent a loss of money. If Butler Springs has to cancel a session because of lack of interest, all money will be refunded, including the minimum deposit.

Is the Minimum Deposit refundable?

If you register online and find out that the session you are wanting is at maximum occupancy, you have the option to pay the minimum deposit and then be put on the waiting list. When and if someone cancels, the software will automatically place your child in the session as registered, starting with the first person on the waiting list. Once again, in order to be on the waiting list, you must pay the minimum deposit. If the full session does not have any cancellations and you are still on the waiting list when the session starts, you will receive any and all money you have paid towards the waitlisted session without penalty.

My church pays a portion of the tuition; where do I enter the coupon code?

There is a designated space on the Registration Form to legibly write the coupon code. When registering online, you will enter the coupon code on the screen where you are selecting your child’s particular session. The coupon code will be reflected on the total amount owed.

Do I need to send extra money with my child?

Your child will be fed three great meals each day as well as given two snack items in mid-afternoon activities. Also, everyone will have an evening snack of some sort. If you want to send money with your child to purchase extra snacks during canteen, you are more than welcome. Mission money (like an offering) is collected each week, so plan on sending some money for missions (not mandatory). If you would prefer to write a check for missions and give it to one of the Full Time Staff upon arrival to keep from your child loosing money, that would be fine. We do advise that you do not send excessive amounts of money with your child. The potential of getting lost or being stolen increases.

I want to donate financially to the camp; how do I do this?

If you look at the very top of each page of the Butler Springs website, you will see a heart shaped icon with the word "Donate" next to it. Click on this icon and it will direct you to our online donation site. Create an account where you will have the availability to log in whenever you desire to make a donation with a credit card.
Or if you prefer to write a check, please make checks payable to BSCC, send it to

Butler Springs Christian Camp
3701 State Route 41
Hillsboro OH, 45133.

All donations are tax deductible and each donor will receive an acknowledgement letter for your tax records.

General Camp Questions

My child can swim but is not a strong swimmer; will there be a lifeguard at the pool?

Prior to any swimming sessions, we mandate that everyone passes the swim test. This will be the assessment that determines whether or not your child will be permitted to access the deep end of the pool and will be up to the Lifeguard for a final decision. Every swim session will have at least one American Red Cross trained Lifeguard supervising. Typically, to be extra alert and safe, we have multiple Lifeguards on duty during the younger aged kids’ swim times. Personal Floatation Devices are allowed in the pool but swimmers will not be allowed in the deep end if they fully rely on PFD’s.

What is Safari camp?

Safari Camp is our more primitive but yet very popular camp sessions. They sleep in tree houses where there is no electricity and no running water (except for cooking purposes). Safari camp sleeps a maximum of 24 campers and is geared for outdoorsy kids. Campers go canoeing one day on the Little Miami River as well as have the opportunity to do the challenge course activities at main camp. Safari campers will prepare breakfast and dinner meals and they will eat lunch at main camp with the rest of the camp.

What if I know I am going to be late / early dropping off / picking up my child?

If you have to pick your child up earlier than the normal check out time, we ask that you fill out the “Early Dismissal Form” (can be found on our website) so that we know when and who will be picking your child up. We strongly discourage dropping your child off early at camp. Please don’t get upset with us if we start on time instead of opening up early!!!

What is Wilderness Quest camp?

Wilderness Camp is another one of our more primitive but very popular camps. Wilderness Quest campers sleep in a large canvas tent with bunk beds; have no electricity or running water (except for cooking purposes); fix their own breakfast and dinner meals while eating lunch at main camp; and usually go canoeing one day, rock climbing and have the opportunity to do the challenge course activities at main camp. Wilderness Quest was introduced to relieve some interest from Safari but we have found now that kids love both of our primitive camps!

How should I label mail?

You are more than welcome to send care packages as well as letters and cards to your child and loved ones, we just ask that you label it properly.

Example of how incoming mail should be labeled:

Butler Springs Christian Camp
John Doe <-------Make sure you put the camper's name
Safari 6 <-------Make sure you put the session your camper is attending
3701 State Route 41
Hillsboro, OH 45133

*Plan on at least 1 extra day for mail to arrive at Butler Springs Christian Camp.
**Butler Springs Christian Camp is not responsible for lost or misplaced mail items.

Security Questions

Can someone else pick up my child if I am not able to?

Yes, but for security reasons, we ask that you list all possible people who can pick up your child on the registration form. If you forget to include any potential people to pick up your child, you are more than welcome to contact the office and inform the staff who will be picking up your child.

Who are the Summer Staff & Volunteers?

All of the Butler Springs summer staff have been personally selected, interviewed, and approved by the Camp Director and Executive Board Members. All summer staff and volunteers are usually suggested from Elders/Deacons/Preachers from our supporting churches and before being hired or approved volunteer status, EVERYONE 18 YEARS OLD AND UP MUST have two personal references as well as a background check ran against him/her. If there are any questionable alerts, that person will NOT be able to work/volunteer. This ensures that you child is safe and the environment in which he/she is in can be trusted.

What if there is an emergency with my child at camp?

Butler Springs will ALWAYS have a First Aid Person on staff everyday of camp. If your child needs medicine administered; care for minor cuts, scratches; headaches; stomach aches; etc…, our qualified First Aid Person will take care of the situation at hand. If the situation is serious or something that the First Aid Person does not have the qualifications for, parents will be the first to be notified.

How safe are your check out / pick up procedures?

Every child is retained in one holding spot while parents pick their child up. Only people listed on the registration are able to pick up a child. If someone is not listed on the registration, we will call the parents to see if this person is allowed to pick up your child. Please don’t get offended if we question and investigate who you actually are!!! Your child’s safety is our number 1 priority and we will honor you trusting us with your precious loved ones.

Housing Questions

My child wants to bunk with one of his/her friends, can I request a bunkmate?

We do not take bunk mate requests. However, 99% of the time, if you arrive and go through the check in process with the friend you are wanting to bunk with, you typically will have get a bunk together. We do not allow saving bunks for friends so please be courteous of others.

Does the sleeping areas have air condition?

Yes, all of main camp sleeping areas have air conditioned rooms. Safari and Wilderness Quests camps does not have air conditioned sleeping areas.

Registration Questions

How do I register my child?

Online registration is a breeze! You can go to butlersprings.com and click on the “Register Now” button to begin your online registration process. If you registered last year online, you will use the SAME login and password to access your account. If you have forgotten your login and password, please call the office and we can retrieve that information for you. By registering online, you must at least pay the minimum deposit to reserve your child’s spot in a particular session. If you do not pay your minimum deposit, your child’s spot is not secure. You will have the option to pay any amount you wish (above the minimum deposit) by simply changing the amount wished to be paid. You will also have the option to pay the minimum deposit on one day and then you may log back in to make payments or the remaining balance as you wish (preferably before you arrive at camp).

If you prefer not to utilize our easy-to-use online registration, you can go to butlersprings.com and print the “Registration Form”, fill it out, and mail it to the office. Make sure to include the minimum deposit or your spot will not be reserved. For mail in registrations, the date the envelope is postmarked will be the date used for the appropriate discounts. Please be sure to include a valid email address so that we can keep constant communication with the parents.

I am on the Waiting List, what does this mean?

If you register online and find out that the session you are wanting is at maximum occupancy, you have the option to pay the minimum deposit and then be put on the waiting list. When and if someone cancels, the software will automatically place your child in the session as registered, starting with the first person on the waiting list. Once again, in order to be on the waiting list, you must pay the minimum deposit. If the full session does not have any cancellations and you are still on the waiting list when the session starts, you will receive any and all money you have paid towards the waitlisted session without penalty.

Food Questions

How do you accommodate severe food allergies?

This is becoming more and more of a regular occurrence and the Butler Springs kitchen staff are more than willing to accommodate for specific allergies or dietary needs (nut, wheat, gluten, red dye, etc…). The kitchen staff have been properly trained to prepare foods in such a manner that will prevent cross contamination. If you are still concerned, you are more than welcome to pack meals for your child and store them in the main kitchen’s refrigerator and/or freezer to be prepared by the kitchen staff. Please notify us in advance if you choose to pre-pack meals for your child.

My child is a very picky eater; will there be something for him/her to eat?

We serve kid friendly foods at camp but if your child is a picky eater, there will always be cereal for breakfast and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for lunch and dinner. Everyone will receive two afternoon snacks (candy bar, pop, ice cream, etc…) as well as an evening snack (typically more than just candy). If there is any concern, please contact the office.