2017 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 2017-2018 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 2 to Jun 4
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 5th:
$44.00
Price April 6th to 21 Days Prior to Session Start Date:
$50.00
Price Within 21 Days of Session Start Date:
$54.00
Jun 2 to Jun 4
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 5th:
$44.00
Price April 6th to 21 Days Prior to Session Start Date:
$50.00
Price Within 21 Days of Session Start Date:
$54.00
Jun 2 to Jun 4
My Parent & Me
Ages 7-13
Keith Warner
Check In/Check Out:
7:00 PM/12:00 PM
Deposit:
$22.00
Price from January 1st to April 5th:
$44.00
Price April 6th to 21 Days Prior to Session Start Date:
$50.00
Price Within 21 Days of Session Start Date:
$54.00
Jun 4 to Jun 9
Safari 1
Grades 4-6
Nick Hatch
Check In/Check Out:
4:00 PM/4:00 PM
Deposit:
$45.00
Price from January 1st to April 5th:
$180.00
Price April 6th to 21 Days Prior to Session Start Date:
$210.00
Price Within 21 Days of Session Start Date:
$240.00
Jun 5 to Jun 7
Handi Camp
All Ages
Power Ministries
Check In/Check Out:
7:00 PM/2:30 PM
Price from January 1st to April 5th:
$155.00
Price April 6th to 21 Days Prior to Session Start Date:
$155.00
Price Within 21 Days of Session Start Date:
$155.00

Butler Springs Christian Camp is hosting this camp session. We may be able to answer some questions but for specific questions, we recommend contacting Power Ministries directly.

Registration will be completed through Power Ministries by following the link below:

http://www.powerministries.org/

Jun 8
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 5th:
$20.00
Price April 6th to 21 Days Prior to Session Start Date:
$26.00
Price Within 21 Days of Session Start Date:
$30.00
Jun 8 to Jun 10
Media Production Camp
Grades 9-13
Shawn Young
Check In/Check Out:
9:00 AM/4:00 PM
Deposit:
$45.00
Price from January 1st to April 5th:
$100.00
Price April 6th to 21 Days Prior to Session Start Date:
$110.00
Price Within 21 Days of Session Start Date:
$120.00

The future of the Church is you. Ministries are changing, and our understanding of worship is transforming in dynamic ways. Many local congregations are embracing audiovisual elements in their weekly worship, and they're looking to you - the youth - to help it grow. If you're interested in live sound and/or making films, Media Production Camp is for you. Work hands-on with media equipment and a trainer to develop the skills you need to be an asset to your congregation's worship and media teams. Beginners are welcome! This will be a great opportunity to get your feet wet!

Jun 8 to Jun 10
Performing Arts Camp
Grades 4-7
Jen Martin
Check In/Check Out:
9:00 AM/4:00 PM
Deposit:
$45.00
Price from January 1st to April 5th:
$100.00
Price April 6th to 21 Days Prior to Session Start Date:
$110.00
Price Within 21 Days of Session Start Date:
$120.00

Come join us for Creative Arts Camp June 8-10, 2017! This is the perfect camp for your artistic 4th, 5th or 6th grader! We will be learning acting and artistic techniques culminating in a reader's theater performance of a short one act play on Saturday at 3pm! We will be playing with various forms of clay, plaster Paris and paper Mache and creating a few take home projects along with props and set pieces for our performance! Our theme for the camp is THE GREAT POTTER and learning about what it means to be jars of Clay formed in the Lord's hands. Come join us for all things camp, art and theater and do so much more!

Jun 8 to Jun 10
Paintball 1
Grades 6-8
John Jewell
Check In/Check Out:
9:00 AM/4:00 PM
Deposit:
$90.00
Price from January 1st to April 5th:
$200.00
Price April 6th to 21 Days Prior to Session Start Date:
$230.00
Price Within 21 Days of Session Start Date:
$260.00
Jun 9
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 5th:
$20.00
Price April 6th to 21 Days Prior to Session Start Date:
$26.00
Price Within 21 Days of Session Start Date:
$30.00
Jun 9 to Jun 10
First Chance Camp
Grades 1-3
Keith Warner
Check In/Check Out:
6:00 PM/4:00 PM
Deposit:
$17.00
Price from January 1st to April 5th:
$34.00
Price April 6th to 21 Days Prior to Session Start Date:
$40.00
Price Within 21 Days of Session Start Date:
$44.00
Jun 11 to Jun 17
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 5th:
$230.00
Price April 6th to 21 Days Prior to Session Start Date:
$260.00
Price Within 21 Days of Session Start Date:
$290.00
Jun 11 to Jun 14
Paintball 2
Grades 9-13
Adam Steele
Check In/Check Out:
4:00 PM/4:00 PM
Deposit:
$90.00
Price from January 1st to April 5th:
$230.00
Price April 6th to 21 Days Prior to Session Start Date:
$260.00
Price Within 21 Days of Session Start Date:
$290.00
Jun 11 to Jun 15
Karate
Grades 6-13
Mike Warner
Check In/Check Out:
4:00 PM/4:00 PM
Deposit:
$45.00
Price from January 1st to April 5th:
$180.00
Price April 6th to 21 Days Prior to Session Start Date:
$210.00
Price Within 21 Days of Session Start Date:
$240.00
Jun 11 to Jun 15
Soccer
Grades 5-8
Gus Denzik
Check In/Check Out:
4:00 PM/4:00 PM
Deposit:
$45.00
Price from January 1st to April 5th:
$180.00
Price April 6th to 21 Days Prior to Session Start Date:
$210.00
Price Within 21 Days of Session Start Date:
$240.00
Jun 11 to Jun 15
Volleyball
Grades 7-12
Kathy Mercer
Check In/Check Out:
4:00 PM/4:00 PM
Deposit:
$45.00
Price from January 1st to April 5th:
$180.00
Price April 6th to 21 Days Prior to Session Start Date:
$210.00
Price Within 21 Days of Session Start Date:
$240.00
Jun 11 to Jun 15
Wilderness Quest 1
Grades 4-6
Camp Staff
Check In/Check Out:
4:00 PM/4:00 PM
Deposit:
$45.00
Price from January 1st to April 5th:
$180.00
Price April 6th to 21 Days Prior to Session Start Date:
$210.00
Price Within 21 Days of Session Start Date:
$240.00
Jun 11 to Jun 15
Safari 2
Grades 6-8
Mike Combs
Check In/Check Out:
4:00 PM/4:00 PM
Deposit:
$45.00
Price from January 1st to April 5th:
$180.00
Price April 6th to 21 Days Prior to Session Start Date:
$210.00
Price Within 21 Days of Session Start Date:
$240.00
Jun 11 to Jun 16
Culinary Cafe
Grades 9-13
Tracy Reeves
Check In/Check Out:
4:00 PM/4:00 PM
Deposit:
$45.00
Price from January 1st to April 5th:
$180.00
Price April 6th to 21 Days Prior to Session Start Date:
$210.00
Price Within 21 Days of Session Start Date:
$240.00
Jun 15 to Jun 18
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 5th:
$180.00
Price April 6th to 21 Days Prior to Session Start Date:
$210.00
Price Within 21 Days of Session Start Date:
$240.00
Jun 15 to Jun 17
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 5th:
$90.00
Price April 6th to 21 Days Prior to Session Start Date:
$100.00
Price Within 21 Days of Session Start Date:
$110.00
Jun 15 to Jun 17
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 5th:
$44.00
Price April 6th to 21 Days Prior to Session Start Date:
$50.00
Price Within 21 Days of Session Start Date:
$54.00
Jun 18 to Jun 23
Safari 3
Grades 6-8
Doug Baker
Check In/Check Out:
4:00 PM/4:00 PM
Deposit:
$45.00
Price from January 1st to April 5th:
$180.00
Price April 6th to 21 Days Prior to Session Start Date:
$210.00
Price Within 21 Days of Session Start Date:
$240.00
Jun 18 to Jun 23
Warner Quest Extreme
Ages 13-18
Justin Warner
Check In/Check Out:
4:00 PM/4:00 PM
Deposit:
$90.00
Price from January 1st to April 5th:
$230.00
Price April 6th to 21 Days Prior to Session Start Date:
$260.00
Price Within 21 Days of Session Start Date:
$290.00
Jun 18 to Jun 24
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 5th:
$210.00
Price April 6th to 21 Days Prior to Session Start Date:
$240.00
Price Within 21 Days of Session Start Date:
$270.00
Jun 25 to Jun 30
Horse Camp
Ages 12-18
Roger Epley
Check In/Check Out:
4:00 PM/4:00 PM
Deposit:
$90.00
Price from January 1st to April 5th:
$280.00
Price April 6th to 21 Days Prior to Session Start Date:
$310.00
Price Within 21 Days of Session Start Date:
$340.00
Jun 25 to Jun 30
Safari 4
Grades 4-6
David Myers
Check In/Check Out:
4:00 PM/4:00 PM
Deposit:
$45.00
Price from January 1st to April 5th:
$180.00
Price April 6th to 21 Days Prior to Session Start Date:
$210.00
Price Within 21 Days of Session Start Date:
$240.00
Jun 25 to Jun 30
Wilderness Quest 2
Grades 6-8
Chad Hodson
Check In/Check Out:
4:00 PM/4:00 PM
Deposit:
$45.00
Price from January 1st to April 5th:
$180.00
Price April 6th to 21 Days Prior to Session Start Date:
$210.00
Price Within 21 Days of Session Start Date:
$240.00
Jun 25 to Jun 30
Adventure 345
Grades 3-5
Steve Williamson
Check In/Check Out:
4:00 PM/4:00 PM
Deposit:
$45.00
Price from January 1st to April 5th:
$180.00
Price April 6th to 21 Days Prior to Session Start Date:
$210.00
Price Within 21 Days of Session Start Date:
$240.00
Jun 28 to Jul 1
Parent/Teen Extreme
Ages 13-18
Keith Warner
Check In/Check Out:
9:00 AM/7:00 PM
Deposit:
$90.00
Price from January 1st to April 5th:
$180.00
Price April 6th to 21 Days Prior to Session Start Date:
$210.00
Price Within 21 Days of Session Start Date:
$240.00
Jul 2 to Jul 7
Middle School Camp
Grades 5-8
Jason Beaver
Check In/Check Out:
4:00 PM/4:00 PM
Deposit:
$45.00
Price from January 1st to April 5th:
$190.00
Price April 6th to 21 Days Prior to Session Start Date:
$220.00
Price Within 21 Days of Session Start Date:
$250.00
Jul 2 to Jul 7
Be Creative
Grades 8-13
Shawn Young
Check In/Check Out:
4:00 PM/4:00 PM
Deposit:
$45.00
Price from January 1st to April 5th:
$180.00
Price April 6th to 21 Days Prior to Session Start Date:
$210.00
Price Within 21 Days of Session Start Date:
$240.00

The battlefield is quiet, and the troops are anxious. Off in the distance, without warning, you hear it - the trumpet blast. Get ready for war!
Are you prepared for battle? Does anyone ever feel fully prepared? This year's Be Creative Camp will find out. Our 12th episode of BeCre is called HORNS. The campers will engage in a two-team conflict testing their bravery, preparation, and strategy. As with all BeCre camps, improv is a key element. Every camper has a role to play, and everyone is important. The week will be as amazing as you can imagine. Are you READY?
Musical instruments are encouraged for this week (they can be locked away each night), but definitely not necessary.

Jul 2 to Jul 7
Safari 5
Grades 5-7
Caleb Baumgardner
Check In/Check Out:
4:00 PM/4:00 PM
Deposit:
$45.00
Price from January 1st to April 5th:
$180.00
Price April 6th to 21 Days Prior to Session Start Date:
$210.00
Price Within 21 Days of Session Start Date:
$240.00
Jul 2 to Jul 7
Junior High Extreme
Grades 7-9
Dave Damron
Check In/Check Out:
4:00 PM/4:00 PM
Deposit:
$90.00
Price from January 1st to April 5th:
$230.00
Price April 6th to 21 Days Prior to Session Start Date:
$260.00
Price Within 21 Days of Session Start Date:
$290.00
Jul 9 to Jul 14
Elevate 58
Grades 5-8
Kauffman/Brown
Check In/Check Out:
4:00 PM/4:00 PM
Deposit:
$45.00
Price from January 1st to April 5th:
$190.00
Price April 6th to 21 Days Prior to Session Start Date:
$220.00
Price Within 21 Days of Session Start Date:
$250.00
Jul 9 to Jul 14
Safari 6
Grades 6-8
Eli Roush
Check In/Check Out:
4:00 PM/4:00 PM
Deposit:
$45.00
Price from January 1st to April 5th:
$180.00
Price April 6th to 21 Days Prior to Session Start Date:
$210.00
Price Within 21 Days of Session Start Date:
$240.00
Jul 9 to Jul 14
Wilderness Quest 3
Grades 9-12
Troy Roush
Check In/Check Out:
4:00 PM/4:00 PM
Deposit:
$45.00
Price from January 1st to April 5th:
$180.00
Price April 6th to 21 Days Prior to Session Start Date:
$210.00
Price Within 21 Days of Session Start Date:
$240.00
Jul 15 to Jul 22
Canadian Outback
Grades 8-13
Gus Denzik
Check In/Check Out:
9:00 AM/10:00 AM
Deposit:
$90.00
Price from January 1st to April 5th:
$340.00
Price April 6th to 21 Days Prior to Session Start Date:
$370.00
Price Within 21 Days of Session Start Date:
$400.00
Jul 16 to Jul 21
Safari 7
Grades 6-8
Brent Smith
Check In/Check Out:
4:00 PM/4:00 PM
Deposit:
$45.00
Price from January 1st to April 5th:
$180.00
Price April 6th to 21 Days Prior to Session Start Date:
$210.00
Price Within 21 Days of Session Start Date:
$240.00
Jul 16 to Jul 20
Selfie #nofilter
Grades 6-8
Holly St. Pierre
Check In/Check Out:
4:00 PM/4:00 PM
Deposit:
$45.00
Price from January 1st to April 5th:
$180.00
Price April 6th to 21 Days Prior to Session Start Date:
$210.00
Price Within 21 Days of Session Start Date:
$240.00
Jul 16 to Jul 21
Adventure 456
Grades 4-6
Michael Dawson
Check In/Check Out:
4:00 PM/4:00 PM
Deposit:
$45.00
Price from January 1st to April 5th:
$180.00
Price April 6th to 21 Days Prior to Session Start Date:
$210.00
Price Within 21 Days of Session Start Date:
$240.00
Jul 18 to Jul 21
Paintball 3
Grades 6-8
David Waddle
Check In/Check Out:
7:00 PM/4:00 PM
Deposit:
$90.00
Price from January 1st to April 5th:
$230.00
Price April 6th to 21 Days Prior to Session Start Date:
$260.00
Price Within 21 Days of Session Start Date:
$290.00
Jul 21 to Jul 23
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 5th:
$44.00
Price April 6th to 21 Days Prior to Session Start Date:
$50.00
Price Within 21 Days of Session Start Date:
$54.00
Jul 21 to Jul 23
Family Fun Weekend
All Ages
Jason Bohl
Check In/Check Out:
7:00 PM/12:00 PM
Deposit:
$22.00
Price from January 1st to April 5th:
$44.00
Price April 6th to 21 Days Prior to Session Start Date:
$50.00
Price Within 21 Days of Session Start Date:
$54.00
Jul 23 to Jul 27
Archery Camp
Grades 6-8
Laura Warner
Check In/Check Out:
4:00 PM/4:00 PM
Deposit:
$45.00
Price from January 1st to April 5th:
$180.00
Price April 6th to 21 Days Prior to Session Start Date:
$210.00
Price Within 21 Days of Session Start Date:
$240.00
Jul 23 to Jul 27
Basketball Camp
Grades 5-8
Tony Brackemyre
Check In/Check Out:
4:00 PM/4:00 PM
Deposit:
$45.00
Price from January 1st to April 5th:
$180.00
Price April 6th to 21 Days Prior to Session Start Date:
$210.00
Price Within 21 Days of Session Start Date:
$240.00
Jul 23 to Jul 27
Cheer Camp
Grades 5-8
Grace Larrick
Check In/Check Out:
4:00 PM/4:00 PM
Deposit:
$45.00
Price from January 1st to April 5th:
$180.00
Price April 6th to 21 Days Prior to Session Start Date:
$210.00
Price Within 21 Days of Session Start Date:
$240.00
Jul 23 to Jul 27
Kids Cafe
Grades 5-8
Tracy Reeves
Check In/Check Out:
4:00 PM/4:00 PM
Deposit:
$45.00
Price from January 1st to April 5th:
$180.00
Price April 6th to 21 Days Prior to Session Start Date:
$210.00
Price Within 21 Days of Session Start Date:
$240.00
Jul 23 to Jul 27
STEM Camp
Grades 5-8
Danielle Penrod
Check In/Check Out:
4:00 PM/4:00 PM
Deposit:
$45.00
Price from January 1st to April 5th:
$180.00
Price April 6th to 21 Days Prior to Session Start Date:
$210.00
Price Within 21 Days of Session Start Date:
$240.00

Science Technology Engineering & Mathematics

Jul 23 to Jul 27
Safari 8
Grades 6-8
David Myers
Check In/Check Out:
4:00 PM/4:00 PM
Deposit:
$45.00
Price from January 1st to April 5th:
$180.00
Price April 6th to 21 Days Prior to Session Start Date:
$210.00
Price Within 21 Days of Session Start Date:
$240.00
Jul 27 to Jul 29
Beginner Camp
Grades 2-4
Joyce Rammel
Check In/Check Out:
7:00 PM/4:00 PM
Deposit:
$45.00
Price from January 1st to April 5th:
$90.00
Price April 6th to 21 Days Prior to Session Start Date:
$100.00
Price Within 21 Days of Session Start Date:
$110.00
Jul 27 to Jul 29
Paintball 4
Grades 4-6
Chris Osborne
Check In/Check Out:
7:00 PM/4:00 PM
Deposit:
$90.00
Price from January 1st to April 5th:
$150.00
Price April 6th to 21 Days Prior to Session Start Date:
$180.00
Price Within 21 Days of Session Start Date:
$210.00
Jul 27 to Jul 29
Father/Son Safari
Ages 7-13
Patrick Klump
Check In/Check Out:
7:00 PM/4:00 PM
Deposit:
$22.00
Price from January 1st to April 5th:
$44.00
Price April 6th to 21 Days Prior to Session Start Date:
$50.00
Price Within 21 Days of Session Start Date:
$54.00

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.