2015 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 2015-2016 school year of the current age of the camp at the start of the camp session.

May 29 to May 31
Mother / Daughter Safari
Ages 7-13
Ginger Johnson
Check In/Check Out:
7:00 PM/12:00 PM
Deposit:
$20.00
Price from January 1st to April 9th:
$40.00
Price April 10th to 21 Days Prior to Session Start Date:
$46.00
Price Within 21 Days of Session Start Date:
$50.00

Mothers (or Grandmothers), do you want to spend more one-on-one time with your daughter (or granddaughter)? Butler Springs is offering a Safari Camp weekend event where mothers can take their daughters and stay at Safari Camp. This is the perfect getaway to have that precious one-on-one time with your daughter (or granddaughter) to make some fantastic memories that the both of you will not soon forget. We will be cooking our own food, having campfires, doing camp activities and praising our Lord during this weekend, lady style! No boys allowed in these treehouses!

May 29 to May 31
My Parent & Me
Grades 4-9
Keith Warner
Check In/Check Out:
7:00 PM/12:00 PM
Deposit:
$20.00
Price from January 1st to April 9th:
$40.00
Price April 10th to 21 Days Prior to Session Start Date:
$46.00
Price Within 21 Days of Session Start Date:
$50.00

Have you ever wished that you and one of your children could just get away and spend some quality one-on-one time? Well, that’s exactly what this camp session provides. In a world where it’s hard to spend quality time, take this opportunity to get away from the world and have a bonding experience with your child like you have never had before. Each parent/child combo will work as a team with other parent/child combo in cooking meals, participating in BSCC’s challenge course, archery, air rifles, dodge ball, etc… Along with those fun activities, the combo will also learn Bible verses, participate in worship, devotions, etc… This is also an excellent session to introduce your child into the world of Christian camping at Butler Springs and it is our hope that you and your child can walk away from this session as one of the highlights of your year!
Grandparents are more than welcome to be the “Parent” for the weekend. You are more than welcome to register multiple children as well. Each person must register. Cost listed is per person.

Details:

See attached pdf below.

May 29 to May 31
Father / Son Wilderness Quest
Ages 7-13
Kyle Gulley
Check In/Check Out:
7:00 PM/12:00 PM
Deposit:
$20.00
Price from January 1st to April 9th:
$40.00
Price April 10th to 21 Days Prior to Session Start Date:
$46.00
Price Within 21 Days of Session Start Date:
$50.00

Father’s, do you wish you had an opportunity to spend quality one-on-one time with your son(s)? Well now is the time for you to leave the rest of the family behind and be a manly man with your son spending the weekend in Butler Springs very popular Wilderness Quest Camp. Here at WQ Camp, you will be sleeping in large tents and we will be cooking our own food together; doing activities as father/son and with other father/son combos; participating in devotions, worship, prayer, and memory work together; and have the opportunity to participate in the challenge courses at Butler Springs. This is an excellent opportunity for you to spend the quality time with your son as you may (or wished you) had with your father at a young age. You can expect: campfires, getting dirty, being challenged, praising our Savior, eating well, and making some excellent father/son memories that will not soon be forgotten.
Each person must register. Cost listed is per person.

May 31 to Jun 5
Safari 1
Grades 6-8
Seth Tinkler
Check In/Check Out:
4:00 PM/7:00 PM
Deposit:
$45.00
Price from January 1st to April 9th:
$170.00
Price April 10th to 21 Days Prior to Session Start Date:
$200.00
Price Within 21 Days of Session Start Date:
$230.00

Mix up your BSCC experience by attending a whole different side to Christian camping. During your stay at Safari Camp you encounter several life make memories, the first being where you sleep for the week—in a tree house that has bunk beds! While here, you will also cook as a group over a fire, travel to Little Miami River and go canoeing, attempting the challenge courses on main camp, all while creating community in a smaller, intimate setting in the outdoors. What better way to praise God and celebrate our Savior than in this one of a kind opportunity.
Safari camp does not have electricity, so it is considered one of our "Primitive" camps. The camp does have running water but for cooking purposes only--there are portable toilets located at Safari that get cleaned every week. Safari follows all the same health codes and standards set by the Highland County Health Board and get frequently inspected. Campers will have the opportunity to take a shower, brush teeth, etc... every evening at main camp before they walk back to Safari.
Interestingly enough, this camp is extremely popular with the younger aged kids and by mostly female population. Each Safari typically reaches max capacity before the first deadline so be sure to reserve your spot today!

Jun 4
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 9th:
$20.00
Price April 10th to 21 Days Prior to Session Start Date:
$26.00
Price Within 21 Days of Session Start Date:
$30.00

We at Butler Springs Christian Camp believe that children are very important to Christ, therefore, important to us (Matthew 19:14). Children entering 1st through 3rd can participate in our Day Camp program with a jam-packed day of games, activities, praise songs, crafts, Bible lessons, and swimming. After the kids check in and receive a wrist band, they will be assigned to different groups so their friendships and bonding experience can begin. This is an excellent opportunity for a child to experience Butler Springs for the first time during a short visit. With other kids your child’s age, you child will have a blast and probably not want to leave!
Lunch and an afternoon snack will be provided to everyone. It is a good idea to bring a backpack so that the child can keep a towel, swim suit, and crafts in as the day progresses.

Jun 5
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 9th:
$20.00
Price April 10th to 21 Days Prior to Session Start Date:
$26.00
Price Within 21 Days of Session Start Date:
$30.00

We at Butler Springs Christian Camp believe that children are very important to Christ, therefore, important to us (Matthew 19:14). Children entering 1st through 3rd can participate in our Day Camp program with a jam-packed day of games, activities, praise songs, crafts, Bible lessons, and swimming. After the kids check in and receive a wrist band, they will be assigned to different groups so their friendships and bonding experience can begin. This is an excellent opportunity for a child to experience Butler Springs for the first time during a short visit. With other kids your child’s age, you child will have a blast and probably not want to leave!
Lunch and an afternoon snack will be provided to everyone. It is a good idea to bring a backpack so that the child can keep a towel, swim suit, and crafts in as the day progresses.

Jun 5 to Jun 6
First Chance Camp
Grades 1-3
Meri Magee
Check In/Check Out:
6:00 PM/4:00 PM
Deposit:
$15.00
Price from January 1st to April 9th:
$30.00
Price April 10th to 21 Days Prior to Session Start Date:
$36.00
Price Within 21 Days of Session Start Date:
$40.00

This camp is exactly what is says…it’s a child’s first chance to experience the overnight camp life at Butler Springs. During this session, campers and parents will experience camp together through worship songs, Bible lessons, memory verses, crafts, activities, games, and much, much more!
Each child that registers must have a parent / grandparent / guardian register as well. Cost listed is per person. Each adult can register multiple children for this session.

Jun 7 to Jun 13
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 9th:
$220.00
Price April 10th to 21 Days Prior to Session Start Date:
$250.00
Price Within 21 Days of Session Start Date:
$280.00

Whitewater raft down the New River; hike through rolling hills; camp out underneath the stars; rappel off a 75ft cliffs; navigate your way through miles of caves with just a flashlight; learn about Christ in a whole new atmosphere. Sound like fun? This week long journey will place you in the middle of West Virginia where you’ll have the opportunity to challenge yourself physically and spiritually.

Jun 7 to Jun 10
Paintball 1
Grades 9-13
Dave Myers
Check In/Check Out:
4:00 PM/6:00 PM
Deposit:
$90.00
Price from January 1st to April 9th:
$220.00
Price April 10th to 21 Days Prior to Session Start Date:
$250.00
Price Within 21 Days of Session Start Date:
$280.00

See attached pdf below for details.

Jun 7 to Jun 11
Basketball 1
Grades 8-13
Jon Mercer
Check In/Check Out:
4:00 PM/5:00 PM
Deposit:
$45.00
Price from January 1st to April 9th:
$170.00
Price April 10th to 21 Days Prior to Session Start Date:
$200.00
Price Within 21 Days of Session Start Date:
$230.00

Whether you are a starter, 3rd string, or just shoot hoops in your backyard, BSCC’s basketball camps will teach and develop your basketball skills, put an edge in your competition, and create a passion for basketball and Christ that no one could ever dampen. Lace up your shoes, put your head band and arm sleeve on, and come join us for an outstanding camp focused on basketball and Jesus. BSCC’s challenge courses will be offered as afternoon electives.

Jun 7 to Jun 11
Karate
Grades 6-13
Mike Curl
Check In/Check Out:
4:00 PM/5:00 PM
Deposit:
$45.00
Price from January 1st to April 9th:
$170.00
Price April 10th to 21 Days Prior to Session Start Date:
$200.00
Price Within 21 Days of Session Start Date:
$230.00

Whether you have a purple or black belt or just a leather belt, you will fit in well at this all-level karate experience. Led by a 10th Dan Zen Ryu expert and other Christian karate black belts, you will have plenty of opportunities for basic instruction, reaction time enhancement, board breaking, weapon skills training, and much more. BSCC’s challenge courses will be electives. The Dojo has moved to Butler Springs, so plan on some intense fun and learning with the experts! Hoiyyyahhh!

Jun 7 to Jun 11
Soccer
Grades 5-8
Gus Denzik
Check In/Check Out:
4:00 PM/5:00 PM
Deposit:
$45.00
Price from January 1st to April 9th:
$170.00
Price April 10th to 21 Days Prior to Session Start Date:
$200.00
Price Within 21 Days of Session Start Date:
$230.00

Want to attend a QUALITY summer soccer program? Butler Springs offers a 5-8th grade soccer experience coached by Christian leaders who have played or coached at an elite level that will be sure to kick your game up a notch. Focus will be on skills, techniques, strategy, and team play. BSCC’s other activities(swimming pool, challenge course, soccer gaga, etc.) will be enjoyed as well. Both Futsal and outdoor soccer will be played so come prepared accordingly.

Jun 7 to Jun 11
Volleyball
Grades 7-12
Kathy Mercer
Check In/Check Out:
4:00 PM/5:00 PM
Deposit:
$45.00
Price from January 1st to April 9th:
$170.00
Price April 10th to 21 Days Prior to Session Start Date:
$200.00
Price Within 21 Days of Session Start Date:
$230.00

Dig, set, spike! Ladies, come be a part of a top notch program led by Christian coaches that will integrate the logistics of the game with self control. Here you will learn to work as a team on and off the court and some mad volleyball skills. You’ll also participate in all of BSCC challenge courses. Females only.

Jun 7 to Jun 12
Safari 2
Grades 4-6
Derek James
Check In/Check Out:
4:00 PM/7:00 PM
Deposit:
$45.00
Price from January 1st to April 9th:
$170.00
Price April 10th to 21 Days Prior to Session Start Date:
$200.00
Price Within 21 Days of Session Start Date:
$230.00

Mix up your BSCC experience by attending a whole different side to Christian camping. During your stay at Safari Camp you encounter several life make memories, the first being where you sleep for the week—in a tree house that has bunk beds! While here, you will also cook as a group over a fire, travel to Little Miami River and go canoeing, attempting the challenge courses on main camp, all while creating community in a smaller, intimate setting in the outdoors. What better way to praise God and celebrate our Savior than in this one of a kind opportunity.
Safari camp does not have electricity, so it is considered one of our "Primitive" camps. The camp does have running water but for cooking purposes only--there are portable toilets located at Safari that get cleaned every week. Safari follows all the same health codes and standards set by the Highland County Health Board and get frequently inspected. Campers will have the opportunity to take a shower, brush teeth, etc... every evening at main camp before they walk back to Safari.
Interestingly enough, this camp is extremely popular with the younger aged kids and by mostly female population. Each Safari typically reaches max capacity before the first deadline so be sure to reserve your spot today!

Jun 7 to Jun 12
Wilderness Quest 1
Grades 6-8
Mike Combs
Check In/Check Out:
4:00 PM/7:00 PM
Deposit:
$45.00
Price from January 1st to April 9th:
$170.00
Price April 10th to 21 Days Prior to Session Start Date:
$200.00
Price Within 21 Days of Session Start Date:
$230.00

If you are looking for something more than our Safari, then Wilderness Quest is for you! While sleeping in a canvas tent with bunk beds without any electricity or running water (cooking only), you will experience something very similar to our other “Primitive” camps but a notch above. Wilderness Quest campers will challenge and conquer the outdoors in every way presented while focusing on Christ through a series of devotions, lessons, worship, and memory work. Enjoy all of BSCC’s challenge courses, pool, archery, canoeing, rock climbing, and more in this small, outdoor, tent setting while cooking meals as a group over the fire.
Wilderness Quest camp does not have electricity, so it is considered one of our "Primitive" camps. The camp does have running water but for cooking purposes only--there are portable toilets located at Safari that get cleaned every week. Wilderness Quest follows all the same health codes and standards set by the Highland County Health Board and get frequently inspected. Campers will have the opportunity to take a shower, brush teeth, etc... every evening at main camp before they walk back to Safari.
Interestingly enough, this camp is extremely popular and typically reaches max capacity before the first deadline so be sure to reserve your spot today!

Jun 11 to Jun 14
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 9th:
$180.00
Price April 10th to 21 Days Prior to Session Start Date:
$210.00
Price Within 21 Days of Session Start Date:
$240.00

The only pre-requisite to come to water sports camp is that you know how to swim. We'll do the rest! We'll teach you to ski on two skis, on one, to kneeboard, wakeboard and even barefoot if you want. This could be the week of a lifetime with our qualified boats, instructors and equipment. We'll provide it all - just come and bring your friends! There'll be time for tubing and to enjoy some of BSCC's challenge courses as well. Our theme for 2015 is "Rollers". We'll talk about the events in our lives that have the potential to wreck us - and how to have the power to overcome!

Jun 11 to Jun 13
Beginner 1
Grades 2-4
Meri Magee
Check In/Check Out:
7:00 PM/4:00 PM
Deposit:
$40.00
Price from January 1st to April 9th:
$80.00
Price April 10th to 21 Days Prior to Session Start Date:
$90.00
Price Within 21 Days of Session Start Date:
$100.00

At Beginner Camp we want to give children in grades second to fourth grade a fun and exciting experience that they will want to repeat each summer.
Because this may be their first experience with camp, we try to make this two night, three day experience as upbeat and fun as possible. We pick a theme that is easily remembered and lends itself to lots of fun activities.
We spend time in God's word, singing together, doing crafts, playing games, swimming, and many other activities. We have a great staff that enjoys the week and are with the kids the entire time they are at the camp. We try really hard to put kids that know each other together so there is still a sense of familiarity when the parents drop them off on Thursday evening.
Beginner camp is a great way to introduce your child to the camping experience.

This may be the first time your child spends the night at camp. The campers experience so much fun from dawn until late at night when it is lights out they are so ready for bed. The camp counselors are very loving, encouraging and well trained. In fact most are parents themselves. From water games to campfires to sing-a-longs this camps rocks with the love of Jesus. Campers attend activities: wood working, crafting, cooking, swimming, and Vespers. Teaching time is not the typical Bible Study at camp. With a phenomenal teacher and small group leaders, the campers think it is all fun and games. Worship time is rocked out with some very energetic God loving musicians. Send your 2nd-4th grader to this camp and I would bet that it is the best week of the summer.

Jun 12 to Jun 14
Discover Safari 1
Grades 3-5
Derek James
Check In/Check Out:
7:00 PM/2:00 PM
Deposit:
$20.00
Price from January 1st to April 9th:
$40.00
Price April 10th to 21 Days Prior to Session Start Date:
$46.00
Price Within 21 Days of Session Start Date:
$50.00

Kids, not sure you want to experience Safari Camp for a whole week? Well this session is the perfect opportunity for you to get a taste of why Safari Camp is our most popular camp. During this three day, two night session experience, kids will sleep in the treehouses, assist with cooking meals, go hiking, participate in Butler Springs activities, worship/praise God, and much, much more! Leary about your child not enjoying the no electricity, no plumbing? Don’t be! Safari Camps are usually more attended by females that aren’t your outdoorsy type. One session at Safari and you will be hooked for life!

Jun 14 to Jun 19
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 9th:
$220.00
Price April 10th to 21 Days Prior to Session Start Date:
$250.00
Price Within 21 Days of Session Start Date:
$280.00

Whitewater raft down the New River; hike through rolling hills; camp out underneath the stars; rappel off a 75ft cliffs; navigate your way through miles of caves with just a flashlight; learn about Christ in a whole new atmosphere. Sound like fun? This week long journey will place you in the middle of West Virginia where you’ll have the opportunity to challenge yourself physically and spiritually.

Jun 14 to Jun 20
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 9th:
$200.00
Price April 10th to 21 Days Prior to Session Start Date:
$230.00
Price Within 21 Days of Session Start Date:
$260.00
Jun 14 to Jun 19
Safari 3
Grades 6-8
Russ Boone
Check In/Check Out:
4:00 PM/7:00 PM
Deposit:
$45.00
Price from January 1st to April 9th:
$170.00
Price April 10th to 21 Days Prior to Session Start Date:
$200.00
Price Within 21 Days of Session Start Date:
$230.00

Mix up your BSCC experience by attending a whole different side to Christian camping. During your stay at Safari Camp you encounter several life make memories, the first being where you sleep for the week—in a tree house that has bunk beds! While here, you will also cook as a group over a fire, travel to Little Miami River and go canoeing, attempting the challenge courses on main camp, all while creating community in a smaller, intimate setting in the outdoors. What better way to praise God and celebrate our Savior than in this one of a kind opportunity.
Safari camp does not have electricity, so it is considered one of our "Primitive" camps. The camp does have running water but for cooking purposes only--there are portable toilets located at Safari that get cleaned every week. Safari follows all the same health codes and standards set by the Highland County Health Board and get frequently inspected. Campers will have the opportunity to take a shower, brush teeth, etc... every evening at main camp before they walk back to Safari.
Interestingly enough, this camp is extremely popular with the younger aged kids and by mostly female population. Each Safari typically reaches max capacity before the first deadline so be sure to reserve your spot today!

Jun 19 to Jun 21
Discover Safari 2
Grades 3-5
Lisa Taylor
Check In/Check Out:
7:00 PM/2:00 PM
Deposit:
$20.00
Price from January 1st to April 9th:
$40.00
Price April 10th to 21 Days Prior to Session Start Date:
$46.00
Price Within 21 Days of Session Start Date:
$50.00

Kids, not sure you want to experience Safari Camp for a whole week? Well this session is the perfect opportunity for you to get a taste of why Safari Camp is our most popular camp. During this three day, two night session experience, kids will sleep in the treehouses, assist with cooking meals, go hiking, participate in Butler Springs activities, worship/praise God, and much, much more! Leary about your child not enjoying the no electricity, no plumbing? Don’t be! Safari Camps are usually more attended by females that aren’t your outdoorsy type. One session at Safari and you will be hooked for life!

Jun 21 to Jun 26
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 9th:
$170.00
Price April 10th to 21 Days Prior to Session Start Date:
$200.00
Price Within 21 Days of Session Start Date:
$230.00

The first week long camp session that you can attend as a kid is one of the most exciting! Whether you ride down the zip line, climb the tower, swim in the pool, making crafts, archery, singing worship songs, group devotions, vespers, games, activities, service project, etc…, you will not have a dull moment here. Come see how AWESOME our God is at this traditional church camp setting and make new friends for a lifetime!

Jun 21 to Jun 26
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 9th:
$270.00
Price April 10th to 21 Days Prior to Session Start Date:
$300.00
Price Within 21 Days of Session Start Date:
$330.00

At horse camp, campers will be taught intensive horsemanship, riding skills, grooming, proper care of these beautiful creatures, and much more. Aside from riding and dealing with horses, campers will have access to all of BSCC’s challenge courses and pool. So saddle up and join Christian, horse enthusiasts for either of these two opportunities and make the most out of your summer.
For this year, we are asking the parents to fill out a separate Horse Camp camper information form to be mailed to the dean of the week so that he can personally see who is signing up. In the years past, we have some issues with health/medication/experience and it was too much of a risk, so now Roger will be making all the decisions about who gets accepted and who he feels is a danger to the horses/campers or his/herself when around these animals.
Please go ahead and register your camper, then contact the office to receive this form so that you can begin the approval process.

Jun 21 to Jun 26
Safari 4
Grades 4-6
Dave Myers
Check In/Check Out:
4:00 PM/7:00 PM
Deposit:
$45.00
Price from January 1st to April 9th:
$170.00
Price April 10th to 21 Days Prior to Session Start Date:
$200.00
Price Within 21 Days of Session Start Date:
$230.00

Mix up your BSCC experience by attending a whole different side to Christian camping. During your stay at Safari Camp you encounter several life make memories, the first being where you sleep for the week—in a tree house that has bunk beds! While here, you will also cook as a group over a fire, travel to Little Miami River and go canoeing, attempting the challenge courses on main camp, all while creating community in a smaller, intimate setting in the outdoors. What better way to praise God and celebrate our Savior than in this one of a kind opportunity.
Safari camp does not have electricity, so it is considered one of our "Primitive" camps. The camp does have running water but for cooking purposes only--there are portable toilets located at Safari that get cleaned every week. Safari follows all the same health codes and standards set by the Highland County Health Board and get frequently inspected. Campers will have the opportunity to take a shower, brush teeth, etc... every evening at main camp before they walk back to Safari.
Interestingly enough, this camp is extremely popular with the younger aged kids and by mostly female population. Each Safari typically reaches max capacity before the first deadline so be sure to reserve your spot today!

Jun 28 to Jul 3
58er's
Grades 5-8
Jason Beaver
Check In/Check Out:
4:00 PM/7:00 PM
Deposit:
$45.00
Price from January 1st to April 9th:
$180.00
Price April 10th to 21 Days Prior to Session Start Date:
$210.00
Price Within 21 Days of Session Start Date:
$240.00

This Middle School camp will have the opportunity to meet Jesus on a more intimate level while also enjoying the zip line, giant swing, archery, climbing tower, pool, and many other activities, games, etc… So begin this amazing journey this summer and see what everyone is smiling about.

Jun 28 to Jul 3
Be Creative
Grades 8-13
Shawn Young
Check In/Check Out:
4:00 PM/5:00 PM
Deposit:
$45.00
Price from January 1st to April 9th:
$170.00
Price April 10th to 21 Days Prior to Session Start Date:
$200.00
Price Within 21 Days of Session Start Date:
$230.00

Looking for a base camp that doesn't act like a base camp? Have you been through regular weeks and wished that there was something that fit your personality better? Be Creative might be the answer. BeCre is a camp for right brainers, out-of-boxers, slightly oddellows, and anyone who's even a little curious. It's a place for performers and supporters- for those who want to sing, and those who want to control the soundboard. It's for the actors and the filmmakers. And this year is very special... It's our tenth year! For our 10th birthday, we are throwing a party!

BeCre 2015 is called "SURPRISE!" It will be a week filled with pop-up parties, flash mobs, and spontaneous public performance. We will orchestrate and film everything, so there's opportunity for extroverts and introverts alike. Come and join the celebration as we work through 1st Thessalonians, and engage in all the activities that you expect from camp...

Jun 28 to Jul 3
Kid Vs. Wild
Grades 6-8
Hannum Taylor
Check In/Check Out:
4:00 PM/5:00 PM
Deposit:
$90.00
Price from January 1st to April 9th:
$170.00
Price April 10th to 21 Days Prior to Session Start Date:
$200.00
Price Within 21 Days of Session Start Date:
$230.00

Modeled after the hit TV series Man vs. Wild, Kid vs Wild will be an outdoor adventure in the mountains, rivers, streams, and lakes of Upper East Tennessee. We will be traveling to Unicoi County Tennessee, staying on the property of Appalachian Christian Camp. From there we will venture out to hike, swim, and explore the area. We will be staying in tents and spend a great deal off the camp grounds. We will be leaving Monday morning after spending the first night at Safari camp. And will return Friday morning arriving at camp in time to be picked up. Come and join us for a fantastic adventure…

Jun 28 to Jul 3
Wilderness Quest 2
Grades 5-7
Chad Hodson
Check In/Check Out:
4:00 PM/5:00 PM
Deposit:
$45.00
Price from January 1st to April 9th:
$170.00
Price April 10th to 21 Days Prior to Session Start Date:
$200.00
Price Within 21 Days of Session Start Date:
$230.00

If you are looking for something more than our Safari, then Wilderness Quest is for you! While sleeping in a canvas tent with bunk beds without any electricity or running water (cooking only), you will experience something very similar to our other “Primitive” camps but a notch above. Wilderness Quest campers will challenge and conquer the outdoors in every way presented while focusing on Christ through a series of devotions, lessons, worship, and memory work. Enjoy all of BSCC’s challenge courses, pool, archery, canoeing, rock climbing, and more in this small, outdoor, tent setting while cooking meals as a group over the fire.
Wilderness Quest camp does not have electricity, so it is considered one of our "Primitive" camps. The camp does have running water but for cooking purposes only--there are portable toilets located at Safari that get cleaned every week. Wilderness Quest follows all the same health codes and standards set by the Highland County Health Board and get frequently inspected. Campers will have the opportunity to take a shower, brush teeth, etc... every evening at main camp before they walk back to Safari.
Interestingly enough, this camp is extremely popular and typically reaches max capacity before the first deadline so be sure to reserve your spot today!

Jul 1 to Jul 4
Parent / Teen Extreme
Grades 9-13
Keith Warner
Check In/Check Out:
9:00 AM/9:00 PM
Deposit:
$90.00
Price from January 1st to April 9th:
$170.00
Price April 10th to 21 Days Prior to Session Start Date:
$200.00
Price Within 21 Days of Session Start Date:
$230.00

A step up from My Parent & Me, this Extreme version lets a teenager and a parent experience God in a small setting while white water rafting, caving, and hiking while in West Virginia but also challenging you and your child on all the challenge course elements here at Butler Springs. Don’t miss out on this excellent opportunity to spend some extreme and quality time with your teen.
Both, parent and teen must register. Cost listed is per person.

Details:

See attached pdf below.

Jul 5 to Jul 10
79er's
Grades 7-9
Shane Hively
Check In/Check Out:
4:00 PM/7:00 PM
Deposit:
$45.00
Price from January 1st to April 9th:
$180.00
Price April 10th to 21 Days Prior to Session Start Date:
$210.00
Price Within 21 Days of Session Start Date:
$240.00

79er’s campers will have the opportunity to meet Jesus on a more intimate level while also enjoying the zip line, giant swing, archery, climbing tower, pool, and many other activities, games, etc… This will be the best week of your summer!!

This year's theme is Threads. Just like the fabric of our clothes is made from specifically chosen threads, our faith has specific threads that we must follow in order to live the way God has called us to live. This camp curriculum will allow you to equip your students with the primary "threads" of the Christian faith as it relates to teenage life.

79er's is built for relationships. Any camper who comes to 79ers 1 will experience a new level of 3 relationships: with one another, with leaders who care about their spiritual growth, and with God. Fun times of games, worship, and conversation are had by all. When distractions are stripped away students are able to hear from God in ways they never thought possible. I'm sure you will find the same is true for your child.

Jul 5 to Jul 10
Safari 5
Grades 4-6
Brent Smith
Check In/Check Out:
4:00 PM/7:00 PM
Deposit:
$45.00
Price from January 1st to April 9th:
$170.00
Price April 10th to 21 Days Prior to Session Start Date:
$200.00
Price Within 21 Days of Session Start Date:
$230.00

Mix up your BSCC experience by attending a whole different side to Christian camping. During your stay at Safari Camp you encounter several life make memories, the first being where you sleep for the week—in a tree house that has bunk beds! While here, you will also cook as a group over a fire, travel to Little Miami River and go canoeing, attempting the challenge courses on main camp, all while creating community in a smaller, intimate setting in the outdoors. What better way to praise God and celebrate our Savior than in this one of a kind opportunity.
Safari camp does not have electricity, so it is considered one of our "Primitive" camps. The camp does have running water but for cooking purposes only--there are portable toilets located at Safari that get cleaned every week. Safari follows all the same health codes and standards set by the Highland County Health Board and get frequently inspected. Campers will have the opportunity to take a shower, brush teeth, etc... every evening at main camp before they walk back to Safari.
Interestingly enough, this camp is extremely popular with the younger aged kids and by mostly female population. Each Safari typically reaches max capacity before the first deadline so be sure to reserve your spot today!

Jul 11 to Jul 18
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 9th:
$330.00
Price April 10th to 21 Days Prior to Session Start Date:
$360.00
Price Within 21 Days of Session Start Date:
$390.00

Travel all the way into Algonquin Provincial Park of Canada for an entire week of canoeing, exploring, fishing, and living in the outdoors. Portage from lake to lake with the crew while keeping an eye out for moose and other amazing animals. We start this once-in-a-lifetime awesome trip with a team building service project in Wooster, OH.
ALL campers must have either a passport or the passport card or an original birth certificate with a state issued picture id. prior to departing from Butler Springs. Campers without one of the three will NOT be able to cross the Canadian border.
For more information concerning Canadian Outback, please contact Gus Denzik at gus@butlersprings.com

Jul 12 to Jul 17
Safari 6
Grades 6-8
Troy Roush
Check In/Check Out:
4:00 PM/7:00 PM
Deposit:
$45.00
Price from January 1st to April 9th:
$170.00
Price April 10th to 21 Days Prior to Session Start Date:
$200.00
Price Within 21 Days of Session Start Date:
$230.00

Mix up your BSCC experience by attending a whole different side to Christian camping. During your stay at Safari Camp you encounter several life make memories, the first being where you sleep for the week—in a tree house that has bunk beds! While here, you will also cook as a group over a fire, travel to Little Miami River and go canoeing, attempting the challenge courses on main camp, all while creating community in a smaller, intimate setting in the outdoors. What better way to praise God and celebrate our Savior than in this one of a kind opportunity.
Safari camp does not have electricity, so it is considered one of our "Primitive" camps. The camp does have running water but for cooking purposes only--there are portable toilets located at Safari that get cleaned every week. Safari follows all the same health codes and standards set by the Highland County Health Board and get frequently inspected. Campers will have the opportunity to take a shower, brush teeth, etc... every evening at main camp before they walk back to Safari.
Interestingly enough, this camp is extremely popular with the younger aged kids and by mostly female population. Each Safari typically reaches max capacity before the first deadline so be sure to reserve your spot today!

Jul 12 to Jul 17
Elevate 58
Grades 5-8
Brown/Kauffmann
Check In/Check Out:
4:00 PM/7:00 PM
Deposit:
$45.00
Price from January 1st to April 9th:
$170.00
Price April 10th to 21 Days Prior to Session Start Date:
$200.00
Price Within 21 Days of Session Start Date:
$230.00
Jul 19 to Jul 22
Paintball 2
Grades 6-8
Chris Osborne
Check In/Check Out:
4:00 PM/6:00 PM
Deposit:
$90.00
Price from January 1st to April 9th:
$200.00
Price April 10th to 21 Days Prior to Session Start Date:
$230.00
Price Within 21 Days of Session Start Date:
$260.00

See attached pdf below.

Jul 19 to Jul 23
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 9th:
$160.00
Price April 10th to 21 Days Prior to Session Start Date:
$190.00
Price Within 21 Days of Session Start Date:
$220.00

Calling all middle school girls! Have you ever taken a Selfie? If so, have you added a cool filter and then posted it to Instagram? You're probably asking yourself "What do Selfies and filters have to do with camp?" Great question! Come enjoy four days of ziplines, rock walls, swimming pools, and other great girls your age to find out! Jesus and Selfies have more in common than you may think!

Jul 19 to Jul 24
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 9th:
$170.00
Price April 10th to 21 Days Prior to Session Start Date:
$200.00
Price Within 21 Days of Session Start Date:
$230.00

Click on the following link for more information about Adventure 456.
Adventure 456

Details:

The first week long camp session that you can attend as a kid is one of the most exciting! Whether you ride down the zip line, climb the tower, swim in the pool, making crafts, archery, singing worship songs, group devotions, vespers, games, activities, service project, etc…, you will not have a dull moment here. Come see how AWESOME our God is at this traditional church camp setting and make new friends for a lifetime!

Jul 19 to Jul 24
Safari 7
Grades 6-8
Dave Myers
Check In/Check Out:
4:00 PM/7:00 PM
Deposit:
$45.00
Price from January 1st to April 9th:
$170.00
Price April 10th to 21 Days Prior to Session Start Date:
$200.00
Price Within 21 Days of Session Start Date:
$230.00

Mix up your BSCC experience by attending a whole different side to Christian camping. During your stay at Safari Camp you encounter several life make memories, the first being where you sleep for the week—in a tree house that has bunk beds! While here, you will also cook as a group over a fire, travel to Little Miami River and go canoeing, attempting the challenge courses on main camp, all while creating community in a smaller, intimate setting in the outdoors. What better way to praise God and celebrate our Savior than in this one of a kind opportunity.
Safari camp does not have electricity, so it is considered one of our "Primitive" camps. The camp does have running water but for cooking purposes only--there are portable toilets located at Safari that get cleaned every week. Safari follows all the same health codes and standards set by the Highland County Health Board and get frequently inspected. Campers will have the opportunity to take a shower, brush teeth, etc... every evening at main camp before they walk back to Safari.
Interestingly enough, this camp is extremely popular with the younger aged kids and by mostly female population. Each Safari typically reaches max capacity before the first deadline so be sure to reserve your spot today!

Jul 19 to Jul 24
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 9th:
$200.00
Price April 10th to 21 Days Prior to Session Start Date:
$230.00
Price Within 21 Days of Session Start Date:
$260.00

Junior High Extreme takes junior high students on the BSCC challenge courses and then you will travel from Butler Springs another location where we will have several extreme outdoor activities for to experience. Activities include but are not limited to: canoeing, hiking, caving, rock climbing, rappelling and much more while being surrounded by God’s awesome creation. Since this is an extreme group, campers will be staying in tents while traveling. Come join us on this amazing adventure!

Jul 24 to Jul 26
Father / Son Safari
Ages 7-13
Patrick Klump
Check In/Check Out:
7:00 PM/12:00 PM
Deposit:
$20.00
Price from January 1st to April 9th:
$40.00
Price April 10th to 21 Days Prior to Session Start Date:
$46.00
Price Within 21 Days of Session Start Date:
$50.00

Father’s, do you wish you had an opportunity to spend quality one-on-one time with your son(s)? Well now is the time for you to leave the rest of the family behind and be a manly man with your son spending the weekend in Butler Springs very popular Safari Camp. Here at Safari Camp, you will be sleeping in tree houses and we will be cooking our own food together; doing activities as father/son and with other father/son combos; participating in devotions, worship, prayer, and memory work together; and have the opportunity to participate in the challenge courses at Butler Springs. This is an excellent opportunity for you to spend the quality time with your son as you may (or wished you) had with your father at a young age. You can expect: campfires, getting dirty, being challenged, praising our Savior, eating well, and making some excellent father/son memories that will not soon be forgotten.
Each person must register. Cost listed is per person.

Jul 24 to Jul 26
Family Fun Weekend
All Ages
Keith Warner
Check In/Check Out:
7:00 PM/12:00 PM
Deposit:
$20.00
Price from January 1st to April 9th:
$40.00
Price April 10th to 21 Days Prior to Session Start Date:
$46.00
Price Within 21 Days of Session Start Date:
$50.00

Have you ever wished that you and your family could just get away and spend some quality time together? Well, that’s exactly what this camp session provides. In a world where time is precious and rare, take this opportunity to get away from the world and have a bonding experience with your family like you have never had before. Each family will work as a team with other families in cooking meals, participating in BSCC’s challenge course, archery, air rifles, dodge ball, etc… Along with those fun activities, the family will also learn Bible verses, participate in worship, devotions, etc… This is also an excellent session to introduce your family into the world of Christian camping at Butler Springs and it is our hope that as a family, you can walk away from this session as one of the highlights of your year and make memories that will not soon be forgotten!
Each person must register. Cost listed is per person. Children 3 and under are free.

Details:

See attached pdf below

Jul 26 to Jul 30
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 9th:
$170.00
Price April 10th to 21 Days Prior to Session Start Date:
$200.00
Price Within 21 Days of Session Start Date:
$230.00

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

Jul 26 to Jul 30
Basketball 2
Grades 5-8
Tony Brackemyre
Check In/Check Out:
4:00 PM/5:00 PM
Deposit:
$45.00
Price from January 1st to April 9th:
$170.00
Price April 10th to 21 Days Prior to Session Start Date:
$200.00
Price Within 21 Days of Session Start Date:
$230.00

Whether you are a starter, 3rd string, or just shoot hoops in your backyard, BSCC’s basketball camps will teach and develop your basketball skills, put an edge in your competition, and create a passion for basketball and Christ that no one could ever dampen. Lace up your shoes, put your head band and arm sleeve on, and come join us for an outstanding camp focused on basketball and Jesus. BSCC’s challenge courses will be offered as afternoon electives.

Jul 26 to Jul 30
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 9th:
$170.00
Price April 10th to 21 Days Prior to Session Start Date:
$200.00
Price Within 21 Days of Session Start Date:
$230.00

Whether you've cheered for years or just want to give it a try, this camp is for you! Learn about a cheerleader's job of being a motivator and an encourager while practicing motion technique, basic stunts, jumps, tumbling, chants, floor cheers, and a dance. Girls will have the opportunity to participate in camp activities such as the zipline, giant swing, and climbing wall. We will also dive into God's word, worship together, and learn lots about God's plan for us. Bring a friend (or your entire squad!) and come enjoy a week of cheerleading fun at BSCC!

Jul 26 to Jul 30
Kids 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 9th:
$170.00
Price April 10th to 21 Days Prior to Session Start Date:
$200.00
Price Within 21 Days of Session Start Date:
$230.00

Take this opportunity to explore and experience the workings of your kitchen. You’ll be able to create, make and EAT delicious treats from scratch; start your own recipe journal and discover the basics of great cooking; and learn the recipe for life that God has for us in His Word. Through worship, teaching, group discussion and other learning activities, we will dive into what the Bible has “cooked” up for us. When we are not in the kitchen or busy in other cafe events, we will have time to swim and participate in BSCC’s challenge courses. Join us at Kid’s Café where we will cook up some fun!

Jul 26 to Jul 30
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 9th:
$170.00
Price April 10th to 21 Days Prior to Session Start Date:
$200.00
Price Within 21 Days of Session Start Date:
$230.00

Raise your hand if you love science class? Great, cause you can get a week long science class full of experiments and discoveries at BSCC without the homework! Over thirty experiments are completed during your stay here and our Christian science teachers explain all the cool mysteries behind the projects to give you a science sensation in a Christian atmosphere! Campers also have access to the zip line, giant swing, climbing tower, pool, and archery.

Jul 26 to Jul 31
Safari 8
Grades 7-9
Caleb Baumgardner
Check In/Check Out:
4:00 PM/7:00 PM
Deposit:
$45.00
Price from January 1st to April 9th:
$170.00
Price April 10th to 21 Days Prior to Session Start Date:
$200.00
Price Within 21 Days of Session Start Date:
$230.00

Mix up your BSCC experience by attending a whole different side to Christian camping. During your stay at Safari Camp you encounter several life make memories, the first being where you sleep for the week—in a tree house that has bunk beds! While here, you will also cook as a group over a fire, travel to Little Miami River and go canoeing, attempting the challenge courses on main camp, all while creating community in a smaller, intimate setting in the outdoors. What better way to praise God and celebrate our Savior than in this one of a kind opportunity.
Safari camp does not have electricity, so it is considered one of our "Primitive" camps. The camp does have running water but for cooking purposes only--there are portable toilets located at Safari that get cleaned every week. Safari follows all the same health codes and standards set by the Highland County Health Board and get frequently inspected. Campers will have the opportunity to take a shower, brush teeth, etc... every evening at main camp before they walk back to Safari.
Interestingly enough, this camp is extremely popular with the younger aged kids and by mostly female population. Each Safari typically reaches max capacity before the first deadline so be sure to reserve your spot today!

Jul 30 to Aug 1
Beginner 2
Grades 2-4
The St. Pierre's
Check In/Check Out:
7:00 PM/4:00 PM
Deposit:
$40.00
Price from January 1st to April 9th:
$80.00
Price April 10th to 21 Days Prior to Session Start Date:
$90.00
Price Within 21 Days of Session Start Date:
$100.00

At Beginner Camp we want to give children in grades second to fourth grade a fun and exciting experience that they will want to repeat each summer.
Because this may be their first experience with camp, we try to make this two night, three day experience as upbeat and fun as possible. We pick a theme that is easily remembered and lends itself to lots of fun activities.
We spend time in God's word, singing together, doing crafts, playing games, swimming, and many other activities. We have a great staff that enjoys the week and are with the kids the entire time they are at the camp. We try really hard to put kids that know each other together so there is still a sense of familiarity when the parents drop them off on Thursday evening.
Beginner camp is a great way to introduce your child to the camping experience.

This may be the first time your child spends the night at camp. The campers experience so much fun from dawn until late at night when it is lights out they are so ready for bed. The camp counselors are very loving, encouraging and well trained. In fact most are parents themselves. From water games to campfires to sing-a-longs this camps rocks with the love of Jesus. Campers attend activities: wood working, crafting, cooking, swimming, and Vespers. Teaching time is not the typical Bible Study at camp. With a phenomenal teacher and small group leaders, the campers think it is all fun and games. Worship time is rocked out with some very energetic God loving musicians. Send your 2nd-4th grader to this camp and I would bet that it is the best week of the summer.

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 “2012 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.