2018 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 2018-2019 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 1 to Jun 3
Father / Son Wilderness Quest
Ages 7-13
Kyle Gulley
Check In/Check Out:
7:00 PM/12:00 PM
Deposit:
$25.00
Price from January 1st to April 4th:
$50.00
Price April 5th to 21 Days Prior to Session Start Date:
$56.00
Price Within 21 Days of Session Start Date:
$60.00

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 Zip line, Climbing Tower, Air rifle, archery, swimming, bazooka ball, lessons and worship. 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. Please eat dinner prior to arriving for this camp session. Both Father and Son must register as a camper. Please eat dinner prior to arriving for this camp session. Participants will sleep in the Wilderness Quest area (tents and bunk beds). You must bring sleeping bag or bedding.

Jun 1 to Jun 3
Mother / Daughter Safari
Ages 7-13
Ginger Johnson
Check In/Check Out:
7:00 PM/12:00 PM
Deposit:
$25.00
Price from January 1st to April 4th:
$50.00
Price April 5th to 21 Days Prior to Session Start Date:
$56.00
Price Within 21 Days of Session Start Date:
$60.00

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 Zip line, climbing tower, air rifle, archery, swimming, bazooka ball, 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. Mother must register as a camper. Daughter must register as a camper. Participants will sleep in the Safari area (tree houses and bunk beds). Bring sleeping bags or bed covering.

Jun 1 to Jun 3
My Parent & Me
Ages 7-13
Keith Warner
Check In/Check Out:
7:00 PM/12:00 PM
Deposit:
$25.00
Price from January 1st to April 4th:
$50.00
Price April 5th to 21 Days Prior to Session Start Date:
$56.00
Price Within 21 Days of Session Start Date:
$60.00
Jun 3 to Jun 6
VIP Camp
All Ages
Stacy Camp
Check In/Check Out:
4:00 PM/2:30 AM
Deposit:
$45.00
Price from January 1st to April 4th:
$155.00
Price April 5th to 21 Days Prior to Session Start Date:
$155.00
Price Within 21 Days of Session Start Date:
$155.00

There is no online option to register for VIP Camp. Send in your Registration form to the camp.
The ages of our VIP campers typically ranges from 16 to 50 years old. The majority of our campers are adults.
Our VIP program is for our special campers with disabilities. Campers who have ever been enrolled in a special needs program in school are eligible to participate. The specific needs of each VIP camper will
be attended to by their "buddy" (1-to-1 staff/camper ratio). Medical needs will be met by the onsite VIP camp nurses. The fun is unending with amazing worship and teaching, cool crafts, swimming at the pool, zip line, wagon rides, convertible rides, golf cart or Polaris rides and much much more.
Due to the high ratio of staff to campers, enrollment is limited to 35 campers. So we recommend registering as early as possible to secure a spot. Once all spots are filled, any further applicants will be given the option of being placed on a waiting list. Cost: $155

Jun 3 to Jun 8
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 4th:
$180.00
Price April 5th 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? How about Zip line, climbing tower, giant swing, archery, air rifle, swimming, canoeing and much much more? 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, , etc. as listed above. Come experience why Safari Camp is so popular.
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 6 to Jun 9
Performing Arts Camp
Grades 4-7
Jen Martin
Check In/Check Out:
4:00 PM/4:00 PM
Deposit:
$45.00
Price from January 1st to April 4th:
$120.00
Price April 5th to 21 Days Prior to Session Start Date:
$150.00
Price Within 21 Days of Session Start Date:
$180.00

We are so excited for this years performing arts camp! This summer, we are going to be learning about the masterful tapestry Jesus weaves of our lives! We will weave bookmarks, a tapestry made from things in nature and yarn all the while practicing and performing a readers theater play about God’s masterful tapestry—-us! So, come join us for a camp filled with theater, art and all things Butler Springs!

we will also be enjoying the fun activities at camp such as zip line, climbing tower, pool, gaga, nine square, pedal carts and much much more.

Jun 6 to Jun 9
Paintball 1
Grades 6-8
John Jewell
Check In/Check Out:
7:00 PM/4:00 PM
Deposit:
$90.00
Price from January 1st to April 4th:
$230.00
Price April 5th 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 such as the zip line, climbing tower, giant swing, archery, air rifle, swimming and much much more!

Jun 7
Day Camp 1
Grades 1-3
Patty Gosche
Check In/Check Out:
9:00 AM/4:00 PM
Deposit:
$11.00
Price from January 1st to April 4th:
$22.00
Price April 5th to 21 Days Prior to Session Start Date:
$28.00
Price Within 21 Days of Session Start Date:
$32.00

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 8
Day Camp 2
Grades 1-3
Patty Gosche
Check In/Check Out:
9:00 AM/4:00 PM
Deposit:
$11.00
Price from January 1st to April 4th:
$22.00
Price April 5th to 21 Days Prior to Session Start Date:
$28.00
Price Within 21 Days of Session Start Date:
$32.00

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 8 to Jun 9
First Chance Camp
Grades 1-3
Keith Warner
Check In/Check Out:
6:00 PM/4:00 PM
Deposit:
$18.00
Price from January 1st to April 4th:
$36.00
Price April 5th to 21 Days Prior to Session Start Date:
$42.00
Price Within 21 Days of Session Start Date:
$46.00

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 child an opportunity to attend camp from 6:00 PM on Friday to 4:00 PM on Saturday to experience all that camp has to offer. You will zip line, climb a tower and swim. Enjoy interactive games and lessons. This introduction to camp is designed to get students comfortable with the camp atmosphere with the security of having a parent close by. Please eat dinner prior to arriving. 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.
Both Parent and child must register as Campers!

Jun 10 to Jun 16
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 4th:
$230.00
Price April 5th 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. Campers in this camp will participate in hiking 3 days, rappelling and rock climbing. whitewater rafting and caving will be done with professional guides from Alpine ministries. 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 10 to Jun 15
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 4th:
$180.00
Price April 5th to 21 Days Prior to Session Start Date:
$210.00
Price Within 21 Days of Session Start Date:
$240.00

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 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 such as zip line, climbing tower, high ropes, giant swing, bazooka ball, swimming and much much more!

Jun 10 to Jun 13
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 4th:
$230.00
Price April 5th 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 such as zip line, rock climbing, giant swing and much much more.

Jun 10 to Jun 14
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 4th:
$180.00
Price April 5th 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 10 to Jun 14
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 4th:
$180.00
Price April 5th to 21 Days Prior to Session Start Date:
$210.00
Price Within 21 Days of Session Start Date:
$230.00

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 elementssuch as, zip line, climbing tower, giant swing, pool, hiking, rock climbing, rappelling, canoeing, etc. Come experience why Safari Camp is so popular.
Safari Camps check in is 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 10 to Jun 14
Soccer
Grades 5-8
Sam Stauffer
Check In/Check Out:
4:00 PM/4:00 PM
Deposit:
$45.00
Price from January 1st to April 4th:
$180.00
Price April 5th 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 10 to Jun 14
Volleyball
Grades 7-12
Kathy & Jon Mercer
Check In/Check Out:
4:00 PM/4:00 PM
Deposit:
$45.00
Price from January 1st to April 4th:
$180.00
Price April 5th 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 such as zip line, climbing tower, high ropes, giant swing, pool and much much more.

Jun 10 to Jun 14
Mountain Bike Camp
Grades 5-12
Joe Etienne
Check In/Check Out:
4:00 PM/4:00 PM
Deposit:
$45.00
Price from January 1st to April 4th:
$180.00
Price April 5th to 21 Days Prior to Session Start Date:
$210.00
Price Within 21 Days of Session Start Date:
$240.00

Join us for 5 days of studying God’s Word while enjoying His creation via Mt. Bike. Off Road trails on nearby camp property will provide challenging hills and other obstacles to learn new riding skills or further develop existing ones. Trails are easily accessible, just a short ride away from base camp. Bicycle safety, riding skills, tire pressures, weight distribution, and maintenance topics will be addressed. In addition to Mt. Biking, campers are able to enjoy camp-favorite activities, such as zip line, swimming pool, climbing wall, giant swing, bazooka ball, human foosball, and more.

Mt Bike camp targets 5th-12th grade boys and girls who enjoy off-road Mt. Biking or desire to get involved in the sport. Helmets are required and must be worn at all times when riding. Campers are asked to clean and inspect their own bikes before arriving at camp. Local bike shops can provide tune-ups for a nominal fee. Arriving with a properly functioning bike will amplify a positive camp experience. One of my goals is to support cycling advocacy by teaching campers how to perform tune-ups and maintenance, so if there are any lingering bike issues, we can address them together. If you have any questions about camp, Mt. Biking, or how to establish or strengthen your relationship with Jesus, feel free to contact Joe Etienne at (513) 532-5529. I look forward to meeting, studying and learning together, and riding with this year’s participants during Mt. Bike Camp week.

Joe Etienne Bio:

I teach adult Sunday school class and serve on the leadership team at the Sardinia Church of Christ. For the last five years I have been blessed to participate in a Ride by Faith wherein ministers of God’s Word and other faith-based folks have ridden from the Ohio River to Lake Erie by way of the Ohio Erie Trail in five days (320 miles total). We have completed this event both unsupported and with van/trailer support while enjoying daily devotions with each other. I was involved with two previous bike weeks at the camp.

I have ridden bicycles since the age of 3, but started taking the sport seriously in 1997. I competed in off-road Mt. Bike racing frequently from ’99-’02, continuing participation in a few select events up through present day. While racing, I used road biking to develop/maintain cardiovascular fitness. Although I prefer Mt. Biking, a vast majority of my logged miles come from road biking, as pavement dries much more quickly than dirt – especially in a shaded forest. I currently maintain several bikes within our family and occasionally wrench on bikes owned by friends while continuing to enjoy the sport.

Jun 14 to Jun 17
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 4th:
$180.00
Price April 5th to 21 Days Prior to Session Start Date:
$210.00
Price Within 21 Days of Session Start Date:
$240.00

Ever wanted to try skiing, wake boarding, knee boarding, slalom skiing, wave surfing, tubing, etc…? With a fleet of upwards to 5 boats, this camp session offers students plenty of opportunities to try their hand (or foot!) at some of these unique water sports at a Rocky Fork State Park lake. Spend all day at the lake improving your skills all the while creating memories with other students and experienced water sportsmen. No experience is necessary…other than being able to swim. Evenings will be spent enjoying activities like Zip line, high ropes, giant swing, praise and worship!

Jun 14 to Jun 16
Discover Safari 1
Grades 3-5
Lisa Taylor
Check In/Check Out:
7:00 PM/4:00 PM
Deposit:
$25.00
Price from January 1st to April 4th:
$50.00
Price April 5th to 21 Days Prior to Session Start Date:
$56.00
Price Within 21 Days of Session Start Date:
$60.00

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. Campers will enjoy the Zip line, climbing tower, archery, air rifle, swimming and much more. 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.
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 14 to Jun 16
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 4th:
$90.00
Price April 5th to 21 Days Prior to Session Start Date:
$100.00
Price Within 21 Days of Session Start Date:
$110.00

HEY 2nd, 3rd, & 4th graders!!! This exciting camp gives you the opportunity to spend two nights, three days at camp without a parent. This camp is run on a three year rotation- student will have a new action packed EPIC Adventure all three years. Students will have an EPIC experience with all there is to do at base-camp in a safe loving environment with experienced leaders. From pedal carts, GaGa to human Foosball not to mention archery, air rifles, bazooka ball, climbing tower, pool, & zip line. Your camper will learn to love Jesus and HIS EPIC Adventure in a whole new way.

Jun 17 to Jun 22
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 4th:
$180.00
Price April 5th 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 zip line, climbing tower, giant swing, gaga, air rifle, archer, pool, hiking, canoeing, etc. Come experience why Safari Camp is so popular.
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 17 to Jun 22
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 4th:
$230.00
Price April 5th 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 four days caving, whitewater rafting, hiking and cliff jumping! For a suggested supply list, download the "What to bring to camp" form from http://butlersprings.com/summer-camp. Before and after your adventure you will experience activities at camp like the zip line, climbing tower, high ropes and giant swing. Warner Quest Extreme… Are you up to the challenge?

Details:

This is a physically demanding week with strenuous activities.

Jun 17 to Jun 23
One21 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 4th:
$210.00
Price April 5th to 21 Days Prior to Session Start Date:
$240.00
Price Within 21 Days of Session Start Date:
$270.00

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.

Jun 24 to Jun 29
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 4th:
$180.00
Price April 5th to 21 Days Prior to Session Start Date:
$210.00
Price Within 21 Days of Session Start Date:
$240.00

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 like Zip line, climbing tower, giant swing, air rifle, archery, swimming and much much more!

Jun 24 to Jun 29
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 4th:
$280.00
Price April 5th 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 24 to Jun 29
Safari 4
Grades 4-6
Dave Myers
Check In/Check Out:
4:00 PM/4:00 PM
Deposit:
$45.00
Price from January 1st to April 4th:
$180.00
Price April 5th 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 like the zip line, climbing tower, giant swing, pool, hiking, canoeing, etc. Come experience why Safari Camp is so popular.
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 24 to Jun 29
Wilderness Quest 1
Grades 6-8
Chad Hodson, Jacob Zink
Check In/Check Out:
4:00 PM/4:00 PM
Deposit:
$45.00
Price from January 1st to April 4th:
$180.00
Price April 5th 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 Zip line, climbing tower, giant swing, high ropes, pool, hiking, rock climbing, rappelling, canoeing, etc. Come experience why WQ is so popular.
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 28 to Jun 30
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 4th:
$180.00
Price April 5th to 21 Days Prior to Session Start Date:
$210.00
Price Within 21 Days of Session Start Date:
$240.00
Jul 1 to Jul 6
Safari 5
Grades 5-7
David Hertlein
Check In/Check Out:
4:00 PM/4:00 PM
Deposit:
$45.00
Price from January 1st to April 4th:
$180.00
Price April 5th 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? How about Zip line, climbing tower, giant swing, archery, air rifle, swimming, canoeing and much much more? 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, , etc. as listed above. Come experience why Safari Camp is so popular.
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 1 to Jul 6
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 4th:
$180.00
Price April 5th to 21 Days Prior to Session Start Date:
$210.00
Price Within 21 Days of Session Start Date:
$240.00
Jul 1 to Jul 6
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 4th:
$230.00
Price April 5th to 21 Days Prior to Session Start Date:
$260.00
Price Within 21 Days of Session Start Date:
$290.00

Our week of camp is like none-other, and is only for an elite 20 campers
(10 guys & 10 girls)! Register early and start preparing for 6 days that will impact your life for all eternity! One of the most extreme Christians in all of history once wrote to a young person with these words, "For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come." (1 Timothy 4:8) If you're "bored" with common-Christianity, or even if you're not exactly sure about your faith in Christ,
We will stay at Wilderness Quest in platform tents with bunk beds. Each day we will enjoy camp activities like the Zip line, climbing tower, Giant swing, hiking, canoeing and much much more!
I invite you and challenge you to join us for Junior High Extreme week at Butler Springs!

Jul 1 to Jul 6
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 4th:
$190.00
Price April 5th 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 focused activities/games; expand knowledge with in-depth lessons; focus on powerful worship service; and experience a safe, Christian atmosphere. Students will also participate in rock wall, zip lines, giant swing, high ropes course for 8th graders, and many other camp elements.

Jul 8 to Jul 13
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 4th:
$180.00
Price April 5th 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 like the Zip line, climbing tower, giant swing, gaga, pool, hiking, canoeing, etc. Come experience why Safari Camp is so popular.
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 8 to Jul 13
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 4th:
$190.00
Price April 5th 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 such as Zip line, climbing tower, giant swing, archery, air rifle, swimming, gaga, human foosball and much much more!

Jul 8 to Jul 13
Wilderness Quest 2
Grades 9-13
Troy Roush
Check In/Check Out:
4:00 PM/4:00 PM
Deposit:
$45.00
Price from January 1st to April 4th:
$180.00
Price April 5th 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.
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 14 to Jul 21
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 4th:
$340.00
Price April 5th 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 details, open the pdf below. The letter date is from 2017 but all the important information is still the same.
if you have any questions, please contact Gus Denzik at gus@butlersprings.com.

Jul 15 to Jul 19
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 4th:
$180.00
Price April 5th to 21 Days Prior to Session Start Date:
$210.00
Price Within 21 Days of Session Start Date:
$240.00

Calling all Middle School Girls, we will focus on struggles that are all too common for this age in today’s society. By emphasizing the inner beauty, self-esteem, peer influence, social media and much more, girls can become more confident in themselves with Scripture reiterating their worth and not the world’s view of their worth--No filters needed!!!! During this camp, we utilize all of camps amenities: climbing tower, zip-line, ropes course; as well as take part in small group competitions and celebrations. This camp is for all girls to develop their God given POWER!

Jul 15 to Jul 18
Paintball 3
Grades 6-8
Caleb Bumgardner
Check In/Check Out:
4:00 PM/4:00 PM
Deposit:
$90.00
Price from January 1st to April 4th:
$230.00
Price April 5th 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 such as the zip line, climbing tower, giant swing, archery, air rifle, swimming and much much more!

Jul 15 to Jul 20
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 4th:
$180.00
Price April 5th to 21 Days Prior to Session Start Date:
$210.00
Price Within 21 Days of Session Start Date:
$240.00

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 such as Zip line, climbing tower, Giant swing, gaga, human foosball, large group games, swimming and much much more.

Jul 15 to Jul 20
Safari 7
Grades 4-6
Brent Smith
Check In/Check Out:
4:00 PM/4:00 PM
Deposit:
$45.00
Price from January 1st to April 4th:
$180.00
Price April 5th 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,Zip line, climbing tower, giant swing, archery, air rifle, canoeing, etc. Come experience why Safari Camp is so popular.
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 20 to Jul 22
Discover Safari 2
Grades 3-5
Lisa Taylor
Check In/Check Out:
4:00 PM/2:00 PM
Deposit:
$25.00
Price from January 1st to April 4th:
$50.00
Price April 5th to 21 Days Prior to Session Start Date:
$56.00
Price Within 21 Days of Session Start Date:
$60.00

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. They will enjoy the Zip line, Climbing tower, air rifle, archery, bazooka ball, swimming and much much more.
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 20 to Jul 22
Family Fun Weekend
All Ages
Jason Bohl
Check In/Check Out:
7:00 PM/12:00 PM
Deposit:
$25.00
Price from January 1st to April 4th:
$50.00
Price April 5th to 21 Days Prior to Session Start Date:
$56.00
Price Within 21 Days of Session Start Date:
$60.00
Jul 22 to Jul 26
Basketball
Grades 5-8
Todd Faust
Check In/Check Out:
4:00 PM/4:00 PM
Deposit:
$45.00
Price from January 1st to April 4th:
$180.00
Price April 5th to 21 Days Prior to Session Start Date:
$210.00
Price Within 21 Days of Session Start Date:
$240.00

Want to be an 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.
The rest of the day the camper will enjoy camp elements such as the Zip line, climbing tower, giant swing, archery, air rifle, swimming and much much more!

Jul 22 to Jul 26
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 4th:
$180.00
Price April 5th to 21 Days Prior to Session Start Date:
$210.00
Price Within 21 Days of Session Start Date:
$240.00

Cheer camp is for girls only! 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. While with your group you will get to enjoy the zip line, climbing tower, giant swing, air rifle, archery, gaga, human foosball, swimming and much much more.

Jul 22 to Jul 26
Kid's 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 4th:
$180.00
Price April 5th 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. You will help prepare and serve meals for 250 people at a nearby church outreach program. Tour a local bakery. Students will also have the opportunity to participate in camp offered elements such as zip line, climbing tower, giant swing, archery, air rifle, gaga, human foosball, swimming and much much more!

Jul 22 to Jul 26
Safari 8
Grades 6-8
Dave Myers
Check In/Check Out:
4:00 PM/4:00 PM
Deposit:
$45.00
Price from January 1st to April 4th:
$180.00
Price April 5th 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 such as Zip line, climbing tower, giant swing, gaga, human foosball, swimming, hiking, canoeing, etc. Come experience why Safari Camp is so popular.
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 26
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 4th:
$180.00
Price April 5th 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 26 to Jul 28
Beginner Camp
Grades 2-4
Joyce & Rick Rammel
Check In/Check Out:
7:00 PM/4:00 PM
Deposit:
$45.00
Price from January 1st to April 4th:
$90.00
Price April 5th 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 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.

We're all excited as we begin to plan for...

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!
A happy heart makes the face cheerful. Proverbs 15:13

A celebration of Happy
• Christmas... Thursday
• Easter... Friday
• Thanksgiving...Friday (Friday/ Thanksgiving meal ? if possible)
• Birthday...Saturday
Friday evening: Celebration Carnival
Team / families: Months of the year

I feel that God lead me to this theme choice because of what a camper shared with us as we waited for her parents at the conclusion of Beginner 2017! As I was talking with her, and we talked about church and she said she didn't attend church anywhere, and she said "when I get home, I'm going to check out this man named Jesus" whew! that made me realize just how important camp really is, an opportunity to share who Jesus is!!!! I thought a lot about that statement and knew that its very important for them to know who Jesus is, so we're going to go back and talk about God's love, (John 3:16) Jesus birth, His dying and Resurrection, blessings with thankful hearts, and finally celebrate how much God loves them with their birthday! We'll talk about Why are we happy and how we can celebrate who Jesus really is, among other ideas...The team is all excited about this theme...

Thank You for ALL YOU DO!!!!
To God be the glory, great things He has done!!!
Completely Blessed, Joyce

Jul 26 to Jul 28
Father / Son Safari
Ages 7-13
Patrick Klump
Check In/Check Out:
7:00 PM/4:00 PM
Deposit:
$25.00
Price from January 1st to April 4th:
$50.00
Price April 5th to 21 Days Prior to Session Start Date:
$56.00
Price Within 21 Days of Session Start Date:
$60.00

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 like the zip line, climbing tower, air rifle, archery, gaga, human foosball, swimming, 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. 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). So bring your sleeping bag or bedding.

Jul 26 to Jul 28
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 4th:
$150.00
Price April 5th to 21 Days Prior to Session Start Date:
$180.00
Price Within 21 Days of Session Start Date:
$210.00

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 such as the zip line, climbing tower, giant swing, archery, air rifle, swimming and much much more!

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 of a regular occurrence and the Butler Springs kitchen staff are willing to help assist. We can provide you with a menu so that you, as a parent, can plan/supplement your child's food preferences/needs for certain meals. 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 all meals for your child and store them in the main kitchen’s refrigerator and/or freezer to be prepared by the kitchen staff.

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.