In 1949, several men drove over from a local C.C.C. Camp at Fort Hill to inspect this property. They had a dream which became a reality. Our own camp! The two camps, Tri-State Christian and Victory Christian, finally became what is now Butler Springs Christian Camp & Retreat Center. For over 60 years, this camp has faithfully served the churches of the Restoration Movement from areas in, near, or around Dayton, Cincinnati, Chillicothe, Columbus, northern Kentucky, and other towns in Southwest Ohio. Butler Springs began as a week-long, all age camp. Today it is an all year, multifaceted camp and retreat center.

Over the years Butler Springs has kept as its foundation the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Thousands of young people have given their life to the Lord through the "Living Springs" of BSCC. Lives have been changed and Ministeries launched throughout the world by the influence of this camp.

Every summer, thousands of kids attend summer camp, attending one or more of our 52 different sessions offered. With our 145 acres of land, excellent facilities, qualified summer/full time staff, exceptional volunteers, and the financial support of our amazing churches, we carry out the Great Commission in this wonderful camp ministry God has truly Blessed us with!


Meet Our Camp Staff


Keith Warner

Camp Director


Keith holds a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Criminology and Business from Indiana State University and a Bachelor's of Arts in Bible and Preaching from Johnson Bible College. He married his wife Laura whom he met on a blind date while at Indiana State. They have 3 children who grew up and worked at camp as teenagers; Jared, Justin and Ali. He has been with BSCC since 1989. His favorite hobby is scuba diving and he has done over 300 dives in the Bermuda triangle and he’s still with us!!!


Chris Osborne

Retreat Coordinator


Chris graduated from Kentucky Christian University, married his lovely wife Christy, and then joined the Butler Springs staff all within three weeks in May of 2009. Chris has spent at least one week at a Christian Camp since the summer of 1991 and counts those precious moments as to why God has developed a passion for Christian Camping in his life today. Chris is married to a real life super hero--Christy--and father to two absolute precious daughters--Ainsley & Ayla. Some of his hobbies include state highpointing (30 completed), scuba diving (approximately 150 hours spent below sea level), traveling (whether by 4 wheels, 2 wheels or 2 feet), Reese's Peanut Butter Cups and an ice cold Coke!