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Butler Springs Christian Camp

3701 State Route 41 |  (937)-588-2205 

Hillsboro Ohio 45133 | butlersprings.com

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Navigating in Woods

CAMP DESCRIPTIONS

 

MAIN CAMPS

Main Camps

  • 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; participate in powerful worship; and experience a safe and Christian atmosphere. Students will also participate in camp offered elements.

    • Main Camps would include:

Family Fun Weekend

  • This is a weekend for the entire family to develop a closer relationship between them and with God! This weekend is full of fun and adventure. From sunrise to sunset the day is packed full of activities to help draw parent and child closer together as they cook, study and face the challenges of the day. Some of the activities are: Bible scavenger hunt, archery, climbing tower, giant zip line, air rifle, swimming, campfire, s'mores, and just plain fun.

Beginner Camp

  • Here’s   the   SCOOP! "How sweet are your words" … -Psalm 119:103

One, two, three, four, five scoops of God’s word… Ice Cream Sandwich, Ice Cream Cone, Ice Cream Sundae, Blizzards and Flurries, Banana Split

 

You’re invited to BSCC Beginners Camp and join us as we enjoy visiting the Ice Cream Parlor (GYM)…where you’ll learn all about the Holy Bible, God’s sweet words, through Bible reading, activities, and Praise/Worship! What makes this visit so fun? Not only will you enjoy all that camp has to offer, like swimming, hiking, GaGa, Peddle Carts, ZipLine, and Climbing Wall, and the list doesn’t stop there; you’ll make new friends, enjoy campfires under the stars, Creative Art, and enjoy yummy camp food while learning about the Bible! How sweet! So mark your calendars and plan on checking out the sweetest tasting ice cream, sundaes, and tasty treats, and the Bible, --- so let’s get scooping!!!!

 

Day Camps

  • God “Nose” Everything!
    This is how we know that we belong to the truth and how we set our hearts at rest in his presence:  20  If our hearts condemn us, we know that God is greater than our hearts, and he knows everything. - 1 John 19-20

    First time campers will experience Butler Springs through the sense of smell, we will learn about the wonderful olfactory system while learning that our all-knowing omniscient God “nose” everything! We will have fun using our nose as we hike, swim, make crafts, play games and sing songs to remind us that God made each creature with amazing unique nostrils because he “nose” all about each and every one of us, and that is nothing to sneeze at!

 

You have searched me, LORD,  and you know me. You know when I sit and when I rise;  you perceive my thoughts from afar. You discern my going out and my lying down;  you are familiar with all my ways. -Psalm 139:1-3

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First Chance Camp

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

(CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THIS WEEK'S SCHEDULE)

 

My Parent and Me

  • This is a weekend with one parent (grandparent or guardian) and child to develop a closer relationship between them and God. This weekend is full of fun and adventure. From sunrise to sunset this day is packed full of activities to help draw parent and child closer together as they cook, study and face the challenges of the day.

(CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THIS WEEK'S SCHEDULE)

 

EPIC Camp

  • This camp offers students going into 2nd-5th grade the opportunity to stay two nights, three days at camp without a parent. Campers will have an EPIC experience taking part in archery, air rifles, bazooka ball, climbing tower, swimming, and zip-lining all the while learning about Jesus through hands on activities. Your children will leave camp wanting to return for more fun! 

 

Adventure 345 (CLICK HERE TO SEE THE HIGHLIGHTS FROM LAST YEAR!)

  • Long before the super heroes Thor, The Hulk, Captain America Iron Man, and even Superman and Batman, God put in place SUPERHEROES that could stand in a fire and not get burned!!, fight lions, bears and giants with only a slingshot!! Save a whole country risking her own life!!, and even walk on water!! If you want to experience the most “Super Time” of your life don’t miss Adventure 345 week of camp this summer. June 23-28, 2019. We will be swimming, singing, eating ice cream, flying on a zip line, hiking, making things, and most important exploring SUPERHEROES that God put in the Bible that we can learn from.
    Our theme this year is “FIX YOUR EYES ON JESUS” Hebrews 12:2 the ultimate Superhero

SPORTS CAMPS

Soccer Camp

  • Soccer Camp is a perfect choice for the 5th-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 day doing camp activities and swimming; finishing off each night off with a campfire and worship. 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. 

Paintball Camp

  • Love the thrill of this intense sport? Want to try this sport for the first time? Whatever you 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.

Karate Camp

  • Who doesn't want to be a ninja?! Or at least live the 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.

 

Basketball Camp

  • Want to be a NBA star, or at least live the part for a week? Come experience a great camp session where prior experience is not needed and learn or refine your techniques, skills and discipline. Butler Springs creates a community of Christian coaches where they can influence students can practice a wide variety of skills alongside hight ranked instructors in a safe environment. (CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO)

Cheer Camp

  • 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 cheerleading skills alongside seasoned instructors.

 

Volleyball Camp

  • For the FEMALE ONLY camp session, you can hone in on your skills, technique 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 camp offered elements. (CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO)

 

Water Sports Camp (CLICK HERE TO TO SEE THE HIGHLIGHTS FROM LAST YEAR!)

  • Where else can you go to hang out with friends or meet new friends your own age for four days and spend six hours every day on Rocky Fork Lake enjoying all kind of water sports?  Back for our 11th year, Butler Springs offers this Water Sport's camp where experienced ski instructors use their skills and boats to give students the time of their lives - all in atmosphere where Christ and His way of living is honored, modeled and taught.  All students, grades 8-12 are welcome regardless of previous water sports experience.  The only requirement is that you are able to swim (duh!).  We'll teach you what you want to learn... any kind of waterskiing, wakeboading, wakesurfing, slalom skiing, kneeboarding, or even barefooting for the advanced. Of course, we’ll have some extreme tubing moments as well!   This year’s theme is “Full Send!”  June 13-16, 2019

Mountain Bike Camp

  • Come experience a great camp session where prior experience is not needed and learn or refine your biking techniques, skills and discipline. Butler Springs uses very well-trained instructors where they can influence students as they practice a wide variety mountain biking skills alongside seasoned instructors. With over 100 acres of woods, the biking trails are abundant. 

       (CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO)

PRIMITIVE CAMPS

Canadian Outback

  • 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.                   (CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO)

Western Extreme

  • Western Extreme will be a 13 day adventure to Glacier, Yellowstone, and the Grand Tetons National Parks. The focus will be the majesty and beauty of God in His creation. This camp will be rigorous in terms of patience, physical endurance, and spiritual maturity. **References are required and spots will be given to the first twelve young people who the dean feels are suited for this trip.**

 

Safari 

  • 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 each lunch prepared by the camp staff at main camp. Afternoons will be spent participating in the camp offered elements, pool, hiking, rock climbing, rappelling, canoeing, etc. Come experience why Safari Camp is so popular. **Safari Camp Check-In is NOT AT MAIN CAMP but about 1/4 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.**

 

Discover Safari

  • 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. **Safari Camp Check-In is NOT AT MAIN CAMP but about 1/4 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.**

 

Wilderness Quest

  • 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 primitive campsite (NO ELECTRICITY) in large, canvas tents with bunk beds where this small group of campers can focus on the natural beauty that Do 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 camp offered elements, pool, hiking, rock climbing,  rappelling, canoeing, etc. Come experience why WQ is so popular. **WQ Camp Check-In is NOT AT MAIN CAMP but about 1/4 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.**

 

Father/Son Safari

  • Be intentional. Father/Son Safari is a three day experience created for dads to spend intentional time with their sons. The woods, the worship, the activities are all focused on creating moments of laughter, competition, creativity and intentional father/son time. 1 Corinthians 16:13

 

Father/Son Wilderness Quest

  • Father, is your son begging to spend more time with you? How about an excellent weekend where you and your son can deepen that everlasting bond between a father and a son? In this camp session, you will spend the weekend with other father/son combinations participating in activities, lessons, worship, etc... all geared towards an inseparable bond between a son and his father while focusing on our heavenly Father. Memories are guaranteed to be made in this very popular session. Please eat dinner prior to arriving for this camp session. Father must register as a camper. Son much register as a camper. Participants will sleep in the Wilderness Quest area (tents and bunk beds).

 

Mother/Daughter Safari

  • Mother, is your daughter begging to spend more time with you? How about an excellent weekend where you and your daughter can deepen that everlasting bond between a mother and a daughter? In this camp session, you will spend the weekend with other mother/daughter combinations participating in activities, lessons, worship, etc... all geared towards an inseparable bond between a daughter and her mother 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 much register as a camper. Participants will sleep in the Safari area (tree houses and bunk beds).

 

Wild West Virginia

  • This adventurous camp session meets at camp on Saturday, and gets straight to knowing a little more about each other, our week and our gear.  Sunday begins with morning worship, pack it all up and head to West Virginia, and begin our amazing outdoor experiences. While using Tea Creek Campground and Appalachian Bible College's primitive campsites as a base for the week, this camp will participate in hiking, rappelling, rock climbing, whitewater rafting and more, all while challenging each other in the Lord to reach for more. As you can see, this is not your average week of camp, so gear up physically and spiritually. Over the years, this has continually been one of the first camp sessions to reach max capacity so you definitely want to register early to have an opportunity to live an opportunity to live an adventure for a whole week! (CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO)

Junior High Extreme

  • This extreme camp session will spend a couple of nights at Butler Springs participating in camp offered elements, local canoeing, rappelling, rock climbing, etc. Once they begin their journey away from camp, they will participate in several of the areas local outdoor activities. 

SPECIALTY CAMPS

 

Be Creative

  • This camp is all things media, arts, tech, music, photography, videography, etc. Pretty much anything that encourages you to BE CREATIVE! This camp challenges each camper to find out just how creative they can be while also teaching them to use that creativity for God and His Kingdom growth! Student will also have the opportunity to participate in camp offered elements.

Kids Cafe

  • 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. Student will also have the opportunity to participate in camp offered elements.

Culinary Cafe

  • Since 2016, this camp session is the result of our Kid's Cafe being so popular over the years. As those students got older, they have requested the same style of camp with for older students with more focus on the culinary arts. Within this camp session, you will be able to prepare meals for a large group of people, serve your food with pride, explore tasty combinations, and much more. Student will also have the opportunity to participate in camp offered elements. (CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO)


S.T.E.M. Camp

  • Love science? Enjoy a wild and crazy experiments? Come experience a camp session where learning, exploring and experimenting is way more interesting than 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.

Horse Camp

  • 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. The first session will be held completely at Butler Springs. The second session will have the campers traveling back and forth from Butler Springs to "Heavenward Farm & Horsemanship" in  Morrow, OH for horsemanship and trail riding. These sessions tends to fill up quickly, so giddy up! (CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO)

    • Week 1 | BULLETPROOF--  Just like we wear helmets when riding horses, wearing the full armor of God makes us bulletproof to attacks from the enemy. Learn how to get your armor on and ride off without fear.

    • Week 2 | GROW! --   Every living thing God created is meant to grow and produce something good.  We will see that in a new way during this week of horsemanship, learning and service.

#SelfieNoFilter Camp

  • GIRLS ONLY! Middle school girls that is! During the week, share Christ's view of them personally. They will discover how Jesus loves them for who they are with #NoFilters needed in their #Seflie. These girls become more confident with themselves with Scripture reiterating their worth in Jesus Christ, their inner beauty, self-esteem, and much more!                                  (CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO)

FRESH Camp

  • GIRLS ONLY! High school girls that is! After an amazing response to our #SelfieNoFilter Camp, FRESH Camp was created to keep the momentum going! During the week, share Christ's view of them personally. They will discover how Jesus loves them for who they really are. These girls become more confident with themselves with Scripture reiterating their worth in Jesus Christ, their inner beauty, self-esteem, and much more!

      (CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO)

 

VIP Camp **PAPER REGISTRATION ONLY**

  • Very Important People (VIP) Camp is a fun, active camp for ages 14 and Up.  VIP Camp is designed for individuals with high and low incident disabilities.  Campers will enjoy crafts, exercise, interactive object lessons, and all active activities that the BSCC has to offer,  Campers need to be able to attend to their own basic care needs.  

(CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD REGISTRATION FORM)

Performing Arts Camp

  • Performing Arts Camp is for grades 4th-7th, boys and girls, who want to learn about theater, acting and Jesus! This year's theme is going to be "Spinning!" The camp dean will bring a spinning wheel, we will create drop spindles using CDs and several other crafts all the while putting on a short readers theater play about you, God's greatest creation, and how your story was spun; how the threads of your life all connect and how you are being beautifully and wonderfully molded into who God made you to be. This and all things camp will conclude with a performance for the parents and family! Come join us for a God-filled week of camp and all things theatrical.

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