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CAMP SESSION INFO / DESCRIPTIONS

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Main Camps

This is a main camp atmosphere where campers 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.

 

Adventure 345​ 

  • Adventure 345 week of camp is a week of base camp that really is an "Adventure". Each day is filled with activities that will help all of us learn the basics about walking closer to Jesus. Our theme for the week is the Fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23). We often think of fruit as something orange or red that grows on trees and we eat it. While that is true have you ever thought about what it means to have GOOD FRUIT as a person? What does it mean to show LOVE like Jesus, have JOY even in the tough times, be at PEACE, have PATIENCE with things and each other, show KINDNESS to everyone, be GOOD, be FAITHFUL to Jesus, being GENTLE, and practicing SELF-CONTROL? Through the week we will be uncovering what each of these nine characteristics should look like in our own lives!! Each day is packed full of activities that include crafts, woodworking classes, cooking, hikes, zip line, messy games, swimming, and lots of other fun things that can only happen at camp. We will have awesome music and will be blessed each night as we worship in the woods around a campfire. Do not miss the “ADVENTURE” of a lifetime. “A time you will never forget.”  SEE YOU AT CAMP!!

  • Adventure 345 Camp Letter 

  • Schedule

 

Adventure 456

  • Adventure 456 is for campers going into 4th, 5th, and 6th grades. This camp is a great way to make new friends and learn more about the love of the Lord. We at Butler Springs are excited to see you here soon! Check back later for more information about the theme of this year’s camp.

  • Adventure 456 Camp Letter

 

Middle School Camp

  • Theme: Eat This Book
    Purpose Statement: During the camp session, we are going to challenge students to love the Word of God by creating a craving for His truth through desperation, understanding, and obedience.

  • Middle School Camp Letter

Middle School Too​

  • Enjoy worship, friendship, Bible study, and adventure at Middle School Too. Learn more about God, grow in your relationship with Him, and know that you are loved at this camp. Experience the activities that Butler Spring has for campers as well.

  • Middle School Too Camp Letter

 

High School Camp

  • This year's ONE21 Summer Experience will focus on how God has created us to live in community with one another. The book of Acts, gives us examples of how to live in unity as Jesus’ followers. Together we will dive into its pages to study how our gifts, our friendships, our generosity, our prayers, and so many other things can be used to glorify God, lift each other up, and welcome people into the Kingdom! All of this happens through epic experiences, practicing our passions, enjoying the beauty and adventure of Butler Springs campus, building long lasting friendships, and celebrating all day long because we are ONE in Christ! This week is designed to be the place you belong!

  • 2022 High School Camp Letter

 

Epic Camp

  • This week is going to be EPIC! All 2nd-5th graders are welcome. Learn more about God and make memories that will last a lifetime. Go zip-ling, rock climbing, swimming, pedal carting, and so much more during this week of camp. Check back later for more details about the theme of this year’s Epic Camp.

 

Beginner Camp

  • Learn what makes a great CIRCLE OF FRIENDS!!  "A friend loves at all times." Proverbs 17:17 

  • Be a friend to others and know that Jesus is your BEST FRIEND! Campers will have a blast doing all that camp has to offer them. Anyone going into 2nd-5th grade is welcome.

  • 2022 Beginner Camp Letter

  • 2022 Beginner Camp 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

  • 2022 VIP Camp Letter

 

Sport Camps

Sports Camps at Butler Springs are a great way to train in the sport you love while being in a supportive environment. Campers at these camps stay in our temperature-controlled cabins and will participate in activities offered by Butler Springs.

Volleyball

  • Volleyball camp is a place to learn, refine, and grow, not just as a volleyball player, but as a follower of Christ. In this camp, we work on the skills of the game, but also look deeper into what it means to be a follower of Christ. We try to incorporate all camp activities into the camp while still working on individual and team volleyball skills. With over 30 years of volleyball coaching experience, our deans look to make you a better player and help you in your walk with Christ. For more information contact: kmercer821@gmail.com

 

Basketball

  • At basketball camp work on your skills and learn more about Christ. While at basketball camp, campers will participate in drills, competitions, and games that will help them become better players.

 

Weekly descriptions:

  • Basketball 1 (High School)

    • High School Basketball Camp is back at Butler Springs!!! Join us as we relaunch this life changing week June 12-16. Kicking off with the BSCC Draft after dinner on Sunday night, and ending with our OT Tournament (then award ceremony and prayerfully some baptisms to celebrate!) on Thursday. In between there will be skills contests, team competition, lessons, worship, messages, and all sorts of other fun camp activities. It’s bigger than basketball as we seek to glorify God by reaching the lost & building disciples through basketball and the opportunities the game presents.  Questions? Email Jared.Miller@athletesinaction.org

    • 2022 Basketball 1 Camp Letter

 

  •  Basketball 2 (Middle School)

    • The week will be filled with skill stations, 5-on-5 team competition, 3-on-3 play, and all of the camp activities that Butler Spring has to offer, like zip-lining, swimming, rock climbing, and more. This year’s theme is IN THE FIRE (Daniel 3). We all face trials, be we can find comfort knowing that God is in the “fire” with us. Contact Todd Faust with questions: todd.faust@lclsd.org

    • 2022 Basketball 2 Camp Letter

 

Soccer

  • Refine your soccer skills at Butler Springs! Have fun playing soccer while learning more about and growing in Christ. Soccer Camp is for campers of any skill level. Campers work on foundational soccer skills, do drills, scrimmage, and more! Soccer camp also gets to participate in all the activities that Butler Springs has to offer.

Water Sports

  • 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 kinds of water sports?  Back for our 13th year, Butler Springs offers this Water Sports camp where experienced ski instructors use their skills and boats to give students the time of their lives - all in an 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 can swim (duh!).  We'll teach you what you want to learn... any kind of waterskiing, wakeboarding, wake surfing, slalom skiing, knee boarding, or even barefooting for the advanced. We’ll have some extreme tubing moments as well!  Check out our Water Sports Facebook page to see some pictures and videos from past years and request to join.

 

Cheer Camp

  • Become a better teammate and cheerleader at Butler Spring’s Cheer Camp. At Cheer Camp, not only will you learn new cheer routines, practice your skills, make new friends, and participate in all the favorite camp activities, you will also grow in Chris. For a cheerleader, camp couldn’t get any better!

  • 2022 Cheer Camp Letter

 

Mountain Bike

  • Mountain Bike Camp at Butler Springs gives campers 5 days of studying God’s Word while enjoying His creation via Mountain Bike. Nearby Off-Road trails will provide challenging hills and other obstacles to learn new riding skills or further develop existing ones. Trails are easily accessible from the camp, only a short ride or short drive away. Bicycle safety, riding skills, tire pressures, weight distribution, and maintenance topics will be addressed. In addition to Mountain Biking, campers can enjoy camp-favorite activities, such as zip line, swimming pool, climbing wall, and more.

  • 2022 Mountain Bike Camp Letter

 

Karate Camp

  • There is so much to learn at Karate Camp! This camp is for any karate skill level. It is designed to teach campers as much as possible about the sport and Christ in a week. Campers at Karate Camp will also get to participate in all the activities that Butler Springs has to offer as well.

 

Paintball Camp

 

Educational Camps

Our Educational Camps are designed to build on camper interests. These camps are lead by dean’s who are passionate about the subject and seeing youth grow in their relationship with Christ. Campers for these camps will stay in temperature-controlled cabins on base camp and will be able to participate in age-appropriate activities the camp has to offer.

 

Horse Camp

  • Horse Camp at Butler Springs combines the best of Christian camping with horsemanship and riding!  You will be assigned a horse and will learn how to handle, groom and care for your horse.  You will receive group riding instruction at your level and enjoy increasingly challenging trail rides each day.  You will also enjoy recreational activities such as swimming, team games, zip-lining, and other fun that BSCC has to offer!

  • Our Theme for 2022 is Facing Your Giants.  You will come to understand the internal and external challenges faced by David, Daniel, Esther, Jonah, and Mary Magdalene in a way that you can apply to your life as a student today.  We also focus on worship, encouraging each other, and knowing our way around our Bible.

  • To get signed up for Horse Camp, please contact the Butler Springs office at info@butlersprings.com or (937) 588-2205. For safety of campers and animals, we will have you fill out a form for the dean of the camp (and owner of the horses) to approve before registering for Horse Camp. 

  • 2022 Horse Camp Letter

  • Horse Camp Waiver

 

S.T.E.M. Camp

  • Experience Butler Springs through science, experiments, and thinking outside the box. S.T.E.M. Camp is for the camper who loves to solve problems and learn about the world around them. Hands-on activities will show you have even science, technology, engineering, and math reflect the way God designed our world. Campers will also have the opportunity to participate in all of the elements at Butler Springs like the climbing tower, zip-line, pool, and more!

  • 2022 Science Camp 

 

Be Creative

  • Be Creative Camp is an experience that was created for creatives of all kinds, from the band geeks, theater kids, and artists to the inventors, writers, and gamers. Each week of BeCre is much more involved than your typical summer camp – a week of Be Creative includes a healthy dose of improv, games and challenges, and storytelling. It’s like a week-long murder mystery or an escape room: there’s a setup, an unfolding story with conflicts, resolutions, and of course, unexpected twists along the way. In between the points of the ongoing story, we have photography challenges, movie sound effects challenges, tons of opportunities to utilize the camp's elements like the zipline, pool, climbing wall and more, as well as an intense study of the Bible. For more information about Be Creative, you can visit our website, becreativecamp.com.

  • Be Creative 1:

This year's theme for Be Creative 1 (Grades 9-13) is Trial. Each day, we'll act out a courtroom drama, with campers playing the roles of lawyers and witnesses. During the week, we'll also be interrogating the trials of Job from the Old Testament. The evidence is in, but it's up to you to decide what happens next!​

BeCre 1 Camp Letter

  • Be Creative 2:

This year's theme for Be Creative 2 (Grades 6-8) is Buried. We'll investigate a series of ancient ruins, exploring the practices and traditions of an ancient society that once lived at Butler Springs. Throughout the week, we'll also be exploring passages from the Bible and discussing how they relate to everyday life. Bring your explorer's hat and magnifying glass; we're going to solve a mystery!

BeCre 2 Camp Letter

 

Culinary Camp

  • Campers will expand their cooking knowledge and explore recipe options while diving into God's word and drawing closer to God's plan for our lives.  We travel down to Jungle Jim's in Cincinnati to explore the wide variety of ingredients and foods at this huge international market.  Campers will be introduced to unique ingredients and kitchen tools and gadgets. Campers will learn culinary tricks to make creating dishes and meals more enjoyable and unique.  Campers take part in camp activities such as swimming, zip lining and camp games. Campers will learn simple, creative recipes that they can easily recreate at home with ingredients that are typically on hand in addition to a few unique dishes that introduces them to tastes they might not have experienced before. We end the week with a friendly cooking competition where the campers can showcase the skills they have learned during the week.  Most importantly, we encourage a faith journey with Christ, our Lord and Savior and that the kids establish a bond with friends and peers who can encourage that journey and walk it with them.  Please feel free to contact Tracy Reeves at jtreeves455@gmail.com if you have any questions

  • PLEASE CONTACT TRACY IN ADVANCE IF YOU HAVE ANY FOOD ALLERGIES. 

  • 2022 Culinary Camp Letter

 

Kids Café

  • Kids will learn cooking basics and explore recipe options while diving in to God's word and drawing closer to God's plan for our lives.  We travel down the road to JR's Market in Bainbridge and to the Country Crust Bakery to observe all of their baking supplies and spices and to observe all of the options available.  Kid's will become familiar with simple knife skills, kitchen gadgets and tools and culinary tricks to make creating dishes and meals more enjoyable and unique.  We take part in camp activities such as swimming, zip lining and camp games. Kid's will learn simple, creative recipes that they can easily recreate at home with ingredients that are typically on hand.  Most importantly, we encourage a faith journey with Christ, our Lord and Savior and that the kids establish a bond with friends and peers who can encourage that journey and walk it with them.  Please feel free to contact Tracy Reeves at jtreeves455@gmail.com if you have any questions. 

  • PLEASE CONTACT TRACY IN ADVANCE IF YOU HAVE ANY FOOD ALLERGIES. 

  • 2022 Kid's Café Camp Letter

 

FRESH Camp​

  • High school girls! Want to learn more about what Jesus can do in your life AND have a fun week at camp? Fresh Camp is for you! Fresh Camp is all about fresh starts and fresh perspectives using the Bible as our lens. We'll learn about how to approach life as a Christian in high school and beyond. On top of that we'll do some crafts, make some new best friends, and do some awesome camp activities!

  • 2022 Fresh Camp Letter

Selfie Camp

  • This camp session is designed for 6th-8th grade girls to learn about who they are and who's they are. Selfie camp focuses on identity and who is influencing us. Campers will also have the opportunity to participate in all the activities Butler Springs has to offer including swimming, zip-lining, the giant swing, and so much more!

  • 2022 Selfie Letter

 

 

Chess Camp

  • This is a brand new camp to Butler Springs! Want to know how to play chess? Want to become a better chess player? This is the camp for you! Not only will campers learn more about the game, they will also learn more about the Lord and deepen their relationship with them. All other camp activities will be available for Chess campers to participate in as well.

 

 

Day Camp

Day Camp is for young campers (1st-3rd graders) who might not be ready to say all night yet but want to experience camp and enjoy all that it has to offer. Lunch and a snack are provided for day campers.

  • This year at Day Camp we will learn about the BIG JOB that God gave Noah to do! The activities for each day will be the same fun and excitement that Day Camp always has like hiking, swimming and zip-lining! But each day there will be different crafts and lessons as we take a look at how:

June 8 (1) NOAH OBEYED

June 9 (2) GOD PROVIDED

June 10 (3) GOD KEEPS HIS PROMISES

July 21 (4) GOD PROVIDED

July 22 (5) GOD KEEPS HIS PROMISES

2022 Day Camp Letter

Wilderness Camps

Our Wilderness Camps take place on Butler Springs property, but not at main camp. These sessions bring even more wilderness to camp! Campers do not stay in dorms, but depending on the camp, they will either say in huts, our provided, floored tents, or tents/ hammocks of their own. These campers also help make their own meals and may go on off-property day-long adventures (canoeing, rafting, rock climbing) along with Butler Springs offered elements.

Safari Camps

  • Safari campers stay in elevated huts or tree houses a short hike from main camp, make their own meals, go canoeing or rafting and so much more! Safari Camps are small and allow campers to get to know everyone they are at camp with. Campers will get to participate in all the age-appropriate activities that Butler Springs has to offer such as swimming, zip lining, ropes courses, archery, and more!

 

Weekly Descriptions (MORE DESCRIPTIONS TO COME!):

  • Safari 1

Safari 1 is a jam-packed week of camp led by Austin and Maddie. This year Safari 1 will be talking about being a Wild Warrior for Christ! Campers will learn about different warriors in the bible and what it looks like to serve God as a warrior. This week's verse is Psalms 144:1-2 “Praise be to the Lord my Rock, who trains my hands for war, my fingers for battle. He is my loving God and my fortress, my stronghold and my deliverer, my shield, in whom I take refuge, who subdues peoples under me.” During Safari 1, campers will get the chance to go rafting, ziplining, rock climbing, enjoy time around the fire, and many more outdoorsy activities. Austin Fouts is excited to Dean his first week of Safari camp because he also grew up enjoying safari camp adventures. Maddie is a summer staff worker at Butler Springs who is excited to enjoy a week leading campers and building relationships. If you have any questions about this week of camp please reach out to Austin and Maddie at austin@butlersprings.com and fabmaddiesmith@gmail.com

2022 Safari 1 Camp Letter

 

  • Safari 3

Who is Jesus and why does it matter? (Studying the book of John)

  2022 Safari 3 Camp Letter

  • Safari 4

2022 Safari 4 Camp Letter

 

  • Safari 5

Don't Just Survive--Thrive!  This camp is for kids who love to be outdoors! Each day will involve a unique adventure that will challenge the campers to build their confidence, their teamwork with fellow campers, and most importantly their faith and relationship with Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior.  Our adventures will involve exploring the creeks and forests that surround Butler Springs, including a full day of rafting/canoeing. After hiking to discover a nearby fort, campers will also be challenged to build their own!  Ziplines, giant swings, climbing tower, archery, air rifles, bazooka ball and other fun games will also be a part of Safari.  Your camper will come home knowing how to make their own meals over a campfire, as well as many other fun camping and outdoor skills.  After the excitement of each day, we will cool off and unwind with a dip in the pool and some good old fashioned campfire fun with songs, stories and skits.  Then we will fall asleep nestled among the trees at the Safari Outpost, and rest up for the next day.

Safari 5 Camp Letter

  • Safari 6

2022 Safari 6 Camp Letter

 

  • Father/ Son Safari

Fathers, spend the weekend with your son(s) at Safari Camp! This is an awesome weekend designed for fathers and sons to make memories together! (If dads are unable to attend, a grandfather, uncle, or other such father-figure is welcome to attend in dad’s place. Also, dads are permitted to bring more than one son to this camp.)

2022 Father/Son Safari Letter

 

  • Mother/ Daughter

This camp is the perfect way for mothers and daughters to spend time together in the outdoors, be adventurous, and make memories! (If moms are unable to attend, a grandmother, aunt, or other such mother-figure is welcome to attend in mom’s place. Also, moms are permitted to bring more than one daughter to this camp.)

2022 Mother/Daughter Safari Letter

 

  • Discover Safari

Do your younger campers want to experience Safari Camp, but are not sure they want to stay for an entire week? Discover Safari is a great option for them. It is a three-day, two-night camp designed to give campers a taste of Safari. They will sleep in the same location as regular Safari camps and participate in age-appropriate activities at Butler Springs.

 

Wilderness Quest 

  • Wilderness Quest campers stay in bunk tents a short hike from main camp, make their own meals, go canoeing or rafting and so much more! Wilderness Quest camps are small and allow campers to get to know everyone they are at camp with. Campers will get to participate in all the age-appropriate activities that Butler Springs has to offer such as swimming, zip lining, ropes courses, archery, and more!

Adventure Camps

Adventure Camps are camps that take place off of Butler Springs property. Transportation will be provided for these camps from Butler Springs to their destinations and back. All costs are accounted for in the price of the camp (other than extra spending money a camper might want to bring).

 

Canadian Outback

  • Campers travel from Butler Springs to Algonquin Providential Park to spend the week backpacking and canoeing. Campers take everything they will need through the week in one backpack and will be responsible for carrying their things with them.

  • 2022 Canada Camp Letter

  • Canada Packing List

 

Wild West Virginia

  • Spend the week in West Virginia hiking, camping, and rafting. This camp is a great way to get outside and explore the beauty of God’s creation with people who will become your friends by the end of the week. You will hike from campsite to campsite, make your own meals, and enjoy time worship and learning about the Lord.

  • 2022 Wild West Virginia Packing List

  • (White Water Rafting Waiver)

 

Parent Teen Extreme

  • Head to West Virginia to do cool things with your parent/child. Go white water rafting, hiking, and cliff jumping. Your experienced leaders will show you the way to do all these activities while you get to spend time and making memories with some of the most important people in your life and growing together in the Lord!  

Family Camps

Family is one of the biggest gifts that God gave us, we want to celebrate that and create a place for families to spend quality time together. Campers at the sessions listed below will housed in our temperature-controlled dorms, participate in age-appropriate activities, and worship as a family.

First Chance Camp

  • This camp is for any child 1st-3rd grade who wants to experience camp for the first time with the comfort of a parent/ grandparent there at camp with them. This camp is a great way for young to experience new things while feeling secure. It is also a time for guardians and their children to grow closer and make new memories while learning about our God!

  • 2022 First Chance Camp Letter

 

Family Fun Weekend

  • This weekend is designed for the entire family to develop a closer relationship between themselves and God. This camp is full of fun and adventure. From sun-up to sun-down the day is packed with activities that will help draw families closer. And you can bring the whole family, children, parents, grandparents, cousins!

  • 2022 Family Fun Weekend Camp Letter

 

My Parent and Me

  • This camp is for any child 4th-9th grade and their parent/grandparent who wants to develop a closer relationship between themselves and God. This camp is full of fun and adventure. From sun-up to sun-down the day is packed with activities that will help draw families closer.

  • 2022 My Parent and Me Camp Letter