Camp Butwin FAQ’s

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Does Camp Butwin have a lost & found?

Yes we do! Lost and found items are displayed at all family activities. All unclaimed lost and found items will be displayed at the JCC for one week after the camp season ends.

Does my camper have to swim at instructional swim?

Instructors encourage the campers to participate in the program, but will at no time force a child to swim.

Many of Camp Butwin’s programs and activities are new experiences for our campers. Since parents are important members of our camp family, we urge you to stress to your child the need to try new things and to not be afraid to tell their counselor when they may need extra help or encouragement.

How do I get in touch with Camp Butwin?

The best way to reach us is by phone, which is answered Monday - Friday, after 8:30 am. 651 + 423 1485

Our general email is staff@campbutwin.org.

How will I know my campers group and schedule?

Group lists and schedules are sent out one-week prior to the start of their session. Please review their schedule, so you can send them the appropriate gear required for certain activities

How do I get my first time camper ready for Camp Butwin?

Talk about what camp will be like! Feel free to show photos from last year, located in your CampMinder account and talk about the different activities we have. It’s also helpful to have your camper practice changing for the pool and packing their backpacks themselves.

What do I send my camper with every day?

To wear daily: Hat, shorts or pants, T-shirt and closed-toe shoes. Additionally, please make sure they have a sweatshirt/hoodie or a rain jacket if the weather may require it.

To bring daily in a backpack: Lunch, water bottle, insect repellent, sun protection (SPF-30 or higher), swimsuit and towel.

On days when your child has horseback riding, long pants and closed toe shoes are required. Check your child’s schedule for the days they will be having these activities. Remember, close toes shoes are required daily.

What is Camp Butwin's food policy?

All snacks and food provided by Camp Butwin are Kosher and peanut/tree nut free. We strongly encourage camp families to avoid the use of nuts or nut products in lunches or snacks brought from home.

What happens if my child gets sick at camp?

All counselors are instructed to bring campers directly to the nurse’s office if there is ever a health question or concern. If the child needs to return home, parents will be notified.

Campers receive the best care and attention possible from the Camp Butwin nurse. The nurse is supervised by Dr. Hannah Lichstein, a local pediatrician.

What do you serve for Late Nights, Overnights and Cookouts?

Our meals on Late Nights, Overnights and Cookouts are ever changing. In the past, we have served walking tacos, hot dogs, breakfast for dinner, pasta and more!

What does a typical day look like?

What does end of day pickup look like?

All children must be picked up when the buses arrive at end of the day. Campers arriving at their bus stop will need to be checked out with their bus counselor by their parents or guardians. We ask that you follow this procedure for the safety of everyone. Please be prepared to show ID.

Beth Jacob - Bus arrives at 4:30 PM

Shir Tikvah - Bus arrives at 5:00 PM

St. Luke - Bus arrives at 4:30 PM

Trapp Farm - Bus arrives at 4:15 PM

What if I have more questions?

First, check the Parent Handbook to see if your question is answered there. If you still have questions, feel free to contact us!

Ben Savin, Camp Director
bens@stpauljcc.org

Bess Brown, Assistant Camp Director
bessb@stpauljcc.org

Megan McClanahan, Inclusion Coordinator
megamm@stpauljcc.org

When do I drop my camper off at the bus stop?

Beth Jacob - Bus departs at 8:30 am sharp
Drop off between 8:05 - 8:30 am

Shir TikvahBus departs at 7:45 am sharp
Drop off between 7:30 - 7:45 am

St. Luke's - Bus departs at 8:30 am sharp
Drop off between 8:15 - 8:30 am

Trapp FarmBus departs at 8:45 am sharp
Drop off between 8:30 - 8:45 am

Where can I find photos of my camper?

We post pictures daily on Social Media so make sure to like our Camp Butwin Facebook Page Camp Butwin and follow us on Instagram. We will also be posting photos on CampMinder, which you can access using your CampMinder account login.