Specialty Camps

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Get Ready for Some Fun!

Specialty camps are for everyone who loves Camp Butwin, but might want to change things up. Each week, we offer three different specialty camps , including horseback riding, sports, arts, archery and more. Mix in our new specialty camps with Classic Butwin and create the perfect summer!

 

WEEK ONE: JUNE 15 - 19

BUCKAROOS
$480 • $375 MEMBER VALUE PRICE
Experience the joys of horseback riding at the Butwin Corral! Buckaroo campers are led by experienced equestrian staff in a progressively structured program providing a fun experience of interacting with gentle horses including hands-on learning, grooming and riding. This camp fills up fast! Maximum of 12 campers.

FREESTYLE SOCCER
$365 • $285 MEMBER VALUE PRICE
Soccer lovers, get ready to expand your soccer skills in a training camp like no other. Campers can expect to learn new skills and tricks, enhance their current skills, and scrimmage in a friendly and competitive atmosphere. Minimum of 10, maximum of 20 campers.

SLIM-TASTIC
$365 • $285 MEMBER VALUE PRICE
It’s a slime takeover! In this class, slime is the main event. We’ll explore different slime recipes as we create tons of gooey, sparkly, stretchy, messy goo. From an out-of-this-world glitter solar system slime, confetti cake slime and bubblegum scented slime, we’ll make a different slime during each day of class. We’ll even throw in a little painting and sculpting on the side, too! Roll up your sleeves, and get ready for the Slime-Tastic time you’ve been waiting for! 

WEEK TWO: JUNE 22 - 26

BUCKAROOS
$480 • $375 MEMBER VALUE PRICE
Experience the joys of horseback riding at the Butwin Corral! Buckaroo campers are led by experienced equestrian staff in a progressively structured program providing a fun experience of interacting with gentle horses including hands-on learning, grooming and riding. This camp fills up fast! Maximum of 12 campers.

FLAG FOOTBALL
$365 • $285 MEMBER VALUE PRICE
Flag Football is the perfect introduction to “America’s Game.” Campers learn skills on both sides of the football including the core components of passing, catching, and defense – all presented in a fun and positive environment. Minimum of 10 campers, maximum of 25 campers.

CAMP K9
$480 • $375 MEMBER VALUE PRICE
Get ready for an awesome week working, learning and playing with dogs! Our partners at Canine Inspired Change will bring their therapy dogs out to the Butwin grounds where we will do agility and dog training, teach the dogs to do puzzles, and learn dog-inspired meditation. Canine Inspired Change believes in the power of love over hate, and through their dogs we can access the power of love. Not only can dogs inspire love between a child and the animal, but they foster positive relationships between humans. After our agility sessions with the dogs, we will play games like dog bingo (with dogs!) and reflect on what we have learned and experienced each morning. Maximum of 15 campers.

SAFETY CAMP AT THE JCC
$365 • $285 MEMBER VALUE PRICE
GRADES K - 7
Come join us for the JCC’s first Safety Camp! Learn about safety in a fun camp setting through interactive games, demonstrations and hands on activities including personal safety, bullying prevention, power line safety, internet safety, animal safety, fire, water, bike, pedestrian and poison safety, drug awareness and more! Climb through an ambulance, meet police officers, firefighters and other special friends, ride bikes through an obstacle course and even climb through the smokehouse! Plus, spend time in our Aquatics Center, swimming and learning basic first aid, with the opportunity to learn hands only CPR for participants in grades 4-7.

WEEK THREE: JUNE 29 - JULY 3

BUCKAROOS
$480 • $375 MEMBER VALUE PRICE
Experience the joys of horseback riding at the Butwin Corral! Buckaroo campers are led by experienced equestrian staff in a progressively structured program providing a fun experience of interacting with gentle horses including hands-on learning, grooming and riding. This camp fills up fast! Maximum of 12 campers.

WILDERNESS SURVIVAL SKILLS
$365 • $285 MEMBER VALUE PRICE
An exciting camp that will teach campers the skills they need to thrive in the great outdoors. Basics of orienteering, campfire building and cooking, plant identification, shelter building, and more. In partnership with our friends at Lebanon Hills Regional Park.

PLAY WITH NORTHERN CLAY
$365 • $285 MEMBER VALUE PRICE
This week we will work with the artists from the esteemed Northern Clay Center. We will learn different techniques as we create functional and sculptural objects out of clay. We will spend time decorating our pieces, and even get to try working with more than one type of clay! Then, Northern Clay Center will fire our projects for us so we can treasure them forever! Minimum of 8 campers, maximum of 20 campers.

WEEK FOUR: JULY 6 - 10

BUCKAROOS
$480 • $375 MEMBER VALUE PRICE
Experience the joys of horseback riding at the Butwin Corral! Buckaroo campers are led by experienced equestrian staff in a progressively structured program providing a fun experience of interacting with gentle horses including hands-on learning, grooming and riding. This camp fills up fast! Maximum of 12 campers.

BULLSEYE ARCHERY
$365 • $285 MEMBER VALUE PRICE
Learn to handle a bow and arrow like a champion and hit that bullseye at our archery camp. Lead by esteemed certified instructors from Average Joe’s Archery, this camp promises to build self-confidence, instill good sportsmanship and teach the fundamentals of archery. Minimum of 10 campers, maximum of 20 campers.

MOSAIC CREATIONS
$365 • $285 MEMBER VALUE PRICE
Have a blast designing and creating your very own mosaic art pieces using tiles, grout, and more. Over the course of this week, campers will learn the basics of the craft of mosaic, and have several special mosaic art pieces to bring home at the end of the program.

WEEK FIVE: JULY 13 - 17

BUCKAROOS
$480 • $375 MEMBER VALUE PRICE
Experience the joys of horseback riding at the Butwin Corral! Buckaroo campers are led by experienced equestrian staff in a progressively structured program providing a fun experience of interacting with gentle horses including hands-on learning, grooming and riding. This camp fills up fast! Maximum of 12 campers.

ORIENTEERING ADVENTURE
$365 • $285 MEMBER VALUE PRICE
No GPS, No Problem! Learn the basics of orienteering, including compass use, map reading, and navigate Camp Butwin in a brand new way, culminating in an adventure in Lebanon Hills.

MESSIEST ART CAMP EVER!
$365 • $285 MEMBER VALUE PRICE
Does your young artist love to get messy? So do we! We’ll paint with plaster, sculpt with gooey gunk, make papier mache dragonflies and fling paint like Jackson Pollock. We will even learn some art terms along the way. These are not projects to tackle at home-leave the mess with us. Making a mess is the best!

WEEK SIX: JULY 20 - 24

BUCKAROOS
$480 • $375 MEMBER VALUE PRICE
Experience the joys of horseback riding at the Butwin Corral! Buckaroo campers are led by experienced equestrian staff in a progressively structured program providing a fun experience of interacting with gentle horses including hands-on learning, grooming and riding. This camp fills up fast! Maximum of 12 campers.

UKULELE HERO
$365 • $285 MEMBER VALUE PRICE
Go from Ukulele Zero to Ukulele Hero! This camp is appropriate for beginners and campers with no previous experience. Camper will learn the basics of the Ukulele. Includes a camper's very own Ukulele.

CAMP K9
$480 • $375 MEMBER VALUE PRICE
Get ready for an awesome week working, learning and playing with dogs! Our partners at Canine Inspired Change will bring their therapy dogs out to the Butwin grounds where we will do agility and dog training, teach the dogs to do puzzles, and learn dog-inspired meditation. Canine Inspired Change believes in the power of love over hate, and through their dogs we can access the power of love. Not only can dogs inspire love between a child and the animal, but they foster positive relationships between humans. After our agility sessions with the dogs, we will play games like dog bingo (with dogs!) and reflect on what we have learned and experienced each morning. Maximum of 15 campers.

WEEK SEVEN: JULY 27 - 31

BUCKAROOS
$480 • $375 MEMBER VALUE PRICE
Experience the joys of horseback riding at the Butwin Corral! Buckaroo campers are led by experienced equestrian staff in a progressively structured program providing a fun experience of interacting with gentle horses including hands-on learning, grooming and riding. This camp fills up fast! Maximum of 12 campers.

BULLSEYE ARCHERY
$365 • $285 MEMBER VALUE PRICE
Learn to handle a bow and arrow like a champion and hit that bullseye at our archery camp. Lead by esteemed certified instructors from Average Joe’s Archery, this camp promises to build self-confidence, instill good sportsmanship and teach the fundamentals of archery. Minimum of 10 campers, maximum of 20 campers.

HOOP IT UP BASKETBALL CAMP AT THE JCC
$365 • $285 MEMBER VALUE PRICE
GRADES K - 7
Come Hoop it Up and have the ultimate slam dunk experience, for boys and girls who are interested in improving their skills while having fun playing basketball. Our professional curriculum will teach your child the skills they need both on and off the court through 5 key areas: ball control, balance & footwork, passing, dynamic driving & finishing, and sharp shooting. Emphasis will also be placed on total skill development to become a complete player.

SAORI WEAVING & TEXTILE CRAFTS
$365 • $285 MEMBER VALUE PRICE
Over the past few summers, SAORI weaving has been a favorite once-per-summer activity at Camp Butwin. This year, we are excited to offer a full specialty camp. SAORI weaving is not merely the act of weaving a piece of cloth; it is an attempt to identify our true selves. This therapeutic way of weaving heals you from your busy daily lives because SAORI is free-style weaving. Campers will sample other textile crafts as well! Minimum of 10 campers, maximum of 15 campers.

WEEK EIGHT: AUGUST 3 - 7

BUCKAROOS
$480 • $375 MEMBER VALUE PRICE
Experience the joys of horseback riding at the Butwin Corral! Buckaroo campers are led by experienced equestrian staff in a progressively structured program providing a fun experience of interacting with gentle horses including hands-on learning, grooming and riding. This camp fills up fast! Maximum of 12 campers.

SPORTS MIX: FIELD FAVORITES
$365 • $285 MEMBER VALUE PRICE
Campers will play classics like soccer and football, enjoy camp favorites like Capture the Flag and Kickball, and try their hands at fun backyard-style lawn games! Minimum 10, maximum 25 campers.

CAMP K9
$480 • $375 MEMBER VALUE PRICE
Get ready for an awesome week working, learning and playing with dogs! Our partners at Canine Inspired Change will bring their therapy dogs out to the Butwin grounds where we will do agility and dog training, teach the dogs to do puzzles, and learn dog-inspired meditation. Canine Inspired Change believes in the power of love over hate, and through their dogs we can access the power of love. Not only can dogs inspire love between a child and the animal, but they foster positive relationships between humans. After our agility sessions with the dogs, we will play games like dog bingo (with dogs!) and reflect on what we have learned and experienced each morning. Maximum of 15 campers.

WEEK NINE: AUGUST 10 - 14

GREEN THUMB GARDENERS
$365 • $285 MEMBER VALUE PRICE
GRADES K - 6
Learn to be an expert gardener! Join us and our garden experts from A Backyard Farm for a week of planting, learning all about composting, harvesting and creating simple food preparation from veggies we pick from our very own Butwin garden! Minimum of 10 campers.

BEST OF BUTWIN
$365 • $285 MEMBER VALUE PRICE
GRADES K - 2

What better way to spend the last few weeks of camp than enjoying some of the best that Butwin has to offer. Past activities have included tie dye, extra water front time, geocaching, time at the challenge course, and GAGA.

LEGO ROBOTICS
$365 • $285 MEMBER VALUE PRICE
GRADES 3 - 6

In Snapology's Robotics & Coding, students interested in technology will create robotic models inspired by real life robotic technologies. Students will learn about gear ratio, sensors, simple machines, and programming as they build vehicles, creatures, catapults, robotic arms and much more. We’ll have different age-appropriate builds for students from k-6! Students will have a blast exploring the world of robotic technologies as they build, learn, and play with Snapology. Minimum participants 8.

FUR, FEATHERS, AND FINS
$365 • $285 MEMBER VALUE PRICE
GRADES K - 6
For animal lovers, this week we will be meeting animals of all shapes and sizes, as different visitors join us at camp each day to introduce us to different types of animals. Expect to meet reptiles, bugs, and a special visit from our good friends from Camp K9! The week will also feature a field trip to the MN Zoo!

SOCCER CAMP AT THE JCC
$365 • $285 MEMBER VALUE PRICE
GRADES K - 7
Come play with us and elevate your skills to a new level!  Players will be exposed to creative soccer exercises and games that will enhance their technical ability. Small side games will expose this age group to relevant tactical situations to prepare them for real game situations. From small sided games to fun competitive contests, our coaches will proactively challenge campers to exceed their potential through drills focused on offensive and defensive skills, dribbling, shooting, passing and team development. Players will be placed in age appropriate groups to ensure relevant and optimal training activities.

WEEK 10: AUGUST 17 - 21

BEST OF BUTWIN
$365 • $285 MEMBER VALUE PRICE
GRADES 3 - 6
What better way to spend the last few weeks of camp than enjoying some of the best that Butwin has to offer. Past activities have included tie dye, extra water front time, geocaching, time at the challenge course, and GAGA. 

OBSTACLE COURSE ADVENTURE
$365 • $285 MEMBER VALUE PRICE
Inspired by the popularity of obstacle courses like Ninja Warrior and Tough Mudder, campers in Obstacle Course Adventure will see Camp Butwin transform into an ultimate obstacle course challenge for the week! Good luck to the challengers! Minimum participants 10, maximum 25.

IMPROV COMEDY PROS
$365 • $285 MEMBER VALUE PRICE
GRADES 3 - 6
Give your funny bone a work-out in this zany camp! Campers will build confidence as they learn the basics of performance and improve. This is a setting where wackiness is encouraged! We will end the week with a showcase for our friends at camp! Minimum participants 10, maximum 25.

LEGO ROBOTICS
$365 • $285 MEMBER VALUE PRICE
GRADES K - 2

In Snapology's Robotics & Coding, students interested in technology will create robotic models inspired by real life robotic technologies. Students will learn about gear ratio, sensors, simple machines, and programming as they build vehicles, creatures, catapults, robotic arms and much more. We’ll have different age-appropriate builds for students from k-6! Students will have a blast exploring the world of robotic technologies as they build, learn, and play with Snapology. Minimum participants 8.

WEEK 11: AUGUST 24 - 28

ADVENTURE AVENGERS AT THE JCC
$365 • $285 MEMBER VALUE PRICE
GRADES K - 7
Back by popular demand - our ultimate survivor experience - JCC Style! You and your new friends will be challenged to compete in character building mental and physical competitions, outdoor exploration, cooperative games, agility courses, individual contests, and so much more! We will work in teams each day to earn points and work on leadership skills as we help build the leaders of tomorrow!