Specialty Camps

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Variety is the spice of life! Mix up the summer by adding a few specialty camps and dive deeper into your camper’s favorite interests. Each week, Camp Butwin offers three different specialty camps, including horseback riding, sports, arts, archery, and more. Or, check out our one-week camps located at the JCC focused on developing new skills, making friends, and having fun. Mix in specialty camps with Classic Butwin and create the perfect summer!

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JUNE 15 - 19

BUCKAROOS
GRADES 3 - 6

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! 
$480 • $375 MEMBER VALUE PRICE

FREESTYLE SOCCER
GRADES 3 - 6

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.
$365 • $285 MEMBER VALUE PRICE


SLIME-TASTIC
GRADES 3 - 6

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! 
$365 • $285 MEMBER VALUE PRICE

JUNE 22 - 26

BUCKAROOS
GRADES 3 - 6
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!
$480 • $375 MEMBER VALUE PRICE

FLAG FOOTBALL
GRADES 3 - 6

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.
$365 • $285 MEMBER VALUE PRICE

CAMP K9
GRADES 3 - 6

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.
$480 • $375 MEMBER VALUE PRICE

 

JUNE 29 - JULY 3

BUCKAROOS
GRADES 3 - 6

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! 

WILDERNESS SURVIVAL SKILLS
GRADES 3 - 6

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.
$365 • $285 MEMBER VALUE PRICE

PLAY! WITH NORTHERN CLAY
GRADES 3 - 6

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!
$365 • $285 MEMBER VALUE PRICE

 

JULY 6 - 10

BUCKAROOS
GRADES 3 - 6

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!
$480 • $375 MEMBER VALUE PRICE

 

BULLSEYE ARCHERY
GRADES 3 - 6

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.
$365 • $285 MEMBER VALUE PRICE

 

MOSAIC CREATIONS
GRADES 3 - 6

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.
$365 • $285 MEMBER VALUE PRICE

 

JULY 13 - 17

BUCKAROOS
GRADES 3 - 6
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!
$480 • $375 MEMBER VALUE PRICE

 

ORIENTEERING ADVENTURE
GRADES 3 - 6

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.
$365 • $285 MEMBER VALUE PRICE

 

MESSIEST ART CAMP EVER!
GRADES 3 - 6
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!
$365 • $285 MEMBER VALUE PRICE

 

JULY 20 - 24

BUCKAROOS
GRADES 3 - 6

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!
$480 • $375 MEMBER VALUE PRICE

 

UKULELE HERO
GRADES 3 - 6

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.
$400 • $320 MEMBER VALUE PRICE *INCLUDES A $35 SUPPLY FEE

CAMP K9
GRADES 3 - 6

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.
$480 • $375 MEMBER VALUE PRICE

 

JULY 27 - 31

BUCKAROOS
GRADES 3 - 6

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!
$480 • $375 MEMBER VALUE PRICE

BULLSEYE ARCHERY
GRADES 3 - 6

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.
$365 • $285 MEMBER VALUE PRICE

HOOP IT UP® BASKETBALL CAMP AT THE JCC
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.
$365 • $285 MEMBER VALUE PRICE

SAORI WEAVING & TEXTILE CRAFTS
GRADES 3 - 6

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!
$365 • $285 MEMBER VALUE PRICE

 

AUGUST 3 - 7

BUCKAROOS
GRADES 3 - 6

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!
$480 • $375 MEMBER VALUE PRICE

 

FIELD FAVORITES
GRADES 3 - 6

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!
$365 • $285 MEMBER VALUE PRICE

 

CAMP K9
GRADES 3 - 6

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.
$480 • $375 MEMBER VALUE PRICE

 

SAFETY CAMP AT THE JCC
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.
$365 • $285 MEMBER VALUE PRICE

AUGUST 10 - 14

FARM TO TABLE GARDENERS
GRADES K - 6
$365 • $285 MEMBER VALUE PRICE
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! 

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

FUR, FEATHERS, AND FINS
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!
$365 • $285 MEMBER VALUE PRICE

SOCCER CAMP AT THE JCC
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.
$365 • $285 MEMBER VALUE PRICE

AUGUST 17 - 21

BEST OF BUTWIN
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.
$365 • $285 MEMBER VALUE PRICE

 

OBSTACLE COURSE ADVENTURE
GRADES K - 2

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!
$365 • $285 MEMBER VALUE PRICE

 

IMPROV COMEDY PROS
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!
$365 • $285 MEMBER VALUE PRICE

 

LEGO ROBOTICS
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.
$365 • $285 MEMBER VALUE PRICE

 

AUGUST 24 - 28

ADVENTURE AVENGERS AT THE JCC
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!
$365 • $285 MEMBER VALUE PRICE