See You Soon! Registration Opens January 15.

Wilderness Explorers 

(Ages 7–10)

An engaging adventure camp for kids offering hiking, creek exploration, bush-craft skills, archery, and other outdoor fun in a nature-rich environment

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Wilderness Explorers

Ages 7–10 (must be 7 by August 31, 2023)

  • 6:1 child to staff ratio
  • $950 per 2–week session
  • Camp Program Dates:

    Session 1: June 17 - June 28
    Session 2: July 1 - July 13
    Session 3: July 15 - July 26
    Session 4: July 29 - August 9

    Hodge Podge: August 12 - August 16


This is our third summer at Butler and it’s safe to say, the start of a long standing tradition. There is no other camp that can offer what Butler does. From the zipline to fishing to archery, every day was filled with fun. Add in the learning of survival skills and there’s no comparison. The price is right in line with other camps but the experience far exceeds the others. The staff and counselors are EXCELLENT and were so grateful to you all for navigating COVID and finding a way to offer our favorite part of summer in a safe manner.

~ Ashley Z., 2020 Camp Parent


Wilderness Explorers

(Ages 7–9)

Wilderness Explorers provides these energetic, elementary-aged campers with a wide variety of land and water activities. There’s never a dull moment in the nonstop array of fun that takes place on our beautiful, 22acre campus adjacent to Seneca Creek State Park.


Wilderness Explorers enjoy activities like hiking, playing in the creeks and waterfall in our nearby woods, fishing, swimming, and challenging themselves on our zip line and ropes course.

Campers enjoy learning wilderness skills, frisbee golf, archery, scavenger hunts, team building games and more, guided by certified instructors all without leaving campus. Back again this year is our end of the session Fantastic Friday Cookout!

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Sample Day At Camp:

9:1512:00 Adventure Activity

12:00 12:30 LUNCH

12:35 1:45 Pool

2:002:30 Art

2:303:00 Team Games and Bushcraft Skills

Rain Plan: Butler Camp views rain as “liquid sunshine”!  All activities will continue as planned except in cases of severe weather (i.e., thunder, lightning, or heavy downpour).  In this case, we have indoor and undercover space where activities will continue.


What Your Child Needs


  • Backpack
  • Water bottle – refillable
  • Swimsuit
  • Towel
  • Snack
  • Lunch
  • Extra change of clothes

Start of Camp: (These items stay at camp for the session)

  • Sunblock
  • Bug spray
  • Creek shoes/boots

Skills Gained

  • Increased fitness
  • Improved experience with and mastery of outdoor skills
  • Exposure to outdoor education activities like fishing, geocaching, canoeing, and archery
  • Enhanced self-confidence and enthusiasm for trying new things
  • Appreciation for nature and the environment (and life beyond “screen time”)
  • Lifelong memories of Camp songs, Team Building, and Butler Camp Cookouts!
  • Teamwork, leadership, and social skills and, in many cases, new friends!

Wilderness Explorers Sample Weeks


Monday Opening Ceremony, Introduction Games, Snack, Hike, Lunch, Pool, Shelter Building, Creek Exploration 

Tuesday Group game, Snack, Archery, Lunch, Pool, Hike to Bike Creek

Wednesday Group game, Snack, Low Ropes Course, Lunch, Pool, Fishing

Thursday High Ropes, Snack, High Ropes, Lunch, Pool, Creek Exploration

Friday Canoeing, Snack, Canoeing, Lunch, Pool, Hike to Old Car Creek


Monday Geocaching, Snack, Geocaching, Lunch, Pool, Bush Skills

Tuesday Group game, Snack, Frisbee golf, Lunch, Low Ropes/Archery

Wednesday Group game, Snack, Low Ropes Course, Lunch, Pool, Fishing

Thursday Zap Line, Snack, Zap Line, Lunch, Pool, Creek Exploration

Friday   Group Picks Activity, Snack, Pool, Cookout and Closing Ceremony

Frequently Asked Questions

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Registration Opens January 15.

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