Registration for 2021 is now closed for most programs.

Summer Camp Programs

Imagine your child exploring nature every day and learning valuable life skills from our highly trained, certified staff. That's one of the many things that makes Butler Camp special. Our 22-acre campus is conveniently located minutes from I-270 in Darnestown, Maryland. Interested? Join us in 2021 for a safe and fun summer! Learn more about our programs below. 

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Butler Camp engages all kids, even our shy boy, so they can’t wait to go back the next day! His exhaustion at the end of the day combined with excitement about what is happening at camp tomorrow speaks for itself. ~ Jeff S., 2020 Camp Parent

Summer 2021 Session Dates

Camp Programs (2–week sessions):

  • Session 1: June 21st–July 2nd
  • Session 2: July 5th–July 16th
  • Session 3: July 19th–July 30th
  • Session 4: Aug 2nd–Aug 13th

Summer 2021 Session Dates

Hodgepodge (1-week sessions):

  •  Aug 16th–Aug 20th
  • A second week may be added depending upon demand/counselor availability
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Nature Navigators (Ages 4.56)

(must be 4 by Jan.1, 2021)

6:1 child to staff ratio, $600 per 2week session

Creeking, swimming, nature exploration program, music, group games, crafts, and many more fun, memory-making experiences.

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Wilderness Explorers (Ages 7–9)

(must be 7 by August 31, 2021)

6:1 child to staff ratio, $665 per 2-week session

Swimming, fishing, cookout, archery, canoeing, frisbee golf, zip line, ropes courses, crafts, games and other activities to boost fitness and confidence.

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Pathfinders (Ages 1012)

(must be 10 by August 31, 2021)

8:1 child to staff ratio, $855 per 2-week session

Mountain biking, high wall climbing, survivor skills, archery, tubing, one night camping on campus, ropes course, swimming, and more. Taught by certified instructors.  (2 week sessions)

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Trailblazers (Ages 1214)

(must be 12 by August 31, 2021)

7:1 child to staff ratio, $855 per 2-week session

Mountain biking, tubing, survivor skills training, high wall climbing, two night camping on campus, ropes course, swimming, and more. Taught by certified instructors.  (2 week sessions)

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Counselors in Training CIT (Ages 14.516):

(must be 14 by December 31, 2020)

$480 per 2week session

Where teens can earn SSL hours, learn responsibility and wilderness skills, prepare for camp counselor leadership roles, and gain valuable work experience, all while enjoying nature exploration and having fun.  (2 week sessions)

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Hodgepodge (Ages 5–13):

Cubs, Ages 5–6, 8:1 child to staff ratio

Bears, Ages 7–13, 7:1 child to staff ratio

$420 per 1 week session

High-demand one-week camp that fills the gap between our regular summer camp programs and the start of school. Campers enjoy swimming, archery, hiking, fishing, canoeing, ropes course, and more! (1 week session)

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There are no words for me to express how meaningful this summer’s experience has been for our family. This is my son’s fourth summer with Butler but by far the most impactful. My son learned so much from the consoler’s “outdoor wisdom”. He learned, interacted with peers and got a piece of normalcy in this crazy world we live in post Covid-19. Sending my child in was a mix of emotions, I wanted to make sure he gets to interact with his friends but also feared the great unknowns of this ever evolving epidemic. I can confidently say that choosing to attend this summer’s session was the best choice I made this summer. The staff went above and beyond to adhere to the health and safety guidelines and I could not have felt more comfortable sending him in. With schools closing I am thankful my son got a “normal” summer, a calm before the storm and know that it came with great effort by everyone involved. ~ Hillary B., 2020 Camp Parent

Why Butler Camp is the Best Summer Camp in Montgomery County Maryland

At Butler Camp, we take pride in providing a fun engaging outdoor program while giving families a sense of community and connection. The popularity of our camp and large number of returning campers each summer can be attributed to the care given to each child by our experienced staff, and to a well-planned schedule of varied fun and skill-building activities.

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Visit our 22–acre campus and imagine your child here this summer. Tours are available M–F between 9am–4pm. 

We look forward to seeing you then!

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