Camp Butterworth

Overlooking the Little Miami River near Maineville, Ohio, Camp William Butterworth has 160 acres of open meadows, surrounded by wooded hillsides.  During the summer months, Camp Butterworth serves approximately 150 day campers ages 6-13 each week.  Hiking, orienteering, swimming, and arts and crafts are just a few of the program activities campers may participate in each week.
 

 
 

Registration Opens January 29, 2014

 
 

 

Butterworth Day Camp

 
WEEK 1
 
Grade 1
Teddy Bear Picnic
Be friendly and helpful to nature as you use Journey activities to explore the great outdoors. Nature bingo, birds and worms, and leaf soup relay are only a few of the fun activities you’ll do to learn about nature and animals. Make discoveries through short hikes, creating animal art, songs and much more. You and your favorite wildlife (teddy bear or other favorite stuffed animal) will share an outdoor picnic and do a project to help the animals of Camp Butterworth. Max: 10
Date: July 14-18  
Time: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. daily         Cost: $80
 
Grades 2-3
Nature Nutz
Explore nature while going on letterboxing adventures and much more! Go on a hike looking for bugs and other animals and then craft your own butterfly.  Try your hand at identifying leaves and plants, learn to follow trail signs, make gorp and work on some fun science experiments. Learn about basic first aid so you know what to do in an emergency and make a mini first aid kit to take home.  You’ll also complete a project to help the animals of Camp Butterworth. Max: 60
Date: July 14-18  
Time: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. daily         Cost: $80
 
Grades 4-5
Junior Naturalist
Learn about the plants and animals at camp by spending time with a naturalist. Go on hikes to explore camp and go on a bug hunt to learn about the important role bugs play in the ecosystem. Learn how to identify trees by their leaves and bark, and do a fun science experiment to see how they get water. Take time to smell the flowers and then dissect some to learn about flower parts. Spend some time learning about basic first aid for outdoor activities. End the week by planting a butterfly garden for camp and making some signs for the trails. Max: 40
Date: July 14-18  
Time: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. daily         Cost: $80
Week 2
Grade 1
Fairies and Forest Friends
Through Girl Scout Journey activities, use your resources wisely as you create awesome art during this week packed full of creativity and make believe. Make fairy wings to wear around camp plus build fairy houses in secret wooded locations. Use nature to make all sorts of crafts, dance, sing and make new forest friends. By the end of the week plan and display art for the Camp Butterworth art show. Max: 10
Date: July 21-25
Time: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. daily         Cost: $80
 
Grades 2-3
Potters and Painters
Enjoy working on artistic endeavors, as well as classic camp activities. Learn how to make pottery and work on your painting skills at this fun camp. You’ll also get to tie dye and work on a special take home project. Go on a nature hike and paint something you’ve found from nature in any style you like; after all, you’re the artist! For the end of the week plan and design works of art for the Camp Butterworth art show. Max: 60
Date: July 21-25
Time: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. daily         Cost: $80
 
Grades 4-5
Art and Adventures
Experiment with artistic materials and learn about shading and perspective while drawing and painting scenes from camp and your imagination. Make jewelry using wire, beads, string and even make your own clay beads. Go on a hike to find materials to make nature art and learn about the environment along the way. When you’re not making art you’ll try out archery, the climbing wall and go on a geocaching adventure around camp. By the end of the week plan and organize the Camp Butterworth art show. Max: 40
Date: July 21-25
Time: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. daily         Cost: $80
 
Week 3
Grade 1
Treats and Trails
Be courageous and strong as you learn new outdoor skills. Pack and go on a hike, make first aid kits, walking sticks, learn a few knots and all about the weather, plus make a yummy snack. While using Girl Scout Journey activities to guide your day at camp, you will stay cool in the pool and have a fun time exploring the trails of Camp Butterworth. Max: 10
Date: July 28-Aug. 1
Time: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. daily         Cost: $80
 
Grades 2-3
Water Wonders
Start working on your Wonders of Water Journey while enjoying all the water activities camp has to offer. Visit the creek to investigate the water quality in the area then learn about the animals that call the creek home. Spend time at the pool snorkeling and play water balloon volleyball with your unit. Have fun learning about the water cycle, make a rainbow and have a fun tea party. Max: 60
Date: July 28-Aug. 1
Time: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. daily         Cost: $80
 
Grades 4-5
Water Bugs
Do you enjoy having fun in the sun? Come out to camp and spend time at our awesome pool playing water games and even trying some water aerobics. When you’re not at the pool, cool down by playing water balloon volleyball and taking a trip down to the creek. Enjoy other classic camp activities such as the climbing wall and archery. Max: 40
Date: July 28-Aug. 1
Time: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. daily         Cost: $80
 
Week 4
Grade 1
Animal Adventures
Spend your days at camp learning all about animals and how to care for them. You’ll learn the difference between mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians and search for them on a scavenger hunt around camp. Hike and explore Camp Butterworth and visit the creek for some incredible discoveries. Make an edible nest for a snack and learn from a vet about caring for animals. Campers will work on their 5 Flowers, 4 Stories, 3 Cheers for Animals! Journey. On the last day of camp show off all your newly acquired skills at a special all camp activity. Max: 10
Date: Aug. 4-8
Time: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. daily         Cost: $80
 
Grades 2-3
Messy Munchkins
Work towards your Home Scientist badge by making homemade ice cream on a hot day at camp. Do experiments that bend water with static electricity and create dancing raisins. Figure out the ratio of ingredients to make film canister rockets, giant bubbles and even dinosaur snot. When you’re not exploring the world of messy science, enjoy classic camp activities like hiking, playing games and enjoying a messy treat. On the last day of camp show off all your newly acquired skills at a special all camp activity. Max: 60
Date: Aug. 4-8
Time: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. daily         Cost: $80
 
Grades 4-5
Outdoor Odysseys
Come discover what camp adventures you like best! Try everything camp has to offer including swimming, archery, climbing wall, arts and crafts, geocaching and canoeing. Plan some of your own adventures from badge or Girl Scout Journey activities which might include cooking in a dutch oven, setting up a tent, using a compass, tying some knots and creating a lashing project. On the last day of camp show off all your newly acquired skills at a special all camp activity.  Max: 40
Date: Aug. 4-8
Time: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. daily        
Cost: $80