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Camp Butwin

St. Paul, MN • Established 1958

Camp Butwin Details

1375 St. Paul Ave
St. Paul, MN 55116


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Affiliated with JCC of the Greater St. Paul Area

Day Camp

Our camp has a special needs inclusion program in which children are mainstreamed.

Session Lengths: 2 Weeks, 5 Weeks, 6 Weeks, 8 Weeks

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The Camp Butwin Story

Camp Butwin is located on Lake O'Brien on 88 wooded acres and surrounded by Lebanon Hills County Park in Eagan, Minnesota. Children play in a safe, stimulating setting and use a heated outdoor swimming pool, a lake with a boating area and a sandy beach, a ropes course and climbing tower, softball and soccer fields, an archery range, and areas for crafts, nature, and theater. Camp Philosophy Our specialty is Children! The Camp Butwin experience includes:
  • Cooperative, and inclusive approach in an outdoor setting.
  • Creative community experience through song, dance, art and celebration.
  • Building Jewish Identity through Israeli and Jewish themed programming.
  • Develop self-confidence and esteem by learning new skills and mastering old ones.
  • And, of course, we have lots and lots of FUN

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Why We Host Schlichim

"Hosting Shlichim during the summers remains a wonderful experience for our family. Each year we meet dynamic and fascinating young Israelis with whom we maintain contact long after the summer has gone. Our kids are the greatest beneficiaries of the experience, finding in the Shlichim individuals who they come to regard as older siblings. It is an event we look forward to every year with good reason and plan on continuing for years to come."

- Soberman Family, The Jack and Pat Kay Centre Camp, Prosserman JCC

Connecting with Israel

“Although it was so new, Israel brought upon me a familiar sense of belonging much like what I feel at Camp Chi every summer. The ability to be in a place where one feels so free and proud to be a Jew is a feeling that makes me so proud to be involved in my Jewish heritage.” - Joshua Krawitz, 17, Camp Chi, JCC Chicago