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Camp Butwin

At Camp Butwin our specialty is children. We offer a cooperative and inclusive approach to camp in an outdoor setting that emphasizes community, Jewish values, developing self-confidence, leadership skills and having lots of fun!

Why Camp Butwin?

88 acres to explore

Located on 88 wooded acres on the shores of Lake O’Brien in Eagan, Minnesota, Camp Butwin is a day camp with the space and feel of an overnight camp!

Horseback riding

One of the only camp horseback riding programs in the Twin Cities! Campers increase confidence, self-esteem and love for nature with every ride.

ACA Acredited

For over 25 years, Camp Butwin has been accredited by the American Camping Association, meeting the highest level of excellence regarding camper wellbeing and safety. At 1:8, our staff-to-camper ratio exceeds all standards.

Camp for All Campers

Camp Butwin has programs for all ages, from incoming kindergarteners through the 10th graders in our Councelor In Training program.

Excellent Staff

Our staff are passionate about Camp Butwin, returning year after year to take part in the Butwin experience. In fact, they love it so much that many of our staffers are former Butwin campers, including the Camp Director!

Outdoor Pool

Our large-capacity pool is equipped with Acua Walls, slides, and splash features. It's a great place for campers to cool off, learn swim skills with our American Red Cross lessins, and hang out with friends.


Camp Butwin is situated on Lake O'Brien, giving campers access to swimming, canoeing, kayaking and paddelboarding.

Ropes course

With a 45' climbing tower, 100' zip line, and multiple low-level challenge courses, there's never a dull moment!  New this year: Even more awesome low ropes courses to explore!

Nature Peninsula

Campers explore the world around them, learning about ecology and how to take are of the earth from our talented nature and environmental studies staff.

Specialty camps

Our Specialty Camps allow campers to explore areas of interest while also being part of the greater camp community. From cooking to sports to horseback riding, there's something for everyone!


Camp Butwin is welcoming and accommodating of campers of all faiths, backgrounds, and ability levels. Our community is your community.


To make transportation more convenient for you, we buss campers to and from the St. Paul JCC, South Minneapolis, Mendota Heights and Eagan. We also offer before and after camp daycare, Monday-Friday at the JCC.

St. Paul JCC

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Camp Butwin

945 Butwin Road, Eagan, MN 55123

1375 St. Paul Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55116

(Summer Only)
T: 651 + 423 1485
F: 651 + 423 9713

T: 651 + 698 0751
F: 651 + 698 8591