Ben Savin EMAIL

Camp Butwin Director

Ben Savin is thrilled to be entering his first summer as Camp Butwin Director, and 16th summer at Camp Butwin. Ben has previously served the JCC community in a variety of roles, including Camp Butwin Assistant Director, JCC Maccabi Delegation Head, Youth Programs Coordinator, and most recently Early Childhood Assistant Director. Ben holds a degree in English and Education, summa cum laude, from Hamline University, and is a graduate of JCC Association of North America’s highly selective Merrin Fellowship for youth work professionals. Ben believes that the real work of being a kid happens during the summer months, and that camp provides the venue for developing self-confidence, exploring new interests, and taking pride in being one’s self, all while fostering a love for the outdoors. In his spare time, Ben enjoys playing guitar, trying new foods, and exploring the Twin Cities by bike.

Bess Brown EMAIL

Youth Coordinator & Assistant Camp Director

This is Bess’s first summer at Camp Butwin and she couldn’t be more excited. Bess grew up in Cleveland, Ohio and is a recent transplant to the Twin Cities. She graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a degree in Psychology where she focused on learning about art therapy and child development. Bess previously spent many summers at an overnight camp near Cleveland and can’t imagine summers without camp. She is passionate about camp as a place to not only have fun but also help campers and counselors develop real world skills. At her previous camp, Bess was very involved with bringing Jewish education and values into daily camp life and is excited to continue at Butwin! Bess is excited to explore the Twin Cities through eating at new restaurants, spending time outdoors, and trying new workouts.

Megan McClanahan EMAIL

Inclusion and Accessibility Coordinator

This is Megan’s first year at Camp Butwin. Megan grew up in Saint Paul, graduating from the University of Minnesota with a degree in Social Sciences. Megan has many years of camp experience, and camping is a huge passion of hers. Megan has worked in special education and in the mental health field for the past 5 years, including leading outdoor recreation with companies who focus on adaptive programming. Megan enjoys cooking, the outdoors, fishing, and has a new interest in archery! Megan is looking forward to seeing camp in action and meeting all the wonderful staff, kids, and families! Welcome, Megan!

Camp Butwin Committee

  • Ami Berger, Chair
  • Andrea Berg
  • Irina Braginsky
  • Laurie Fink
  • Amy Keys
  • Mark Lerman
  • Jeff Siegel
  • Michael Simon
  • Rachel Stern
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)
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F: 651 + 423 9713

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