Butler Explorer & Discovery Camp

Butler Discovery & Explorer Camps

Who: Rising grades 1-4 for Discovery Camp
Rising Grades 5-7 for Explorer Camp

When: June 17-June 21, 2024 *no camp on Wednesday, June 19 in observance of Juneteenth for Discovery Camp
July 8-12, 2024 for Explorer Camp

What: Engage your curiosity on a college campus this summer! Discovery campers (rising grades 1-4) will be exposed to seeing art in nature.  Explorer campers (rising grades 5-7) will delve into observing and engaging in things that are growing and changing around the campus. Both camps center on teamwork, empathy, and the guiding light of curiosity!

Tuition: Discovery camp is $250 and Explorer Camp is $300.

Registration Deadline: May 15th

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Discovery Camp 2024

Theme – Art & Nature: Discovering the Beauty in the World 

Join us for a 4-day week of discovering the beauty within Butler’s campus. Each day campers will engage in process-oriented activities like nature hikes, making paper, and nature journaling (to name a few). This camp will help your child notice and appreciate the small and beautiful things around us.

Explorer Camp 2024

Theme – Growing & Changing: Noticing the World Around Us

Join us for a week of exploring what grows around us and within us. Your camper will have the chance to engage in various experiences including cooking, noticing growth in plants, and the brain and body connection. This camp will help your child in understanding, appreciating, and seeing how the world is growing and changing around us.

Campers will attend camp from 9 am-4 pm each day. Lunch is not provided, campers participating in the full day must have a packed lunch. Snacks will be provided in the morning and afternoon.

Meet the Camp Co-Directors!

Kaity Travis and Abby Bucher are two educators from the IPS/Butler Lab School who also graduated from Butler University.  Kaity Travis is going into her 3rd year teaching 4th/5th grade at IPS/Butler Lab. Kaity has stayed strong to her Butler roots with teaching at the Lab School; she graduated from the Butler College of Education in 2022– once a Dawg, always a Dawg!

Abby Bucher is a 19-year veteran in education, graduating from Butler University in 2005. She helped open the IPS/Butler Lab School in 2011 and has a passion for early childhood education.  She lives in Indianapolis with her husband, two girls (13, 9), and her two dogs.

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