Celebrate 60 Years Of Camp Butwin

The St. Paul JCC’s Camp Butwin, located on 88 wooded acres on the shores of Lake O’Brien in Eagan, has been the summer destination for thousands of kids over the past 60 years. For many, Butwin is the place where we have our first real camp memories – canoeing, singing, climbing, swimming, horseback riding and friendship.

Camp Butwin is celebrating its 60th year this summer and to mark the occasion, hundreds of alumni, parents and friends of camp will gather on August 24 for an evening of grown-up fun.

“I grew up at Camp Butwin,” said Michael Waldman, CEO of the St. Paul JCC. “I was a camper, a counselor, director and now this is where my kids spend their summer days. Butwin holds a special place in people’s hearts. This is a day camp with the space and feel of an overnight camp. The perfect place to make lifelong friends.”

In addition to re-connecting with old friends, reminiscing and visiting favorite camp haunts, the event is a fundraising event focused on the renovation of the Butwin amphitheater, affectionately called the Campitheater, the place where everyone comes together and hundreds of voices become one through song, storytelling and celebration.

The St. Paul JCC’s goal is to raise $100,000 for the renovation and they are nearly three-fourths of the way there. There will no fundraising at the event; all money raised is through sponsorships and ticket sales. The evening will include camp tours, open bar, great food, Shabbat celebration and lots of fun.

Don’t delay. The event is almost a week away. For tickets click here.