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4.1.1. Camp Butterfly

Camp Butterfly

Camp is open April 1st through October 31st.

Camp Butterfly is approximately 960 acres of gently rolling & steep hills, rocky bluffs and water, located near Farmington, Missouri.  Known as the “Big Sky” place, its seemingly endless, sprawling lands embrace two large spring-fed lakes: Rainbow Lake (38 acres) and Butterfly Lake (53 acres).  The lakes are the headwaters of the river Aux Vases.

Camp Butterfly campers may enjoy a variety of outdoor activities including: hiking wildlife viewing, canoeing, sailing, paddle boating, swimming, fishing, rappelling, volleyball, basketball, stargazing, campfires and hay rides.

Accommodations range from primitive camping units to tree house cabins, and from retired MO-PAC cabooses to platform tents. Facilities include pit latrines and flush toilets, hot and solar shows and a commissary with a commercial kitchen. Sorry, no winterized units in camp.

Visit our Forms section for all the Camp Butterfly and general camp documents.

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Below is a list of accommodations for each unit in Camp Butterfly.

Eagle’s Nest
Capacity – 32 people
Available April 1st to October 31st (weather permitting)

Eagle’s Nest consists of 8 treehouse cabins nestled in the woods that have electric lights and wood bunks with mattresses.  A picnic shelter with electricity, lights and a refrigerator is provided with the unit.  The unit contains a fire pit and water hydrant.  Eagle’s Nest comes with access to a showerhouse with 2 flush toilets and 2 showers.  There is also the option to use the solar showers as well.

Frontier Village
Capacity – 32 people
Available April 1st to October 31st (weather permitting)

Frontier Village contains 8 cabins with electric lights and wood bunks with mattresses in a half circle that face a picnic shelter with electricity, lights and a refrigerator.  The unit contains a fire pit and water hydrant.  Frontier Village comes with access to a showerhouse with 2 flush toilets and 2 showers.  There is also the option to use the solar showers as well.  This unit is accessible.

Woody Glen
Capacity – 28 people
Available April 1st to October 31st (weather permitting)

Woody Glen contains 7 platform tents (wood base with a canvas roof and walls) with metal meds with mattresses located across from Frontier Village.  A picnic shelter with electricity, lights and a refrigerator is provided with the unit.  The unit contains a latrine, fire pit and water hydrant.  Woody Glen has access to the solar showers.

Turkey Run
Capacity – 16 people
Available April 1st to October 31st (weather permitting)

Turkey Run has 2 cabooses that sleep 4 each and 2 platform tents that sleep 4 each.  Both the cabooses and platform tents have metal bunks with mattresses.  The unit has access to a showerhouse with 2 flush toilets and 2 showers.  There is also the option to use the solar showers as well.

Cabooses
Capacity – 20 people
Available April 1st to October 31st (weather permitting)

There are 4 cabooses (2 sleep 4 each and 2 sleep 6 each) that have electric lights and metal bunks with mattresses.  A picnic shelter with electricity, lights and a refrigerator is provided with the unit.  The unit contains a fire pit and water hydrant.  The Cabooses come with access to a showerhouse with 2 flush toilets and 2 showers.  There is also the option to use the solar showers as well.

Lakeview, Dome City and Driftwood Cove
Capacity – 10 people each
Available April 1st to October 31st (weather permitting)

These units are available for tent pitching.  A fire pit is in the unit.  Everything must be carried in and taken out when you leave.  There is no shelter, electricity, refrigeration, water or latrine.  These units have access to the solar showers.

Commissary
Capacity – 125 people
Available April 1st to October 31st (weather permitting)

The Commissary is available only upon request for service unit and council events.  This is a dining hall only and no overnights are allowed.  The kitchen has a 6 burner/2 oven/1 griddle stove, commercial toaster, triple door refrigerator, chest freezer, commercial dishwasher, 3 compartment sink and cooking/serving utensils for 125 people.  The kitchen area only is air conditioned, and a toilet with a sink is for kitchen staff use only.  The Commissary has access to the showerhouse in Turkey Run.  There are tables/chairs for 125 people.