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Butler University – BU: BeReal Camp

BU: BeReal is a customized immersive leadership and college experience. Discover how to develop and enhance your leadership skills, appreciate others’ gifts, and forge your own path as a leader in a rapidly changing world. Meet and connect with other high school students from around the state and participate in programming across Butler’s many academic departments!

Basic Info:

Address: 4602 Sunset Ave, Indianapolis
Phone: (317) 940-4176
Email: [email protected]
Website: butlerartscenter.org/camps/
Dates: 6/11-6/16
Ages: Rising HS Freshmen through Seniors

Q&A with Butler University – BU: BeReal Camp:

What makes BU: BeReal Camp unique?

Students will not only participate in leadership training, but will also rotate through programming in 3 out of the 6 colleges at Butler (e.g. arts college, business college, communications, etc.). Students will be able to explore various disciplines and career options – all with the through-line of how to lead in whatever space you’re in.

What activities are offered at BU: BeReal Camp?

Leadership training, talks from local industry leaders, fieldtrip to Newfields, time in Butler’s new Esports park, department-specific programming across campus, etc.

What is the camper-to-counselor ratio?


How much time do the campers spend outside?

It all depends on that ever-changing Indiana weather!

Does the camp provide lunch/snacks or do parents need to provide them?

All meals and snacks are included.

How old are the counselors and how are they trained?

Butler college students are hired as counselors through a significant vetting process. Counselors receive multiple days of training leading up to the camp.

What accommodations are made for campers with special needs?

We work to accommodate any and all accessibility needs. Please be sure to detail the needs of your student in the accommodations field of the registration.

Do you have tuition assistance available?

Yes! We are able to provide full, need-based tuition assistance to up to 50 students per camp week. Qualifying students qualify for free/reduced lunch at school, are first generation students, or are 21st Century Scholars. Other situations are taken under consideration as well.

Is this an overnight camp?


What does the camper’s living situation look like?

Campers will stay in one of the dorms here on campus! Each student will share a room with another student as well as two other ‘suitemates’ (rooms separated by a shared bathroom).

How do parents and campers communicate?

Phones are not removed during camp. Parents/students may talk as much as they wish.

How does BU: BeReal Camp handle homesickness?

Our counselors are trained to work to help students feel a sense of belonging at camp and work to help campers make friends. If a students is incredibly homesick, we will reach out to the parent for unique guidance for their camper.

What are the meals like at camp?

Campers eat in the dining hall just like Butler students! The dining hall is buffet style and students pick from a wide array of options – with the self-serve ice cream machine being the most popular. All dietary needs are accommodated.

Can parents visit BU: BeReal Camp?

Yes! There will be an end-of-camp celebration luncheon with all parents/guardians invited.

What percentage of campers return every year?

This is the inaugural year of camp!

Is the schedule highly structured, or do kids have a lot of free choices?

We work to provide as many student choices as possible. When students register, they will be able to rank their preferences.

Is transportation available to and from camp?

If transportation is an issue for your student, please reach out and we will work with you to find a solution.



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