College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Philosophy and Religion

World Religions Camp

Butler Summer Religion Institute

The Butler World Religions Camp provides high school students grades 9-12 an opportunity to explore world religions in Indianapolis at a two-week summer camp.


The Butler World Religions Camp offers a two-week introduction and hands-on experience of a rich variety of religions and cultures. 

You will visit local religious communities and work with fellow campers to create a small-group project giving you a deeper understanding and appreciation of religion as it is practiced in Indianapolis.

Why study religion?

Postures 1According to recent polls, as much as 80% of the world's people identify themselves as religious.

Religions have done much good and much harm in the world, as we all know just by watching or reading the news.  What is it about religion that is so powerful?  Why is religion such an important part of so many people's daily lives?  These are just some of the questions scholars of religion ask and try to answer.

By studying religion, we gain a better understanding of different cultures and their histories, traditions, art, music, literature, politics, customs, and hopes and dreams.

Through studying the world's religions at the Butler World Religions Camp, students will learn to appreciate the power of religion to shape the world and its peoples.

When and where is the Butler World Religions Camp?

The Butler World Religions Camp will be held July 7-11 and 14-18, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. on the campus of Butler University in Indianapolis. Classes will be held from Monday-Friday of both weeks. Lunch will be provided. Students will be responsible for their own transportation to and from campus.

How much does the Butler World Religions Camp Cost?

The cost of the camp is $300.

What is the application process?

Prospective students will complete the application form. Applications must be submitted by Friday, June 6th.

Where can I find more information?

Interested students should contact the Director, Dr. Brent Hege;a list of useful links for camp applicants and participants on this web site. And for your convenience, here are links to digital copies of the brochure about the program, which can be printed or e-mailed to share with others who may be interested.

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