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
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
Why study religion?
According 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
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.