Skee Ball at Butter and Egg Adventures

Big Fun is…well,….big fun!

Big Fun

There’s a reason that arcade and board games have stood the test of time. They continue to entice game players of all ages, and of all skill levels. For example, skee ball and carpet ball are ridiculously easy to play but create enough challenge to keep players engaged for long periods of time, with the prospect of bettering their performance with each new game. Butter and Egg Adventures has created the perfect solution for pandemic-era game playing by installing the new Big Fun games area outdoors, with ample room for distancing and socializing at once. Located under the pines, near the parking area, Big Fun offers the following games:

Four in a row at Butter and Egg Adventures
  • 4-in-a-Row (a stand-up version of Connect Four)
  • Tumbling Tower (stackable, repositionable blocks like Jenga)
  • Carpet Ball (a favorite of summer campers, everywhere)
  • 2 lanes of Skee Ball….sorry, no redeemable tickets are dispensed.
  • Corn Hole
  • Battle of the Seas (stand-up version of the board game, Battleship)
Skee Ball at Butter and Egg Adventures

Most games are familiar to guests and need no explanation, but if necessary, Butter and Egg staff will be happy to get you started and acquaint you with games rules and objectives. Many hours of work and effort went into constructing Big Fun in such a way that school-age guests through adults can enjoy themselves with little supervision. However, guests must return all playing equipment to its original positions or containers when finished. Big Fun is not to be used as a play area for pre-school-aged children.

Battle of the Seas at Butter and Egg Adventures

Guests who are on-site for Adventure Packages, special events, and other recreation are welcome to spend time at Big Fun. We simply ask that you are mindful of others who may be waiting for their turn to play a game so that everyone has opportunity to have Big Fun! Don’t forget that we still have plenty of other things to do while here, including Zip Lines, Laser Tag, Axe Throwing and Tree Challenge Courses.

For more information, please call 334.670.9953 to find out how you can enjoy this new area of Butter and Egg Adventures.

Having fun at Butter and Egg Adventures while wearing a mask.

Having Fun While Wearing a Mask

Having fun while wearing a mask!

Family and friends have plenty of opportunities to continue having fun while wearing a mask at Butter and Egg Adventures. Fun with family and friends has not disappeared during the pandemic. Butter and Egg Adventures has continued to offer small group activity in outdoor settings since we re-opened in May 2020. The ziplines continue to run, laser tag wars take place on the Battlefield, climbing hasn’t stopped and guests enjoy new venues such as axe throwing, golf practice, and the Big Fun games area. And, yes, guests and staff are having fun while wearing masks. By now, most people are accustomed to mask-wearing and have learned that the risks of not wearing a mask in Covid-19 times outweigh the reluctance to cover one’s face whether it’s for school, work, or play.

“We are not defenseless against COVID-19,” said CDC Director Dr. Robert R. Redfield. “Cloth face coverings are one of the most powerful weapons we have to slow and stop the spread of the virus – particularly when used universally within a community setting. All Americans have a responsibility to protect themselves, their families, and their communities.”

 

Having fun at Butter and Egg Adventures while wearing a mask.

 

We ask that guests provide their own masks, as they likely have one that they are already used to. If needed, our staff will gladly provide a generic, disposable mask to be worn on-site. “Even during the summer months?” Yes, we make frequent stops to distance and slide down masks for water and rest breaks. Like you, we wonder how long we’ll be wearing masks into 2021. At present, we can only speculate but we plan to follow CDC and state health department guidance in an effort to protect our staff and keep our guests safe. 

ving fun at Butter and Egg Adventures while wearing a mask.

What can you do to protect your group at Butter and Egg Adventures? If you are a sponsor or chaperone of a group who is visiting Butter and Egg, it’s important that you notify guests–and if appropriate, their family members—of our mask wearing policy prior to their scheduled event. As a group leader, your example of wearing a mask will greatly help our efforts to keep everyone safe. Staying outdoors as much as possible is also preferable. During colder months, retreat groups are likely going to have indoor meetings. Even then, guests should continue to wear masks except for the time needed to eat and drink. Group meals will be served with distancing and serving plans in place to decrease the likelihood of virus transmission.

ving fun at Butter and Egg Adventures while wearing a mask.

Is it really worth all the precautions? For our mental and physical health, we know that getting outdoors and spending time with close friends and family are important. Wearing a mask, we have found, is really not that confining and opens up many opportunities to experience joy and camaraderie, even in the midst of a time of darkness and despair. Call 334.670.9953 to make your reservation, or to find out more.

Map of Butter and Egg Adventures

What is Butter and Egg Adventures?

What is Butter and Egg Adventures?

We hear it all the time, “What is Butter and Egg Adventures?” When you go to our webpage and look at the title in the taskbar, you will see “Retreat Center and Much More”. Take a few minutes and read this article to find out What Is Butter and Egg Adventures.

First, we need to share our history with you, so that you can see how it all began.

Back in 2001, owner Ron Pierce began offering baseball camps to area youth featuring half-day baseball training with half-day outdoor recreation using the existing swimming pool, lake and spacious grounds for group games. With the addition of a climbing wall and a single Zipline over the lake, the experience became known as “Camp Butter and Egg,” aptly named for the road on which we’re located. Through the years, baseball camps expanded to include summer sports camps featuring tennis, golf, and softball instruction. At the same time, the camp added additional recreation fields, more ziplines, challenge courses, a camp lodge, and enhanced waterfront activities. Once co-owner Susan Pierce joined the staff full-time in 2007, the addition of teambuilding, expanded food services, and hosting non-athletic groups started to take shape. In 2012, with a rapidly-growing business focused on group recreation and overnight retreats, the decision was made to discontinue sports training and focus all energies on developing a unique outdoor recreation and retreat center serving from two people to groups of several hundred persons at once.

Why “Butter and Egg?”

According to local sources, the road was named for the practice of area farmers selling their homemade butter and harvested eggs along the roadside to “city folks” from Troy who traveled down the “butter-and-egg-road” to make their purchases. We’re told that the farmers who actually occupied the site on which we now operate, struggled to make a living with their crops so they actually began the practice of selling butter and eggs, which later caught on with other local farmers.

What is Butter and Egg Adventures?
Hitting Station at Butter and Egg Adventures

What’s Happening at Butter and Egg Adventures!

What’s Happening?

Just like many other small businesses across the country, Butter and Egg Adventures has seen a large decrease in both customers and revenue since March 2020. Our hearts go out to them and we wish them a speedy recovery.  During this downturn we kept ourselves busy by updating and maintaining our facilities in the hope that we will be back to one hundred percent soon.  However, since much of our business is generated from group events—church retreats, school groups, etc.– we don’t see that happening before the end of the year. 

In the last ten days, we have opened our “Ziplining Only” package, as well as several of our venues for individuals or small family-sized groups.  We are keeping groups separated and following social distancing rules and procedures.  We can provide our Zip Line Only packages, Axe Throwing, Waterfront, Laser Tag, Golf Practice and Climbing Wall activities to these individuals or small family groups.

We strive to maintain a 6 foot distance from our customers and that is why we are only offering a limited number of activities.  During these activities, we encourage our guests to wear face coverings and we will wear ours if requested.  We do require that all groups and individuals call us to make reservations for their visit to Butter and Egg Adventures.  You can reach us at 334.670.9953 or 334.670.9954 to do so. 

Axe Throwing at Butter and Egg Adventures
Axe Throwing Venue

As mentioned above, we have opened two new venues that are now available for use.  The “Axe Throwing” venue is located adjacent to our Low Ropes Course and has three throwing lanes.  We are booking this venue in one-hour increments and each lane accommodates a maximum of six participants.  We do require closed toe shoes for this venue.

We have also just opened Phase 1 or our Golf Practice area, which is located near our waterfront facility.  This practice area has hitting stations in various distances from our Island Green.  This venue is designed for “short irons” only and has six different approaches (103-164 yards) to the green.  We are using floating golf balls and these balls will have about a five percent decrease in distance, compared to regular golf balls.  We charge $8.00 for a medium bucket and $10.00 for a large bucket of balls.  We also have two sand bunkers nearby for practicing bunker shots.  This venue requires a phone call to reserve your time in order to ensure no overlapping of activity venues. 

Hitting Station at Butter and Egg Adventures
Golf Hitting Station

As we proceed in these unique times, we may have to make changes to our available venues and our procedures, so please make sure that you keep up with us via our social media pages.  We look forward to seeing you at Butter and Egg Adventures soon! 

What's happening?
Planning for six fee apart

Planning For Six Feet Apart

Planning for Six Feet Apart

As a “non-essential business”—a lousy term that makes us swallow our entrepreneurial pride—Butter and Egg Adventures is temporarily closed.

We just completed a small business survey asking what contingency plans we have for dealing with the pandemic. WE ARE planners…we constantly plan for rain delays, accommodating large groups without waiting in line too long, feeding all our guests without wasting too much food, adjusting our schedules when groups arrive later than planned, scheduling our college student staff around their class schedule availability.  We Never Stop Planning! But, did we plan that we would host only one spring school field trip?… cancel months of weekend retreats and campouts?…go weeks without hearing the familiar hum of the ziplines?…not cook a single guest meal for months?…go days without a single phone call?…or not enjoy the camaraderie of our wonderful guides?  Nope, never adopted a contingency plan for those scenarios in the wake of a pandemic.

For a time we thought we may be able to remain open prior to the state’s shutdown orders. But, the reality is that our business is built for close contact. We adjust harnesses and helmets on each guest. We embrace the teachers who return year after year with a new class of kids to experience Camp Butter and Egg field trips. We high-five the brave souls who make it to the top of the climbing wall.  We serve as spotters for challenge course participants. We double check the fit of every life jacket before sending boaters out in the lake.  We play elbow-to-elbow in the GaGa pit.   How can we possibly operate while maintaining a 6-foot separation?

As the economy slowly re-opens, we’ve begun planning for recreational opportunities we can offer that allow us to abide by health and safety regulations that are certainly needed as we exist to the “new normal.”

  • Might our staff wear masks or face shields?  Maybe.
  • Will we adopt new greetings and celebratory gestures that keep us from touching one another?  Likely.
  • Will we have need of harnesses and helmets for the summer?  Tough to say.
  • Can we create new ways to facilitate team building programs with participants who aren’t in close proximity to one another? Probably.
  • Will the demand for adventure recreation still exist?   YES!   YES!   YES!  After months of isolation we have to believe that the public will be longing to play outside and return to social activities that challenge and return them to having fun with others. 

In the meantime, rest assured that we’re planning for your return.

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School Field Trips at Butter and Egg Adventures

Butter and Egg Adventures Rock Climbing Adventures in South Alabama

School Field Trips Make Lasting Memories

Even as a senior citizen, I can still recall many school field trips from my youth. As a kid, I counted down the days when the whole class would board a bus, bound for adventure not found in my rural hometown. Some school field trips were highly educational and tied to required curricula (i.e., the state capitol tour in the 4th grade Alabama history year), while others allowed for rambunctious kids to explore the outdoors and break out of the daily confines of our school building (i.e., state parks, the zoo).

Now that I operate a recreational facility that offers school field trips,ts, I take great pride in planning experiences that children will remember for years to come. I also want to make these experiences enjoyable to teachers and staff so that they can join in on the fun and let their students see a different side of themselves. There is always great excitement when teachers soar on the zipline, climb up the rock wall, or oppose their students in battle on the Laser Combat course.

Active, Safe, and Unique Experiences are What You Should Expect

A typical field trip at Butter and Egg Adventures will include a set of four, outdoor activities that students experience before lunch. Each facilitated recreation venue is staffed with well-trained, friendly guides who patiently give instruction and encouragement to each excited student. The entire process is overseen by our staff members who stay connected to guides through radio contact. Lines getting long at ziplines?…..send students to canoeing and pedal boating; Johnny’s finished all the activities? …..suggest that he and his friends play Human Foosball for the last few minutes before lunch. Students are in constant motion in a frenzied effort to do everything possible before it’s time to leave.

Typical Activities for Butter and Egg Adventures’ field trips include:

  • Riding the 3-Zipline Course
  • Climbing the 35-ft Climbing Wall
  • Paddling in canoes and pedal boats on the Lake
  • Playing Laser Tag on the Battlefield
  • Engaging in Teamwork Initiatives
  • Playing games at our Open Recreation areas
  • Competing with classmates in Survivor-styled challenges on the Woodland Encounter Course
Field Trips at Butter and Egg Adventures

Experiences can be planned for 2nd Graders through High School-age students. Parents are welcome to join in on the fun, as well!

Teambuilding Can Be The Focus

Middle and High Schools often seek opportunities to engage their students in team building activities to teach, or reinforce, behaviors such as patience, inclusion, creativity, empathy, and other positive social-emotional behaviors that are so desperately needed today. Butter and Egg Adventures uses two, forested courses to offer teamwork programs: a Low Ropes Challenge Course, and the Woodland Encounter team competition course. We also use dozens of props in both outdoor and gym settings to facilitate challenging initiatives for older youth. A Teambuilding-Only field trip can be a cost-effective option to our traditional, recreation-focused options. And, they sometimes meet specific programming needs that recreational programs do not.

To plan the best field trip for your group, please call me, Susan Pierce, at 334.670.9954 to start the planning process. Or, complete the Event Quote Request to initiate e-mail contact.

School Field Trips
Things to do in Troy, AL

The History of Butter and Egg Adventures

Our story: The History of Butter and Egg Adventures

Now for the history of our facility. Back in 2001, owner Ron Pierce began offering baseball camps to area youth featuring half-day baseball training with half-day outdoor recreation using the existing swimming pool, lake and spacious grounds for group games. With the addition of a climbing wall and a single Zipline over the lake, the experience became known as “Camp Butter and Egg,” aptly named for the road on which we’re located.

Through the years, baseball camps expanded to include summer sports camps featuring tennis, golf, and softball instruction. At the same time, the camp added additional recreation fields, more ziplines, challenge courses, a camp lodge, and enhanced waterfront activities.

Once co-owner Susan Pierce joined the staff full-time in 2007, the addition of teambuilding, expanded food services, and hosting non-athletic groups started to take shape. In 2012, with a rapidly-growing business focused on group recreation and overnight retreats, the decision was made to discontinue sports training and focus all energies on developing a unique outdoor recreation and retreat center serving from two people to groups of several hundred persons at once.

Why “Butter and Egg?”

According to local sources, the road was named for the practice of area farmers selling their homemade butter and harvested eggs along the roadside to “city folks” from Troy who traveled down the “butter-and-egg-road” to make their purchases. We’re told that the farmers who actually occupied the site on which we now operate, struggled to make a living with their crops so they actually began the practice of selling butter and eggs, which later caught on with other local farmers.

Thanks for becoming part of “Our Story”, by your participation today!

Ron and Susan Pierce

We would love the opportunity to provide your family, or your group a customized and detailed event. Please contact us at 334.670.9954, or 334.670.9953. We look forward to hearing from you and hope that our History of Butter and Egg Adventures, will entice you to find out more.

Map of Butter and Egg Adventures
The History

Privacy and Refund Policy for Butter and Egg Adventures, LLC

Privacy & Refund Policy for Butter and Egg Adventures, LLC

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Refund Policy for Butter and Egg Adventures, LLC

Butter and Egg Adventures, LLC, has limited refund policies and you should be aware of them.  When completing an on-line order with a payment through our E-Commerce site, you should be aware that refunds are as follows:

Custom Group Deposits are non-refundable within 30 days of a customized event, unless weather emergencies or other approved, extenuating circumstances occur.

Deposits for non-customized events (individual or family) will be refunded (100%) if Butter and Egg Adventures, LLC is notified at least 48 hours in advance of scheduled activity.  If after this 48 hour period, no refund for deposit will be granted, unless the scheduled event is cancelled due to weather.