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2021 in Review

Family Fun in 2021A Look Back to 2021 – Butter and Egg Adventures

Did we not just start 2021? I can’t be the only one that’s refusing to believe that 2022 is just around the corner. Either way, here we are…another year in the books at Butter and Egg Adventures in Troy, Alabama.

For those of you that haven’t been following our business for that long, this was our 20th year in operation. Twenty years…wow! That’s pretty impressive for our little family-run, small business. I might have only been 12 years old when my dad (co-owner, Ron Pierce) first started teaching baseball and softball lessons in my literal front yard, but I still remember it like it was yesterday. Fast forward to now, and we are a full-fledged retreat and outdoor recreation center that doesn’t even do baseball lessons anymore.

When we started 2021, we didn’t really know what to expect as most businesses did. Covid-19 was still very real, and we didn’t know what was to come for the upcoming year. But you better believe we all had positive attitudes and we were determined to get back to somewhat normal operations.

We were thrilled to have overnight retreats slowly booking again with us. We started out the year with Safe Haven Church’s (out of Trussville, Alabama) youth group visit us for their winter retreat in January. Things looked a little different with all of us wearing masks and socially distancing as much as possible, but we still had a great time!

Some people don’t know this, but we don’t shut down for cooler weather. Even in the cooler months at the beginning of the year, we were also booking our guided tours, called packages, for families and small groups. We might have had to bundle up a little bit, but at least we weren’t sweating, right?

As February rolled around, we hosted First United Methodist Church – Panama City for their 7th annual children’s ministry retreat with us. While visiting us this year, we realized their group is our longest repeating group to visit us in our 20 years of operation. We can’t thank them enough for their continued support throughout all these years.

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Although we didn’t get a chance to host field trips again this year, we still had a great spring at Butter and Egg Adventures. One of the highlights of the spring months were hosting a few events for Troy University’s Greek Week. We hosted an “Amazing Race” event, a human foosball tournament, a sand volleyball tournament, and build-a-boat races across the lake. Groups had 3 hours to build a boat out of cardboard and attempt to race each other in the lake.

And then there’s the summer. This year, summer felt like we were definitely getting back to normal. We had it all…day groups, overnight retreats, and the return of summer day camp. We were thrilled to announce that we were bringing back day camp for the second year in a row and with many changes. We held 5 weeks of day camp for ages 8-14. We packed in so many activities during the week, that every morning when the kids came back the next day they claimed they were sore and tired but were ready to do it all over again.

Once we caught our breath from the business of the summer, we were ready to tackle the fall. Before the school year began for New Brockton High School, we traveled to them to conduct a team building program for their faculty and staff. With all the props we have, it’s so easy for us to travel to an organization for those types of programs.

October was a highlight for us for this year. With our Butter and Egg After Dark Halloween special event being such a big hit last year, we knew we needed to bring it back. It was two full nights of hunting zombies in the woods with our laser tag guns, zip lining through the trees in the dark, and conquering new heights at the climbing wall. Later in the year, we also hosted our once-a-semester, free Zip in the Dark event for Troy University students.

Our hearts are full, and maybe a little tired, from the busy year but we couldn’t be happier for all the support we have received this year, and previous years. We are excited about what’s to come for 2022 and ready to see you all soon for your next adventure!

Happy New Year from the staff at Butter and Egg Adventures in Troy, Alabama!

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Family Fun at Butter and Egg Adventures

Five Reasons to Bring Your Family to Butter and Egg Adventures for Family Fun

Do you ever get in a rut of doing the same things over and over with your family? It can happen to the best of us. You pick up your kids from school on a Friday afternoon, knowing this weekend is going to be the same as last weekend. You know it will be dinner at the local steak house on Friday night, going to the park just down the road Saturday morning, and the inevitable task of laundry and cleaning the house. Sunday night rolls around and you realize nothing special happened again this weekend. That’s where Butter and Egg Adventures can come into play and can add in a little family adventure into your routine.

Family fun awaits for your family at Butter and Egg Adventures! We offer so many activities, catering to a wide range of ages and can add in some variety to your weekend (or weekday) plans. Follow along to read why your next family trip should be at Butter and Egg Adventures.

Get Out of Your Comfort Zone for Family Fun

When is the last time you or anyone else in your family did something out of their comfort zone? We all have our bubbles that we like to stay in, but every so often it’s good to do something that you normally wouldn’t do. Now, I’m not saying go straight to riding all 23 zip lines we have for your first time ever zip lining, but our Zip Line Only Package with 10 zip lines is great way to start out.

Make Unforgettable Memories with Your Family

 

There’s no doubt you will make incredible memories having fun with your family at Butter and Egg Adventures. Topping the 35-foot climbing wall and ringing the bell is such a highlight that few will forget. What about that time your family got out of the escape room with 6 and a half minutes left? Those are the memories you will be talking about forever.

Our Staff is Next Level

 

Not to toot our own horn, but our staff is pretty awesome. You won’t find the one-on-one attention from our recreation guides you get at Butter and Egg Adventures just anywhere. By the end of your Tree Trek Package, you bet your guide will know everything about you and vice versa. We pride ourselves on our customer service, and we believe it shows with returning  customers.

Unplug from Technology

 

When is the last time you turned off your phone and just enjoyed each other’s company?

These days, we rely so much on technology but there’s plenty of times when it’s time to unplug from it. When you visit Butter and Egg Adventures, not only are you getting a chance to be out in nature, but you are truly enjoying the quality time spent with your family. Now, we aren’t saying keep the camera away…you will definitely want to snap some pictures of the kids enjoying a nice paddle around the lake in canoes.

Family Fun Near Me

 

We get it…sometimes you just don’t want to drive multiple hours to get to enjoy quality family time outside of the house. The good thing is Butter and Egg Adventures isn’t as far away as you think. We are in Troy, Alabama and are in close proximity to many cities within Alabama and bordering states. We are only 2 hours from the coast of Florida, less than an hour from Montgomery and Dothan, and 2 hours south of Birmingham. See…we aren’t as far as you think. Visiting Butter and Egg Adventures is totally doable for a day trip with your family with lots of things to do with your kids nearby.

So, what are you waiting for? Plan a trip now to visit Butter and Egg Adventures in Troy, Alabama with your family! You will have plenty of activities for the family to choose from. Call us at 334.670.9954 to book your reservation.