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?

School Field Trips at Butter and Egg Adventures

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, 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, Ron Pierce, at 334.670.9954 to start the planning process. Or, complete the Field Trip Quote Request to initiate e-mail contact.

School Field Trips

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