Desert Pines Association: Burton Camp.

About Burton Camp:

Burton Camp is the result of a dream of Jason Carlisle and his son, Jack Carlisle.  They are long time local ranchers from the Burton area of Arizona's White Mountains. The Carlisle family purchased the land in Burton over 50 years ago. They later donated the acreage for the camp to Burton Church.

It is thought that the site of the camp was first used as a meeting place for native Americans, primarily Apaches. It is believed Navajo churches may have also met here. About 14 years ago (2003), Burton Church gave the current 30 acres for the camp to Desert Pines Baptist Association targeting its use as a primitive camp for young people or for use by local churches.

DPBA with the effort of numerous volunteers plans to double the capacity of the camp from its current of approximately 60 campers to 120 campers. Burton Camp is funded primarily by donations. Donations are received from private individuals, churches, church organizations like Sunday School classes or youth groups, and even a few corporate sponsorships. 99% of the work at Burton Camp has been performed by volunteers and donated professional services.


Each year, Burton Camp hosts children from all over the State of Arizona. We have packed out every camp for kids and teens that DPBA has put together. About 10 of our campers receive scholarships from various sources to enable them to attend. Our current needs include:

  • Cinders for walk/drive ways
  • Landscaping for water control
We urge you to become a part of building Burton Camp and reaching kids for Christ! Call DPBA at 928-536-7200 to learn more about how you can contribute!

2017 Camp Dates:

Child at Burton CampCamp dates for 2017, will be:
First -Third grades will be June 4-6, the cost will be $40.00.
Fourth - Sixth grades will be June  7 -10, the cost will be $50.00.
7th - 12th grades Discipleship Now weekend-TBD .

If you have any questions, please contact Patty by email patty@desertpines.org or call our office
(928) 536-7200.

Activities this year include:

  • Swimming
  • Zip Line
  • Crafts
  • Missions
  • Blow Up Gymnastic Games

We will have a Nurse on staff for each camp.  If you would like to volunteer for this position, please contact Patty at
(928) 536-7200 or e-mail her at patty@desertpines.org.

Rent Our Facility:

Our Camp Facilities may also be leased for day or weekend retreats, camps, or overnighters. Give us a call or email us and we will gladly give you the details on this. We have 30 acres that kids and families can have a wonderful time exploring. We have openings in 2017. You are welcome to come and inspect our camp to see if it will fit your need.
Some restrictions apply.
Please click here for 2017 Burton Camp registration information & form.