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Best Kentucky Year-Round
Camps & Programs

Many of our Best Kentucky Summer Camps also offer Year Round Camp Programs and Activities. You should contact the camps you are interested in to see if they offer Fall, Winter and/or Spring Programs, too.

Best Kentucky Summer Day Camps

Looking for a Great Kentucky Day Camp? Look at each camp's TYPE OF CAMP description. Many of our Best Kentucky Day Camps also list their exact hours, and if they offer before and after camp activities.

Best Kentucky Summer Camp Jobs

Searching for Kentucky Camp Jobs? Many of our Best Camps are now listing their 2014 Summer Camp Jobs, too. Look for the heading "Summer Camp Jobs" in each camp listing. You can also check any camp's website for their "Work at Camp" or "Summer Employment Opportunities" pages.

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Some of the Best Camps in the South are here in Kentucky.

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Art Camps for Kids,Tweens and Teens
Louisville, KY

Visit Our Art Camps for Kids,Tweens and Teens Website
502-632-1384
info[AT]spot5artstudio.com
2005 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206

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MOST RECENT UPDATE:
May-August. Contact camp for the latest 2014 info.

CAMPER AGES: 5 - 18

TYPE OF CAMP: Day Camp.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Fine Arts/Crafts, Video/Filmmaking/Photography, and more.

CAMP LOCATION: Spot5 Art Center is in the Crescent Hill/Clifton Neighborhood easily accessed from all regions of Metro Louisville via main roads and expressways.

CAMP FACILITIES: Fine arts building includes equipment for printmaking, photography, painting, ceramics, mixed media, sculpture. Outside area for lunchtime and activities.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Spot5 camps as well as out year round classes follow curriculum guidelines for introducing materials and artistic knowledge while enhancing the creative spirit of the student.We foster a safe, caring place. Our classes and camps are taught by local artists who hold degrees in their fine arts field.

Featured in LEO magazine, Louisville Magazine, KET Louisville Life SPot5 celebrates a ten year anniversary this coming year.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
For complete information on times dates and cost please visit our website This Website Link

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Art Camps for KidsTweens and Teens

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Kentucky Summer Camps

Please note that our list of 2014 Kentucky Summer Camps also includes information on Kentucky Summer Camp Scholarships, Financial Aid, and other 'Campership' or Financial Assistance. Look within each camp's description for the CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS AND FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE heading.


Bluegrass Youth Ballet Summer Camps
Lexington, Kentucky

Visit Our Bluegrass Youth Ballet Summer Camps Website
859-271-4472
jen[AT]bluegrassyouthballet.org
1595 Mercer Road
Suite 150
Lexington, Kentucky 40511

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CAMPER AGES: 3-18

TYPE OF CAMP: Day Camp.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Dance, and more.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Work Study is available based through an application process.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Fairy Tale Camps
Ages 3-6
June 9-13 Little Mermaid
June 16-20 Twelve Dancing Princesses
June 23-27 Cinderella
9:00-12:00 or 1:00-4:00 Monday-Friday
Choose 1, 2, or 3 Weeks
$110 (1 week), $200 (2 weeks), $290 (3 weeks)

Summer Intensive Workshop
Ages 7-18
July 7 - August 1
Intense Training! Ballet, Pointe (when applicable), Variations, Modern, Dance History, and more!
9:30-3:00 for lower levels Monday-Friday
9:30-4:00 for older levels Monday-Friday
Price varies based on number of weeks and level.

Summer Classes
Ages 2-Adult
June 9-28
July 7-26

Please see full schedule of classes on website.
Price varies based on level.

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Bluegrass Youth Ballet Summer Camps

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Camp WOW
Murray, Kentucky

Visit Our Camp WOW Website
State office phone number (for camp inquiries): 270-753-4382
ahatton[AT]woodmen.org
93 Schwartz Road
Murray, Kentucky 42071

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WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
Woodmen of the World KY-W State Office1710 State Route 121 N, Suite F
Murray, KY 42071

CAMP VIDEO LINK:
Watch Our Camp WOW Video

CAMPER AGES: 8-15

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Theater, Fine Arts/Crafts, Basketball, Weightloss, Swimming, Waterfront/Aquatics, Team Sports, Adventure, Wilderness/Nature, and more.

CAMP LOCATION: Our tree-lined camp is nestled just off the the main highway on the outskirts of Murray, KY in far western Kentucky. Visit us on Facebook at This Website Link

CAMP FACILITIES: Our 16 acre camp includes many amenities and facilities, including eight air conditioned cabins, dining hall, bath and shower house, Olympic size swimming pool with two water slides, a climbing wall and zip line course, an archery range, and leisure sports, including basketball court, soccer field, tennis court, miniature golf pavilion, and baseball diamond. 

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Our motto is: Adventures daily. Memories for life.

Since 1947, Woodmen of the World has been offering fun adventures. Parents can be assured that the trained staff at each camp has the safety of each camper as their first priority. All Woodmen of the World camps are members of the American Camp Association.

A Woodmen of the World summer camp is a great place for kids to build lifetime memories!

Camp Woodmen offers boys and girls age 8-15 the opportunity to learn new skills, be part of a team and develop as leaders. Activities at camp include nature study, citizenship, drama, arts and crafts, swimming, fishing, games, hiking, sports, and many others.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: Former campers age 16-17 are welcome to return as counselors in training. All counselors receive CPR/First Aid certifications. Counselors also receive training for archery, ropes course/zip-line, and lifeguard skills. Training is provided at no expnese to the counseling staff.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Discounted cost for Woodmen of the World members. Buddy campers may come with a Woodmen member.

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: Camp WOW is available for rent during the spring, summer, and fall when camp is not in session. For current rental rates, contact the state office at 270-753-4382.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
2014 Session Dates:

Session 1: June 16-20
Session 2: June 23-27
Members: $100
Buddy Campers: $200*

Members may attend both sessions. Buddy campers may only attend once.

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
Energetic, eager to learn, and eager to engage with kids? Camp WOW would love to have you for a counselor this summer. We want caring responsible counselors who can give our campers support and opportunities to grow in confidence and skill.

If you are interested in learning more, or getting an application, please call 270-753-4382, and ask for Angie.

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Life Adventure Center
Versailles, KY

Visit Our Life Adventure Center Website
859-873-3271
tim[AT]lifeadventurecenter.org
570 Milner Rd
Versailles, KY 40383


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MOST RECENT UPDATE:
May-August. Contact camp for the latest 2014 info.

CAMPER AGES: 9 - 14

TYPE OF CAMP: Day Camp. 5 day, day camp with 1 optional overnight

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers. All Boy Campers.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Horses/Equestrian, Swimming, Waterfront/Aquatics, Team Sports, Academics, Adventure, Wilderness/Nature, and more.

CAMP LOCATION: 15 miles West of Lexington Kentucky, Life Adventure Center is located on a beautiful, 575 acre, historic farm.

CAMP FACILITIES: 4 well appointed cabins, ponds (for swimming, canoeing and fishing), indoor and outdoor equestrian arenas and facilities, over 20 horses, low and high ropes challenge course, outdoor pavilion, brand-new LEED certified education building with classrooms, miles of hiking and equestrian trails over rolling pastures and through wooded areas.

OTHER CAMP INFO: With a commitment to safety and providing the very best experience for your camper(s), our accreditation include ACA, ACCT, CHA, WFR and more. Voted Lexington Family Magazine's Family Favorite Horseback Riding Program.

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Life Adventure Center

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Louisville Ballet School Summer Dance Programs
Louisville, Kentucky

Visit Our Louisville Ballet School Summer Dance Programs Website
(502) 583-3150 ext. 1 
(502) 895-3700
school[AT]louisvilleballet.org
4112 Shelbyville Road
Louisville, Kentucky 40207

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CAMPER AGES: 3-16

TYPE OF CAMP: Day Camp.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Dance, and more.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: The Louisville Ballet School offers workshops for children just beginning their journey as well as those who have a growing passion for dance. Classes are designed to develop coordination, musicality, and kinetic awareness, as well as instill a love for dance and the arts.

Children ages 3 - 8 will discover an exciting mix of dance, visual arts, and storytelling through movement.

Students ages 8 - 16 will be immersed in the grand tradition of classical ballet, learning dances that have been performed by professional ballet dancers for hundreds of years.

OTHER CAMP INFO: Save the Date for our Summer Dance Program Open House on Wednesday, May 14, 2014 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at our St. Matthews Studios!

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
June 16 – July 18

One-week sessions for ages 3 - 8
Two-week sessions for ages 8 - 16

Please visit our website for more information. This Website Link

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Louisville Ballet School Summer Dance Programs

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Skyhawks Sports Academy Summer Sports Camps
Kentucky Location(s)

Visit Our Skyhawks Sports Academy Summer Sports Camps Website
800-804-3509
skyhawks[AT]skyhawks.com
Over 500 Locations Nationwide
Mead, WA

OTHER CAMP LOCATIONS:
CA, CO, CT, FL, IA, ID, IL, IN, KY, MA, MI, MN, MT, NH, NY, OH, OR, PA, TX, WA, WI, and WY

WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
6311 E. Mt. Spokane Park Dr., Suite B
Mead, WA 99021

CAMP VIDEO LINK:
Watch Our Skyhawks Sports Academy Summer Sports Camps Video

CAMPER AGES: 3 thru 12. Not all ages available in all areas.

TYPE OF CAMP: Day Camp. Hours vary by camp and age level.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Basketball, Football, Baseball, Cheerleading, Soccer, Golf, Tennis, Team Sports, and more. Lacrosse, Mini-Hawk, Multi-Sport, Quickstart, Tiny-Hawk, Track & Field, And Volleyball Too!

CAMP LOCATION: Skyhawks Sports Camps are located in cities throughout the state. Please see our website for exact locations near you at This Website Link

CAMP FACILITIES: Modern practice fields and facilites with top-notch training and safety equipment.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Since 1979, Skyhawks sports has led safe, fun and skill-focused sports camps and programs for youth between the ages of 3-12.

We offer many different different sports--and countless ways for your child to grow. The camps range from soccer to baseball to our popular mulit-sport camps where kids sample three different sports (soccer, basketball and baseball) in one camp.

Our camps and programs are offered locally throughout over 500 communities. The format includes traditional week-long summer day camps and year-round after-school programs that range from 45 minutes to 6 hours in duration, per day. Our progression of camps and programs, led by our expert staff, are generated toward youth looking for a sport introduction or those who want to refine and master their sport-specific skills.

For Detailed Information on ALL of our summer sports camps, please visit our website at This Website Link.

Our coaches and site directors make a significant difference to your child�s on-field experience. Chosen for their strong personal character, responsibility, and capacity to effectively communicate sports skills to youth, our staff will make the extra effort every time to ensure that your children have the best on-field/court experience, emphasize teamwork, and learn life skills through sports. Our staff are required to complete our extensive certification process.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: We offer financial aid for those families that qualify. Please call 1.800.804.3509 for an application.

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: We offer year round programs in select states, please see our website for complete information on all Skyhawks Sport Camps in your area.

OTHER CAMP INFO: Skyhawks Sports Camps are SAFETY FOCUSED!

At Skyhawks we go the extra mile to focus on safety, and we have a long-standing proven safety track record and processes to prove it. For example, all Skyhawks Sports camps start and end with our unique safety process called �Gate System and Parking Lot Duty.� This process is where coaches come and greet both parents and campers in the parking lot when parents pull up to drop off their children.

Our staff guide the kids onto the field/court and out of harm�s way by funneling them into our gate system. Eye contact is maintained from each one of our staff members until the kids make it onto the field/court where they are grouped by age. This efficient process ensures safety. Additionally, it develops a level of trust between parent, coach, and child that ultimately leads to a fun and skill-focused camp for youth.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Skyhawks Sports Camps are offered throughout the summer, and specific dates and times vary from location to location.

Fees vary depending on age, duration of camp, and location.

You can find a complete list of sessions, times, and fees for ALL the Skyhawks Sports Camps in your area at: This Website Link.

Or feel free to call us at: 800-804-3509.

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Skyhawks Sports Academy Summer Sports Camps

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Spot5 Art Center Fine Arts Camps
Louisville, Kentucky

Visit Our Spot5 Art Center Fine Arts Camps Website
502/594-1483 502/632-1384
info[AT]spot5artstudio.com
2005 Frankfort Ave.
Louisville, Kentucky 40206

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WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
2005 Frankfort Ave Louisville KY 40206

CAMPER AGES: Learners camps 4-7 Elementary Camps 6-9 Apprentice camps 10-13 Teen Camps 12+

TYPE OF CAMP: Day Camp. early drop off 8:45 camps run 9:30-12:30 lunch and 1:30-4;30 with lat pick up until 5:15

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Fine Arts/Crafts, and more.

CAMP LOCATION: Located in the Crescent Hill, Clifton Area of Louisville with easy access to and from I-64. We are at the corner of Bellaire and Frankfort upstairs and street level.

CAMP FACILITIES: We are an art center with several teaching studios, a gallery that exhibits 6-8 times per year and a full service supply store. We are small but have plenty of room for multiple camps throughout the summer. Our building is a merging of three old buildings, one of which was a button factory.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Spot5 Art Center is celebrating ten years of creative service to the Louisville metro area. Started as a teaching studio, our core remains arts education to all ages where a balance of fundamentals and creative expression are taught.

All of our teachers are college educated in their medium and share a common goal of passing on the knowledge and guidance they received as students of Fine Art.

Our camp curriculum follows that of our after school courses: art history + current instruction + creative thought. We have fun and we get a lot done!

At Spot5 we stress support of one another over competitive attitude. That said we always prepare our kids for the outside art world whenever they indicate they are interested in applying to programs and contests. We have an excellent track record of portfolio preparedness for middle school and teens.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Teen Internship swaps a Teen camp for every elementary camp helped with.

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: After school classes for youth and teen Adult classes year round. Painting, Drawing, Life Drawing, Ceramics, Printmaking, Photography.

OTHER CAMP INFO: Our full day campers bring a sack lunch and have a one hour supervised break between camps.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Full information may be found on our website. This is a list of our camps this summer:

Camps are A.M. and P.M. M-F except where noted
Early Bird Special $135 per half day/ full week camp
$145 after 4/1/2014

June 2 - 6
AM
during this week we offer a 1 day,
3 day and full week option.
Elementary
E-1: Art Sampler in the Studio
Apprentice
M-1: Stations Studio Camp
Teen
T-1: Independent Studio Camp
PM
Elementary
E-2: Art Sampler in the Studio
Apprentice
M-2: Stations Studio Camp
Teen
T-2: Independent Studio Camp
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June 9 - 13
AM
Elementary
E-3: The Expressionists
Apprentice
M-3: Painting Stations Camp
Teen
T-3 Intern Camp
PM
Elementary
E- 4 Performers in Art
Apprentice
M-4: Studio Camp
Teen
T-4: Studio Camp
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June 16 - 20
AM
Learners 4+
L-1 The Painted World
Elementary
E-5 Ceramics for Kids
Apprentice
M- 6 Video Camp
Teen
T-5 Video Camp
PM
Elementary
E-6 Explorarama for Kids
Apprentice
Painting Fast
Apprentice
M-7 Mega Manga
Teen
T-7 Painting Fast
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June 23 - 27
AM
Elementary
E-7 Animals, Zanimals
Apprentice
M-8 Fused Glass Jewelry
M-9 Digital Photography
Teen
T-8 Fused Glass Jewelry
PM
Elementary
E-8 Klimt, Matisse and Miro
Apprentice
M-10 Drawing Studio
M-11 Ceramics Sampler
Teen
T-9 Ceramics Sampler
T-10Advanced Drawing Studio.
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June 30 - July 2 3 day camp
AM
Learner
L-2 Bugs and Stuff
Ages 4 - 7*
Elementary
E-9 Art for Me and the Birds
Apprentice
M-12 Ceramic Beaded Jewelry
Teen
T-11 Ceramic Glazing/ Beads and Jewelry Pieces
mixed ages camp
PM
Elementary
E-10 Art Sampler: The Parade
Apprentice
M-13 Intensive Drawing Studio
Teen
T-12 Intensive Painting Studio
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July 7 - 11
AM
Elementary
10-A Creatures of Earth Air & Sky
Apprentice
M-14 Slumped Glass Art Bowls
M- 15 Accessorizing the Runway
Teen
T-13 Sketching in Public
T-14 Slumped Glass Art
PM
Elementary
E-11: Ceramics for Kids
E -12: Runway
Apprentice
M-16 Runway for Apprentices
M-17: Fine Arts Studio
All Regular Week Camps are Monday - Friday
all day students bring a sack lunch
Teen
T-16 Digital Photo Shoots
T-16: Fine Arts Studio for Teens
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July 14 - 18 AM
AM
Elementary
E-13Art Sampler: Toys
Apprentice
M-18 Sculpture and Extreme Puppets
M-19Painting Studio, Oils and Acrylics
Teen
t-17 Painting Studio: Oils and Acrylics
T-18 Sculpture: Extreme Puppets
PM
Elementary
E-15 Drawing Studio: People & Places
Apprentice
M-20 Wax and Dye
M-21 Architectural Exploration
Teen
T-19 Architectural Exploration
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July 21 - 25
AM
Elementary
E-16 Tile and Found Object Mosaics
Apprentice
M-22 Everything Duct Tape
Teen
T- 20 Portraits
PM
Elementary
E-17 Illustrate Your Own Stories
Apprentice
M- 23 Graphic Design Studio
Teen
T-21 Independent Studio 2D &3d
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Aug 4 - 8
AM
Learner
L3 Puppets
Elementary
E-20 Puppets
Apprentice
M-26Charcoal, Pastels and Ink
PM
Elementary
E-20 Sculpture
Apprentice
M-26 Mixed Media
Teen
T-27 Architectural Exploration 2

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
Summer Instructors Needed:

Please visit: This Website Link

Part-time center assistant:
email resume to info[AT]spot5artstudio.com

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Spot5 Art Center Fine Arts Camps

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Strathmoor Preschool Summer Camps
Louisville , Kentucky

Visit Our Spot5 Art Center Fine Arts Camps Website
(502)458-6585
strathmoor[AT]bellsouth.net
2201 Hawthorne Avenue
Louisville , Kentucky 40205

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CAMPER AGES: 2yrs to just finished Kindergarten

TYPE OF CAMP: Day Camp.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

AFFILIATION(S): Christian.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Academics, and more.

CAMP LOCATION: Henry Watterson Expressway exit 16, take ramp right and follow signs for Bardstown Road North.  We are located across the street from Assumption High School

CAMP FACILITIES: We are a mission of Strathmoor Presbyterian  Church, we have a great preschool facility with a nice open playground and indoor gym for exercise no matter what the weather.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO:

Our program is committed to providing age-appropriate learning experiences in Christian environment which allow each child to enjoy success as they strive to reach their potential.  Staff relate to children and one another in a Christian manner, relying on the simple Biblical truth to treat others with same respect and love with which you would like to be treated.  We welcome all children regardless of race, color, religion, or national origin.  We have been serving the community for over 60 years.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:

We offer four two week sessions during the summer:

Session 1    June  2-13    Wild Animals
Session 2    June 16-27   Going Buggy
Session 3    July    7-18   How Things Work
Session 4    July   21-      Under the Sea
                   August 1 

We offer care: 

9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  for      $140.00 per session
9:00 a.m. to   3:00 p.m.  for      $190.00 per session
9:00 a.m. to   5:00 p.m.  for      $240.00 per session

A mid-morning snack is provided everyday. Notify us in writing of any allergies.  Please provide a lunch for
3:00 p.m. or 5:00 p.m. pick up. 

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YMCA Camp Ernst
Burlington, Kentucky

Visit Our YMCA Camp Ernst Website
859-586-6181
ce[AT]myycamp.org
7615 Camp Ernst Rd
Burlington, Kentucky 41005

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CAMPER AGES: 5-15

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

AFFILIATION(S): YMCA

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
and more.

CAMP LOCATION: YMCA Camp Ernst is just a 25 minutes drive away from downtown Cincinnati. Come check out our 365 scenic acres of hardwood forests, playing fields, a horse barn and trails, and a 26-acre spring-fed lake.

CAMP FACILITIES: YMCA Camp Ernst has two swimming pools, a 100-foot waterslide, water trampoline, canoes, kayaks, aqua cycles, zip line adventure, and opportunities to go horseback riding, learn archery, hang out in one of two creeks, and so much more!

Valley campers, age 10-12, live in one of twenty-one traditional cabins, with restrooms located nearby. Campers enjoy meals in our historical dining hall.

Lakeview campers, age 6-9, enjoy living in our Lodge, where all the camp amenities are under one roof, including restrooms and dining hall.

LIT campers, age 13-15 live in the loft and longhouse and eat meals at Lakeview Lodge.

Check out our website to see photos of each cabin.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Boys and girls, from ages 5 to 15, are able to enjoy the Camp Ernst experience. YMCA Camp Ernst is just a 25-minute drive from downtown Cincinnati. 75 percent of its counselors were once campers like you at Camp Ernst. Come check out our 365 scenic acres of hardwood forests, playing fields, a horse barn and trails, and a 26-acre spring-fed lake.

Our popular lakefront features the 100 foot waterslide, Blob, water trampoline, banana boat, canoes, kayaks, aqua cycles, and sno kones!

Camp’s two creeks, two swimming pools, Zip Line, Giant Swing, Climbing Wall, Burma Bridge, and Air Walk ensure that every day is full of exciting activities.

Archery, BB ranges, and a dynamic Fine Arts program round out the daily adventure opportunities at Greater Cincinnati’s most popular camp.

Full week sessions are available for campers age 6-15. Half week and intro to overnight sessions are available for campers age 5-9.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: The leaders in training program or L.I.T.s, is specifically designed for our oldest campers age 13-15. Leaders in training live in the Loft and Longhouse, cabins designed specially to foster community.

In addition to the traditional camp activities, campers also participate in leadership rotations that are focused around team building, communication, role modeling, and problem solving. They put these skills to practice through service projects and the LIT/Lakeview day, where they are paired with a Lakeview cabin and help guide them through their lake rotations for the afternoon.

LITs enjoy other traditions like a Tuesday cookout, Pizza making and dodgeball, and the LIT favorite, the After-Party.

The Camp Ernst Crew Program is a leadership experience for those entering the 10th grade in Fall 2014.

The crew program is designed to help foster responsibility, positive learning, teamwork, initiative, and a caring attitude that crew members will be able to use in and out of camp. To achieve this, the crew will participate in trainings, leadership rotations, guest speakers, and experiential service learning during their two week stay. They will form a tight knit group with the other crew members as they work together to complete a variety of tasks throughout their stay.

The Crews primary responsibility during their two week stay will be to perform an assortment of jobs throughout the camp. These tasks include cleaning dishes, serving food, cleaning bathrooms, sweeping, mopping, working on facility projects such as clearing trails and painting projects, and picking up trash. These experiences are used to develop the leadership skills that will be beneficial in the future summers at camp and other future endeavors.

Crew also finds time for the classic camp fun you may remember as a camper. Their college-age leaders will schedule time at the ropes course, lake, and pools. There will be opportunities for creek hikes, campouts, campfires, night hikes, mountain biking and much more. Crew members will attend opening and closing campfires as well as the Camp Ernst Party every Thursday. Crew members will also be given some opportunities to assist with camp-wide programming.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: We offer Income-based sliding scale scholarships. Applications open in January and funds are limited. Please check our website at: This Website Link for more information.

FAMILY CAMP SESSION(S): Parents often say, “I want to go to camp!” Well, here’s your chance! Enjoy a weekend at camp with your family and friends. Each family is assigned to their own cabin, eats meals in the dining hall, and gets to do the classic Camp Ernst activities together including the Zipline, banana boat, horseback riding, and more! Family camp is held over Memorial Day and Labor Day Weekends. Check out our website at: This Website Link for more information.

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: We offer Camper Weekends in October, November, over New Years in December and January, and in April. Campers enjoy all the fun of camp packed into just one weekend. All campers and counselors stay in Lakeview Lodge (which is heated). Campers participate in camp activities with their cabin group during the day and come back to the lodge for fun evening programs at the end of the day. Campers make s’mores, sing songs, climb the rock wall, play capture the flag, and so much more. Check out our website at: This Website Link for dates and rates.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Our traditional resident summer camp program costs $505 for YMCA Members and $595 for non-YMCA members. The session dates are:

Week 1: June 8-14
Week 2: June 15-21
Week 3: June 22-28
Week 4: June 29 – July5
Week 5: July 6-12
Week 6: July 13-19
Week 7: July 20-26
Week 8: July 27 – August 2
Week 9: August 3-9

Check out our website at: This Website Link for more information.

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Kentucky Boy Scouts Camps
Summer Camps in Kentucky

http://theresapatchforthat.com/
Blue Grass Council, Boy Scouts of America
3445 Richmond Road,
Lexington, KY 40509
859-231-7811

For more information visit the website.


Kentucky YMCA Camps
YMCA Camps in Kentucky

Beaumont Centre Family YMCA
http://www.ymcaofcentralky.org/
3251 Beaumont Centre Circle                              
Lexington, KY 40513                                      
859-219-9622

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Kentucky Girl Scouts Camps
Summer Camps in Kentucky

http://www.gskentucky.org
Girl Scouts of Kentucky's Wilderness Road
Lexington Service Center
2277 Executive Dr, Lexington, 40505
800-475-2621

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