As the temperatures get warmer and the end of the school year draws closer, chances are many parents' thoughts turn to how their children will spend all that free time this summer.
Here are some answers.
This year's listing of summer camps offers a wide variety of choices. With camps for dancers, pet lovers, scientists and mathematicians, writers, football players, computer wizzes and those who love modeling, there's probably an offering that will please your child and you.
Camp Invention. 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. June 10-14. Southside Elementary, 1300 Troy Pike, Versailles. Rising grades 1-6. Registration deadline: June 7. Cost: $220; early registration discounts available. 1-800-968-4332 or Campinvention.org.
EKU Writing Project Young Writers' Camps. June 10-14, 17-21, 24-28. Rising grades 2-8. Morning only: 8:30-11:30 a.m., $100 week; full-day: 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., $175 week. Drop-off begins at 8 a.m. 10 percent sibling discount. Scholarships available. Model Lab School. Creative writing opportunities, daily field trips, Writers' Café. Register by May 15. Info: Sally Martin, (859) 622-2992, email@example.com, Ekuwritingproject.org.
Imani Summer Camp. 7:30 a.m-6 p.m. May 29-Aug. 12. Ages 5-12. 1555 Georgetown Rd. Register by May 17. $100 week, $25 non-refundable registration fee. Structured fitness, recreational and educational programs. Free reading program and tutoring available. Breakfast, lunch and snack included. Info: Nezel Daugherty, Nezelz@gmail.com, (859) 231-1555, Imaniflc.org.
Kids Kollege. 8:30 a.m.-noon June 17-20, 24-27. Ages 6-12. Somerset Community College, 808 Monticello St., Somerset. Registration due 10 days before start of camps. $85 week. Info: (606) 451-6696, Somerset.kctcs.edu/en/visitors_and_community/Kids_Kollege.
Moving Ahead with Starting Gate. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. June 17-21, 24-28, July 8-12. Grades 6-8. Register by June 15. Free. Info: Mandy Otis, (859) 252-8648 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pre-College Academic Experience in Mathematics and Science. June 16-28. Two-week residential camp at Georgetown College. Rising grades 10-12. Register by April 15. $700. Grants available. Info: Rick Kopp, (502) 863-8088, Rick_Kopp@georgetowncollege.edu, email@example.com, Georgetowncollege.edu/PAEMS.
See Blue STEM Camp. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. June 3-7 (current grades 4-5), June 10-14 (current grades 6-7). Department of STEM Education, 105 Taylor Education Building, University of Kentucky. $200. Education.uky.edu/STEM/content/seebluestemcamp. Craig Schroeder, director, firstname.lastname@example.org. (859) 494-4224.
Soar to New Heights: A STEM-ulating Quest. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. June 24-28. Gifted and talented students entering grades 6-8. New Science Building, Eastern Kentucky University. Register by May 10. $145. Scholarships available. Students will experience learning opportunities in the areas of science, technology, engineering, math and health beyond the basic curriculum. Info: Debra Sparks, (859) 622-2154, Debra.email@example.com.
Summer STEM Camps by Woodford County Community Education. Rising grades 6-8. Camps at Woodford County High School, 180 Frankfort St,, Versailles. Info: (859) 879-4628 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gateway Academy. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. June 17-21. $200 before May 17; $225 after. Design, build and test solar cars, marshmallow launchers, bridges, and more.
STEM Design Camp. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. June 24-28. $200 before May 24; $225 after. Each student will design a playhouse to be considered for construction for the 2014 Woodford County Habitat for Humanity Playhouse Raffle. Students will learn to use Autodesk Revit, an architectural design program from the makers of AutoCAD, to design a playhouse, create building plans and produce realistic renderings.
Transylvania University College Preparation. Rising grades 10-12. June 9-14. Residential camp. Transylvania University Campus, 300 N. Broadway. Register by May 1. $50 for students from Appalachian region, $300 all others. Info: Charlotte Taraba, (859) 233-8228, email@example.com, Transy.edu/visitors/academic_camps.htm.
Kids and Canines. 10-11 a.m. or 7-8 p.m. Tuesday and Thursdays. June 4-27. For children ages 8-13 and dogs 4 months and older. Teaches kids how to train their dogs with basic obedience commands, master beginning agility activities, and have a better relationship with their dogs. Each class limited to 8 kids and their canines. 1100 Spurlock Ln., Nicholasville. Register by May 24. $90 for 8 sessions. Info: (859) 553-9033 or (859) 273-5329, LibbyRockaway@gmail.com, LibbysLovingLeashes.com.
Kids Dog Training Camp 2012. 9 am.-noon July 9-11. Ages 7-13. $99 for first child, $89 for subsequent children in same family. Kids learn to enjoy their pets and learn proper handling skills and dog safety. The kids enjoy games, dog obedience, agility obstacles, trail hikes and pond time. Info: (859) 273-5329, LibbyRockaway@gmail.com, LibbysLovingLeashes.com.
Art from the Heart—The Arts Camp at NorthEast Christian Church. 8:30 a.m.-noon June 17-21. Rising grades 1-6. Music, drama, puppets, visual arts. NorthEast Christian Church, 990 Star Shoot Pkwy. $59. Info: (859) 299-1251, Ext. 234, Ncclex.org.
Fayette Summer Art Workshop. 8 a.m.-noon June 3-6 and 10-13. Lafayette High School. Grades 9-12. $35 materials fee. Students must submit audition pieces April 8-May 3. Info: Jason Sturgill, Lafayette High School Art Department, 401 Reed Ln.
Kids' Clay Camps. Ages 6-11 and 12-15. Half-day camps: 9 a.m.-noon and 2-5 p.m. during June and July. $150 per camp. 825 National Ave. Info: LeAnne Ash, (859) 389-9681, Kentuckymudworks.com.
The Louisville Visual Art Association Summer Art Camps. Ages 8-18. June 10-Aug. 2. $120-$220. LVAA is offering 10 full-day, one-week camps for elementary and middle school students; one half-day, one-week camp for middle school students; and two half-day, one-week studio workshops for high school students. Elementary and middle school camps will be at LVAA@Clifton Center; high school camps will be at Kentucky School of Art in downtown Louisville. The camps will integrate visual art, drama and music. Info: (502) 584-8166, Ext. 100, Louisvillevisualart.org/summercamps2013.html.
Providence Montessori School Camp with the Arts. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. (drop-off begins at 8 a.m., pickup ends at 5 p.m.) Ages 4-5, 6-8, 9-12. June 17-28: Milestones, or July 8-19: Age of Aquarius. $380 per session. Info: Sue Martin, (859) 255-7330, Ext. 43; firstname.lastname@example.org, Providencemontessoriky.org.
Toodle Langa Summer Camp. Near Berea in the Clear Creek area of Rockcastle County. An overnight art, recycling/ repurposing/reusing camp. Ages 10-17. June 2-8, 23-29, July 7-13, 14-20. Register by May 1. $400 per session. Scholarships and financial assistance available. Toodlelangasummercamp.weebly.com. Christina King, owner/ director, (859) 489-2397.
Aviation Camp. Blue Grass Airport, 4029 Airport Rd. 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. June 6-7, 10-11, 13-14, 17-18, 20-21. Ages 10-16. $229. Financial aid available. Info: (859) 353-0467, email@example.com, Aviationky.org. Camps also available in Bowling Green, Hazard, Louisville and Pikeville.
Bluegrass Youth Ballet Camps. 1595 Mercer Rd., Suite 150. Info: Adalhi Aranda Corn, (859) 271-4472, firstname.lastname@example.org, Bluegrassyouthballet.org.
Kids Fun Arts Workshop. 9 a.m.-noon or 1-4 p.m. Mon.-Fri., June 10-28. Ages 4-8. Dance, music, art, drama and Spanish. Week 1: Africa; Week 2: Magical Creatures; Week 3: El Mundo. $110 week, $200 two weeks, $290 three weeks.
Summer Intensive. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. July 8-26. Ages 7 and older. Conditioning, ballet, modern, pointe, variations, world dance, dance education, choreography. Days and prices depend on level.
Summer Ballet Classes. June 10-July 26. All ages. Baby ballet, creative movement, pre-ballet, ballet and adults, Suzuki guitar, Suzuki violin, piano and voice.
Fairy Tale Camp. Rapunzel (Mon., Wed.), The Princess and the Frog (Tue., Thu.). 9 a.m.-noon or 1-4 p.m. July 29-Aug 3. Ages 3-6. $60.
Kentucky Ballet Theatre Summer Dance Programs. 736 National Ave. Register by May 24. Info: (859) 252-5245, email@example.com, Kyballet.com.
Dance Camps: Ages 3-6 years, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. June 3-7, Wizard of Oz; June 10-14, Beauty and the Beast. $170 week, $300 both weeks.
Junior Ballet Intensive: Ages 7-12. 10 am.-3 p.m. June 17-21, 24-28. Designed for students with a minimum of two years ballet training. $270 week, $500 both weeks.
Intermediate to Advanced Ballet Intensive: 4-9 p.m. June 3-28. $270 week, $500 two weeks, $750 three weeks, $1,000 full program. Designed for students with a minimum of five years ballet training. Placement class required: 4:30-6 p.m. May 31 at KBT studio; $10 per student.
Lexington Ballet Co. Camps. 161 N. Mill St. Info: Nancy Dominguez, (859) 233-3925, firstname.lastname@example.org, Lexingtonballet.org.
Ballet Master Class. 5-7 p.m. May 13-17. Ages 11 and older. $100 week.
Ballet Summer Intensive — Junior. 9 a.m.-noon June 3-14. Ages 7-10. $125 week.
Ballet Summer Intensive, Intermediate/Advanced. 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. June 3-14. Ages 11 and older. $300 week.
Open Ballet. 9:30 am. Sat., May 19-July 27. Ages 4-6, $10 class.
Open Ballet. 5:30-7 p.m. May 7-July 26. Ages 11 and older. $15 class.
MAD (music/art/dance) Camp. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. July 8-12, Red, White & Blue; July 15-19, Broadway Lights; July 22-26, Urban Adventure; July 29-Aug. 2, Peace, Love & Art. Ages 4-10. 171 Market St.. $210 week. Info: Hope Soch, (859) 233-3925, email@example.com. Lexingtonballet.org.
Blue Grass Council, Boy Scouts Summer Camp. June 16-July 13. Camp will be at the McKee Scout Reservation in Jeffersonville, a 700-acre facility near Mount Sterling with a lake, air-conditioned dining hall, shooting sports range, climbing tower and more. Summer camp is open to registered Boy Scouts, ages 11-18, and includes all meals and supplies. Program runs Sunday afternoon through Saturday morning. Each Scout will tent-camp with his unit for the week. $250. Info: (859) 231-7811. Registration: Theresapatchforthat.org.
The following academic camps are offered at the Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning, 251 W. Second St. Rising grades 6-8. $70 per camp. A reduced price of $25 per camp is available for students who receive free/reduced lunch. Register for all camps by June 20. Info: (859) 254-4175, Ext. 27, CCLL1@carnegiecenterlex.org, CarnegieCenterLex.org.
TV Production: And You're on in 3 ... 2 ... 1... . 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. July 8-12.
Kentucky Imaginarium: Creating a Folk Tale for the Stage. 1-5 p.m. July 8-12.
Urban Agriculture: Farmer for a Week. 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. July 15-19.
Mystery Writing: Detectives in the Making. 1-5 p.m. July 15-19.
Carnegie Comics: Telling Adventure Stories Through Graphic Art. 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. July 22-26.
Fashion Design: Get the Look! 1-5 p.m., July 22-26.
Legacy All Sports Cheer and Dance Camps. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 261 Ruccio Way. Dance: Pom, ages 5-18, June 10-14; Jazz, ages 8-18, July 8-12; Hip Hop, ages 8-18, Aug. 5-9. Cheer: Level 1, Beginner, June 10-14; Level 2, Intermediate, July 8-12; Level 3-4, Advanced, Aug. 5-9. $125 cheerleader, $150 dancer. Includes end-of-summer recital. Info: Steven Thornton, (859) 977-8862, firstname.lastname@example.org, Legacyallsports.com.
EKU Computer Science Camp. Noon-4 p.m. Four-day camps June 3-27. Ages 7-18. Eastern Kentucky University Department of Computer Science, Wallace Building 417, Richmond. Register by May 24. $120. Scholarships available. Info: (859) 622-1228 or 1-877-358-6742, Aceware.ceo.eku.edu/wconnect/ace/home.htm.
Transylvania University Summer Computer Camps. Transylvania University, 300 N. Broadway. Info: Charlotte Taraba, (859) 233-8228, email@example.com, Transy.edu/visitors/academic_camps.htm.
Transylvania University Introduction to Java Programming. June 9-14. Residential camp. Rising grades 8-12. Register by May 1. $355.
Transylvania University Advanced Computer Camp — iPad App Development. June 16-21. Residential camp. Rising 9-12 grades. Register by May 1. $375.
Sullivan University Culinary Camp. Sullivan University, 2355 Harrodsburg Rd. June 9-14. Grades 11-12. Campers will receive a chef's coat, knife kit and camp T-shirt. Register by May 6. Info: (859) 276-4357, Sullivan.edu/culinarycamp.
Summer Thyme Kids Camps. Ages 4-18. Wild Thyme Cooking School and Event Center, 1060 Chinoe Rd., Suite 108. Create and enjoy food with professional chefs. Materials, lunches and snack included. Campers eat what they cook. $25 non-refundable registration fee. 10 percent discount for siblings/best friend. $75 single-day camp tuition if space available. Register by April 15. Info: (859) 523-2665, Wildthymecooking.com.
Tiny Chefs in Training, Food Kapers. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. June 24-28. Ages 4-5. $225.
Little Chefs in Training, My Lemonade Stand. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. July 29-Aug 2. Ages 5-7. $275.
Jr. Chefs in Training, Road Trip in the USA. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. June 10-14, July 22-26. Ages 8-10. $275.
Sr. Chefs in Training, KY Farm to Table. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. June 17-21, July 1-5. Ages 10-15. $300.
Jr. & Sr. Chefs in Training, Cook Like a Food Network Star. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. June 3-7, July 15-19. Ages 8-12. $300.
Teen Camp, World's Best Foods. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. July 8-12. $300.
Dance Camp at Kentucky Repertory Dance Theatre. All camps June 24-28. Dancers' Studio, 570 Delzan, Suite 36 (second floor, Keithshire Shopping Center). Register by June 21. Info: Nancy Durall, (859) 277-6466, firstname.lastname@example.org, Krdt.org.
Ballet and Play. Ages 3-5, 9-10:30 a.m. $42.
Ballet levels I and II. Ages 6-11. 9 a.m.-noon. $83 new students.
Ballet levels III-VI. Ages 12-18, 1-5 p.m. $110 new students. Minimum 2 years' dance required, Sessions include ballet and modern technique, choreography, pointe variations, nutrition, fitness, staging, costuming, music, ministry and Bible study.
Irish Dance Camp. June 4 and 6. Ages 7-14, 6-7 p.m.; ages 15 and older, 7:30-8:30 p.m. $20. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. 425 Patchen Dr. The Lexington Irish Dancers will introduce traditional Irish step dancing fundamentals as well as an introduction to Irish dance music and culture. Register by May 20. Info: Tara Keegan, (859) 608-6209.
Camp Seton. Ages 3 and older. Weeklong camps in June and July. More than 25 full- and half-day camps, including Irish dancing, environmental science, S.T.E.M Power, American girls in history, all abilities drama camp, top chef, acting out, LEGO We Do Robotics, soccer, The Hunger Games, volleyball, golf, art, magical moments, environmental science, nature, sewing and crafting, preschool fun and more. Most camps $140 week. Full-time child care is also available through Seton's Summercare Program for children ages 4-10. Info: (859) 273-7827, Setonstars.com.
Full Circles Foundation Strong Camps. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Mon.-Fri. June 10-July 4. Girls ages 11-15. Empowerment camp featuring workshops on art, junior business, nature, academics, dance, etc. at Lexington Traditional Magnet School. Applications should be submitted by April 15 but will be accepted until June 1. Suggested $20 donation. Info: Lindsey Jagoe, (270) 316-3626, email@example.com, Fullcirclesfoundation.org/get-involved/participant-nomination.
Immanuel Baptist Church Early Childhood Education Summer Programs. Info: (859) 685-3202.
Everyday Summer Program. 8 a.m.-6 p.m. June 3-Aug. 2. $185 week. Registration $75, materials $50.
Summer Sonshine Fun Program. 9 a.m.-noon. July 8-26.
Lexington Christian Academy Summer Day Camp. Kindergarten-Grade 6. 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. May 28-Aug. 9. Registration $32; $18 half day, $35 full day, $175 week, full day. Sibling rate: $15 half day, $30 full day, $150 week. Rose Campus Lower Level. Info: (859) 422-5700, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pepperhill Farm Day School and Camp, 1127 Baker Ln., Nicholasville. May 29-Aug. 10. Membership fee $60. Info: (859) 277-6813, Pepperhillkidz@windstream.net, Pepperhillkidz.com.
Kindercamp. Ages 2-6, $180 week, minimum four-week attendance; half-day campers $160 week with pickup by 2 p.m. Year-round preschool children $155 a week.
Junior/senior camp. Ages 5-8/9-11, $180 week without lunch; $210 week with lunch.
Grad camp. Ages 12-14, $225 week, overnight travel involved; $245 week if session is split; $350 week of travel week.
Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club Summer Day Camp. 7:30 am.-5:30 p.m. May 28-Aug. 2. Ages 6-14. $90 week. 736 W. Main St. Register by May 24. Breakfast, lunch, afternoon snack, and field trips provided at no additional cost. Financial assistance available. Info: (859) 258-2582, Ext. 150, email@example.com,
Summer @ Sayre. June 3-Aug. 2. Ages 3-14. Summer Safari is an all-day camp for ages 3-11 with weekly themes and activities, field trips and guest speakers. Discovery Camps are weekly morning or afternoon specialty camps providing in-depth focus on engaging subjects. Athletic Camps are weekly sessions developing skills while teaching the values of teamwork and sportsmanship. Info: Andy Fitch, (859) 255-5744, Sayreschool.org/summer@sayre.
Lexington Christian Academy Summer Day Camp. Preschool-transitional kindergarten. 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. June 3-Aug. 2. Registration $32; $18 half day, $35 full day, $175 week full day. Sibling rate: $15 half day, $30 full day, $150 week. Rose Primary Campus, Preschool Hallway. Info: (859) 422-5700, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Walnut Hill Day School Camps. 575 Walnut Hill Rd. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Mon.-Thu.. Ages 3-6, must be potty trained. $120 week. Registration $25. June 3-6, artsy crafts; June 10-13, Lego assembly; June 17-20, pet store; June 24-27, grow and cook; July 8-11, splishin' and splashin'; July 15-18, robotics; July 22-25, crafty arts; July 29-Aug. 1, sand, water and shells; Aug 5-8, mad scientist II. Info: (859) 263-2807, Walnuthillds@windstream.net, Walnuthilldayschool.net.
DramaWorks Camp. June 10-Aug. 2. Ages 4-18. One-week half-day camps, 9 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m. Three-week full-day camps, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $145-$400. Lincoln Performing Arts Elementary School, 930 E. Main St., Louisville. The Tech Theatre Intensive will be at StageOne Family Theatre Production Studio. Info: (502) 498-2436, Stageone.org/campsclasses.
Lexington Catholic Drama Workshop. July 22-26. Ages 7-10, 9 a.m.-noon Mon.-Fri. Ages 11-14, 1-4 p.m. Mon.-Thu. and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Fri. $100. Info: (859) 433-7307, email@example.com.
Newton's Attic Engineering Day Camps. All camps are a week long, running repeatedly May 29-Aug. 9 with half-day and full-day options, and early drop off and late pickup. Lunchtime supervision is provided when combining two half-day camps to make a full day. Lunch not provided. Camps are at Newton's Attic, 4974 Old Versailles Rd. Info: Dawn Cloyd, (859) 368-7334, NewtonsAttic@gmail.com, NewtonsAttic.com.
Camp Catapult. Ages 10 and older. 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $195 week.
Teens & Tools. Ages 10 and older. 1:30-5:30 p.m. $225 week.
Jr. Apprentices. Ages 6-9. 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. ($195 week), 1:30-5:30 p.m. ($225 week), 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. ($395 week).
Wrestling Robots. Ages 10-13 and 14-18, 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. $325 week.
My Project/My Plan. Ages 12 and older. 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. $275 week.
Horseback Riding Camp. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. June 10-14. Ages 5-15. 4400 Delaney Ferry Rd., Versailles. Register by June 1. $450. Info: Julie Kaufman or Andrea Steponaitis, (859) 873-2339, firstname.lastname@example.org, Bluewillowfarm.org.
Horsemanship and Outdoor Adventure. The Life Adventure Center, 570 Milner Rd., Versailles. Info: Beth, (859) 873-3271, email@example.com.
Classic Camp. 8 a.m.-6 p.m. June 3-7. Ages 10-14 $325. Campers will have daily horsemanship lessons in the mornings with varying activities in the afternoons, including challenge course, zip line, canoeing, fishing, hiking, back country cooking. Register by May 27.
Adventure Camp. 8 a.m.-6 p.m. June 17-21. Ages 10-14. $325. Camp includes riding, vaulting, trail riding and horse training in the morning. Afternoon activities include challenge course, zip line, canoeing, fishing, hiking, back country cooking. Register by June 10.
Classic Jr. Camp. 8 a.m.-6 p.m. July 8-12. Ages 7-9. $325. See Classic Camp description above. Register by July 1.
Trail Survival Camp. July 22-26; includes an overnight. Ages 10-14. $375; includes one breakfast, lunch and dinner. Campers will learn about trails, whether riding on a horse, hiking or biking. Campers will spend a night in rustic cabins, learn how to build a fire and other survival skills. Register by July 15.
Sunburst Horsemanship Camp. 8:15 a.m.-3:15. p.m. Ages 9-17. Sessions are for two weeks. $750 per session. Camp is dedicated to horses and horseback riding skill development. Info: Rosemary, (859) 224-8480, Sunbursthorsemanshipschool.com.
Camp Horsin' Around. Claunch Road, Perryville. Ages 5-18. Year-round camp sessions by the day, week or weekend. Camp is handicapped-accessible for special needs groups and can accommodate 60 campers and 24 counselors. Info: (859) 381-9998, Camphorsinaround.org.
8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri., June 3-Aug. 2. Half-day pick up is noon-12:30 p.m., full-day pickup is 5-5:30 p.m. 440 W. Short St. A variety of camps available for pre-K (all children should be potty trained), grades K-2 and grades 3-5. All full-day campers should bring their own lunches. Snacks provided. Half-day camps $97.50 members, $107.50 non-members; full-day camps $195 members, $215 non-members. All camps require $50 non-refundable deposit. Info: (859) 258-3253, firstname.lastname@example.org, Explorium.com.
GirlwoRx. Central Baptist HealthwoRx Fitness and Wellness Center, 161 Lexington Green Cir., Suite B2. Girls ages 12-14. 1-5 p.m. June 24-28, July 29-Aug. 2. Girls earn Safe Sitter certification, participate in workshops like Zumba, kickboxing, yoga, Divas in Defense and making healthy snacks. Class maximum is 12. $125; includes daily meals and snacks, T-shirt, and all Safe Sitter class materials. Info: Centralbap.com; click on "Childbirth Classes" and then on GirlwoRx.
Girl Scouts of Kentucky Wilderness Road Sleep Away Camps at Camp Judy Lane in Wellington will be offered in June and July for Brownies, Juniors, Cadettes and counselors in training. Camps include: enchanted fairy camp, fireflies camp, messy games, mad scientists, free 2B me, sailing, Camp Brave, Hunger Games, little mermaids, shipwrecked, counselor in training, and more. Any girl may register for Girl Scout camp; they do not need to be a registered Girl Scout. Info: Gsusa.ebiz.uapps.net/vp/CampActivities.aspx
Fayette County 4-H Summer Camp. Overnight residential camp. July 15-19 at J.M. Feltner 4-H Camp, London. July 29-Aug 2 at North Central 4-H Camp, Carlisle. Ages: 9-14 (campers); 15 (counselor-in-training); 16-17 (junior counselor); 18 and older (adult counselor). Register by July 1 (first session) or July 15 (second session). $200 session. Half-scholarships available. Send registrations to Fayette County Cooperative Extension Service, 1140 Red Mile Pl., Lexington. Info: (859) 257-5582, Fayetteextension.com.
4-H Co-ed Residential Summer Camp. Ages 9-14. Camps are four or five days. Four camp locations: London, Jabez, Carlisle and Dawson Springs. Activities include swimming, canoeing, archery, riflery, high and low ropes, nature activities, songs, games and dancing. For camp dates and registration fees, contact the 4-H agent in your county.
Hospice of the Bluegrass
Both camps are for children who have experienced the loss of a loved one during the past two years. $30 per child, $35 per family. Sponsorships available. Info: (859) 277-2700, Hospicebg.com.
Healing Hooves Bereavement Retreat. CKRH at the Kentucky Horse Park. July 24-25 and 27. Boy and girls ages 6-17.
Camp HOPE. Overnight weekend camp at Cathedral Domain in Irvine. Sept. 6-8. Boys and girls ages 6-12 from Central and Eastern Kentucky.
Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government Parks and Recreation
Online registration at Lexingtonky.gov/index.aspx?page=1417 for all camps (except ESP/REAL) begins at noon April 23 and will be open until 8 a.m. April 25. Walk-in registration for remaining slots will be noon-5 p.m. April 25 at Dunbar Community Center, 545 N. Upper St. Online registration reopens at 5 p.m. April 25 for remaining slots.
To register online, a user ID and password must be obtained before the online registration dates. An email address also is needed. It can take up to three business days for a user ID and password application to be processed.
To register, go to Lexingtonky.gov/newuser. Info: (859) 288-2980, email@example.com.
Artkids. Ages 7-12, 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. July 8-12, 15-19 or 22-26. Tates Creek Recreation Center, 1400 Gainesway Dr. $100 session. Info: Amber Luallen, (859) 288-2925, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Camp Kearney. Two-week camp at Jacobson Park. Ages 6-12, 7:30 am.-5 p.m. June 10-21, June 24-July 5, July 8-19 or July 22-Aug. 9. $125 session. Info: Anessa Snowden, (859) 288-2928, email@example.com.
Community Center Camps, Castlewood and Kenwick. Ages 6-12, 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. June 3-14, 17-28, July 1-12, 15-26. $50 session. Info: Angie Green, (859) 288-2953, firstname.lastname@example.org.
ESP Summer Fun Camp. Grades K-5. 7:15 a.m.-6 p.m. June 3-July 26. $40-$65 activity fee. $100 week for one child, $180 week for two children, $240 week for three children. Apply by May 17. Info: Katelyn Kearns, (859) 288-2929, kkearns2lexingtonky.gov.
REAL Fun Summer Camp. Rising grades 6-8. 7:15 a.m.-6 p.m. June 3-July 26. $50-$100 activity fee. $100 week for one child, $180 week for two children, $240 week for three children. Info: Katelyn Kearns, (859) 288-2929, kkearns2lexingtonky.gov.
Kiddie Kapers & Co. Dance Camp. Dance Babies, ages 3-6, 8:45 a.m.-noon June 10-14, 17-21, 24-28. Dance Kids, ages 7-15, 1-5 p.m. June 10-14; 7:30 am.-6 p.m. June 17-21 and 24-28. $50 half-day sessions, $100 full-day sessions.
Tennis and Swim Camp. Ages 6-14. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. June 3-14, 17-28, July 1-12 and 15-26. Shillito Park. $125 session. Info: Cornell Burbage, (859) 288-2917, email@example.com.
Therapeutic Recreation Fun Camp. Youth and young adults with disabilities, ages 5 and older. Castlewood Park Camp, ages 5-12. Woodland Park Camp, ages 13-21. 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. June 10-21, June 24-July 5 and July 8-19. $200 session; $100 session for free and reduced lunch participants. An adult camp will be offered at McConnell Springs for ages 22 and older, June 10-21 and June 24-July 5. Info: Anessa Snowden, (859) 288-2928, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Living Arts & Science Center
Hands-on Art & Science Camps. 362 N. Martin Luther King Blvd. The Living Arts & Science Center offers nine one-week summer sessions June 3-Aug. 9 for students in grades K-12. More than 160 classes are taught by artists and scientists in the areas of filmmaking, animation, cartooning, glow-in-the-dark chemistry, architecture, sculpture, robotics, digital art, clay, photography, gardening, and much more. Classes available 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Partial and full-day schedules available. Students may register for up to five classes a week. One-week classes range from $25-$100. LASC members receive discounts. Pre-registration required. Info: (859) 252-5222, LASCLEX.org.
Medical Career and Science Institute. 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. June 10-14. Rising grades 6-8. Camp is at Spencerian College, 1575 Winchester Rd. Awards dinner at 5 p.m. June 14 at Hilton Downtown/Lexington. A one-week non-residential camp for middle school students who are seriously interested in pursuing careers in a health profession. Application is required with a 300-word personal statement essay. Camp is free. Lunch is included. Apply by April 19. Info: Donna Mason, (859) 230-9505, email@example.com, Bgwib.com/con_hc_mcsi.html.
University of Kentucky Student Athletic Trainer Camp. 4 p.m. July 11-3 p.m. July 13. E.J. Nutter Training Facility at UK. For grades 9-12. Register by June 26. Commuter/group of four or more from same high school, $260 each; overnight, $310 each. Info: Misty Conrad or Keith Webster, (859) 257-6521, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Modeling 101 — Everything from A-Z. 9:30 a.m.-noon, ages 5-9; 1-3 p.m., ages 10-15. June 17-Aug. 2. Images Model and Talent Agency, 2401 Regency Rd., Suite 303. $99. Register by June 10. Info: (859) 273-2301, email@example.com, Imagesmodelagency.com.
Central Music Academy World Percussion Camp. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. July 15-19. 105 Spruce St. Rising grades 5-12. Register by July 7. Camp is free to students who receive free/reduced lunch through Fayette County Public Schools, $100 for all others. Info: Erin Walker Bliss, (859) 221-4666, firstname.lastname@example.org, Centralmusicacademy.org.
Festival of the Bluegrass Music Camp. June 4-6. Ages 6-18. Camper must have own instrument. All day, with camping available. Campers will open on the main stage for the 40th annual Festival of the Bluegrass at 7 p.m. June 6. Kentucky Horse Park Campground, 4089 Iron Works Pkwy. Register by May 20. $45. Camper gets a T-shirt and 4-day ticket to Festival of the Bluegrass. Info: email@example.com, Festivalofthebluegrass.com.
Festival of Strings. June 3-7. Central Baptist Church, 110 Wilson Downing Road. Register by May 25. Info: (859) 266-3476, firstname.lastname@example.org, Festivalofstrings.com.
Prima Volta. 10-11:30 a.m. Ages 5-12. $100.
Debut Orchestra. 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Grades 5-10. $205.
Chamber Music. 1:15-5:40 p.m. Grades 6-college. $235.
Stephen Collins Foster Music Camps. Grades 5-12. Eastern Kentucky University, Foster 101, 521 Lancaster Ave., Richmond. Early bird discount for registering before May 1. Non- refundable deposit of $75 required. Scholarships available. Info: (859) 622-3266, email@example.com, Fostercamp.org.
Middle School Band/String/Vocal/Piano I. June 9-14. $395 resident, $275 commuter.
Piano Camp II. June 16-22. $395 resident, $290 commuter.
World Percussion Camp. June 16-22. $395 resident, $290 commuter.
High School Band/String Camp. June 16-28. $655 resident, $375 commuter.
High School Vocal Camp. June 23-28. $395 resident, $275 commuter.
Camp Birch Hill, traditional overnight summer camp. June 23-July 6, July 6-20, July 21-Aug. 3. Ages 6-16. 333C Birch Hill Rd., New Durham, N.H. Info: Chrissy Morell or Rich Morell, (603) 859-4525 firstname.lastname@example.org, Campbirchhill.com.
Seeds, Weeds and History Camp. 9 a.m.-noon. June 17-21. Students entering grades 2-5. Acquaints children with life at Liberty Hall and the natural world around them. Liberty Hall Historic Site, 202 Wilkinson St., Frankfort. Register by June 7. $60. Info: Jennifer Koach, (502) 227-2560, email@example.com, Libertyhall.org.
Young Paleontologist Camp. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. July 16-18. Ages 12-16. This career camp is for children and a parent or guardian who will live the life of a paleontologist. Led by Falls of the Ohio State Park paleontologist Alan Goldstein. The child/adult registration form must include a hand-written paragraph explaining why the child wants to attend. $150. Info: (812) 283-4999, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Camp Inner Space. EKU Department of Psychology week-long residential camp. July 21-26. Grades 9-12. Camp eligibility: 3.0 or higher GPA, letter of reference from a teacher, personal essay citing reasons for interest in the camp. $385 resident, $250 commuter; scholarships available. Apply by June 25. Info: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Aldersgate Camp & Retreat Center. June and July camps include overnight, weekend, half-week, and weeklong sessions. All ages. Located an hour southeast of Lexington. New zip line, horses, sports, music, campfires, Bible study, hay rides, art, swimming. Scholarships available. Info: (606) 723-5078, email@example.com, Aldersgatecamp.org.
Blue Grass Christian Camp. Info: Bluegrasschristiancamp.org.
Reverse. June 2-6. Current grades 8-12. $270. Overnight service camp with partner agencies such as SeedLeaf, Habitat for Humanity and Central Kentucky Riding for Hope.
Power Kids Day Camp. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. June 10-13. Ages 5-8, $135.
Accelerate: June 23-28. Current grades 5-9. $270. Overnight middle school camp.
7/11. July 28-Aug. 2. Ages 7-11. Overnight elementary camp.
Camp Shalom. 3375 Newman Rd. Ages 4-14. The only Jewish summer day camp in Central Kentucky. Arts and crafts, sports, music, water play, storytelling, games, teva (nature), and other special projects. Judaism is woven throughout the programming.
Camp units by entering grade level for pre-K-grade 1, grades 2-3, grades 4-5, grades 6-7 (group also has option of visiting Camp Livingston in Bennington, Ind., between sessions for a sleep-away experience), grades 8-9. Rising 9th graders may apply to counselor-in-training program. All units 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Mon.-Thu., 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Fri. Extended day program until 5:45 p.m. Mon.-Thu.. Session 1: July 29-Aug. 2. Session 2: Aug. 5-9. Gesher overnight: Aug. 2-4. $160 week if registered by June 7, $180 week after June 7; $40 week for extended day program, $75 for Camp Livingston overnight. Info: (859) 268-0672, Jewishlexington.org.
Faith Christian Camp. Weeklong camps in June and July. 808 Camp Rd., Annville. Grades 1-12. Horse weeks of camp, $175; First Chance for grades 1-3, $90; all other weeks, $125. Register by May 11 and save $20. Info: (606) 364-5125, Fccamp.net.
Kentucky Christian Assembly. Christian service camp. 544 Grassy Branch Rd., Brodhead. Info: (606) 758-8811, firstname.lastname@example.org, Kcacc.org.
Elementary Week. June 2-7. Grades 1-5.
Middle School Week. June 9-14. Grades 6-8.
High School Week. June 16-21. Grades 9-12.
First Chance (for kids too young to stay a full week). Ages 4-8. 4:30 p.m. June 26 through lunch June 28.
Day Camp. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. June 29. ages 3-6. $100.
Student Life @ the Beach. June 21-26. Orange Beach, Ala. Camp is for students in grades 6-12. Info: James Bush, Rosemont Baptist Church, (859) 277-6147.
Aquabots Summer Camp. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. July 29-Aug. 2. For girls entering grades 7-11. UK/Lexmark Center for Innovation in Math & Science Education, 1737 Russell Cave Rd. Register by July 1. $200. Scholarships available. Info: (859) 257-2614, email@example.com, Kygirlsstem.com.
Georgetown College Robotics Camp: BUGS. 9-11:30 a.m. July 8-12 for entering 4th grade-completing 5th grade, July 15-19 for entering 6th grade-completing 8th grade. Learning Resource Center at Georgetown College. $100, $75 for Georgetown College faculty/staff/students/alumni. $25 registration deposit. Scholarships available. Engineers are creating robots that look and act like insects. Participants will learn how to build and program Lego NXT robots to complete real-world tasks using robotic bugs as inspiration. Info: www.georgetowncollege.edu/robots, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Transylvania University Robotics Day Camp. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. June 24-28. Rising 6-8 graders. Transylvania University, 300 N. Broadway. Register by May 1. $275. Info: Charlotte Taraba, (859) 233-8228, email@example.com, Transy.edu/visitors/academic_camps.htm.
Camp Swoneky. Located 36 miles northeast of Cincinnati. Scholarships available. Info: Capt. Karen Chamberlain, (859) 252-7706, Ext. 147, Karen.Chamberlain@USE.SalvationArmy.org.
Sports Camp. Ages 6-12. June 13-19. Traditional Christian camp experiences with an emphasis on sports.
Music and Art Camp. Ages 6-14. July 1-7. Traditional Christian camp experiences with instruction in aspects of music and art.
Mad About Science Summer Camp. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. May 21-July 30. Ages 5-16. $20 one-day camps, $40 two-day camps. Challenger Learning Center of Hazard, 1 Community College Dr., Hazard. Camps include Lego lunatics, Lego gladiators, the great rocket design challenge, astronaut for a day, bugs and guts, space base emergency, wild in your backyard, Lego creations, totally fun science, gross stuff, spy tech, constellations and mythology. Info: (606) 487-3049, (606) 487-3050, Clcky.com.
Middle School Science Fair Day Camp. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. July 22-26, July 29-Aug. 2. UK Medical Center Annex No. 5, Wilford Building on VA Drive. For students entering grades 6-8. Register by July 9. $225 week. Info: Edward DeMoll or Lisa Stephens, (859) 257-6440, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Camp Calvary Adventure Camp. Christian-based overnight, special needs camp. Four weekend sessions. $100 per session. 475 Camp Calvary Ln., Mackville. Info: Alan Cooper or Emily Luttrell, (859) 375-4376, email@example.com, Campcalvaryky.com.
Camp Crescendo: Kentucky Lions Youth Camps. 1480 Pine Tavern Rd., Lebanon Junction. All camps are free for eligible children. Register by May 30. Volunteer applications also being accepted. Info: 1-888-879-8884, Lions-campcrescendo.org.
Camp for blind and vision impaired children. Ages 6-15. July 1-5.
Camp for deaf and hard of hearing children. Ages 6-15. July 1-5.
Camp for children in foster care or in custody of grandparents. Ages 6-11 (level of care 1-3). July 8-12.
Camp Heart to Heart. Ages 5-12. July 8-12. For children who are living in the shadow of HIV/AIDS.
Diabetes Fun Camp. For kids with diabetes who have completed kindergarten through 8th grade. 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Masterson Station Park. Free. Info: Angela Cordingly. firstname.lastname@example.org, (859) 323-5404, Option 8.
Horses Healing Humans. 8:15 a.m.-3:15 p.m. Ages 11-38. Located in Nicholasville. Focus is on self-esteem, relationship building and cognitive development through better choices. Activities include song, counting and exercise on and off of the horses, and relationship building with horses. Camp is open in two week increments Wed.-Fri. $300 week, $600 two weeks. Info: (859) 885-3122, Horseshealinghumans.org.
Planning to Win Camp. High school juniors, seniors and 2013 graduates. Drop off at 9 a.m. June 12, pick up at noon June 14. Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond. Camp is designed students with IEPs or 504 plans interested in post-secondary educational opportunities. Register by June 1. Registration fee: $10. Info: Sarah.email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, Disabilities.eku.edu.
Transylvania All Sports Camp. 9 a.m.-4:30. July 8-12, 15-21, 22-26. Ages 6-13. Early dropoff/late pickup available. $230 week; lunch included. 300 N. Broadway, W.T. Young Campus Center. Register by June 15 or until session is closed. Info: Mark Turner, email@example.com, (859) 233-8153, Transyallsportscamp.com.
Transylvania Counselor In Training. July 7-12. Ages 14-17. Learn leadership skills and assist college counselors and instructors in the All Sports Camp. $230 week; lunch included. 300 N. Broadway, W.T. Young Campus Center. Register by June 15 or until session is closed. Info: Mark Turner, firstname.lastname@example.org, (859) 233-8153, Transyallsportscamp.com.
Lexington Catholic Baseball General Skills Camp. 9 a.m.-noon. June 17-19. Ages 7-14. $100. Lexington Catholic Baseball Facility, 2250 Clays Mill Rd. Info: Coach Taylor Brooks, email@example.com.
Lexington Catholic Baseball Hitting Camp. 9 a.m.-noon. June 24-26. Ages 7-14. $100. Lexington Catholic Baseball Facility, 2250 Clays Mill Rd. Info: Coach Taylor Brooks, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Brian Lane Transylvania Basketball Camps. 300 N. Broadway. Info: (859) 233-8136, (859) 233-8256, Transycamps.com, Coachlane.net.
Boys varsity, JV and freshman team camp. June 3-5 and 6-8. $160 day camp, $180 overnight camp.
Boys overnight/day camp. July 15-18. Ages 9-16. $175 day camp, $250 overnight camp.
Boys and girls day camp. June 10-13. Ages 7-14. $100 half day, $195 full day.
Lexington Catholic Basketball Camp. 8:30 a.m.-noon. June 10-13. Ages 5-14. $95. Lexington Catholic High School, 2250 Clays Mill Rd. Info: Brandon Salsman, email@example.com.
CHAMP Camp. 7:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. June 21-22. Ages 10-17. Free two-day non-contact football camp at Henry Clay High School that focuses on teaching the core values of a successful life and football fundamentals. Register by May 17 to get a T-shirt. Info: Kelly Colson, (502) 644-1940, firstname.lastname@example.org, Heartpowerinc.org.
Lexington Catholic Middle School and Youth Football Camp. 9 a.m.-noon. June 3-6. $100. Lexington Catholic High School, 2250 Clays Mill Rd. Info: (859) 312-9312, email@example.com.
Golf Camps. Boys and girls ages 10-18. Group discounts available. Camps at University Club of Kentucky. Each camper receives a UK T-shirt, a dozen Nike golf balls, and other golf and UK related items. Info: Jessie Mudd, Jessie.firstname.lastname@example.org, UKathletics.com/camps.
Elite Academy. June 10-11. $350.
Elite Academy Plus. June 6-8. $450.
Wildcat Golf Academy. July 9-12. Overnight, $695.
Wildcat Golf Academy. July 9-12. Day camp, $625.
TOURAcademy Junior Camp at Eastern Kentucky University. June 9-13. Ages 10-17. Overnight camp. 521 Lancaster Ave., Richmond. $695-$895. Info: 1-877-611-1911, Touracademycamps.com.
Lexington Catholic Youth Soccer Camp. 8:30 a.m.-noon. June 3-6. Ages 6-14. $100. Coach Terry Quigley. Lexington Catholic High School, 2250 Clays Mill Rd. Info: Kathleen Quigley, (859) 433-7307, email@example.com.
Lexington Catholic 6 v 6 Soccer Tournament Challenge Camp. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. June 12-15. Teams of 7 players minimum. $300 team (five-game guarantee). Lexington Catholic High School, 2250 Clays Mill Rd. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lexington Christian Academy Soccer Camp. 9 a.m.-noon (optional extended day). June 3-6. Turner Soccer Field, LCA, 450 W. Reynolds Rd. Ages 4-6: $100, ages 7-12: $120. Program is for recreational and/or club players. Coaching by head varsity coaches Steve Fugmann and Danny Harvey. Mentoring by LCA soccer players. Info: LCAsoccercamp.com.
TMSA-Six Soccer Saturdays. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Ages 10 and older. June 8, 15, 29 and July 6, 20, and 27. Teaches technical skills and tactical play. Falling Springs Turf Field, 275 Beasley Dr., Versailles. Register by May 24. $400; includes lunch and camp T-shirt. Info: Cari C. Marshall, email@example.com. Instructor: Tyrone Marshall.
Lexington Catholic Softball Camp. 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. June 10-11. Lexington Catholic High School, 2250 Clays Mill Rd. Info: Stephon Brown, firstname.lastname@example.org.
UK Summer Swim Camp. June 2-6. Ages 6-18. Coaching by UK coaching staff and UK student athletes. Campers receive t-shirt, cap and water bottle. Day camper, $475; overnight camper, $625. Must be 12 years old to stay overnight. Discounts available to UK employees. Sibling discounts available. Info: Margo Greeman, (859) 257-8915, email@example.com, Ukathletics.com/camps.
Asbury University Volleyball Skills Camps. Asbury University, Macklem Drive, Wilmore. Info: J.P. Rader, (859) 967-9076, firstname.lastname@example.org, Asbury.edu/athletics/inside/summer-camps.
Grades 5-8. 9 a.m.-noon July 1-3. $80.
Grades 9-12. 8 a.m.-noon Mon., 12:30-4 p.m. Tue., Thu., July 8-11. $130 by July 1, $140 after.
Georgetown College Volleyball Camps. 400 E. College St., Georgetown. Info: Head Coach Nick Griffin, (502) 863-8061, email@example.com.
Junior High Camp. Grades 5-8. July 7-9. Overnight (depart July 12) and day camps (9 a.m.-7 p.m.). Register by July 5. $240 resident, $210 commuter.
High School Camp. Grades 9-12. 9 a.m.-7 p.m. July 10-12. Register by July 7. $240 resident, $210 commuter.
Camp Shakespeare. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. June 3-14. Ages 7-15. Liberty Hall Historic Site, 202 Wilkinson St., Frankfort. Keith McGill will lead campers through an exploration of some of Shakespeare's greatest plays. Register by May 20. $415. Info: Beth Dunn, (502) 574-9900, firstname.lastname@example.org, Kyshakespeare.com.
YMCA offers a variety of camps, including drama, preschool, Lego, sports, arts, outdoor, science and more. Camps are at the locations: Beaumont YMCA, Bar-Y Outdoor Camp, Gethsemane Lutheran Church, High Street YMCA, Jessamine County YMCA, Lexington Traditional Magnet School, North Lexington YMCA, Scott County YMCA, Y-Zone Enrichment@Tates Creek Christian Church. Registration is ongoing. Info: Jennifer Hubbard, (859) 226-0393, Ymcaofcentralky.org or visit any YMCA branch location to register or get information.