For most Central Kentucky kids, school is out at the end of May. For parents, that means it’s time to begin looking at how those children will spend all that free time.
This year’s listing of summer camps offers a variety of choices. With camps for swimmers, actors, scientists, cooks, dancers and soccer players, there’s probably an offering that will please your child and you.
Campbellsville University Kids College
Grades 3-8. 1-3:45 p.m. June 6-9 and 9-11:45 a.m. July 18-21. Campbellsville University, Virginia Ponser Flanagan Technology Training Center, 409 N. Hoskins Ave., Campbellsville. Register by June 1. $75. Campbellsville.edu/kids-college. 270-789-5396. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kentucky Historical Society’s Camp ArtyFact
Ages 5-12. 9 a.m.-4 p.m., extended day option available. June 13-July 29, excluding the week of July 4. 100 W. Broadway, Frankfort. Register one week before the beginning of each week of camp. Cost: $70 members, $75 non-members. History.ky.gov/camp-artyfact.
The Pre-College Academic Experience in Math and Science Camp
Rising grades 10-12. June 19-July 1. Register by April 29. $700; some need-based grants available. Georgetown College, 400 E. College St., Georgetown. 502-863-8205.
Sankofa University Jump Start Camp
Ages 5-14. 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m. May 30-Aug. 9. 498 Georgetown Street. Register 5-7 p.m. May 3, 10, 17, and 24 at Georgetown Street Gymnasium. Cost: $25 registration, $100 per week, $75 field trip fee. 859-281-1248. email@example.com.
Scott County Schools Summer Enrichment Camp
SCATS (Summer Camp for Academically Talented Middle School Students)
VAMPY (Summer Program for Verbally and Mathematically Precocious Youth)
Images Star Acting & Modeling Day Camp
Ages 5-17. 9:30 a.m.-noon and 1-3:30 p.m. June 13-July 29. 2401 Regency Road, No. 303. Register no later than one week before camp. $99. Imagesmodelagency.com. 859-273-2301. Images@imagesmodelagency.com.
Kids’ Clay Camps at Kentucky Mudworks
Camp With the Arts
Ages 4-12. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. June 20-July 1 and July 11-22. Providence Montessori, 1209 Texaco Rd. Register by June 3. $400 for two-week session. 859-255-7330. Providencemontessoriky.org. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Art Camp: Dribble, Drabble, Paste and Stamp
Ages 7 and up. June 13-17 and July 11-15. Midwaycamps.com.
Asbury University ImpactU Creative Writing Camp
Focus: Fiction, nonfiction or poetry. June 6-10. Residential camp at Asbury University, 1 Macklem Dr., Wilmore. $360, $50 sibling discount. Register by June 3. Asbury.edu/impactu. 859-858-3511, Ext. 2503. Visit@asbury.edu.
Write On! Get Your Read On! Writing Camp
Ages 8 and up. July 18-22. $250. Campers will use literature to improve math, social studies and science-thinking skills. Activities include editing and publishing a newspaper, designing and illustrating books, and telling stories. Midwaycamps.com.
Lyric Theatre Introduction to Creative Writing
Asbury University ImpactU Film I Camp
Rising grades 9-12. June 6-10. Introduction to the art of filmmaking. Residential camp on Asubry’s campus, 1 Macklem Dr., Wilmore. $360, $50 sibling discount. Register by June 3. Asbury.edu/impactu. 859-858-3511, Ext. 2503. Visit@asbury.edu.
Asbury University ImpactU Film II Camp
Rising grades 9-12. June 13-17. Build on the basics of filmmaking. Residential camp on Asbury’s campus, 1 Macklem Dr., Wilmore. Register by June 3. $360, $50 sibling discount. Asbury.edu/impactu. 859-858-3511, Ext. 2503. Visit@asbury.edu.
Asbury University ImpactU Visual Arts Camp
Focus: Drawing and photography. Rising grades 9-12. June 13-17. Residential camp on Asbury’s campus, One Macklem Dr., Wilmore. $360, $50 sibling discount. Register by June 3. Asbury.edu/impactu. 859-858-3511, Ext. 2503. Visit@asbury.edu.
Ages 10-16. 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Level 1 ages 10-11; June 6-7; Level 2, ages 12-13; June 9-10; Levels 1-3, ages 10-16; June 13-14; Levels 1-3, ages 10-16; June 16-17; Level 3, ages 14-16, June 20-21. Cost: $229. Aviation camps also scheduled in: Bowling Green, July 5-6 and 7-8, $269; Louisville, July 14-15, $269; Hazard, July 20-21, $249; Pikeville, July 27-28, $199. Financial aid available. All Lexington camps will be at The Aviation Museum of Kentucky, 4029 Airport Road at Blue Grass Airport. 859-353-0467. Aviationky.org. email@example.com.
Summer Bridge Camp
AGS College Planning, College Prep Workshops
▪ College Jump Start Grades 11-12. 9 a.m.-noon. June 6-10; register by June 1; and Aug. 1-5, register by July 27. $375.
▪ Comprehensive ACT Workshop Grades 10-12. 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. April 23 and May 14. 6:30-8:30 p.m. April 28, May 2, 5, 9 and 12. Register by April 18. $275.
▪ ACT Prep Three-Day Workshop Grades 10-12. 9 a.m.-noon May 31-June 2. Register by May 25. $150.
▪ SAT Prep Three-Day Workshop Grades 10-12. 1-4 p.m. May 31-June 2. Register by May 25. $150.
Transylvania University College Preparation
Rising grades 9-12. June 12-17. $75 for grant-supported students from Appalachia; $325 all others. Residential camp at Transylvania University, 300 N. Broadway. Register by May 1. Tiny.cc./TUAcadCamp. 859-233-8228. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Transylvania University Introduction to Computer Programming
Transylvania University Advanced Computer Camp: Pi Edition
Wild Thyme Summer Cooking Camps
Ages 4 and up. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Aftercare available from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Located in Chinoe Plaza, 1060 Chinoe Rd. Fees include meals, food, equipment, nutrition, instructors, etiquette, take-home apron, certificate of completion and recipe packet. Wednesday field trips to community centers, gardens, farms and workshops. 10 percent discount for siblings, $75 single day camp tuition if space is available, additional $25 non-refundable registration fee. Wildthymecooking.com. 859-523-2665. email@example.com.
▪ Curious Chefs, ages 4-7, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. May 31-June 3 and July 5-8, $245.
▪ KY Proud Farm to Table, ages 7 and up, June 13-17 and July 18-22, $295.
▪ Cook Like a Food Network Star, ages 7 and up, June 20-24 and July 25-29, $295.
▪ Around the World, ages 9 and up, Aug. 1-5, $295.
▪ Cupcake Wars, ages 7 and up, June 6-10 and July 11-15, $295.
▪ Restaurant Possible, ages 12 and up, June 27-July 1, $315.
Kentucky Ballet Theatre Ballet Camp
Ages 3-6. A storybook ballet camp where children learn about all aspects of putting on a ballet performance using art, music and dance.
▪ Little Mermaid, 9 a.m.-noon, July 5-9.
▪ Peter Pan & Tinkerbell, 1-4 p.m. July 5-9.
A supervised lunch hour for full-day option and aftercare are available. Register by May 30. $135 for one camp, $240 for full day. 736 National Ave. Kyballet.com. 859-252-5245. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kiddie Kapers Dance Babies Camp
Kiddie Kapers Dance Kids Camp
Lyric Theatre Introduction to Dance
Castlewood Community Center Camp
Ages 6-12. 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. June 13-24, June 27-July 8 (no camp July 4), July 11-22 and July 25-Aug. 5. Castlewood Community Center, 201 Castlewood Dr. $75 per session. 859-288-2955. Lexingtonky.gov/parks. email@example.com.
The Centenary School Summer Camp
Extended School Program Summer Fun Camp
Ages 5-12. 7:15 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday June 6-July 22 (no camp July 4). Liberty Elementary School, 2585 Liberty Rd.; Maxwell Elementary School, 301 Woodland Ave.; Northern Elementary School, 340 Rookwood Pkwy.; Wellington Elementary School, 3280 Keithshire Way. $100 a week plus activity fees. Discounts for multiple children. Lexingtonky.gov.parks. 859-288-2929. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kenwick Community Center Camp
Ages 6-12. 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. June 13-24, June 27-July 8 (no camp July 4), July 11-22 and July 25-Aug. 5. Kenwick Community Center, 313 Owsley Ave. $75 per session. Lexingtonky.gov/parks. 859-288-2955. email@example.com.
Kids R Kids Summer Camp
Ages 5-12. 5:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. $148 week, includes field trips. $35 registration and $25 transportation fee per child. 3500 Arbor Dr. 859-273-3292.
Paris-Bourbon County YMCA Summer Day Camp
Ages 5-17. 6:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. May 26-Aug. 16. 917 Main St., Paris. Campers will experience a summer full of nature, water fun, games, field trips, sports, and arts and crafts. $100 a week for Y members, $110 others. Financial assistance available. Parisbourbonymca.org. 859-987-1395.
Pepperhill Farm Day Camp
Ages 2-14. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Three 3-week sessions, May 31-July 29. Two locations: 2104 Eastway Dr. and 1127 Baker Ln., Nicholasville. $75 registration fee per child. Kindercamp, ages 2-5, $175 a week for year-round students, $195 summer only. Junior/senior, ages 6-11, $195 a week without lunch. Lunch available for an additional fee for all junior/senior and grad campers. Grad Camp, ages 12-14, $235 a week or $700 for three-week session. Pepperhillkidz.com. 859-277-6813.
Recreation Enrichment and Learning Summer Fun Camp
Grades 6-9. 7:15 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday June 6-July 22 (no camp July 4). Southern Middle School, 400 Wilson Downing Rd. $100 a week plus activity fees. Multiple child discount available. 859-288-2929. Lexingtonky.gov.parks. mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org.
Summer @ Sayre
Adult-supervised environment that keeps children active throughout the summer with creative learning, fun activities and field trips. Camps start at $170 week; athletic camps start at $130 week. Sayreschool.org/summer@sayre.
▪ Summer Safari Camp, ages 2-11. 7:30 a.m.-5:45 p.m. June 6-Aug. 5.
▪ Discovery & Athletic Camps, ages 5-14, 9 a.m.-noon or 1-4 p.m. June 6-Aug. 5.
Walnut Hill Day School
Ages 3-6 (must be potty-trained). 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Weekly themed camps June 6-Aug. 11. $25 registration, $120 a week. 575 Walnut Hill Road. Walnuthilldayschool.net. 859-263-2807. email@example.com.
Asbury University ImpactU Equine Camp
Rising grades 9-12. June 6-10. Ride on Asbury’s riverside trails and learn the dynamics of horsemanship and equine service and ministry. Residential camp on Asbury’s campus, 1 Macklem Dr., Wilmore. $360, $50 sibling discount. Register by June 3. Asbury.edu/impactu. 859-858-3511, Ext. 2503. Visit@asbury.edu.
Asbury University Youth Horse Camps
Camp Horsin’ Around
For organized groups of children whose health is compromised and for those with special needs. Camp available year-round. 1159 Claunch Rd., Perryville. Camphorsinaround.org. 859-332-0001. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Camp Paddle Stone Equestrian
Midway University Equine Advanced Horsemanship Camp
Ages 13 and up. June 27-July 1. $450. Improve hunt seat riding skills with a college-level coach. Campers must have a minimum of six months of weekly riding lessons or the equivalent. Midwaycamps.com.
Midway University Equine Between the Ears Camp
Ages 9-12. June 13-17 and 20-24. Learn to care for and ride a horse. $450. Midwaycamps.com.
Healing Hooves Camp
Ages 6-17 who have experienced the death of a loved one. July 13-15. Presented by Hospice of the Bluegrass and Central Kentucky Riding for HOPE. This three-day camp will incorporate the use of horses to help facilitate the grieving process. Apply by July 1. $30 per child, $35 per family. Scholarships available. 1-800-876-6005. email@example.com.
Horse Camp and Farm Fun Camps
Horsing Around in Nature
Ages 10-13. 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. June 20-24, June 27-July 1, July11-15 and 18-22. Masterson Station Park Indoor Riding Arena, 3420 Shamrock Lane. $125 session. Limit one session. 859-224-4073. Lexingtonky.gov/parks. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Punchestown Stable Summer Horse Camp
Ages 6-11. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. June 20-24, July 18-22. Punchestown Stable, 1210 Bel Mar Ln. $350 session; $325 if enrolled and paid by May 1. Punchestownstable.com. 859-971-1485. email@example.com.
Camp Jump Start at Living Well Village
Ages 9-18. June 12-Aug. 6. Resident nonprofit camp that specializes in weight loss, anti-bullying and self-confidence. Located in Imperial, Mo. During a 4- or 8-week session, campers typically lose 7 percent to 10 percent of their body weight. $4,295-$8,195. Livingwellvillage.org. Campjumpstart.com.
Girls ages 12-14. 1-5 p.m. July 11-15 and 18-22. Girls earn Safe Sitter certification; participate in Zumba, kickboxing, yoga and Divas in Defense; choose, make and eat healthy snacks; and discuss how media and others influence health decisions and body image. Camp is at Baptist HealthwoRx Fitness. Baptisthealthlexington.com. Type in “GirlwoRx” as a site search and follow the registration instructions.
Oldham County History Center Camps
Advance registration required and must be made at least one week before start of camp. Oldhamcountyhistoricalsociety.org. 502-222-0826. Helen@oldhamcountyhistoricalsociety.org. Registration forms available at History Center, 106 N. Second Ave., La Grange.
▪ Exploring World War II in Oldham County, ages 7-12, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. June 17-18. $75; includes lunch and snacks.
▪ Experience the Civil War Era in Oldham County, ages 7-12, June 24-25. $75; includes lunch and snacks.
Register for one or both days of the WWII or Civil War camp. $40 for one day, $75 for both days.
▪ Archaeology Institute for High School Students, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. July 18-22 at the Gatewood Plantation site. $200; includes field trip to the Freedom Center in Cincinnati.
Summer Law Institute aka Law Camp
Residential camp for rising grades 11-12. June 12-18. Students will learn fundamentals of trial procedure, discuss legal and social issues, and study how the law affects their lives. This program provides an opportunity to meet and interact with local lawyers, judges and law professors. Students will participate in lectures, workshops and mock trial practice at the UK College of Law, residing in a UK dorm and traveling to the Fayette County Judicial Center for trial observation and a tour. $150. Register by April 29. Fcba.com. 859-225-9897. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Midway University Girl Power Camps
Girls ages 6-12. June 20-24, Passport to Fun. June 27-July 1, Survival of the Fittest. Focus on developing independence, building self-confidence and teaching girls to be leaders. $250 each. Midwaycamps.com.
Living Arts & Science Center
Preschool-grade 12. Creative, hands-on, art and science experiences. Half- and full-day weeklong summer sessions available June though August. More than 100 class titles, including robot building, computer programming, exploring, cooking, making friends, digital art, dancing, engineering, clay building, painting, 3-D printing, sculpting, drawing and video production. Camp sessions: June 1-3, 6-10 and 13-17, June 27-July 1, July 11-15, 18-22 and 25-29 and Aug. 1-5 9 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m. Extended care available. Lunch included for full-day students. $95 half-day for members, $105 others; $190 full day for members; $210 others. Scholarships available. At North Martin Luther Kind Boulevard and Fourth Street. Join the email list at Lasclex.org for updates. 859-252-5222.
Multi-Expedition Martial Arts USA Summer Camp
Ages 5-12. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Early drop-off available. May 31-Aug. 5. Field trips based on weekly themes: Wildlife & Me, Aviation & Outer Space, Health & Wellness, Aquatic Exploration, Kentucky Pride, Science Rules, and more. Martial arts classes every day. 160 Prosperous Pl. and 3650 Boston Rd. $165 a week for members, $185 others; sibling discounts apply. Martialartslexington.com. 859-224-0060.
Fayette Cooperating Preschool Summer Camps
Ages 3-8. 9 a.m.-noon. Must be potty-trained. Space, June 6-16; Storytellers and Music Makers, June 20-30; Inventor’s Workshop, July 5-15; and Animals, July 18-28. $80 for two days a week, $160 for four days. Parents may volunteer to receive discount of $20 a day. Camps are at 3564A Clays Mill Rd. (lower level of Unitarian Universalist Church). Background checks required for volunteers. Coopschool.org. 859-276-6350.
Lexington Humane Society Critter Camp
Ages 6-10. 9 a.m.-noon. June 13-17 and 20-24, July 11-15 and 18-22. $165. Campers enjoy pet-related activities and an educational week with staff and critters. Lexingtonhumanesociety.org/node/1021.
Asbury University ImpactU Brass Music Camp
Rising students in grades 9-12 study with renowned musicians such as Mark Ridenour. Each student may participate in master classes, private lessons and a brass choir. Residential camp on Asbury’s campus, 1 Macklem Dr., Wilmore. June 13-17. Register by June 3. $360, $50 sibling discount. Asbury.edu/impactu. 859-858-3511, Ext. 2503. Visit@asbury.edu.
Lexington Singers Children’s Choir Choral Camp
Lyric Theatre Introduction to Guitar
Pipe Organ Encounter Music Camp
Ages 13-18. July 17-22. No organ experience necessary. Students housed at UK and will visit pipe organs throughout downtown Lexington. Presented by Lexington chapter of the American Guild of Organists. Cost: $525; includes lodging, meals, transportation, instruction, guest recital fees and a one-year student membership in the guild. Register by June 15. Scholarships available. Lexingtonpoe2016.org. 641-891-1666. Zachary.email@example.com.
Stephen Foster Music Camps
On the campus of Eastern Kentucky University. Middle School Band & Strings, June 12-17; Middle School Vocal Camp, June 12-17; Piano I, June 12-17; Piano II, June 19-25; World Percussion Workshop, June 19-25; High School Band & Strings, June 19-July 1; High School Band & Strings, June 19-25 or June 26-July 1; Vocal camp, June 26-July 1. Fostercamp.org. 859-622-3266.
Asbury University ImpactU Theatre & Film Acting Camp
June 13-17. Rising grades 9-12. June 13-17. Residential camp on Asbury’s campus, 1 Macklem Dr., Wilmore. $360, $50 sibling discount. Register by June 3. Asbury.edu/impactu. 859-858-3511, Ext. 2503. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Musical theater camps for grades 1-12. June 27-Aug. 6. Blazer Hall, UK campus. $260 for five-day camp. $475 for junior/senior musical. Register by May 28. Academyforcreativeexcellence.com. 859-494-3937. email@example.com.
Campbellsville University Theater, Town Hall Productions, Campbellsville Elementary and Taylor County Middle School Youth Theater Camp and Musical: Disney’s ‘The Lion King Jr.’
Grades K-9. May 30-June 4. Auditions: April 22. Call backs: April 24. Rehearsals: June 6-9. Performances: June 10-12. Camp is at Campbellsville University, 114 University Dr., Campbellsville. $125 early bird special if $50 deposit per child received by April 22; $150 after April 22; $100 each additional sibling. Balance due May 30. $4 for lunch daily, if desired. Campbellsville.edu/summer-camp. 270-789-5266. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ages 5-18. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. July 18-22 and 25-29. Performances at the end of each week. West T. Hill Community Theatre, 117 Larrimore Ln., Danville. Instruction in various genres of dance, music, singing and performance led by members of Uplift from Northern Ireland. $125 week, $100 for additional sibling. Scholarships available. Westthill.com. 859-236-8607.
Lexington Catholic Drama Workshop
Midway University Theatre Camp
Ages 10-14, June 20-24. Ages 6-9, July 18-22. $250. Midwaycamps.com.
Stage Right Acting Summer Camps
Woodford Theatre Summer Academy
▪ Production Academy: School of Rock: the Musical, ages 10-18, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Auditions, 1-4 p.m. April 16; camp dates, June 6-26; performances June 24-26, $475.
▪ Woodford Theatre Young Artist Audition Intensive, ages 10-18, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. June 28-30, $125.
▪ Under the Sea: A Musical Experience, ages 8-11, July 11-15, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday.
Asbury University ImpactU Adventure Leadership Camp
Rising grades 9-12. June 13-17. Residential camp on Asbury’s campus, One Macklem Dr., Wilmore. $360, $50 sibling discount. Register by June 3. Asbury.edu/impactu. 859-858-3511, Ext. 2503 email@example.com.
Ages 6-12 as of Aug. 1. 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. June 13-17, 20-24, June 27-July 1, July 5-8, 11-15, 18-22 and 25-29. Jacobson Park, 4001 Athens Boonesboro Rd. $100 session, limit one session. Lexingtonky.gov/parks. 859-288-2900. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Canoe Kentucky Summer Adventure Camp Series
Water-based adventure camp. Ages 6-14. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Session 1, June 6-10; Session 2, June 27-July 1; Session 3, July 18-22. 301 W. Main St., Frankfort. Register by May 22 for discount. $200 early registration; $225 advance registration; $250 week of camp; $25 per child discount if registering more than one camper. Canoeky.com. 502-227-4492. 1-888-226-6359. email@example.com.
Camp Judy Layne’s Summer Spectacular
Girl Scouts of Kentucky’s Wilderness Road Council. Girls ages 6-17. Tower climbing, zip lines, canoeing, hiking, campfire building, outdoor cooking, knot tying. Camps in June and July in Morgan County. Gskentucky.org. 1-800-475-2621.
Explorer Summer Camp
Ages 6-10. 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Before- and aftercare available. June 20-24, June 27-July 1. Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, 3501 Lexington Rd., Harrodsburg. Register by June 17. $225. Fee includes full-day programming, two healthy snacks a day, Shaker Village water bottle and annual family membership (begins after camp attendance). Campers provide own lunch. Free Explorer Summer Camp open houses 2-3 p.m. May 15, 22 and 29 and June 5. Shakervillageky.org/events/2016-06. 1-800-734-5611, Ext. 1545. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Summer Camps
▪ Camp Earl Wallace Conservation Camp. Students currently enrolled in grades 4-6. Monday-Friday residential camp. Outdoor skills: nature, outdoor survival, archery, gun safety, swimming, casting, boating, fishing. Opportunity to earn the hunter education “orange” card. 103 Camp Earl Wallace Rd., Monticello. Dates vary by county. $235; includes transportation, camper insurance and junior sportsman’s license.
▪ Camp Robert Webb Venture Camp. Students currently enrolled in grades 7-8. Residential camp. Aug. 1-5. Advanced outdoor skills: animal tracking, boating, explore bow hunting, intro to bow fishing, night fishing, swimming, rifle, shotgun, crossbow. Opportunity to earn bow hunter education card. 1486 Camp Webb Rd., Grayson. Transportation offered from Fayette, Jefferson and Kenton counties. $235; includes transportation, camper insurance and a junior sportsman’s license.
Kentucky 4-H Co-ed Residential Summer Camp
Ages 9-14. Four locations: London, Jabez, Carlisle and Dawson Springs. Camps are four to five days. Activities include swimming, canoeing, rifle, high and low ropes, nature activities, songs, games and dancing. For camp dates, registration fees and deadlines, contact the 4-H agent in your county. Extension.ca.uky.edu. Scholarships may be available. 4-h.ca.uky.edu/camp.
Outdoor Adventure Camps
Ages 13-16. 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. June 6-17, June 20-July 1, July 11-22. McConnell Springs Nature Park, 416 Rebmann Lane. $175 session. Limit one session. Lexingtonky.gov/parks. 859-225-4073. email@example.com.
Swift Nature Camp
Trinity Christian Academy Nature Studies Camp
Pre-K-fourth grade. 9 a.m.-noon. July 18-22. $75. Trinity Christian, 3900 Rapid Run Dr. Register at Trinitylex.org.
Aldersgate Camp & Retreat Center
Camps include half- and full-day options in June and July. Campers will zipline, ride horses, play sports and enjoy music and campfires, Bible study, hayrides, art and swimming. Aldersgatecamp.org. 606-723-5078. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Asbury University ImpactU Worship Arts Camp
Rising grades 9-12. June 6-10. Residential camp at Asbury University covers the technical side of audio production, plus the art of leading worship. Barry Blair (of Audio Adrenaline) will help students play, practice and create. Register by June 3. $360, $50 sibling discount. Asbury.edu/impactu. 859-858-3511, Ext. 2503. email@example.com.
Blue Grass Christian Camp
Campers are exposed to the love of Christ and to the exciting opportunities on our campus, which include swimming, canoes, paddleboats, outdoor games, ziplines and high-adventure activities. Each camp includes age-appropriate themed parties, activities, and/or crafts. 7463 Athens Boonesboro Rd. Bluegrasschristiancamp.org. 859-263-5239.
▪ Power Kids Day Camp, ages 5-9, 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m., June 13-16, 20-23, 27-30, $145.
▪ Accelerate, middle school students, June 12-16 overnight, $275.
▪ 7/11, ages 7-11, July 10-15, 17-22, 24-29, July 31-Aug. 5, overnight. $335.
Ages 13-18, June 13-17; ages 10-12, June 20-24; ages 13-18, June 13-17. Camp is in Breathitt County and features crafts, Olympics, swimming, miniature golf, singing, volleyball, campfires and preaching. Advance registration $55, otherwise, $65. Camplewis.com. 859-516-2909.
Ages 4-14. The only Jewish summer day camp in Central Kentucky. 3775 Newman Road. The nondenominational program provides a setting for children from all backgrounds and streams of Judaism to come together and learn about Jewish culture, history and identity regardless of background or level of observance. Camp is open to children of all religions. Jewishlexington.org/camp-shalom. 859-268-0672. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Camp filled with arts, crafts, sports, music, water play, storytelling, games, teva (nature), and other projects. Judaism is woven throughout the programming, which, among other Jewish ideas and ethics, focuses on three main ideas: Torah (Jewish text); Avodah (work); and Gemilut Chasidim (acts of loving kindness).
The Gesher group has the option of going on a trip July 29-31 to visit Camp Livingston in Bennington, Ind., between sessions for a Shabbat sleep-away camp experience. $80.
Camp units by entering grade level (on Aug. 10). All units are 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Friday, July 25-29 and Aug. 1-5. Extended day program until 5:45 p.m. offered Monday-Thursday. $179 week if registered by May 2; $199 week after. $20 week for bus transportation.
Ofarim (The Deer), Pre-K to first grade; Tsofim (The Scouts), grades 2-3; Chalutzim (The Pioneers), grades 4-5; Gesher (The Bridge), grades 6-7; LITs (Leaders in Training), grades 8-9.
Entering ninth-graders can apply to the counselor-in-training program.
Campbellsville University Journey Children’s Camp
Grades 3-6. July 24-27. Camp is at CU, 1 University Dr., Campbellsville. $195. Register by July 15. $50 deposit required by June 1. Campbellsville.edu/summer-camps. 270-789-5047. 270-403-1595. email@example.com.
Campbellsville University Journey Youth Camp
Grades 6-12. July 17-20. Camp is at CU, 1 University Dr., Campbellsville. $195. Register by July 8. $50 deposit required by June 1. Campbellsville.edu/summer-camps. 270-789-5047. 270-403-1595. firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Cathedral Domain Summer Camps, A Ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of Lexington
Grades K-12. Senior high conference, June 12-28; mini camp 1, grades 1-2, June 19-22; mini camp 2, grades 1-2, June 19-22; mini camp 3, grades 1-2, June 22-25; junior high conference, June 26-July 2; girls camp 1, grades 3-4, July 3-9; adventure mission, grades 7-12, July 10-16; girls camp 2, grades 5-6, July 10-16; boys camp 1, grades 3-4, July 17-23; boys camp 2, grades 5-6, July 17-23; coed, grades 3-6, July 24-30; camp rock adventure, grades 7-12, July 24-30. Camps on an 800-acre site in the Daniel Boone National Forest. Featuring traditional adventure programming including hiking, nature study, archery, rock climbing, rappelling and caving. $195-$545. Cathedraldomain.org. 606-464-8254.
Lutheran School of Lexington Christian Preschool Discovery Camp
Northward Christian Assembly
Sugar Loaf Christian Camp
Grades 9-12, June 5-10; grades 5-6, June 12-17; grades 1-2, June 19-22; all ages, June 24-26; grades 7-8 July 3-8; grades 3-4, July 10-15; grades 6-12, July 17-22. Tuition is $52.50, except for grades 1-2, which is $37.50. All-ages camp is free. Sugar Loaf is at 637 Prater Road, Wallingford. 606-849-4127. email@example.com.
Summer LEAD at Oakdale Christian Academy
Grades 7-12. June 12-25, June 26-July 9, July 10-22. 5801 Beattyville Rd., Jackson. Resident cost: $1,400 for one two-week session; $2,625 for two two-week sessions. $3,500 for three two-week sessions. Oakdalechristian.org/admissions/summer-lead. 606-666-5422, Ext 104. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Youth Haven Bible Camp
Beattyville. 10 a.m. Monday-12:30 p.m. Friday. Teen camp, grades 8-12, June 13-17; grade school camps, grades 4-6, June 20-24 June 27-July 1 and July 11-15; special-needs camps, ages 8-50, July 18-22 and 25-29. Pay in full by June 1, $95; $10 deposit by June 1, pay $90 on arrival; $110 after June 1. Kmminc.org. 606-464-2445. email@example.com.
Transylvania University Robotics Day Camp
Science & Engineering
Asbury University ImpactU Environmental Science & Biotech Camp
Rising grades 9-12. June 13-17. Residential camp on Asbury’s campus, 1 Macklem Dr., Wilmore. $360, $50 sibling discount. Register by June 3. Asbury.edu/impactu. 859-858-3511, Ext. 2503. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Community Montessori School Summer Camp
Ages 6-12. 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. June 20-July 29, excluding week of July 4. Exploration of science in our natural environment. 725 Stone Rd. Register by May 15. Discount for full camp (5 weeks) CMS students $1,345 or $299 week; non-CMS students $1,600 or $350 week. Cmsmontessori.org. 859-277-1169. email@example.com.
Midway University Forces of Nature Science Camp
Ages 7-12. July 11-15. $250. Midwaycamps.com.
Girls ages 5-17. Boys ages 6-17. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (extended time by request) Weekly May 23-Aug. 12. 4974 Old Versailles Rd., next to Blue Grass Airport. Offering more than 40 STEM day camps, including hands-on engineering, chemistry, computer programing, 3D printers, digital arts, drones, rocketry, robotics, catapults, Minecraft Mod and more. Bow-making and archery, build your own 3D printer, Camp Catapult, Camp Katniss (girls only), chemistry, CNC programming, Creative Aviation, Da Vinci Kids, DIY rocketry, digital arts, drones, electronic circuits, Electronics 101 with Arduino, FlugTag, GoldieBlox & the Three Gadgets (girls only), Kerbal Space, Lego Robotics, Maker Board Mayhem, Minecraft Mod, Mini Robots-Mega Fun, Nerf Gun Mods, programming with Java, Java Script, Python, Scratch, Raspberry Pi programming, Rocket Dragsters, Robotic Gladiators, Rube Goldberg Machines, Teens & Tools, UberLegos, Water Wars. $175-$425 a week depending on half-day or full-day options and type of class. Registration deadline: one week before each camp. Newtonsattic.org. 859-368-7334. NewtonsAttic@gmail.com.
Science Exploration Day Camps
For incoming students in grades 5-8. 8 a.m.-3 p.m. July 11-15, 18-22 and 25-29. Explore 3D design and modeling; 3D printing; automation and robotics; and more. Create with Autodesk Inventor, VEX Robotics and Google Docs. Sponsor: Woodford County Community Education. Location: Woodford County Middle School, Versailles. Cost: $200-$250. firstname.lastname@example.org.
The See Blue STEM Camp
Students in grades 4-7. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. June 6-10 and 13-17. Staff includes UK professors from engineering, education, mathematics, business, biology and medicine and features robotics instruction. Location: Department of STEM Education, 105 Taylor Education Building, UK. $150 a week. Education.uky.edu/STEM/content/seebluestemcamp.
Challenger Learning Center STEM Camps
Ages 5-16. Pre-K to 12th grade. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. in June and July. Challenger Learning Center of Kentucky, One Community Drive, Hazard. Registration deadline is two weeks before each camp. Cost: $25 a day. Clcky.com. 606-487-3049. 1-800-246-7521, Ext. 73049. email@example.com. tom.cravenskctcs.edu.
Fun Camp for Children with Diabetes
Completed K-grade 8. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. July 15. Masterson Station Park. Register by June 10. Free. 859-323-5404, Ext. 8. firstname.lastname@example.org. Sponsored by the Kentucky Association of Diabetes Educators and the Lexington Lions Club.
Learning to the Beat
Pre-K to high school. 9 am.-noon June 27-July 1. Music therapy camp for kids with special needs. On the Move Pediatric Therapy, 2520 Regency Rd., No. 150. Register by June 20. $125. 859-224-0834. 859-433-9334. Onthemovepeds.com. Edgemusictherapy.com. email@example.com. Austin@edgemusictherapy.com.
Therapeutic Recreation Fun Camp @ Castlewood Park
Therapeutic Recreation Fun Camp @ Woodland Park
Therapeutic Recreation Fun Camp: Daytrippers
Lafayette Archery Camp
Grades 4-8. At Lafayette High School. $75. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Midway University Archery Skills Clinics
Students entering grades 9-12. 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. June 11 and 25. $75. Campers spend the day exploring, learning and practicing target archery. Midwaycamps.com.
Lexington Catholic General Skills Baseball Camp
Lexington Catholic Baseball Hitting Camp
Campbellsville University Lady Tigers Basketball Team Camp
Lafayette Girls Little General Basketball Summer Camp
Kindergarten to grade 5. 9 a.m.-noon. May 31-June 3. Register by May 13. $110. email@example.com.
Lexington Catholic Youth Basketball Skills Camp
Lexington Catholic Girls Basketball Skills Camp
Midway University Elite Basketball Camp
Ages 9-17. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. July 18-21. $165. Midwaycamps.com.
Transylvania University Women’s Basketball Summer Camps
▪ High school/junior varsity session 1. June 14-16. Team overnight camp for varsity and junior varsity. $175 for overnight campers, includes meals. $85 per camper, days only.
▪ High school/junior varsity session 2. June 17-19. Team overnight camp for varsity and junior varsity. $175 for overnight campers, includes meals. $85 for day campers.
▪ Middle school session 3. July 21-23. Team overnight for grades 6-8. $170 for overnight campers, includes meals. $85 for day campers.
▪ Nike Individual Shooting Camp. Girls ages 8-17. July 15-17. 9 a.m.-8 p.m. $195. Overnight $295.
▪ Nike Individual Skills Camp. Girls ages 8-17. July 17-20. 9 a.m.-8 p.m. $295. Overnight $395.
The Hunter Cantwell Skills Camp
Lexington Catholic Youth Football Skills Camp
Crossroads Christian Church
Ages 6-12. Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. June 6-Aug. 5. (no camp July 4). Two sports will be covered each day, including basketball, soccer, volleyball, bowling, golf, tennis and wiffleball. $100 a week, $80 for the week of July 4. $90 for subsequent children or subsequent weeks. 859-327-1722. firstname.lastname@example.org.
L’Escalade Climbing and Fitness Summer Camp
Ages 5-12. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. June 6-July 1 and July 11-Aug. 15. 916 N. Broadway. Registration before May 1: $235 week for members; $255 for nonmembers. After May 1: $255 week for members; $275 week for nonmembers. Lescaladefitness.com. 859-523-0518. email@example.com.
Lexington Catholic Youth Soccer Skills Camp
Midway University Soccer Camp
Ages 12-15. 1-3 p.m. July 13-15. $80. Designed to develop the technical, tactical, physical and psychological aspects of players at all levels. Midwaycamps.com.
Lexington Catholic Softball Camp
June 9-10. 5-9 p.m. $100. On the campus of Lexington Catholic High School. Lexingtoncatholic.com.
Midway Sluggers Softball Camp
Ages 9-13, 9 a.m.-noon. Ages 14-17, 1-4 p.m. $125. Midwaycamps.com.
Wildcat Tennis Camp
June 19-23, July 5-8, July 17-21. 9 a.m.-noon, $245; 9 a.m.-5 p.m., $365; Overnight camp, $575. Hilary J. Boone Tennis Center, 454 Complex Dr. Register by three days before camps. 859-420-7290. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tennis and Swim Camp
Ages 6-14. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. June 13-24, June 27-July 8, July 11-22 and July 25-Aug. 5. Shillito Park, 300 W. Reynolds Rd. $125, limit one session. 859-288-2921. Lexingtonky.gov/parks. email@example.com/parks.
Lexington Catholic Volleyball Camp
Midway Volleyball Summer Camps
Ages 6-9, 9 a.m.-noon June 21-22, $60. Ages 10-14, 1-4 p.m. June 22 and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. June 23-24, $125. Ages 15-17, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. July 13-15, $145. Midwaycamps.com.
Transylvania University Volleyball Camps
▪ Middle Blocker Camp. 9-11 a.m. June 2-4 and July 11-12. $70.
▪ Defensive Specialist Camp. Noon-2 p.m. June 2-4 and July 11-12. $70.
▪ Setter Camp. 9 a.m.-noon. June 2-4 and July 11-12. $90.
▪ Outside Hitter Camp. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. June 2-4 and 11-12. $90.
▪ All Skills Camp. 9-11:30 a.m. and 1-3:30 p.m. June 29-July 1. $160; lunch provided.
▪ Middle School Team Camp. 9-11:30 a.m. and 1-4 p.m. July 25-27. $45 each child, 8-player minimum. Team camp with little instruction. Tournament camp. Coupon code: MSTEAM16 (if paying in full as a school). firstname.lastname@example.org.
Campbellsville University Wrestling Camps
CU will offer the following wrestling camps on the university’s campus, 1 University Dr., Campbellsville. Camper special package: $300 if signed up for a Training Camp and Team Duals Camp. 270-789-5148. email@example.com. Facebook.com/campbellsvillewrestling.
▪ Summer Wrestling Technique Camp. Grades 6-12. June 22-23. $125 (includes meals and housing). $50 deposit.
▪ Wrestling Technique Camp II. Grades 6-12. July 10-11. $125 (includes meals and housing). $50 deposit.
▪ Wrestling Training Camp. Grades 4-12. July 24-26. $225 (includes meals and housing). $50 deposit.
▪ Wrestling Team Duals Camp. Grades 4-12. July 22-23. $125 (includes meals and housing); $50 deposit.
The YMCA offers a variety of full- and half-day camps
Ages 3-16. May 31-Aug. 5 at C.M. Gatton Beaumont YMCA, 3251 Beaumont Centre Circle, High Street YMCA, North Lexington YMCA, Georgetown Middle School in Scott County and at Bar-Y Outdoor Camp on Versailles Road. Topics covered include archery, cooking, sports, entrepreneur, coding, Lego, science, aquatic, fishing, art and more. Costs range from $75-$450 a week. Member and nonmember pricing available. For a complete list of camps, go to Ymcacky.org/camp. 859-226-0063.
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