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Academic/Arts Camps

Aviation Camp at The Aviation Museum of Kentucky

Learn the history of aviation and investigate the principles of flight while practicing on a flight simulator. Campers will also explore the museum and airport and get a behind-the-scenes look at airport operations. They will also help plan and conduct a flight over Kentucky in a 4-seat aircraft with an FAA approved pilot.

Type of Camp: Day

Ages: 10 – 16

Dates: June 6 – 7, June 9 – 10, June 13 – 14, June 16 – 17, and June 20 – 21 in Lexington

Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Forms Required: Birth certificate; Online registration

 

Awesome, Inc. U – Kids Code Camp – #WeekOfCode

Instead of your kids spending their free time playing apps, what if they spent it learning to write them? This camp for middle and high school students will teach the fundamentals of coding. Students will create websites, mobile apps, and learn to design video games all while having fun with our energetic team. By the end of the week, each student will have built at least one webpage, mobile app, and video game using HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Android, and Unity 3D. We keep this camp small to ensure everyone gets very focused attention and learns at their own pace. Prepare to be amazed!

Type of Camp: Day

Ages: 11 – 16

Dates: June 20 – 24 (Louisville); July 11 – 15 and Aug. 1- 5 (Lexington)

Hours: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Forms Required: Online registration

 

Bell Forza Fitness Circus Summer Camp

Bella Forza Fitness’ Circus Summer Camp will involve aerial acrobatics, circus theatricals, dance, hula hooping, partner acrobatics, and more! With our expertise in circus arts and combined creative instruction, our summer camp will give your child one of the most unique summer camp experiences of their life!

Ages: 10 and up

Dates: July 4 – 8; August 1 – 5

Hours: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Forms Required: E-mail info@bellaforzalexington.com for more info

 

Bethune Institute Learning Center Summer Program

We provide a five-week summer learning program to prevent summer learning loss that many students experience.

Ages: Grades K – 6

Dates: June 6 – July 8 (tentative dates)

Hours: 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Forms Required: Online registration

 

Bricks 4 Kidz

Bricks 4 Kidz classes provide an extraordinary atmosphere for children, where we learn, we build, we play… with LEGO® bricks. Programs are built around our proprietary model plans, designed by engineers and architects. Campers are welcome to sign up for morning and afternoon sessions and bring a lunch. Work is done is rotating stations of four kids per group model building with instructions, creative/free play, mosaics, games, crafts and/or activities. All campers get to take home a customized mini-figure at the end of the week.

Ages: 5 – 13 (Movie Making is for ages 8 and up)

Dates: Weekly from May 30 – August 9

Hours: Half-Day and Full-Day options available. (Drop-off starting at 7:45 a.m. and pick-up until 5:15 p.m.)

:00 Online registration

 

Broadway Bound

A unique musical theatre training opportunity for students in Lexington and surrounding areas, Broadway Bound offers classes in voice, dance, and drama, culminating in a fantastic Broadway-revue final program. Students will have opportunities to learn music from professional voice coaches, and to work with talented directors and choreographers who will challenge and inspire them to gain confidence and skill in artistic expression. They will become a valuable part of a perfoming team and make new friends in the context of a positive, encouraging, and non-competitive environment. No previous experience or training is necessary.

Type of Camp: Day

Ages: 6 – 18

Dates: July 5 – 9 (Broadway Bound Conservatory Camp for ages 6 – 18); July 11 – 16 (Broadway Bound Kids Camp for ages 6 – 12); (Broadway Bound Teens Camp for ages 12 – 18)

Hours: 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (extended hours offered)

Forms Required: Registration form

 

Camp Midway – Art Camp: Dribble, Drabble, Paste, Stamp (co-ed)

Here is your opportunity to personally explore art in a variety of media forms. Transform a collection of found objects into art! Campers will create a variety of art projects and bring home their treasured works of art at the end of camp.   

Type of Camp: Day

Ages: 7 and up

Dates: June 13 – 17 and July 11 – 15

Hours: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. (extended hours available from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. for an additional fee)

Forms Required: Online registration form and registration packet

 

Camp Midway – “Forces of Nature” Science Camp (co-ed)

How can heavy airplanes fly? Do you ever wonder how things work? Machines? Animals? People? Come work in the lab and outdoors to learn about the physics of the world around you through active, hands-on experiments. Unleash your own forces of nature!

Type of Camp: Day

Ages: 7 – 12

Dates: July 11 – 15

Hours: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. (extended hours available from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. for an additional fee)

Forms Required: Online registration form and registration packet

 

pg 06 HJ_May 16Camp Midway – Theatre Camp (co-ed)

If center stage is pg 06 HJ_May 16where you shine and you love the spotlight, then Midway’s Theatre Camp is for you! Explore theatre movement and acting techniques, while taking on a role in a short play. If you prefer to work behind the scenes, there are props and costumes and sets to create. Click here for all programs at Camp Midway.

Type of Camp: Day

Ages: 6 – 14

Dates: June 20 – 24 (ages 10 – 14) and July 18 – 22 (ages 6 – 9)

Hours: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. (extended hours available from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. for an additional fee)

Forms Required: Online registration form and registration packet

 

Camp Midway – Write On! Get Your Read On! (co-ed)

Enter in to get the best of both worlds – combining story world imagination with real world information. There will be hands-on experiences using literature to improve math, social studies, and science thinking skills. Activities include writing and development projects such as editing and publishing a newspaper and much more! Click here for all programs at Camp Midway.  

Type of Camp: Day

Ages: 8 & up

Dates: July 18 – 22

Hours: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. (extended hours available from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. for an additional fee)

Forms Required: Online registration form and registration packet

 

Explorium of Lexington

The Explorium of Lexington creates a fun and dynamic hands-on learning environment that inspires imagination and curiosity. The 2016 summer camp season will include 10 weeks of camp from May 30 – August 5 for children ages 3 – 5th grade.  

Type of Camp: Day

Ages: 3 years – 5th grade

Dates: May 30 – June 3; June 6 – 10; June 13 – 17; June 20 – 24; June 27 – July 1; July 5 – 8; July 11 – 15; July 18 – 22; July 25 – 29; August 1 – 5

Hours: Full-Day 8 a.m. – 5/5:30 p.m.; Half-Day Morning 8 a.m. – 12/12:30 p.m.; Half-Day Afternoon 12:30 p.m. – 5/5:30 p.m. (extended hours available 7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. for an additional fee)

Forms Required: Explorium health form and photograph release sent to parents upon registration

 

Community Montessori School Summer Camp 2016

Weekly activities explore the natural environment and include a wide variety of learning opportunities designed to stimulate creativity, stir the imagination, and foster new friendships. The summer program is open to current students and children in the community.   

Type of Camp: Day

Ages: 6 – 12

Dates: June 20 – 24; June 27 – July 1; July 11 – 15; July 18 – 22; July 25 – 29

Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.

Forms Required: Registration form (PDF)

 

Kentucky Young Writers Summer Colony

This is an intensive week-long program held at the University of Kentucky, College of Arts & Sciences. The Colony is offering three program levels for students going into middle and high school. Level one is for students goinginto grades 6 – 8 and level two is for students going into grades 9 – 12. Level three is for those students who attended the 2015 KYWSC.

Type of Camp: Day

Ages: Grades 6 – 12

Dates: June 20 – 24

Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Forms Required: Online registration

 

Living Arts & Science Center

Enjoy creative, hands-on learning throughout the summer at the Living Arts & Science Center. From robot building and 3D printing to drawing, painting and sculpting, choose from classes designed to spark every imagination. Click here for flyer.

Type of Camp: Day

Ages: Pre-school – High School

Dates: June – August

Hours: 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. (early drop-off available at 7:30 a.m.)

Forms Required: Online registration begins in April

 

Newton’s Attic

4974 Old Versailles Road, Lexington

Newton’s Attic offers approximately 40 different STEM (Science Technology Engineering & Math) day camps weekly throughout the summer for ages 6 to 17. Full-day and half-day options include hands-on engineering camps such as Camp Catapult, Rube Goldberg Machines, Robotic Gladiators, Drones, Creative Aviation, DIY Rocketry, Teens & Tools, 3D-Printers, Lego Robotics, Electronic Circuits, Da Vinci Kids and computer programming classes such as Java, Python, Minecraft Mod, Scratch, Arduino and Raspberry Pi programming as well as chemistry, biology, digital arts, Kerbal Space, and Time Warp. We will also offer girl’s only classes such as Camp Katniss (bow making and archery) and GoldieBlox & the Three Gadgets.

Type of Camp: Day

Ages: 6 – 17

Dates: Complete schedule of camps will be published in April Click here to sign up for the newsletter to stay up to date or join their Facebook group here.

Hours: Morning Camp 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.; Afternoon Camp 1:30 p.m. – 5 p.m.; Full Day 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Extended hours offered by request.)

Forms Required: Online registration

 

See Blue STEM Camp

The week-long day camp is designed to help middle school students explore and integrate the STEM disciplines through hands-on projects and real world applications. Camp is held on UK’s campus and features UK professors, tours of laboratories, and Lego Robotics.

Type of Camp: Day

Ages: Grades 5 – 8 (as of Fall 2016)

Dates: June 13 – 17

Hours: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m

Forms Required: Online registration

 

Spencerian College MedCamp

From scrubbing in on mock surgeries and practicing first aid to running lab samples and reading x-rays, students will experience today’s most in-demand health professions firsthand under the guidance of Spencerian College’s caring, qualified instructors in our industry-standard medical labs.

Type of Camp: Day and Overnight

Ages: High School

Dates: June 12 – 17

Forms Required: Online registration

 

Sullivan University Culinary Camp and Baking and Pastry Arts Camp

Pursue your passion for cooking and baking under the guidance of experienced chef instructors at one of the best hospitality schools in the nation. This camp is designed for high-school students and takes place at the Sullivan University campus. During the day, students will work side by side with master chefs, creating succulent dishes in preparation for the graduation celebration with their families at the end of camp. They will also enjoy evening activities with fellow campers and their chaperones.

Type of Camp: Day and Overnight

Ages: High School

Dates: June 12 – 17

Forms Required: Online registration

 

Talk About Fun! (Speech and Language Summer Clinic)

These clinics are designed for children with mild to moderate articulation, phonological, and language delays or deficits and will provide enrichment and maintenance of speech and language skills. Each week will incorporate a theme to target various skills, including building vocabulary, grammatical concepts, literacy skills, and phonological processes. Using both group and individual activities, this is a great way for your child to stay on track with their speech and language skills and continue to work toward their goals!

Type of Camp: Day

Ages: 3 – 8

Dates: Weeks of June 13, June 20 & June 27 and weeks of July 11, July 18 & July 25

Hours: 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. (Monday and Wednesday) and 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. (Tuesday and Thursday)

Forms Required: Registration form

 

UK Area Health Education Center Summer Enrichment Program (SEP) and Health Researcher Youth Academy (HRYA)

The UK Area Health Education Center hosts two residential camps. The SEP is for those rising juniors, who are interested in pursuing a career in health sciences. Students will take classes in biology, chemistry and physics and work on preparing for these possible careers. The HRYA is for rising seniors, and those students will learn about physiology and research methods in health sciences. On the last day of camp, students will complete a poster presentation about the research they conducted.

Type of Camp: Overnight/Residential

Ages: Rising Juniors (SEP); Rising Seniors (HRYA)

Dates: June 19 – July 15 (SEP); July 5 – July 15 (HRYA)

Forms Required: Birth certificate/child’s proof of age; immunization records; completed camp packet

 

UK Camp LingoCats

Camp LingoCats is an exciting adventure into the study of language. Students will learn new alphabets, explore the history of old words, and talk about the importance of language in our families and communities. Performing experiments, playing games, making t-shirts and going on scavenger hunts will also be part of this fun week of camp. Click here for flyer.

Type of Camp: Day

Ages: Grades 6 – 9 (as of Fall 2016)

Dates: June 6 – 10

Hours: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Forms Required: Registration form and waiver

 

UK Confucius Institute Language and Culture Summer Camp

Join us  in exploring Chinese language and culture. Students will experience Chinese painting, calligraphy, martial art, and music. Basics of Chinese language will also be introduced.

Type of Camp: Day

Ages: Elementary – High School

Dates: June 27 – July 8

Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

 

UK Geography’s Summer MapCamp

Inspire your young map lover with a week of engaging map making and outdoor geo-challenges. Participants will learn the ancient craft of cartography, build digital ineractive maps, conduct campus treasure hunts with GPS-enabled mobile devices.  

Type of Camp: Day

Ages: Grades 7 – 9 (as of Fall 2016)

Dates: June 6 – 10; June 13 – 17; June 20 – 24

Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Forms Required: Registration form (PDF); medical form; waiver form

 

UK Philosophy Summer Camp

This camp is the chance to practice critical thinking and become more logical debaters and conversants. It’s the chance to ask big questions like, “What are morals?” or “Why do we have society?” We will work together to think carefully about important philosophical ideas, both throughout history and in our world today.

Type of Camp: Day

Ages: 14 – 17

Dates: July 18 – 22

Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Forms Required: Online registration

 

UK Women in Engineering Summer Workshop Series

UK’s Women in Engineering Summer Workshop Series is for female students who are considering engineering as a possible major and career. Particpants in the competitive workshops will explore the world of engineering with UK faculty members and students through hands-on experiments in a collegiate environment. The goal of the workshop is to provide young women with knowledge and support for their decision to pursue engineering as a course of study in college.

Type of Camp: Day

Ages: Grades 10 – 12 (as of Fall 2016)

Dates: June and July (exact dates TBD)

Hours: TBD

 

Video/Making Camp and Video/Game Camp with UK Writing, Rhetoric, and Digital Studies

Video/Making Camp is a place for kids to learn about and explore their creativity with digital technology. Kids will expand their abilities and deepen their understanding about how digital video technology functions in the world around them while they make their own videos and tell stories and express ideas. Video/Game Camp is a place for kids to learn about and explore video games as a way to tell stories and express ideas. During this camp, kids will expand abilities and deepen their understanding about how video game technology functions in the world around them. Campers will play games, made videos about them, and create their own games.

Type of Camp: Day

Ages: 11 – 13

Dates: June 20 – 24 (Video/Making Camp) and June 27 – July 1 (Video/Game Camp)

Hours: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

 

Wild Thyme Cooking School Kids Cooking Camp

Weekly-themed cooking camps are catered to specific age groups. Cooking school camp is taught by professionally trained chefs and includes all materials needed for instruction. Programming at each camp will include food safety, kitchen safety principles, how to operate kitchen equipment and gadgets, properly prep, store and serve food as well receive food education, food identification and culinary instruction including history and culture of dishes in addition to dining etiquette. Wild Thyme Cooking School Kids Camp is excellent for learning important life skills such as independence and organization.

Type of Camp: Day

Ages/Dates: Week 1:  May 31 – June 3 Curiously Fun Chef Camp (ages 4-6); June 6 – 10 Cupcake Wars (ages 7+); June 13 – 17 Kentucky Farm to Table (ages 9+); June 20 – 24 Food Network Star w/ Chopped Challenge (ages 7+); June 27 – July 1 Restaurant Possible (ages 12+); July 5 – 8 Curiously Fun Chefs (ages 4-6); July 11 – 15 Cupcake Wars & Baking Classics (ages 7+); July 18 – 22 Kentucky Farm to Table (ages 9+); July 25 – 29 Food Network Star (ages 7+); and August 1 – 5 Around the World International Camp (ages 9+)

Hours: Curiously Fun Chef Camp hours are 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. All other camp hours are 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. (extended hours available 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. for an additional cost)

Forms Required: Birth certificate and immunization records

 

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Camp Midway – Archery Skills Clinics

Midway Archery Skills Clinics aim to create enjoyable opportunities for archers to explore, learn, and practice target archery and work with skilled collegiate archery coaches.

Type of Camp: Day

Ages: Grades 9 – 12

Dates: June 11 and June 25

Hours: 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Forms Required: Online registration form and registration packet

 

Camp Midway – Basketball Camps

The camp’s mission is to provide a complete, in-depth basketball experience emphasizing fundamentals in order to help girls, ages 9 – 17, reach their full potential. All levels are welcome. The camp offers a variety of formats and group players by age and ability within each camp to ensure enriching competition. Participants will provide their own lunches. Click here for all programs at Camp Midway.  

Type of Camp: Day

Ages: 9 – 17

Dates: July 18 – 21

Hours: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Forms Required: Online registration form and registration packet

 

Camp Midway – Soccer Camp

The camp’s mission is to provide the highest quality of soccer instruction in a safe and fun filled environment through a variety of soccer activities designed to develop the technical, tactical, physical, and psychological aspect of players at all levels.

Type of Camp: Day

Ages: 12 – 15

Dates: July 13 – 15

Hours: 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Forms Required: Online registration form and registration packet

 

Camp Midway – Sluggers Softball Camp

The camp’s mission is to motivate and teach young athletes the fundamentals of competition and discipline to provide a positive environment for the development of a successful athletic career. Click here for all programs at Camp Midway.  

Type of Camp: Day

Ages: 9 – 17

Dates/Hours: June 27 – July 1 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. (ages 9 – 13) and 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. (ages 14 – 17)

Forms Required: Online registration form and registration packet

 

Camp Midway – Volleyball Summer Camps

The purpose of these camps are to to provide an environment where young athletes will improve in the game of volleyball and learn the important values of team, spirit, and sportsmanship. Click here for all programs at Camp Midway.  

Type of Camp: Day

Ages: 6 – 17

Dates/Hours: June 21 – 22 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. (ages 6 – 9); June 22 from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. (ages 10 – 14); June 23 – 24 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. (ages 10 – 14); and July 13 – 15 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. (ages 15 – 17)

Forms Required: Online registration form and registration packet

 

Cincinnati Reds Baseball Camp

Held at Lexington Christian Academy

This is the most important thing to understand about the Reds Baseball and Softball Camps. It doesn’t matter if your athlete is six and picking up a bat for the first time or 14 and is a stud shortstop for the Tri-State’s top travel team. This camp will profoundly improve each player’s ability to play the game.

Type of Camp: Day

Ages: 6 – 14

Dates/Hours: July 18 – 22 (9 a.m. – 3 p.m. – extended hours available 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.)

Forms Required: Online registration form and registration packet

 

Crossroads Summer Sports Camp

Crossroads Summer Sports Camp is a weekly day camp that covers two sports each day and also offers devotions during the week. The camp is located at Crossroads Christian Church at 4128 Todds Road. Campers must bring their own lunches.

Type of Camp: Day

Ages: 6 – 12

Dates: All weeks in June and July

Hours: 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Forms Required: Health insurance form

 

Summer @ Sayre – Athletic Camps

Come train in our exemplary facilities where athletes play hard, play fair, and improve their skills. Campers in the athletics program will learn the values of teamwork, sportsmanship, and effort while having fun.

Type of Camp: Day

Ages: Grades 4 – 12

Dates: TBD

Hours: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Forms Required: Immunization record; registration form

 

Summer @ Sayre – Athletic Camps

The summer camp will be coached by a member of Challenger’s British coaching staff flown to the U.S. exclusively to work on these programs. In addition to taking part in a daily regime of foot skill development, technical and tactical practices and daily World Cup tournament style plays, each child will be treated to a rich cultural experience and lessons on respect, responsibility, integrity, leadership and sportsmanship. Each camper will receive a free camp t-shirt, soccer ball, poster, individual skills performance evaluation and free access to an educational soccer website.

Type of Camp: Day

Ages: 3-18

Dates: June 20 – 24 and July 11 – 15

Hours: TBD

Forms Required: Immunization record; online registration form   

 

Lexington Taekwondo & Jiu Jitsu Academy

At our summer camp we will teach students new, unique, awesome skills that they can’t learn anywhere else. What it REALLY means is that we teach things like Focus, Confidence, Discipline and Independent Motivation. Counselors are committed to ensuring that not only does your child have fun this summer, but that they leave camp more confident, focused, and happy than when they enrolled.   

Type of Camp: Day

Ages: 4 – 12

Dates: June 1 – July 29

Hours: 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Forms Required: Registration

 

Lexington Tennis Club Summer Sports Camps

Lexington Tennis Club offers full- and half-day sports camps that not only work with kids’ tennis skills but also offer an introduction to other sports while taking in account levels of each participant’s skill for disciplines offered. We will utilize tennis to empower youth skills, values and experiences they need to become responsible and successful young adults. Click here for flyer.

Type of Camp: Day

Ages: 1st grade – age 14

Dates: June 1 (3 day camp); Weeks of June 6, June 13, June 20 and June 27; July 6 (3 day camp); Weeks of July 18, July 25; Week of August 1

Hours:  9 a.m. – 1 p.m. (half-day); 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (full-day); (early drop off at 8:15 a.m. and late pick-up at 5:45 p.m.)

 

Transylvania University Summer Sports Camps

Transylvania University offers a variety of summer camp programs that cater to youth, 3 – 18 years of age, in a multitude of sport options – basketball, lacrosse, swim lessons, All Sports Camp, soccer, baseball, and softball.

Type of Camp: Day/Night

Ages: 3 – 18 (depending on which camp selected)

Dates: Click here for list of dates and camps offered

Forms Required: Completed physical; Registration form

 

UK Athletics

John Calipari Father/Son Camp

Type of Camp: Day/Night

Ages: 6 and up

Dates: June 10 – 11; June 17 – 18; June 24 – 25

Hours: 5:30 p.m. (Friday) – 4 p.m. (Saturday)

Forms Required: Online registration

John Calipari Overnight Camps (Boys Only)

Type of Camp: Day/Night

Ages/Dates: 7 – 17 (June 12 – 15 and June 19 – 22) (Camper must be 12 years of age at start of camp to stay overnight)

Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Forms Required: Online registration

Women’s Basketball Team Camp

Type of Camp: Day/Night

Dates: June 8 – 10; June 15 – 17

Forms Required: Online registration

Women’s Basketball Camps (Girls Only)

Type of Camp: Day

Ages/Dates/Hours: Grades 1 – 5 (June 5 – 7 / 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.); Grades 6 – 12 (June 5 – 7 / 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.)

Forms Required: Online registration

Women’s Basketball Elite Camp (Girls Only)

Type of Camp: Day/Night (Camper must be 12 years of age at start of camp to stay overnight)

Ages: Grades 7 – 12

Dates: June 18 – 19

Hours: 12 p.m. (Saturday) – 3 p.m. (Sunday)

Forms Required: Online registration

Gymastics Camps (Girls Only)

Type of Camp: Day/Night (Camper must be 12 years of age at start of camp to stay overnight)

Ages: 6 – 18

Dates: June 20 – 23 and June 24 – 26

Forms Required: Online registration

Soccer Day Camps (Boy and Girls)

Type of Camp: Day

Ages: 5 – 13

Dates: June 13 – 17 and July 18 – 22

Hours: 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. (half-day) or 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. (full-day)

Forms Required: Online registration

Men’s Elite Soccer Camp (Boys Only)

Type of Camp: Day/Night

Ages: 14 – 18

Dates: July 6 – 8

Forms Required: Online registration

Women’s Elite Soccer Camp (Girls Only)

Type of Camp: Day/Night

Ages: 12 – 18

Dates: July 8 – 10

Forms Required: Online registration

Swimming Start & Turn Clinics

Type of Camp: 90 minute clinic

Ages: 6 – 18

Dates: June 9; June 16; June 23; July 7

Hours: 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Forms Required: Online registration

Swimming Splash Camp

Type of Camp: Day

Ages: 6 – 14

Dates: June 6 – 10; June 13 – 17

Hours: 7:45 a.m. – 5:15 p.m. (full-day); 7:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (half-day)

Forms Required: Online registration

Tennis Camps

Type of Camp: Day and Overnight

Ages: 8 – 18 (Campers must be 12 years of age at start of camp to stay overnight)

Dates: June 19 – 23; July 5  – 8; July 17 – 21

Hours: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.(half-day); 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (full-day)

Forms Required: Online registration

UK Volleyball Camps

Type of Camp: Day/Night

Ages: Age 5 – Grade 12 (Campers must be 12 years of age at start of camp to stay overnight)

Dates/Hours: June 3 / 1pm – 4pm (Serving Camp / Grades 6-12); June 4 – 5 / 1pm – 4pm (All Skills Camp / Grades 6-12); June 7 / 9am – 5pm (Team Competition Camp – Grades 9-12); July 5 / 1pm – 4pm (Serving Camp – Grades 6-12); July 6-8 / 1pm – 4pm (All Skills Camp – Grades 6-12); July 9 / 1pm – 4pm (Hitter Camp – Grades 6-12); July 11-13 / 9am – 5pm (Overnight Team Camp – Grades 9-12); July 14 / 9am – 4pm (Position Camp – Grades 6-12); July 18-20 / 9am – 11:30am (Lil’ Wildcats Camp – Ages 5-11)

Forms Required: Completed physical exam; online registration

 

Equestrian Camps

Camp Midway – Equine “Behind the Ears” Camp (co-ed)

The Equine “Between the Ears” Camp is for beginners to intermediate riding levels. Campers will learn the basics about how care for a horse and will be involved in riding and non-riding activities.

Ages: 9 – 12

Dates: June 13 – 17 and June 20 – 24

Hours: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. (extended hours available from 7 a.m. – 6 p.m. for an additional fee)

Forms Required: Online registration form and registration packet

 

Camp Midway – “Advanced Horsemanship” Equine Camp (co-ed)

Would you like to improve your riding skills? Or even bring your horse to camp and work with a college-level coach? Then this is the camp for you! There will be unmounted activities that will improve overall horse management skills. Riding experience is required.

Ages: 13 and up

Dates: June 27 – July 1

Hours: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. (extended hours available from 7 a.m. – 6 p.m. for an additional fee)

Forms Required: Online registration form and registration packet

 

Moss Landing Summer Horse Camp

(Millersburg, Kentucky)

Our camp is geared toward children ages 5-15. Emphasis is on fun and safety.

Type of Camp: Day

Ages: 5-15

Dates: June 13 – 17; June 20 – 24; June 27 – July 1; July 4 – 8; and July 11 – 15

Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (extended hours available for an additional fee)

Forms Required: Download registration and releases here

 

General Camps

4-H Camp (Fayette County)

Feltner 4-H Camp, London, Kentucky and North Central 4-H Camp, Carlisle, Kentucky

Youth will attend overnight 4-H Camp for one week and take selected classes including: swimming, archery, basketball, cool foods, challenge course, high ropes, jewelry making, nature, outdoor games, recreation, riflery, leadership, and more.Youth will make new friends and a lifetime of memories at 4-H Camp!

Type of Camp: Overnight

Ages: 9 – 14; 15 – 19 (Junior Counselors); and Ages 20 and up (Adult Counselors)

Dates: June 6 – 10 (Feltner 4-H Camp) and August 1 – 5 (North Central 4-H Camp)

Forms Required: Completed physical exam; camp application; and copy of insurance card

 

4-H Camp and Summertime Fun Project Days (Woodford County)

Feltner 4-H Camp, London, Kentucky and Versailles, Kentucky (Summertime Fun Project Days)

Woodford County 4-H Camp and Summertime Fun Project Days are great opportunities for Woodford County youth to learn new skills, gain new experiences and have a ton of fun in safe environment! Woodford County 4-H Summer Camp will take place July 11-15 at Feltner 4-H Camp in London, Kentucky. Summertime Fun Project Days are day camps scattered throughout June and July that teach skills such as photography, sewing, woodworking, entomology and cooking.

Type of Camp: Overnight (4-H Camp); Day (Summertime Fun Project Days)

Ages: 9-14; Ages 15 – 19 (Junior Counselors); and Ages 20 and up (Adult Counselors)

Dates: July 11-15 (4-H Camp); Various Days in June and July (Summertime Fun Project Days)

Forms Required: Immunization records; completed physical exam; camp application; and copy of insurance card

 

Camp All-Stars (Kids R Kids at Beaumont)

At Camp All-Stars, children experience a summer full of exciting activities. They create lasting memories while building strong bonds of friendship. Whether they are busy creating a work of art at the center or having a blast on a field trip, our main goal is fun! Children are entertained all summer long with different field trips and activities such as: Explorium, Evan’s Orchard, Legends Ballgame, Mad Potter and much more.

Type of Camp: Day

Ages: 5 – 12

Dates: Will begin day after Fayette County’s last day and ends the day before Fayette County returns

Hours: 6:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Forms Required: Immunization records

 

Camp Curiosity – The Lexington School

Children are given the opportunity to create a personalized, independent schedule selecting from a wide variety of activities such as sports, art, and drama. Embracing The Lexington School’s mission and philosophy, Camp Curiosity provides a supportive, nurturing atmosphere, which encourages children to grow socially, physically, and mentally. With a sprawling outdoor campus including a creek and four beautiful athletic fields, we are ready to have a great summer indoors and out!

Type of Camp: Day

Ages: 3 years – Kindergarten age (pre-school camp); Grades 1 – 5 (lower school camp); and Grades 6 – 8 (middle school camp)

Dates: June 6 – 10; June 13 – 17; June 20 – 24; June 27 – July 1; July 11 – 15; July 18 – 22

Hours: 9 a.m. – Noon (half-day); 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. (full-day) (Pre-school and morning half-day campers have Stay-n-Play option till 4 p.m. for additional fee) (early drop-off at 8:30 a.m. and extended pick-up at 4:30 p.m. at no charge)

 

Camp Midway – Girl Power! Camp

Midway College has been focused on developing leadership skills and empowering young women for more than 165 years. These week-long day camps will focus on developing independence, building self-confidence and teaching girls to be leaders through a wide variety of fun, hands-on activities. Click here for all programs at Camp Midway.  

Type of Camp: Day

Ages: 6 – 12

Dates: June 20 – 24 (“Passport to Fun”) and June 27 – July 1 (“Survival of the Fittest”)

Hours: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. (extended hours available from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. for an additional fee)

Forms Required: Online registration form and registration packet

 

Lexington Parks & Recreation

Lexington Parks & Recreation offers nine different day camps, in addition to organized sports teams and swimming/diving lessons over the summer. Programs range from outdoor activities, arts, equestrian, sports, swimming and extended school programming. Their comprehensive summer camps guide will be available at the UK Summer Camps Fair.

Type of Camp: Day

Forms Required: Birth certificate or proof of child’s age

 

Life Adventure Center

Give your child the summer of a lifetime! Life Adventure Center’s co-ed day camp (grades 2 – 9) offers horse riding, canoeing, swimming, fishing, archery, climbing and tons of outdoor fun, guided by a highly trained and certified staff. But more than just having fun, your child will develop new friends, confidence and team building – skills for life! The beautiful 575 acre facility is conveniently located 30 minutes west of Lexington in Versailles and includes indoor and outdoor riding arenas, a sparking pond for boating, fishing and swimming, a challenge course with climbing tower and zip lines, an archery range, a spacious outdoor pavilion, a 3,500 square foot air-conditioned assembly building, miles of trails and more! ACA acredited.

Type of Camp: Day

Ages: 8 – 12

Dates: June 13 – 17 and June 20 – 24

Hours: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (early drop-off at 7:45 a.m. and late pick-up at 6 p.m. at no additional cost)

Forms required: Immunization records; completed physical exam; enrollment application

 

Military Teen Adventure Camps

The University of Kentucky Family and Consumer Sciences Extension is once again offering free camps for military parents and their teenage children, ages 14-18, to attend together.

Type of Camp: Overnight

Ages: 14 – 18 (Camps are open to military parents, or spouse if military parent cannot attend, and their teenage children–ages 14-18–from any state and from any branch of the military. First priority will go to military parents/children who have experienced at least one deployment and who are geographically dispersed.)

Dates: March 25 – 27 and April 8 – 11 (additional dates TBD)

Forms required: Immunization records; copy of insurance card

 

Our PlayHouse Preschool Summer Explorations

Lexington, Kentucky

Summer camps at Our PlayHouse encourage hands-on learning as children explore their interests in the indoor and outdoor classrooms. Each session of camp will focus on students’ interests within the topics of wild animals, art and invention, stories and tall tales, and scientific discoveries. Topics will include a curriculum based on daily sensory, art, building and movement activities, along with plenty of outdoor play!

Type of Camp: Day

Ages: 1 – 6

Dates: June 6 – July 29

Forms Required: Immunization records

 

Pepperhill Farm Day Camp and Preschool

Nicholasville, Kentucky

Come journey to where fun and surprise abound! Explore the healthy environment of the camp setting and encounter new friends and great camp counselors. Engage in individual activities to develop self-confidence and group activities to develop respect for others. Enjoy the wide open spaces and the natural surroundings of Pepperhill.

Type of Camp: Day

Ages: 2 – 14

Dates: May 31 – August 5

Hours: 7:15 a.m. – 6 p.m. (ages 2 – 5); 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. (ages 6 – 14)

Forms Required: Immunization records; birth certificate or proof of child’s age; completed physical exam; online registration forms

 

Summer @ Sayre (Discovery Camp)

Join us and discover a wide world of fun! With so many opportunities afforded for creative expression including Lego building, chess and video gaming, science and art, Discovery Camps will help your child develop an interest or activity that will last a lifetime!

Type of Camp: Day

Ages: 5 – 13

Dates: Begins June 6

Hours: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. or 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Forms Required: Immunization record

 

Summer @ Sayre (Summer Safari)

Sayre’s unique downtown Lexington location makes field trips to attractions rich in history and arts an integral part of the program. The themes and activities vary from week to week, and there is no repetition of the material covered. Summer Safari is a state licensed program that may be enjoyed for one week or any number of weeks.

Type of Camp: Day

Ages: 2 – 11

Dates: June 6 – 10; June 13 – 17; June 20 – 24; June 27 – July 1; July 5 – 8; July 11 – 15; July 18 – 22; July 29 – 29; August 1 – 5

Hours: 7:30 a.m. – 5:45 p.m.

Forms Required: Immunization Record

 

YMCA Camp Kern

Oregonia, Ohio

At YMCA Camp Kern, we build strong kids, strong families, and strong communities through programs that teach the values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. With programs for all varieties for campers of all ages, Camp Kern is a safe, fun, and magical place for children. Click here for flyer with more info.

Type of Camp: Overnight

Ages: 9 – 16

Dates: June 12 – August 6 (various camps offered)

Forms Required: Registration Form (PDF) or Online registration

 

YMCA of Central Kentucky

Summer Day Camp at the YMCA of Central Kentucky is an adventure like no other! Each day is different as our campers make new friends, play exciting games, and try new activities. Our camp kids expand their minds and keep their bodies moving while building great relationships. Click here for flyer with more info.

Type of Camp: Day

Ages: 3 – 16

Dates: May 31 – August 5

Forms Required: Registration Form

 

Religious Emphasis Camps

Aldersgate Camp and Retreat Center

125 Aldersgate Camp Road, Ravenna, Kentucky

Nestled in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, only an hour from Lexington, Kentucky, Aldersgate is a place set apart where people of all ages and a variety of organizations have come to get away from the normal routine of life, experience God, build community with each other, and enjoy the beauty of creation. Activities include mini camps, basketball, horses, soccer, archery, music, dance, drama and more!

Type of Camp: Overnight Camp

Ages: Kindergarten – College Freshmen (boys and girls)

Dates: Click here for a complete list of dates and here for camp descriptions.

Forms required: Click here for list of forms

 

Burnamwood Camp and Conference Center

Irvine, Kentucky

Burnamwood offers week long overnight camps for children and youth from Grades 1 – 12. As part of each day, campers will engage in creative Bible study, arts and crafts, swimming, hiking, optional recreation time, and devotionals. Scholarships are available for all campers.

Type of Camp: Overnight

Ages: Grades 1 – 12

Dates/Hours: June 8 – 10/Wed. 1pm – Fri. 4pm (Counselor in Training Retreat for ages 15 – 18); June 12 – 16/Sun. 4pm – Thurs. 4pm (3rd – 5th Grade Conference); June 19 – 24/Sun. 4pm – Fri. 4pm (High School Conference); June 26 – July 1/Sun. 4pm – Fri. 4pm (Middle School Conference); July 10 – 15/Sun. 4pm – Fri. 4pm (8th – 12th Grade Night Owl Camp); July 17 – 19/Sun. 4pm – Tues. 4pm (1st – 2nd Grade Mini Conference and 7th – 8th Grade Confirmation Camp); July 24 – 28 (Grades 3 – 6 Music, Art, Drama and Dance Camp)

Forms Required:  Click here for online forms

 

Blue Grass Christian Camp (not attending the Summer Camps Fair in person)

Bluegrass Christian Camp offers a variety of summer camp options in a fun and exciting environment. Power Kids Day Camp is a fun and exciting introduction to camp life at Blue Grass. Campers experience a whirlwind of activities, including pool time, Bazooka Ball, paddle boats, zip lines, the giant swing and numerous other favorite camp games. Day Camp also incorporates a missions element into the day where kids are introduced to different organizations that help people from around the world. Accelerate is an opportunity to learn more about God while enjoying the high adventure course, giant swing, pamper pole, zip line, human foosball, bumper ball soccer, pool time, canoes, carpetball, 9squareintheair, and much more. Crazy camp games and themed parties, as well as, relevant worship and engaging speakers fill the evenings. 7/11 Camp is the perfect first overnight experience with trained staff ready to assist every need of these elementary campers. Daily activities include the giant swing,  zip line, human foosball, pool time, canoes, carpetball, 9squareintheair, and much more. Crazy camp games with Jiggy (our crazy mascot), themed parties, as well as, engaging drama with illusions help tell the gospel story fill the evenings. Often described as the best week of the summer, this camp is generally full in mid-March.

Type of Camp: Day and Overnight

Ages: 5 – 9 (Power Kids Day Camp); Middle School (Accelerate); 7/11 Camp (7 – 11)

Dates/Hours: Power Kids Day Camp (June 13 – 16; June 20 – 23; June 27 – 30 / 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.; Accelerate (June 12 – 16 / overnight); 7/11 Camp (July 10 – 15; July 17 – 22; July 24 – 29; July 31 – August 5 / overnight)

Forms Required:  Online registration

 

Camp Feathers at Lexington Christian Academy

Feathers wants you to join him this summer for some fun in the sun. Camp Feathers is new and improved, and you won’t want to miss all the exciting things going on. Campers will enjoy a jam‐packed, adventure filled, ministry led summer camp! Open to all children in the community, Camp Feathers will offer exciting themes each week that campers will explore through science, art, music, and so much more. Campers will also enjoy worship time and visits to the Children’s Garden and the Arboretum. The camp staff is comprised of a wonderful group of Christian role models who will encourage your children to be their best all summer. Ages 3 – 4 will be at the LCA Rose Campus at 450 West Reynolds Road. Kindergarten – 6th grade will be at the LCA Tates Creek Campus at 3100 Tates Creek Road. Click here for flyer.

Type of Camp: Day

Ages: Pre-school – 6th Grade (as of Fall 2016)

Dates: May 31 – July 29

Hours: 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Forms Required: Birth certificate/child’s proof of age; immunization records; online registration packet

 

Camp Shalom

Camp Shalom is the only Jewish summer day camp in the central Kentucky area. The non-denominational program provides a safe and comfortable setting for children from all backgrounds and streams of Judaism to come together and learn about Jewish culture, history, and identity regardless of their individual background or level of observance. Camp is open to children of all religions. Camp activities include: water games, nature, sports, art, games and chugim (daily electives that each camper will choose often including nature or science, cooking, art, sports, dance, drama and more). At the end of each week, parents are invited to join us for an open house where we will share in a Shabbat experience, have a brief talent show, and hear a summary of our week together by the staff.The Gesher group has the option of going on a trip to visit Camp Livingston in Bennington, Indiana between sessions for a full weekend Shabbat sleep-away camp experience ($80 fee applies).

Type of Camp: Day (Gesher group has a weekend overnight option)

Ages: Pre-K through 9th grade

Dates: July 25 – 29; August 1 – 5; July 29 – 31 (Gesher Overnight); August 21 – 23

Hours: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Monday – Thursday; 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Friday (extended hours available 3 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. Monday – Thursday for an additional cost)

Forms Required: Registration form

 

The Cathedral Domain

“Changing lives in a changing world.”  Come and enjoy summer camp at The Cathedral Domain, a ministry of The Episcopal Diocese of Lexington for more than 100 years! The Cathedral Domain is an American Camp Association accredited camp, meeting more than 300 standards for site, operations, program design, facilities, health, and safety. You send your child to an accredited school. Why not an accredited camp?

Type of Camp: Overnight

Ages/Dates: June 12 – 18 / Grades 9 – 12 (Co-Ed Senior Conference); June 19 – 22 / Grades 1 – 2 (Co-Ed Mini Camp 1); June 22 – 25 / Grades 1 – 2 (Co-Ed Mini Camp 2); June 26 – July 2 / Grades 7 – 8 (Co-Ed Junior Conference); July 3 – 9 / Grades 3 – 4 (Girls Camp 1); July 10 – 16 / Grades 5 – 6 (Girls Camp 2); July 10 – 16 / Grades 7 – 12 (Co-Ed Adventure/Mission); July 17 – 23 / Grades 3 – 4 (Boys Camp 1); July 17 – 23 / Grades 5 – 6 (Boys Camp 2); July 24 – 30 / Grades 3 – 6 (Co-Ed Camp); July 24 – 30 / Grades 7 – 12 (Co-Ed Camp Rock)

Forms Required: Registration form; immunization records; completed physical exam

 

Winshape Camp for Communities

WinShape Camps for Communities is a weeklong day camp experience held at Henry Clay High School in Lexington for campers that have completed grades 1 – 9. Whether you like soccer, science, or anything in between, there is something for everyone! Come be a part of this incredible adventure where we combine sports, recreation, arts, Bible study and worship into one incredible week. WinShape Camps provides a professionally trained staff to help create the most meaningful, unforgettable and fun-filled day camp experience you’ll find anywhere…right home in your own community!

Type of Camp: Day

Ages: Grades 1 – 9 (through Summer of 2016)

Dates: July 5 – 8

Hours: 7:45 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Forms Required: Check with camp rep(s)

 

Academic/Arts Camps

Aviation Camp at The Aviation Museum of Kentucky

Learn the history of aviation and investigate the principles of flight while practicing on a flight simulator. Campers will also explore the museum and airport and get a behind-the-scenes look at airport operations. They will also help plan and conduct a flight over Kentucky in a 4-seat aircraft with an FAA approved pilot.

Type of Camp: Day

Ages: 10 – 16

Dates: June 6 – 7, June 9 – 10, June 13 – 14, June 16 – 17, and June 20 – 21 in Lexington

Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Forms Required: Birth certificate; Online registration

 

Awesome, Inc. U – Kids Code Camp – #WeekOfCode

Instead of your kids spending their free time playing apps, what if they spent it learning to write them? This camp for middle and high school students will teach the fundamentals of coding. Students will create websites, mobile apps, and learn to design video games all while having fun with our energetic team. By the end of the week, each student will have built at least one webpage, mobile app, and video game using HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Android, and Unity 3D. We keep this camp small to ensure everyone gets very focused attention and learns at their own pace. Prepare to be amazed!

Type of Camp: Day

Ages: 11 – 16

Dates: June 20 – 24 (Louisville); July 11 – 15 and Aug. 1- 5 (Lexington)

Hours: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Forms Required: Online registration

 

Bell Forza Fitness Circus Summer Camp

Bella Forza Fitness’ Circus Summer Camp will involve aerial acrobatics, circus theatricals, dance, hula hooping, partner acrobatics, and more! With our expertise in circus arts and combined creative instruction, our summer camp will give your child one of the most unique summer camp experiences of their life!

Ages: 10 and up

Dates: July 4 – 8; August 1 – 5

Hours: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Forms Required: E-mail info@bellaforzalexington.com for more info

 

Bethune Institute Learning Center Summer Program

We provide a five-week summer learning program to prevent summer learning loss that many students experience.

Ages: Grades K – 6

Dates: June 6 – July 8 (tentative dates)

Hours: 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Forms Required: Online registration

 

Bricks 4 Kidz

Bricks 4 Kidz classes provide an extraordinary atmosphere for children, where we learn, we build, we play… with LEGO® bricks. Programs are built around our proprietary model plans, designed by engineers and architects. Campers are welcome to sign up for morning and afternoon sessions and bring a lunch. Work is done is rotating stations of four kids per group model building with instructions, creative/free play, mosaics, games, crafts and/or activities. All campers get to take home a customized mini-figure at the end of the week.

Ages: 5 – 13 (Movie Making is for ages 8 and up)

Dates: Weekly from May 30 – August 9

Hours: Half-Day and Full-Day options available. (Drop-off starting at 7:45 a.m. and pick-up until 5:15 p.m.)

:00 Online registration

 

Broadway Bound

A unique musical theatre training opportunity for students in Lexington and surrounding areas, Broadway Bound offers classes in voice, dance, and drama, culminating in a fantastic Broadway-revue final program. Students will have opportunities to learn music from professional voice coaches, and to work with talented directors and choreographers who will challenge and inspire them to gain confidence and skill in artistic expression. They will become a valuable part of a perfoming team and make new friends in the context of a positive, encouraging, and non-competitive environment. No previous experience or training is necessary.

Type of Camp: Day

Ages: 6 – 18

Dates: July 5 – 9 (Broadway Bound Conservatory Camp for ages 6 – 18); July 11 – 16 (Broadway Bound Kids Camp for ages 6 – 12); (Broadway Bound Teens Camp for ages 12 – 18)

Hours: 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (extended hours offered)

Forms Required: Registration form

 

Camp Midway – Art Camp: Dribble, Drabble, Paste, Stamp (co-ed)

Here is your opportunity to personally explore art in a variety of media forms. Transform a collection of found objects into art! Campers will create a variety of art projects and bring home their treasured works of art at the end of camp.   

Type of Camp: Day

Ages: 7 and up

Dates: June 13 – 17 and July 11 – 15

Hours: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. (extended hours available from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. for an additional fee)

Forms Required: Online registration form and registration packet

 

Camp Midway – “Forces of Nature” Science Camp (co-ed)

How can heavy airplanes fly? Do you ever wonder how things work? Machines? Animals? People? Come work in the lab and outdoors to learn about the physics of the world around you through active, hands-on experiments. Unleash your own forces of nature!

Type of Camp: Day

Ages: 7 – 12

Dates: July 11 – 15

Hours: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. (extended hours available from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. for an additional fee)

Forms Required: Online registration form and registration packet

 

Camp Midway – Theatre Camp (co-ed)

If center stage is where you shine and you love the spotlight, then Midway’s Theatre Camp is for you! Explore theatre movement and acting techniques, while taking on a role in a short play. If you prefer to work behind the scenes, there are props and costumes and sets to create. Click here for all programs at Camp Midway.

Type of Camp: Day

Ages: 6 – 14

Dates: June 20 – 24 (ages 10 – 14) and July 18 – 22 (ages 6 – 9)

Hours: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. (extended hours available from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. for an additional fee)

Forms Required: Online registration form and registration packet

 

Camp Midway – Write On! Get Your Read On! (co-ed)

Enter in to get the best of both worlds – combining story world imagination with real world information. There will be hands-on experiences using literature to improve math, social studies, and science thinking skills. Activities include writing and development projects such as editing and publishing a newspaper and much more! Click here for all programs at Camp Midway.  

Type of Camp: Day

Ages: 8 & up

Dates: July 18 – 22

Hours: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. (extended hours available from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. for an additional fee)

Forms Required: Online registration form and registration packet

 

Explorium of Lexington

The Explorium of Lexington creates a fun and dynamic hands-on learning environment that inspires imagination and curiosity. The 2016 summer camp season will include 10 weeks of camp from May 30 – August 5 for children ages 3 – 5th grade.  

Type of Camp: Day

Ages: 3 years – 5th grade

Dates: May 30 – June 3; June 6 – 10; June 13 – 17; June 20 – 24; June 27 – July 1; July 5 – 8; July 11 – 15; July 18 – 22; July 25 – 29; August 1 – 5

Hours: Full-Day 8 a.m. – 5/5:30 p.m.; Half-Day Morning 8 a.m. – 12/12:30 p.m.; Half-Day Afternoon 12:30 p.m. – 5/5:30 p.m. (extended hours available 7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. for an additional fee)

Forms Required: Explorium health form and photograph release sent to parents upon registration

 

Community Montessori School Summer Camp 2016

Weekly activities explore the natural environment and include a wide variety of learning opportunities designed to stimulate creativity, stir the imagination, and foster new friendships. The summer program is open to current students and children in the community.   

Type of Camp: Day

Ages: 6 – 12

Dates: June 20 – 24; June 27 – July 1; July 11 – 15; July 18 – 22; July 25 – 29

Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.

Forms Required: Registration form (PDF)

 

Kentucky Young Writers Summer Colony

This is an intensive week-long program held at the University of Kentucky, College of Arts & Sciences. The Colony is offering three program levels for students going into middle and high school. Level one is for students goinginto grades 6 – 8 and level two is for students going into grades 9 – 12. Level three is for those students who attended the 2015 KYWSC.

Type of Camp: Day

Ages: Grades 6 – 12

Dates: June 20 – 24

Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Forms Required: Online registration

 

Living Arts & Science Center

Enjoy creative, hands-on learning throughout the summer at the Living Arts & Science Center. From robot building and 3D printing to drawing, painting and sculpting, choose from classes designed to spark every imagination. Click here for flyer.

Type of Camp: Day

Ages: Pre-school – High School

Dates: June – August

Hours: 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. (early drop-off available at 7:30 a.m.)

Forms Required: Online registration begins in April

 

Newton’s Attic

4974 Old Versailles Road, Lexington

Newton’s Attic offers approximately 40 different STEM (Science Technology Engineering & Math) day camps weekly throughout the summer for ages 6 to 17. Full-day and half-day options include hands-on engineering camps such as Camp Catapult, Rube Goldberg Machines, Robotic Gladiators, Drones, Creative Aviation, DIY Rocketry, Teens & Tools, 3D-Printers, Lego Robotics, Electronic Circuits, Da Vinci Kids and computer programming classes such as Java, Python, Minecraft Mod, Scratch, Arduino and Raspberry Pi programming as well as chemistry, biology, digital arts, Kerbal Space, and Time Warp. We will also offer girl’s only classes such as Camp Katniss (bow making and archery) and GoldieBlox & the Three Gadgets.

Type of Camp: Day

Ages: 6 – 17

Dates: Complete schedule of camps will be published in April Click here to sign up for the newsletter to stay up to date or join their Facebook group here.

Hours: Morning Camp 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.; Afternoon Camp 1:30 p.m. – 5 p.m.; Full Day 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Extended hours offered by request.)

Forms Required: Online registration

 

See Blue STEM Camp

The week-long day camp is designed to help middle school students explore and integrate the STEM disciplines through hands-on projects and real world applications. Camp is held on UK’s campus and features UK professors, tours of laboratories, and Lego Robotics.

Type of Camp: Day

Ages: Grades 5 – 8 (as of Fall 2016)

Dates: June 13 – 17

Hours: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m

Forms Required: Online registration

 

Spencerian College MedCamp

From scrubbing in on mock surgeries and practicing first aid to running lab samples and reading x-rays, students will experience today’s most in-demand health professions firsthand under the guidance of Spencerian College’s caring, qualified instructors in our industry-standard medical labs.

Type of Camp: Day and Overnight

Ages: High School

Dates: June 12 – 17

Forms Required: Online registration

 

Sullivan University Culinary Camp and Baking and Pastry Arts Camp

Pursue your passion for cooking and baking under the guidance of experienced chef instructors at one of the best hospitality schools in the nation. This camp is designed for high-school students and takes place at the Sullivan University campus. During the day, students will work side by side with master chefs, creating succulent dishes in preparation for the graduation celebration with their families at the end of camp. They will also enjoy evening activities with fellow campers and their chaperones.

Type of Camp: Day and Overnight

Ages: High School

Dates: June 12 – 17

Forms Required: Online registration

 

Talk About Fun! (Speech and Language Summer Clinic)

These clinics are designed for children with mild to moderate articulation, phonological, and language delays or deficits and will provide enrichment and maintenance of speech and language skills. Each week will incorporate a theme to target various skills, including building vocabulary, grammatical concepts, literacy skills, and phonological processes. Using both group and individual activities, this is a great way for your child to stay on track with their speech and language skills and continue to work toward their goals!

Type of Camp: Day

Ages: 3 – 8

Dates: Weeks of June 13, June 20 & June 27 and weeks of July 11, July 18 & July 25

Hours: 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. (Monday and Wednesday) and 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. (Tuesday and Thursday)

Forms Required: Registration form

 

UK Area Health Education Center Summer Enrichment Program (SEP) and Health Researcher Youth Academy (HRYA)

The UK Area Health Education Center hosts two residential camps. The SEP is for those rising juniors, who are interested in pursuing a career in health sciences. Students will take classes in biology, chemistry and physics and work on preparing for these possible careers. The HRYA is for rising seniors, and those students will learn about physiology and research methods in health sciences. On the last day of camp, students will complete a poster presentation about the research they conducted.

Type of Camp: Overnight/Residential

Ages: Rising Juniors (SEP); Rising Seniors (HRYA)

Dates: June 19 – July 15 (SEP); July 5 – July 15 (HRYA)

Forms Required: Birth certificate/child’s proof of age; immunization records; completed camp packet

 

UK Camp LingoCats

Camp LingoCats is an exciting adventure into the study of language. Students will learn new alphabets, explore the history of old words, and talk about the importance of language in our families and communities. Performing experiments, playing games, making t-shirts and going on scavenger hunts will also be part of this fun week of camp. Click here for flyer.

Type of Camp: Day

Ages: Grades 6 – 9 (as of Fall 2016)

Dates: June 6 – 10

Hours: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Forms Required: Registration form and waiver

 

UK Confucius Institute Language and Culture Summer Camp

Join us  in exploring Chinese language and culture. Students will experience Chinese painting, calligraphy, martial art, and music. Basics of Chinese language will also be introduced.

Type of Camp: Day

Ages: Elementary – High School

Dates: June 27 – July 8

Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

 

UK Geography’s Summer MapCamp

Inspire your young map lover with a week of engaging map making and outdoor geo-challenges. Participants will learn the ancient craft of cartography, build digital ineractive maps, conduct campus treasure hunts with GPS-enabled mobile devices.  

Type of Camp: Day

Ages: Grades 7 – 9 (as of Fall 2016)

Dates: June 6 – 10; June 13 – 17; June 20 – 24

Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Forms Required: Registration form (PDF); medical form; waiver form

 

UK Philosophy Summer Camp

This camp is the chance to practice critical thinking and become more logical debaters and conversants. It’s the chance to ask big questions like, “What are morals?” or “Why do we have society?” We will work together to think carefully about important philosophical ideas, both throughout history and in our world today.

Type of Camp: Day

Ages: 14 – 17

Dates: July 18 – 22

Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Forms Required: Online registration

 

UK Women in Engineering Summer Workshop Series

UK’s Women in Engineering Summer Workshop Series is for female students who are considering engineering as a possible major and career. Particpants in the competitive workshops will explore the world of engineering with UK faculty members and students through hands-on experiments in a collegiate environment. The goal of the workshop is to provide young women with knowledge and support for their decision to pursue engineering as a course of study in college.

Type of Camp: Day

Ages: Grades 10 – 12 (as of Fall 2016)

Dates: June and July (exact dates TBD)

Hours: TBD

 

Video/Making Camp and Video/Game Camp with UK Writing, Rhetoric, and Digital Studies

Video/Making Camp is a place for kids to learn about and explore their creativity with digital technology. Kids will expand their abilities and deepen their understanding about how digital video technology functions in the world around them while they make their own videos and tell stories and express ideas. Video/Game Camp is a place for kids to learn about and explore video games as a way to tell stories and express ideas. During this camp, kids will expand abilities and deepen their understanding about how video game technology functions in the world around them. Campers will play games, made videos about them, and create their own games.

Type of Camp: Day

Ages: 11 – 13

Dates: June 20 – 24 (Video/Making Camp) and June 27 – July 1 (Video/Game Camp)

Hours: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

 

Wild Thyme Cooking School Kids Cooking Camp

Weekly-themed cooking camps are catered to specific age groups. Cooking school camp is taught by professionally trained chefs and includes all materials needed for instruction. Programming at each camp will include food safety, kitchen safety principles, how to operate kitchen equipment and gadgets, properly prep, store and serve food as well receive food education, food identification and culinary instruction including history and culture of dishes in addition to dining etiquette. Wild Thyme Cooking School Kids Camp is excellent for learning important life skills such as independence and organization.

Type of Camp: Day

Ages/Dates: Week 1:  May 31 – June 3 Curiously Fun Chef Camp (ages 4-6); June 6 – 10 Cupcake Wars (ages 7+); June 13 – 17 Kentucky Farm to Table (ages 9+); June 20 – 24 Food Network Star w/ Chopped Challenge (ages 7+); June 27 – July 1 Restaurant Possible (ages 12+); July 5 – 8 Curiously Fun Chefs (ages 4-6); July 11 – 15 Cupcake Wars & Baking Classics (ages 7+); July 18 – 22 Kentucky Farm to Table (ages 9+); July 25 – 29 Food Network Star (ages 7+); and August 1 – 5 Around the World International Camp (ages 9+)

Hours: Curiously Fun Chef Camp hours are 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. All other camp hours are 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. (extended hours available 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. for an additional cost)

Forms Required: Birth certificate and immunization records

 

Athletic Camps

Camp Midway – Archery Skills Clinics

Midway Archery Skills Clinics aim to create enjoyable opportunities for archers to explore, learn, and practice target archery and work with skilled collegiate archery coaches.

Type of Camp: Day

Ages: Grades 9 – 12

Dates: June 11 and June 25

Hours: 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Forms Required: Online registration form and registration packet

 

Camp Midway – Basketball Camps

The camp’s mission is to provide a complete, in-depth basketball experience emphasizing fundamentals in order to help girls, ages 9 – 17, reach their full potential. All levels are welcome. The camp offers a variety of formats and group players by age and ability within each camp to ensure enriching competition. Participants will provide their own lunches. Click here for all programs at Camp Midway.  

Type of Camp: Day

Ages: 9 – 17

Dates: July 18 – 21

Hours: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Forms Required: Online registration form and registration packet

 

Camp Midway – Soccer Camp

The camp’s mission is to provide the highest quality of soccer instruction in a safe and fun filled environment through a variety of soccer activities designed to develop the technical, tactical, physical, and psychological aspect of players at all levels.

Type of Camp: Day

Ages: 12 – 15

Dates: July 13 – 15

Hours: 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Forms Required: Online registration form and registration packet

 

Camp Midway – Sluggers Softball Camp

The camp’s mission is to motivate and teach young athletes the fundamentals of competition and discipline to provide a positive environment for the development of a successful athletic career. Click here for all programs at Camp Midway.  

Type of Camp: Day

Ages: 9 – 17

Dates/Hours: June 27 – July 1 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. (ages 9 – 13) and 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. (ages 14 – 17)

Forms Required: Online registration form and registration packet

 

Camp Midway – Volleyball Summer Camps

The purpose of these camps are to to provide an environment where young athletes will improve in the game of volleyball and learn the important values of team, spirit, and sportsmanship. Click here for all programs at Camp Midway.  

Type of Camp: Day

Ages: 6 – 17

Dates/Hours: June 21 – 22 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. (ages 6 – 9); June 22 from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. (ages 10 – 14); June 23 – 24 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. (ages 10 – 14); and July 13 – 15 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. (ages 15 – 17)

Forms Required: Online registration form and registration packet

 

Cincinnati Reds Baseball Camp

Held at Lexington Christian Academy

This is the most important thing to understand about the Reds Baseball and Softball Camps. It doesn’t matter if your athlete is six and picking up a bat for the first time or 14 and is a stud shortstop for the Tri-State’s top travel team. This camp will profoundly improve each player’s ability to play the game.

Type of Camp: Day

Ages: 6 – 14

Dates/Hours: July 18 – 22 (9 a.m. – 3 p.m. – extended hours available 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.)

Forms Required: Online registration form and registration packet

 

Crossroads Summer Sports Camp

Crossroads Summer Sports Camp is a weekly day camp that covers two sports each day and also offers devotions during the week. The camp is located at Crossroads Christian Church at 4128 Todds Road. Campers must bring their own lunches.

Type of Camp: Day

Ages: 6 – 12

Dates: All weeks in June and July

Hours: 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Forms Required: Health insurance form

 

Summer @ Sayre – Athletic Camps

Come train in our exemplary facilities where athletes play hard, play fair, and improve their skills. Campers in the athletics program will learn the values of teamwork, sportsmanship, and effort while having fun.

Type of Camp: Day

Ages: Grades 4 – 12

Dates: TBD

Hours: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Forms Required: Immunization record; registration form

 

Summer @ Sayre – Athletic Camps

The summer camp will be coached by a member of Challenger’s British coaching staff flown to the U.S. exclusively to work on these programs. In addition to taking part in a daily regime of foot skill development, technical and tactical practices and daily World Cup tournament style plays, each child will be treated to a rich cultural experience and lessons on respect, responsibility, integrity, leadership and sportsmanship. Each camper will receive a free camp t-shirt, soccer ball, poster, individual skills performance evaluation and free access to an educational soccer website.

Type of Camp: Day

Ages: 3-18

Dates: June 20 – 24 and July 11 – 15

Hours: TBD

Forms Required: Immunization record; online registration form   

 

Lexington Taekwondo & Jiu Jitsu Academy

At our summer camp we will teach students new, unique, awesome skills that they can’t learn anywhere else. What it REALLY means is that we teach things like Focus, Confidence, Discipline and Independent Motivation. Counselors are committed to ensuring that not only does your child have fun this summer, but that they leave camp more confident, focused, and happy than when they enrolled.   

Type of Camp: Day

Ages: 4 – 12

Dates: June 1 – July 29

Hours: 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Forms Required: Registration

 

Lexington Tennis Club Summer Sports Camps

Lexington Tennis Club offers full- and half-day sports camps that not only work with kids’ tennis skills but also offer an introduction to other sports while taking in account levels of each participant’s skill for disciplines offered. We will utilize tennis to empower youth skills, values and experiences they need to become responsible and successful young adults. Click here for flyer.

Type of Camp: Day

Ages: 1st grade – age 14

Dates: June 1 (3 day camp); Weeks of June 6, June 13, June 20 and June 27; July 6 (3 day camp); Weeks of July 18, July 25; Week of August 1

Hours:  9 a.m. – 1 p.m. (half-day); 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (full-day); (early drop off at 8:15 a.m. and late pick-up at 5:45 p.m.)

 

Transylvania University Summer Sports Camps

Transylvania University offers a variety of summer camp programs that cater to youth, 3 – 18 years of age, in a multitude of sport options – basketball, lacrosse, swim lessons, All Sports Camp, soccer, baseball, and softball.

Type of Camp: Day/Night

Ages: 3 – 18 (depending on which camp selected)

Dates: Click here for list of dates and camps offered

Forms Required: Completed physical; Registration form

 

UK Athletics

John Calipari Father/Son Camp

Type of Camp: Day/Night

Ages: 6 and up

Dates: June 10 – 11; June 17 – 18; June 24 – 25

Hours: 5:30 p.m. (Friday) – 4 p.m. (Saturday)

Forms Required: Online registration

John Calipari Overnight Camps (Boys Only)

Type of Camp: Day/Night

Ages/Dates: 7 – 17 (June 12 – 15 and June 19 – 22) (Camper must be 12 years of age at start of camp to stay overnight)

Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Forms Required: Online registration

Women’s Basketball Team Camp

Type of Camp: Day/Night

Dates: June 8 – 10; June 15 – 17

Forms Required: Online registration

Women’s Basketball Camps (Girls Only)

Type of Camp: Day

Ages/Dates/Hours: Grades 1 – 5 (June 5 – 7 / 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.); Grades 6 – 12 (June 5 – 7 / 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.)

Forms Required: Online registration

Women’s Basketball Elite Camp (Girls Only)

Type of Camp: Day/Night (Camper must be 12 years of age at start of camp to stay overnight)

Ages: Grades 7 – 12

Dates: June 18 – 19

Hours: 12 p.m. (Saturday) – 3 p.m. (Sunday)

Forms Required: Online registration

Gymastics Camps (Girls Only)

Type of Camp: Day/Night (Camper must be 12 years of age at start of camp to stay overnight)

Ages: 6 – 18

Dates: June 20 – 23 and June 24 – 26

Forms Required: Online registration

Soccer Day Camps (Boy and Girls)

Type of Camp: Day

Ages: 5 – 13

Dates: June 13 – 17 and July 18 – 22

Hours: 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. (half-day) or 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. (full-day)

Forms Required: Online registration

Men’s Elite Soccer Camp (Boys Only)

Type of Camp: Day/Night

Ages: 14 – 18

Dates: July 6 – 8

Forms Required: Online registration

Women’s Elite Soccer Camp (Girls Only)

Type of Camp: Day/Night

Ages: 12 – 18

Dates: July 8 – 10

Forms Required: Online registration

Swimming Start & Turn Clinics

Type of Camp: 90 minute clinic

Ages: 6 – 18

Dates: June 9; June 16; June 23; July 7

Hours: 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Forms Required: Online registration

Swimming Splash Camp

Type of Camp: Day

Ages: 6 – 14

Dates: June 6 – 10; June 13 – 17

Hours: 7:45 a.m. – 5:15 p.m. (full-day); 7:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (half-day)

Forms Required: Online registration

Tennis Camps

Type of Camp: Day and Overnight

Ages: 8 – 18 (Campers must be 12 years of age at start of camp to stay overnight)

Dates: June 19 – 23; July 5  – 8; July 17 – 21

Hours: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.(half-day); 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (full-day)

Forms Required: Online registration

UK Volleyball Camps

Type of Camp: Day/Night

Ages: Age 5 – Grade 12 (Campers must be 12 years of age at start of camp to stay overnight)

Dates/Hours: June 3 / 1pm – 4pm (Serving Camp / Grades 6-12); June 4 – 5 / 1pm – 4pm (All Skills Camp / Grades 6-12); June 7 / 9am – 5pm (Team Competition Camp – Grades 9-12); July 5 / 1pm – 4pm (Serving Camp – Grades 6-12); July 6-8 / 1pm – 4pm (All Skills Camp – Grades 6-12); July 9 / 1pm – 4pm (Hitter Camp – Grades 6-12); July 11-13 / 9am – 5pm (Overnight Team Camp – Grades 9-12); July 14 / 9am – 4pm (Position Camp – Grades 6-12); July 18-20 / 9am – 11:30am (Lil’ Wildcats Camp – Ages 5-11)

Forms Required: Completed physical exam; online registration

 

Equestrian Camps

Camp Midway – Equine “Behind the Ears” Camp (co-ed)

The Equine “Between the Ears” Camp is for beginners to intermediate riding levels. Campers will learn the basics about how care for a horse and will be involved in riding and non-riding activities.

Ages: 9 – 12

Dates: June 13 – 17 and June 20 – 24

Hours: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. (extended hours available from 7 a.m. – 6 p.m. for an additional fee)

Forms Required: Online registration form and registration packet

 

Camp Midway – “Advanced Horsemanship” Equine Camp (co-ed)

Would you like to improve your riding skills? Or even bring your horse to camp and work with a college-level coach? Then this is the camp for you! There will be unmounted activities that will improve overall horse management skills. Riding experience is required.

Ages: 13 and up

Dates: June 27 – July 1

Hours: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. (extended hours available from 7 a.m. – 6 p.m. for an additional fee)

Forms Required: Online registration form and registration packet

 

Moss Landing Summer Horse Camp

(Millersburg, Kentucky)

Our camp is geared toward children ages 5-15. Emphasis is on fun and safety.

Type of Camp: Day

Ages: 5-15

Dates: June 13 – 17; June 20 – 24; June 27 – July 1; July 4 – 8; and July 11 – 15

Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (extended hours available for an additional fee)

Forms Required: Download registration and releases here

 

General Camps

4-H Camp (Fayette County)

Feltner 4-H Camp, London, Kentucky and North Central 4-H Camp, Carlisle, Kentucky

Youth will attend overnight 4-H Camp for one week and take selected classes including: swimming, archery, basketball, cool foods, challenge course, high ropes, jewelry making, nature, outdoor games, recreation, riflery, leadership, and more.Youth will make new friends and a lifetime of memories at 4-H Camp!

Type of Camp: Overnight

Ages: 9 – 14; 15 – 19 (Junior Counselors); and Ages 20 and up (Adult Counselors)

Dates: June 6 – 10 (Feltner 4-H Camp) and August 1 – 5 (North Central 4-H Camp)

Forms Required: Completed physical exam; camp application; and copy of insurance card

 

4-H Camp and Summertime Fun Project Days (Woodford County)

Feltner 4-H Camp, London, Kentucky and Versailles, Kentucky (Summertime Fun Project Days)

Woodford County 4-H Camp and Summertime Fun Project Days are great opportunities for Woodford County youth to learn new skills, gain new experiences and have a ton of fun in safe environment! Woodford County 4-H Summer Camp will take place July 11-15 at Feltner 4-H Camp in London, Kentucky. Summertime Fun Project Days are day camps scattered throughout June and July that teach skills such as photography, sewing, woodworking, entomology and cooking.

Type of Camp: Overnight (4-H Camp); Day (Summertime Fun Project Days)

Ages: 9-14; Ages 15 – 19 (Junior Counselors); and Ages 20 and up (Adult Counselors)

Dates: July 11-15 (4-H Camp); Various Days in June and July (Summertime Fun Project Days)

Forms Required: Immunization records; completed physical exam; camp application; and copy of insurance card

 

Camp All-Stars (Kids R Kids at Beaumont)

At Camp All-Stars, children experience a summer full of exciting activities. They create lasting memories while building strong bonds of friendship. Whether they are busy creating a work of art at the center or having a blast on a field trip, our main goal is fun! Children are entertained all summer long with different field trips and activities such as: Explorium, Evan’s Orchard, Legends Ballgame, Mad Potter and much more.

Type of Camp: Day

Ages: 5 – 12

Dates: Will begin day after Fayette County’s last day and ends the day before Fayette County returns

Hours: 6:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Forms Required: Immunization records

 

Camp Curiosity – The Lexington School

Children are given the opportunity to create a personalized, independent schedule selecting from a wide variety of activities such as sports, art, and drama. Embracing The Lexington School’s mission and philosophy, Camp Curiosity provides a supportive, nurturing atmosphere, which encourages children to grow socially, physically, and mentally. With a sprawling outdoor campus including a creek and four beautiful athletic fields, we are ready to have a great summer indoors and out!

Type of Camp: Day

Ages: 3 years – Kindergarten age (pre-school camp); Grades 1 – 5 (lower school camp); and Grades 6 – 8 (middle school camp)

Dates: June 6 – 10; June 13 – 17; June 20 – 24; June 27 – July 1; July 11 – 15; July 18 – 22

Hours: 9 a.m. – Noon (half-day); 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. (full-day) (Pre-school and morning half-day campers have Stay-n-Play option till 4 p.m. for additional fee) (early drop-off at 8:30 a.m. and extended pick-up at 4:30 p.m. at no charge)

 

Camp Midway – Girl Power! Camp

Midway College has been focused on developing leadership skills and empowering young women for more than 165 years. These week-long day camps will focus on developing independence, building self-confidence and teaching girls to be leaders through a wide variety of fun, hands-on activities. Click here for all programs at Camp Midway.  

Type of Camp: Day

Ages: 6 – 12

Dates: June 20 – 24 (“Passport to Fun”) and June 27 – July 1 (“Survival of the Fittest”)

Hours: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. (extended hours available from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. for an additional fee)

Forms Required: Online registration form and registration packet

 

Lexington Parks & Recreation

Lexington Parks & Recreation offers nine different day camps, in addition to organized sports teams and swimming/diving lessons over the summer. Programs range from outdoor activities, arts, equestrian, sports, swimming and extended school programming. Their comprehensive summer camps guide will be available at the UK Summer Camps Fair.

Type of Camp: Day

Forms Required: Birth certificate or proof of child’s age

 

Life Adventure Center

Give your child the summer of a lifetime! Life Adventure Center’s co-ed day camp (grades 2 – 9) offers horse riding, canoeing, swimming, fishing, archery, climbing and tons of outdoor fun, guided by a highly trained and certified staff. But more than just having fun, your child will develop new friends, confidence and team building – skills for life! The beautiful 575 acre facility is conveniently located 30 minutes west of Lexington in Versailles and includes indoor and outdoor riding arenas, a sparking pond for boating, fishing and swimming, a challenge course with climbing tower and zip lines, an archery range, a spacious outdoor pavilion, a 3,500 square foot air-conditioned assembly building, miles of trails and more! ACA acredited.

Type of Camp: Day

Ages: 8 – 12

Dates: June 13 – 17 and June 20 – 24

Hours: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (early drop-off at 7:45 a.m. and late pick-up at 6 p.m. at no additional cost)

Forms required: Immunization records; completed physical exam; enrollment application

 

Military Teen Adventure Camps

The University of Kentucky Family and Consumer Sciences Extension is once again offering free camps for military parents and their teenage children, ages 14-18, to attend together.

Type of Camp: Overnight

Ages: 14 – 18 (Camps are open to military parents, or spouse if military parent cannot attend, and their teenage children–ages 14-18–from any state and from any branch of the military. First priority will go to military parents/children who have experienced at least one deployment and who are geographically dispersed.)

Dates: March 25 – 27 and April 8 – 11 (additional dates TBD)

Forms required: Immunization records; copy of insurance card

 

Our PlayHouse Preschool Summer Explorations

Lexington, Kentucky

Summer camps at Our PlayHouse encourage hands-on learning as children explore their interests in the indoor and outdoor classrooms. Each session of camp will focus on students’ interests within the topics of wild animals, art and invention, stories and tall tales, and scientific discoveries. Topics will include a curriculum based on daily sensory, art, building and movement activities, along with plenty of outdoor play!

Type of Camp: Day

Ages: 1 – 6

Dates: June 6 – July 29

Forms Required: Immunization records

 

Pepperhill Farm Day Camp and Preschool

Nicholasville, Kentucky

Come journey to where fun and surprise abound! Explore the healthy environment of the camp setting and encounter new friends and great camp counselors. Engage in individual activities to develop self-confidence and group activities to develop respect for others. Enjoy the wide open spaces and the natural surroundings of Pepperhill.

Type of Camp: Day

Ages: 2 – 14

Dates: May 31 – August 5

Hours: 7:15 a.m. – 6 p.m. (ages 2 – 5); 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. (ages 6 – 14)

Forms Required: Immunization records; birth certificate or proof of child’s age; completed physical exam; online registration forms

 

Summer @ Sayre (Discovery Camp)

Join us and discover a wide world of fun! With so many opportunities afforded for creative expression including Lego building, chess and video gaming, science and art, Discovery Camps will help your child develop an interest or activity that will last a lifetime!

Type of Camp: Day

Ages: 5 – 13

Dates: Begins June 6

Hours: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. or 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Forms Required: Immunization record

 

Summer @ Sayre (Summer Safari)

Sayre’s unique downtown Lexington location makes field trips to attractions rich in history and arts an integral part of the program. The themes and activities vary from week to week, and there is no repetition of the material covered. Summer Safari is a state licensed program that may be enjoyed for one week or any number of weeks.

Type of Camp: Day

Ages: 2 – 11

Dates: June 6 – 10; June 13 – 17; June 20 – 24; June 27 – July 1; July 5 – 8; July 11 – 15; July 18 – 22; July 29 – 29; August 1 – 5

Hours: 7:30 a.m. – 5:45 p.m.

Forms Required: Immunization Record

 

YMCA Camp Kern

Oregonia, Ohio

At YMCA Camp Kern, we build strong kids, strong families, and strong communities through programs that teach the values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. With programs for all varieties for campers of all ages, Camp Kern is a safe, fun, and magical place for children. Click here for flyer with more info.

Type of Camp: Overnight

Ages: 9 – 16

Dates: June 12 – August 6 (various camps offered)

Forms Required: Registration Form (PDF) or Online registration

 

YMCA of Central Kentucky

Summer Day Camp at the YMCA of Central Kentucky is an adventure like no other! Each day is different as our campers make new friends, play exciting games, and try new activities. Our camp kids expand their minds and keep their bodies moving while building great relationships. Click here for flyer with more info.

Type of Camp: Day

Ages: 3 – 16

Dates: May 31 – August 5

Forms Required: Registration Form

 

Religious Emphasis Camps

Aldersgate Camp and Retreat Center

125 Aldersgate Camp Road, Ravenna, Kentucky

Nestled in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, only an hour from Lexington, Kentucky, Aldersgate is a place set apart where people of all ages and a variety of organizations have come to get away from the normal routine of life, experience God, build community with each other, and enjoy the beauty of creation. Activities include mini camps, basketball, horses, soccer, archery, music, dance, drama and more!

Type of Camp: Overnight Camp

Ages: Kindergarten – College Freshmen (boys and girls)

Dates: Click here for a complete list of dates and here for camp descriptions.

Forms required: Click here for list of forms

 

Burnamwood Camp and Conference Center

Irvine, Kentucky

Burnamwood offers week long overnight camps for children and youth from Grades 1 – 12. As part of each day, campers will engage in creative Bible study, arts and crafts, swimming, hiking, optional recreation time, and devotionals. Scholarships are available for all campers.

Type of Camp: Overnight

Ages: Grades 1 – 12

Dates/Hours: June 8 – 10/Wed. 1pm – Fri. 4pm (Counselor in Training Retreat for ages 15 – 18); June 12 – 16/Sun. 4pm – Thurs. 4pm (3rd – 5th Grade Conference); June 19 – 24/Sun. 4pm – Fri. 4pm (High School Conference); June 26 – July 1/Sun. 4pm – Fri. 4pm (Middle School Conference); July 10 – 15/Sun. 4pm – Fri. 4pm (8th – 12th Grade Night Owl Camp); July 17 – 19/Sun. 4pm – Tues. 4pm (1st – 2nd Grade Mini Conference and 7th – 8th Grade Confirmation Camp); July 24 – 28 (Grades 3 – 6 Music, Art, Drama and Dance Camp)

Forms Required:  Click here for online forms

 

Blue Grass Christian Camp (not attending the Summer Camps Fair in person)

Bluegrass Christian Camp offers a variety of summer camp options in a fun and exciting environment. Power Kids Day Camp is a fun and exciting introduction to camp life at Blue Grass. Campers experience a whirlwind of activities, including pool time, Bazooka Ball, paddle boats, zip lines, the giant swing and numerous other favorite camp games. Day Camp also incorporates a missions element into the day where kids are introduced to different organizations that help people from around the world. Accelerate is an opportunity to learn more about God while enjoying the high adventure course, giant swing, pamper pole, zip line, human foosball, bumper ball soccer, pool time, canoes, carpetball, 9squareintheair, and much more. Crazy camp games and themed parties, as well as, relevant worship and engaging speakers fill the evenings. 7/11 Camp is the perfect first overnight experience with trained staff ready to assist every need of these elementary campers. Daily activities include the giant swing,  zip line, human foosball, pool time, canoes, carpetball, 9squareintheair, and much more. Crazy camp games with Jiggy (our crazy mascot), themed parties, as well as, engaging drama with illusions help tell the gospel story fill the evenings. Often described as the best week of the summer, this camp is generally full in mid-March.

Type of Camp: Day and Overnight

Ages: 5 – 9 (Power Kids Day Camp); Middle School (Accelerate); 7/11 Camp (7 – 11)

Dates/Hours: Power Kids Day Camp (June 13 – 16; June 20 – 23; June 27 – 30 / 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.; Accelerate (June 12 – 16 / overnight); 7/11 Camp (July 10 – 15; July 17 – 22; July 24 – 29; July 31 – August 5 / overnight)

Forms Required:  Online registration

 

Camp Feathers at Lexington Christian Academy

Feathers wants you to join him this summer for some fun in the sun. Camp Feathers is new and improved, and you won’t want to miss all the exciting things going on. Campers will enjoy a jam‐packed, adventure filled, ministry led summer camp! Open to all children in the community, Camp Feathers will offer exciting themes each week that campers will explore through science, art, music, and so much more. Campers will also enjoy worship time and visits to the Children’s Garden and the Arboretum. The camp staff is comprised of a wonderful group of Christian role models who will encourage your children to be their best all summer. Ages 3 – 4 will be at the LCA Rose Campus at 450 West Reynolds Road. Kindergarten – 6th grade will be at the LCA Tates Creek Campus at 3100 Tates Creek Road. Click here for flyer.

Type of Camp: Day

Ages: Pre-school – 6th Grade (as of Fall 2016)

Dates: May 31 – July 29

Hours: 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Forms Required: Birth certificate/child’s proof of age; immunization records; online registration packet

 

Camp Shalom

Camp Shalom is the only Jewish summer day camp in the central Kentucky area. The non-denominational program provides a safe and comfortable setting for children from all backgrounds and streams of Judaism to come together and learn about Jewish culture, history, and identity regardless of their individual background or level of observance. Camp is open to children of all religions. Camp activities include: water games, nature, sports, art, games and chugim (daily electives that each camper will choose often including nature or science, cooking, art, sports, dance, drama and more). At the end of each week, parents are invited to join us for an open house where we will share in a Shabbat experience, have a brief talent show, and hear a summary of our week together by the staff.The Gesher group has the option of going on a trip to visit Camp Livingston in Bennington, Indiana between sessions for a full weekend Shabbat sleep-away camp experience ($80 fee applies).

Type of Camp: Day (Gesher group has a weekend overnight option)

Ages: Pre-K through 9th grade

Dates: July 25 – 29; August 1 – 5; July 29 – 31 (Gesher Overnight); August 21 – 23

Hours: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Monday – Thursday; 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Friday (extended hours available 3 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. Monday – Thursday for an additional cost)

Forms Required: Registration form

 

The Cathedral Domain

“Changing lives in a changing world.”  Come and enjoy summer camp at The Cathedral Domain, a ministry of The Episcopal Diocese of Lexington for more than 100 years! The Cathedral Domain is an American Camp Association accredited camp, meeting more than 300 standards for site, operations, program design, facilities, health, and safety. You send your child to an accredited school. Why not an accredited camp?

Type of Camp: Overnight

Ages/Dates: June 12 – 18 / Grades 9 – 12 (Co-Ed Senior Conference); June 19 – 22 / Grades 1 – 2 (Co-Ed Mini Camp 1); June 22 – 25 / Grades 1 – 2 (Co-Ed Mini Camp 2); June 26 – July 2 / Grades 7 – 8 (Co-Ed Junior Conference); July 3 – 9 / Grades 3 – 4 (Girls Camp 1); July 10 – 16 / Grades 5 – 6 (Girls Camp 2); July 10 – 16 / Grades 7 – 12 (Co-Ed Adventure/Mission); July 17 – 23 / Grades 3 – 4 (Boys Camp 1); July 17 – 23 / Grades 5 – 6 (Boys Camp 2); July 24 – 30 / Grades 3 – 6 (Co-Ed Camp); July 24 – 30 / Grades 7 – 12 (Co-Ed Camp Rock)

Forms Required: Registration form; immunization records; completed physical exam

 

Winshape Camp for Communities

WinShape Camps for Communities is a weeklong day camp experience held at Henry Clay High School in Lexington for campers that have completed grades 1 – 9. Whether you like soccer, science, or anything in between, there is something for everyone! Come be a part of this incredible adventure where we combine sports, recreation, arts, Bible study and worship into one incredible week. WinShape Camps provides a professionally trained staff to help create the most meaningful, unforgettable and fun-filled day camp experience you’ll find anywhere…right home in your own community!

Type of Camp: Day

Ages: Grades 1 – 9 (through Summer of 2016)

Dates: July 5 – 8

Hours: 7:45 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Forms Required: Check with camp rep(s)

This article also appears on pages 6-9 of the May 2016 printed edition of the Hamburg Journal. 

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