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 philosop
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Academic/Arts Camps

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 5 - 8; June 19 - 22; July 10 - 13; and August 7 - 10
Hours: 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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 22 - August 15
Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. (Campers can bring a lunch and stay all day); (Extended hours offered 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. for an additional fee.)
Broadway Bound (University of Kentucky)
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 performing 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: Grades 1 - 12
Dates: June 26 - 30 (Film Camp for Grades 1 - 12); July 10 - 14 (Junior Performance Camp for Grades 1 - 5); July 17 -  28 (Senior Performance Camp for Grades 6 - 12)
Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (extended hours offered)

The Explorium of Lexington creates a fun and dynamic hands-on learning environment that inspires imagination and curiosity. The 2017 summer camp season will include camps for children 3 years of age - 5th grade with a different theme each week. Full-day campers need to bring their own lunches. Morning and afternoon snacks are provided. Campers must be able to use the restroom independently.   
Type of Camp: Day
Ages: 3 years - 5th grade
Dates: Weekly from May 22 - August 11 (tentative) 
Hours: Full-Day 8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.; Half-Day Morning 8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.; Half-Day Afternoon 1:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. (extended hours available 7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. for an additional fee)

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. Scholarships are available for financial need. Registration will begin in April.
Type of Camp: Day
Ages: Pre-school - High School
Dates: Weekly from May 22 - August 11

Hours: Varies (extended hours available) 

Newton's Attic
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. Full-day campers will need to bring a lunch.
Type of Camp: Day
Ages: 6 - 16
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 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.; Afternoon Camp 1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.; Full Day 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Extended hours offered by request.)


See Blue STEM Camp
The See Blue STEM Camp's Goal is to expose students to a variety positive learning experiences and career options in the STEM fields. The week-long day camp is designed to help students explore and integrate the STEM disciplines through authentic hands-on projects and real world applications. Tentative camp experiences include: Entomology; Engineering Design; Career Exploration; Chemistry; Biology; Robotics; and much more!
Type of Camp: Day
Ages: Grades 5 - 8 (as of Fall 2017)
Dates: June 5 - 9 and June 12 - 16
Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m
Online Registration (opens March 1 at 9:00 a.m.)

Talk About Fun! (Speech and Launguage Summer Clinic)
UK Communication Sciences and Disorders 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: June 12-15; June 19-22; June 26-29; July 10-13; July 17-20; and July 24-27
Hours: 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. (Monday and Wednesday) and 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. (Tuesday and Thursday)

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 5-9 and June 12-16
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 interactive maps, conduct campus treasure hunts with GPS-enabled mobile devices.  
Type of Camp: Day
Ages: Middle School (as of Fall 2017)
Dates: TBD
Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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: June 26-30 (tentative)
Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 

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. Participants 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. Click here for flyer. 
Type of Camp: Day 
Ages: Grades 10 - 12 (as of Fall 2017)
Dates: June (exact dates TBD)
Hours: 10:00 a.m. - 4:30pm 

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. In both camps, they will also learn how to use rhetoric to communicate their ideas in effective and substantive ways. 
Type of Camp: Day 
Ages: 11 - 13
Dates: June 19-23 and June 26-30
Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 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 professional 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: 4 and up (varies per class)
Dates: TBD
Hours: Varies per class

Athletic Camps

Crossroads Summer Sports Camp
Lexington, Kentucky

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: 7-12
Dates: 
June 5 - 9; June 12 - 16; June 19 - 23; June 26 - 30; July 10 - 14; July 17 - 21; July 31 - August 4
Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. 
Summer @ Sayre - Athletic Camps (Basketball, Baseball, Volleyball, and British Soccer) 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.
 
Basketball
Type of Camp: 
Day
Ages: Grades 1-6
Dates: June 5-8
Hours: TBD

Baseball
Type of Camp:
Day
Ages: 6-12
Dates: June 12-14
Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Volleyball
Type of Camp:
Day
Ages: TBD
Dates: June 12-16 and July 17-21
Hours:

British Soccer
Type of Camp
: Day
Ages: 3-18
Dates: June 19-23 and July 10-14
Hours: 


Lexington Taekwondo & Jiu Jitsu Academy (LTJ)

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: TBD
Hours: 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

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. Activities include: tennis, swimming, basketball, baseball, soccer, Tae Kwon Do and more! Click here for camp flyer. 
Type of Camp: Day
Ages: 1st grade - age 14
Dates/Hours: May 24-26: May 31-June 2; June 5-9; June 12-16; June 19-23; June 26-30; July 5-7; July 17-21; July 24-28; and July 31-August 4
Hours:  Half-Day/9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.; Full-Day/9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


Spindletop AllSports Camp
The Spindletop AllSports Camp is an all-day action packed adventure in sports located at The Club at UK's Spindletop Hall. Swimming, tennis, volleyball, frisbee golf, basketball and soccer are some of the sports on the schedule. Downtime activities such as crafts and free swim break up the day, especially on hot summer days. The camp is geared for children, ages 6-13, looking for experience in a wide variety of sports and activities. Lunch, snacks and a t-shirt are provided. During Barracuda season, swim/dive practice and team activities are part of the camp schedule if you are a team member. 
Type of Camp: Day
Ages: 6 - 13
Dates: June 19-23; June 26-30; July 24-28; and July 31-Aug. 4
Hours:  9:00 a.m. - 4:30 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/Hours: Varies per camp
UK Soccer Camps (Boy and Girls)
Type of Camp:
 Day
Ages: 5 - 13
Dates: TBD
Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (half-day) or 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (full-day)

UK Swim Camps

Elite Camp
Swimmers will receive assessment of strokes, power, strength, and flexibility by the UK Varsity swim staff. Camp includes two daily water sessions; dryland training, and educational lectures. 
Type of Camp: Day and Overnight
Ages: 8-18 (must be 12 for overnight camp)
Dates: June 4 - 8
Hours: 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Sun.); 8:00 a.m. - 5;00 p.m. (Mon.-Wed.); and 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (Thurs)

Starts & Turns Camp
The Starts & Turns Camp is designed to maximize the fine tuning process of racing starts and turns. This camp is for more advanced swimmers and does not focus on individual stroke development. Video analysis will be used to increase the swimmers competitive edge. 
Type of Camp: Day and Overnight
Ages: 8 - 18 (must be 12 for overnight camp)
Dates: June 8 - 9
Hours: 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Thurs.) and 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Fri.)

Swim Camps I & II
Join the UK coaches and student-athletes for a week of instruction, training, and fun! Each day will consist of water instruction/training, fun and games in and out of the pool and a complimentary lunch. Not only will campers upgrade their swimming skills but also increase their love of the water through interactive water play. This camp is truly unique and like no other!
Type of Camp: Day
Ages: 6 - 18 
Dates: June 12-16 and June 19-23
Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (half-day) or 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (full-day)


General Camps

4-H Camp (Fayette County) (will be held at Feltner 4-H Camp, London, 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 19 - 22 and July 31 - August 3
The Arboretum Junior Master Gardner
Join The Arboretum for a fun-filled, hands-on gardening camp!
Type of Camp: Day
Ages: 8 - 12
Dates: June 12 - 16
Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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) (As of Fall 2017)
Dates: June 5-9; June 12-16; June 19-23; June 26-30; July 10-14; July 17-21
Hours: 9:00 a.m. - Noon (half-day); 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (full-day) (Pre-school and morning half-day campers have Stay-n-Play option till 4:00 p.m. for additional fee) (extended hours available) 
Canoe Kentucky Summer Camps

We offer one of the premiere camp programs in Kentucky and have more than 35 years of experience in the outdoors. Canoe Kentucky will provide all necessary supplies for the paddling adventures, including boats, lifejackets, paddles, dry bags, and transportation to any off site trips. Transportation from Lexington will be available for an additional fee. 
Type of Camp: Day

Ages: 5-14
Dates: June 5-9 (Adventure Camp/Ages 5-14); June 5-9 (Sailing Camp/Ages 9-16); June 12-16 (Adventure Camp/Ages 7-14); June 12-16 (Advanced Paddling Camp/Ages 9-16); June 19-23 (Overnight Camp/Ages 7-14); June 19-23 (Adventure Camp/Ages 7-14); June 26-30 (Adventure Camp/Ages 7-14); July 10-14 (Sailing Camp/Ages 9-16); July 10-14 (Adventure Camp/Ages 5-14); July 17-21 (Adventure Camp/Ages 7-14); July 24-28 (Adventure Camp/Ages 7-14); July 24-28 (Overnight Camp/Ages 7-14); July 31 - Aug. 4 (Adventure Camp/Ages 7-14)
Hours: Varies per camp


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. 
Type of Camp: Day
Ages: Varies per camp
Dates: Varies per camp
Hours: Varies per camp
Life Adventure Center
Safe, Fun and Challenging - Our "Adventure Seekers" start most days with unique equestrian activities including equine assisted team-building and resiliency games, vaulting (basic gymnastic moves on horseback!) and some basic horsemanship. Afternoons include time canoeing, swimming, archery, hiking, outdoor skills, active outdoor team-building games, climbing and even zip-lining! Thursday night offers an optional overnight for Adventure Seekers craving an extra bit of adventure - including a night hike, campfire meal, and nighttime games. A closing camp celebration kicks off on Friday afternoon, welcoming parents to join in and celebrate their campers' accomplishments. Specific daily activities and schedules are subject to weather and logistical considerations - a daily schedule for each following day will be distributed during pickup each day. More than a summer of fun (make no mistake - we have a TON OF FUN!), your camper will build resiliency, communication and leadership skills - skills for life! ACA accredited. Click here for flyer. 
Type of Camp: Day
Ages: 8 - 12
Dates: June 5 - 9 and July 10 - 14
Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (early drop-off at 7:45 a.m. and late pick-up at 6:00 p.m.)
Forms required: Immunization records; completed physical exam; enrollment application
Pepperhill Farm Day Camp and Preschool
Experience the excitement of camp! It's an exceptional place for fun and adventure where kids can explore the healthy environment of a camp setting. Encounter new friends, great camp counselors, and experienced staff. 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. Experience making life long friends! Campers make lasting memories by participating in campouts and special day events such as Waterbopper Day, Backwards Day, Shaving Cream Day and Fishing Days. 
Type of Camp: Day
Ages: 2 - 14
Dates: May 22 - August 11
Hours: 7:15 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. (ages 2 - 5); 8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. (ages 6 - 14)
Summer @ Sayre
Imagine a summer filled with making memories with new friends and learning new life skills in a safe, positive environment. Whether your child wants to attend an all day camp, explore an area of special interest or to learn how to play a sport, they are sure to find something they will love in one of our camp offerings. Come join us for one week or all nine weeks on our historic downtown campus just waiting for the excitement to begin!

Discovery Camp - Bricks 4 Kidz
Type of Camp:
 Day

Ages: Grades K-5
Dates: June 12-16; June 19-23; and July 17-21
Hours: TBD 
 
Discovery Camp - Chess Camp
Type of Camp:
 Day
Ages: 5-15
Dates: Week of July 31
Hours: TBD 
 
Discovery Camp - Video Gaming
Type of Camp:
 Day
Ages: 8-15
Dates: Week of July 31
Hours: TBD 
 

Summer Safari

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 5 - August 4 
Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 5:45 p.m. 
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. 
Type of Camp: Day
Ages: 3 - 16
Dates: Weekly from May 30 - August 11
Aldersgate Camp and Retreat Center 
125 Aldersgate Camp Road, Ravenna, Kentucky
Aldersgate is nestled in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, in Ravenna, Kentucky, only an hour from Lexington.Join us this summer as we "Branch Out - Connecting through Christ." For more than 50 years, Aldersgate Camp & Retreat Center has been delighting campers with exciting and adventurous activities. Whether it's spending a week with the horses, exploring the adventure course, playing in the creek, going on a hayride, or spending time with friends by the pool, Aldersgate offers something for everyone!
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.
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. This year, Camp Feathers will be held at the LCA Tates Creek Campus at 3100 Tates Creek Road.
Type of Camp: Day
Ages: Pre-school - 6th Grade (as of Fall 2017)
Dates: Weekly from June 5 - August 4
Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Christ the King Summer Pre-School
Christ the King announces its newest addition, the Little Sprouts Summer Program - inspiring creative and curious young minds to grow and learn through hands-on science and art activites. Participants will also utilize the Minds-In-Motion program which is designed to stimulate a child's visual processing, auditory processing, as well as their motor skills. Click here for flyer.  
Type of Camp: Day
Ages: Pre-school
Dates: May 30 - August 4
Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.