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Academic/Arts Camps

Awesome, Inc. U - Kids Code Camp - #WeekOfCode  
What if your child spent their summer learning to make apps instead of playing them? This camp, designed for 10-15 year old students, introduces the fundamentals of coding. Students will create websites, hardware projects, and video games all while having fun with our energetic team. Click here for flyer. 
Location: 348 East Main Street, Lexington, KY 40507
Type of Camp: Day
Ages: 10-15
Dates: June 4-7; June 18-21; July 9-12; July 23-26
Hours: 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. 
Cost: $495 (early bird); $595 (standard) 
Discount: $100
Contact: Amanda Murray, (859) 979-0456,

Bethune Institute & Pleasant Green STEAM Camp
We have a four week summer camp that takes place in June with an overall theme of STEAM. Our camp is a little different than traditional summer camps because we do work on reading and math to help students retain skills that are often lost during the summer. We go on an average of three field trips per week, some of which include, The Living Arts & Science Center, fishing at theSalato Wildlife Center, Newtown's Attic, and much more! We also include performing arts activities. 
Location: Pleasant Green Baptist Church, 540 W. Maxwell St., Lexington, KY 40508
Type of Camp: Day
Ages: Grades K-6
Dates: Weekly from June 4-29
Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. (extended hours available 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. for an additional fee)
Cost: $75/week ($75 registration fee which covers cost for supplies needed for camp)
Discount: 10% off registration fee
Contact: Penny Smith, (859) 684-4278,

Bricks 4 Kidz©
Bricks 4 Kidz© camps are a fresh and fun way for kids to spend their school or holiday break! Guided by our experienced teachers and built around exciting themes like Super Heroes, Mining and Crafting, Space and Robotics, children will enjoy using LEGO© Bricks to build specially-designed Bricks 4 Kidz models, play LEGO© games and explore the world of engineering, architecture, and animated movie-making!
Location: Lexington, KY (specific locations TBD)
Type of Camp: Day
Ages: 5-13
Dates: May 29 - August 14 with daily and weekly options
Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and/or 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. (supervised lunch and extended care available 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. for an additional fee)
Cost: $35/half-day or $60/full-day; $160/week (half-day) or $250/week (full-day)
Discount: 5% discount
Contact: Tracy Morris, (859) 433-1515,

Camp CREATE at CREATE art+play studio
Camp CREATE was developed by two art teachers to provide arts enrichment and learning activities for children ages 4-12. Our unique camp is full of playful experimentation of art processes and materials. We encourage individual expression and imginative exploration of each child's artistic ideas. Please join us for a fun-filled summer! 
Location: 193 Kentucky Ave., Lexington, KY 40502
Type of Camp: Day
Ages: 4-12
Dates: June 4-July 27
Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (full-day); 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. or 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. (half-day)
Cost: $250/week (full-day); $150/week (half-day)
Discount: 10% discount
Contact: Sydney Cox, (859) 429-1594,

Dunbar Drama Summer Camp
Chidren will work with Dunbar drama teachers and students to gain valuable theatrical and literacy tools. They will rotate through stations of acting, musical theatre, choreography, improv games, and crafts to construct a showcase performance for parents Friay evening at 4:00 p.m. Students will need to pack a sack lunch. An afternoon snack is provided. 
Location: Dunbar High School Threatre, 1600 Man O'War Blvd., Lexington, KY
Type of Camp: Day
Ages: K-8th grade (students will be divided into 3 age groups)
Dates: June 4-8; June 11-15; June 18-22; June 25-29; July 2-6 (no camp on July 4); July 9-13; July 16-20; July 23-27; July 30-Aug. 3; Aug. 6-10
Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 
Cost: $175 ($150 free/reduced lunch discounted price) 

Discount: $175 for 1st child and $150 for each additional child
Contact: Alicia Henning,

EKU Summer Science Camps at Hummel Planetarium
The Arnim D. Hummel Planetarium at Eastern Kentucky University will be offering out of the world science camps and programs to children ages pre-school through middle school. These activities will involve hands on exploration of science, technology, engineering, mathematics, physics, and astronomy. Participants will also be treated to at least one show and live star talk insdie the planetarium theater during their visit. More information coming soon! 
Location: EKU Hummel Planetarium, 4440 Kit Carson Dr., Richmond, KY 40475
Type of Camp: Day
Ages: Grades 1 - Middle School ( Out of This World Thursdays held in the afternoon for ages pre-school - fifth grade)
Dates: June and July (exact dates TBD)
Hours: Half-day and full-day options available (exact hours TBD); Out of This World Thursdays held in the afternoon for ages pre-school - fifth grade
Cost: TBD
Contact: Hummel Planetarium, (859) 622-1547

Explorium of Lexington Summer Camps
The Explorium offers week long themed camps that include hands-on activities and museum time. Click here for flyer with more info. 
Location: 440 W. Short St., Lexington, KY 40507
Type of Camp: Day
Ages: Pre-K to 5th grade (children must be at least 3 years old and potty trained)
Dates: June 4-8; June 11-15; June 18-22; June 25-29; July 2-6 (no camp on July 4); July 9-13; July 16-20; July 23-27; July 30-Aug. 3; Aug. 6-10
Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. (half-day options also available)
Cost: $225 (full-day/non-members); $215 (full-day/members); $115 (half-day/non-members); $105 (half-day/members)
Contact: Kalli Turner, (859) 536-9817,

InnOVATION Arts Academy Summer Programs 
InnOVATION Arts Academy provides training to children ages 3-18 in the performing arts. During the summer of 2018, we will offer a variety of summer programs designed to encourage and enhance students' training in dance, acting, and singing. The programs will be jam-packed with fun, creative activities, and the Intensive programs will provide a high level of training to advanced students. The performance camps will end with a public performance of our summer musical, "Madagascar--A Musical Adventure JR" at the annual Back-to-School Hullabaloo. Come join the fun at InnOVATION Arts this summer!
Location: 2670 Wilhite Drive, Lexington, KY 40503
Type of Camp: Day
Discount: 5% discount off early registration
Forms Required: Waiver of liability; media release; agreement to tuition policy
Contact: Sadhna True, (859) 221-6064,

Ultimate Audition Intensive

Grades 6-12
Dates: June 25-29
Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (extended hours available 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. for an additional cost)
Cost: $400 (includes professional headshots)

Welcome to HogwARTS

Grades 1-10 (students will be divided in groups by age)
Dates: July 2-7 (no classes on July 4)
Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. or 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (half-day for grades 6-10) or 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. (half-day for grades 1-5) (extended hours available 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. for an additional cost)
Cost: $275 (full-day); $150 (half-day)

Dance is Life Intensive

Grades 3-12
Dates: July 2-7 (no classes on July 4)
Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (Beginner/Intermediate) or 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Advanced)
Cost: $140 (includes professional headshots)

"Madagascar-A Musical Adventure JR" Performance Camps

Grades Preschool - 12 
Dates: July 16-20 and July 23-28 (2 week camp)/Grades 3-12; July 23-28 (1 week camp/Pre-school and Grades K-5)
Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m./K-12; 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m./Pre-school (extended hours available 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. for an additional cost; half-day option available)
Cost: $500/Grades 3-12 (2 weeks); $275/Grades K-5 (1 week); $150/Pre-school (half-day, 1 week) (plus costume fee of $10/$15

Love Live the Rock Musical

Grades 6-12 
Dates: July 30-August 3
Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 
Cost: $275

Junior Acheivement BizTown
JA BizTown Camp is an indoor, academic camp that combines classroom-style teaching with hands-on activities. Kids will discover the real-life opportunities available in the free enterprise system as they become business operators, taxpayers, and customers for the day. JA BizTown Camp gives kids the opportunity to experience what it's like to work in a job and help run a business. Kids learn important economic-based concepts such as entrepreneurship, job readiness, business expenses, customer service, team work, and personal banking. 
Location: JA BizTown Facility, 2420 Spurr Road, Suite 150, Lexington, KY
Type of Camp: Day
Ages: Grades 4-6
Dates: June 11-15; July 9-13
Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Cost: $200/week 
Discount: 20% discount for children of UK employees
Contact: Ron Wigglesworth, (859) 219-2423,

The Living Arts & Science Center
Watch creativity grow with nine week-long summer camps for kids, age pre-school to high school. Lego robots in the morning and cooking from the garden in the afternoon! Students have the opportunity to immerse themselves in an amazing variety of classes with full-day and half-day schedules available with extended hours available for your convenience. Lunch period is included for full-day students (bring your own lunch). Free time is provided outdoors when weather permits. 
Location: 362 N. Martin Luther King Blvd., Lexington, KY 40503
Type of Camp: Day
Ages: Pre-school - High School
Dates: Classes will begin June 4 (excluding July 2-6). A full class list will be available online the first week of April. 
Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (extended care offered 7:45 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. for an additional fee); half-day options also available
Cost: $90-$120/week 
Discount: Half-price family memberships
Contact: Kristin Voskuhl, (859) 252-5222,

Newton's Attic
Newton's Attic offers a huge variety of highly unusual and exciting hands-on STEM (Science Technology Engineering & Math) for grades 1-9 in robotics, rocketry, programming, chemistry, biology, designing and building. Popular camps include: Camp Catapult; Nerf Gun Mods; Minecraft Mod wtih Java; Don't Try This at Home; Rocket Dragsters; Robotic Gladiators; War Games; Maker Mania; Lego Robo Sumo; Imagineering; Camp Kaboom; Da Vinci Kids; and Fig Newtons. 
Location: 4974 Old Versailles Road, Versailles, Kentucky 40510
Type of Camp: Day
Ages: 6 - 16
Dates: Complete schedule of camps will be published in early April. There will be options every week of the summer (morning and afternoon) for every age group. 
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. (standard drop-off at 8:30 a.m. and pick-up at 5:30 p.m.; extended hours 7:30am - 6:30pm for $5 per half-hour per child) 
Forms Required: Photo release and liability waiver
Cost: Half-day camps range in price from $185-$225/week; Full-day camps range in price from $370-$495
Discount: 10% early bird discount to UK employees who sign up within the first week registration is available and a 5% discount for those who sign up at any point during the summer
Contact: Dawn Cloyd, (859) 368-7334,

Our PlayHouse Preschool Summer Camp
Summer camps at Our PlayHouse encourage hands-on learning as children explore their interests in the indoor and outdoor classroom. As children talk, hypothesize and problem solve with their peers, they gain a richer understanding of each topic. Topics include a curriculum based on daily sensory, art, building, and movement activities, along with plenty of outdoor play! Toddlers must be registered for our fall program to attend summer camp. If a toddler is not enrolled for the fall, he/she needs to be enrolled for a four or more weeks of camp. 
Location: 235 Walton Avenue, Lexington, KY 40502
Type of Camp: Day
Ages, Hours, and Cost: 


2-7 Year Olds

2-5 Year Olds

2 Year Olds Only


Mon. - Fri.



8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.




8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.




Dates (2-5 Years): June 4-8 (Big Messy Art); June 11-15 (Arts and Engineering); June 18-22 (Super Science); June 25-29 (Dirt Detectives); July 2-6 and July 9-13 (Storybook Adventures--closed July 4); July 16-20 (Tinkering Tykes); July 23-27 (The Enchanted Forest)
Dates (5-7 Years): June 4-8 (Nature Artists); June 11-15 (Ready, Set, Build!); June 18-22 (Super Science); June 25-29 (Garden Gurus); July 2-6 (Incredible Insects); July 9-13 (Journey Into Outer Space); July 16-20 (Wild About Water); July 23-27 (All About Art)
Contact: Jackie Litmer, (859) 233-7000,

See Blue See STEM Summer Experiences    
A collaboration with the UK College of Education and UK College of Engineering, The See Blue STEM Camp’s Goal is to expose elementary and middle school 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. 
Location: University of Kentucky Campus (drop-off and pick-up is at Taylor Education Building/Dickey Hall)
Type of Camp: Day
Ages/Dates: Grades 2- 8 (as of Fall 2018)
Dates: June 4-8 (Robotics Camp/Grades 5-8); June 4-8 (STEM Camp/Grades 2-4); June 11-15 (STEM Camp/Grades 5-8); June 18-22 (STEM Camp/Grades 5-8); 
Hours: 9:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m. 
Cost: $200/week (STEM Camp); $250/week (Robotics Camp)
Contact: Dr. Margaret Mohr-Schroeder, (859) 285-0147 or Dr. Craig Schroder (859) 494-4224,

Spencerian College Med Camp   
Med Camp is a week-long, residential camp for high school students who have completed at least their sophomore year, which gives students the chance to experience a variety of healthcare careers hands-on! Students will work with Spencerian's instructors in our medical labs in unique, hands-on activities to help them discover the medical career that inspires them. Campers will scrub in and perform a mock surgery, practice patient care on SimMan, an advanced patient simulator, work with x-ray images, learn venipuncture, intubation, and much more. Lexington campers will learn blood typing, DNA extraction, blood stain mystery, measure and read vital signs, take a hospital field trip, positioning for x-rays, among other activities. All meals, housing, and fun evening activities are included in the camp fee. Five campers will receive scholarships of up to $6,000!
Location: Spencerian College, Lexington Campus, 1575 Winchester Rd., Lexington, KY 40505 and Louisville Campus, 4000 Dupont Circle, Louisville, KY 40207
Type of Camp: Overnight
Ages: Must have completed grade 10 or higher
Dates: June 10-15
Cost: $495 (includes housing); $50 non-refundable registration fee
Discount: $100 UK discount--use code SCF18 when registering
Contact: Amy Jackson, (502) 213-8361,

Sullivan College of Technology & Design - The Studio   
Drone missions, robot repairs, web coding, ad campaign launches and trash-to-treasure design contests are all in a day's work at the Studio, where techies and creatives come together to push the boundaries of innovation and bring ideas to life using the latest technology. Choose the track that interests you most and prepare for a weeklong whirlwind of creating, collaborating, coding, drafting, automating, inventing, branding, droning and much more. Field trips will offer you a rare, behind-the-scenes look into the area's most successful tech and design businesses, while team projects will challenge you to work with others to turn a vision in a reality. 
Location: Sullivan College of Technology & Design, 3901 Atkinson Square Drive, Louisville, KY 40218
Type of Camp: Overnight
Ages: Must have completed grade 10 or higher
Dates: June 10-15
Cost: $495 (Choose from 3 tracks--Interior Design, Graphic Design, or Web Development); $595 (Choose from 2 tracks--Computer Forensics or Robotics); (includes housing); $50 non-refundable registration fee
Discount: $100 UK discount--use code SCF18 when registering
Contact: Amy Jackson, (502) 213-8361,

UK Communication Sciences and Disorders Clinic - Talk About Fun! Camp
The University of Kentucky Communication Sciences and Disorders Clinic is excited to offer Speech and Language Summer Clinics for children ages 3-8. These three-week clinics are supervised by a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist and conducted by a team of graduate students enrolled in the UK Communication Sciences and Disorders Master's Program. 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. Additionally, each session will provide children with both group and individual activities. This is a great way for your child to stay on track with their speech and language skills, interact with other children, and continue to work toward their goals!
Location: Univeristy of Kentucky Communication Sciences and Disorders Clinic
Type of Camp: Day
Ages: 3 - 8
Dates: Weeks of June 11, June 18, June 25; Weeks of July 9, July 16, July 23
Hours: Mon.& Wed. (9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m./ages 3-5) (2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m./ages 3-8); Tues. & Thurs. (9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m./ages 3-5) (2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m./ages 3-8)
Cost: $300 per 3-week clinic (six 2-hour sessions) ($50 deposit required)
Forms Required: Online registration form
Contact: Kim West, (859) 218-0584

UK Confucius Intitute's Language & Culture Summer Camp
The UK Confucius Institute's (UKCI) Language & Culture Summer Camp offers two weeks of Chinese language activities to K-8 students in the Lexington area. This summer camp is for children who are interested in learning the Chinese language, practicing and crafting Chinese art, experiencing Chinese culture and tradition and meeting new friends from a variety of cultural backgrounds. Students will engage in interactive, fun, and educational activities provided by UKCI's professional camp teachers. 
Location: Univeristy of Kentucky Campus, UKCI Classrooms
Type of Camp: Day
Ages: Grades K-8
Dates: June 4-8 
Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 
Cost: $120/week 
Discount: 10% off (early bird registration if received by April 20)
Contact: Carrie Wheeler, (859) 218-4071,

UK PGSA Philosophy Summer Camp
The Philosophy Graduate Student Association is excited to host this free, week-long day camp for approximately 30 high school students. As graduate students and college teachers in philosophy, our camp coordinators and counselors will lead students in reflectively responding to short readings, movies, and speakers through personal journaling, small group discussions, and large group debate. Through these activities, we will help students to thoughtfully develop their ideas, their stories, and their actions. Students will refine their ideas by learning helpful philosophical terms and logical skills which will help them to clearly articulate and to critically examine the beliefs and values which they already hold. Click here for flyer. 
Location: Gaines Center for the Humanities, 232 East Maxwell St., Lexington, KY 40508
Type of Camp: Day 
Ages: 15-19
Dates: July 9-13
Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 
Cost: Free 
Contact: Andrew Van't Land, (708) 717-7186,
Other: Accomodations will be made if necessary for individuals with disabilities. 

UK Public Speaking and Argumentation Camp
The University of Kentucky Debate Team looks forward to sharing our speech and debate expertise with students looking to learn the art of public speaking. Our program is perfect for students looking to learn and practice the critical skills of logical thinking, confidence when speaking in front of others, and the ability to think quickly on your feet in a supportive, noncompetitive environment. 
Location: University of Kentucky Campus
Type of Camp: Day 
Ages: Middle School and High School
Dates: July 11-20
Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (weekdays)
Forms Required: Proof of medical insurance
Cost: $800/week 
Discount: $100 off
Contact: Linda Barker, (859) 257-6523,

UK Writing, Rhetoric, and Digital Studies - Video/Making Camp and Video/Games Camp 
The WRD Video/Making and Video/Games Camps are a place for kids to learn about and explore their creativity with digital technology. During these camps, kids will expand abilities and deepen their understanding about how digital video and videogames technology functions in the world around them. In the Video/Making camp, kids will explore making their own videos to tell stories and express ideas. In the Video/Games camp, kids expand abilities and deepen their understanding about how video game technology functions in the world around them. They will play games, make videos about them, and create their own games. Click here for flyer. 
Location: University of Kentucky Campus
Type of Camp: Day 
Ages: 10-14
Dates: June 18-22 (Video/Making Camp); June 25-29 (Video/Games Camp)
Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 
Forms Required: Proof of medical insurance
Cost: $200/week
Contact: Joshua Abboud, (626) 476-2204,

Wild Thyme Summer Cooking Camps
Wild Thyme is hosting its sixth annual summer cooking camps! Campers will cook, mix, knead, and engage in a hands-on kitchen studio with crafts, fun, fieldtrips, and much more! Choose from cupcake wars, master junior chef, farm to table, and cook like a food network star! Space is very limited with a maximum of 20 children per week. 
Location: 1060 Chinoe Rd., Ste. 108, Lexington, KY 40502
Type of Camp: Day 
Ages: 5-16
Dates: June 4-8/Ages 7+ (Cook Like a Food Network Star); June 11-15/Ages 8+ (Kentucky Proud Farm to Table); June 18-22/Ages 7+ (Around the World Featuring International Cuisine); June 25-29/Ages 7+ (Ultimate Baking Challenge); July 2-6 (closed July 4)/Ages 8+ (Master Junior Chef); July 9-13/Ages5-7 (Curious Chef's Science in the Kitchen/9am-1pm); July 16-20/Ages 7+ (Ultimate Baking Challenge); July 23-27/Ages 8+ (Master Junior Chef); July 30-Aug. 3/Ages 11+ (Restaurant Wars); Aug. 6-10/Ages 7+ (Road Trip USA--Foods from Across America!)
Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (extended hours available for an additional cost)
Forms Required: Consent of liability
Cost: $275-$345/week (ask about a UK discount)
Contact: Allison Davis, (859) 523-2665,

John Calipari Basketball Camps
Location: University of Kentucky
Type of Camp: Day and Overnight
Ages: 6 and up (age varies per camp)
Dates: Overnight/Commuter Camp (June 10-13; June 17-20); Father & Son Overnight/Commuter Camp (June 8-9; June 15-16; June 22-23)
Cost: $460/Overnight Camp ($360 commuter rate); $380/Overnight Father & Son Camp ($340 commuter rate)
Discount: 25% discount on Overnight/Commuter Camp for UK employees (must enter UK ID in the online registration form); no discount offered on the Father & Son Camp

Dr. Kim's World Taekwondo Camp
Our camp includes daily professional Taekwondo and self-defense instruction, obstacle, games, rock climbing, and weekly themes. Students also learn reading, math, Korean language and culture. Campers are required to bring a lunch with two snacks.   
Location: 3601 Palomar Centre Drive, Lexington, KY 40513
Type of Camp: Day
Ages: 5-14
Dates: June 4-8; June 11-15; June 18-22; June 25-29; July 9-13; July 16-20; July 23-27; July 30-August 3; August 6-10
Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (early drop-off and late pick-up are available)
Cost: $200/week ($225 after April 28); $20 discount for additional child(ren)
Discount: 10% discount
Forms Required: Completed physical exam; registration form 
Contact: Dr. Kim, (859) 296-0088,

Kentucky Horse Park Youth Riding Camp
Youth riders will spend all day at the Kentucky Horse Park with our instructors, learning the ins and outs of horses and horseback riding. Youth will learn the basics of stable management, horse care, horseback riding, and have a behind the scenes experience of the Kentucky Horse Park's daily shows and attractions. Please see additional deails online to register your child for the correct week of camp according to their age and experience level (2018 info coming soon!). 
Location: Kentucky Horse Park, 4089 Iron Works Parkway, Lexington, KY 40511
Type of Camp: Day
Ages: 8-16
Dates: June 4-8 (beginner level/ages 8-12); June 11-15 (beginner level/ages 13-16); June 18-22 (novice level/ages 8-12); June 25-29 (novice level/ages 13-16)
Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 
Forms Required: Immunization records; proof of health insurance
Cost: $275/week
Contact: Amanda Reardon, (859) 281-7991,

Lexington Christian Academy Sports Camps
Camps are offered for the following sports: boys and girls basketball, tennis, soccer, football, volleyball, golf, and cheer. 
Type of Camp: Day
Ages: Varies per camp
Dates: Varies per camp
Hours: Varies per camp
Cost: Varies per camp

Lexington Taekwondo & Jiu Jitsu Academy Summer Camp
This summer send your child to a camp, which will motivate them physically, stimulate them mentally and provide them with lots of laughs and entertainment. Whether you are a beginner or an advanced student, we welcome you to join us for the summer. Our camps teach valuable martial arts skills while doing a variety of other off-site activities such as swimming, bowling, gymnastics, and movie days. We also have a weekly on-site "Ninja Challenge" that encourages our students to master skills such as strength, coordination, and agility that will definitely bring out the campers' "inner ninja." We also offer camps for spring break and no-school days. 
Type of Camp: Day
Ages: 4-12
Dates: June 4 - August 9
Hours: 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. 
Cost: $55 enrollment fee; $175/week (with paid-in-full of 10 weeks, one free week is offered)
Discount: 10% discount
Forms Required: Birth certificate or child's proof of age
Programs for Those with Disabilities: Yes
Contact: Teresa Mohammed, (859) 684-0271,

Lexington Tennis Club Summer Sports Camps
Lexington Tennis Club offers full and half-day camps through the summer providing tennis and swimming daily. Each afternoon we will introduce a new sport to work on! We also offer early drop-off and late pick-up for a nominal fee. We utilize tennis to empower youth with the skills, values, and experiences they need to become responsible and successful in their day to day life. 
Location: 410 Redding Road, Lexington, KY 40517
Type of Camp: Day
Ages: 1st grade - age 14
Dates: May 30 - June 1; Weeks of June 4, June 11, June 18, and June 25; Weeks of July 9, July 16, July 23; August 1-3; Week of August 6
Hours: Half-Day/9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.; Full-Day/9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Early drop-off from 8:00am - 8:45am and late pick-up from 5:10pm - 5:45pm)
Cost: $85 (Half-Day 3 day camp); $100 (Half-Day 5 day camp); $119 (Full-Day 3 day camp); $196 (Full-Day 5 day camp)
Contact: Brooks Lundy, (859) 509-9707,

LEF Rock Climbing Camp  
LEF's climbing camps include climbing, climbing skill instruction, games, and teambuilding. Your child will learn about the sport of climbing under the close supervision of enthusiastic veteran instructors. 
Location: LEF Climbing Gym, 916 North Broadway, Lexington, KY 40505
Type of Camp: Day
Ages: 5-12
Dates/Hours: June 4-8, June 18-22, and July 9-13 (half-day only/9:00a.m. - 12:00pm or 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.); June 11-15, June 25-29, July 16-20 (full-day only/ 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.)
Cost: $145/half-day or $225/full-day
Discount: Campers can claim multiple discounts: 5% off early bird/sign up by May 1; 5% off if registering more than one child or one child for more than one camp; 5% off for UK employees)
Forms: Online registration (scroll down to Youth Sport Comp)
Contact: Jessi Reddick, (859) 523-0518,

Spindletop Hall AllSports Camps
The Spindletop Hall AllSports Camp is fun-filled with sports and activities. Taking advantage of Spindletop's facilities, four swimming pools, eight tennis courts, seven pickleball courts, basketball court, two chipping and putting greens and large open areas, numerous sports are introduced to children ages 6-13. Campers will enjoy basketball, soccer, tennis, pickleball, swimming, golf, crafts, archery, and other fun activities. There is always something new and fun happening at camp! Lunch along with morning and afternoon snacks are provided. All equipment such as tennis raquets are provided, although campers can bring their own. All campers should bring a bathing suit and towel and wear tennis shoes and comfortable clothes. 
Location: Spindletop Hall, 3414 Iron Works Pike, Lexington, KY 40511
Type of Camp: Day
Ages: 6-13
Dates: June 18-22; June 25-29; July 23-27; July 30-August 3
Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (extended hours available 8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. for additional fee)
Cost: $180/week (Spindletop members); $240/week (non-Spindletop members)
Contact: Jack Ebel,, (859) 351-9126

Spindletop Hall Counselor in Training Camp
The Counselor in Training Camp works in conjunction with the Spindletop Hall AllSports Camp. Young people ages 13-15 work with the campers along side more experienced counselors. This is a great opportunity for them to learn communication and leadership techniques in working with young people. Lunch along with morning and afternoon snacks are provided. All equipment such as tennis raquets are provided, although campers can bring their own. All campers should bring a bathing suit and towel and wear tennis shoes and comfortable clothes. 
Location: Spindletop Hall, 3414 Iron Works Pike, Lexington, KY 40511
Type of Camp: Day
Ages: 13-15
Dates: June 18-22; June 25-29; July 23-27; July 30-August 3
Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (extended hours available 8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. for additional fee)
Cost: $180/week (Spindletop members); $240/week (non-Spindletop members)
Contact: Jack Ebel,, (859) 351-9126

UK Elite Swim Camp and UK Swim Camp
At the UK Elite Swim Camp, swimmers will receive assessment of strokes, power, strength, and flexibility. Daily professional instruction by the UK varsity swim staff is included as well as two daily water sessions, dryland training, and educational lectures. At the UK Swim Camp, join our coaches and student athletes for a week of instruction, training, and fun! Each day will consist of water instruction and training, fun and games in and out of the pool. 
Location: Lancaster Aquatic Center, University of Kentucky Campus
Type of Camp: Day/Overnight
Ages: 8-18 (Elite Swim Camp); 6-18 (Swim Camp)
Dates: June 3-7 (Elite Swim Camp 1); June 7-8 (Starts & Turns); June 10-14 (Elite Swim Camp 2); June 14-15 (Starts & Turns); June 18-22 (Swim Camp)
Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 
Forms Required: Completed physical exam; online registration
Cost: $750 overnight/$650 commuter (Elite Swim Camp); $300 overnight/$200 commuter (Starts & Turns); $450 full-day/$350 half-day (Swim Camp)
Discount: $25 off half-day camp; $50 off full-day camp
Contact: Emily Lyden, (859) 257-7944,

UK Youth Soccer Camps

The UK Youth Day Camps bring together the idea of having fun and learning the different technical and tactical aspects of soccer. Day Camp is geared for the younger player looking to develop his or her skills at any level. We will focus on helping you develop in areas of the game like passing/receiving, finishing, dribbling, and defending. Campers will also get to play many small-sided games throughout the day. The full-day camp will include lunch and added summer activities along with additional soccer training. We hope to see you this summer for a fun and challenging week of soccer! 
Location: Bell Soccer Complex, 570 Wildcat Ct., Lexington, KY 40502 
Type of Camp: Day
Ages: 5-13 (day camp)
Dates: June 4-8; July 16-20
Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (full-day); 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (half-day)
Forms Required: Online registration
Cost: $400 (full-day); $230 (half-day) ($50 deposit required)

Location: Nutter Training Center, 720 Sports Center Dr., Lexington, KY 40506
Type of Camp: Night
Ages: 9-14
Dates: June 11-14
Hours: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Forms Required: Online registration
Cost: $225 ($50 deposit required)

Contact: Brian Bouhl, (859) 257-0001,

General Camps

4-H Camp (Fayette County) 
Campers will stay in cabins for four nights and will have the opportunity for fishing, canoeing, paddle boating, archery, riflery, hiking, volleyball, ga-ga ball, basketball, low ropes and high ropes challenge course and swimming. outh will make new friends and a lifetime of memories at 4-H Camp!
Location: J.M. Feltner 4-H Camp, London, Kentucky
Type of Camp: Overnight 
Ages: 9-14 (campers); 15-16 (counselors in training); and 17-18 (camp counselors)
Dates: July 30 - August 3
Forms Required: Birth Certificate or proof of child's age; immunization records; and completed physical exam
Cost: TBA
Contact: Kevin Lindsay, (859) 257-5582, or Chaquenta Smith,

Camp Curiosity at The Lexington School
At Camp Curiosity, we embrace The Lexington School's mission and philosophy, providing a supportive atmosphere to nurture your child's social, physical, and mental growth. Camp Curiosity's encouraging setting allows children to feel comfortable to take risks, overcome obstacles, and develop a new confidence along the way. Best of all, we have fun outside the four walls of a traditional classroom setting! With a sprawling 40 acre campus, including a creek, woods, and athletic fields in our own backyard, we are ready to have a great summer indoors and out!
Location: 2020 Georgian Way, Lexington, KY 40504
Type of Camp: Day
Ages: 3-13
Dates: June 4-8; June 11-15; June 18-22; June 25-29; July 9-13; July 16-20
Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (extended hours 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. available for an additional fee)
Cost: $155/week (pre-school or lower school half-day); $265/week (pre-school full-day); $310/week (lower school full-day)
Contact: Virginia Daugherty, (859) 278-0501 ext. 1208,

Canoe Kentucky 
We offer one of the premier camp programs in the state of Kentucky. We have worked diligently for more than 37 years acquiring, building, training, and overall developing the best camp team, as well as a significant amount of experience in the Kentucky outdoors. For these reasons, our camps are the place to send your kids for outdoor fun this summer! And new for the 2018 season we have these themed camps: Frontier, Homeschool and Give Back. Transportation will be provided from Lexington for an additional fee. Click on the camp links below for more info and here for a flyer. 
Location: Frankfort and Lexington and additional areas of Kentucky
Type of Camp: Day and Overnight
Frankfort Adventure Camps: Ages 5-15 (weeks of June 4 and July 9); Ages 7-15 (weeks of June 11, June 25, July 16, and July 30) (These camps run from 9am - 5pm, Monday - Friday.)
Themed Camps (Frontiers, Level Up, and Build-A-Boat): Ages 9-16; Frontiers (week of June 18); Level Up (week of July 9); Build-A-Boat (week of July 23) 
Outside the Box! (Give Back Camp and Homeschool Camp): Ages 5-16; Give Back Camp (week of August 6); Homeschool Camp (week of August 13)
Cost: Click on camp links above for pricing info
Discount: $25 off if registered before May 1
Forms Required: Birth Certificate or child's proof of age; medical history
Contact: Chris Howard, (502) 227-4492,

Community Montessori School Summer Camp  
Community Montessori School offers a summer camp program for toddler, primary, and elementary children. Daily activities explore the natural environment and include a wide variety of learning opportunities designed to stimulate creativity, stir the imagination, and foster new friendships. Our summer program is open to primary and elementary children from both the CMS and the local community. The toddler program is reserved for CMS students. 
Location: 725 Stone Road, Lexington, KY 40503
Type of Camp: Day
Ages: Toddler - Elementary
Dates: June 11 - August 3 (closed week of July 4)
Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. (extended care available as needed till 5:00 p.m.); 8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. (half-day)
Cost: CMS students - $250/full-day ($30 for extended) care or $150/half-day; Non-CMS students - $280/full-day ($50 for extended care) or $180/half-day
Forms Required: Registration form
Contact: Erin Stevenson, PhD, MSW, (859) 277-1169,

Junior Master Gardener Camp at The UK Arboretum
Join The Arboretum for a fun-filled hands-on gardening camp! We will use The Arboretum as a living learning lab exploring topics such as plant growth, soil, water, and more!
Location: UK Arboretum, 500 Alumni Drive, Lexington, KY 40503
Type of Camp: Day
Ages: 8-12
Dates: June 11-15; July 30-August 3
Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Cost: $150/week ($130 for Friends of The Arboretum)
Contact: Jackie Gallimore, (859) 257-9339,

Kentucky Military Teen Adventure Camps (2018 Information Coming Soon!)
Ready for the experience of a LIFETIME? The University of Kentucky Family and Consumer Sciences Extension is once again offering FREE camps for military parents and their children, ages 14-18, to attend together! These high-octane, high-adventure experiences wil provide a variety of exciting challenges for military parents and their teenage children. Parents/teens will work as a team and with other military families as they experience adrenaline-pumping challenges during the day and gatherings with good food, other families, and campfire programs at night. These camps offer opportunities for parents and teens to reconnect with each other and build teamwork skills together while they participate in an adventure they will remember for the rest of their lives!
Locations: Big South Fork Whitewater Canoeing Expedition, Stearns, KY; New River Whitewater Rafting and Adventures, Ace Adventure Resort, WV; Life Adventure Center Extreme Quest, Versailles, KY; Ocoee Whitewater Rafting and Outdoor Adventure, Ocoee, TN; and Red River Gorge Vertical Adventure, Campton, KY
Type of Camp: Overnight
Ages: 14-18
Dates: Coming soon!
Cost: Free. (Once  applicants are notified, a $30 non-refundable confirmation fee for each participant is due before they will be confirmed. This fee will hold your registration spot at the camp and will be used to have t-shirts and photos made for each camp participant.)
Forms Required: Insurance forms and camp registration form
Contact: Tyrone Atkinson, (859) 218-1546,; Jan Childers, (859) 257-3019,; Kerri Ashurst, (859) 257-3032,

Lexington Parks & Recreation 
Lexington Parks & Recreation offers a large variety of camps including neighborhood camps, swimming, tennis, art, dance, equestrian, adventure, and therapeutic recreation. Click on link(s) below for info about each camp. Registration will be available online (typically opens the third week of April), but you will need to set up your account prior to registration. Please contact to set up your account. Many of the camps sell out within an hour of registration going live. Click here for detailed information about this year's camps. 
Location: Various parks, schools, and community centers in Fayette County
Type of Camp: Day
Dates, Ages, Hours and Cost: 
Artkids: Ages 7-12; 7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. - $100/session (July 9-13; July 16-27; July 23-27; and July 30-Aug.3/Campers may register for one session only.)
Camp Kearney: Ages 6-12; 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. - $100/session (June 11-15; June 18-22; June 25-29; July 9-13; July 16-20; July 23-27; July 30-Aug. 3/Campers may register for one session only.)
Community Center Camps - Castlewood and Kenwick: Ages 6-12; 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. - $100/session (June 4-8; June 11-15; June 18-22; June 25-29; July 2-6 (no camp July 4); July 9-13; July 16-20; July 23-27; July 30-Aug.3)
Golf, Swim, and Activities Camp: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. - $150/session (June 11-15; July 23-27)
Junior Golf Camp: Ages 7-16; 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Free to first 60 (June 9-10)
Kiddie Kapers Dance Camp: Ages 7-15; 7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. - $100/session (June 11-15; June 18-22; June 25-29)
Kiddie Kapers Dance Babies Camp: Ages 3-6; 8:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - $50/session (June 11-15; June 18-22; June 25-29) 
Masterson Station Park Equestrian Camp: Ages 10-13; 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. - $125/session (June 11-15; June 18-22; June 25-29; July 9-13; July 16-20; July 23-27)
Outdoor Adventure Camps: Ages 13-16; 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. - $175/session (June 18-29; July 16-27)
Tennis and Swim Camp: Ages 6-14; 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. - $125/session (June 4-15; June 18-29; July 2-13 (no camp July 4); July 16-27)
ESP Summer Fun Camp: Grades K-5 (must have attended kindergarten); 7:15 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. - $110/week (multiple child discounts available)
REAL Summer Fun Camp: Will operate for 8 weeks; Ages 6th grade-14 years; 7:15 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. - $110/week (multiple child discounts available)
Therapeutic Recreation Fun Camps: Ages 5-Adults; 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Daytrippers 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.) - $100/session (June 11-15; June 18-22; June 25-29; July 2-6 (Daytrippers ONLY and no camp July 4); July 9-13; July 16-20; July 23-27 (Castlewood and Woodland ONLY)
Forms Required: Birth Certificate or child's proof of age
Contact: Michelle Franzetti, (859) 288-2927,

Life Adventure Center  
Give your child the summer of a lifetime! Our action packed days  begin with team-building games followed by equestrian activities. Afternoons alternate between challenge course (climbing walls, zip lines, etc.), archery, swimming, canoeing, and other outdoor adventures. We encourage some "down time" each day through art, meditative labyrinth, and other mindfulness activities. Guided by highly trained, certified staff, our camp offers SO much more than just fun recreation (but we DO have a ton of fun!). We build confidence, communication, and leadership skills in a welcome, safe, supportive community. We build skills for LIFE! ACA acredited. Click here for flyer. 
Location: 570 Milner Road, Versailles, KY
Type of Camp: Day 
Ages: 8-12 (co-ed)
Dates: June 4-8 and July 9-13
Hours: 8:45 a.m. - 5 p.m. (drop off available at 7:45 a.m. and pick up at 6:00 p.m.)
Cost: $450/week
Discount: 10% discount
Forms Required: Application; immunization records; completed physical exam
Contact: Kathy "Kat" Miller, (859) 873-3271,

Pepperhill Farm Day Camp   
Experience the excitement of camp - an exceptional place for fun and adventure! 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 natural surroundings of Pepperhill. Experience success and acceptance by being committed to fellow campers, some of whom will become lifelong friends! Campers make lasting memories by participating in campouts, special event days, fishing days, and other fun outdoor activities. Each campout has a special theme with planned activities, and it is a parent's night out!
Location: 1127 Baker Lane, Nicholasville, KY 40356 (Campers receive round-trip transportation from your selected point of pick-up in Lexington, except Kinder Campers. Transportation for Kinder Campers is from the pre-school to the camp.)
Type of Camp: Day 
Ages: 2-5 (Kinder Camp); Kindergarten - 8 years old(Junior Camp); 9-11 (Senior Camp); 12-14 (Grad Camp)
Dates: May 29 - August 10
Hours: 7:15 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. (Kinder Camp); 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m./extended hours (7:15 a.m. - 5:45 p.m. (Junior, Senior and Grad Camps)
Cost: $75 registration fee per child; $210/week (ages 2-11); sliding tuition scale for Grad Camp
Discount: 5% discount
Forms Required: Immunization records; registration and other forms available here
Contact: Dana Mahan, (859) 277-6813, or

Summer @ Sayre
Sayre is revamping its summer programs. More information coming soon!

YMCA of Central Kentucky Summer Day Camp
Summer 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. 
Locations: Lexington and Georgetown 
Type of Camp: Day 
Ages: 5-12 for Day Camps (must have completed kindergarten); 3-5 for Preschool Camps (offered at C.M. Gatton Beaumont YMCA and Whitaker Family YMCA)
Dates: June 4-8; June 11-15; June 18-22; June 25-29; July 2-6; July 9-13; July 16-20; July 23-27; July 30-Aug. 3; Aug. 6-10
Hours: 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. 
Cost: Fayette County and Bar-Y Day Camps - $150/member or $175/non-member ; Scott County Day Camps - $150; Horseback Camp (Scott County) - $225; Lego Camp (Scott County) - $200; Preschool Camps - $200/member or $225/non-member 
Forms Required: Immunization records; registration form (2018 form coming soon)
Contact: Jessica Berry,


Religious Emphasis Camps

Aldersgate Camp & Retreat Center  
Aldersgate Camp & Retreat Center, located about an hour southeast of Lexington, Kentucky, in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, has been exciting and empowering campers of all ages for 55 years! Join us during June and July for a thrilling adventure full of activities like zip-line, horses, sports, music, campfires, Bible study, hay rides, art, swimming, fun, friends, memories, and so much more! Camps include half-week and full-week sessions with something for everyone, including grandparents! Scholarships are available. Welcome home to where faith meets the mountains!
Location: 125 Aldersgate Camp Road, Ravenna, Kentucky 40472
Type of Camp: Overnight
Ages: Kindergarten - College Freshman
Dates: June 4 - July 14 (find specific camp dates here)
Cost: $139 - $492 (depending on camp; find specific camp costs here)
Forms Required: Immunization records; completed physica exam; online registration form 
Contact: Amanda Bonner, (606) 723-5078,

Blue Grass Christian Camp 
Blue Grass Christian Camp offers day and overnight camps at a beautiful 40 acre camp facility. All camps are Christian based and offer a range of exciting opportunities at our zip line, swimming pool, creek and numerous other outdoor and indoor activities. Highly qualified and compassionate and nurturing summer staff lead campers through a whirlwind of activities with games, themed parties, crafts, competitions, and much more. 
Location: 7463 Athens Boonesboro Road, Lexington, KY 40509
Type of Camp: Day and Overnight
Ages, Hours and Cost: 
Power Kids Day Camp: Ages 5-9; 8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. - $150/week ($170/week starting May 1)
7/11 Camp: Ages 7-11; Overnight; July 8-13; July 15-20; July 22-27; July 29-Aug.3 - $340/week ($360 starting May 1)
BGNative: Grades 6-8; Overnight: June 3-7 - $280/week ($300 starting May 1)
Tribal Camp: Grades 6-8; June 17-22 and June 24-29 - $360/week ($380 starting May 1)
Reverse Camp: Grades 9-12; June 10-15 - $200/week ($220 starting May 1)
Camp Access: All ages (special needs); June 12-15 - $175/week
Forms Required: Online registration
Contact: Michael Fann, (859) 263-5239,

Camp Shalom 
Camp Shalom is the only Jewish summer day camp in the central Kentucky area. Our 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. Activities are geared to encourage unity, fun, and learning. Each day is filled with arts and crafts, sports, music, water play, storytelling, games, teva (nature), and other special projects. Judaism is woven throughout the program which, among other Jewish concepts, focuses on three main ideas: Torah (Jewish text); Avodah (work); and Gemilut Chasidim (acts of loving kindness). Campers entering grades 2 through 6 also have the option to add an extra mini-overnight session week in August! This was a big hit last year, and we are excited to do it again. New this year is a field trip day once each week. We’ll take the kids out for a day of fun rather than going to the Camp Shawano site.
Location: 3775 Newman Road, Lexington, KY
Type of Camp: Day and Overnight (mini session option)
Ages: 4-14 (rising Pre-K  to 8th grade)/Day Camp; Rising Grades 2-6 (overnight mini session)
Dates: July 23-27 (Day Camp Session 1); July 30-August 3 (Day Camp Session 2); August 6-10 (overnight mini-session)
Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.(bus leaves town at 8:30 a.m. and returns at 3:45 p.m.) (extended hours available till 5:45 p.m., Mon.-Thurs. if at least 8 campers are registered)
Cost: $229/week by April 15 ($249 after April 15); $350/overnight (scholarships are available)
Discount: 10% discount
Forms Required: Completed physical exam; 
Contact: Tamara Ohayon, (859) 268-0672,

Christian Academy of the Bluegrass Summer Camp 
Spend the week with Christian Academy of the Bluegrass as we learn about Biblical "Heros" through the arts, sports, and science!
Location: 549 Parkside Drive, Lexington, KY 40505 (near I-75 Exit 113/Paris Pike)
Type of Camp: Day
Ages: K-5th grade
Dates: June 4-July 8
Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Early drop-off/late pick-up available 7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.)
Cost: $100/week plus $50 registration fee
Discount: $15 discount on registration fee through May 15
Contact: Tammy Lewis,

Lexington Christian Academy's Summer Adventure
LCA's Summer Adventure is a fun and exciting experience, and we invite you to join us for a jam-packed, adventure-filled, ministry-led summer camp! Open to all children in the community, our camp will offer exciting themes each week that campers will explore through science, art, music, and so much more. The camp staff is comprised of a wonderful group of Christian role models who will encourage your children to be their best all summer. 
Location: LCA Campus at Immanuel Baptist Church, 3100 Tates Creek Rd., Lexington, KY 40503
Type of Camp: Day
Dates:  June 4 - August 3
Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Cost: $205/week; $45 single day rate
Contact: Megan Filburn,

The Cathedral Domain  
Come and enjoy summer camp at The Cathedral Domain, a ministry of The Episcopal Dioceseof Lexington for more than 100 years! We are an American Camp Association accredited camp, meeting more than 300 standards for site, operations, program design, facilities, health, and safety. The camp, located in the Red River Gorge area of Kentucky, offers traditional adventure program and environmental education camps at our 800 acre center. You are invited to attend our spring open house and gathering on April 18, or visit the camp anytime this spring to look around. 
Location: 800 Highway 1746, Irvine, KY 40336-8701
Type of Camp: Overnight
Ages and Dates:  June 10-16 (Co-Ed Senior High Conference/Grades 9-12); June 17-20 (Co-Ed Mini Camp 1/Grades 1-2); June 20-23 (Co-Ed Mini Camp 2/Grades 1-2); June 24-30 (Co-Ed Junior High Conference/Grades 7-8); July 1-7 (Girls Camp 1/Grades 3-4); July 8-14 (Girls Camp 2/Grades 5-6); July 15-21 (Boys Camp 1/Grades 3-4); July 15-21 (Boys Camp 2/Grades 5-6); July 22-28 (Co-Ed Adventure Camp/Grades 7-12) October 19-21 (Camp Indian Summer/21 years+)
Cost: $195-$280 (Mini Camp); $395-$545 (Full Week); View tiered pricing information here.
Discount: 10% discount
Forms Required: Completed physical exam; Camp brochure and all forms available here.
Contact: Andy Sigmon,

Nutri Studio Wellness Day Camp for Girls 
Join Nutri Studio this summer for a large helping of fun and holistic nutrition - body, mind, and soul. The one week interactive and informative day camp program is designed to encourage and coach teen girls (13-17) in their general  well-being and provides education for healthy eating habits and a wellness lifestyle that will support them into thriving adulthood. The course is also seasoned with Biblical teachings for meeting life's challenges with courage, confidence and grace.
Location: Jazzercise Classroom, Hartland Shopping Center, 4750 Hartland Pkwy., #190
Type of Camp: Day
Ages: 13-17
Dates: Weeks of June 4, June 18, July 9 and July 23


Blue Grass Christian Camp - Camp Access  
Camp Access is the joint effort of Blue Grass Christian Camp and Access Ministries of Southland Christian Church. During this jam-packed week, we offer the full camp experience to our campers with special needs. All campers are paired with buddies who help with games and activities and provide a source of friendship and encouragement throughout the week. 
Location: 7463 Athens Boonesboro Road, Lexington, KY 40509
Type of Camp: Overnight
Ages: All ages
Dates: June 12-15
Cost: $175/week
Contact: Michael Fann, (859) 263-5239,

Bluegrass HorseAbility
Bluegrass HorseAbility is a specialized summer program providing children with special needs the opportunity to have summer fun! The program features enriched learning experiences with horses under the supervision of staff who are trained and specialized in teaching children with disabilities. 
Location: Kentucky Horse Park, Central KY Riding for Hope Building, 4089 Iron Works Parkway, Lexington, KY 40511
Type of Camp: Day
Ages: Kindergarten - High School
Dates: June 4 - August 3
Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Cost: $250 week (limited scholarship funding available)
Forms Required: Immunization records; completed physical exam
Contact: Jenny Wurzback,

Camp Horsin' Around - Anything Is Possible Camp  
Camp Horsin' Around supports organized groups to provide an outdoor camp adventure for children whose health is compromised or who have special needs. Even though we target organized groups, we hold our own camp, "Anything is Possible," for those campers who are not involved in an organized group. This is a week where every camper can experience an outdoor adventure barrier free! The application deadline is May 1. Notification for accepted campers will be May 15. Also, we are accepting volunteers as well as summer staff for "Anything is Possible." If interested, e-mail or call (859) 332-0001. 
Location: 1159 Claunch Road, Perryville, KY 
Type of Camp: Overnight
Ages: 6-14
Dates: June 3-6
Cost: Scholarships may be available. 
Forms Required: Immunization records; registration form 
Contact: Evan Sams, (859) 332-0001,

Lexington Parks & Recreation - Therapeutic Recreation Fun Camps
The Therapeutic Recreation Fun Camps are designed for individuals, ages 5 to adult, who have disabilities. Registration will be available online (typically opens the third week of April), but you will need to set up your account prior to registration. Please contact to set up your account. Many of the camps sell out within an hour of registration going live. Click here for detailed information about this year's camps. 
Type of Camp: Day
Ages and Locations: 5-12 (Castlewood Park Camp); 13-21 (Woodland Park Camp); 22+ (Daytrippers at Dunbar Center)
Dates: June 11-15; June 18-22; June 25-29; July 2-6 (Daytrippers only and no camp on July 4); July 9-13; July 16-20; July 23-27 (Castlewood and Woodland only)
Cost: $100/session (limited number of scholarships are available for each camp)
Forms Required: Birth Certificate or child's proof of age
Contact: Michelle Franzetti, (859) 288-2927,

Wellness Music Therapy Center - Summer Music Therapy Groups
Wellness Music Therapy Center is excited to offer music therapy groups for special needs again this summer! We will be working on social, emotional, and communication goals, all while having FUN through music with peers. Activities include playing instruments, singing, musical games, and more! All groups are led by a board-certified music therapist. Groups meet weekly for 45 minutes for a total of 8 weeks. 
Type of Camp: Day
Ages: 2-18
Dates: June 8 - July 30
Hours: Monday/9am-9:45am (Ages 2-4); Monday/10am-10:45am (Ages 9-12); Friday/9am-9:45am (Ages 13-17); Friday/10am-10:45am (Ages 18 & up)
Cost: $165 per 8-week camp (eight 45 minute sessions); limited scholarship funding available
Forms Required: Online registration form
Contact: Amber Colliver, (859) 287-4111,

Disclaimer: This summer camps fair is provided for informational purposes and does not constitute a recommendation or endorsement by UK Human Resources Work-Life or the University of Kentucky.