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Planning for child care? Consider summer camps and special programs

UK does not endorse any of these camps or special programs. We provide these listings to support parents with up-to-date information on participating camps to assist with child care planning.

Awesome Inc. U - Week of Code Summer Camp

Location: Awesome Inc.
348 E Main St.
Lexington, Ky 40507
Cost: $449 early bird
$549 general admission
Scholarships available
20% off for siblings. Extended early-bird pricing for attendees from UK.
Ages 9-17
June 7-10
July 12-15
8 a.m. - 12 p. m. (7 a.m. drop off)
1 p.m. - 5 p.m. (12 p.m. drop off)
https://www.awesomeinc.org/weekofcode

Camp Co-op

Location: 3564 Clays Mill Rd
Cost: $120 per session for 4 mornings
$220 per session for 8 afternoons
Ages 3-8
June 7-17
June 21-July 1
July 5-15
9 a.m. - 12 p.m. or 1 - 4 p.m.
https://coopschool.org

Camp Curiosity

Location: 1050 Lane Allen Road
Lexington, Ky 40504
Cost:
Monday-Friday $275 a week
Lunch Bunch $25 a week
Stay 'n Play $225 a week

Age 3 through rising 1st grade
Weekly sessions from June 7 - July 16
Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. - noon
Lunch Bunch is from noon - 1 p.m.
Stay 'n Play is from noon - 4 p.m.

campcuriosity.org

Camp Livingston

Location: Camp Livingston
4998 Nell Lee Road
Bennington, IN 47011
Cost:
Mini Session 1 or 2: $2500
Full Session 1 or 2: $4750
(scholarships and grants are available)

Lexington families can receive $1500 off the full session, in addition to first year camping grants of $1000 or $700 off.
Rising 2nd grade-rising 12th grade
Mini Session 1: June 9-20
Session 1: June 9-July 4
Mini Session 2: July 7-18
Session 2: July 7-August 1

Overnight
https://www.camplivingston.com/

Camp Redwood

Location: 166 Crestwood Dr.
Lexington, KY 40503
Cost:
Varies depending on option/week
Half Day: $180-$195
Full Day: $230-$245
Full Day Plus: $260-$275
Specialty Camps: $280-$310

Rising preschool through rising 6th grade
There is one specialty camp for middle school students

Monday-Friday
June 7-July 31 (No camp on July 5)
7:30 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
https://www.redwoodcoop.com/extended-day-programs/camp-redwood/

ChemCamp - UK Summer STEM Experiences

Location: Drop off and pick up at Jacobs Science Building
Cost: $280 (financial assistance is available)
Incoming grades 9 - 12 (Fall 2021)
June 14 - 17, 2021
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Extended day between 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. is available.

https://education.uky.edu/stem/camp/

Cincinnati Reds Baseball/Softball Camp

Location:
Lexington Christian Academy
450 W Reynolds Road
Lexington, KY 40503

Cost: $395
Boys and Girls ages 6-14
Monday - Friday: July 12-16
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
www.reds.com/camps

Circle Play Forest School

Location:
Leslie Morris Park at Fort Hill
400 Clifton Ave
Frankfort, KY 40601

Cost: $90 (includes $10 supply fee), plus $15 registration fee
Ages 3-8
June 7-11
9:00 a.m. - Noon
https://www.frankfortballet.com/summer-camps

Circus Camp

Location: 340 St Clair St.
Frankfort, KY 40601
Cost: $90 (includes $10 supply fee), plus a $15 registration fee
Ages 5 and up
June 28- July 2
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
https://www.frankfortballet.com/summer-camps

Cut & Paste Craft Studio Camps

Location: 220 Ruccio Way, Ste. 180
Cost: $40-180
Ages 5 & up
May 25 - August 9
Week-long camps are from 9 a.m. to noon each day. One-day camps are from 1-4 p.m.

www.cutandpastecraftstudio.com/camps/

Dr. Kim's Taekwondo

Location: 3601 Palomar Centre Drive
Lexington, KY 40513
Cost: $250 per week
Ages 4-13
May 31-July 30
Early drop off: 8 - 9 a.m.
Camp: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Late pick up: 4 - 5 p.m.

tigerkimtkd.com

Fairy Ballet Day Camp

Location: 340 St Clair St.
Frankfort, KY 40601
Cost: $90 (includes $10 supply fee), plus a $15 registration fee
Ages 3-8
July 12-16
9:00 a.m. - Noon
https://www.frankfortballet.com/summer-camps

FSB Summer Intensive Camp

Location: 340 St Clair St.
Frankfort, KY 40601
Cost:
Full day: $195 for the week
Half day: contemporary or ballet $100 for full week
One day: $50/day

Ages 9 and up
July 26-30
Full day: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Half day: 9:00 a.m. - Noon or 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

https://www.frankfortballet.com/summer-camps

I AM 3RD All Sports Camp

Location: Centenary Church
2800 Tates Creek Road
Lexington, KY 40502
Cost: $250
20% off for UK employees
Ages 6-13
June 7-11
August 2-6
Early drop off: 8:00 a.m.
Camp starts: 8:30 a.m.
Pick up: 4:30 p.m.
Late pick up: 5:00 p.m.

https://www.iam3rd.org/camps-and-clinics/

Lexington Christian Academy Summer Camp

Location: 3100 Tates Creek Rd
Lexington, KY 40515
Cost: $45/day
$210/week
$65 non-refundable registration fee per child
Preschool to 5th grade
June 1 - July 30
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Preschool: 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
K - 5th GradeL 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

 

Lexington Tennis Club Tennis Camp

Location: 410 Redding Rd
Lexington, KY
Cost: $150 weekly
Ages 6-10
Weekly beginning June 7
9am- 1pm
(early drop off is 8-8:45 a.m. daily for an additional fee)
www.ltctennis.com

Life Adventure Camp

Location: 570 Milner Road
Versailles, KY 40383
Cost: $425/week. Includes all activities, daily lunch and snacks.
10% off for UK employees. Limited, need-based financial aid is available.
Ages 8-12
Session 1: June 8-12 - SOLD OUT!
Session 2: June 14-18
8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. daily
Early drop off available after 7:30 a.m.
Late pick up available before 6 p.m.

www.lifeadventurecenter.org

Living Arts & Science Center Summer Camps

Location:
The Living Arts & Science Center
362 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Lexington, KY 40508

Cost:
Half day camps: $160
Full day camps: $350
Sibling and member discount available
Scholarships available

Ages 5-18
June 1 - August 6
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Drop off from 8:45-9:00 a.m.
Pick up from 3:45-4:15 p.m.

lasclex.org

Sullivan University Camps

Location: Sullivan University
3101 Bardstown Road
Louisville, KY 40205
Cost:
Medical Camp - $450
Culinary Camp - $850
Baking & Pastry Camp-$850
Pharmacy Day Camp - $100 (no discount for pharmacy camp)
**Receive a $100 discount if register now through May 31 for Medical, Culinary and Baking and Pastry camps only

Current high school students
June 13-18, 2021 (Medical, Baking and Pastry and Culinary Overnight Camps)

July 26-30, 2021 (Pharmacy Day Camp for commuters only)

For Medical, Culinary and Baking and Pastry, arrival is approximately dinner time on Sunday, June 13 and dismissal is approximately early afternoon on Friday, June 18 in Louisville.

Pharmacy Day Camp is July 26-30 and is commuter only

https://www.sullivan.edu/summercamp

Summer Leadership Experience Camp

Location:
University of Kentucky
Human Development Institute
Summer Leadership Experience Camp
126 Minerals Industries Building
Lexington KY 40506

Cost:
This camp is sponsored by the Kentucky Office of Vocational Rehabilitation. There is a camp registration fee of $50, which can be paid by check and sent to the Human Development Institute. The camp fee cannot be paid online while doing the registration. The check should be mailed before the deadline of June 11. Families can ask for a waiver.

Campers will be Kentucky high school students with disabilities who are between the ages of 14-21. Priority acceptance will be given to students with articulated plans to continue their education beyond high school. Apply online. Applicants will be asked to provide a letter of recommendation from a high school teacher or counselor, or a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor stating why the camp is a good fit for the student. The letter of recommendation can be attached to the online application or emailed to the camp director at a later date. Please email the recommendation letter no later than the registration deadline of June 11.

July 7-10
Campers can be dropped off on the UK campus on Wednesday, July 7 in the evening after 5 p.m. and picked up on Saturday, July 10 at noon.

https://uky.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0uru7jWtBQBD1b0

The Academy - Lexington

Location: NEW ADDRESS:
949 National Avenue, Suite #165
Cost: Please contact the camp for pricing.
Please contact the camp for pricing.
Ages 4-12
Week One: May 19-21
Week Two: May 24-28
Week Three: June 1-4 (4-day week)
Week Four: June 7-11
Week Five: June 14-18
Week Six: June 21-25
Week Seven: June 28-July 2
Week Eight: July 6-9 (4-day week)
Week Nine: July 12-16
Week Ten: July 19-23
Week Eleven: July 26-30
Week Twelve: Aug 2-6

8am-6pm
http://www.theacademylex.com/summer-camps.html

The Cathedral Domain

Location: 830 Highway 1746
Irvine, KY 40336
Cost: $515
5% discount
After 1st grade through high school graduates
June 13 - July 31

cathedraldomain.org

UK Sweetheart Majorette Summer Camp

Location: Shively Field
720 Sports Center Dr.
Lexington, KY 40506
Cost:
Free for residents of Fayette and surrounding counties. Must bring your own baton.

Free!
Ages 5-18
Saturday, June 5
11:30 a.m. registration
Noon-5 p.m. camp
5 p.m. parent show
https://sites.google.com/view/uk-majorette-camp/home

UK's Club at Spindletop Hall AllSports Camp

Location: Spindletop Hall
3414 Ironworks Pike
Lexington, KY 40411
Cost:
Members of Spindletop: $195 for one week
Non Members: $255 for one week
Early drop off: $15 for first child $10 for each additional in the family for the week
Late pick up: $15 for the first child $10 for each additional child in the family for the week

Ages 6-13
June 21-25
June 28-July 2
July 19-23
July 26-30
August 2-6

Camp hours: 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Early drop off: 8:00 a.m.
Late pick up until 5:30 p.m.

http://www.spindletophall.org/allsports-camp

Wildcat Baseball School

Location: Kentucky Proud Park
510 Wildcat Ct.
Cost: $199
20% off for UK Employees $20 off for siblings
Rising 1st graders through 7th grade
Session 1: June 14-17
Session 2: June 21-24
Session 3: July 12-15
Session 4: July 19-22

8:30 am - 11:30 am
Half-day is the only option
https://ukathletics.com/news/2021/5/6/wildcat-summer-baseball-school.aspx

Winnie the Pooh Kids

Location: Arts Place
161 N. Mill Street
Lexington, KY
Cost: Full day $275
Half day $150

Ages 3-5 (PreK/K Half Days)
Ages 6-12 (Full Days)
July 5-10
Full day (Ages 6-12) 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Half day (Ages 3-5) 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

innovationarts.org

Xanadu Jr.

Location: Arts Place
161 N. Mill Street
Lexington, KY
Cost: $450 for 2-week camp
Ages 10-18
July 12-16 and July 19-25
9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
innovationarts.org

YMCA of Central Kentucky

Location:
Summer Day Camps:
C.M. Gatton Beaumont YMCA - 3251 Beaumont Centre Circle, Lexington, KY 40513
North Lexington Family YMCA - 381 W. Loudon Avenue, Lexington, KY 40508
Whitaker Family YMCA - 2681 Old Rosebud Road, Lexington, KY 40509
University of Kentucky - 1530 Nicholasville Road, Lexington, KY 40503
Brenda Cowan Elementary - 4801 Athens Boonesboro Road, Lexington, KY 40509

Outdoor Adventure Camp:
Bar Y - 5757 Versailles Road, Versailles, KY 40510

Cost:
Summer Day Camp:
Member: $150 per week, Non-Member: $175 per week
Deposit: $10
Registration Fee: $35

Bar Y Outdoor Adventure Camp:
Member: $125 per session, Non-Member: $150 per session
Deposit: $10
Registration Fee: $35

Summer Day Camp: ages 5-12
Bar Y Outdoor Adventure Camp: ages 7-12
Summer Day Camps:
Week 1: June 1-4
Week 2: June 7-11
Week 3: June 14-18
Week 4: June 21-25
Week 5: June 28-July 2
Week 6: July 5-9
Week 7: July 12-16
Week 8: July 19-23
Week 9: July 26-30
Week 10: August 2-6

Bar Y Outdoor Adventure Camp:
Session 1: June 7-10
Session 2: June 14-17
Session 3: June 21-24
Session 4: June 28-July 1
Session 5: July 12-15
Session 6: July 19-22
Session 7: July 26-29

Summer Day Camps: Monday-Friday, 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Bar Y Outdoor Adventure Camp: Monday-Thursday, 7:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

https://www.ymcacky.org/camp

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