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Summer is coming soon

We've compiled a list of local resources to help you find in-person and virtual summer camps. All information will be subject to change according to COVID-19 restrictions, so we encourage you to contact the camps individually for the most up-to-date information. You can visit our current list here, view our 2021 camp booklet or check out the camp schedule. If you're curious about other camps which were featured in the past, please reference the 2020 booklet. If you want to list a summer camp on our website, email for more information.

You have access to our community of child care providers only available to University of Kentucky employees and students through Big Blue Family Care.

Additionally we maintain an up-to-date list of child care centers and community programs, the Little Cats Guide for new parents, educational materials and exclusive discounts for UK parents.

New parents

Congratulations! To have a smooth transition with benefits and leave time following the birth, adoption or guardianship/placement of your child, here's what you need to know.

Overview of parental leave and UK benefits
Family and Medical Leave process
Little Cats Guide
Breastfeeding and lactation support
Pregnancy-related accommodations

Planning for child care

Hire a student for occasional caregiving needs or browse child care centers near campus or your home—possibly even with an employee discount.

Big Blue Family Care
List of local child care centers and programs

Child care centers and programs

UK does not endorse any of the child care providers in this list. We provide them to support parents in their efforts to manage their child care needs.

Jessamine County Public Schools

Nicholasville, KY


Kell Academy

Child care center in Lexington.

Child care center


Nanny agency offering part and full-time placements as well as temporary help to families in the Lexington, Louisville, and Madison County areas.

Little Ones Learning Center

Child care center in Lexington.

Child care center

Madison County Public Schools

Richmond, KY


Martial Arts USA

Offers non-traditional instructor day camp

Day camp

Newton's Attic

Camps focused on science and engineering through exciting, hands-on projects and classes.

'No school' day camp

Scott County Public Schools

Georgetown, KY



In-home child care and virtual babysitting

In-home care

Smart Beez Learning Center and Child Care

Child care center in Lexington

Child care center

The Academy Gymnastics

Day camp with non-traditional instruction with daily vs weekly rates

Community program

The Lexington Dance Factory "Dist-Dance" Learning Lab

Day Camp

The Little Gym of Lexington

Offers day camp

Community program

The Living Arts & Science Center

Offers several day camps throughout the year, as well as after school, evening, weekend and virtual classes.

Community program

Transylvania University Basketball

Day camps with a range of basketball instruction, games and prizes.

Community program

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We list local child care centers, community programs offering solutions for 'no school' days and summer and other child care resources. Contact us to be listed.



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