Find a great camp for your child this summer! Our 2016 summer camp listings are presented with enhanced listings first in alphabetical order followed by regular listings. Does your camp belong on this page? Contact 502.327.8855 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Updated for summer 2016
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Handwriting Camp: Does your child need help with pre-writing skills or improving writing legibility? Taught by skilled occupational therapists and COTA’s who will focus on a hands-on, multi-sensory approach to writing. • Cost: $250 • Ages 4-9 • Louisville Main & Sigs location • 9-10am, Tues & Thurs from June 14-30 and July 12-28
Reading Camp: Is your child in need of intervention during the summer break to maintain or build their literacy skills? Hosted by APT Learning Resource Center & taught by a certified teacher. • Cost: $250 • Two groups, ages 4-6 & 7-9 • Louisville Main & SIGS location • 9am-11am, Tues & Thurs from June 14-30 and July 12-28
Social Skills Camp: Does your child have a difficult time meeting friends or need confidence in social situations? Directed by APT therapists. Activities will be fun, creative, and designed specifically to target your child’s social challenges. • Cost: $250 • Louisville Main location • Two groups, ages 6-8 & 9-11 • 5-6pm, Tues & Thurs from June 14-30 and July 12-28
502.633.1007 • kidtherapy.org
A good old-fashioned fun camp in the hills of Brown County, Indiana.
Activities include swimming, mountain biking, canoeing, soccer, basketball, climbing, campfires every night, Indian lore, crafts, horses, archery, etc.
Great summer fun in a relaxed outdoor setting.
One staff for every three campers.
AGES: Ages: 8 – 15 years
COST: One week session = $695
Two week session = $1295
Three week session = $1895
Coed sessions: June 5-11, June 12-18,
July 3-9, July 10-16, July 17-23
Boys session: June 19-25, June 26-July 2
Girls session: July 24-30
3497 N Clay Lick Rd, Nashville, Brown County, IN, 47448
812.988.2689 • camppalawopec.com • email@example.com
Kentucky Country Day
You can find nine weeks of summer on the beautiful campus of Kentucky Country Day School. Go to our website at kcd.org and follow the Summer Programs link on the home page to see our camp listings. You can also give us a call at 502.814.4329 to request a catalog.
We offer camps for all ages, including many camps for kindergarten-age children! In the past, camps have included Field Hockey, Cooking, Messy Fun, Soccer, American Girl Dolls, All About Animals, Ninjago, Tennis, Dinosaurs, Fishing, Chess, Minecraft, Cupcakes, Paperfolding and more!
We also take great pride in our academic offerings. Your middle school or upper school aged child can come get a leg up on Decimals, Multiplication, Grammar, Reading Comprehension, Vocabulary, SAT Prep, College Applications, and more.
Camps start June 6 and run through August 12.
(No camps are held the week of July 4.)
Early drop-off available. Have questions? Give us a call at 502.814.4329 or visit kcd.org/summer.
Kentucky Science Center School’s Out Science Camps
When school is out…Science Camp is IN!
Want a fun, hands-on experience for your kids? School’s Out Science Camps offer exciting educational experiences for children in grades Pre K-10! Join us for unique topics designed to inform, engage and entertain!
Week-long experiences from May 30-August 5 with pay-by-day camps on August 8 and August 9 at the Science Center.
8am - 5pm
Cost ranges from $195-$300
DATES: April 1, April 4-8, May 6, May 17, May 26 & 27
COST: Full-Day: $40 Members, $45 Non-Members
Also offering summer camps in cities throughout Kentucky and Southern Indiana
For more information, visit kysciencecenter.org/kids/camps/schools-out-science-camps/ or call 502.561.6100.
Oldham County Schools Arts Center
Summer Camps in Music, Theatre, Visual Arts, and Dance
New camps every week! June 13 – August 5
Do you want to play in a Rock ‘n Roll band or are you hoping to improve your auditioning skills for the next school play? Maybe you prefer creating with your hands and would like to join a clay sculpting camp or make your own Muppet type puppet. You can keep dancing this summer with Ballet or Tap classes or try something new and enroll in private music or voice lessons.
Choose from more than 40 camps!
Most camps are half-day which can be combined to create a full day camp experience. Classes and lessons are weekly.
Please call the Arts Center at 502.241.6018 for more information or visit ocsartscenter.org for a complete listing of camps and to register online.
Whet Your Palette
Who knew art could go in so many directions? We’re going to build our own lightsabers and use the Force in our Star Wars Art Camp! We’ll be making wild sock creatures, fanciful fairy houses and dragons from nature’s supplies, fluttering butterflies, pocket themed ponds, and multi-dimensional paper worlds. We’ll learn about Ming Dynasty brush paintings to modern Maori Haka dances in our Art Around the World Camp! And we’re going to get down and dirty with our popular Messy Camp! Our talented staff will guide your young artist to discover possibilities in our Anchorage Art House with seven art rooms, shaded patio, and Japanese garden. We’ll use all kinds of media to create wonderful artwork while expanding our artful minds!
AGES: 4-12 WHEN: Up to 4 camps weekly through summer beginning May 30. M-F. 10-12:30 & 1:30-4. (Full-day, early dropoffs, late pickup, and lunchstay options available.) COST: $90 per camp
WhetYourPalette.com • WYPalette@gmail.com
502.438.8865 • 1415 Evergreen Rd, Louisville, KY 40223
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YMCA - Camp Piomingo
Camp Piomingo is the region’s premiere overnight camp for kids ages 6-16. Campers share outdoor adventures and experience fun activities like high ropes, the zip line, horseback riding and swimming in our awesome aquatics center. Our experienced and high-energy staff help campers gain self-esteem, make new friends and develop interpersonal and leadership skills.
Your child will grow on the inside ….
by being outside.
We offer a variety of overnight and equestrian camps from June 5 to July 30. Nestled in the beautiful woods of the Otter Creek Outdoor Recreational area just 45 minutes south of Louisville, a week at Camp Piomingo will create memories that will last a lifetime.
Visit us online at ymcacamppiomingo.org or call us at 502.942.2616. Reserve your bunk today!
The Y is for everyone. Financial assistance is available.
YMCA - Summer Day Camp
At the Y, campers will turn off the screens and turn up the fun. Every child can use a time out from technology. One week or the whole summer, your kids will love their Summer Unplugged at the Y, filled with friendship, accomplishment and belonging.
Choose from more than 30 locations in Jefferson, Bullitt, Oldham, Floyd and Clark counties. We offer a full day of fun activities for ages 3 to 16, including field trips, swimming, sports, games and plenty of fun. Our trained, certified staff will help your child flourish socially, emotionally, cognitively and physically.
Registration opens February 17. Register online at ymcalouisville.org by May 4 to save $10 and get a free backpack!
The Y is for everyone. Financial assistance is available.
Assumption High School Enrichment & Athletic Camps
Enjoy a summer of fun and learning in a safe and caring environment. Taught by our award-winning faculty, Assumption High School is offering a variety of enrichment camps in areas of drama, musical theatre, French, forensics, drawing, painting, sculpture, salsa/Latin dancing, crafts, cooking, cartooning, girl empowerment, digital photography, speech and debate, mythology, fairytales, jewelry-making, and more. In addition, our top-ranked coaches will lead an assortment of athletic camps in volleyball, soccer, basketball, field hockey, cross country, softball, lacrosse, cheer, dance, archery, and more. Affordable opportunities for every interest! Camps are available for children in grades K-9 beginning June 8 and run throughout the summer at our centrally located and easy-to access main campus or at our nearby outdoor athletic complex. Camp size is limited and will fill up fast. Early registration is recommended. Visit ahsrockets.org for dates, details, and easy online registration or call 502.458.9551.
Our actors spend their mornings rotating between dance, art, drama, and music class. They’ll pirouette and leap in dance class, transform into a variety of wacky characters in acting class, design a set or costume in art, and sing like a bird in music. Each afternoon they’ll join a music, dance, and acting rehearsal in order to prepare for the big musical. Camp sessions are two weeks long and end with a musical theatre performance. Camp Encore! is run by Cassie Rush, a former New York City director. Camp focuses on Broadway style acting, music, and dance. For more information on this exciting camp, please visit encoreyouththeatre.org.
Tuition: Full time $365 (ages 4-16) Part time $180 (ages 4-5)
Jungle Book: July 5-15 Mary Poppins: July 18-29
Derby Dinner Playhouse Performing Arts Academy - Summer Musical Theatre Camp
Derby Dinner Playhouse Summer Musical Theatre Camp is a one-week performing arts camp for students ages 7 to 17 exploring drama, music, and dance. Taught by Derby Dinner theatre professionals and focusing on creative dramatics and scenes, songs, and dance from Broadway musicals, the camp culminates in a final sharing on the Playhouse stage.
Five Weeks of Options
Week 1: July 5-9
Week 2: July 11-16
Week 3: July 18-23
Week 4: July 25-30
Week 5: August 1-6
Ages: 7 to 17
Time: 9am to 3pm
Limited Availability – Register today! For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit derbydinner.com/classes
DramaWorks Camps: StageOne Family Theatre
From beginners to trained actors, StageOne Family Theatre offers themed drama camps during spring break for grades K-5, and in the summer for ages 4-18. Classes encourage students to explore the fundamentals of acting and movement through the use of their body, voice and imagination to gain self-confidence and poise in an atmosphere of fun and laughter. Younger students act out stories, play games, and become characters while older students explore scene work, improv, audition prep and performance training – all with the professional guidance of our artists/educators.
Spring Break Camp - April 4-8, 2016
Students will explore acting and improvisation and the fundamentals behind them.
All day camps with ½ day options for Grades K-1
Summer Camp - June and July 2016
1-3 week camps, choose from themes like Movie Magic, Performance Camp, and more!
Half day, full day, full week and multi-week options
Registration opens March 1
Early Bird, multi-booking, and Family Pass discounts available! To view camps or to make a reservation go to stageone.org/kids/camps/ or call 502.498.2436.
Frazier History Museum
You’ll be amazed how much fun can be had while learning the remarkable stories of people and cultures from all over the world and throughout our great history. By integrating art, stories, music, movement and more, we bring history to life in a way that will capture the imagination of any learner.
We’ll offer a wide selection of camps throughout June, July and August of 2016 for Grades 1-6. From the creation and performance of Page to Stage Camp, to the woman’s history of Chicks Rule Camp, to the amazing fun of You Wouldn’t Want to Live In These Times Camp, your camper is bound to head home with a great experience and a lot of new, fun knowledge.
Camps run from 9am-4pm, with an after care option available. Visit FrazierMuseum.org/camps for more information and camp details. Call 753.5660 with any questions.
2216 Frankfort Ave. Louisville, KY 40206
goodgarbage.org • 502.654.7705
Printmaking - We will use various tools and media to create unique, personalized prints. • Ages 6-12, 6/13–17 (9a-4:30p) $150 • Ages 3-6, 6/27–7/1 (9a-Noon) $70 • Ages 11-17, 6/27–7/1 (1-4:30p) $70
Creative Reuse - We will creatively reuse items to explore painting, printmaking, weaving, sculpture, and more. • Ages 6-12, 7/25 –7/29 (9a-4:30p) $150
Creative Maker - Young makers interested in creating, tinkering & learning will make projects & go on virtual field trips. • Ages 8-15, Thurs. for 8 wks, 6/16 –8/4 (6-9pm) $120
Make Art & Art Supplies - Not only will you make art, you will make your own art supplies! Sometimes science, sometimes process, but always FUN! • Ages 8-15, Wed. for 5 wks, 6/22 – 7/20 (6-9pm) $75
Montessori Inspired - Fun art projects based on Montessori practices. • Ages 4-8, Sun. for 5 wks, 6/19 –7/24 (4-5pm) $25 (Special Price)
A is for Artist - Learn about different artists who specialize in reuse art and create your own piece inspired by the artist’s work. • Ages 6-12, 6/13, 14 & 15 6-9pm $45
Jefferson Memorial Forest
By combining scientific study, experiments, and exploration with traditional summer camp fun, your child will have an educational adventure to remember for a lifetime. We offer a shuttle service from George Rogers Clark Park to the Forest. Each session lasts one week and has a different focus.
Camps for ages 7-12:
Adventure Camp, June 13-17 and July 18-22
NEW! Wilderness Survival Camp, June 20-24
Nature Camp at Locust Grove, June 27-July 1
(no shuttle, meets at Locust Grove)
Water Wonders, July 11-15 and August 1-5
Camp for ages 6-9:
Fairies, Trolls & Gnomes, July 25-29
Camp for ages 13-15: ECO Extreme, July 25-29
Camp for ages 5-6: Forest Explorers, July 5-8
(no shuttle, meets at JMF)
Sign up early as space is limited. Each camp operates on a 2:15 staff-to-camper ratio for safety and personal attention. To register, go to our website or call/email to request a registration packet sent to you.
11311 Mitchell Hill Road, Fairdale KY 40118
Welcome Center 502.368.5404
memorialforest.com • email@example.com
Junior Achievement of Kentuckiana / JA BizTown Camp 2016
June 20-24 June 27-July 1 July 11-15
Ages 9-12 • 9am-4pm • $195/week
At this camp, the kids run the place. That’s because the place is Sam Swope JA BizTown®, a 7,000 square-foot mini-metropolis. JA BizTown is home to Papa John’s, Stock Yards Bank, UPS, Kroger, WDRB Fox 41 and other businesses you find in our own region. JA BizTown Camp gives kids the opportunity to experience what it’s like to work in a job and run a business. But it’s much more than that! JA BizTown Camp is an indoor, academic camp that combines classroom-style teaching with hands-on activities. Much of the camp experience includes working with other campers of different ages on group projects.
Concepts learned and applied at camp: Entrepreneurship-brainstorming ideas and bringing them to life Job preparation-applying for/interviewing for a job Teamwork-working with a group to reach a goal Marketing-why and how to communicate your products or services. And much more! Register today! jaky.org/programs/summer-camp/
1401 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd (40203) • 502.561.5437
Kentucky Humane Society Camps Are Pawsitively Fun
Children and teens love the Kentucky Humane Society’s animal- and nature-focused camps. These weeklong camps, offered June through August, help your child build a sense of kindness, respect and responsibility.
Lifelong Friends (6 to 12)
KHS Main Campus, 241 Steedly Drive, Louisville
KHS East Campus, 1000 Lyndon Lane, Louisville
Campers are immersed in pet care, animals and nature via hands-on activities, demonstrations, games, crafts, skits and more. Offered at two convenient locations, this camp is sure to get tails wagging. Campers learn to be ambassadors for companion animals and the natural world—learning compassion while having fun.
Animal Advocate (12 to 16)
KHS Main Campus, 241 Steedly Drive, Louisville
This camp is designed for young adults who have a sincere passion for animals and want hands-on experience while learning about animal welfare issues and careers. Applicants submit an essay to be accepted into the Animal Advocate Camp.
For more information, visit kyhumane.org/camp or call 502.515.3149.
Kismet Farm LLC
2000 Todds Point Road, Simpsonville, KY 40067
Kismet Farm is now offering horseback riding lessons and summer camp for all ages and ability levels!
Horseback Riding Lessons
Kismet offers riding lessons every day of the week! Private or group lessons and lessons for Tiny Tots! Contact us for more information!
Summer camp is geared for children ages 6 and older who are interested in horses. No experience necessary! Groups will be selected based on the amount of experience each camper has. We want to keep it safe, fun and educational for every camper! Camp will include daily riding lessons, horse related educational activities, arts & crafts and outdoor games! We will take a field trip on Friday to the Shelby County Fair & Horse Show!
Limited spots are available; sign up today!
When: June 20-23 12-5pm & June 24th 4-9pm
Cost: $500 ($250 non-refundable deposit and registration form due May 31)
Contact: Madelyn Palazzo or Katie Case 502.648.5180 or 502.417.8591
firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
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Louisville Metro Parks & Recreation
Looking for something exciting to do this summer break? Register your child for an Amazing Adventure with Louisville Metro Parks and Recreation’s summer camp program. Located in community centers across Louisville, we offer 8 weeks of safe, fun and educational programming any child would love. Camps being in June and continue into August, Monday thru Friday, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. Camps are geared for children between the ages of 6 – 12. Prices range from $65 to $95 per child, per week, depending upon camp location.
For more information, call 502.574.4460 or visit bestparksever.com.
Walden Theatre/Blue Apple Players
Theatre camps & performances delight & challenge youth to engage confidence & imagination. No experience necessary.
waldentheatre.org • 502.589.0084
Summer Academy (ages 8-13) 3 wks
Kids work on the play Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, the crazy story of candy, kids, & an eccentric businessman. Students get the experience of rehearsing & performing a play complete with sets, props, & costumes.
7 sessions avail.
Pre-School, Art, & Imagination (ages 3-11)
1 or 2 wks
Kids inhabit a story with the 2-wk Imagination Junior Academy (5-7) that teaches artistic expression or explore their inner Picasso (5-11) in 1-wk Art camps. Pre-K camps (3-5) give young kids their 1st theatre experience!
Skill-Building (ages 9-18) 1-3 wks
Young actors 9-18 hone skills in a range of offerings, from the Shakespeare Intensive to Teen Acting. Also features Audition Skills, Scene & Song Study, & more to come!