Skip to main

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. If you are a vendor and would like your camp included, please click here.

Printer friendly version

2024 I Am 3rd Basketball Camp

Location: 2800 Tates Creek Road
Cost:
All Day Session: $260 plus 6% (KY state tax)
Morning/Afternoon Sessions: $155 plus 6% (KY state tax)

Ages: 6-14
June 24-28
All Day Session: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Morning Session: 9 a.m. - noon
Afternoon Session: 1 - 4 p.m.

View website

I AM 3RD Basketball Camp is designed to introduce & instruct basketball skills at a pace that is challenging for ALL players at EVERY level! Each day will have something new for your athlete!

Michael Martin
michael.martin@lexchurch.com
859-269-2800

2024 I Am 3rd Basketball Camp #2

Location: 2800 Tates Creek Road
Cost:
All Day Session: $260 plus 6% (KY state tax)
Morning/Afternoon Sessions: $155 plus 6% (KY state tax)

Ages 6-14
July 22-26
All Day Session: 9 a.m. -4 p.m.
Morning Session: 9 a.m. - noon
Afternoon Session: 1-4 p.m.

View website

I AM 3RD Basketball Camp is designed to introduce & instruct basketball skills at a pace that is challenging for ALL players at EVERY level! Each day will have something new for your athlete!

Michael Martin
michael.martin@lexchurch.com
859-269-2800

2024 I Am 3rd Soccer Camp

Location: 4801 Athens Boonsboro Road
Cost:
5-6 year-olds: $85 plus 6% (KY state tax)
7-11 year-olds: $185 plus 6% (KY state tax)

Ages: 5-11
June 10-14
5-6 year-olds: 9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
7-11 year-olds: 9 a.m. - noon
View website

We are excited to offer a unique camp experience for our soccer program this summer! It will be held outside at our Athens fields (behind Brenda Cowan Elementary). We will have a low player-to-staff ratio to ensure your player is getting plenty of attention.

Michael Martin
michael.martin@lexchurch.com
859-269-2800

2024 I Am 3rd Tennis Camp

Location: 2800 Tates Creek Road
Cost:
5-6 year-olds: $75 plus 6% (KY state tax)
7-11 year-olds: $95 plus 6% (KY state tax)

Ages: 5-11
July 16-19
5-6 year-olds: 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
7-11 year-olds: 7:30 - 8:30 p.m.
View website

Our Tennis Camp is designed to introduce & instruct tennis skills at a pace that is designed for beginners! Coaches will bring a positive & encouraging environment so all campers can have fun!

Michael Martin
michael.martin@lexchurch.com
859-269-2800

2024 I Am 3rd Volleyball Camp

Location: 2800 Tates Creek Road
Cost: $115 plus 6% (KY state tax)
Ages 6-14
July 8-12
5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
View website

Our Annual Volleyball Camp is designed to introduce & instruct volleyball skills at a pace that is designed for beginners! Coaches will bring a positive & encouraging environment so all campers can have fun!

Michael Martin
michael.martin@lexchurch.com
859-269-2800

Adventure Camp

Location: 570 Milner Road Versailles, KY 40383
Cost:
Spring Adventure Camp $90/day, $400/week
Summer Adventure Camp 1 $500/week
Summer Adventure Camp 2 $500/week
Nature Resilience Camp $300/week
Adventure Seekers Camp $500/week
Summer Adventure Camp 3 $500/week
Fall Adventure Camp $500/week

Spring Adventure Camp 8-12
Summer Adventure Camp 1, 8-12
Summer Adventure Camp 2, 8-12
Nature Resilience Camp, 6-9
Adventure Seekers Camp, 13-16
Summer Adventure Camp 3, 8-12
Fall Adventure Camp 8-12

Spring Adventure Camp April 1-5
Summer Adventure Camp 1 June 3-7
Summer Adventure Camp 2 June 24-28
Nature Resilience Camp June 17-21
Adventure Seekers Camp June 24-28
Summer Adventure Camp 3 July 22-26
Fall Adventure Camp Sept. 30-Oct. 4

8-830 a.m. drop off
430-5 p.m. pick up
View website

We will be spending the week all over our 575-acre campus including experiences at our challenge course, canoeing, archery, equine experiences, mindfulness, environmental education and so much more! All activities are intentionally sequenced to help your camper build resilience, connection, and communication skills

Bethany ore
Bethany@lifeadventurecenter.org
859-873-3271

AKF Warrior Summer Camp

Location: 4383 Old Harrodsburg Road, Suite 130, Lexington, Kentucky
Cost:
Early bird discount: 15% off with code SAVE15
Cost: $310 per week
2nd or more family members 20% off
Chose multiple weeks and receive an additional 20%!

Ages 5-10
June 10-14; June 24-28; July 8-12; July 22-26
Drop off: Between 8-9 a.m.
Pick Up: 4 p.m.
*$5 fee for late pick up option

View website

Five day warrior challenge which includes: Warrior Initiation (Taekwondo,) Warrior Nerf War (Falling,) Warrior Training (Self-defense,) Warrior Challenge (kick boxing,) Warrior Water War (board breaking.) Every session has martial arts, obstacle course, crafts, games and more!

Joseph Moniot
akflexington@gmail.com
859-474-0504

Aldersgate Camp & Retreat Center

Location: 125 Aldersgate Camp Road, Ravenna, KY 40472
Cost:
Grand Camp $220 for first two participants +$40 each additional.
Discovery Summit, three tier option based on what you can pay. $215/$245/$265
Discovery Imagineer, three tier option based on what you can pay.
$325/$395/$465
Adventure & Encounter, three tier option based on what you can pay. $325/$395/$465
Middle School & Ignite, three tier option based on what you can pay. $325/$395/$465
High School & Empower, three tier option based on what you can pay. $325/$395/$465

Grand Camp: 5-99.
Discovery Camp: 3rd-4th grade.
Adventure Camp: 5th-6th grade.
Middle School: 7th-8th grade.
High School: 9th-12th Grade.

Grand Camp 1, June 2-4
Grand Camp 2, June 5-7
Grand Camp 3, June 16-18
Grand Camp 4, June 19-21

Discovery Imagineer, June 9-14
Discover Summit, June 30- July 3

Adventure 1, June 2-7
Adventure 2, June 9-14
Adventure Encounter June 16-21

Middle School 1 June 2-7
Middle School Ignite June 9-14
Middle School 2 June 16-21

High School 1 June2-7
High School Great Outdoors 1 June 9-14
High School Great Outdoors 2 June 16-21
High School Empower June 23-28

Grand Camp drop off 3 p.m.
High School & Middle School Camp 4 p.m.
Discovery & Adventure Camp drop off 5 p.m.

Pick up starts at 11 a.m. (You can start arriving at 10:30 a.m.)

View website

Each camp is unique in its own way, but Aldersgate if full of adventure, wonder, play, and friends. We provide opportunities to zip-line, cave, team-build, creek play, develop life long friends, grow a connection with God and so much more!

Don Gras
office@aldersgatecamp.org
606-723-5078

ARTplay Children's Studio

Location: 309 North Ashland Ave #190
Lexington. KY 40502
Cost: $250 morning
$150 afternoon
Ages: 5-10
Weekly Camps
9 a.m. - noon or 3 p.m.; or 1- 3 p.m.
Early drop off is 8 a.m.
View website

We provide a fun Art experience! Kids learn lots of new techniques, particpate in community art and events and creative, messy play!

Jarah Jones
artplayky@gmail.com
859-321-8193

Aviation Camps of Kentucky

Location:
Held at the Aviation Museum of Kentucky at Blue Grass Airport, 4029 Airport Road, in Lexington

Cost: $244 per student, but there is some financial aid available.
Ages 10-17 and 10-85
June 6-7, June 10-11, June 13-14, June 17-18 (Girls in Aerospace), June 20-21 (For students & adults), June 24-25 (Aerospace Career Camp), June 27-28 (Aerospace Career Camp #2)

8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
View website

Aviation Camps are designed for youth who are possibly interested in a career in aviation or aerospace. Weather permitting, all students get to help fly a small plane, in addition to lessons in flight sim; aeronautics; and navigation.

Kurt Jefferson
camps2024@aviationky.org
859-414-6639 (leave voice mail)

Awesome Inc U's Week of Code

Location: Awesome Inc
348 E Main St. Lexington, KY 40507
Cost: $375 Sibling Discount
$449 Early Bird
$549 General Admission
$150 off for UK Employees, use code "uk-summer"
9-16
June 10-13 (1/20)
July 15-18 (2/20)
July 22-25


View website

What if your child spent their summer learning to make apps instead of playing them? This four day camp, designed for 9-16-year-old students, introduces the fundamentals of coding. Students will create websites, mobile apps, and video games all while having fun with our energetic team.

Kyle Raney
learn@awesomeinc.org
859-960-4600

Blue Grass Christian Camp

Location:
Lexington Day Camp: 2800 Tates Creek Rd, Lexington, KY 40502
On Site Day Camp @ Blue Grass: 7463 Ashes Boonesboro Road, Lexington, KY 40509

Cost: Lexington Day Camp: $250
On Site Day Camp @ Blue Grass: $275
We are so excited to add an off-site Day Camp right here in Lexington! This day camp is held at Centenary Church. Each day begins bright and early (arrival is between 7:30 a.m. and 8:00 a.m.) and will be a fun and exciting day filled with games, crafts, and activities everyone will enjoy. Our format allows younger kids to experience some aspects of our overnight 7/11 Camp but offers the peace of mind that comes with knowing parents will be there at the end of the day (5:30 p.m.) On Friday, campers will be transported to Blue Grass Christian Camp to experience the giant swing, zip-line, and pool! If your child wants to know what camp is all about, this is the week for you!

We also offer our Power Kids Day Camp located on our own property just outside of Lexington. It's just a short drive out Athens-Boonesboro Road on the Fayette Co. / Clark Co. border. Geared for ages 5 to 9 I can think of no better way to spend one or possibly, two or three weeks of the summer.
Your kids will begin each day bright and early (arrival is between 8:30 a.m. and 9:00 a.m.) and experience a whirlwind of activities, including pool time, legendary Carpetball tournaments, and much more. Day Camp exposes younger kids to some aspects of our overnight 7/11 Camp but offers the peace of mind that comes with knowing parents will be there at the end of the day (4:00 p.m.) Day Camp also incorporates a missions element into the day where kids will be introduced ways they can help other children in our community.


Lexington Day Camp @ Centenary: June 3-7
On Site Day Camp @ Blue Grass/Session 1: June 16 - 21
On Site Day Camp @ Blue Grass/Session 2: June 23 - 28
On Site Day Camp @ Blue Grass/Session 3: June 30 - July 5

Lexington Day Camp: arrival is between 7:30 and 8:00 a.m / end of the day 5:30 p.m.
On Site Day Camp @ Blue Grass: arrival is between 8:30 and 9:00 a.m. / end of day 4 p.m.

View website

Our format allows younger kids to experience some aspects of our overnight 7/11 Camp but offers the peace of mind that comes with knowing parents will be there at the end of the day. If your child wants to know what camp is all about, the join us for the BEST WEEK OF THE SUMMER!

Keith Johnson
keith@bgchristiancamp.org
859-909-0161

Camp Livingston

Location:
4998 Nell Lee Road
Bennington, IN 47011

Camp Livingston is less than 2 hours from Lexington.

Cost:
Mini-Session 1 or 2 - $2950
Session 1 or 2 - $5650

There are many generous grants and scholarships available to help support each family. Please reach out and we will talk you through all relevant options.

Camp Livingston offers programs for children currently in 1st-11th grade (rising 2nd-12th grades next year, or ages roughly 7-17).

Mini-Session 1: June 12 - June 23
Session 1: June 12 - July 7
Mini-Session 2: July 10 - July 21
Session 2: July 10 - Aug. 4
Family Camp Weekends: May 24 -26 and Aug. 30 - Sept. 1

Camp Livingston is an overnight/sleepaway camp.
View website

Camp Livingston sits on 680 acres of beautifully wooded land in Bennington, Indiana and features a waterfront with water skiing and tubing; a low and high ropes course and climbing wall; a swimming pool; endless hiking trails; a baseball diamond, tennis courts, a volleyball court, basketball courts, archery and athletic fields; a state-of-the art theater; and an arts and crafts center. Everyday at Camp Livingston, campers form lifelong friendships, develop new skills, and build their self-confidence as they cultivate a strong and enduring sense of Jewish identity.

Abby Solomon
abby@camplivingston.org
812-427-2202

Camp Redwood

Location: Redwood Cooperative School
166 Crestwood Dr.
Lexington, KY 40503
Cost:
Non-refundable $50 registration fee per camper
Full Day- $275 per week
Full Day Plus- $375 per week
Cost is prorated for shortened weeks

Ages: Rising Preschool (ages 3-5) to 4th Grade. All preschool campers must be turning 3 by Aug. 1 and be fully toilet-trained

June 10-July 26
Monday-Friday
No camp on June 19, July 4 and July 5

7:45 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. - Full Day
7:45 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. - Full Day Plus
View website

Redwood Camp offers a hands-on, active-learning summer camp experience that aligns with the Redwood model of learning through play and exploration. Our discovery-driven, fun and engaging summer camp for children’s active minds and bodies is the perfect place for your child to spend their summer days!

Amanda Phillips
aphillips@redwoodcoop.org
859-273-4496

Camp Shalom

Location: 124 N. Ashland Ave.
Lexington, KY 40502
Cost: $275/week
with additional discounts available
10%
Ages 4-15. (must be potty independent)
July 8 - Aug. 2
Camp hours are 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Early drop off begins at 7:30 a.m. Late stay is until 5:30 p.m. (Both for additional fee)

View website

Camp Shalom is open and inclusive to children of all faiths.
Our non-denominational program is for children of all backgrounds to come together to learn about Jewish culture, history and identity.

Susan Voglesong
susan@jewishlexington.org
859-268-0672 ext. 204

Cincinnati Reds Camp

Location: Frederick Douglass High School, 2000 Winchester Road, Lexington, KY 40509
Cost: $425
UK20 - $20 discount
6-14
July 15-19
9 a.m. - 3 p.m. (8:30 a.m. drop off; 3:15 p.m. pick up)
View website

Cincinnati Reds Camp is back for its 13th summer! During the weeklong camp campers will receive 30 hours of baseball/softball instruction, a full Reds uniform, 4 tickets to a Reds game, and VIP trip to Great American Ball Park on Friday of camp week.

Tyler Wells
twells@reds.com
855-846-7337

CREATE studio

Location: 212 Woodland Ave.
Cost: $150-375
UK Discount: 10% off
Ages: 5-11
June 3 - Aug. 9
8 a.m. early drop off
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
1-4 p.m.
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

View website

Our unique camp is full of playful experimentation of art processes and materials. We encourage individual expression and imaginative exploration of each child’s artistic ideas. We offer half day (9-1) and full day options (9-4).

Sydney Cox
info@createstudioky.com
859-413-2992

Dr. Kim's Taekwondo & Martial Arts

Location: 3601 Palomar Centre Drive
Lexington, KY 40513
Cost: $300 per week
UK Discount: 50% Off Registration Fee
Ages: 4-18 years old
June 3-7
June 1-14
July 8-12
July 15-19
July 22-26
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
View website

We teach students practical self-defense techniques, character development skills, world class poomsae (forms) and Olympic sparring.

Song Kim
Tigerkimtkd@yahoo.com
859-333-5882

Esports Camp

Location: 401 S Limestone, Lexington KY 40506
Cost: $399 for UK affiliates, $429 for community members per week
UK Discount: $30 per week
Ages 8-12
June 3-7 and July 8-12
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (late pickup until 6 p.m.)
View website

Immerse your kids in the exciting and engaging world of Esports with the UK Smart Campus "Intro to Esports" Summer Camp! This innovative, interactive camp invites kids aged 8-12 to explore the thrilling universe of electronic sports.

Graden Knapp
gjkn222@uky.edu
859-653-1039

Explorium Summer Camp

Location: 440 W. Short St., Lexington, KY 40507
Cost: $300-325 per week (based on Museum Membership status)
Kindergarten-5th grade
May 30 - Aug. 9
9 a.m. - 5 p.m., with optional early drop off
View website

Fun, educational camps that ignite imaginations while exploring hands-on arts, humanities, and STEM activities.

Mary Franey
mfraney@explorium.com
859-258-3253

Get Ready for School! Social-Emotional Music Therapy for Kids

Location:
Wildwood Music Therapy, 2375 Professional Heights Dr. Ste 134 (Room B+C), Lexington, KY 40503

Cost: $90 ($80 Early Registration)
Ages 6 - 12
July 20, July 27, Aug. 3, Aug. 10
11-11:45 a.m.
View website

Any kids 6 - 12 are welcome for our social-emotional music therapy group for elementary age kids. We'll be focusing on social and emotional skills like: self-awareness and social awareness, self-management and coping, relationship skills, taking turns, personal space, and teamwork through music interventions like collaborative instrument play, active music listening, singing, moving to music, expressive music making, playing Musical games, music creation and songwriting, and music relaxation.

Nora Veblen
nora@wildwoodmusictherapy.com
859-212-3260

I'm with the Band: Social Music Therapy

Location:
Wildwood Music Therapy, 2375 Professional Heights Dr. Ste 134 (Room B+C), Lexington, KY 40503

Cost: $210 ($200 Early Registration)
Ages 13 - 18 (or up to 21 if still enrolled in high school)
July 29 - Aug 1
1- 3:30 p.m.
View website

The focus of this inclusive camp will be collaborative music making and being part of a welcoming and supportive social environment through music therapy interventions and music education techniques. Participants in this camp will also have the opportunity to try out the instruments instruments in a modern rock band, the ukulele, and a variety of pitched and unpitched percussion instruments. No experience is required.

Nora Veblen
nora@wildwoodmusictherapy.com
859-212-3260

Inkspire Writing Camp

Location:
Lexington: Broadway Christian Church, 187 N. Broadway (near Opera House)
Richmond: TBA
Winchester: Central Baptist Church, 101 W. Lexington Ave. (near Court House)

Cost: $185
Grades 3-12
Lexington: June 17-21
Richmond: June 24-28
Winchester: July 29-Aug. 2

9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Small fee for early drop off
No late pick up.
View website

We design all our experiences of storytelling, art, music, and writing with two words in mind: fun and memorable. All students will have writing published on our website.

Jacqueline Hamilton
jacqueline@whywrite.org
859-935-5153

InnOVATION Arts Academy Production Camps featuring Finding Nemo Jr

Location:
Arts Place
161 North Mill Street

Advanced MT Intensive performs pre-show for the Shakespeare Festival in Woodland Park
Two-Week Production Camp performs at the Singletary Center for the Arts (Recital Hall)

Cost:
$150 for 1-week half days
$200 for 1-week half days with MainStage performance
$275 for 1-week full days
$325 for 1-week full days with MainStage performance
$500 for 2-week production camp (performer)
$200 for 2-week production camp (tech track)

We have camp offerings for preK (starting at age 3) all the way to 12th grade students.

Advanced Musical Theatre Intensive - July 8-12 with performances the evening of the 12th, 13th, and 14th
Elementary and PreK 1-Week Production Camp - July 15-19 with performances on July 20th (and an option to perform on the MainStage August 3 & 4)
Two-Week Production Camp - July 22-26 and July 29-August 2 with performances on August 3 & 4

9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. for FULL DAY campers
9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. for HALF DAY campers (pre-K)

View website

Join InnOVATON Arts Academy's dynamic performing arts training camps for this summer's production of Finding Nemo Jr. Join Dory, Nemo, Crush, and all of your favorite under-sea characters for the biggest adventure this summer! Each camp will feature training in vocal, acting, and dance with our professional team of teaching artists, culminate in a fully-produced performance.

Dr Mary Joy Nelson
innovationarts.lex@gmail.com
859-489-2683

Kentucky Women's Soccer Youth Camps

Location: Wendell and Vickie Bell Soccer Complex
Cost: $280 per camp
UK Discount: 20% off the total cost
Ages 5-13
Camp 1 - June 3-6
Camp 2 - June 10-13
Camp 3 - July 15-18
Check in begins at 8:30 a.m.; pickup at noon!
View website

The Girls Only Soccer Day Camp provides an opportunity to focus on fundamental skill instruction in a fun setting. The camp boasts an excellent coach-to-camper ratio and will feature individual skill development and small-sided games. Campers will have the opportunity to work with UK Soccer players and coaches. It is a great opportunity to learn more about soccer while having a fantastic experience.

Maddie Dobyns
ukwomenssoccer@uky.edu
859-257-6225

Kids Rock Band Camp

Location:
Wildwood Music Therapy, 2375 Professional Heights Dr. Ste 134 (Rooms B+C), Lexington, KY 40503

Cost: $190, $20 Sibling Discount
7 - 12
July 22-26
9:30 a.m. – noon
View website

Participants will each have the opportunity to try out the instruments in a modern rock band, as well as practice playing together as a small ensemble. No experience is required and all instruments needed for camp will be provided. Instruction will include strengths-based exploratory, multisensory, and creative learning strategies and is designed with inclusivity in mind.

Nora Veblen
nora@wildwoodmusictherapy.com
859-212-3260

Kids Ukulele Camp

Location:
Wildwood Music Therapy, 2375 Professional Heights Dr. Ste 134 (Rooms B+C), Lexington, KY 40503

Cost: $180, $20 Sibling discount
Elementary School Age
June 17-21
9:30 a.m. - noon
View website

This camp will mostly utilize basic ukulele chords (especially C, F, G, and Am) and strum patterns and is designed for beginner through early intermediate ukulele players with neuro-inclusivity in mind. Instruction will include strengths-based exploratory, multisensory, and creative learning strategies and instruments needed for camp will be provided. Other camp activities will include creative arts-based activities and opportunities for socialization and connection building with group members.

Nora Veblen
nora@wildwoodmusictherapy.com
859-212-3260

Lexington Tennis Club Summer Tennis Camps

Location: Lexington Tennis Club
410 Redding Rd.
Lexington, KY 40517
Cost: 5-day camps cost $220 for the week
3-day camp costs $135
Camps for children ages 6-12 (Red Ball 6-8, Orange Ball 9-10, Green/Yellow Ball 10-12)

We have eight 5-day camps starting the week of June 3, running through the week of July 29. We have one 3-day camp the week of July 1-3.

Camp hours are from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. daily. Early drop-off is offered for $10 a day or $40 a week. No late pick-up is offered.

View website

Campers will be introduced to all tennis strokes as well as scorekeeping through drills & games. Players will also participate in activities to help develop hand-eye coordination, balance, & agility. Campers spend two hours on court and two hours swimming and playing games.

Dee Jones
dee@ltctennis.com
859-272-4546 ext. 252

Little Apple Theatre Camp

Location: Lexington: TBA Near UK campus

Cost: $225
Grades 4-9
July 8-12
9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Small fee for early drop-off
No late pick-up.
View website

We focus on the lifelong importance of developing a stage presence as we focus on listening, scriptwriting, and performing a modern adaptation of a beloved classic: Alice in Wonderland. Final free performance for friends and family.

Jacqueline Hamilton
jacqueline@whywrite.org
859-935-5153

Newton's Attic STEM Day Camps

Location:
4974 Old Versailles Road
Lexington, KY 40510

Travel 1.5 miles out Versailles Road past the Man O War intersection (Keeneland will be on your right and the airport property on your left) to the bottom of the hill where you will take a left onto Old Versailles Road (directly across Versailles Road from Elkhorn Baptist Church). Once you turn onto Old Versailles Road, we will be your first left (just past the little bridge) into a gravel lot with a green building.

Cost: $245 to $365 for a half-day week and double that for a full-day week.
UK faculty and staff are exempt from the early drop fee and may drop as early as 7:30 a.m. and pick up as late as 5 p.m. without an extra charge.
Rising 1st graders through 10th graders
Day camps are offered on a week-by-week basis throughout the summer following the Fayette County Schools calendar on week-by-week basis, Monday through Friday, June 3rd - August 9th 2024, including an overnight Outdoor Engineering & Field Skills option for 7th - 10th graders the week of July 29th.

Morning sessions run 8:30 a.m. to noon and afternoon sessions run 1-4:30 p.m. Lunch is supervised, so two half-days camps can always be combined to make a full day. There is a half-hour grace period on either end of the day with no charge for drop-off starting at 8 a.m. and pickup until 5 p.m. Typically, there is a $5 per 15 minute per child charge for drop off before 8 a.m. or pickup after 5 p.m., but UK faculty and staff are exempt from the early drop fee and may drop at 7:30 a.m. without an extra charge.

View website

Newton’s Attic offers a variety of week-long, hands-on, project-based STEM day camps in robotics, coding, chemistry, and pre-engineering in the areas of mechanical and electrical systems and aerospace for 1st - 10th graders. Participants learn skills including basic physics an engineering principles, the design process and hand and power tool use. Students keep most of the projects they make, and classes are small with personalized instruction and no more than eight students per instructor.

Dawn or Trish
Office@NewtonsAttic.org
859-368-7334

Pepperhill Farm Day Camp

Location: Winter office: 2104 Eastway Dr. Lexington
Cost: $275/week- ages 2-11: grads: ages 12-14: $285- $410/week
Ages: 2-14 years old
June 3 - Aug. 9
7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
View website

A great place for children of all ages. A summer of fun in the sun horseback riding, swimming, games, arts & crafts , canoeing, ropes course and archery!

Dana Mahan
pepperhillkidz@windstream.net
859-277-6813

Pre-College Academic Experience in Math and Science

Location: 400 East College Street
Georgetown, KY 40324
Cost: $800 (need based grants are available)
15-18
June 16-28
Residential
View website

PAEMS is a residential two-week program in mathematics and science for highly-motivated students entering their sophomore, junior, or senior years of high school. Students preview college life as they work alongside Georgetown faculty to explore advanced topics in math and science while also exploring the Bluegrass region.

Tracy Livingston
tracy_livingston@georgetowncollege.edu
859-608-8292

REMIX CAMP AT BLUE GRASS CHRISTIAN CAMP

Location:
Drop off at Tates Creek Christian (3150 Tates Creek Road, Lexington, KY 40502) with transportation provided for trips to Blue Grass Christian Camp (7463 Athens Boonesboro Road; Lexington, KY 40509)

Cost: $260
10% off (Use Coupon Code UK10off at checkout)
Ages: 5-11
July 15 - 19 and July 22 - 26
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
View website

Unique opportunity to have a convenient drop off minutes from UK with transportation provided for your camper to experience, the zipline, Giant Swing, Kayaks, kid-friendly pool at a top rated summer camp. Enjoy the convenience of Lexington, while your children experience a safe and exciting environment unique to Blue Grass Christian Camp!

Michael
michael@bluegrasschristiancamp.org
859-263-5239

SOAR Academy (Scholars On Academic Ride) Summer Program

Location: 1975 Haggard Ct
Lexington, KY 40505
Cost: $350 per session (2 weeks) $50 non-refundable registration


Kindergarten- 6th Grade (rising)
Session 1- June 3-14
Session 2- June 17-28
Session 3- July 1-12
Session 4- July 15-26

8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
(Early drop off 7:30 a.m. and late pickup 4 p.m. available for additional cost)

View website

SOAR offers an 8-week summer program geared towards STEM and Literacy enrichment to help prevent the “summer lag.” Our campers still get to enjoy traditional and fun camp activities daily, however we throw in fun enrichment such as educational field trips, project based learning, hands on experiments, and more. In our inclusive 8-week program, everything is included that your camper will need for success, including field trips, activities, breakfast, lunch, and snacks.

Maya Smith
maya@soaracademylex.com
859-346-2112

Special Needs Camp of Kentucky Inc.

Location: Crossroads Elementary School
4755 US 60
Owingsville, KY 40360
Cost: FREE
Ages: 13 years old and up.
June 24-28
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
View website

SNCKI is a 501C3 nonprofit organization that hosts a free week-long summer day camp for individuals with intellectual disabilities in Kentucky. We also host events for our campers throughout the year. Campers are youth and adults who have been diagnosed with an intellectual disability such as Autism, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, and other intellectual disabilities.

Katelyn Harvey
katie.sncki@gmail.com
606-336-0326

Spindletop Hall AllSports Camp

Location: 3414 Iron Works Pike
Cost:
Member of Spindletop $215
Non Member $285
Early drop off $15 per camper for the week
Late pick up $15 per camper for the week

Children age 6-13. Activities such as swimming, tennis, pickleball, volleyball, golf, crafts, soccer and others. Lunch and snacks provided. Equipment provided. Campers bring their own towel and bathing suit
Counselor in training camp 14-15 years old. Learn how to work with campers.

June 17-21
June 24-28
July 15-19
July 22-26
July 29- Aug. 2

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

View website

A fun filled week of learning and playing sports. Campers are grouped according to age of approx 10-15 campers.

Jack Ebel
jackdebel@gmail.com
859- 351-9126

The Academy Gymnastics and Cheerleading

Location: 949 National Avenue, Ste #165
Cost: $175 WEEKLY + INCIDENTALS
10%
Active day camp for kids 4-12 for the full summer, You choose the weeks you attend.


We offer four types of camps, the children choose a "theme" each day. We off Gymnastics, cheerleading, Farm , and All Sports!
Gymnastics Camp:

This camp is for those kids who have a desire to learn all aspects of Gymnastics. Children are broken up into groups based on age and ability, and there is instruction in all aspects/events of Gymnastics. We work on Floor, Bars, Balance Beam, Vault, Conditioning, Strength, Flexibility, and overall improvements of the skills.

​​Cheerleading Camp:

This camp is for those kids who have a desire to learn all aspects of Cheerleading. Children are broken up into groups based on age and ability, and there is instruction in all aspects/events of Cheerleading. They will learn Tumbling, Stunting, Sideline and Floor Cheers, Routine, Jumps, Motions, and more.

ALL Sports Camp:

This camp is for those kids who have a desire to learn and play a variety of sports. Children are broken up into groups based on age and ability, and there is instruction in all aspects/events of Multiple Sports. They will learn the rules, play skills, technique, and further knowledge of a multitude of sports such as Basketball, Baseball, Soccer, Football, Gymnastics, Track and Field events, and more. We meet with the kids on Monday morning and discuss with the children the sports they are interested in learning more about, and playing and those chosen sports are what we make sure to cover during the week. We teach these sports in a way that everyone can be successful, while getting a better understanding of all sports.

​​​Farm Day Camp:

We will transport them from our Gym in Lexington.
This camp will be a true “Day on the Farm”…. We will hike, Play in the waterfall, Take care of the animals with grooming and feeding, Ride horses, Build a bonfire, Ride 4 wheelers, do projects on the farm, and more…..plenty of fun to be had on the farm!

Our camps begin June 3 through August 9. Basically all dates that Fayette County schools are out for the summer.

8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Early hours are available from 7:30 a.m. for an extra charge of $50 for the week

View website

We are celebrationg 24 years of our Camp experience this year.
Active day camp for kids 4-12 for the full summer, You choose the weeks you attend.

John Ireland
lexgym@aol.com
859-361-3217

The Cathedral Domain

Location: 830 Highway 1746
Irvine KY,40336
Cost:
Tiered cost on the website. www.cathedraldomain.org. Over 30% of our campers attend on full or partial scholarships.

UK Discount: 5%
After 1st grade until the summer after high school graduation.
June 9 - July 27. Each week offers opportunities by age group.

View website

The Cathedral Domain is celebrating 111 years of camping and is an accredited camp with The American Camp Association. We offer traditional camp activities at our 800 acre facility in a Christ centered environment.

Andy Sigmon
asigmon@diolex.org
606-464-8254

The Lexington Theatre Company's Artist Development Program Summer Camps

Location:
All camps are held at The Lexington Theatre Company - 2323 Alexandria Drive, Lexington, KY 40504.

Cost: Youth Camps range from $250-$450 per week.
Ages: We have LOTS of options for exciting summer camps and classes to keep your creativity buzzing all summer long. Our camp levels include Adventurers (Grades K-1), Storytellers (Grades 2-5) and Creators/Artists (Grades 6-12). (Options available for Adults as well.)

Camps run weekly with dates in June, July and August.
Half-Day Camps are 9 a.m. - noon or 1-4 p.m. Full-Day Camps are 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. or 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

View website

For Adventurers (Grades K-1)
Enjoy half-day themed camps, focus on great storytellers from Roald Dahl to Dr. Seuss and more.

For Storytellers & Creators/Artists (Grades 2-5 and 6-12)
There's something for everyone with our "Dance & The Stage" and "Voice & The Stage" camps that combine storytelling with dance or music technique. Put it all together with our triple-training camp "The Road to Broadway" and work on your singing, dancing and acting skills. Older students can try "Play On" - a study of great writers.

Brance Cornelius
education@lexingtonthearecompany.org
859-940-7950

The Little Gym Summer Camps

Location: 3101 Richmond Rd Ste #309, Lexington, KY 40509
Cost: $35 per camp
Ages 3 to 10 years old (must be fully potty independent)
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from June 3 to Aug. 9
1-4 p.m.
View website

Day camp at The Little Gym is the perfect choice for summer break from school when you want your child to stay active, safe, and happy! We combine fun physical activities and games with plenty of time to laugh and play with friends. Each week has a new theme so your child will never tire of camp at The Little Gym.

Kaitlyn Doza or any staff member
kdoza@thelittlegym.com
859-226-2266 (Gym phone)

UK Men's Soccer Youth Day Camp I, II, and III

Location:
720 Sports Center Drive
Lexington, KY 40506

570 Wildcat Court
Lexington, KY 40506

Cost: $450 / full day
$300 / half day
UK Discount: $50
Ages 5-14 years old
June 3-7
June 24-28
July 15-19
8 a.m. - 4 p.m. (no early drop off)
View website

The UK Youth Day Camp brings 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 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!

Stanton Smith
stanton.smith@uky.edu
859-595-5529

From our blog

March 21, 2023 Need summer child care? Start looking now Azetta Beatty, MS

3 min. read

March 17, 2021 Daycare and preschool options for everyone Azetta Beatty, MS

2 min. read

December 1, 2020 Child Care Support & Resources Azetta Beatty, MS

5 min. read

Work-Life

Reach out to our office for information on programming and resources for working parents.

Contact our office

Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
(859) 257-8763
worklife@uky.edu