University of Kentucky College of Agriculture

West Kentucky

600 Camp Drive
Dawson Springs, KY 42408
270-797-3222 (fax)
WKY Camp Director

Call or e-mail the West Kentucky 4-H Camp Director with any rental questions:  270-797-8758,

West Kentucky 4-H Camp is in Dawson Springs, KY. and covers approximately 450 acres. This land was slated to become a state park, but in 1951, the Commonwealth of Kentucky gave the camp to the University of Kentucky for use as a 4-H Camp on a 99 year lease. The camp serves 37 counties with a bed capacity of 426 campers and counselors per camping session. The camp’s facilities include a swimming pool with waterslide; a large modern dining hall; Sparks Hall, a multipurpose meeting/classroom building; a shelter house for small gatherings; a pavillon; a nature hu;, crafts room; country store for souvenirs and snacks; heated cabins and bath houses; and a horse arena. The camp has a 14 acre lake for fishing, canoeing, hiking and wetlands studies. West Kentucky provides a state of the art challenge course program with seven high elements and twelve low elements for exciting and highly effective leadership and teambuilding training. It also has facilities for archery, riflery, basketball, softball, soccer and football. Evening programs can be conducted in its rustic campfire area or singing area.

Contact your County 4-H Agent if you would like to attend summer 4-H camp!




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