Shooting Sports Camp is a coed camp open to youth 9 to 13 years of age statewide.  It is held at the Lake Cumberland 4-H Center, Jabez, KY. Directions

Certified instructors will be present for classes and range work. Each camper will learn responsible and safe use of firearms and how to shoot in the six disciplines of the shooting sports program. They are:


* RIFLE * TRAP * ARCHERY * PISTOL
* BLACK POWDER * HUNTER CHALLENGE

For youth who do not already have their orange card from Fish and Wildlife, the education and training for this will be provided during camp, so every camper will successfully achieve the orange card.


Additional program highlights for the week that campers will experience may include:
Night Hikes; Wild Animals Night Programs; Hunter Education; Heritage Foods; Campfires;
Survival Skills; Nature Crafts; Animal Tracks.

The camp is typically scheduled for early spring (April) to coincide with spring breaks for many schools.  Camp is for four days (three nights).  All campers are supervised by adults and teens.  Counties sending youth to camp are required to provide a chaperone (s) with a "1 adult to 5 camper" ratio. The camp fee includes all programming, equipment and ammunition, camp souvenir, 8 meals and daily snacks. 

To make arrangements to send your child to camp, contact your County Cooperative Extension 4-H Agent.  Link to county extension offices.

For more information about this camp, contact Donna Fox, Extension Specialist, at dfox@uky.edu or Christina Bradley, Camp Director, at christina.bradley@uky.edu