4-H Camp

4-H Camp

4-H Camp

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Meet New Friends | Try New Things | Find Your Spark at 4-H Camp

4-H Camp provides a place for youth to explore their interests and passions (sparks), surrounded by Kentucky’s beautiful natural resources.  Campers will meet caring adults and teen volunteers who are committed to their success, who will ensure each youth feels safe, and that they belong.  At 4-H Camp, our class leaders emphasize effort in learning rather than ability, and our campers can expect progressive, exciting lessons that are different every day. The county 4-H agents, adult and teen volunteer leaders, and camp staff are committed to helping your camper engage in new adventures while making new friends.

Kentucky 4-H operates four camping locations serving 25,000 guests annually in various programs: summer camp, environmental education camp, extension-sponsored events, camp-sponsored events, and non-extension user rentals.

Summer Camp is organized by local county extension offices. The cost of the camp, registration materials, and application deadlines are set by each county extension office. To register your young person for summer camp, contact your county extension office HERE.

The mission of Kentucky 4-H Camping is to improve people through intentional life-skill development. This will happen through collaboration with local, state, and national partners, research-based methods and educational programming, service-oriented practices, long-term strategic planning, and engagement in the participant’s sparks. 

The Kentucky 4-H Camp facilities are accredited by the American Camp Association.

Employment Opportunities

Kentucky 4-H is actively seeking highly motivated camp staff who can provide exceptional customer service for the tens of thousands of youths and volunteers attending four residential 4-H camp facilities!

4-H Camp Jobs
Two boys showing off the day's catch, fishing at 4-H Camp
For summer camp registration information, contact your local Cooperative Extension Services Office HERE


4-H Camp Contacts

Joey Barnard

Principal Specialist, Camping

(859) 218-0994 joey.barnard@uky.edu 212 Scovell Hall Lexington, KY 40546-0064

Ashley Marcum

Extension Associate

(859) 218-0993 ashley.marcum@uky.edu 212 Scovell Hall Lexington, KY 40546-0064

County Extension Office Contacts

4-H YOUTH DEVELOPMENT A Kentucky 4-H volunteer is anyone who contributes time, energy, or talent to the Kentucky 4-H Youth Development Program and is not paid by University of Kentucky funds. Many volunteer roles involve working directly with others; others do not. There are seven specific types of 4-H volunteer roles in Kentucky. They include: Community Club Leader, Project Club Leader, Special Emphasis Volunteer, School Enrichment Volunteer, 4-H Committee Member, 4-H Council Member, Youth Volunteer,

Find information to connect you to your County Extension Office

Contact Information

Rachel Noble Guidugli, Ed.D.
Assistant Extension Director for Kentucky 4-H Youth Development

450 Cooper Drive Moloney Bldg. Suite 114 Lexington, KY 40546-0274

(859) 218-0991