Camp UNITE 2013 – “Be A Hero”
The 7th annual Camp UNITE – a 4-day, 3-night leadership/adventure program for youth entering grades 7-9 – was held July 23-26 at the University of the Cumberlands.
Sponsors Needed for 2014
Camp UNITE would not be possible without its sponsors and volunteers. All youth attend FREE of charge. If you would like to make a difference in the life of a child please contact Cheryl Keaton at 606-889-0874 or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. View those who sponsored Camp UNITE 2013
About Camp UNITE
The 7th annual Camp UNITE program was attended by 193 youth from 24 counties in southern and eastern Kentucky. Held on the University of the Cumberlands campus in Williamsburg, KY, July 23-26, 2013, camp included 11 activity tracks (archery, art, basketball, cheerleading, dance, drama, football, golf, singing, soccer and volleyball), an afternoon at the Kentucky Splash Water Park, an impaired driving course, outrageous field games, morning skits and songs, talent show, testimonies from recovering addicts, leadership activities, motivational speakers … and much more.
Activities during camp are designed to develop leadership and communication skills, promote teamwork and problem solving, instill confidence and trust, and let youth know they do not have to face difficult situations on their own.
Transportation to and from camp is provided free of charge if needed.
While at camp the students stay in the college dorms and are placed in small teams under the guidance of trained youth counselors and supervised by adult staff and volunteers.
Since its inception in 2007, through 2013, Camp UNITE has hosted 1,325 youth from 31 counties.
One of the most valuable components of camp is the peer mentorship and positive role models provided by high school and college students who serve as camp counselors. In 2013 UNITE utilized the leadership of more than 115 youth and adult volunteers.
Three officials from Evansville, Indiana, were on staff in 2013. They used Camp UNITE as a model for their own camp on the campus of the University of Southern Indiana the following week. Read story.
See what all the excitement’s about?
- Photos from Camp UNITE 2013 coming soon.
- To view photos from Camp UNITE 2012 click here.
- To view photos from Camp UNITE 2011 click here.
- To view photos from Camp UNITE 2010 click here.
- To view photos from Camp UNITE 2009 click here.
2013 Camp Sponsors
Program and Camper Sponsors
- Air Methods – Kentucky
- Alpha Natural Resources
- Applebee’s of Hazard
- Applebee’s of Pikeville
- Christian Appalachian Project
- Crooked Creek Golf Course
- Firestone (Williamsburg
- First Baptist Church – Williamsburg
- GM Foundation
- In Memory of Blake Jernigan
- Johnson County Board of Education
- Kellogg’s Company (Pike County)
- Kentucky Army National Guard
- Kentucky State Police – London Post
- Laurel County Detention Center
- London Police Department
- Manchester, City of
- Martin County Republican Women’s Club
- Pike County Public Schools
- Don Pratt (Lexington)
- RAMP (Rockin Appalachian Mom Project)
- Eddie Todd
- Whayne Supply Company, Corbin