Camp UNITE 2014 – “UNITE Strong”

The 8th annual Camp UNITE – a 4-day, 3-night leadership/adventure program for youth entering grades 7-9, was held July 22-25, 2014, at the University of the Cumberlands. There were 206 middle-school aged campers representing 21 southern and eastern Kentucky counties.
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While at camp the students stayed in the college dorms and were placed in small teams under the guidance of trained youth counselors and supervised by adult staff and volunteers. In 2014 UNITE utilized the leadership of more than 120 youth and adult volunteers.


About Camp UNITE

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.

Since its inception in 2007, through 2014, Camp UNITE has hosted 1,531 youth from 32 counties.

The 8th annual Camp UNITE program was attended by 206 youth from 21 counties in southern and eastern Kentucky. Held on the University of the Cumberlands campus in Williamsburg, KY, July 22-25, 2014, camp included 12 activity tracks (archery, art, basketball, cheerleading, dance, drama, football, golf, karate, soccer, Ultimate Frisbee 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. The staff of Kentucky Employers Mutual Insurance Company (KEMI) from Lexington provided one of the highest rated camp activities — Capture the Flag.

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Camp Sponsors

Sponsors for Camp UNITE 2014
Camp UNITE would not be possible without its sponsors and volunteers. All youth attend FREE of charge. A special thank-you to all those who have made this week possible. For more information about sponsoring camp contact Cheryl Keaton at 606-657-3218 or e-mail to

Primary Sponsor


Event Sponsors

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Program and Camper Sponsors

  • Yvonna Adkins, Robinson Creek
  • William & Katheryn Baird, Pikeville
  • Croley Funeral Home, Williamsburg
  • Dorton Elementary School
  • East Ridge High School
  • Elkhorn City Elementary School
  • Feds Creek Elementary School
  • Hall & Jones Funeral Home, Virgie
  • Johns Creek School
  • Kellogg’s Company, Pike County
  • Kimper Elementary School
  • London Police Department
  • Nicole Maddon, Tyner
  • Main Street Baptist Church, Williamsburg
  • Millard School
  • Mullins School
  • Richard & Janie Newsom, Pikeville
  • Pike County Central High School
  • Pike County Public Schools
  • Shelby Valley High School
  • Valley Elementary School
  • Gregory Whitaker, Lexington
  • Williamsburg Fire Department
  • Williamsburg Police Department
  • Harry Zachem, Lexington