Camp UNITE 2016 Applications Available
The 10th annual Camp UNITE will be conducted July 26-29, 2016, at the University of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg.
Deadline to return applications is Friday, July 1, 2016.
The 9th annual Camp UNITE – a 4-day, 3-night leadership/adventure program for youth entering grades 7-9 – was held at the University of the Cumberlands July 21-24, 2015.
The 2015 Camp UNITE program was attended by 192 youth from 23 counties in southern and eastern Kentucky. Camp included 11 activity tracks (archery, art, basketball, dance, drama, Eye-Spy, football, 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, presentation on synthetic drugs by the Kentucky State Police, talent show and dance, testimonies from recovering substance abusers, leadership activities, motivational speaker Jerod Thomas … 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 and Human Foosball.
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 2015 UNITE utilized the leadership of more than 166 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 2015, Camp UNITE has hosted 1,723 youth from 32 counties.
“I Am UNITE” Scholarships
“I Am UNITE” scholarships provide high school seniors $1,500 to be used for post-secondary education expenses. Applications are now available. Deadline to return completed applications is March 31, 2016.
To learn more, click here.
Camp UNITE 2014
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- 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.
2016 Camp Sponsors
Camp UNITE would not be possible without its sponsors and volunteers. All youth attend FREE of charge. For more information about sponsoring camp contact Cheryl Keaton at 606-657-3218 or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click here to download Sponsorship Form.