Camp UNITE 2014 – “UNITE Strong”
The 8th annual Camp UNITE – a 4-day, 3-night leadership/adventure program for youth entering grades 7-9, will be held July 22-25, 2014, at the University of the Cumberlands.
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.
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. In 2013 UNITE utilized the leadership of more than 115 youth and adult volunteers.
Since its inception in 2007, through 2013, Camp UNITE has hosted 1,325 youth from 31 counties.
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.
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. In addition, the staff of Kentucky Employers Mutual Insurance Company (KEMI) from Lexington provided one of the highest rated camp activities — Capture the Flag.
See what all the excitement’s about?
- 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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