Heroes of H.O.P.E. (Helping Others by Positive Example)

The 11th annual Camp UNITE, held July 25-28, 2017, at the University of the Cumberlands, was attended by 225 campers from 28 counties – the largest ever! Camp utilized the leadership of 229 youth and adult volunteers.
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 2017, Camp UNITE has hosted 2,155 youth from 33 counties.

COMING SOON: Hundreds of photos and additional videos from Camp UNITE 2017!

The Youth Counselors of Camp UNITE

As part of its continuing coverage of the devastating opioid epidemic in Kentucky, the Kentucky Educational Television (KET) field crew visited Camp UNITE in 2016 to learn about the children who are impacted by the disease of addiction.

“I Am UNITE” Scholarships

“I Am UNITE” scholarships provide high school seniors $1,500 to be used for post-secondary education expenses. Applications for 2017-18 school year will be available in the spring 2018..
To learn more, click here.

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2017 Camp Sponsors

camp_sponsorship-2017-iconCamp UNITE would not be possible without its sponsors and volunteers. All youth attend FREE of charge. For more information about sponsoring camp contact Samantha Ratliff at 606-794-9220 or email to
Click here to download a Camp UNITE Sponsorship Form.  pdf_icon_17x17

Primary Camp Sponsor


Program Sponsors

KEMI-camp  Appalachia

Event Sponsors

AmeriCorps-KY-CampWeb  CAP_CampWeb  KyGuard-camp  KY-Splash-cut  UCumberlands_Seal_camp  thevideoguy-campweb  

Activity Sponsors

CORBIN ICE_Rev_1  Cumberland_Gap_CampWeb                PRIDE_Camp2    

Camper Sponsors

It costs $275 to send one youth to camp. Will you help make a difference in the life of a child?

Bissell’s, Inc. – Corbin, KY
Hacker Brothers, Inc. – London, KY
Connie Payne