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Another exciting summer!

Camp UNITE celebrated its 17th summer on the University of Pikeville campus July 11-14, 2023, with 75 youth and support from nearly 100 youth Team Mentors, volunteers, and UNITE staff.

Campers were able to select from 8 “Fast Track” activity selections – Art, Baking (NEW), Basketball, Dance, Football, Health & Beauty, Karate, and Outdoor Skills. All campers also participated in special activity sessions that included Archery, Basketball, Bowling, Games, an Impaired Driving program, a “One Choice” presentation, Swimming, and Volleyball. They also helped with a service project to benefit Pikeville Medical Center’s Oncology Center.

Each day a person is faced with challenges that result in the opportunity to make a choice. The choices we make can impact not only our lives but those around us.

It only takes one person making one good choice to create hope and change the culture. Alternatively, one poor choice can negatively impact your life and the lives of those around you. Choices – such as being at school on time, participating in sports, or having an encouraging conversation with someone – have much different outcomes than choices that break rules or laws, including the use of substances or tearing people down through gossip or unkind words. Collectively, the individual choices we make create ripple effects through our schools and communities that allow us to be stronger together.

Every day, every person, and every choice matters. One good decision, such as the choice to be substance-free, can ultimately change your future.

Since its inception in 2007, through 2023, Camp UNITE has hosted 2,917 youth from 34 counties.

About Camp

Camp UNITE is comprised of many fun, action-packed activities designed to develop leadership and communication skills, promote teamwork and problem solving, instill confidence and trust, and – perhaps most important – let youth know they do not have to face difficult situations alone.

Camp UNITE is FREE, four-day, three-night program for youth who completed the 6th, 7th or 8th grades in the prior school year. Camp includes motivational speakers, special interest activity tracks, swimming, community service projects, talent show, and more.

Camp participants are placed in small groups under the guidance of more than 50 volunteer Team Mentors – high school seniors and college students – supervised by UNITE adult staff. Each camp utilizes the services of an additional 100+ community volunteers.

Transportation to and from camp is provided free of charge.

“I Am UNITE” Scholarships

I Am UNITE” scholarships provide high school seniors $1,500 to be used for post-secondary education expenses. Applications for the 2023-24 school year will be available in February 2024.

Become A Sponsor

Camp Sponsors

Camp UNITE would not be possible without its sponsors and volunteers. All youth attend FREE of charge and receive an event T-shirt.

It costs $350 to send one child to camp.

Will you help make a difference in the life of a child by sponsoring one or more youth or helping provide Camp UNITE programs?

For more information about sponsoring Camp UNITE you may download a Sponsor Form (click link below) or contact Hannah Gadd at 606-330-1400 or

2023 Primary Sponsor

2023 Program Sponsors

2023 Event Sponsors

2023 Activity Sponsors

2023 General Support Sponsors

Anthem Medicaid
Bissell’s Inc.
Bright View Health
Line-X of London

Relive the Camp UNITE experience

Camp UNITE 2012

Camp UNITE 2011

Camp UNITE 2010

Camp UNITE 2009