Camp UNITE

Applications available for Camp UNITE 2024

Mentors

Deadline extended

to June 21

Volunteers

Deadline extended

to June 21

Sponsors

Deadline

Friday, June 21, 2024

July 16-19

2024

One Hero: Agent of Change

Camp UNITE is returning to the University of Pikeville campus for its 18th summer July 16-19, 2024.

Campers will be able to select from 11 “Fast Track” activity selections – Art, Baking Skills, Basic First Aid Skills NEW, Basketball, Cooking Skills NEW, Craft Shop (includes crochet and embroidery) NEW, Football, Fitness NEW, Health & Beauty, Karate, and Kickball NEW.  All campers will also participate in special activity sessions that include Archery, Bowling, Field Games, an Impaired Driving program, Swimming, and Volleyball. They will also assist with a community service project.

About the Theme

At Camp UNITE, we believe in the transformative power of individual actions and the collective strength of a united community. The camp theme, “One Hero: Agent of Change,” reflects a belief that every individual has the potential to be that hero who can make a positive impact on the world around them.

The term “hero” symbolizes the idea of courage, leadership, and selflessness — qualities that inspire positive change and transform lives. By recognizing each camper as a hero in their own journey, we empower them to embrace their strengths, values, and potential to create a better future for themselves and others.

“Agent of Change” embodies the concept of proactive engagement and advocacy for positive social change. Every camper has the ability to create change within their communities by advocating for causes they believe in and making a difference through their actions, big or small.

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 must be submitted by Friday, March 15, 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 or contact Hannah Gadd at 606-330-1400 or hgadd@OperationUNITE.org.

Deadline to have

logo included

on Camp T-shirt is

Friday, June 21, 2024

2024 Program Sponsor

2024 Event Sponsors

2024 Activity Sponsors

2024 General Support / Camper Sponsors

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