Get ready to have an exciting summer!

Camp UNITE will celebrate its 17th summer on the University of Pikeville campus.

Save the date: July 11-14, 2023

Details about camp are still being developed and will be announced as soon as they are available. Check back frequently or stay tuned to UNITE’s Facebook Page for information about how to apply to be a Camper, a Team Mentor, or to serve as a volunteer.

In the meantime, check out the links below to see the fun and excitement from last year’s Camp UNITE, held on the campus of Morehead State University.

Hope Renewed. Rise!

The past few years we have experienced many difficulties between the pandemic and the increase in overdose deaths with the outbreak of fentanyl. We have faced these epidemics head on. In the last year, our communities began to rebuild from the remote experience we had in the first year and a half of the pandemic. We learned how to come together and lean on one another in our greatest time of unknown. The ability to be back in person renews our hope. Hope that children can be the difference in their own lives. Hope that these children can also help others. With renewed hope, WE RISE and we rise TOGETHER. 

Celebrating Camp UNITE’s 16th summer!

After a two years of holding Camp UNITE virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Camp UNITE returned in person July 18-22, 2022, on the campus of Morehead State University. There were 85 Campers, 37 Team Leaders, and more than 80 Volunteers, in addition to UNITE staff.

The 16th annual Camp UNITE featured the theme: “Hope Renewed. RISE!” Camp activities 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.

Campers were able to select from 12 activity tracks: Art, Archery, Basketball, Dance, Drama, Football, Hair & Makeup, Karate, Outdoor Skills, Soccer, Tennis, and Volleyball. In addition, all campers participated in field games, community service projects, demonstrations, swimming, and much more.

See what all the excitement is about …


Staff prepares for Camp


Campers arrive at MSU


First full day of activities


The fun continues


Time to say farewell

Greetings and more

Additional video from Camp

Camp UNITE 2022 Overview

View a 19-minute overview of Camp UNITE 2022.

Since its inception in 2007, through 2022, Camp UNITE has hosted 2,842 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.

Normally, 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, outrageous messy field games, and more.

Camp participants are placed in small groups under the guidance of more than 50 volunteer Team Leaders – 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 2022-23 school year are available now. Deadline to apply is March 17, 2023.

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

2022 Primary Sponsor

2022 Event Sponsors

2022 Activity Sponsors

Relive the Camp UNITE experience

Camp UNITE 2012

Camp UNITE 2011

Camp UNITE 2010

Camp UNITE 2009