Camp UNITE 2018

The 12th annual Camp UNITE was conducted July 24-27, 2018, at the University of the Cumberlands. A record number of 229 campers from 28 counties, supported by 201 team leaders and adult volunteers, participated in this year’s camp.

The theme for Camp UNITE 2018 was “UNITE Strong: A Voice of Hope.” This theme – emphasized in a video message from First Lady Melania Trump – reflects the ability of campers, Team Leaders, and adult volunteers to be an example for others in making positive, healthy choices – both during Camp and, especially, once they return to their homes and school environments.
Throughout the week, this message was conveyed through fun, interactive activities that expose participants to new options and opportunities. In addition, time was set aside for introspective discussions and special presentations about the consequences of poor decision-making and ways to avoid making the wrong choices. Transportation to and from camp is provided free of charge.
Since its inception in 2007, through 2018, Camp UNITE has hosted 2,384 youth from 33 counties.

Relive the Experience of Camp UNITE


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 the 2018-19 school year will be available in early 2019.
To learn more, click here.

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2018 Camp Sponsors

Camp UNITE would not be possible without its sponsors and volunteers. All youth attend FREE of charge. It costs $275 to send one youth 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 contact Lynnell Fields at 606-330-1400 or email to

Primary Camp Sponsor



Program Sponsor


Event Sponsors

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

Activity Sponsors


Camper Sponsors

  • Anonymous
  • Bissell’s Inc., Corbin, KY
  • Carla Blanton Consulting,LLC, Lexington, KY
  • East Salem United Baptist Church, London, KY
  • First Presbyterian Church, Prestonsburg, KY
  • Floyd County UNITE Coalition, Prestonsburg, KY
  • London Radio Service, London, KY
  • Whayne Supply Company, Corbin, KY

General Sponsors

  • Anonymous
  • Appalachian Wireless, Ivel, KY
  • Hometown Bank, Corbin, KY
  • JBK Roofing
  • L&N Federal Credit Union, Corbin, KY
  • London Tire Center, London, KY