Summer Camps

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We were all glad to see Summer camps return last year, and we are all anxious to have our kids outdoors again this year! Here are some local options for Summer camps. Due to limited capacity, some camps may be full or waitlisted currently. We strive to provide an accurate list of all options for now or in the future. Enjoy the outdoors and play!

Camp Loucon

Various Weeks June 5 - July 29

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Loucon is a Christian camp & retreat center. They desire that everyone who enters their gates would know God and experience the abundant life that Jesus came to offer! They seek to point their campers to God, reach them where they are, and help them grow in a multitude of ways! This is an environment where campers grow as individuals, in their relationships with others, and in their relationship and knowledge of Jesus! It’s also a really fun experience! Send your camper, so they can make a lifetime of memories and friendships while growing in Christ!

  • Explorer Camps (2nd Grade) June 9-10, June 16-17, July 28-29
  • Discovery Camps (Grades 3&4) June 5-8, June 12-15, July 10-12, July 17-20, July 24-27
  • Adventure Camps (Grades 5&6) June 5-10, June 12-17, July 10-15, July 17-22, July 24-29
  • Jr. High Camps (Grades 7&8) June 5-10, June 12-17, July 10-15, July 17-22, July 24-29
  • Sr. High Camps (Grades 9-12)
    • Sr. High Summit :: June 19-24
    • Great Outdoors :: June 5-10, June 12-17, July 10-15, July 24-29
    • Alpha Camp :: June 5-10
    • Creative Ministries :: July 24-29
    • Leadership Camp :: June 12-17

8044 Anneta Road
Leitchfield, KY 42754

270-242-7160
[email protected]

"Camp Curious" at St. Francis

Camp Dates Between June 6 - July 1

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Experience 64 acres of summer fun in Goshen during their half-day “Camp Curious” Preschool Camps! Open to children ages two through rising kindergarten, campers will explore, learn, and develop through small camp sizes, expert teachers, and weekly themes guiding new experiences. 

Their camp curriculum builds on developmentally appropriate activities that promote early literacy and critical thinking. They provide learning experiences that build confidence, independence, social skills, and conflict resolution skills.

  • Kick off the sunny season in Hello, Summer! (June 6 – 10)
  • Search for dinosaur fossils as Treasure Hunters (June 13 17)
  • Learn hands-on through Let’s Explore! (June 21 24)
  • Create a carnival of fun with their Preschool Jamboree (June 27 July 1)

On Wednesday of each session, campers will enjoy sprinklers, splash pads, and water tables as we experiment with different types of water play throughout the day.

“My daughter had the best time at ‘Camp Curious!’ She came home a little dirty every day and had the best stories to share with me about all the fun she had. I definitely plan to enroll her again!” – Parent

Renee Hennessy, Preschool Director
502.694.9369
[email protected]

Dramaworks “Themed” Summer Camps by StageOne Family Theatre

June 6 - July 9

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For Ages 4-5, 6-7, 8-11, 12-18

Summer Camps are back and in-person, and they can’t wait to greet students for another fun-filled summer of learning, collaboration, and performance! They’ll be updating parents with an email containing up-to-date safety precautionslocation information, refund options, and more every two weeks once you’re registered.

Their 2- and 3-week camp intensives introduce an in-depth look at the techniques of singing, dancing, and acting used in musical theatre. Their ensemble approach nurtures collaboration, confidence, and skill development. Performance camps culminate in final productions for families.

“My daughter has done several camps and workshops over the years, but this one felt different. I’ve always been proud of her when she’s performed at the end of these, but I was blown away at how good she was for this one. It was awesome.” – Dennis Bonifer, Proud Parent

Shelby Traditional Academy
735 Ziegler Street
Louisville, KY 40217

Contact Lina Chambers Lipkin for Special Discounts at [email protected] or call 502.498.2436

Camp Walden

June 13 - July 29

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Ages 3-14

They think Summer camps should be innovative, fun, and different. They should challenge and engage your child both creatively and academically. Camp Walden provides the total package in an exciting, six-week program at Walden School in St. Matthews. Imagine bright, sunny days full of STEAM activities, arts and crafts, outdoor play, games, and creative academics. They offer nearly 30 unique camp sessions for Grades PreK-9. From puppets and baking to martial arts and sewing, there’s something for every camper with a taste for fun and trying something new!

“We are thrilled with how excited our daughter is about Camp Walden. Each evening, she shares her experiences and relishes how much fun she’s had. To the teachers and camp counselors, we appreciate the kindness and care given. All in all, Camp Walden is a win for us!” – Parent

Christen Brown, Camp Walden Director
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (502) 893-0433

YMCA of Greater Louisville Summer Day Camps

May 31 - July 29

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Age of Campers :: 3-16

YMCA Summer Day Camps offer one of the most powerful learning environments for social education, independence, self-esteem, and confidence. 

They’re here to inspire kids to work and play together, creating friendships that can last a lifetime. YMCA Summer Camp is a place where kids belong and can be themselves. They’re here to give every child the support and guidance to try, to discover, and to learn.

“The kids always come home happy and eager to share the new songs or games they have learned. I love seeing their faces light up with excitement over a new silly song. Sometimes it’s hard to get my 12-year-old excited about anything!” – Parent

Enroll early and save on registration! The Y is for everyone; ask about financial assistance.

Use promo code :: SUMMER22 now through April 11-save $45, and April 12-May 9-save $20. Excludes YMCA Camp Piomingo.

Campers can choose from more than 30 convenient locations in Greater Louisville and Southern Indiana.

Camp Piomingo {YMCA of Greater Louisville}

June 12 - August 6

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Age of Campers :: 6-16

Overnight campers ages six to 16 enjoy one-, two-, or three-week long overnight sessions from Sunday until Saturday during June, July, and August. Campers stay in cabins with top-notch, well-trained counselors and enjoy all the fun activities Camp Piomingo has to offer, including the pool, ropes course, hiking, archery, creating art, horseback riding, and more!

“My daughter comes home from Camp Piomingo with a heart full of joy, confidence, and self-respect. She always forms a bond with a camper or two that lasts throughout the years. She develops skills in clinics, and she develops a love for fellowship and nature.” – Parent

Campers will learn the Y’s core values of CARING, HONESTY, RESPECT, and RESPONSIBILITY in a loving and inclusive space. YMCA Camp Piomingo is a safe place for kids to be themselves without fear of judgment or bullying. The Y is for everyone; ask about financial assistance.

502-942-2616
[email protected]

Bellarmine University Camp Valor Summer 2022

June 6 – August 5

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Bellarmine University Camp Valor Summer 2022 will be one to remember! This year, they have more than 70 camp sessions in all different areas :: Study Skills & Test Prep, Tech, Arts & Humanities, Science & Math, Recreation & Leisure, and High School Career Exploration Camps! Camps will be offered June 6 through August 5 for everyone from Mini Knights (Pre-K through second grade) to Junior Knights (second grade – eighth grade) to Squires (high school). Camp tuition covers all materials as well as Camp Valor Swag :: T-shirt, water bottle, and stickers. They also have lunch options at their University Dining Hall (UDH) for campers staying for a morning and afternoon camp (see pg. 3 in registration link for info).

Most camps are half-day, weeklong camps

If you have questions, email [email protected]

Derby Dinner - Summer Musical Theatre Camp

Weeks of June 13-17, July 11-16, July 18-23, July 25-30, & August 1-6

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A one-week performing arts camp exploring drama, music, and dance. Taught by DDP professionals and focusing on creative dramatics and scenes, songs, and dance from Broadway musicals, the camp culminates in a final sharing on the Playhouse stage. In past seasons, many camp students have gone on to be cast in young actor roles DDP’s professional productions.

“What the DDP instructors are able to do with such a large group of kids in one week is incredible! These camps have truly sparked an interest in theater for my son and I believe he wants to do even more.” – Lisa

Ages 7 to 17

Let's Go Beyond Summer Camp

Weekly June 6 - July 1

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Let’s Go Beyond Running Club is a one-of-a-kind Social Emotional Learning Club, and they are excited to offer a full day camp for the month of June at Broad Run Park. At Let’s Go Beyond Summer Camp, they use fun games to teach kids that they can overcome any challenge given to them. Campers will build confidence, creativity, and connections in a fun and empowering environment. They have four exciting weekly themes, Emoji Camp, Fun and Fit Camp, I am a Hero Camp, and Treasure Island. Each week will be filled with different empowerment games, arts and crafts, nature walks, playground, and splash pad fun.  Let’s Go Beyond Summer Camp is appropriate for incoming K – 6th graders. 

“My 6 year old did a week-long camp with Let’s Go Beyond Summer Camp and absolutely loved it!  He came home every day gushing about how much fun he had. Would register for another camp again in a heartbeat.”

(760) 470-0036
[email protected]

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Abigail Academy

Where :: Abigail Academy – The Reno Building, 2110 Bardstown Road, Louisville KY 40205
Who :: Girls 5-13

All About Kids Camp-A-Bunga

Where :: All About Kids – Louisville and Oldham County locations
Who :: Ages 4-14

Bellarmine Camp Valor

Where :: Bellarmine – 2001 Newburg Rd, Louisville, KY 40205
Who :: Ages 4-18

Brown-Forman Inspire Summer Enrichment Program

Where :: 132 Eastern Pkwy., Louisville, Kentucky 40292 
Who :: Grades 7th-12th

Camp Bernheim

Where :: Bernheim Forest – 2075 Clermont Rd, Clermont, KY 40110
Who :: Ages 6-12

Camp HiHo

Where :: Camp HiHo – 5915 Aiken Rd, Simpsonville, KY 40067
Who :: Ages 4-12

Camp IN

Where: Virtual
Who :: Ages 5-17

Camp J

Where :: Jewish Community Center – 3600 Dutchmans Ln, Louisville, KY 40205
Who :: Age 2-6th grade

Camp LouCon

Where :: Camp LouCon – 8044 Anneta Road, Leitchfield, KY
Who :: Grades 3-12

Camp Piomingo

Where :: Camp Piomingo – 1950 Otter Creek Park Road, Bradenburg, KY 40108
Who :: Ages 7-16

Camp Walden

Where :: Walden School – 4238 Westport Rd, Louisville, KY 40207
Who :: PreK-8th Grade

Camp X

Where :: St. Xavier – 1609 Poplar Level Rd, Louisville, KY 40217
Who :: 5th-8th Grade Boy, Some Coed Classes

Cedar Ridge

Where :: Cedar Ridge – 4010 Old Routt Rd, Louisville, KY 40299
Who :: Ages 8-14

CMPI Broadway Bound

Where :: Classic Melodies Performance Institute – 1191 Hillview Blvd, Louisville, KY 40229
Who :: K-5th Grade

Commonwealth Theatre Center

Where :: 123 Payne Street, Louisville, KY 40204
Who :: Ages 3-18

Coolest Camp in Town

Where :: Louisville Skating Academy – Iceland Sports Complex, 1701 UPS Drive, Louisville, KY 40223
Who :: Ages 6-12

Creasy Mahan Camp

Where :: Creasy Mahan – 12501 Harmony Landing Rd, Goshen, KY 40026
Who :: Grades 1st-6th

Derby Dinner Playhouse

Where :: Derby Dinner Playhouse – 525 Marriott Dr, Clarksville, IN 47129
Who :: Ages 7-17

Drama Camp

Where :: Drama by George – 1236 Lexington Rd, Louisville, KY 40204
Who: Ages 5-16

DramaWorks Summer Camp

Where :: Shelby Traditional Academy, 735 Ziegler St, Louisville KY 40217
Who :: Ages 4-18

Dyslexia Summer Reading Camp

Where :: Orton Gillingham Center of Pewee Valley
Who :: Grades K-12

Frazier History Museum

Where :: Frazier History Museum – 829 W Main St, Louisville, KY 40202
Who :: Grades 1-6

Hip Hop Dance Camp

Where :: Safiyyah Dance – 8001 Vine Crest Ave #7, Louisville, KY 40222
Who :: 5-8, Ages 9 and Up

Hwang’s Martial Arts SUmmer Camp

Where :: Three locations

ID Tech

Where :: Virtual (still deciding on in person camps at U of L Shelby Campus)
Who :: Ages 7-18

IDEAS Summer Camp

Where :: Montessori School of Louisville – 10263 Champion Farms Dr, Louisville, KY 40241
Who :: Ages 6-12

Irish Dance Camp

Where :: McClanahan School of Dance – 8001 Vine Crest Ave #2, Louisville, KY 40222
Who :: Ages 4-10

Jefferson Memorial Forest

Where :: Campgrounds – 11311 Mitchell Hill Rd, Fairdale, KY 40118
Who :: Ages 7-15

KCD Singing for Stage

Where :: KY Country Day School – 4100 Springdale Rd, Louisville, KY 4024
Who :: Grades 7-12

Kentucky Gymnastics Academy

Where :: KY Gymnastics Academy – 1160 Avoca Station Ct, Louisville, KY 40245
Who :: Ages 2-12

Kids Academy Dramaworks

Where :: Shelby Traditional Academy – 735 Ziegler St, Louisville, KY 40217
Who :: Ages 4-18

KidQuest

Where :: Church of the Holy Spirit – 3345 Lexington Rd, Louisville, KY 40206
Who :: PreK-5th Grade

Kicks Soccer Academy

Where :: multiple locations in Louisville
Who :: Ages 5-9

KY Fish and Wildlife

Where :: Camp Currie, Camp Wallace, Camp Webb
Who :: Grades 4-6, 7th Grade Camp due to 2020 cancellation

KMAC

Where :: KMAC – 715 W Main St, Louisville, KY 40202
Who :: Ages 7-11

KY Science Center

Where :: KY Science Center – 727 W Main St, Louisville, KY 40202
Who :: Ages 4-14

KY Shakespeare Camp

Where :: St. Francis High School – 233 W Broadway, Louisville, KY 40202
Who :: Ages 5- 18

Leadership Camp

Where :: Louisville, KY & Butlerville, IN
Who :: Boys 14-18

LEC Summer Horse Camp

Where :: Louisville Equestrian Center – 6720 Mt Washington Rd, Taylorsville, KY 40071
Who :: Ages 4-13

Lions Camp Crescendo

Where :: Lions Camp Crescendo – 1480 Pine Tavern Rd Lebanon Junction, KY 40150
Who :: Blind Youth, Deaf Youth, Foster Care Children

Los Monitos

Where :: Los Monitos Language Academy – 503 Washburn Ave, Louisville, KY 40222
Who :: Ages 6-12

LouCity/Racing Academy

Where :: Training Grounds/River Road
Who :: Ages 6-18

Louisville Ballet School

Where :: St Matthews Studio – 4121 Shelbyville Road Suite 201 (Second Floor, Louisville, KY 40207
Who :: Ages 4-12

Louisville Collegiate School

Where :: Louisville Collegiate School – 2427 Glenmary Ave, Louisville, KY 40204
Who :: Ages 4-18

Louisville Leopard Percussionists

Where :: 969 South 2nd Street
Who :: Grades 2-8

Louisville Nature Center

Where :: Louisville Nature Center – 3745 Illinois Ave, Louisville, KY 40213

Louisville Visual Art

Where :: Multiple Locations
Who :: Ages 7-17

Louisville Youth Choir

Where :: Sacred Heart School for the Arts – 3177 Lexington Rd, Louisville, KY 40206
Who :: Grades 3rd-12th

Louisville Zoo Camp

Where :: Louisville Zoo – 1100 Trevilian Way, Louisville, KY 40213
Who :: Ages 6-12

MyCamp

Where :: My Gym, multiple locations
Who :: Ages 4-8

NASA Camp

Where :: Holy Cross High School (In-Person) – 5144 Dixie Hwy, Shively, KY 40216; Virtual Option Available
Who :: Grades:K-8

Oldham County Arts

Where :: Oldham County Schools Arts Center – 7105 Floydsburg Rd, Crestwood, KY 40014
Who :: Grades 3-12

Paint Spot

Where :: 4600 Shelbyville Road
Who :: Starts at Age 6

The Parklands Camp

Where :: Parklands of Floyds Fork – Beckley Creek Pkwy, Louisville, KY 40245
Who :: Grades K-6th

Pony Camp

Where :: Windhover Farm – 5400 Old Sligo Rd, La Grange, KY 40031

Russian School of Mathematics

Where :: in-person or virtual – 113 S Hubbards Ln, Louisville, KY 40207
Who :: K-12

Sacred Heart Summer Camps

Where :: Sacred Heart School – 3175 Lexington Road Louisville, KY 40206
Who :: Ages 3 – 9th Grade

Smiley Camp

Where :: Second Presbyterian Church – 3701 Old Brownsboro Rd, Louisville, KY 40207

Snapology Summer Camps

Where :: Multiple Locations
Who :: Ages 5-12

Speed Art Museum Camps

Where :: Speed Art Museum – 2035 S 3rd St, Louisville, KY 40208
Who :: Ages 4-17

St. Francis

Where :: St. Francis School of Thought – 233 W. Broadway, Louisville, KY 40202
Who :: PreK-12th

Sullivan University Summer Camps

Where :: Gardiner Point – 4004 Gardiner Point Dr, Louisville, KY 40213
Who :: Elementary-High School

Summer Arts Camp

Where :: Side by Side Studio – 2528 Frankfort Ave, Louisville, KY 40206
Who :: Ages 3-10

Summer Explorers Camp

Where :: Clarksville Parks & Recreation – 2000 Broadway Street, Suite 221, Clarksville, IN 47129
Who :: Ages 7-12

Summer Jam Camp

Where :: Mom’s Music – 1900 Mellwood Avenue, Louisville, KY 40206 
Who :: Ages 8-16

Summer Under the Trees

Where :: Virginia Chance School – 4200 Lime Kiln Ln, Louisville, KY 40222
Who :: 2 years old – 5th Grade

Theatre Camp

Where :: Classic Melodies Performance Institute – 1191 Hillview Blvd, Louisville, KY 40229
Who :: Ages 4-19

Trinity Academic & Athletic Camps

Where :: Trinity High School – 4011 Shelbyville Rd, St Matthews, KY 40207
Who :: Boys grade 3-12

University of Louisville (Young Leaders Academy)

Where :: Belknap Campus – 2301 S 3rd St., Louisville, KY
Who :: High Sophomore-Senior

Westport Road Baptist Church

Where :: Westport Road Baptist Church – 9705 Westport Rd, Louisville, KY 40241
Who :: 1st-8th

Whet Your Palette

Where :: Whet Your Palette in Anchorage – 1415 Evergreen Rd, Louisville, KY 40223
Who :: Ages 4-12

White Mills Christian Camp

Where :: White Mills Christian Campgrounds – 154 Old Kentucky 84, White Mills, KY 42788
Who :: PreK-12th

YMCA of Greater Louisville

Where :: Multiple Counties and Sites
Who :: 3-16(depending on location)

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