OUTSIDE THE BOX! BACK FOR 2019!
8/5/2018 - GIVE BACK CAMP
Camper Ages 5-16
GIVE BACK CAMP
Is it true that our kids, the next generation of adults on this planet, have forgotten how to serve others? Well, we are going to prove that wrong with this new and ingenious camp. Your kids will spend the week volunteering and helping at local agencies that give back to others. We will work at the Access Soup Kitchen, Frankfort Parks and Rec., Salvation Army, and other places that need our help. Don't worry, your kids will have fun too, with a mix of great activities in our wonderful city, as a way to show them all sides of what Frankfort has to offer. All of our volunteer activities will be supervised by local officials and CKY Camp Team members.
As a part of this camp, half of your childs registration will be donated to these local charities, so that we can truly say we are all "Giving Back"!
Early Registration (Registered By 04/1 /2019)
$200.00 per person
$175.00 for each additional child
Pre Registration (Registered after 4/1 but before 6/1/2019)
$225.00 per person
$200.00 for each additional child
Registration (Any time week before camp, no guarantee of space available)
$250.00 per person
$225.00 for each additional child
What to Expect/ What is Provided:
All participants will be required to have a liability waiver filled out in its entirety by a parent or legal guardian, prior to the beginning of camp. Waivers will be available for review upon registration for camp. Outdoor camps are always subject to weather conditions. Canoe Kentucky does have dry contingency plans in place if inclement weather does occur. However, outdoor activities will be provided as long as conditions are not severe. We run rain or shine, and refunds are not available unless severe conditions dictate cancelling the camp.
Canoe Kentucky will provide all necessary supplies for the land adventures, including hiking sticks, compasses, maps, dry bags, etc. Canoe Kentucky will also provide all transportation to any off site trips, like Elkhorn Creek, and back to drop off/ pick up point. Campers will need to wear appropriate clothing, including close-toed shoes (no flip flops), a hat, quick dry clothing, etc. Campers will also want to bring their own sunscreen, refillable water bottle, snacks and a lunch. Other items to bring can be found by looking under "What Should We Bring" tab on our FAQ page.
EXPECTED CAMPER BEHAVIOR NOTE: We treat the campers as if they were our own children. In fact, two of our three young children are a few of the camp leaders! We are a Christian family and we raise our kids that way. This means we are firm and fair. We do not tolerate fighting, bullying, foul language, backtalk, or any other manners that are not positive. We will discuss all these things with the campers Day #1, and we will utilize missing activities, sitting out, confrontation resolution and good manners to resolve any issues. We also use Leave No Trace ethics during camp. This means we do not tolerate litter, not picking up after themselves or the group, not being part of the team, not being respectful of others and/ or wildlife,being reckless, and other very simple but serious things that negatively impact our environment. You may want to discuss these things with your kids before arriving so that they are aware this is not the same as daycare. We are dealing with nature and are in a naturally unsafe environment, so we have to be firm about respect and following directions. If you are not comfortable allowing us to correct and/ or utilize these techniques to keep the group safe, you may want to consider not sending your children to this camp, or we are happy to discuss options with you. We will offer you daily updates to how your children are doing and if there are any behaviors we had issues with. We do all this out of love, as we truly love working with your kids, but know we are firm for very good reasons. Every child we always be treated with the utmost respect and will be safe at all times, and they will be treated as they show us they deserve to be treated.
Canoe Kentucky outreach staff are all first aid/ CPR/ AED certified. Also on hand are staff trained as EMTs, Swift Water Rescue Technicians, USCG Certified Captains, American Canoe Association Certified Instructors/ Instructor Trainers, Project Learning Tree Certified, Project WILD, Project WILD Aquatic, and Aquatic WILD, Leave No Trace Master Educators and more. For a complete list of qualifications, feel free to contact us.