Themed Camps - NEW FOR 2019
6/17/2019 - FISHING
7/22/2019 - FISHING
6/17/2019 - LEVEL UP
7/8/2019 - BUILD-A-BOAT
Camper Ages 9-16
Is your child that one that wants the outdoor adventures, like learning how to fish and kayak, but maybe you just don't have it in you to teach them? We have you covered! This camp works with our best camp counselors, and the professional kayak fishermen from Canoe Kentucky, to get your kids, not just off on the right foot, but thriving as a kayak angler!
We will start with the basics; poles, tackle, line, etc., and by the end of the week, we will be fishing from kayaks on the Elkhorn Creek. We plan to catch so many fish, we will have a fish fry with all families invited on the last day of camp on the creek! "Give a man to fish, he eats for a day. Teach him to fish, he eats forever!"
Does your child have a fair amount of experience in the outdoors? Are they good hikers? Have they spent time paddling? Are they wanting to learn more about their natural world? If you answered yes to any of these, this is the camp for your child. We will spend the week paddling in areas more off the beaten path. We will hike in natural areas that require permits to access. We will teach and learn about our environment and what makes it so great. The adventures during this camp that we have are the same ones we would want to have on our off time!
You can build-a-bear, why not build a boat, a much more practical tool! We will spend the week paddling local rivers and understanding why boats were and are so important to our state. We will study different designs, and the history of boats in Kentucky. We will start our week by making and racing cardboard canoes, and we will build kit boats called "foamies", which the kids will get to take home and play with anytime in the local creek, river, pond... or bathtub!
We will finish our week by making multiple two-person plywood canoes. The finished products will be put on display in the Frankfort area, and will be able to be used by the campers at other times in the future. Your child will learn many skills involved in boats, as well as carpentry skills and building skills. All practical things, and they will have the ability to come home and make their own boat, for less than $150.00!
Email or call us for more details or to see if these camps are a good fit for your child.
NEW for 2019!
Register by December 24, 2018, and receive a FREE GIFT your child
can open up on Christmas morning and play with! ( I mean, we get it...
a envelope with a camp registration may be like opeing socks or underwear!)
The gift is a CKY logo drawstring backpack and a "Foam Boater", which is a
great toy model kayak that is super fun in the local creek, river or pond... or
bathtub for that matter! They are kid tested, as the CKY kids were the ones who
choose this as the gift!
+ $60.00 value!
Early Registration (Registered By 04/1 /2019)
$300.00 per person
$275.00 for each additional child
Pre Registration (Registered after 4/1 but before 6/1/2019)
$325.00 per person
$300.00 for each additional child
Registration (Any time week before camp, no guarantee of space available)
$350.00 per person
$325.00 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.