Bust out your fishing pole + your friendship bracelet gear, ‘cause we’re going to camp.
Well, maybe not us, but we’re willing to bet you’ve got a kid in your life who’s in need of some summer activities. So, utilize the buddy system, because we’re diving into 8 local camps.
YMCA Camp Piomingo Overnight | June 12-Aug. 6 | All day | 1950 Otter Creek Park Rd., Brandenburg, KY | $675+ | Ages 6-16 | Explore traditional camp activities like archery, swimming, a ropes course + arts in your choice of one, two, or three-week-long overnight sessions.
2022 LouCity/Racing Camp Series | June-Aug. | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | Lynn Family Sports Vision and Training Facility | $175 | Ages 6-14 | Get kicking at one of nine youth outdoor soccer camps running from June to August — including an option for striker + goalkeeper positions.
Cardinal Golf Camp | June 26-29 | 8 a.m.-7 p.m. | University of Louisville Golf Club Team Practice Facility, Simpsonville, KY | $750 for day camp, $1,000 for overnight | | Ages 11-17 | Learn to golf like a Cardinal from UofL’s Head Men’s Golf Coach Ryan Blagg + staff at this coed camp.
Whet Your Palette Summer Camp | May 30-Aug. 5 | Multiple times | 1415 Evergreen Rd. | $28+ | Ages 4-12 | Your kiddo will have nine themes to choose from — including Harry Potter, outer space, and smoosh art — when selecting their summer art adventure.
Pro tip: Discount codes are available when you register siblings or attend all of a day’s sessions.
Summer Musical Theatre Camp | June 13-Aug. 6 | 9 a.m.-3 p.m. | Derby Dinner Playhouse
525 Marriott Dr., Clarksville, IN | $185 | ages 7-17 | Unleash your theater kid into the world of drama, music and dance taught by theater professionals + ending with a final show on the Derby Dinner Playhouse stage.
Louisville Zoo Summer Camp | May 31-Aug. 5 | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | Louisville Zoo | $350+ | Ages 4-12 | Choose from a variety of programs in the world of wildlife conservation + enjoy seasonal exhibits, exclusive animal encounters + the carousel.
Camp Bernheim | June 6-July 15 | 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. | Bernheim Forest | $225+ | ages 6-12 | Participate in kayaking, creek walking, nature crafts, free play, and outdoor investigations as your camper learns about the plants + animals endemic to Kentucky.
Louisville Nature Camp | June 6-Aug. 5 | Louisville Nature Center, 3745 Illinois Ave. | $240 | Ages 4-10 | Choose your one-week camp on topics such as reptiles, aquatic life + gardening.