Arts, outdoors, sports, oh my: 10 summer camps in Lexington, KY

Keep the kiddos engaged + entertained all summer long with these fun summer camps around town.

A little kid painting on a giant purple piece of paper.

Let your little one’s inner artist shine this summer. | Photo courtesy of

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The countdown is on. There are T-minus eight days until Lexington kiddos say
“sayonara” to school until autumn. Don’t panic, parents. We’ve got you covered with 10 local summer camps + programs for children of all ages to enjoy.

🎨 Art

ARTplay, 309 N. Ashland Ave., Ste. #190
A colorful summer awaits with the play-based approach at ARTplay. Its themed camps will explore artists, different techniques (like cardboard + clay), and kid entrepreneurship. Sessions vary and start at $150

Living Arts & Science Center, 362 N. Martin Luther King Blvd.
LASC offers a wide variety of camps all summer long. With options like Fairytale Fun, Ocean Exploring, and Recycled City, your children are sure to keep the learning going even outside the traditional classroom. Sessions vary and start at ~$260.

CREATE Art + Play, 212 Woodland Ave.
Let the kids get crafty this summer. The week-long, half-day sessions will explore art through Animal Adventures, Tasty Treats, Castles and Wizards + more. Sessions vary and start at $150.

Three children playing outside, digging in the dirt.

A little dirt don’t hurt. | Photo courtesy of Evergreen Nature School

🌳 Outdoors

Evergreen Nature School, Various locations around Lexington
Kiddos ages 3-8 will love being outside learning survival skills, animal encounters, plant identification + more in these nature-themed exploration camps. There are seven sessions available in July and August and the prices start at $195.

Bar Y Adventure Camp, 5757 Versailles Rd.
Outdoor adventures await at this week-long day camp for kids ages 8-12. Campers will build self-confidence + leadership skills through activities such as challenge courses, fort-building, and more. There are seven sessions available and the cost starts at $238.50.

🎽 Athletics

UK Football Camp, Joe Craft Football Training Facility, 295 Alumni Dr.
Camps will take place throughout June with options for players of all ages — including position-specific, fundamentals, and day camps. Bonus: Campers can get a picture with Head Coach Mark Stoops. Walk-up registration will be available + prices start at $50.

Frederick Douglass Youth Soccer, 2000 Winchester Rd.
Frederick Douglass High School is inviting girls + boys ages 5-13 for this all-skill sets soccer camp. For $125, campers will learn from the high school’s soccer coaches. The camp runs 6-8:30 p.m., Monday, June 12-Thursday, June 16. The last day might just include a pizza party.

UK Volleyball,1401 Sports Center Dr.
Your athlete will get the opportunity to work on skills and drills with the top-ranked coaching staff at UK. Throughout the summer there will be various single-day, position-specific camps for setters, serving, defense, and passing. Prices start at $160.

🏕️ Sleep away

J.M. Feltner 4-H Camp, 380 J M Feltner Rd., London, KY
Nestled along scenic foothills near the Daniel Boone National Forest and the Levi Jackson Parks, this 4-H Camp gets kids active with archery, riflery, hiking, swimming, and more. Fayette County campers ages 9-18 will hit the park from Mon., July 3-Fri., July 7. Pricing starts at ~$290.

Senior Conference Cathedral Domain, 830 Highway 1746, Irvine
Cathedral Domain has been a summer staple for Lexingtonians for 100+ years. A variety of camps for all ages, with the Senior Conference specifically geared towards both boys and girls grades 7-12. Pricing starts at $200

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