Important Camp Information for Parents
Total Camp Fee: $230.00
now includes a Junior
is open only to those
students who are in grades 4 - 6.
Applications are distributed by Conservation Educators to
eligible students in February and March. Priority
is given to students who attend conservation education classes.
Conservation Camps are COEDUCATIONAL. Boys and girls will attend camp
during the same week. In the past certain counties or schools have been
changed to different weeks to accommodate as many campers as possible. If
this occurs, you will be notified of the change as soon as possible. If a
conflict arises because of the change, you will have an opportunity to request a
Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources has been involved
in conservation education youth camping since 1946. Camp Earl Wallace, located on Lake Cumberland outside of Monticello,
opened in 1951. Camp John Currie, located on Kentucky Lake outside
of Benton, Kentucky opened in 1949. Camp Robert C. Webb, located on
Grayson Lake outside of Grayson, Kentucky opened in 1969. An average of
students attend our three camps each year.
morning and return home on Friday afternoon.
After being assigned to cabins
furnished with double-deck
bunks, campers begin intensive and basic instruction in the safe pursuit of
activities and skills related
to or dependent upon the natural resources.
Scheduled activities include: NATURE,
ARCHERY, BOATING, OUTDOOR SURVIVAL, FIREARM SAFETY, FISHING/CASTING AND
SWIMMING. Successful completion of a
camp activity entitles the camper to an achievement patch, certificate or award.
Campers may earn
’s Hunter Education Certificate.
This certificate is honored in all states that require a hunter education
card. Campers will also
have time to enjoy their favorite playground activities such as basketball,
volleyball, badminton, ping-pong, etc.
staff consists of camp director, five conservation education program leaders,
camp superintendent and maintenance
staff and cooks. Twenty-two
college students are screened, hired and trained to chaperon the campers and assist the program leaders with camper safety, instruction
The camp has
eight air conditioned cabins which house 25-30 campers plus counselors, bathhouses, kitchen and
dining room, camp director’s
office, sick bay/first aid station, snack shop, shelters, playground,
basketball, volleyball and badminton courts, outdoor assembly area, nature
building, nature field trail, rifle range, trap range,
hunter safety field course, archery range, archery field course, lake swim crib,
boat dock, storage and maintenance buildings.
Partial refunds up to $100 are
given for medical reasons only. Camper illness must be verified by a
statement from the child's physician. All refund requests must be in
writing, include appropriate medical documentation, and should be directed to:
For Camp Currie: Bill Fannin, 314 Cinderella Drive, Owensboro, KY 42303
Camp Wallace: John Coffey, P. O. Box 609, Richmond, KY 40476
For Camp Webb:
Jack Lee, 101 Adams Ridge Road, Hazard, KY 41701
are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Applications will be
accepted through April 15th unless otherwise instructed by your Conservation
Because of state policy related to money management, employees are required to
deposit all monies as soon as possible after receipt. Therefore, a cancelled
check is not an indication that your child has been accepted to camp. Except for
the reasons set forth in this application, if a child's application is not
accepted, refunds will be issued.
WHAT TO BRING:
and toothpaste, soap, towels, wash cloth, several changes of clothing, socks,
swim suits, 2 sheets, 2 blankets (or sleeping bag), pillow, sunscreen, $10-15 in
spending money and any prescription or over-the-counter medication in its
original container with physician name and telephone number on label.
All medication is stored in the camp office and is dispensed only under
the supervision of an adult. Do
not bring cell phone. ONE SUITCASE OR DUFFLE BAG ONLY! (SLEEPING BAG
DOES NOT NEED TO FIT IN SUITCASE.) PUT YOUR NAME ON EVERYTHING!
Transportation to and from camp is arranged by KDFWR
personnel, provided your child attends the week that their school's county is
scheduled to go to camp. If you enroll your child for a different county's
week, you must provide transportation to that county's pick up location, or
directly to the camp. You may contact your county's Conservation Educator for more
information. You'll receive transportation
arrangements in the mail by the end of May.
for the camp to operate safely and efficiently, we must insist that each camper
reasonable and necessary rules and directives. NO CAMPER will be permitted to
leave camp to participate in another activity and then return to camp. Insurance
regulations will not permit this. If there is someone you absolutely do not want
your child to see or to pick up your child, please list on a separate sheet.