kids participating in archery at Camp Wallace

Camp Earl Wallace

 
 
 

Registration

The Registration Fee is $225. Be sure to register for camp as early as possible. Registration fees are accepted as spots are available. Spots are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. It is possible that certain weeks will be full well before the registration deadline. If the week you desire is full, be sure to contact your child’s Conservation Educator for other options.

Each registration fee includes: lodging, meals, camper insurance*, transportation to and from camp, and a Junior Sportsman’s License. *Restrictions may apply to camp insurance. Camp insurance does not cover pre-existing conditions. If medical need arises, camper’s health insurance may be billed first.

Refund Policy

Due to COVID-19, the refund policy has been amended for the 2021 camp season. Campers will be issued a full refund if they are unable to attend conservation camp.

Application Steps

  • Begin Application Process Online
  • Enter All Application Information.
  • Pay with Visa, Mastercard, or Discover. (Application Fee: $225)

There is an easy way for you to support the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, login to MyProfile and make a donation to the Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Foundation, support Kentucky Wild, purchase a Hunting or Fishing License or purchase a Gift Certificate that can be used for the camp registration fee.

The Campground

Cabins

Campers are divided into cabins by sex. There are four girl cabins and four boy cabins. Each cabin is assigned to a certain bathhouse. Each bathhouse has four stalls, four sinks, and four showers. There is also a clothesline outside of each cabin.

Campers will be fed breakfast, lunch, and dinner during their time at camp. Meals are prepared by three summer cooks, who we appreciate dearly! If your camper has any dietary restrictions, please provide them during the application process.

Each day, campers have time to play on our large playground. Our playground activities include kickball, soccer, basketball, volleyball, and football. There is also a shelter and picnic area where campers may visit the canteen to purchase snacks, drinks, and souvenirs. We please ask you send campers with small bills and quarters in a wallet or bag. Our amphitheater hosts our evening movies, talent shows, and end of week award ceremony.

Activities

Campers receive instruction at each activity and are encouraged to participate. If a camper does not wish to participate in a certain activity they may abstain. However, if they abstain they will not be eligible to earn the activity patch or the outdoorsman or woman award. Firearm Safety, Archery, Nature, and Outdoor Survival activities will contain portions of the Kentucky Hunter Education Certification tests. Students that successfully complete all portions will earn their Hunter Education Card (aka Orange Card) which is a lifetime certification.

Firearm Safety

Campers are instructed on firearm safety by a certified Hunter Education Instructor followed by the rifle range, field course, and shotgun range.

firearm pic
firearm pic
firearm pic

Archery

Campers are instructed on archery safety by a certified Hunter Education Instructor followed by the archery range.

Archery Pic
Archery Pic
Archery Pic

Nature and Outdoor Survival

Campers receive nature and outdoor survival lessons along with a trail hike.

Nature Pic
Nature Pic
Nature Pic

Swimming

Campers are instructed on basic swim lessons and have swim time at either the in-ground pool or lake swim dock depending on their swimming capabilities. All pool and waterfront activities have certified American Red Cross lifeguards.

Swimming Pic
Swimming Pic
Swimming Pic

Motor Boating and Canoeing

Campers receive instruction on motor boating and canoeing and have the opportunity to operate a 9HP motor boat and canoe.

Boat pic
Boat pic
Boat pic

Fishing and Casting

Campers receive a fishing lesson and have the opportunity to catch a fish and practice casting at our floating casting targets.

fish pic
fish pic
fish pic

If you or someone you know is interested in applying to work at Camp Earl Wallace, contact Camp Director Denice Wallace (denice.wallace@ky.gov).

Meet the Staff

Denice Wallace

Camp Director

Denice Wallace

Denice Wallace is Camp Director of Camp Earl Wallace. She has a Social Studies Education Degree from Kentucky State University. She received her Certificate of Management Fundamentals from Kentucky Personnel Cabinet.

Mrs. Wallace has years of teaching experience and working in Federal Residential Recreation facilities. She is Kentucky born, raised and a lover of Kentucky’s great natural resources.

David Beck

Superintendent

David Beck began working for the Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources 6 years ago. David has been with the state for over 20 years. He is certified in Wastewater Management, a skilled carpenter, and electricity skills. David enjoys spending time outdoors on the lake, fishing, hunting, and time with his family.

Jamie Alton

Conservation Educator

Jamie graduated from Eastern Kentucky University with a bachelor’s degree in Wildlife Management. Certifications include: Standard First Aid, CPR/AED, KY WILD, Basic Canoe Instructor, Hunter Education Instructor, and Archery Instructor. He worked at Camp Wallace during the summer of 2006 and 2007 as a camp counselor. He then worked as an aquatic educator for the next five years where I would help at camp and other fishing related events throughout Kentucky. He started working as a conservation educator in 2013. This will be his eleventh summer working at Camp Wallace.

Alex Cline

Conservation Educator

Alex Cline is a former Camp Wallace Camper (2008) and a former Camp Wallace Counselor (2015 – 2018). He began as a full-time conservation educator in 2019 and covers Jefferson, Oldham, Shelby, and Spencer County as well as his home county of Bullitt. Mr. Cline is a graduate of Murray State University with a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Geology. He is certified as a Hunter Education Instructor and Basic Archery Instructor and the former Hunter Education Counselor of the Year (2016). Alex is also certified in First Aid/AED/CPR and Lifeguarding.

His passion for the outdoors began by earning his Hunter Education Certification as a camper. He now has over 10 years of experience in the outdoors with hunting, fishing, boating, and trapping. Aside from the outdoors, Alex spends time with his family and dogs as well as playing music with friends.

Steve Collins

Carpenter

Steve Collins began his career with the State of Kentucky in 2002 as a Youth Worker at Lake Cumberland Youth Development Center. After 13 years he moved to the Maintenance Department at the facility. He began his employment with Department of Fish & Wildlife in 2019, as a Carpenter ll at Camp Earl Wallace.

Steve lives in Monticello with his wife and two children, Devin (22) and Kelsay (15). He enjoys playing golf with his children and completing woodworking projects in his spare time. He is a member of Steubenville Baptist Church.

John Gutzeit

Conservation Educator

John has served as the Camp Earl Wallace Supervisor since 2011. He is a First Aid/CPR/AED/Lifeguard instructor, Hunter Education Instructor, Swim instructor, American Canoe Assoc. Instructor, Swift Water Rescue certified, Wilderness Education Association certified instructor, Project WET/ Project WILD certified instructor.

Jasmine Johnson

Conservation Educator

Jasmine graduated from Midway University with a Bachelors in Sports Management. She worked as counselor for two summers and a seasonal supervisor at Camp Earl Wallace before becoming a conservation educator with KY. Dept. of Fish and Wildlife Resources. She is a basic archery instructor trainer, hunter education instructor, CPR/First-Aid certified, and lifeguard/lifeguard instructor.

Eric Schulte

Conservation Educator

Eric has a bachelor's degree in Natural Resources and Environmental Science from the University of Kentucky. He is a certified Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor, Hunter Education Instructor, Basic Archery Instructor, Bowhunter Education Instructor, Project WILD Instructor, and is trained in Recognizing, Reporting, and Preventing Child Abuse and Neglect. Eric has worked at Camp Earl Wallace since 2010 where he began as a counselor.