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In order to maintain the health and safety of our campers, we are working to finalize protocols in response to COVID-19 in order to insure the safety of campers and staff members. Conservation camp will operate at 60% capacity. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.
For more information about Camp Policies regarding COVID-19, please review our
Approved Healthy at Work Plan.
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.
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.
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.
Bill Fannin currently serves as the Camp John Currie Camp Director. Mr. Fannin has over 31 years of experience with the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources in the conservation education and conservation camp program. He has attended the American Camping Association’s Camp Director training. He received a degree in Wildlife Management from Eastern Kentucky University. Mr. Fannin is certified by the American Red Cross in First Aid and CPR. Additionally, he is a certified Hunter Education Instructor. Bill is a skilled weather radar watcher, die hard UK basketball fan, and loves to duck hunt, go crappie fishing, vegetable gardening and spending time with his family.
Nancy Kiernan was hired as a full time Educator in 2001. She covers Ballard, Calloway, Carlisle, Fulton, Graves, Hickman, Marshall & McCracken Counties. She has a Parks Administration & Recreation degree from Western Kentucky University and completed the Elementary Education teaching certification at Murray State University. She has completed nature-based curriculum certifications for Project Wild, Project WET, Project Learning Tree, Project Food, Land & People, Ag in the Classroom and Project Leopold Education. She is also currently certified as a Hunter Education instructor, NASP Archery Instructor, Red Cross First Aid & CPR. Nancy enjoys time with her family—Frank, Kaitlin, puppy dog Ozzie and aggravating cat, Suzi. She enjoys gardening, fishing, and tending to her certified Monarch Waystation native wildflower garden. She is getting pretty good at cooking over a campfire and most importantly, prefers her S’mores marshmallows toasted... not burnt.
Bryant Carlton is a Conservation Educator IV covering Adair, Barren, Cumberland, Edmonson, Green, Hart, Metcalfe, Monroe & Taylor Counties. Bryant has been working at Camp Currie since the summer of 2005 and was hired on as a full time educator in 2008. He graduated from Breckinridge County High School in 2002 and earned a Bachelor Science degree from Murray State University in 2007. Mr. Carlton is a skilled hunter and angler. He is passionate about duck hunting, turkey hunting, bass fishing, always catching bigger fish than DJ and spending time with wife Emily, and children Evvy and Hud.
D.J. Garland is a Conservation Educator IV covering Caldwell, Christian, Crittenden, Hopkins, Livingston, Lyon and Trigg Counties. D.J. Garland started working at Camp Currie as a counsellor in the summer of 2007. He graduated from Murray State University in 2009 with a degree in Wildlife Biology. After graduating he worked as a Wildlife Biologist for the Louisiana department of Wildlife and Fisheries before returning full time for KDFWR in 2013. D.J. Garland enjoys all things outdoors, such as adventure racing, hunting, fishing, and spending time with his wife Stephanie.
Kaelin McWilliams is a Conservation Educator IV covering Breckinridge, Hardin, LaRue, Marion, Nelson & Washington Counties. Kaelin has been working at conservation camps since 2012 and was hired as a full time educator in 2015. Kaelin is a certified Lifeguard Instructor, First Aid/CPR, Basic Archery Instructor Trainer, Project WILD, Bowhunter Education Instructor, Hunter Education Instructor. Kaelin earned a Bachelor's degree in Wildlife Management from Eastern Kentucky University. Kaelin’s Interests include Hunting, Fishing, Bowfishing, Traditional Archery, Beekeeping, Gardening, Camping.
As a former Conservation Educator IV covering Ohio, Muhlenberg, Butler, Todd, Logan, Warren, Simpson and Allen Counties, Mr. Brummal is now employed as the Camp Currie Superintendent. Clay has been working at conservation camp for over twenty years. He earned both a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree from Murray State University. Mr. Brummal is a certified Hunter Education Instructor, Basic Archery Instructor, American Red Cross Certified Lifeguard, and certified by the American Red Cross in CPR and First Aid. Clay enjoys hunting, fishing, and bragging about his water skiing abilities.
Calvin Roberts is a resident of Princeton, KY. Calvin earned both his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Agriculture from Murray State University. Calvin has been working at Camp Currie since 1992 and was hired on full time in 1997. Calvin enjoys deer and turkey hunting, as well as throwing a white buzzbait on KY Lake.