Trees at Camp Currie

Camp John Currie

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​Registration

Early Bird registration is $225. After April 1st, the registration fee is $250.

Payment must be completed online using a credit card payment. We do not accept personal checks or money orders. If you do not have a credit card, consider purchasing a prepaid debit card to purchase your child’s camp registration.

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. The camper’s health insurance may be billed first if a medical need arises.

Refund Policy

All refund requests must be submitted in writing to the Camp Director.

Full refunds will be issued if a written request is made thirty (30) days prior to the camper’s designated camp week. Refunds will only be issued within the thirty days of the camper’s week for medical reasons with a doctor’s note excusing the camper due to illness/injury.

Refunds will not be given for "no shows" or early departures due to homesickness or discipline.

Camp John Currie

Camp Director
Nancy Kiernan
nancy.kiernan@ky.gov

Summer Sessions

Each camp operates for nine weeks every summer (June through August).

Campers are transported to camp by bus on Monday morning and return home on Friday. Campers are picked up and dropped off at a predetermined location in their home or adjacent county. D KDFWR personnel arrange transportation through local school districts or a charter bus service. The camp fee includes transportation costs.

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.

Meet the Staff

Nancy Kiernan

Camp Director

Nancy Kiernan  
 

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, and 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.

Dustin Bullock​

Conservation Educator

Dustin Bullock  
 

Dustin grew up in Muhlenberg county. He enlisted in the Navy in 2012 and was stationed in Pearl Harbor Hawaii on the USS Santa Fe. After getting out of the Navy, he attended Kentucky Wesleyan College and graduated with a degree in Zoology. Besides serving our country in the Navy, Dustin worked as a substitute teacher at Owensboro Independent School System.

He loves to go hiking, backpacking, camping, kayaking, fishing and hanging out with his dog.

Bryant Carlton

Conservation Educator

Bryant Carlton  
 

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 of 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 his wife Emily and children Evvy and Hud.​

DJ Garland

Conservation Educator

DJ Garland  
 

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 counselor 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

Conservation Educator

Denice Wallace  
 

Kaelin McWilliams is a Conservation Educator IV covering Breckinridge, Hardin, LaRue, Marion, Nelson & Washington Counties. Kaelin has worked 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, and 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, and Camping.

Clay Brummal

Camp Superintendent

Denice Wallace  
 

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 the 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

Carpenter

Denice Wallace  
 

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 and throwing a white buzz bait on KY Lake.

 
 
 
 
 
 




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