Summer Camp Registration
The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources will not offer its summer conservation camps this year due to the novel coronavirus disease 2019. Kentucky Fish and Wildlife operates Camp John Currie, Camp Earl Wallace and Camp Robert Webb to provide youth with outdoor education and experiences. Department leaders made their decision in conjunction with the Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet as part of the Commonwealth’s ongoing effort to ensure the health and wellness of the public as Kentucky fights aggressively to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The department will issue refunds to the family of paid campers. For more information: visit the department’s website at fw.ky.gov and select the MyProfile tab.
All parents/guardians will be refunded for the camp registration fee which they paid. There is no further action required to receive the refund. If the form of payment you used to register for camp is no longer available, please call the Department at 800-858-1549 and we'll make other arrangements for your refund.
Due to the large volume of refunds, there is a two-week time frame for processing. It takes an additional three business days to post on your account. So, you may not see your refund until May 5, 2020. If it is after May 5 and you still have not received your refund, please email Emily.Hogue@ky.gov
Campers currently in 6th grade
If your camper is currently in 6th grade, the department is discussing options and you will be notified via email regarding a decision.
Meet The Staff:
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 attend 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.
Camp John Currie
Camp Currie Office: 270-354-6497
295 Camp Currie Road
Benton, KY 42025
Located 10 miles east of Benton, Ky., on Kentucky Lake. Take Rt. 68 to the intersection of Barge Island Road; turn east onto Barge Island Road, go 3.8 miles. Capacity: 200 per week. In operation since 1949.
Clay Brummal is a Conservation Educator IV covering Ohio, Muhlenberg, Butler, Todd, Logan, Warren, Simpson and Allen Counties. Mr. Brummal has been working at conservation camp for over twenty years. He earned both a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree and taught for two years in McLean County. 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.
Bryant Carlton is a Conservation Educator IV covering Edmonson, Hart, Green, Taylor, Adair, Metcalfe, Barren, Monroe and Cumberland Counties. Mr. Carlton has been working at Camp Currie since the summer of 2005. He graduated from Murray State University in 2007. Mr. Carlton is a skilled hunter and angler. He is passionate about sharing those skills with the all the campers who attend Camp Currie.
Beginning January 1, 2016, camp registration must be completed online using a credit card payment. We no longer accept personal checks or money orders.
If you do not have internet access, contact your child’s school or family resource center or visit your county’s public library for free internet access. If you do not have a credit card, consider purchasing a prepaid debit card to purchase your child’s camp registration.
Camp registration is $225.
Be sure to register for camp as early as possible. Registration fees will be accepted through April 30th, but 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.