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Camp Robert Webb

 
 
 

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.

Eligibility

Camp Webb is open to Kentucky students who are in grades 4 - 6 (as of April 1st) and not older than 13.

Camp Webb is coeducational. Boys and girls from the same county will attend camp during the same week. Cabins and counselors are assigned by gender.

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

Campers currently in 7th grade

If your child is currently in 7th grade and missed out on attending conservation camp during summer 2020 due to COVID-19 closures, Camp Webb is accepting current 7th graders from all Kentucky counties during the week of July 26-30 (at Camp Webb only).

Summer Sessions and Transportation

Camp Webb operates for eight weeks (Beginning in June).

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 or near their home county. Transportation is arranged by KDFWR personnel through local school districts or by a charter bus service. Transportation costs are included in camper registration fee.

Camp 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 outdoorswoman 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.

Campgrounds

Camp Webb has seven air-conditioned cabins, which house 24 to 32 campers under counselor supervision. In addition, there are staff quarters, 3 bathhouses (4 cabins have bathhouses attached), a kitchen and dining room, camp director’s office, sick bay/first aid station, and canteen. We also have a playground, with a basketball court, sand volleyball court, and covered outdoor assembly area. Activity facilities include: nature lab, nature trail, rifle range, shotgun range, hunter safety field course, archery range, archery field course, lake swim dock, boat dock, fish dock, storage and maintenance buildings.

Permanent staff consists of a camp director, conservation educators, camp superintendent, and maintenance staff. Summer staff includes counselor supervisors, counselors, summer educators, and cooks. All summer staff are screened before hiring. Counselors are trained to chaperone the campers and assist conservation educators and counselor supervisors with camper safety, instruction, and supervision. All permanent staff and summer staff are trained in American Red Cross Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED.

If you or someone you know is interested in applying to work at Camp Webb, contact Camp Director Ronald Browning (ronald.browning@ky.gov).

Meet the Staff

Ron Browning

Camp Director

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Ron Browning is the Camp Director at Conservation Camp Robert C. Webb near the town of Grayson in northeastern Kentucky. Ron earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology at Northern Kentucky University. Ron is currently serving in his 18th year in the field of Conservation Education with Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources.

Ron holds certifications in the Boater Education Program, Hunter and Bow Hunter Education Instruction, American Red Cross Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED, and as a National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) "Basic Archery Instructor Trainer". Ron also earned the Kentucky Personnel Cabinet’s "Certificate of Supervisory Essentials."

As a Camp Director, Conservation Educator, husband, and father, Ron’s priority is educating your children and campers in the safe pursuit of outdoor skills and activities, while promoting a fun and friendly environment in Kentucky classrooms and at Conservation Camp Webb! Ron enjoys summer bluegill fishing with his family, deer and turkey hunting, and viewing wildlife/eating "trail snacks" with his two sons from the ground blind during the autumn deer hunting seasons.

Kevin Osborne

Superintendent

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Kevin Osborne is the Camp Superintendent at Conservation Camp Robert C. Webb located on beautiful Grayson Lake. Kevin has 23 years of dedicated service in state government.

In addition to being Camp Superintendent, Kevin is a husband, father and minister. Kevin’s priority is making sure our campers have a safe, healthy and fun place to learn about Fish and Wildlife Conservation. Kevin enjoys spending time with his family especially hunting, fishing and cooking with his boys.

Morgan Bahl

Conservation Educator

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Morgan is from Burlington Kentucky. In 2017, he graduated from Eastern Kentucky University with a degree in Wildlife Management. He has 2 years of experience working as an Experiential Educator at Camp Joy in Ohio. Classes taught included Wetlands, Herpetology, Ornithology, Mammalogy, and Map and Compass techniques. This allowed him to develop his skills in education and his ability to teach best Conservation Practices.

He is excited to be a Conservation Educator for KDFWR and is looking forward to sharing his love of the outdoors with campers at Camp Webb as well as Kentucky’s students. His hobbies include spending time outside camping, fishing, and canoeing, however his favorite activity is going on creek hikes to look for native amphibians and reptiles.

Matt Gayheart

Conservation Educator

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Matt Gayheart is the Gun Safety Instructor at Camp Robert C. Webb. He is a Conservation Educator II that covers the counties of Knott, Floyd, Pike, Martin, Magoffin, Johnson, Lawrence, Perry, Letcher, Leslie and Breathitt Counties. Matt earned his Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Biology from Alice Lloyd College; he also has certificates in Hunter Education Instructor, Basic Archery Instructor (NASP), American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor, CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers Instructor, and Wilderness and Remote First Aid Instructor.

Prior to coming to KDFWR Matt was previously in the field of education for 10 years - working with students K-12th grade, and was involved with summer camping programs as a camper, staff counselor, and manager since 1996. In his spare time Matt enjoys doing all things in the outdoors, especially hiking and camping with his wife, young daughter, and two dachshunds.

Jessie Spears-Nelson

Conservation Educator

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Jessie Spears-Nelson is a Conservation Educator for the KY Department of Fish & Wildlife Resources and for Camp Webb Conservation Camp in Carter County, KY. Jess grew up in a small farming community called Maloneton located in Greenup County, KY and still lives there today. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Biology/Pre-Veterinarian Medicine from Shawnee State University. She is currently serving her 16th year with the department.

Jess holds many certifications in her position as an educator. She has trainings and certifications in Boating Education, Hunter Education and Hunter Education Instructor, Bow Hunter Education and Bow Hunter Educator Instructor, NASP Instructor Trainer, Certified Environmental Educator, First Aid/CPR/AED for pediatrics and adults.

Jess has always been an outdoor girl. She was raised on a farm and still farms today with her family and her two young daughters. She loves to fish, hunt all seasons, hike, camp, ride ATVs, kayak, and all other things outdoor-related.

Andrew Whittle

Conservation Educator

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Andrew Whittle is a Conservation Educator IV for Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife Resources and has been with the Agency and stationed at Camp Webb since 2011. Andrew also spent time in college as a Camp Counselor at Kamp Kohut in Oxford, Maine and at McConnell Springs Park in Lexington, Kentucky as an Assistant Naturalist. Andrew covers northwestern Kentucky including: Boone, Carroll, Gallatin, Kenton, Henry, Trimble, and Owen counties. Andrew earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Natural Resource Conservation and Management and a Master’s Degree in Forestry from the University of Kentucky.

Andrew holds certifications in Red Cross Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED, Red Cross Lifeguarding, Red Cross Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED Instructor, Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor, Basic Archery Instructor, Hunter Education Instructor, Project Wild Instructor, and has completed Kentucky Personnel Cabinet’s Certificate of Supervisory Essentials.

As a Conservation Educator IV, Andrew has the privilege of teaching conservation education to Northern Kentucky students in the classroom during the school year and accompany them to Camp Webb during the summer for their best week of their of summer break. In his personal time, Andrew enjoys getting his 3 daughters involved in the outdoors, in activities like hiking, camping, fishing, hunting and shooting sports.

Camp Robert C. Webb


1623 Camp Webb Road
Grayson, KY 41143
606-474-5055

Located 8 miles south of Grayson, Ky., on Grayson Lake. Take Rt. 7 south of Grayson, go six miles, turn left onto Hwy. 1496, go two miles, turn right at camp entrance. Capacity: 196 per week. In operation since 1969.