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Camp Robert Webb



Camp Registration
Opens​ January 1st, 2024




Registration is $300.00.

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 Robert Webb

Matthew Gayheart​​​

Application Steps

  • Begin Application Process Online
  • Enter All Application Information.
  • Pay with Visa, Mastercard, or Discover. (Application Fee: $300.00)

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.


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 co-educational. 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.​​

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. D KDFWR personnel arrange transportation through local school districts or a charter bus service. Transportation costs are included in the 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 who complete all portions successfully will earn their Hunter Education Card (aka Orange Card), which is a lifetime certification.


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 a 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.

The 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 counselors 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 Assistant Director Matthew Gayheart (

Meet the Staff

Matt Gayheart

Interim Camp Director

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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 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.

Before coming to KDFWR, Matt was previously in the field of education for 10 years - working with students from 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 the outdoors, especially hiking and camping with his wife, young daughter, and two dachshunds.

Kevin Osborne


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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 ensuring 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.

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 training 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, and 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.

Victoria Burgess

Conservation Educator

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Victoria Burgess is a Conservation Educator in northern Kentucky who covers Boone, Kenton, Carroll, Henry, Owen, Gallatin, and Trimble counties. During the school year, Victoria visits schools to teach conservation education to students and then accompanies them to Camp Webb during the summer. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Natural Resources and Environmental Science with a minor in Wildlife Biology and Management from the University of Kentucky. During college, she spent time as a tutor for other students and as a field technician conducting wildlife research for UK's Department of Forestry.

Victoria grew up in Boone County, and she is excited to return to teach students about Kentucky's great outdoors! In her spare time, she loves hiking, birdwatching, and reading outdoors with friends and family.


Camp Robert C. Webb

1623 Camp Webb Road
Grayson, KY 41143

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 and turn right at the camp entrance. Capacity: 196 per week. In operation since 1969.