Aviation Camp at The Aviation Museum of Kentucky

Learn about the history of aviation, aeronautics, NASA, flight simulation, weather, and aircraft design. Campers will get a behind-the-scenes look at the museum and Blue Grass Airport. With a FAA certified pilot, students will also participate in planning and conducting a flight in the central Kentucky area.

Ages: 10 – 16

Dates: June 7-8, June 11-12, June 14-15, June 18-19, June 21-22, June 25-26 (this camp time is for adults who want to attend alongside their child)

Hours: 8:30 am – 3:30 pm


Awesome Inc. U – Week of Code Summer Camp

Instead of your kids spending their free time playing apps, what if they spent it learning to make them? This camp for middle and high-school students prepares your child for the 21st century world by learning the fundamentals of coding. In one week, students will create their own website, mobile app, and video game using HTML, CSS, JavaScript and more. Week of Code boosts creativity, logical thinking skills, and brain power.

Ages: 10 – 15

Dates: June 4-7, June 8-21, July 9-12, July 23-26

Hours: 1 pm – 5 pm


Explorium of Lexington

The Explorium of Lexington creates a fun and dynamic hands-on learning environment that inspires imagination and curiosity. The 2018 summer camp season will include camps for children 3 years of age – 5th grade with a different theme each week. Full-day campers need to bring their own lunches. Morning and afternoon snacks are provided. Campers must be able to use the restroom independently.

Type of Camp: Day

Ages: 3 years – 5th grade

Dates: Weekly from May 22 – August 11 (tentative)

Hours: Full-day 8 am – 5:30 pm; Half-day 8 am – 12:30 pm or 1 pm – 5:30 pm (extended hours available for an additional fee)


Junior Acheivement BizTown

JA BizTown Camp is an indoor, academic camp that combines classroom-style teaching with hands-on activities. JA BizTown Camp gives kids the opportunity to experience what it’s like to work in a job and help run a business. Kids learn important economic-based concepts such as entrepreneurship, job readiness, business expenses, customer service, team work, and personal banking.

Ages: Grades 4th – 6th

Dates: June 11-15 and July 9-13

Hours: 9 am – 4 pm


Newton’s Attic

Newton’s Attic offers 50 different STEM (Science Technology Engineering & Math) camps weekly throughout the summer for ages 6 to 17. All camps are one-week long, Monday through Friday, with half-day and full-day options.

Ages: 6 – 17

Dates: See Newton’s Attic Facebook page

Hours: Full-day 9 am – 5 pm; Half-day 9 am – 12:30 pm or 1:30 pm – 5 pm


SeeBlue STEM Camp    

The SeeBlue STEM Camp’s goal is to expose students to a variety positive learning experiences and career options in the STEM fields. The week-long day camp is designed to help students explore and integrate the STEM disciplines through authentic hands-on projects and real world applications.

Ages: Grades 2nd – 8th (for Fall 2018)

Dates: June 4-8 (grades 2nd – 4th) and June 11-15 (grades 5th – 8th)

Hours: 9 am – 4 pm


Wild Thyme Kids Cooking Camp

Weekly themed cooking camps are catered to specific age groups. Young chefs will whip, mix, knead, and learn tried and true recipes and skills to last a lifetime. Camps are taught by professional trained chefs that will teach food and kitchen safety principles, how to operate kitchen equipment, properly prep, store and serve food, as well as food identification.

Ages: 4 and up (varies per class)

Dates: June 4-8, June 11-15, June 18-22, June 25-29, July 2-6, July 9-13, July 16-20, July 30 – August 3, August 6-10

Hours: 9 am – 3 pm



Kentucky Horse Park Youth Riding Camp

Youth riders will spend all day at the Kentucky Horse Park with instructors, learning the basics of stable management, horse care, horseback riding, mounted games, and have a behind the scenes experience of the daily shows and attractions at the Kentucky Horse Park.

Ages: 8 – 16

Dates: June 4-8 (beginner level/ages 8-12); June 11-15 (beginner level/ages 13-16); June 18-22 (novice level/ages 8-12); June 25-29 (novice level/ages 13-16)

Hours: 9 am – 3:30 pm


LEF Rock Climbing Camp

Camps include climbing, skill instruction, games and teambuilding. Your child will learn the sport of rock climbing under close supervision of veteran instructors.

Ages: 5 – 12

Dates: June 4-8, June 18-22, and July 9-13 (half-day only); June 11-15, June 25-29, July 16-20 (full-day only)

Hours: Full-day 9 am – 4 pm; Half-day 9 am – noon or 1 pm – 4 pm


Lexington Taekwondo & Jiu Jitsu Camp

These camps teach valuable martial arts skills while doing a variety of other off-site activities such as swimming, bowling, gymnastics, and movie days. We also have a weekly on-site “Ninja Challenge” that encourages students to master skills such as strength, coordination, and agility that will definitely bring out the campers’ “inner ninja.”

Ages: 4 – 12

Dates: June 4 – August 9

Hours: 7 am – 6 pm


Urban Ninja Camp

Are your kids functionally fit and capable of handling an emergency like a zombie apocalypse? Urban Ninja Project will teach them how to while having lots of fun and making new friends. Each Urban Ninja Camp will include a mix of martial arts, parkour, gymnastics, games, Nerf battles, and challenges. Spots are limited to 20 per day, register online.

Ages: 5 – 14 Dates: Every week from June 18 through August 10

Hours: Full-day 9 am – 3 pm; Half-day 9 am – noon or noon to 3 pm (extended hours available for an additional fee)


YMCA Hamburg BuildingDay Camps at the Y

From traditional summer camps to preschool camps, kids experience a variety of safe activities that build teamwork, teach core values, conflict resolution and leadership skills. Camps include weekly themes, field-trips, swim time, arts & crafts, sports, and more. Preschool camps are only offered at Beaumont and Hamburg YMCA.

Ages: 3 – 5 (preschool camps) and 5 – 12 (day camps)

Hours: 7 am – 6 pm


Week 1: June 4 – 8

Walk of Fame – Spend time practicing your talents to be showcased at the end of the week when campers will walk the red carpet and have their moment in the limelight.

Week 2: June 11 – 15

Amazing Race – Campers will embark on a cultural tour of several different countries by exploring games, foods, and worldly locations. Campers develop a sense of achievement and belonging, all while learning about how different people live throughout the world.

Week 3: June 18 – 22

Week of Champions – Campers will get in the game, celebrate their favorite athlete, participate in multiple sports games and discover an inner champion.

Week 4: June 25 – 29

Supersonic – Did you ever wonder how we hear music or how gravity works? Experiment with gravity, sound, light and motion as we put science into action.

Week 5: July 2 – 6

Hoppin’ Holidays – What’s your favorite holiday? Each day will focus on a different holiday celebrated somewhere in the world.

Week 6: July 9 – 13

Animal Planet – Lions and tigers and giraffes, oh my! Campers will explore the jungle, forest, sea, and desert in a week of animals, dress up, and other adventures.

Week 7: July 16 – 20

Unsolved Mysteries – Campers will act as forensic scientists while collecting and examining evidence from unsolved mysteries. Earn your very own mystery solver badge!

Week 8: July 23 – 27

Brave New World – Learn how to create a story, design costumes and create a world from your imagination. Tell your own story, write narratives with friends, and act them out.

Week 9: July 30 – August 3

Everyday Heroes – When you help someone, or help solve a problem, you become a hero. Campers will learn about protecting the environment, serve on a camp patrol and learn lifesaving first aid and CPR skills.

Week 10: August 6 – 10

Board Games Galore – Campers will help reinvent board games, create their own, play classic games and even play in a life-size format. Bring your game face!

This article also appears on page 7 of the May 2018 print edition of Hamburg Journal.

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