Military Teen Adventure Camps

Welcome to our KY MTAC page!  We are super excited to announce that we are able to offer summer camps for military families in 2024!  Military parents (service member or spouse) and their teenage children (ages 13-19) are invited to attend exciting adventure camps together. Everything, including equipment, lodging, food and transportation allowances, is included! These camps are not only fun, they offer an incredible opportunity for military parents and their teens to reconnect and make memories that will last a lifetime!

*There is a $60 registration fee for each participant that will only need to be paid if admitted to a camp (includes a t-shirt, or water bottle, etc.). Aside from this, the camp is completely free to all military family members.

*Also, there will be no early exiting camp this year (unless unplanned emergency). Please do not sign up if you have plans to leave camp early for any reason! Thanks

2024 Summer Camp Dates are below:


Ocoee WhiteWater Rafting, Climbing, Rappelling and Outdoor Adventure  – Ocoee, TN;

Dates: May 31-June 3, 2024

Red River Gorge Rock Climbing, Rappelling, and Canopy Excursion  – Campton, KY; 

*Waitlist only

Dates: June 21-24, 2024

Nantahala River-to-Ridge Excursion  – Byrson City, NC; 
*Waitlist only

Dates: July 12-15, 2024

*Registration will open April 11th at 1pm (est)! Please read below instructions to ensure your family understands the process before signing up.


  1. This is a first come first serve camp. It is encouraged to sign up as fast as possible as slots will go quickly.
  2. If your family has been to camp in 2023 & 2022 you will be waitlisted automatically. (Even if you secure a slot in the system, you will not be permitted to camp until we contact you and verify that you have been admitted. Please understand that our funders have requested we do this to help new families have opportunities to camp with us)
  3. Please be advised you will need to register each participant in your family (as a camper).  This includes 1 adult (only) and any teens that meet the age requirement (13-19).   * Just completing the initial registration does not register the adult as a camper, please make sure you register each camper that you intend to come to camp and assign a camp to their cart!
  4. KY MTACs are open to Active Duty, Guard, Reserve, Coast Guard, DoD Civilian, and Veteran/Prior service families only (if you do not meet this criteria please do not apply)!
  5. The initial registration is to apply for the camps. Once you are admitted, additional registration information is required after your admittance.
  6. You will only be able to register for 1 camp. If your family is interested in attending more than one camp you may email Tyrone at (please cc to let us know which camp(s) you are interested in that you didn’t apply for. Your family will be waitlisted for those additional camps (priority will be given to those who have not been to any MTAC before)!
  7. You will be notified by email and or by the KY MTAC team if admitted to camp. At that time you will be instructed to finish the registration process.
  8. Please allow up to 2-3 business days before contacting the MTAC team about the status of your registration (Our office is open M-F).  Please trust we will do our best to get back with you in an reasonable timeframe.
  9. If you have questions or need any help (besides the status of your family’s application) please feel free to contact us!
  10. If you are a returning family, you should be able to use your email and account from past years.




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Information about Military Teen Adventure Camps being held in other states can be found at: 


Thanks for your patience and we can’t wait to see you at camp!


Military Teen Adventure Camps are the result of a partnership funded by the Department of Defense between the Office of Military Community and Family Policy and the USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture through a grant/cooperative agreement with Purdue University.