FREE Military Parent-Teen Camps in 2018!


Ready for the experience of a LIFETIME? The University of Kentucky Family and Consumer Sciences Extension is once again offering FREE camps for military parents and their teenage children ages 14-18 to attend together! These high-octane, high-adventure experiences will provide a variety of exciting challenges for military parents and their teenage children. Parents/teens will work as a team and with other military families as they experience adrenaline-pumping challenges during the day and gatherings with good food, other families and campfire programs at night. These camps offer opportunities for parents and teens to reconnect with each other and build teamwork skills together while they participate in an adventure they will remember for the rest of their lives! We are collaborating with Life Adventure Center of the Bluegrass for these camps. 

Family Kentucky’s camps are open to military parents (or spouse if military parent cannot attend) and their teenage children ages 14-18 from any state and from any branch of the military. First priority will go to military parents/children who have experienced at least one deployment and who are geographically dispersed. Specific questions regarding eligibility should be made to Todd Trivisonno - or TJ Phillips - or call (859) 873-3271.

Everything at the camps, including all meals, is FREE. Once applicants are notified of acceptance, Life Adventure Center must receive the downloadable forms and a $30 non-refundable confirmation fee for EACH participant before they will be confirmed. This fee will hold your registration spots at the camp and will be used to have t-shirts and photos made for each participant at the camps.

To register for upcoming camps go to

2018 Camp Schedule:

Rafting Adventure Camp

  • Big South Fork Whitewater Canoeing and Backpacking Expedition
    Stearns, KY; June 8-11, 2018.
    Camp for military parents and their teen children including whitewater canoeing and camping expedition on the Big South Fork River to learn safe navigation of whitewater while exploring sandstone bluffs and learning backcountry cooking.

  • Red River Gorge Vertical Adventure
    Campton, KY. June 28-July 1, 2018

    Camp for military parents and their teen children including rock climbing, rappelling, ziplining, underground kayaking, camping, backcountry cooking.
  • New River Whitewater Rafting and Adventures
    Oakhill, WV; July 12-16, 2018.  
    Camp for military parents and their teen children including whitewater rafting, ziplining, mountain biking, rock climbing, rappelling, obstacle course, and lakeside activities.

  • Ocoee Whitewater Rafting, Climbing, Rappelling and Outdoor Adventure 
    Ocoee, TN; August 3-6, 2018.
    Camp for military parents and their teen children including whitewater rafting, ziplining, rockclimbing, mud/water pit challenges and lakeside activities.

  • Life Adventure Center Extreme Quest
    Versailles, KY; August 17-19, 2018.

    Camp for military parents and their teen children including, ziplining, high and low ropes challenge courses, leap of faith, paintball, canoeing and outdoor cooking.

In addition, there are many other adventure camps being offered in other states. Information about all the adventure camps being offered across the country can be found at

For more information about Military-Extension Adventure Camp grant, contact:
Tyrone Atkinson, Military Teen Adventure Camp Coordinator

Family BikingKentucky Military Teen Adventure Camp Team appreciates your assistance in getting the word out to military families! Attending a Military Teen Adventure Camp will provide military families with quality family time PLUS it also will expose them to the positive world of Kentucky Cooperative Extension!

For information about all the military family extension programs we offer, go to our Military Family Programs page