Kentucky National Guard Child and Youth Programs Archive

  •  By Stacy Floden, Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs FRANKFORT, Ky. – At ten years old, she said she was very different from everyone she knew. She was very conscious of her looks and was afraid to move five feet from her Mother. But, In the Summer of 2012, Josie Pruitt, made a decision that would forever change her life. She decided to attend the Kentucky National Guard Youth Camp. “I remember thinking how amazing the camp sounded. The swimming, rock climbing, even shooting at the gun ranges,” she said. “Now don’t get me wrong, I was still terrified. But we […]

    Making the most of the Kentucky National Guard Youth Camp

     By Stacy Floden, Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs FRANKFORT, Ky. – At ten years old, she said she was very different from everyone she knew. She was very conscious of her looks and was afraid to move five feet from her Mother. But, In the Summer of 2012, Josie Pruitt, made a decision that would forever change her life. She decided to attend the Kentucky National Guard Youth Camp. “I remember thinking how amazing the camp sounded. The swimming, rock climbing, even shooting at the gun ranges,” she said. “Now don’t get me wrong, I was still terrified. But we […]

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  • Staff Report NANCY, Ky. — More than 200 military children enjoyed a fun-filled week at the Kentucky National Guard’s annual Youth Camp on the banks of Lake Cumberland July 21-25. The camp in Southern Kentucky offered the kids a variety of unique experiences such as zip-lining and archery along with age-old summer favorites like swimming and fishing. Children of Soldiers and Airmen came from across Kentucky to share in the camaraderie and education at the camp which has become a highlight event for the Kentucky Guard’s Family Programs. Cindy Culver, Coordinator for Child and Youth Services said in the camp’s […]

    Record year for Kentucky Guard Youth Camp

    Staff Report NANCY, Ky. — More than 200 military children enjoyed a fun-filled week at the Kentucky National Guard’s annual Youth Camp on the banks of Lake Cumberland July 21-25. The camp in Southern Kentucky offered the kids a variety of unique experiences such as zip-lining and archery along with age-old summer favorites like swimming and fishing. Children of Soldiers and Airmen came from across Kentucky to share in the camaraderie and education at the camp which has become a highlight event for the Kentucky Guard’s Family Programs. Cindy Culver, Coordinator for Child and Youth Services said in the camp’s […]

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  • Story courtesy of Morehead State University with contributions by Olivia Burton, Kentucky National Guard Family Programs MOREHEAD, Ky. — “Life after High School” summer camp wrapped up its second year at Morehead State University on Friday, June 27.  Sponsored by the Kentucky National Guard and hosted by MSU, the one-week camp provided a fun and interactive orientation to career and education options after high school. More than 20 campers, high school Freshmen, Sophomores and Juniors attended this year’s event. The camp featured activities in space science, agricultural sciences, law and healthcare.  Students also interactively explored the importance of preparing for college, […]

    Morehead State, Kentucky Guard offer ideas for life after high school

    Story courtesy of Morehead State University with contributions by Olivia Burton, Kentucky National Guard Family Programs MOREHEAD, Ky. — “Life after High School” summer camp wrapped up its second year at Morehead State University on Friday, June 27.  Sponsored by the Kentucky National Guard and hosted by MSU, the one-week camp provided a fun and interactive orientation to career and education options after high school. More than 20 campers, high school Freshmen, Sophomores and Juniors attended this year’s event. The camp featured activities in space science, agricultural sciences, law and healthcare.  Students also interactively explored the importance of preparing for college, […]

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