Kentucky Guard’s premiere youth camp

Photo essay by Sgt. 1st Class Michael Oliver, Kentucky National Guard Yellow Ribbon Program

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Kentucky Guardsman, Sgt. Maj. David Owens calls the campers to attention for a morning formation at the Kentucky National Guard 4H Youth Camp at Lake Cumberland in Nancy, Ky. (Kentucky National Guard photo by Sgt. 1st Class Michael Oliver)

NANCY, Ky. –Kentucky Guard Family Programs partnered with state Fish and Wildlife Department and University of Kentucky Agriculture  4H program officials for their 10th annual 4H Kentucky Guard youth camp at Lake Cumberland in Nancy, Ky., July 20-25.

Nearly 200 boys and girls gathered on the shores of the lake for a week full of outdoor fun.  During the five-day event, the children had the chance to enjoy swimming, canoeing, fishing, hiking and archery, to name a few.

To see more photos from this year’s youth camp, click here

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Kentucky Guardsman Sgt. David Gurule, 20th Special Forces Group, gives a fist bump to a camper at the Kentucky National Guard 4H Youth Camp at Lake Cumberland in Nancy, Ky. (Kentucky National Guard photo by Sgt. 1st Class Michael Oliver)

The collaboration of the sponsors is to create an action-packed, entertaining and engaging opportunity for the children of Kentucky’s military families.

“It’s awesome to give these kids a good experience and a time of their life that they will never forget,” said Spc. Felicia Harris, Family Program assistant.

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Kentucky Guardsman Spc. Felicia Harris, Bravo Co. 103rd Brigade Support Battalion, helps a camper put on a protective helmet at the Kentucky National Guard 4H Youth Camp at Lake Cumberland. (Kentucky National Guard photo by Sgt. 1st Class Michael Oliver)

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A Kentucky Guard youth waves her platoon flag while racing down the zipline at the Kentucky National Guard 4H Youth Camp in Nancy, Ky. (Kentucky National Guard photo by Sgt. 1st Class Michael Oliver)

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Children of the Kentucky National Guard enjoy a day on the lake at this year’s Kentucky National Guard 4H Youth Camp at Lake Cumberland in Nancy, Ky. (Kentucky National Guard photo by Sgt. 1st Class Michael Oliver)

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