Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Camp Earl Wallace


Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Camp Earl Wallace is open to all Kentucky students who are in grades 4-6 and NOT older than 13 years. 

Camp has been cancelled for 2020 – check back next year!

Campers are transported to camp by bus on Monday morning and return home on Friday. Transportation is arranged by KDFWR personnel and provided by charter bus service. The camp fee includes transportation costs. Campers participate in the following activities: nature, archery, boating, outdoor survival, firearm safety, fishing/casting and swimming. 

Successful completion of a camp activity entitles the camper to an achievement patch, certificate or award. Additionally, campers may earn Kentucky’s Hunter Education Certificate. This ‘orange card’ is honored in all states that require a hunter education card. Each evening, campers will also have time to enjoy their favorite playground activities such as basketball, volleyball, badminton, ping-pong, etc.

Conservation camp has eight air conditioned cabins which house 25-30 campers. We have a playground, basketball court, volleyball court, outdoor assembly area, nature field trail, rifle range, trap range, hunter safety field course, archery range, archery field course, lake swim crib, boat dock and swimming pool.

Permanent staff consists of camp director, conservation educators, camp superintendent, and maintenance staff. Summer staff includes counselors, summer educators, and cooks. All summer staff college-aged students that are screened, hired and trained to chaperon the campers and assist the program leaders with camper safety, instruction, and supervision.

Camp Earl Wallace, located on Lake Cumberland outside of Monticello, Kentucky opened in 1951. 

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