Summer Camp at Jefferson Memorial Forest



JMF Camp Join us for a unique day camp experience combining summer fun with nature-based science education activities. We offer a variety of camps for ages 7 to 15. Campers will take on the roles of naturalists, scientists, and adventurers as they explore the Forest and the creatures that inhabit it. Traditional summer camp fun will round out the experience, creating an adventure to remember for a lifetime! What makes Jefferson Memorial Forest Camps special?


• A great counselor-to-camper ratio! We have 2 counselors for every 8 campers.

• A highly trained staff.

• Lots of hands-on nature activities.

• Active adventures outside.

• Campers learn new skills and build confidence in the natural world.

Camp Sessions:

Is your child an adventurer, ready to explore what’s around the next bend in the trail? If so, then Adventure Camp is just what your child needs! Campers explore the trails deep in the forest, shoot bows and arrows, use a map and a compass to discover buried treasure, and learn outdoor survival skills.

Shelter-Water-Fire-Food: These are the four basic human needs for survival. In Wilderness Survival Camp, kids will develop their ability to build a shelter, start a fire, and find food and water in the wilderness.

Discover the exciting world within a pond, lake, stream, and river at Water Wonders And of course, no water-themed camp is complete without water games!

Travel back in time more than 200 years to discover nature and people through Historic Locust Grove Camp. Discover life in the 18th and 19th centuries for the people of Kentucky.

With ECO Extreme spend the week learning backpacking skills, canoeing techniques, Leave No Trace ethics, and more. For 2021, registration will include a one-night campground reservation for the campers and their families to enjoy after camp has ended!

Enter a magical, hidden world in the Forest, where creatures of the imagination live. At Fairies, Trolls, and Gnomes campers use their creativity and natural materials to craft an enchanted land where anything is possible, while learning about the plants and animals of the forest.


Due to Covid-19 we are extending our refund period. An 80% refund will be issued up to a week before camp begins. If the camp is canceled by Louisville Parks, a full refund will be made.

Refunds cannot be made due to the weather. Forest Staff will make additions, omissions, and or adjustments to the schedule in the interest of group safety, well-being, and minimum staffing requirements.

Covid-19 precaution: If your child or a family member living in the same house tests positive or is required to quarantine, Jefferson Memorial forest will provide an 80% refund up to 48 hours before camp begins. This will require a letter/note from your family doctor.


 *There will be no shuttle service offered for 2021 due to Covid-19 restrictions, we apologize for any inconvenience this presents. Safety is our top priority for staff and campers.*

Sessions offered June 14-Aug 6  

Prices vary from $120-175

To register call 502-368-5404 or visit   

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