“Our Children no longer learn how to read the great book of Nature from their own direct experience, or how to interact creatively with the seasonal transformations of the planet. They seldom learn where their water come from or where it goes. We no longer coordinate our human celebration with the great liturgy of the heavens.” – Wendell Berry
Wild Roots Camp was born from a desire to cultivate a love of the outdoors in young Kentucky girls. We are an overnight adventure and nature camp in Kentucky for girls age 10-16, with a focus on building leadership by exploring self, community, culture, health, and environment.
Our vision is to instil environmental responsibility and awareness through outdoor adventure activities and ecologically based service learning.
The girls will experience a new outdoor adventure each day but will always spend a portion of their day working on a week long community service project. This years camp is taking place in the Red River Gorge and the girls will get the opportunity to assist with the recently completed Red River Watershed Plan. They will perform a creek clean up on the Middle fork of the Red River and install a riparian zone to ensure to further assist the creeks health in the future.
At Wild Roots Summer Camp, we accept 12 Campers total, giving a 4 to 1 Camper to Counselor Ratio.
Our transformative Summer Camp
Stand up paddle
Accommodation is cabins
Local, sustainable, healthy food. Teaching the girls to practice self-care through choosing the right foods to fuel adventure and keep a healthy body.
Sunday, June 4 – Saturday, June 10
$975 per camper
Through Wild Roots Summer Camp, Kentucky Environmental Foundation, and our partners in the community, we are happy to offer full or partial scholarships to some campers. To ensure all Campers have access to these transformative programs regardless of background, we offer need-based sliding scale financial aid. With a percentage of our Campers coming from low-to-middle income families, we offer full to partial scholarships. If you would like to apply for scholarship assistance, please check the box in the application below.