Summer Camp Directory
Lions Camp Crescendo
What we're all about...
The Lions of Kentucky have been dedicated to providing a FREE camp experience for underserved children. They founded the Kentucky Lions Youth Camp for blind and visually impaired children in 1982. In 1992, the camp expanded to include deaf and hard-of-hearing children. The Lions purchased Camp Crescendo in March of 1996 and created two additional free camps. Those two camps were Camp Heart to Heart for children living in the shadows of HIV/AIDS in 1999 and Camp Freedom for children in foster or kinship care in 2006. These week-long camps are the heart of our mission.
Our camp address
Lions Camp Crescendo
1480 Pine Tavern Road
Air-conditioned, dorm style bunk rooms
What we offer...
Canoes, Archery, Air Rifles, Fishing, Arts & Crafts, Swimming, Nature Hikes, Water Carnival, Field Day, Obstacle Course, Slip-N-Slide Kickball, Gaga Ball, Campfire, Camp Dance, Science Experiments, Basketball, Volleyball
Cost & Sessions
Kentucky Lions Youth Camp for Blind and Visually-Impaired Children: KYLC offers a FREE, weeklong, overnight summer camp experience for children ages 6-15 who are either blind or visually impaired.
Kentucky Lions Youth Camp for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Children: KYLC offers a FREE, weeklong, overnight summer camp experience for children ages 6-15 who are either deaf or hard-of-hearing.
Camp Freedom: Camp Freedom is a FREE, weeklong, overnight summer camp for children ages 6-15 who are in foster or kinship care.
Camp Heart to Heart: H2H is a FREE, weeklong, overnight summer camp for children ages 6-15 who are affected by HIV/AIDS.
All four camps are run solely by volunteer counselors and staff.
How do we screen staff?
Background checks are conducted on all counselors and staff ages 18+.
Ratio of campers to staff?
Our camper-to-staff ratio is 3:1.
What are our safety & security policies?
How do we handle disciplinary issues?
What medical resources are available?
We have a 24-hour certified nurse on duty and many of our counselors are trained in CPR and First-Aid.
What's our typical daily schedule?
7:30 am - Wake Up
8:00 am- Breakfast
9:00 am - Activity #1
10:00 am - Activity #2
11:00 am - Activity #3
12:00 pm - Lunch
1:00 pm - Activity #4
2:00 pm - Swim
3:30 pm - Snack
4:00 pm - Rest & Relax
5:00 pm - Dinner
6:00 pm - Whole Camp Activity w/ Snack at 7:00 pm
8:00 pm - Showers for younger campers
9:00 pm - Showers for older campers
9:30 pm - Lights out for younger campers
10:30 pm - Lights out for older campers
How do we help campers with homesickness?
What percentage of campers return to camp?
What kind of food is served?
Here's a look at our 2019 menu!
Breakfast consisted of one or more of the following: Eggs, Biscuits & Gravy, Sausage, Pancakes, Waffles, Cereal, Yogurt, Fruit, Toast, Hashbrowns, Muffins, Breakfast Burritos, Bagels, Cinnamon Apples
Lunch included: Chicken Nuggets, Grilled Cheese, Green Beans w/ Baby Potatoes; Hot Dog/Polish Sausage w/ Green Pepper & Onion, Chili Options, Baked Beans, French Fries, Rosemary Beans; Taco Salad, Refried Beans, Mexican Rice, or Loaded Baked Potato; Burgers/Black Bean Burgers w/ Fries; Chicken Patty, Mac & Cheese, Buttered Corn, Rosemary Beans, Cornbread.
Dinner meals consisted of: Pulled Pork or Black Bean Burger, Baked Beans, Potato Salas, Mac & Cheese; Camp Lasagna w/ Pepperoni or Meatless Lasagna, Garlic Bread, Buttered Peas; Grilled Ham, Au gratin Potatoes, Buttered Corn, Cinnamon Apples, Garlic Hummus & Pita Bread; Salisbury Steak, Brown Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, Yeast Roll, Grilled Cheese; Chicken Penne w/ Alfredo or Meatless Penne, Carrots & Broccoli, Garlic Bread
Can parents visit camp?
Parents and Guardians are welcome to visit Camp at anytime throughout the year! We ask that parents/guardians do not visit while their child is at camp as we find this can create a distraction to the child and may impede their development while at camp.
How do campers communicate with parents?
If an issue arises during camp, the directors will call the guardians to discuss it.
Are references available?
Yes, please call or email for references.
What's our policy regarding phones and digital devices?
We do not allow phones or digital devices while at Camp.
Is tuition assistance available?
Our summer camp programs are provided at no cost to the camper, their family, or any of our counselors!