Camp Carnegie 2019

Calling all middle school students! Don’t miss your chance to take part in one of Lexington’s favorite camps.

Camp Carnegie is a series of half-day, one-week summer camps for students entering 6th, 7th, or 8th grades. These hands-on, educational camps are taught by instructors with field experience in the camp topic. Space is limited. Payment reserves the student’s space in camp.

 COST: $75 per camp.  A reduced price of $25 per camp is available for students on free/reduced lunch. Partial refunds available through June 17. No refunds after June 17. Lunch is provided for full-day campers.

Camp Carnegie 2019 is sponsored by the Orphan Society of Lexington and Lantern Hill Farm.


Secrets & Codes
July 8-12, 8:30 am-12:30 pm
with Quiyana Murphy, Carnegie Center Math Specialist

Learn to speak in codes with your friends! Cryptography—the art of writing or solving codes—has been used in winning wars, protecting bank information, and making the internet a safe space to do work and have fun. You will learn four codes and methods for sending secret messages. Expect some surprise visitors from the University of Kentucky Mathematics Department. At the end of the week, you’ll share what you learned in a fun presentation for your family and friends!

Register now for Secrets & Codes.

Hip Hop: Lyricism & Leadership
July 8-12, 1:00-5:00 pm
with Devine Carama, hip hop artist & Director of Believing in Forever, Inc.

Did you know that hip hop was created in the late 1970s to be a voice for the voiceless in underserved communities? In this upbeat camp, we will explore the origins of hip hop culture, which has its root in rap music and community activism. Join us for a week of creating poems and songs for a local nonprofit, writing an open letter to the Mayor, and more activities designed to encourage the creative leader in all of you!

Register now for Hip Hop: Lyricism & Leadership.

Podcasting: Telling Your Story
July 15-19, 8:30 am-12:30 pm
with Victor Palomino, WLXL ‘El Pulso Latino’ 95.7 FM, & Mark Royse, Lexington Community Radio

Do you have a story to tell? A point-of-view that’s creative and different? Join us for a week of radio magic as we create and launch a podcast, step-by-step. Learn to write scripts, record audio, and produce broadcast and web-worthy content. By the end of the week, you’ll write, record, and edit your own podcast. You’ll learn how to prepare your podcast for distribution and how to promote your podcast to listeners around the world!

Register now for Podcasting: Telling Your Story.

Mural Makers
July 15-19, 1:00-5:00 pm
with Britney Kershaw, art educator

Join us for a week of mural study and creation! Together we will explore our community and learn about the artists who have contributed their creations to the streets of Lexington. By the end of the week, you will complete your own large-scale works of independent and collaborative art to share with friends and family in a final art exhibit!

Register now for Mural Makers.

Junior Journalists
July 22-26, 8:30 am-12:30 pm
with Cynthia Spataro, MBA in Media Management

Calling all reporters! Learn all about the field of journalism, find credible sources, and work with your fellow campers to create a digital news blog that will be posted online by the end of the week. Whether it’s writing a sports column or filming a video about current events in your neighborhood, you’ll have a chance to delve into and share the topics that most interest you. Get the scoop on how to preserve and participate in this changing field!

Register now for Junior Journalists.

Rock Star University
July 22-26, 1:00-5:00 pm
with Nathan Kentucky, internationally-touring musician

Learn everything you need to know about being a musician that they don’t teach you in music school! We’ll visit a recording studio, learn to use professional lighting and sound gear, develop our stage personalities, and meet professionals in the music industry (some of whom you may have heard on the radio!). Whether you’re into classic rock or hip hop—and whether you play an instrument or just love to list—this is your behind-the-scenes look at the business of making music!

Register now for Rock Star University.