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The 12th annual Camp UNITE was conducted July 24-27, 2018, at the University of the Cumberlands. A record number of 229 campers from 28 counties, supported by 201 team leaders and adult volunteers, participated in this year’s camp. The theme for Camp UNITE 2018 was “UNITE Strong: A Voice of Hope.” This theme - emphasized with a video message from First Lady Melania Trump - reflects the ability of campers, Team Leaders, and adult volunteers to be an example for others in making positive, healthy choices – both during Camp and, especially, once they return to their homes and school environments. Throughout the week, this message was conveyed through fun, interactive activities that expose participants to new options and opportunities. The camp program includes motivational speakers, special interest activity tracks, an afternoon at the Kentucky Splash waterpark, community service projects, talent show, outrageous messy field games, and more. In addition, time was set aside for introspective discussions and special presentations about the consequences of poor decision-making and ways to avoid making the wrong choices. Transportation to and from camp is provided free of charge. Toyota Motor Manufacturing-Kentucky has been a primary sponsor of Camp UNITE since 2008. The Primary Program Sponsor for 2018 was Kentucky Employers’ Mutual Insurance (KEMI). Event and Activity Sponsors for this year’s camp included: AmeriCorps/Serve Kentucky, Christian Appalachian Project (CAP), Kentucky Army National Guard, Kentucky Splash Water Park (City of Williamsburg), University of the Cumberlands, WellCare of Kentucky, Baptist Health-Corbin, Corbin Ice, Cumberland Gap Mountain Spring Water, Cumberland River Behavioral Health, Don Franklin Family of Dealerships, Kentucky Agency for Substance Abuse Policy (Clay/Jackson Council, Floyd/Pike Council, and Johnson/Martin Council), City of Manchester, Owens Inc., Eastern Kentucky PRIDE, Sav-Rite Homecare, and Noah White “The Video Guy.”

Camp 2018 - Monday

Camp 2018 - Monday

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Camp 2018 - Friday

Camp 2018 - Friday

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