Young people live in a challenging world … school, sports, relationships, recreation, entertainment and social media compete for their attention.

Living in this culture can cause damage … loneliness, low self-image, pressure to perform. In addition, the culture often attacks Biblical values with no regard to the resultant damage. Doe River Gorge wants to partner with parents and youth leaders to help our youth through these challenging years. From the time a student enters second grade until they graduate from college, we offer sequential, age-appropriate summer camps that will encourage and equip in a fun and caring atmosphere where one can discover their value and abilities, learn Christ-like character, and come to know the God who loves them.

Explore the program list and see how we can help a generation to live for the glory of God.

“As a formation tool for young people, Doe River Gorge is a national treasure.” — Parent, Kentucky

  • Beginner Camp (4 days)  rising 2-3 grades

  • Junior Adventure Quest (4-6 days) rising 3-6 grades

  • Adventure Quest (4-6 days) rising 7-12 grades

  • 17Three (2 weeks) rising 9-10 grades

  • SALT (3 weeks) rising 10-11 grades

  • LEAD (4 weeks) rising 11-12 grades

  • Exponential (9 months) post High School

  • College Challenge (2 months) post High School

Exceptional Staff

We prayerfully select hardworking, kid-loving, God-honoring young people that receive over two weeks of intensive training to maximize efficiency, safety and spiritual impact.

Health and Safety

Safety is top priority. While danger is inherent in any adventure activity, we seek to minimize that risk through well-designed courses, regularly inspected equipment, and highly-trained staff. A medical professional is on site 24/7 during the summer.

Personalized Attention

Emotional safety is very important. A counselor/student ratio of 2:8, minimizes the potential for bullying and gives campers personalized supervision, instruction, and attention necessary to achieve our program goals.

Fabulous Meals

We take pride in great tasting, nutritious meals that have become a featured tradition. Special diets can be provided with prior notice.

Partner in Parenting

We are committed to partner with parents by offering programs that will educate, motivate, and inspire your children to be all they can be.