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Summer YMCA Summer Camps A local United Way agency, the YMCA offers programs to everyone regardless of race, income, or ability. Facility includes nursery, kid's corner, teen center, wellness center, chapel, track, aerobics room, locker areas, and outdoor pool. Programs include summer camp and youth sports. For additional information for the Hopkinsville YMCA, please call 887-5382 or click here: Hopkinsville YMCA . Located on the Eagle Way Bypass near Heritage Christian Academy. For information concerning the Armed Services YMCA at Fort Campbell, please call 270-798-7422.
Sports YMCA Soccer The Hopkinsville YMCA offers both Fall & Spring soccer leagues for ages 3-14 with games played at the YMCA center on the by-pass. Approximate cost is $50 for members and $55 for non-members. For 'competitive/traveling' teams, contact Ambush Soccer. For additional information for Hopkinsville YMCA soccer, please call 887-5382 or click here: Hopkinsville YMCA Soccer.
After School West Ky. Performing Arts Program This program is led by Barbara Felts and Jeremy Easley, and click here for additional information, Pennyroyal Academy. This program offers the opportunity for students interested in the performing arts to participate in musicals, operas, dinner theatre, and recitals. Also call 270-719-1595 or 270-719-1596 or e-mail pennyroyalacad@aol.com.
Leadership Wendy's Heisman HS Athletic Association
Leadership USA Today National All Star Academic Team
Sports Traveling/Select Soccer For information on the Ky. Olympic Development Team (ODP), please click here for more information: Ky. ODP Soccer. For the Hopkinsville select soccer programs, please call 885-7297 or click here for more information: Ambush Soccer. For the Clarksville, TN select programs, click here: Clarksville Royals Futbol Club.
Sports Traveling/Select Basketball
Sports Traveling/Select Baseball
Sports Swimming/Red Cross lessons Red Cross Swim lessons are not taught by the Red Cross but are available at the Hopkinsville YMCA and include courses to become a certified Red Cross Life Guard. The Christian Co. Red Cross office is located at 1411 South Main Street (across from the First Baptist Church) and their phone number is 885-5328. Outdoor swimming pools include the YMCA pool located on the Eagle Way by-pass, the new Hopkinsville Water Park to be completed by summer 2007, and the Venture River Water Park located in Eddyville, Ky (45 minutes from Hopkinsville), Venture River, Indoor pools are available at Hopkinsville High School (competitive swimming only) and possibly Trover Clinic near Wal-Mart. Other swimming activities are available at Lake Barkley or Kentucky Lake (40 minutes, Lake Barkley or Lake Malone (45 minutes), Ky. State Parks,
Summer Student Technology Leadership Program (STLP Camp) The STLP (Student Technology Leadership Program) is an annual 'summer camp'. In 2006, one session was held June 27-30 at Hopkinsville High School and allowed approximately 100 students in grades 1-12 to attend a two-day workshop by age group. June 27-28 had grades 1-4 from 9-11 a.m. in four sessions: touch keyboarding/helicopter mouse fun; fun with color, fonts, and pictures in Microsoft Word; fun with Microsoft Excel and graphs; and learning the basics of the 'inside' of the computer (taught by district technology department personnel). June 29-30 were for grades 5-10 from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. All of these students met together the first half of the day to learn about ISAFE. This is a national program to help student learn to be more aware of their activities on the computer and how to protect themselves. During the year, these students will help with the structure of the City of Hopkinsville's webpage and other projects. The camp is led by Kay Harrison (district STLP coordinator) and Joe Grace of the City of Hopkinsville. For additional information, please call 887-1300.
Sports Sport Physicals Contact the Christian County Health Department on Canton Street across from the Jennie Stuart Medical Center at 887-4160. For additional information, please click here Christian County Health Department. For information on Parkway Medical Arts, previously Trover Clinic, please call 270-707-3300 or 800-998-5100 or click here to visit website: Trover Clinic. Trover Clinic is located at 500 Clinic Drive, near Wal-Mart in Hopkinsville. (Also office of the Sports Medicine Rehabilitation of Western Kentucky). Also, contact the West Kentucky Orthopedics & Sports Medicine team in Hopkinsville at 270-889-0701.
Summer Sport Camps- out of town Like summer academic camps, many colleges host sport camps for a specific sport, usually held on-campus and coached by the actual college coach and his player/counselors. Depending upon the camp, each athlete is able to test his or her abilities against similar athletes from across the state or nation. Depending upon your child's interest, ask any local high school coach for additional details.
Sports Special Olympics
After School Special Events for Kids (birthdays) Several local firms are available for special events or programs unique to youth, including Backyard Bouncers and Sports Jewelry & More, 270-305-6770 (Beverly Moorefield). For possible locations to host a special event, contact the Hopkinsville Recreation Department at Please click here for more information: Hopkinsville Recreation Department Facilities, or call 887-4290 or 1-800-909-9016 (FAX 270-887-4293) or e-mail hoprec@hesenergy.net. Click here for a copy of the 'Facility/Equipment Permit' form that must be completed beforehand, a copy of the 'Recreation Department Facility Usage Fee' summary, and the overall 'Leisure Line-Up' summary. Contact the Roller Dome Fun Plex (Skyline Drive) at 885-3663. Private Birthday parties range from $120-$210, depending upon the number of children and type of party package selected. Or for additional information, please click here Roller Dome Fun Plex.
Sports Softball
Summer Sleep Away camps There are many camps located across the USA and the world that specialize in specific types of camping experiences, and for more information click Adventure Camps, American Camp Association, or Christian Camp & Conference Association, For one of the best two-week all-round 'sleep-away' camps, call Camp Piomingo at 502-587-9622, a YMCA camp located near Louisville, Ky., Camp Piomingo, click 'Camps'..
Sports Skateboarding Hopkinsville's only public skate board park is located on North Drive on Richard Street by the Hopkinsville Recreation Department's main office.
Sports Scuba Contact the Pennyroyal Scuba Center at 887-2585.
Summer ROTC Opportunities The Hopkinsville military recruitment office is located at 4152 Ft. Campbell Blvd, across from O'Charley's restaurant. All branches of the military are located in this office. Students 17 or over can talk with a military recruiter about participating in a summer program before their senior year of high school. Each student is paid during this time period, travels, and will become physically fit!
Leadership ROTC Both Hopkinsville and Christian Co. High Schools offer ROTC programs, please call 887-1300 for additional information or click here: ROTC Programs. HHS offers an Army and CCHS an Air Force ROTC program.
Sports Roller-skating Call the Roller Dome Fun Plex on Skyline Drive (across from the Holiday Inn) at 885-3663 (885-DOME).
After School Pioneers Youth Program
After School Pennyroyal Museum For additional information, please call 887-4270 or click here, Please click here for more information: Pennyroyal Area Museum. Located downtown across from the old Fire Department Clock on 9th Street, the museum offers many excellent programs, including a summer camp, for youth.
After School Pennyroyal Arts Council-Youth The Pennyroyal Arts Council is located downtown in the old railroad depot and offers several different youth programs for all ages. For additional information, please call 887-4295 or 887-4079 or click here: Pennyroyal Arts Council. Particularly note the Alhambra Children's Theatre Program.
Leadership Pennyrile Rural Electric Washington DC Program This program is sponsored by the Pennyrile Rural Electric Association and provides students selected by their high school counselors an expense paid opportunity to travel to Washington D.C. The program is competitive and is for students who have completed their junior year and takes place during the summer before their senior year. Each local high school usually has 1-2 students selected each year. For additional information, please call 886-2555 or click here: Pennyrile Rural Electric Washington DC Program.
Sports Pennyrile Aquatic Swim Club Please call 885-4826 or contact Coach Keith Marquess at Hopkinsville High School for additional information.
Sports NCAA Guidelines Please click here for more information: NCAA
After School Movie Theatres Five movie theatres are available at the Martin 5 in Hopkinsville at the Bradford Square Mall (886-7944) and 16 theatres are available at the Great Escape complex in Clarksville on the Tiny Town Road (931-920-8800).
After School Lou's Academy & Training Located on the Pembroke Road, call 885-3654 for additional information. Offers tap, ballet, jazz, hip-hop, baton twirling, and cheerleading.
Leadership Louisville Courier Journal All State Academic Team
Sports Little League/Babe Ruth Baseball Both the Little League and Babe Ruth Baseball programs are part of the Hopkinsville-Christian County Youth League (HCCYL) and with games played at Ruff Park (across from the Hopkinsville Community College). Please call Terry Martin at 886-7381 for additional information about either program.
Sports Little League Football (Bud Hudson) The youth football league (Bud Hudson Football League) for ages 8-13 is sponsored by the Hopkinsville Kiwanis Club and games are played during the Fall. There is a $50 registration fee and a copy of a birth certificate is required for registration. For additional information, please contact Todd Morris at 885-3185. In addition, the Hopkinsville Youth Football Camp is traditionally held during July for ages 8-13, is held at Hopkinsville High School, and with instruction provided by the HHS football staff. For additional information, call xxx.
Summer Land Between the Lakes The Land Between the Lakes offers many, many opportunities for children, students, and young adults on a year round basis. Degree of difficulty differ by program, but almost every possible subject involving the outdoors or nature are available. The cost, if any, is minimal, and for additional information please contact Jonathan Rhodes at 270-924-2007, 1-800-455-5897, FAX 270-924-2119, or jrhodes@friendsoflbl.org.
Leadership Ky. School for the Arts For additional information for the Ky. School for the Arts Program for rising high school seniors, please click here: Ky. School for the Arts Program.
Leadership Ky. New Era Academic All Stars
Sports Ky. High School Athletic Association Please click here to visit website: Ky. High School Athletic Association. Provides eligibility and transfer guidelines for both middle and high school students. Also provides a list of many Ky. high school sport records, schedules, key athletic representatives . . .Also, contact any high school athletic director or coach.
Sports KNE Photo Copies For a small fee, any picture of your child that has appeared in the Ky. New Era is available by calling 886-4444 or by clicking under the Photo Gallery section at the following website, Ky. New Era Photo Gallery.
Summer Kids on the Move-4 H This one week summer camp is usually held in July at the Christian Co. Cooperative Extension Service (4-H) on the Pembroke Road. The cost is $50 per participant (scholarships are available) and applications are available at the Extension office or call 886-6328 or 887-4160. This camp is especially designed for students in grades 5-8 who need to increase their physical activity and learn about weight management and healthy eating. (Note that all applicants and their families must be willing to make a lifestyle change in their physical activity and nutrition). Sponsored by the Christian Co. 4-H, Christian Co. Health Department, PACS, and West AHEC.
Sports Jr. Pro Basketball For additional information please call Lonnell Wiggins at 270-305-2742.
Leadership James White Scholars Program The James White Scholars Program is designed to benefit academically motivated students of color within the Christian County Public School System in grades 8-12. Selection is determined by GPA (above 2.5) and the recommendation of each student's school counselor. For additional information, go to the homepage of the Hopkinsville How To webpage and click the James White Scholars Program information box.
Sports Industrial League/Coed Please call 887-4290 or click here for more information on men's open/industrial, church co-ed, open softball, and kickball leagues: Hopkinsville Recreation Youth Leagues
After School Image School of Dance & Gymnastics Located in Hopkinsville near the YMCA on the Eagle-Way Bypass (270-887-5582) and in Elkton at 705 East Main Street (270-265-3483. Classes offered in tap, ballet, jazz, hip-hop, recreational gymnastics, cheerleading, and tumbling.
Summer Horse Camp Contact the Circle T Horseback Riding camp at the Pennyrile State Forest Part (866-427-7888).
After School Hopkinsville Recreation Dept. For additional information, please call 270-887-4290, 1-800-909-9016, or FAX 270-887-4293, or click here: Hopkinsville Recreation Department. For a copy of the Recreation Department's 'Rental Form' agreement, click here:
Summer Hopkinsville Recreation Department Summer Camp Please click here for more information: Hopkinsville Recreation Summer Camps. Please call 887-4290 or 1-800-909-9016 (FAX 270-887-4293) or e-mail hoprec@hesenergy.net for additional information concerning the summer camp hosted by the Hopkinsville Recreation Department.
Sports Hopkinsville Recreation Department Please click here for more information: Hopkinsville Recreation Youth Leagues. Please call 887-4290 or 1-800-909-9016 (FAX 270-887-4293) or e-mail hoprec@hesenergy.net for additional information concerning other sport contacts, use of facilities, facility usage fees, activities, general information, and possible special group rates.
After School Hopkinsville Family YMCA A local United Way agency, the YMCA offers programs to everyone regardless of race, income, or ability. Facility includes nursery, kid's corner, teen center, wellness center, chapel, track, aerobics room, locker areas, and outdoor pool. Programs include summer camp and youth sports. For additional information for the Hopkinsville YMCA, please call 887-5382 or click here: Hopkinsville YMCA . Located on the Eagle Way Bypass near Heritage Christian Academy. For information concerning the Armed Services YMCA at Fort Campbell, please call 270-798-7422.
Summer High School Coaches Summer Sport Camps Depending upon the sport, many local high school coaches conduct their own summer sport camp at one of the local high schools. Summer camps included the Coach Jeff Addison Soccer Camp at Hopkinsville Middle School for Grades 1-6, $65 per student; Blazer Basketball Camp at UHA for Grades K-5 and 6-12 for $60 (885-0821 or 885-3898), and Coach Steve Lovelace's youth football camp for ages 8-14 from May 29-June 1, call 887-126 or 887-7064.
Leadership HCC Outward Bound Program For additional information for the Upward Bound Program coordinated by the Hopkinsville Community College, please click here: HCC Upward Bound ProgramUPWARD BOUND The Hopkinsville Community College Upward Bound Program assists high school students at Christian County High School, Hopkinsville High School, and Todd County Central High School prepare for college. Students attend monthly Saturday educational enrichment workshops that include college planning assistance, study skills instruction, and cultural field trips. The summer program is a five-week residential learning experience where students live on a university campus while pursing a variety of cultural and educational goals. A senior bridge program is designed to help high school graduates transition to college. To participate in the Upward Bound Program, individuals must be first generation college students (parents do not have four-year college degrees) or meet federal family income guidelines. Students must complete an application packet and admission interview. Contact is Dr. John Wheeler at 707-3915 or via email at John.Wheeler@kctcs.edu.
Summer HCC Kids in College Can Soar (KICCS) Please call Carol Kirves at 270-707-3751 for the Kids in College Can Soar camp offered each summer at the Hopkinsville Community College. The camp is a 1/2 day camp for grades 1-6 held at the Hopkinsville Community College from 8:30-noon, Monday-Friday, for four weeks beginning in June through July, and the cost is approximately $75 per student per week. Each student can participate in 3 of 12 classes and with each class led by an enthusiastic teacher. Each student can participate in all 4 weeks or 1 week at a time and space is limited, so register early. For additional information, e-mail Carol Kirves at Carol.Kirves@kctcs.edu or click here: Kids in College Can Soar Summer Camp.
Leadership Governor's Scholar Program For additional information for the Ky. Governors Scholars Program for rising high school seniors, please click here: Ky. Governors Scholars Program.
Sports Golf Several 18 hole public golf courses are available, including Cherry Grove in Trenton (270-466-3610), The Links at Novadell (886-1101), Pennyrile State Forest Park (866-427-7888), and Western Hills Municipal Golf Course (885-6023).
Leadership Girl Scouts For girls ages 5-17 who want to participate in adventure, learning, and fun activities under quality adult supervision. The program also provides an opportunity for girls to gain life skills, develop personal values, and learn self-respect. For additional information for the local Girl Scouts or Brownies program, please click here: Girl Scouts & Brownies. A local United Way program. Contact Della Edwards at 887-9390 or dedwards@kyana.org.
Summer Girl Scout Camp For girls ages 5-17 who want to participate in adventure, learning, and fun activities under quality adult supervision. The program also provides an opportunity for girls to gain life skills, develop personal values, and learn self-respect. For additional information for the local Girl Scouts or Brownies program, please click here: Girl Scouts & Brownies. A local United Way program. Contact Della Edwards at 887-9390 or dedwards@kyana.org.
Sports Geocaching For additional information, click here Geocaching
Summer Fort Campbell Activities Please click here for programs offered at Fort Campbell: Fort Campbell options.
Leadership Fellowship of Christian Athletes
Sports Clarksville Chess Club Club conducts matches at Books a Million in Clarksville, TN, call 931-552-1839 for additional information.
After School Church Youth Groups
Sports Church League Basketball, Softball, Volleyball Most churches in Christian County sponsor youth teams for basketball, volleyball, softball . . . Contact your pastor for additional information. If your church does not have a particular team, you can play on other church's teams.
Summer Church Camps All local Methodist Churches offer summer camp for various age groups at Camp Loucon in Leitchfield, Kentucky (one hour away), please click here for additional information Camp Loucon, Methodist Camp.
After School Christian Youth Services A local United Way agency, the program provides a volunteer program for troubled youth referred by the court system. The program supplements an academic and treatment program for youth rehabilitation. For additional information, please call 887-1147.
Leadership Chamber of Commerce Youth Leadership This annual program is sponsored by the Hopkinsville Chamber of Commerce and applications need to be submitted by xxx and the cost is approximately $ per student. The program is similar to the adult Leadership Hopkinsville and Leadership Kentucky programs, and provides junior and senior students from any high school in Christian County (including Fort Campbell High School) to view Hopkinsville from many different perspectives. The class is limited to approximately 20 students, is competitive, and involves missing several days of school (approved by the school system). Each day is led by different community leaders and focuses on a particular topic, such as industry, health care, leadership . . . Although there is a fee to participate, scholarships are available. For additional information, please click here: Hopkinsville Youth Leadership Program or call 885-9096.
Summer Boys & Girls Club Summer Camp The Hopkinsville Boys & Girls Club offers after school-tutoring to various age groups and is located at 1600 South Walnut Street, beside the football stadium. The Director can be reached at 887-4020, and for additional information please click here: Hopkinsville Boys & Girls Club.
Leadership Boys & Girls Club The Hopkinsville Boys & Girls Club is located at 1600 South Walnut Street, beside the football stadium. The Director can be reached at 887-4020, and for additional information please click here: Hopkinsville Boys & Girls Club.
After School Boys & Girls Club The Hopkinsville Boys & Girls Club offers after school-tutoring to various age groups and is located at 1600 South Walnut Street, beside the football stadium. The Director can be reached at 887-4020, and for additional information please click here: Hopkinsville Boys & Girls Club.
Leadership Boy Scouts A local United Way agency, the program offers activities promoting citizenship, and character development. In addition, any of the Boy Scout programs encourage physical and spiritual fitness in young people. For additional information for Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, and Tiger Cubs in Christian County, please e-mail Kyle Overton at koverton@bsamail.org or call Kyle at 270-889-7104 or click here: Shawnee Trails Council or Boy Scouts, For additional information for the local Cub Scout program, please click here: Cub Scouts.
Sports Boxing Contact the Hopkinsville Boxing Club at Coach Wimpye's Gym, call 987-0605.
Sports Bowling For additional information, please call the Indian Hills Bowling Alley on Canton Pike at 885-3936, including a Saturday morning youth bowling league. Cost is approximately $6.00 per week.
Sports Bluegrass Cheer Cats Cheerleading Please call 885-7297 or click here for more information: Bluegrass Cheerleading.
After School Big Brothers & Big Sisters The Big Brothers Big Sisters program serves children in Christian, Calloway, Todd & Trigg Counties. Their telephone number is 270-886-8172, and their office is located on the third floor of BB&T Bank in downtown Hopkinsville at 1002 South Virginia Street. Their e-mail is bigbrosbigsis@bellsouth.net. A local United Way program, the program matches children ages 5-13 who are need of individualized, one-on-one relationships with adult volunteers who can offer friendship and guidance. In addition, there is also a School-Based Mentoring Program.
After School Arts Dance & Humanities The Pennyroyal Arts Council located downtown in the old railroad depot offers several youth programs for all ages. For additional information for the program, please call 887-4295 or 887-4079 or click here: Pennyroyal Arts Council. Also, visit the nearby Pennyroyal Area Museum, Janice Mason Arts Museum in Cadiz, the TeN. Performing Arts Center in Nashville, the Ky. Center for the Arts in Louisville, and Actors Theatre in Louisville. Also, contact the Hopkinsville Art Guild at P. O. Box 495, Hopkinsville, Ky., 42241, which hosts the annual Pennyroyal Juried Art Exhibit, traditionally held in October in the Auditorium Building Gallery at the Hopkinsville Community College. For additional information, please contact Betty Liles at 885-7941 or Nancy Schaefer at 886-1363.
Sports Angel's Cheerleading For additional information, please call 887-0479.
After School Alhambra Children's Theatre The Pennyroyal Arts Council is located downtown in the old railroad depot and offers several different youth programs for all ages. For additional information, please call 887-4295 or 887-4079 or click here: Pennyroyal Arts Council. Particularly note the Alhambra Children's Theatre Program.
Summer Academic Camps Several local colleges offer on-campus summer camps for academically motivated students. Such camps allow academically motivated students to measure themselves against similar students in classes taught by outstanding teachers. One of the most competitive programs is at Duke University (TIP-Talented Identification Program). In 2006, 70,024 seventh graders participated on the national level and with 1,346 qualifying for state recognition in Kentucky and with 80 Kentucky students qualifying for Grand Recognition. That is, these students took either the SAT or ACT as a 7th grader and earned better than 85% of college bound seniors who took the same test. For more information about the Duke program contact your child's middle school counselor. Local programs for Gifted students include Murray State (1-800-272-M4MSU), Murray State Gifted Students Program . Also, Western Kentucky University has a strong program for gifted students, and for additional information please click here Western Ky. University, Kentucky Academy of Mathematics and Science, Dr. Julia Roberts, Center for Gifted Students, 270-745-6323. In addition, such programs often provide on-line courses for qualifying students that can be completed at home and on-line.
After School Aaron McNeil A local United Way organization, the Aaron McNeil House Neighborhood Center offers after-school tutoring, ACT preparatory testing, the CHOICES program for girls, an annual Christmas party for the working poor, and summer programs for youth. The Center is also available for use as a meeting facility for community or neighborhood groups. For additional information, please call 886-9734. For additional information on the national United Way program, please click here to visit website: National United Way.
Leadership 4-H Programs Please call 886-6328 or click here to visit website: Christian Co. 4-H
Summer 4-H Camp For additional information for the local 4-H Program, please call 886-6328 or click here: Christian Co. 4-H Program.
Leadership 21st Century Youth Program The Focus 21st Century Minority Leadership Program is organized exclusively for educational purposes, more specifically to enhance leadership skills, create community awareness and promote minority representation in the Hopkinsville-Christian County community. The program consists of approximately 22 students who meet on Saturday for 8 months. The cost is approximately $65 per participant, and for additional information please contact Henry Snorton at 885-9096. The application deadline is historically July 30 and your application needs to be turned at the Chamber of Commerce office on Fort Campbell Blvd., next to the Bank of Cadiz. For an application, please click here: Focus 21st Century Leadership Program.

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