Fourth grade students are invited to attend Tim Horton's Camp Kentahten located in Campbellsville, Kentucky. Free to all children, Camp Kentahten is a program created by the Tim Horton's Children Foundation and is sponsored by the Foundation's corporate and individual donors. Mr. Tim Sublet, owner of Tim Horton's Portsmouth, sponsors West students making the awesome experience available to all that wish to attend.
The Foundation's mission is "dedicated to fostering within our children the quest for a brighter future". The various activities campers participate in during their stay are "designed to help young people become responsible, caring and motivated individuals." Camp objectives in aiding campers towards becoming well-rounded people include: making positive decisions and taking responsibility for actions; showing respect for themselves, others and the environment; contributing to their families, schools, and communities; building healthy relationships and demonstrating empathy; trying new things, taking on challenges and bouncing back from adversity; being confident in their ability to shape their own future.
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Led by camp counselors, campers experience activities that challenge them in decision-making, cooperation, compromise, leadership, and problem-solving skills. These activities included: canoeing/kayaking; swimming; archery; informative nature hikes; group activities that require cooperation and decision making; arts and crafts; the 'Tower'; campfire activities, a talent show and other activities. Meals are served 'family dining' style with all campers taking turns performing 'KP' duties, serving and clearing each meal. Campers stay in two large bunk houses, one for boys and one for girls, that have rooms sleeping four students, communal bathrooms, and a great room.
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PERMISSION/MEDICAL FORMS: Students received all necessary forms on Friday, Jan 13th to take home for completion. Please have all forms returned to the school no later than Friday, January 27th.
An informational meeting will be held for all interested students/parents a few weeks before the trip (date/time to be determined).
PHOTOS FROM PAST KENTAHTEN CAMPING TRIPS.
Campfire night beside Green River Lake Archery activity.
Dinnertime, family dining style. Tower activity.
Group cooperation/decision making activity. Kayaking