Its Much More Than A Week at Summer Camp

A week at Camp AJ or Camp Shawnee can transform a child’s life. They have an opportunity to spend time outdoors, learn skills, make friends, and discover a deeper relationship with God all in seven days. While all the activities are fun for the children, they also allow them to learn essential life skills such as leadership, safety, team building, self-esteem, and respect for others.

Youth Enrichment Programs

Camp AJ

Camp AJ is nestled in the Daniel Boone National Forest in McKee, Kentucky. Surrounded by a beautiful forest, the full-service facility has a small lake for children to play in. It provides a rewarding week of learning and adventure for approximately 1,000 Appalachian children. Children are encouraged to participate in fun, outdoor activities and learn essential leadership skills.

  • Register your child for Camp AJ
  • To request registration information please contact:
    Liz Phelps:
  • For more information, call Camp AJ
    • Toll free: 877-675-3546


Camp Shawnee

Camp Shawnee is a wilderness retreat of 300 acres, located on the banks of Dewey Lake in Floyd County, Kentucky. It serves those who would otherwise not be able to afford to attend a summer camp, and many children look forward to it as their only vacation of the year. Camp gives boys and girls opportunities to make friends, learn skills, and grow as individuals.

  • Register your child for Camp Shawnee
  • To request registration information please contact:
    Patricia Griffith:
  • For more information, call Camp Shawnee:
    • 606-789-9791


Youth Leadership

Our teen Youth Leadership program gives older children who have aged out of the Summer Camp Program the opportunity to expand and discover empowering new ways to be role models for younger children. This is an essential path of self-discovery for children living in poverty who often have limited opportunities to think of themselves as leaders.

In-School Education

Christian Appalachian Project’s In-School Education Program consists of eight week-long learning sessions covering important topics like anger management and character building. CAP educators also provide academic tutoring and assist with after-school programs.

Prayer Requests

Our faith calls us and sustains us— that's why Christian Appalachian Project gathers for chapel each day. If you or a loved one are in need of prayers, please let us know and we will lift up your request.


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88.5% of donations go directly to families in need.