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You can strengthen your community with a retreat at Western Kentucky Youth Camp. 

WKYC is available for use throughout the fall and spring for special retreats hosted by college groups, churches, youth groups, non-profit groups, businesses, and family gatherings. 

Location Details:

Western Kentucky Youth Camp is situated on 130 beautiful acres in the Crittenden County countryside. WKYC is one of the premier retreat destinations in the region. Guests will delight in the woods and true southern hospitality offered by our caretakers as they gather for time away from their busy lives. WKYC is conveniently located close to Paducah, Kentucky and within driving distance to the following cities in Kentucky - Benton, Mayfield, Murray, and Madisonville. Evansville, Indiana and the following cities in Tennessee - Nashville, Jackson, and Memphis - are also within driving distance. 

WKYC can host several hundred people for any gathering. Guests can take full advantage of the facilities and amenities during their stay. For a list of activities click here.

A deposit of $100 is due when your retreat date is confirmed.

Rental groups are now required to furnish proof of liability coverage listing WKYC.

A minimum weekend charge of $600 is required to rent the facility.

Pricing is $30 per person for the weekend.

Reservations must be made on a yearly basis and will not automatically recur.

The state of KY is charging tax on all retreats starting in March of 2023. Churches are REQUIRED to have a tax exemption certificate with the state of KY on file with the camp in order to be exempt. There are no exceptions. 

Food or meals can be arranged ahead of time for the group upon request at an additional cost.

For more information on WKYC Board policies, click the link below.


Facilities + Amenities

Housing + Accomodations

WKYC offers 8 male cabins and 8 female cabins, each just steps away from their own bathhouse accommodations. All housing is centrally located on the property, and just steps away from our dining facility.


WKYC features a modern dining facility with a state-of-the-art commercial kitchen - every cook’s dream - that is capable of serving hundreds of guests per meal.

Meeting Spaces

We have two climate-controlled spaces optimal for large gatherings: the dining hall and craft building (alumni will remember this as the old cafeteria). Our outdoor pavilion is ideal for worship, sessions, and large-group instruction, and equipped with a projector. The outdoor amphitheatre is perfect for night time devotionals and campfire singing.

Teaching Spaces

WKYC has a number of outdoor teaching pavilions ideal for small-group study, Bible classes, and breakout sessions.

Are you ready to rent WKYC?

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