Welcome to Cooperative Extension Service, Department of Forestry , University of Kentucky, College of Agriculture
University of Kentucky College of Agriculture


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LogoWelcome to the
Kentucky Forest
Leadership Program

2014 dates: June 2 - 6, 2014  


Click here to view the 2014 brochure.



Location: UK's Lake Cumberland 4-H Educational Center, Jabez, Kentucky (near Somerset)


For more information contact: Doug McLaren at 859.257.2703 or dmclaren@uky.edu



The Kentucky Forest Leadership Program began over 50 years ago and has evolved during that time. The program i2011 participantss designed for high school students completing their sophomore and junior years. This weeklong experience concentrates on forest management and related subjects. Throughout the week, students will see for themselves a variety of different careers in related fields beyond forestry, including civil engineering,entomology, soil science, wildlife habitat assessment, and water quality. The Kentucky Forest Leadership Program gives you the chance to learn how to think, not what to think. You develop life long learning skills based on observation, action and evaluation. Learn to think creatively, make decisions, and set goals. The Department of Entomology has teamed with the Department of Forestry expanding the natural resource options for high school students. Students can enroll in an entomology component spending most of the week learning the basics of entomology and the impact they create on Kentucky's forests.

For more information and an application visit the website:

Program links:

Click here for the 2013 brochure and application.

Click here for Slide show of the 2012 camp

Camp Photos 2010


Click here for CAMP 2009 Day by DAY PHOTOS.

Press release concerning results of 2009 program.

Click here for 2008 camp photos.

Click here for Evaluations for Forestry and Entomology Leadership Program 2008

Click here for Slide Program 2008 (may take a few minutes to load)

2008 Evaluations

Click here for all camp photos.

2007 Camp Photos.

Slide program from 2007

Click here for a 2007 press release about the camp.


2006 camp featured on extension video

Slide Program from 2006 (make take a few minutes to load)

Past Survey Results