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Months Open To Campers: April 1st - October 31st 

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Camp Phone Number: 859-842-4111                                                          Address: Rt. 5, Oil Springs Road, Winchester, KY 40391

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Some of our camp properties may be temporarily closed intermittently for renovations and safety improvements for our campers. Camp Richard Clark will be unavailable for day and overnight use this spring and Camp Shawano, Camp Judy Layne, Camp Cardinal and Camp Whippoorwill will have limited reservations during 2019. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause your group.

Please call us at 800-475-2621 or email us at camp@gswrc.org to see if your dates are available!

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FROM I-64: Take the 64E and exit 98 to the Mountain Parkway then take Exit 10 at Mt Sterling- Winchester and make a left; turn right onto Oil Springs Road…. the first left onto the gravel road and then go left at the "Y" intersection.

FROM CAMPTON AND POINTS EAST: Take the Mountain Parkway west to the Clay City exit, then North 15, then right 974, then right onto Oil Springs Road, the first left onto the gravel road and then right at the "Y" intersection.

Camp is approximately 34 miles from the Lexington Service Center.

About Camp Richard Clark: Camp Richard Clark is 110 acres located in Clark County Kentucky. The camp is the most historic of all the council's camp properties. Camp Richard Clark was once the site of a grand hotel with mineral springs operated as a health spa that attracted many guest from all over the nation back in the 1850's. The sites history and seclusion make this site an interesting place to visit. Overnight capacity is up to 60 people limited by number of latrines. Overnight capacity can also serve up to 200 people with additional bathroom facilities.   

Facilities & Amenities

Primitive Camping Area

Description -

Large open area of about six acres. Open area is surrounded by forest and sits next to a stream. Plenty of space to pitch your own tent. The restroom facilities are two latrines. Water sipgot with city water throughout camp. There is a fire circle located next to the flag pole in the open field. 

We do not provide any camping gear. Campers are responsible for bring their own camping gear. 

Sleeping Capacity - 60 people limited by number of latrines. Up to 200 can be acommodated with additional bathroom facilities.

Girl Scout Fees - $20/night

Non-Scout Fees - $50/night

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Shelter

Description -

Large shelter with telephone, electric, an outside refrigerator, a stone fireplace for cooking meals, four picnic tables, and a small closet for storage.

Girl Scout Fee: $20/night

Non-Scout Fees - $50/night

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Flag Pole

Description -

Large open area for ceremonies, games, and other activities.

Girl Scout & Non-Scout Fees - Included

Historical Education

Description -

The Pioneer Cemetery is located next to the Primative Camping Area. 

Girl Scout & Non-Scout Fees - Included

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Other Activities

Hiking trails, Blue Lick Oil Mineral Spring, fishing in the Lulbegrud Creek (must bring your own fishing poles and bate) and large open area for games and group activities.

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DESIGNATED STORM SHELTER AREA IS THE LARGE SHELTER OR THE AMPHITHEATRE – please familiarize yourself and your campers with all safety procedures on arrival.

Due to camp property improvements we are not offering the climbing tower, archery, canoeing or teams course to individual troops camping this spring or renting to non-scout groups. Please check the TAP calendar for Fall Adventure Days.