Appalachian Encounter

June 21st-26th
Middle School Students

An awesome middle school summer camp in Harlan, Ky that introduces to teens to the rich beautiful culture of Appalachia. You'll zipline, hike mountains, serve others, explore coal mines, enjoy local foods, and relax at the Historic Benham Inn.  Youth ministers can sign up your group below. A $75 deposit per person is required to reserve your spot

All checks should be mailed to:

Deacon John Brannen

Catholic Diocese of Lexington

1310 West Main Street

Lexington, Ky 40508


      All teens must attend as part of a parish group. Parish group leaders should call, text, or email Tim Schosser at to sign up.

Please keep in mind this is a protest march not a D.C. trip. We are leaving Thursday morning, staying in a parish hall, going to the rally and march on Friday, and then getting home late that night.