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Our Mission
Vision Statement
LAC will be a recognized leader in providing outdoor based, experiential education and a premier knowledge resource as we constantly research and develop new empirically proven programs to meet our objectives. Mission Statement
Life Adventure Center programs transform lives by enhancing growth, improving communication, and building resiliency for both individuals and groups, especially underserved youth through professionally supervised outdoor group challenges and shared reflection opportunities. Values statement
We are committed to making both the emotional and physical safety and well-being of children and families a priority.
We believe individuals learn best about themselves and others when physical challenge is combined with directed reflection that allows for personal introspection. We believe every individual deserves to be treated with respect and dignity regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation,ability, religion, color, family status, marital status and life circumstances. We aspire to maintain programs with high standards of community and social responsibility. We are committed to teaching appreciation for all living things and an understanding about the interdependent relationships within the natural environment while encouraging sustainability principles.
Our History
Since the late 1800's LAC has established a rich history of serving the community with a speacial focus on supporting underserved youth. Life Adventure Center emerged after a historic encounter between The Cleveland Home and Life Adventure Camp. The Cleveland Home operated as an orphanage in Versailles beginning in the late 1800’s, ultimately serving as a residential facility for 17 females. Established in 1975, Life Adventure Camp instilled self-esteem and confidence in at-risk youth through wilderness experiences. Life Adventure Camp and The Cleveland Home merged in 2001. Five years later we moved to our current location. In 2006, our name changed to Life Adventure Center of the Bluegrass, and in the summer of 2013, we began the management of the Buckley Wildlife Sanctuary in Frankfort, Ky. With our current locations, we serve a much larger and more diverse audience in and around the bluegrass than ever before.

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