Author: Joan Heier

2021 Good Giving Challenge

Dear Friends,

The Good Giving Challenge is a week-long online giving challenge for local nonprofits, hosted by the Blue Grass Community Foundation and Smiley Pete Publishing. We are so excited to be participating again this year. You can check out our profile and make a donation at

There will be lots of opportunities to have your gift doubled, matched, and enhanced, thanks to so many compassionate individuals in our community. This week, we hope to raise $5,000 to establish a new Scholarship Fund – with every dollar contributed going directly to scholarships for students for camp this summer, and helping those participants build resilience and self-regulation skills!

There’s no better time to join in giving! Thank YOU for enabling our life-changing work.

  Make a Donation

With gratitude,

The LAC Family


Meet Catherine!

We have a new Philanthropy and Communications Associate!

Catherine was born and raised in Lexington, KY. With a background in public relations, marketing and non-profit work, Catherine has a passion for communicating on behalf of organizations that strive to make the world a better place. She earned a Bachelor’s in Public Relations from the University of South Carolina and returned to Kentucky to earn a Master’s in Communication from the University of Kentucky. When she’s not in front of a computer, she’s out walking her dog, Ollie, travelling to new places or hanging out with her family.

Welcome to the team, Catherine!

Announcing an English/Western Instructor (EWI) Certification Clinic!

Currently postponed until early 2021 – please contact CHA for more information

This five-day, residential program offers certification as an instructor of riding theory and application for group riding instructors dealing with progressive skill building in all levels of riders, primarily in the arena. Certification may be earned in English and/or Western disciplines. Successfully completing the program will include teaching at least four practice lessons, a riding evaluation and a written test.

$800 includes the CHA certification course, housing AND meals. Did we mention you get to do all of this at our spectacular 575-acre property?

Click here to sign-up: and select December 2020 – CHA Certification Clinics.

Contact CHA at 859-259-3399 or for more information.

November Trail Closures

All of our trail systems are closed to visitors during the modern gun season. We regret any inconvenience this causes and appreciate your understanding. We hope you’ll visit again when we reopen on November 30!

Life Adventure Center does NOT allow public hunting. However, in accordance with the best practices of conservation management, we do employ very limited, controlled and selective hunting to mitigate a deer overpopulation problem on our properties.

We hope you’ll visit again when we reopen on November 30!Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact our Executive Director, Tim Magill at 859-873-3271 x108 or

October Letter from the Executive Director

Dear Friends,

Happy (almost) Halloween!

I hope you are enjoying the beautiful, albeit rainy, fall weather we have been having lately. Though our group sizes are limited, we have remained booked throughout this season, thanks in part to our ability to do so much of our programmatic work outdoors, on our beautiful 575-acre property.

Our staff have been especially busy since the academic year started, running two cohorts of our fall adventure camp during the week alongside other programs in the morning, at night, and even on the weekends! Program staff, along with myself and our Director of Philanthropy, also recently virtually attended continuing education on “Trauma Informed Engagement: The intersection of racism, bias and traumatic stress.” This has been incredibly helpful as we continue to refine our policies with a goal of providing trauma informed care to all of our participants.

We have also welcomed visitors during our annual Pumpkin Train event, which has been running every Saturday in October. This fundraiser has not only raised money that will go right back into scholarships for our participants, it also allows us to share our mission with the train riders. Thank you thank you thank you to the volunteers who help make this event possible for us!

Finally, mark your calendars for the week of November 29th! We’re going to be sharing many of things that make LAC great, including the incredible impact we continue to have on kids from schools and groups from across Central Kentucky. We will also ask you to consider supporting the work we’re doing here. Do you want to help give someone the tools to change their lives? Stay tuned! 



Timothy D. Magill, M.S. C.T.P.