- Who We Are
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- Buckley Wildlife Sanctuary
Life Adventure Center is located in Central Kentucky, on 575 acres nestled into rolling countryside.
Learn about our different facilities below.
The Life Adventure Center office is located next to the equine barn and indoor arena.
Please feel free to park in the lot below the barn and follow the short trail up to our front door!
The Barn houses twelve stalls, a well-equipped English and Western tack room, wash racks, and an office for our equine staff.
Our Challenge Course acts as a resource for your group to explore individual and group strengths, think outside of the box, face fears, and improve group dynamics. Our professional facilitators engage participants in interactive play on and above the ground. These challenges are custom designed to meet specific needs within the group! Each participant plays a vital role in the group’s success, thus creating a stronger, unified team.
During Your Adventure You Will:
Labyrinths are used world-wide as a way to quiet the mind, calm anxieties, recover balance in life, enhance creativity and encourage meditation, insight, self-reflection and stress reduction.
Our meditative labyrinth has been used by a diverse range of groups – from youth campers at our summer resilience-building adventure camps, to veterans recovering from PTSD.
Our Labyrinth was designed by a former Life Adventure Center camp director, Jason “Wolf” Hicks, who worked endless hours to construct the labyrinth at the highest point on our property. It includes stones from Life Adventure Camp, from the properties of several of our earlier board members, as well as stones from former dwellings of enslaved Kentuckians.
The Life Adventure Center operates and manages the Clyde E. Buckley Wildlife Sanctuary—which covers over 370 acres full of hiking trails, wildlife, and opportunities to learn about the environment. Buckley is located at 1305 Germany Road, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601.
“The staff [was] flexible and understanding when creating the contracts and helping us find a monetary amount that fit our budget…to planning, organizing and implementing a…journey of moving our minds from being stuck in a place of trauma or anxiety to being personally mindful and resilient…we all agreed that we wish could ‘live’ LAC every day.”
Kentucky Youth Advocates
“LAC understood the needs of our clients and adapted well. Each session gave insight and aligned with previous goals set and the girls looked forward to returning every week. LAC made coming back easier each week and each client received something different to keep with them forever.”
“Each year, our collaboration has evolved to serve the individualized and overall program needs of our young adults. The trauma-informed approach our teams have created has supported our young adults to build their individual resiliency and grow as leaders. We are thankful for the opportunity to grow together. ”
Principal, Safe Harbor Academy