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Uncle Carl’s Camp – FARM ANIMALS AT THE MUSEUM

Kauffman Museum 27th & Main St., North Newton, KS, United States

June 12-16, 9:00-11:00 each day | Age 4 and 5 (not yet in kindergarten) IN-PERSON Jump into farm life with Farm Animals at the Museum!  Students will learn all about goats, chickens, sheep, cows, and pigs through activities that include art, literature, music, and games. Real life farm animals will visit the museum each day, and there will be […]

Uncle Carl’s Camp – ART IN NATURE

Kauffman Museum 27th & Main St., North Newton, KS, United States

June 19-23, 9:00-11:00 | Age 6 to 8 (completed grade k-2) IN-PERSON Take a closer look at the patterns on the shell of an ornate box turtle. Notice the bright color on a barred tiger salamander. Artists get lots of ideas from nature. Kansas state nature symbols will provide a resource for campers to explore the patterns, […]

Uncle Carl’s Camp – FIGURATIVELY SPEAKING

Kauffman Museum 27th & Main St., North Newton, KS, United States

June 26-30, 9:00-11:30 | Age 9 to 12 (completed grade 3-6) IN-PERSON Understanding how the body moves is part of learning to draw people. Campers will learn to find the fun in drawing the human figure through a variety of activities and experiences. Student drawings will be compiled in a sketchbook and a mixed media painting will […]

Uncle Carl’s Camp – POTTERY POSSIBILITIES

Kauffman Museum 27th & Main St., North Newton, KS, United States

July 10-14, 9:00-12:00 | Ages 13 and up IN-PERSON Get your hands dirty as we create with clay! Investigate how pottery was made in ancient cultures before trying your own pottery skills. Campers will start with handbuilding before throwing on potter’s wheels at Bethel College. No experience required! Campers will wrap up the week with glazing and […]

Uncle Carl’s Camp – SURVIVAL ON THE PRAIRIE

Kauffman Museum 27th & Main St., North Newton, KS, United States

July 17-21, 9:00-11:30 | Age 6 to 8 (completed grade K-2) IN-PERSON Join staff members from Dyck Arboretum for a prairie adventure at Kauffman Museum. Campers will learn about the plants and animals of the Kansas prairie and how they have survived and thrived for thousands of years. Come identify insects, scavenge for seeds, watch the […]

Uncle Carls Camp 2024: Creative Writing Camp

Kauffman Museum 27th & Main St., North Newton, KS, United States

June 3-7, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | Age: 13 to 18 (Completed Grade 7-12) Whether you’re a seasoned wordsmith or just beginning to explore the power of storytelling, this camp offers a welcoming space for all writers. Throughout camp, you’ll be encouraged to explore the works of environmental writers, science fiction visionaries, and masters of various […]

Uncle Carl’s Camp: Prairie Ponderings

Kauffman Museum 27th & Main St., North Newton, KS, United States

June 10-14, 9 a.m.-11:30 a.m. | Age: 9 to 12 (Completed Grade 3-6) Campers will experience the prairie and explore the insects, birds, and plants that call the grasses home. Campers will use science, art and play to engage the senses and learn about prairie lifecycles and diversity. We’ll even engage in real science experiments […]

Uncle Carl’s Camp: Behind the Mask 1

Kauffman Museum 27th & Main St., North Newton, KS, United States

June 17-21, 9 a.m.-11 a.m. | Age: 6 to 8 (Completed Grade K-2) Who in the world wears masks? Explore cultures that make masks and the kinds of ceremonies where people wear masks. Learn about Native American, African, Central American and Asian mask traditions. Campers will use a variety of materials to create masks. Registration […]

Uncle Carl’s Camp: Behind the Mask 2

Kauffman Museum 27th & Main St., North Newton, KS, United States

June 24-28, 9 a.m.-11:30 a.m. | 9 to 12 (Completed Grade 3-6) Campers will explore cultures that make masks and the ceremonies of those cultures. Native American traditions and the influence of African cultures on today’s American celebrations, such as Mardi Gras in New Orleans, will provide ideas for mask making projects. Campers will create […]

Uncle Carl’s Camp: Farm Animals at the Museum

Kauffman Museum 27th & Main St., North Newton, KS, United States

July 8-12, 9 a.m.-11:30 a.m. | Age: 6 to 8 (Completed Grade K-2) Jump into farm life with Farm Animals at the Museum! Students will learn all about goats, chickens, sheep, cows, and pigs through activities that include art, literature, music, and games. Real life farm animals will visit the museum each day, and there […]