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Life on the Prairie | Uncle Carl’s Camps

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

There are more life on the prairie than you’d ever imagine!  It has been home to many plants, animals and people for a very long time. We will investigate many different organisms that live on the prairie–big and small–and imagine how the prairie might be different (or the same?) if we had lived hundreds of years ago.  Come ready to spend […]

$70.00

Pedal Power | Uncle Carl’s Camp

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

If you like to bike, this camp is for you! Campers will build endurance and learn bicycle safety, history of biking through Kauffman Museum’s collection, bicycle maintenance and repair and riding rules and etiquette. Campers must already know how to ride a bike and be ready to expand their skills and confidence. Each day campers will bike longer distances, ending in a […]

$75.00

Uncle Carl’s Camp – PLAY THE DAY AWAY

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

June 5-9, 9:00-11:30 each day | Age 9 to 12 (completed grade 3-6) IN-PERSON Come and play with us at games camp. We will entertain ourselves with modern and old, American and international, and inside and outside games. Be prepared to win, lose, or draw and have fun doing it.   Application deadline: June 2 Maximum […]

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 […]