Uncle Carl’s Camp is designed for discovery, exploration & creativity. Come explore new and old worlds with us!
About "Uncle Carl"
Charles Kauffman, fondly known as Uncle Carl, brought his museum from South Dakota to North Newton, KS in 1940. He spent the next eighteen years bringing history and the outdoor world to life for children and adults at the Kauffman Museum. In keeping with Uncle Carl’s tradition, Kauffman Museum offers discovery-oriented, hands-on summer camps for children.
2020 Uncle Carl’s Camp: Virtual Art Shows
Uncle Carl’s Camp teachers of the camps “Behind the Mask” and “A Stitch in Time” met virtually with campers each morning to give instruction and lead camp activities.
View these art shows on our Facebook page, or click on the articles on the right to learn more.
June 22-26, 2020 This week at Uncle Carl's Camp, campers explored turn-of-the-century quilts made on the Kansas prairie from the Kauffman Museum quilt collection. During this intergenerational experience, campers designed, pieced, quilted, and completed their own...
June 8-12, 2020 Uncle Carl's Camp "Behind the Mask" campers explored cultures that make masks and the ceremonies of those cultures. Through mask making, they learned about Native American traditions and the influence of the African culture on today’s American...
27th and North Main St.
North Newton, KS 67117
Across from the main campus of
Closed Mondays and