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.



27th and North Main St.
North Newton, KS 67117
Across from the main campus of
Bethel College


Tue-Fri  9:30am-4:30pm
Sat-Sun 1:30pm-4:30pm
Closed Mondays and
Major Holidays


(316) 283-1612
Mailing address:
300 E. 27th Street
North Newton, KS, 67117-1716