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Kauffman Museum to offer Uncle Carl’s summer camps for children

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NORTH NEWTON, KAN. -- Kauffman Museum at Bethel College in North Newton invites children to register for one or more of the five Uncle Carl’s Summer Camps for Kids. The camps run from June 7 to early July and are offered for ages four through 12. The camp schedule includes:

  • The Unhuggables: Getting to Know Herps and Arthropods June 7-11, 9-11:30 a.m. Ages six to eight (or completed kindergarten to grade two) Instructor: Joyce Lent, naturalist with the Great Plains Nature Center, Wichita
  • Manipulating Media for an Artist’s Vision June 14-18, 1:30-4 p.m. Ages nine to 12 (or completed grade three to six) Instructor: LaDonna Unruh Voth, elementary art coordinator for the Newton public schools
  • Art in Nature June 21-25, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Ages six to eight (or completed kindergarten to grade two) Instructor: LaDonna Unruh Voth, elementary art coordinator for the Newton public schools
  • Explorations in Archeology June 28-July 2, 9:00 a.m.-noon Ages 10 to 12 (or completed grade four to six) Instructor: Nathan Dick, Slate Creek Elementary fifth grade teacher, Newton
  • Way Back When July 6-9, 9:00-11:30 a.m. Ages four and five (not yet in kindergarten) Instructor: Kristin Neufeld Epp, director of New Creation Early Childhood Program, Newton

The camps at Kauffman Museum engage not only children but also the museum staff, according to Andi Schmidt Andres, curator of education.

"The staff at Kauffman Museum all look forward to June and July because of the Uncle Carl’s Camps," Andres says. "The camps all have outstanding teachers who have been a part of our program for a number of years, and they offer something for every child wanting a fun place to be during the summer."

Cost for each camp is $50 for museum members, $65 for non-members. Each camper will also receive a t-shirt. For information, call the museum at (316) 283-1612.

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