Camps

The Parklands offers week-long summer camps for children in grades K through 6, as well as day camps during spring and winter breaks. Get Outside! Camps at The Parklands offer exciting, enriching, discovery-based field experiences that allow children to touch, see and learn about the world around them. Children will participate in hands-on science investigations in the natural setting of Beckley Creek Park.

All programs offer a balanced day of in-classroom learning and outdoor field experiences. Camp hours are 9:00 AM-4:00 PM with drop-off from 8:30-9:00 AM and pick-up from 4:00-5:00 PM. Campers must provide their own sack lunch, a snack, and a bottle for water each day.

Parklands Members receive a discounted camp price and becoming a member is easy! To learn more about supporting The Parklands through membership (and immediately becoming eligible for discounts) click here.

Parklands Summer Camps 

Parklands Summer Camps: Grades K-3rd 

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This group of young explorers spends most of the week splashing and wading in Floyds Fork searching for everything from the tiniest macroinvertebrate to the biggest fish. Campers build dams and forts, play games, search for fossils, and skip rocks all while learning more about the importance of healthy streams and forests. Campers will also get to meet birds of prey from Raptor Rehab each week as well as enjoy Sprayground Wednesdays at the Marshall Playground and Sprayground. A similar structure of activities is used each week but, every week is different as we explore new places in the park, have new encounters with wildlife, and delve into over 100 crafts and games. Summer is an adventure, what better place to enjoy it than The Parklands?!

Parklands Summer Camps: Grades 4th-6th

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This group of older adventures will enjoy jam-packed weeks full of exploration and adventure. Each week, weather permitting, campers will get to canoe on Floyds Fork, fish in park ponds, participate in archery target shooting, bike the Louisville Loop, hike forest trails, creek walk, build forts, and play games all while learning about the importance of natural places. Campers will also get to meet birds of prey from Raptor Rehab each week as well as enjoy Sprayground Wednesdays at the Marshall Playground and Sprayground. A similar structure of activities is used each week but, every week is different as we explore new places in the park, have new encounters with wildlife, and delve into over 100 crafts and games. Summer is an adventure, what better place to enjoy it than The Parklands?! *4th-6th Grade participants are charged an additional $5/week to cover the rental of canoes and life jackets.

Summer Camp Pricing: $220/week for Members; $245/week for non-Members.

Questions?

Call 502-815-0274 or email Curtis Carman, Director of Education, to learn more about Camps at The Parklands. 

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PNC Achievement Center For Education & Interpretation

The PNC Achievement Center for Education and Interpretation, located at 1411 Beckley Creek Parkway, serves as both the Welcome Center and the home of The Parklands Outdoor Classroom. The classrooms are also available for rent when not in use by Parklands

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