Camps

The Parklands offers 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 Winter Camps 

Parklands Winter Camps: Grades K-3rd 

This group of young explorers will be hiking a different trail each day, enjoying the winter landscape along the way. We will be investigating topics such as how plants and animals adapt to the winter climate. Wear hiking boots and dress for the weather! This camp is based on skill level and generally for children K-3rd grade. We will be covering 2-3 miles per day. If you feel your child is more experienced and can cover more mileage, please consider the Experienced Hiking group (grades 4-6).

Princing: Each day is $50 for non-members and $45 for members. 

December camp dates: December 23, 26-27, 30. To register for December dates, click "book now" below.

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January camp dates: January 2-3. To register for January dates, click "book now" below.

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Parklands Winter Camps: Grades 4-6th

This group of older adventurers will hike a different trail each day, exploring the winter landscape along the way. They will learn their way around The Parklands and discover new places with the help of our knowledgeable interpretive staff. We will be investigating topics such as how plants and animals adapt to the winter climate. Wear hiking boots and dress for the weather! This camp is based on skill level and generally for children in 4th-6th grade. We will be covering 4-5 miles per day. If you feel your child is less experienced and would prefer less mileage, please consider the Beginner Hiking group (grades K-3).

Pricing: Each day is $50 for non-members and $45 for members.

December Camp Dates: December 23, 26-27, 30. To register for December dates, click "book now" below.

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January Camp Dates: January 2-3. To register for January dates, click "book now" below.

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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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