Department of Parks
Summer Camps Offered At Butler-Turpin For Children In July
CARROLLTON, Ky. – The Butler-Turpin State Historic House is offering summer camps in July for children interested in art and pioneer life.
The historic home is located at General Butler State Resort Park in Carrollton.
ArtQuest Summer Day Camp
Join in on the fun at ArtQuest! Enjoy an exciting summer of themed art activities for kids 9-12. The camp combines art with history, story telling, math, and science to create a fun and meaningful experience. Kids will play, paint, build, and “get outside” to have a great 2009 summer memory. ArtQuest will provide snacks. Campers should bring their own lunch. Bring a big imagination & discover the world of backyard color! July 1, 2, 3 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The fee is $35 per child. Call 502-732-4384; ask for the Butler House to sign up.
Pee Wee Pioneer Day Camp
Little girls and boys ages 3 and 4 will enjoy hiking on a beginner trail, setting up a camp site, exploring nature, story telling, crafts and more. July 22 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The fee is $15 per child. Call 502-732-4384; ask for the Butler House to sign up.
FoxFire For Kids
A two-day camp for children ages 5-8. Pretending is great fun! Children will explore the “old fashion” way of life found in the popular 1970’s FoxFire books. Experience the fun of making apple butter, corn shuck dolls, weaving, planting “by the signs”, storytelling, instrument making, folk dancing and more. July 30 and 31 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The fee is $25 per child.
Snacks are included but children should bring a sack lunch.
General Butler State Resort Park has a lodge, cottages, restaurant, camping, boating, hiking and biking, along with other recreational activities. The Butler-Turpin House was built in 1859 and served as the home of one of the state’s most prominent military families. For more information, visit www.parks.ky.gov or call 1-866-462-8853.
The Kentucky State Park System is composed of 52 state parks plus an interstate park shared with Virginia. The Department of Parks, an agency of the Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet, operates 17 resort parks with lodges -- more than any other state. For more information on Kentucky parks, visit our Web site at http://www.parks.ky.gov