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Camp ArtyFact: More Than Just Arts and Crafts

By Margaret Whitworth and Sydney Hendrix, Camp ArtyFact Press Corps Boy, was today busy at Camp ArtyFact! Hacking History campers followed up their week’s activities of making an interactive exhibit with a trip to the Kentucky Military History Museum to talk to a museum professi
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This Week: Kids Have Fun with History in Camp ArtyFact

This week is spring break in Franklin County, Kentucky. That means it is time for Camp ArtyFact. Through Friday, kids ages 6-12 are at the Kentucky Historical Society to have fun with history. Half-day sessions allow 6- to 8-year-olds to take inspiration from KHS collections to make t
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Crafty Kids

Historic Horse Names
By Greg Hardison, KHS Student Programming Administrator Camp ArtyFact’s Spring Break 2014 week ended with a bright exhibition of student artwork highlighted by large collaborative sculpture and an exciting marionette horse race presented by our youngest campers.  Our instructors
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Young Minds at Work

The second week of camp is in full swing, and students are hard at work…at having fun! Camp ArtyFact provides so many new experiences for the youth we serve. The students in “Wild Waterways and Water Crafts” have created original poetry inspired by poet laureate Gurn
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Bridging the Gap

Our second week of camp is in full swing. Four new camps are challenging young minds and providing many new experiences. Today the students in “Wild Waterways and Water Crafts” started their week by writing poetry inspired by the work of past poet laureate Gurney Norman, a
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First Week Successes

As our first week of summer camp comes to a close, I am reminded of the amazing growth we have seen in our campers this week. Camp ArtyFact isn’t just about having fun with Kentucky history. It’s also a chance for our students to develop important skills. Educators call th
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Camp ArtyFact Students Take Control!!!

This morning the Camp ArtyFact students in “If I Ran the Museum” unveiled the name for their new student exhibition. The exhibition entitled, “We Ran the Museum” will open officially on Saturday, July 27 from 10-12. This week the students have been deciding how
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Busy Day, Busy Campers!!

Our campers have been so busy! And so have the staff!! Only three days in, and we have been loaded with amazing experiences, and there is still 4 weeks of camp remaining. The day began with the “Fantasy, FolkLore and Fairy Tales” class listening to an old (80 year old) Jac
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Camp Experiences

This morning: Students in “Fantasy, Folk Lore and Fairy Tales” listened to a Native American tale as they painted their own version of a beautiful headdress from our collection. This afternoon (right now): “Ancient Pathways” is visiting Frankfort’s own Fo
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Kentucky Wildlife Center visits Camp ArtyFact

Today’s camp, “Wild About Wildlife” enjoyed a visit from the Kentucky Wildlife Center! Students saw several animals: a baby beaver, a baby skunk, a baby coyote, and a baby raccoon. The Kentucky Wildlife Center shared conservation and protection efforts in Kentucky. T
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