The Kentucky State Parks Recreation, Environment and Cultural History (REACH) Camp is an overnight educational program for school groups. Trained naturalists and recreational staff design custom programs to help encourage student interest in nature, history and outdoor activities. This offers an innovative way to teach students about Kentucky’s cultural, natural and historical resources.

The camps can be tailored to a group based on what students are studying, as long as it fits into the basic resources of the park. Every REACH camp includes a fun evening program like an owl prowl, astronomy or stories around the campfire.

Available at most Kentucky State Resort Parks, REACH camps are available November through May for classes of 20 or more participants. Lodging is based on four guests per lodge room, and a minimum of one chaperone or teacher per every eight students is required.

Activities such as aquatics, state history, plant identification and outdoor skills supply educators with valuable teaching components and make learning fun. These activities give students experiences that relate to every course of study including natural science, mathematics, history, language arts and social skills.

For more details, go to or call Lisa Deavers at (502) 564-4940, ext. 246.