REACH and SEEK at KY State Parks

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Kentucky State Parks offer many programs and activities to aide in learning and experiencing the beautiful nature of Kentucky. Some of these programs are group centered, and can be great for school groups and field trips. R.E.A.C.H. and S.E.E.K. are two of these such programs.


REACH – Recreation, Environment & Cultural History

A project based program full of education, and a little adventure! Overnight camps provide a learning experience through hands-on nature, history and outdoor recreation activities. Camps are available November-May.

Students experience the great outdoors, and learn about history in the spot it took place. The activities provided give students an experience that relates to any course of study, including natural science, math, history, social skills and language arts. Activities can range from archery, Kentucky crafts, astronomy, geology, plant or wildlife programs, owl prowls, cave tours, and more!


SEEK-Seniors Experiencing & Enjoying Kentucky

A program that partners park staff with seniors to “experience and enjoy” Kentucky State Parks. Available to groups of 20 or more, age 55 and up from November-April. (Some parks offer the program year round.)

The park staff will work with your group to develop a program to suit your needs and interests. From visiting local attractions to crafting something unique, and even activities such as hiking and canoeing, there are programs available to satisfy the interest of every group.


Most of Kentucky’s state resort parks offer R.E.A.C.H and/or S.E.E.K. Program opportunities. Park interpreters are present at every resort park to provide knowledge of natural and cultural significance of their park and region. They also develop activities to meet learning guidelines for the R.E.A.C.H. and S.E.E.K. Programs.


Visit for more information on both programs. (Photo of Jenny Wiley SRP in Prestonsburg by Map Dot, Kentucky)


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