Sugar Camp

  • February 26, 2020
  • February 29, 2020
  • 13 sessions
  • February 26, 2020, 10:00 AM 11:30 AM (EST)
  • February 26, 2020, 12:00 PM 1:30 PM (EST)
  • February 26, 2020, 2:00 PM 3:30 PM (EST)
  • February 26, 2020, 5:00 PM 6:30 PM (EST)
  • February 27, 2020, 10:00 AM 11:30 AM (EST)
  • February 27, 2020, 12:00 PM 1:30 PM (EST)
  • February 27, 2020, 2:00 PM 3:30 PM (EST)
  • February 27, 2020, 5:00 PM 6:30 PM (EST)
  • February 28, 2020, 10:00 AM 11:30 AM (EST)
  • February 28, 2020, 12:00 PM 1:30 PM (EST)
  • February 28, 2020, 2:00 PM 3:30 PM (EST)
  • February 28, 2020, 5:00 PM 6:30 PM (EST)
  • February 29, 2020, 10:00 AM 4:00 PM (EST)
  • Middleton-Mills Park, Shelter House 2, 3415 Mills Rd. Covington, KY 41015

Organization: Kenton County Parks & Recreation

POSTPONED:  – Due to the anticipated weather, conditions won't allow for Sugar Camp to take place this week and has been postponed to March 4-7. The temperature has to be just right in order for the sap to flow. This event will be held in Middleton-Mills Park (3415 Mills Rd., Covington, KY 41015) at Shelter House 2.


Step into the forest and back in time to experience life in a mid- 1800’s sugar camp. Visit a working sugar camp, demonstrating the art and science of making maple syrup the old fashioned way. First, visit an American frontier settler camp and see how one would work with many of the tools and accoutrements used 150-200 years ago.

A second camp set up nearby provides participants an opportunity to see how Native Americans would have lived and worked at the time. See how sap water was processed into hard sugar using hand-hewn wooden bowls and birch bark molds. Visitors will be encouraged to participate in many of the day-to-day tasks of Sugar Camp! Learn about and make a “spile”; help tap Sugar Maple trees and gather sap; taste unrefined sweet sap water and sample home-made maple syrup.

Reservations for class-size groups, individuals, and families will be requested. Weekday time slots are Wednesday through Friday at 10 am to 11:30 am, Noon to 1:30 pm, 2 pm to 3:30 pm and 5 pm to 6:30 pm. Saturday ONLY: Drop-In Hours are 10 am to 4 pm with additional activities available. Dress for the weather.

Reserve your spot today through the new online registration system!



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