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NANCY, KENTUCKY

Living on the Frontier

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Program #17367RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Amid the Kentucky mountain foothills, relive the days of the 18th-century pioneers who pushed the American frontier westward and learn the skills they needed to wrest a living from the land. Why did people make the perilous journey to the land the Native Americans called "Ka-ten-ta-ta?" What did they find here? What did they need to know to survive? Answer these questions and others as you study pioneer migration and learn frontier know-how like quilting, dyeing, food preparation, tracking and more.


Highlights

• Identify plants and animals that would have been familiar to pioneers during naturalist led nature walks.
• Enjoy traditional mountain music and storytelling, and meet living-history interpreters who bring to life the Great Vendetta and other moments in Kentucky’s past.
• Get firsthand instruction on skills needed to survive while living on the frontier, including weaving, quilting, dyeing, food preparation and tracking.

Activity Notes

Walking up to two miles over uneven terrain.

Coordinated by University of Kentucky at Lake Cumberland 4-H Educational Center.


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5 nights of accommodations
15 meals: 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners
2 Expert-led lectures
2 Field trips
2 Hands-on experiences
4 Performances

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