Activities + Summer Programs


Paducah has more than two dozen parks and facilities for the public to enjoy. Some of the park shelters and facilities can be reserved for private use. Learn more about Recreational Facilities and Buildings and Parks and Golf Courses.

Special Events
Spring-Summer-Fall Camps


Land Between the Lakes Attractions

Elk & Bison Prairie

Homeplace 1850s Farm

Planetarium and Observatory

Woodlands Nature Station

Eagle Tours

Special Population Fishing Tournament

Discovery Park of America

Union City, TN


Discovery Park of America, located in Union City, TN, offers visitors a world-class entertainment and educational experience with more than 70,000 SF of exhibits focused on nature, science, technology, history, and art; and 50-acres of gardens, grounds and exhibits focused on history.

Ferne Clyffe (State Park, Hiking, Waterfall) 

Goreville, IL


Ferne Clyffe has been known as an outstanding natural scenic spot for nearly 100 years. An abundance of ferns, unique geological features and unusual plant communities create an atmosphere that enhances the many recreational facilities offered at the park. Trails wind through picturesque woods, allowing visitors to view fascinating rock formations and inspiring vistas. Ferne Clyffe also offers camping, picnicking, hiking, hunting and fishing.

The Rhythm Factory - School of Performing Arts
Shining Stars exists to enrich the lives of children with intellectual disabilities and handicaps. We provide a safe, warm, welcoming environment where talent, imagination and theatrical skills can grow and thrive! Everyone is a star, let us help you shine! A special performance at the end of the day from our players, family and friends are welcome to attend!

Blodgett Paintball

Sikeston, MO

Three fields plus lazertag. Blodgett paintball in Sikeston hosts tournament play and open play.

Open Saturdays Only

3921 State Hwy H, Sikeston, MO 63801

(573) 471-9197

Calvert City Drive-In
Open Every Night. Box Office and Grill open at 4:30PM. Double Feature Admission 12 years and up $7.00. Children under 12 are FREE.

Cardinal Lanes Kids Bowl Free
This program is designed by bowling centers to give back to the community and provide a safe, secure, and fun way for kids to spend time this summer. Children whose age does not exceed a limit by a participating bowling center are eligible to register for 2 free games a day, all summer long, courtesy of the participating bowling centers along with the schools and organizations.

Cinemark Theatre

Summer Movie Clubhouse
10 fun films for kids. $5 for 10 movies when purchased in advance or $1 per show at the box office.

Challenger Learning Center Camps
The Challenger Learning Center at Paducah offers several exciting summer camp programs for students of varying ages and interest levels. Camps vary in length from one day to three days. Camps fill quickly.

Chuck E Cheese

Call to speak with management about sensory friendly reservations.

Holiday Hills Resort on Lake BarkleyEddyville, KY"Our location on Lake Barkley gives you access to the great outdoors as well as many area attractions. Whether you get a thrill out of "roughing it" at a campsite or like more comfortable accommodations, Holiday Hills is the perfect place to relax and get away from it all! Nestled on the shore of Lake Barkley, our bay is great for fishing and boating.  A canal connects our lake to her sister lake - Kentucky Lake - which more than doubles the fun!

Kentucky Shores Family Fun Center
Gilbertsville, KY

Zipline Canopy Tours, Hurricane, Laser Tag, Go Karts, Islands Mini Golf, Bumper Boats, Krazy Kars, Rock Wall, Archery Tag, Train Ride, Water Wars, and Arcade

Kingsway Skateland

Roller skating fun on Quad Skates or Speed/Inline Skates.

Maggie's Jungle Golf & Jungle Run

Gilbertsville, KY

Miniature golf and petting zoo.


Venture River Water ParkEddyville, KYWestern Kentucky’s Only Water Park! Excitement is a slide away as you plunge down our Dueling Demon Speed slides, Triple Mania enclosed body slide, or our giant open.

Vertical Jump Park



Mike Miller Park

Visitors Center Building, 8 Pavilions, 3 Playgrounds (1 large, 2 small), Volleyball Court, Tennis Courts, Basketball Courts, Walking Trails, Mountain Bike Trails, Soccer Fields, Baseball/Softball Fields, a Pond with Pier (fishing), Veteran's Plaza, Splash Pad, Horseshoe/Cornhole Pits, and a Disc Golf Course.

596 US Highway 68 W, 
Benton KY 42025


Bear Creek Aquatic Camp

Located near Benton, KY, this 183-acre, American Camp Association (ACA) Accredited camp sits on the shores of Kentucky Lake and has a large lodge, troop cabin, and picnic shelters that are available year-round.  Screened cabin units, a platform tent unit, and primitive camping areas are available from April 15 through October 15. This site holds Summer Resident Camp from June through the first of August and is available for Troop Camping and Day Programs the rest of the year.

Camp Little Giant

Carbondale, IL

Camp Little Giant has many programs designed to meet the needs of anyone! Specialized programs have been designed for individuals with physical and developmental disabilities, visual and hearing impairments, muscular dystrophy, cerebral palsy, autism, ADD/ADHD, traumatic brain injuries and special needs individuals.

The Carson Center

Broadway Workshop and Camp and Summer Musical Theatre Camp


The Center for Courageous Kids

Scottsville, KY

Special needs and medical illness camp for campers AND their families FREE of charge! (Autism camp in January, registration due in Nov.)Activities include boating, equestrian, archery, woodshop, cooking, music, theater, outdoor adventures, bowling, climbing wall, indoor swimming and recreation and various evening activities.

Harmony Road Music School

Summer Program for Exceptional Children with Special Needs
Classes and camps for exceptional students with special needs at the Harmony Road Music School!

Market House Theatre

Summer camps are so much fun at Market House Theatre! Enjoy two week musical performance camps, workshops and camps, and preschool playshops.

The National Quilt Museum Quilt

There are three skill level camps: Beginner, Intermediate & Advanced where campers will make a quilt project to keep. Campers choose their own fabrics, learn to use a sewing machine, rotary cutters, how to quilt and how to tie a quilt.

Paducah Regional Sports Plex Summer Camps

Basketball, Volleyball, Soccer, Martial Arts, Flag Football, and Summer Camp.

Paducah Symphony Orchestra Summer Camp

The PSO Summer Music Camp features high quality skill-building instruction from a professional music faculty for rising 4th-12th grade students.  This year the camp features a new American Fiddler Exploration course in addition to divisions for winds, brass, percussion, piano and guitar; for both beginning and advanced strings; for instrumental jazz; and choral singing. The last day of camp features a Showcase performance for friends and family of the participants.

River Discovery Center

Summer Camp (Wednesdays on the Waterfront)  is a day-long camp for youngsters K-1st.  Emphasis is placed on all things related to the riparian environment. The fun begins at the riverfront with the campers getting connected to the rivers. They will engage in a question/answer session as they observe the activity on the water and learn to distinguish between the Ohio And Tennessee rivers. Campers may experience science projects, art projects, guest presenters, games and live animals. Each grade level is customized so campers may come consecutive years for varying programs. Campers receive a tee shirt and take home an river-related art project. They are asked to bring a sack lunch and may expect an ice cream treat at the end of the day.

WKCTC Extreme Lego Camp"This summer, West Kentucky Community and Technical College is offering several Extreme LEGO Camps and is introducing a camp that adds the element of art to science, technology and math (STEAM) principles.Each five-day course will be held in the Emerging Technology Center from the 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Breakfast, lunch, and a snack will be provided each day."


Bike World Amazing Bike Camps

Check our page often for updated listings of all types of cycling events in and around our area.


Country Club of Paducah The Day Camp at CPC

The Day Camp at CCP at Country Club of Paducah offers an exciting summer camp experience for children in a beautiful setting. With the combination of outstanding facilities, an experienced director, and an energetic team of counselors, The Day Camp at CCP is the place to be! Our camp is for campers ages 5 to 12.

goSoccer is a special needs soccer program targeted at children ages 5 thru 18. The program provides a fun and interactive way to work on motor skills, listening and communicating with others.

Hwang's Martial Arts All Day Summer Camp

Kids will be immersed in exciting activities that teach respect and self-discipline. It’s not just another sports camp – it is a holistic approach to self-improvement. Your child will be challenged physically & mentally in fun and unique ways.


Lakewood Gymnastics Open Gym Play

Open Gym is a supervised "Open Workout/Open Play" time in which members and/or non-members can use the gym space and inflatables to either work on skills or just play.

Lone Oak FBC is part of Upward Sports Ministry providing opportunities for kids ages K4 to High School to participate in basketball, soccer, flag football and cheerleading. Upward Sports is the largest Christian sports organization in the world emphasizing the enhancement of a child's self-esteem, challenge of recreation, learning, and competition in a Christian based sports atmosphere.

Paducah Gymnastics Open Gym Play
PGA Open Gym is available at the Paducah and Mayfield locations on Fridays from 6-8PM.

Paul Rowton Indoor Tennis Center
We are unique to this area within a 60+ mile radius, offering six indoor courts with state-of-the-art lighting and viewing. Junior and Adult Programs run for a number of weeks throughout the year.
     - Junior Programs
     - Adult Programs