Summer Camp for Kids 2013

Are we ready for Summer Camp yet? My kids are getting really excited about camps around Boone, NC! We’ve compiled a great list here to get you started looking for Summer opportunities for your kids! We have listed overnight camps, day camps, soccer camps, tennis camps, Parks and Rec camps, science camps, adventure camps, horse camps, and lots more for girls and boys!

This page will grow as more information comes in about 2012 Summer Camps. Please contact Jen if you know of a camp, or would like yours listed. Premium Camp listings are available, contact jenhouck@gmail.com to inquire.

Coming in from out of town(or as we say, “Down the Mountain” for Camp? Check out  High Country Host for places to stay and things to do in the High Country!

Day Camps

Overnight Camps

Sports Camps

Educational Camps

Performing Arts Camps

 

RDU Tennis Camp

Blowing Rock, NC

Dates coming soon.
Where: Chetola Resort in Blowing Rock

Who: Ages 5-14

Highlights: Instruction will be provided by Lees-McRae College and ASU student-athletes on the Varsity Tennis Team. Daily Schedule:

  • 10:00 – 10:15 — Check-in at Chetola Recreation Center
  • 10:30 – 12:00 — Tennis instruction, primarily clinic and drills
  • 12:00 – 1:30— Lunch, Kids Activities Room, and Pool
  • 1:45 – 3:00 — Tennis games and matches
  • 3:00 – 3:15 — Pick-up at Chetola Recreation Center

Fee:  June 25 & July 9 sessions $165 per child, July 2 session $135 per child

More Information: See our  feature video on YouTube for an interview with Camp Director Brian Rosenthal. To register, simply visit this direct link: www.rdutennis.net If you have any questions, please contact Brian Rosenthal at (919) 395-7329, or email brian@rdutennis.net.

Beech Mountain, NC

Where: Buckeye Recreation Center in Beech Mountain

Highlights: Lunch Not Included, Offered to Primarily Ages 5-14. Must bring a lunch, racquet, athletic shoes, snacks, and water bottle. Racquets can be rented through Buckeye if you do not have one. Portable Electronic Devices are permitted at break time.

  • 9:00-9:15am Check Inside Buckeye Recreation Center
  • 9:15-11:30am Tennis Instruction, primarily clinic/drills
  • 11:30-1200pm Lunch outdoors in the picnic area
  • 12-1:30pm Monitored time indoors (Basketball/Board & Electronic Games)
  • 145-3:00pm Tennis Games/Matches
  • 3:00-3:15 Pick-Up at Courts

Fee: $145 per child, per session

More Information: To register, simply visit this direct link: www.rdutennis.net If you have any questions, please contact Brian Rosenthal at (919) 395-7329, or email brian@rdutennis.net.

 

Watauga Arts Council Summer Arts Camp, featuring the Missoula Children’s Theater

When:  June 17-22nd

Where: Watauga High School Auditorium

Who: Rising first graders through rising tenth graders. 64 spaces available

Highlights: The Watauga County Arts Council will open registration for its annual Summer Arts Camp, featuring Missoula Children’s Theatre on March 21st.The camp will take place the week of June 17-22.  It will be held this year at Watauga High School Auditorium.  The Arts Camp is open to rising first through rising tenth graders and features workshops in storytelling, music, improvisation, the visual arts, and more.

The featured highlight of the arts camp is a production of Jack and the Beanstalk, which children will rehearse throughout the week and then perform for the community on Friday, June 21 and Saturday, June 22.

Fee: $185.00 for the first child (which includes two tickets to the final production and a complimentary DVD), and $160 for each additional child in a family. Partial scholarships will be available for families in need.

More information: Contact Christy Chenauski with questions at 264-1789 or Christy@watauga-arts.com; www.watauga-arts.org

 

Next Generation Kids Performing Arts Camp

When:  Jul 15, 2013 THROUGH Jul 19, 2013

Where: Sessions: Studio K Dance Workshop in Boone
Performance: Broadway Then and Now!

Who: Kids grades K-12. Grouped in grades K-2, 3-5, Middle/HS
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When:  Jul 22, 2013 THROUGH Jul 26, 2013

Where: Sessions: Studio K Dance Workshop in Boone
Performance: All Things Oz!

Who: Kids grades K-12. Grouped in grades K-2, 3-5, Middle/HS

Highlights: For the past 14 years thousands of budding performing arts students have flocked to Next Generation Kids to take part in one of their exciting summer camps. Whether it’s your first show or your 50th, Next Generation Kids helps train you to take your performance to the next level with their 1 week performing camps. Singing, dancing, acting and more! At the end of the week, perform your show on Friday night for your family and friends! In Boone, we’ve teamed up with Studio K dance studio to create an all new musical theater experience never before seen in the area.

Each week will be a glee style review using songs from Broadway, your favorite pop artists and classic hits from years gone by. Won’t it be fun to sing songs from Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift, Wicked, The Beatles and SO MUCH MORE!? Each week will feature different songs. Something for everyone!  Campers will be grouped by age.

Fee:  $175

More Information: www.nextgenkids.com for registration and more info!

 

Cherokee Cove Camps

When: June 24 to 29
Where: Cherokee Cove Family Camp, Conference Center and Retreat, just over the TN line
Who: Camps available for Entire Families and children of all ages.

Cherokee Cove Family Camp, Conference Center and Retreat, located just over the Tennessee line, will offer multiple family campout weekends, a Songwriters Camp for ages 12 and up from June 24 to 29 and several other camps. Check the Cherokee Cove website for more information. Fees vary by camp.

Fee: Varies per camp.
Visit www.cherokeecove.org

Buffalo Cove Outdoor Education Center Earth Camp

When: Earth Camp: July 7 to 20; Explorers Camp: July 24 to 29

The Buffalo Cove Outdoor Education Center presents Earth Camp and Explorers Camp, programs of traditional mountain skills and woodland adventure. Earth Camp is a two-week program that takes place during the summer months. Participants range in age from 12-17 and come from all over the country. While at camp participants will spend time in camp doing a wide range of activities as well as time out of camp on adventures participating in life-lasting learning experiences. Enrollment limit: 18. Tuition: $1,500.

The camps offer experiential education in the lessons of the Southern Appalachian Mountains, including traditional earth skills, campcraft, woodslore, woodworking, archery, backpacking, low-impact camping and river canoeing.

Explorers Camp is offered for younger campers to start their journey into a lifetime of learning form nature. It is a five-day session for 8-12 year olds. In Explorers, we initiate the foundation in earth skills, woodslore, campcraft and community living. We focus on the basics with an emphasis on self-awareness, personal growth and fun! Enrollment limit: 16.

Fee: Tuition: $550.

More information: Contact: 828-964-1473, www.buffalocove.com – To enroll in 2013 sessions please print the application, fill it out and send it in with a $250 deposit to Buffalo Cove Outdoor Education Center, 664 Buckskin Hollow, Deep Gap, NC 28618.

 

Camp UREC, ASU

When: June 10 – July 26

Where: ASU Campus

Who: The general day camp is open to rising 1st – 9th graders. The older campers (7th -9th) are also eligible to participate in the Counselor-In-Training program & Adventure week.

Located on the ASU campus. Camp UREC explores all aspects of recreation through sports, fitness, outdoors and traditional camp activities. Camp is from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Each week has a theme. Call or click to the website for cost information. Discounts are available for multi-week signups.

Fee: TBA

 

Animal Studies Camp

When:  Session I: June 17 to 21, Session II: July 29 to August 2
Where: ASU Rankin Science Building

Who: Session I is for rising second- through fourth-graders; Session II is for rising fifth- through eighth-graders.

Highlights: The Animal Studies Camp at ASU is science exploration for young animal-lovers interested in studying salamanders, lizards, snakes, fish, turtles and both live and preserved mammal specimens. ASU faculty and area educators lead the camp. Campers will spend time in lab classrooms and outside.

Fee: $150

More Information: www.pathways.appstate.edu, or you may contact Teri Reddick at 828-262-2530.

Camp Invention

When: June 24 – June 28th  9:00am-3:30pm

Who: Rising grades 1-5

Highlights: ASU’s Camp Invention is a hands-on summer science experience, led by certified teachers, designed for creative, inventive students interested in science and the arts. Camp is from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each day at Edwin Duncan Hall and is open to all current kindergarten- through fifth-grade students.

Fee: $240 or $235 if you register online.

More Information: 828-262-2530, or go to www.campinvention.org, or www.pathways.appstate.edu

Math Camp

When: July 6th

Where: 3rd floor of Walker Hall on the campus of Appalachian State University.

Who: Rising 6-12 graders

Highlights: Math Camp is a social happening! Similar to a sports camp, we have teams and each team has an ASU student as a coach. We have hands-on activities, graphing calculators, computers, competitions, group interaction, prizes, snacks, fire-side chats (without the fire) and magic tricks that introduce algebra word problems. Also, real world problems will answer the question, “What is math good for?”

Fee: TBA

More Information: visit www.camps.appstate.edu, or call Appalachian State University Office of Conference & Camp Services at 828-262-2933.

Anatomy and Physiology Camp

When: Session I: June 9 to 15; Session II: June 16 to July 22; Advanced Session: June 23 to 29

Where: 3rd floor of Walker Hall on the campus of Appalachian State University.

Who: Rising 8-11 graders

Highlights:  Held on the ASU campus, this intense, highly interactive residential camp led by ASU faculty and other medical professionals will introduce students in grades 8 to 11 to a host of health-related careers.

Fee:  The camp fee is $1,100 for residential or $950 for day camp and includes, meals, materials and recreational activities.

More Information: visit www.camps.appstate.edu, or call Appalachian State University Office of Conference & Camp Services at 828-262-2744.

Forensic Science Camp

When: Session July 10 to 13, July 24 to 27

Where: Campus of Appalachian State University.

Who: Grades 9 through 12

Highlights:  ASU’s Forensic Camp is designed for students with an interest in the laboratory analysis of crime scene evidence in grades 9 through 12, recommended by a science teacher or counselor.

Fee:  Register by March 31 and receive the discounted price of $484. Regular registration is $509. The fee includes housing, food, materials and activities. Each session is limited to 24 participants.

More Information: Call 828-262-8718, www.camps.appstate.edu/youth.php

Forensic Anthropology Camp

When: July 7 to 12, July 14 to 19, July 21 to 26

Where: Campus of Appalachian State University.

Highlights:  Students work with human skeletons in an osteology laboratory to gain hands on experience in forensic analysis. The mission of this camp is to build knowledge and enthusiasm for biological anthropology and science among gifted young people, and a teacher recommendation is required to be accepted in this camp.

Fee:  The registration fee is $700, which includes 5 nights’ lodging in the residence hall, 15 meals total (starting with dinner on Sunday, July 7th), limited illness/accident insurance, lab manual, lab and supplemental materials, and a camp T-shirt. Space is limited to 25 participants.

More Information: Call 828-262-8718, www.camps.appstate.edu/youth.php

Outdoor Leadership and Adventure Camp

When: June 15 to 21

Where: Campus of Lees McRae College

Highlights: The Outdoor Leadership and Adventure Camp is designed for rising 9th-12th grade students who have an interest in learning and exploring outdoor recreation and related environments.  Participants will have the opportunity to study in the beautiful mountains of western North Carolina, a natural setting for outdoor activities such as hiking, backpacking, camping, white water rafting, rock climbing, kayaking, fishing, swimming and zip-lining.  The curriculum combines classroom instruction with leadership education, skills application and field experiences.

Fee: The cost is $450 for day campers and $750 for residential. Registration forms are available online.

More information: Call 828-898-8772, www.lmc.edu/whats_happening/summer_camps

Wildlife Rehabilitation and Field Studies Camp

When: June 15 to 21 or July 7 to 12

Where: Campus of Lees McRae College

Highlights: The Wildlife Rehabilitation and Field Studies Camp is designed for rising 9th-12th grade students who have an interest in nature, animals and wildlife.  Participants will experience the academic side of wildlife biology and wildlife rehabilitation programs and work with patients at the Blue Ridge Wildlife Institute (BRWI).  The camp is designed for motivated students and will feature lectures, labs, clinical and field experiences.  Each day features hands-on learning at the BRWI.  Participants will work with mammals, songbirds, raptors, and reptiles and will learn about the native habitat of western North Carolina.

Fee: The cost is $450 for day campers and $750 for residential. Registration forms are available online.

More information: Call 828-898-8772, www.lmc.edu/whats_happening/summer_camps

Advanced Wildlife Studies Camp

When: June 22 to 28

Highlights: The Advanced Wildlife Camp is designed for rising 9th-12th grade students who desire to pursue a college education in a wildlife field.  Successful participants will have either attended a previous wildlife camp at Lees-McRae College before or have received a strong recommendation from his/her science teacher as being an advanced wildlife or science student with promise for success in the field.  Participants will work in a clinical setting at the Blue Ridge Wildlife Institute, engage in advanced wildlife studies, conduct education programs, and tour parts of western North Carolina to study wildlife.

Fee: The cost is $450 for day campers and $750 for residential. Registration forms are available online.

More information: Call 828-898-8772, www.lmc.edu/whats_happening/summer_camps

 

Appalachian State Summer Art Intensive

When: TBA

Where: Appalachian State University

Who: Current 10-12 grade

Highlights: Immerse yourself in making art. Paint, write, draw, sculpt, photograph, build, create, transform, journal, explore, observe. Build a body of work suitable for college portfolio. Develop technical skills and creative thinking. Focus on contemporary environmental issues. Explore the natural world of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Fee: TBA

More information: Read more at www.camps.appstate.edu . For additional program information contact the program director, Ila Prouty, at proutyi@appstate.edu, or by phone at 828-262-2220.

4-H Summer Camp

When: TBA

Where: Betsy-Jeff Penn 4-H Center, above Greensboro in Rockingham County, near Reidsville.

Who: Watauga County 8-14 year-old’s

Highlights: Placed in coed activity groups according to age, campers participate in horseback riding, canoeing, archery, climbing, swimming, arts & crafts, cookouts, campfires, nature exploration, teambuilding, high ropes, and much more. Adventure programs offer older youth opportunities to gain compass, GPS and other outdoor living skills, plus participate in rock climbing, swiftwater canoeing and more. Watauga County 4-H will escort a group of 8-14 year old campers to Betsy-Jeff Penn 4-H Center. The center is located above Greensboro in Rockingham County, near Reidsville.

Fee: TBA

More Information: http://www.nc4h.org/centers, or contact the 4H office at 264-3061. Print a registration form here

Holston Presbytery Camp

When:

Week 1: June 9th – 14th

Week 2: June 16th – 21st

Week 3: June 23th – 28th

Week 4: June 30th –  July 5th

Week 5: July 7th – 12th

Week 6: July 14th – 19th

Where: Holston Prebytery, an accredited year round Camp & Retreat Center located on Wildcat Lake. Themes and ages vary throughout the summer.

Who: ages 8-17

Highlights: A Christian adventure camp for youth ages 8 – 17.

Fee: Varies, according to session and age. Click here to see all the information.

More Information: www.holstoncamp.org

Camp Lutherock

When: A Variety of Camps Run June through August check the website for a full listing!

Where: Camp Lutherock, Newland, NC

Who: Grades 3-12

Highlights: One-week sessions are offered for youth in grades 3 through 12 at Camp Lutherock in Newland. Outdoor activities, Bible study and worship are a part of each day’s schedule.

Fee: Varies, according to session and age. Click here to see all the information.

More Information: visit  www.llmi.net or email info@llmi.org.

Western Youth Network Summer Day Camps

TBD depending on when school lets out

Highlights: The Western Youth Network will host outdoor day camps for five weeks from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday for rising sixth- through ninth-graders in Watauga County. No camp will be held July 4 to 8.

Participants will enjoy adventure-based activities, team building activities and exploring the High Country. Campers can sign up for one week or for all sessions. Transportation will be provided for those who qualify.

Fee: The camp is $100 per week, but WYN also offers payments based on a sliding scale, as well as scholarships. Registration begins April 15.

More Information: Call 828-264-5174

 

Watauga Parks and Rec Fun in the Sun Camp

When: June 17 – August 2

Where: Hardin Park School

Who: rising 1-7 graders, ages 5-13

Highlights: The Watauga Parks and Recreation Fun in the Sun Camp takes place at Hardin Park School, is open to rising first- through seventh-graders and will take place for seven weeks this summer. Campers can attend one week or as many weeks as they want. The camp features many different recreational activities, games and sports.

Fee: The cost is $85 per week, and registration has already started. Registration is $127.50 per week for non-county residents beginning April 1.

More Information: 828-264-9511, Click here for the registration form and information

Watauga Parks and Rec Summer Adventure Camp

When: June 17 – August 2

Where: Watauga High School

Who: rising 1-7 graders, ages 5-13

Highlights: The Watauga County Parks and Recreation Summer Adventure Camp will take place for seven weeks this summer at Watauga High School. Campers can attend one week or as many weeks as they want. Each week has a different theme. The camp includes physical activity, arts and crafts, swimming and a field trip every week.

Fee: The cost is $95 per week, and registration has already started. Registration starts March 4. Registration for non-county residents begins April 1 and is $142.50 per week.

More Information: 828-264-9511, Click here for the registration form and information

Blowing Rock Parks and Rec Summer Camp

When: June 10 – July 29

Where: Blowing Rock

Who: rising 1-7 graders, ages 5-13

Highlights: The Blowing Rock Parks and Recreation Summer Day Camp is open to rising kindergarteners (at least 5 years old with daycare experience) through 6th graders. Camp hours are from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Children swim, hike, play sports, fish and go on field trips. Registration started March 4 for Blowing Rock taxpayers, and open registration starts on March 18.

Fee: $60 per week for taxpayers and $120 per week for non-taxpayers.

More Information: 828-295-5222, www.townofblowingrock.com

Appalachian State University Sports Camps

Numerous residential and day camps are offered throughout the summer months. Camps this summer include baseball, basketball, soccer, field hockey, football, softball, track and field, volleyball and wrestling.

More information: Visit www.camps.appstate.edu, or call 828-262-3045

Cherokee Cove Summer Camps (Sign-up Call: 423-727-8560 or email: info@cherokeecove.org)

  • Songwriters Camp – June 24-28

Songwriter’s Camp is an annual event held at Cherokee Cove in Mountain City, TN. Students (age 13-18) are invited to stay for a week to learn the art of song writing along with valuable spiritual life applications.

  • Uphill Youth Program – May 28- August 5

Uphill Youth are a vital part in the ministry of Cherokee Cove as they help to smoothly run the camp during the summer season. Cultivating Christ-like character through service is the goal of Uphill Youth at Cherokee Cove. Ages 13-18

Boys Survival Camp
: Dates to be announced
Leadership Camp: Dates to be announced
Creation Camp: Dates to be announced.

  • Family Camp Outs

Family Camp Outs are a unique way to bring the family closer together through hiking, camping, worship, and learning from God’s Word.

  1. Four-wheeler Family Camp Out – April 26-28: Details to be announced
  2. Homeschool Family Camp Out – May 3-5: A great opportunity to get plugged in the homeschool community!
  3. Family Camp Out – June 7-9, August 2-4

Hospice Camp Sunshine

When: TBA

Where: Ashe Alleghany and Watauga Counties

Who: ages 5-12

Highlights: Camp Sunshine is a day camp for children between the ages of 5-12 who are grieving due to the death of a family member or other loved one. Camp Sunshine is available to children and their family free of charge, however pre-registration is required.

Fee: FREE

More Information: Camp contacts:

Ashe County
Carol Ann Baker, MSW
Jennifer Richardson
jrichardson@hchealth.net
336.246.6443

Watauga County
Jennifer Johnson, MA, NCC
jjohnson@hchealth.net
828.265.3926

Alleghany County
Mary Lee, MSW, LCSW
mlee@hchealth.net
336.372.8018

Camp Rainbow

When: One Week Sessions, Girls Camp: TBA

Where: Camp Rainbow, between Boone and Banner Elk

Who: ages 9-17

Highlights: Outings have included Tweetsie Railroad, Grandfather Mountain, Gem Mining, Water Tubing and Horn in the West.  Activities at camp include crafts, field games, swimming, putt-putt, tennis, shuffleboard, basketball and our certified “outward Bound” ropes course.  All of our activities are geared towards building Team Spirit!

Fee: $280

More Information: Visit www.camprainbow.biz, call 828-963-4680, or email donnamcgrath@camprainbow.biz

British Soccer Camp

  • ASHE

When: TBA

Where: Family Central

Who: ages 3-16

Highlights: Challenger Sports provides summer soccer camps, holiday camps, clinics, tours, tournaments and uniforms to thousands of clubs nationwide. Challenger understands that players, coaches, parents and administrators all have different needs and priorities, and by listening to our customers throughout the period of our growth we have created a TOTAL SOCCER company that caters to everyone involved in the game.

Fee: TBA

More Information: www.challengersports.com. Register online for the Ashe County Camp Here

  • WATAUGA

When: TBA, times vary by age

Where: Brookshire Park

Who: ages 3-16

Highlights: Challenger Sports provides summer soccer camps, holiday camps, clinics, tours, tournaments and uniforms to thousands of clubs nationwide. Challenger understands that players, coaches, parents and administrators all have different needs and priorities, and by listening to our customers throughout the period of our growth we have created a TOTAL SOCCER company that caters to everyone involved in the game.

Fee: TBA

More Information: www.challengersports.com. Register online for the Watauga County Camp here

  • WILKES COUNTY

When: August 1-5

Where: Wilkes Family YMCA

Who: ages 3-16

Highlights: Challenger Sports provides summer soccer camps, holiday camps, clinics, tours, tournaments and uniforms to thousands of clubs nationwide. Challenger understands that players, coaches, parents and administrators all have different needs and priorities, and by listening to our customers throughout the period of our growth we have created a TOTAL SOCCER company that caters to everyone involved in the game.

Fee: TBA

  • BEECH MOUNTAIN

When: No Info Available yet

Where: Buckeye Recreation Center

Who: ages 3-16

Highlights: Challenger Sports provides summer soccer camps, holiday camps, clinics, tours, tournaments and uniforms to thousands of clubs nationwide. Challenger understands that players, coaches, parents and administrators all have different needs and priorities, and by listening to our customers throughout the period of our growth we have created a TOTAL SOCCER company that caters to everyone involved in the game.

Fee: TBA

Mountain Pathways Montessori

When: June, July and August

Where: Mountain Pathways Montessori School

Who: Ages 4-10

Highlights: The Mountain Pathways School, located at 453 Howard’s Creek Road, provides children between the ages of 4 and 10 with a wealth of experiences, activities and projects. Three and under programs are also available.

Montessori-trained teachers will help children engage in hands-on learning activities that expose them to science, nature, practical life skills, sensorial explorations, art projects, games and special classes. Special guests present lessons and entertainment. Camp hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. each day; afternoon care is from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Fee: $150/week – $25 for afternoon care

More Information: Visit www.mountainpathways.org,  or call 262-5787

Ensemble Stage Performing Arts Camps

  • Discovering Theater

When: TBA

Where: Blowing Rock School Auditorium

Who: Ages 5-8

Highlights: This is a one week camp where the kids discover the fun of theatre through the use of fairy tales, games, making props, using stage make-up, creating costumes and using their imaginations to create their own short play that they’ll perform at the end of the week.

Fee: TBA

More Information: Enrollment for both camps is limited to 12 students each for more of a hands-on, one-on-one experience. Visit  www.ensemblestage.com or call Ensemble Stage at 828-919-6196

  • Bringing History to Life through Theatre

When: TBA

Where: Blowing Rock School Auditorium

Who: Ages 9-12

Highlights: This is a two week camp where the kids learn basic and advanced techniques in creating a character for the stage and bringing them to life, character relationships onstage, improv techniques, writing a script, creating period costumes, make-up applications for looking older, younger, sick, hurt, etc.  Along with gaining experience in these theatrical disciplines the kids will also discover the history of the High-Country from local historians.  They will learn about Moses Cone, Philanthropist Mariam Cannon Hayes, Jullian Price, The Blue Ridge Parkway, Elliott Daingerfield, the Revolutionary Battle at King’s Mountain, the Civil War Battle of Boone, etc.  The kids will then write their own play based on what they’ve discovered and publicly perform the play at the end of camp.

Fee: TBA

More Information: Enrollment for both camps is limited to 12 students each for more of a hands-on, one-on-one experience. Visit  www.ensemblestage.com or call Ensemble Stage at 828-919-6196

Beech Mountain Day Camp

When: TBA

Where: Buckeye Recreation Center in Beech Mountain

Who: ages 5-13

Highlights: Activities include team building, wilderness survival, hiking, canoeing, ceramics, slip­n­slide, and more!! Participants will meet at Buckeye Recreation Center unless otherwise noted each morning of camp.

Fee: TBA

More Information: Register online at www.townofbeechmountain.com, or call 828-387-3003

Lees-McRae Creative and Performing Arts Camp

When: June 15 to 21 or June 22 to 28

Where: Lees-McRae College, Banner Elk

Highlights:  CAPA is a model arts program for rising 9th-12th grade students. Participants will discover and explore a wide range of arts experiences including, but not limited to Acting, Costuming, Dance, Improvisation, Make-up, Music, Performance, Script Writing and Set Design and how all of these theatrical elements work together. The camp will culminate in a performance at the end of the week for family, friends, and the college community.

Fee: $400 for day campers and $750 for residential. Registration forms are available online.

More information: Visit the LMC website to download a registration form, or call 828-898-5241.

Buckeye Recreation Center Summer Camps

  • Basketball and Baseball Camp

When: No Info Available yet

Where: Buckeye Recreation Center in Beech Mountain

Who: ages 5-13

Highlights: Each day will focus on improving athletic skills, games and most of all, fun! With our experienced coaching staff in place and lots of fun activities to help the kids meet their goals, these camps are athletically beneficial for all abilities.

Fee:

More Information: Register online at http://beechrecreation.org/recreation-programs/summer-camp , or call 828-387-3003

  • Survivor Camp

When: No Info Available yet

Where: Buckeye Recreation Center in Beech Mountain

Who: ages 5-13

Highlights: Based on the popular TV Show, Survivor Camp is an exciting experience for every camper. The campers are divided into tribes and presented with challenges throughout the course of the camp and the focus is on team work and communication.

Fee:

More Information: Register online at http://beechrecreation.org/recreation-programs/summer-camp, or call 828-387-3003

  • Nature Camp

When: No Info Available yet

Where: Buckeye Recreation Center in Beech Mountain

Who: ages 5-13

Highlights: Keeping nature in mind is very important, and we help instill this in our campers through fun and educational games and activities. Each camper will learn im­portant terms like niche, ecosystem and diversity. They will learn to use a dichotomous key, orienteering and how to check PH water levels. We will also have a visit from furry and feathered friends. Each day is themed after a different aspect of the environment and we plan our activities accordingly. With days like Lake Life, Tree Sense, Wilderness Survival and Earth Day Everyday.

Fee:

More Information: Register online at http://beechrecreation.org/recreation-programs/summer-camp, or call 828-387-3003

  • Mountain Adventure Camp

When: No Info Available yet

Where: Buckeye Recreation Center in Beech Mountain

Who: ages 5-13

Highlights: Who needs video games and computers when we have a mountainous playground right outside your door? Buckeye’s Mountain Adventure Camp focuses on getting kids excited about getting up and getting outside. With activities like hiking, canoeing, fish­ing, backpacking, bonfires, numerous outdoor games and a visit from our fine furry and feathered friends the kids are sure to have a great Beech Mountain experience.

Fee:

More Information: Register online at http://beechrecreation.org/recreation-programs/summer-camp, or call 828-387-3003

  • Fitness Camp

When: No Info Available yet

Where: Buckeye Recreation Center in Beech Mountain

Who: ages 5-13

Highlights: The goal of this camp is to promote a healthy and active lifestyle. Each camper will experience a multitude of classes and physical activities including bosu, zumba, spin, yoga, pilates, military work­it circuit,clogging, jazz­ercise, taebo, turbo jam, and much more! We will host mini seminars each day with a different topic of wellness and a mini lesson on healthy nutrition options as well. We will learn about our healthy heart rates and how to achieve them. This camp will help to instill healthy life­ style habits at an early age that will hopefully carry with them!

Fee:

More Information: Register online at http://beechrecreation.org/recreation-programs/summer-camp, or call 828-387-3003

  • Arts & Science Camp

When: No Info Available yet

Where: Buckeye Recreation Center in Beech Mountain

Who: ages 5-13

Highlights: Send us your little Einsteins and Picasos for a fun and exciting experience that is full of cognitive enrichment. Our arts and science camp activities will include paint­ing, ceramics, sewing, photography, chemistry, biology, geography and more! As a bonus, each camper will get to enter a photo in our second annual Beech Mountain Community Photography Contest that will take place on the Saturday after camp. We will also be working with Project Linus to donate blankets to newborns and seri­ously ill children in our local hospitals.

Fee:

More Information: Register online at http://beechrecreation.org/recreation-programs/summer-camp, or call 828-387-3003

4-H Super Summer- Horsemanship Clinic

When: No Info Available yet

Where: WNC Ag Center, Fletcher NC

Who: Ages 5-18, their own horse and chaperone

Highlights: Professional instructors, demonstrations and lectures, running games, team penning, and social time. You must bring your own horse, and have an accompanying adult.

Fee:

More Information: Visit http://www.watauga.ces.ncsu.edu, complete registration form and notarized medical release form. Or call Watauga County 4-H at 828-264-3061.

4-H Super Summer- Kids in the Garden

When: No Info Available yet

Where: ASU Sustainable Farm, Valle Crucis

Who: ages 6-12

Highlights: Explore the garden, meet some chickens, insects and plant lovers!

Fee:

More Information: Visit http://www.watauga.ces.ncsu.edu, complete registration form and notarized medical release form. Or call Watauga County 4-H at 828-264-3061.

4-H Super Summer- Kitchen Science

When: No Info Available yet

Where: Agriculture Conference Center

Who: ages 9 and above

Highlights: Explore the science of everyday household (kitchen and bath) items. Explore where things come from and what happens when you combine them. Cook pretzels, soda science, make lotion and more.

Fee:

More Information: Visit http://www.watauga.ces.ncsu.edu, complete registration form and notarized medical release form. Or call Watauga County 4-H at 828-264-3061.

4-H Super Summer- Bug Out!

When: No Info Available yet

Where: Industrial picnic shelter, across from Tot Lot

Who:

Highlights: Build and insect trap, explore nature, and have fun! Wear good walking shoes!

More Information: Visit http://www.watauga.ces.ncsu.edu, complete registration form and notarized medical release form. Or call Watauga County 4-H at 828-264-3061.

4-H Super Summer- Pizza Adventure Week

When: No Info Available yet

Where: Start at the Agriculture Conference Center.

Who: Ages 6-10

Highlights: Explore local food sources as you collect ingredients for pizza. Make pizza from scratch and enjoy other food fun. See a cheese factory, dairy, other farms and more.

More Information: Visit http://www.watauga.ces.ncsu.edu, complete registration form and notarized medical release form. Or call Watauga County 4-H at 828-264-3061.