Summer Camp for Kids 2014

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 2014 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

 

Next Generation Kids Performing Arts Camp

When:  Jun 23, 2014 THROUGH Jun 27, 2014

Where: Sessions: Studio K Dance Workshop in Boone
Performance: Disney’s FROZEN!

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

Here is a sample of what a typical day at Next Generation Kids Summer Day Camp looks like:

9:00-9:30 Warm-up (vocal, stretches, ext..)
9:30-10:30 Learn music
10:30-11:30 Learn choreography
11:30-12:00 Stage scene
12:00-12:30 Lunch (please bring your own)
12:30-1:30 Build or paint set
1:30-2:00 Review what was learned today
What do I need to bring to camp?
Lunch, water or “clear drink” (sprite, lemonade), “closed-toe shoes” (no sandals because toes can get stepped on), a smock or something you don’t mind getting paint on.

 

Fee:  $175

More Information: Visit the camp website for registration and more info!

 

Cherokee Cove Camps

When: May 23rd to August 10th
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, Youth Camp, a Songwriters Camp for ages 12 and up from June 23 to 27 and several other camps. Check the Cherokee Cove website for more information. Fees vary by camp.

Fee: Varies per camp.
Visit http://www.cherokeecove.org/community/events/

Buffalo Cove Outdoor Education Center Earth Camp

When: Earth Camp: July 5 to 18; Explorers Camp: July 22 to 27

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: 828-964-1473828-964-1473http://www.buffalocove.com/earth-camp.htm – To enroll in 2014 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  – July

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

 

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.

Click here for the schedule and to register.

 

Animal Studies Camp

When:  Session I: June 23 to 27
Where: ASU

Who: Session I is for rising second- through fourth-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: $175

More Information: http://conferences-camps.appstate.edu/youth-camps/animal-studies-1, or you may contact For questions about registration contact Meredith Linden by lindenma@appstate.edu or by phone at 828-262-8718828-262-8718

Camp Invention

When: July 21 – July 25th  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 Hardin Park Elementary and is open to all current kindergarten- through fifth-grade students.

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

More Information: 828-262-2530828-262-2530, or go to Camp Invention

 

Forensic Science Camp

When: Session July 9 to 12, July 16 to 19

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:  Early Registration $494 (post-marked by March 31st, 2014)
Regular Registration $519 (post-marked after March 31st, 2014)
The fee includes housing, food, materials and activities. Each session is limited to 24 participants.

More Information: Call 828-262-8718828-262-8718, click for session I or session II

 

Forensic Anthropology Camp

When: Jun 22 2014 – Jun 27 2014, Jul 6 2014 – Jul 11 2014 and Jul 20 2014 – Jul 25 2014

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), limited illness/accident insurance, lab manual, lab and supplemental materials, and a camp T-shirt. Space is limited to 25 participants.

More Information: Call 828-262-8718828-262-8718, or visit registration page.

 

Wildlife Rehabilitation and Field Studies Camp

When: June 14 to June 20

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 828-898-8772828-898-8772, Click here for registration form.

 

Advanced Wildlife Studies Camp

When: June 21 to June 27

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 828-898-8772828-898-8772, Click here for registration form.


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.

 

Holston Presbytery Camp

When: June to August

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 828-264-5174828-264-5174

 

Watauga Parks and Rec Fun in the Sun Camp

When: June 16 – August 1

Where: Hardin Park Elementary 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: 828-264-9511828-264-9511Click here for the registration form and information

 

Watauga Parks and Rec Summer Adventure Camp

When: June 16 – August 1

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: 828-264-9511828-264-9511Click here for the registration form and information

 

Blowing Rock Parks and Rec Summer Camp

When: June 16 – August 8

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: 828-295-5222828-295-5222, click here to register and more info.

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
336.246.6443336.246.6443

Watauga County
Jennifer Johnson, MA, NCC
jjohnson@hchealth.net
828.265.3926828.265.3926

Alleghany County
Mary Lee, MSW, LCSW
mlee@hchealth.net
336.372.8018336.372.8018

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 828-963-4680828-963-4680, 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.

  • WATAUGA

When: July 7 – 11

Where: Ted Mackorell Soccer Complex

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

Broadway, Baby!!
Ages 7-11

Broadway, Baby! is a fun-filled two weeks in which kids will explore the many aspects of drama and musical theatre. Children will tap into their creative energy and discover the magical world of theatre through imagination building, confidence boosting activities.  Additionally, they will learn kid-friendly choreography and favorite songs from well-known Broadway musicals.  Each day includes singing, dancing, rehearsals, and fun games. They will have a public performance of the show they’ve created on June 27th at 4:00pm

Camp dates; June 16-27,  Mon-Fri, 10:00am- 3:30pm.

TBA
Ages 10-15
(Kids 10 or 11 YOA and/or their parents must be interviewed before
enrollment is allowed in this camp)

Camp dates; July 7-18,  Mon-Fri, 9:30am- 3:30pm.

More Information: Enrollment for both camps is limited to 12 students each for more of a hands-on, one-on-one experience. Visit  http://www.ensemblestage.com/Camper-s-Corner.html or call Ensemble Stage at 828-919-6196828-414-1844

 

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 828-387-3003828-387-3003

 

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/ , or call 828-387-3003828-387-3003

 

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 828-264-3061828-264-3061.

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 828-264-3061828-264-3061.

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 828-264-3061828-264-3061.

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 828-264-3061828-264-3061.

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 828-264-3061828-264-3061.