Some kids have faced social isolation during the pandemic with schools closing and being unable to see their friends. Some youth camps opened their doors in the summer so kids could engage with peers and learn instead of having their eyes glued to a screen.
Summer camps offer children and teens opportunities to learn new skills and discover new aspects of themselves. While many area camps say they hew to traditional camp activities like campfires, archery, swimming and horseback riding, other programs are re-envisioning their offerings to appeal to a new digital generation of campers.
“The overall mission is to make what can seem like a chore — working in the garden, cooking dinner — into something that is really fun,” says Evergreen Summer Adventures camp coordinator Marin Leroy.
Girls Rock Asheville is a six-day camp for girls ages 8 to 16. With no previous experience required, campers learn about making music, and working as a team. The camp culminates in a pair of showcase concerts at The Mothlight on Saturday, June 27.
Summer camp Girls Rock Asheville — which will take place at New Mountain Asheville June 22-26 — is looking for volunteers.
There are camps (s’mores, “Kumbayah”), there are band camps (field formations, show songs) and then there are band camps (electric guitars, amps, penning the next “I Love Rock ’n’ Roll”). The last is just part of the curriculum at Girls Rock Camp. The international movement, which has been building leadership skills and self-esteem since the […]
Brother Wolf Animal Rescue announces a new summer camp for kids who love animals.
The children who attend summer camp at Cedar Hill Farm make any city-dwelling adult want to venture to a nearby farm, don some cowboy boots and mount a horse.
In a small ceremony last Friday, Aug. 5, children ages 5 to 12 showed off their horse-handling and riding skills at Cedar Hill, owned by Mark and Becky Holt. The kids completed a weeklong summer camp with local resident Stephanie O’Neil, an established competitor in horse jumping, showing, and dressage.