Summer Camp Guide

Summer camps

Summer camps

Haywood County

• SOAR Summer Adventure Camp. Sessions start June 5 through Aug. 7. Tuition ranges from $3,100 to $4,700 depending on the program. or 828.456.3435.

• Smoky Mountain Sk8way. Eight-week day camp from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. June 8 through Aug. 7. Ages 6-14. $160 a week. 828.246.9124. Enrollment form at

• Camp Henry at Lake Logan. Sessions June 6 through July 27. Cost ranges from $395 to $1,275 for different camps. Scholarships available. or 828.475.9264.

• Waynesville Art School. Sessions begin June 1 and run through Aug. 13. Costs vary. or 828.246.9869.

• Camp Daniel Boone. Sessions start on June 6 and run through July 18. Most sessions are already sold out, but some remain. or 828.254.6189 x121.

Jackson County

• British Soccer Camp. June 7-11; July 19-23. Cullowhee.  $97-$143. Ages 3-16. 828.631.2020.

• Jackson County Fun for Kids Day Camp. Cashiers and Cullowhee. June to early August, with 2021 details TBD. Kindergarten through sixth grade. 828.631.2020.

• Summer Symposium for Marching Arts. July 11-15. WCU campus.

• SOAR Family Weekend Adventure. May 7-8. Balsam. $500 per family; ages 8-18.

• SOAR Llama Trek Camp. June 6-15, June 20-29, July 4-13, July 18-27, Aug. 1-10. Balsam. $3,350-$3,550; ages 8-10.

• SOAR Classic Adventure Camp. June 5-15, June 19-29, July 3-13, July 17-27, July 31 to Aug. 10. Balsam. $3,350-$3,550; ages 11-18.

• SOAR Canoeing Camp. June 5-15, June 19-29, July 3-13, July 17-27, July 31 to Aug. 10. Balsam. $3,350-$3,550; ages 11-18.

• SOAR Horseback Riding Camp. Jun 6-16, June 20-30, July 4-14, July 18-28, Aug. 1-11. Balsam. $3,650-$3,850; ages 11-18.

• SOAR Expedition Camp. June 10-26, July 1-17, July 22 to Aug. 7. Balsam. $4,550; ages 13-18.

• SOAR Academic Discovery Camp. June 8 to July 2; July 8 to Aug. 1. Balsam. $5,600. Ages 11-18.

• SOAR Twice Exceptional Adventure. June 10-26, July 1-17. Balsam. $4,600. Ages 12-15. 

• WCU typically offers an array of summer camp activities but is still deciding when and if to hold them this year. Check for updates.

Macon County

• New Vision Training Center. Summer day camp opportunities for gymnastics, ninja training, bouldering, outside play, arts and crafts, games, and much more. Full days and half days. Snacks will be provided. Bring your own lunch. Ages 3-12. or 828.524.1904.

• Macon County Schools Summer Edventure Camp. 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. June 14 through July 31. Ages 5-12. Registration costs $30 on a first-come, first-serve basis. Tuition is $1,057. Deadline is May 28. Call Lenora Clifton at 828.524.4414, Ext. 324 or

• Bascom Art Center in Highlands. Summer art camp for ages 7-14. Sessions begin June 19 through Aug. 14. $175 a week. or 828.526.4949.

• Danny Antoine’s Martial Arts & Fitness Academy in Franklin. Monday through Friday starting May 28 through Aug. 23. $135 per week. Each child must be sent with a packed lunch, two snacks, and a bottle of water. To register, call 828.332.0418.

• Nantahala Learning Center Summer Program. $25-$35 per day Monday through Friday. Registration fee is $50. All field trip admission, transportation expenses, and materials is budgeted into the registration fee. Call 219.689.3443 for more info or visit

• Boys and Girls Club in Cashiers Summer Camp. 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily June 3 through July 26. $415 per student/$350 for additional family members. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 828.743.2775.

Swain County

• YMCA Camp Watia. Weeklong sessions from June 13 through Aug. 13 for ages 7 to 15. Due to the pandemic, enrollment is currently capped, and a waiting list is available for families. $450-$750. Financial assistance available.

• Nantahala Outdoor Center. Whitewater kayaking camp. Spots are limited. Five-day sessions in June and July. For ages 9 to 17. Starting at $900. 828.785.4977 or

• Camp Living Water Christian camp. Teen Camp (13-17) July 4-16; Junior Camp (7-12) July 25-30. $490 per camper. or 828.488.6012.

Buncombe County

• Asheville Music School Summer Camps: Offering many different week-long day camps for ages 4-18. Campers learn different styles of music in a fun, team-oriented group setting. Camps include Rock Camp, Ukulele Camp, Harry Potter-themed Strings Camp, Music Explorations, Pop Rock Camp, Fiddle Camp, and more. Full-day camps run Mon-Fri, 9am - 4pm, half-day camps run 9am- 12pm, or 1pm - 4pm. Price range: $190-$350. Contact Program Director Kylie Irvin: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Full details at

• Asheville Performing Arts Academy Summer Camps. June 7 - Aug. 13, prices and ages vary. Visit

• Discovery Camp. North Carolina Arboretum. Weekly camps 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 7 - July 2 and July 19 - Aug. 13. Visit

• WNC Nature Center Summer Camp. For students entering first grade through fourth grade in fall 2021. Camps run 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 14 - Aug. 6.

• Summer day camps at the YMCA of Asheville. Ages 4-14.

• Great Smokies Young Writers Workshop. Two-week session via Zoom, for two hours/day (one hour of poetry and one hour of prose, with a half hour break in between) with dates and times TBA. This workshop is open to rising 9th graders through rising first-year college students. Visit

• STEAM Studio SkillSet. July 5-9 [full day] Make Your Own Guitar (girls & non-binary age 13 - 18) $520. Tools and processes include Fusion 360, CNC Router, Waterjet, soldering circuits, hand tools. No experience necessary. July 12-16 [half day] Chirps and Chimes (girls and non-binary age 11 - 15) $415. Participants will make birdhouses and copper pipe windchimes. July 19-23 Illuminations (girls and non-binary age 13 - 18) $520. Participants will weld a pendant lamp, construct a wood and rice paper lamp, and sew a soft circuit. July 26-30 Furniture (girls and non-binary age 13 - 18) $520. Participants will build and customize a wooden bench. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit

• Rockbrook Camp in Brevard. An overnight summer camp for girls ages 6-16.  Two-, three- or four-week sessions available. ACA accredited and founded in 1921.

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