Penland Kids Camp

Summer is coming and that means Kids Camp at Penland School of Crafts. Every year Penland’s staff works with local artists to plan creative and fun art-based camps for children. Most camps are half-day, either morning or afternoon. A number of camps have filled up already but eight of them still have space.

June 16-20, a camp called Recycled Kinetic Sculptures will help kids make whirling, twirling art mobiles from recycled materials (ages 12 and up). June 23-27, children can choose Out of this World camp, in which they will build a rocket, create and space suit, and take an educational tour of the solar system (ages 3-6). Or they can sign up for Zombie Apocalypse came, which will cover basic survival and camping skills (ages 9-12).

The week of June 30-July 4 offers Ocean Camp (ages 3-6), which will use craft and music to explore the aquatic world or Giant Puppets (ages 11-14), making animated characters from cardboard, fabric, and poles. July 7-11 is a full-day camp that will cover basic woodworking skills as kids make simple furniture (ages 9-12).
July 14-18 is Jumpin’ Jax, exploring music from around the world (ages 8 and up).

July 21-25 is a special camp called All Mixed Up for Mommy and Me. This camp will be filled with art activities for parents and children to do together.
Half-day camps are $100; the full-day woodworking camp is $200. For more information or to enroll in one of these camps, visit the Community Collaborations page under the Other Programs tab at You can also call the community collaborations office at 828-765-8060.
Visit and look for the Kids Camp link to find the full class schedule and online application.  For more information contact
Photo: A student in Wyatt Severs furniture class inspects his design.

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