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Student Athletic Training Camp July 22-24

Wednesday, June 26th, 2013

ASHEVILLE NC – Students entering 7th through 12th grade are invited to a free, three-day summer camp offered by Southeastern Sports Medicine and Park Ridge Health. The 3rdAnnual Student Athletic Training Camp will take place July 22 – 24 from 7 – 10 p.m. at Southeastern Sports Medicine’s Hendersonville facility. Students with an interest in entering the fields of athletic training, physical therapy or sports medicine are highly encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity, where they will learn the fundamentals of athletic training including basic anatomy, taping techniques, first aid and hydration.

“Students who complete this three-day course can benefit their schools’ athletic programs by being an extra set of eyes and hands, and also gain knowledge and experience to help them succeed in what is now a very competitive field of health care,” said Dwayne Durham, Director of Southeastern Sports Medicine Hendersonville.

To register for Student Athletic Training Camp, please call 692-1333.

About Park Ridge Health: Park Ridge Health was built by Henderson County residents, and more than 100 years later is a beloved piece of our growing community’s health care network, providing quality, compassionate care in a Christian environment. In 1986, Park Ridge Health partnered with Adventist Health System, joining a family of 43 exceptional not-for-profit community hospitals across the country. Leading the way in many medical firsts for the region – including a boutique baby delivery experience and North Carolina’s first 64-slice CT scanner in 2006 – Park Ridge Health provides personalized care throughout the region, offering a dedicated network of more than 130 primary care and specialty providers, cardiac care and rehab, state-of-the-art surgical care, nationally awarded cancer services, full-service orthopedic care and the only accredited hyperbaric medicine facility in Western North Carolina. For more information about Park Ridge Health or to find a physician, please visit www.parkridgehealth.org or call 855.PRH.LIFE (855.774.5433).

New Half-Day Camp Offered by The North Carolina Arboretum

Sunday, June 12th, 2011

ASHEVILLE, NC – A new half-day camp developed by The North Carolina Arboretum provides little ones an opportunity to express their creativity while exploring the world around them. Eco Artists Camp is open to kindergarteners and first graders (as of fall 2011 enrollment) and will take place July 4 through 8 from 1:00 until 4:00 p.m. this summer.

Campers will study how plants, bugs, and animals large and small take food and turn it into energy, and how this “food energy” moves from one living thing to another in an ecosystem. They will discover how all living things have a special job in the web of life and what our planet would be like if even one of those creatures didn’t come to work. Students will take their newfound knowledge and turn it into art by helping with a larger-than-life classroom project.

According to Jonathan Marchal, Youth Education Coordinator for The North Carolina Arboretum, Discovery Camps have become more popular each year. “We have been looking for additional ways to make our programs available to more children, in particular those children who are entering or have just completed Kindergarten,” said Marchal. “This camp offers an opportunity for these children to enjoy time in wild places outdoors while learning about the world around them, creating works of art, and meeting new friends. It is also a great alternative for parents who prefer to have their child spend a portion of their day at camp, rather than a full day.”

Eco Artists Camp is $100 for Arboretum members and $120 for the general public. The camp is open to rising kindergarteners and first graders. For information about Eco Artists Camp, or any of the Discovery Camps, call (828) 665-2492 or visit www.ncarboretum.org. The central mission of The North Carolina Arboretum, an affiliate institution of the 17-campus University of North Carolina system, is to cultivate connections between people and plants.

The Asheville Art Museum Hosts Summer Art Camp 2011

Friday, May 27th, 2011

ASHEVILLE, NC – The Asheville Art Museum offers its renowned Summer Art Camp to rising kindergarten through 12th grade students in weekly sessions beginning the week of June 13, 2011 and ending the week of August 1. Enrollment is limited and pre-registration is required. Registration opens March 1, 2011. Registration includes admission to the Museum and all materials necessary for each class. Classes are held in the bright and spacious studio of the Museum’s WNC Art Resource Center. Each class will visit the Museum’s galleries to inspire creativity. Students may sign up for morning, afternoon or all-day sessions. All-day students will have a supervised lunch break.

For information, call 828.253.3227, ext. 122 or e-mail [email protected]

Good Old Time Camp to be offered June 20-24

Thursday, May 26th, 2011

CULLOWHEE, NC – Western Carolina University’s Mountain Heritage Center, arts programs and Hunter Library are joining forces to offer a summer day camp for children beginning Monday, June 20, and continuing through Friday, June 24.

The Good Old Time Camp will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.

“This new all-day camp builds on the success of our previous half-day camps like Eco-Adventures and Mountain Mysteries,” said Peter Koch, educational associate at the Mountain Heritage Center. “Now that it’s a full day, kids will have more time to explore cultural topics, and thanks to the cooperation of WCU’s arts programs, they also will be able to do some really interesting and fun hands-on crafts in the afternoon.”

The program will focus on the culture of the region, including the Cherokee and pioneer experience. Children will spend time investigating and creating crafts such as mask-making, quilting, candle-making, open-hearth cooking and pottery-making. They also will experience a performance of old-time music and go on fieldtrips to local sites of natural and historic interest.

The camp will end with a day of show-and-tell during which the children will present their activities and creations to their families.

Sponsored in part by the Jackson County Arts Council, the camp is designed for rising fourth- through sixth-graders.

Tuition is $80 per child, with lunch provided at the WCU dining hall. Registration is limited to the first 16 children and the deadline to register is Friday, June 3.

To register or for more information, contact WCU’s Division of Educational Outreach at 828-227-7397 or go online to www.wcu.edu/28903.asp.

High School Students Gain Valuable Skills through The North Carolina Arboretum’s Leadership Adventure Camp

Wednesday, May 11th, 2011

ASHEVILE, NC – A new camp developed by The North Carolina Arboretum provides teens a unique opportunity for adventure and exploration while building valuable leadership skills. Leadership Adventure Camp is open to students in grades 9 through 12 (as of fall 2011 enrollment) and will take place June 13 through 17 this summer.
Campers will begin their weeklong experience at the Arboretum, where they will learn basic first aid and group leadership skills. The camp will then embark on a three-day, two-night excursion to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Hikes through the park will introduce campers to methods of identifying the diverse plant and animal life in the Southern Appalachians, and there will be an opportunity to work with park biologists to monitor salamander populations. Upon return from the trip, campers will lead a nature program for young children on behalf of the Arboretum, utilizing the skills and techniques developed throughout the week.
According to Jonathan Marchal, Youth Education Coordinator for The North Carolina Arboretum, the idea for the camp came from a desire of many campers to continue their camp experience at the Arboretum. “A Counselor in Training program began last summer, which invited high schoolers with previous experience working in camp settings to assist staff in leading activities for our day campers,” said Marchal. “This new camp enables those teens without previous leadership experience to learn how to lead groups, and may apply to serve as a Counselor in Training during other weeks throughout the summer.”
Leadership Adventure Camp is $375 for Arboretum members and $395 for the general public. The camp is open to rising ninth through twelfth grade students, and service hours may be recorded for school credit. The camp is open to both males and females, and experienced male and female staff—certified in CPR and First Aid—will be leading the camp. Tents, cooking supplies and other camping equipment will be provided by Diamond Brand Outdoors, and meals provided by Earth Fare. Both businesses are Community Partners of The North Carolina Arboretum.
For information about Leadership Adventure Camp, call (828) 665-2492 or visit www.ncarboretum.org. The central mission of The North Carolina Arboretum, an affiliate institution of the 17-campus University of North Carolina system, is to cultivate connections between people and plants.

Entrepreneur Camps for Middle and High Schoolers Accepting Applications

Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

ASHEVILLE, NC – A-B Tech’s Center for Business and Technology Incubation is accepting applications for its weeklong summer day camp for rising high school sophomores, juniors and seniors interested in business ownership.

The Young Entrepreneurial Scholars (YES!) Camp is a North Carolina Rural Entrepreneurship through Action Learning (NC REAL) Youth Entrepreneurship camp that will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. from June 13-17. Registration is $25, payable upon acceptance.

New to the program is a free Middle School Academy for sixth- to eighth-grade students from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 18 and 19. Both camps are held at the College’s Enka site.

“The idea behind the new middle school camp is to introduce the students to the ideas of entrepreneurship, creative thinking, and fun, interactive activities to engage students,” said Christy Ramm of the A-B Tech Small Business Center. “The two-day camp will give them the foundation for ideas and concepts that will be expanded in the full week long high school camp.”

Students will learn how to apply for a business loan and about resources in their community. They will also gain an understanding of entrepreneurship as a viable career option and meet and learn from successful entrepreneurs.

Space is limited and the application deadline is April 29. For more information and application information, contact Ramm at [email protected] or 254-1921, ext. 5857or visit www.abtech.edu/sbc/yescamp.asp

Western Carolina University to Host Children’s Creativity Camp June 21-25

Thursday, June 17th, 2010

CULLOWHEE, NC – Elementary and middle school children can explore a world of creativity this summer during a week-long camp hosted by Western Carolina University.

The seventh annual Cullowhee Creativity Camp will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, June 21, through Friday, June 25, in the Killian Building on WCU’s campus. The cost is $125 per child, which includes lunch in Courtyard Dining Hall.

The camp will engage campers in fun and challenging learning activities. Children in grades one through eight may choose to participate in one of the many learning activities, including multimedia software, digital video recording, robotics and other technology courses. There are 18 interest areas ranging from “Crime Scene Investigation” to “The Inventors Club.”

Parents are invited to an ice cream social and a showcase of all the creative projects developed during the week on June 25.

Sharon Dole and Lisa Bloom of WCU’s College of Education and Allied Professions will direct camper learning with the help of undergraduate and graduate students majoring in education.

“Last year’s event was a big success, and we couldn’t accommodate all of the children who wanted to participate,” said Bloom, professor of human services at WCU.

For more information, contact Dole, assistant professor of human services, at 828-227-7310.