Summer Camps 4 Kids & Teens

Kids Can: Make Braided Jewelry! (3 Hours) Ages 8-12.

Kids will learn braiding techniques and bead applications to create their own one-of-a-kind handmade jewelry! At the end of class, students will get the opportunity to present their hand-made goodness to their classmates. A fun time will be had by all.

6/7/22, T, 1:00–4:00 p.m.
$50   Instructor: Johnson

Avery        828.733.5883

Please register in person prior to the class date.  


Fun with Fusing—Fused Glass (12 Hours) Ages 8-14.

Complete 4 different fused glass projects over the course of the 4 weeks. Learn nipping and cutting of glass, as well as the fusing process and safety of glass handling. The first 3 projects will be available during the following weeks’ class and the final project will be available for pick up one week after camp ends at the Yancey Learning Center. Bring a snack and a bottle of water.

6/8/22–6/29/22, W, 10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.


7/13/22-8/3/22, W, 10:00 am-1:00 pm

$160                      Instructor: Taylor

Yancey                      828.682.7315


Kid Can: Get Creative with Junkyard Wars (3 Hours) Ages 8 and up.

Inspire creativity in this fun class for kids! Students are given the task of building a machine using only the items given to them. Students will create and present their machine to the group and have lots of fun in the process!

6/14/22, T, 1:00–4:00 p.m.
$25     Instructor: Clark
Avery     828.733.5883

Please register in person prior to the class date.  


I Can Be a Paramedic Officer (2 Hours) Ages 6-10.

EMS Program Director Josh Cooke will introduce you to the world of EMS. You will get an up-close look at the day-to-day operations of an EMT/ Paramedic. You will get to spend time looking at our ambulance and also spend time in the back of our brand new ambulance classroom simulator. There you will work your way through a simulated EMS call and do actual skills on our High Fidelity Mannequin. If your dream is to be a Paramedic then you don’t want to miss this! (Register early space is limited to 10 students)

6/14/22, T, 12:00–2:00 p.m.
$20     Instructor: Cooke
Mitchell    828.766.1291


I Can Be a Nurse (2 Hours) Ages 6-10.

Nursing Simulation Coordinator Elizabeth Payne will introduce you to the world of Nursing. You will get an up-close look at what it is like to be a nurse. You will spend time in the nursing simulation lab working with the faculty and simulators to learn a few basic nursing skills. You will then have the opportunity to apply your new knowledge to assist in providing nursing care to our high-fidelity simulator. If your dream is to be a Nurse, then you don’t want to miss this class. (Register early space is limited to 10 students)

6/14/22, T, 10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
$20                 Instructor: Payne
Mitchell                828.766.1291


CSI For a Day (3 Hours) Ages 8-12.

Students will be introduced to the world of forensic science and criminal investigations. Learn the importance of collecting evidence using scientific principles and hands-on techniques. Students will conduct experiments dealing with DNA, fingerprinting, impressions, casting, and crime scene analysis.

6/16/22, Th, 9:00 am.–12:00 p.m.
$25 plus $5 supply fee       Instructor: Ledford
Yancey                                      828.682.7315


Kids Can: Solve a Crime (3 Hours) Ages 9-12.

Join us for this “Who done it?” crime-solving camp to learn about a day in the life of law enforcement professionals. Process a mock crime scene, discuss the careers available in law enforcement,

and much more.

6/21/22, T, 1:00–4:00 p.m.
$25        Instructor: Buchanan
Avery                828.733.5883

Please register in person prior to the class date.  


Kids Can: Create with Duct Tape (3 Hours) Ages 9-14.

Learn to create using one of the most popular adhesives around! Make your very own magnetic clutch or wallet made from sturdy, attractive, and colorful Duct tape! Students will choose from a variety of designs and apply measurement skills and cutting techniques to create their own one-of-a-kind functional accessory.

6/28/22, T, 1:00–4:00 p.m.
$25          Instructor: Clark

Avery          828.733.5883


Stellar Color (2 Hours) Ages 9-14.
Learn about light and color in space! Ever wonder why we see color in space images but not in a
telescope? In this session join us in exploring prisms and how we perceive color.
7/11, M, 1:00–3:00 p.m.
$25                   Instructor: Silvers
Yancey/ESP           828.682.7315


Time Travelers Unite! A History of Space Exploration (1 Hour) Ages 8-15

In this session learn about time-traveling theory, a few famous time travelers throughout history, and about some of our own famous humans who were ahead of their “time”.
7/12, T, 4:00–5:00 p.m.
$20                      Instructor: Hardy
Yancey/ESP             828.682.7315


Houston—We’re Ready to Launch (2.5 Hours) Ages 7-15.
Jr astronauts learn to assemble a rocket. Then learn all about rocket launches inside the Arthur
Planetarium. Learn how organizations like SPACEX and NASA are progressing space flight. End the afternoon with an epic launch party at the Earth to Sky Park lawn.
7/12, T, 1:00–3:30 p.m.
$40                       Instructor: Hardy
Yancey/ESP             828.682.7315


Super Charged Mad Science (2 Hours) Ages 8-15.

In this session, we explore life as a scientist! Learn to create crazy concoctions and why mixing some ingredients lead to chemical explosions!

7/13, W, 3:00–5:00 p.m.
$25             Instructor: Lanning
Yancey/ESP      828.682.7315


Water Water Everywhere (2 Hours) Ages 10-15.
In this session we learn about what’s in the water! Learn about the microorganisms living in 3 types of water at the Earth to a Sky Park. Learn to use a microscope in this hands-on lab-based activity!
7/13, W, 1:00–3:00 p.m.
$25                        Instructor: Silvers
Yancey/ESP                828.682.7315


Nature Walk & Talk (2 Hours) Ages 7-15 NEW!

Learn about the minerals in our ground such as mica and quartz, spot the difference between types of trees, identify mushrooms, and possibly meet some forest creatures along the way! In this session, we learn about the natural world around us and how we can identify objects found in the forest. Come home with your own nature journal and new knowledge of the woods.

7/14, Th, 1:00–3:00 p.m.
$25                         Instructor: Lanning
Yancey/ESP                   828.682.7315


Space Camp: A Week of Adventure (15 Hours) Ages 7-15.
In this camp Jr Astronauts will craft upcycled rocket filed jet packs, cardboard space shuttles
and space helmets and explore the solar system in the Arthur Planetarium & ESP Classroom.
Jr Astronauts will watch kid friendly STEAM programming in the dome and learn about space
travel, the moon, planets, and the cosmos. Finally, Jr. Astronauts will participate in “astronaut
training” by learning to garden in an “extraterrestrial styled environment” and eat astronaut
ice cream!

7/25–7/29, MTWThF, 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
$175                           Instructor: Belt-Clark
Yancey/ESP                          828.682.7315


Seatbelts Everyone! Ms. Frizzle’s Guide to the Galaxy! (2 Hours) Ages 6-15

In this session, we will paint a Styrofoam solar system mobile, learn about the planets and then take a trip through the galaxy with Ms. Frizzle & the magic school bus in the Arthur Planetarium.
8/1, M, 1:00–3:00 p.m.
$25               Instructor: Belt-Clark
Yancey/ESP            828.682.7315


Come “Camp Out” Under the Stars in the Arthur Planetarium (2 Hours) Ages 6-12.
Learn the art of campfire star storytelling. Bring
your sleeping bag, and your sense of adventure.
8/2, T, 1:00–3:00 p.m.
$25 Instructor: Belt-Clark
Yancey/ESP 828.682.7315