SUMMER CAMPS

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Summer at TLC

We have two options for summertime activities, Summer Nature Day Camps and Summer Academy.

Our Summer Nature Day Camps offer a traditional day camp experience with outdoor activities, arts & crafts, water play and many other fun things to do. We also have specialty camp options such as orienteering, day trips, counselors in training, and fine arts.

Our Summer Academy is designed for students with language-based learning differences. The Summer Academy program is a two-week experience with an emphasis on language arts academic support and outdoor learning. We also offer an additional week of camp that is focused solely on math skills.

Summer Nature Day Camp

Our summer camp offers traditional day camp experiences with outdoor activities and games, arts and crafts, and water activities. Summer fun at our campus begins June 5 and ends July 14.  We will have a mini-camp   July 5–7. 

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Summer Nature Day Camp Options

GRADES:  RISING K – 6th  |  $285
AVAILABILITY:  WEEKS 1, 2, 3, 4, 6  |  JUNE 5 – JULY 10 (not available July 5–7)

This classic day camp program offers all of the favorites and takes place on our sweet wooded campus in Swannanoa, NC. Days at camp will be filled with nature, art, creating and team games. This camp program is perfect for children who are excited to make new friends, play outdoors, and head on a weekly field trip off campus. Campers in this session will be placed in groups of like-aged campers. This program happens during each of the five full weeks of summer camp; the rhythm will be similar throughout and activities will be varied!

This program includes:

  1. Exploration and play in the creek that flows through campus
  2. Nature fort building and imaginative play in the woods on our property
  3. Time for creating and art 
  4. Science experiments
  5. Team games
  6. A weekly field trip to a local destination

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GRADES:  RISING K – 6th  |  $180
AVAILABILITY:  WEEK 5  |  JULY 5 – 7

This session will feature many of the activities offered in the general camp session with a bit more free play. This session runs only Wednesday-Friday during the week of July 3 (July 5-7).

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GRADES:  RISING 4th – 7th  |  $330
AVAILABILITY:  WEEK 2 |  JUNE 12 – 16

This session will feature many of the activities offered in the general camp session with a focus on art. Campers in Art Camp will participate in mini art lessons each day as well as have ample time to create art that further develops their artistic style. This session is appropriate for artists of all levels. Highlights include the creation of a personal portfolio as well as a trip to a local art gallery.

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GRADES: RISING 4th – 7th  |  $330
AVAILABILITY:  WEEK 3 |  JUNE 19 – 23

This session will feature many of the activities offered in the general camp session and campers will have the chance to become fireside cooks! Campers will learn how to build a fire fit for cooking and will have the opportunity to eat what they create, including flapjacks and sweet s’mores. Hungry hikers will also have the chance to hike on the campus as well as a few trails close by. Most dietary needs can be accommodated, contact with questions. 

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GRADES: RISING 3rd – 6th  |  $330
AVAILABILITY:  WEEK 4 |  JUNE 26 – 30

This session will feature many of the activities offered in the general camp session with additional time spent learning and practicing a variety of sports. Campers in this session should enjoy playing games, be motivated to try new sports, and practice good sportsmanship. 

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GRADES: RISING 1st – 3rd  |  $330
AVAILABILITY:  WEEK 6 |  JULY 10 – 14

This session will feature many of the activities offered in the general camp session with a focus on art making, craft, and creativity. Crafty Campers will get to try their hand at painting, building, sculpting, drawing and more!

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GRADES: RISING 6th – 8th  |  $450
AVAILABILITY:  WEEK 6 |  JULY 10 – 14

This special program for middle school students will feature three full-day excursions in the Asheville area. Excursions include white water rafting on the French Broad River and a hiking adventure that the group helps pick and plan. This session will be packed with high adventure and good friends, old and new.

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GRADES:  ALL GRADES  |  $60
AVAILABILITY:  ALL WEEKS

Need a bit more care for your kiddo? You can add one hour of after camp care! This hour will be spent playing outdoors or relaxing with a book. Pick up happens between 4:15 and 4:30 pm for an additional fee of $50 /week.

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GRADES:  ALL GRADES  |  $75
AVAILABILITY:  ALL WEEKS

Shuttle Service from downtown Asheville. Our stop is at 81 Charlotte Street. The shuttle fee is $75/week for morning and afternoon service.

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SUMMER ACADEMY

July 17 – 28, 2023
9am – 3:30pm
Drop off begins at 8:45am

Rising 1st-7th graders
$1,250 for the 2-week session

Summer Academy is a two-week academic intensive day camp for students who struggle with dyslexia or other language-based learning differences; have fallen below grade level; or simply need to use summer months for review and reinforcement. 

Join us for two weeks of learning and fun. Our Summer Academy reinforces writing and reading skills preparing students for the upcoming school year. Combining academics and fun outdoor activities such as hiking, basketball, and play, students get the refresh they need while still having some summer fun. A third week of Math Camp is also available with the same learn and fun approach.

Two 90-minute blocks complete our mornings together:

  • One 90-minute academic block: multi-sensory word study, spelling, and reading lessons 
  • One 90-minute academic block:
    • 60-minute hands-on math explorations and STEAM challenges
    • 30-minute handwriting practice and grammar games
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Afternoon activities include the daily option of (1) time in the art studio and (2) outdoor ed activities both creekside and in the forest. After all that fun, we end the day with a read aloud and closing circle.

Morning and afternoon bus transportation to/from Asheville at no extra charge for Summer Academy students. Limited seats available. Bus loading is at 8:30am in downtown Asheville and returns at 3:45pm to the same location.

Registration: We place students in small, grade-level learning groups. We want to make sure we have a just-right spot for every student! Summer Academy students also have the option of adding an additional week of Math Camp from July 31 – August 4 for only $250.

 

Math Academy

July 31 – August 4, 2023
9am – 3:30pm
Drop off begins at 8:45am

Rising 2nd-9th graders
$300 for the 1-week session

Mornings will be spent engaging in hands-on engineering and math activities. Afternoons will have students in the art studio or in the forest and creek! One afternoon is reserved for a local field trip for some additional summer fun.

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