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Art Days for Kids


Art Days for Kids: Fall 2017

WCU’s Art Education Club has some great activities planned for kids in Fall 2017! These art classes will be held during Jackson County School holidays for any child 7 years old and up.

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Health Careers Summer Camp


MAHEC Health Careers Summer Camp

The Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC) and Western Carolina University (WCU) will host its 22nd Annual Health Careers Summer Camp, June 18-24, 2017. This is a residential camp, targeting underrepresented minority and economically disadvantaged rising seventh and eighth-grade students.

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Swim Programs


Swim Programs

Cool off this summer with the 2017 Summer Swim Programs for all ages: Minnow Level (6 months to 3 Years), Fish Level (3 years to 5 years), Shark Level (Ages 6 and up). All swim programs are led by instructor Michael Creason, a retired assistant professor in the Department of Health, Physical Education and Recreation at WCU.

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American Trombone Quartet Summer Seminar


 American Trombone Quartet

Be apart of the first ever Trombone Quartet Summer Seminar at Western Carolina University, June 11-16, 2017. Open to all high school and undergraduate trombonists, your days will be filled with performances, private lessons, jazz and contemporary techniques as well as focused courses on refining techniques.

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Robotics with Legos


Lego Robotics Camp

Students will explore the technology behind robotic technology while building and programming with LEGO building sets. Two sessions will be offered, June 19-23 for rising 4th-6th grade students and August 7-11 for rising 6th-8th grade students.

This camp is currently full. Registration is now closed.

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Rocket to Creativity


 Rocket to Creativity Camp

The 16th annual Rocket to Creativity camp will be engaging children June 26-30, 2017. Rocket to Creativity will engage children in fun but challenging activities that promote creative thinking and problem-solving. Children will be working in small groups with a ratio 1:4, providing a personalized creative experience for each child.

This camp is currently full. Registration is now closed.

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Summer Symposium for Marching Arts


Marching Arts

Spend a week in of the Pride of the Mountains Marching Band with WCU's annual Summer Symposium! Open to high school students, spots fill up quickly and interests tracks include Drum Major, Wind, Percussion, Color Guard, Rock and Record. 

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Summer Science Camp


Our Place in the World Science Camp

Explore our place in the world this summer with WCU's Summer Science Camp for rising 7th-9th grade students on July 10-14, 2017. This camp is designed to initiate, enhance, and strengthen interests in many different aspects of science.

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Triple Arts Musical Theater Intensive


Intensive Musical Theatre Summer Camp

Triple Arts is a unique musical theater intensive designed to give aspiring performers, at any level, the opportunity to work directly with top industry professionals. Join us July 9-30, 2017 as we challenge students ages 15-22 to reach new levels of personal achievement.

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Jackson County Arts Alive


Art Camps for Kids

Rising 6th-8th graders can explore their world through creativity, color, line, shape, and form at the Visual Arts Camp, July 17-19, 2017.

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Summer Reading Adventures


Summer Reading Adventures

Keep reading all summer long! Rising 1st and 2nd graders will enjoy reading aloud, shared writing experiences, small reading groups as well as learning strategies they can apply during the school year. The reading adventure runs July 24th-29th, 2017 and students will enjoy lunch and snacks each day.

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Back in Time Camp


Back in Time Camp

Take a step back in time as we explore mountain life from long ago! From candle making to beekeeping, quilting to traditional farming, writing with quill pens to using old time slates, kids ages 9-11 will experience life from a different perspective.

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