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.