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5 fun-filled local summer camps

Keep your kiddos engaged this summer with camps and programs for science, outdoors, and the arts.


Kids can unleash their inner scientist.

Photo via Asheville Museum of Science

The end of the school year is coming up fast. And while your children may be celebrating, you’re probably trying to fill their summer schedules. But don’t worry — we rounded up five local summer camps to keep the kids busy.

For the scientist...

Asheville Museum of Science, 43 Patton Ave.
With nine weeks of programming, there’s plenty for kids to explore, like space, coding, dinosaurs, and more. Bonus: For an additional fee, you can get extended care until 5 p.m.

Zaniac Learning, 1 Town Square Blvd., Ste. 120
Is your kid obsessed with Minecraft? This center offers game-based learning camps to help your kid delve into math, engineering, and design by playing their favorite game.


Kids can shred in the Adventure Center of Asheville’s KOLO Bike Park.

Photo via KOLO Bike Park

For the explorer...

Adventure Center of Asheville, 85 Expo Dr.
These day camps are a hot ticket after Newsweek named them among America’s Best Summer Camps for 2024 — but there are still a handful of spots for the Summer Adventure Camp Exploration Program, Kolo Flow Bike Park Summer Camp, and Kolo Bike Park Summer Kiddie Camp.

Kids apart of Asheville Music School's summer camp holding fiddles.

These summer camps hit the right note.

Photo via Asheville Music School

For the artist...

Asheville Music School, 10 Ridgelawn Rd.
There’s something for young musicians of all skill levels, whether your kid wants to spend the week jamming in a rock band, practicing their ukulele skills, or finding their voice. Note: Some camps require you to bring your own instrument.

Tanglewood Summer, 35 E. Walnut St.
Asheville Community Theatre’s camps are suited to seasoned young actors or first-timers. And if your kid prefers to be behind the scenes, there’s also a master class in filmmaking and screenwriting.

If camps aren’t on your little one’s summer itinerary, just check out our guide to kid-friendly activities in Asheville.

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