Black Bears Day Camp!
Camp is a great way to spend the summer! Our youngest campers have plenty of time for free, creative play in our beautiful classroom centers. Every morning, children have the choice to play with small group games, building blocks, math manipulatives, pencil and paper, or an art project. Campers gather together in a daily circle to share stories, practice quiet time, and play together. In addition, we offer swim time and outdoor play amongst the trees every day! For those little campers who want to learn a new skill, we offer two special classes each session including music, ceramics, fiber arts, soccer, drama, and coding through Minecraft.
Red Wolves Day Camp!
Camp is a great way to spend the summer! With enough time for free, creative, unbound play amongst our hundreds of trees and in our swimming pool, campers have energetic early morning dance parties in the gym, get active with our basketball hoops and tennis courts, play together in group games, and still find the time for a little quiet relaxation. We offer swim time every day, in addition to two special classes a session for campers who choose to learn a new skill, including music, ceramics, fiber arts, soccer, drama, and coding through Minecraft.
Camp is a great way to spend the summer! With enough time for free, creative, unbound play amongst our hundreds of trees and in our swimming pool, campers can be seen throwing energetic early morning dance parties in the gym, getting active with our basketball hoops and tennis courts, playing together in group games, creating together in design challenges, and still finding the time for a little quiet relaxation. We offer swim time every day, in addition to two special classes a session for campers who choose to learn a new skill, including music, ceramics, fiber arts, soccer, drama, and coding through Minecraft.
Mountain Lions especially will enjoy more independent time, have a greater voice in choosing their own games and activities. The older group will also take more walking trips from camp, heading toward the Botanical Gardens to enjoy the wildlife or toward Montford park to play soccer in the grass.
Every week Odyssey Campers can choose a special camp class in the afternoons!
Taught by Lydia Hearne, summer ceramics is all about creative whimsy! Students work with texture, handbuilding, underglazes, and create up to four projects to bring home.
In this special class, Pana Columbus works with campers on improv and playwriting: students play with improvisation, prop comedy, and playwriting, culminating their creativity in a performance on each Friday of class!
We are excited to welcome Barbara Esther as our Fiber Arts teacher this summer! Barbara plans to teach campers to not only weave beautiful tapestries, but dye and spin their own wool!
Campers will learn Silk Reeling Qigong from Chen Style Tai Chi. Silk Reeling Qigong teaches the fundamental principles of movement for Tai Chi and contains many hidden self defense applications within. Campers will also have a chance to learn Circle Walking from the style of Kung Fu called Baguazhang! Each class will practie standing, sitting, and moving meditation as we emphasize the peaceful side of the fighting arts.
Nicholas Rake is returning to teach coding through Minecraft this summer, guiding campers to create through technology! Nicholas does a fantastic job differentiating his coding instruction so that campers of all skill levels can learn something new every day.
World-renowned musician, River Guerguerian, teaches percussion in his recording studio! Campers receive direct musical instruction, and have a chance to truly unleash their creativity through rhythm every day.
Coach Eli is back again, ready to teach students serious soccer skills. Of course, campers get a chance for serious soccer play too! Each day, Eli coaches students in honing their skill and sportsmanship, inspiring a true love of the game.
For a schedule of which classes are offered when, please view our camp registration forms.
We are excited to be offering two new camps for teens and pre-teens this summer!
Lioness Self Defense Through the Arts Summer Camp for Girls
Join Lioness Camp (in Partnership with Odyssey Community School) for an inspiring and dynamic new approach to confidence-building. It is our dream to support young women to develop the confidence to move with pride, grace, and fierceness in the world. Our vision is to find innovative ways to ensure their safety in the greater world through creative education developing greater confidence, verbal and nonverbal communication, clear boundaries, and trust in their own intuition through the arts.
Each day will feature a different teacher and art form, through which the girls will learn to connect to their movement, posture, breathing, and personal space as well as verbal and nonverbal communication skills. The arts will include drumming, singing, dance, yoga, theater, martial arts, and visual art. Each day will be a new art form, taught by local performing artists!
This camp is open to girls of ages 11-14, and runs from June 6 – 10th, 9 am – 4 pm.
Asheville Youth Activist Camp
This camp provides an awesome opportunity for teens to learn from organizers and community leaders locally and abroad, make informed decisions and strides towards achieving their sustainable plans for justice! Specifically, campers will learn to effect positive social change and discuss contemporary social justice issues. Students will choose a social justice project and use the skills learned over the course of the week to plan and carry out their objectives!
Open to ages 13 to 19, families can select from two sessions: July 25th-30th and August 1st-6th. Camps run from 9am-5pm, and meals are provided.
E.N.T. Film Camp
E.N.T. stand for Entertainment, Networking, and Technique because this camp offers a full scope look into the most collaborative industry in the world: The world of film/television/media production. Campers will be able to choose a focus from a variety of related fields, from cosmetics and interior design to acting and directing. They will also meet and learn from folks in the Asheville, Atlanta, Hollywood, and French film markets, building professional networks and forging life-long connections. During the last three days of camp, students will work in cooperative teams and create their own film to contribute to a 72 hour film festival!
Open to ages 13 to 19, families can select from two sessions: June 21-25 and July 18-22. Camps run from 9am-5pm, and meals are provided. Parents are welcome to join in on the last day fiesta and film showing (June 25 & July 22), and students are encouraged to bring their own technology (which can range from an iPhone to a more technical tool) to help in their story creation.
Asheville’s best kept secret!
Odyssey has a junior Olympic-sized pool and two tennis courts. Lap swim (one lane) is an option during all pool hours. Pool and tennis memberships are open to all families in the Asheville area.
Look to the right side of this screen for the blue “Apply Today” button to find our membership application form, pool hours, open season, and applicable rates.