Odyssey Summer Camp
  • Holistic School Students Swimming

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 a special class most sessions including strings, keyboard, ceramics, dance, and outdoor skills. We also offer beginner swim lessons during camp! For more information, please call our office.

Camp hours are 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. 2020 Groups are limited to 9 campers.

Week 1 Cancelled
Week 2 Cancelled
Week 3 Cancelled
Week 4 Monday, June 29 through Thursday, July 2
Week 5 Monday, July 6 through Friday, July 10
Week 6 Monday, July 13 through Friday, July 17
Week 7 Monday, July 20 through Friday, July 24
Week 8 Monday, July 27 through Friday, July 31
Week 9 Monday, August 3 through Friday, August 7
Week 10 Monday, August 10 through Thursday, August 14

  • Private School 5-8 Student Hands Working Positive Discipline

Red Wolves Day Camp!

Camp is a great way to spend the summer!  With enough time for free, creative, unbound play among 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 a special class each session for campers who choose to learn a new skill, including strings, keyboard, outdoor skills, dance, and art. We also offer swim lessons during camp! For more information, please call our office.

Camp hours are 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. 2020 groups are limited to 9 campers.

Week 1 Cancelled
Week 2 Monday, June 15 – Friday, June 19: Virtual Camp
Week 3 Monday, June 22 – Friday, June 26: Virtual Camp
Week 4 Monday, June 29 through Thursday, July 2
Week 5 Monday, July 6 through Friday, July 10
Week 6 Monday, July 13 through Friday, July 17
Week 7 Monday, July 20 through Friday, July 24
Week 8 Monday, July 27 through Friday, July 31
Week 9 Monday, August 3 through Friday, August 7
Week 10 Monday, August 10 through Thursday, August 14

  • Holistic School Instagram Students at Drum Circle

Camp is a great way to spend the summer!  With enough time for free, creative, unbound play among 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 a special class each session for campers who choose to learn a new skill, including strings, keyboard, dance, outdoor skills, and art. We also offer swim lessons during camp! For more information, please call our office.

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.

Camp hours are 9:00 am – 4:000 pm. All 2020 groups will be limited to 9 campers.

Week 1 Cancelled
Week 2 Monday, June 15 – Friday, June 19: Virtual Camp
Week 3 Monday, June 22 – Friday, June 26: Virtual Camp
Week 4 Monday, June 29 through Thursday, July 2
Week 5 Monday, July 6 through Friday, July 10
Week 6 Monday, July 13 through Friday, July 17
Week 7 Monday, July 20 through Friday, July 24
Week 8 Monday, July 27 through Friday, July 31
Week 9 Monday, August 3 through Friday, August 7
Week 10 Monday, August 10 through Thursday, August 14

We are offering Virtual Camps!

Camp Title Camp Description
Dragon Camp Do you have a proficient reader who just isn’t that interested in reading yet? Do you have a dragon/fantasy lover? This camp is for you. We will be reading the first book in the Wings of Fire series together and doing many fun activities inspired by the book. Your child will have such a great time they won’t even notice they are doing a book study. Bonus-When the camp is over your child has 14 more books in the series to read!
Dungeons & Dragons Playing DnD 5e with up to 8 characters using RollD20!
Hip Hop Dance A crash course leading the student into the dance forms under Hip Hop, from classic to everything new!
Pantomime Theater A class that dives into the art form of Pantomime and Theater Arts!
Tiny Theatre We will create and present short works using a variety of object theater and puppetry styles focusing on movement techniques, improv, and bringing the kids’ own story ideas to fruition and performing them.
Comedy We will workshop various comedy techniques including improv, stand-up, slapstick and clown and create short videos that can be shared.
Stop-Animation We will create short stop motion videos using whiteboard drawings, clay, and and paper cut-outs

In July and August, every week Odyssey Campers can choose a special camp class in the afternoons!

 
Dance Keyboard Strings Chorus
  Swim Lessons Wildcrafting  

CERAMICS

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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. Unfortunately, this annual camp special class is canceled in 2020 due to COVID-19 safety concerns. Check back again in 2021!

KEYBOARD

Teaching Piano at a Private School

Odyssey graduate, Lexi McGraw is offering a new music special class this summer! Lexi plays and teaches a variety of instruments, and this special class will be focused on the keyboard. Campers will get an opportunity to learn, explore, and play music every day in this class!

STRINGS

High School Students Singing in a Holistic School

Odyssey graduate, Lexi McGraw (pictured center) is offering another new music special class this summer! Lexi plays and teaches a variety of instruments, and this special class will be focused on strings: guitars, ukeleles, and more! Campers will get an opportunity to learn, explore, and play music every day in this class!

CHORUS

Deanna Rose will be extending her school-year after school club, Kids Chorus, into summer this year! Deanna’s class is a supportive environment for kids to learn to sing in a group. They will learn a variety of songs from folks songs, to plant songs and more! Unfortunately, this annual camp special class is canceled in 2020 due to COVID-19 safety concerns. Check back again in 2021!

DANCE

Michele Torino Hower, choreographer, dancer and lover of all things somatic is sharing her joy for emboldened movement expression. In Dance, students will play movement games that energize new pathways of connection both in the body and across people.

WILDCRAFTING

Arts and Crafts in a Private School

KJ Shroer is leading this outdoor skills class! Each afternoon we’ll go on a nature adventure getting lots of movement in our bodies, playing collaborative games outdoors and exploring the world of nature all around us. We’ll incorporate aspects of the natural world into our crafting and play cultivating inner resourcefulness, cooperation, a respect of nature and creativity.

For a schedule of which classes are offered when, please view our camp registration forms.

SWIM LESSONS

We also offer swim lessons during camp! For more information, please give us a call.


Virtual Camps in June

Camp Title Camp Description
Dragon Camp Do you have a proficient reader who just isn’t that interested in reading yet? Do you have a dragon/fantasy lover? This camp is for you. We will be reading the first book in the Wings of Fire series together and doing many fun activities inspired by the book. Your child will have such a great time they won’t even notice they are doing a book study. Bonus-When the camp is over your child has 14 more books in the series to read!
Dungeons & Dragons Playing DnD 5e with up to 8 characters using RollD20
Hip Hop Dance A crash course leading the student into the dance forms under Hip Hop, from classic to everything new!
Pantomime Theater A class that dives into the art form of Pantomime and Theater Arts!
Tiny Theatre We will create and present short works using a variety of object theater and puppetry styles focusing on movement techniques, improv, and bringing the kids’ own story ideas to fruition and performing them.
Comedy We will workshop various comedy techniques including improv, stand-up, slapstick and clown and create short videos that can be shared.
Stop-Animation We will create short stop motion videos using whiteboard drawings, clay, and and paper cut-outs

Junior Counselors at Odyssey School Summer Camp

This program has been suspended for the 2020 Summer Camp season as we are keeping camp groups very small to stay safe! We hope to resume in 2021!

Each summer, we invite a small group of dedicated teenagers to join our camp as Junior Counselors. JCs spend the summer modeling safe and inclusive play, learning to design and execute group games, conflict resolution, and learning the ropes of camp counseling! Our lead counselors support their learning by allowing them to lead a group activity for an hour each day.

The responsibilities of Junior Counseling include:

  1. Be a role model! Younger campers will look up to you and mimic your style: make it awesome. Show them what it means to be a good friend, to share, to play nicely, and to be truly, hilariously, you.
  2. Abide by your lead counselors. Part of that role modeling requires attentiveness to the lead counselors. If they need help, please jump in (certainly when they ask, if not before!). They may ask you to help with set up, clean up, or errand-running: you are their support!
  3. Get messy! There is more information below about play partnering and facilitating, but please know that we want you to have fun! That’s part of the joy of being a junior counselor, so don’t hesitate to jump in the mix and be a kid!
  4. But not too messy… Balance is a beautiful thing. Please recall #1 in your play and model good self-organization skills. The senior counselors will be very busy watching over campers, so please be sure to take responsibility for your things and contribute to a clean and organized play space.
    Keep your eyes peeled. Be sure to keep a close eye on the campers around you. If you see anything worrisome, potentially unsafe or harmful, let your senior counselors know.
  5. Relax. There’s that need for balance again! Try not to get too worried about managing the kids and conflict: you have senior counselors around to help you. When in doubt, always ask for help.
  6. Learn to be a leader. You’ll get a chance to run an activity each day you’re at camp. Practice positive leadership skills by observing senior counselors. You’ll have a chance to learn new games, share games you know and love, and learn how to manage a group. Remember that this can be tricky and learning the tricks of the trade will make camp (and life!) more fun!

Junior Counselors are 13-18 years old, and preferably they once attended Odyssey School Summer Camp or Odyssey School themselves!

 


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Asheville’s best kept secret!

Odyssey School has a junior Olympic-sized pool and memberships are open to the community! Lap swim (one lane) is an option during all pool hours.

For details regarding pricing (there are lots of options!), please click here to access our membership form: 2020 Odyssey School Pool Membership!

Bringing a friend? Members can click here to pay our visitor’s fee.