HAPpy Day Camp!


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The Lasting Impact of Summer Camp

Engage your child in a mix of physical, creative, and educational activities designed to foster growth and learning in a natural setting.
Summer Day Camp Details:
  • The camp schedule is meticulously planned with stimulating active, creative, and educational activities with sufficient breaks and relaxation periods.
  • Children are divided into two age groups: 6-9 years and 10-13 years.
  • This weekly summer camp Monday through Thursday, from 9 AM to 3 PM, runs for 8 weeks during the summer.

Day Camp for Kids 6-9 Years

View a sample schedule of activities for your child for a full day at camp including alternate activities during the week.
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM: Arrival
Ice-breaking activity and group exercise
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM: Curriculum Activity
Monday: Forest Safety
Tuesday: Recycling
Wednesday: Ecosystems
Thursday: Pollinators
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM: Creative Project
Monday: Tie-dye Shirts
Tuesday: Homemade Paper
Wednesday: Terrariums
Thursday: Bee Houses
10:45 AM - 11:00 AM: Bathroom Break
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM: Lunch
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM: Zippy's Treetop Adventure Course
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM: Free Play
Extra time to finish crafts and unwind after the tour
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM: Snack
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM: Nature Walk
Monday: Scavenger Hunt - Nature Pinch Pot
Tuesday: Geocaching
Wednesday: Waterfall Walk - Painting Rocks
Thursday: Overlook Walk
3:00 PM- 3:45 PM: Free Play
3:45 PM- 4:00 PM: Pick - Up

Day Camp for Kids 10-13 Years

View a sample schedule of activities for your child for a full day at camp including alternate activities during the week.
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM: Arrival and Team-Building Arrival and Team-Building
Introduction and team-building exercises that foster group cohesion and communication.
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM: Educational Workshop
Day 1: Emotional Intelligence and Communication
Day 2: Progress Over Perfection
Day 3: Leadership and Responsibility
Day 4: Environmental Stewardship
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM: Geocache Scavenger Hunt
Engage in a technology-assisted scavenger hunt that teaches navigation and problem-solving.
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM: Lunch Break
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM: Free Time/Hikes
Rotate between different hikes throughout the week:
Day 1: Scenic Overlook Hike
Day 2: Suspension Bridge Loop Trail
Day 3: Upper Middle Creek Falls Exploration
Day 4: Free choice or repeat favorite hike
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM: Weekly Activity
Full Mountaintop Zipline Tour, advanced craft projects, or additional team-building games.
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM: Reflection and Journaling

Staffing and Safety

Camp Leaders: Two leaders per group, ensuring a high level of supervision and engagement. North Carolina recommends 1:25 for school-aged children.
Safety Protocols: Detailed emergency procedures to maintain a secure environment utilizing HAP’s existing Emergency Action Plan.

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Convenient and remote? You bet.
We’re just 9 miles from Highlands and 5 Miles off U S Hwy 23/441. Our entrance is on Dillard Road/Hwy 106, but you’ll quickly escape into the forest and feel worlds away.
From Asheville, NC: 1h 30m
From Greenville, SC: 1h 45m
From Atlanta, GA: 2h
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