Family Services & Activities

Fox Mountain Guides and Climbing School

Fox Mountain Guides and Climbing School is the south’s only AMGA Accredited Guide Service. They offer rock climbing, ice climbing guiding and rock climbing courses across North Carolina. A great and exciting way to see the Mountains! FMG also offers a teen adventure summer camps June through August. We only use American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA) trained and certified Instructors and Guides. No other guide service in the Southeastern USA upholds this incredibly high standard. Excellence in Rock Guiding and Instruction since 1994.

– The South’s only AMGA Accredited Guide Service
– AMGA Certified Instructors or Guides on every trip
– No experience necessary
– We cater to all ability levels and ages

3228 Asheville Hwy, Pisgah Forest, NC 28768 Directions

Toll Free: 1-888-28-GUIDE (48433)

Camp Timberlake for Boys

Timberlake offers traditional camping with an outstanding Christian staff. riding, backpacking, tennis, climbing, wrestling, paintball, archery, waterskiing, riflery, mountain biking, swimming, canoeing, kayaking, guitar, soccer, volleyball, ropes course, fencing, rafting, and much more are available. Timberlake is the brother camp to Merri-Mac for Girls.

Camp Pinnacle for Girls

Three week sessions of swimming, riding, backpacking, canoeing, rock climbing & visual and performing arts. There are several sessions available, and availability is extremely limited across all sessions. Please call 855-378-1928 with any questions regarding availability.

(855) 378-1928

JC Martial Arts

TaeKwonDo and self-defense for kids. Summer programs meet two days a week for children 4 years and up. Classes take place at the new JC Martial Arts center at 1200 Hendersonville Road, Asheville. Contact Master Y. Jeon


YWCA of Asheville

Eliminating racism, empowering women — it’s what the YWCA is about and what it intends to do. The YWCA of Asheville offers programs in Aquatics, including swim lessons, lap and open swims, water aerobics, lifeguard training, and more. is proud to be an Advocate of the YWCA of Asheville.

185 S. French Broad Ave., Asheville, NC 28801 Directions


The Asheville Music School

Now enrolling students to learn to play the instrument of their choice. Although there are no specific summer programs, instructors are available for private and group classes. Beginner to advanced.


Art Club at Black Mountain Center for the Arts

Art Club is an opportunity for children, ages 8-13 to enhance their creative expression through experimentation. With guidance from an experienced artist, members will learn how to develop their ideas, be innovative and practice problem solving skills. Famous Artists, styles and techniques are introduced in a fun informal setting. Children have a great time making art while keeping their brains sharp through the summer months. Art Club meets 2:00 to 5:00 pm, Mon. – Fri. Membership is based on 2 week sessions and cost is only 120.00 per session which includes all supplies.


LEAF Summer Camp

LEAF Summer Camp welcomes all rising first through fifth graders for a week full of daytime adventures through creative and performing arts! LEAF Camp will re-create the beloved festival experience for campers. Please visit the website for additional information. Week I is scheduled for July 24-28 and Week II for July 31-August 4.

Carolina Day School Summer Programs

Carolina Day School offers over eighty different week-long sessions in arts, nature, hiking, sports, academics, science, theater, dance, and more! Ages: rising pre-k through twelfth-graders.

(828) 274-0757

Camp Merri-Mac

For more than 60 years Merri-Mac for has offered traditional camping with outstanding Christian staff. Riding, backpacking, tennis, climbing, gymnastics, archery, waterskiing, riflery, swimming, canoeing, kayaking, guitar, soccer, volleyball, ropes course, fencing, rafting, dance, drama, and much more are available. Merri-Mac is the sister camp to Timberlake for Boys.

French Broad River Camps

Environmental Education ~ River Recreation ~ Service Learning~ Kids in the Creek ~ River of Words & Art ~River cleanup ~ Tree plantings ~ Canoe, kayak or raft trip ~ Tour of River Parks, stream restorations, and rain gardens ~Rockin? RiverFest ~ And much more!

WNC Nature Center

The Western North Carolina Nature Center is the first place where area children meet the animals they have read about. Deers, bears, cougars, wolf, racoons, birds and even farm animals are there for all to learn about. Exhibits on area poisonous snakes are worth absorbing. An aviary, self-guided nature trail and petting zoo make this a great place for the family. Small admission fee.

75 Gashes Creek Road, Asheville, NC 28805 Directions

(828) 298-5600

Colburn Museum Summer Camps

Join the Colburn & UNCA for it’s inaugural Summer Science Camp. Hosted on UNCA’s campus, we are offering six one-week sessions that are sure to be a BLAST! Summer Science Camp is a day camp located on the UNCA Campus. Each session will run for 5 days. Drop-off will be at 9 am & pick-up at 5pm, Monday through Friday. Each session will focus around one of our three themes this summer. Ignite interest in science with hands-on exploration, awesome experiments, UNCA science facilities, and outdoor fun!

(828) 254-7162

The Academy at Terpsicorps

The Academy at Terpsicorps is Asheville’s newest dance school and ballet conservatory. Providing the world class dance training consistent with the stylistic requirements of Terpsicorps Theatre of Dance, dancers young and old will be provided with a rich knowledge of classical technique and the ability to adapt to all styles and techniques.

1501 Patton Ave, Asheville, NC 28806 Directions


Early Childhood Programs at the Asheville JCC

The Asheville JCC offers numerous opportunities for families with young children to participate in our community. Our outstanding Early Childhood Education programs, Hilde’s House Infant& Toddler Program, Shalom Children’s Center for Early Childhood and Shalom Children’s Center Pre-K, have received North Carolina’s highest rating of five stars, and include some of the most innovative programming available for young children in Western North Carolina. We also invite families with young children to participate in our weekly musical Shabbat and Havdalah celebrations.


Nature Center of Western North Carolina

“Wild weeks!” A terrific series of week-long programs for children entering grades 1-7. Programs begin at 8:30 a.m. and end at 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Drop-off time for children is between 8:00 a.m. and 8:30 a.m.. $130/week ($115 for members), includes snacks, all materials, and a WILD WEEKS T-shirt.


Apple Valley Model Railroad & Museum

The AVMRC has two free open house’s every week that have been enjoyed by grandparents and grandchildren, as well as kids of all ages for over 2 decades. We offer two operating model RR’s with our inside HO scale layout having 2,000 feet of track. Our new outside layout is a larger G scale. Kids can run a Thomas or Emily train while there. Additionally, we have many historic pictures and items about railroads on display. Admission is free!

650 Maple St, Hendersonville, NC 28792 Directions

Pack Place Education, Arts and Science Center

Downtown across from Pack Square, Pack Place Education, Arts and Science Center houses Three Centuries of Pack Square, and is the home for the Asheville Art Museum, Diana Wortham Theater, Colburn Earth Science Museum, the Health Adventure and the YMI Cultural Center.
“A must see” when visiting Asheville, NC.

(828) 253-3227

Trail Ridge Mountain Camp

Known to some as the “world’s smallest camp.” Separate boys and girls travel camps offering programs from one to five weeks in length. Enrollment for each session is limited to 16 campers. This summer: Roan Mountain Base Camp; Pisgah Forest Base Camp; French Broad Canoe Adventure; and a four-day Appalachian Trail Backpacking and Rafting expedition. Just a few spots still available for this summer. Call Kim and David Broshar.


Summer Learning and Enrichment With Eliada

Eliada’s 21st Century Community Learning Center runs each summer to complement our afterschool program. 21st Century Community Learning Center programs recognize that summer learning loss plagues many students, and Eliada’s year-round learning and enrichment program provides opportunities to practice literacy and STEM skills no matter the time of year!

Asheville Racquet Club Summer Camps

Asheville Racquet Club, on Hendersonville Road, offers one week camp sessions from June through August. They offer summer camps at both locations of the Asheville Racquet Club. Choose from tennis camps, soccer camps, junior varsity sports Camp, varsity sports camp, ARC adventure camp .

Fletcher Summer Day Camp

Themes each week: arts & crafts, games, field trips. Ages 5-11. June 12th – August 18th.

TrailRidge Mountain Camp for Boys

Travel to Washington and bike and raft or bike & canoe in Florida. June 6-25. For more information call: 669-5636 or [email protected]

(828) 669-5636

The American Adventure Service Corps

Is a year round, non-profit organization for ages 8-18, using outdoor adventure education, service to others and environmental education.


Asheville Contemporary Dance Theater’s Summer Hip Hop and Jazz Camp

20 Commerce Street, Downtown Asheville Directions


Asheville Medicine & Pediatrics

Dr. Bernstein’s practice combines medical excellence with a personal approach to both Internal Medicine and Pediatrics. After training at Harvard University’s Internal Medicine & Pediatrics program, he relocated to Asheville and opened his new practice providing the most up to date and personal care available for patients of all ages.

600 Julian Lane, Suite 630, Arden, NC 28704 Directions


FastMed Urgent Care of Asheville

FastMed Urgent Care of Asheville is a locally owned and operated, providing treatment of all medical situations of a non-life threatening emergency. Open late 7 days a week, seeing walk-in patients, we are your fast and affordable choice for treatment. Use our ZipPass to check-in online. We are located on Hendersonville Rd, just off I-40 next to the Bruegger’s Bagels.

160 Hendersonville Rd. Asheville, NC 28803 Directions