In addition to the 5 focus areas above, Mountain Roots camps focus on a new theme each week! Here are some examples of themes from past summers:
Full Day Camp: rising 1st-5th
Why Choose Mountain Roots?
Mountain Roots has a lot of passions. And as an organization focused on living out these passions, we include them in every week of both Preschool Camp and Full Day Camp!
Plants and You
How do plants help people and animals survive?
Peace Like a River
How do rivers thrive and support plants, animals, and humans?
How do our bodies work? How can we keep them healthy and move them in different ways?
What skills do we need to survive and thrive in the woods?
How can we use our observation skills to investigate mysteries of the natural world?
What music, stories, crafts, and species make the Southern Appalachian Mountains unique?
Discover and learn in the mountains of Western North Carolina this summer! Mountain Roots offers fun and educational day camp adventures for preschool and elementary-aged campers. Both of our camps are focused on the outdoors and connecting campers to each other, their community, and the natural environment.
Exploring the natural world is an integral part of our camps. Campers learn about the outdoors through exploratory games, environmental education activities, and free play time.
Preschool Camp: ages 4-5
Your child will create art using a variety of materials during their time at camp. Whether they are tie dying shirts, sculpting clay gnomes, or painting flowerpots, Mountain Roots campers are always creating!
Every day of Mountain Roots Day Camp starts with songs, and musical activities are integrated throughout the week. Your child may even have a chance to create their own homemade instrument.
Campers learn the importance of community service by learning from and showing their gratitude to community leaders.
Campers get their hands dirty learning about where their food comes from! By digging up potatoes, picking berries, or harvesting beans, campers participate in local agriculture.