Summer Fun: Specialty camps

Published 12:00 am Saturday, April 27, 2019

20th annual Rowan Museum Camps make history come alive for kids

Hands-on activities provide a stimulating, educational and fun experience in celebrating the rich heritage of Rowan County. Each camp is staffed by museum personnel, local history teachers and local college history majors. Register at 704-633-5946 or

Rowan Museum Time Warp Camp (rising third-fifth graders)
Explores Rowan County’s early history. Students visit historical properties in downtown Salisbury including the Utzman Chambers House, the Old English Cemetery, Freedman’s Cemetery and the Old Stone House near Granite Quarry. Participants experience Colonial living through the following activities during the week long camp:

• Create a journal and practice writing with a quill.

• Locate historical burials and learn local stories of notable Salisburians.

• Learn how to shape and mold punched tin.

• Experience candle dipping, weaving fabrics and rugs, gardening and outdoor cooking.

• Introduction to recognizing antiques and artifacts.

Monday-Friday, June 17-21

9 a.m.-2 p.m. Cost: $120

Middle School Civil War Camp (rising 6th-8th graders)

Highlight local, state, and national events and how Rowan County played a role in all aspects of the war.

Monday-Friday, July 15-19, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Cost: $120.

Information: 704-633-5946 or

SoFul Teens

SoFul Yoga and Wellness, 1024 S. Fulton St., offers a summer program aimed at helping girls ages 13-15 navigate these often-turbulent years.

10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Monday-Friday as either a 4- or 7-week session

• Beginning yoga

• Introduction to meditation

• Information, advice, and discussions about healthy eating

• Group activities to promote self-development and ways to deal with stress

• Self-defense classes

• Art projects

• Book reading and group discussion

• Healthy lunch

Four-week program:

Monday-Friday, June 17-July 12

Cost: $800 (break on July 4)

Register at

Seven-week program:

Monday-Friday, June 17-Aug.  2

Cost: $1,550 (break on July 4)

Register at

Cost is $250 a week per teen, including lunch.

Register at or in person at SoFul Yoga & Wellness,  enter on Ridge Avenue.

Yadkin Path Montessori School Nature Immersion Camps

Two camps in the summer focus on the elements: earth, air, fire and water,  at 2135 Bringle Ferry Road

Children ages 18 months-7 years are welcome to attend either Monday-Friday or Tuesday-Wednesday-Thursday from 8:30-11:45 a.m.

We serve nutritious, whole foods at snack and lunch. We have a 9-acre campus with goats, chickens and wildlife.  Students immerse themselves in nature: planting a pollinator garden, creating mini-wetlands, building windsocks, taking nature walks, using solar ovens, making art from natural materials and enjoying picnics with friends, all in a Montessori setting.

June 17-28

$270 for T-W-Th, or $350 for M-F

Deadline to register: May 17

July 15-26

$270 for T-W-Th, or $350 for M-F

Deadline to register: June 17

Contact or 704-642-2211 for a registration form or to schedule a tour. A $50 non-refundable deposit is required and will be applied to your total tuition cost.

Arc of Rowan Summer Day Camp for children with disabilities

The Arc of Rowan Summer Day Program has been in existence in 1984. The program provides a secure, positive environment that meets the physical, social, emotional and educational needs of children ages 5-21 with intellectual and other related developmental disabilities. For a child that is 5 years of age, they will have had to completed kindergarten and have an IEP.

The Arc of Rowan Summer Day Program operates Monday-Thursday, 8  a.m.-3:30 p.m. This year the program runs July 1-23, in two locations — North Rowan Middle School and South Rowan High School.

The program offers training in self-help skills, academics, personal and social skills, sensory development, communication skills and gross/fine motor skills. Daily activities include a variety of educational and social experiences for children according to their needs established in their Individual Education Plan (IEP). These activities include indoor and outdoor activities and weekly field trips. Having this program allows children to maintain and practice academic skills from their Individual Education Plan that would not be taught during the summer.

The goal for this program is to provide an educational, safe and fun opportunity during the summer. The progress that each child makes during the summer is very rewarding – a child being able to complete a math problem on their own, learning to tie their shoes, learning to read new words, writing the words and or sentences down, learning to socialize with other peers appropriately, transitioning from one thing to another, are examples. This program also provides fun opportunities that some of the children would not experience.

The Arc of Rowan Summer Day Program is licensed and approved according to standards established by the North Carolina Child Day Care Licensing Division and the Division of Mental Health/Mental Retardation/Substance Abuse Services. The program is reviewed and evaluated annually.  Staff is required to take part in various trainings example include but not limited to: First Aid/CPR and Basic School Aged Curriculum Training.  All staff members have to take part in finger printing, criminal background checks, and federal registry as required by the state.

Every year when school starts back, it is nice to hear teachers in The Rowan Salisbury Schools tell us they can tell which children in their class attended our program. These children have maintained the skills learned over the past school year and do not have as much trouble transitioning back into the school environment.

The Arc of Rowan partners with Rowan Salisbury Schools, which provides our agency with two locations, meals during the program, transportation and an assistant during the program.  The Arc of Rowan is a Rowan County United Way agency. The program is also supported by grants, parent fees, local civic groups and donations.

To find out more, contact the Arc of Rowan office at 704-637-1521 or

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College

Summer enrichment programs start June 17. Reserve your seat now!

Choose Improv, Drone Adventures, Design 3D Video Games, Metal Masters and more.

Programs are designed to provide educational and engaging experiences for students ages 8-18.

Programs are well- supervised, with low teacher/student ratios; located on our campuses, affording exposure to the college experience.

See to learn more.

Farm Hand Summer Fun Camp

Hey kids! Do you love farm animals, farming and being outside?

Patterson Farm Market & Tours Summer Fun Camp offers activities centered around farm life.

Campers learn about where their food comes from and farm animal life plus enjoy farm crafts and games. Activities include Water Day and fishing.

Rowan-Salisbury School System Summer Meal Program will provide lunches for Monday-Friday during Summer Camp Week 1 and 2.

Families can join us on Friday at 12:30 p.m. as our campers share “What I Learned at Camp.”

Campers receive a T-shirt and a bag to keep the camp goodies they collect and make during the week.

Week 1: Monday-Friday, June 17-21

Week 2: Monday-Friday, July 15-19

Half Day: 8:30-1 p.m.

$175 plus tax per child per week (includes camp, T-shirt, camp bag)

$100  plus tax per Farmer in Training Junior Camp Counselors (ages 12-14). Four spots only per week. Farmer in Training Junior Camp Counselors.

Age 4-11 – Campers

Age 12-14 – Farmer in Training Junior Camp Counselors

All campers must be completely potty trained and able to go to the restroom by themselves.

Campers should bring a bagged lunch or participate in the Rowan Salisbury Summer Meals Program, a snack, a water bottle and a disposable camera (if they would like). Campers should wear a hat, sunscreen and comfortable closed toe and heel shoes.

Limited space available. For information or to enroll, call 704-636-4005 or visit