Monday, July 24 - Friday, July 28

The Mountain Music and Arts Summer Camp focuses on cultivating youth creativity, exploring different artistic mediums, connecting to traditional Appalachian culture, and making friends. The camp is a week long, half or full day camp with instruction in mountain music, visual arts, traditional dance, and spoken word. The theme of the camp is preserving creative Appalachian culture and exposing youth to the many traditional and modern techniques. The camp will culminate in an exhibition and performance by the students at 4pm on the last day of camp. The camp is held in partnership with the Town of Waynesville Parks and Recreation Department’s Base Camp.
  • Monday, July 24 – Friday, July 28
  • Performance at 4pm on Friday!
Location: Waynesville Recreation Center: 550 Vance St, Waynesville, NC 28786
  • Half Day: $150
  • Full day: $250
  • Scholarships Available for Students on Free or Reduced Lunch. Contact

How it Works: All campers who are registered for a full day of camp will have the opportunity to learn three different art forms. Camp starts with Music Mornings, where students can pick from guitar, banjo or fiddle. Rental instruments are available. If desired, campers can register just for music mornings. After lunch and play time will be Art Afternoons, where students can choose two different classes out of three options: Poetry, Visual Arts, or Dance. Alternatively, if your camper is above the age of 12 and is at least an intermediate level musician, they may continue in the music intensive for the afternoon. If desired, campers can just register for Art Afternoons. 

Accessibility: Our instructors will be exposed to accessibility communication and education tips and HCAC will strive to provide reasonable accommodations for campers who are differently abled as best we can. If your child is in need of reasonable accommodations, please contact Morgan ( to discuss how HCAC can support you and your child.

Step One: Register

Step Two: Payment Portal

Thank You to Our Sponsors:

John C. Harmon Family Foundation