RCS Summer Programming

COVID-19 UpdateIn response to Governor Cooper’s three-phase reopening plans, and the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Interim Coronavirus Disease 2019 Guidance for Day Camps, we have decided to suspend all June, in-person camp programming. There is a virtual camp opportunity in June! We hope to offer July camps and you can see and register for those below. Please note that final decisions for July camps will be made in mid June. 

Please know that the health of our students and staff remain our highest priority. Let us continue to envision a joyful and safe summer together.

Questions? Please fill out the form at the bottom of this page.

2020 SUMMER CAMPS AT RCS

Summer Programming at Rainbow is an extension of what happens during the school year. Our camps focus on holistic approaches that appeal to all learners. From hands-on nature awareness, to cultivating video skills or learning about new cultures, there’s something for everyone.

2020 Summer Camps at RCS

Summer Programming at Rainbow is an extension of what happens during the school year. Our camps focus on holistic approaches that appeal to all learners. From hands-on nature awareness, to cultivating video skills or learning about new cultures, there’s something for everyone.

We have program offerings from Kindergarten through 8th grade. We also offer camps throughout the summer.

When applying, some camps are offered by Rainbow Community School teachers and staff. Others are offered by members of the Asheville Community. Be sure to click the registration button at the the bottom of the page to apply to the correct camp.

Camps in June 2020

Register at bottom of page for all camps.

Creative Coding Camp (VIRTUAL)

June 15-19
Ages 9-12
9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Location: Online

Camp Cost: $100. This virtual camp requires a computer and internet. We will be working with the Micro:bit for the second half of camp. Please pre order your Micro:bit here: https://www.amazon.com/micro-bit-BBC2546862-Micro-go/dp/B01G8X7VM2/ref=sr_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=micro%3Abit&qid=1589887470&sr=8-3

Led by Christa Flores

Description

Computers are everywhere! In this camp we will use computers to make our own art, games, science experiments and pet robots! Be amazed at the power of computers in this computer science camp built for artists, engineers and makers of every variety.

About the Instructor

Christa Flores is a scientist, science educator, passionate speaker and writer about student-driven learning spaces, the maker movement and curriculum that affords a diverse array of learning styles, cultures and ideas to be leveraged. Inspired by the maker movement in education, Christa co-founded the Hillbrook iLab in 2011, one of the nation’s first classrooms designed for material and digital making in Los Gatos, California. Christa designed a new curriculum called Problem-based Science, a model for STEM literacy with an emphasis on material science, in-depth projects, design thinking, collaboration and entrepreneurial activities. Christa moved to Asheville in 2017 and worked for the Asheville Museum of Science as the STEM lab manager and curriculum developer for two years. Christa is excited to bring her experience and passions to the Rainbow community through STEM electives and the development of the school’s new makerspace.

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Camps in July 2020

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Creative Coding Camp (IN PERSON)

July 6-10
Ages 9-12
8:30 am – 1:00 pm

Location: Rainbow Community School

Camp Cost: $150 + $20 for robot building materials. Computers will be provided. Total: $170.

Led by Christa Flores

Description

Computers are everywhere! In this camp we will use computers to make our own art, games, science experiments and pet robots! Be amazed at the power of computers in this computer science camp built for artists, engineers and makers of every variety.

About the Instructor

Christa Flores is a scientist, science educator, passionate speaker and writer about student-driven learning spaces, the maker movement and curriculum that affords a diverse array of learning styles, cultures and ideas to be leveraged. Inspired by the maker movement in education, Christa co-founded the Hillbrook iLab in 2011, one of the nation’s first classrooms designed for material and digital making in Los Gatos, California. Christa designed a new curriculum called Problem-based Science, a model for STEM literacy with an emphasis on material science, in-depth projects, design thinking, collaboration and entrepreneurial activities. Christa moved to Asheville in 2017 and worked for the Asheville Museum of Science as the STEM lab manager and curriculum developer for two years. Christa is excited to bring her experience and passions to the Rainbow community through STEM electives and the development of the school’s new makerspace.

Creature Powers Camp (SOLD OUT)

July 27-31, 9:00-1:00, Rising K-3rd graders

Location: Rainbow Community School

Camp Cost: $150

Led by West Willmore

Description

The Southern Appalachians are home to many unique animals with VERY special abilities. Over the course of the week we will explore a variety of creatures that inhabit the local forests, waters, and sky and learn about all their “magical” powers. Campers will engage in active learning games & imaginative play,  storytelling & art, inquiry & observation, and engage in research & science experiments.

About the Instructor

This camp is led by Rainbow Community School’s resident naturalist, West Willmore. West is a certified North Carolina teacher and administrator. She also holds a degree in Environmental Science and Natural Resources and a graduate certificate in Environmental Education. She has been working as a naturalist for over 16 years. She looks forward to sharing her passion for nature with you!

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Sense and Savor Camp (SOLD OUT)

July 13-17, 2020 9:00-1:00, Rising K-2nd graders

Location: Rainbow Community School

Camp Cost: $135/week; includes materials

Led by West Willmore

Description

The natural world is an inspiring place to connect to the senses. We will spend the week exploring the nooks and crannies of Rainbow Community School’s five-acre nature oasis. Time outside will be complete with animal observation, mindfulness activities, hands-on play, games, building, and discovery, nature art, and many other sensory awareness activities.

About the Instructorstaff

This camp is led by Rainbow Community School’s resident naturalist, West Willmore. West is not only a North Carolina certified teacher and administrator but also holds a degree in Environmental Science and Natural Resources and a graduate certificate in Environmental Education. She has been working as a naturalist for over 16 years. She looks forward to sharing her passion for nature with you!

Summer Camp Registration 2020 at Rainbow Community School

Register HERE for all other summer camps.
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  • In consideration of the acceptance of my application for the above program, I hereby waive, release, and discharge any and all claims for damages for personal injury, property damages, or which may hereafter occur to me as a result of participation in said event. It is understood that some recreational activities involve an element of risk or danger of accidents, and knowing those risks, I hereby assume those risks. It is further understood and agreed that this waiver, release and assumption of risk, is to be binding on my heirs and assignees. Furthermore, I understand all risk incidentals to Rainbow Community School program activities and do hereby release RCS, its officers and its representatives, from all liabilities deriving from pursuits of said activities by me, my child, and all those included in this reservation. Authorization for treatment: I hereby give permission to the medical personnel selected by the camp to order x-rays routine tests, treatment and necessary transportation for my child. In the event that I cannot be reached in an emergency, I hereby give permission to the medical personnel selected by the camp to secure and administer treatment, including hospitalization, injection, anesthesia, surgery for this child as named above.
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    Please tell us how you found out about our summer camps!
  • Price: $300.00 Quantity:
    Led by Susan Waddell June 15-19, 9:00-4:00, Rising 5th-8th graders at Rainbow Community School. Cost includes materials and bus transportation. Indicate number of campers in quantity field.
  • Price: $150.00 Quantity:
    Led by April Fox Dorion. July 6-10, 9:00-1:00, Rising 6th-8th Grade at Rainbow Community School. Cost includes materials. Indicate number of campers in quantity field.
  • Price: $100.00 Quantity:
    Led by Christa Flores. June 15-19, 9 am - 12 pm, Rainbow Community School, Ages 9-12 yrs. Computers provided; cost includes take-home robot. Indicate number of campers in quantity field.
  • Price: $170.00 Quantity:
    Led by Christa Flores. July 27-31, 8:30-1:00, Rainbow Community School, Ages 9-12 yrs. Computers provided; cost includes take-home robot. Indicate number of campers in quantity field.
  • Price: $150.00 Quantity:
    Led by West Willmore. June 15-19, 9:00-1:00, Rising K-3rd graders at Rainbow Community School. Cost includes materials. Indicate number of campers in quantity field.
  • Price: $150.00 Quantity:
    Led by Sue Ford July 20-24, 9:00-1:00, Rising K -2nd Grade at Rainbow Community School. Cost includes materials. Indicate number of campers in quantity field.
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    Led by Susan Waddell. July 6-10, 9:00-4:00, Rising 5th -8th Grade at Rainbow Community School. Cost includes bus transportation and materials. Indicate number of campers in quantity field.
  • Price: $135.00 Quantity:
    Led by West Willmore. July 13-17, 9:00-1:00, Rising K -2nd Grade at Rainbow Community School. Cost includes materials. Indicate number of campers in quantity field.
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