Music & Performing Arts Camps

Cannon Music Camp

Saturday, June 22 - Saturday, July 13

Appalachian State University
Broyhill Music Center
813 Rivers Street - Room 113, Boone, North Carolina 28608
Phone: 828-262-4091

A three-week music-filled retreat in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, Cannon Music Camp offers the most comprehensive course of musical instruction in the Southeast, with intensive college preparatory work in performance and music theory. Campers participate in daily ensemble rehearsals and music theory classes in an atmosphere that elevates everyone’s musicianship. Equally important is the one-on-one instruction each camper receives in weekly private lessons.  Open to serious student musicians who are rising high school freshmen to rising college freshmen. Applications open December 3rd and close the day prior to camp.

Creative and Performing Arts Camp (CAPA) 

June 22-28
High School Day Camp / Cost $300
Campus of Lees McRae College 

June 24-28
Pre-K–8th Grade Day Camp / Cost $220
Campus of Lees McRae College

Join us as we explore drama, dance, music, technical theater and other art forms! Classes are available for students Pre-K through 12th Grade.
CAPA is a model arts program for young people in Western North Carolina. The faculty and staff of CAPA greatly value quality education and arts experiences for all youth. Discovering ones creative potential and individual self in relationship to the world in which they live, work, and play is essential to the creative and performing arts experience. A safe, encouraging and respectful environment is central to building a cohesive and collaborative learning experience.

Cre8tive Drama Day Camp

June 24-28
Valborg Theatre on the campus of Appalachian State University
480 Howard Street, Boone, NC 28608

Appalachian State University faculty member Gordon Hensley and his trained teacher assistants lead these lively day classes for young people ages 6 - 16. "Drama and theatre is one of the primary ways children learn about life - about actions and consequences, about customs and beliefs, about others and themselves," Hensley said. "This camp is unique because it focuses on the process instead of trying to produce a play in a week. We do not 'put on a show' per se. Additionally, we are completely staffed by trained pre-service teachers of theatre."

The camp is held on the campus of Appalachian. Fees and dates are available on the registration form. All students must bring their own packed lunch and a refillable bottle of water. Light snacks are provided. The workshops are offered in age-appropriate blocks when possible. Block One: for ages 6 - 8, block Two: for ages 9 - 12, and block Three: for ages 13 – 16. Early drop-off and late pick-up is not available.

Pre-registration is required. Registration is available starting in May. Download a registration form (PDF, 387 KB). For additional information please contact Gordon Hensley at hensleyg@appstate.edu.

Ensemble Stage Kids Theatre Camp

July 8-12 / 9:00am - 3:00pm
The Historic Banner Elk School, 185 Azalea Cir SE, Banner Elk
Cost: $200

We will be exploring all realms of the theater from on-stage, to off, back-stage to, audience. Campers will learn important life skills such as public speaking, collaborating with a group, improvisation, creative writing, scenic painting, auditioning/interviewing, memorization, how to take direction, and how to make the best of every situation. They will write, create, build, and perform their own play for a big performance on the last day of camp! The final performance will be at 1:30 PM on July 12th.

Next Generation Kids Camp

August 5-9
Thursday Location: Studio K, 289 Daniel Boone Dr, Boone, NC 28607
Friday Location: Blowing Rock School, 130 Sunset Drive, Blowing Rock, NC 28605

Camp hours Monday-Thursday 9:00am-2:00pm; Friday 1:00-5:00pm
Come join us for The Greatest Show camp this summer featuring songs from the hit movie “The Greatest Showman”.  We’ll also be celebrating two real life greatest showmen P.T. Barnum and George M Cohen.   We’ll be learning songs and dances from both Broadway Hits Barnum and George M!  

The Walker Family Band Summer Fiddle Camp

2019 (17th annual) – June 30th through July 7th

Blowing Rock Conference Center, Blowing Rock, NC