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Enrichment Classes

July 18-22, 2016

  • Rising Kinder - 3rd grade students will attend 2, one-hour classes.

  • Rising 4th-9th grade students will attend 1, two-hour class.  

  • Classes with *'s are offered more than one week throughout the summer.

  • When filling out the sign-up form, you'll be asked to pick back-up options in case some classes don't fill.

  • The sign-up form is on the Registration page.

*Evergreen Community Theater Company - Summer Edition

Grade range: K-3


Lights, camera, action! Become a part of the Evergreen Community Theatre Company- Summer 2015 edition! Each week, students will participate in silly and serious improv games to learn acting skills, sing songs, and rehearse short skits. Get ready to "break a leg" at short performances that will be held each Friday at lunch. While all of the plays will be nature themed, each week will have a different focus, allowing students to participate in one or all of the enrichment sessions throughout the summer!


Instructor: Lydia Crystal, Evergreen Kindergarten Associate

*Around the World

Grade range: K-3


Each day, students will "visit" another country and experience traditional activities, visuals, snacks and the language of that country's predominate culture. Each week of culture club will target a variety of countries/cultures around the world, including referencing some books and informational links for students to explore. Students are expected to gain a broader knowledge of human traditions, encouraging an acceptance and appreciation of the diversity of our beautiful human race. 


Instructor: Becca Dison, North Buncombe Elementary ESL Teacher


This class is cancelled due to low enrollment.

*Yoga Games

Grade range: K-3


Yoga is a wonderful way to open your child to the awareness of their place in the world.  Each class will focus on a lesson or theme and will include creative yoga flow, breath work, games, stories, music, parnter/group activities, visualization and relaxation.  Through yoga, your child will develop strength, flexibvilitty, self-confidence, balance, coordination, focus and discover the ability to feel calm.  Ms. Brandon's playful, gentle style allows children to find a personal connection to their yoga practice.


Instructor: Brandon Hudson, RCYT, RYT, MAT in Special Education

Certified ChildLight Yoga InstructorCertified Creative Relaxation Instructor, Yoga Therapy for Children with Special Needs

*American Sign Language (ASL)

Grade range: K-3


Leran to speak with your hands and listen with you eyes! American Sign Language is the language of Deaf Americans..  We'll learn basic fingerspelling, play games, watch and try out sign language storytelling and learn about Deaf Culture and the history of ASL. Each class will have a different theme, but will also include basics so no previous knowledge or experience is needed.


Instructor: Kay Cole, Evergreen EC Associate Teacher

This class is cancelled due to low enrollment.

*Nature Art
Grade range: K-3


Explore nature and feel inspired! Each day we will explore our surrounding envrionment in a different way, with the purpose of discovering more about who we are and how we are connected to the natural world.  We will walk, discover, talk about what we are experiencing, and then CREATE! We will deepen these experiences with poetry and literature inspired by nature and field trips to places such as Botanical Gardens, Warren Wilson, and WNC Nature Center.  The week will culminate with a project that each student can leave with - a chapbook, collage, or photo gallery that reflects their experience exploring and connecting with the natural world.


Instructor: Moriah Norris-Hale, EverAfter Associate



Grade range: K-3

Every day we're going to crank up the music and set up stations of trampoline, basic tumbling, low beams, rings, and strength training.


Instructor: Michael Kligerman, EverAfter Associate & Evergreen Summer Adventures Field Trip Specialist

This class is full.

*Field to Feast

Grade range: 3-9 only


Roots and Shoots: Exploring Plant Parts and Their Many Uses- Food and Farmacy from the Garden

In this session, we'll explore all six plant parts and the many ways we use them for food and health. The foundation for this week's experiences will be in our garden- exploring, tasting, harvesting and preparing. We'll create recipes to try various textures and flavors different plant parts have to offer (starchy potatoes, tender greens, juicy cucumbers) and healthful concoctions for our bodies (teas, oils, lip balms and more). We will take a field trip to visit a local farm where we will learn to forage for wild edible and medicinal plants and get to learn from an expert in the field. All participants will get to take home a basket of their home-made goodies at the end of the week.


Instructor: Marin Leroy, Evergreen's Environmental Education Coordinator and Field to Feast Educator

*Evergreen Summer Hiking Club

Grade range: 4-9


Students will learn about native flora and fauna while hiking and will help to protect our natural surrounds through service projects. Learning to identify a variety of native species and playing trail game swill make each day unique and exciting.


Instructor: Ben Tzinberg, New Evergreen 5th Grade Teacher

*Mosaic Masterpiece
Grade range: 4-9


Campers will create a tile mosaic exploring the use of color and working on a self-chosen subject. Mosaics will be carefully planned, then students will learn to adhere tile and grout. Completed projects will be wonderful to display or use as trivets for the kitchen.  They also make great gifts!!!


Instructor: Mindy Allen, Evergreen EC and EverAfter Associate

This class is cancelled due to low enrollment.

Boil, Bubble, Toil and Trouble - Potions Class, Year 1

Grade range: 4-9


Students will channel their favorite Harry Potter character and join Potions class at Hogwarts to experiment with a variety of mixtures and chemical reactions. Students will receive vials to create their own collection of potions ingredients (basilisk venom, ground hippogriff claws, etc.). They will follow recipe instructions to create their potions -- some lovely, some disgusting -- and they will follow in the footsteps of the Half-Blood Prince, tweaking the recipes to see what happens. In this context of fun mischief-making, students will practice following written instructions, measuring carefully, and designing and carrying out experiments. (All materials are non-toxic household materials known to muggles as dish soap, baking soda, etc.)


Instructor: Diane Silver, Middle Grades Science Teacher, N.C. Certified Environmental Educator.


*On Belay!

Grade range: 4-9


Work towards belay certification with Evergreen Summer Adventures' Climbing Wall specialist Sarah Johnson. Campers in this enrichment will gain climbing experience not just in the morning enrichments time, but also during afternoon adventures helping with the younger groups. Evergreen students can earn volunteer credit hours for this as well. And, yes, this class can be repeated from week to week.


Instructor: Sarah Johnson, EverAfter Associate and Evergreen Summer Adventures climbing wall instructor

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