LEAF Schools & Streets and Asheville Parks & Recreations’

3rd Annual

 LEAF Arts & Parks Camp 2016!

“I had fun. I thought it was awesome. The best camp ever!”- Julian, a camper at LEAF Arts & Parks Camp 2015

LEAF Schools & Streets and Asheville Parks & Recreation was thrilled to collaborate again to present the third annual LEAF Summer Camp this past July. LEAF Camp welcomed all rising first through fifth graders for a week full of daytime adventures through creative and performing arts.

Kids stepped into the magical world of LEAF for a week filled with a variety of fun activities. LEAF Summer Camp re-created the beloved festival experience for kids as they participated in dance workshops, healing arts, face painting, drumming workshops, hula hooping, singing, DJ dance parties, circus fun, costume galore, youth performances and more!

During the LEAF Arts & Parks Camp, kids learned about global cultures, friendship, self-confidence and empowerment through the performing arts! For an hour each day, kids learned and explored with a local performing artist. Through this intimate learning experience, kids transformed into superstar artists by the end of the week, with a final performance for families and community members.


Dates Were: July 18 – 22 and July 25 – 29
Hours Were: 8:30am – 5:30pm
Location Was: Wesley Grant Community Center in Asheville       
(285 Livingston Street)

Camp is open to rising first through fifth graders!  
Payments were made by
phone, mail, or online:
377 Lake Eden Road
Black Mountain, NC 28711
Send completed forms to 
377 Lake Eden Road
Black Mountain, NC 28711
or scan and email to schree@theLEAF.org

For the first week of camp, youth hosted a final performance of their talents, Friday 22nd, at the Dr. Wesley Grant Sr., Southside Center. Campers of the following week had a chance to perform at the second annual LEAF Downtown on Saturday, July 30th at the LEAF Community Arts Stage!

LEAF Camp was open to youth from communities all over Asheville and Buncombe County and was intended to be accessible and affordable for every family, with price tiers designed to respect different financial situations.

The camp ran during the weeks of July 18th through 22nd and July 25th through 29th,  8:30am-5:30pm at the Dr. Wesley Grant Sr., Southside Center, located at 285 Livingston Street, Asheville, NC, 28801.

Questions? Please contact Katie Christie at katiechristie@theLEAF.org

Youth currently enrolled in Asheville City Parks & Recreation programs should go to your local Parks & Recreation community center to register, or contact Seth Jackson at (828) 259-5483, or sjackson@ashevillenc.gov for more information on registration.