Kids Camp

Summer art camps offer creative and engaging one-week workshops for children ages 3 to 18, taught by local artists in the Ridgeway Building across from the Penland Gallery.



Questions? Email:

Penland Kids Camp

Each summer, Penland offers between 10 and 14 full- and half-day art-based camps for kids ages 3 to 18, in a variety of engaging subjects, led by local teaching artists. A variety of community organizations support scholarships that enable over one third of our campers to receive full scholarships to attend each year. Since 2006, Penland has partnered with our local Centro Latino, Communities in the Schools, and classroom teachers to identify and serve scholarship students in need with transportation, meals, and language assistance.





A camper paints with combs and other tools – after a morning of face painting.



















A group of campers gather outside for a drumming and storytelling session.
























Kids in the Little House camp have fun doing laundry the old-fashioned way - in washtubs with washboards.

























Campers show off their huge banners made with batik and colorful dyes.