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Six Awesome Charlotte Camps You Don't Know About

Posted by Victoria Johnson on April 28, 2017

Try something different this summer!


Aerial Cirque & Dance Camps

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Caroline Calouche & Co. - A performance company with a school focusing on aerial dance.

Camp programs: A mixture of dance and cirque techniques, using aerial silks and large trapeze bars. No experience necessary. Ages 6-11 or 12-18.

Selling points:  Sessions are a true full day with no extra fees. The location off Monroe Road makes for an easy in and out drop-off on your way to work.


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Aerial CLT – An aerial dance and fitness studio offering classes for kids and adults.

Camp programs: Aerial silks, aerial hammock, and tumbling. Ages 8-14.

Selling points:  Perfect if you work Uptown and can pick up by 4pm. A fun way to stay active when it's too hot to be outside.



Photography Camp

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The Light Factory - An organization devoted entirely to the art of photography.

Camp programs: General photography for elementary through high school kids, plus specialty camps focusing on Animation, Portraits, and Black & White photography.

Selling points:  Get your child to teach you how to use that fancy DSLR that you bought. You can post envy-inducing vacation pictures on Instagram, even if you just went to Myrtle Beach. Or stage an artistic family photo for the Christmas card and have it expertly edited.


Music Camp

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Carolina Voices - You may know this organization from The Singing Christmas Tree.

Camp programs: Show Choir, Mo-town to Hip Hop, and a Superhero theme. 1st-9th graders.

Selling points: Learn from the pros. The camp directors have backgrounds in music education and also perform with Carolina Voices. This camp offers a unique opportunity for students who want to focus on singing.


The Full Gamut

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Trinity Episcopal School - a small private school on the edge of Uptown.

Camp programs: A variety of options ranging including STEM, Arts, Sports, and fun themes. K-8th.

Selling points: A great option for parents who work Uptown and want a consistent schedule and location. Sessions run 8-5:30.


Fashion Design & Sewing

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Future Fashion Designers – a studio in downtown Mooresville that offers year-round classes.

Camp programs: Beginning and intermediate sewing and design. Learn the basics, make a skirt or tote bag, and learn how to sketch. Project Runway, here we come. Ages 8-16.

Selling points: Owner Shawnelle Cherry has a background in designing costumes and formal wear for Hollywood. Making your own clothes and home décor can be very rewarding. Plus, knowing how to thread a needle and sew on a button is an essential life skill.


For more unique summer camp options, try searching the "Other" category in our database.

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