Penland Kids Out of the Box

Please note: This is the general registration form. If you are requesting a scholarship, please click here.

We are happy to introduce kits designed by Penland's Kids Camp instructors that your child can do from home this summer! Since creating kits is new for us, we are starting small and aiming for quality over quantity, and doing our best to provide an experience that will enrich your child's summer.

Below you'll find one kit for each of the four age groups: 3 to 6, 6 to 9, 9 to 12, and 13 to 17. The activities in two of the kits can be done at your own pace, and the other two include live meetings with the instructor that will take place at specific dates and times. Please see each listing for details.

Each kit includes all the materials you'll need, with the occasional exception of a common household item such as a cup for water or a paper towel. Kits can either be picked up at Penland or shipped via priority mail. Shipping costs are actual USPS rates and are listed with each camp. 

Safety
We are very mindful of keeping things safe in light of Covid-19, so we'll be using gloves and masks when assembling the kits, and will ensure that materials sit untouched for a minimum of 3 days before they're distributed. All materials in the kits are certified non-toxic.

Video Content
For those with slow internet connections, we can send video content on a USB flash drive instead of by email. Please click the radio button below each kit to tell us your preference.

Shipping Dates Each kit has a Kit Available date in the listing to indicate the first possible date for shipping.

  • Kits that don't include live meetings can be ordered anytime between the Kit Available date and August 30th.

  • Kits with live meetings have Registration Closes dates in the listings.

Registration


Each camp has several payment options, so please read the choices carefully. If you have already paid for camp this year, choose one of the $0 payment options and we'll process your registration accordingly.

If you have any questions or special requests, please contact Lisa at communityeducation@penland.org.

Summer Days with Clay

Instructor: Anna Early
Ages:
 3 to 6
Dates and times: Flexible, based on your family's schedule
Kit available: July 20th
Registration closes: August 30
Cost: $80.00. If shipping, add $15.00

Enjoy this fun material from the Earth and celebrate the world around you! Children will explore the possibilities of working with clay, discover wonders in their own backyards, and let their imaginations run wild with a week's worth of daily clay and mixed-media projects. Students will gain new skills to develop their own unique styles and creations while making small pots, buttons and beads, ornaments, miniature fantasy lands with creatures and gardens, nests with birds and eggs, going on a texture treasure hunt to make tiles. For this age group, the joy of playing and creating with clay is the primary focus, so clay pieces will not be fired. On the shelf they'll last forever, but they won't be for functional use. Kit contains clay, tools, mixed materials (wool, feathers, craft sticks, etc.) and written instructions (no electronic content). Parental supervision is required.

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Description
Amount
Total

$85.40
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$101.42
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$95.00
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$0.00
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$0.00
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$0.00
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Wonderful, Colorful Artists

Instructor: Selma Neel
Ages: 6 to 9
Dates and times: Flexible, based on your family's schedule
Kit available: July 20th
Registration closes: August 30
Cost: $80.00. If shipping, add $15.00

Learn about inspiring artists who have painted the world with vibrant color! Explore the basics of working with acrylic paint as you get to know five artists who will provide you with inspiration for fun, colorful, and exciting paintings: Yayoi Kusama, Frida Kahlo, Alma Thomas, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Rafael López. Together we will capture the joy and magic of color through our art! This kit will contain video and written instructions and all the supplies you'll need to complete the projects. Parental supervision is suggested.

Qty
Description
Amount
Total

$85.40
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$101.42
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$95.00
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$0.00
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$0.00
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$0.00
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PLEASE CHOOSE ONE:
Wooden Toys, Tall Tales, and Traditional Tunes

Instructor: Sam Maren
Ages:
9 to 12
Dates: August 3-7, 2020
Times: Flexible, with live meetings each day at 3:30pm for about 1 hour
Kit available: July 20th
Registration Closes: July 27th
Cost: $95.00. If shipping, add $21.00

Using simple hand woodworking tools, students will explore the rich tradition of creating simple, functional, and often very clever wooden toys for a fun week of learning about this Appalachian tradition. The first part of each day will be spent making one of the toy projects independently, using the pre-cut wooden pieces and written and video instructions provided. We'll join together at 3:30 each afternoon via video conference to share traditional storytelling and songs, and Mr. Sam will be available to help with anything that came up while making that day's toy. The kit will contain everything you need to make a Spinning Top, Flying Whirligig, Racing Car, Tug Boat, and Stump Fiddle.

Qty
Description
Amount
Total

$101.42
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$123.83
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$116.00
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$0.00
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$0.00
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$0.00
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Please choose one:



Embellish It!

Instructor: Mirrah Johnson
Ages:
 13-17
Dates: July 27-31, 2020
Times: Meetings will be held in the afternoon
Registration Deadline: July 20
Kit available: July 20th
Cost: $85.00. If shipping, add $15.00

Use embroidery, beadwork, and stencilling to express yourself on fabric! You can choose your project-create embellishment directly on a piece of your own clothing, make a patch to sew onto most anything, or create a piece of art for the wall. Kit includes written and video instructions on a variety of techniques, all the materials you'll need, and group meetings online to share ideas and receive feedback. The instructor will be available by email during the week for guidance on individual projects.

Qty
Description
Amount
Total

$90.74
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$106.75
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$100.00
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$0.00
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$0.00
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$0.00
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Please choose one:



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