Summer Camps

Our 2024 STEM Summer Camps Wow!

Calling all Coders, Engineers, Scientists, Explorers and Designers!

Prepare your child with 21st century skills.

Enter Zaniac’s STEM Lab for Kids!

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2024 Summer Camps: June 10 – August 23.

  • Small camp sizes
  • Fun always
  • Enjoy time outdoors
Discover how the world works and spark your child’s curiosity in our Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Summer Camps! We engage your child’s mind with interactive Summer Camps to explore, learn, research, experiment and innovate. Enjoy popular favorites & NEW Camps this Summer! Use our cutting-edge tools to create projects and experiments led by our role model instructors.

Each weekly Summer Camp features small camp sizes to provide a personalized and exceptional experience for every child. Have a blast with our STEM Lab Summer Camps in our safe & fun Zaniac Campus located in Biltmore Park Town Square in South Asheville!

NEW! Zaniac Summer Camps at WNC! If our South Asheville campus location isn't convenient for you, Zaniac offers weekly camps at other locations in WNC.

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AVL summer camps 2021

Summer 2024 – STEM Camps that Wow!

Summer Camps Run Weekly June 10 – August 23

Kids will have a blast in our safe & fun campus located in Biltmore Park Town Square!

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Math Boot Camp

Enjoy our fun-filled approach to Math where campers can even draw on our walls! Every Math Camper takes an individual Zane Math Assessment so we can customize a math program for each child from our 14,000 math problems database. Accelerate in math and avoid the summertime slide. We make math so fun and easy to understand that kids can’t wait to come back.Camps for Kids in Grades K-2, 3-5 and 6-8.

Engineering: Simple Machines NEW!

Simple Machines is perfect for younger learners who are just getting started with LEGO. Students get an introduction to levers, inclined planes, pulleys, screws, and complete challenges in teams. Learn how simple machines are all around us (the flagpole at school, the wheelbarrow in your backyard, The seesaw at the playground!) and how they're used to make complex tasks easier to do.Camps for kids in grades K-2 and 3-5.

Engineering: Robotics for Beginners

Technology and math skills come to life as we teach kids the basics of Robotics using lots of hands-on activities. We will spark curiosity with our friends Ozobot and DashBot!Camps for Kids in Grades K-2.

Engineering: Robot Inventors

Design multiple prototypes to find the most effective way to move a robot without using wheels or test the efficiency of two different grabber designs. In Robot Inventors Camp, you get to combine colorful LEGO building elements, easy-to-use hardware, and an intuitive drag-and-drop coding language based on Scratch. Let our Instructors and SPIKE Prime engage your child through fun, real-world learning activities to think critically and solve complex problems. Let your kids become the innovative minds of tomorrow! Camps for Kids in Grades 3-5 and 6-8.

Future Design Builders NEW!

Young visionaries transform dreams into reality and creativity meets construction! This camp is a haven for budding architects, engineers, and designers eager to explore the limitless possibilities of the future. Through a blend of hands-on activities and design challenges, campers will embark on an exciting journey to envision and build the world of tomorrow. Camps for kids in grades K-2 and 3-5.

Engineering: Electronics Lab

Get charged up! Campers will be introduced to the basic properties of electricity and electronics. Learn the fundamentals behind circuitry and how circuits are used in the technological devices we use today. Kids will be able to create circuits to shine a light bulb, spin a motor and produce sounds. Camps for Kids in Grades K-2 and 3-5.

Games Based Learning: Minecraft Explorer

Game-Based Learning using Minecraft™ capitalizes on the love you already have for the game as we explore math (like Cartesian coordinates) to navigate while working together with friends to accomplish group missions. Explore real science and engineering concepts like biomes and gravity playing a game you love. Camps for Kids in Grades K-2, 3-5 and 6-8.

Games Based Learning: Minecraft Galaxy

Game-Based Learning using Minecraft™ capitalizes on the love you already have for the game as we explore the galaxy! Learn about Earth's oceans and undersea life with the Oceancraft mod, and explore space with the Galacticraft mod. Design and build rockets that travel to the moon, International Space Station, and even Mars. The final camp culminates with a team-building space rescue! Camps for Kids in Grades K-2, 3-5 and 6-8.

Game-Based Learning: Minecraft Architectural Design NEW!

In Architectural Design, students learn the basics of urban planning and building design. Explore real-world architectural landmarks through Google Maps & Street View, then take that knowledge and apply it to designing a cityscape using Minecraft™ and Tinkercad. Students will research and collect examples of interesting or unusual buildings from around the world and explore why these buildings are unique. Following their research, students will plan, design and build their own examples of amazing architecture in Minecraft! Camps for Kids in Grades 3-5 and 6-8.

Games Based Learning: Minecraft Engineering & Design

Campers explore the inner workings of manufacturing and heavy industry, ranging from baseline resource gathering to advanced metal production. With the simplified tools provided by Minecraft, students set up working facilities to create products from raw materials, and set up a logistics network that can efficiently move items to where they are needed. Camps for Kids in Grades 3-5 and 6-8.

Game-Based Learning: Minecraft Physics NEW!

Embark on an adventure into the realm of physics through this innovative camp! Dive into the captivating realm of Newton’s Laws, mechanics, and thermo-dynamics in a gamified setting. Engage with intricate concepts including fluid physics and electromagnetics, all within the immersive landscape of Minecraft. Our camps are tailored to ignite the curiosity of kids, offering a stimulating journey through the world of science and gaming. Camps for Kids in Grades 3-5 and 6-8.

Game-Based Learning: Minecraft Redstone Lab NEW!

It’s electrifying! Redstone is the circuit equivalent in Minecraft that allows students to use electrical engineering concepts to create complex machines such as a clock or a calculator. In Zaniac’s Redstone Lab program, students will learn about inputs, outputs, logic gates and more through the latest version of Minecraft. Using their creativity and critical-thinking skills, students will help scientists solve electrical challenges throughout the laboratory. Camps for Kids in Grades 3-5 and 6-8.

Games Based Learning: Chess

Chess Camp helps your child develop strategic thinking skills critical to success. Chess helps develop higher order thinking skills, enhances creativity, and improves memory—while giving your child a leg up at school. Camps for Kids in Grades K-2, 3-5 and 6-8.

Coding: Scratch Coder

Intro to Scratch teaches programming concepts such as sequences, loops, iterative development, and debugging using a modern, block-based approach. Students create animations and videos to share with friends and family. Camps for Kids in Grades 3-5 and 6-8.

Coding: Computer Science Lab with micro:bits

Get an introduction to coding and computer science by way of making and design, using the new micro:bit microcontroller board, and Microsoft’s easy and powerful MakeCode block-based coding environment. It is a project-based curriculum with a maker philosophy at its core; the idea is that by making physical objects, students create a context for learning the coding and computer science concepts and using interesting problems that students want to solve! Camps for Kids in Grades 3-5 and 6-8.

Coding: Python Coder

Students will learn about turtles—little arrows students use to program. Students will use turtles to learn loops, methods to make drawing numbers/shapes easier, and conditionals which change the way the turtle will move based on what they tell it to do. These techniques will help students learn how python works, and how to program, while keeping it fun. Camps for Kids in Grades 3-5 and 6-8.

Coding: Java Coder NEW!

Explore the fundamentals of Java programming with our latest offering for aspiring coders. Delve into the essential syntax of Java, a powerful enterprise-level programming language, while guiding and instructing the robotic marvel, Karel. Craft diverse virtual environments, maneuver Karel through various landscapes, and unleash its artistic side by creating intricate shapes and letters. Our camps cater to the curious minds of kids, offering an engaging and immersive learning experience. Camps for Kids in Grades 3-5 and 6-8.

Coding: Makey Makey NEW!

Campers dive headfirst into the exciting world of invention, exploration, and hands-on learning. Makey Makey technology revolutionizes the way we interact with the world around us, empowering campers to transform everyday objects into extraordinary inventions. Engage in a series of stimulating challenges and creative projects, from turning bananas into piano keys to transforming playdough into game controllers, the possibilities are endless! Learn the principles of circuits, coding basics, and design thinking while creating your own unique inventions. Camps for Kids in Grades 3-5 and 6-8.

Art & Design: 3D Printing & Design

Learn advanced, professional level 3D modeling and CAD techniques! With an emphasis on functional design and robust modeling, students will learn the specifics of how 3D Print & Design is used today. Learn about the software used in college design and architecture classes, slicer software and how to alter your own print settings. Campers will design and create a print* each day. *Prints will not be ready on the same day.Camps for Kids in Grades 3-5 and 6-8.

Art & Design: Fashion Design

Design one-of-a-kind looks using digital modeling and create custom, wearable accessories through 3D printing. Explore color theory and use the open-source vector graphics software Inkscape. Assemble your own custom garment designs by assembling mood boards, drawing vectors, arranging nodes, and layering color palettes. Something for every taste—from dresses to sports gear! Camps for Kids in Grades 3-5 and 6-8.

Art & Design: GarageBand Music Lab NEW!

Get hands-on experience with real-world music production equipment and bring your song ideas to life! GarageBand® Music Lab is the perfect primer for beginners who want to learn the basics of one of the most popular and accessible DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) programs out there. Starting with the basics of musical notation and form, students work through looping, editing, sound manipulation, and capturing vocals and MIDI instrumentation to create their own music. Unleash your musical creativity!Camps for Kids in Grades 3-5 and 6-8.

Science: Kitchen Chemistry

Join us for the most delicious week of the summer! Do you know what makes something soft or hard, or a solid, liquid, or gas? Chemistry tells you. We’ll make goop, cause chemical reactions, create yummy treats and munch, munch more! Each activity will illustrate an important chemistry concept. Camps for Kids in Grades K-2 and 3-5.

Science: Eco-Explorers NEW!

Calling all young adventurers! Join us for an unforgettable camp filled with exploration, discovery, and eco-friendly fun! Through hands-on activities and interactive lessons, campers will uncover the secrets of the ecosystem, learn about biodiversity, and engage in sustainable practices that nurture our planet. Observe wildlife in their natural habitats and learn about conservation efforts that make a real impact. From nature hikes to wildlife observation, each day is a new adventure! Camps for Kids Grades K-2, 3-5 and 6-8.

Science: Dinosaur Adventure NEW!

Young paleontologists embark on an extraordinary journey into the ancient world of dinosaurs! Join us for a thrilling expedition where curious minds delve into the mysteries of the past. Campers will step back in time to the Mesozoic Era, discovering the colossal creatures that once roamed the Earth. Through exciting hands-on activities, interactive learning sessions, and thrilling adventures, our campers will unravel the secrets of these magnificent creatures.Camps for Kids in Grades K-2 and 3-5.

STEM Quest Galactic Missions NEW!

Where art and construction combine to unleash creative hands-on projects. Do you like to create, build, tinker, invent, learn and share? Campers will engage with hands-on learning and problem solving through a range of tools, machines, technology, possibilities and instructor encouragement. Enjoy maker concepts such as programming, robotics, engineering, multimedia and design.Camps for Kids in Grades in K-2 and 3-5.

STEM Super HeroesNEW!

Compose in our Music Lab. Tinker with Circuits. Make Superhero gadgets in Robotics. Design costumes with Inkscape. Make Masks with Paper Circuits. Design in 3D and print logos and symbols. Camps for Kids in Grades K-2 and 3-5.

Zaniac Summer Camps Feature:
  • Fun, safe and encouraging environment
  • Cutting-edge tools to create projects + conduct experiments
  • Small camp sizes grouped by age = exceptional experience
  • Lunch + Play Outdoors
  • Gain STEM skills + avoid the summertime slide
  • Weekly feedback from role model instructors
  • Make new friends & boost confidence
  • Camps are grouped by grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8
All-Day Weekly Camps
  • 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Camp fee: $499 (Week of July 1-3: $299)
  • Monthly installment payment option available. Call us!

Half-Day Weekly Camps
  • 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. or 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Camp fee: $299 (Week of July 1-3: $179)
  • Monthly installment payment option available. Call us!

Make Summer Camp Plans with Confidence!

Multiple Cancellation or Rescheduling Options Available.

Please Note: Our Summer Camps sell out and flexibility becomes a challenge as the summer gets closer. We have made necessary changes to our cancellation policy with that factor in mind. For camps between June 1 and August 31: For cancellations made at least 30 days prior to the start date of camp, the customer has the option of either (i) having the amount paid refunded less a cancellation fee of $75 per camp (or the total amount if it is less than $75), or (ii) having the amount paid added as a credit to your Zaniac account. For cancellations less than 30 days prior to the start date of the camp, there is no refund or credit (with the specific exception that if the cancellation is due to the camper’s documented COVID-19 diagnosis or quarantine order then the customer will receive credit to their Zaniac account of the amount paid less a cancellation fee of $75 per camp). Any amount credited will be maintained as a credit on your account and can be used for any future purchases made within 1 year of the cancellation. Your credit is transferable to any family member.