Summer Camps

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

Enter Zaniac’s STEAM Lab for Kids!

Discover how the world works! Spark your child’s curiosity in our Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math Summer Camps!

We engage your child’s mind and hands 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 Summer Camp is grouped for your child’s age and grade. Our small camp sizes provide a personalized and exceptional experience for every child. Have a blast with our STEAM Lab Summer Camps in our safe & fun Zaniac Campus located in Biltmore Park Town Square in South Asheville!

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AVL Summer Photo

Empowering the next generation of innovators! For K-8 grade Kids.

Summer Camps Run Weekly June 10 - August 23

Zaniac Summer Camp Features:
  • Cutting-edge tools to create projects + conduct experiments
  • Small camp sizes grouped by age = exceptional experience
  • Gain STEAM skills + avoid the summertime slide
  • Fun, safe and encouraging environment
  • Lunch & play outdoors
  • Weekly feedback from role model instructors
  • Make new friends & boost confidence
  • Zaniac T-shirt with every camp
  • Certificate of completion after every camp

Grades K-2

Popular camps include STEAM Quest, Robotics, Engineering, Coding, Minecraft and Electronics Lab.

Grades 3-5

Popular camps include STEAM Quest, Drones, Minecraft Galaxy, Kerbal Space, Advanced Robotics, GarageBand Music Lab, Space Exploration, Coding and 3D Printing.

Grades 6-8

Popular camps include STEAM Quest, 3D Popular camps include STEAM Quest, Fashion Design, Java Coder, Minecraft Redstone, Advanced 3D Printing, Advanced Robotics and Drones!

Full-Day Weekly Camps:
  • 8:00am-5:00pm
  • Full Week: $449 (July 4th Week: $359)
  • Please bring a sack lunch
  • Morning & Afternoon snack provided
Half-Day Weekly Camps:
  • 8:00am-12:00pm or 1:00pm-5:00pm
  • Full Week: $279 (July 4th Week: $229)
  • Snack provided
Need an earlier drop off?
  • Call or email us for special arrangements.
  • 828.575.0355 or email:
After-Care Pricing:
  • 5:00pm-6:00pm
  • $10 per day/$50 M-F

As camps fill up, we will use wait-lists to notify you of an opening.

Zaniac is conveniently located just off the interstate in Biltmore Park Town Square!
Drop off and pick up out front when spaces available. Easy parking in back. We open early and stay until 6 p.m. to help you!

Looking for multiple weeks of Summer Camp? Ask us about Edison Club & Save!

Zaniac Summer Camp Categories

Engineer Camps:
  • Mechanical Engineering: Grades K-2, 3-5
  • Robotics for Beginners: Grades K-2
  • Advanced Robotics: Grades 3-5, 6-8
  • Drones: Build & Fly: Grades 3-5, 6-8
  • Kerbal Space Program: Grades 3-5, 6-8
  • NEW! Computer Engineering Lab: Grades 3-5, 6-8
  • Exploring Electronics Lab: Grades K-2, 3-5
  • NEW! Little Engineers Circuits Lab: Grades K-2, 3-5
Explorer Camps:
  • Minecraft Explorer: Grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8
  • Minecraft Galaxy: Grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8
  • Minecraft Redstone Lab: Grades 3-5, 6-8
  • NEW! Minecraft Engineering & Design: Grades 3-5, 6-8
  • STEAM Quest Wizardry Wonders: Grades 3-5, 6-8
  • STEAM Quest Superheroes: Grades K-2, 3-5
  • STEAM Quest Galactic Missions: Grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8
  • STEAM Quest Computer Mastery: Grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8
  • NEW! STEAM Quest Maker Space: Grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8
Coder Camps:
  • Scratch Coder: Grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8
  • Game Design with Scratch: Grades 3-5, 6-8
  • Minecraft Mods Coder: Grades 3-5, 6-8
  • NEW! Java Coder: Grades 3-5,6-8
  • Website Maker: Grades 3-5, 6-8
Designer Camps:
  • 3D Printing & Design: Grades 3-5, 6-8
  • Advanced 3D Printing & Design: Grades 3-5, 6-8
  • Fashion Design: Grades 3-5, 6-8
  • GarageBand Music Lab: Grades 3-5, 6-8
Artist Camps:
  • NEW! Mockumentary Movie: Grades 6-8
Scientist Camps:
  • NEW! Earth Science: Grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8
  • NEW! Space Exploration: Grades K-2,3-5, 6-8
Academic Enrichment Camps:
  • Zane Math: Grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8
  • Chess: Grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8

Zaniac Summer Camp Category Descriptions

Zaniac Engineer Camps

Think, build and create! Explore mechanical and electrical engineering through hands-on exploration and innovation! Technology is a powerful way to teach kids engineering skills with littleBits circuits, LEGO EV3 robots, drones and more!
For kids Grades K-8, including Rising Kindergartners
Click here to view Engineering Camps.

Zaniac Exporer Camps

Discover and investigate! Explore biology, math, physics & the galaxy with a game your kids already love—Minecraft! Learn about aerospace engineering and orbital mechanics in our Kerbal Space Camp. Plus, spark curiosity with our themed STEAM Quests! Be a wizard, superhero, astronaut and more!
For kids Grades K-8, including Rising Kindergartners
Click here to view Explorer Camps.

Zaniac Coder Camps

It’s never too early to learn to code, an essential 21st century technology skill for every child. Go from true beginner using Scratch to writing custom code in Java! Use our developer tools in Minecraft Mods Coder to create custom items, blocks and materials. Take your new coding skills and program robots, design a game or create your own website.
For kids Grades K-8, including Rising Kindergartners
Click here to view Coder Camps.

Zaniac Designer Camps

Students are immersed in the engineering and design process while creating 3D prints, musical compositions, and even their own fashion designs. Campers create their own projects using our cutting-edge tech tools such as TinkerCad, PrintStudio, Inkscape, and GarageBand.
For kids Grades K-8, including Rising Kindergartners
Click here to view Designer Camps.

NEW! Zaniac Artist Camps

We're partnering with Asheville Improv Collective to offer a NEW Summer Camp focused on the "A" for Arts in STEAM! Recently featured on NPR, Asheville Improv Collective gives kids grades 6-8 the opportunity to gain confidence, learn to collaborate in groups, express themselves creatively and think on their feet in a safe & supportive environment! If you’ve ever said, “my child should be on stage or in the movies,” run, (don’t walk!) to sign up for this mashup of technology meeting arts in this FUN Summer Camp!
For kids Grades 6-8
Click here to view Artist Camps.

NEW! Zaniac Scientist Camps

Our Scientists discover more about our Earth and Space! Explore the powers of our twisting, shaking, moving Earth as we learn about tornadoes, hurricanes, earthquakes and volcanoes with hands-on activities and experiments. In Space Exploration, campers find out if you have what it takes to be an astronaut. Discover what technology astronauts use on their missions, and see space through the eyes of an astronaut!
For kids Grades K-8, including Rising Kindergartners
Click here to view Scientist Camps.

Zaniac Summer Camp Descriptions

Be an Engineer
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.

NEW! Little Engineers Circuits

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.

Exploring Electronics

Be an electrical engineer! Explore electrical engineering through hands-on exploration and innovation using littleBits™, a system of modules that magnetically snap together to build projects ranging from flashlights to synthesizers. Learn about basic inputs, outputs, analogs, electricity, and more!
Camps for Kids in Grades K-2 and 3-5.

Kerbal Space Program

Use a realistic aerospace simulator to learn about aerospace engineering, orbital mechanics, aerodynamics, and space exploration concepts, igniting a lifelong interest in science and space!
Camps for Kids in Grades 3-5 and 6-8.

Mechanical Engineering

Think, build, create! Our engineering camp explores mechanical engineering through hands-on exploration and innovation. You will get an introduction to levers, inclined planes, pulleys, screws, and complete challenges through building motorized mechanisms in teams.
Camps for Kids in Grades K-2 and 3-5.

Advanced Robotics

Work with our robotics experts to build more complex robot systems using our LEGO EV3 Robotics System! Learn about sensors and motors, the scientific method, forces, and design through exploring scientific and engineering concepts.
Camps for Kids in Grades 3-5 and 6-8.

Computer Engineering

Microcontrollers use open source hardware that makes electronics accessible to all. Learn programming logic through hands-on hardware projects, work with sensors to explore the science of light and sound, and build creatively with real circuit boards to create projects like color-mixing lamps.
Camps for Kids in Grades 3-5 and 6-8.

Drones: Build & Fly!

Watch your engineering and coding skills take flight with Drones! Campers use creativity and critical-thinking skills to successfully engineer the design and code behind two drone models. Explore physics and geometry to understand how the anatomy of a drone supports its course of flight and how to program their drone with block programming commands to pilot their drone's flight path. Complete a variety of hands-on challenges and understand the real-world applications of drone technology.
Camps for Kids in Grades 3-5 and 6-8.

Be an Explorer
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.

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.

Minecraft Redstone

Enter the electrifying Redstone Lab, the circuit equivalent in Minecraft that allows students to use electrical engineering concepts to create complex machines such as a clock or a calculator. Learn about inputs, outputs, logic gates. Use critical-thinking skills to solve electrical challenges throughout the laboratory.
Camps for Kids in Grades 3-5 and 6-8.

Minecraft Engineering & Design

Students 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.

STEAM Quest Wizardry Wonders

Enter the world of your child’s favorite books! Make scientist glasses, 3D printed magic wands, and learn about magic potions! Who needs a flashlight when you can create magic spells? End camp with a game of Battlebots, cheering for your favorite team!
Camps for Kids in Grades K-2 and 3-5.

STEAM Quest Galactic Missions

Build and program robots for space missions and compose your own soundtrack in our Music Lab for your stellar mission! Navigate the map of foreign cities in Minecraft and use Scratch to create your own robot mission training camp to deliver cargo to your space destination!
Camps for Kids in Grades K-2, 3-5 and 6-8.

STEAM Quest Superheroes

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.

STEAM Quest Computer Mastery

If you want to understand computers and learn basic computer skills and software—this camp is for you. We cover Touch Typing, Internet Safety, Fake News, and Microsoft Programs including Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
Camps for Kids in Grades K-2, 3-5 and 6-8.

NEW! STEAM Quest Maker Space

Do you like to to create, build, tinker, invent, learn and share? Campers will be exposed to highly engaging hands-on learning and problem solving through a great range of tools, machines, technology, possibilities, and instructor encouragement. They will gain familiarity with maker concepts such as programming, robotics, engineering, multimedia, and design.
Camps for Kids in Grades K-2, 3-5 and 6-8.

Be a Coder
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 K-2, 3-5 and 6-8.

Game Design with Scratch

Create a new game every camp and program classic arcade games (like Pac-man) and more. Learn advanced concepts, such as broadcasting, variables, and adaptability while working on collaborative learning skills.
Camps for Kids in Grades 3-5 and 6-8.

Website Maker

Create your own website, going all the way from concept to functional, hosted site. Learn the basics of the HTML5 and CSS3 web languages, layout strategies, color theory, and responsive web design. Start by brainstorming your initial concept, wireframing a template in Moqups, building in Weebly, and tweaking the HTML and CSS to dial in the design. Web Makers also learn about site maintenance, including UX feedback, testing, updates, domain management, and hosting.
Camps for Kids in Grades 3-5 and 6-8.

NEW! Java Coder

Learn the basic syntax of Java, an enterprise level programming language, by controlling the robot Karel to navigate, interact with, and change a world. Learn how to create different types of worlds for Karel to roam, and have Karel draw shapes and letters!
Camps for Kids in Grades 3-5 and 6-8.

Minecraft Mods Coder

Work with developer tools including JDK, Eclipse, Terminal, and Gimp to create custom items, blocks, and new materials by writing your own code in Java. Learn to install resource packs and pre-existing mods, and interpret the elements of existing mods to define qualities for your own.
Camps for Kids in Grades 3-5 and 6-8.

Be a Designer
GarageBand Music Lab

Get hands-on experience with real-world music production equipment and bring your song ideas to life! Enter our Music Lab using GarageBand®, the perfect primer for beginners. Start with the basics of musical notation and form, and you’ll work through looping, editing, sound manipulation, and capturing vocals and MIDI instrumentation to create your own music.
Camps for Kids in Grades 3-5 and 6-8.

3D Printing & Design

Get immersed in the engineering and design process through working with cutting edge software and technology. Take your exciting ideas and turn them into reality with 3D prints!
Camps for Kids in Grades 3-5 and 6-8.

Advanced 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.
Camps for Kids in Grades 3-5 and 6-8.

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.

Be an Artist
NEW! Mockumentary Movie

Think The Office, but age appropriate! Mockumentary Movie Camp will focus on using improv to learn about comedy and joke construction while teaching story structure as it relates to film.
Camps for Kids in Grades 6-8.

Be a Scientist
NEW! Earth Science

Understand water cycles and the impact of the weather. Surviving the fury of mother nature can be a challenge. Learn what a meteorologist looks at to determine our weather. Explore our twisting, shaking, moving Earth as we understand the power tornadoes, hurricanes, earthquakes, tsunamis and volcanoes. Can you construct a home that will withstand the fury of mother nature? Let’s take a scientific look at our changing climate.
Camps for Kids in Grades K-2, 3-5 and 6-8

NEW! Space Exploration

Do you have what it takes to be an astronaut? Join us as we explore space through the eyes of an astronaut. Let’s learn more about the planets, moons, stars and space technology. Journey with us as we travel through our solar system and participate in real astronaut-training activities, including living in space. Discover the technologies that space scientists and astronauts use, including lunar rovers and robotic arms. Using what you have learned in this camp, will you be able to survive in space?
Camps for Kids in Grades K-2, 3-5 and 6-8.

Additional Academic Summer Camps

Zane Math

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


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.
Chess Camps available for Kids in Grades K-2, 3-5 and 6-8.

Our Summer Camp space is limited, so enroll today!