Every summer the Folk School opens its doors to young folks ages 7-17 for Little/Middle Folk School, an opportunity for youths to discover Appalachian culture and to take part in hand-on programs in dozens of arts and crafts. Little/Middle is scheduled for June 20-26, 2021.
Participants are divided into two groups. "Littles" are rising second-graders to rising sixth-graders, and "Middles" are rising seventh-graders to rising twelfth-graders (minimum age 11). Due to COVID, Littles take 2 classes and Middles take 1 class out of nearly 17 youth classes.
Preview of classes for Little/Middle 2021 and the Volunteer application will be available on March 24 on this page.
Application will go live on April 7.
Space is limited and we usually reach capacity with a waitlist. We recommend that you sign up as soon as possible once the application is open.
Class begins at 9:05 am and ends at 3:30 pm. All students must be picked up no later than 4:30 pm. No aftercare program is available.
Tuition for Little/Middle is $150 per child. Balance is due no later than May 20. Due to COVID 19, there is no onsite housing available for students, parents or volunteers.
A nonrefundable application fee of $5 is required in order to complete the online application. If you are not accepted, you will be placed on a wait list. You may contact us at any time to remove yourself from the wait list.
If accepted, you will receive a confirmation of acceptance by email from the Folk School and a class schedule and materials list will be emailed at the end of April.
Little/Middle Cancellation Policy: No refunds will be made after May 20, 2021. If a student must be removed from the program due to a discipline problem, no refund will be given.
A limited number of Little/Middle scholarships are available based on financial need for Cherokee and Clay county residents. For a scholarship, you can apply directly on the Little Middle application. Please contact Tammy Godfrey for more information at 828-837-2775.