Little Middle

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 take part in hands-on programs in various arts and crafts. 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.

Little Middle is scheduled for June 18-24, 2023

Registration for Little Middle is available online via our Slideroom page, with applications opening in March 2023. Be sure to register early, as these spots are filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. Space is limited and we usually reach capacity with a waitlist. Limited scholarships for Cherokee and Clay County residents are available. If interested, simply fill out the additional field on your Little Middle application.

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Fun for adults too!

For families interested in coming to the Folk School as a group, there are several opportunities for adults this week:

Interested in Dance? 
If you would like to take the annual Dance Caller’s class, or have some fun dancing together, please see the dance class listings on Configio.

Volunteer for Little Middle
Information will be included soon about how you may apply to assist our instructors in delivering this special experience to kids.

Enjoy the Folk School
Bring your unfinished craft projects and gather with new friends to share ideas. Nestle in a rocking chair and read a book. Explore nature trails and our historic campus. There are many ways to relax and rejuvenate in these mountain surroundings.

Little Middle: News & Stories


Little Middle 2022

Every summer the Folk School…


Help Foster a Child’s Learning and Creativity

For only $173, you can help foster a child’s learning and creativity. By providing a scholarship for our week-long Little/Middle Folk School, you can help kids learn about Appalachian culture and explore fun and educational art and craft classes.


Socks and Sweaters: Expand Your Knitting Horizons with Margaret Radcliffe

Margaret Radcliffe is teaching two Knitting classes next month at the Folk School: My First Sock (Feb. 28 – March 2 / Weekend) and the Easiest Sweaters in the World (March 2-8). Come learn new techniques to take your garment knitting to the next level (or the first level if you are new to socks and sweaters). I chatted with Margaret about Knitting, the Folk School, and what it is like to write about Knitting. Enjoy our interview!


Two Blacksmiths are Living at my House

The following is a post by local blogger, Tipper Wilson Pressley. Visit Tipper’s blog, Blind Pig & the Acorn about all things Appalachia.


Jan Recaps Little Middle 2010

The Folk School recently completed Little Folk School and Middle Folk School–“Little Middle” or “L/M” as it looms on our planning calendars.  There were 284 students: 156 Little (age 7-12) and 128 Middle (age 13-17), mostly locals, in 26 classes with 30 amazing teachers and a 37-member volunteer crew.

Locate & Contact

Please contact Tammy Godfrey for more information around Little Middle.

The John C. Campbell Folk School

Little Middle Coordinator

Tammy Godfrey

1.800.FOLK.SCH (365-5724)

Mailing Address
One Folk School Road
Brasstown, NC 28902

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