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 19-25, 2022.
Be sure to register early, as these are filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. Registration information for the youth program will be available here at folkschool.org in March 2022. Limited scholarships for Cherokee and Clay County residents are available.
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're an aspiring dance caller or a contra dancer, this week is for you too! If you would like to take the annual Dance Caller's class or have some fun Contra Dancing, check out our eCatalog or call us at 1-800-FOLK-SCH (365-5724)
Volunteer for Little/Middle
Information will be included online regarding how you may apply to assist our instructors in delivering this special experience to the 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. There are many ways to relax and rejuvenate in these mountain surroundings.