Every summer the Folk School opens its doors to young folks age 7-17 for Little/Middle
Folk School, an opportunity for youths to discover Appalachian culture and to take part
in hands-on programs in dozens of 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 features nearly 30 youth classes. Be sure to register early, as these are filled
on a first-come, first-serve basis. Registration information for the youth programs will be
available online at www.folkschool.org in mid March 2014.
Colorful Corn Shuck Dolls
For families interested in coming to the Folk School as a group, there are several opportunities for adults this week:
Interested in dance? Take a class!
Please see the listings at right if you would like to take the annual Dance Caller’s class, or have some fun Contra Dancing.
Volunteer for Little/Middle
Information will be include 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.
Lodging and meals information and rates will be included in the Little/Middle application online, available mid March 2014.
Forging some fun
Classes will be posted online in mid-December 2013.
This week is designed to provide youths, ages 12 to 17, the opportunity to take classes side-by-side with a parent, grandparent, or other relative or guardian.