Summer will be here soon, and the Hendersonville Arts Council hosts seven new summer camp opportunities for kids. In addition to the new offerings, there are early drop-off options this year to help commuting parents get to work on time. "I always look forward to the camps because the Monthaven Mansion becomes so lively every day of the week," says Executive Director Dan Tidcomb. "We also hold receptions on the last day of camp (Friday) for the kids. They love to explain and show off their completed works to loved ones while enjoying treats and beverages," he adds.


SUMMER ARTISTIKS June 5 - 9 (ages 9 & older) and June 12 - 16 (ages 6 - 9) Focuses on art projects in different mediums like painting, drawing and papier mache. SCULPTURE ART CAMP June 19 - 23 Ages 8 - 11 Carve clay, create giant papier mache bobble heads, make cardboard animal sculptures and learn to paint with feet. IMAGINEERING CAMP June 26 - 30 Ages 7 - 12 Use design-thinking skills to develop daily themes, blueprints and creations from repurposed, upcycled materials. FILM CAMP July 10 - 18 Ages 12 & older Conceptualize and create short films with a final viewing party on the big screen in a movie theater. ART STUDIO CAMP July 17 - 21 Ages 12 & older Explore a variety of artistic mediums and techniques including illustration, portraiture, surrealism and printmaking. LITTLE VISIONARIES ART CAMP July 17 - 21 Ages 6 - 11 (and rising first graders) Explore materials, history and community while collaborating on projects that reflect the city.


Registration is now open for all camps, which are limited in size. All camps take place at the Hendersonville Arts Council at Monthaven, 1017 Antebellum Circle, Hendersonville. Register at For more info, call 615-822-0789 or e-mail