Woods Summer Wonders
Class Descriptions

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Adventures in Drawing

Explore the world of drawing through discovering new and exciting techniques, styles, and materials.  Campers will try out both classic and unique methods of unlocking their artistic creativity to sketch up amazing landscapes, portraits, and whatever we come up with along the way! Throughout the week we will be exploring different exercises and activities to draw our wildest imaginings to life.

Ages:   6-14

Registration Fee:  $180

Supply Fee:  $15

After-Camp Care w/Loretta Hackney 4:00-5:00 p.m.



Boss not nice enough to let you off work every day in time to pick your camper up from Woods at 4:00 p.m.?  What's THAT about?  Did someone forget to tell him/her that it's SUMMER???  We've got a solution for you: your children can hang out & chill out with Loretta Hackney's after camp until you can pick them up!  Mrs. Hackney's ability to relate well to children of all ages is proven, and she'll offer a nice relaxing time for her after-camp kids during which entertainment options will include a variety of things ranging from artistic endeavors to academic assistance. 

Cost: $25/week*

You may also pay $5/day if you do not need before-camp care for the entire week.  Make these arrangements directly with Mrs. Hackney. 

Before-Camp Care w/Loretta Hackney 7:45-9:00 a.m.


Do you need to drop your camper off early in order to arrive at work on time?  We have before-camp care available from 7:45-9:00 a.m. every day with Loretta Hackney.   Loretta's rapport with children is legendary, and the environment she provides is filled with light, love & laughter.

Cost: $25/week*

You may also pay $5/day if you do not need before-camp for the entire week. Make these arrangements directly with Mrs. Hackney. 

Camp Cole (a preschool camping adventure)

Join us as we have fun adventures camping out in our tents. We will sit around a fire (pretend of course!) and tell stories. We will experience yummy treats like s’mores as well as go hiking (on the playground) and fishing (in a small pool). Kids will enjoy fun camping stories, games, and crafts. We can’t wait to take you along on a great adventure.

Ages:  4-6

Registration Fee:  $200


Driver's Education

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Summer is coming, and it's a great time to get your child's Driver's Education class over and done with in anticipation of his/her obtaining their driver's license in time for Fall!

We have partnered with JORDAN DRIVING SCHOOL OF THE CAROLINAS to offer a compressed Driver's Ed class over the summer, as follows:

June 22-26, 2020

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

9:00 a.m. – 3 p.m

This course is comprised of 30-hours classroom instruction as well as six (6) hours of behind-the-wheel instruction by certified instructors, as required by the NC DMV.  This will be scheduled by Jordan,  based on the student's age (oldest to youngest).

Other Reqiurements:  North Carolina requires all students to have a DMV basic eye check.  DMV will send a representative to the class to administer the basic eye check

Additional Information:  You will find additional information regarding this course here:

PLEASE NOTE:  Jordan Driving School requires a that a special registration form be completed; you will find that form here. Return it to the school office for processing. 

IMPORTANT:  We need BOTH the completed Jordan Driving School form referenced immediately above AND an online registration through this website to process your child's registration in this Driver's Ed Course:




PLEASE TAKE NOTE OF THIS LIMITATION:  Students cannot miss a single class for any reason, including illness, sporting events, out of town, etc.  On-time daily attendance is necessary to pass the course.  (The State's requirement of a minimum of 30 hours of classroom instruction is non-negotiable and inflexible!)

Additional Resource:  

North Carolina Driver's Handbook

Before a student driver can apply for a NC driver's license, they'll need to prepare for the written test by studying the traffic rules and regulations in North Carolina.

All of this information is found in the North Carolina Driver's Handbook (REV 2015)—a comprehensive guide to driving in the state. Topics covered in the DMV handbook include:

  • Defensive driving techniques.
  • NC driver's license exams.
  • Basic driving skills.
  • Driving under hazardous conditions.
  • Traffic signals, signs, and pavement markings.
  • Vehicle registration and titling.
  • Required vehicle inspections in North Carolina.
  • Registering as an organ donor.

Age Requirement:  Students must be 14-1/2 years of age as of the first day of class (6/24) to take Driver's Education

Registration Fee:  $410

Handcraft Your Own Metal Jewelry


This class will show students the possibilities of handcrafting your own metal jewelry while exploring the idea of creating a small business. Campers will sketch ideas in their own sketchbooks (provided), practice using tools and handling metal before creating several pieces of copper jewelry, including a pendant, ring and earrings. There will be a trip to a retail art gallery where students will be introduced to all kinds of local creations and how they are displayed.  There may even be a stop at the local ice cream parlor. On the last day of camp, we’ll set up our own jewelry store displaying students handcrafted pieces, displays, and business names for parents and visitors.

Ages:  8-14 (7 with instructor's approval, email camp director Ann Kaiyala at akaiyala@woodscharter.org for more information)

Registration fee:  $200

Supply fee:  $25

Transportation fee:  $5

I Wanna Sing Disney!


I Wanna Sing Disney camp will involve participants in lots of singing favorite Disney tunes in microphones, crafts, snacks, playing ukulele, and dressing up in Disney costumes. What could be more fun?! Each day campers will be creating Disney themed crafts and sharing in Disney themed snacks. We will finish the week by making t-shirts featuring campers in their favorite Disney setting. Come join the fun with us this year!!

Ages: 4-12

Registration fee:  $180

Supply fee:  $25

Mad Scientist - Dissection Lab

Ever wanted to know what a heart or brain looks like? WARNING! This camp may GROSS YOU OUT! We will be learning about major organs and dissecting real animal organs in order to understand their purpose and function. Each day we will do a real hands on dissection of sheep brains, pig hearts and much much more.

Ages:  8-14

Registration Fee:  $200

Supply Fee:  $20

Middle School Hiking Camp

Campers will explore hiking and other activities during this week of outdoor adventure, many of which will occur off-campus.

The benefits of hiking for adosecents are too numerous to count, but here are some of the main ones:

  • Fun. The most obvious of the benefits of hiking for middle schoolers is the fact that hiking is, first and foremost, a bonding experience. There are very few situations in which bonding time isn’t beneficial to all parties. Hiking includes many parts of a full-on camping trip, while only requiring a fraction of the time.
  • Physical health. Although it goes without saying, going on regular hikes improves the physical well-being. Hiking can lower the risk of many nasty diseases, as well as simply being useful to keep in good shape.
  • Mental health. Hiking is not only good for the body; it is good for the mind. Hiking can alleviate the effects of stress and even help depression. Middle school students who go on regular hikes are more likely to stay healthy in other important areas of their lives as well, including keeping a sleep routine, which in turn can mitigate the effects of many mental disorders.
  • Improved mood and school performance. Exercise such as hiking can make a person feel fresh – and this freshness, in turn, translates to quicker thinking.
  • Connection with nature. There is no better way for a middle school student to discover themselves than to have time surrounded by fresh air and beautiful scenery. By having time to reflect, they can learn who they truly are.

Ages:  10-14

Registration Fee:  $180

Transportation Fee:  $20

Project Funway Fashion Creation

Intently sewing!

Campers will design their own garment line using fashion sketches, which they will brand with their own company name. They will then create a fun clothing item, learning to use a simple pattern. They will also learn to use a sewing machine to sew their piece. A field trip to JOANN Fabric will enable the students to select their own special fabric and trims, and a visit from a real world fashion designer will give them a glimpse into that profession. During the final class, students will be able to introduce their fashion lines and model their unique creations!

Ages:  9+

Registration fee:  $190

Supply fee:  $25

Transportation fee:  $5

Spy Camp - Secret Agent Training

Campers will learn what it means to be as spy. Each day they will receive new challenges and will create gadgets to help them along the way. This is an action packed camp filled with puzzles, secret messages and building projects.

Ages:  6-12

Registration Fee:  $190


Under the Big Top: A Camp for Preschoolers!

Little Ladies and Little Gentlemen come and join Ringmaster Cole as she presents a three ring circus. Learn to train the lions to jump through hoops of fire. Join the clowns in being silly and juggling. Walk on a tight rope and learn to balance plates. Eat some circus favorites like cotton candy and make a craft or two. Who wouldn’t want to join in the fun?

Ages:  4-6

Registration Fee:  $200

Topflight Skill Development Soccer Camp

Designed specifically for experienced players looking to work on technical and tactical skills required to excel in a competitive environment. Listen to Coach Floyd being interviewed here.

Ages:  11+

Registration Fee:  $200

Supply Fee:  $20

U Can Uke!

Ukulele (oo-Koo-lay-Lee) is the perfect instrument for anyone to start learning to play. In this camp we will explore playing chords and picking out melodies. We will also make and design our own ukulele. They will paint their own design and put together the ukulele kit. The joy of learning a simple 4 string instrument cannot be measured. It’s never to early or too late to begin a new instrument.

Ages:  5-14 (instructor may accept younger camper with permission)

Registration Fee:  $200

Supply Fee:  $45

Ultimate Frisbee Unveiled

The Beginners' Basics and Beyond!

In the Ultimate Frisbee Unveiled Camp, campers will learn the basics of the game and some strategy too. The basics will cover how to throw and catch the frisbee along with the rules of the game. As for strategies, campers will be participating in drills as examples of them. Most of the time will be spent scrimmaging. Stacks, cuts, and defense will be included during this time. At the end of the camp, each camper will be awarded a disc to take home!

Ages:  10+

Registration Fee:  $180

Supply Fee:  $20





Youth Hoops is a youth basketball instruction firm offering ongoing basketball camps and clinics to kids (boys & girls) ranging in ages 6 to 14. The camps and clinics are based on a comprehensive course curriculum, which emphasizes basketball fundamentals. Such basketball fundamentals include dribbling, passing, shooting, one-on-one defense, footwork, screening and rebounding.  Using professional and portable basketball drills, kids will be able to improve their game greatly. In addition, many drills may be repeated anywhere.  The goal of our camp is to provide every camper, within a fun-filled atmosphere, the basic fundamentals necessary to play basketball. We emphasize the fundamentals. Every camper will be shown what to practice and more importantly HOW TO PRACTICE. Everyone will receive plenty of individual attention. We want each camper to be a better player when the week is over.

Registration: Register directly on the Youth Hoops website--click here to be redirected to the Youth Hoops Summer Camps Registration Page

Ages: 6+ 

Summer 2020 Schedule:

Week I:  June 22-26

AM Session (9:00-12:00)

Week II:  July 6-12=10

AM Session (9:00-12:00)

Week III:  July 13-17

PM Session (1:00-4:00)

Week IV:  July 20-24

AM Session (9:00-12:00)