Family Fun Day offers camp preview

MOORESVILLE – The Iredell County Outdoor Education Center will host its semi-annual Family Fun Day 2-6 p.m. March 23 at 204 Bluefield Road. 

Normally booking a reservation is required to partake in the center’s adventure based or teambuilding programs; however, during the Family Fun Day event, the public is welcome to drop in for a visit and sample some of the activities. 

There is no charge for environmental education activities or guided tours; however, activities such as the rock climbing wall, the high adventure challenge course activities, and the two zip lines will have small fees, ranging from $5 to $10. Patrons can buy all-you-can-play wristbands for $25 for play all afternoon.

Patrons can also gain information about summer camps, group camping area and off-site adventures. 


Cannon camps cater to children

CONCORD – Camp Cannon announces its 2014 camp line-up for children ages 3 to 18.

Offerings include more than 110 enrichment camps focused on the arts, science and technology, sports and college preparation. 

Registration is now open for Camp Cannon, which runs for seven weeks, beginning June 9 through Aug. 1, with the exception of the week of June 30.

Sessions are offered in the morning, from 9 a.m. to noon, or in the afternoon, 1-4 p.m. Some full-day sessions are available as well as before- and after-camp care from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.



Camp explores rock music

CONCORD – A new summer camp at Camp Cannon offers student-musicians the opportunity to find their musical voice by exploring rock and contemporary styles of music through technology, improvisation and collaborative music making.

Youth Rock Orchestra Music Camp is designed for young musicians studying violin, viola, cello or string bass and is open to rising seventh through 12th graders with at least one year of experience.

Campers will learn to appreciate the versatility and beauty of their string instruments by taking their skills to the next level. Skilled instructors work with students based on their instrument, and then bring the instruments together to form an orchestra. The camp offers opportunities to learn from experienced alternative style musicians, play challenging and fun rock arrangements, acquire improvisation skills and participate in rock orchestras.

Youth Rock Orchestra Music Camp runs 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. from June 28 to Aug. 1. Students must have their own acoustic instruments and can also bring electric bowed instruments.