Week T minus 1: Blastoff to Adventure!

Week T-1 is our newest program in our Summer Enrichment Camp Programs.  It is an exciting opportunity for campers entering Grades 6-8 to experience hands on science labs, intensive art classes, and Socratic discussions.  It is the next step in AICL’s commitment to the belief that learning should be fun and ongoing.  Week T-1 does not focus on one subject but offers courses that are active, hands on, and that allow students to explore their interests outside of school.  The only requirement is imagination and a love of learning.  Students should be prepared to be on their toes throughout the day, expanding their academic horizons as well as embracing new artistic ideas.  We will also have two daily sessions of low impact exercise such as swimming, Frisbee, kickball – just to name a few – as well as a full slate of after dinner clubs and activities.  

2017 Week T minus 1 Classes 

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Our Residential Program is open to rising 6th through 8th graders


Mars Hill University, north of Asheville, NC

Arrival Time:

Residential campers have a check in time that is between 4 and 4:45 pm on Sunday afternoon.  Families can help campers get settled into their rooms and can meet counselors, directors, and teachers.  A little after five, parents will wave goodbye and camp will get under way.

Daily Schedule:

  • 8:00-8:45 Breakfast
  • 8:45-9:00 Camp Assembly
  • 9:00-10:30 Classes
  • 10:30-12:00 Classes
  • Noon-1:00 Lunch
  • 1:00-2:30 Classes
  • 2:30-4:00 Classes
  • 4:00-5:30 Swimming, Volleyball, Frisbee
  • 5:30-6:00 Dinner
  • 6:00-7:30 Evening Clubs
  • 7:30-9:00 Evening Programs
  • 9:00-10:00 Dorm Time
  • 10:30 Lights Out


We will have a Closing Ceremony on Friday afternoon at 4:30 PM.  Parents are invited to come join us as we close the weeks activities together.  Following the ceremony at 5:30, campers will head home with their parents and guardians.

Directions to MHU:

For directions to Mars Hill University, you can find directions and a campus map on MHU’s website: http://www.mhu.edu/about-mhu/location.

Directions to our dorms:

AICL will be staying in the Fox Hall (#33 on the Campus Map).

What to bring:

Residential campers should bring: Pillow, sleeping bag or sheets for a twin bed, clothes for a week, bathing suit and towel, toiletries, two comfy pairs of shoes (if one gets wet), sweater, raincoat, reusable water bottle, light daypack, flashlight, almost no pocket money, prescription medication with dosage guidelines. Optional: Fan (dorm rooms are not air-conditioned), snacks (though there’s plenty of food), outfit for disco, sunscreen, and bug spray.

What to not bring:

We have a policy that campers may not bring cell phones, ipods, ipads, computers, unnecessary valuables (electronics, jewelry, etc.), any substantial amount of cash, weapons, pets, cigarettes, alcohol, drug paraphernalia, marijuana, non-prescribed prescription drugs, or any illegal substances.