Explore our Outdoor Spring Break Adventure Camp, Summer Camps, Afterschool Programs, and Kolo Bike Park Instructional Shred Sessions!
The Adventure Center is excited to offer programs for our youngest adventurers all year!
Select your child’s age group below to learn more about our awesome lineup for Outdoor Weekly Afternoon & Saturday programs and Summer Day Camps offered at our onsite 100 acres just minutes from Downtown Asheville.
You may book online* or by calling or stopping by our
Welcome Center at 828-225-2921
*please note that online bookings have a service fee
Our first ever Spring Break Adventure Camp is the perfect opportunity for families who want to stay local for spring break, without sacrificing the adventure! For April 5th – 9th, 2021, we will be hosting daily adventures for campers ages 8-15.
Campers will also experience camp classics such as team building challenges, making crafts, engaging in games and competitions, and age-appropriate outdoor education immersive learning activities designed to connect campers to nature.
2021 Spring Break and Summer Adventure Camps will be under the leadership of our new Camp Director, Lauren Brown, who joined us last year as the co-director of our Adventure Afterschool program. With a B.S. degree in Environmental Science and 12 years experience working at summer camps, we are excited to share Lauren’s passion for the environment, science and the fun of camp!
Our camps offer campers the ability to make connections with those their age, in their local community while having some epic outdoor fun! Campers leave every day with a smile on their face, and ready for the next adventure!
Join us Saturdays this Spring from 10-4pm for our awesome Spring Shred Sessions. These outdoor facilitated programs by experienced mountain bike counselors are for riders ages 8-15 to refine their bike skills, build confidence on pump tracks, berms and jumps and have fun with other mountain bikers. Campers must be comfortable riding bikes on purpose built and natural trails and pump tracks.
Limited spaces available! Reservations are required by calling our office at 828.225.2921 or online at:
Each day, campers will get to experience a different adventure at the Adventure Center of Asheville and Wildwater, Ltd. including:
In addition, campers enjoy a daily swim at Asheville Racquet Club Pool in the afternoons.
Then the rest of their day is filled with facilitated group games like team building and gaga ball, and creative learning with programs from area partners like Chimney Rock Park. And of course, lots of fun!!!!
At the Adventure Center of Asheville our team of professional outdoor leaders take pride and care in providing our Guests with an excellent experience. Our camp counselor team is made up of certified teachers and young adults whose passion is working with youth and sharing their love for life and adventure. Our Asheville Summer Adventure Camp is staffed by 4 to 5 full-time day camp team members. Campers are regularly divided into smaller, age appropriate groups to manage group size and allow campers to excel in each activity at their personal skill level and comfort zone. Great care is taken to assure campers are comfortable with each activity while encouraging them to stretch their comfort zone further. Counselors provide individual attention and unique experiences that campers will remember for the rest of their lives!
Weekly Summer Day Camp for boys and girls ages 8-15
At the Kolo Flow Bike Summer Camp, campers will ride daily on purpose-built mountain bike trails and skill elements designed for all levels of rider to experience flow on a bicycle. Kolo Bike Park is a great way for young riders to build confidence and skill in a controlled environment.
Experienced mountain bike counselors will accompany and coach riders through the week on our:
Other activities include a warm-up each day and climbing the Treetops Adventure Park and games throughout the week.
The camp is for kids age 8-15 years who can comfortably ride a two-wheel bicycle. Some off-road experience is recommended but not required.
Kolo Kiddie Camp is all the fun of our kolo flow summer camp, but for the littlest shredder. Experience a week-long day camp focused on easing campers into all the park has to offer and preparing them to attend our Kolo Flow Camp. The day will focus predominantly on bikes and bike skills but with plenty of time off the bike to keep the littles engaged. Riders will be chaperoned around the park by our experienced camp counselors and participate in a wide range of activities that help build confidence on and off the bike.
There will be no swim time for this camp.
Afterschool Fall Fun! Weekly after school programs designed to supplement an altered online school day at our 100-acre Adventure Center, minutes from downtown Asheville, for 5-8 year-old and 9-15 year-old students.
Our outdoor program will incorporate age-appropriate outdoor education immersive learning, experiential science lessons, outdoor wilderness hard skills, low ropes team building, and challenge by choice high adventures at our Treetops Adventure Park and our TreeQuest climbing challenge.
Combining science with high adventure, each day students will conduct experiments, learn through hands-on programs, and then participate in high adventure activities. Using our 100 acres of outdoor space, students will figure out how science relates to fun real-life experiences.
Weekly program will include:
Our Assistant Director, Callie Stevens, who has worked in the outdoor education field for over 10 years, teaching environmental education and leading high adventure activities, will be creating and leading these programs. With an undergraduate degree in Outdoor Education and a Master’s in Environmental Education, she teaches outdoor education programs mixed with learning, team building and lots of fun!
Come join us for an unforgettable after school fall adventure!
Coming Spring 2021
During the amended school schedule, join the Kolo Afterschool Bike Club to grow your skills and enjoy fun afternoons on bikes! Spend the afternoon working on bike handling and riding all the trails and features of the park. Students must be comfortable riding bikes off-road, as this is not a club to teach kids how to ride or for beginners.
Kolo is excited to be able to offer local students a great afternoon activity in an open-air environment on over 100 acres. Come shred and enjoy mountain biking with us!
Just 5 minutes from Downtown Asheville
For eight years in the fresh mountain air on over 100 acres, we have hosted Adventure and Kolo campers successfully. Last summer, campers were required to social distance from each other, wear masks, and change how they stood, sat, and ate together. The kids accepted new challenges, adventures and had epic fun! We are continuing our camps and programs in 2021 for kids to get their wiggles out, learn something fun and have a fun adventurous in the outdoors.
Reports from parents last summer include…
Reports from campers include:
Social Distancing and Cleaning Procedures
About ACA Camps/Afterschool Programs
For over 50 years, The Greiner family has become a prominent leader in the guided outdoor adventure industry in the Southeastern United States. Jeff Greiner, managing owner of the Adventure Center of Asheville, grew up in the outdoor adventure industry with his family. In 1971, Jeff’s parents started the first whitewater rafting business (Wildwater, Ltd.) in the Southeast on the Chattooga River. That small family business has grown into one of the largest and most respected professional outfitters in the United States with five locations and over 20 different adventures to choose from.
Eight years ago, the Asheville Summer Camps at the Adventure Center were created to offer the younger generation an option to get outdoors in the summer months. Our objective is now to offer a wide variety of adventure experiences and active lifestyles while teaching leadership, responsibility, respect for the environment and others, and cooperative skills all year long. No other camp/afterschool program in Western NC offers the wide range of activities and adventures!
Throughout the year, we offer a variety of well supervised biking and adventure day camp and afterschool options for kids ages 5-15 of every skill level. Activities vary but include fun outdoor adventure activities for your child to experience!
What Our Camps Guests Are Saying…
“A friend suggested I sign up my ten-year old for the Kolo Bike Park camp this summer. The kid was already pretty passionate about mountain biking and dirt jumping before, but his experience at Kolo definitely planted the seeds of a lifelong love for riding his bike. He particularly enjoyed being coached by his camp counselor Kevin, who always found the right words of encouragement and helped him to refine his skills on the trails and on jump lines. Wonderful mentorship into play, and someone for my son to look up to. The staff was also super welcoming and very pro-active in helping us to find a new better bike for him. He will definitely be back to ride there again soon.”
“Awesome place for camps for your kids! My kids have participated in both the adventure camp and kolo bike camp. Counselors are fantastic and encourage your kids to try new things and help them build their skills. We will be back even during the fall for more fun and adventures! We’ve gone for years as a family participating in lots of their activities. What a perfect place to get outdoors and moving especially during this pandemic.”
“As locals, we love having a full bike park just 10 minutes from the house–pump tracks, single trails, skill park and friendly, fantastic staff. Our son goes to camp here all summer, and I ride with him several afternoons a week after work. Definitely consider the annual pass, as the more you know the park, the more you realize it has to offer. “
“This is an outstanding place with amazing staff! My son signed up for MTB camp this past summer. When we went to get him on the first day we were immediately met with a huge smile and excitement. My son loved this place. It really was like an adventure for him, teaching various skills and they met him at his level and gave him tools to boost his confidence as a rider. He loved the camp so much we signed him up for another session. I can’t say enough about the good things this camp provides! It’s a wonderful place!!”
“My son did 2 sessions with you this summer and loved it so much he’s trying to become a junior counselor. He really enjoyed being on his bike and especially loved Kevin and all that he learned from him. It was also a great way for him to see his team from ICI in a safe socially distant environment.”
“My 9 year old enjoyed Kolo bike park camp last week – and he is back this week with his 13 year old sister enjoying Adventure Camp. They are having a blast a rating it a “13” on a scale of 1-10. And kids are honest! Great staff. Safe and social distance friendly. Get outdoors and live life!”
“The grounds and pump track are beautifully manicured. Staff is very friendly and they host a great camp for kids!”
“Our son has enjoyed two weeks of bike camp at KOLO this summer. Fantastic time with great counselors. He enjoyed it so much, he wants to be a counselor in training next year.”
The Adventure Center of Asheville is located adjacent to the Crowne Plaza Resort at 85 Expo Drive in Asheville.
Take Exit 3A off of I-240 | Off Patton Ave behind Regent Park