Year-round program: Pathmakers
HCYLP participants who are successful at Weekend Camp and Weeklong Camp are invited to participate in the our third level of progression, Pathmakers, which meets once per month during the school year. Pathmakers meetings are run in partnership with the Boys & Girls Club of Henderson County for youth in grades 4 through 8. The goal of the program is to reinforce the gains made by attendees from previous years’ camp experiences through experiential activities that teach leadership skills.
Monthly Pathmakers activities are designed to be fun for the participants with emphasis on community service, learning, and personal development. Activities include team-building exercises, hiking, hands-on experiences in nature, art and creative exploration, journaling, helping others, environmental improvement, and life skills training such as cooking.
Pathmakers become ambassadors for the HCYLP, participating in meetings, events, and fundraising opportunities.
There is no cost to the camper or their family for participation in the Pathmakers program. Expenses are funded by HCYLP and usually include snacks/drinks for activities and activity costs paid to the venue and/or instructor(s). Many activities are provided within the community at no charge.
To see Pathmaker activities, click image to launch gallery
HCYLP acknowledges and thanks the following organizations for their support of Pathmakers:
Boys & Girls Club of Henderson County
The Boys & Girls Club of Henderson County provides facilities, resources and transportation for HCYLP programming.
Camp Bob at Kanuga
Campers completed a service project for the camp and participated in an afternoon of camp oriented team-building exercises
Campers completed a service project for the camp and participated in a cookout at the campfire ring.
Flat Rock Playhouse
Campers attended the YouTheatre’s The Best Christmas Pageant Ever program.
Historic Johnson Farm
Campers did nature crafts, had a picnic and took a tour of the farm.
Campers attended a dress rehearsal.
Hendersonville Symphony Youth Orchestra
Campers had an opportunity to speak with directors and learn about different parts of the orchestra.
Campers learned about how Mainstay serves the community. Participants made Valentines for women and children in residence at Mainstay.
Ms Art School
Campers made journals and learned about different forms of art.
Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education
HCYLP campers have participated in the center’s Celebrating with Wildlife program the past 2 years.
Campers took a tour of the Storehouse facility and learned how Storehouse serves the community.