june, 2021

07jun(jun 7)9:00 am09(jun 9)3:00 pmCamp Hagood: 3-Day Camp

Event Details

3-day camp for rising 3rd to 9th graders, featuring classes in blacksmithing, Native American studies, basket making and much more!

Give your children the opportunity to specialize in one topic of interest at Camp Hagood. This 3-day camp will occur June 7-9 from 9 am – 3 pm each day. Every day in the morning session, campers will have two hours of specialized instruction in one topic of their choice, with a total of six hours of hands-on learning in that same topic for the three days. Rising 3rd to 5th graders can choose one of four topics to study: pottery, jug band music, plant medicine and Appalachian dance. In addition to the previously mentioned topics, rising 6th-9th graders may choose from Native American studies, blacksmithing, basket making ,old time cooking and orienteering. All activities are hands-on and led by expert instructors.

In the afternoons students will participate in a variety of activities throughout the site, including but not limited to: exploration of the Native Roots Trail, Hagood Creek Petroglyph Site, and Hagood Mill; creek play and critter identification; disc golf and traditional Appalachian games. The camp is open to rising 3rd-9th graders, however not all topics are open to elementary aged children. Please be sure to read each topic description carefully to ensure your child fits the minimum age. Cost per child is $120 and does not include lunch. The following CDC guidelines will be followed: masks will be worn by staff, volunteers and students when social distancing is not possible; hand sanitizer will be used frequently; activities will be held outdoors; and children should bring their own towel/cushion, mask, water bottle and lunch. Please visit our website for camp logistics and instructor descriptions.

Is Pickens too far to commute for a day camp? Why not make a family venture of it and camp on site for the duration of the camp? Click here for all the info you will need to know to camp at the Hagood Mill. Camping fees are in addition to Hagood Camp fees.

Pottery with Jane Moss (Rising 3rd-9th graders) Topics covered: identifying, harvesting and processing native clay, utilitarian vessels, coil and pinch pot methods, stamping, and a kick wheel demo. Campers’ fired creations will be available for pick up within two weeks. Maximum number of campers: 8.

Jug Band Music with Terry York (Rising 3rd to 9th graders) Topics covered: Campers will learn to make and play homemade instruments. They will grow to understand that money is not a prerequisite to have fun with music. Campers will make at least one instrument and perform a musical number in the Camp Exhibition. Maximum number of campers: 15.

Plant Medicine with Amanda Nicole (Rising 3rd-9th graders)Topics covered: herb identification, medicinal and culinary uses of herbs, making medicine with herbs, sustainable wild harvesting, pressing herbs. Maximum number of campers: 10.

Appalachian Dance with Cullen Finley & Hot Foot Studios (Rising 3rd-9th graders)Topics covered: Campers will learn the quintessential Appalachian dance: clogging! Campers will perform a dance for the Camp Exhibition. Maximum number of campers: 20.

Native American Studies with Billy Crawford & Joy Evans (Rising 6th-9th graders)Topics covered: petroglyphs, archaeology, food ways, agriculture, transportation, tin punch craft, traditional archery, and other weapons and tools. Campers will make a decorative tin punch craft to take home with them and share at the Camp Exhibition. Maximum number of campers: 8.

Blacksmithing with Kevin Thompson (Rising 6th-9th graders)Topics covered: Blacksmithing basics and safety in the forge. Campers will make hooks to take home with them and share at the Camp Exhibition. Maximum number of campers: 6.

Basket Making with Nancy Basket (Rising 6th-9th graders)Topics covered: identification, harvest and use of commonly found invasive plant species and how to use them to make baskets, extraction of plant fiber, fabrication of a ribbed basket to be shared at the Camp Exhibition. Maximum number of campers: 10.

Old Time Cooking with Kim Clevenger (Rising 6th-9th graders) Topics covered: old time cooking techniques, Dutch oven corn bread, hearth cooking, fire safety, making apple fritters, kitchen gardening, baking bread in a wood fired oven, food preservation. Maximum number of campers: 6.

Orienteering with Dave Lindsay (Rising 6th to 9th graders)Topics covered: Campers will learn to use a compass and map and find their way around the orienteering course at the Hagood Mill Historic Site. They will have multiple orienteering challenges to complete. Maximum number of campers: 10.

Visit our website to see full Hagood Camp info.


7 (Monday) 9:00 am - 9 (Wednesday) 3:00 pm


Hagood Mill Historic Site

138 Hagood Mill Road, Hagood Mill Foundation

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