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In collaboration with Carnegie Hall, and with support from the Snowshoe Foundation, the Yew Mountain Center is offering a three-day outdoor program designed to motivate and instill a love for learning in children. Through the arts and sciences, children ages 7-12 will explore the many different facets of the natural world in educational classes, outdoor games, storytelling, pottery, crafts, nature hikes, and more.


Carnegie Kids in the Woods will take place Monday, July 25 through Wednesday, July 27, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Yew Mountain Center in Hillsboro, West Virginia. Activities and workshops include Appalachian Medicinals with Jan Darrah, Hand Building Clay demonstration and workshop with Sean O’Connell, Follow the Drinking Gourd with Mary Dailey, African/cubism-inspired mask with Margaret Baker, and mushroom identification, arts, and crafts with the Yew Mountain Center Staff.


Registration is $20 per session (morning or afternoon), and $40/day. Students who attend both sessions all three days’ pay only $90. Siblings receive a 50% discount.


All classes take place at the Yew Mountain Center located at 9494 Lobelia Road, Hillsboro, West Virginia. The Center provides programs that explore Appalachian ecology, culture, and arts while promoting community and personal wellness.

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