Daycamps & Childcare Solutions

The pandemic has caused disruption in many areas of our lives, including our workplaces and homes. We're assembling this local list of daycamps, daycares, preschools, and childcare centers that are currently open to give our families options as we navigate this time together.

Do you have a daycare solution to recommend? Please email the details to communications@bcsemail.org.

• Camp Good News, located on a 15-acre site on Maranatha Road in Fairview, will serve a maximum of 25 students from ages 7-16 beginning Monday August 17. The facility will remain open for students Monday through Friday of each week, from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. and will serve breakfast and lunch as well as snacks. WiFi is available for remote learning use by students. The cost for full-day students is $150.00 peer week, and the cost for after-school students is $75.00 per week, with some scholarships available for those in need. For more information , please contact Gerry Kumpf at 828-242-7260 or gekfsi@gmail.com.

• Center Stage Dance Studio is offering a Virtual Classroom for students in grades 2 through 8. The Center Stage Virtual Classroom (CSVC) program will be open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. - 3 p.m beginning on August 17th. CSVC will provide a safe and inspiring environment to facilitate your child’s learning during the 2020-2021 school year. Please visit the Center Stage website or call (828) 654-7010 for more information about Virtual Classroom.

• Creative Village, a five-star childcare center, is located in Swannanoa at 20 Cavalier Lane and serves children from 6 weeks to 5 years old, Monday through Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Snacks are served and price is dependent on age. Parents can contact the center via phone at 828-581-0070 or through email creativevillage20@yahoo.com for more information.

• The newly constructed Donald Collins Early Learning Center at 120 West Street in Black Mountain will be open for children by August 24, 2020. They welcome all families and are dedicated to providing a safe, nurturing, and loving atmosphere, with a developmentally appropriate education. The early childhood program for children six weeks through five-years of age will be open from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. each weekday. School aged children can attend a program from 7:30am until 1:30 p.m., with an extension program available until 5:30 p.m. K-2 teaching assistants will be available to assist students with their remote classwork and costs vary per age. Please visit their Facebook page for more information or call 828-669-6617.

• Kathy's Kiddieland on East State Street, Black Mountain, is open for children ages 2 - 12 from 6 a.m. until 5 p.m. on weekdays for a weekly cost of $125. Remote learners are welcome to bring their student-assigned devices. Learn more by calling 828-357-5674, or visit their Facebook page.

• The Snow Hill United Methodist Church Child Enrichment Center provide child care for preschoolers each day from 6:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. Learn more on their website or call (828) 667-1171.

• Asheville's Sun Soo Martial Arts will be hosting a Learning camp from 8 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. with options for early drop-off and late pick-up. The facility will be set up like an academic school environment with tables and chairs to facilitate school curriculum learning. 12 school hour days per month are available at a cost of $475/month and unlimited days per month for $775/month. Visit the Sun Soo website for additional information about Learning Camp.

• Trinity of Fairview will hold an Academic and Afternoon Camp this fall from 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. for a cost of $200 per child per week. The program will host a maximum of 25 kindergarten through sixth grade students. Please call Brianna Huntley at 828-628-1188 (Extension 214) to learn more and reserve your child's spot.

• The YMCA of Western North Carolina has committed to enhancing their childcare options in order to serve more BCS families. In addition to its onsite after-school programs, the Y will offer full-day care at the YMCA Youth Services Center at Beaverdam and the Reuter Family YMCA during plan B weeks. During Plan C the Y will operate “School’s Out” locations in the Roberson, Reynolds, Enka, and North Buncombe districts for Buncombe County Schools. Please call the YMCA at 828-251-5910 to register.

• The Verner Center for Early Learning is a nonprofit agency providing quality, affordable early care and education to over 300 children – birth to five years old – throughout Buncombe County, North Carolina. Please call one of their three locations for information on availability and pricing. Learn more at VernerEarlyLearning.org.

Verner Central (27 Cordova St., Asheville) - 828-348-7540
Verner East (2586 Riceville Rd., Asheville) - 828-298-0808
Verner West (89 Old Candler Town Rd., Candler) - 828-670-7300

• Beginning August 17, Zaniac in Asheville will be open from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Friday, with the Zaniac Learning Lab (8 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.) and After-School STEM Club (2:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.) for kids in grades 1-8. Discounts are available with multiple weeks. Visit the Zaniac back-to-school website, call 828-575-0355, or email asheville@zaniaclearning.com for more information.

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Here is a map of all licensed childcare facilities in Buncombe County, provided by the Buncombe Partnership for Children website. (Each "pin" includes a link to the child care center’s web site or Facebook Page.)

Please note: BCS has not vetted, and does not endorse or sponsor, these local organizations. This page is maintained as an informational service to local families who need childcare options.