Appalachian Institute for Creative Learning (AICL) offers an arts and academic camp for thinkers and dreamers, making learning fun since 1982.
AICL creates an environment in which it's safe to laugh and learn, to risk and fail, to experiment with something outside of ones competence. We celebrate the life of the mind, but we've seen too many bright, interesting campers who don't necessarily fit well in a traditional school model to limit ourselves to those who have been classified as gifted. Instead, we call our campers motivated learners, figuring anyone who shows up to take biology, math, or art in July is motivated.
Campers make lifelong friends at AICL. They experience breakthroughs in their thinking and understanding. They experience acceptance and new confidence in their social skills. But most of all, they receive a lesson that we hope will stay with them their whole lives, and that we've known all along: Learning is fun.
We offer both residential and day camping programs: Our tuition is $455 for day campers, $725 for residential campers and $1370 for residential two week campers.