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Fire Mountain is a most wonderful environment to
"put kids in" for incredible experiences as long as
you the parent(s) are into spending quality time with your children
and that means being active and outdoors with them. There are
many forms of entertainment and experiences at Fire Mountain for
you to experience with your kids that involve wildlife and nature
in our spectacular setting. When you check in at Guest Services
and Reception simply ask the staff person that greets you to acclimate
you and your kids to all the options available at Fire Mountain
for all of you to participate in during your visit. There are
also "rainy day" options as well.
you desire "organized and supervised activities"
there are several options for kids here in the Southern
Highlands and they are all excellent but some are only offered
during the High Season months of June through October.
Bascom Center for the Visual Arts, which is a six acre campus
composed of six buildings, in Highlands has an excellent
children's art program that runs year around. Check
out our Leisure Pursuits Guide in the New Guest Guide that
you receive when you make a reservation. Look for
the Kids Only section where you will find contact information
for all activities listed on this page and for many more
that are just for Kids Only.
The Nature Center is
maintained by the Highlands Biological Station as a public
educational facility that emphasizes the natural heritage
of the Southern Appalachians. The Nature Center maintains
educational exhibits that interpret for the public the rich
bio diversity of the Highlands area. Classes for children
are taught by qualified staff members throughout the summer.
Each class encourages students to learn about nature through
hands-on activities and short area hikes. Highlands Nature
Center is a member of the University of North Carolina,
administered by Western Carolina University.
The Highlands Playhouse is now in its 65th year
of presenting outstanding summer theater. In 1973 the playhouse
began to employ professional actors and staff. Now the playhouse
features members of Actor's Equity Association, the highest level
of professional actors in the U.S. Casting is done primarily out
of New York City, Atlanta, and the Southeastern Theatre Conference.
The Highlands Playhouse has outstanding Summer Theatre Classes for
Children taught by professional actors. The courses run two weeks
each and are for ages 6 - 12 and for ages 13 - 18.
Some couples desire a getaway for romance and quality
time together without the kids. Some couples desire to getaway
with their entire family or certain members of their families.
As an example we have a number of father/sons and mother/daughters
that come for fly fishing each year. Therefore families with children
and young adults are welcome in Cabins. Families with young adults
are welcome in the Inn and the Treehouses of the Inn.
Kids at Fire Mountain are cool when they have a
great time with their families. Kids at Fire Mountain are cool
when they respect the physical and natural environment. Kids at
Fire Mountain are cool when they respect their families, each
other and the other guests. As a result harmony exists for all
who are guests at Fire Mountain!
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