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Camp Full Circle

Updated: Friday, August 2 2013, 10:18 PM EDT
It's a summer camp that looks to the past to prepare students for the future.

The "Gear Up" program offers students the opportunity to learn skills that pertain to their Appalachian heritage.

Mr. Joe Caps is showing students how to be a bee keeper.

His 27 stands house anywhere from 15,000 to 60,000 bees each.

Last year the bees produced 12,000 pounds of honey.

The visit gives the kids an idea of how  math and science are needed to care for bees.

42 kids are participating in "Camp Full Circle".
25 artists, craftsman and business people in Yancey County are volunteering their time to teach kids about their Appalachian heritage.

During the two week camp the kids learn other Appalachian heritage skills like canning, cooking, basket weaving and blacksmithing.Camp Full Circle

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