ATHLETICS & ADVENTURE SPORTS

Once students reach fifth grade at FernLeaf, students can participate in traditional athletics programs through our local, co-ed, Hospitality League, which creates an athletic league for area private and charter schools to compete against each other.

Athletics has a rolling sign up - please reach out to Sarah Weaver if you'd like to sign up for an athletics session after the start date. 

High school students participate in an increasingly competitive league with more rigorous practice schedules. Teams are no longer co-ed.

FernLeaf also has Adventure Sports offerings allowing our students the opportunity to learn a sport that takes advantage of the natural beauty of western North Carolina and to learn a life-long skill that will promote wellness for years to come. 

FernLeaf Community Charter School Advent

Adventure Sports

FernLeaf Adventure Race Orienteering Map

INTRO TO ADVENTURE RACING

Mondays 3:00 - 4:15 PM

Grades 5 - 6

Cost $60

Students will learn orienteering which means they'll put their navigational skills, map reading, and fitness to the test as they participate in outdoor navigation races! Students will learn how to read a map and compass in concert and use this knowledge to locate checkpoints, all on a timer. Skillbuilding activities and courses will be on campus. This is GREAT prep for FernLeaf's annual adventure race in the spring!

8/15/22 - 10/10/22

FernLeaf Backpacking Program

BEGINNER BACKPACKING

Wednesdays 3:00 - 4:15 PM

Grades 7 - 9

Cost $100

In this introductory course students will build knowledge bases and skill sets to plan and execute a successful backpacking trip. Topics covered include water filtration, fire building and more. There will be an overnight camping trip off-campus. Basic camping gear and meals will be provided.

9/21/22 - 11/2/22

Beginning Backpacking FernLeaf

BEGINNER BACKPACKING

Thursdays 3:00 - 4:15 PM

Grades 5 - 6

Cost $100

In this introductory course students will build knowledge bases and skill sets to plan and execute a successful backpacking trip. Topics covered include water filtration, fire building and more. There will be an overnight camping trip off-campus. Basic camping gear will be provided.

8/18/22 - 10/6/22

CLASS IS FULL

FernLeaf Canoe Repair Club

INTRO TO CANOEING

Tuesdays 3:00-5:30 PM

Grades 7 - 9

Cost $70

Do you love the water and working as a team? This introductory course will focus on basic tandem canoeing skills at Lake Julian weekly. Students will work in pairs to learn basic paddle strokes and recoveries. Bus transportation and all equipment included.

8/16/22 - 10/4/22

CLASS IS FULL

FernLeaf Backpacking Program

ADVANCED BACKPACKING

Wednesdays 3:00 - 4:15 PM

Grades 7 - 9

Cost $40

Do you want to spend a night in the woods around a campfire with your friends? Enjoy the challenge of climbing a mountain? Sign up for advanced backpacking! Students will plan all aspects of their trip including where they will hike, camp, find water, and more. Students will be expected to carry their own gear, or rent and carry gear if they do not have it. 

Prerequisites-Previous backpacking experience or previous enrollment in a backpacking class

8/17/22 - 9/5/22

CLASS IS FULL

FernLeaf Adventure Sports Backpacking
FernLeaf Adventure Sports Climbing
 

Athletics

FernLeaf Athletics Cross Country Team
FernLeaf Athletics Cross Country

CO-ED MIDDLE GRADES CROSS COUNTRY TEAM

Mondays & Wednesdays 3:00 - 4:15 PM

Grades 5 - 8

Cost $150

This is FernLeaf's middle school co-ed cross country team. We will practice twice a week and compete with local private and charter schools. No experience needed! If you have any questions please contact Alissa HERE.

8/17/22 - 10/20/22

FernLeaf Athletics Cross Country Team

CO-ED HIGH SCHOOL CROSS COUNTRY TEAM

Monday - Thursday 3:00 - 4:45 PM

Fridays 12:00 - 1:45 PM

Grades 9

Cost $250

This is FernLeaf's high school co-ed cross country team. We will practice five days a week and compete with local private and charter schools. No experience needed but willingness to work hard and challenge yourself is important! If you have any questions or your child is interested in participating in cross country and soccer please contact Alissa HERE.

8/17/22 - 10/20/22

FernLeaf Athletics Flag Football

CO-ED MIDDLE GRADES FLAG FOOTBALL

Tuesdays & Thursdays 3:00 - 4:30 PM

Grades 5 - 8

Cost $150

This is FernLeaf's middle school co-ed flag football team. We will practice twice a week and compete in the local hospitality league. No experience needed! If you have any questions please email Alissa here.

8/17/22 - 10/20/22