To advocate for children prenatal to five years old in Anson County.
In 2001, the camp formally reorganized itself as a non-profit organization under the name “The Appalachian Institute for Creative Learning.” As well as being able to pursue grant and scholarship money with the non-profit status, the new name reflected a different emphasis. There are many programs now that serve gifted children. But AICL is not merely a pre-college academic booster shot. Instead, what AICL does is to create an environment in which it’s safe to laugh and learn, to risk and fail, to experiment with something outside of one’s 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’ve 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.
To collaboratively create and expand regional community-based and integrated food systems that are locally owned and controlled, environmentally sound, economically viable, and health-promoting.
To help nonprofits use technology to better serve their communitites.
To research, design and develop educational materials and programs.
To advance and promote the profession of prospect research through professional development and education among members.
Array CDC is focused on positively contributing to the economic health and well-being of communities throughout the world.
To promote the arts in the Old Fort community; providing education in the arts to the citizens and visitors of Old Fort; ensuring local artist and artisans have opportunities to display their skills and work; and preserving the art of the area for future generations.
To provide a junior high boarding/day school experience in which the simple rural lifestyle, small academic classes, extensive electives, a challenging outdoor program, daily work projects, consensus decision making, and an emphasis on a staff/student community make it particularly suited to the needs of early adolescence.