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Flight of the Vampire 5k and Fun run around Brevard – rotary club of Brevard

Flight of the Vampire 5k and Fun run around Brevard – rotary club of Brevard

The Flight of the Vampire Race/Walk and Fun Run coincides with the Halloweenfest in downtown Brevard, North Carolina. The course treats runners to a mix of historic homes, the railroad arts district, farm land and the scenic beauty of the Sylvan Valley and the surrounding mountains. The race course is a figure of eight – an out and back, with the starting line also serving as the finish line. After the race, join in the fun of the all day at the Halloweenfest for food, music, and... Read More

CAMP – A ROVERS JOURNEY

JULY 19 – JULY 30 A ROVERS JOURNEY (learning made fun for all students) (Robotics, sensors, AI) We have long sought to make life easier by building devices to do work for us. Some are simple and do just one task, others are complex and make human-like decisions based on information sensed from the world around them. Come join us as we examine basic automatons and complex rovers that explore other planets and extreme environments on Earth. After gaining an understanding of the hardware, software, and concepts that govern robotics, campers will build their own robot to take a unique journey and collect information from their environment and determine their path. Creativity and skill will reveal which designs succeed at their tasks and rise to the top, and which spin aimlessly in circles. • Learn basic components of robots and how to pull them together to make a complete design • Discuss the ethical implications of building robots • Explore the strategies that separate basic commands from artificial intelligence • Experiment with different sensors to see what they can reveal about the world around us • Pit your robot against others to see which design works best • Practice the basics of coding for micro-controllers, the brains of robots • Recreational and fun activities, including exploring the gifts of the Blue Ridge mountains. May include day trips such as hiking and picnicking, visits to waterfalls and swimming, tubing (with professional outfitters), interacting with other local camp activities, places and... Read More
ROBOTICS CAMP – ‘A ROVER’S JOURNEY’

ROBOTICS CAMP – ‘A ROVER’S JOURNEY’

(Robotics, Sensors, Artificial Intelligence (AI) – Our STEM principled – robotics camp examines basic automatons and complex rovers that explore other planets and extreme environments on Earth. Come gain an understanding of the hardware, software, and concepts that govern robotics. Campers will build their own robot to take a unique journey and collect information from their environment, just like the rovers that collect information from the moon. Campers will work in teams and compete for best in class. Hands-on learning that utilizes science, math, and engineering. Come be a part of a Rover’s Journey. CLASSROOM – A ROVER’S JOURNEY OBJECTIVES: Learn the basic components of robots and how to pull them together to make a complete design Discuss the ethical implications of building robots Explore the strategies that separate basic commands from artificial intelligence Experiment with different sensors to see what they can reveal about the world around us Pit your robot against others to see which design works best Practice the basics of coding for micro-controllers – the brains of robots OUTSIDE THE CLASSROOM: Confidence & Leadership Development – outdoor team participation events Celestial Viewing – (astronomy) participate in exploring the night sky through the use of ‘research capable’ optical telescopes Recreational and Fun Activities – exploring the natural beauty of the Blue Ridge mountains. May include day trips, such as hiking and picnicking, visits to waterfalls and swimming, tubing (with professional outfitters), introduction to rock climbing & rappelling (safety always paramount), activities with other local camps, visits to special places and events, and entertainment by musicians and artists. SCHEDULE: Robotics Camp – A Rover’s Journey is available... Read More
Firecracker 5k  – Rotary Club of Brevard, 2020 Races

Firecracker 5k – Rotary Club of Brevard, 2020 Races

. Dear Participant: Thank you for your continuing support of the, three, Rotary Club of Brevard 5K and Fun runs in 2020. We are fortunate to have three great sponsors, in the Pisgah Health Foundation, Pardee and Mountain Outdoor Products. Gordon has laid out a great new course starting and finishing at the new Depot. The City have helped us immensely. As you know all of the race net proceeds are used in the community, by Rotary, in one way or another. See details below. None of the volunteers are paid. Our Conundrum for the Firecracker on July 4: Our goal is to keep everyone safe (runners/walkers and volunteers) while at the same time bringing back some community and competitive exercise opportunities. Yes, we are “open”, but in a controlled way. Presently we have to keep groups to a maximum of 25 people, and we cannot wait until June 26th , for details of the next phase, to make a change for July 4. So we run under the rules we have in front of us today. We are offering you three choices to run the Firecracker in 2020 Everyone will sign-up at Runsignup https://runsignup.com/Race/NC/Brevard/Firecracker5kandFunRun It is first come first served Through June 14, 2020 the price to participate will be $30; $35 after that date or up to a maximum of 200 runners – we currently have 40 slots allocated, so 160 more participants can register. You will be able to register online up until July 2, 2020 or until we reach 200 runners. Note -this is far short of the 600 we ran last year, but is... Read More
Assault on the Carolinas

Assault on the Carolinas

CANCELLED After reviewing guidance from North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services we have made the decision to cancel the 2020 Assault on the Carolinas (AOTC) bike ride scheduled for April 4, 2020. We make this decision with your health and well-being in mind and we are truly disappointed that the event cannot be held this year. Thank you to our riders, our sponsors, our volunteers, our visitors and spectators, and our community. Please look for information on our 2021 event scheduled for April 2021. The 21st Annual Assault on the Carolinas bike ride is Saturday, April 4. Come by to cheer the 1000+ riders leave from downtown Brevard, in front of Water Oak Suites at 9 am. This is the annual fundraiser for the Pisgah Forest Rotary Club. We offer 100k and 50k rides. The 100k goes through North Carolina and South Carolina mountains and valleys. Fully supported ride with 5 well stocked rest stops, and a challenging 6 mile climb up Ceasar’s Head. The 50k goes through the river valleys of Scenic Transylvania County. All rides start and finish on Main Street in downtown Brevard. Riders can choose between the 100K (65.9 miles) and 50K (28.8 miles). Both rides begin at 9 am and start and finish at the Water Oak Suites Building on the Corner of East Main and Johnson Street. The 100k has it all from flats, rolling hills, the Walnut Hollow climb, fast descents, and a grueling 6-mile climb up Caesars Head near the North Carolina-South Carolina border. This ride will take you through the river valleys of Transylvania County, up Walnut Hollow,... Read More