Located just outside of Nashville, this camp is a little further away than some of the others; however, this camp does offer a variety of options that make it worth the extra drive. In additional to traditional overnight camps (swimming, hiking, crafts, etc.), this camp also offers a variety of themed overnight camps including Star Wars, Harry Potter, Percy Jackson, Minecraft and many more!
Each 1/2 day summer camp spans over 4 days, with a goal of teaching campers proper etiquette and social skills.
To keep things fresh, this day camp features a weekly theme. Daily activities include arts and crafts, sports, games, singing, swimming, wall climbing, nature studies, marksmanship, woodworking, and much more! Activities are grouped by age. The camp serves kids ages 3 -13, from from 8:30 am – 4:00 pm on weekdays. Before and after care a available beginning at 7:30 am and ending at 6:00 pm
The focus of this sports club is indoor and outdoor track and field, as well as cross country. Programs are available for kids in a variety of ages ranges throughout the year. Summer camp programs are also available.
For kids, Knox County Parks and Rec offers a variety of hands-on educational classes for both kids and adults. The department also offers a variety of sports leagues including, football, soccer, basketball, and baseball. Parks and Rec also offers summer camps and maintains local playgrounds, which offer pavilion rentals for birthday parties.
In addition to hosting permanent and rotating art exhibits, this museum hosts hands-on,family-family art programs all throughout the year. The goal of the Knoxville Museum of Art is to celebrates the art and artists of East Tennessee, present new art and new ideas, and educate a diverse public.
This museum also offers a summer art academy designed to increase your child’s art skills, creativity, and self-confidence. Morning classes are offered for kids ages 3 – 12 and afternoon classes are offered for kids ages 13 and up.
General admission to this museum is completely FREE!
This fun make-and-take art studio allows you to create stunning farmhouse-style home decor. Projects include rustic pallet wood wall hangings, sewing projects and more!
This studio also offers summer art camps for kids.
This God-centered adventure camp offers overnight experiences for kids in 1st though 12th grade. This camp provides opportunities for your child to worship and grow in their Christian faith, as well as opportunities for outdoor fun, including group games, swimming, hiking, canoeing, rafting, ziplines, and much more!
The children’s museum features a variety of educational classes and hands-on exhibits. Exhibits include a rain forest room, model trains, waterworks, a bird room, doll house, historical toys, nature room, Native American history and much more! The museum also has a birthday party room that can be rented for private events.
In addition to daily educational fun and birthday parties, the museum offers STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) based spring and summer day camps. The camps allow kids to experience hands-on learning in a variety of themes.
This homeschool co-op offers a variety of parent led classes, field trips, and social opportunities for members. They also offer a fun and educational summer camp for both members and non-members.
These educational summer day camp opportunities, hosted by the University of Tennessee Knoxville, are for kids in grade 3-12. Topics include animals, computers, careers, discovery, sports, leadership, nature, photography, science, cooking, and more!
UT’s Garden Discovery Camp is a fun hands-on nature experience for kids ages 4 – 13. There are single day sessions and week-long day camp sessions available, each with a different theme. Themes include Birds in the Garden, Fantastic Beasts, Edible Garden, Garden Science, Fairy Gardens and more!
This popular non-denominational Christian camp and retreat, hosts private overnight events for churches and other groups. In addition to furthering their relationship with Christ, campers will enjoy a variety of recreational activities including, rock climbing, canoeing, bonfires, ropes course, arts and crafts, hiking and much more!
This camp is specifically designed for kids with speech, language, and/or hearing disorders. The camp includes 2 half days on the UT campus and a 3 day camping trip in the Smoky Mountains. To best serve your kids, Volunteer Your Voice combines individualized treatment with traditional summer camp activities. The camp welcomes kids ages 8 – 15.
For kids, Blount County Parks and Rec offers gymnastics and tumbling classes, dance classes, karate classes, swim team, ballet classes, sewing classes, art classes, and pottery classes. The department also offers a variety of sports leagues including, football, soccer, basketball, and baseball. This department also offers summer camps and maintains local playgrounds, which offer pavilion rentals for birthday parties. A variety of classes are also offered for adults and seniors.
This water-centered camp teaching kids the all about sailing. While all skill levels are welcome, all participants must be proficient swimmers.
This educational staple of the Smoky Mountains National Park hosts a variety of educational programs for kids and adults all throughout the year. Throughout the summer the facility offers a variety of overnight summer camp opportunities for kids from age 9-17. For kids ages 4-9, Tremont even hosts a parent-and-me overnight experience!
This full service equestrian center offers boarding, training, and riding/jumping lessons for students of all ages and experience levels.
This facility also offers a variety of summer camp options for all experience levels. Full week and mini week options are available.
This camp serves kids in grades pre-k – 10 and offers 3 different programs: K’Tonton, Milton Collins Day Camp, and Swim Team. Camp activities include sports, arts, swimming, tennis and more! All races, creeds, and religions are welcome.
General Info: Ijams nature center offers a variety of educational programs and nature-based activities including, hiking, biking, canoeing, kayaking, live animal presentations, and nature and conservation education. There is also an amazing ropes course on-site. Field trips and nature-themed birthday parties are also available.
Summer Camps: In addition to their year round educational programs, this facility also offers a variety of week-long summer camps with various themes. Camp activities include hiking, caving, canoeing, arts and crafts, games, songs, educational programs, and much more!
Ijams’ Preschool Camp serves children ages 3-5.
Ijams’ Nature Adventure Camp serves children ages 6-12 years old.
This kids’ gym offers a whole world of fun for preschool kids, including general gymnastics classes, parent/child classes, music & movement classes, birthday parties, and camps during school breaks for ages 3-12.
In addition to an outstanding educational program, this academy offers themed 4 day summer day camps. Themes include cooking, soccer, lacrosse, and football. Each camp is 4 days long. Age requirements vary by theme, but camps are available for grades k – 8.
This Christ-centered facility offers overnight summer camp and retreat experiences.
Summer Camp: At Bridgemont Camp, campers can grow in their Christian faith while enjoying a variety of group games, arts and crafts, outdoor activities, a 110 foot swinging bridge, and more.
Retreats: Groups will have access to 1 women’s cabin, 1 men’s cabin, the lodge, the bath house, and the athletic field. Food is provided by the facility and is included in the cost.
Oak Ridge Junior Playhouse is pleased to offer young people the opportunity to learn about theater while putting together a workshop showcase production for family and friends at the conclusion of the camp. This interactive camp is for rising 3rd graders through rising high school seniors.
Sessions are Monday through Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at The Dance Centre, 108 East Division Road, Oak Ridge, Tennessee and Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Oak Ridge Playhouse.