Camps

At this fantastic overnight camp, kids will enjoy a wide variety of traditional camp activities including water sports, archery, hiking, fishing, arts and crafts, and much more!

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.

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.

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.

Knox County

This studio offers cheer, gymnastics, tumbling, and ninja classes. TNT Gymnastics also hosts birthday parties, and summer camp.

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.

This full rock climbing gym offers a variety of climbing experiences to meet the needs of all age and ability levels. The facility is also handicap accessible. Birthday parties, team building experiences, troop climbs (for scouts), and lock-in experiences are available. Child care available on certain days.

This facility also offers a variety of summer day camps to keep your kids moving during the school break! Each camp last for one week and each week offers a unique theme.

Hosted by the University of Tennessee, these camps offers baton twirling lessons for kids in grades pre-k – high school. Skill level instruction ranges from beginner to advanced.

This facility offers a variety of drama classes, and art classes for kids and adults. Summer camps are also offered.

This facility, owned by the United Methodist Church, offers opportunities for outdoor education, overnight summer camps, and retreats.

Educational Programs: This center offers a variety of hands-on nature programs throughout the year. topics include boating, interactive hiking, Native American history,  stream ecology, wilderness survival, and much more! Programs are perfect for field trips and your group will receive a custom schedule. Educational experiences can last from 1/2 day up to a full week. Secular and faith based options available.

Summer Camp: This faith centered overnight camp combines opportunities for worship and spiritual growth with good old fashioned fun and outdoor recreation. Camp is for kids in 1st-12th grade. A special needs camp is also available for kids ages 12-22.

Retreats: Overnight retreat facilities are also available. The per-person price include meals. Prices vary based on chosen accommodations.

 

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!

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 paint your own pottery studio offers a variety of pottery selections perfect for both kids and adults. In addition to general pottery painting, this facility also offers birthday parties and summer camps.

General Zoo Information – This fun family-friendly zoo features a variety of amazing animals, including lions, tigers, elephants, gorillas, and much more! Educational programs take place at varying times throughout the day. If you are brave enough, you can even feed the giraffes. There is a splash pad on-site for the kiddos and the the entire zoo is stroller accessible.

Zoo Camp – In the summer, the zoo offers week long day camps that focus on animal education and give kids a behind the scenes look at zoo life!

This wonderful botanical garden is FREE to the public and is filled with seasonal flowers and foliage throughout the year. Nature based educational programs are also available for children and adults throughout the year. This facility also hosts summer camp programs.

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.

Are your kids musically inclined? Make there summer with a week long day camp at School of Rock Knoxville. Each week has a different fun theme, including classic rock, drum week, 90’s and more!

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!

Run by Knoxville Parks & Recs, this art center/studio offers pre-k classes, youth, and adult classes in a variety of media. Birthday parties and summer camp options are also available.

Competitive cheerleading for all ages, with summer camps and seasonal clinics also available.

Ripley’s aquarium offers a wide variety of sea life and includes hands-on experiences for all ages. They even have a live mermaid show! In addition to general admission experiences, this aquarium hosts educational programs, sleepovers, birthday parties and private events.

Ripley’s aquarium also offers a variety of educational day camps to keep your kids busy and learning throughout the summer.

This amazing LEGO facility allows kids to build and play hands-on with LEGO. Kidz (parents) Night Out, open play times, and field trips are available all throughout the year.  The facility also hosts amazing themed birthday parties.

In addition to year round fun, Bricks 4 Kidz offers camp options whenever Knox County Public Schools are closed. These camps include week-long summer camp options. Themes include dragons, minions, pirates, space, transportation and much more!

A fun soccer camp for boys and girls, held at multiple locations throughout Knoxville.

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 sports center offers both indoor and outdoor practice facilities, as well as competitive team sports. Competitive sports include, baseball, softball, football, flag football, rugby, basketball, golf, and track and field. Summer camps for competitive sports are also available.

This studio offers year round classes in ballet, pointe, tap, jazz, modern, hip-hop, and creative movement. Summer camps are also available. Classes are available for all skill levels.

This water-centered camp teaching kids the all about sailing. While all skill levels are welcome, all participants must be proficient swimmers.

Knox County

Hosted by the Webb School of Knoxville, these summer day camps provide campers with opportunities for learning and a variety of indoor an outdoor recreation. Campers can choose from sports camps, adventure camps, and specialty camps.

This gymnastics studio has a lot to offer. In addition to a providing year round preschool for kids 1 through 5, Pertetual Motion provides leveled gymnastics classes, open gym times, birthday parties and summer camp.

This golf course offers single day passes as well as memberships for players of all ages. Beginner and advanced summer camps are also available.

As a ministry of the Chilhowee Baptist Association, this Christian based day camp allows campers to further their relationship with Christ, while enjoying a variety of recreational activities. The camp is open from 7 am-6 pm.

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 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.

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.

This members only tennis club offers indoor courts, outdoor courts, a pro shop, and an exercise room.

This facility also offers 4 day Summer Fun Tennis Camps geared towards kids in 1st – 8th grades.

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.

This adventure packed overnight camp offers 1, 2, 3, and 4 week options. Activities include hiking, caving, rappelling, rock climbing, challenge courses, rafting, tubing, horseback riding, canoe trips, backpacking expeditions and more! Programs are available for kids from age 10-18.

This prestigious dance studio has multiple locations in the Knoxville Area. In addition to providing dance lessons, this studio also hosts birthday parties and themed summer dance camps.

This exclusive camp, hosted by the University of Tennessee Knoxville,  is perfect for high school students interested in design and architecture. There are both overnight and day camp options and optional meal plans.

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