Summer Camps

Alpine Camp for Boys

P.O. Box 297
Mentone, AL 35984
(256) 634-4404
Boys | Girls: Boys
Ages: Completing 2nd grade-9th grade
Programs: Team sports, ropes course, golf, lacrosse, climbing, riflery, archery, kayaking, canoeing, water park, swimming, crafts, tennis, horseback, physical training, wilderness skills, disc sports, fly fishing, mountain biking, guitar, trash can band
Cost: Junior Camp (10 days) $2,900; First Term and Second Term (26 days) $5,400

Situated on the crest of Lookout Mountain, Alpine’s massive rocks, rushing waterfalls, and deep woods provide the perfect setting for a summer away at camp. Over the course of a term, the usual schedule of activities is interspersed with events like the 4th of July celebration, Mountain Day celebration, and a trip day. Each night concludes with an activity that could range from a cabin campout to a night of slaughter ball in the gym.

Art Creations Children’s Summer Art Camp

7351 Commons Blvd.
Chattanooga, TN 37421
(423) 531-7606
Boys | Girls: Both
Ages: 6-9; 10-12
Programs: Painting, drawing, crafts
Cost: $230 per week; all materials included

Running from June 11 to July 27 with the exception of the week of July 4, Art Creations’ summer camps are great for creative, art-loving, and imaginative children. Each weekly camp has a different theme and is taught by talented local art teachers.

Baylor Summers


Baylor Summers

171 Baylor School Rd.
Chattanooga, TN 37405
(423) 757-2616
Boys | Girls: Both
Ages: 5-16
Programs: Day and residential programs that place an emphasis on fun, friendship, great activities, and lifelong memories
Cost: Depends on the session.

Baylor Summers has a new menu of offerings for parents to consider. Day camps will focus on outdoor skills, sports, business, the arts, and various other enrichments. On the residential side, there is Sports Xperience, a new version of the classic, two-week traditional summer camp, and Big Red Week, which allows for a two, three, or four-night camp experience for younger campers. Other residential camps include a boarding school sampler, road trip adventures, and the teaching of outdoor, reading and writing, and business skills.

Belvoir Christian Academy Summer Camps


Belvoir Christian Academy Summer Camps

800 Belvoir Ave.
Chattanooga, TN 37412
(423) 622-3755
Boys | Girls: Both
Ages: PK3–rising 8th graders
Programs: Outdoor activities, sports, swimming, crafts, field trips to local attractions
Cost: Call for pricing.

BCA’s summer camp provides opportunities
in gymnastics, sports, biblical studies, water
days, movie and pajama days, and creative hands-on activities. Pre-K has in-house activities that include visits from the Tennessee Aquarium, Bricks 4 Kidz, Noah’s Little Ark Petting Zoo, and more. Rising 2nd through 8th graders attend field trips to various local attractions. Camp hours are 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. with part-time options available.

Berean Academy Day Camp

441 Berean Ln.
Hixson, TN 37343
(423) 877-1288
Boys | Girls: Both
Ages: 3-12
Programs: STEM activities, weekly themes, games and competitions, field trips both on- and off-site, swimming, crafts, scavenger hunts, movies, themed parties
Cost: Registration fee $20; call for pricing.

Berean Academy Day Camp offers weekly field trips for grades 1-5 to a variety of locations, such as the Creative Discovery Museum, IMAX Theater, the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum, and Bricks 4 Kidz. Campers in 1st through 5th grades are taken to the pool every week, while campers ages 3-5 have a weekly water day. The camp offers a daily craft time for all ages, free play time, and weekly activities such as theater-style movie screenings, games, and parties.

Boyd Buchanan School Summer Programs


Boyd Buchanan School Summer Programs

4650 Buccaneer Trl.
Chattanooga, TN 37411
(423) 622-6177
Boys | Girls: Both
Ages: 3-17
Programs: Athletics, robotics, fine arts, technology, musical theatre, academic, all-day camps, and more
Cost: $75-$200, depending on session

Boyd Buchanan Summer Programs emphasize participation, cooperation, learning, and fun in a safe, loving, Christian environment. Campers may attend half-day or full-day camps with before/after-care and lunch options available. Athletic programs focus on teaching fundamentals and developing athletic skill. Academic programs offer learning activities designed to engage campers’ creativity and intellectual spark. Theatre and fine arts programs conclude each session with a performance.

Brainerd Baptist School Camp Bobcat

300 Brookfield Ave.
Chattanooga, TN 37411
(423) 424-1141
Boys | Girls: Both
Ages: Summer Care: 3 years-rising kindergartners; Summer Camp: rising 1st graders-exiting 5th graders
Programs: Summer Care children remain on campus and special activities come to them each of the themed weeks. Summer Camp children participate in swimming, cooking, STEAM, library time, weekly field trips, and more!
Cost: See website for pricing.

BBS offers a high-quality, comprehensive, and affordable program in a loving Christian environment. Open May 29 through August 3 (post-camp week available August 6-10).

Bright Days at The Bright School

1950 McDade Ln.
Chattanooga, TN 37405
(423) 267-0024
Boys | Girls: Both
Ages: 3 (by Aug. 1) – 8 (or rising 3rd grader)
Programs: A combination of enrichment activities with fun summertime experiences each day for eight weeks (first week of June through first week of August). Campers are grouped by age.
Cost: Registration fee $30 if registered by March 1 and $50 afterward. Options include weekly rate for full day 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., $200; weekly rate for half day 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., $150; early care 8 a.m. to 9 a.m., no charge; late care 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., $35 per week.

Every day is going to be a BRIGHT day at Bright Days summer program for early learners! The program includes morning and closing ceremonies, on-site field trips,
camp songs, nature exploration, outside
play, water days, art projects, visits to the
school library, and more. Children get to know their counselors and fellow campers as they experience the quality of a Bright education in the summer. A healthy lunch is included.

Camp Grace


Camp Grace at Grace Baptist Academy

7815 Shallowford Rd.
Chattanooga, TN 37421
(423) 892-8222
Boys | Girls: Both
Ages: 5-12

Programs: Field trips, swimming, arts, crafts, sports, classes, games, music, science, cooking, and hands-on activities are provided from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Cost: Registration fee $35 per camper by March 31 and $50 per camper on April 1 and after. $135 per week (9th week free if all 8 weeks are paid for in advance!)

Camp Grace is a day camp designed for elementary students to enjoy active fun, develop strong biblically based character, and expand academic learning in a loving and safe environment for a summer they will never forget! Campers may attend all or some of the nine weeks scheduled between June 4 and August 3.

Camp Invention


Camp Invention

Various locations throughout Chattanooga, TN
(800) 968-4331
Boys | Girls: Both
Ages: K-6th grade
Programs: STEM skills through all-new weekly activities involving creative, hands-on problem solving
Cost: Visit our website or call for pricing.

Camp Invention’s all-new summer program, Fast Forward, shows children that even the wildest and craziest ideas can become reality. Campers will create a vehicle of the future, design a mechanical robot dog, and build futuristic dream homes. Local educators lead the week of hands-on activities that encourage children to invent the future today!

Camp Joe Joe’s The Clay Pot

1311 Hanover St.
Chattanooga, TN 37405
(423) 265-2007
Boys | Girls: Both
Ages: 4-12
Programs: Games, water day, photo shoots, gift making for family and friends, and more
Cost: $125 per child for three half-day sessions

Camp Joe Joe’s is a fun, imaginative camp that creates an atmosphere for all campers to shine. From tie-dyeing to dancing, snacks to flowers, Camp Joe Joe’s strives to bring out the creativity in all kids. Instructors Joe Jumper, owner of The Clay Pot, and Education Specialist Nikki Russell help kids be original and have a blast with other campers.

Camp Juliette Low

321 Camp Juliette Low Rd.
Cloudland, GA 30731
(706) 862-2169
Winter: P.O. Box 5113
Marietta, GA 30061
(770) 428-1062
Boys | Girls: Girls
Ages: 7-17

Programs: Archery, canoeing, sailing, horseback riding, challenge course, climbing wall, swimming, diving, outdoor living skills, drama, crafts, campouts, campfires, cookouts, pottery, hiking, and kayaking

Cost: One week $940; two weeks $1850

Camp Juliette Low is a residential summer camp where girls can be themselves, make life-long friends, learn new skills, and explore the outdoors. CJL campers live in platform tents and enjoy fun, instructional programs that foster self-confidence, independence, teamwork, and leadership skills. Located on Lookout Mountain, CJL was founded in 1922 by Juliette Low, founder of the Girl Scouts. Today, CJL operates independently from the Girl Scouts and is open to all girls.

Camp Signal

109 N. Germantown Rd.
Chattanooga, TN 37411
(423) 698-8528
Boys | Girls: Both
Ages: 3-18
Programs: Age-appropriate activities in art, movement, music, crafts, sports, water play, games, singing, dancing, cooking, drama, science, and technology
Cost: $250 per week, per camper

Signal Centers Children’s Program is a unique six-week summer camp for children and youth of all abilities. Camp Signal offers a quality camp experience while specializing in social and emotional development through fun projects and activities. Camp weeks are June 11-15, June 18-22, June 25-29, July 9-13, July 16-20, and July 23-27.

Camp Woodmont

381 Moonlight Dr.
Cloudland, GA 30731
(423) 472-6070
Boys | Girls: Both
Ages: 6-14
Programs: Horseback riding, hiking, canoeing, archery, climbing wall, high/low ropes, giant swing, dance, crafts, and more
Cost: $795 for one week; $1,275 for two weeks

Camp Woodmont is a traditional overnight camp on Lookout Mountain just 30 minutes south of Chattanooga in NW Georgia. Founded on strong Christian morals and principles in 1981, Camp Woodmont is the perfect place to build lifelong friendships and lasting memories. The camp program is very well-suited to first-time campers. All traditional camp activities start at an introductory level, and the camp layout is conveniently spaced out.

Chattanooga Christian School Summer Camps


Chattanooga Christian School Summer Camps

3354 Charger Dr.
Chattanooga, TN 37409
(423) 265-6411
Boys | Girls: Both
Ages: PK-12th grade
Programs: Chargers Day Camp; musical theatre camps; art, dance, music, sports, cooking, and robotics camps
Cost: $125-$450

Chargers Day Camp at Chattanooga Christian School will incorporate art, games, water slides, sports activities, theme days, and more. Full and half day camps, as well as before care and after care, are available. Sample camps for young children include princess, American Girl, adventure, cooking, and intro to sports. New camps include digital music composition, mountain biking, CCS School of Rock, and even college essay writing for older students.

Chattanooga State Summer Camps

4501 Amnicola Hwy.
Chattanooga, TN 37406
(423) 697-3100
Boys | Girls: Both
Ages: 7-16
Programs: Lego, robotics 1-3, musical theatre, AutoCAD, electronics, 3D animation, digital photography, Kung Fu, culinary camp, junior engineering, and Egyptian dig for archeology
Cost: Call for pricing.

Chattanooga State Summer Camps begin on June 4 and include a long list of weekly themed camps. Robotics 1, 2, and 3, musical theatre, and digital photography are just a few of the programs offered. Camps are Monday through Friday from 12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. and located on the main campus, as well as the Dayton, Bledsoe, and Kimball sites.

Chattanooga Theatre Centre Summer Academy

400 River St.
Chattanooga, TN 37405
(423) 267-8538, ext. 313
Boys | Girls: Both
Ages: 5-17
Programs: Acting, creating plays, performance, dance
Cost: $125-$730; one- to four-week sessions

The Chattanooga Theatre Centre’s Summer Academy includes programs that explore acting, comedy, performance, dance, stories to stage, musical theatre, and other aspects of stage work.

Chattanooga Zoo Camp


Chattanooga Zoo Camp

301 N. Holtzclaw Ave.
Chattanooga, TN 37404
​(423) 697-1322
Boys | Girls: Both
Ages: PK-8th grade
Programs: Animal encounters, age-appropriate crafts, learning about various species, and age-appropriate games
Cost: Pre-K: $105-$125; K-1st & 2nd-3rd grades: $140-$170; 4th-6th & 7th-8th grades: $175-$205 (7th-8th will only be offered three weeks this summer.)

Chattanooga Zoo campers will “go wild” as they get the chance to interact and learn about the magnificent animals of the Chattanooga Zoo and the keepers that work with them.

Cohutta Springs Youth Camp


Cohutta Springs Youth Camp

P.O. Box 12000
Calhoun, GA 30703
(706) 602-7346
Boys | Girls: Both
Ages: 7-18

Programs: Horseback riding, fitness, archery, rocketry, paintball, arts, music, photography, swimming, mountain biking, gymnastics, sports, basketball, rock climbing, videography, canoeing, wakeboarding, zipline, giant swings, waterslide, BMX biking, drama, cable park

Cost: $495 per week

Accredited by the American Camping Association, based on Christian values, and located against the Chattahoochee National Forest, Cohutta Springs is a wonderful place to experience nature, make lifelong friends, learn skills, and experience incredible plays that entertain and inspire positive living. Ninety trained and caring collegiate staffers make the experience unforgettable.

Creative Discovery Museum Friends’ Discovery Camp

321 Chestnut St.
Chattanooga, TN 37402
(423) 648-6045
Boys | Girls: Both
Ages: 5-7; 8-12
Programs: June 4-8 (ages 5-7); June 11-15 (ages 8-12)
Cost: $100 per week

Friends’ Discovery Camp is a camp for children with autism and their typically developing peers. At Camp Grr-ific!, younger campers will have a great time making new friends; at Madcap Museum Mystery Solvers, older campers will participate in geocaching and solving mysteries. Campers are paired with each other and have a Big Buddy from UTC to help guide their experiences.

Creative Discovery Museum Summer Camps

321 Chestnut St.
Chattanooga, TN 37402
(423) 648-6045
Boys | Girls: Both
Ages: 4-14

Programs: Preschool: Camp Grr-ific! (June 18-22) and Preschool Puppeteer (June 25-29); 5-11 years: Puppeteer Camp (July 16-20) and Madcap Museum Mystery Solvers (July 23-27); 8-11 years: Heart of the Home Cooking Camp (July 9-13); 8-12 years: Making with Woodworking (July 30-Aug. 3); 11-14 years: Camp RIVERBEND (June 11-15) and Heart of the Home Cooking Camp (June 25-29)

Cost: Preschool half-day camp $85 for members, $105 for non-members | Puppeteer/Madcap Museum camps $170 for members, $205 for non-members Cooking/Woodworking/RIVERBEND camps $205 for members, $245 for non-members

Creative Discovery Museum summer camps are based on a theme. For example, kids will experience carving and using woodworking tools, cooking their own lunches and snacks, and making puppets. RIVERBEND campers will visit a recording studio and meet some of the artists performing during this exciting week.

First Cumberland Dayplayers Summer Camp

1505 North Moore Rd.
Chattanooga, TN 37411
(423) 698-2556
Boys | Girls: Both
Ages: 5-13

Programs: Outdoor group games, summer musical, daily swimming, daily chapel and small group times, movies, singing, crafts, and service projects
Cost: $975 full-time; part-time rates also available. Visit website for complete listing.

Dayplayers provides everything a child needs to maintain a healthy body and build a strong spirit during the summer months. Dayplayers is committed to providing a summer experience that is safe, affordable, and Christ-centered. Camp times are 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. from May 29 through August 3.

GPS Summer Programs


GPS Summer Camp

205 Island Ave.
Chattanooga, TN 37405
(423) 634-3457
Boys | Girls: Girls
Ages: PK-high schoolers
Programs: Day camps, athletic camps, academic/enrichment camps, classes, and more
Cost: $150-$385, depending on session

At GPS Summer Camp, a girl can be a girl.More than 50 fun-filled camps are offered, including a variety of traditional day, academic, art, and athletic camps. GPS Summer Camp provides an enriching environment for campers to make cherished friendships, strengthen their minds and bodies, and discover what they love to do.

Hickory Valley Christian School Summer Camps

6605 Shallowford Rd.
Chattanooga, TN 37421
(423) 894-3200
Boys | Girls: Both
Ages: 4 years-rising 6th graders
Programs: Wide variety of themed camps incorporating action, fun, and creativity. Music, art, science, and onsite field trips each week.
Cost: Call for more information.

The summer day camp program at Hickory Valley Christian School focuses on themes intended to enhance summer learning. It offers a loving Christian environment where children can enjoy their summer vacation and explore creative ways to learn about the world around them.​

High Point Downtown’s Summer Rock Camp


High Point Downtown’s Summer Rock Camp

219 Broad St.
Chattanooga, TN 37402
(423) 602-7625
Boys | Girls: Both
Ages: 5-14
Programs: 9 camps the weeks of May 28-July 23; each is a weeklong half-day camp.
Cost: $175 for the 1st child; $148.75 for each additional child

High Point Downtown’s Summer Rock Camp’s dedicated staff teach climbing basics: equipment usage, techniques, and the importance of trust and communication through age-appropriate group instruction. Camps include daily healthy snacks, drinks, and a camp shirt. On Wednesday, kids ages 5-9 visit the Creative Discovery Museum, and kids ages 10-14 visit the Tennessee Aquarium.

Hunter Museum of American Art Summer Art Camps

10 Bluff View Ave.
Chattanooga, TN 37403
(423) 752-2051
Boys | Girls: Both
Ages: 3-14
Programs: Themed, weeklong day camps in June and July
Cost: $184 for members; $230 for non-members. Visit the camp webpage for more information.

The Hunter Museum invites children of all ages to create, play, and explore during summer camp! There are six different options for ages 6 to 14 and a week for ages 3 to 5. Hunter Camps offer immersive and fun art experiences for kids that boost creativity while teaching new skills.

Junior and Teen Rail Camp at the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum

4119 Cromwell Rd.
Chattanooga, TN 37421
(423) 894-8028
Boys | Girls: Both
Ages: 7-17
Programs: Steam locomotive cab rides, train rides, field trips, railroad history
Cost: Junior ages 7-9 $375 for full day; junior ages 10-12 $375 for full day; teen ages 13-17 $375 for full day, $1,100 for overnight

These camps teach all aspects of railroad-
ing, including railroad terms, signals, how steam and diesel engines work, freight and passenger railroad operations, model railroading, and railroad history. Campers will also participate in blacksmithing, field trips, and train rides.

LearningRx Brain Camp

Located near Hamilton Place
(423) 305-1599
Boys | Girls: Both
Ages: 8-14
Programs: Summer Camp June 25-29
Cost: $299

A cognitive enrichment program, Brain Camp is filled with fun activities that cultivate core brain skills. An engaging environment helps a child discover tools for thriving in school and life. Children will practice simple techniques for easy memorization, problem-solving skills, the power of attitude, work ethic, self-motivation, and more.

McCallie School Summer Programs


McCallie School Summer Programs

500 Dodds Ave.
Chattanooga, TN 37404
(423) 493-5886
Boys | Girls: Both, varies by camp
Ages: 5-16

Programs: Baseball, basketball, football, lacrosse, soccer, tennis, track, cross country, and wrestling camps; limited enrollment camps in art, debate, fly fishing, golf, sailing, and technology; swim lessons, boarding sports camps, and father-son weekend; day camp and first camp

Cost: Varies by camp

McCallie’s summer programs include a variety of camps with emphasis on participation, cooperation, teamwork, and having fun. The camps’ goals are to provide a quality summer recreational experience in a safe and wholesome environment for all children through outstanding people, facilities, and programs.

Notre Dame High School “Camp Like a Champion”


Notre Dame High School “Camp Like a Champion”

2701 Vermont Ave.
Chattanooga, TN 37404
(423) 624-4618
Boys | Girls: Both
Ages: Rising K-rising 8th graders
Programs: Sports and fine arts camps
Cost: $100-$200, depending on camp selection

Notre Dame offers half-day and full-day programs that focus on athletic skills development and fine arts instruction. Programs include art, baseball, basketball, dance, football, soccer, volleyball, and wrestling. An all-sports camp is also offered  for those who want a variety of activities.

Primrose Schools Summer Camps

East Brainerd
1619 Gunbarrel Rd.
Chattanooga, TN 37421
(423) 499-5584

5170 Preschool Ln.
Hixson, TN 37343
(423) 870-4840
Boys | Girls: Both
Ages: 5-12
Programs: Weekly, entire summer, and part-time camps
Cost: Varies by program; call for pricing.

The Summer Adventure Club will have students exploring art, including kinetic moving art, claymation, puppeteering, and more. They will engage in sports activities such as dribbling, throwing, and catching, as well as popular games like tunnel tag. These activities will strengthen hand and eye coordination, footwork, and the skills needed to play all types of sports.

Privateer Youth Sailing Camp

4713 Privateer Rd.
Hixson, TN 37343
(423) 432-6501
Boys | Girls: Both
Ages: 8-17
Programs: Sailing, knot tying, boating rules and safety; campers will also have the opportunity to swim, paddle, hike, and more.
Cost: $300 per week; scholarships available

PYS offers weekly camps during June and July where the skills of sailing are taught. Students are given individual instruction by counselors certified by the United States Sailing Authority. The main emphasis of the camp is fun and safety. Learning to sail their own boat across the lake and safely returning to shore gives children increased self-esteem and confidence in their abilities. Most campers return for several weekly camps and again year after year.

Reflection Riding Arboretum & Nature Center Summer Camp

400 Garden Rd.
Chattanooga, TN 37419
(423) 821-1160
Boys | Girls: Both
Ages: 5-13
Programs: Live animals, hiking, games, canoeing, wallowing in mud
Cost: $150-$230 for members; $180-$260 for non-members

Campers will explore nature through exciting activities, games, hikes, and live animal encounters. Some age groups will also try other activities like a wild cave tour, mountain biking, and canoeing.

Riverview Camp for Girls

P.O. Box 299
757 County Rd. 614
Mentone, AL 35984
(800) 882-0722
Boys | Girls: Girls
Ages: 6-16

Programs: Riding (both English and Western), swimming (heated pool), tennis, ropes course, climbing tower, canoeing, golf, archery, riflery, gymnastics, cheerleading, dance, sports, outdoor living skills, arts and crafts, Riverview Refinement, knitting, and more
Cost: Short-term session $1,995;
long-term session $3,700

On top of Lookout Mountain and on the banks of Little River, Camp Riverview is only 45 minutes south of Chattanooga. A favorite all-around summer camp for girls, Riverview’s Christian emphasis and exciting programs are appreciated by both parents and campers.

SAS Summer

290 Quintard Rd.
Sewanee, TN 37375
(931) 598-5651
Boys | Girls: Both
Ages: 6-adults
Programs: Basketball camp, soccer camp, all-sports and adventure camp, and residential adult craft programs (Shakerag Workshops)
Cost: Varies by program; see website for more information.

SAS Summer offers a variety of weeklong day and overnight camps for sports and outdoor adventure. The Shakerag Workshops welcome adults for a one-week residential program to learn crafts from around the world.

Skyuka Hall “Bridging the Academic Gap”

1200 Mountain Creek Rd., Ste. 300
Chattanooga, TN 37405
(423) 877-9711
Boys | Girls: Both
Ages: K-rising 12th graders
Programs: Academic, support, and personal development
Cost: Check camp listings, as prices vary between camps.

Skyuka Hall offers a four-week summer academic achievement program for students who need support and lack confidence in reading, writing, and math. Students receive research-based skills and strategies necessary to improve and succeed in the classroom, as well as encouragement and motivation. The program will be held weekly from June 4th through June 29th.  

St. Nicholas School Summer Camp

7525 Min Tom Dr.
Chattanooga, TN 37421
(423) 894-6485 or (423) 899-1999
Boys | Girls: Both

Ages: 4-12 (Day and Enrichment Camp); 13-15 (Camp Leadership Program)
Programs: Field trips, swimming and swim lessons, art, music, soccer, basketball, cross-country, piano lessons, computer explorer programs, gardening program, math, reading and science programs, and more
Cost: $140 per week; sibling discount

St. Nicholas Summer Camp challenges and nurtures imagination, encourages self-directed initiative, and develops leadership skills in children. Involvement in age-appropriate group activities and diverse athletic and educational experiences are the foundation of the program. The St. Nicholas Summer Camp Program is a comprehensive school-age program licensed with the Hamilton County Department of Education.

TechTown Summer Camps

1100 Market St., 2nd Floor
Chattanooga, TN 37402
(423) 308-7730
Boys | Girls: Both
Ages: 7-17
Programs: Robotics, minecraft, coding, circuitry, 2D & 3D design, digital storytelling, film production and editing
Cost: $250 per week

TechTown offers unique camp programs with hands-on learning designed to inspire creativity, drive curiosity, and lay the foundation for a career in technology and arts. Kids can pick a learning emphasis in art and design, software development, engineering, videography, and more.

UTC Youth University Summer Academies

Challenger STEM Learning Center
& the Southeast Center for
Education in the Arts
855 E. Fifth St.
Chattanooga, TN 37403
(423) 425-2284
Boys | Girls: Both
Ages: 5-14
Programs: Spark Academy for rising K-1st graders; Explorer Academy for rising 2nd-3rd graders; Discover Academy for rising 4th-5th graders; Innovate Academy for rising 6th-8th graders
Cost: $275 per week

The Challenger STEM Learning Center and the Southeast Center for Education in the Arts conduct weekly summer programs that provide STEM and STEAM hands-on and project-based activities involving simulation space missions, coding, Lego robotics, engineering, and arts design lab. Academies run from June 11 through July 20, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, on the university campus with community field trips planned.

Valley View Ranch Equestrian Camp for Girls

606 Valley View Ranch Rd.
Cloudland, GA 30731
(706) 862-2231
Boys | Girls: Girls
Ages: 8-17
Programs: Equestrian
Cost: $2,000-$3,500

Valley View Equestrian Camp has been a horse lover’s paradise since 1954. For 50 girls, during one to nine weeks, the 600-acre camp offers English riding, Western riding, barrels, vaulting, and trails. CHA (Certified Horsemanship Association) instructors teach beginner to advanced riders. Girls spend 4-6 hours daily with their own camp horse.

Vesper Point

3216 Lee Pk.
Soddy-Daisy, TN 37379
(423) 648-7936
Boys | Girls: Both
Ages: Rising 3rd graders-rising 10th graders
Programs: Swimming, water skiing, crafts, blobbing, kayaking/paddleboarding, frisbee, volleyball, fishing, baseball, basketball, bouldering, and group games
Cost: $525 per week

Located on Chickamauga Lake, Vesper Point has provided over 55 years of Christian camping for children and families. At VP, Jesus Christ is presented to kids through fun outdoor activities and adventures, sports, worship, and a loving relationship with Christ-centered counselors. The camp is owned and operated by First Presbyterian Church of Chattanooga.

YMCA Camp Ocoee

111 YMCA Dr.
Ocoee, TN 37361
(423) 338-5588
Boys | Girls: Both
Ages: 7-17
Programs: Traditional resident camp featuring canoeing, archery, mountain biking, high ropes course, climbing tower, horseback riding, water skiing, swimming, and more
Cost: $615 per week

Located in the Cherokee National Forest on Lake Ocoee, Camp Ocoee is a week-long camp offering life-changing experiences. The Christian values learned and the confidence gained by participants becomes a way of life.