Summer Camps

Alpine Camp for Boys

P.O. Box 297
Mentone, AL 35984
(256) 634-4404
alpinecamp.com
summer@alpinecamp.com
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 riding, physical training, wilderness skills, disc sports, fly fishing, mountain biking, guitar, trash can band
Cost: Junior Camp (10 days) $2,995; First Term and Second Term (26 days) $5,575

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
art-creations.com
artcreationsclasses@gmail.com
Boys | Girls: Both
Ages: 6-9; 10-12
Programs: Painting, drawing, crafts
Cost: $210 per week; all materials included.

Running from June 10 to July 26 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

171 Baylor School Rd.
Chattanooga, TN 37405
(423) 757-2616
baylorschool.org/summer
summers@baylorschool.org
Boys | Girls: Both
Ages: 5-17
Programs: Both day and overnight enrichment programs place emphasis on skill development, self-improvement, mentoring, fun, friendship, and lifelong memories.
Cost: Varies by program

Baylor Summers has a new menu of offerings for parents to choose from in summer 2019. Day camps will focus on everything from general day camps to athletic skill development, outdoor skills, and academic enrichment. Residential camps will feature many of the same offerings as the day camps, in addition to an exciting lineup that includes a boarding school sampler, leadership experience, national park exploration, STEM/research, business and entrepreneurship, public speaking, reading/authorship experience, robotics, digital design, mountain biking, college test prep, and coding and engineering. Many offerings are designed with day and residential components so that both local and out-of-town families can take advantage of these enrichment opportunities. Baylor Summers provides early drop-off and late pick-up at no additional cost to families.

Belvoir Christian Academy Summer Camps

800 Belvoir Ave.
Chattanooga, TN 37412
(423) 622-3755
bcalions.org
admissions@bcalions.org
Boys | Girls: Both
Ages: PK3–rising 8th graders (Childcare for infants-PK2 is year-round.)
Programs: Outdoor activities, sports, swimming, crafts, and field trips to local attractions
Cost: Call for pricing.

BCA’s summer camp provides a variety of engaging activities such as gymnastics, ballet, sports, and biblical studies, as well as water play days, movie and pajama days, and other special theme days. Creative hands-on projects include cooking, STEM, and crafts. Pre-K has in-house activities that include visits from the Tennessee Aquarium, Creative Discovery Museum, and Chattanooga Zoo, while older campers attend weekly field trips to 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
bereanacademy.net
info@bereanacademy.net
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

4650 Buccaneer Trl.
Chattanooga, TN 37411
(423) 622-6177
bbschool.org/summer
summerprograms@bbschool.org
Boys | Girls: Both
Ages: 3-17
Programs: Athletics, robotics, fine arts, technology, musical theatre, academic, all-day camps, and more
Cost: $110-$200, depending on session; early-bird pricing available through May 1.

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. New this year, full-day, weekly preschool camps are available.

 

Brainerd Baptist School Summer Camp

300 Brookfield Ave.
Chattanooga, TN 37411
(423) 424-1141
brainerdbaptistschool.org
bworkman@brainerdbaptist.org
Boys | Girls: Both
Ages: Summer Care: 3 years-rising kindergarteners; Summer Camp: rising 1st graders-exiting 5th graders
Programs: Summer Care children remain on campus and special activities come to them each week. Summer Camp children participate in a weekly field trip, swimming, cooking, book club, technology fun, and more.
Cost: See website for pricing.

Every summer, Brainerd Baptist School offers a high-quality, comprehensive, and affordable program in a loving Christian environment. 

 

Bright Days at The Bright School

1950 McDade Ln.
Chattanooga, TN 37405
(423) 267-0024
brightschool.com/summer
summer@brightschool.com
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 at Grace Baptist Academy

7815 Shallowford Rd.
Chattanooga, TN 37421
(423) 892-8222, ext. 3
gracechatt.org
campgrace@mygracechatt.org
Boys | Girls: Both
Ages: 5-12
Programs: Daily field trips, swimming, art, science, STEM, cooking, computers, sports, games, and hands-on activities are provided from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Cost: Registration fee $50 per camper; $150 per week (This price is all-inclusive.)

Camp Grace is a day camp designed for students to enjoy active fun, develop strong biblically based character, develop a love for the outdoors, and expand academic learning in a safe environment for a summer they will never forget! Campers may attend all or some of the nine weeks scheduled between June 3 and August 2.

Camp Invention

Multiple locations throughout Chattanooga and the surrounding area
(800) 968-4332
invent.org/camp
campinvention@invent.org
Boys | Girls: Both
Ages: K-6th grade
Programs: High-energy STEM activities promoting creativity and hands-on problem solving
Cost: See website or call for pricing.

Unmask your child’s creativity this summer in the all-new Camp Invention® program – Supercharged™, where children transform their wild imaginations into epic creations. Campers in grades K-6 will code robots and use collaboration and creative problem solving during hands-on STEM activities.

 

Camp Joe Joe’s at The Clay Pot

1311 Hanover St.
Chattanooga, TN 37405
(423) 265-2007
theclaypotriverview.com
theclaypotriverview@comcast.net
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 a three half-day session

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. The Clay Pot owner Joe Jumper and Nikki Russell, an education specialist, 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
cjl.org
info@cjl.org
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 $960; two weeks $1,890

Camp Juliette Low is a residential summer camp where girls can be themselves, make lifelong 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
signalcenters.org
traci_sloan@signalcenters.org
Boys | Girls: Both
Ages: 3-11
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 6-10, June 13-17, June 20-24, July 8-12, July 15-19, and July 22-26. Additionally, Signal Centers Vision Academy will be open to students with vision loss; dates are June 17-21 for ages 14-18 and June 19-22 for ages 19-22.

 

Camp Woodmont

381 Moonlight Dr.
Cloudland, GA 30731
(423) 472-6070
campwoodmont.com
alyson@campwoodmont.com
Boys | Girls: Both
Ages: 6-14
Programs: Horseback riding, hiking, canoeing, archery, climbing wall, high/low ropes, giant swing, dance, crafts, and more
Cost: $910 for one week; $1,445 for two weeks

Camp Woodmont is a traditional overnight camp on Lookout Mountain just 30 minutes south of Chattanooga in Northwest 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

3354 Charger Dr.
Chattanooga, TN 37409
(423) 265-6411
ccsk12.com/summer
summerprograms@ccsk12.com
Boys | Girls: Both
Ages: PK-12th grade
Programs: Chargers Day Camp; musical theatre camps; art, dance, music, sports, cooking, and robotics camps
Cost: $135-$450

Chargers Day Camp at Chattanooga Christian School incorporates art, games, water slides, sports activities, theme days, and more. Full and half-day camps, along with before/after-care, are available. Sample camps for young children include Fairy Princess, American Girl, LEGO Adventures, Kids in the Kitchen, and Intro to Sports. New camps include Cake Wars, French, Bridge to Terabithia, Dive into Books, and Journalism – there is even a new Day Camp for middle school students.

 

Chattanooga State Summer Camps

4501 Amnicola Hwy.
Chattanooga, TN 37406
(423) 697-3100
chattanoogastate.edu/economic-workforce-development
ewd@chattanoogastate.edu
Boys | Girls: Both
Ages: 8-16
Programs: Robotics, coding, culinary, and
musical theatre
Cost: Call for pricing.

Chattanooga State offers a wide variety of summer camps for children ages 8-16. This year, Robotics and Coding, Culinary camp, and the popular Musical Theatre camp will be offered. Chattanooga State’s summer camps run mornings from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. or afternoons from 12:30 p.m. until 5 p.m. Campers can stay for a half day or the entire day to participate in two camps in the same week!

 

Chattanooga Theatre Centre Summer Academy

400 River St.
Chattanooga, TN 37405
(423) 267-8538, ext. 313
theatrecentre.com
chuck@theatrecentre.com
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. The academy runs from June 3 through August 2.

Chattanooga Zoo Camp

301 N. Holtzclaw Ave.
Chattanooga, TN 37404
​(423) 697-1322
chattzoo.org
education@chattzoo.org
Boys | Girls: Both
Ages: PK-8th grade
Programs: Animal encounters, age-appropriate crafts, learning about various species, and age-appropriate games
Cost: $105-$125 PK-K; $140-$170 1st-2nd grades & 3rd-4th grades;  $175-$205  5th-6th grades & 7th-8th grades (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

P.O. Box 12000
Calhoun, GA 30703
(706) 602-7346
cs-yc.com
campinfo@gccsda.com
Boys | Girls: Both
Ages: 7-18
Programs: Archery, basketball, BMX biking, canoeing, cable park, crafts, drama, gymnastics, horseback riding, mountain biking, music, paintball, photography, rock climbing, rocketry, sports, swimming, videography, wakeboarding, water slide, whitewater rafting, zipline
Cost: $445-$645 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 enjoy nature, make lifelong friends, learn skills, and experience incredible plays that entertain and inspire positive living. Trained and caring collegiate staff make the experience unforgettable.

 

Creative Discovery Museum Friends Discovery Camp

321 Chestnut St.
Chattanooga, TN 37402
(423) 648-6045
cdmfun.org
san@cdmfun.org
Boys | Girls: Both
Ages: 6-14
Programs: June 3-7 (ages 6-7); June 10-14 (ages 8-12); July 29-August 2 (ages 12-14)
Cost: $120; includes a museum membership

Friends Discovery Camp is a camp for children with autism and their typically developing peers. Campers are paired with each other and have a Big Buddy from UTC to help guide their experiences. New this year, a third Friends Discovery Camp will be offered for 12 to 14-year-olds! Registration opens for members on February 25 and for non-members on March 4.

Creative Discovery Museum Summer Camps

321 Chestnut St.
Chattanooga, TN 37402
(423) 648-6045
cdmfun.org
san@cdmfun.org
Boys | Girls: Both
Ages: 4-14
Programs: Preschool camps (June 17-21, June 24-28); K-5th camps (July 15-19, July 22-26); 3rd-5th camps: Heart of the Home Cooking Camp (July 8-12), Makers Camp (July 29-August 2); 6th-8th camps: Camp RIVERBEND (May 27-31), Heart of the Home Cooking Camp Middle School Edition (June 24-28)
Cost: Preschool half-day camp $85 for members, $105 for non-members; K-5th full-day camp $170 for members, $205 for non-members; 3rd-5th and 6th-8th full-day camp $205 for members, $240 for non-members

Creative Discovery Museum camps are based on a theme. For more information about each theme, visit cdmfun.org/camp. During the museum’s summer camps, each camper will have time to play in the museum, make their own snacks, create memories with new friends, and receive a t-shirt. Registration opens for members on February 25 and for non-members on March 4.

 

First Cumberland Dayplayers Summer Camp

1505 N. Moore Rd.
Chattanooga, TN 37411
(423) 698-2556
firstcumberland.com
office@firstcumberland.com
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: $985 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 28 through August 2.

GPS Summer Camp

205 Island Ave.
Chattanooga, TN 37405
(423) 634-3457
gps.edu/summer
campsclinics@gps.edu
Boys | Girls: Both
Ages: PK-10th grade
Programs: Day camps, athletic camps, academic/enrichment camps, arts and music camps, coed camps
Cost: $175 and up

At GPS Summer Camp, your girl can spend her entire summer learning, playing, laughing, and meeting new friends. Or, she can enroll for a week or two. With more than 40 camps, it is easy to build her summer online with full- and half-day options. Best of all, GPS students serve as counselors, providing big-sister moments all summer long.

 

Hickory Valley Christian School Summer Camps

6605 Shallowford Rd.
Chattanooga, TN 37421
(423) 894-3200
hvcs.org
astipanov@hvcs.org
Boys | Girls: Both
Ages: 4 years-rising 2nd graders
Programs: Packed full of action, fun, and creative learning, each camp will build activities around a theme every week. Before/after-care is provided.
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

219 Broad St.
Chattanooga, TN 37402
(423) 602-7625
highpointclimbing.com/downtown/programs/camps
info@highpointclimbing.com
Boys | Girls: Both
Ages: 5-14
Programs: 10 camps the weeks of May 27-
July 29; each is a weeklong half-day camp.
Cost: First child $170 for members, $189 for non-members; $144.50 per additional child for members, $160.65 for non-members

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
huntermuseum.org/summer-camp
rveal@huntermuseum.org
Boys | Girls: Both
Ages: 3-14
Programs: Weeklong day camps in June and July
Cost: Preschool half-day camp $100 for members, $125 for non-members; full-day camp $200 for members, $250 for non-members

The Hunter Museum invites children of all ages to create, play, and explore during summer camp! Weekly summer art camps are offered June 3 through June 21 and July 8 through August 2. The museum will host a different age group each week with a variety of art experiences that boost children’s creativity while teaching new skills.

Ivy Academy Summer Camp Programming

8520 Dayton Pk.
Soddy-Daisy, TN 37379
(423) 305-7494
ivyacademychattanooga.com
acorn@ivyacademychattanooga.com
Boys | Girls: Both
Ages: Rising 1st-9th graders
Programs: Environmental Steward Summer Camp, Camp Sasquatch, Nature Art Camp
Cost: $175; scholarships and transportation available.

Every Camp Ivy session will be educationally geared toward the intended age group and will cover themes such as basic hiking and trail etiquette, observing nature, identifying local flora and fauna, mapping climate data, water conservation, ecology, the earth’s resources, and energy conservation. Visits from local experts and park rangers, as well as a field study at Big Soddy Gulf, are also on the schedule.

 

Junior and Teen Rail Camp at the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum

4119 Cromwell Rd.
Chattanooga, TN 37421
(423) 894-8028
tvrail.com
tlanier@tvrail.com
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, which run from May 28 through July 13, teach all aspects of railroading, including railroad terms, signals, how steam and diesel engines work, and the history of trains. Campers will also participate in blacksmithing and field trips.

Kay McDaniel Tennis Clinics

Lee University
1120 N. Ocoee St.
Cleveland, TN 37311
kaymcdanieltennisclinics.com
kmcdaniel@leeuniversity.edu
Boys | Girls: Both
Ages: 6-13
Programs: Tennis clinic June 3-7, 2019
Cost: Free; online registration begins April 1.

All skill levels are welcome at the 28th annual Summer Tennis Clinic, held on the campus of Lee University. Four hundred campers are accepted each year and will learn from director Kay McDaniel, a former world’s top 35 professional player in singles and top 20 in doubles. With six appearances in Wimbledon and the U.S. Open, Kay has competed against Billie Jean King, Chris Evert, and other top players. Prizes and awards, a camp t-shirt, photos, and lots of encouragement are given throughout the weeklong experience.

McCallie School Summer Programs

500 Dodds Ave.
Chattanooga, TN 37404
(423) 493-5886
mccalliesummercamps.com
camps@mccallie.org
Boys | Girls: Both, varies by camp
Ages: 5-16
Programs: Day Camp, First Camp, Baseball, Basketball, Football, Soccer, Tennis, Speed and Agility, Cross-Country, Wrestling, Film Production, Science, 3D Printing, Squash, Natural Science, Maker Camp, T-Term, ACT Prep, Innovation and Science, Learners and Leaders, Minecraft and Coding, Golf, Sailing, Rowing, Fly Fishing
Boarding Camps: Father-Son Weekend, McCallie Sports Camp, McCallie Leadership Camp, Rowing, Squash, Tennis, Soccer
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”

2701 Vermont Ave.
Chattanooga, TN 37404
(423) 624-4618
myndhs.com
communications@myndhs.com
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
primroseschools.com/schools/east-brainerd
hmiller@primroseeastbrainerd.com
Hixson
5170 Preschool Ln.
Hixson, TN 37343
(423) 870-4840
primroseschools.com/schools/hixson
ctownsend@primrosehixson.com
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 Sail Camp

4714 Privateer Rd.
Hixson, TN 37343
(423) 718-3704
privateeryachtclub.org/sail-edu/pyc-youth-sail-camp
tim@psef.us
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. The emphasis of the camp is fun and safety. Campers will learn to speak the language of sailing and how to rig their own boat, leave the dock and return, and use the wind to sail in any direction. Learning to sail their own boat and safely returning to shore gives children increased self-esteem and confidence in their abilities. Many campers return year after year. The camp is hosted by the Privateer Sailing Education Foundation.

 

Reflection Riding Arboretum & Nature Center Summer Camp

400 Garden Rd.
Chattanooga, TN 37419
(423) 821-1160
reflectionriding.org
education@reflectionriding.org
Boys | Girls: Both
Ages: 5-15
Programs: Live animals, hiking, games, canoeing, wallowing in mud
Cost: $170-$300 for members; $200-$350 for non-members

Your child will learn about the natural world through outdoor play and hands-on activities. Campers will choose between a plant, animal, or adventure focus for their week of nature-based fun. Every camper will have the opportunity to canoe, hike, and explore. Other possible activities include animal encounters, mountain biking, and a wild cave tour. 

 

Riverview Camp for Girls

P.O. Box 299
757 County Rd. 614
Mentone, AL 35984
(800) 882-0722
riverviewcamp.com
info@riverviewcamp.com
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 $2,095;
long-term session $3,850

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
sasweb.org/summer
sbergman@sasweb.org
Boys | Girls: Both
Ages: 6-adults
Programs: Sports camps and outdoor adventure camps for children; arts programs for children and adults
Cost: Varies by program; see website for more information.

SAS Summer offers children and teens a variety of weeklong day and overnight sports, arts, and adventure camps. Shakerag Workshops welcome adults for one-week residential arts programs. This summer, SAS will also host Little Bellas Mountain Biking Camp and the Sewanee Summer Music Festival’s String Academy for younger musicians.

 

Skyuka Hall “Bridging the Academic Gap”

5600 Brainerd Rd., Ste. A-24
Chattanooga, TN 37411
(423) 877-9711
skyukahall.org
amoore@skyukahall.org
Boys | Girls: Both
Ages: 1st-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. Please check the website for program dates.

 

Silverdale Baptist Academy Summer Camps

7236 Bonny Oaks Dr.
Chattanooga, TN 37421
(423) 892-2319
silverdaleba.org
summercamps@silverdaleba.org
Boys | Girls: Both
Ages: PK-12th grade
Programs: Basketball, volleyball, soccer, football, softball, baseball, dance, STEAM, reading, math, Spanish, drama, outdoor, art, karate, B.O.O.S.T., and music
Cost: Varies by camp

SBA Summer Camps offer morning and afternoon camps for girls and boys that keep students engaged in the arts, athletics, and academics throughout the summer.

 

St. Nicholas School Summer Camp

7525 Min Tom Dr.
Chattanooga, TN 37421
(423) 894-6485 or (423) 899-1999
stns.org
kleckenby@stns.org
Boys | Girls: Both
Ages: 4-12 (Day and Enrichment Camp); 13-15 (Camp Leadership Program)
Programs: Wednesday field trips, swimming and swim lessons, art, music, soccer, cooking, cross-country, basketball, volleyball, yoga, chess, piano, computer explorer programs, math and science games, and more
Cost: $145 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. The camp runs Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., from May 28 through July 26.

 

TechTown Summer Camps

(423) 308-7730
gotechtown.org
frontdesk@gotechtown.org
Boys | Girls: Both
Ages: 7-17
Programs: Robotics, coding for game design, circuitry, 3D design, web design, video 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) 425-2191
utc.edu/challenger-stem-learning-center
utc.edu/southeast-center-education-arts
Boys | Girls: Both
Ages: K-8th grade
Programs: Jump Start Academy for rising kindergarteners; Spark Academy for rising 1st-2nd graders; Explorer Academy for rising 3rd-4th graders; Discover Academy for rising 5th-6th graders; Innovate Academy for rising 7th-8th graders
Cost: $200-$275 per week; early registration discount until March 31.

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 10 through July 19, 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
valleyviewranch.com
info@valleyviewranch.com
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 four to six hours daily with their own camp horse.

 

Vesper Point

3216 Lee Pk.
Soddy-Daisy, TN 37379
(423) 648-7936
vesperpoint.org
cvp@vesperpoint.org
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: $535 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
ymcacampocoee.org
info@campocoee.com
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: $625 per week; financial aid available.

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

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