2023 Guide to Chattanooga Area Summer Camps

A Complete Guide to Summer Camps


Aqua Camp at the Tennessee Aquarium

1 Broad St. Chattanooga, TN 37402
Boys | Girls: Both
Ages: 5-16
Programs: Hands-on animal encounters, aquarium tours, and more. Specialty camps for ages 9 – 16 include field trips.

Cost: Varies by camp

Aqua Camp offers a summer of fun at Tennessee Aquarium. Campers will explore the world around them through hands-on exploration, animal encounters, tours, activities, and more. Camps are geared toward children between the ages of 5 and 16 years old with a variety of fun themes. Registration begins March 6 for members and March 13 for non-members. Camp dates are June 12 through July 28.

Baylor Summers

171 Baylor School Rd. Chattanooga, TN 37405
Boys | Girls: Both
Ages: 5-16
Programs: Both day and overnight programs place emphasis on skill development, mentoring, fun, friendship, and lifelong memories.

Cost: Varies by program

Baylor’s beautiful campus on the Tennessee River features hiking trails and state-of-the-art facilities, making it the perfect setting for action-packed, skill-building, fun-filled, sports, arts, enrichment, and outdoor adventure. Baylor Summers offers a huge array of programs to choose from, including day and overnight options for kids and teens all summer long. Baylor Summers also offers convenient early drop-off and late pick-up for busy parents.

Belvoir Christian Academy Summer Camp

800 Belvoir Ave. Chattanooga, TN 37412
Boys | Girls: Both
Ages: PK3-rising 8th grade (Childcare for infants-PK4 is year-round)
Programs: Outdoor activities, sports, swimming, crafts, and field trips to local attractions

Cost: Call for pricing

Belvoir Christian Academy’s summer camp
provides a variety of engaging activities such as gymnastics, sports training, and biblical studies, as well as water play days, movie and pajama days, and other special theme days. Creative hands-on activities include cooking and arts/crafts activities. Children also have free play on the campus playground and can enjoy the climbing wall in the school’s gymnasium. Pre-K has in-house activities that include visits from the Tennessee Aquarium, Creative Discovery Museum, Chattanooga Zoo, as well as visits from a petting zoo and a local chef and artist. Camp hours are 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Berean Academy Day Camp

441 Berean Ln. Hixson, TN 37343
Boys | Girls: Both
Ages: 4-12
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 $50; 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, 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
Boys | Girls: Both
Ages: PK3-12th grade
Programs: Athletic, academic, artistic, and adventure camps in half- and full-day formats, with custom schedules available

Cost: $65-$300, depending on the session; early-bird pricing available through May 1

Boyd Buchanan Summer Programs emphasize participation, cooperation, learning, and fun in a safe, loving Christian community. Campers may attend full- or half-day camps, take advantage of before- and after-care, and design a custom schedule for selected camps. Choose from athletic, academic, creative arts, or adventure camps that engage campers physically, cognitively, and spiritually.

Bright Days at The Bright School

1950 McDade Ln.
Chattanooga, TN 37405
Boys | Girls: Both
Ages: 4-8 (or rising 3rd grade)
Programs: A combination of enrichment activities with fun summertime experiences each day for eight weeks (first week of June through last week of July). Campers are grouped by age.

Cost: Weekly rate for full day 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., $250; weekly rate for half day 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., $200; early care 8 a.m. to 9 a.m., no charge; late care 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., $35 per week

In rising junior pre-K and pre-K, a day for your camper will include circle time, developmental centers, stories, music, crafts, and outdoor play. In rising PK3, a day includes group games, team builders, themed projects in the color lab, free play, quiet time to read or draw, guided nature exploration, and time on the playground. Each week includes an on-site field trip and water day.

Chattanooga Christian School Summer Camps 2023


Camp Bobcat at Brainerd Baptist School

4107 Mayfair Ave. Chattanooga, TN 37411
Boys | Girls: Both
Ages: Summer Care – 2 years-rising 1st grade; Summer Camp – rising 2nd grade-exiting 5th grade
Programs: Summer Care children remain on campus and have special activities come to them. They also participate in water play, arts and crafts, games, outdoor play, books, and technology. Summer Camp children participate in weekly field trips, swimming, cooking, book club, technology, games, arts and crafts, 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.

Camp Grace at Grace Academy

Mailing address: 7815 Shallowford Rd. Chattanooga, TN 37421
Current location: Redemption Point Church
423.892.8222, ext. 3
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 $75/camper; $200/week or $1,400 full session

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 9 weeks scheduled between June 5 and August 4.

Camp Invention

Boys | Girls: Both
Ages: Rising K-6th grade
Programs: High-energy, hands-on STEM activities promoting creativity, confidence, and problem-solving

Cost: $245 and up

Spark your child’s curiosity and creativity with the all-new Camp Invention® program, Wonder! Campers in grades K-6 will collaborate with friends to take on fun, hands-on STEM challenges. From building a mini skate park to launching a pop-up shop to transforming a robot into a stuffie, each experience adds up to an imagination-stretching, confidence-boosting summer.


Camp Ivy

8520 Dayton Pk. Soddy-Daisy, TN 37379
All Genders
Ages: Rising PK-12th grade
Programs: Forest Play School, Environmental Steward Camp, Camp Sasquatch, Nature Art Camp, and more

Cost: $200/week, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (extended care and transportation options available)

Ivy Academy Environmental Charter School extends its nature-based programming to the public through weeklong summer camps centered around learning in the outdoors. Programs run early June through mid-July and are open to rising PK-12th grade students. Sessions include Environmental Steward Camp, Outdoor Leadership Cohort, Survival Skills Camps, Nature Art Camp, and Forest Play School. Applications open online on February 17.

Lee University Summer Camps

Camp Joe Joe’s at The Clay Pot

1311 Hanover St. Chattanooga, TN 37405
Boys | Girls: Both
Ages: 4-12
Programs: Games, water day, photoshoots, gift making for family and friends, and more
Cost: $125/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 his crew, The Potters, help kids be original and have a blast with other campers.

Camp Juliette Low

321 Camp Juliette Low Rd. Cloudland, GA 30731
Winter: P.O. Box 5113
Marietta, GA 30061
Boys | Girls: Girls
Ages: 8-17
Programs: Archery, canoeing, sailing, horseback riding, challenge course, climbing wall, swimming, diving, outdoor living skills, crafts, campouts, campfires, cookouts, pottery, hiking, and kayaking

Cost: Mini-camp $915; one week $1,050; two weeks $2,080

Camp Juliette Low (CJL) 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.

Camps at Signal Centers

109 N. Germantown Rd.
Chattanooga, TN 37411

Camp Signal

Typically developing children and children with disabilities
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. June 19-July 28.
Cost: $250/week; scholarships available

Chatter Camp

Children who are nonverbal or have communication challenges and use augmentative communication devices
Boys | Girls: Both
Ages: 5-16
Programs: The curriculum supports the frequent and effective use of students’ personal technology. Students spend a week of camp together with highly qualified educators and volunteers. June 5-9.

Camp Signal offers a quality camp experience while specializing in social and emotional development through fun projects and activities. Chatter Camp offers focused services for children who are nonverbal or have other communication challenges.

Camp Vesper Point

3216 Lee Pk. Soddy-Daisy, TN 37379
Boys | Girls: Both
Ages: Rising 3rd grade-rising 10th grade
Programs: Swimming, water skiing, crafts, blobbing, kayaking/paddleboarding, frisbee, volleyball, fishing, baseball, basketball, bouldering, and group games

Cost: $600/week ($625 after May 1)

Located on Chickamauga Lake, Camp Vesper Point (CVP) has provided over 65 years of Christian camping for children and families. At CVP, 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.

Southern Adventist Summer Camps

Camp Woodmont

381 Moonlight Dr. Cloudland, GA 30731
Boys | Girls: Both
Ages: 6-15
Programs: Horseback riding, hiking, canoeing, archery, climbing wall, high/low ropes, giant swing, dance, crafts, and more

Cost: $1,275 for one week; $1,925 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 well-suited to first-time campers. All traditional camp activities start at an introductory level, and the camp layout is conveniently spaced out. Camp Woodmont is accredited by the ACA.

Chattanooga Christian School Summer Camps

3354 Charger Dr. Chattanooga, TN 37409
Boys | Girls: Both
Ages: PK3-12th grade
Programs: Chargers Day Camp; musical theatre camps; art, dance, sports, cooking, and robotics camps

Cost: $140-$525

Chargers Day Camp at Chattanooga Christian School (CCS) incorporates art, games, water slides, sports activities, theme days, and more. Full and half-day specialty camps, along with before/after-care, are available. Lunch is available in all day camp options. CCS offers something for everyone. Sample camps for young children include Fairy Princess, American Girl, LEGO Adventures, Kids in the Kitchen, and Intro to Sports.

Chattanooga State Summer Camps

4501 Amnicola Hwy. Chattanooga, TN 37406
Boys | Girls: Both
Ages: 8-12
Programs: Robotics, coding, musical theater, culinary, media/entertainment

Cost: See website for pricing. Email or call for more information.

Chattanooga State offers a variety of summer camps for boys and girls ages 8-12. Camps include robotics, programming, coding, musical theater, culinary, and media/entertainment. Camps run for half-days in either the morning or afternoon hours, Monday – Friday. Prices vary per camp. Registration is now open.

Chattanooga Theatre Centre Summer Academy

400 River St. Chattanooga, TN 37405
423.267.8538, ext. 313
Boys | Girls: Both
Ages: 6-17
Programs: Acting, movement, dance, comedy, and more

Cost: $250-$600; one- to two-week sessions

The Chattanooga Theatre Centre’s Summer Academy includes half, extended, and full-day classes that explore acting, movement, dance, comedy, and more.
The academy runs from June 5-August 4.

Wilderwood Summer Camp

Chattanooga Zoo Camp

301 N. Holtzclaw Ave. Chattanooga, TN 37404
Boys | Girls: Both
Ages: K-8th grade
Programs: Animal encounters, age-appropriate crafts, learning about various species, and age-appropriate games

Cost: Camp pricing varies by age group

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 who
work with them.

Cohutta Springs Youth Camp

P.O. Box 12000 Calhoun, GA 30703
Boys | Girls: Both
Ages: 7-18
Programs: Archery, basketball, BMX biking, canoeing, cable park, climbing tower, crafts, drama, gymnastics, horseback riding, mountain biking, music, paintball, photography, rocketry, sports, super science, swimming, videography, wakeboarding, water slide, zipline

Cost: $465-$580/week

Accredited by the American Camp 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 makes the experience unforgettable.

Creative Discovery Museum Summer Camps

321 Chestnut St.
Chattanooga, TN 37402

Friends’ Discovery Camp:

Boys | Girls: Both
Ages: Rising 1st grade-exiting 8th grade

Cost: $175/camp

Friends’ Discovery Camps are inclusive camps designed for children with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their typically developing peers to explore the museum together with the help of Big Buddies from UTC!

Summer Camps:

Boys | Girls: Both
Ages: PK4-rising 5th grade

Cost: See website for rates

Summer is all about play, exploration, and camp! Creative Discovery Museum camp experiences center on a variety of themes that bring art and science alive for children. An enthusiastic, experienced staff provides a fun-filled and safe environment for children to explore, innovate, create, and play! Camps are designed for children ages 4 and up. Registration is online.

TVR Summer Camp

DLA Summer Experience

4315 Brainerd Rd. Chattanooga, TN 37411
Boys | Girls: Both
Ages: 3-12
Programs: Dinosaur Explorations (June 5-8), Art Across the Ages (June 12-15)

Cost: $160/week or $300 for both weeks; discounts available

DLA Summer Experience is a hands-on day camp designed to help kids discover the joy of learning. Campers will play and work in the garden, participate in improv activities, create visual works of art, discover science and social studies concepts through hands-on exploratory modules, as well as dancing, playing on the playground, and playing in the gym. Camps run Monday-Thursday from 9 a.m. to 2:45 p.m., and snacks are provided.

First Cumberland

Dayplayers Summer Camp
1505 N. Moore Rd. Chattanooga, TN 37411
Boys | Girls: Both
Ages: K-8th grade
Programs: Outdoor games, on-site swimming, daily chapel, summer musical, and crafts

Cost: Full- and part-time rates available, with add-ons available for an additional cost; see website for complete listing

Dayplayers is an affordable Christian environment for school-aged children to spend the summer. With small group time, daily chapel, and weekly character traits, campers have the opportunity for spiritual development throughout the summer. Daily swimming and outdoor games are offered.

Fort Bluff Camp and Retreat Center

370 Fort Bluff Camp Rd. Dayton, TN 37321
Boys | Girls: Both
Ages: 7-18
Programs: Summer camps, church retreats, corporate retreats, banquets, birthday parties

Cost: Junior Camp $280-$325; Teen Camp $315-$360

Fort Bluff is a nondenominational camp and retreat center that operates year-round. Many housing options are available from dorm style to private cabins and can accommodate up to 900 guests. During the signature overnight Junior and Teen camps, campers will be challenged with biblical teaching, daily worship services, making friends, playing games, swimming, and, of course, eating great food! Signature camps are open to individuals or church groups of any size. There is a lake for kayaking and swimming, a pool, 240-foot-long water slide, athletic fields, a full-size indoor gymnasium, and more. There is also availability to host groups that want to design their own camps.

The Goddard School Summer Camp

17 W. Bell Ave. Chattanooga, TN 37405
Boys | Girls: Both
Ages: 6 weeks-8 years
Programs: In My World (open to infants 6 weeks-18 months and toddlers 18 months-36 months); The World Out There (open to PK and school-aged children ages 3-8)

Cost: $240-$340/week

Children have big ideas about how the world around them works. This summer, through this exclusive program, families are invited to discover what their children’s big ideas are. The first four weeks focus on the children themselves in I Am Changing, which is built around children’s new accomplishments and confidence. The following four weeks focus on observing and interacting with the world around them in The World is Changing. During the final weeks, children experience their own power in I Can Change the World. Within each of these sections, the learning experiences focus on four core actions: inspire, investigate, invent, and imagine.

Boyd Buchanan Summer Camp

GPS Summer Camp

205 Island Ave. Chattanooga, TN 37405
Boys | Girls: Both (but more for girls)
Ages: 3*-17 (*must be potty-trained)
Programs: Day camps, sports clinics and camps, academic/enrichment camps, STEM camps, and arts/music camps

Cost: $200 and up

Each day at GPS Summer Camp is unique, designed for girls to learn, play, laugh, and meet new friends. From yoga to robotics, musical theater to basketball, GPS Summer Camp will help your girl discover more about who she is and who she wants to be. Whether she spends a week or two or the entire summer, GPS is ready to provide her an unforgettable experience.

Summer Rock Camp

219 Broad St. Chattanooga, TN 37402
Boys | Girls: Both
Ages: 5-14
Programs: Half-day camps (9 a.m. to 1 p.m. or 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.) weekly from May 29-July 31

Cost: First child $234 for members, $259 for non-members; $224 per additional child for members, $245 for non-members

High Point summer camps teach kids ages 5-14 about rock climbing and team building. The staff is dedicated to teaching the basics of climbing, including equipment usage, climbing techniques, and the importance of trust and communication. These camps will encourage kids to find new ways of approaching climbing through age-appropriate group instruction. Everyone will finish climbing camp with a sense of self-confidence and accomplishment.

Hunter Museum of American Art Summer Art Camps

10 Bluff View Ave. Chattanooga, TN 37403
Boys | Girls: Both
Ages: Rising 1st-rising 6th grade with teen volunteer opportunities
Programs: Weeklong day camps throughout June and July

Cost: $300/child; $240/child for members at passport level and above; multiple child family discounts available

Each weeklong camp features a low counselor-camper ratio and a chance for kids to sample a wide range of hands-on art experiences, experimenting with a variety of materials and artistic styles. In addition, campers will have access to the Hunter collection, enjoy outdoor activities along the riverfront, and celebrate their own creativity at the end of each week with a family showcase of their creations. Volunteer opportunities are also available for teens as assistant camp counselors.

Junior and Teen Rail Camp at the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum

4119 Cromwell Rd. Chattanooga, TN 37421
Boys | Girls: Both
Ages: 7-17
Programs: Steam locomotive cab rides, train rides, field trips, railroad history

Cost: $425 for full day; $1,140 for overnight

These camps, which run from May 29 through July 1, 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 hands-on activities.

St. Nicholas Summer Camp

Lee University Summer Camps

1120 N. Ocoee St. Cleveland, TN 37311
Boys | Girls: Both
Ages: K-12th grade
Programs: Art, athletics, computers, ESL, music, theatre, summer honors, and many more

Cost: Varies by camp

Whether your child wants to design computer games, hone their theatre skills, explore art-making techniques, or learn a new sport, Lee University has a summer camp that is sure to pique their interest. Hosted by Lee personnel, these camps take place throughout the summer, with some offering an overnight stay in the dorms. Registration deadlines vary; find specific information for each camp on the Lee University website.

McCallie Summer Camps

500 Dodds Ave. Chattanooga, TN 37404
Boys | Girls: Both, varies by camp
Ages: 5-16
Programs: Day camp, first camp, 3D animation, 3D coding, baseball, basketball, cross country, film production, football, golf, lacrosse, maker, Minecraft, robotics, soccer, speed and agility, tennis, wrestling, and father-son weekend

Cost: Varies by camp

McCallie’s summer programs include a variety of camps emphasizing 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
Boys | Girls: Both
Ages: Rising 1st-rising 8th grade
Programs: Sports and STEM

Cost: Contact school for rates

Notre Dame offers a variety of full and half-day (8 a.m. to 12 p.m.) camps.

Our Lady of Perpetual Help School Summer Camp

505 S. Moore Rd. Chattanooga, TN 37412
Boys | Girls: Both
Ages: K-8th grade
Programs: Art, cooking, math, STEM, and sports

Cost: Half-day $80; full-day $175 (includes lunch)

Campers can choose from the following programs: Art (grades K-8), Cooking (grades 5-8), Math (grades 1-4 and 5-8), STEM (grades 1-4 and 5-8), and Sports (grades K-8). Camps run June 5-9 and June 12-19. Half days are available 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., full days available 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

YMCA Summer Camp

Privateer Sail Camp

4713 Privateer Rd. Hixson, TN 37343
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: $375/week; scholarships available

Privateer offers weekly camps during June and July where the skills of sailing are taught. The emphasis 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 return 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 Escape to Nature Summer Camp

400 Garden Rd. Chattanooga, TN 37419
Boys | Girls: Both
Ages: 5-14
Programs: Animal Encounters, Wilderness Exploration, Plant-Based Fun, Forest Games

Cost: $200-$250 for members; $250-$300 for non-members

There’s never been a better time to leave the house and escape to nature. Reflection Riding Summer Camp provides an immersive, educational, and most of all fun experience that challenges campers’ minds and abilities. Children will explore, play, create, and learn on a 300-acre campus while developing a connection to and an understanding of the great outdoors.

Riverview Camp for Girls

P.O. Box 299 757 County Rd. 614
Mentone, AL 35984
Boys | Girls: Girls
Ages: 6-16
Programs: Riding (both English and Western), swimming (heated pool), tennis, ropes course, climbing tower, canoeing, golf, archery, gymnastics, cheerleading, dance, sports, nature exploration, chorus and drama, basketball, volleyball, soccer, arts and crafts, Riverview Refinement, knitting, Leadership Training for Teens, and more

Cost: Short-term session $2,575; long-term session $4,775

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
Boys | Girls: Both
Ages: 6-adults
Programs: Day and residential camps for children and adults in arts, culinary, dance, farming, music, outdoor adventure, sports, technology, woodworking, and more; conference rentals

Cost: Varies by program; see website for more information

SAS Summer offers children and teens day and overnight sports, arts, music, and adventure camps. Shakerag Workshops welcomes adults for one-week, residential arts programs. The campus also welcomes other camps and conferences.

HighPoint Summer Camp

Silverdale Baptist Academy Summer Camps

7236 Bonny Oaks Dr. Chattanooga, TN 37421
Boys | Girls: Both
Ages: PK-12th grade
Programs: Mountain biking, gardening, theatre, archery, robotics, art, sports, and more

Cost: Varies by camp

Silverdale Summer Camps offer morning and afternoon camps for girls and boys that keep students engaged in the arts, outdoors, athletics, and more all summer long.

Skyuka Hall “Bridging the Academic Gap”

5600 Brainerd Rd., Ste. A-24 Chattanooga, TN 37411
Boys | Girls: Both
Ages: 1st grade-rising 12th grade
Programs: Academic support

Cost: $1,600

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. Camp runs Monday-Thursday from June 5-June 29.

Southern Adventist University Academic Summer Camps

4881 Taylor Cir. Collegedale, TN 37315
Boys | Girls: Both
Ages: Rising 9th-12th grade
Programs: Computing, culinary, film, journalism, media, and photography

Cost: $150-$250/student depending on housing needs

Each summer, Southern hosts several academic summer camps on campus that offer high school students an immersive learning experience. Campers can explore or sharpen potential career interests before starting college. Each three-day camp includes hands-on learning with professors as well as a spiritual component, modeling how Adventist education offers both academic rigor and development for the whole person. Overnight accommodations are available in the residence halls. Online registration opens March 1; camps take place June 11-14.

St. Nicholas Summer Camp

7525 Min Tom Dr. Chattanooga, TN 37421
423.894.6485 or 423.899.1999
Boys | Girls: Both
Ages: 3-12 (Day and Enrichment Camp); 12-15 (Junior Counselor)
Programs: Swimming and swim lessons, art, music, gardening, sports, nature trail exploration, playground time, and more

Cost: See website; sibling discounts available

Summer at St. Nicholas Camp is an incredibly fun time for kids that challenges and nurtures imagination, encourages self-directed initiative, and develops leadership skills. Involvement in age-appropriate group activities and diverse athletic and educational experiences are the foundation of the program. Camps run Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 30 – July 28.


St. Peter’s Camp Twister

848 Ashland Ter. Chattanooga, TN 37415
Boys | Girls: Both
Ages: 3-12
Programs: Camp Twister

Cost: Varies by program

Designed to provide a fun and exciting environment, Camp Twister is a day camp that provides children the opportunity to participate in different weekly themes full of engaging activities and creative projects. Camp hours are 8 a.m to 3 p.m.; extended care 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. (at additional cost).

Aqua Camp summer Camp

UCA Summer Camp

2200 Peerless Rd. NW Cleveland, TN 37311
Boys | Girls: Both
Ages: PK2-8th grade
Programs: Daily Bible lesson, arts and crafts, music, computers, play time

Cost: $50 to register; $150/week (includes breakfast and lunch)

Camps run 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and provide relaxed fun for students to enjoy fun times with arts and crafts, Bible lessons, play, Kona Ice, and a water party weekly.

Valley View Ranch Equestrian Camp for Girls

606 Valley View Ranch Rd. Cloudland, GA 30731
Boys | Girls: Girls
Ages: 8-17
Programs: Equestrian

Cost: $2,200-$3,800

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

Wilderwood Summer Camps

1800 Polk St. Chattanooga, TN 37408
1515 Tombras Ave. East Ridge, TN 37412
Boys | Girls: Both
Ages: 3-15
Programs: Animal week, lego week, Western frontier week, robot week, bounce & jump week, surprise week, knight & princess week, escape room week, magic week, space week, wilderness week, retro week

Cost: $225/camp

Wilderwood offers incredible educational summer adventure camps for kids ages 3-15. Wilderwood is dedicated to giving every child a summer full of fun opportunities through its LittleWilder Camps, Guild Program, community service opportunities, and legendary Quest Camp. With hands-on learning and one-of-a-kind adventure programs, Wilderwood camps offer a place for kids to just be kids. Camps run from May 29-August 11, with programs from 9 a.m-2 p.m. Monday through Friday. Extended hours are available for $10 per day or free with “all summer” registration.

YMCA of Metropolitan Chattanooga Summer Day Camp

301 W. 6th St. Chattanooga, TN 37402
Boys | Girls: Both
Ages: 5-12
Programs: Swimming, games, crafts, and more

Cost: $140/week for YMCA members; $185/week for non-members; financial assistance available

YMCA Summer Day Camps offer children a well-rounded camp experience with activities such as swimming, indoor and outdoor games, arts and crafts, fun and engaging learning opportunities, and more. Campers will embark on new adventures, forge friendships, and build confidence all summer long. Summer Day Camps are offered at the YMCA’s Downtown, Hamilton, North River, Cleveland, and North Georgia locations. Overnight camp opportunities available at YMCA Camp Ocoee. Camps begin May 30, and camp hours are 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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