Summer Camps

A Complete Guide to Summer Camps for 2020

Alpine Camp for Boys

P.O. Box 297

Mentone, AL 35984


Boys | Girls: Boys

Ages: Completing 1st 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 (May 26-June 3) $2,995; First Term (June 5-June 30) and Second Term (July 3-July 28) $5,700

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.

Baylor Summers

171 Baylor School Rd.

Chattanooga, TN 37405


Boys | Girls: Both

Ages: 5-15

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’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, tech, arts, enrichment, and outdoor adventure experiences. 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 graders (Childcare for infants-PK4 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 activities 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


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 $40; 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: 3-17

Programs: Athletics, robotics, fine arts, technology, musical theatre, academic, all-day camps, and more

Cost: $110-$250, 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 skills. Academic programs offer learning activities designed to engage campers’ creativity and intellectual spark. Theatre and fine arts programs conclude each session with a performance. Full-day, weekly preschool camps are also available.

Brainerd Baptist School Summer Camp

300 Brookfield Ave.

Chattanooga, TN 37411


Boys | Girls: Both

Ages: Summer Care: 3 years-rising 1st graders; Summer Camp: rising 2nd graders-exiting 5th graders

Programs: Summer Care children remain on campus and have special guests 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.



Bright Days at The Bright School

1950 McDade Ln.

Chattanooga, TN 37405


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 last week of July). Campers are grouped by age.

Cost: Weekly rate for full day 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., $225; weekly rate for half day 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., $175; 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

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 10 weeks scheduled between June 1 and August 7.

Camp Invention

Multiple locations throughout Chattanooga and the surrounding areas


Boys | Girls: Both

Ages: K-6th grade

Programs: High-energy, hands-on STEM activities promoting creativity, confidence, and problem solving

Cost: See website for pricing.

Imaginations will soar this summer in the all-new Camp Invention® program, Elevate! Campers will spark their creativity and build collaboration skills while controlling their very own flight simulation robot, protecting Earth’s ecosystems, designing the ultimate sports complex, and learning the value of their ideas.



Camp Joe Joe’s at The Clay Pot

1311 Hanover St.

Chattanooga, TN 37405


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


Winter: P.O. Box 5113

Marietta, GA 30061


Boys | Girls: Girls

Ages: 7-17

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

Cost: One week $980; two weeks $1,930

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


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; scholarships available

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 non-verbal or have other communication challenges. Additionally, Vision Academy will be open to students ages 14-18 and 19-22 with vision loss. Call for dates and enrollment information.



Camp Woodmont

381 Moonlight Dr.

Cloudland, GA 30731


Boys | Girls: Both

Ages: 6-14

Programs: Horseback riding, hiking, canoeing, archery, climbing wall, high/low ropes, giant swing, dance, crafts, and more

Cost: $995 for one week; $1,575 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. Camp Woodmont is accredited by the ACA.

Chattanooga Christian School Summer Camps

3354 Charger Dr.

Chattanooga, TN 37409


Boys | Girls: Both

Ages: PK-12th grade

Programs: Chargers Day Camp; musical theatre camps; art, dance, sports, cooking, and robotics camps

Cost: $150-$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. CCS is excited to partner with the Lady Red Wolves for Soccer Camp and with Bayview Riding Academy for Horseback Riding Camp.



Chattanooga State Summer Camps

4501 Amnicola Hwy.

Chattanooga, TN 37406


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 in the afternoons, Monday through Friday. Registration is now open!

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-$600; one- to three-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 1 through August 7.



Chattanooga Zoo Camp

301 N. Holtzclaw Ave.

Chattanooga, TN 37404


Boys | Girls: Both

Ages: PK-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 that 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, crafts, drama, gymnastics, horseback riding, mountain biking, music, paintball, photography, rock climbing, rocketry, sports, swimming, videography, wakeboarding, water slide, whitewater rafting, zipline

Cost: $445-$555 per 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 Friends Discovery Camp

321 Chestnut St.

Chattanooga, TN 37402


Boys | Girls: Both

Ages: Rising 1st graders and up

Programs: Doctor Discoveries for 1st-2nd graders; STEAM-ing Along for 3rd-5th graders; FDC at Scenic City Equestrian for ages 13 and up

Cost: $125 (includes CDM membership)

Friends Discovery Camp (FDC) is an inclusive camp for children with a diagnosis and their typically developing peers. Campers are paired with each other and have a Big Buddy from UTC to help guide their experiences. Back this year, a third FDC will be offered for campers 13 and up at Scenic City Equestrian. Registration is now open!



Creative Discovery Museum Summer Camps

321 Chestnut St.

Chattanooga, TN 37402


Boys | Girls: Both

Ages: 4-14

Programs: Doctor Discoveries for ages 4-5; Mission Impossible for ages 4-5; Camp Riverbend for 6th-8th graders; Around the World in Five Days Cooking Camp for 6th-8th graders; Unusual Food from Unusual Places Cooking Camp for 3rd-5th graders; STEAM-ing Along for 1st-5th graders; Games Around the World for 1st-5th graders; Robotics Camp for 3rd-5th graders

Cost: See website for rates.

CDM camps bring science and art alive for children. For more information about each theme, visit In addition to themed activities, 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 is now open!



First Cumberland Dayplayers Summer Camp

1505 N. Moore Rd.

Chattanooga, TN 37411


Boys | Girls: Both

Ages: K-9th 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. Visit 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. Camp is available 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. from May 26 through August 7.

GPS Summer Camp

205 Island Ave.

Chattanooga, TN 37405


Boys | Girls: Both (but more for girls)

Ages: 4-17

Programs: Day camps, sports clinics and camps, academic/enrichment camps, STEM camps, and arts/music camps

Cost: $175 and up

At GPS Summer Camp, your girl can spend her summer building her muscles, improving her curiosity, learning a new skill, and discovering new friendships. She can enroll for a week or two or eight! With more than 30 camps, it is easy to build her summer online with full- and half-day options. GPS faculty and students serve as coaches and counselors, providing big-sister moments all summer long.  



Hickory Valley Christian School Summer Camps

6605 Shallowford Rd.

Chattanooga, TN 37421


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


Boys | Girls: Both

Ages: 5-14

Programs: 10 camps the weeks of May 25-July 27; each is a weeklong half-day camp.

Cost: First child $179 for members, $199 for non-members; $154 per additional child for members, $169 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: 3-11

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, offered in June and July, are taught by professional artists and offer personal, hands-on art experiences with a 1 to 5 counselor to camper ratio. The museum will host a different age group each week (including one week of a teen workshop) with a variety of art experiences that boost children’s creativity while teaching new skills.

Camp Ivy Summer & School Break Programming at Ivy Academy

8520 Dayton Pk.

Soddy-Daisy, TN 37379


All Genders

Ages: Rising PreK-9th graders

Programs: Forest Play School, Environmental Steward Summer Camp, Camp Sasquatch, Nature Art Camp, and more

Cost: $175; scholarships and
transportation available.

Camp Ivy offers a variety of quality programming on Ivy Academy’s campus adjacent to the North Chickamauga Creek watershed. Each program is educationally geared to hit academic standards for appropriate grade levels and immerse campers in the outdoors. Programs will cover outdoor ethics, environmental education, low-impact hiking, observing nature, conservation, stream ecology, and celebrating Earth’s resources. Expect visits from Tennessee State Park Rangers, local experts, and a field study to Big Soddy Gulf. Applications will go live April 1 on Ivy’s website.



Junior and Teen Rail Camp at the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum

4119 Cromwell Rd.

Chattanooga, TN 37421


Boys | Girls: Both

Ages: 4-17

Programs: Steam locomotive cab rides, train rides, field trips, railroad history

Cost: Junior ages 4-6 $175 for half day; 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 June 1 through July 18, 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

Boys | Girls: Both

Ages: 6-13

Programs: Tennis Clinic June 1-5, 2020

Cost: Free; online registration begins April 1.

All skill levels are welcome at the 29th 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 Summer Camps

500 Dodds Ave.

Chattanooga, TN 37404


Boys | Girls: Both, varies by camp

Ages: 5-16

Programs: Day Camp, First Camp, Baseball, Basketball, Coding, Cross-Country, Film Production, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Maker, McAdventure, Minecraft, Science, Rowing, Sailing, Soccer, Speed and Agility, Tennis, Virtual Reality, Wrestling

Cost: Varies by camp

McCallie 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 graders

Programs: Sports and fine arts camps, ACT and SAT also available for high school students

Cost: $150

Notre Dame offers half-day (8 a.m. to 12 p.m.) summer camp programs for baseball, basketball, cheer, dance, drama, soccer, and volleyball.



Primrose Schools® Summer Camps

East Brainerd

1619 Gunbarrel Rd.

Chattanooga, TN 37421



5170 Preschool Ln.

Hixson, TN 37343


Boys | Girls: Both

Ages: 5-7

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 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: $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 give 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 Camps

400 Garden Rd.

Chattanooga, TN 37419


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


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 $2,175; long-term session $3,990

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: Sports camps and outdoor adventure camps for children; arts programs for children and adults; youth folk music camp; family camp; 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.



Silverdale Baptist Academy Summer Camps

7236 Bonny Oaks Dr.

Chattanooga, TN 37421


Boys | Girls: Both

Ages: PK-12th grade

Programs: Basketball, volleyball, soccer, football, softball, baseball, dance, STEAM, reading, math, Spanish, outdoor, art,
karate, and music

Cost: Varies by camp

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



Skyuka Hall “Bridging the Academic Gap”

5600 Brainerd Rd., Ste. A-24

Chattanooga, TN 37411


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.

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: Swimming and swim lessons, Wednesday field trips, art, music, soccer, cooking, cross-country, volleyball, yoga, chess, piano, Computer Explorers, math and science games, gardening, and more

Cost: $155 per week; sibling discount

St. Nicholas Summer Camp is an incredibly fun time for kids ages 4-12, with a leadership program for ages 13-15. The 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 camp runs Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. New this year, 10 full weeks will be offered May 26 through July 31.

St. Peter’s Camp Twister

848 Ashland Ter.

Chattanooga, TN 37415


Boys | Girls: Both

Ages: 3-12

Programs: Weekly day camps with themes that emphasize art, science, reading, exploration, and more

Cost: $275, includes snack and lunch

St. Peter’s Episcopal School offers a weekly day camp experience full of adventure and fun. Running June 1 through July 31, these camps have a different theme each week ranging from “African Safari” to “Trip to the Moon.” Campers participate in outdoor activities, arts and crafts, educational field trips, water play, and much more. Camps run Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. with later care available.



TechTown Summer Camps

5720 Skurlock Rd., 6500 Building

Chattanooga, TN 37411


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

755 E. Fifth St. (MOCS Alumni Drive)

Chattanooga, TN 37403


Boys | Girls: Both

Ages: 1st-8th grade

Programs: Spark Academies for rising 1st-2nd graders; Explore Academies for rising 3rd-5th graders; Innovate Academies for rising 6th-8th graders

Cost: $285 per week; early registration discount until March 31, 2020.

All programs provide hands-on and project-based activities involving simulation space missions, coding, robotics, engineering, arts design labs, and other campus activities. All weekly academies are scheduled from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. each day.



Valley View Ranch Equestrian Camp for Girls

606 Valley View Ranch Rd.

Cloudland, GA 30731


Boys | Girls: Girls

Ages: 8-17

Programs: Equestrian

Cost: $2,050-$3,600

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.



Camp Vesper Point

3216 Lee Pk.

Soddy-Daisy, TN 37379


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: $545 per week

Located on Chickamauga Lake, Camp Vesper Point (CVP) has provided over 55 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.

YMCA Camp Ocoee

111 YMCA Dr.

Ocoee, TN 37361


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: $635 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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