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Summer Programs for Children and Youth

What will your children do in the summer? Day camp? Overnight camp? In-state or out-of-state?

This section has listings for camps in Tennessee as well as some out of state options. The list includes day camps and overnight camps. Click on the web address of the camp you are interested in for more information or call the camp.

Summer Programs for Children and Youth

Service Contact Information
Adventure Science Center Summer Camp

Science enrichment camps for children grades K - 6. Hands-on experiments and other activities designed to ignite curiosity and the love of science.

800 Fort Negley Blvd.
Nashville, Tennessee 37203
615-401-5074
Barefoot Republic Camp

Each minute of each day is designed to build friendships. Barefoot Republic's diverse platform of activities offers something for everyone and an immediate opportunity to connect with other campers who share similar interests.

1226 Lakeview Dr., Ste. G
Franklin, Tennessee 37067
615-599-9683
Battle Ground Academy Summer Camps

The program offers a variety of camps in athletics, academics, arts, and much more.

150 Franklin Road
Franklin, Tennessee 37069
615-567-8363
Belle Meade Plantation

This program offers a variety of camps including Indian Camp, Junior Pioneer Camp, Museum Theater Camp, Equine Camp, Archeology Camp, and Civil War Soldier Camp.

5025 Harding Road
Nashville, Tennessee 37205
Better Golf Academy Kids

Better Golf of Academy Kids offer camps to children ages 5 to 14. PGA instructor Jim Kite brings experience from several top courses in the country. Your child can improve their skills or learn all facets of the game.

7175 Nolensville Road, Suite 208
Nolensville, TN 37135
615-554-1982
Biotechnology Summer Camp

Come and learn the basic techniques and tools used in biotechnology, DNA extraction, polymerase chain reaction, restriction digestion and DNA fingerprinting. At the end of the camp, they will receive a DNA art unique to their own DNA profile.

204 Farrell-Westbrook
Nashville, TN
615-963-5634
Brain Camp

A cognitive enrichment program for kids ages 8-14. Brain Camp is filled with fun activities that work on brain skills, like memory, attention, and logic – core skills the brain uses to learn and think. At brain Camp, campers will also learn and practice simple memorization techniques, problem-solving skills and goal setting. Brain Camp creates an engaging environment in which your child can discover tools for thriving in school and life.


Brain Camp

Brentwood Academy Summer Camp

This program offers over 25 camps in the areas of sports, fine arts, and academics.

219 Granny White Pike
Brentwood, Tennessee 37027
615-794-6081
Bricks 4 Kidz

Bricks 4 Kidz camps are a fresh and fun way for kids ages 5-13+ to spend their summer vacation.  Guided by experienced teachers and built around exciting themes, children will enjoy using LEGO bricks to build specially-designed Bricks 4 Kidz models, play LEGO games and explore the world of engineering, architecture and animated movie-making.


Camp Idyllwild
A unique day camp to inspire children with a love for nature. This camp offers eco-science and nature-based programs, as well as traditional summer activities.
3139 Blue Buck Creek Road
Centerville, Tennessee 38454
615-383-0589
Camp Invention

This is a week-long day camp adventure in science creativity. Camp Invention is a unique opportunity for your child to experience hands on learning through fun activities that will stay with them for years to come. There are several camp locations in the Nashville area, which can be found by searching the camp website.


Camp Vandy

Campers will experience a variety of sports activities and games with an emphasis on fun, learning, and participation. Weekly highlights will include themed events and daily swimming.

210 22nd Ave., South
Nashville, Tennessee 37212
615-343-6627
Camp Widjiwagan

This YMCA camp offers unique, quality adventure. Day camp is available for 1st through 8th grade children and those in grades 3 through 9 may opt for overnight camp. Scholarships are available. Confidence is created through skill development and new friendships are the result of teamwork.

3088 Smith Springs Rd.
Nashville, Tennessee 37013
615-360-2267
Cheekwood Youth Summer Camp

With classes focusing on everything from painting and clay to mosaics and mixed media, campers aged 2 - 16 will enjoy fun art and outdoor adventures.

1200 Forrest Park Drive
Nashville, Tennessee 37205
Dance in Bloom
This camp teaches proper dance technique in a fun and upbeat environment! Fundamentals, form, and fun are stressed.
4982 Coley Davis Rd.
Nashville, Tennessee 37221
615-662-4819
Deer Run Retreat
This camp offers recreation, hiking, creek wading, crazy games, wiffleball, kickball, BB guns, archery, climbing tower, and wild water games.
3845 Perkins Road
Thompson's Station, Tennessee 37179
615-794-2918
Easter Seals Tennessee

Easter Seals Tennessee provides the highest quality recreation camping programs for youth with special needs. We offer resident and one week day camp sessions. At Easter Seals, we encourage our campers to explore nature, learn to be independent, work to overcome fears, and play to create memories in an inclusive camp program.

3011 Armory Dr., Suite 100
Nashville, Tennessee 37204
615-292-6640
Fisk University

Fisk University offer three different summer programs for grades Pre K to 12th grade. The programs offer applied "hands on" learning experiences which incorporates a deep relationship with a college environment.

1000 17th Avenue North
Nashville, TN 37208
615-329-8605
Franklin Road Academy

Camps are offered in arts, enrichments, sports, and academics.  Extended care is offered as well.

4700 Franklin Road
Nashville, Tennessee 37220
615-831-0769
Frist Center Summer Art Camp

This camp is designed to encourage artistic expression, art appreciation, understanding, and imagination for kids aged 5 to 13.

919 Broadway
Nashville, Tennessee 37203
615-244-3340
Girl Scout Summer Camp

This camp is the place girls connect with others and feel free to be themselves. Girl Scout camp emphasizes respect of self and others, giving girls the opportunity to accept and be accepted in a safe setting.

45422 Granny White Pike
Nashville, Tennessee 37204
615-383-0490
Gordon Jewish Community Center - Camp Davis

This camp offers sports and arts to rising kindergartners through rising tenth graders.

801 Percy Warner Blvd.
Nashville, Tennessee 37205
615-356-7170
Harding Academy Summer Programs

Program offers week-long day camps for children grades K - 8 including film, chess, theater, just-for-fun camps, and much more. The popular athletic camps include basketball, lacrosse, soccer, volleyball, and football for all skill levels.

170 Windsor Drive
Nashville, Tennessee 37205
615-948-7005
Harpeth Hall Summer Programs

Girls of all ages can spend half or full days at week-long summer camps exploring science, developing artistic talents, perfecting athletic skills, and just plain having fun.

3801 Hobbs Road
Nashville, Tennessee 37215
615-297-9543
Hickory Hill Farm

Hickory Hill Farm believes that children dramatically benefit from just being outside. At Hickory Hill Farm they have the chance to explore, learn, and experience things that only nature can provide. Hickory Hill Farm will provide children with the opportunity to tap into their own imagination, problem solve when faced with challenges, and interact with out farm friends. 


Historic Rock Castle

Campers will be introduced to a wide range of 18th century lifeways and survival skills. Some activities include nature trail exploration, fire building, quill writing, and paper marbling. 

139 Rock Castle Lane
Hendersonville, TN 37075
615-824-0502
Horton Haven Christian Camp

This camp offers activities that range from swimming, water slides, guided horseback rides, and crafts, to bible lessons and much more.

PO Box 276
Chapel Hill, Tennessee 37034
931-364-7656
ID Tech Camp

ID Tech Camp is the world's #1 summer computer camp for kids and teens, ages 7 - 18. Sessions in Nashville are held on the Vanderbilt campus.


Nashville, TN
Junior Achievement

Campers build and participate in their own vibrant community. They apply and interview for jobs, manage their own bank accounts, hold elections, and work as part of a business team.

120 Powell Avenue
Nashville, TN 37204
Leadership Academy

Leadership Academy believes that play and exploration increases creativity, confidence, and social intelligence. By playing with others in a camp community, children build competence, autonomy and relatedness that drive intrinsic motivation and happiness. Leadership Academy serves youth ages 6 to 16.  



615-856-4772
Lipscomb University BisonBot Robotic Summer Camp
Children will enjoy classroom learning, individual instruction, construction projects, and competition events to teach the mechanical, technical, and electrical principles of robotics.
3901 Granny White Pike
Nashville, Tennessee 37204
615-279-5711
Montgomery Bell Academy Summer Programs

This program offers activities in sports, outdoor adventure, driver education, co-ed academic prep, and academic review courses.

4001 Harding Road
Nashville, Tennessee 37205
615-298-5514
Nashville Children

This program offers a wide range of camps, classes, and workshops for children aged 4 - 18, with a focus on the process of playbuilding.

25 Middleton St.
Nashville, Tennessee 37210
615-254-9103
Nashville Christian School

This program offers 18 different camps ranging from an all-day activity camp to an athletic training camp.  A life-skills building camp and fine arts camp are also among the options.

7555 Sawyer Brown Road
Nashville, Tennessee 37221
615-356-5600
Nashville Pilot Camp

Nashville Pilot Camp offers the opportunity to find out what it really takes to learn to fly.  During the one week summer camp, students ages 13 – 18 will learn through hands-on participation as they gain valuable aviation experience.

801 Hangar Ln. Hangar #7
Nashville, TN 37217
615-366-9192
Nashville School of Climbing

At this camp, the younger campers learn basic climbing skills and terminology. The older campers focus on developing independence, communication, and responsibility.

3630 Redmon St.
Nashville, Tennessee 37209
615-383-5114
Oak Hill Day Camp

Children entering 1st through 5th grades are eligible to attend Oak Hill Day Camp. This camp offers a variety of traditional programs such as swimming, horseback riding, archery, theater, arts and crafts, and a ropes course. Camp is about building - skills, friendships, faith, and character.

4815 Franklin Road
Nashville, Tennessee 37220
615-298-9583
Owls Hill

This camp gives your child the opportunity to explore the natural world and learn about its inhabitants.

545 Beech Creek Road, South
Brentwood, Tennessee 37027
615-370-4672
Rock Zone School of Music

Rock Zone School of Music offers a week long camp where the camper will learn how to write songs and record them, rock out on an instrument, play music they love for hours, while making friends.


Rocketown

Rocketown offers summer camp sessions in dance, skateboarding, movie making/photography, fashion design, rhyme lab/jam lab, and more.  Camps are for ages 9 - 18.

601 4th Avenue, South
Nashville, Tennessee 37210
615-843-4001
Sarratt Youth Art Institute

Children of all ages love the chance to be creative at the Sarratt Youth Art Institute! There is a lot of fun and learning as children explore clay, painting, sculpture, drawing, printmaking, textile arts, while making new friends and learning about the wonderful world of art.

207 Sarratt Student Center
Nashville, TN 37240
615-343-0491
SAVY

SAVY provides a dynamic, fast-paced curriculum experience to qualifying gifted children in rising first through sixth grade. Content experts and master teachers trained in gifted education implement an accelerated curriculum for all SAVY courses. Students can attend SAVY on Vanderbilt campus in the summer, enrolling for one or two weeks.


Nashville, TN
615-322-8261
St. Bernard Academy Summer Camp

Camps are offered based on a weekly theme, including visual arts, music, sports, space and science, theater arts, and movie making.

2020 24th Ave. South
Nashville, Tennessee 37212
615-298-1298
St. Paul Christian Academy Summer Days

Each day campers play, create, explore, worship, relax, and share together. Activities span a broad range of interests including arts, crafts, athletics, field trips, swimming, games, projects, plays, devotionals, service projects, and many others. Each activity is geared to the age of the individual camper.

5035 Hillsboro Rd.
Nashville, Tennessee 37215
615-269-4751
Street Theatre Company

Street Theatre Company features opportunities for youths ages 5 - 18 to participate in the arts.

1933 Elm Hill Pike
Nashville, TN 37210
615-554-7414
The Wave Day Camp

This camp is open to all students who have completed K-8th grades.  The camp offers a variety of fun-filled activities.

106 Bluegrass Commons Blvd.
Hendersonville, Tennessee 37075
615-824-6154
Travellers Rest Plantation

Traveling through history with experienced staff makes summer much more stimulating and fun!  Travellers Rest Plantation Camp offers unique opportunities for kids to enjoy the summer while experiencing hands-on activities.

686 Farrell Pkwy.
Nashville, Tennessee 37220
615-832-8197
University School of Nashville Summer Camps
Camping programs offer sports, the arts, and technology.
2000 Edgehill
Nashville, Tennessee 37212
615-321-8000
Vanderbilt Athletic Camps

Day camps in baseball, football, lacrosse, men's basketball, soccer, swimming, tennis, and women's basketball. Serves kindergarten through grade 12.


Nashville, Tennessee
Vanderbilt Handwriting Camp

This day program at Vanderbilt Health - One Hundred Oaks teaches pre-writing and handwriting skills for children ages 5 and 6.

719 Thompson Lane, Ste. 21000
Nashville, Tennessee 37204
615-343-2636
Vanderbilt Kennedy Center

The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center offers a variety of summer programs for children, adolescents, and young adults with and without disabilities.  The camps are a wonderful way to encourage self-esteem, self-respect, and compassion while learning valuable life skills, making new friends, and discovering new interests.


Vanderbilt University Dyer Observatory

This camp is held at Dyer Observatory and focuses on a mix of astronomy and space exploration with hands-on, engaging learning adventures, created by an expert team of astronomy professors, space scientists, and area science teachers.

1000 Oman Drive
Brentwood, Tennessee 37027
615-373-4897
Watkins College of Art Summer Day Camp

Our camps provide an enriching week for your child to experience the fun, stimulation, and joy of making art and friends in our state-of-the art studios. Campers will work on age-appropriate projects in a variety of media including drawing, painting, clay, sculpture, collage, printmaking, textiles and more!

2298 Rosa L. Parks Blvd.
Nashville, Tennessee 37228
615-383-4848
Whippoorwill Farm Day Camp

Whippoorwill Farm Day Camp offers an outdoor day camp serving rising 1st – 10th grade campers.  The camper get to choose how to spend their day.  Bus transportation is included.