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CampVandy Summer 2015


Summer 2015

for ages 4 – 13


Monday – Friday – June 1 – July 31

CampVandy is a day camp accommodating up to 190 children each week from 4 to 13 years of age. It runs for 9 weeks during the summer months from June 1 – July 31. Space is limited so REGISTER EARLY!!

The maximum number of campers we can accept for each week is 190. Once we reach this number, we will not be accepting any more registrations for the week. Please contact our CampVandy Staff if you have questions or concerns.

Weeks 7, 8, and 9 have reached max capacity. We will no longer be accepting registrations for CampVandy Summer.

You must click ADD to select weeks. Be sure to fully scroll on each page for instructions for registering


Camp Sessions

Camp Sessions run from Monday – Friday, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. A maximum of 190 participants can be accommodated weekly. The cost is $195 per camper per week for the Nashville Community and $165 per camper per week for all Vanderbilt employees and current Rec. Center Members. Cost includes special activities, arts and crafts, kids climb, a camp T-shirt, two snacks and drinks each day. For your convenience, we offer a nine week camp with early and after-care. Each care services adds an additional fee of $50.00 per week, or $100.00 for both early and after-care. Early care hours are from 7:00 am to 8:30 am, and after-care hours are from 4:15 pm to 6:00 pm.

Each week has its own camp theme in which the activities and special events are based. • Arts and Crafts • Rock Climbing • Swimming • Bowling • Visitors from the Nashville Zoo, Nashville Ballet, Mr. Bond and The Science Guys, Metro Police and Fire, among others •

Themes for Summer 2015

  1. Week 1: June 1 – 5 – School’s Out for the Summer! (Kick-off celebration that lasts all week)
  2. Week 2: June 8 – 12 – Animal Planet (Nashville Zoo, K9 unit, horse patrol, reptile guy)
  3. Week 3: June 15 – 19 – R.E.S.P.E.C.T (Olympic games, nations parade, etc.)
  4. Week 4: June 22 – 26 – Spirit Week (Spirit banners, Wacky Wednesday, costume day)
  5. Week 5: June 29 – July 3 – Stars and Stripes (Hot dogs, potato sack races, water slides)
  6. Week 6: July 6 – 10 – Movin’ and Groovin’ (Dance-athon, CampVandy Good Games, health and wellness activities)
  7. Week 7: July 13 – 17 – Mad Science (Experiments with one fundamental element—fun) (Max Capacity Reached)
  8. Week 8: July 20 – 24 – Challenge Week (Obstacle courses and more) (Max Capacity Reached)
  9. Week 9: July 27 – 31 – Performance Week (CampVandy’s got Talent, Nashville Ballet, performing arts mini-camp) (Max Capacity Reached)
Fees/Per Week

$195 Nashville Community

$165 VU Employees & Rec. Center Members

Remember to register early! Late Fee information is listed below.

Camp Hours

Monday – Friday

9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Early Care

7:00 am – 8:30 am

Add $50 per week for $10 a day

Do not bring your child before 7:00 am

After Care

4:15 pm – 6:00 pm
Add $50 per week or $10 a day.

Mini-Camp Options for Ages 8-13

Add a mini camp to the regular camp week for an extra $50 per camp. Mini-camps will run for two hours each day with a specialized teacher.

Science Mini-Camp • July 13-17

Grab your lab coat and join other junior scientists as we learn science basics, discover crazy chemical reactions, and perform wacky experiments during this fun andeducational experience.

Performing Arts Mini-Camp • July 27-31

This mini-camp will give your child an opportunity to work on their singing, acting, and music skills. At the end of the week, they will put their skills to the test with a performance for all to see.

CampVandy W.I.L.D. for Ages 13 – 15

June 22-26 and July 13-17 • $285 per week

CampVandy W.I.L.D. (Wilderness Immersion and Leadership Development) is designed to provide teens with an opportunity to break from the typical summer experience and explore the wilderness areas around Middle Tennessee. Weekly outdoor activities will include hiking, flat water boating, rock climbing, a high ropes course, and zip lining.


If not registering online, registration forms may be mailed or dropped off in the Office of Campus Recreation during office hours Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

CampVandy Registration Packet 4-13
CampVandy WILD Registration Packet 13 -15

  • Registration begins March 2, 2015. Up to 190 participants can be accommodated weekly.
  • CampVandy requires a $50.00 deposit (non-refundable and non-transferable) for each week enrolled. Payments may be made by check, money order, and credit / debit card.

If mailing, please mail checks and money orders to:
Vanderbilt University Athletic Department
Dept. 1220
PO Box 121220
Dallas, TX  75312-1220

  • The $50.00 deposit will be deducted from the weekly balance.
  • The balance (including fees for early care and after-care services is due on that Monday between 7:00 am and 9:15 am for each week your child is enrolled.
  • Registration fees must be collected for all weeks registered.
  • Registration may be returned in person to the Office of Campus Recreation between 8:30 am and 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday.
  • Daily enrollment, if available, is $65.00 per day plus other services.

PLEASE NOTE: The Office of Campus Recreation is not responsible for registration forms left at the front desk or under the door.

LATE FEES: If you do not register for Early Care/Late Care the Friday (by noon) prior to your registered camp week, Early Care/Late Care will increase to $15 per care, per day. If you do not register for individual days the Friday (by noon) prior to the camp week the individual day rate will increase to $75 per day. If you do not register for the Friday (by noon) prior to the camp week, the weekly rate will increase to $190 per week for Vanderbilt Affiliates and $220 per week for Community members.

Swim School Group Lessons Transfer Program

Vanderbilt Swim School (VSS) offering a wide variety of classes and times to suite your need and schedule. Check back for more information.

CampVandy Swim School Transfers – CampVandy participants signed up for CampVandy aftercare service can be transferred from CampVandy to the Vanderbilt Swim School for the 4:00 class only.

Parents must purchase CampVandy aftercare services through CampVandy (Add $50 per week) to be able to participate in the CampVandy Swim School transfer program.

All group lessons consist of four 40-minute classes. (Mon through Thur) at a cost of $70 per session.


Upon arrival, children will meet in the gym on court #1 directly inside the North Entrance of the Recreation Center. All children must be accompanied and signed in. Your child CANNOT be signed in before 8:30 am unless he/she is enrolled in early care.


Campers will be dismissed between 3:45 and 4:00 pm. After Care will be dismissed from the upstairs classroom. You must present a photo ID upon arrival of picking up your child. Anyone attempting to pick up their child without an ID will be asked to go get their ID. Camp counselors and OCR staff are not available to walk children to vehicles at any time. Children will not be dismissed from CampVandy without a parental written consent. Please make sure your authorization for pickup is up to date.

Dismissal begins at 3:45 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.  From 3:45 p.m.- 4:15 p.m. your child will be located in the gym.  After 4:15 p.m. children will be located in the classroom upstairs. After care is 4:15 p.m.-6 p.m., if not enrolled in after care, please pick up your child between 3:45 p.m. and 4:15 p.m.  Children not picked up after 4:15 p.m. and not signed up for after care will be assessed a $15 late care fee per day.

What To Bring

During warm summer days, campers enjoy both outdoor and indoor activities. We recommend shorts, t-shirts, non-marking athletic shoes (no sandals), hat, bathing suit, towel, and sunscreen. Please have clothing labeled with your child’s name. CampVandy is not responsible for lost or stolen items including IPods, Toys, clothing, phones, or any other personal items.


Parking: Parking availability for all CampVandy and Other Youth Programs effective March 1, 2012 is as follows:

  • 2 hour open parking is available on Children’s Way closest to Natchez Trace.
  • Meters are available along Children’s Way immediately following the 2 hour Parking
  • Medical Center staff with proper permit may park in lot 74 and 75.
  • Zone 3 parking is available behind the Recreation Center
  • Lot 75a Located on the corner of Children’s way and Natchez is a cross park lot.

Patrons parking on Children’s Way will access the center by 25th Ave or Natchez Trace. The Office of Campus Recreation will not be responsible for ticketing and / or towing fees. Thank you for your participation.


For further assistance or have questions, email: Taylor Hoffman: or call 615-343-8176