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CampVandy Summer 2016


Summer 2016

for ages 4 – 13

Weekly Sessions: May 30 – July 29


Online Registration Click Here.

All CampVandy Sessions Are FULL

CampVandy Summer has a limit of 150 children per week so be sure to register early to reserve your spot!

CampVandy is a day camp for ages 4 to 13. Space is limited so REGISTER EARLY!!

Camp Sessions

CampVandy is a day camp that runs weekly from May 30 – July 29. General camp hours are 9:00am-4:15pm each day. Activities include arts and crafts, bowling, rock wall climbing, gym games and more! Each week has a theme on which the activities and special events are based.

CampVandy will make every effort to include campers with disabilities. Parents must discuss special needs with CampVandy staff before registering their child for camp. Requests for reasonable accommodations for disabilities should be directed to Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action and Disability Services.

Week 1 May 30 – June 3: Summer Kick Off – FULL
School’s Out For The Summer! We’re excited to kick of the summer with an entertaining week of games and activities!

Week 2 June 6 – June 10: Decade Days - FULL
Grab your leather jacket, bellbottoms and your boom box and head to CampVandy! Travel back in time to enjoy our Sock Hop, Disco, and funky beats!

Week 3 June 13 – June 17: Animal Planet – FULL
Bunnies, creepy-crawlies, and owls! You never know what you might find at CampVandy this week. Special guests such as the Nashville Zoo, Reptile Guy, and more!

Week 4 June 20 – June 24: CampVandy Circus – FULL
Ladies and Gentleman, Boys and Girls, get ready for the CampVandy Circus! Face paint, carnival games, dunk tank, and more!

Week 5 June 27 – July 1: Jurassic World – FULL
T-rex, Stegosaurus, and Velociraptor! Oh MY! Campers will travel back to the land of dinosaurs where we will dig for fossils, paint dinosaur eggs, and create volcanoes!

Week 6 July 5 – July 8: Stars and Stripes – FULL
Celebrate American’s birthday with hot dogs, water slides, and the CampVandy Color Games! This week will be prorated due to shortened week.

Week 7 July 11 – July 15: All-Star Week - FULL
Campers will cheer at the pep rally, have fun at the tailgate party, and play in our Mat Ball World Series. To conclude the week campers and counselors will face off in our annual Good Games!

Week 8 July 18 – July 22: Go for the Gold! – FULL
Get ready for the 2016 Rio games and participate in the CampVandy Olympic games, Nations Parade, and more!

Week 9 July 25 – July 29: CampVandy’s Got Talent! – FULL
Whether it’s singing, dancing or magic, bring your talent to the CampVandy Talent Show! Special guests include Nashville Ballet and Nashville Puppet Show. (UPDATE: Nashville Ballet won’t be joining us, but we will have other fun activities planned!)

CampVandy Mini-Camp Series (Ages 8-13)
Mini-camps provide an additional educational opportunity to our campers ages 8-13 years of age. Add a mini-camp to the coinciding weekly CampVandy registration for just $65.

Aquatic Survival Skills mini-camp – June 13-17
To kick off our CampVandy summer mini-camp series, our aquatic team will teach children to use their critical-thinking skills to solve problem while in the water. Campers will be involved in survival swimming, water safety, canoeing, simple waterfront rescues, and much more! This fun-filled mini-camp will focus on team-building activities that is sure to make a splash with everyone!

Survival Skills mini-Camp – June 20-24
CampVandy’s second mini-camp will teach children how to utilize every day resources and tools in order to develop and improve living/survival skills. Taught in an active and hands on environment, campers will learn basic skills and cover topics such as clothing, shelter, water and fire. Activities include tent pitching, fire building, tying knots and snares, reading maps, etc. To conclude the week, kids will put their skills to the test in a campus-wide scavenger hunt!

Space mini-camp – June 27-July 1 – Chancelled
The third installment of this summer’s mini-camp series is ideal for young NASA engineers. Kids will learn about gravity, planets, and even build their own space ship! Campers will dig for moon rocks, create alien slime, and participate in team building activities that will prepare them for a lunar crash landing. Don’t miss out on this camp’s out of this world experience!


Cost includes activities during general camp hours (9:00am – 4:15pm), a camp t-shirt, and 2 snacks a day.

Vanderbilt Affiliate (faculty/staff/Recreation and Wellness Center members): $165 per week

Community: $195 per week

$65 daily rate for all

Please Note: Balance must be paid in full at the time of registration.

Early Care and After Care

Early care hours are from 7:00am-8:30am and after care hours are from 4:15pm-6:00pm. Early and after care can be added for an additional fee of $10 per care, per day.


Online Registration Click Here. All Sessions are FULL

To register in person, please visit the Recreation and Wellness Center between the hours of 8:30am – 5:00pm Monday thru Friday.

Please note: The Recreation and Wellness Center is not responsible for registration forms left at the front desk or under the door.

Please note that required documentation and information for health history has changed. We now require the following at the time of registration:

  • description of any camp activities from which the camper should be exempt from due to health reasons
  • past medical treatments, if any
  • record of allergies or dietary restrictions
  • immunizations records including date of last tetanus shot
  • record of current medications (prescribed and over the counter)
  • description of any physical, mental, psychological conditions


Upon arrival, you will visit the check-in table. At this table, the staff will check to see if you are registered; you will be able to make any changes to your registration if needed. Then, you will go to the sign-in table, sign your child into camp and your child will receive a name tag.

After the check-in/sign-in process, you can go upstairs to the classroom and choose a cubby to store your child’s belongings for the day. Parents can also receive a camp schedule upstairs. All children will gather in the classroom until camp officially starts at 9:00 am.


Campers will be dismissed between 3:45 pm and 4:00 pm each day. It is required that you sign your child out each day. We will follow the pick-up policy every day. Please make sure your pick-up lists are up to date. To add or delete any one to your pick-up list, please call the CampVandy Executive Director at 615-322-3741.

Pick-up Policy: Your name must be on the child’s pick-up list and you must present a photo ID in order to pick up your child. If you do not have you ID at pick-up, you will be asked to retrieve your ID. Counselors and CampVandy Staff are not available to walk children to vehicles at any time.

What to Bring

It is recommended that you wear tennis shoes each day and bring a packed lunch. CampVandy will provide 2 snacks per day. For snack we serve a nutritious food, juice or water.

On site, Smoothie King offers a Lunch Box Deal for $6.50 a day or $32.50/week, price includes tax and a 12 ounce Smoothie. Lunch Box Deals may be purchased each Monday morning at Smoothie King.

It is not recommended that children bring iPods, tablets, phones or other personal items. CampVandy is NOT responsible for any lost or stolen items.


Drop Off/Pick up parking is available to CampVandy participants in Lot 27 (located on 25th Ave South). CampVandy front doors are the glass doors facing the soccer field. There are also meter spots on Children’s Way for extended stays or visits. The map below shows the CampVandy front door:


For further assistance or have questions, email CampVandy or call 615-322-3741.