Select Chattanooga Summer Camps

///Select Chattanooga Summer Camps

Select Chattanooga Summer Camps

By | 2016-11-30T16:07:27+00:00 June 13th, 2016|Education|0 Comments

The Baylor School
Baylor summer camps offers four overnight and 35 day programs. Their most unique overnight camp is Camp Walkabout, which allows young explorers the chance to experience the Southeast’s premier adventure destinations. Campers will enjoy rock climbing, caving, kayaking, paddle boarding, and other exciting outdoor adventures. Camp Walkabout is held in two sessions: June 12-24 and July 3-15, and offered to boys and girls ages 11-14. Other overnight camps include boys lacrosse, June 7-11 (ages 9-15); crew, June 28-July 13 (ages 15-18); and cross country, July 19-23 (ages 11-15).

Sports camps at Baylor School include team sports like Lacrosse to individual sports like sailing.

Sports camps at Baylor School include team sports like Lacrosse to individual sports like sailing.

Their day programs offer boys and girls the chance to experience summer fun through sports and a huge array of enrichment activities on Baylor’s expansive campus. The Raider Days day camp includes many different sessions for various ages ranging from Junior Raiders, which is offered to ages 5-6, to the Adventure Raiders for ages 10-12. The week-long sessions begin June 20-June 24, and end the week of July 25- July 29. The enrichment day camps provide the opportunity for children to try cool new experiences including sailing, digital photography, creative writing, chess, and many more. The All Sports day camp is offered to boys and girls ages 7-13, with five one- week sessions beginning June 20- June 24, and ending the week of July 25-July 29. The sports clinics include many different sports throughout the summer for various ages. Detailed information on all of Baylor’s summer programs can be found on the website.

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McCallie School
McCallie School has a 60-year tradition of offering incredible camps, facilities, counselors and summer fun. Campers can choose from 12 athletic or enrichment day programs such as: Art, Photography, Science Sizzle & Boom, Minecraft & Robotics, Leadership, Debate, and Star Wars Jedi Science camp. Kids can enjoy the McCallie “Lake,” tower and slide, game-room, climbing wall, and many other great facilities. All camps are led by McCallie’s incredible counselors and role models who are selected for their strength of character, leadership and the ability to work with children. The summer camps begin the week of May 30-June 3, and end the week of August 1-August 5. Please check the website for specific camp dates.

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YMCA-Camp Ocoee
Ymca Camp Ocoee’s resident camp program is offering kids an enriching learning experience to help them get more out of the summer break, such as—friendships and accomplishments. Through a mix of fun and educational activities aimed at improving well-being, campers will experience new adventures, learn and master new skills, and share and trade interests with friends. Camp Ocoee offers a traditional, overnight camping experience which allows campers to participate in both land and water activities. Campers choose from a long list of activities to focus on each morning, while spending the afternoons experiencing the camp activities as a cabin group. The camp is offered in one-week sessions during the months of June and July for boys and girls ages seven to 15.

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University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Challenger STEM Learning Center- (Revised from the print copy)

Campers at Challenger STEM Learning Center work on reflectors.

Campers at Challenger STEM Learning Center work on reflectors.

The Challenger Center at UTC offers several day camps for a variety of ages. Price includes a snack and a t-shirt. For camps that last the whole day, campers should bring their own lunch or there is an option of paying $40 so campers can enjoy the use of the UTC Crossroads Dining Hall.

Space Tots: Five-Day Camp
Campers Completed Pre-K thru Kindergarten
Dates: July 11-15
Time: 9:00 am-12:00 pm
Cost: $250 per camper ( Mid-morning Snack and T-shirt provided)

Explorer Camp: Five-Day Camp
Campers rising 1st-2nd grade
Dates: June 20-24
Time 9:00 am- 2:00 pm
Cost: $275 per camper )Afternoon Snack and T-shirt provided)

Discovery Camp: Five-Day Camp
Campers rising 3rd-5th grade
Dates: June 13-17 or July 18-22
Time: 9:00 am- 4:00 pm
Cost: $325 per camper (Afternoon Snack and T-shirt provided)

Enterprise Camp: Five-Day Camp
Campers rising 6th-8th grade
Dates: July 25-29
Time: 9:00 am- 4:00 pm
Cost: $325 per camper (Afternoon Snack and T-shirt provided)

FEM STEM- Girls Camp: Five-Day Camp
Campers rising 6th-8th grade (females only)
Dates: June 6-10
Time: 9:00 am- 4:00 pm
Cost: $325 per camper (Afternoon Snack and t-shirt provided)

Go online to for more information.

Girls Inc.- (Revised from the print copy)
Girls IncAt Girls Inc. summer camps, girls have the opportunity to focus on do-it-yourself arts and crafts projects, and up-cycling which will allow campers to create useful products for their homes, schools and neighborhoods. Girls will also have an opportunity to “go green” exploring food, water, air and land and how they impact their world and hear about careers in these fields.

 Girl of the Century: Elementary 

  • June 6th through July 1st
  • Exploration of the 20th Century—history, trends/fads, culture, movements, govt./politics and more
  • Summer Activities include (not limited to): swimming, reading and making new friends

 Design Girl: Engineering Edition: Elementary 

  • July 11th through August 5th
  • Logistics, infrastructure, math, engineering, building design and more
  • Summer Activities include (not limited to) : swimming, reading and making new friends

 Ms. 20th Century: Teen 

  • June 13th through July 1st
  • Exploration of the 20th Century— history, trends/fads, culture, movements, govt./politics and more
  • Summer Activities include (not limited to) : swimming, reading and hanging out with old and new friends

 B.O.S.S. (Building Opportunities for Self-Sufficiency): Teen 

  • July 18th through August 5th
  • Entrepreneurship — marketing, budgeting, economics, leadership and more
  • Summer Activities include (not limited to) : swimming, reading and hanging out with old and new friends

Camp sessions are full days beginning at 8 am and ending at 5 pm for teens and 5:30 pm for elementary girls, Monday through Friday.

Notre Dame
Notre Dame High School offers a variety of sports camps, fine arts camps, and academic enrichment programs for rising Kindergarten through High School students. This year’s camps include: All sports, Basketball, Baseball, Football, Soccer, Volleyball, Wrestling, Art, Dance, and Jump Start (offered only to Freshman).

Visit our website,, to download a registration form or call 423.624.4618 for more information.

Girls Preparatory School
Make this a summer of adventure for your child at GPS. Campers can explore, create, and discover in day camps such as: Kaleidoscope, 3-D Printing and Robotics, Theatre Workshop, Sprout Cooking, Music, and Count Me In. Athletic camps for beginners and the experienced, academic classes for credit or skill-building; and enrichment courses promise to round out a full summer of fun.

For more information please visit

Boyd Buchanan
Boyd-Buchanan School offers athletic and academic camps for both boys and girls. Each athletic camp focuses on teaching the fundamentals of the sport and works to develop each camper’s skill. The academic programs approach each camp session with learning activities designed to engage the creative and intellectual spark of each camper. Boyd-Buchanan provides an enriching atmosphere which enables participants to grow physically, spiritually, and mentally. Campers can choose to attend half-day or full day, and early/after care and lunch options are offered.

For more information please visit

Chattanooga Christian School
Chattanooga Christian School offers a variety of sports, arts, study skills, ACT Prep and technology-based camps. Programs include, but are not limited to, New Day Camp and Musical Theatre Camp. The day camp will incorporate art, cooking, field trips, scavenger hunts, swimming, and a variety of sports activities. The musical theatre camp are tailored for beginner to advanced performers and backstage crew. Kids can enhance their knowledge and skills of set design, costuming, vocal performance, character development, and choreography. Each camp ends with a performance that is open to the community.

Please visit for details and online registration.

TechTown is featuring six weeks of hands-on experiential summer camps that will focus on different aspects of technology. Children can choose from ten different camps across four disciplines, such as: learning to code a Minecraft mod, becoming an aspiring filmmaker, taking apart electronics to see how they work or creating sleek and intuitive website interfaces.

Register at and to see all of the options.

Chattanooga Zoo

Zoo Camp lets campers interact with the animals, including this camel.

Zoo Camp lets campers interact with the animals, including this camel.

Chattanooga Zoo hosts week-long camps throughout the summer, Monday-Friday from 9am-3pm. The camp is offered by grade from PreSchool to eighth grade. Campers will get the chance of a lifetime to interact and learn about all the magnificent animals at the Chattanooga Zoo and the keepers who care for them. Children will enjoy ago appropriate games and activities, camel rides, field trips, animal encounters, keeper chats, and more.

Please visit for more information.

St. Nicholas
St. Nicholas offers an exciting multi-day summer camp which is located in the East Brainerd area. The camp features enrichment camps for boys and girls ages 4-12, and a leadership program for ages 13-15. New this year, the camp is also offering an art and music component to the weekly schedule. Add-on enrichment classes are offered each week, and campers also have an opportunity to participate in the gardening program. St. Nicholas campers will have exposure to diverse athletic and educational experiences as well as an atmosphere of respect and trust, which advances the development of personal and situational skills.

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Art 120
Conveniently located downtown, Art 120 offers six summer maker camps for youth! Youth ages 11 and up can join the fun, create cool stuff, and learn amazing skills they will enjoy now and can use in the future. The six camps include:

Art Bike Camp- Campers will learn welding, engineering concepts, and creative thinking by working in teams to create a working sculpture bike of their own design.

Build Your Own Computer- In This hands-on course, campers will learn how to build their own working computer and take it home! Setting up Windows 10 and other basic computer functionality is included.

Art Car Camp- Campers will learn a variety of artistic processes and mechanical basics as they work as a team to transform a car bound for the scrapyard into road ready public art.

Summer Tile Mosaic Camp- Design and create your own 16”x16” mosaic tile. Campers will have fun while learning applications for ceramic tile mosaics, tool use, and techniques. How to effectively cut and shape various grade ceramic tiles are presented, as well as approaches to design, set, grout and seal mosaics.

Summer Digital Storytelling Camp- Campers will explore and express their own ideas through a variety of digital techniques including digital darkroom, editing in the camera, storyboard, alternative processes, and video.

Summer Open Flamework Camp- Campers will learn this beautiful glass technique that was perfected by the masters in Murano, Italy over six centuries ago! Learn to shape glass using a variety of techniques to create colorful beads, and ornamentation.

Visit for more information.

Camp Grace
playground 8Camp Grace, a ministry of Grace Baptist Academy, makes life-changing impacts on children with the love of Jesus Christ. It is their goal to provide loving care and a super fun environment during the summer weeks for a summer they will never forget! The camp is from June 6, 2014-August 5, 2014, 7:00 am-6:00 pm Monday-Friday. Campers, ages from 5 to 12 can enjoy field trips, arts and crafts, sports, swimming, and hands-on activities.

For more information please visit


About the Author:

Brittney is the Events and Digital Asset Editor of Chattanooga Magazine.

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