These fabulous summer camps are perfect for keeping your kids engaged and entertained over the upcoming school break. Our camp list includes locations in and around Knoxville, Maryville, Alcoa, Townsend, Sevierville, Piegeon Forge, Gatlinburg, and more! Whether your child likes science, horses, dance, sports, fashion, or just plain fun, we’ve got the perfect camp for you. Happy exploring!
Knoxville and Smoky Mountains Summer Camps
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This exclusive camp, hosted by the University of Tennessee Knoxville, is perfect for high school students interested in design and architecture. There are both overnight and day camp options and optional meal plans.
Hosted by the University of Tennessee, these camps offers baton twirling lessons for kids in grades pre-k – high school. Skill level instruction ranges from beginner to advanced.
Ripley’s aquarium offers a wide variety of sea life and includes hands-on experiences for all ages. They even have a live mermaid show! In addition to general admission experiences, this aquarium hosts educational programs, sleepovers, birthday parties and private events.
Ripley’s aquarium also offers a variety of educational day camps to keep your kids busy and learning throughout the summer.
UT’s Garden Discovery Camp is a fun hands-on nature experience for kids ages 4 – 13. There are single day sessions and week-long day camp sessions available, each with a different theme. Themes include Birds in the Garden, Fantastic Beasts, Edible Garden, Garden Science, Fairy Gardens and more!
This Christ-centered facility offers overnight summer camp and retreat experiences.
Summer Camp: At Bridgemont Camp, campers can grow in their Christian faith while enjoying a variety of group games, arts and crafts, outdoor activities, a 110 foot swinging bridge, and more.
Retreats: Groups will have access to 1 women’s cabin, 1 men’s cabin, the lodge, the bath house, and the athletic field. Food is provided by the facility and is included in the cost.
This sports center offers both indoor and outdoor practice facilities, as well as competitive team sports. Competitive sports include, baseball, softball, football, flag football, rugby, basketball, golf, and track and field. Summer camps for competitive sports are also available.
These fun STEM camps are geared towards kids in grades K – 6th. The camps are hosted by a variety of elementary schools throughout the local area and each camp last 1 week. These camps incorporate science, technology, engineering and math through fun, hands-on, group activities. Locations include Knoxville, Maryville, and Oak Ridge
This paint your own pottery studio offers a variety of pottery selections perfect for both kids and adults. In addition to general pottery painting, this facility also offers birthday parties and summer camps.
This prestigious dance studio has multiple locations in the Knoxville Area. In addition to providing dance lessons, this studio also hosts birthday parties and themed summer dance camps.
This summer camp, operated by the Sevier County Baptist Association, offers both day and overnight options. Here, campers can grow in their Christian faith while enjoying a variety of recreational activities. Retreat rentals are also available.
This club offers volleyball instruction for a variety of ages. Instructions ranges from beginners to competitive travel teams for kids and adults. K2 volleyball club also offers summer day camps for kids.
This camp is specifically designed for kids with speech, language, and/or hearing disorders. The camp includes 2 half days on the UT campus and a 3 day camping trip in the Smoky Mountains. To best serve your kids, Volunteer Your Voice combines individualized treatment with traditional summer camp activities. The camp welcomes kids ages 8 – 15.
This studio offers year round classes in ballet, pointe, tap, jazz, modern, hip-hop, and creative movement. Summer camps are also available. Classes are available for all skill levels.
Run by Knoxville Parks & Recs, this art center/studio offers pre-k classes, youth, and adult classes in a variety of media. Birthday parties and summer camp options are also available.
This full service equestrian center offers boarding, training, and riding/jumping lessons for students of all ages and experience levels.
This facility also offers a variety of summer camp options for all experience levels. Full week and mini week options are available.
As a ministry of the Chilhowee Baptist Association, this Christian based day camp allows campers to further their relationship with Christ, while enjoying a variety of recreational activities. The camp is open from 7 am-6 pm.
4-H offers summer camps for kids in grades 4 – 12. Activities and educational topics include kayaking, swimming, wildlife, archery, fishing, hiking, ecology, photography, crafts, canoeing, talent shows, drama, soccer, softball, basketball, volleyball, low ropes, cookouts, and more!
This amazing LEGO facility allows kids to build and play hands-on with LEGO. Kidz (parents) Night Out, open play times, and field trips are available all throughout the year. The facility also hosts amazing themed birthday parties.
In addition to year round fun, Bricks 4 Kidz offers camp options whenever Knox County Public Schools are closed. These camps include week-long summer camp options. Themes include dragons, minions, pirates, space, transportation and much more!