For kids, Knox County Parks and Rec offers a variety of hands-on educational classes for both kids and adults. The department also offers a variety of sports leagues including, football, soccer, basketball, and baseball. Parks and Rec also offers summer camps and maintains local playgrounds, which offer pavilion rentals for birthday parties.
This fun make-and-take art studio allows you to create stunning farmhouse-style home decor. Projects include rustic pallet wood wall hangings, sewing projects and more!
This studio also offers summer art camps for kids.
This camp serves kids in grades pre-k – 10 and offers 3 different programs: K’Tonton, Milton Collins Day Camp, and Swim Team. Camp activities include sports, arts, swimming, tennis and more! All races, creeds, and religions are welcome.
This educational staple of the Smoky Mountains National Park hosts a variety of educational programs for kids and adults all throughout the year. Throughout the summer the facility offers a variety of overnight summer camp opportunities for kids from age 9-17. For kids ages 4-9, Tremont even hosts a parent-and-me overnight experience!
Ijams nature center offers a variety of educational programs and nature-based activities including, hiking, biking, canoeing, kayaking, animal education and conservation, and nature education and conservation. There is also an amazing ropes course on-site. Field trips and nature-themed birthday parties are also available.
In addition to their year round educational programs, this facility also offers a variety of week-long summer camps with various themes. Camp activities include hiking, swimming, caving, canoeing, arts and crafts, games, songs, educational programs, and much more! The camps serves children ages 5-14 years old.
Located just outside of Nashville, this camp is a little further away than some of the others; however, this camp does offer a variety of options that make it worth the extra drive. In additional to traditional overnight camps (swimming, hiking, crafts, etc.), this camp also offers a variety of themed overnight camps including Star Wars, Harry Potter, Percy Jackson, Minecraft and many more!
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.
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.
Each 1/2 day summer camp spans over 4 days, with a goal of teaching campers proper etiquette and social skills.
This fun day camp offers both full-time and part-time programs for kids ages 5-12. Lunch and snacks are provided. Activities include swimming, sports, 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.
Are your kids musically inclined? Make there summer with a week long day camp at School of Rock Knoxville. Each week has a different fun theme, including classic rock, drum week, 90’s and more!
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.
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!
The children’s museum features a variety of educational classes and hands-on exhibits. Exhibits include a rain forest room, model trains, waterworks, a bird room, doll house, historical toys, nature room, Native American history and much more! The museum also has a birthday party room that can be rented for private events.
In addition to daily educational fun and birthday parties, the museum offers STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) based spring and summer day camps. The camps allow kids to experience hands-on learning in a variety of themes.
This facility, owned by the United Methodist Church, offers opportunities for outdoor education, overnight summer camps, and retreats.
Educational Programs: This center offers a variety of hands-on nature programs throughout the year. topics include boating, interactive hiking, Native American history, stream ecology, wilderness survival, and much more! Programs are perfect for field trips and your group will receive a custom schedule. Educational experiences can last from 1/2 day up to a full week. Secular and faith based options available.
Summer Camp: This faith centered overnight camp combines opportunities for worship and spiritual growth with good old fashioned fun and outdoor recreation. Camp is for kids in 1st-12th grade. A special needs camp is also available for kids ages 12-22.
Retreats: Overnight retreat facilities are also available. The per-person price include meals. Prices vary based on chosen accommodations.
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 members only tennis club offers indoor courts, outdoor courts, a pro shop, and an exercise room.
This facility also offers 4 day Summer Fun Tennis Camps geared towards kids in 1st – 8th grades.