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!
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Knoxville and Smoky Mountains Summer Camps
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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 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.
For kids, Blount County Parks and Rec offers gymnastics and tumbling classes, dance classes, karate classes, swim team, ballet classes, sewing classes, art classes, and pottery classes. The department also offers a variety of sports leagues including, football, soccer, basketball, and baseball. This department also offers summer camps and maintains local playgrounds, which offer pavilion rentals for birthday parties. A variety of classes are also offered for adults and seniors.
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.
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.
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 members only tennis club offers a variety of options for both kids and adults. Memberships include 6 month, year long and summer options.
Knoxville Racquet Club also offers week long Tennis and Adventure camps in the summer. The camps offer tenis instruction and are geared towards kids ages 6 – 12
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!
Hosted by the Webb School of Knoxville, these summer day camps provide campers with opportunities for learning and a variety of indoor an outdoor recreation. Campers can choose from sports camps, adventure camps, and specialty camps.
This art studio provides classes specifically for kids. Classes include painting, drawing, sculpting, and more! This studio also holds an annual chalk drawing event at Maryville college, Chalk the Walk. Summer camp programs are also available. This studio is associated with Fine Arts Blount.
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!
This education based day camp believes in hands-on, interest-lead learning experiences. The camps take place at various facilities throughout Knox County. Each week incorporates a fun theme and an optional off-site field trip related to the theme.
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.
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.
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.
The University of Tennessee has summer sports camps available for both boys and girls. Offerings include baseball, basketball, golf, football, soccer, softball, swimming, diving, volley ball, tennis, and rowing. All camps are held at separate locations and varying times.