Category: Summer Camp

10 Tips On Better Parenting

By Alison Murry, Isha Foundation

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In the excerpt below, world-renowned yogi, Sadhguru, offers insights on healthier approaches to parenting for both parent and child. Sadhguru is the founder of the Isha Institute of Inner-sciences, a destination for classical yoga and meditation retreats in McMinnville, TN.

“Parenting involves a certain amount of discretion. There is no one standard rule for all children. Different children may need different levels of attention, expressions of love, and toughness. Suppose I was standing in a coconut garden and you asked me, ‘How much water per plant?’ I would say, ‘At least 50 liters per plant.’ When you go home, if you give 50 liters to your rose plant, it will die. You must see what kind of plant you have in your house and what it needs. Read more →

An Atmosphere For Blossoming A Child’s Intellect

By Alison Murry, Isha Foundation

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Raising children can be extremely challenging, but it also can be the most highly rewarding and fulfilling experiences in your life. If you’re a parent, chances are you’ve experienced both the frustration of trying to figure out the “right” way to raise your children and the joy that comes from watching them grow.

The way we raise our children sets the foundation for the rest of their lives. It helps mold and shape them and unleashes their potential for later on in life. Like every child, every parent is different and has a different parenting style. While there aren’t any hard-and-fast rules for raising children, there are qualities in parents that many studies have found essential to nurture happy, healthy children who grow up with the capability to take on the challenges of their lives with self-assurance and ease. Read more →

An Unexpected Treasure In Tennessee’s Upper Cumberland

By Alison Murry, Isha Foundation

Untitled-6The Isha Institute of Inner-sciences is a breathtaking mountain retreat providing stress relief, rejuvenation and outdoor recreation situated on Tennessee’s spectacular Cumberland Plateau, a scenic two hour drive from Knoxville.  The Insitute is a world-class yoga center offering classical yoga and meditation classes from beginner to advanced levels for both adults and children. Guests journey from around the globe to visit this unique destination to relax, reflect, and reconnect with nature in this tranquil oasis nestled in Tennessee’s spectacular Upper Cumberland. Read more →

Finding Your Adventurous Spirit

By Bett Adams, Director of Camp Walkabout at Baylor School

Untitled-14Camp Walkabout is a place for fun and adventure, challenge and learning, for being in a safe environment to take risks, to get dirty, soaked, and scraped, all while laughing with new friends in exciting places. No experience is necessary, just an enthusiastic attitude, an adventurous spirit and a willingness to try new things. Whether it be canoeing through the Tennessee River Gorge, playing in hidden waterfalls, rock climbing Chattanooga’s famous T-Wall sandstone with pristine views, or just sleeping under the stars for the first time, the area surrounding The Baylor School is a playground for all things fun and adventurous. Read more →

Design Matters! Camp: Let’s Get Creative

By Design Matters! Camp

DesignDesign Matters! Camp is for Lego-lovin’, out-of-the-box thinking, process-minded, creative, curious and motivated high school sophomores, juniors and seniors.  This week-long, immersive experience is for students who look at the world differently and imagine ways to improve it.  It is for those who are drawn to using creativity to solve problems and design to impact society. Read more →

Homesickness

By Joanne Bryan, Marketing Director for Camp Juliette Low

CJL-MarchWhile most children adjust to overnight camp very quickly, homesick feelings are a normal part of growing up and being away from home. The combination of a warm, supportive camp environment, a busy schedule of activities, and a bit of preparation at home are usually all it takes to help an uneasy child adjust quickly to a new routine. Here are a few tips for parents to help make this year’s camp experience a positive one: Read more →

Better Than Catching Flies

By Pascale White, Owner of White Stables

White-StablesTwo years ago I never would have dreamed my family would own a horse farm where over 30 horses reside.  Growing up, my father and I would talk about how wonderful it would be to live on a horse farm.  I’m not sure why we were so fascinated by the idea.  He grew up in the mountains of Switzerland surrounded by cows and goats, with not a horse in sight, and followed a career path in NYC and later the suburbs of New York and New Jersey in the restaurant business.  I grew up in those NY suburbs, volunteering at animal shelters through high school, but never riding a horse and maybe only being up close and personal one or two times.  But I guess when you love horses, you just do.
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Developing Grit At Camp

By Allison Hodges, Director of Camp Webb

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It’s a common sight at camp… the camper stuck halfway up the climbing wall, legs shaking, nose sniffling, and a small voice saying, “I don’t think I can do this!”  Then, suddenly a ray of sunshine bursts through the trees highlighting the next hand hold, a small group of angels begin operatically singing, and the camper, still trembling, slowly reaches her hand to the next handhold on the wall.  Gaining confidence with every move, she makes her way a little higher.  Below, friends and counselors are cheering.  She smiles and her success is that much sweeter because she was fearful, but pushed forward. Read more →

Firefly Camp: An Early Exposure To Nature

by Jeremy Lloyd, Photos By Tremont

 

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Little people want to play in the woods too! That’s why this summer Tremont Institute is starting our first-ever camp for 5-8 year olds and the big people in their lives – mothers, fathers, aunts, grandparents, etc. This overnight adventure, beginning and ending at noon each day, promises opportunities for bonding time, playing games that build confidence and awaken the senses, and getting to know the forest. We’ll take an afternoon dip in the river. And in the evening, as darkness falls, we’ll sing songs around the campfire and gaze at – you guessed it – fireflies. Read more →

The 2015 Knoxville Parent Summer Camps Directory

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Adamah Adventures

co-ed, sleepover, adventure

Multiple sessions, Jun-Aug. Georgia, North Carolina, Utah, Washington, Oregon. Adam Griff, 678-812-4107, info@adamahadventures.org, adamahadventures.org. Adamah Adventures is an outdoor adventure summer camp and travel program for Jewish kids and teens – develop self-confidence, independence, and a sense of adventure while rafting, camping, rock climbing and more!

Blue Point Stables Riding Camp

co-ed, day camp or overnights. June 1x through Aug 4 – 2, 3 & 5 day camps 2727 Town Creek Road West., Lenoir City, TN, 37771. Brandy McDonnell or David Stooksbury, 865-376-9312, bluepointstables@gmail.com, bluepointstables.com. A camp that is full of fun, multiple activities and horse riding, hosted on an actual working horse farm!

Boy Scouts of America – Great Smoky Mountain Council

Camp Buck Toms – Camp Buck Toms provides one of the finest summer camp programs around for Scouting youth 11-18 years of age. Weekly sessions run from June 1 to July 19. 373 Camp Buck Toms Rd. Rockwood, TN 37854. (865) 588-6514

Camp Pellissippi – Camp Pellissippi is a rustic and primitive camp with cabins and tent camping for the Scouting program.  The camp features a campfire area, parade field, stage area, shooting sports, and much more. Norris Lake, in Andersonville TN. (865) 588-6514

Cub Scout Day Camps are conducted during the months of June and July in our 21 county area. For dates, times and places visit www.bsa-gsmc.org.

Bricks4Kidz

Franklin Square

9648 Kingston Pike, Suite 5

Knoxville 37922

865-250-8560

http://www.bricks4kidz.com/knoxville

May 25-28 – Mornings – Mining & Crafting

May 25-28 – Afternoons – Making Stop-Motion Movies with LEGO® MINECRAFT®

June 1-5 – Mornings – Angry Birdies/Bad Piglets

June 1-4 – Afternoons – Remote Control Mania

June 8-12 – Mornings – Pocket Brick Monsters

June 8-11 – Afternoons – BRICK COMIC CREATOR featuring LEGO® MINECRAFT®

June 15-19 – Mornings – Teenage Mutant Brick Turtles

June 15-18 – Afternoons – Intro to Robotics with the MindStorms EV3

June 22-26 – Mornings – Brick Friends Forever (Girls Only)

June 22-25 – Afternoons – WHO is the Doctor in the Police Box!

June 29-July 3 – Mornings – Classic Arcade Brick Adventures

June 29-July 2 – Afternoons – Movie Making with Mixels

July 6-10 – Mornings – Clash of the Brick

July 6-9 – Afternoons – Pirate’s Quest

July 13-17 – Mornings – Jr. Robotics

July 13-16 – Afternoons – Comic Creation with Mixels

July 20-24 – Mornings – Pocket Brick Monsters

July 20-23 – Afternoons – Wizards & Witches Only (Muggles Need Not Apply)

July 27-31 – Mornings – Mining & Crafting II

July 27-30 – Afternoons – Advanced Robotics with MindStorms EV3

August 3-6 – Mornings – Spinning Ninjas & Zipping Speeders

August 3-6 – Afternoons – Space Adventures

Bridgemont Camp

3620 Katy Hollar Road

Sevierville, TN 37862

865-453-8841. www.bridgemontcamp.com

Camp Arrowwood

5 night residential camp open to campers between the ages of 8-14. Programs include: Expedition Arrowwood, Horseback, Adventure Recreation, Archery/Riflery, Energy Craze, Arrowwood Designs: Jun 29 – Jul 4, Jul 6-11, Jul 13-18, Jul 20-25, Jul 27 – Aug 1. 3601 Lyon Springs Rd, Sevierville, TN 37862. Phone: 865-429-9105. www.thebestcamp.com

Camp Cedar Cliff

Nestled in the mountains of Asheville, North Carolina, our facilities offer children the experience of a lifetime, youth pastors an opportunity to focus on their ministry, and give groups an environment designed to foster lifelong relationships. 5 Porters Cove Rd.. Asheville, TN 28805. 828-450-3331. campcedarcliff.org.

Day Camp (K-6th)

Session 1 – Space Traveler: Jun 16-20

Session 2 – A Bug’s Life: Jun 23-27

Session 3 – Party in the USA!: Jun 30-Jul 4

Session 4 – Mystery Mountain: Jul 7-11

Session 5 – Summer Safari: Jul14-18

Session 6 – Christmas in July!: Jul 21-25

Session 7 – Lego Land: Jul 28-Aug. 1

Trail Blazers

Grades 2-4. Jun 14-Jul 1. $370.00 per session

Pioneers

Grades 4-6. Jun 14-Aug. 1. $720.00 per week

Explorers

Grades 7-10. Jun 14-Aug 1. $720.00 per week.

Mountaineers

Grades 6-10. Jun 14-27, Jul 5-18, and Jul 19-Aug. 1. $1,380.00 per two-week session.

Camp Knoxville Catholic High School

Math Refresher

July 21 – July 23 and July 28 – July 30

Six 90-minute sessions

Rising 8th through 12th grades

$200 per student

This math review workshop is a great opportunity for students to clear out the cobwebs and get a head start on the 2015/2016 school year. Students will sharpen basic skills needed for their next math class: Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Pre-Calculus, and Calculus. Classes are limited to 18 students and can fill up quickly. It is not uncommon for students to miss days due to vacation and other commitments. Each day’s lessons are independent and do not build.

Contact: Jennifer Parris at jparris@knoxvillecatholic.com

Robotics: Lego Mindstorm

June 2 – June 5 (Tues-Fri)

9:00 am to 2:00 pm

Rising 5th through 9th grades

$250 per student

Campers will work in small teams (based on experience level) to design, build, program, and test autonomous robots using the LEGO Mindstorm Invention System. Under the supervision of FIRST Robotics Competition volunteers, your child will develop STEM skills. This 3rd annual camp is under the direction of Mr. Douglas Parris, mentor to the KCHS Robotichauns – one of the southeast’s leading robotics program. The program is tiered to meet the needs of novices and returning campers.

Contact: Douglas Parris at dparris@knoxvillecatholic.com

Basketball – Boys

June 3 – June 5

Ages 8 to 10: 9:00 to 11:30 am

Ages 11 to Rising 8th Grade: 12:30 to 3:00 pm

$100 per camper (family pricing available)

Learn the fundamentals of basketball from KCHS Head Coach Mike Hutchens, his staff, and players during the 27th Annual Basketball Camp. Boys will learn the following skills: defensive footwork, team rotation, box-out techniques, shooting, passing, catching, dribbling, moving without the ball, and attitude.

Contact: Coach Mike Hutchens at mhutchens@knoxvillecatholic.com

Basketball – Girls

June 1 – June 3, 6:00 to 9:00 pm

Ages 8 to 16

$100 per camper (family pricing available)

Learn the fundamentals of basketball from KCHS Head Coach Alex Bowers, his staff, and players. Whether you are a newcomer to the sport or a varsity level player, the Lady Irish Basketball Camp will help young basketball players develop athletically.

Contact: Coach Alex Bowers at abowers@knoxvillecatholic.com

Baseball Camp

June 8 – June 11, 9:00 to 11:30 am (8:30 am registration on June 8)

Rising 3rd through Rising 9th Grade

$100 per camper

Learn the fundamentals of baseball – or fine tune skills – with KCHS Head Coach Adam Sullivan, his staff, and players.

Contact: Coach Adam Sullivan at asullivan@knoxvillecatholic.com

Cheer Camp

July 20 – July 22, 9:00 am to 12:00 Noon (8:30 am registration on July 20)

Rising K through Rising 8th Grade

$60 per camper

Learn a new cheer and dance for a performance, along with working on jumps with the KCHS Varsity Cheerleaders and Head Coach Emily Broussard.

Contact: Peggy Settlemyer at psettlemyer@knoxvillecatholic.com

Knoxville Dance Camp

July 8 – July 10

Rising 5th through 12th grades

$125 per camper

Knoxville Dance Camp is a 3-day camp open to all high school and middle school dance teams who wish to further their dance technique. Your dancer(s) will train under our talented staff of trained professional dancers and choreographers. Similar to a private/college dance camp, KDC offers both pep rally and field style routines, technique sessions in multiple dance genres, and much more.

Contact: Coach Melissa Briggeman at mbriggeman@knoxvillecatholic.com

Smith & Smith Catholic Football Camp

July 8 – July 10, 8:00 to 11:30 am

Rising K through 8th grade – Boys and Girls Welcome

Free Admission, Concessions and T-shirts for sale

Campers will receive direct instruction from Harrison Smith (Minnesota Vikings) and Lee Smith (Buffalo Bills), and other NFL players! KCHS Head Football Coach Steve Matthews, his staff, and players are opening the gates to Blaine Stadium free of charge for your child to learn more about the game from pro athletes. Participants will learn basic fundamentals of football, along with speed and agility drills, and all aspects of being successful on the field.

Contact: Coach Steve Matthews at smatthews@knoxvillecatholic.com

Lacrosse Camp – Girls

June 3 – June 5

Rising 3rd through 10th grade

$75 per camper

Beginner-level players will learn stick skills, ball handling, and playing techniques from some of East Tennessee’s most experienced and respected Lacrosse coaches. Equipment (except a mouth guard) is provided and campers will keep a water bottle and t-shirt. The camp will be held on Knoxville Catholic’s Hollin Field in Blaine Stadium. Please bring a mouth guard and a light snack.

Contact: Coach Anna Turner at aturner@knoxvillecatholic.com

Volleyball Camps – Girls

June 24 – June 26

Contact: camps@knoxvillecatholic.com

Youth Wrestling Camp

June 15 – June 17, 8:00 am to 12:00 Noon

Rising 6th through 8th grades – Boys and Girls Welcome

Free of Charge

During this three-day camp, your child will be safely taught tyhe basics of the sport of wrestling. This camp will accommodate beginners as well as those with experience. We will cover the rules of wrestling, takedowns, reversals, and pinning combinations.

Contact: Coach Marcus McDonald at mmcdonald@knoxvillecatholic.com

Varsity Wrestling Camp

June 15 – June 17, 8:00 am to 12:00 Noon

Rising 9th through 12th grades

$100 ($50 for additional siblings)

This camp will improve the overall skills of a high school wrestler, focusing on takedown techniques, and top and bottom wrestling. Each day campers will have both drill time and live wrestling.

Contact: Coach Justin Anderson at janderson@knoxvillecatholic.com

Camp Central

G-Force VBS

June 7-11

Directors: Hannah Stuart and Mary Runyon

Kick Off Sunday June 7

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Tom Toombs will be our Special Guest to kick off our

week of fun. He has been doing ministry since 1988,

using magic, juggling, mime, illusions, comedy, and

drama to reach young people through the years.

Monday – Thursday June 8-11

9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Children will be welcomed by their leaders in their

classrooms to begin a week of learning how they can

live, move, act, and share God’s love with others.

Family Celebration Day June 11th

12:00 pm – 12:45 pm

Tom Toombs will be back with us as we invite parents

to join us at our closing worship.

We then invite everyone back for our Celebration

Carnival from 5:30-7:30 pm in our east parking lot.

Ages and Activities

G-Force VBS includes Bible Lessons, Recreation,

Crafts, Music, Worship, Missions Offering, and Snack.

We welcome registrations from CBB members and

community children who are 4 years old by 6/1/14

through completion of 6th grade. 5th – 6th graders will

have a special course of study for the week.

Children of CBB members who are 3 years old by

12/31/14 are invited to join us. All children of VBS

volunteers birth – 3 years will have activities.

Registration is FREE and opens April 1,2015. Go to www.cbcbearden.org, click on events, and register for VBS!

Mega Sports Camp

June 1-5 Director: C.C. Morris

Monday – Friday

5:00 to 8:00 pm

Want to learn a new sport or better

your skills? Join us for Mega

Sports Camp. Choose Basketball, Flag Football, Soccer, Tennis, or Volleyball as your

focus. Monday through Thursday, coaches will

work with you and challenge you to become a

better player.

Daily rallies will encourage character development

both on and off the court through music, Bible

stories, and object lessons. And on Friday, we end

with a sports jamboree for the entire family with fun

games, activities and food.

Register by May 20 for $15. After May 20

registration is $20. Spaces are limited so sign up

today! Visit www.cbcbearden.org for more

information.

Preschool Adventure 2015 (Full Capacity)

July 6-9, 13-16 Director: Christa Margene

This summer, join the adventure

as we Grow, Proclaim, and Serve–where kids discover God’s love

and how to share it with others.

Children 6 weeks to Kindergarten

are invited to learn in our loving,

fun, safe, Christian environment. Capacity is limited for each class, early registration is advised.

Camp meets from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 pm

There are 2 different weeks to choose from:

Camp Week 1 (July 6-9)

Camp Week 2 (July 13-16)

Campers may attend:

– Both weeks for $140

– One full week for $75

– 2 days (Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday)

each week for $75

Registration Opens for CBB Members March 2nd

Public Registration Opens March 9th.

Registration forms will be at the Preschool welcome

desk and are also available online to print and

return.

Music and Arts Camp

July 12-16 Director: Laura Lindsay

Kick Off Sunday July 12

5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Children will be welcomed and we will have a light

snack (popcorn and popsicles)

Monday – Thursday July 13-16 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Music and Arts Camp at Central will offer a week of

performance driven activities for your child. Each child will participate in the camp choir as well as art, instrumental music, dramatic and worship arts

activities.

Production July 16

6:00 pm

Designed for all interest levels, this camp will be an

exciting week culminating with a showcase

performance Thursday evening at 6:00 pm!

This camp is open to children who have completed 1st – 6th grades.

Registration and Cost

Registration is $70 and spaces are limited so sign

up today! The deadline is June 30. Visit our website

for more information!

Upward Soccer Camp

Registration begins in July.  Practice and games begin in August.  They can register at www.upward.org. Contact CC Morris for more information.

Camp Nakanawa

Two week: June 14-27 – cost: $1,850.00. Four week: June 29-July 26 – cost: $3,100.00. 1084 Camp Nakanawa Road. Crossville, TN 38571. 931-277-3711. campnak@frontiernet.net. campnakanawa.com

Camp Quest Smoky Mountains

July 26-Aug 1.: Maryville, Tennessee. (865) 226-9838.

Camp Webb

Adventure Camp

Jun 1-5, Jun 8-12, Jun 22-26, Jul 13-17, Jul 20-24. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Boys and girls, entering kindergarten through 7th grade. Camp Webb’s Adventure Camp offers a safe and structured program in which campers make friends, learn life skills, experience teamwork,and just have some good, old-fashioned fun. Cost: $250 per week.

Books , Baking & Bunches of Fun

Session I: Jun 1-5. Session II: Jun 8-12, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Entering grades 1-3. Books by well-known authors are used to launch activities such as baking, making books and other creative hands-on projects designed to stimulate reading and language skills. $225

Camp Wonderoo

Jun 8-12, Jun 15-19, Jul 6-10, Jul 13-17. 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. A camp for Four Year Olds (Campers must be 4 years old by the beginning of their camp week. They should not be entering kindergarten. All children must be fully toilet-trained.) Camp Wonderoo offers a whole slew of things for you to do! Pack your bags, put on your cape, and off we go for an adventure-filled week of wonder and whooping it up, Camp Webb style! Cost: $230 (lunch and snack included)

Chess Camp

Session I: Jul 7-11 (Fundamentals Camp). Session II: Jul 28-Aug 1 (Intermediate/Advanced Camp). 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Entering grades 1-11. Campers work on piece mechanics, opening strategies, tactics, and general principles. Cost: $205

Coolest Summer Hang-Out EVER!

Jun 1-5, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Boys entering grades 2-5. If you want to design a bottle rocket ship and launch it into the air, go exploring in the woods, play some really fun sports and games. Cost $240

Champ’s Camp for Boys

Jul 6-10, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Boys entering grades 5-6. Cost $225

Fairy Camp

Jun 15-19, Jun 22-26, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Entering kindergarten-1st grade. Fairies will twirl their way through a whole host of pixie-perfect activities. Cost: $220

Hip -Hop Fly Girls

Jun 8-12, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Girls entering grades 2-5. Learn Hip-Hop dance moves, including stomp dances, row dancing, jump and thump, and pop-and-lock skills. Cost $220

Little Divas Musical Theater Camp

Jun 22-26, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Entering grades 3-5

So you think you can dance? How about sing? Are you a “Drama Queen” supreme? If you answered “yes,” Little Divas Camp is just what you need! A different theme each day like “Party Girl” or “Flower Power” is used to showcase musical theater, dance, songs, and crafts. Current music, as well as Broadway show tunes, is featured for a day that rarely slows down. So if “lights, camera, action” are your bag, and you’re ready for a “standing room only” experience, put your dancing shoes on and warm up those “pipes” (show talk for vocal cords). Cost: $220

Webb Basketball Camp

Jul 13-17, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Boys entering grades 7-8. Camp enrollment is limited to achieve a 1:8 coach-to-player ratio. Players learn individual drills that will enhance performance. Campers of all skill levels are encouraged to attend; however, participants should have a serious desire to become better basketball players. Cost: $215

Webb Spartan Basketball Camp

Jun 8-12, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Boys and girls entering grades 3-8. Basic skills and fundamentals will be taught, including shooting technique, ball handling, passing and catching, footwork, and defense. Offensive skills for post and guard positions are emphasized as well. Cost: $210

Volleyball Camp

Jul 20-24,  9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Entering grades 4-6 Campers are trained on the fundamentals of volleyball, including spiking, serving and passing. Cost: $215

Spartan Spirit Cheer and Dance

Jul 7-11, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Girls entering grades 3-6. The camp day will be filled with cheers, stunts, dances, tumbling, technical class, hip-hop, jazz, pom, sign making, and teamwork. Cost: $205

Wild World of Sports

Jun 8-12, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Entering grades 2-6. Do you love playing sports? How about a whole week of all sports, all day? More play, less talk! Sports will include football, basketball, battleball, soccer, badminton, and more! Campers will review fundamentals and then participate in tournament play. Staff will emphasize sportsmanship, teamwork and cooperation. Appropriate athletic clothes and footwear are required. Sports equipment will be provided. Cost $215

Webb Mini Camps

Cheerleading

Jun 8-12, 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Entering grades 3-5. This camp includes motion technique, jumps, tumbling, and stunting. Cost $125

Explosive Offensive Skill Development

Jun 8-12, 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Boys entering grades 3-8, This camp will focus on complete skill development that will truly make a difference and improve your game. Cost: $125

Quarterback and Receivers Camp

Jun 8-12, 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Entering grades 3-6. Coach Julian will focus on fundamentals, techniques, concepts, and reading and reacting to defenses. Cost $130

Ready, Set, Create

Session I: Jun 15-19, Session II: Jul 20-24, 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Entering grades 1-4. Learn more about what you can do with your artistic skills in this artful escapade! Cost: $125

Take-a-Part-n-Art

Jun 15-19, Jul 13-17, 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Entering kindergarten. Afternoons are full of discovery and creativity. Cost: $125

Camp Wesley Woods

Have fun! Make friends! Grow in faith! Camp Wesley Woods is a residential camp that focuses on small group camping, encouraging family values, group building, and developing relationships with God. Featuring 7 weeks of camp for rising Kindergartners through 12th graders. Day camp, half-week & full-week programs available. We offer basecamp, high adventure, special needs, & day camps. All grades listed are for fall of 2015. 329 Wesley Woods Road, Townsend, TN 37882. Phone: (865) 448-2246. Phone: (865) 448-6556. Fax: (865) 448-3904. campwesleywoods.com.

Day Camp

A great introduction to camp! Each week has a different theme. Tiered pricing: Tier 1: $205 Tier 2: $255 Tier 3: $305. Boys & Girls – Grades 1-3: June 1 – 5: Rock Stars, June 8 – 12: Wacky Week, June 15 – 19: Mighty Jungle, June 22 – 26: Blast Into Space, July 6 – 10: Superhero Fun, July 13 – 17: Pirate Adventure, July 20 – 24: Christmas in July

Discovery

When you’re ready to spend the night at Camp, join us for Discovery Half-Week! Tiered pricing: Tier 1: $205 Tier 2: $255 Tier 3: $305. Boys & Girls – Grades 2-3: May 31 – June 2: Sunday through Tuesday, June 3 – 5: Wednesday through Friday, June 7 – 9: Sunday through Tuesday, June 10 – 12: Wednesday through Friday, June 14 – 16: Sunday through Tuesday, June 17 – 19: Wednesday through Friday, July 12 – 14: Sunday through Tuesday, July 15 – 17: Wednesday through Friday, July 19 – 21: Sunday through Tuesday, July 22 – 24: Wednesday through Friday

Basecamp – Basecamp is our traditional overnight program that offers the perfect mix of fun, opportunities to make new friends, & the inspiration to grow in faith.

Basecamp Encounter (Half-Week) – Boys & Girls – Grades 4-5. Tiered pricing: Tier 1: $205 Tier 2: $255 Tier 3: $305. June 14 – 16: Sunday through Tuesday, June 17 – 19: Wednesday through Friday, July 5 – 7: Sunday through Tuesday, July 8 – 10: Wednesday through Friday

Basecamp Explorer (Full-Week) – Boys & Girls – Grades 4-5. Tiered pricing: Tier 1: $375 Tier 2: $425 Tier 3: $475. May 31-June 5, June 7-12, June 14-19, June 21-26, July 5-10, July 12-17, July 19-24

Basecamp Challenge (Full-Week) – Boys & Girls – Grades 6-7. Tiered pricing: Tier 1: $375 Tier 2: $425 Tier 3: $475. May 31-June 5, June 7-12, June 14-19, June 21-26, July 5-10, July 12-17, July 19-24

Basecamp MAX (Full-Week) – Boys & Girls – Grades 8-12. Tiered pricing: Tier 1: $375 Tier 2: $425 Tier 3: $475. May 31-June 5, June 7-12, June 14-19, June 21-26, July 5-10, July 12-17, July 19-24

Outpost I – Outpost I is the perfect intro to all the adventure activities camp has to offer. Boys & Girls – Grades 6-7. Tiered pricing: Tier 1: $410 Tier 2: $460 Tier 3: $510. May 31-June 5, June 7-12, June 14-19, June 21-26, July 12-17, July 19-24

Outpost II – Outpost II takes adventure to the next level: more fun, more challenge, more adventure. Boys & Girls – Grades 8-12. Tiered pricing: Tier 1: $450 Tier 2: $500 Tier 3: $550. May 31-June 5, June 7-12, June 14-19, June 21-26, July 5-10, July 12-17, July 19-24

Celebration Special Needs Camp – Celebration is for campers with mild or moderate developmental disabilities. Campers must be ambulatory & self-sufficient in caring for their physical needs such as feeding, toileting, & bathing. Includes many of our traditional camp activities plus a trip to Cades Cove. Boys & Girls – Ages 10-22. Tiered pricing: Tier 1: $400 Tier 2: $450 Tier 3: $500. June 21-26

Camp Widjiwagan

Day Camp June 1 – July 31

Resident Camp May 31- August 1

Camp Widjiwagan is an action-packed summer experience where confidence is created through skill development and new friendships are the result of teamwork. One week-long sessions, fully-themed camps and specialty teen programs are new for summer 2015. Nashville, TN, Camp Widjiwagan, Jenna Sampsell, Registrar, 615-360-2267, jsampsell@ymcamidtn.org

DESIGN MATTERS! CAMP at UT College of Architecture and Design

A week-long summer camp for high school students, Design Matters, offers motivated high school students an immersive introduction to architecture and the design of the built environment and the considerations that shape it. 

July 12-17, 2015, College of Architecture and Design at the University of Tennessee
Cost is $985 all inclusive (housing, meals, supplies, field trips)
Contact: Julie Beckman, 865-974-3258, designmatters@utk.edu

Children’s Museum of Oak Ridge Imagination Station Camps

Offering a wide variety of summer camp activities from Jun 9 –Aug 8. Ages 3-5 and Rising 1st-7th Graders.

East Tennessee Rowing Org.

Learn To Row Summer Youth Camp

First Session: Jun 17-22 from 8-11 a.m. Second Session: Jul 22-27 from 8-11 a.m. igetrowing.com/summer-camp.

Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont

9275 Tremont Rd., Townsend, TN 37882

(865) 448-6709 www.gsmit.org

Firefly Camp

Finally, an overnight camp for younger kids! Bond with your child during a one-night stay in the park. Play games that build confidence and awaken the senses. Learn about the forest and wade in a mountain stream. Sing songs around the campfire and watch the fireflies as dusk falls.

Beginning June 30 (One, two or three nights)

Children Ages: 5-8

Cost: One night: $89 for child + parent

(Food and lodging included)

Category: Nature/Science/Family

Discovery Camp for Nature Exploration

June 8-13, June 22-27, & July 13-18

Explore nature while getting down and dirty with the forests, rivers, and critters that make these mountains home.

Cost: $555. (Food and lodging included)

Ages 9–12.

Category: Nature/Science

Girls in Science

June 8-13 & June 29-July 4

Join other intrepid girls for the adventure of your life getting up close and personal with critters, plants, and the forces that shape our natural world as you work with scientists to conduct hands-on science in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Cost: Sliding scale. See gsmit.org/girlscience.html

Ages 12-15.

Category: Nature/Science

Backcountry Ecological Expedition

June 22-27 & June 30-July 5

Explore relatively undisturbed areas of the park, conducting field experiments and keeping a record of your observations. You’ll explore creeks and hollows in search of the next organism

new to the park or even to science!

Cost: $619. (Food and lodging included)

Ages 13–17.

Category: Nature/Science

Field Ecology Adventure

July 13-23

Are you a field scientist? You will be as you conduct and develop a real research case study. Field ecology adventure culminates with a group presentation of findings from the week.

Cost: $1,164. (Food and lodging included)

Ages 13–17.

Category: Nature/Science

Wilderness Adventure Trek

June 8-13 and June 22-27

You’ll start by learning the skills necessary for planning and enjoying a safe, successful backpacking trip. And before you know it, you’ll be climbing a mountain carrying everything you need to survive for four days and three nights.

Cost: $607. (Food and lodging included)

Ages 13–17.

Category: Nature/Science

Teen High Adventure

July 13-23

Backpack in the national park, conquer a ropes course, and experience the exhilaration of whitewater rafting.

Cost: $1,164. (Food and lodging included)

Ages 13–17.

Category: Nature/Science

Family Camp

July 6-11

Surround your family with the magic of the mountains. This week-long adventure is designed for families that are ready to leave their cares behind in exchange for a week of unending family fun.

Cost: $1,654 for a family of four (Food and lodging included)

($364 each additional person).

Category: Nature/Science/

FamilyIjams Nature Center Camps

Sessions for ages varying from 4 to 18-years-old. Ijams Nature Center, 2915 Island Home Ave. Call 865-577-4717 or visit ijams.org for more information.

KidsU at the University of Tennessee

Vertebrate Zoology (Grades 4-7, rising)

Join us for a fascinating look at the world of zoology: the scientific study of animals. In this camp you’ll explore the biology and diversity of vertebrates as well as the incredible variation in feeding, locomotion, appearance, and habitats of fishes, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals. We’ll observe animals both in their natural habitats and in the lab. On Tuesday we’ll meet at Ijams Nature Center, and Thursday we’ll meet at the Knoxville Zoo entrance and take a behind-the-scenes tour. Zoo admission is included in the camp fee. Mon.-Fri., 6/8/2015-6/12/2015, 9:00 AM to Noon.

Snakes Alive! Hands-On Herpetology (Grades 4-7, rising)

Are you ready to explore the world of herpetology and handle lots of live animals? In this exciting camp you’ll study reptiles and amphibians, including where they live, their unique characteristics, and their behavioral patterns. We’ll also explore scenarios for the future of these fascinating creatures, such as problems of predation, over-hunting, and habitat destruction. On Tuesday we’ll take a field trip to a natural habitat, and Thursday we’ll meet at the Knoxville Zoo entrance and take a behind-the-scenes tour. Zoo admission is included in the camp fee. Mon.-Fri., 6/15/2015-6/19/2015, 9:00 AM to Noon.

Veterinary Medicine: Behind The Scenes (Grades 9-12, rising)

In our popular Veterinary Medicine camp, conducted by a licensed veterinary technician, you’ll learn about small and large animal practices as well as avian, exotic, and wildlife medicine. We’ll study animal behavior, anatomy, and how diseases are diagnosed. You’ll also discover the variety of roles a veterinarian can play, plus how to prepare for a career in veterinary medicine. You’ll need to wear closed-toe shoes. Mon.-Fri., 6/22/2015-6/26/2015, 9:00 AM to Noon.

Animal Behavior (Grades 7-9, rising)

Animals do many amazing things: they forage, communicate, play, and learn. Have you ever wondered how scientists study animal behavior? In this camp you’ll become an ethologist—an animal behavior scientist—by observing live animals and conducting experiments to determine why animals do what they do. Mon.-Fri., 7/27/2015-7/31/2015, 9:00 AM to Noon.

So You Want to Be An Engineer? (Grades 8-12, rising)

Work alongside local engineering professionals as you complete hands-on challenges in science and engineering. Through this camp you’ll receive an introduction to experiments and building projects that teach engineering terms and principles, hypothesis testing, and team skills. We’ll work in engineering labs on the UT campus, visit the vehicle simulator, and design systems for healthcare, homeland security, and supply chain. We’ll also discuss career paths in engineering. Mon.-Fri., 6/15/2015-6/19/2015, 9:00 AM to Noon.

Innocent or Guilty…How Do You Plead? (Grades 6-9, rising)

Throughout this camp you’ll learn basic courtroom procedures and rules of evidence as well as how to prepare a case for trial as both the prosecutor and defense attorney. You’ll then have the opportunity to test your new skills in a mock trial setting. On Wednesday we’ll meet at the City County Building. Mon.-Fri., 6/22/2015-6/26/2015, 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM.

Food Truck Mania (Grades 8-12, rising) NEW

Experience all the culinary excitement of operating a professional food truck in this awesome new camp! You’ll learn how to plan, prep, and cook great fresh food and how to serve hundreds of customers out of a gourmet food truck. We’ll start with an intense training and preparation process and advance to serving different authentic dishes each day. You’ll also take turns learning to manage a culinary team in a state-of-the-art commercial kitchen. You’ll need to wear a white shirt, black pants, closed-toe shoes, and a hat or hair restraint; only single band rings on fingers are permitted. Mon.-Fri., 7/6/2015-7/10/2015, 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM.

Learning to Be a Real Chef: Introduction to Culinary Arts (Grades 8-12, rising)

Delve into the world of the culinary arts and learn how to become a real chef! In this camp you’ll have the rare opportunity to work in a commercial kitchen and be trained by an American Culinary Federation Certified Executive Chef. Each day you’ll prepare and consume a delicious gourmet meal and learn a new set of skills to take home with you. You’ll discover food safety and sanitation skills, knife precision and safety, stock techniques, artesian flat breads, cheese making, homemade sauces, and savory soups. You’ll also learn how to build flavor profiles, be creative with prepared foods, reduce fats in a recipe, build healthy eating habits, and win culinary competitions. During our last session you’ll receive a certificate of completion and a CD that contains all the recipes you prepared. You’ll need to wear a white shirt, black pants, closed-toe shoes, and a hat or hair restraint; only single band rings on fingers are permitted. Mon.-Fri., 7/20/2015-7/24/2015, 9:00 AM to Noon.

APP Attack! Make Your First Game APP (Grades 3-5, rising)

Take the first steps into the world of mobile app design and customize your very own game app! In this popular camp you’ll explore the world of web-based apps using a specialized app and game development tool. In addition to learning the basics of mobile app design and game development, you’ll also see firsthand how the world of app publishing functions. Once you’ve created your own unique app, you’ll be able to access it on a private site and play it on any mobile device or computer. No prior experience is necessary, and you do not need a smartphone or tablet to attend. Mon.-Fri., 6/1/2015-6/5/2015, 9:00 AM to Noon.

APP Attack! Make Your First Game APP (Grades 6-9, rising)

Take the first steps into the world of mobile app design and customize your very own game app! In this popular camp you’ll explore the world of web-based apps using a specialized app and game development tool. In addition to learning the basics of mobile app design and game development, you’ll also see firsthand how the world of app publishing functions. Once you’ve created your own unique app, you’ll be able to access it on a private site and play it on any mobile device or computer. No prior experience is necessary, and you do not need a smartphone or tablet to attend. Mon.-Fri., 6/1/2015-6/5/2015, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM.

Minecraft Designers (Grades 3-5, rising)

If you love playing Minecraft but always wanted to design your own characters and buildings, then this camp is for you! You’ll learn the basics of creating 3-D modeling, design your very own characters, and import them into your favorite Minecraft games. You must have Minecraft at home in order to import characters. A parent email address is also required to create student accounts. Mon.-Fri., 6/1/2015-6/5/2015, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Minecraft Designers (Grades 6-9, rising)

If you love playing Minecraft but always wanted to design your own characters and buildings, then this camp is for you! You’ll learn the basics of creating 3-D modeling, design your very own characters, and import them into your favorite Minecraft games. You must have Minecraft at home in order to import characters. A parent email address is also required to create student accounts. Mon.-Fri., 6/1/2015-6/5/2015, 9:00 AM to Noon.

APP Attack! Make Your First Game APP (Grades 3-5, rising)

Take the first steps into the world of mobile app design and customize your very own game app! In this popular camp you’ll explore the world of web-based apps using a specialized app and game development tool. In addition to learning the basics of mobile app design and game development, you’ll also see firsthand how the world of app publishing functions. Once you’ve created your own unique app, you’ll be able to access it on a private site and play it on any mobile device or computer. No prior experience is necessary, and you do not need a smartphone or tablet to attend. Mon.-Fri., 6/8/2015-6/12/2015, 9:00 AM to Noon.

APP Attack! Make Your First Game APP (Grades 6-9, rising)

Take the first steps into the world of mobile app design and customize your very own game app! In this popular camp you’ll explore the world of web-based apps using a specialized app and game development tool. In addition to learning the basics of mobile app design and game development, you’ll also see firsthand how the world of app publishing functions. Once you’ve created your own unique app, you’ll be able to access it on a private site and play it on any mobile device or computer. No prior experience is necessary, and you do not need a smartphone or tablet to attend. Mon.-Fri., 6/8/2015-6/12/2015, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM.

Make Your First Video Game! (Grades 3-5, rising)

Make your first video game in this one-of-a-kind camp that shows you the crucial keys to designing a 2-D game! We’ll explore conceptualization, play experience, challenge levels, graphics and elements, music and sound, software, and simple coding. Your game will also be available on a password protected website to share with friends and family. Games are only compatible on PC computers; Mac versions can be created after the program for a $15 conversion fee. Mon.-Fri., 6/8/2015-6/12/2015, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM.

Make Your First Video Game! (Grades 6-9, rising)

Make your first video game in this one-of-a-kind camp that shows you the crucial keys to designing a 2-D game! We’ll explore conceptualization, play experience, challenge levels, graphics and elements, music and sound, software, and simple coding. Your game will also be available on a password protected website to share with friends and family. Games are only compatible on PC computers; Mac versions can be created after the program for a $15 conversion fee. Mon.-Fri., 6/8/2015-6/12/2015, 9:00 AM to Noon.

Trust Me, I Engineer: Design Challenge (Grades 4-8, rising)

Do you think you have what it takes to be an engineer? If o, you are hereby challenged to design and build projects using your own creativity and imagination. Come with your thinking caps on and your skills sharpened and be prepared for anything. You must be familiar with basic LEGO simple machines in order to enter the design challenge. Mon.-Fri., 6/8/2015-6/12/2015, 9:00 AM to Noon.

LEGO YOUniverse: Make Your Own Adventure! (Grades 3-5, rising) NEW

In this LEGO adventure YOU are the star! You’ll pick your favorite LEGO genre or craft an alternate universe to create a digital illustrated story. Whether you want to fight alongside Batman, be part of a Ninjago clan, hang with Ninja Turtles, or go into space with Bionicle, the only requirement is that you put yourself in the story! All students will end the week with a digital comic book that can be shared with friends and family on a password protected website. Mon.-Fri., 6/15/2015-6/19/2015, 9:00 AM to Noon.

Minecraft Modders (Grades 3-5, rising) NEW

In this new camp you’ll use your favorite game to learn both the basics of modding and the foundations of programming. You’ll learn scripting and logic statements as you create your first mod and receive an introduction to coding through a simulated environment inspired by Minecraft. Your projects will be available on a protected website to share with friends and family. To access your projects at home you must own a PC/Mac version of Minecraft. Mon.-Fri., 6/15/2015-6/19/2015, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM.

Minecraft Modders (Grades 6-9, rising) NEW

In this new camp you’ll use your favorite game to learn both the basics of modding and the foundations of programming. You’ll learn scripting and logic statements as you create your first mod and receive an introduction to coding through a simulated environment inspired by Minecraft. Your projects will be available on a protected website to share with friends and family. To access your projects at home you must own a PC/Mac version of Minecraft. Mon.-Fri., 6/15/2015-6/19/2015, 9:00 AM to Noon.

Code Breakers (Grades 6-9, rising)

Calling all future coders, programmers, and designers! Come and learn the basics of coding languages like HTML5, JavaScript, and CSS through a series of web projects and design challenges. Whether you want to be the next Mark Zuckerberg or the next 15-year-old who makes $1 million for programming in his bedroom, this camp has the essentials you need to begin your journey of becoming the next tech star. Your projects will be available on a website to share with friends and family. Mon.-Fri., 6/15/2015-6/19/2015, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM.

NXT Robotics Sumo Wrestling Style (Grades 4-9, rising)

Enter the sumo wrestling world with an in-depth look at its enriched history and design your own Mindstorm NXT robot to challenge competitors and force them outside the ring. In this intense camp you’ll learn how to use NXT sensors, such as touch and light, to design your own SUMO Bot. You’ll implement effective programming strategies you’ve learned throughout the week to earn the rank of “yokosuno” (grand champion). If you’re involved in First LEGO League, this camp is a wonderful opportunity to expand your knowledge for competition. Mon.-Fri., 6/22/2015-6/26/2015, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM.

Make Your First 3-D Video Game! (Grades 3-5, rising)

To give you the full effect of creating a 3-D video game, we’re now offering an updated version of our 3-D game design camp. This experience allows you to develop a game concept that goes well beyond the limitations of the traditional 2-D game design classes. You’ll learn the physics behind 3-D games and explore beginner event scripting, level design, controlling flow of gameplay, and storytelling. Your games will be available on a password protected website to share with friends and family. Mon.-Fri., 6/22/2015-6/26/2015, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM.

Make Your First 3-D Video Game! (Grades 6-9, rising)

To give you the full effect of creating a 3-D video game, we’re now offering an updated version of our 3-D game design camp. This experience allows you to develop a game concept that goes well beyond the limitations of the traditional 2-D game design classes. You’ll learn the physics behind 3-D games and explore beginner event scripting, level design, controlling flow of gameplay, and storytelling. Your games will be available on a password protected website to share with friends and family. Mon.-Fri., 6/22/2015-6/26/2015, 9:00 AM to Noon.

CAUTION: We Do Hard Hat Zone (Grades 3-5, rising) NEW

Warning! Hard hats are required when you enter the LEGO construction zone. In this exciting new camp you’ll discover the world of construction, design, and computer programming through LEGO Education WeDo Robotics. You’ll build and program a forklift, bridge, and crane and create your own machinery for the Hard Hat Zone. Mon.-Fri., 6/22/2015-6/26/2015, 9:00 AM to Noon.

LEGO Films and Stop Animation (Grades 3-5, rising) NEW

Make your LEGOs come to life! Bring in your favorite action figures or LEGOs and create a short film with your friends. Whether you want to recreate a scene from Star Wars or design a world of your own, this camp brings your dreams to the screen. You’ll need to bring in LEGOs or action figures from home, but all other equipment will be provided. Your film will be available on a password protected website to share with friends and family. Mon.-Fri., 6/22/2015-6/26/2015, 9:00 AM to Noon.

LEGO Films and Stop Animation (Grades 6-9, rising) NEW

Make your LEGOs come to life! Bring in your favorite action figures or LEGOs and create a short film with your friends. Whether you want to recreate a scene from Star Wars or design a world of your own, this camp brings your dreams to the screen. You’ll need to bring in LEGOs or action figures from home, but all other equipment will be provided. Your film will be available on a password protected website to share with friends and family. Mon.-Fri., 6/22/2015-6/26/2015, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM.

Video Game Animation (Grades 3-5, rising)

Take your game design to the next level by creating and animating your own character sprites, objects, and backgrounds. Start with a name; develop the character’s personality, signature moves, special powers, and storyline; and finish with a fully animated character to be used in future games. Your animations will be available on a password protected website to share with friends and family. Games are only compatible on PC computers; Mac versions can be created after the program for a $15 conversion fee. No prior experience necessary. Mon.-Fri., 7/6/2015-7/10/2015, 9:00 AM to Noon.

Video Game Animation (Grades 6-9, rising)

Take your game design to the next level by creating and animating your own character sprites, objects, and backgrounds. Start with a name; develop the character’s personality, signature moves, special powers, and storyline; and finish with a fully animated character to be used in future games. Your animations will be available on a password protected website to share with friends and family. Games are only compatible on PC computers; Mac versions can be created after the program for a $15 conversion fee. No prior experience necessary. Mon.-Fri., 7/6/2015-7/10/2015, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM.

Minecraft Designers (Grades 3-5, rising)

If you love playing Minecraft but always wanted to design your own characters and buildings, then this camp is for you! You’ll learn the basics of creating 3-D modeling, design your very own characters, and import them into your favorite Minecraft games. You must have Minecraft at home in order to import characters. A parent email address is also required to create student accounts. Mon.-Fri., 7/13/2015-7/17/2015, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM.

Minecraft Designers (Grades 6-9, rising)

If you love playing Minecraft but always wanted to design your own characters and buildings, then this camp is for you! You’ll learn the basics of creating 3-D modeling, design your very own characters, and import them into your favorite Minecraft games. You must have Minecraft at home in order to import characters. A parent email address is also required to create student accounts. Mon.-Fri., 7/13/2015-7/17/2015, 9:00 AM to Noon.

LEGO Video Games (Grades 3-5, rising) NEW

Combine your two favorite activities: LEGOs and video games! In this new camp you’ll create your own LEGO universe, characters, and adventures in an interactive 2-D video game. At the end of the week you’ll have a finished LEGO video game that can be shared with friends and family through a password protected website. Games are only compatible on PC computers; Mac versions can be created after the program for a $15 conversion fee. Mon.-Fri., 7/13/2015-7/17/2015, 9:00 AM to Noon.

LEGO Video Games (Grades 6-9, rising) NEW

Combine your two favorite activities: LEGOs and video games! In this new camp you’ll create your own LEGO universe, characters, and adventures in an interactive 2-D video game. At the end of the week you’ll have a finished LEGO video game that can be shared with friends and family through a password protected website. Games are only compatible on PC computers; Mac versions can be created after the program for a $15 conversion fee. Mon.-Fri., 7/13/2015-7/17/2015, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM.

Build Up Brick by Brick: Architectural Camp (Grades 4-9, rising) NEW

In this exciting new course you’ll explore the world of building in LEGO scale and discover how engineers and architects work together to build world-class projects. You’ll even have the opportunity to hear from one of Knoxville’s distinguished architects, receiving insight on his building techniques and expertise. On the final two days of camp your group will be challenged to incorporate your knowledge to construct the tallest building in the world. Mon.-Fri., 7/13/2015-7/17/2015, 9:00 AM to Noon.

Make Your First 3-D Video Game! (Grades 3-5, rising)

To give you the full effect of creating a 3-D video game, we’re now offering an updated version of our 3-D game design camp. This experience allows you to develop a game concept that goes well beyond the limitations of the traditional 2-D game design classes. You’ll learn the physics behind 3-D games and explore beginner event scripting, level design, controlling flow of gameplay, and storytelling. Your games will be available on a password protected website to share with friends and family. Mon.-Fri., 7/20/2015-7/24/2015, 9:00 AM to Noon.

Make Your First 3-D Video Game! (Grades 6-9, rising)

To give you the full effect of creating a 3-D video game, we’re now offering an updated version of our 3-D game design camp. This experience allows you to develop a game concept that goes well beyond the limitations of the traditional 2-D game design classes. You’ll learn the physics behind 3-D games and explore beginner event scripting, level design, controlling flow of gameplay, and storytelling. Your games will be available on a password protected website to share with friends and family. Mon.-Fri., 7/20/2015-7/24/2015, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM.

Video Game Animation (Grades 3-5, rising)

Take your game design to the next level by creating and animating your own character sprites, objects, and backgrounds. Start with a name; develop the character’s personality, signature moves, special powers, and storyline; and finish with a fully animated character to be used in future games. Your animations will be available on a password protected website to share with friends and family. Games are only compatible on PC computers; Mac versions can be created after the program for a $15 conversion fee. No prior experience necessary. Mon.-Fri., 7/20/2015-7/24/2015, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM.

Video Game Animation (Grades 6-9, rising)

Take your game design to the next level by creating and animating your own character sprites, objects, and backgrounds. Start with a name; develop the character’s personality, signature moves, special powers, and storyline; and finish with a fully animated character to be used in future games. Your animations will be available on a password protected website to share with friends and family. Games are only compatible on PC computers; Mac versions can be created after the program for a $15 conversion fee. No prior experience necessary. Mon.-Fri., 7/20/2015-7/24/2015, 9:00 AM to Noon.

Minecraft Modders (Grades 3-5, rising) NEW

In this new camp you’ll use your favorite game to learn both the basics of modding and the foundations of programming. You’ll learn scripting and logic statements as you create your first mod and receive an introduction to coding through a simulated environment inspired by Minecraft. Your projects will be available on a protected website to share with friends and family. To access your projects at home you must own a PC/Mac version of Minecraft. Mon.-Fri., 7/27/2015-7/31/2015, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM.

Minecraft Modders (Grades 6-9, rising) NEW

In this new camp you’ll use your favorite game to learn both the basics of modding and the foundations of programming. You’ll learn scripting and logic statements as you create your first mod and receive an introduction to coding through a simulated environment inspired by Minecraft. Your projects will be available on a protected website to share with friends and family. To access your projects at home you must own a PC/Mac version of Minecraft. Mon.-Fri., 7/27/2015-7/31/2015, 9:00 AM to Noon.

Digital Storytellers (Grades 3-5, rising) NEW

From The Hunger Games to Harry Potter, we all love a great story. Whether you want to rewrite the ending to Star Wars, add yourself to a Divergent tale, or create a new adventure about your friends—any topic is possible in this camp! Start with a concept, design the storyboard, add some dialogue, and watch as the characters in your imagination come to life in your first graphic novel. Your projects will be available on a secure website to share with friends and family. Mon.-Fri., 7/27/2015-7/31/2015, 9:00 AM to Noon.

Digital Storytellers (Grades 6-9, rising) NEW

From The Hunger Games to Harry Potter, we all love a great story. Whether you want to rewrite the ending to Star Wars, add yourself to a Divergent tale, or create a new adventure about your friends—any topic is possible in this camp! Start with a concept, design the storyboard, add some dialogue, and watch as the characters in your imagination come to life in your first graphic novel. Your projects will be available on a secure website to share with friends and family. Mon.-Fri., 7/27/2015-7/31/2015, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM.

Lunch at the UTCC (Grades 3-12, rising)

Attention Parents: We are now offering a lunch option to those students taking a morning and afternoon Kids U class at the University of Tennessee Conference Center. With the addition of this lunch option, you will no longer be crunched for time picking up your child, grabbing lunch, and bringing him/her back to the Conference Center before the next class starts. Your child will have a supervised lunch provided during the hour in between the morning and afternoon classes. If your child only has a morning class, they may stay until 1:00 PM and have lunch. If your child only has an afternoon class, they may arrive at 12:00 PM to have lunch first. You must register and pay for the lunch option at least one week prior to the week your child will be attending. Note: No transportation provided. Mon.-Fri., 6/1/2015-6/5/2015, Noon to 1:00 PM.

2015 Junior Leadership Institute (LEADS) (Grades 7-9, rising)

UT Non-Credit Programs is introducing a new Junior Leadership Institute Program called LEADS for youth in the summer of 2015. What is LEADS? The acronym is a program that supports leadership, education, arts and culture, discovery, and service.

LEADS Mission Statement: To get an early start in becoming an active leader of our community through history, community, education, innovation, and the arts. Learn value in community service and involvement as we explore and connect with our community.

Each day we’ll explore a specific theme within LEADS, and you’ll travel in Knoxville and the surrounding communities to learn the various aspects of leadership. Each morning we’ll start off with breakfast and a speaker from the community to share something about that day’s theme. Then we’ll set off on various adventures to historic sites, tour local businesses, visit area museums, meet community leaders, and even spend time at an area non-profit and participate in a service project. Lunch will be provided each day. You’ll end the day blogging about your day’s activities.

UT Non-Credit is partnering with Knox County Schools to provide 10 scholarships to deserving students who meet certain criteria in order to attend our Junior Leadership Institute. The students will be selected by Knox County teachers and guidance counselors. Several businesses within our community are helping to sponsor these students through this scholarship program.

We’ll end our week with a LEADS graduation and reception with parents. Mon.-Fri., 6/1/2015-6/5/2015, 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.

Got Talent? Beginning Acting and Theatre Games (Grades 4-6, rising)

This camp is filled with a series of high energy, interactive theatre games. We’ll use creative dance, vocal exercises, and improvisational games to create a very special piece of original performance art. During the week we’ll also create an ensemble piece of theatre using the Growtowski and Stanislavsky methods as well as Viola Spolin’s Theatre Games for the Classroom. Acting experience is helpful but not required. Mon.-Fri., 6/1/2015-6/5/2015, 9:00 AM to Noon.

UpCycled Art (Grades 4-6, rising) NEW

Spend the week creating beautiful one-of-a-kind art using recycled and found materials! We’ll be using several techniques, including weaving, printmaking, painting, and drawing, to create unique 2-D art and sculptures. You’ll each receive a sketchbook and drawing pencil to sketch ideas and track daily progress. Mon.-Fri., 6/1/2015-6/5/2015, 9:00 AM to Noon.

UpCycled Art (Grades 7-9, rising) NEW

Spend the week creating beautiful one-of-a-kind art using recycled and found materials! We’ll be using several techniques, including weaving, printmaking, painting, and drawing, to create unique 2-D art and sculptures. You’ll each receive a sketchbook and drawing pencil to sketch ideas and track daily progress. Mon.-Fri., 6/1/2015-6/5/2015, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM.

Lunch at the UTCC (Grades 3-12, rising)

Attention Parents: We are now offering a lunch option to those students taking a morning and afternoon Kids U class at the University of Tennessee Conference Center. With the addition of this lunch option, you will no longer be crunched for time picking up your child, grabbing lunch, and bringing him/her back to the Conference Center before the next class starts. Your child will have a supervised lunch provided during the hour in between the morning and afternoon classes. If your child only has a morning class, they may stay until 1:00 PM and have lunch. If your child only has an afternoon class, they may arrive at 12:00 PM to have lunch first. You must register and pay for the lunch option at least one week prior to the week your child will be attending. Note: No transportation provided. Mon.-Fri., 6/8/2015-6/12/2015, Noon to 1:00 PM.

PANIC ATTACK! Public Speaking & Acting for the Faint of Heart (Grades 7-8, rising) NEW

Do you have a hard time getting your point across and finding the words to say what needs to be said? Do you get butterflies every time you stand up to talk or have a bad case of stage fright? Then you may be having a panic attack! But have no fear, help is here! Through this camp you’ll find the confidence you need to boost your self-esteem and the self-awareness needed to speak up in the classroom, on stage, or even just to your friends. We’ll work on monologues, songs, and improvisational theatre games to help end the pain of speaking and performing in public. We’ll also explore themes of script development, creative dance, vocal exercises, yoga games, and breathing techniques, plotting our work to make you a better, well-spoken person. This camp is great for the soft-spoken, the faint of heart, and all those wanna-be actors and writers who just can’t seem to get the words to come out right. Mon.-Fri., 6/8/2015-6/12/2015, 9:00 AM to Noon.

Writing Poetry and Fiction (Grades 7-9, rising) NEW

Do you live to imagine? Then put your imagination on paper! In this fun, dynamic camp you’ll find inspiration in poetry, fashion, music, nature, memories, and emotions. You’ll learn how to craft striking images and believable characters while sharing your work in a supportive environment. Bring a notebook, a pen, and an open mind. Mon.-Fri., 6/8/2015-6/12/2015, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM.

Bend It, Twist It, Sculpt It! (Grades 6-8, rising) NEW

During this new art camp you’ll discover a hands-on approach to creating 3-D art and stretch your imagination to its creative potential. You’ll create your very own sculptures using paper mache, found objects, wire, clay, and much more. Allow yourself to get messy and experiment with different materials to create unique sculptures! Mon.-Fri., 6/8/2015-6/12/2015, 9:00 AM to Noon.

Lunch at the UTCC (Grades 3-12, rising)

Attention Parents: We are now offering a lunch option to those students taking a morning and afternoon Kids U class at the University of Tennessee Conference Center. With the addition of this lunch option, you will no longer be crunched for time picking up your child, grabbing lunch, and bringing him/her back to the Conference Center before the next class starts. Your child will have a supervised lunch provided during the hour in between the morning and afternoon classes. If your child only has a morning class, they may stay until 1:00 PM and have lunch. If your child only has an afternoon class, they may arrive at 12:00 PM to have lunch first. You must register and pay for the lunch option at least one week prior to the week your child will be attending. Note: No transportation provided. Mon.-Fri., 6/15/2015-6/19/2015, Noon to 1:00 PM.

Crazy Confections! Birthday & Specialty Cakes (Grades 7-12, rising)

Discover the skills needed for creating beautiful, fun cakes! In this camp you’ll learn how to bake, layer, decorate, and finish a cake for any event. We’ll introduce you to the world of baking while teaching valuable lessons in safety and technique. A set of beginner decorating tips is included. Mon.-Fri., 6/15/2015-6/19/2015, 8:00 AM to Noon.

Frozen and Minecraft Mosaics (Grades 3-6, rising) NEW

Explore the use of fractions, decimals, and percentages in art in this fun new camp that is sure to capture your imagination! You’ll choose a character from either Minecraft or Frozen to create a different Mosaic each day. We’ll have a blast crafting decorative pieces of art from construction paper, glass, egg shells, ceramic tiles, and card stock. Mon.-Fri., 6/15/2015-6/19/2015, 9:00 AM to Noon.

Lights, Camera, Action! (Grades 8-12, rising) NEW

In this exciting new camp you’ll learn to function as part of a cast and crew and work on your very own video! Together we’ll explore experimental, documentary, and narrative forms of video. At the end of the week you’ll present your completed video and receive constructive feedback from your classmates and teacher. You’ll need to supply your own video camera (with tapes or a hard drive) and a flash drive. Mon.-Fri., 6/15/2015-6/19/2015, 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM.

Lunch at the UTCC (Grades 3-12, rising)

Attention Parents: We are now offering a lunch option to those students taking a morning and afternoon Kids U class at the University of Tennessee Conference Center. With the addition of this lunch option, you will no longer be crunched for time picking up your child, grabbing lunch, and bringing him/her back to the Conference Center before the next class starts. Your child will have a supervised lunch provided during the hour in between the morning and afternoon classes. If your child only has a morning class, they may stay until 1:00 PM and have lunch. If your child only has an afternoon class, they may arrive at 12:00 PM to have lunch first. You must register and pay for the lunch option at least one week prior to the week your child will be attending. Note: No transportation provided. Mon.-Fri., 6/22/2015-6/26/2015, Noon to 1:00 PM.

Draw, Paint, Print! (Grades 4-7, rising)

In this camp you’ll explore the disciplines of drawing, painting, and printmaking. We’ll draw still lifes and landscapes, and you’ll learn color theory as you paint as well as basic art design terminology. Some activities may get messy, so please bring a smock or old T-shirt. Mon.-Fri., 6/22/2015-6/26/2015, 9:00 AM to Noon.

Draw, Paint, Print! (Grades 8-12, rising)

In this camp you’ll explore the disciplines of drawing, painting, and printmaking. We’ll draw still lifes and landscapes, and you’ll learn color theory as you paint as well as basic art design terminology. Some activities may get messy, so please bring a smock or old T-shirt. Mon.-Fri., 6/22/2015-6/26/2015, 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM.

Kids U Camp Creativity – Knoxville (Grades 7-9, rising)

Join Destination Imagination and the University of Tennessee for a ground-breaking summer experience sure to unleash your creativity! Problem solve, design, and innovate while collaborating with a team to develop solutions to dynamic challenges. Put your critical thinking abilities to the test and unleash your true potential through this unforgettable summer opportunity. Mon.-Fri., 7/6/2015-7/10/2015, 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM.

Lunch at the UTCC (Grades 3-12, rising)

Attention Parents: We are now offering a lunch option to those students taking a morning and afternoon Kids U class at the University of Tennessee Conference Center. With the addition of this lunch option, you will no longer be crunched for time picking up your child, grabbing lunch, and bringing him/her back to the Conference Center before the next class starts. Your child will have a supervised lunch provided during the hour in between the morning and afternoon classes. If your child only has a morning class, they may stay until 1:00 PM and have lunch. If your child only has an afternoon class, they may arrive at 12:00 PM to have lunch first. You must register and pay for the lunch option at least one week prior to the week your child will be attending. Note: No transportation provided. Mon.-Fri., 7/6/2015-7/10/2015, Noon to 1:00 PM.

Cartooning with Mr. Ollie (Grades 4-6, rising) NEW

In this fun new camp you’ll learn the basic fundamentals of cartoon art and let your imagination spring to life on paper! We’ll demonstrate, discuss, and explore both real world and professional techniques for producing creative cartoon illustrations. By the end of the week you’ll have your very own cartooning masterpieces. Mon.-Fri., 7/6/2015-7/10/2015, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM.

Fiber Arts (Grades 4-9, rising) NEW

In this cool and creative new camp you’ll discover the world of fiber arts. We’ll delve into many different fiber arts styles and techniques, and you’ll learn the importance of material use and the enthusiasm it takes to create such beautiful and unique pieces of art. By the end of the week you’ll have fun new artwork to hang in your home! Mon.-Fri., 7/6/2015-7/10/2015, 9:00 AM to Noon.

Become a Modern-Day Journalist (Grades 6-8, rising) NEW

Your challenge in this modern-day journalism camp is to work individually and in teams to create an online newspaper. Are you ready for the challenge? Bring your curiosity, notebooks, and digital camera or smartphone and learn the basics of the exciting world of journalism. Mon.-Fri., 7/6/2015-7/10/2015, 9:00 AM to Noon.

Become a Modern-Day Journalist (Grades 9-12, rising) NEW

Your challenge in this modern-day journalism camp is to work individually and in teams to create an online newspaper. Are you ready for the challenge? Bring your curiosity, notebooks, and digital camera or smartphone and learn the basics of the exciting world of journalism. Mon.-Fri., 7/6/2015-7/10/2015, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM.

Kids U Camp Creativity – Knoxville (Grades 4-6, rising)

Join Destination Imagination and the University of Tennessee for a ground-breaking summer experience sure to unleash your creativity! Problem solve, design, and innovate while collaborating with a team to develop solutions to dynamic challenges. Put your critical thinking abilities to the test and unleash your true potential through this unforgettable summer opportunity. Mon.-Fri., 7/13/2015-7/17/2015, 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM.

Lunch at the UTCC (Grades 3-12, rising)

Attention Parents: We are now offering a lunch option to those students taking a morning and afternoon Kids U class at the University of Tennessee Conference Center. With the addition of this lunch option, you will no longer be crunched for time picking up your child, grabbing lunch, and bringing him/her back to the Conference Center before the next class starts. Your child will have a supervised lunch provided during the hour in between the morning and afternoon classes. If your child only has a morning class, they may stay until 1:00 PM and have lunch. If your child only has an afternoon class, they may arrive at 12:00 PM to have lunch first. You must register and pay for the lunch option at least one week prior to the week your child will be attending. Note: No transportation provided. Mon.-Fri., 7/13/2015-7/17/2015, Noon to 1:00 PM.

Modge Podge Paper Crafts (Grades 6-9, rising) NEW

Come discover the art of decoupage and create personalized works of art using paper and glue. In this creative camp you’ll use different types of paper, including decorative paper and photographs, to create personal and practical artwork. Projects include memory boards, mixed media collages, restoring found objects, and much more. So bring your favorite paper memories, and we’ll create beautiful art from them. Mon.-Fri., 7/13/2015-7/17/2015, 9:00 AM to Noon.

Lunch at the UTCC (Grades 3-12, rising)

Attention Parents: We are now offering a lunch option to those students taking a morning and afternoon Kids U class at the University of Tennessee Conference Center. With the addition of this lunch option, you will no longer be crunched for time picking up your child, grabbing lunch, and bringing him/her back to the Conference Center before the next class starts. Your child will have a supervised lunch provided during the hour in between the morning and afternoon classes. If your child only has a morning class, they may stay until 1:00 PM and have lunch. If your child only has an afternoon class, they may arrive at 12:00 PM to have lunch first. You must register and pay for the lunch option at least one week prior to the week your child will be attending. Note: No transportation provided. Mon.-Fri., 7/20/2015-7/24/2015, Noon to 1:00 PM.

Cool & Creative Painting (Grades 4-9, rising)

Let your imagination grow as we explore four creative and distinctive types of painting! Your vocabulary and knowledge of painting will expand as you complete a naturethemed painting using tissue, an impressionistic painting, a scene created with both oil pastels and watercolors, and a painting using Q-tips and bleach. Each day we’ll begin a new journey through the world of art, creating a fun and unique experience. Mon.-Fri., 7/20/2015-7/24/2015, 9:00 AM to Noon.

Lunch at the UTCC (Grades 3-12, rising)

Attention Parents: We are now offering a lunch option to those students taking a morning and afternoon Kids U class at the University of Tennessee Conference Center. With the addition of this lunch option, you will no longer be crunched for time picking up your child, grabbing lunch, and bringing him/her back to the Conference Center before the next class starts. Your child will have a supervised lunch provided during the hour in between the morning and afternoon classes. If your child only has a morning class, they may stay until 1:00 PM and have lunch. If your child only has an afternoon class, they may arrive at 12:00 PM to have lunch first. You must register and pay for the lunch option at least one week prior to the week your child will be attending. Note: No transportation provided. Mon.-Fri., 7/27/2015-7/31/2015, Noon to 1:00 PM.

Modern Etiquette and Manners (Grades 3-6, rising)

This fun, interactive camp provides an environment for kids to learn and practice basic etiquette for use at home, school, and in public situations. You’ll learn appropriate table manners and how to properly set a table—with a chance to practice these newfound skills as you eat a delicious meal on Thursday during class.

We’ll practice verbal greetings, written correspondences, and proper nonverbal communication, such as handshakes, posture, and eye contact. You’ll also learn how to handle certain emergencies that may arise. Handouts will be given to each student to use and keep. Mon.-Fri., 6/1/2015-6/5/2015, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM.

A Look Back: Colonial History (Grades 5-10, rising)

Join us and discover how people lived in the late 1700s! We’ll link our past to our present by learning the origin of commonly used phrases and traditions that impact our daily lives. We’ll write with quill and ink and learn about their dress, games, currency, furniture, and architecture as well as how they slept, ate, worked, relaxed, celebrated holidays, danced, traveled, and married. You’ll also see where and how our famous forefathers lived their private and public lives. On Wednesday we’ll visit the Blount Mansion and James White Fort. Museum entrance fee is included in the camp fee. Mon.-Fri., 6/15/2015-6/19/2015, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM.

Collapse: The Fall of Complex Civilizations (Grades 9-12, rising)

What do the Mayans of South America, Vikings of Greenland, and the people of Easter Island have in common? They all had intricate, complex societies that collapsed and disappeared. In this camp we’ll explore critical and scholarly evaluations of the factors that contribute to the fall of civilizations and discuss competing explanations for collapse, focusing primarily on the arguments between environmental factors and human agents. Registration includes one textbook needed for class. Mon.-Fri., 6/22/2015-6/26/2015, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM.

College Prep (Grades 10-College Freshman, rising)

In this valuable camp you’ll discover study skills and time management and communication techniques that will help you succeed both academically and socially in a collegiate setting. Geared toward high school students looking to continue their education, this camp will help you understand the transitions from high school to college. Mon.-Fri., 7/6/2015-7/10/2015, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM.

7 Habits of Successful Students (Grades, 8-12, rising)

Would you like to learn how to be truly successful as a young person and have that carry over to adulthood in every area of your life? Based upon the bestselling book The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, our one-week camp will guide you in applying these tested principles to your own life. You’ll learn how to respond to adversity and what you can do to control your own success. You’ll receive a packet of materials to use for the week and take home at the end. Mon.-Fri., 7/20/2015-7/24/2015, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM.

Exploration in Psychology (Grades 9-12, rising)

Explore the imperative world of psychology in this interesting camp! You’ll discover what psychology is, what psychologists do, how they study behavior, and why it’s important to study the things we see and do every day with a scientific approach. What causes us to think, feel, and act the way we do? Is it genetic, learned, or both? What do we mean by abnormal behavior or mental illness? What are stereotypes and why do we have them? Each day we’ll approach these questions and more through activities, group discussion, video clips, and by putting what we learn into action. Mon.-Fri., 7/27/2015-7/31/2015, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM.

Connecting through American Sign Language (Grades 7-10, rising)

Learn about the exciting world of deaf culture and American Sign Language! In this camp you’ll discover the manual alphabet, numbers 1-100, and basic conversational sign language. You’ll soon be able to communicate with your teacher and fellow students through a signed-only conversation. You’ll also leave fully equipped with the tools needed to continue developing your signing skills. Mon.-Fri., 6/8/2015-6/12/2015, 9:00 AM to Noon.

Deaf Language & Culture (Grades 7-10, rising)

Prerequisite: Connecting through American Sign Language

Continue developing your signing skills as you learn about deaf culture as well as the grammar of ASL, including its number systems, classifier system, syntax, temporal aspect, role shifting, and storysigning. You’ll even sign your favorite story as a final storytelling activity! Mon.-Fri., 6/15/2015-6/19/2015, 9:00 AM to Noon.

Bugs! (Grades 4-7, rising)

Learn about the ecology and biology of insects and spend some time collecting and preserving them. Activities include insect Olympics, a visit to the UT Botanical Gardens, meeting scientists that study insects, and an insect play. You’ll end the week with your own personal insect collection. (Don’t worry Mom and Dad, the insects will be dead!) We’ll visit Ijams Nature Center on Thursday. Mon.-Fri., 6/8/2015-6/12/2015, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM.

Jr. Naturalist Camp (Grades 6-8, rising) NEW

Join this first-time opportunity to become a certified Junior Naturalist as the Smoky Mountain Field School and Kids U combine to offer a unique program for middle-school aged youth.

Do you love to be outside? Are you interested in wild animals and plants and the Great Smoky Mountains? In this all new camp, you’ll earn your Junior Naturalist Certification after a week full of learning and exploring in nature.

You’ll travel to the park to learn from experts—including some park rangers—about park flora (plants) and fauna (animals), outdoor safety and preparedness, and culture and history of the Smoky Mountains. Traveling from the classroom to the mountains will enable you to experience hands-on learning on trails, along streams, and all around nature’s outdoor laboratory. We’ll visit cultural sites that explore both the Cherokees and the early settlers of the Park’s mountains.

The University will provide some scholarships to deserving students who meet certain criteria in order to attend our Junior Naturalist Certification camp. Individuals and businesses are encouraged to sponsor students for this program by calling (865) 974-0150, or or contact smfs@utk.edu for further information.

As the National Park Service celebrates its 100th birthday in 2016, we want to prepare young environmental stewards for the next 100 years! Mon.-Fri., 7/13/2015-7/17/2015, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

UT Photography Camp (Grades 4-7, rising)

What sort of photographer do you aspire to be? In this camp you’ll discover the fundamentals of photography and learn techniques for taking better portraits, still lifes, and landscape/nature photos. In addition to basic photography fundamentals, students in grades 8-12 will study the principles and applications of shutter speed, aperture, and ASA. You must bring your own camera (and manual) to every class session, shoot one roll of film, have it processed, and bring the photo prints to the next class session. The equivalent with a digital camera is also acceptable. Mon.-Fri., 6/8/2015-6/12/2015, 9:00 AM to Noon.

UT Photography Camp (Grades 8-12, rising)

What sort of photographer do you aspire to be? In this camp you’ll discover the fundamentals of photography and learn techniques for taking better portraits, still lifes, and landscape/nature photos. In addition to basic photography fundamentals, students in grades 8-12 will study the principles and applications of shutter speed, aperture, and ASA. You must bring your own camera (and manual) to every class session, shoot one roll of film, have it processed, and bring the photo prints to the next class session. The equivalent with a digital camera is also acceptable. Mon.-Fri., 6/8/2015-6/12/2015, 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM.

Bones, Crimes, Careers: Forensic Anthropology (Grades 9-12, rising)

This camp explores how scientists and investigators determine non-human from human remains, what bones can tell us archaeologically, and how this information is used to solve crimes. You’ll learn how to determine the age, sex, and stature of remains and discover job opportunities in the various fields of anthropology. Mon.-Fri., 6/1/2015-6/5/2015, 9:00 AM to Noon.

The Unseen World: Microbes & the Environment (Grades 9-12, rising)

Become an environmental microbiologist for a week. You’ll collect sediment samples from local rivers and waterways and learn how to conduct various characterization techniques, such as cultural enrichment, enzymatic characterization, DNA extraction, and PCR amplification. Through this research you’ll identify the properties of the microbes contained within your sample and learn more about a vital, but unseen, part of the Tennessee River ecosystem. Mon.-Fri., 6/1/2015-6/5/2015, 9:00 AM to Noon.

Bones, Crimes, Careers: Forensic Anthropology (Grades 9-12, rising)

This camp explores how scientists and investigators determine non-human from human remains, what bones can tell us archaeologically, and how this information is used to solve crimes. You’ll learn how to determine the age, sex, and stature of remains and discover job opportunities in the various fields of anthropology. Mon.-Fri., 6/8/2015-6/12/2015, 9:00 AM to Noon.

Fun with Forensics: Adventures in Chemistry (Grades 6-8, rising)

Become an investigator by exploring scientific and chemical principles and techniques used to detect criminal acts. In this camp you’ll examine synthetic blood, trace evidence, organize and record data, think critically, conduct simple tests, and combine your data to solve a crime. You’ll need to wear long pants, sleeved shirts, socks, and shoes. Guest speaker: Dr. Bill Bass. Mon.-Fri., 6/8/2015-6/12/2015, 1:30 PM to 5:00 PM.

Rockets! (Grades 4-7, rising)

In this exciting camp you’ll study rocket flight, principles of flight, rocket design, and the history of rockets. You’ll build a flying model rocket complete with a motor—just like the space shuttle! Wed.-Fri., 6/10/2015-6/12/2015, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Universe Exploration (Grades 4-6, rising)

Let’s explore the universe! In this camp you’ll look through the Hubble Space Telescope, get some close-up looks at the evidence for water on Mars, and catch Cassini on its way to Saturn. After exploring you’ll build our own solar system, make craters and comets, and learn all about telescopes. Wed.-Fri., 6/17/2015-6/19/2015, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Exploring Microbiology through Food (Grades 6-8, rising)

Explore food-borne illnesses by conducting hands-on experiments to learn more about the bacteria that cause them. In this camp we’ll conduct several labs to culture bacteria, stain them, view them under the microscope, and identify specific species. You’ll learn about cell structures and functions, create edible cell models, and build scale structures. Mon.-Fri., 7/20/2015-7/24/2015, 9:00 AM to Noon.

ACT Prep Course – PreTest Date

Test scores are more important than ever for students desiring to receive scholarships and be admitted to the best possible college. In Tennessee, just a few points increase in scores can provide access to thousands of scholarship dollars.

UT Non-Credit Programs is excited to offer an ACT preparation course for a week in July. This highly interactive course involves both a pre-test and post-test using actual retired ACT exams. Exams are graded and analyzed for each student. At the end of the course, one of the instructors will meet with you to review your individual assessment report and to design a study plan using the provided textbook.

Materials and assessment services are provided by Cambridge Educational Services, a premier provider of test preparation services. Class size is limited to ensure time for individual assistance. The course review is customized for the class and uses classroom lessons, practice test questions, skill reviews, and exercises in areas of English, reading, math, and science. You’ll take two full ACT simulation tests.

You’ll choose one four-hour period to take the pretest, spend four days in intensive review, take the post test, and end the course with an individual appointment to discuss a study plan to prepare for the ACT. Please call our office (865-974-0150) to register. Mon, 6/22/2015, 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Knox County Schools STEM Space Camp

Reach for the Stars at Space Camp

Rising 5th-8th graders are invited to reach for the stars at the Knox County Schools STEM Space Camp, June 8-12, 2015, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. daily (except Friday when a field trip will be taken), at L&N STEM Academy, 800 World’s Fair Park Drive. Visit knoxschools.org/STEM for details.

Space Camp explorers will learn about experiments in space, astronomy and the U.S. Space Program. They will participate in hands-on STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) activities and explore using iPad technology. The group will visit a local planetarium during the week, and on Friday, they will go to the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Ala., or the Greenbank Telescope facility in West Virginia.

This out-of-this-world space camp will be led by Knox County Schools’ teachers and STEM junior counselors (Knox County Schools’ students) who have had experiments fly in space to the International Space Station.

Cost for each explorer is $125 for the week. This covers daily snacks, hands-on materials, camp shirt, transportation and entrance costs for field trips. A limited number of scholarships is available. Visit knoxschools.org/STEM for schedule, application form, contact information and more.

Knoxville Museum of Art: Summer Art Academy

Contact Information:

Knoxville Museum of Art

1050 World’s Fair Park Drive

Knoxville, TN 37916

865.525.6101 ext. 241, education@knoxart.org

www.knoxart.org

June 1-5

Hands-On

Alanna Rosen, Teacher

Art for Children and Adults with Autism – Only

9am-12pm   Monday Ages 3-4 yr and Adults; Tuesday Ages 5-6; Wednesday Age 7-9; Thursday Age 10-12; Friday Age 13 and up

1-4pm   Adults Only

$20 Members/$25 Non-members Only 10 participants per class.

Students will interact with works of art in the galleries, engage in a variety of hands-on experiences and explore different art processes to create works of art in the studio during this class designed specifically for children and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Each day, age-appropriate classes explore new art adventures as we partake in various art-making activities, sensory experiences, and the students’ own personal interests. Visual picture schedules and social stories will be used to integrate social interaction and sensory exploration.

Please note: Parents/Caretakers will receive a student survey prior to this class so that teachers can plan specific activities and projects that will appeal to the participant’s interests.

June 8-12

Artists and Styles

Pint-Sized Picassos

Ages 3-4 9am-12pm

$85 Members/$100 Non-members

Paint like Van Gogh, collage like Matisse, and sculpt like Moore. Students will explore their creativity through drawing, painting, and sculpting. Fine motor skills, coordination, and self-esteem will be enhanced as students explore the world around them through art.

Mini Masters

Ages 5-6 9am-12pm

$85 Members/$100 Non-members

Perfect for young students who loves art – students will draw, paint, and sculpt each day, all day. Students will tackle new projects exploring the basic techniques of art while emphasizing creativity and self-expression.

Trio of Color

Ages 7-9 9am-12pm

$85 Members/$100 Non-members

Students will focus on the work of three artists known for big, bold color, and movement. Students will create mobiles and kinetic art inspired by Alexander Calder; paintings, drawings, and prints by Pablo Picasso; and the collages by Henri Matisse. Art history will come alive through the study of these influential modern artists.

Creative Strokes

Ages 10-12 9am-12pm

$85 Members/$100 Non-members

What makes an artist an artist? Students will learn a little art history while creating art in the style of famous artists from around the world. Students will explore works of art from the KMA’s Higher Ground: A Century of the Visual Arts in East Tennessee and Currents: Recent Art from East Tennessee and Beyond. A variety of techniques will be presented to create individual and unique masterpieces.

June 8-19

Watercolor for Beginners

Ages 13 & up 1-4pm

$170 Members/$200 Non-members

Students will spend time experimenting with basic color mixing, blending, and texture effects. No prior drawing or painting experience is necessary. Basic materials provided for use in class. Course combines demonstrations, discussions and individualized instruction.

June 15-19

Puppets and Masks

Creature Creations

Ages 3-4 9am-12pm

$85 Members/$100 Non-members

What is the craziest creature you’ve ever dreamed up? Students will use their imaginations to create puppets and masks from a wide range of materials. This fun-filled week will foster confidence and creativity in even the littlest artist.

No Strings Attached!

Ages 5-6 9am-12pm

$85 Members/$100 Non-members

Students will use their creative ideas as well as a variety of media to explore the art of puppetry and mask making. Students will use papier mâché, sculpture techniques, and much more to learn and create unique puppets and masks from around the world.

Face It! Puppets and Masks

Ages 7-9 9am-12pm

$85 Members/$100 Non-members

Students will learn about puppet and mask traditions from around the world. Students will sketch, design, and create their own finger puppets, rod puppets, Chinese dragon puppets, and Indonesian shadow puppets.

African Masks and Puppetry

Ages 10-12 9am-12pm

$85 Members/$100 Non-members

Take a trip to Africa! Masks and puppets have been used throughout the African continent in many diverse contexts such as masquerades, festivals, and traditional rituals. During this session, students will be encouraged to come up with their own African mask stories and designs. They will also be constructing their own decorated masks using armature building and papier mâché techniques.

June 22-26

Recycled Art

Small Steps to Save the Planet

Ages 3-4 9am-12pm

$85 Members/$100 Non-members

Students will explore the natural world to find eco-friendly inspiration through clay, cardboard, recycled and found objects. Students will create functional and decorative masterpieces of all shapes and sizes that make their footprint on the world an artsy one.

From Trash to Treasures

Ages 5-6 9am-12pm

$85 Members/$100 Non-members

Students will learn how to make unique works of art by thinking outside of the box. Each eco-friendly recycled art project can be made with materials found around the house, or items that are usually thrown away. Egg cartons, old t-shirts, and broken jewelry can all turn into works of art with a little effort and imagination. The possibilities are endless!

Upcycled Imaginarium

Ages 7-9 9am-12pm

$85 Members/$100 Non-members

How many ways can you use a gallon jug? Maybe it’s a lunch box, or a mask, or a penny bank. What can you create using recycled materials and the imagination? ANYTHING! Students will discover the many (re)uses of water bottles, create just about anything with plastic bags, and imagine a world where recycling rules supreme!

RECYCLEMANIA

Ages 10-12 9am-12pm

$85 Members/$100 Non-members

Green is the new Black. Students will make a graphic statement when using recycled materials to create printed masterpieces.

June 22-July 3 – April Bachtel

Street Art

Ages 13 & up 1-4pm

$170 Members/$200 Non-members

Students will challenge the idea of what is art and explore the underground world of street art across the globe. Learn the motivations of street artists and express your own political, social, and personal views through your own graffiti, posters, stencil art, and street installations.

June 29- July 3

Illustrious Illustrators

Storytime Art

Ages 3-4 9am-12pm

$85 Members/$100 Non-members

Travel to Storyland where books end and students story begins, where imaginations are unleashed and students leap into a world full of adventure! Budding Caldecott Illustrators will discover the connections between art and literature taking a cue from childhood favorites like Eric Carle, Dr. Seuss, and Maurice Sendak.

A Cartoon a Day Keeps the Doctor Away

Ages 5-6 9am-12pm

$85 Members/$100 Non-members

Cartoons are one of the best parts of being a kid! Students will jump into a week filled with their favorite cartoons from SpongeBob and Dora to Ninja Turtles. Learn the art of cartooning.

Cartooning Fun

Ages 7-9 9am-12pm

$85 Members/$100 Non-members

Funny skillz! Become a cartoonist. Students will draw Japanese anime and manga, develop crazy characters and stories. Students will create a joke book and look at the world upside down with a humorous eye.

July 6-10

The Art of Bookmaking

Ages 10-12 9am-12pm

$85 Members/$100 Non-members

Using books as a starting point, students will recreate and then create their own illustrated book to take home. From Accordion Books to Altered Books…to Bookbinding and Beyond!

July 6-10

Full STEAM Ahead

(Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math)

ARTSplosions!

Ages 3-4 9am-12pm

$85 Members/$100 Non-members

Eek, boom, splash! Homemade goos, and plants that just dye to be different make their way into this artful science camp. Art and science join hands in making fun and educational students artful science experiments.

ArtLab Ages

Ages 5-6 9am-12pm

$85 Members/$100 Non-members

Students will grab a paintbrush and test tubes as they mix science and art through creative experiments in our studio/lab. Budding art-scientists will make erupting art; learn about chromatography, students will create their own snowballs, and so much more. Results of our investigations will be phenomenal!

The Art and Science of Architecture

Ages 7-9 9am-12pm

$85 Members/$100 Non-members

How do buildings stand up? Why don’t bridges collapse? Students will answer these questions and many more through an investigative, hands-on, approach to learning about engineering and architecture in the built environment. Through constructing their own buildings, bridges, towers, and domes, and hearing from professional engineers and architects, students will be challenged to experiment with different materials and engineer the unexpected. The session culminates with a presentation of student’s creations and exploration of the forces at work in many common structures.

The Shoulders of Giants: Leonardo, Galileo, Newton, Einstein…

Ages 10-12 9am-12pm

$85 Members/$100 Non-members

If I have seen further,” wrote Isaac Newton, “it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.” Students will have the opportunity to ‘see farther’ by integrating art and science as they carry out projects inspired by the ‘giants’ of science. Projects will include: creating collages that prove the Pythagorean theorem, building Leonardo’s ‘perspectograph’ to aid perspective drawing, crafting chiaroscuro lunar landscapes, experimenting with Newton’s laws while illustrating a personal Principia Mathematica, and fabricating wire and bead models that depict how gravity affects light.

July 6-17

Curved Spaces

Ages 13 & up 1-4pm

$170 Members/$200 Non-members

In this class students will discover basic geometric notions and put them into practice by designing their own tiles and printmaking techniques, similar to MC Escher’s tessellations. Students will have open discussions about curvature and curved geometries.

July 13-17

Around the World/Art Explorers

Little Adventurers

Ages 3-4 9am-12pm

$85 Members/$100 Non-members

Get ready to discover art from around the world! Students will explore traditional folk art techniques from Africa, South America, North America, Australia (and more). Students will make cool multicultural creations as they learn more about the world around them.

Around the World in Five Days

Ages 5-6 9am-12pm

$85 Members/$100 Non-members

Students will view art from Africa, South America, Mexico, India, and the United States and create Mbuti Bark Cloth Paintings, Colorful Toucans, Mexican Tin Ornaments, and Native American Totem Poles using a variety of mediums.

Art of the Ancients

Ages 7-9 9am-12pm

$85 Members/$100 Non-members

Students can imagine one day being a 20,000 year old Paleolithic artist painting on the cave walls of France and Spain. The next day students may be an ancient Sumerian scribe writing in cuneiform on clay tablets or an Egyptian trained in writing hieroglyphics. Students can imagine will traveling to China, 100 AD, to make your own paper and Japan to write in the ancient art of Calligraphy (shodo: “the way of writing”).

Art Explorers

Ages 10-12 9am-12pm

$85 Members/$100 Non-members

Students will make their own passports and travel to a new country each day. Students will explore the culture, food and animals of each place and make drawings, paintings and sculptures from what they find. From Lascaux cave paintings to the Great Pyramids of Egypt and beyond, students will put on their imagination caps and travel around the globe. Students will track their exploration in their art journal as they explore history and culture through art!

July 20-24

Sculpture Clay Play

Ages 3-4 9am-12pm

$85 Members/$100 Non-members

Young students love the feel of clay in their hands and creating something that is their own. Students will play while learning new skills such as stamping, painting, poking, and cutting. Students will love the experience as they dive into the process of making ceramics without making a mess at home!

Sculpture Mania!

Ages 5-6 9am-12pm

$85 Members/$100 Non-members

Delve into three-dimensional art. Students will experiment with sculpting techniques and tools to assemble, carve, craft, and model a variety of sculpted art. Inspired by contemporary sculptors and their work, students will use clay, fabric, paper, found objects, and more.

Sculpture Wow!

Ages 7-9 9am-12pm

$85 Members/$100 Non-members

Build it! Become a sculptor. Students will scale up with papier mâché, wire and found objects. Students will make action figures, exciting animals and fancy mobiles.

Inventor’s Studio

Ages 10-12 9am-12pm

$85 Members/$100 Non-members

Student inventors will transform her or his 2-D ideas into 3-D sculpture made of wood, clay, wire, and mixed media. Students will be inspired by old and new masters and their artwork, like Alexander Calder’s mobiles and Richard Jolley’s Cycle of Life. Explore new materials and learn how to put them together in the amazing world of three-dimensional art.

July 20-31

Fantasy Illustration

Ages 13 & up 1-4pm

$170 Members/$200 Non-members

Cartoons, Comics, and Fantasies…they all come from someone’s imagination! Students will design their own characters- developing the dynamics of the face, the art of exaggeration, and body construction.

July 27-31

Sizzling Summer Sampler

Pound, Paint, Print

Ages 3-4 9am-12pm

$85 Members/$100 Non-members

Students will pound clay, paint “en plein air” (“in the open air”), and print out of variety of materials. Students will learn how to make prints out of unusual materials and lots of other “messy” fun.

That’s Artrageous! Playful and Experimental Art

Ages 5-6 9am-12pm

$85 Members/$100 Non-members

Students will enjoy a fun-filled week experimenting with all kinds of materials. Paint, mix-up your own dough, make pasta sculptures and go on scavenger hunts through the galleries.

Mixed Media

Ages 7-9 9am-12pm

$85 Members/$100 Non-members

Sculpture, printmaking, collage and clay will be used in this exciting class. As the next generation of young artists, students will have an opportunity to try their hand at a variety of different media.

Museum Sleuth

Ages 10-12 9am-12pm

$85 Members/$100 Non-members

Students will begin each day deciphering clues that will lead them on a search through the museum for a specific piece of artwork. The art project for the day will then be designed around what they have uncovered! Whacky folk art, unusual faces, 3-D art and more!

La Petite Academy Summer Camps

Knoxville, TN 37931. 1-877-861-5078. lapetite.com.

The Muse Knoxville

Get out of the heat and into the S.T.E.A.M.! (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) at The Muse Knoxville! This year we are offering full-day camp options with extended care. Visit www.themuseknoxville.org for more details! Or call 594-1494. 516 N. Beaman Street, 37914 (Located in Chilhowee Park)

STEAM Sprouts

ages 3-5*(potty-trained)

June 22-26 OR July 20-24

9:00-12:00

$85 ($75 Members)

Each day becomes a new adventure for inquisitive little explores. Equipped with their five senses they will travel inside and outside exploring the elements of our world, investigating how our planet is a solid, liquid and gas. Campers will roll up their sleeves, dig in dirt, shuck some corn and use their mind to create useful crafts from Mother Nature. 

STEAM 101

ages 6-8

June 22-26

1:00-4:00

$85 ($75 Members)

Explore and learn the basics of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) while practicing the engineering design process. Complete design challenges, apply science concepts, build prototypes, experiment, collaborate, communicate, and improve your design. Includes free exploration at The Muse and Planetarium shows!

Think. Play. Create. ages 6-8

June 22-26

9:00-12:00

$85 ($75 Members)

This camp combines hands-on art-making activities, creative games and playtime in the park and museum spaces. Campers will take home items each day that will encourage them to think, play and create at home!

Awesome Oceans

ages 6-8

July 6-10

1:00-4:00

$85 ($75 Members)

Hop on board for an overview of the biological and environmental aspects of the Ocean: Ecosystems, animal adaptations and anatomy. We will inspire and enrich our campers with a variety of marine science labs. Dissection labs: (squid, fish, shark), build your own coral reef, make your own “GYOTAKU” (Japanese fish print), and Simply Seashell.

Kids in Space

ages 6-8

July 6-10

9:00-12:00

$85 ($75 Members)

Explore Space from the ground! Campers will learn the basics of astronomy by observing the night sky in our Planetarium and learn about the history and future of space travel as they design vehicles for space exploration. Design, build, and launch a rocket!

Cool Chemistry

ages 6-8

July 13-17

9:00-12:00

$85 ($75 Members)

Slime, goo, pop! Have fun with common household chemicals and learn how to WOW your friends and family! Make slime and ice cream, play in snow, erupt volcanoes, and more.

Make it Move

ages 6-8

July 13-17

1:00-4:00

$85 ($75 Members)

Campers learn about the engineering design process as they become engineers. Their challenge is to design and build an object or vehicle that can travel on land, air, or sea. Using pneumatics (balloon power) and rubber band power, campers will explore, design, test, and refine their vehicles individually and in collaborative groups.

Kids in Space

ages 9-11

July 6-10

1:00-4:00

$85 ($75 Members)

Explore Space from the ground! Campers will learn the basics of astronomy by observing the night sky in our Planetarium and learn about the history and future of space travel as they design vehicles for space exploration. Design, build, and launch a rocket!

Bubble Bonanza 

ages 9-11

July 13-17

9:00-12:00

$85 ($75 Members)

What materials make the best bubble soap and bubble wands? Explore Materials Engineering and the Engineering Design Process in this STEM camp . Kids will explore how bubbles behave and investigate the properties of different materials as they engineer all kinds of bubble wands. The unit wraps up with a Bubble Bonanza Showcase where kids demonstrate their creations.

Intro to 3D Printing ages 9-13

July 13-17

1:00-4:00

$85 ($75 Members)

Students will learn the basics of 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing in this introductory camp. Using their own laptops or iPads, students will design simple 3D objects using beginner design software. Objects will be printed with the Replicator 2 and can be picked up at a later date. Students must bring an iPad or laptop for this camp. Visit www.themuseknoxville.com for additional requirements.

Sacred Heart Cathedral School

CAMP EAGLE

Registration is now open for Camp Eagle 2015!

Drop off the registration form in the SHCS front office, attention Camp Eagle. Space is limited so register early to reserve your child’s place!

JUNE CAMPS

Babysitting Bootcamp – $150

Ages 11+

June 15 & 16; 9AM-4PM

The American Red Cross Babysitter’s Training uses hand-on activities, interactive video and lively discussion giving young people the skills and confidence to be great babysitters. 

Cheer Camp – $100

June 15-18; 9AM-12PM

Ages 4-10

Participants will learn a cheer, several chants, proper stretching, jumps, stunts, and a dance.  They will also receive a t-shirt and a daily snack and craft.

Camp Broadway – $250

June 15-26 

Rising 6th – 9th grades; 9AM-12PM

Rising 3rd – 5th grades; 1PM-4PM

This two week camp brings the magic of Broadway to East Tennessee. Campers will learn fun and fabulous musical numbers from hit Broadway shows culminating in a final showcase for family and friends. 

Flag Football Camp – $85

June 15-17; 9AM-12PM

Rising 5th-8th grade

Learn the techniques and skills of flag football in preparation for SHCS’s next season! All campers will need to bring football cleats and tennis shoes every day. 

Firefighter Camp – $75

June 22-24 

Ages 6-10 9AM-12PM

Ages 11-14 1PM-4PM

Come join SHCS Athletics Director and former firefighter and EMT, Scott Barron to learn the basics of being a firefighter. Camp will conclude with a trip to the local fire station!

JUNE- JULY CAMPS

Boys Basketball Camp – $100

June 29-July 2

Ages 5-9; 9AM-12PM

Ages 10-14: 1PM-4PM

This camp offers top-notch basketball instruction for athletes of all skill level. All the campers will need is a great attitude and the willingness to work hard every day.

Imagination Exploration – $75

June 29 – July 2; 1PM-4PM

Rising 1st through 2nd grade

This four day camp introduces young people to the joy of the performing arts. Using theatre as a centerpiece, this camp is all about using your voice, body, and imagination as means of creative expression. 

Discover Your Inner Genius – $150

June 29 – July 3; 9AM-2PM

Ages 7-9

The Great American Child Company camp covers all areas of self-exploration. Activities that promote creativity and team building like character development, hands-on nutrition, art, music , exercise, nature, and more!

JULY CAMPS

Sports and More – $75

July 27-29; Ages 8-13

All Day Session 9AM-4PM $125 

Morning Session 9AM-12PM

Afternoon Session 1PM-4PM

Play your favorite sports, PE games, and discover new ones as well! Snack is provided during AM/PM sessions. Students attending all day session must pack a lunch.

 Middle School Prep Camp – $100

July 27-31; 9AM-12PM

Rising 6th grade

The Great American Child Company camp is designed to prepare rising 6th graders for middle school. Activities range from cultural studies, study tips, social skills development, healthy living, and community service. 

AUGUST CAMPS

Girls Basketball Camp – $100

August 3-6

Ages 5-9; 9AM-12PM

Ages 10-14; 1PM-4PM 

This camp offers top-notch basketball instruction for athletes of all skill level. All the campers will need is a great attitude and the willingness to work hard every day.

Myths and Legends – $150

August 3-7; 9AM-3PM

Rising 5th – 8th grade

From Hercules to Sasquatch, join us to learn about myths and legends from around the world. We will swim in the waters of Loch Ness and climb to the top of Mount Olympus while discovering a world of “magic” and mystery. 

Babysitting Bootcamp – $150

Ages 11+

August 10 & 11; 9AM-4PM

The American Red Cross Babysitter’s Training uses hand-on activities, interactive video and lively discussion giving young people the skills and confidence to be great babysitters. 

American Revolution – $150

August 10-14; 9AM-3PM

Rising 5th – 8th grade

Are you Patriot or Tory? From the stuffy halls of Philadelphia, to the plantations of South Carolina, come find out how and why the United States of America began. 

Coding and Computer Camp – $175

Aug 10-14; 9AM-12PM

Rising 3rd-5th grades

Learn how computational thinking and coding work, use laptops and iPads to play and design coding games, create pixel crafts, and more! Daily snack, t-shirt, and book (choice of Who Was Steve Jobs? or Who Was Bill Gates?) provided.

DIY Shakespeare – $275

August 10-21; 9AM-3PM

Rising 6th – 8th grade

We’ll strip down one of Shakespeare’s plays and rebuild it from the ground up, adapting the text, production design, musical score, and much, much more! This camp will culminate in a public performance.

Civil War – $150

August 17-21; 9AM-3PM

Rising 5th – 8th grade

Brother against Brother, neighbor against neighbor. The American Civil War tore our country apart. Come discover the reasons behind the bloodiest war in American History.

Games, Games, and More Games! – $75

Aug 24-26; Ages 8-13

All Day Session 9AM-4PM $125 

Morning Session 9AM-12PM

Afternoon Session 1PM-4PM

Play your favorite card & board games. Discover classics and new games! Snack is provided during AM/PM sessions. Students attending all day session must pack a lunch.

Sacred Heart Young Folks Summer Camp 

Young Folks at SHCS offers full or part time plans in the summer from 7:30AM-6PM. Enjoy outdoor activities, arts and crafts, free-play, field trips including Dollywood, swimming, roller-skating, bowling, Putt-Putt, movies, Knoxville Zoo, etc. 711 Northshore Drive, Knoxville, TN 37919. Phone: 865.584.8882. Fax: 865.558.4139

Tate’s Day Camp

Located on N. Cedar Bluff Road in West Knoxville. All camps run from 8:30 AM-4:00 PM. (Early care from 7:30 AM and extended care until 6:00 PM included). Tate’s provides weekly themes that include traditional camp activities like swimming, arts & crafts, archery, zipline, climbing tower, hillside slip’n slide, and more. (865) 690-9208, info@tatescamp.com, tatescamp.com, facebook.com/TatesCamp, Twitter: @TatesCamp

Pirates and Princesses

Ages 3-13. May 26-29. 8:30 AM-4:00 PM (Early care from 7:30 AM and extended care until 6:00 PM included). Errr matey – hoist me black and white flag and prepare to set sail across the Tatesibbean where “X” marks the spot and pirate treasure is within our reach. Swimming and traditional camp activities are included.

Star Wars: Planet of the Orks

Ages 3-13. Jun 1-5. 8:30 AM-4:00 PM (Early care from 7:30 AM and extended care until 6:00 PM included). Calling all Jedi forces to choose your coalition and join us as we seek for good to triumph over the dark side as we journey to the Planet of the Orks. Swimming and traditional camp activities are included.

Indiana Jones and the Legend of Taboo’s Lost Treasure

Ages 3-13. Jun 8-12. 8:30 AM-4:00 PM (Early care from 7:30 AM and extended care until 6:00 PM included). It’s a race against the clock as all campers unite with Tennessee Jones (Indy’s long lost brother) in a hunt for Taboo the Squirrel’s lost treasure. Swimming and traditional camp activities are included.

Superheroes

Ages 3-13. Jun 15-19. 8:30 AM-4:00 PM (Early care from 7:30 AM and extended care until 6:00 PM included). Discover your own superhero powers as we join forces to celebrate the superheroes of today and yesterday. Swimming and traditional camp activities are included.

Child vs. Wild

Ages 3-13. Jun 22-26. 8:30 AM-4:00 PM (Early care from 7:30 AM and extended care until 6:00 PM included). Tribal alliances are formed and spirit fills the air as teams participate in friendly competitions, both physical and mental, to gain points and see who will be crowned the Tate’s victors. Swimming and traditional camp activities are included.

Christmas in July

Ages 3-13. Jun 29-Jul 3. 8:30 AM-4:00 PM (Early care from 7:30 AM and extended care until 6:00 PM included). Hang the stockings, decorate the tree, and gather around the pond for some ornament making, caroling, and a visit from the jolly old man from the North Pole. Swimming and traditional camp activities are included.

Vaffeldagen

Ages 3-13. Jun 6-10. 8:30 AM-4:00 PM (Early care from 7:30 AM and extended care until 6:00 PM included). We didn’t invent the waffle – just the fun things that you can do with it. Prepare for waffle scavenger hunts, daily challenges, and the Vaffelympics. Swimming and traditional camp activities are included.

Carnival

Ages 3-13.  Jul 13-17.  8:30 AM-4:00 PM  (Early care from 7:30 AM and extended care until 6:00 PM included).  Fire up the cotton candy machine and crank up the music because it’s time for the Tate’s Carnival, which includes an inflatable obstacle course, a dunking booth, and special games.  Swimming and traditional camp activities are included.

Medieval Mania

Ages 3-13.  Jul 20-24.  8:30 AM-4:00 PM  (Early care from 7:30 AM and extended care until 6:00 PM included).  Legends will be born and heroes will rise as the knights and princesses enter the grand arena for the epic dodgeball battle of 2015.  Swimming and traditional camp activities are included.

Wild Water

Ages 3-13.   Jul 27-31.  8:30 AM-4:00 PM  (Early care from 7:30 AM and extended care until 6:00 PM included).  Load the Super Soakers, fill the water balloons, soap up the slip’n slide, and fire up the pool parties for some wet and wild summer fun.  Swimming and traditional camp activities are included.

Tate’s iCamp

For rising 4th-5th graders.  Jul 6-10.  iCamp is 8:30 AM-2:00 PM with additional camp activities until 4:00.  (Early care from 7:30 AM and extended care until 6:00 PM included).  Campers will bring their own iPads and learn how to harness the power of “i” to be creative, productive, educational, and fun.

Counselor-In-Training Program

For rising 9th-10th graders.  Session 1 Jun 1-19; Session 2 Jun 22-Jul 10; Session 3 Jul 13-31.  8:30 AM-4:00 PM  (Early care from 7:30 AM and extended care until 6:00 PM included).  This leadership training program incorporates real life work experience into a fun and energetic camp environment by combining hands-on opportunities, team building, and problem solving into life skills that participants will use forever.

TeeMar Stables

Horseback Riding Summer Day Camp

Mini Camp ages 3-6 May 25-28 $145.00

Junior Camp Ages 7 and up June 1-5, 22-26 $350.00

Junior Trail Camp (must have exp) June 15-18 $250.00

A day at TeeMar is filled with lots of safe, life changing, horse loving fun, our campers will enjoy riding twice a day, learning fun horse facts, a daily craft, and lots of games on and off their horses!  TeeMar is a great source for growth, self confidence and meeting friends that share the same love for four legged friends!  TeeMar also offers private lessons and pasture boarding and conveniently located in the heart of Farragut!