2018 Guide to Chattanooga Summer Camps

Chattanooga Summer Camp Guide

St. Nicholas School

Location: 7525 Min Tom Drive Chattanooga, TN 

Phone Number: Camp office: 423.894.6485 –  School office: 423.899.1999

Camp director: Kevin Leckenby: [email protected]

Boys | Girls: both

Ages: 4–12 (Day and Enrichment Camp); 13–15 (Camp Leadership Program)

Programs: field trips, swimming and swim lessons, art, music, soccer, basketball, cross-country, piano lessons, computer explorer programs, gardening program, math, reading and science programs, and more.

Cost: $140/week, sibling discount

This program challenges and nurtures imagination, encourages self-directed initiative, and develops leadership skills in children. Involvement in age-appropriate group activities and exposure to diverse athletic and educational experiences are the foundation of the program. The St. Nicholas Summer Camp Program is a comprehensive school-age program licensed with the Hamilton County Department of Education.

St. Nicholas is conveniently located near Hamilton Place Mall. Our 24-acre campus includes an outdoor swimming pool, 5 playground areas, gymnasium, soccer fields, gardens and green house, and beautiful green outdoor spaces.

7525 Min Tom Drive Chattanooga, TN 

Girls Preparatory School

GPS Summer CampLocation: 205 Island Ave. Chattanooga, TN 37405

At GPS Summer Camp, a girl can be a girl!

Our summer programs provide an enriching environment for campers to make cherished friendships, strengthen their minds and bodies, and discover what they love to do! We offer nearly 40 fun-filled camps, including a variety of traditional day, academic, art, and athletic camps. Be sure to look into our new offerings for this summer, such as Film Camp, Science Camp, and Beat the Heat Percussion Camp. GPS Summer Camp is open to girls ages 4 – 14+ and books up quickly, so early registration is encouraged.

Cost: $150-$2,000, depending on the session.

205 Island Ave. Chattanooga, TN 37405

Camp Maranatha

Location: 1091 Jeffery Drive, Scottsboro, AL 35769

Camp Maranatha has been impacting lives for 50 years, forging lifelong friendships and making lasting memories for our campers. Nestled on the banks of the Tennessee River on beautiful Lake Guntersville (just an hour from Chattanooga!), Maranatha offers fun, impactful experiences for our Day Campers, Overnight Campers, and Leadership Trainees. Our faith-based curriculum stems from our mission to connect people to God through his creation so that they may be transformed for God’s purpose in their lives. Come experience Maranatha with us!
Camps range from $300 – $800. 

More information online at http://maranatha.camp

1091 Jeffery Rd Scottsboro, AL 35769


The Sweet & Savory Classroom


Location: 45 E Main Street Suite 112  (backside of SoHo Building), Chattanooga TN 37408

Boys | Girls: both
Ages: 8-17
Programs: Hands on cooking and baking classes.
Cost: $260

Your kids will love the amazing experience of cooking camp at The Sweet and Savory Classroom!

Owners Chef Jeff and Chef Heather along with their amazing staff will spend 4 days of teaching your children the way around a kitchen completely “hands on”! 

Food creates such an open environment to teach our students. The students will be challenged, build confidence, learn food safety, proper kitchen sanitation, have a great time, and eat really good food! They will learn how to follow a recipe, mise en place, portion and measure ingredients, cooking techniques, and food presentation.

Each day the student will enjoy lunch that they have cooked along with beverages. We also provide everything that is needed each day.

45 E Main Street Suite 112  (backside of SoHo Building), Chattanooga TN 37408

Chattanooga Zoo

Location: 301 N Holtzclaw Ave, Chattanooga, TN 37404

Phone: 423-697-1322

Ever wonder what it takes to survive in the wild? Camp ChattaZooga is the best way to find out! Campers enjoy a week full of animal encounters, crafts, experiments, and excursions to learn about the wonderful creatures that exists alongside us. With camps for PreK – 8th grade, there is something for everyone!  Join us for a WILD summer at the Chattanooga Zoo!

Every Week June-July (excluding 4th of July week) 

Camp are available for the following age groups:

Pre K  (9am – 12pm) , K-1 – (9am – 3pm), 2-3-  (9am – 3pm), 4-6 –  (9am – 3pm), 7-8 –  (9am – 3pm)


Pre K (ages 3-4): $105 Members, $125, K-3rd Grade:$130 Members, $155, 4th -8th Grade: $165 Members, $190


301 N Holtzclaw Ave, Chattanooga, TN 37404

Belvoir Christian Academy

Location: 800 Belvoir Ave. Chattanooga, TN 37412

[email protected]
Boys | Girls: both
Ages: PK3–rising 8th graders
Programs: outdoor activities, sports, swimming, crafts, and field trips to local attractions
Cost: Please call (423) 622-3755 for pricing.

BCA’s summer camp is designed to provide children who need summer child care with a variety of engaging activities. Children will participate in gymnastics, sports training, computer classes and biblical studies, as well as enjoy water and bike days, movie and pajama days, theme days, and creative hands-on activities. Children also have free play time inside and outside on the campus playground. Pre-K has in-house activities that include visits from the Tennessee Aquarium, Bricks 4 Kidz, Creative Discovery Museum, Chattanooga Zoo, Angela’s Angels athletic prep and gymnastics as well as visits from a petting zoo and a local chef and artist. Campers in 2nd through 8th grades go on field trips to various locales such as Coolidge Park, the Chattanooga Zoo, bowling and more. Camp hours are 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. with part-time options available.


800 Belvoir Ave. Chattanooga, TN 37412

Camp Juliette LowChattanooga Summer Camp Guide: Camp Juliette Low

Location: 321 Camp Juliette Low Road, Cloudland, GA 30731

Email: [email protected]

Outdoor adventure, platform tents, traditional camping, fun and friendship! Located on Lookout Mountain, Camp Juliette Low (CJL) is a residential summer camp for girls that fosters self-confidence, independence, teamwork, and leadership. At CJL, campers will find a place where they can be themselves, make life-long friends, enjoy the outdoors, and learn new skills like archery, horseback riding, canoeing, sailing, paddle boarding, swimming, ceramics, zip-line, challenge course, climbing wall, backpacking and outdoor cooking.  

Founded in 1922 by Juliette Gordon Low, founder of the Girl Scouts, CJL is one of Georgia’s oldest summer camps and maintains its rustic camp setting and time-honored traditions. Today, CJL operates independently from the Girl Scouts and is open to all girls ages 7-17.

Don’t delay– summer sessions fill quickly! 1 & 2 week sessions June 3 – July 28, 2018

321 Camp Juliette Low Road, Cloudland, GA 30731

Language South: El Pueblo Spanish Camp

Location: 5801 Champion Rd, Chattanooga, TN 37416​

Camp Dates: June 10th to June 16th

El Pueblo Spanish Camp will take place in Chattanooga from June 10th to June 16th and is open to kids and teens entering grades 5 through 10 next year. Campers at El Pueblo participate in games, songs, sports, and art, while the counselors speak in Spanish the whole time! El Pueblo staff members use images, gestures, and other resources to support campers as they experience success as Spanish learners. In the immersion camp setting, campers of all language levels (even those with no prior experience) will get to see what it’s like to use a foreign language in a fun, real, and meaningful way!

Contact camp directors Emily and Teo Valdés today with your questions about about the language immersion environment, registration, pricing, and discounts!

[email protected]

5801 Champion Rd, Chattanooga, TN 37416​

Art Camp at Townsend Atelier

Location: The Arts Building 301 East 11th Street Chattanooga, TN

Spend your summer at Townsend Atelier!  Our popular summer art camp is back with all new art experiences for your child.   Choose from five different one-week day camp sessions for ages 6-17.  Each session is thoughtfully designed and taught by our professional artists and art educators. Age appropriate, educational, and fun, each camp is chocked full of a variety of art techniques and materials ranging from painting to drawing, to sculpture, to printmaking and more.

Campers will need to bring their own lunch each day.  All materials are included in the camp fee.  Each session is from 9am-3pm, M-F and held at Townsend Atelier’s spacious facility in the Arts Building in downtown Chattanooga.  Sign up for one week or for more!

To ensure a quality experience for all campers, each session will be limited to 12 participants.

A 20% discount is available for siblings.  Please call us and register over the phone to receive this discount.
Register by April 1 and receive an EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT!

For more information, dates, and to register visit www.townsendatelier.com


301 East 11th Street Chattanooga, TN

Creative Discovery Museum Creative Discovery Museum Camp

Location: 321 Chestnut Street, Chattanooga, TN 37402

Phone: (423) 756-2738

Summer is all about play, exploration and camps! Creative Discovery Museum combines all three with multiple opportunities for kids ages four through 14! Our camps are filled with activities that bring science alive for children! Our enthusiastic, experienced staff provide a fun-filled, safe environment for children to embrace the summer camp experience.

4- and 5-year-old camps: These half-day camps are a perfect first camp experience filled with Museum play, theme-related crafts, time in CDM’s Culinary Corner  and much more!

Kdg – 5th grade camps: These interactive camps include time in the Museum, a mid-week field trip, snacks, group projects and plenty to write home about!

All camps include time in the Museum, food preparation in Culinary Corner, snacks, group projects and a t-shirt for each child. Morning drop-off begins at 8:30 a.m. with camp programming beginning at 9:00 a.m. Preschool camps are over at 12:00 p.m. School-age and Specialty Camps end at 3:30 p.m.

Each camp has limited space and reservations will fill up quickly. Save your spot today and give your child a summer camp experience they’ll never forget!

June 4-8 Friends’ Discovery Camp-Ages 6-7 (drop-off 8:30; pick-up 1:30)

Camp Grr-ific! (Cost: $100; includes a museum membership)

This camp is for 5-7 year olds – 20 campers maximum

Welcome to the Creative Discovery Museum neighborhood! Using books that help a child develop those skills they need every day to enjoy themselves, we will have a great time making new friends in our new neighborhood, CDM FDC! Students are paired with each other and have a Big Buddy from UTC to help guide their experiences.

June 11-15  Friends’ Discovery Camp-Ages 8-12 (drop-off 8:30; pick-up 1:30)

Madcap Museum Mystery Solvers (Cost: $100; includes a museum membership)

This camp is for 8-12 year olds – 20 camper maximum

Friends Discovery Camp will be a great week of exploration. Problem solving is a great equalizer where children with a diagnosis and children without can meet on level ground and enjoy experiencing activities together. We will do some geocaching, solving mysteries, and creating mysteries for others to solve. Students are paired with each other and have a Big Buddy from UTC to help guide their experiences.

June 11-15 Camp RIVERBEND-Ages 11-14 (drop-off 8:30; pick-up 3:30)

This camp is for 11-14 year olds – 25 campers maximum (Cost $205 mem/$240 non-mem)  

If your child is constantly singing and playing music, this is their dream camp! We will investigate Riverbend stages, their lighting shows, the sound boards and load-ins during this behind the scenes camp. We’ll visit a recording studio and meet some of the artists that will be performing on the Riverbend stages. We will have opportunities to sing or play onstage and rub shoulders with the professionals during this exciting week. This camp is created specifically for the older child and will fill quickly.

To see CDM’s full list of camps, please visit their website

Chattanooga Christian School Chattanooga Christian School Summer Camps

Location: 3354 Charger Drive, Chattanooga, TN 37409

Email: [email protected]

Chattanooga Christian School offers a variety of over 50 specialty camps and sports clinics as well as 3- and 5-day sessions of our CCS Day Camp. CCS Day Camp runs for 9 weeks and incorporates art, games, water slides, sports activities, theme days, and more. Full and half day camps, as well as Before and After Camp Care, are available. There are fun camp options for PreK through 12th grade students! Sample camps for young children include princess, American Girl, adventure, Lego, intro to sports, and Spanish. New camps include digital music composition, mountain biking, CCS School of Rock, Hip-Hop, and even college essay writing for older students. 

Dates: CCS Day Camp – June 4-August 3, 2018 (9 weeks); Specialty Camps and Sports Clinics – dates vary.


Chattanooga Dance TheatreChattanooga Dance Theatre Summer Camps

Location: 5151 Austin Rd, Hixson, TN 37343

The best two weeks of summer vacation! Combining dance with crafts, Chattanooga Dance Theatre dance camps are a blast! Children will learn all of the elements that go into a dance performance as they prepare their own choreography, costumes, advertising, hair, programs, and more for their performance each Friday. Children ages 5-6 years old meet 9am-12noon each day, and may participate in the Moana Dance Camp, and Swan Lake Ballet Dance Camp ($95 per week). Children ages 7-12 meet 10:30-2:30 each day and may participate in the Modern and Jazz Dance Camp and the Swan Lake Ballet Dance Camp ($125 per week). Chattanooga Dance Theatre camps provide exercise, social time, education, and lasting friendships! Please see our website for more information.  

For their full list of camps, check out their website.

Berean Day Camp

Location: 441 Berean Lane, Hixson, TN 37343

May 29- August 7, 2018

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