2017 Summer Camps & Regional Programs

Below are categories of different types of services and resources in our region. Each category lists the names of the providers. To get more details about any of the providers, click on the category titles. If you would like us to add a resource or update a resource, contact us at 423-531-6961 or email elizabeth.thornburgh@chattanoogaautismcenter.org

Educational Programs


REACH Summer Learning Program

Cost: of the 6 week program is $675.
June 13, 14,  15,;June 20, 21, 22,; June 27, 28, 29 ;July 11, 12, 13; July 18, 19, 20; July 25, 26, 27
Description: The program accepts children age 5 – 16 who have an IEP or 504 Plan as well as typical developing children who would benefit from a structured and intensive learning environment.. It will be located at Chattanooga Christian School. All completed applications must be turned into the Chattanooga Autism Center. A committee will review all applications and notify you of acceptance by March 31st or earlier if classrooms fill up quickly. We are asking families to not submit any money until you have been notified of acceptance.
Webpage: http://www.chattanoogaautismcenter.org/reach-summer-learning

Note: The Family Support Program may be able to provide a grant to qualified students. For more information click this link. http://www.orangegrovecenter.org/www/docs/184

IEP Summer Consultation Program

Children with current IEPs that include speech-language therapy can benefit from the personalized, expert approach at the Summer Speech-Language Therapy Camp. Speech Language pathologists will follow your child's current IEP to ensure he/she stays on track and does not regress during the summer break. The camp runs June 25 through July 28 and most insurance is accepted.

Location: 600 N. Holtsclaw Ave., Suite 200, Chattanooga, TN 37404

Phone: 423-622-6900

Website: speechhearing.com

Ages: varies

Little Listeners Hearing Loss Summer Program

Listening Spoken Language/Auditory Verbal Therapy Camp focuses on teaching children with hearing loss how to listen and talk. Students must be 3 years old, have a diagnosed hearing loss, and have a current speech language evaluation.

Location: 600 N. Holtsclaw Ave., Suite 200, Chattanooga, TN 37404

Phone: 423-622-6900

Website: www.speechhearing.com

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Day Camps

Survival Series - Social Skills for teens

The "Summer Survivor Challenge" serves middle school or higher students who could classify themselves as neurodiverse (ADD, ADHD, ASD, Learning Disabilities, OCD, Anxiety or any other executive function difficulty). Three group events are held that help individuals in the Chattanooga community develop social strategies and friendships with people who share similar interests and strengths. The program also uses a private Facebook Page for many activities. The social events take place at Heritage Place Landing Clubhouse on North Shore. For more details, contact Amy Rutherford at NavigateU2@gmail.com or call 423-847-2428. Or click here to register

Click to download the flyer that has all of the challenges and dates. 

Camp Signal!


Signal Centers offers a unique 6-week camp for children and youth, 3 - 22 years old, of all abilities. Camp Signal offers a quality camp experience, while specializing in social and emotional development through fun projects and activities. The Camp Signal team plans meaningful experiences for campers in the areas of art, movement, music, crafts, drama, technology, sports, singing, cooking, water play, science, and games. 


Sessions: June 12-16, June 19-23, June 26-30, July 10-14, July 17-21, July 24-28 


Cost: $250 per week

For More Information Contact:

Traci Sloan 423-698-8528 x 401 T



Monica Stone, Camp Director, 423.698.8528 x 201




Camp ZooAbility

Cost: Call to check for costs 
Times: 9am-2pm

June 19-23          Ages 6-12

June 26-30         Ages 13-21

July 10-14           Ages 22 and Up

Register: Opens March 1st!  Call Elaine Adams 423-643-6607 or adams_e@chattanooga.gov
Description: Camp ZooAbility is a week-long Day Camp for individuals who have cognitive and/or physical disabilities put on by Chattanooga Therapeutic Recreation Services. Siblings are welcome to attend. Daily activities include, but are not limited to: Swimming, Arts & Crafts, Music, Animal Enrichment, and much more!

Creative Discovery Museum, Friends Discover

Summer is all about play, exploration, and camps!Creative Discovery Museum combines all three with multiple opportunities for kids ages four through 14! Our science-based camps are filled with activities that bring science alive for children! Our enthusiastic, experienced staff provides 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 Culinary Corner and much more!


6-to-14-year-old-camps: These interactive day-camps include time in the Museum, a mid-week field trip, snacks, group projects, and plenty to write home about!


For the first time, Creative Discovery Museum is rolling out a camp for older children! They will explore the festival grounds at Riverbend, meet and work with sound and lighting professionals, and play in a sound studio. This camp is created specifically for that middle school student who enjoys creating music and wants to get to know what the music industry looks like from the inside out!


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. Half-day camps are over at 12:00 p.m. All other camps end at 3:30 p.m. 

Register: on line or call 423-648-6040