2020 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 opt.2 or email info@chattanoogaautismcenter.org

Educational Programs

 
REACH Summer Learning Program

Description: The program accepts children age 5 – 15 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.

Website: http://www.chattanoogaautismcenter.org/reach-summer-learning

 

Cost: $1000


Dates: June 9, 10, 11

June 16, 17, 18

June 23, 24, 25

July 7, 8, 9

July 14, 15, 16

July 21, 22, 23

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

Speech and Hearing Center - IEP Consultation Program

Description: Does your child’s IEP include Speech Therapy?  The Speech and Hearing Center provides summer therapy services that align with your child’s IEP to help prepare your child for the upcoming school year and combat summer regression.

Location:  6016 Shallowford Road Suite 1500 Chattanooga TN 37421

Phone: 423-622-6900

Website: speechhearing.com

Ages: varies

Day Camps

 
The Camps at Signal Centers

Description: 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.

 

Website: https://signalcenters.org/summer-camp

Camp Signal (Ages 3-11)

Session 1: June 15-19

Session 2: June 22-26

Session 3: July 6-10

Session 4: July 13-17

Session 5: July 20-24

Session 6: July 27-31

Chatter Camp (Ages 5-15)

Session: June 3-7

Vision Academy (Ages 14-22)

Session 1: June 22-26 (Ages 14-18)

Session 2: July 13-15 (Ages 19-22)

Camp ZooAbility

Description: Camp ZooAbility is a week-long Day Camp based out of the Chattanooga Zoo in June and July for individuals ages 6 and older who have intellectual and/or physical disabilities. Weeks are age specific. Daily activities include, but are not limited to: swimming, Arts & Crafts, Animal Enrichment, Zoo exploration, group activities, a community Field Trip, and much more! 

 

Register: Beginning March 1st, you will need to email or call Elaine stating that you would like to register for camp: eadams@chattanooga.gov or (423) 643-6607. 
 

Dates: 

Week 1: (6-12 yrs) June 22-26

Week 2: (13-21 yrs) June 29- July 3

Week 3: (22 and up) July 6-10

Creative Discovery Museum, Friends Discover

Description: 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.

Website: https://www.cdmfun.org/camp-at-creative-discovery-museum

Camps: 

Camp RIVERBEND: May 26-29

Description: This camp gives exclusive daytime, behind the scenes access to festival stages. Campers will interact with the people who make the lighting, sound, stage management and other exciting aspects of the festival happen. Performing on stage and the possibility of time with an artist will make for an exciting week of fun! This camp enrollment includes a Riverbend admission for the week. Camp Riverbend is designed specifically for rising 6th through 8th graders. Aftercare is available.

Grades: Rising 6th-8th graders 

Cost: $225 for members/$260 for non-members

Around the World in Five Days Cooking Camp: June 22-26

Description: If your child loves to make and eat culinary treats, this camp is for them! Join us on a culinary adventure as we let our cooking imaginations run wild during Unusual Food from Unusual Places Cooking Camp. We’ll work together to recreate favorite literary or pop culture cuisines. We’ll have tea parties in Wonderland, decide what exactly goes on a “Crabby Patty”, mix our own Butterbeer and more while using unconventional methods like cooking over a campfire and baking in microwaves. Families can cook and taste the foods at home and share in the campers’ creative genius with the cookbook that the campers will create during the week.

Grades: Rising 3rd-5th grades

Time: 8:30 am-3:30 pm, aftercare is available

Cost: $225 for members/$260 for non-members

Unusual Food from Unusual Places Cooking Camp: July 6-10

Description: If your child loves to make and eat culinary treats, this camp is for them! Join us on a culinary adventure as we let our cooking imaginations run wild during Unusual Food from Unusual Places Cooking Camp. We’ll work together to recreate favorite literary or pop culture cuisines. We’ll have tea parties in Wonderland, decide what exactly goes on a “Crabby Patty”, mix our own Butterbeer and more while using unconventional methods like cooking over a campfire and baking in microwaves. Families can cook and taste the foods at home and share in the campers’ creative genius with the cookbook that the campers will create during the week.

Grades: Rising 3rd-5th grades

Time: 8:30 am-3:30 pm, aftercare is available

Cost: $225 for members/$260 for non-members

STEAM-ing Along: July 13-17

Description: Join us as we explore all things STEAM in this exciting week of camp. During STEAM-ing Along, campers will become scientists as they investigate the science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM) all around them. Campers will work with unique materials throughout the Museum during this exciting week of discovery.

Grades: Rising 1st-5th grades

Time: 8:30 am-3:30 pm, aftercare is available

Cost: $195 for members/$225 for non-members

Games Around the World: July 20-24

Description: All children are curious about the world around. Games Around the World gives campers the opportunity to explore how children in other parts of the world play. Campers will investigate all types of games and other past times that children in other cultures participate in. Your school-aged child will love exploring their world and how it works during this action-packed week.

Grades: Rising 1st-5th grades

Time:  8:30 am-3:30 pm, aftercare is available

Cost: $195 for members/ $225 for non-members

Robotics: July 27-31

Description: Incredible design opportunities will be the focus each day in Robotics Camp. During this week of making, campers will experiment with coding. They will create their own robots and program them to accomplish tasks. Keep an eye on social media sites to see how these robots perform.

Grades: Rising 3rd-5th grades

Time:  8:30 am-3:30 pm, aftercare is available

Cost: $225 for members/ $260 for non-members

FDC Doctor Discoveries!: June 1-5

Description: All the fun of CDM’s inclusive Friends Discovery Camp, designed to be inclusive for children with disabilities and their peers, plus exploration of Doc McStuffins: The Exhibit! We’ll explore the exhibit in our traveling gallery and spend time in exhibits throughout the Museum. Campers will have fun exploring being a doctor and how to take care of their bodies. In additionm campers will enjoy field trips and fun with their Big Buddies from University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

Grades: Rising 1st-2nd

Time: 8:30 am-1:30 pm

Cost: $125 (includes a membership)

FDC STEAM-ing Along: June 8-12

Description: Join us as we explore all things STEAM in this Friends Discovery Camp, designed to be inclusive for children with disabilities and their peers. Campers will become scientists as they investigate the science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM) all around them with the help of their Big Buddies from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. STEAM-ing Along will include many field trips and museum experiences.

Grades: Rising 3rd-5th grades

Time:  8:30 am-1:30 pm

Cost: $125 (includes a membership)

FDC Scenic City Equestrian Middle School Edition: July 27-31

Description: All of the fun of our Friends Discovery Camp, designed to be inclusive for children with disabilities and their peers, coupled with Scenic City Equestrian! During FDC at Scenic City Equestrian, campers will experience daily riding instruction, equestrian care and all the other benefits of the museum’s inclusive camps like building a relationship with their Big Buddies from the Univeristy of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

Ages: 13 and older

Time: 8:30 am-1:30 pm

Cost: $125 (includes a membership)

Preschool Camp: Doctor Discoveries!:June 15-19

Description: All the fun of CDM’s inclusive Friends Discovery Camp, designed to be inclusive for children with disabilities and their peers, plus exploration of Doc McStuffins: The Exhibit! We’ll explore the exhibit in our traveling gallery and spend time in exhibits throughout the Museum. Campers will have fun exploring being a doctor and how to take care of their bodies. In additionm campers will enjoy field trips and fun with their Big Buddies from University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

Ages: 4-5 years

Time:  8:30 am-12:00 pm

Cost: $95 for members/ $115 for non-members

Preschool Camp: Mission Impossible!: June 22-26

Description: During our Preschool Camp: Mission Impossible!, campers will become super scientists! Preschoolers will love using their senses to explore and solve problems. We’ll use everyday materials and scientific tools to investigate the world around us using the Scientific Process. Seeing our own CDM scientists during CDM Science Theater shows will be one of the highlights of this week.

Ages: 4-5 years

Time:  8:30 am-12:00 pm

Cost:$95 for members/ $115 for non-members

Chattanooga State Summer Programs

Description: Chattanooga State Summer Camps are back again with an amazing line up for your kids, including new camps like CSI, Culinary, Harry Potter, Robotics 1, 2, & 3, and Musical Theatre. And back by popular demand is our Lego Robotics camp!  We have Junior Builders Lego Camps for younger children this year starting at age 4!

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Website: https://www.chattanoogastate.edu/continuing-education/summer-camps

Dates: 2020 Updates Coming Soon

Chattanooga Zoo Summer Camp

Description: All Zoo Camps will contain a variety of educational activities as well as games, crafts, animal meet and greets, keeper chats, and more. We will have one pool day  and one field trip per week – where we will visit an educational partner organization to further our educational theme! A detailed schedule will be provided to you and your camper after registration.

Cost: $120 (Pre-K), $175 (1st-4th grade). $230 (5th-8th grade)

Location: 301 N. Holtzclaw Ave., Chattanooga, TN 37404

Phone: 423-697-1322

Email: education@chattzoo.org

Website: http://www.chattzoo.org/education/camps

Camps:

Jr. Zookeeper: Step into the boots of a Zookeeper and learn what it takes to keep the zoo animal residents happy, safe, and healthy!

Dates: June 1-5 and July 13-17

Grades: Pre-K-4 ONLY for June 1-5, Pre-K-6 for July 13-17

Poo, Goo, Eww!: Prepare to get down and dirty! We're going to dive right in and explore all things slimy, sticky, and smelly in the animal kingdom.

Dates: June 8-12

Grades: Pre-K-4

Slither, Swim, and Soar: Animals are always on the move, but how do they do it? And how do they know where they're going? Get the answers to these questions and more as we move and groove with our animal friends!

Dates: June 15-19

Grades: Pre-K-4

Conservation Heroes: Earth is in danger and we need your help to save it! Channel your inner powers as you discover all the super ways you can be a superhero for the environment!

Dates: June 22-26

Grades: Pre-K-4

Global Expedition: Pack your bags for a journey around the world! Get ready to learn about animals north, south, east, and west and their importance to cultures across the globe.

Dates: July 6-10

Grades: Pre-K-4

Friends Like These: Animals have friends just like us! Whether they are the same species or different, come check out how these wild pals communicate and help each other out every day!

Dates: July 20-24

Grades: Pre-K-4

Animalympics: As we cheer on our incredible USA athletes in Tokyo, we take a look at how animals at the zoo go for the gold every day with their own amazing athletic abilities. 

Dates: July 27-31

Grades: Pre-K-6

Animal Care Intensive: Get an in-depth look at how we care for our animal residents at the zoo! Shadow a zookeeper, prepare diets for the animals, tour the animal rehabilitation center and MORE!

Dates: June 8-12, June 15-19, and July 20-24

Grades: 7th-8th (June 8-12 and July 20-24), 5th-6th (June 15-19)

Conservation 101: This camp is for individuals waiting to take their sustainable actions to the next level. Join the zoo as well as Reflection Riding for a week of learning how your actions can spark conversational change.

Dates: July 22-26 and August 3-7 

Grades: 5-8

CHIPS Learning Studio S.T.E.A.M. Camps

CHIPS Learning Enrichment Camps are innovative, interactive and great edu-tainment FUN!  We offer skill-building activities and projects including Tech Ed, STEAM, Robotics and Coding.  For over 20 years CHIPS has been a favorite of children in schools, camps, learning centers, churches and  more.

Who: Students age 14-22 with disabilities

Cost: FREE for student with IEP/504 Disability Info

When: Mondays-Fridays

Time: 8:30 am-4:30 pm (half day options available)

Where: 101 Jordan Drive Chattanooga, TN

Website: http://tekeliakelly.wixsite.com/chipslearning/chips-camps--clubhouse

Number: (423)421-5646

Camp Ability

*Camp Ability is a day camp located in Murfreesboro, TN*

Description: Camp Ability of Special Kids is a Christian, summer day camp for children and youth with special needs ages 6-25. This seven-week day camp is held during the months of June and July each year with the focus on Jesus Christ and serving each camper. Camp is designed to allow children with special needs to participate in an interactive, social, and just plain fun environment.

Camp Ability is held at North Boulevard Church of Christ in Murfreesboro, TN, and is broken into two sessions- one in June and one in July. Campers are able to attend one or both sessions depending on a family's preference. To make activities fun for everyone, campers are divided into groups of about 8-12 campers based on age groups.

Camp Ability Dates 2020 Updates Coming Soon
 

Camp Location
North Boulevard Church of Christ
1112 N Rutherford Blvd, Murfreesboro, TN 37130

Camp Hours
Daily: 8:30 am - 3:00 pm (Monday-Friday)
Early Care (optional): 7:30-8:30 am
Extended Care (optional): 3:00-5:00 pm (not available on Wednesdays)
Camp closes at 3:00 pm every Wednesday.

 

Camp Rates
$125/ weekly camp fee
$15/ weekly early care fee
$30/ weekly extended care fee
Scholarships are available. If you are interested in applying for a scholarship, please bring a copy of your income to one of the registration dates.

 

Contact Information:
Alexis Ramsey
Director of Strategic Initiatives
Phone: 615.496.4638
Email: aramsey@specialkidstn.com

Website: http://www.specialkidstn.com/camp-info

Easter Seals Tennessee

2020 Updates Coming Soon

Easter Seals Tennessee offers Youth Summer camps. 

Youth Day Camp

Cost: $345; Bus Fee: $50; 1 on 1 Counselor- Additional $200

Dates: 

Session 1                May 27 - 31 (Only open to participants of the Down Syndrome Association of Middle Tennessee)
 Session 2                June 3 - 7 
 Session 3                June 10 - 14  
 Session 4                June 17 - 21    
 Session 5                June 24 - 28  
 Session 6                July 1 - 5   
 Session 7                July 8 - 12   
 Session 8                July 15 - 19      
 Session 9                July 22 - 26  

Youth Resident Camp

Cost: $800

Sunday 4:00 pm- Friday 2:00 pm

Session 3                 June 9-14   (Autism)
Session 6                 June 30-July 5      (Physical Disabilites, Developmental Disabilites, TBI)

Website: http://www.easterseals.com/tennessee/our-programs/camping-recreation/youth-camps.html

Girls Preparatory School Summer Camps

Description: GPS Summer Camps provide an enriching environment where a girl can be a girl. For more information on types of camps visit their website https://www.gps.edu/page/camps-clinics--more/summer-camp/day-camps.

Location: 205 Island Ave. Chattanooga, TN 37405

Phone: 423-634-7623

Email: campsclinics@gps.edu 

Ages: Pre-K to 12th grade

Camp Kaleidoscope

Grades: Pre-K-3

Dates: June 1-5, June 8-12, June 15-19, July 6-10, July 13-17, and July 20-24

Time: 8:30 am-3:30 pm (half day option available)

Cost: $275

Bruiser Camp

Grades: 4-7

Dates: June 8-12, June 15-19, July 13-17, and July 20-24

Time: 8:30 am-3:30 pm 

Cost: $295

American Doll Girl Camp

Grades: 1-5

Dates: June 15-19, July 13-17, and July 20-24

Time: 9:00 am-12:00 pm

Cost: $205

*Check out the website for many more camps being offered!

Lakeshore United Methodist Camp & Retreat Center

2020 Updates Coming Soon

Description: These camps all provide a variety of activities and experiences. look at their website for more information about prices, activities, and themes of the camps.

Website: https://lakeshorecamp.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/2019-Summer-Camp-Dates-and-fees-.pdf

 

https://lakeshorecamp.org/summer-camp/our-camps/

Tennessee Camps for Children with Special Needs

2020 Updates Coming Soon

Donald M. Gally Camp

The Donald M. Gally Summer Camp is a day camp for children with special needs ranging from 5-14 years of age. Campers enjoy activities such as arts and crafts, swimming, and outdoor recreational games directed by staff therapists, special education teachers, a camp nurse, and adaptive recreation specialists. The Donald M. Gally Summer Camp takes place at the Kiwanis Club Fresh Air Camp on Prosser Road in Knoxville from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. The cost is free, and registration is available online beginning May 1, 2019. For more information about the Donald M. Gally Summer Camp, call 865-690-8961.

  • Week 1 (Ages 5-9): July 15 - 19, 2019

  • Week 2 (Ages 10-14): July 22 - 26, 2019

Registration link for the 2019 camp season will be available May 1, 2019!

Camp Eagle's Nest

Patients from the Children's Hospital Hematology/Oncology Clinic make Camp Wesley Woods in Townsend, Tennessee their home for one week. Camp Eagle's Nest offers campers plenty of time to enjoy the outdoors by riding horses, canoeing, rock climbing, tubing and much more. A talent show and karaoke provide spirited entertainment for the campers after the sun goes down. Campers also get a chance to interact with their camp counselors, who are nurses and other clinical staff from Children's Hospital. Camp Eagle's Nest is free for patients, thanks to financial and in-kind contributions to the camp and funding from Children's Hospital. For more information about Camp Eagle's Nest, call 865-541-8476. 

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For more information http://www.etch.com

Tennessee Aquarium Summer Camp

The Tennessee Aquarium offers Summer Camps for ages 4-17.

Cost: $240 for members and $280 for nonmembers

Times: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Wonderfully Weird and Wacky: From slimy salamanders to mouthy paddlefish, explore the wonderful weirdness that is the animal kingdom. Learn how animals survive and thrive and what makes them so special in their own weird and wacky way. 

Dates: June 1-5 and July 6-10

Ages: 4-12

Mad Scientists: Follow your mad curiosity about science, animals, and the natural world. Students will become real scientists as they investigate, observe, and ask questions about animal science with hands-on activities, experiments, and field journaling. 

Dates: June 8-12 and July 13-17

Ages: 4-12

Keeper for a Week: Can you train an alligator? What do you do to keep an octopus brain active? Ever wondered what it would be like to work at an aquarium? Follow along as we go behind the scenes to observe a week in the life of an Animal Care Specialist. 

Dates: June 15-19 and July 20-24

Ages: 4-12

Animal Olympics: A Gentoo penguin can swim 22 miles per hour. A sea turtle can hold its breath for up to 7 hours. The best athletes in the world come from the animal kingdom and not from the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Village! Join us as we run, jump, and slither our way into the wonderful world of animal agility. 

Dates: June 22-26 and July 27-31

Ages: 4-12

Animal Detectives: Create life-long memories with that special young person in your life as you and your toddler (or grand-toddler or little friend) explore the world of nature around us. Campers discover their detective skills as they look for clues as to how animals move, what they eat, and how they protect themselves. Days are filled with special activities in the galleries, sneak peeks behind-the-scenes, games, crafts, books, animal encounters, and more. 

Dates: July 13-15 for ages 2-3 and July 20-22 for ages 3-4

​​For more information, click this link. www.tnaqua.org/events-programs/summer-camp/ or call 423-785-4176

UTC STEAM Center

2020 Updates Coming Soon

The weeklong camps are designed to fit the abilities of kids from kindergarten to eighth grade and offer learning opportunities that are fun, hands-on and informative. (Don’t tell the kids they’re going to learn something, though. Just say they’re going to have a blast.)​

Camps:

Jump Start Summer: Rising kindergarten.

Classroom-ready skills will be highlighted through activities structured around books, crafts, and games.

Water, Water Everywhere: Rising 1st and 2nd. 

The Sound in Music: Rising 3rd and 4th. 

Mornings will be spent investigating what sound is and how it is experienced while the afternoons we will apply sounds to create different forms of music as well as have a quick snack. Included are a simulated space mission and a trip to the Aquatic Recreation Center pool.

Where in the World?: Rising 5th & 6th. 

Do you know the way to San Jose? At the end of a week with geography, measurement and geology, your child certainly will. Students also will use technology to help tell a story. Included are a simulated space mission and a trip to the Aquatic Recreation Center pool.

Innovative Summer: Rising 7th & 8th. 

Your rising seventh or eighth grader will experience a week packed with hands-on and interesting activities in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics. Students also will learn ways to use several types of technology. Included are a simulated space mission and a trip to the Aquatic Recreation Center pool.

Most camps run 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and cost $275 per week. The new Jump Start! kindergarten preparation academy runs 9 a.m.-1 p.m. and costs $200. Lunch for 1st-8th grades is $10 per day.

Website: https://blog.utc.edu/news/2019/02/steam-center-offers-camps-from-kindergarten-to-8th-grade/

UTC’s Youth University and Junior Camps

2020 Updates Coming Soon

Taught by experienced teachers, who have experience working with elementary age children, Youth University provides an experiential education through project-based learning. Youth University places a focus on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) and each week, students will explore a different theme and participate in engaging and enriching activities.  Students will have fun while learning!  In addition, students will enjoy recreational activities and Red Cross Certified swimming lessons at the UTC Aquatic and Recreation Center

Multiple grades running concurrently within the same week (convenient for siblings of different ages!)
All camps run all day - 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
One price for any camp ($275.00 per week)
New registration system

 

JUMP START: Grades Kindergarten 
 
SPARK : Grades (rising) K-1 
 
EXPLORE: Grades 2-3
June 1-14
July 9-13
 
DISCOVER: Grades 5-6

INNOVATE: Grades 7-8

 

For more information click the link https://www.utc.edu/challenger-stem-learning-center/summercamps.php

Victory Junction

2020 Updates Coming Soon

Cost: free if accepted 

Dates: April 27 or 28
Description: If you have always wanted to experience Victory Junction, now is
the time to see what camp is all about! This program is available for
children with Autism ages 6-16. There is no cost to attend. Activities
will be at your own pace and lunch and snacks will be provided.
• Adam’s Race Shop
• Archery
• Boating & Fishing
• Bowling

• Gymnasium
• Horseback Riding
• Open Superdome
• Woodshop/Arts & Crafts

Visit https://victoryjunction.org/ for more information about the camp and the camp schedule.

 

Registration: Feel free to fill out registration online or contact Casey Roche to complete it over the phone.

Casey Roche

Camper Recruiter

Victory Junction

Office: 336.495.2038

YMCA Day Camp

2020 Updates Coming Soon

Description: For a well-rounded camp experience with lots of variety, nothing tops YMCA Day Camp! From field trips and daily swimming to arts and crafts and outdoor education, Y Summer Camp is the place to be when school is out!
YMCA Day Camp offers inclusion opportunities for campers with special needs who function well in group environments. Contact the camp director to determine if we can safely accommodate your special needs camper. Scholarships are available for those who qualify. Please contact your local YMCA branch to complete a scholarship application.

Dates: 

TBA

 

Drop off begins at 7 a.m. and pickup until 6 p.m. 

  • 1st through rising 5th graders for YMCA Day Camps

    • ​BOLD/GOLD - wilderness experiential education program for teens 

    • Open Air Academy - Day camp nature-based summer experiences for teens ages 11-14 and 15-18. 

    • Cost: $110/week for Y members; $150/week for non-members

 

Check registration form for more details or visit https://www.ymcachattanooga.org/camp/summer-day-camp

Pure Genius Camps

2020 Updates Coming Soon

These summer camps are designed to give kids an action-packed week of scientific exploration.

Bricktacular Science

Date: May 28-31

Time: 9 AM- 4 PM

Age: 5-12

Cost: $240

Our American Girl

Date: June 10- June 14

Time: 9 AM- 4 PM

Age: 5-12

Cost: $250

Magic Tree House

Date: June 24- June 28

Time: 9 AM- 4 PM

Age: 5-12

Cost: $250

Wizarding World of Science

Date: July 15-19

Time: 9 AM- 4PM

Cost: $250

Wizz! Pop! Bang! Mad Science Camp

Date: July 16- 20

time: 1 PM - 4 PM

Age: 6 & up

Cost: $140

Spy Camp

Date: July 29-August 2

Time: 9 Am- 4 PM

Age: 7-12

Cost: $250

For more information, visit www.puregenius.guru or Call 423-385-5040

Tennessee Valley Railroad Rail Camp

Description: This camp includes all aspects of railroading: railroad terms, signals, how steam and diesel engines work, and how the history of trains can be covered. Campers will also see blacksmithing demonstration, fields trips, and guest speakers. Camper will receive a TVRM Rail Camp t-shirt. This camp is all inclusive and typically 40-50% of campers are special needs. 

Website: http://www.tvrail.com/events-exhibits/rides/railroad-summer-camp

Location: 4119 Cromwell Road, Chattanooga, TN 37421

Session 1A- Junior Half Day: June 1-6 (ages 4-6) $175

Session 1B - Junior Full Day: June 1-6 (ages 7-9) $375

Session 2 - Junior Full Day: June 8-13 (ages 10-12) $375

Session 3 - Teen Full Day: June 15-20 (ages 13-17) $1,100 

Session 4 - Teen Overnight: June 22-27 ( ages 13-17) SOLD OUT!

 Session 5- Teen Overnight: July 6-11  ( ages 13-17) $1,100 SOLD OUT!

Session 6 - Teen Overnight July 13-18 (ages 13-17) $1,100 SOLD OUT!

Tech Town Summer Camps

2020 Updates Coming Soon

​TechTown offers unique camp programs with hands-on learning designed to inspire creativity, drive curiosity and lay the foundation for a career in technology. Pick your learning emphases in art and design, software development, engineering, videography, robotics and more. Kids have their own learning facility, where they are free to explore a variety of pathways.

Location: 1100 Market Street. Chattanooga, TN 37402

Phone: 423-308-7732

Website: www.gotechtown.org

Ages: 7-17

Skyuka Hall Summer Camp

2020 Updates Coming Soon

Description: Build success into your student's summer curriculum! Skyuka Hall's summer program provides a unique opportunity for students that need remediation and/or acceleration in Reading, Writing, and Mathematics. Each class will give an entry assessment, maintain on-going data collection and each student will receive an end of the camp report to make parents aware of their child's level of proficiency. Teachers will create a plan for each student based on their weaknesses and strengths. The students will then receive intensive, specific instruction unique to that child.

 

Dates: TBA

 

Time: 8:30 – 12:00

 

Teacher to Student Ratio: 1 – 6

You may choose 2 or more weeks on the registration form.  

Questions? Call (423) 877-9711 or visit https://skyukahall.org/camp

 

Overnight Camps

Camp Dream

2020 Updates Coming Soon

Camp Dream is a unique overnight weeklong camp located in Atlanta designed for children and adults with special needs of all severity levels. 

Summer Camp Dates:

Ages:4 and up

Cost: $500

Registration opens on February 1st at www.campdreamga.org/summer-camp.  For questions please contact at: 678-367-0040 or info@campdreamga.org.

http://www.campdreamga.org/summer-camp/

Camp Ocoee

2020 Updates Coming Soon

Each day at Camp Ocoee is carefully planned to allow each camper to develop skills through instructional activity times and also foster a strong sense of community through several camp activity periods where they interact with other cabins. 

Ranger Camp

Cost: ranger session: $615       YMCA members get a 10% discount off camp fees.
 This discount does not apply to special activities.
• Early Bird Discount: Register by January 31, 2018 and save $40 per session

Dates: TBA

​​Horse Camp

Dates: TBA

Cost: $685

Time: CHECK-IN TIME for all sessions is 1:00-2:30 PM EST on Sunday CHECK-OUT TIME for all sessions is 9:30-10:30 AM EST on Saturday

For more information, email info@campocoee.com or call 423-338-5588 or visit https://www.ymcacampocoee.org/summer-camp

 

Link to registration form: https://www.ymcacampocoee.org/online-registration

Next Steps at Vanderbilt Summer Institute

Description: Next Steps at Vanderbilt Summer Institute is a college transition program for rising high school juniors, seniors, and young adults with intellectual disability up to the age of 25. This is a week-long residential program that will provide exposure to post-secondary education. Students will be given the opportunity to experience a college campus and to develop a broader understanding of the Next Steps at Vanderbilt post-secondary education program.

Cost: $1,250 (Limited, need-based scholarships available)
Dates: TBA Ages: 17-25
Register: https://peabody.vanderbilt.edu/departments/nextsteps/programoverview/nssi.php
For more information: John Cayton, john.b.cayton@vanderbilt.edu or 615-875-8090

Sparrowwood at Camp Glisson

2020 Updates Coming Soon

DescriptionSparrowwood is a chance for campers with different developmental needs to be accepted for who they are and celebrated for all they have to offer. Focusing on abilities rather than disabilities fosters the shared sense of radical acceptance that helps define the Glisson experience. Campers are not only included in the greater camp community by being part of Village living groups and visiting Outpost, they lead the way at can’t-miss events like Sparrowwood chapel, dance, and talent show – causing all involved to see we are more alike than we are different.

 

Cost: Around $700-800 depending on camp session

 

For more dates and info visit glisson.org/sparrowwood or contact us at info@glisson.org or 706-864-6181

Tailsman Program

2020 Updates Coming Soon

Description: Talisman Programs provide exceptional summer camp opportunities for young people ages 6-22 with Autism Spectrum Disorders, ADHD and other learning differences. Since 1980 their ACA-accredited programs have been offering unique alternatives to ordinary summer camps. Talisman provides a structured, nurturing environment within an exciting adventure program in which their campers can have a successful summer while increasing social skills, a sense of personal responsibility and a more positive self-image.

Website: https://talismancamps.com/  or call 828-697-6313 to see if spaces remain and to select the best program for your child.

Enrollment is limited

Phone: 828-697-6313

SESSION 1
Length: 13 days

Dates: TBA

Price: $3185

Base Camp Programs: Foundations, Sight, Insight, Young Adult Teen Adventure Programs: Hook & Tackle, Quest

SESSION 2

Length: 17 days

Dates: TBA

Price: $4165

Base Camp Programs: Foundations, Sight, Insight, Young Adults Teen Adventure Programs: Caves & Climbing ($4335), Tri-Adventures

 

SESSION 3

Length: 17 days

Dates: TBA

Price: $4165

Base Camp Programs: Foundations, Sight, Insight, Young Adults Teen Adventure Programs: Quest, Tri-Adventures

 

SESSION 4

Length: 6 days

Dates: TBA

Price: $1450

Programs available: Discovery, Foundations, Sight, Insight

Joni and Friends Family Retreat

2020 Updates Coming Soon

Description: At both U.S. and International Family Retreats, persons with disability and their families receive encouragement and care in the comfort of a safe and accessible family camp environment. Enjoy fully-accessible and age-appropriate fun activities, be nourished by hearty home-style meals, and glean from meaningful conversations from a network of families who understand the challenges of life with disability.

​For more information call Joni and Friends- (818) 707-5664 or Elizabeth Walton- Contact for Fort Bluff Camp (865)-540-3860, email long@joniandfriends.org, or visit their website http://www.joniandfriends.org/

Dates and Prices are on website

Location: Fort Bluff Camp, Dayton, TN

Register: https://www.joniandfriends.org/events/?tribe_paged=1&tribe_event_display=list&tribe_eventcategory=47

Camp Discovery

2020 Updates Coming Soon

Description:  Camp Discovery serves people with disabilities ages 7 – 90 who want to experience the wonders of summer camp.  Campers will participate in such activities as: arts and crafts, hiking, music, games, contests, sports, campfires, dancing, movies, cabin activities, and swimming. All activities will be planned to accommodate changes in weather conditions.

Cost: $495

Dates: 

Week 1 :TBA

Week 2 : TBA

Week 3 : TBA

Week 4: TBA

Week 5 : TBA

Week 6 : TBA

Week 7 : TBA

Week 8 : TBA

For more information call; Chester Lowe, Vice-President at 615-504-1727 or vicepresident@jayceecamp.org for reservation inquires.

Website: http://www.jayceecamp.org/index.php

The camp sessions will be on a “First Come, First Served Basis.” 

Baylor School Summer Camps

Description: What are Baylor Summers? Three months of action-packed, skill-building, fun-filled, sports, tech, arts, enrichment and outdoor adventure experiences. We take full advantage of our beautiful campus by offering several incredible overnight camps and a huge array of day camps for kids of all ages. Make the most of summer by making it a Baylor summer!

Website: http://www.baylorschool.org/summer/index.aspx

Cost & dates found in the links below: 

Sports Camps: https://www.baylorschool.org/summer/sports-camps

Enrichment Camps: https://www.baylorschool.org/summer/enrichment-camps

Day Camps: https://www.baylorschool.org/summer/day-camp

Overnight Camps: https://www.baylorschool.org/summer/overnight-camps

FIND OUT MORE! Give us a call: 423-757-2616

McCallie School Summer Camp

2020 Updates Coming Soon

Description: McCallie offers a wide variety of summer camps and programs. The Boarding Camps, for boys only, include McCallie Sports Camp, Lacrosse Camp, Soccer Camp, Tennis Camp, Father-Son Weekend, Leadership Camp. There is also a wide variety of day camps, for an extensive list view the link for the Summer Camp Master Schedule or visit their website.To look at different camps click this link, http://mccalliesummercamps.com/For more information call (423) 493-5886 or email camps@mccallie.org

Day camps: $375 per session

Boarding camps: vary by camp
Dates: TBA

Day Camp: 

Session 1: TBA
Session 2: TBA
Session 3: TBA
Session 4: TBA
Session 5: TBA
Session 6: TBA
Session 7: TBA

Boarding Camp: vary by camp

 

Equestrian Camps

Mending Arrow Ranch

2020 Updates Coming Soon

The goal at Mending Arrow Ranch is to provide a safe haven for our students. Each child has to deal with their own set of unique challenges. We want to give these children a way to experience healing and personal growth through the interactions with our horses.

All sessions are private – One on One with instructor. This way every lesson is adapted to each child’s individual’s needs.

Information: TBD

For more information about Mending Arrow Ranch visit their website: http://mendingarrowranch.org/

Contact inforamtion: (423)-305-5586 or email Kayla Davis at Kayla@mendingarrowranch.org

Scenic City Equestrian

2020 Updates Coming Soon

Summer Camps - $350

Six weeks of choices! Max number of riders is 12 per week.  Additional activities provided to round the camper experience. 

Camps run from 9AM-4PM. 

If extended care needed, for an extra fee, hours available are 8-9 AM and 4-5 PM

Sessions:

06/03/2019 - 06/07/2019 Beginner Camp 1

06/10/2019 - 06/14/2019 Intermediate Camp 1

06/24/2019 - 06/28/2019 Intermediate Camp 2

07/08/2019 - 07/12/2019 Beginner Camp 2

07/15/2019 - 07/19/2019 Vaulting Camp

07/29/2019-08/02/2019 Therapeutic Riding Camp with Creative Discovery Museum

Reserve a spot today!

Event Camp - $375

06/17/2019 - 06/21/2019 for Intermediate/Advanced riders with their own horse, stalling available upon request

Reserve a spot today!

Spirit Horse-Eagles Rest Ranch Riding Therapeutic Equestrian Center

2020 Updates Coming Soon

Description: SpiritHorse Day Camp at Eagles Rest Ranch holds an integrated camp for all ages and all abilities. Campers enjoy a fun filled, learning and supportive atmosphere! Campers enjoy Horseback riding with one staff member per 1-2 campers, team skills building activities, arts and crafts, and water sports. We have an Independence Strides saddle for our non-ambulatory riders. Camp includes horseback riding, team building social interactive activities, yard games, crafts, & water fun! Ages three and up.

Location: Eagles Rest Ridge, Flintstone, Georgia. Camp is for ages 6 and up.

To register contact Ginger Brown 423-421-3205, or email ginger@eaglesrestranch.com

Website: 

www.freedomranchga.com/summer-camp

Dates: TBA​

Cost: $250 per week​

Limited participant slots on a first come basis

Tri-State Therapeutic Riding Center

2020 Updates Coming Soon

Description: Provides equine assisted therapies to individuals of all ages with physical, mental and emotional disabilities in a structured riding environment. Tri-State Therapeutic Riding Center offers the Reinbow Riders Program for individuals with disabilities, the Taking the Lead Equine Assisted Learning Program for At-Risk Youth, and the Horses 4 Heroes Veterans Program. The center provides court ordered community service opportunities for juveniles and is primarily ran by volunteer support. Tri-State Therapeutic Riding Center is the only PATH International Center in the Chattanooga/Cleveland area and is home to the Area 4 Special Olympics

Dates: TBA


For more information call (423)339-2517 or visit their website: https://www.tristatetherapeuticriding.org/

Sports Camps

 
Green's Karate

Cost: TBD
Dates: TBD
For more information call (423) 432-5280 or email greenskarate@gmail.com

 

FREE Kids Summer Bowling

Description: Select bowling centers and schools around the country are participating in the “Kids bowl free” program. This program is designed by bowling centers to give back to the community and provide a safe, secure, and fun way for kids to spend time

Cost: FREE
Dates: N/A
For more information call (423) 710-3530

More Information at https://www.kidsbowlfree.com/center.php?alley_id=5942

Scholarship Funds

 
Family Support Program 

The Family Support Program provides funds for families who have kids with disabilities. These state funds can often be used to pay for summer camp fees. Click here to download the application and find out if you are eligible for funding. Or, call 423-664-5120.

Resources

 
Activity Tree

Description: The largest online resource for U.S. parents to find information on ONLY kid’s classes, camps, sports leagues, party places and fun spots. Our mission is to make it easy and affordable to get our nation’s children active in both body and mind. We offer parents an extensive, user-friendly marketplace to find activity information. Search by zip code, city or activity. We have deals! Several of our activity provider partners offer discounts on their programs. We fund and administer an activity scholarship program. ActivityTree makes it easier than ever before to get kids active!

Website: www.activitytree.com

Vanderbilt Children's Hospital Camp Directory

Description: The Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital camp directory provides information on summer programs for children with chronic illnesses and disabilities. Most of the camps and programs listed are in the Middle Tennessee region. National camps serving children with chronic conditions are included for some specific conditions. 

Website: www.childrenshospital.vanderbilt.org

American Camp Association Southeastern Camp Directory

Description: Online search for camps accredited by the American Camp Association.

Website: http://find.acacamps.org/

AFFIRM Respite Programs

Description: Provides respite for families who have children with emotional/behavioral problems. To meet criteria, the family must reside in Hamilton County. Additionally, the child needs to have a documented mental health diagnosis or be demonstrating behavioral/emotional problems. If the child does not have a diagnosis, we administer the Child Behavior Checklist (CBCL) and determine if they meet criteria for the program, based on their score. We can provide the respite service in the home or in the community, depending on the needs of the family and the functioning level of the child. A goal of our program is to try to help the family line up long-term respite resources, since our services last only 8-12 weeks for 2-4 hours per week.

Website: http://lifelinefamilies.org/project-affirm-caregivers-planned-respite-program/

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