2022 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.0 or email info@chattanoogaautismcenter.org

Educational Programs

 
Chattanooga Christian School

Description: This Program offers a selection of exciting and engaging Days Camps and Specialty Camps for students Preschool (age 3) through 12th grade. These programs encourage students to explore new disciplines, interests, and hobbies and continue learning throughout the summer months. The Chattanooga Christian School also offers a need based financial aid summer camp for families if needed.

Website: https://www.ccsk12.com/camps-clinics 

Specialty Camps: Check out Website for descriptions on the different specialty camps offered

 https://www.ccsk12.com/camps-clinics/specialty-camps

From 9 AM - 12 PM or 1 PM - 4 PM

May 31- June 3

June 6-10

June 13-17

June 20-24

June 27-July 1

July 11-15

July 18-22

July 25-29

Day Camp: https://www.ccsk12.com/camps-clinics/day-camp

Day Camp will run for 10 weeks from May 31 to August 5.

From 9 AM - 4 PM with before and after camp care provided if needed.

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

Description: CHIPS provides fun, interactive and innovative learning enrichment programs. Designed to empower kid's individual talents, interests, skills and abilities; and encourage them to create, learn, discover and explore! Direct, 1-on-1 and personalized instruction help build creative, innovative and critical thinking skills as students get to explore a different theme of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) each week. For more information check out the website below.

Website: https://tekeliakelly.wixsite.com/chipslearning/register-today

Phone: 423-421-5646

Email: tekeliakelly@comcast.net

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/index.php/signal-camp-application/

Camp Signal 

Session 1: June 13-17

Session 2: June 20-24

Session 3: June 27- July 1

Session 4: July 11-15

Session 5: July 18-22

Chatter Camp 

Session: June 6-10

Vision Academy:

Elementary Vision Camp: July 25-29

Teen Vision Camp: July 11-15

Young Adult Vision Camp: June 20-24

Summer Zoo Camp

Description: Let your children run a little wild during summer camp at the Chattanooga Zoo! Starting June 6th, join us for weeks full of animal exploration, scientific discoveries, games, crafts, and a whole lot of FUN! We have Summer Camp programs available for rising Kindergarteners through 8th Graders. 

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

Cost: $200-$280

Dates: 

Jr. Zookeepr

  • Ages: K-3rd, 4th, & 5th

  • June 6-10

The Secret Life of Zoo Animals

  • Ages: K-3rd, 4th, & 5th

  • June 13-17

Animal Care 1 

  • Ages: 6th-8th

  • June 13-17

Zoo Lab

  • Ages: K-3rd, 4th, & 5th 

  • June 20-24

Bees, Butterflies, and Beetles

  • Ages: K-3rd 

  • June 27-July 1

Animal Care 2

  • Ages: 6th-8th

  • June 27-July 1

Winter in July 

  • Ages: K-3rd

  • July 11-15

Animal Care 1

  • Ages: 6th-8th

  • July 11-15

Ferocious Fossil Fun

  • Ages: K-3rd, 4th, & 5th

  • July 18-22

Animal Care 2

  • Ages: 6th-8th

  • July 18-22

Jr. Zookeeper

  • Ages: K-3rd, 4th, & 5th

  • July 25-29

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/camps

Camps: 

Friends Discovery Camp: Inclusive camps designed for children with disabilities and their typically developing peers.

  • FDC: Superheroes of Science!

    • Rising 1st and 2nd graders ​

    • ​June 6-10

  • Do it all

    • Raising 3rd - 5th graders ​

    • June 13-17

Preschool Camps: The perfect first camp experience filled with Museum play, theme-related crafts and time in Culinary Corner.

  • Superheroes! 

    • Ages 4-5​

    • June 20-24

  • Dinosaurs!

    • Ages 4-5​

    • June 27- July 1

School Ages Camps: Full-day camps include time in the Museum, a mid-week field trip, snacks, and group projects!

  • Camp do it all

    • Rising 1st - 5th graders​

    • July 11-15

  • Superheroes of Science 

    • Rising 1st - 5 graders​

    • July 18-22

  • Movie Makers

    • Rising 3rd - 5th graders​

    • July 25-29

Middle School Camps: Dates will be coming soon.

Chattanooga State Summer Programs

Description: Chattanooga State Summer Camps are back again with an amazing line up for your kids. Camps vary from broadcasting camp, building your own video game, clarinet lessons, musical theatre camp, etc.! Ages vary depending on the camp.

Website: https://www.campusce.net/cscc/course/course.aspx?catId=10

Phone: 423-697-3100​

Email: EWD@ChattanoogaState.edu 

Dates and Costs: Check out website for dates and pricing.

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.

Website: https://www.specialkidstn.com/camp-ability

Dates: 2022 updates coming soon

Ages: 6-25

Contact Information:
Alexis Ramsey
Director of Strategic Initiatives
Phone: 615.809.2632 or 615.496.4638
Email: aramsey@specialkidstn.com

Downside Up

Description: We are so excited about our summer day camp for upcoming PreK-5th graders. Our camp provides opportunities for boys and girls of all abilities to explore, grow, create, and learn through a wide array of engaging programs. Led by certified teachers and dynamic counselors, campers will enjoy a variety of indoor and outdoor activities which involve team building, music, science, art, & recreation. Half day and full day options are available. 

Website: https://www.downsideupinc.org/camp

Dates: 

  • June 6-10

  • June 20-24

  • July 11-15

  • July 25-29

Ages: PreK-5th graders

Cost: $150-$225

Easterseals Tennessee

Description: Easterseals is the largest provider of recreation and camping services for people with disabilities. Our inclusive, recreation  camping programs are designed for youth ages 7 -16. Our partner YMCA Camp Widjiwagan, provides the facility, programming, food and housing. Registration will open March 1st.

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

Dates: 2022 updates coming soon

Ages: 7-16

Email: cgivens@eastersealstn.com

Phone: 615-292-6640, x-2. 

Girls Preparatory School Summer Camps

Description: GPS Summer Camps provide an enriching environment where a girl can be a girl. From Camp Kaleidoscope, Bruiser camp, and Specialty camps there is a camp for everyone! You can choose from a full-day with adventures or just a half-day of fun.  

Website: https://www.gps.edu/camps-clinics-more/summer-at-gps/our-summer-camps/signature-camps

Phone: 423-634-7600

Ages: Pre-K to 12th grade

Camp Kaleidoscope

  • Grades: PreK-3

  • Dates: June 6-10, June 13-17, June 20-24, July 11-15, July 18-22

  • Time: 9AM - 3:30 PM (half-day option)

  • Cost: $200 (half day)  $325 (full day)​​​

Bruiser Camp

  • Grades: 4-6

  • Dates: June 20-24, July 11-15, July 18-22

  • Time: 9AM- 3:30 PM

  • Cost: $200 (half day) $350 (full day)

​Specialty Campshttps://www.gps.edu/camps-clinics-more/summer-at-gps/our-summer-camps/specialty-camps

Arts & Music Camps: https://www.gps.edu/camps-clinics-more/summer-at-gps/our-summer-camps/art-music-camps

Athletic Campshttps://www.gps.edu/camps-clinics-more/summer-at-gps/our-summer-camps/athletic-camps

Hamilton County Summer Reach Program

Description: Enroll your child for 6 free weeks of fun and learning. The Reach program operates Monday through Friday from 8:00 - 3:00 for elementary school and 8:45 - 2:30 for middle school. Students will receive a free lunch every day and transportation will be provided. Register here: https://powerschool.hcde.org/public/. 

Dates: June 6- July 15

Website: https://www.hcde.org/academics/summerreach

Lakeshore United Methodist Camp & Retreat Center

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

Website: https://lakeshorecamp.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/2022-Summer-Schedule-to-share-1.pdf

Tennessee Camps for Children with Special Needs

Website: https://www.etch.com/community/summer-camps/

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. For more information about the Donald M. Gally Summer Camp, call 865-690-8961.

Dates: 2022 updates coming soon

Camp Eagle's Nest

​Camp Eagle's Nest is home for patients from the Children's Hospital Hematology/Oncology Clinic. Camp Eagle's Nest offers campers plenty of time to enjoy the outdoors. Campers also get a chance to interact with their camp counselors, who are nurses and other clinical staff from Children's Hospital.  For more information about Camp Eagle's Nest, call (865) 541-8476.

Dates: 2022 updates coming soon

Cost: Free for patients

Tennessee Aquarium Summer Camp

 Join us as we explore the world around us through hands-on exploration, animal encounters, tours, activities, and so much more. Our summer camp program offers both general camp sessions for ages 5-12 years old as well as specialty camp sessions throughout the summer. Ages for the specialty camp vary depending on the week and theme with opportunities for ages 9-14 throughout the summer. Registration for Aquarium members opens March 8th. Registration for non-members opens March 15. 

Website: https://tnaqua.org/educate/summer-camp/

Cost: General camps: $250 for members and $280 for non-members 

Specialty Camps: $325 for members and $375 for non-members 

Times: Monday-Friday 9AM-4PM. Aftercare available until 5:30 PM.

General Camp: A typical day for our general camps will include touring the Aquarium, meeting an animal ambassador, creative project time, and hands-on activities and/or experiments.

  • Ages: 5-12

  • Dates: June 13-July 29

Weird World: Uncover how weird animals and plants can be in order to survive in the wild.

  • Ages: 5-12

  • Dates: June 13-17, July 11-15

Shaped by Nature: Join us as we discover how nature helped us create unimaginable things!

  • Ages: 5-12

  • Dates: June 20-24, July 18-22

Color me Wilds: Explore how animals and plants use colors and patterns to communicate and survive.

  • Ages 5-12

  • Dates: June 27-July 1

Mad Scientist: Practice your evil scientist laugh and become a mad scientist with us as we explore the world through cool science activities and wacky experiments.

  • Ages 5-12

  • July 5-8

Specialty Camps: Specialty camps activities could include touring the Aquarium, meeting animal ambassadors, special behind the scenes opportunities, field trips and participating in hands-on activities and experiments.

River Guardians: Learn how to use a seine net and identify some of our local aquatic wildlife as we explore our local waterways by collecting aquatic invertebrates, fish, and more!

  • Ages: 11-14

  • Dates: June 13-17

Nature Connection: Explore activities that have compelled humans for millennia; hunting, gathering, building, playing in water, hiding, stalking, solving nature mysteries, telling stories and making wild friends.

  • Ages: 9-12

  • Dates: June 20-24, July 18-22

Animal Care: Follow along as we go behind the scenes to observe a week in the life of an Animal Care Specialist.

  • Ages: 13-14

  • Dates: June 27-July 1, July 25-30

UTC Mocs Adventure Camp

Description: UTC's Mocs Adventure camp let's campers explore Chattanooga while making new friends! With a range of various activities campers can climb, swim, play sports, and enjoy the outdoors.

Website: https://www.utc.edu/enrollment-management-and-student-affairs/campus-recreation/mocs-adventure-camp/session-registration

Session 1: Water Week

  • Dates: June 6-10

Session 2: Mocs week

  • Dates: June 13-17

Session 3: Super Hero Week

  • Dates: June 20-24

Session 4: Sports Week

  • Dates: June 27-July 1

Session 5: Outdoor Adventure Week

  • Dates: July 11-15

Session 6: International Week

  • Dates: July 18-22

Session 7: Beach Week

  • Dates: July 25-29

Cost: $240-$300

UTC’s Summer Creativity Camps

Description: Hosted by UTC's College of Engineering and Computer Science and the Challenger STEM learning center will blend the sensory experiences of cooking with their interdisciplinary subjects of science, arts, and engineering, and math.

Website: https://www.utc.edu/clc/creativity-camps

Peas in a Pod Cooking Camp:

  • Dates: June 6-10

  • Ages: Rising first - sixth graders

  • Cost: $285

My bright Ideas:

  • Dates: June 20-24, June 27- July 1, July 11-15, July 18-22

Victory Junction

Description: This summer we have created an opportunity for some of our 6-16 year old campers to join us back on camp for overnight peer camps where they get to explore the Camp Magic on their own again! Traditional Summer Camp applications open December 1st for individuals who are eligible.

Website:https://victoryjunction.org/camperzone-summercamp/ 

Ages: 6-16

Dates: 

Sickle Cell/Oncology: July 9 – July 13
Spina Bifida/Cerebral Palsy/Muscular Dystrophy: July 16 – July 20
Heart/Lung/Kidney/Rheumatology: July 23 – July 27
Bleeding Diseases/GI/General Session: July 30 – August 3

ALL of our 2022 programs applicants:
● 5 years and older MUST have proof of full Covid-19 vaccination
● Under 5 years old MUST provide proof of a negative Covid-19 test that has been administered with 72 hours of arriving for the program

YMCA Day Camp

2022 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.

Website:https://www.ymcachattanooga.org/summer-camps

Cost: 

  • Members: $140/week

  • Non-members: $185/week

Dates:

Ignite your summer

  • May 31- June 3

Fun & Fitness

  • June 6-10

Camp Olympics

  • June 13-17

Wild West

  • June 20-24

Space is the place

  • June 27- July 1

Great Outdoors

  • July 4-8

All Star Week

  • July 11-15

Splish Splash

  • July 18-22

Mad Science

  • July 25-29

Aloha

  • August 1-5

Tennessee Valley Railroad Rail Camp

Description: We are looking forward to another fun and exciting summer! Please look over our schedule and choose the session that’s best for you. Overnight Camp is limited to a maximum of 10 campers per session. Teens attending both sessions of Overnight Camp receive a $200 discount!

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

Ages: 7+

Cost: 

  • Day Camp $425

  • Overnight camp $1,140

Dates: 

Rail Camp:

  • May 30 - June 3

  • June 6-10

  • June 13-17

  • June 20-25 (overnight)

  • June 27-July 3 (overnight)

Camp Widjiwagan

Description: Camp Widjiwagn is apart of the YMCA program. They offer traditional days camps, specialty camps, and overnight camps. Check the link below for more information about each day offered,

Website: https://www.campwidji.org/summer-camps

Cost: $340-$900
Dates: 

  •  May 30 - Jun 04

  •  Jun 05 - Jun 11

  •  Jun 12 - Jun 18

  •  Jun 19 - Jun 25

  •  Jun 26 - Jul 02

  •  Jul 03 - Jul 09

  •  Jul 10 - Jul 16

  •  Jul 17 - Jul 23

  •  Jul 24 - Jul 30

  •  Jul 31 - Aug 06

  •  Aug 08 - Aug 10


 

Skyuka Hall Summer Camp

2022 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.

Website: https://www.skyukahall.org/about/school-calendar?cal_date=2022-06-01

For more information call: 423-877-9711

Overnight Camps

Camp Dream

Description:

 Camp Dream offers a unique overnight Summer Camp program designed for children and young adults with moderate to severe physical and developmental disabilities. Camper registration will open March 1st. 

Website: https://www.campdreamga.org/summer-camp

Ages: 4+

Dates:

1st Session:

  • July 17-20

2nd session:

  • July 21-24

Camp Ocoee

Description:

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. 

Website: https://www.ymcacampocoee.org/registration-information 

Cost: $680

Dates:

Ranger Camp

  •  June 5-11 

  •  June 12-18 

  •  June 19-25 

  •  June 26- July 2 

  •  July 3-9 

  •  July 10-16 

  •  July 17-23 

  •  July 24-30

 
Sparrowwood at Camp Glisson

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.

Website: 

Dates: 

Youth:

  • July 10-15

  • July 24-29

Young Adult:

  • June 12-17

  • June 19-24

  • June 26-July 1

  • July 3-8July 17-22

Adult:

  • June 12-17

  • June 19-24

Cost: Around $785-840 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

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

  • Base Camp Programs

    • June 11-29​

  • Teen Adventure Program

    • June 11-29​

  • Mini Camp Programs 

    • June 13-19​

  • Insight

    • June 22-28​

SESSION 2

  • Base Camp Programs

    • July 2-14​

  • Teen Adventure Camps

    • July 2-14​

 

SESSION 3

  • Base Camp Programs

    • July 17-29​

  • Teen Adventure Camp

    • July 17-29​

 

SESSION 4

  • Base Camp Programs 

    • August 1-7

Joni and Friends Family Retreat

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 visit their website http://www.joniandfriends.org/

Dates and Prices are on website

Location: Fort Bluff Camp, Dayton, TN

Camp Discovery

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. 

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

Cost: $495

Dates: 

Week 1 :June 12-17

Week 2 : June 26-July 1

Week 3 : July 3-8

Week 4:  July 10-15 (only for ages 7-26)

Week 5 : July 17-22

Week 6 : July 24-29

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

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/camps-clubs-clinics/sports-camps

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

Day Camps: https://www.baylorschool.org/camps-clubs-clinics/raider-days

Overnight Camps: https://www.baylorschool.org/news-detail-homepage/~board/school-news/post/space-and-rocketry-camp-offered-this-summer 

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

McCallie School Summer Camp

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 registration: https://campscui.active.com/orgs/McCallieSummerPrograms#/selectSessions/3060335

Boarding Camps: https://campscui.active.com/orgs/McCallieSummerPrograms#/selectSessions/3063234

Sports Camps: https://campscui.active.com/orgs/McCallieSummerPrograms#/selectSessions/3012842

Equestrian Camps

Mending Arrow Ranch

2022 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 information706-944-3372 or email info@MendingArrowRanch.org

Scenic City Equestrian

Description: We offer professional boarding, riding and related horse services to the greater Chattanooga area.

Website: https://www.sceniccityequestrian.com/summer-camps 

Dates: Updates for 2022 coming soon

Spirit Horse-Eagles Rest Ranch Riding Therapeutic Equestrian Center

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: 

https://www.freedomranchga.com/summer-camp

Dates: 

  • May 30-June 3

  • June 6-10

  • June 13-17

  • June 20-24

Tri-State Therapeutic Riding Center

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

Description: Our positive and productive family environment changes lives in dramatic ways over the short, mid and long-term training process. Please specify in correspondence between staff which day(s) times you prefer. Please fill out our waiver (at top of page labeled "Click here to sign up") this way we can communicate effectively. 

Website: https://www.greenskarate.com/

Cost: Full day $65 Half days $32.50

Dates:

  • June 13-17

  • July 25-30

For more information call (423) 405-3656 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

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/