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2023 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

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 

Phone: 423.265.6411

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 30-June 2

June 5-9

June 12-16

June 19-23

June 26-30

July 10-14

July 17-21

July 24-28

July 31-Aug 4

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

Day Camp will run for 10 weeks from May 30 to August 4.

From 9 AM - 4 PM with before and after camp care provided if needed. For each camp there are 3- and 5-day options.

Day Camp with the Learning Center: Day Camp with The Learning Center (ccsk12.com)

Day Camp with The Learning Center provides a safe and supportive environment for children ages K-12th grade who might require additional staff supervision, assistance in the restroom, or help with behavior beyond what is available with the staff-to-student ratio in the standard Day Camp for CCS. Students will still enjoy the activities of CCS Day Camp with their typically-developing peers but with additional supports in place (10 week-long sessions starting May 30-August 4)

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

Day Camps
The Camps at Signal Centers

Description: Signal Centers provides campers of all abilities with a range of stimulating and creative activities. We provide an awesome program for campers, no matter their interests or camp experience.

 

Website: Summer Camp | Camps At Signal Centers | Chattanooga

Camp Signal: Children’s Services offers a unique summer camp focusing on social and emotional development through fun projects, and provides age-appropriate activities in art, movement, music, water play, animal therapy, technology and so much more!

Ages: 3-11 years old

Cost: $250 per week; scholarships are available

2023 Dates: 

Session 1: June 12th-16th

Session 2: June 19th-23th

Session 3: June 26th-30th

Session 4: July 10th-14th

Session 5: July 17th-21st

Session 6: July 24th-28th

Chatter Camp: serves children ages 5-16 years who are nonverbal or have communication challenges and use augmentative communication devices (talking technology)

Session: June 5th-9th

Vision Academy: designed to provide fun activities that promote independence for children, teenagers, and adults with no or low vision. Campers are introduced to different low vision technologies and learn orientation and mobility skills.  

Ages: 5-21 years old

2023 Dates: TBA

Camp ZooAbility

Camp ZooAbility is a week-long Day Camp based out of the Chattanooga Zoo. Daily activities include, but are not limited to: arts & crafts, Zoo exploration, animal enrichments, group activities, swimming, a grand finale talent show, and much more!


ZooAbility is for individuals ages 6 and older who have intellectual and/or physical disabilities and their siblings.

 

*Please note: The Chattanooga Therapeutic Recreation Services Division is not staffed to support campers who are unable to control violent behavior, or who need significant help with toileting or dressing.  Camp ZooAbility strives to have low camper/counselor ratios in order for all campers to be successful. However, we are currently not equipped with the staffing to provide 1:1 for all campers. 

 

Camp is Monday - Friday and each week is divided up by age group:
Week 1: (6 -12 yrs) June 19 - 23

Week 2: (13-21 yrs) June 26 - 30

Week 3: (22 yrs and up) July 10 - 14

TIME: 9am-2pm daily


Camp ZooAbility Lottery Sign Ups (Summer 2023)

A lottery system of random selection will be utilized in order to ensure fair and equal opportunity to participate in camp this year. The Zoo will be collecting names from 2/17 - 3/5. All names will then be submitted into the lottery system and all interested parties will be notified by 3/10 of lottery results.

 

To add your camper's name to the list for randomized selection, you must contact Elaine with this info:
-Camper's Name and Age
-Contact Phone Number
-Subject line of "Camp ZooAbility"

CONTACT: Please direct any questions to Elaine Gossett
eadams@chattanooga.gov  or (423) 643-6607 

Description: Can Do Kids will be offering two fun and interactive 6-week summer camps. We will be offering a Storytime Yoga group to help improve your child’s self-esteem, strength, concentration, and emotional regulation through the use of storytelling and yoga. Storytime Yoga is best suited for individuals with varying abilities ages 6 to 21 and will be offered every Tuesday from 3:30-4:30 for 6 weeks.

We will also be offering a Life Skills group to help improve your child’s independence in performing a variety of household chores and daily living skills through the use of hands-on experiences and activities. The Life Skills group is best suited for individuals with varying abilities ages 10-21 and will be offered every Thursday from 3:30-4:30 for 6 weeks. See the flyers below for additional information regarding dates, costs, and more for both programs. Come join us for some summer fun!

Applications are required for sign up to make sure your child is the right fit. Apply now to reserve your spot, as spots are limited!

Scan the QR code below for a printable application or ask for an application in person at the clinic! Please email completed applications to frontdesk@cdkidsmail.com or return your application in person to the front desk. Thank you!

Please reach out with any questions regarding both programs!

Website: Can Do Kids Pediatric Therapy Services in Cleveland, TN (candokidspediatrics.com)

Phone: (423) 476-7212

Location: 65 Mouse Creek Rd. NW, Cleveland, TN, United States, Tennessee

 

Click here for an application to the yoga group. 

Click here for an application to join the life skills group. 

For both groups, sign up by May 8th to secure a spot. 

Summer Zoo Camp

Description: Let your children run a little wild during summer camp at the Chattanooga Zoo! Starting June 5th, 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: $215-$300 per week

Dates: 

Week 1

Date: June 5th – June 9th

Kindergarten – 5th Grade: Jr. Zookeeper

6th -8th Grade: Animal Care 1

 

Week 2

Date: June 12th – June 16th

Kindergarten – 5th Grade: Animals Out of This World

6th -8th Grade: Animal Care 2

 

Week 3

Date: June 19th – June 23rd

Kindergarten – 5th Grade: Animals Out of This World

6th -8th Grade: No camp available.

 

Week 4

Date: June 26th – June 30th

Kindergarten – 5th Grade: Jr. Zookeeper

6th – 8th Grade: No camp available.

 

Week 5

Date: July 10th – July 14th

Kindergarten – 5th Grade: Jr. Zookeeper

6th – 8th Grade: No camp available.

 

Week 6

Date: July 17th – July 21st

Kindergarten – 5th Grade: Animals Around the World

6th – 8th Grade: Animal Care 1

 

Week 7

Date: July 24th – July 28th

Kindergarten – 5th Grade: Animals Around the World

6th – 8th Grade: Animal Care 2

 

Week 8

Date: July 31st – August 4th

Kindergarten – 3rd Grade: Animals Around the World

4th – 8th Grade: No camp available

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: Don't Let the Pigeon...!

    • Rising 1st and 2nd graders ​

    • ​June 5-9

  • FDC: Zip! Pop! Kaboom!

    • Raising 3rd - 5th graders ​

    • June 13-17

  • Friends' Discovery Camp Middle School

    • Middle School and Up​

    • July 24-28

Preschool Camps: The perfect first camp experience filled with Museum play and theme-related crafts all under the guidance of our enthusiastic, experienced staff

  • Creature Powers, ACTIVATE!

    • Ages 4-5​

    • June 19-23

  • Moo, Cluck, Hooty-Hoot

    • Ages 4-5​

    • June 26-30

School Ages Camps: Our full-day camps include time in the Museum, a mid-week field trip, snacks, group projects and plenty of fun with friends!

  • FLING & FLY!

    • Rising 1st - 5th graders​

    • July 10-14

  • SWIM, DIVE, AND SURVIVE!

    • Rising 1st - 5 graders​

    • July 17-21

Specialty Camps: Campers can immerse themselves in a specific theme, exploring a skill or craft and developing a unique passion alongside friends.

  • MAKER CAMP: ANIME GAKUSEI

    • Rising 3rd - Rising 5th Graders

    • July 24-28

Chattanooga State Summer Programs

Description: Chattanooga State Summer Camps offers a variety of summer camp programs such as Baking 101, Build Your Own Video Game, Dance Camp, and more!

Website: Summer Camps (campusce.net)

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 respite day camp for children and young adults with special needs between the ages of 11 to 25 years old.  We focus on each camper’s ability to grow in Christ and emphasize on the camper’s abilities, not disabilities.  At Camp Ability we focus on what they CAN do, not what they cannot.  A 4:1 camper to staff ratio allows for modification and adaption to be made which ensures each camper can participate to their fullest potential. Camp is designed to allow children and young adults with special needs to participate in an interactive, social, and just plain fun environment. Camp Abilities Mission is to provide hope, fun and most importantly support to children and young adults with special needs and their families.  

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

Dates: Monday, June 5-June 30

Ages: 11-25

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

Downside Up

Training Wheels Summer Camp Description: We are so excited about our summer day camps for upcoming PreK-5th graders. Our camps provide 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. Each day focuses on an engaging theme, with focuses on communication, social-emotional learning, and developmental opportunities that are rarely available for campers with disabilities and multiple diagnoses.

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

Times/Dates: (9am - 12pm or 9 am to 3pm)

  • June 5th-9th

  • June 19-23

  • June 26-30

  • July 17-21

  • July 24-28

Ages: PreK-5th graders

Cost: $175-$295 a week

Explorers Garden Nature Camp Description: 

This 3 Day camp will focus on children exploring the diverse beauty of plants and natural ecosystems in a friendly and supportive environment. Children will engage in interactive and sensory rich activities surrounded by water, trees, open fields and gardens full of flowers and food. Participants will have the opportunity to make nature based crafts, explore the world of insects, play in a small creek and enjoy food from the garden. Plenty of time for physical activity will be built in using the available outdoor elements. A small group of participants will allow for flexibility depending on the needs and desires of the children, with every attempt made to support children in their own nature experience- whatever that looks like for them. 

 

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

Times/Dates: 9am - 12pm July 31, August 2, and August 4th 

Days: Monday/Wednesday/Friday

Ages: PreK-5th graders

Cost: $105

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.

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

Dates: Monday 9:00 AM - Friday 4:00 PM

Session 1 May 29 - June 2

Session 2 June 5 - June 9

Session 3 June 12 - June 16

Session 4 June 19 - June 23

NO CAMP SESSIONS June 24 - July 9

Session 5 July 10 - July 14

Session 6 July 17 - July 21

Session 7 July 24 - July 28

Session 8 July 31- August 4

Ages: 7-16

Email: To be placed on the Youth Camp information list, please email jhoutman@eastersealstn.com.

Phone: 615-292-6640, x-2. 

Girls Preparatory School Summer Camps

Description: We know you have options for summer activities, but only at GPS will you find camps specially designed for all-day adventure for girls. Half-day camps can be enjoyed by themselves or combined with other camp offerings for an all-day experience.

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

Adventure Chattanooga

  • Grades: 4-6

  • Dates: June 26-30

  • Time: 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

  • Cost: $350

Bruiser Camp

  • Dates: June 5-9, June 19-23, July 17-21

  • Grades: 4-6

  • Time: 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

  • Cost: $350

Camp Kaliedoscope

  • Grades: Pre-K-3

  • Dates: June 5-9, June 12-16, June 19-23, July 10-14, July 17-21

  • Time: 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. (half-day option available)

  • Cost: $325 (Full Day); $250 (Half Day)

Discover Camp

  • Grades: 1-3

  • Dates: June 26-30

  • Time: 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

  • Cost: $325,

All Summer Long Camp

  • Grades: K-5

  • Dates: June 5-July 29, off week: July 3-7

  • Time: 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

  • Cost: $2,500

Summer Celebration Camp

  • Grades: Pre-K-5

  • Dates: July 24-29

  • Time: 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. (half-day options available)

  • Cost: $325 (Full Day); $200 (Half Day)

Hamilton County Summer Reach Program

Description: Enroll your child for four weeks of fun and learning. The Reach program operates Monday through Friday from 8:00 - 2:00 for elementary school and 9:00 am - 1:00 pm middle school. The program is entirely free. Students will receive a free lunch every day and transportation will be provided. Each day students will have instruction in reading and math, time for physical activity, and innovation, and hands-on activities. All students will attend at least one field trip as an attendance incentive. 

Dates: June 5-30th

Phone: 423-498-7020

Website: https://www.hcde.org/cms/one.aspx?pageId=33752928

Lakeshore United Methodist Camp & Retreat Center

Description: These camps all provide a variety of activities and experiences. They offer Elementary camp, Jr/Sr high camp, Wilderness camp, Special Need camp, Dayshore, Camp Hope, Parent/Child Weekend, and Counselor Training. Check out their website for more information about dates, prices, and ages.

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

Location: 1458 Pilot Knob Rd
Eva, TN 38333

Phone: (731) 584-6102

Email: office@lakeshorecamp.org

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: 2023 Camp Dates (June 19th-23rd, 2023 and June 26th-30th, 2023)

Location: 2400 Prosser Rd
Knoxville, TN 37914

Camp Cure 2023

East Tennessee Children's Hospital is excited to announce that Camp Cure is BACK for 2023! Camp Cure provides a safe and fun environment for children with diabetes. Campers enjoy arts and crafts, swimming and sports led by Children's Hospital specialists and camp staff. We help them: Manage their diabetes., Deal with how they feel about their diabetes., Learn about their diabetes., Campers are divided into groups based on their grade in school and overall maturity. Each group is closely supervised by adults and specially trained nursing staff.

Dates: June 12th-16th, 2023

Location: 2400 Prosser Rd
Knoxville, TN 37914

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. 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) 541-8519 or email Anna Taylor at ataylor@etch.com.

Dates: July 30th - August 3rd, 2023

Cost: Free for patients

Location 4901 Montvale Road
Maryville, TN 37803

Tennessee Aquarium Summer Camp

Description: Dive in this summer for our new season of Aqua Camp! Join us as we explore the world around us through hands-on animal encounters, Aquarium tours, activities, and so much more.

Website: Summer Camp · Tennessee Aquarium (tnaqua.org)

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

Specialty Camps: $345 for members and $375 for non-members 

Teen Camp: $345 for members and $375 for non-members 

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

Email: summercamp@tnaqua.org

Phone: 423-785-4093

General Camps

Tennesse Treasures: Join us as we discover some of the amazing animals and plants that make Tennessee wonderful.

  • Ages: 5-12

  • Dates: June 12-16 / July 10-14

Around the World in a Week: Each day, we will discover some animals and plants from a different area of the world as we journey through the Aquarium.

  • Ages: 5-12

  • Dates: June 20-23 / July 17-21

Survival of the Fittest: Join us as we delve into the secrets that help animals and plants survive and thrive.

  • Ages 5-12

  • Dates: June 26-30 / July 24-28

Specialty Camps

Nature Detectives: Have you ever wanted to solve mysteries? If so, join our Nature Detectives who will work together to solve animal mysteries!

  • Ages: 9-14

  • Dates: June 12-16 / July 10-14

Ancient Animals: Have you ever wondered what our region looked like 1000s of years ago? This week we will explore ancient life through fossils and hands on animal encounters with some of our living fossils here at the Aquarium!

  • Ages: 9-14

  • Dates: June 26-30 / July 24-28

Teen Camp- Nocturnal Wonders: Join us for a special three-day camp exclusively open to our oldest campers. We will discover some amazing animals that thrive once the sun goes down.

  • Ages: 13-16

  • Dates: July 5-7

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: Jump Park

  • Dates: June -9

Session 2: Nooga Splash Water Park

  • Dates: June 12-16

Session 3: Roller Skating

  • Dates: June 19-23

Session 4: Bowling

  • Dates: June 26-30

Session 5: Roller Skating

  • Dates: July 10-14

Session 6: Bowling

  • Dates: July 17-21

Session 7: Nooga Splash Water Park

  • Dates: July 24-28

Session 8: Jump Park

  • Dates: July 31 - August 4

Cost: $240-$280

If you have any questions about our Mocs Adventure Camp, please contact the Assistant Director of Programs and Engagement: Craig Gosnell

Phone:  (423) 425-5682

Email:  Craig-Gosnell@utc.edu

YMCA Day Camp

Description: Kids need an enriching and UNPLUGGED summer experience like never before! The Y offers your child a well-rounded camp experience with activities such as swimming, indoor & outdoor games, arts & crafts, fun and engaging learning opportunities, and more! Campers will embark on new adventures, forge friendships and build confidence all summer long! Lunch and morning snack provided by the YMCA. Financial assistance is available.

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

Ages: 5-12

Hours: 

  • Pre-camp drop off: 7 - 9 a.m.

  • Day camp hours: 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.

  • After camp hours: 4 -6 p.m.

Cost: 

  • Members: $140/week

  • Non-members: $185/week

Dates:

Value Week

  • May 29- June 2

Fun & Fitness

  • June 5-9

All Star

  • June 12-16

Great Outdoors

  • June 19-23

Space is the Place

  • June 26-30

Wild West

  • July 3-7 (No camp on July 4th)

Grow With Us

  • July 10-14

Splish Splash

  • July 17-21

Mad Science

  • July 24-28

Aloha

  • July 31- August 4

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!

Please contact Charles Googe, Camp Director, for any other questions or concerns at cgooge@tvrail.com.

Website: Railroad Summer Camp | Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum (tvrail.com)

Ages: 7+

Cost: 

  • Day Camp $425

  • Overnight camp $1,140

Dates: 

Session 1 – Junior Day Camp (7-10 years old)
May 29 – June 2, 2023- $425.00

Session 2 – Day Camp (10-12 years old)
June 5-9 , 2023- $425.00

Session 3 – Teen Day Camp (13-17 years old)
June 12-16, 2023- $425.00

Session 4 – Teen Overnight Camp (13-17 years old)
June 19-24, 2023- $1,140.00

Session 5 – Teen Overnight Camp (13-17 years old)
June 26-July 1, 2023- $1,140.00

Camp Widjiwagan

Description: Camp Widjiwagan is a part 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

Ages: 3-17

Cost: $340-$900
Dates: Note: Day Camps begin the Monday and end the Friday of each session week (i.e. Session 8 day camps run July 17-21). Overnight Camp in Session 1 begins on Monday.

  •  May 29 - Jun 03

  •  Jun 04 - Jun 10

  •  Jun 11 - Jun 17

  •  Jun 18 - Jun 24

  •  Jun 25 - Jul 01

  •  Jul 02 - Jul 08

  •  Jul 09 - Jul 15

  •  Jul 16 - Jul 22

  •  Jul 23 - Jul 29

  •  Jul 30 - Aug 05


 

Skyuka Hall Summer Camp

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: Summer program begins June 5, 2023

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

For more information call: 423-877-9711

Overnight Camps

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. 2023 Camper registration is now open. All applicants should receive a response by May 30, 2023.

 

Please contact the Camp Director at 678-367-0040 for all Summer Camp session inquiries.

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

Ages: 3+

Dates:

1st Session:

  • Saturday July 15th - Tuesday July 18th

2nd session:

  • Wednesday July 19th - Saturday July 22th

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. 

 

Payment Plans and Financial Assistance available to all, please call 423-338-5588 or email info@campocoee.com to set up a payment plan.

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

Cost: $700 (ranger camp), $1210 (CIT teen leadership academy)

Ages: 7-12 (Younger camp program), 13-16 (Older camp program), 11-12th grade (CIT)

Dates:

Ranger 1 June 4-10

Ranger 2 June 11-17 

Ranger 3 June 18-24 

Ranger 4 June 25- July 1 

Ranger 5 July 2-8 

Ranger 6 July 9-15 

Ranger 7 July 16-22 

Ranger 8 July 23-29 

CIT1 June 4-17 

CIT2 June 18- July 1 

CIT3 July 2-15 

CIT4 July 16-29

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, but they also 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: 

Ages: Youth (11-17), Young adult (18-39), Adult (40-60)

Location: 690 Camp Glisson Road
Dahlonega, Georgia 30533

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

Tailsman Program

Description: Talisman Programs provide specialized camp experiences for young people ages 6 to 22 with autism spectrum disorders, ADHD and/or other learning differences. Since 1980, our ACA-accredited ADHD, autism and Aspergers summer camp programs have been delivering unique alternatives to ordinary summer camps. Our progressive adventure programs help our campers build success while increasing social skills, a sense of personal responsibility, confidence, and a more positive self-image.

Website: https://talismancamps.com/

Phone: call 828-697-6313 to see if spaces remain and to select the best program for your child. Enrollment is limited.

Ages: 6-22

SESSION 1: June 11-17

  • Mini Camp Programs 

    • Cost: $2135.00

SESSION 2June 20-July 2

  • Base Camp Programs

    • Cost: $3770.00

  • Teen Adventure Programs

    • Cost: $3965.00

 

SESSION 3: July 5-17

  • Base Camp Programs

    • Cost: $3770.00

  • Teen Adventure Camp

    • Cost: $3965.00

 

SESSION 4: July 20-August 1

  • Base Camp Programs

    • Cost: $3770.00

  • Teen Adventure Camp

    • Cost: $3965.00

SESSION 5: August 4-10

  • Mini Camp Programs 

    • Cost: $2135.00

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.

Tennessee Family Retreat 2 | Joni and Friends: Family Retreat offers a haven for families living with disability. This retreat will provide a fun, accessible, Christ-centered experience for each member of the family.

July 22, 2023 - July 26, 2023

Family Cost:
$450 per person ages 18 and up**
$350 per person ages 5 to 17
Children 0-4 attend for free

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. Registration for camp begins March 1!

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

Cost: $575

Dates: 

Week 1: June 11-16

Week 2: June 25-30

Week 3: July 2-7

Week 4:  July 9-14 (only for ages 7-26)

Week 5: July 16-21

Week 6: July 23-28

 

For more information call; Chester Lowe, Vice-President at 615-504-1727.

Other contact information: 931-268-0239, director@jayceecamp.org

Baylor School Summer Camps

Description: Join Baylor Summers for a unique camp experience that provides opportunities for campers of all ages to improve their skills, pursue new interests, make new friends, and have fun! Campers will explore Baylor’s 690-acre campus situated on the Tennessee River and utilize our premier athletic facilities throughout camp. Enjoy the best of Baylor as our coaches, teachers, and students combine their expertise and passion for working with children to create a memorable summer of fun. We hope to see you in summer 2023! Early Bird Discount: Sign up by March 1, 2023 and save 10%!

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

All Sports Overnight Camp

  • Dates: June 12 - 23, 2023

  • Ages: 8-14

  • Cost: $3,000 (covers all meals, equipment, housing, on and off-campus activities, and laundry)

Sports Day Camps

  • May 30 - July 21, 2023 (dates and sessions will be released soon)

Camp Walkabout (Outdoor Adventure Camp)

  • Check out the website for more information about dates and costs!

  • Day & overnight options

  • Ages: Rising 3rd grade - 16 years old

Enrichment Day Camps

  • From LEGO® to jewelry design, to dance and design labs, our popular enrichment camps provide kids the opportunity to try cool new experiences on our amazing campus. Our excellent camper-to-staff ratio also ensures that each camper has a high level of interaction and supervision.

  • Check out the website for more information about dates and costs.

Raider Day Camps

  • Raider Days gives 5–11-year-old campers the opportunity to enjoy a variety of activities and explore Baylor’s picturesque 690-acre campus.

  • Check out the website for more information about dates and costs.

Red Raider Retreat

  • Dates: June 24 - 25, 2023

  • Cost: $450 for families of three/$75 for additional members (Alumni Discount = $50)

  • Tent: BYO Tent or $25 Tent Rental/Set-up

 

​If you have questions, feel free to email summers@baylorschool.org, or 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: ACTIVE | McCallie Summer Programs

Boarding Camps: ACTIVE | McCallie Summer Programs

Sports Camps: ACTIVE | McCallie Summer Programs

Victory Junction

Description: Our Traditional Summer Camp programs are overnight programs designed specifically for individual campers between the ages of 6-16 to come to experience the magic of Victory Junction with other kids just like them! These programs are run by a wonderful group of summer staff, volunteers, full-time staff, and medical professionals! Check out the website for eligibility requirements and more information on vaccine requirements. Summer 2023 applications are now open!

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

Ages: 6-16

Dates: 

Session 1 – General Session: June 11-15
Covid-19 vaccination REQUIRED

Session 2 – CP/Physical Disabilities/Craniofacial: June 18-22
Covid-19 vaccination optional but highly recommended

Session 3 – Sickle Cell/Bleeding Disorders/Rheumatology: June 25-29
Covid-19 vaccination optional but highly recommended

Session 4 – Neuro/Genetics: July 1-4
Covid-19 vaccination optional but highly recommended

Session 5 – Spina Bifida/Neuromuscular/Skeletal Dysplasia: July 9-13
Covid-19 vaccination optional but highly recommended

Session 6 – Heart/Lung/Kidney: July 16-20
Covid-19 vaccination optional but highly recommended

Session 7 – Oncology/Immunology/General Session: July 23-27
Covid-19 vaccination REQUIRED

 

Session 8 – GI/General Session: July 30 – August 3
Covid-19 vaccination optional but highly recommended

Equestrian Camps

Equestrian Camps
Mending Arrow Ranch

Description: 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 information(423) 305-5586 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 

Ages: 6+, depending on the session

Cost: $450

Dates:

Beginner Camp

  • 06/05/2023 09:00 AM - 06/09/2023 02:00 PM

Intermediate Camp

  • 06/12/2023 09:00 AM - 06/16/2023 02:00 PM

Beginner Camp #2

  • 06/19/2023 09:00 AM - 06/23/2023 02:00 PM​​

Intermediate Camp #2

  • 06/26/2023 09:00 AM - 06/30/2023 02:00 PM

Beginner Camp #3

  • 07/10/2023 09:00 AM - 07/14/2023 02:00 PM

Advanced Intermediate

  • 07/17/2023 09:00 AM - 07/22/2022 02:00 PM

Beginner Camp #4

  • 07/24/2023 09:00 AM - 07/28/2023 02:00 PM

SpiritHorse Horseback Riding Day Camp at Freedom Ranch

Description: SpiritHorse is an “all abilities” riding program. Horseback riding has been proven to help improve confidence, motor skills, social skills, and is a great recreational activity! Horses stimulate the senses in a number of ways that are beneficial for people with certain disorders, such as Autism. The rider’s vision, hearing, sense of touch, and smell are all stimulated by the sounds, smells, and feels of the horse itself. Our goal is for each camper, at their own pace, to gain a deeper understanding of themself and their relationship with other people in a healthy, natural setting. Emphasizing a friendly and noncompetitive environment, we aim to provide camp memories that serve as inner resources for building character later in life.

Website: https://www.freedomranchga.com/

Dates: 9am - 4pm, ​May 29-June 2, June 5-9, June 12-16, June 19-23

Cost: $250

 

To register or for more details, contact Ginger Brown 423-421-3205, or email ginger@freedomranchga.com

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

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. Karate and martial arts training nearly all day! Please register soon than later as our 

camps fill up fast and is limited to 20 campers. Late pick and early drop off arrangements are available!  

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

Cost: Full day $60 Half days $35

Dates:

  • June 5-9

  • July 24-28

For more information call (423) 405-3656 or email greenskarate@gmail.com

Location: 5319 Ringgold Road Suite "G" Chattanooga, TN 37412
 

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. Click the link below to sign up to be notified when registration is open.

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

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. Applications are available for the fiscal year 2023-2024 which will begin July 1, 2023 and end June 30, 2024.

Resources

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/

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