summer camp


summer camp


summer camp

Summer Camp

The world is full of natural wonders and there's no better place to go exploring than Summer Camp 2015 at the Tennessee Aquarium.

Register Here

New in 2015!  Register online using mobile devices. Support available by emailing or by calling the summer camp hotline at (423) 785-4176.

  • Camp activities are developed for specific age groups. Children must be the correct age for the camp they register for during the camp session.
  • Spaces are limited!  Only register for one week of summer camp per child. Children may attend spring break camp and summer camp in the same year. 
  • Transfer fees and cancellation fees of $25.00 will be applied.

1    June 1-5
2    June 8-12
3    June 15-19
4    June 22-26
5    June 29-July 3
6    July 6-10
7    July 13-17
8    July  20-24
9    July 27-31

Open and closed sessions as of June 18th at 10:30 am.

Ages 5 - 6 (Children must have attended kindergarten.)
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday - Friday
Open Sessions: 1, 4, 7-9
Closed Sessions: 2, 3, 6
$180/Member; $240/Non-member

Come join the Tadpoles to learn about many different animal groups, create fun crafts, play games and in the Aquarium stream. Your exploration will also take you to Reflection Riding and the Chattanooga Zoo.

Ages 13-14
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday - Friday with a Tuesday overnight
Open Session: 7 (Girls only)
Closed Session: 7 (Boys), 9
$345/Member; $415/Non-member

Campers will get an introduction to what nature has to offer through hiking, paddling, snorkeling, zip-lining and caving. Tuesday night will be spent in an Ocoee cabin and we’ll cook dinner over a fire!  Quest Camp blends science with adventure in the outdoor “classroom”. Campers must participate in all activities.

Aquatots - FULL
Ages 4 - 5
9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Monday - Friday
Closed Sessions: 1-4, 6-9

Polliwogs - FULL
Ages 7 - 8
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday - Friday
Closed Session: 3, 4, 6-9

Treefrogs - FULL
Ages 7 - 8
Closed Sessions: 1, 2, 6, 8

Bullfrogs - FULL
Ages 9 - 10
Closed Sessions: 1, 3, 4, 6-9

EcoExplorers - FULL
Ages 11 - 12
Closed Sessions: 1, 3, 4. 6-8

Conservation and Leadership in Action Week (CLAW)
Rising 10th-12th Graders
June 21 - 27 (Session 4)

A new opportunity for high school students! Spend a week with scientists from the Tennessee Aquarium Conservation Institute and learn how to save animals in your own backyard and around the globe. During the week, we will explore our rivers, start conservation projects, and learn from conservation leaders in our community. Email for details and application.


  • Children cannot attend camp without completing the parent/medical form and behavior contract. 
  • After you register, a parent or legal guardian will need to complete and submit camp forms.  These forms need to be completed within 3 weeks after registration. Click here to log-in to your Active account to fill-out these forms.
  • The camps listed below have additional field trip waivers. The paper waivers need to be printed brought to the first day of camp.

Polliwogs - High Point Climbing (online)
Treefrogs - Reflection Riding, Outdoor Chattanooga, Reflection Riding Canoe
Bullfrogs - Raccoon CavernsSouthern Adventist University
Eco-ExplorersHigh Point Climbing, L2 Boards, Horn's Creek, River City Archery
QuestRaccoon CavernsSouthern Adventist University, Cherokee Forest Snorkeling

Online Summer Camp Account Information:

  • The Tennesee Aquarium has new registration software for 2015. You will be prompted to make a new online account this year.
  • Once you have registered for summer camp, an online account is set up for your family.  To access this account, you have a user name which is your email address and a password.  This account stays year after year and makes the registration process easier. 
  • At any time you may log in to your account to view your registration information or view and print account statements. You may change your password from within your online account.