SUMMER CAMP 2017

summer camp

SUMMER CAMP 2017

summer camp

SUMMER CAMP 2017

summer camp

Summer Camp

The world is full of natural wonders and there's no better place to go exploring than Summer Camp 2017 at the Tennessee Aquarium.

Registration is open for members and non-members.

Register Here

  • Spaces are limited! Please only register your child for one week of camp.
  • You must be a parent or legal guardian to register online. Grandparents may register their campers over the phone by calling the summer camp hotline at (423) 785-4176.

Questions? Email us at summercamp@tnaqua.org or call the summer camp hotline: (423)785-4176. There is a $25 fee to transfer to a different date or cancel your child's registration.

Session dates

1 - June 5-9
2 - June 12-16
3 - June 19-23
4- June 26-30
5 - July 5-7
6 - July 10-14
7 - July 17-21
8 - July  24-28
9 - July 31-August 4

Aquatots
Ages 4 - 5 who have not yet attended kindergarten.
9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Monday - Friday
Open Sessions: 1-4, 8, 9
Closed Session: 6, 7
$95/Member; $127/Non-member

Aquatots learn about the Aquarium’s animals and get to meet some face to face! Campers participate in hands-on activities, crafts, stories and outdoor fun.

Tadpoles
Ages 5 - 6
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday - Friday
Open Sessions 1, 2, 4, 8, 9
Closed Sessions: 3, 6, 7
$180/Member; $240/Non-member

Join the Tadpoles as we become super scientists for a week! We will meet unique creatures, create fun experiments and learn how science can help us to understand nature. Our adventure will also take us to Creative Discovery Museum and Reflection Riding. Tadpoles must have attended full-day school and be prepared for an entire day of fun with no naptime.

Polliwogs
Ages 7-8
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday - Friday
Open Sessions: 1-4, 7-9
Closed Session: 6
$180/Member; $240/Non-member

Join the Polliwogs as we discover amazing animals from our backyard and all over the world. Polliwogs learn by doing as they touch, climb, splash and play at the aquarium and on field trips.  This year, our excursions will including climbing the Walnut Wall at Coolidge Park and canoeing at Reflection Riding Arboretum and Nature Center.

Treefrogs: Partner Camp with Reflection Riding Arboretum and Nature Center
Ages 7 - 8
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Monday – Friday
Open Sessions: 1, 2
Closed Session: 6
$180/Member; $240/Non-member

Reflection Riding and Tennessee Aquarium join forces to bring campers nose to nose with animals indoors and out. Campers learn to canoe, hike and get down and dirty on Mud Day.
Drop-off and pick up at Tennessee Aquarium!

Bullfrogs
Ages 9-10
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday - Friday with a Wednesday overnight
Open Sessions: 4, 7-9
Closed Sessions: 1, 3, 6
$245/Member; $327/Non-member

Leap into fun as we discover the amazing world around us. Explore the Aquarium, visit with animals and their caretakers, hike, raft, sleep overnight alongside “River Giants” and go caving.

EcoExplorers
Ages 11 - 12
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday - Friday with a Thursday overnight
Open Session: 8
Closed Sessions: 1, 3, 6, 7
$245/Member; $327/Non-member

Campers become Eco-Explorers indoors through animal encounters, climbing at High Point, and a sleepover with sharks in the Undersea Cavern. The exploration continues outdoors with ziplining, flat-water paddling, and surveying local waterways.

Quest - at capacity
Ages 13-14
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday - Friday with a Wednesday overnight
Closed Sessions: 2, 9

Campers will get an introduction to what nature has to offer through hiking, stand-up paddleboarding, snorkeling, and caving.  Wednesday we’ll explore Fort Mountain State Park, cook dinner over a fire, and sleep like pioneers in a camping shelter. Lunch provide each day for this camp; all meals provided during overnight.

High School Hellbenders
Ages 15-17
9:00 a.m. Wednesday - 7:00 pm Friday
Open Session: 5
$345/Member; $415/Non-member

Participants will take leadership and environmental science to the next level through this three day outdoor overnight experience in the Nantahala gorge. We will sleep two nights in a cabin and spend our time rock climbing, paddling, rafting, and taking advantage of the outdoor “classroom”. All meals provided for this camp.

 

Summer Camp Lunches - $40

Purchase lunch for your Tadpole, Polliwog, Bullfrog or EcoExplorer. This a great choice for busy parents of children who are not picky eaters and have no food allergies. Lunches generally consist of a veggie or fruit, chips or pretzels, and a rotating protein: pizza, chicken fingers, wrap, or sandwich.