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 April 22 at 10:00 am.

Ages 4 - 5
9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Monday - Friday
Open Sessions: 5, 7-9
Closed Sessions: 1-4, 6
$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. 

Ages 5 - 6 (Children must have attended kindergarten.)
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday - Friday
Open Sessions: 4, 7-9
Closed Sessions: 1-3, 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.

Treefrogs -FULL
Ages 7 - 8
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Monday – Friday
Closed Sessions: 1, 2, 6, 8
$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!

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

Join the Polliwogs as we discover amazing facts each day exploring the oceans, wetlands, rainforests, deserts, temperate forest and the Antarctic. While we learn about ecosystems, we will also climb at High Point climbing gym, splash in the Aquarium streams and play in the woods at Reflection Riding.

Bullfrogs - Full
Ages 9 - 10
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday - Friday with a Wednesday overnight
Closed Sessions: 1, 3, 4, 6-9
$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 - Full
Ages 11 - 12
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday - Friday with a Thursday overnight
Closed Sessions: 1, 3, 4. 6-8
$245/Member; $327/Non-member

Campers become Eco-Explorers inside the Aquarium and outdoors.  Adventures include behind the scenes tours, a Thursday overnight and a trip to the water park at Horn’s Creek NOC Resort.

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.

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.

IT'S AS EASY AS 1, 2, 3 ....


  • Registration is limited to one week of camp per child.  If a camp session has filled, we encourage you to get on our wait list. You may put your name on more than one wait list for no charge. We will let you know if a spot becomes available.
  • Camp activities are developed for specific age groups. Children must be the correct age for the camp they register for during the camp session. Campers registered for the incorrect camp will be removed and a $25.00 administrative fee will be applied.
  • Transfer fees and cancellation fees of $25.00 will be applied.


You will need the following information during registration:

  • Current Aquarium membership - this number is not on your card!  Look for it on a Riverwatch magazine or call (423)267-FISH. Renew your membership now to be ready for early registration!
  • Camper’s information such as mailing address, date of birth, and t-shirt size.
  • Contact information for parents and an emergency contact (email & phone number)

Please Note: You will not be able to switch camps, sessions or cancel registrations online. To do this you will need to call our Summer Camp Hotline. Fees will apply to transfers and cancellations.  Cancellations and transfers must be made no less than THREE WEEKS prior to the start date of the camp.


  • 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.
  • There will be additional field trip waivers to print and bring with you for certain camps.

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.