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 2016 at the Tennessee Aquarium.

Member Registration:  Monday, March 7th, beginning at 8:30 am.

by ACTIVE Network

Non-member Registration: Monday, March 14th, beginning at 8:30 am.

Register online using you mobile device or desktop.  Support available by emailing or by calling the summer camp hotline at (423) 785-4176.

  • Camp registration and medical forms have been merged.  Please be prepared with your child's medical information at the time of registration.
  • Join the Tennessee Aquarium today to register early and receive a 25% discount on camp fees.  Current members, please make sure that your account is current and that you are ready with your membership number to access the early registration page.
  • Spaces are limited.  Only register for one week of summer camp per child.

1    June 6-10
2    June 13-17
3    June 20-24
4    June 27-July 1
5    no camp
6    July 11-15
7    July 18-22
8    July  25-29
9    August 1-5

Ages 4 - 5 who have not yet attended kindergarten.
9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Monday - Friday
Sessions 1-4, 7-9
$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. 

Aquatots: Preschool Champions
Age 5 who have not yet attended kindergarten.
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday - Friday
Session 6
$180/Member; $240/Non-member

New in 2016! A full day session of Aquatots! Campers will participate in all the activities of the half day Aquatot camp, plus we’ll take expeditions to Creative Discovery Museum and the IMAX Theater.

Ages 5 - 6 who have already attended kindergarten.
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday - Friday
Sessions 1-4, 6-9
$180/Member; $240/Non-member 

Come join the Tadpoles as we explore amazing animal adaptations, create fun crafts, play games and splash in the Aquarium stream. Your exploration will also take you to Reflection Riding and High Point Climbing.

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

Join the Polliwogs as we dive into different ecosystems at the Aquarium and roll around in nature. One day we’ll hop like frogs across the Walnut Street Bridge to Coolidge Park and another we’ll pretend to be Mudskippers at Reflection Riding in their mud hole.

Treefrogs: Partner Camp with Reflection Riding Arboretum and Nature Center
Ages 7 - 8
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Monday – Friday
Sessions 1, 2, 7
$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 9 - 10
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday - Friday with a Wednesday overnight
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.

Ages 11 - 12
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday - Friday with a Thursday overnight
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
Sessions 2, 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 s’mores over a fire!  Quest Camp blends science with adventure in the outdoor “classroom”.  

Conservation and Leadership in Action Week (CLAW)
Rising 10th-12th Graders
July 17-23 (Session 7)

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.

Online Summer Camp Account Information:

  • 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.
  • You can log-in to your account at any time to edit your child's medical information for Summer Camp 2016.