Chattanooga, Tenn. (April 21, 2016) – The world is full of natural wonders and there’s no better place for summer campers to go exploring than the Tennessee Aquarium. Whether it’s discovering the secret lives of seahorses or learning how the Aquarium’s scientists are helping restore ecosystems, there are plenty of fun and enriching activities for kids.
Aquarium summer day camps still have spots available for school-age children through ten years old:
Tadpole camp (ages 5-6 year-olds who have already been to kindergarten) - Tadpoles explore amazing animal adaptations, create fun crafts, play outside games and splash in the Aquarium stream. Each day campers will get up-close to Aquarium animals, sometimes getting to feed or touch them! This year, their exploration will also take them to High Point Climbing and on a full-day nature excursion to Reflection Riding.
Polliwog camp (7-8 year-olds) - Once campers get a little older, they can explore deeper into Aquarium ecosystems and even go behind the scenes. One day they’ll even hop like frogs across the Walnut Street Bridge to play in Coolidge Park. On the last day of camp, they pretend to be Mudskippers at Reflection Riding by getting in their mud hole. Campers are a little skeptical about getting in a mud pit at first, but it’s rare that they won’t dive in to join the fun. Many Polliwog campers rate mud day as their favorite day of camp!
There are also a few spaces left in July for 9 and 10 year-old campers – Bullfrogs. In addition to all the fun at the Aquarium, Bullfrogs raft down the Hiawasee River and try their hand at spelunking on a guided caving trip. Bullfrogs also get to spend one night at the Aquarium, falling asleep beside the giant freshwater fish in River Giants.
The Aquarium’s Summer Camp is consistently rated as excellent on parent surveys. One parent stated, “I love the way you offer so many different excursions and how you change them from year to year so each year the kids experience something different.” 96 percent of summer camp parents rated 2015 camp counselors as good or excellent in their professionalism and rapport with children.
Tennessee Aquarium camps fill up each year, so parents should not to wait to register a child. Visit www.tnaqua.org/summer-camp for more information and to register now. Any questions can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The summer camp registration period is also a great time to buy or renew a Tennessee Aquarium membership. Aquarium members receive a 25% discount on summer camps in addition to other member benefits.