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June 21, 2024

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Nashville’s Top Summer Camps for Kids 2024!

Summer camps for your kids? Heck yeah! Nashville and the greater area are full of GREAT camps so you can book a session now. Plus: Some of the top sleep-away camps most preferred by Middle Tennessee parents!

School’s out for summer! Plenty of kids are heading to day and sleep-away camps and Nashville’s top summer camps for kids 2024 have something for everybody. Whether your child likes music, science, sports, the arts or just plain, old having fun, take a look at these camps and make sure you have your child’s summer days covered! All camps are in alphabetical order with Day Camps at the top. Scroll down for sleep-away camps.

Nashville’s Top Summer Camps for Kids 2024

— Day Camps —

A NEW LEAF
4341 Pecan Valley Road, Nashville
615-560-1533
Campers ages 3 – 14 play in nature, create art, learn about farming and forestry and embark on adventures across three farm-like campuses.

ADVENTURE SCIENCE CENTER
800 Ft. Negley Blvd., Nashville
615-862-5160
Camps include “Space Quest,” “Wilderness Explorers,” “Wizarding World of Science” and others. Currently, all summer camps are sold out for 2024. To join the WAITLIST, go here.

Nashville's Top Summer Camps for Kids 2024

Kids performing at Bach to Rock.

BACH TO ROCK NASHVILLE WEST
6702 Charlotte Pike, #105, Nashville
615-637-7242

BACH TO ROCK FRANKLIN
1113 Murfreesboro Road, #202, Franklin
615-468-9123
Music camps are available for kids ages 4 through teens in age-appropriate groupings. Even if your child has never played an instrument, camps are available as week-long; partial-week; half-day; and day camps.

BATTLE GROUND ACADEMY
336 Ernest Rice Lane, Franklin
615-567-8327
Camps for ages 4 and older. Half- and full-day options available; programming includes more than 40 camps, ranging from art and cheerleading to coding and soccer.

 

 

BILL TAYLOR BUSHIDO SCHOOL OF KARATE
1911 Business Campus Drive, Murfreesboro
615-890-6755
Special summer programs for kids in traditional karate.

BILL TAYLOR BUSHIDO SCHOOL OF KARATE
1820 NW Broad St., Murfreesboro
615-893-6003
Camps for ages 4 and older. Half- and full-day options available; programming includes more than 40 camps, ranging from art and cheerleading to coding and soccer.

BOOST GYMNASTICS and BOOST DANCE ACADEMY
11 Vaughns Gap Road, Nashville
Boost Gymnastics and Boost Dance provide a variety of activities for preschoolers and school-age youth when school is and is not in session. Our campers will meet new friends, have new experiences, and most importantly, have fun!

BRENTWOOD ACADEMY
219 Granny White Pike, Brentwood
615-373-0611
Nine weeks of programs for young athletes, arts lovers, chefs, or engineers.

CHEEKWOOD ESTATE AND GARDENS
1200 Forrest Park Dr., Nashville
615-356-8000
Kids ages 5 – 14 explore the gardens, make masterpieces and more. All camps are Monday – Friday. If a camp you see is sold out, you can join the WAITLIST.

CODE NINJAS OF FRANKLIN
1113 Murfreesboro Road, #410, Franklin
615-640-2633
Coding camps offer an engaging way for kids to learn tech skills. Campers build video games, explore programming languages, and engage in problem-solving abilities. Camps are available for ages 7 – 14. Afternoon junior camps are available each week for ages 5 – 7.

 

Campers at Creekside Riding Stables.

CREEKSIDE RIDING ACADEMY AND STABLES
2359 Lewisburg Pike, Franklin
615-595-7547

CREEKSIDE RIDING ACADEMY AND STABLES
3531 Tobe Robertson Road, Columbia
615-829-1105
Campers ride each day in lessons, games on horseback and trail rides. Activities ground safety & handling, grooming, tacking and care. Barn activities include scavenger hunts, horse-related arts and crafts, making horse treats.

CURREY INGRAM ACADEMY (CIA) SUMMER PROGRAMS
6544 Murray Lane, Brentwood
615-507-3242
Summer camps include small camp sizes and personalized instruction. No matter a child’s experience level, CIA camps aim to excite, challenge, and bring out the best in every camper.

DAVIDSON ACADEMY
1414 Old Hickory Blvd., Nashville
615-860-5300
Week-long athletic, academic, technology, art camps and more for rising PreK4 – grade 12 in the Nashville and surrounding communities.

DEER RUN CAMPS AND RETREATS
3845 Perkins Road, Thompson’s Station
615-794-2918
Coding camps offer an engaging way for kids to learn tech skills. Campers build video games, explore programming languages, and engage in problem-solving abilities. Camps are available for ages 7 – 14. Afternoon junior camps are available each week for ages 5 – 7.

DISCOVERY CENTER AT MURFREE SPRING
502 SE Broad St., Murfreesboro
615-890-2300
CAMPOLOGY is available as week-long day camp sessions.

E.T.C. GYMNASTICS
1137 Haley Road, Murfreesboro
615-867-6900

E.T.C. GYMNASTICS
11301 Old Nashville Hwy., Smyrna
Weekly themed camps running June 3 through Aug. 7 at two different Rutherford County locations.

FRANKLIN SUZUKI
9000 Concord Road, Brentwood
615-567-3723
Cello instruction to children ages 3 – 18, using the Suzuki Method of music education meeting in Brentwood or Franklin.

HARPETH HALL SCHOOL
3801 Hobbs Road, Nashville
615-297-9543
Harpeth Hall summer camps welcome girls in kindergarten through 8th grades for experiences in academics, athletics, and the arts. Registration opens in January.

HIYC SAIL CAMP
Harbor Island Yacht Club
300 Harbor Drive, Hermitage
859-816-4377
Sign up for one week or more. No sailing experience necessary. Campers learn to sail on Optimist Prams, Lasers, RS Zest and RS Feva sailboats. Campers are assigned to boats according to age and skill level. Advanced classes will be offered during sessions 3 and 4. Sessions run June 3 – 28.

Campers at Horton Haven Christian Camp.

HORTON HAVEN CHRISTIAN CAMP
3711 Reed Harris Road, Lewisburg
931-364-7656
Campers can experience archery, air rifles, climbing, horseback riding, canoeing, crafts, mtn. biking, swimming and many other activities. Teens can experience the 45-ft. high zip line. One-week sessions for ages 8 – 11, 12 – 14 and 15 – 18. Day campers experience games, crafts, Bible lessons, swimming and more. Four weeks to choose from for ages 6 – 11.

LANE MUSIC
1625 Galleria Blvd., Brentwood
615-679-8888
Music lessons and more to musicians of all levels.

LIPSCOMB SOCCER CAMPS
4109 Belmont Blvd., Nashville
615-669-3647
Lipscomb’s day camps offer kids the chance to improve their soccer ability in a fun and challenging environment. Four sessions are available and can be full or half-day.

MONTGOMERY BELL ACADEMY
4001 Harding Road, Nashville
931-298-5514
More than 100 camps, courses, and creative ways to spend the summer are available and open to the community at large.

MY GYM OF BRENTWOOD
330 Franklin Road, Brentwood
615-371-5437
Campers participate in fitness camps with games, noncompetitive gymnastics, arts and crafts, music and more. Camp is offered in one session this year, Aug. 19 – 23 for ages 3 – 10.

NASHVILLE BALLET, SCHOOL OF NASHVILLE BALLET
3630 Redmon St., Nashville
615-297-2966
Half-day camps let little one roam, imagine, and play. Half-Day Camp themes: “Animal Adventures,” “Fairytale Fun,” and “A Chorus Line.” Camps are for children ages 4 – 10.

NASHVILLE CHILDREN’S THEATRE
25 Middleton St., Nashville
615-297-2966
Drama camps for all ages and skill levels. See everything offered this summer via the NCT Summer Camp Guide.

NASHVILLE FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH FIRST KIDS SUMMER
108 7th Avenue S., Nashville
615-664-6023
Christ-centered camps and fun activities throughout the summer. Details are available online.

NASHVILLE PREDATORS SKATE CAMPS
5264 Old Hickory Hollow Pkwy., Antioch
The SK82GR8 skating camp includes an expert coaching staff and programming based on campers to meet them where they are. Camp Ultraviolet (for girls) is where every girl can grow their glow, know their power, and find their fierce on ice.

A camper at Steve & Kate’s Camp.

PROVIDENCE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY
410 Dejarnette Lane, Murfreesboro
615-904-0902
Four weeks of one-week camps happen for age-appropriate groups in sports, arts, cheer and more.

ROOTS ACADEMY
320 Southgate Ct., Brentwood
615-804-1177
Dance and music camps for ages 4 – 6 or 13 and older; an on-stage band Intensive for ages 13+. All camps are by theme each week.

SAINT HENRY SCHOOL CAMP TIGER TOWN
6401 Harding Pike, Nashville
Day camps for students in rising Pre-K3 through 8th grade.

SOCCER SHOTS
Multiple Middle Tennessee locations
A children’s soccer program for ages 2 – 8 where they can learn age-appropriate soccer skills, character-building, and have fun. Soccer shots mini for ages 2 – 3; Classic level for ages 3 – 5; Premier level for elementary school ages.

STEVE & KATE’S CAMP
3201 Hillsboro Pike, Nashville
615-652-1137
Campers choose from a variety of activities including sewing, coding, maker crafts, sports and more. Purchase any number of days to use at any time. Unused days are automatically refunded at summer’s end. Est. 1980. Lunch, snacks and all hours (8 a.m. – 6 p.m.) included.

Campers at Willow Springs Day Camp.

TENNESSEE ROBOTICS CENTER
2231 NW Broad St., STE D, Murfreesboro
Eight weeks of half-day summer camps with assorted themes for kids in grades K – 12. Four different camps are offered each week in STEM exploration and discovery inspired by NASA’s Artemis mission.

TRAVELLERS REST
636 Farrell Pkwy., Nashville
615-832-8197
Camps for ages 8 and older include a Junior Docent camp, Officer Training Academy, Stitching History, Miss Mary’s Academy and more.

UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF NASHVILLE
2000 Edgehill Ave., Nashville
615-277-9367
Summer programming options for rising grades K – 12 with more than 150 camps covering science and technology, sports and adventure, visual and performing arts, and fun and learning in June and July. Led by USN faculty and coaches as well as local professionals, flexible morning and afternoon sessions allow either whole or half-day experiences.

VANDERBILT PROGRAMS FOR TALENTED YOUTH
Peabody #506, 230 Appleton Place, Nashville
615-322-8261
Programs for talented children in grades K-12 as well as their families and educators.

THE WEBB SCHOOL
319 Webb Road E., Bell Buckle
931-389-6003
Day and overnight camps in June and July include sports and academic camps — check them all out online.

WILLOW SPRINGS DAY CAMP
508 Franklin Road, Franklin
931-797-3660
Campers in grades 1 – 6 spend their day exploring the creek and outdoor spaces as well as crafts, games and more.

Nashville’s Top Summer Camps for Kids 2024

— Sleep-Away —

CAMP ARROWHEAD FOR BOYS
1415 Cabin Creek Road, Zirconia, NC
828-435-0591
Since 1937, Camp Arrowhead for Boys has served families from all over the world. Arrowhead has 217 acres of woodlands, waterfalls, streams and meadows in which boys can grow, lead, explore, and create. Sessions are 1 – 4 weeks long, for campers rising grades 1 – 11. Activities include archery, blacksmithing, bushcraft, riflery, and woodworking. 

CAMP CEDAR CLIFF
5 Porters Cove Road, Asheville, NC
828-450-3331
A Christian-based camp offering overnight or day camp programs. Overnight camp is for rising grades 2 – 10. Campers have either one or two-week programs depending on age and preference. Activities include zipline, bb guns, archery, ropes courses, whitewater rafting, rock climbing, swimming and more. Eight camp sessions available.

CAMP RIVA-LAKE FOR GIRLS
1281 Riva Lake Road, Winchester, TN
404-626-6881
Located one hour from Nashville, this ACA-accredited sleep-over camp was founded in 1922. Ten daily activities include horseback riding, swimming, sailing, dance, archery and more. For girls 8 – 16. Camp sessions begin Jun. 29.

CAMP WOODMONT
381 Moonlight Drive, Cloudland, GA
423-472-6070
Located on Lookout Mountain in northwest Georgia, Camp Woodmont is a traditional, overnight camp for boys and girls ages 6 – 15. Camper activities include horseback riding, high-ropes/climbing, sports, dance, crafts, canoeing, archery and more.

RIVERVIEW CAMP FOR GIRLS
757 CR 614, Mentone, AL
800-882-0722
Riverview is located atop Lookout Mountain. One- and two-week sessions are available for girls ages 6 – 16. Member of Christian Camping International and accredited by AEE and ACA. Facilities include a heated pool, tennis courts, climbing tower, horseback riding. Traditonal camp activities. Campers select six activities daily. Five to one camper-to-counselor ratio.

A camper rides at Valley View Equestrian Camp for Girls.

VALLEY VIEW RANCH EQUESTRIAN CAMP FOR GIRLS 
606 Valley View Ranch Road, Cloudland, GA
706-862-2231
Since 1954, the purpose of Valley View Ranch has been to help each rancher have the full opportunity of horsemanship through instruction in the riding rings, time in the saddle on trails, and the care and responsibility of having her very own horse, all a’top Lookout Mountain. We offer English and Hunt Seat, Western Stock Seat, Barrels and Gymkhana, Trails, and Vaulting. Each girl can spend as much time as she likes with her favorite ranch horse during her stay, or she can bring her own horse. Second (June 23 – July 12) and third sessions ( are available.

 

WEHAKEE CAMP FOR GIRLS 
715 28th St. S, La Crosse, WI
800-582-2267
Founded in 1923, WeHaKee Camp for Girls is an inclusive all-season camp for ages 7 – 17.  Two-, four- and six-week sessions are available beginning June 17. Camp activities include creative arts, athletics, water experiences and many more.

 

 

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