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May 22, 2024

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Summer Campology Launches at Discovery Center Next Week

Stand back, mom! I'm doing science.

If you live in or near Ruthrford County and don't have anything set for your kiddos this summer, Summer Campology at the Discovery Center at Murfree Springs launches next week!

Campology camps incorporate play and hands-on inquiry-based learning into each and every day. Recommended for Pre-K through 5th grade, campers experience STEAM-focused lessons packed with innovative games, projects and activities — all designed to help kids learn, socialize and have fun!

Camps with weekly themes take place June 7 – August 6, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be pre-camp care available starting at 7:30 a.m. and post-camp care as late as 5:30 p.m.

Cost per week for members is $275 for members, $250 for nonmembers. Cost per week for pre-camp or post-cap care is $25, $40 for both.

Weekly Themes

Campology Olympics
June 7 – 11 & July 12 – 16
Put your skills to the test as we light the torch for the 2021 Campology Olympics! Camper olympians will build their STEAM strengths and participate in different olympic games such as archery, rowing, and relays.

Wetland Planeteers
June 14 – 18 & July 19 – 23
Captain Planet is coming to visit the Murfree Spring wetlands, and needs your help! Can you be an environmental hero and help save the wetlands? Campers will spend the week learning about different sources of renewable energy and get a chance to explore the wetlands with creek stomps, habitat exploration walks, and more.

Mystery Detectives
June 21 – 25 & July 26 – 30
The clues are all coming together, now — evidence of summer fun and exploration all point to Campology! Join us at camp as we embark on a mysterious week of sleuthing, puzzle-solving, scavenger hunts, and designing our own escape room.

Once Upon an Animal
June 28 – July 2 & August 2 – 6
“Once upon a time, there was a strong knight, Lord Stanley the ferret. Stanley and his animal pals decided they wanted to go to summer camp…” Animal lovers and story fans, we need you to help us finish this tale! Bring your imagination as we explore fairy tale favorites, encounter legendary animals, and create our own epic stories.

Have you reserved your camper’s spot yet?! Register now at

NOTE: Discovery Center's number one goal is small group safety. Campers are highly encouraged to wear masks and camp leaders will practice social distancing of 3′. All camps operate at a limited capacity, utilizing cohorts of a maximum 1:15 ratio of counselors to campers. In the event of extended closures or cancellations, they will refund 100% of any camp registration fees.

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Michael Aldrich

Michael Aldrich is Nashville Parent's Managing Editor and a Middle Tennessee arts writer. He and his wife, Alison, are the proud parents of 4-year-old Ezra and baby Norah.