Kids Camps in Nashville

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Most summer camp registrations open in January, so it’s important to start your summer planning at the beginning of each year. Camps in Nashville take place in May, June, and July offering a variety of fun activities, including sports, drama, music, crafts, and more. Here is Nashville Guru’s guide to the best kids camps in Nashville, including dates, age requirements, general hours, and more.

Kids Camps in Nashville


Steve & Kate’s Camp *NEW IN 2024*

Steve & Kate’s is a national brand camp with over 60 locations across the country, and they are adding Nashville to the list in 2024! This super-flexible camp allows campers to attend for one day, a week, 22 days, or the entire summer—and any unused days get refunded! Kids choose their own activities throughout the day, ranging from baking to coding to water play.

  • Dates: June 3, 2024 – August 2, 2024 (only closed on July 4, 2024)
  • Ages: 5-12
  • General Hours: 8:00am to 6:00pm
  • Registration: Now open

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Nashville Ballet

The Nashville Ballet’s half-day camps provide children with creative development through movement and dance. The schedule includes dancing, craft time, storytime, yoga, and snack time.

  • Dates: May 20, 2024 – July 26, 2024
  • Ages: 4-10
  • General Hours: 9:00am to noon | 1:00pm to 4:00pm (varies on age group)
  • Registration: Opens on January 15, 2024

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Adventure Science Center

Adventure Science Center is offering fun summer camp options featuring different weekly themes! Before-care and after-care are offered during most weeks of camp for an additional cost.

  • Dates: May 27, 2024 – August 2, 2024
  • Ages: 5-12
  • General Hours: 9:00am to 4:00pm (varies on camp)
  • Registration: Opens on January 16, 2024 (members only) & January 20, 2024 (general public)

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Camp Widjiwagan

Camp Widjiwagan is a part of the YMCA of Middle Tennessee. This organization offers day camps, overnight camps, and ranch camps. The day camps include activities such as swimming, nature hikes, and crafts.

  • Dates: May 27, 2024 – August 3, 2024
  • Ages: 4-17
  • General Hours: 7:30am to 4:30pm
  • Registration: Opens on January 3, 2024

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Willow Springs Day Camp

Willow Springs Day Camp, located in Franklin, offers six sessions of summer camp this year with activities including archery, drama, cooking, music, yoga, and more. Each camp will have activities for specific age and grade groups.

  • Dates: May 28, 2024 – July 3, 2024
  • Ages: 5-13
  • General Hours: 9:00am to 4:00pm
  • Registration: Opens on January 5, 2024

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Ensworth

Ensworth is offering summer opportunities for campers and students ages 5-18. These camps focus on music, art, sports, cooking, and nature. Campers of all ages are provided with the options of before-care and after-care.

  • Dates: May 28, 2024 – August 2, 2024
  • Ages: 5-18
  • General Hours: 9:00am to 3:00pm (varies on camp)
  • Registration: Opens on January 9, 2024

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Montgomery Bell Academy

Montgomery Bell Academy (MBA) is offering seven weeks of summer camp including sports camps, coed academic prep camps, and enrichment camps. These camps are sectioned off into full-day camps, morning camps, and afternoon camps.

  • Dates: May 28, 2024 – July 26, 2024
  • Ages: 4-14 (boys)
  • General Hours: 8:00am to 4:00pm (varies on camp)
  • Registration: Opens on January 11, 2024

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Nashville Zoo

Campers in grades K-12 can spend their summer with day camps at the Nashville Zoo. Each camp will feature animal trail exploration, games, art, hands-on activities, and up-close animal encounters. Before-care and after-care are available for an extra fee.

  • Dates: May 28, 2024 – August 2, 2024
  • Ages: 5-18
  • General Hours: 9:00am to 3:00pm
  • Registration: Opens on January 24, 2024 (members only) & January 31, 2024 (general public)

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Nashville Children’s Theatre

The Nashville Children’s Theatre offers a variety of summer camps for different age groups. There will be mini and junior theatre voyages camp, a Bluey mini camp, selections from Disney’s Frozen, and more.

  • Dates: May 28, 2024 – August 2, 2024
  • Ages: 4-18
  • General Hours: 9:00am to 3:00pm
  • Registration: Opens on February 1, 2024

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Nashville Gymnastics Training Center

The Nashville Gymnastics Training Center is offering three different summer camp options including gymnastics (ages 6+), ninja and parkour (ages 6+), and minis (ages 3-5). On Fridays, make sure to pack a swimsuit! Campers must also bring their lunch, snacks, and water bottles each day they attend camp.

  • Dates: May 28, 2024 – August 5, 2024
  • Ages: 3-6+
  • General Hours: 9:00am to 3:00pm
  • Registration: Opens on February 1, 2024

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Girl Scouts

Spend the summer with Girl Scouts! Campers will have the option to choose between day camp and overnight camp. These camps are focused on being outdoors, building social and emotional skills, and making new friendships.

  • Dates: June 2, 2024 – July 26, 2024
  • Ages: 5-18 (girls)
  • General Hours: 8:00am to 4:00pm | overnight camp
  • Registration: Opens on January 4, 2024 (members only) & January 26, 2024 (general public)

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Franklin Road Academy

Every summer, Franklin Road Academy (FRA) offers six weeks of camps, and over 750 students come out to participate. There are sports camps, and enrichment camps, as well as Jr. Panther camps for grades PreK-4 through kindergarten.

  • Dates: June 3, 2024 – July 26, 2024
  • Ages: 4-14
  • General Hours: 8:00am to 3:00pm (varies on camp)
  • Registration: Opens on January 19, 2024

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University School of Nashville

Campers at University School of Nashville (USN) can expect a variety of interactive activities throughout the summer including all-day camps, morning session camps, and afternoon session camps. Each camp is for different grades and age groups.

  • Dates: June 3, 2024 – August 2, 2024
  • Ages: 5-18
  • General Hours: 8:00am to 4:00pm (varies on camp)
  • Registration: Opens on January 8, 2024

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Harpeth Hall

Harpeth Hall is an all-girls school that will have 8 weeks of summer camp this year. There will be morning camps, afternoon camps, and full-day camp options. Expect art, academic, and athletic adventures.

  • Dates: June 3, 2024 – August 2, 2024
  • Ages: 5-14 (girls)
  • General Hours: 9:00am to noon | 12:30pm to 3:00pm | 9:00am to 3:00pm
  • Registration: Opens on January 16, 2024

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Sugar Drop Camp

Sugar Drop Camp is a cooking and baking camp that will offer 5 weeks of fun hands-on kitchen experience. Some of the camp themes include Dolly Days of Summer, Swiftie Summer Tour, and One Smart Cookie. Morning camps are from 9:00am to noon and afternoon camps are from 2:00pm to 5:00pm.

  • Dates: June 3, 2024 – July 18, 2024
  • Ages: 7-12+
  • General Hours: 9:00am to noon | 2:00pm to 5:00pm
  • Registration: Opens on February 1, 2024

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Climb Nashville

There will be 7 weeks of summer camp at Climb Nashville (west location). Kids will have the opportunity to learn how to rock climb! There is a maximum of 32 participants per weekly session. A rental harness and shoes are included.

  • Dates: June 3, 2024 – July 22, 2024
  • Ages: 6-12
  • General Hours: 9:00am to 3:00pm
  • Registration: Opens on January 10, 2024

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Camp Davis

Gordon JCC is bringing back Camp Davis again for a fun summer of camps. These camps will apply a Jewish lens to their programming. Daily activities will include sports, art, music, and nature. The Adventure Park at Nashville is also located on the campus.

  • Dates: June 3, 2024 – July 26, 2024
  • Ages: 5-16
  • General Hours: 8:00am to 3:00pm (varies on camp)
  • Registration: Opens on January 8, 2024 (members only) & January 15, 2024 (general public)

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Cheekwood Estate & Gardens

Cheekwood Estate & Gardens provides fun summer camp options for kids ages 5-14. These camps include garden exploration, arts, and crafts. There are half-day and full-day camps for specific age groups.

  • Dates: June 3, 2024 – July 26, 2024
  • Ages: 5-14
  • General Hours: 9:00am to 4:00pm
  • Registration: Opens on February 19, 2024

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White Brick Art Studio

There will be four different summer camps at White Brick Art Studio throughout June. These artistic and creative camps will be led by two certified art educators and are limited to 12 students per camp.

  • Dates: June 3, 2024 – July 28, 2024
  • Ages: 5-14
  • General Hours: 9:00am to noon
  • Registration: Opens on January 3, 2024

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Camp Twigs

Camp Twigs will have 8 weeks of summer camp in Bellevue and Hendersonville. Campers will have the opportunity to connect with nature through outdoor activities, crafts, and educational skill-learning experiences.

  • Dates: June 3, 2024 – August 2, 2024
  • Ages: 5-12
  • General Hours: 9:00am to 3:00pm (varies on camp)
  • Registration: Opens on January 10, 2024

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Little Art House

Sign up for art camp at Little Art House this summer. Campers will make projects that span multiple mediums including collage, watercolor, tempera paint, and oil pastel. Outdoor time (when weather allows) will take place at Fannie Mae Park (Hillsboro Village) or Richland Park (Sylvan Park).

  • Dates: June 3, 2024 – August 9, 2024
  • Ages: 5-9
  • General Hours: 9:00am to 4:00pm
  • Registration: Opens on January 10, 2024

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Coding Camps & STEM Programs at Vanderbilt

iD Tech is offering a variety of coding camps and STEM programs (day camps and overnight camps) at the Vanderbilt campus this summer while offering breaks in between so kids can enjoy some outdoor time playing ultimate frisbee, capture the flag, kickball, and more. Expect camp courses like Game Design with Minecraft, Python Coding 101, AI and Machine Learning, and more.

  • Dates: June 3, 2024 – July 26, 2024
  • Ages: 7-17
  • General Hours: 8:30am to 4:30pm (overnight options also available)
  • Registration: Now Open

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Boy Scouts

Kick off the summer season with the Boy Scouts. This year there will be 4 weeks of summer camp opportunities that will feature a variety of fun outdoor activities.

  • Dates: June 9, 2024 – July 6, 2024
  • Ages: 5-18 (boys)
  • General Hours: (varies on camp)
  • Registration: Opens on September 16, 2023

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Sequoia Club

Sequoia Club’s summer day camp is an outdoor camp that includes a variety of activities such as crafts, music, sports, tennis, and swimming. Campers must be 5 years old by August 15, 2024. After-care is available at an additional cost.

  • Dates: June 10, 2024 – July 19, 2024
  • Ages: 4-9
  • General Hours: 9:00am to 2:00pm
  • Registration: Opens on January 15, 2024

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Camp Caverns

There will be two summer camp sessions at Camp Cavern in July. The first session is from July 7-13, 2024, and the second session is from July 14-20, 2024. Each session is a week-long sleepaway camp filled with fun activities including sports and arts.

  • Dates: July 7, 2024 – July 20, 2024
  • Ages: 8-14
  • General Hours: week-long sleepaway camp
  • Registration: Opens on January 3, 2024

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More summer camps will be added as they are announced. Is your favorite camp missing? Let us know in the comments!

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