UT Summer Camps Give Kids a Chance to Explore, Learn and Enjoy

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KNOXVILLE — As spring approaches, it’s time to consider summer plans and summer camps for kids.

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, has many educational, active and interesting camps to offer. All camps are on the UT campus unless otherwise noted. Some entries provided specific building information:

4-H Camps

For more information about 4-H camps, contact your county Extension Office or visit the website.

Electric Camp
Date: June 26–29
Ages: Grades 6–7
Cost: $200
Fee includes the cost of meals, lodging, field trips, insurance, program, etc. Transportation fees are covered by members of the Tennessee Electric Cooperative Association.

Smart Camp
Date: July 3–6
Ages: Grades 5–12
Location: W.P. Ridley 4-H Center in Columbia, Tennessee
Cost: $215

Other camps
4-H also offers Junior 4-H Camps for grades 4–6. The five-day residential camps, which are held at various sites around the state, include swimming, golfing, music, group sports, and hiking.

4-H Adventure Camps, for grades 6–8, are for held at various sites around the state, and offer activities like mock archaeological digs, fishing, tubing, nature hikes, canoeing, swimming, and survivor challenges.

Architecture and Design

Design Matters Camp
Date: July 9–13
Ages: High school students
Location: Art and Architecture Building, 1715 Volunteer Boulevard
Offers high school students an introduction to the design of the built environment and the considerations that shape it. The setting, curriculum, and instruction also provide the opportunity to experience life as a design student on a university campus for one week. Curiosity is the sole prerequisite; previous architecture or design experience is not necessary.
Contact: Amy Burns at aburns14@utk.edu

McClung Museum camps

Dig It! Fun with Fossils
Date: June 18–22
Time: 1:00–4:00 p.m.
Ages: Grades 4–6
Location: UT’s Frank H. McClung Museum, 1327 Circle Park Drive
Cost: $110 per child; $99 per child for museum members
Campers will explore dinosaurs, mosasaurs, mastodons and other extinct animals by examining real fossils and participating in a variety of activities such as excavation, recording, making molds and casts, studying “rock” layers, following tracks and other fun activities. All materials and a daily snack are included. Registration forms can be printed from the downloadable brochure (pdf).
Contact: Debbie Woodiel, museum educator, at 865-974-2144 or woodield@utk.edu

Achaeokids: Exploring Ancient Art and Archaeology
Date: June 25–29
Time: 9:00 a.m.–noon
Ages: Grades 4–6
Location: UT’s Frank H. McClung Museum, 1327 Circle Park Drive
Cost: $110 per child; $99 per child for museum members
Campers will learn about archaeology, art and ancient peoples by exploring artifacts, technology, foods, and artworks, especially of ancient Egyptians and Native Americans. Activities include making pottery, testing hunting skills with a spear thrower, making a mummy mask, and examining real artifacts. All materials and a daily snack are included. Find registration forms here (pdf).
Contact: Debbie Woodiel, museum educator, at 865-974-2144 or woodield@utk.edu

Business Education for Talented Students (BETS) Program

Date: June 14–23
Ages: Rising high school seniors
Cost: Free to accepted students
Program is designed to expose under-represented students to all aspects of the business world and to encourage them to seek careers in business. Deadline to apply is March 16.
Contact: Debbie Woodiel, museum educator, at 865-974-2144 or woodield@utk.edu

Adventures in STEM Camp

Date: June 4-8
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Ages: Rising seventh- and eighth-grade girls interested in expanding their knowledge of engineering, math, and biology
Location: NIMBioS and CURENT research centers
Cost: $50 (lunch and materials provided, fee-waiver available).
For more information or to register, visit tiny.utk.edu/cmRQB.
Contact: Adam Hardebeck at 865-974-9707 or ahardebe@utk.edu

Engineering Camps

Middle School Introduction to Engineering Systems (MITES)
Session 1: June 17-22
Session 2: June 24-29
Grades: 7-8
Location: Estabrook Hall

Introduction of Sophomores To Engineering Principles (INSTEP)
Session Dates:  July 8-13
Grades: 9-10
Location: Estabrook Hall

High School Introduction to Engineering Systems (HITES)
Session 1: July 15-20
Session 2: July 22-27
Grades: 11-12
Location: Estabrook Hall

Additional: The objective is to provide an introduction to engineering, showcase the applications of math and science, and learn what engineers do in the real world.  Students will learn about careers in engineering, explore UT’s campus, tour engineering labs and facilities, compete in engineering challenges, cultivate new friendships, spend a weekend living on a college campus, and get a jump start on their academic career.  Each program is designed to motivate students who have an interest in engineering.

More information at  www.engr.utk.edu/edp/pre_college.html

Kids U camps

For more information on all UT Conferences & Non-Credit Programs Kids U Camps visit  www.utkidsu.com or call 865-974-0150

Fun with Fungi!
Date: June 4-8
Time: 9:00 a.m. to noon, five classes
Ages: Grades 4-7, rising
Location: Hesler Biology Building, Room 602
Cost: $99

Lights, Camera, Action – Video Art
Date: June 4-8
Time: 2:00–5:00 p.m., five classes
Ages: Grades 7-12, rising
Location:  Art and Architecture Building, Room 105
Cost: $119

Design a Web Page!
Date: June 4-8
Time: 9:00 a.m.–noon, five classes
Ages: Grades 8-12, rising
Location: UT Conference Center Computer Lab, fourth floor
Cost: $109

 

Got Talent? Beginning Acting and Theater Games
Date: June 4-8
Time: 9:00 a.m.–noon, five classes
Grades 4-6, rising
Location: UT Jessie Harris Bldg., Room 413
Cost: $99
Date: June 11-15
Time: 9:00 a.m.–noon, five classes
Grades 5-7, rising
Location: Jessie Harris Building, Room 413
Cost: $99

Don’t Bully Me!
Date: June 4-8
Time: 9:00 a.m.–noon, five classes
Ages: Grades 3-5, rising
Location: Health, Physical Education & Recreation Building, Room 202B
Cost: $125
Date: June 4-8
Time: 1:00–4:00 p.m., five classes
Ages: Grades 6-8, rising
Location: Health, Physical Education & Recreation Building, Room 202B
Cost: $125

Bones, Crimes, Careers: Forensic Anthropology
Date: June 4-8
Time: 1:00–4:00 p.m., five classes
Date: June 11-15
Time: 9:00 a.m.—noon, five classes
Ages: Grades 9-12, rising
Location: South Stadium Hall, Room 246
Cost: $99

Great Greeks & Ruling Romans
Date: June 4-8
Time: 9:00 a.m.–noon, five classes
Ages: Grades 9-12, rising
Location: Biosystems Engineering and Environmental Sciences Building
Cost: $99

Jr. BBQ Pitmaster
Date: May 5
Time: 1 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
Ages: Grades 7 & up
Date:  June 9
Time: 1 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
Ages: Grades 7 & up
Location: UT Conference Center, downtown Knoxville
Cost: $49

Fun with Forensics: Adventures in Chemistry
Date: June 11-15
Time: 1:30–5:00 p.m., five classes
Ages: Grades 6-8, rising
Location: Dabney/Buehler Hall, Room 300
Cost: $99

A Look Back: Colonial History
Date: June 11-15
Time: 1:00–4:00 p.m., five classes
Ages: Grades 5-10, rising
Location: UT Conference Center, downtown Knoxville
Cost: $109

Fun with DNA
Date: June 11-15
Time: 1:00–4:00 p.m., five classes
Ages: Grades 9-12, rising
Location: Plant Biotechnology Building, Room 101
Cost: $199

Draw, Paint, Sculpt!
Date: June 11-15
Time: 9:00 a.m.–noon, five classes
Ages: Grades 4-7, rising
Location: UT Art and Architecture Building, Room 327
Cost: $129
Date: June 11-15
Time: 2:00–5:00 p.m., five classes
Ages: Grades 8-12, rising
Location: Art and Architecture Building, Room 327
Cost: $129

Cool Crafts
Date: June 11-15
Time: 9:00 a.m.–noon, five classes
Ages: Grades 4-9, rising
Location: Art and Architecture Building, Room 127
Cost: $119

Plants (and Ants) on a Phone
Date: June 11-15
Time: 9:00 a.m.–noon, five classes
Ages: Grades 7-9, rising
Location: Hesler Biology Building, Room 602
Cost: $99

Rockets!
Date: June 13-15
Time: 1:00–4:00 p.m., three classes
Ages: Grades 4-7, rising
Location: Physics Building, Room 507
Cost: $99

Snakes Alive! Hands-On Herpetology
Date: June 18-22
Time: 9:00 a.m.–noon
Ages: Grades 4-7, rising
Location: Hesler Biology Building, Room 603
Cost: $109

Practices of the Most Successful Young People
Date: June 18-22
Time: 1:00–4:00 p.m., five classes
Ages: Grades 8-12, rising
Location: UT Conference Center, downtown Knoxville
Cost: $99

UT Photography Camp
Date: June 18-22
Time: 9:00 a.m.–noon, five classes
Ages: Grades 4-7, rising
Location: UT Art and Architecture Building, Room 105
Cost: $129
Date: June 18-22
Time: 2:00–5:00 p.m., five classes
Ages: Grades 8-12, rising
Location: Art & Architecture Building, Room 105
Cost: $129

Creating UpCycled Jewelry and Accessories
Date: June 18-22
Time: 9:00 a.m.–noon, five classes
Ages: Grades 4-9, rising
Location: Art and Architecture Building, Room 127
Cost: $119

World Music and Drumming
Date: June 18-22
Time: 1:00–4:00 p.m., five classes
Ages: Grades 4-6, rising
Location: Biosystems Engineering & Environmental Sciences Building
Cost: $99

Veterinary Medicine: Behind The Scenes
Date: June18-22
Time: 9:00 a.m.–noon, five classes
Ages: Grades 9-12, rising
Location: UT Veterinary Hospital
Cost: $129

Exploring Microbiology through Food
Date: June 18-22
Time: 9:00 a.m.–noon, five classes
Ages: Grades 6-8, rising
Location: Food Safety and Processing Building, Agriculture Campus
Cost: $99

Modern Manners for Children: Introducing Catherine the Mannerly Cat®
Date: June 18-22
Time: 9:00 a.m.-noon, five classes
Ages: Grades K-2, rising
Location: UT Conference Center, downtown Knoxville
Cost: $99

Camp Creativity – Knoxville
Date: June 18-22
Date: July 23-27
Time: 9:00 a.m.–3:30 p.m. (with extended hours to 5:30 p.m., available for an additional $25), five classes
Ages: Grades 4-7, rising
Location: UT Conference Center, downtown Knoxville
Cost: $225

Camp Creativity – Nashville
Date: June 11-15
Location: Christ Presbyterian Academy
Date: June 25-29
Location: Brentwood Middle School
Time: 9:00 a.m.–3:30 p.m. (with extended hours to 5:30 p.m., available for an additional $25), five classes
Ages: Grades 4-7, rising
Cost: $225

Universe Exploration
Date: June 20-22
Time: 1:00–4:00 p.m., three classes
Ages: Grades 4-6, rising
Location: Physics Building, Room 507
Cost: $99

Bugs!
Date: June 25-29
Time: 9:00 a.m.–noon, five classes
Ages: Grades 4-7, rising
Location: Hesler Biology Building, Room 602
Cost: $99

Photojournalism for Kids
Date: June 25-29
Time: 9:00 a.m.–noon, five classes
Ages: Grades 9-12, rising
Location: UT Conference Center Computer Lab, fourth floor
Cost: $99

Innocent or Guilty…How Do You Plead?
Date: June 25-29
Time: 8:30–11:30 a.m., five classes
Ages: Grades 6-9, rising
Location: College of Law
Cost: $99

Wee Writing
Date: June 25-29
Time: 1:00–4:00 p.m., five classes
Ages: Grades 2-4, rising
Location: UT Conference Center, downtown Knoxville
Cost: $99

So You Want to be a Lawyer?
Date: June 25-29
Time: 1:00–4:00 p.m., five classes
Ages: Grades 10-12, rising
Location: College of Law
Cost: $99

Introduction to Photoshop
Date: June 25-29
Time: 1:00–4:00 p.m., five classes
Location: UT Conference Center Computer Lab, fourth floor
Cost: $109

Learning to be a Chef: Introduction to Culinary Arts
Date: July 9-20
Time: 9:00 a.m.–noon, ten classes
Ages: Grades 7-9, rising
Location: Jessie Harris Building, Room 18
Cost: $259
Date: July 9-20
Time: 1:00–4:00 p.m., ten classes
Ages: Grades 10-12, rising
Location:  Jessie Harris Building, Room 18
Cost: $259

So You Want to Be An Engineer? Part I
Date: July 9-13
Time: 9:00 a.m.–noon, five classes
Ages: Grades 8-12, rising
Location: Science and Engineering Building, Room 307
Cost: $99

So You Want to Be An Engineer? Part II
Date: July 9-13
Time: 1:00–4:00 p.m., five classes
Ages: Grades 8-12, rising
Location: Science and Engineering Building., Room 307
Cost: $99

Playing with Poetry
Date: July 9-13
Time: 1:00–4:00 p.m., five classes
Ages: Grades 7-9, rising
Location: Hesler Biology Building, Room 602
Cost: $99

Low Ropes, are “U” up to the Challenge?
Date: July 9-13
Time: 9:00 a.m.–noon, five classes
Ages: Grades 7-12, rising
Location: Health, Physical Education & Recreation Building, Room 239
Cost: $99

Exploration in Psychology
Date: July 9-13
Time: 1:00–4:00 p.m., five classes
Ages: Grades 9-12, rising
Location: Austin Peay Building, Room 411
Cost: $99

Vertebrate Zoology
Date: July 16-20
Time: 9:00 a.m.–noon, five classes
Ages: Grades 4-7, rising
Location: Hesler Biology Building, Room 603
Cost: $109

Learning to Lead: Leadership 101
Date: July 16-20
Time: 1:00–4:00 p.m., five classes
Ages: Grades 7-12, rising
Location: Health, Physical Education & Recreation Building, Room 239
Cost: $99

Fun with Fiction
Date: July 16-20
Time: 1:00–4:00 p.m., five classes
Ages: Grades 7-9, rising
Location: UT Conference Center, downtown Knoxville
Cost: $99

Connecting through American Sign Language
Date: July 23-27
Time: 9:00 a.m.–noon, five classes
Ages: Grades 7-10, rising
Location: Bailey Education Complex, Room 327
Cost: $99

Observing Animals! An Introduction to Ethology
Date: July 23-27
Time: 9:00 a.m.–noon, five classes
Ages: Grades 7-9, rising
Location: Hesler Biology Building, Room 602
Cost: $99

Crazy Confections! Birthday/Specialty/Wedding Cakes
Date: July 23-27
Time: 8:00 a.m.–noon, five classes
Ages: Grades 7-9, rising
Location: Jessie Harris Building, Room 18
Cost: $219
Date: July 23-27
Time: 1:00–5:00 p.m., five classes
Ages: Grades 10-12, rising
Location: Jessie Harris Building, Room 18
Cost: $219

Early Learning Center camps

The Early Learning Center is a laboratory school affiliated with the Department of Child and Family Studies within UT’s College of Education, Health and Human Sciences.
Kids on the Town: June 4–8
The Amazing Race: June 11–15
Living in a Book: June 18–22
The Incredible World of Living Things: June 25–29
Our Independence: July 2–6 (closed July 4) ($140)
The Amazing Race: July 9–-13
Me, Myself, and My World: July 16–20
Lights, Camera, Action! (Week One: July 23–27; Week 2: July 30–Aug 3) ($140)
Healthy Living: Aug. 6–10
Time: 7:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Ages: Grades 1–4
Location: 1206 White Ave. in the kindergarten classroom
Cost: $185 per week plus $50 nonrefundable registration fee per child ($140 for Lights, Camera, Action! and Our Independence)
For more information or to register, visit the website.
Contact: 865-974-0843 or elc@utk.edu

Men’s Athletics

A variety of sports summer camps for young men. More details about the camps can be found at the Athletic Department website. For further information, call the camp hotline at 865-974-0703 or e-mail mark.pancratz@utk.edu.

Basketball

Fundamental Skills Camp
Session 1: June 4–7
Session 2: June 18–21
Cost: $125 (Grades K-1); $295 (Grades 2-8)
Check In: 7:00 a.m.–8:30 a.m.
Time: 8:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m. (Grades K-1): 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m. (Grades 2¬–8)
Location: Thompson-Boling Arena
Meals are included in the camp tuition.

Intense Skills Camp
Date: June 23
Cost: $60
Camp Check-In: Noon
Time: 1:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.

Father/Son Camp
Date: June 10
Cost: $150 per father/son team, $50 per additional son
Camp Check-in: 1:00 p.m.
Time: 2:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.

Team Camps
Date: June 8–10 for high school; June 2–3 for middle school
More information is available on the Sports Camps page of the Athletic Department website.

Football

Coaching Clinic
Date: April 12–14
Cost: $50

OL/DL Camp
Date: June 2

Youth Camp
Date: June 4–6

Kicking Camp
Date: June 10

High School Camp 1
Date: June 11–13

High School Camp 2
Date: July 16–18

Baseball

All camps are designed to teach fundamentals of the game. Through individual instruction, group instruction and game experience, the camp will aid each participant in developing their baseball skills. Campers will work on hitting, throwing, fielding, base running and basics of their chosen position. Each camper will receive a camp T-shirt at check-in time.

Contact: Kenny Gajewski at 865-312-1501 or baseballops@utk.edu

Spring Break Camp
Date: March 19–22
Cost: $165
Location: Lindsey Nelson Stadium
Ages: 6 year olds–8th-graders
Time: 9:00 a.m.–noon

Vol Elite Experience Camp
Date: Begins at 5:00 p.m. on June 18; ends at 4 p.m. on June 22
Cost: $895
Location: Lindsey Nelson Stadium
Ages: Rising high school freshman, sophomores, juniors and seniors (Fall 2012)
Overnight camp only and limited to the first forty-five pre-registered participants. For more information visit the Sports Camp page of the Athletic Department website.

Summer Youth Camp
Date: June 11–14
Cost: $250
Location: Lindsey Nelson Stadium
Ages: 6-13
Time: 9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

Youth Camp
Date: June 25–28
Cost: $250
Location: Lindsey Nelson Stadium
Ages: 6-13
Time: 9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

Jr. High Skills Camp
Date: July 9–12
Cost: $250
Location: Lindsey Nelson Stadium
Ages: 5th–8th grade
Time: 9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

High School Advanced Camp
Date: July 16–19
Cost: $250
Location: Lindsey Nelson Stadium
Ages: 13–rising seniors
Time: 9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

Coed Soccer

Day Camp
Date: June 4–8
Cost: $300 full day; $150 half day
Ages: 5–12
Time: 9:00 a.m. to noon (half day, ages 5-8), 9:00 a.m. to 3 p.m. (full day, ages 9-12)
Check In: 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
Location: Regal Soccer Stadium
Contact: Joe Kirt, 865-974-7496 or jkirt@utk.edu

Goalkeeper Academy
Date: July 19–22
Cost: $495 residential, $350 commuters
Ages: 7th grade and older
Time: Noon check-in at Volunteer Hall; 4:00 p.m. check-out at Volunteer Hall
Location: Regal Soccer Stadium
Contact: Joe Kirt, 865-974-7496 or jkirt@utk.edu

Women’s Athletics

A variety of sports summer camps for young women. Information regarding all types of camps can be found on the Athletic Department website.

Women’s Soccer

Residential Camp 1
Date: June 18–21
Cost: $495 residential, $395 commuters
Ages 12–18
Time: 11:00 a.m. to noon, check-in at Volunteer Hall; 4:00 p.m., check-out at Volunteer Hall
Location: Regal Soccer Stadium
Contact: Joe Kirt, 865-974-7496 or jkirt@utk.edu

Residential Camp 2
Date: July 8–11
Cost: $495 residential, $395 commuters
Ages 12–18
Time: 11:00 a.m. to noon, check-in at Volunteer Hall; 4 p.m., check-out at Volunteer Hall
Location: Regal Soccer Stadium
Contact: Joe Kirt, 865-974-7496 or jkirt@utk.edu

Team Camp
Date: July 8–11
Cost: $425 camper, free for coaches
Contact: Joe Kirt, 865-974-7496 or jkirt@utk.edu

Volleyball

Setting Camp
Date: July 9
Time: 9:00 a.m.–noon (check-in 8:30 a.m.)
Location: Thompson-Boling Arena
Cost: $60
Grades: 5-12
Campers will learn proper hand position, footwork to the pass and leadership skills. Practice the execution of various sets, learn to run different offenses, play right back defense, and start every game with a great serve.

Hitter Camp
Date: July 9
Time: 9:00 a.m.–noon (check-in 8:30 a.m.)
Location: Thompson-Boling Arena
Cost: $60
Grades: 5-12
Campers will learn proper arm swing, hand contact, and footwork. Outside, middle, and right side hitting will all be covered. Back row attacks and blocking also will be reviewed in this camp.

The combination price for attending both Setter and Hitter Camps is $100.

Team Camp
Date: Session 1: July 9–12; Session 2: July 23–25
Grades: 5–12
Residential participants: First coach, free; additional coach, $125; camper, $295
Commuter participants: First coach, free; additional coach, $125; camper, $245
Team Camp is an intense, structured program that will focus on team development and performance through training with high school teammates and competition against participating camp teams. This camp is broken down into eight sessions. Each team will receive technical and tactical instruction and use drills and competition to enhance offensive and defensive performance. For more information, visit the Sport Camps page of the Athletic Department website.
Contact: Jenna Dover, director of volleyball operations, at utvbcamp@hotmail.com or 865-974-8847.

Serving Camp
Date: July 20
Time: 1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. (check-in 12:30 p.m.)
Location: Thompson-Boling Arena
Cost: $60
Grades: 5-12
Campers will learn how to be a solid, consistent server and receive instruction on all types of serves including but not limited to: float, top-spin and jump.

Overnight Individual Camp
Date: July 20–23
Time: Check-in 4:30 p.m.
Location: Reese Hall
Cost: Resident $360; Commuter $300
Grades: 5–12
Campers will improve their overall technique, general tactical knowledge. All skills will be taught and reviewed including: serving, passing, setting, hitting, blocking, and digging.
Contact: Jenna Dover, director of volleyball operations, 865-974-8847 or utvbcamp@hotmail.com

Co-ed Swimming Clinics

Date: Session 1: June 3–7; Session 2: June 10–14
Location: Allan Jones Intercollegiate Aquatic Center
Cost: $575
Time: Check in is 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Sunday
For more information, visit the camp’s website.
Contact: 865-974-1258

Co-ed Diving Clinics

Dates: Session 1, June 3–8; Session 2, June 10–15; Session 3, June 17–22; Session 4, June 24–29
Location: Allan Jones Intercollegiate Aquatic Center
Cost: Residential: $575 per session; Day camp: $450 per session. $150 deposit due at the time of registration; $125 fee for campers who stay the weekend between two consecutive sessions.
Grades: All camp sessions are open to any and all entrants. Limited only by number or age.
Participants will learn the importance of stretching, how to stretch, strengthening, and conditioning for diving, specific techniques for somersaulting and twisting, ripping, perfecting the hurdle, dry board belt work, and tramp drills, goal setting, and meet preparation and video analysis. For more information, visit the camp’s website.

Contact: 865-974-1258

C O N T A C T :

Amy Blakely (865-974-5034, ablakely@tennessee.edu)

To add your camp to this list, contact Amy Blakely.

 

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