UT Summer Camps Offer Many Learning Options

What will the kids do this summer? UT’s list of camps offers plenty of options.

4-H Camps

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

Electric Camp

Dates: June 25–28

Grades: 6–7

Location: University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Cost: $225

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

Dates: July 1-4

Grades: 5–12

Location: W. P. Ridley 4-H Center in Columbia, Tennessee

Cost: $225

Other camps

4-H also offers Junior 4-H Camps for grades 4 through 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 through 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

Dates: June 16–21

Grades: High school students

Location: UT Art and Architecture Building

Cost: $985

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, aburns14@utk.edu

McClung Museum Camps

Dig It! Fun with Fossils

Dates: July 15-19

Time: 1:00–4:00 p.m.

Grades: 4–6

Location: UT’s McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture

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.

Contact: Debbie Woodiel, museum educator, 865-974-2144 or woodield@utk.edu

 

Achaeokids: Exploring Ancient Art and Archaeology

Dates: July 22–26

Time: 9:00 a.m.–noon

Grades: 4–6

Location: UT’s McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture

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.

Contact: Debbie Woodiel, museum educator, 865-974-2144 or woodield@utk.edu

Business Camps

Business Education for Talented Students (BETS) Program

Dates: June 13–22

Grades: Rising high school seniors

Cost: Free to accepted students

The program is designed to expose students from underrepresented groups to all aspects of the business world and encourage them to seek careers in business. Deadline to apply is March 15.

Contact: Tyvi Small, Coordinator of Diversity Initiatives, tsmall@utk.edu

 

Empowered Teen Entrepreneurship Camp

Dates: July14–19

Grades: 10–12

Location: James A. Haslam II Business Building

Cost: $750

Provides students interested in creating their own business an opportunity to learn about entrepreneurship. Visit www.etcamp.com or contact Tom Graves at tgrave10@utk.edu.

Adventures in STEM Camp

Dates: June 3–7

Time: 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Monday–Thursday, 9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. Friday

Grades: 7–8

Location: UT Min H. Kao Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Building

Cost: $100 (all materials, excluding lunch, are provided).

For more information or to register, visit tiny.utk.edu/tRrxD

Contact: Adam Hardebeck, 865–974–9707 or ahardebe@utk.edu

A camp for girls who are interested in expanding their knowledge of engineering, math, and biology. Students will be immersed in a week full of hands–on activities, lab visits, and team projects in UT labs and classrooms that expose them to the exciting challenges of being a scientist or researcher.

Engineering Camps

Engineering VOLunteers for Ninth Graders (E-VOL9)

Session Dates: June 23–28

Grade: 9

 

Engineering VOLunteers for Tenth Graders (E-VOL10)

Session Dates: July 7–12

Grade: 10

 

High School Introduction to Engineering Systems (HITES)

Session 1: July 15–20

Session 2: July 22–27

Grades: 11–12

Additional: The objective is to provide an introduction to engineering, showcase the applications of math and science, and help students discover 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 five days 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.

For more information, visit the COllege of Engineering website.

Kids U Camps

For more information on all Kids U Camps visit the website or call 865-974-0150.

 

Got Talent? Beginning Acting and Theatre Games

Dates: June 3–7

Time: 9:00 a.m.–noon

Grades: Grades 4-5

Location: Jessie Harris Building, Room 413

Cost: $109

 

UT Photography Camp

Dates: June 10–14

Time: 9:00 a.m.–noon

Grades: 4–7

Location: Art and Architecture Building, Room 105

Cost: $129

 

Dates: June 10–14

Time: 2:00–5:00 p.m.

Grades: 8-12

Location: UT Art and Architecture Building, Room 105

Cost: $129

 

Innocent or Guilty…How Do You Plead?

Dates: June 2–28

Time: 8:30–11:30 a.m.

Grades: 6–9

Location: UT College of Law, Room 237

Cost: $109

 

A Look Back: Colonial History

Dates: June 10–14

Time: 1:00–4:00 p.m.

Grades: 5–10

Location: UT Conference Center

Cost: $109

 

Exploration in Psychology

Dates: July 8–12

Time: 1:00–4:00 p.m.

Grades: 9–12

Location: UT Austin Peay Building, Room 411

Cost: $109

 

Vertebrate Zoology

Dates: July 8–12

Time: 9:00 a.m.–Noon

Grades: 4–7

Location: UT Hesler Biology Building, Room 603

Cost: $109

 

So You Want to Be a Lawyer?

Dates: June 24–28

Time: 1:00–4:00 p.m.

Grades: 10–12

Location: UT College of Law, Room 237

Cost: $109

 

So You Want to Be an Engineer?

Dates: June 10–14

Time: 9:00 a.m.–noon

Grades: 8–12

Location: UT Science and Engineering Research Facility Building, Room 307

Cost: $109

 

Tennessee Performing Arts Camp

Dates: June 17–28

Time: 9:00 a.m. –noon

Ages: Grades 7–12

Location: UT Campus, Alumni Memorial Building

Cost: $249

 

Fun with Fiction

Dates: July 15–19

Time: 2:00–5:00 p.m.

Grades: 7–9

Location: UT Conference Center

Cost: $109

 

World Music and Drumming

Dates: June 10–14

Time: 1:00–4:00 p.m.

Grades: 4-6

Cost: $109

 

Great Greeks and Ruling Romans

Dates: June 24–28

Time: 9:00 a.m.–noon

Grades: 9–12

Location: UT Biosystems Engineering and Environmental Sciences Building

Cost: $109

 

Photojournalism for Kids

Dates: June 24–28

Time: 9:00–noon

Grades: 9–12

Location: UT Conference Center Computer Lab, fourth Floor

Cost: $109

 

Don’t Bully Me!

Dates: June 3–7

Time: 9:00 a.m.–noon

Grades: 3-6

Location: UT Hodges Library, Room 212

Cost: $125.00

 

Dates: June 3–7

Time: 1:00–4:00 p.m.

Grades: 7–9

Location: UT Health, Physical Education, and Recreation Building

Cost: $125

 

Virtual Biology: Using Computers to Discover New Medicines

Dates: June 17–21

Time: 9:00 a.m.–noon

Grades: 9–12

Location: UT Conference Center Computer Lab, fourth Floor

Cost: $109

 

Introduction to Programming with Scratch

Dates: June 10–14

Time: 1:00–4:00 p.m.

Grades: 5–8

Location: UT Conference Center Computer Lab, fourth Floor

Cost: $109

 

Programming and Animation Using Python

Dates: July 8–12

Time: 1:00–4:00 p.m.

Grades: 8–12

Location: UT Conference Center Computer Lab, fourth Floor

Cost: $109

 

Creative Papercraft Inventions I

Dates: June 17–21

Time: 1:00–4:00 p.m.

Grades: 7–10

Location: UT Art and Architecture Building, Room 443

Cost: $119

 

Creative Papercraft Inventions II

Dates: July 15–19

Time: 1:00–4:00 p.m.

Grades: 8–12

Location: UT Art and Architecture Building, Room 443

Cost: $119

 

Western Classical Music

Session 1: June 17–21

Session 2: June 24–28

Time: 9:00 a.m.–noon

Grades: 4–7

Cost: $109

 

Music Theory and Ear Training

Dates: June 17–21

Time: 9:00 a.m.–noon

Grades: 5–8

Cost: $109.00

 

Dates: June 17–21

Time: 1:30–4:30 p.m.

Grades: 9–12

Cost: $109

 

Connecting Through American Sign Language

Dates: June 17–21

Time: 9:00 a.m.–noon

Grades: 7–10

Location: UT Bailey Education Complex, Room 327

Cost: $109

 

Deaf Language and Culture II

Dates: June 24–28

Time: 1:00–4:00 p.m.

Grades: 7–10

Location: UT Bailey Education Complex, Room 327

Cost: $109

*Prerequisite: Connecting Through American Sign Language

 

Practices of the Most Successful Young People

Dates: July 15–19

Time: 1:00–4:00 p.m.

Grades: 8–12

Location: UT Conference Center

Cost: $109

 

Exploring Microbiology through Food

Dates: June 3–7

Time: 9:00 a.m.–noon

Ages: Grades 6–8

Location: UT Food Safety and Processing Building

Cost: $109

 

Collapse: The Fall of Complex Civilizations

Session 1: June 3–7

Session 2: July 22–26

Time: 1:00–4:00 p.m.

Grades: 9–12

Location: UT Humanities and Social Sciences Building, Room 205A

Cost: $140

 

College Prep

Dates: July 22–26

Time: 1:00–4:00 p.m.

Grades: 10–college freshman

Location: UT Conference Center

Cost: $109

 

Fun with Forensics: Adventures in Chemistry

Dates: June 10–14

Time: 1:30–5:00 p.m.

Grades: 6–8

Location: UT Dabney-Buehler Hall, Room 334

Cost: $109

 

Learning to be a Chef: Introduction to Culinary Arts

Dates: June 10–14

Time: 9:00 a.m.–noon

Grades: 7–12

Location: UT Conference Center

Cost: $259

 

Draw, Paint, Sculpt!

Dates: June 24–28

Time: 9:00 a.m. –noon

Grades: 4–7

Location: UT Art and Architecture Building, Room 327

Cost: $129

 

Date: June 24–28

Time: 2:00–5:00 p.m.

Grades: 8–12

Location: UT Art and Architecture Building, Room 321

Cost: $129

 

Cool Crafts

Session 1: June 3–7

Session 2: June 24–28

Session 3: July 8–12

Session 4: July 22–26

Time: 1:00–4:00 p.m.

Grades: 4–9

Location: UT Art and Architecture Building, Room 127

Cost: $119

 

Universe Exploration

Dates: June 19–21

Time: 1:00–4:00 p.m.

Grades: 4–6

Location: UT Nielsen Physics Building, Room 507

Cost: $109

 

Snakes Alive! Hands-On Herpetology

Dates: June 17–21

Time: 9:00 a.m. –noon

Ages: Grades 4–7

Location: UT Hesler Biology Building, Room 603

Cost: $109

 

Introduction to Photoshop

Dates: June 24–28

Time: 1:30–4:30 p.m.

Grades: 8–12

Location: UT Conference Center Computer Lab, fourth Floor

Cost: $109

 

Crazy Confections! Birthday/Specialty/Wedding Cakes

Dates: June 24–28

Time: 8:00 a.m.–noon

Grades: 7–12

Location: UT Conference Center

Cost: $219

 

Rockets!

Dates: June 12–14

Time: 1:00–4:00 p.m.

Grades: 4–7

Location: UT Nielsen Physics Building, Room 507

Cost: $109

 

Tennessee History

Dates: June 24–28

Time: 1:00–4:00 p.m.

Grades: 6-10

Location: UT Humanities and Social Sciences Building, Room 205A

Cost: $109

 

Veterinary Medicine: Behind the Scenes

Dates: July 22–26

Time: 9:00 a.m.–noon

Grades: 9–12,

Location: UT Veterinary Hospital

Cost: $129

 

Plants! Adventures in Botany

Dates: June 24–28

Time: 9:00 a.m.–noon

Grades: 7–9

Location: UT Dabney-Buehler Hall, Room 334

Cost: $109

 

Bugs!

Dates: June 17–21

Time: 9:00 a.m.–noon

Grades: 4–7

Location: UT Hesler Biology Building, Room 602

Cost: $109

 

Bones, Crimes, Careers: Forensic Anthropology

Session 1: June 3–7

Time: 1:00–4:00 p.m.

Session 2: June 10–14

Time: 9:00 a.m.–noon

Grades: 9–12

Cost: $109

 

The Unseen World: Microbes and the Environment

Dates: June 10–14

Time: 9:00 a.m.–noon

Grades: 9-12

Location: UT Science and Engineering Research Facility Building, Room 705

Cost: $109

 

Learning to Lead: Leadership 101

Dates: July 15–19

Time: 1:00–4:00 p.m.

Grades: 7–12

Location: UT Health, Physical Education, and Recreation Building, Room 243

Cost: $109

 

Creating Upcycled Jewelry and Accessories

Session 1: June 17–21

Session 2: July 15–19

Time: 1:00–4:00 p.m.

Grades: 4–9

Location: UT Art and Architecture Building, Room 127

Cost: $119

 

Playing with Poetry

Dates: June 17–21

Time: 1:00–4:00 p.m.

Grades: 7–9

Location: UT Hesler Biology Building, Room 602

Cost: $109

 

Observing Animals! An Introduction to Ethology

Dates: July 22–26

Time: 9:00 a.m.–noon

Grades: 7–9

Location: UT Hesler Biology Building, Room 602

Cost: $109

 

Camp Creativity (Knoxville)

Dates: July 15–19

Time: 9:00 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

Grades: 4–7

Location: UT Conference Center

Cost: $225

 

Camp Creativity (Nashville)

Date: June 24–28

Time: 9:00 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

Grades: 4–7

Location: Woodland Middle School

Cost: $225

 

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.

June 3–7: Kids on the Town

June 10–14: The Amazing Race

June 17–21: Animal Kingdom

June 24–28: Pirate Week

July 1–3, 5: Our Independence

July 8–12: Living in a Book

July 15–19: Games People Play

July 22–26: Mystery Camp

July 29–August 2: Art Week

August 5–7: Me, Myself, and the World Around Us

Time: 7:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

Grades: 1–4

Location: 1206 White Avenue, the kindergarten classroom

Cost: $185 per week plus $50 nonrefundable registration fee per child

For more information or to register, visit the Early Learning Center 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.

Basketball

Fundamental Skills Camp

Session 1: June 3–6

Session 2: June 17–20

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 Skill Camp

Session 1: June 22

Session 2: August 24

Grades: 9-12

Cost: $60

Check-in: Noon

Time: 1:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.

 

Overnight Camp

Dates: June 16–20

Ages: Grades 5-12

Cost: $495 for residents; $350 for commuters

Check-in: 5:30 p.m.

Time: 8:30 a.m.–9 p.m.

Meals are included in the camp tuition.

 

Father/Son Camp

Date: June 9

Cost: $150 per father/son team, $50 per additional son

Check-in: 1:00 p.m.

Time: 2:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.

 

Team Camps

Date: June 7–9

More information is available on the sports camps page of the Athletic Department website.

Football

Coaching Clinic

Dates: April 12–13

Cost: $40

 

OL/DL Camp

Date: June 1

Grades: 9–12

Cost: $40 by May 1, $50 after May 1

 

Specialist Camp

Date: June 7

Grades: 9–12

Cost: $80 by May 1, $90 after May 1

 

Youth Day Camp

Date: June 3–4

Grades: K–8

Cost: $125 by May 1, $150 after May 1

 

High School Camp

Dates: June 10–12

Ages: Grades 9–12

 

Junior/Senior One-Day Camps

Date: June 14 or 15, July 19 or 20

Ages: Grades 11–12

Baseball

Youth Camp

Session 1: June 10–13

Session 2: June 17–20

Cost: $265

Location: Lindsey Nelson Stadium

Ages: 5–12

Time: 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

 

Junior High Camp

Dates: July 8–11

Cost: $265

Location: Lindsey Nelson Stadium

Grades: 6–8

Time: 9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

 

High School Skills Camp

Dates: July 15–18

Cost: $265

Location: Lindsey Nelson Stadium

Grades: 9–12

Time: 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

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.

 

Basketball

Overnight Camp

Dates: June 9–12

Ages: 10 and older

 

Day Camp

Dates: June 12–15

Ages: 6–12

 

Next Level Skills Camp

Dates: June 15–16

Ages: 14 and older

 

Soccer

High School Residential Team Camp

Dates: July 21–24

Cost: $395 per player

Location: Regal Soccer Stadium

Grades: 9–12

High school coaches who are interested in registering their teams for the camp must contact Dean Ward at dward14@utk.edu before any individual players register.

Softball

Pitching and Catching Camps

Session I: June 11–12

Session II: July 8–9

Time: 8:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.

Ages: 8–18

Location: Sherri Parker Lee Stadium

Cost: $175

 

Advanced Hitting and Defense Camp

Dates: June 18–20

Time: Noon–6:00 p.m. June 18; 8:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. June 19–20

Ages: 7–12

Location: Sherri Parker Lee Stadium

Cost: $225

 

Slap and Speed Camp

Dates: June 20–21

Time: 3:00–9:00 p.m. June 20; 8:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. June 21

Ages: 8–18

Location: Sherri Parker Lee Stadium

Cost: $175

 

Junior Lady Vols Camp

Date: June 24–25

Time: 8:00 a.m.–noon

Ages: 8–12

Location: Sherri Parker Lee Stadium

Cost: $100

Volleyball

Setting Camp

Date: July 11

Time: 9:00 a.m.–noon

Grades: 5–12

Cost: $60

Campers will learn proper hand position, footwork to the pass and leadership skills. They will practice the execution of various sets and learn to run different offenses, play right back defense, and start every game with a great serve.

 

Hitter Camp

Date: July 11

Time: 1:00–4:00 p.m.

Grades: 5–12

Cost: $60

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.

 

Serving Camp

Date: July 12

Time: 1:00–4:00 p.m.

Grades: 5–12

Cost: $60

Campers will learn how to be a solid, consistent server and will receive instruction on all types of serves, including but not limited to float, top-spin, and jump.

 

Overnight Individual

Dates: July 12–15

Grades: 5–12

Cost: $365 for residents; $305 for commuters

Campers will improve their overall technique and general tactical knowledge. All skills will be taught and reviewed, including serving, passing, setting, hitting, blocking, and digging.

 

Libero Camp

Date: July 15

Time: 1:30–4:30 p.m.

Grades: 5–12

Cost: $60

Campers will develop their defensive skills. Topic covered will include passing, ball-handling, proper posture and positioning, digging, reading attackers, and back row setting.

 

Team Camp

Session 1: July 17–20

Session 2: July 22–24

Grades: 5–12

Cost: $295 for residents; $245 for commuters

Each team of eight players or more will receive technical and tactical instruction, utilizing drills and competition to develop offensive and defensive execution.

 

Co-ed Swimming Clinics

Session 1: June 2–6

Session 2: June 9–13

Session 3: June 16–20

For more information, visit the Tennessee Sport Camps website.

 

Co-ed Diving Clinics

Session 1: June 9–14

Session 2: June 16–21

Session 3: June 23–28

Location: Allan Jones Intercollegiate Aquatic Center

For more information, visit the Tennessee Sport Camps website.

Co-ed Soccer

Day Camp

Dates: June 3–7

Ages: 5–12

Time: 9 a.m.–noon ages 5–8; 9 a.m.–3 p.m. ages 9–12

Cost: $300 for full day, $150 for half day

Location: Regal Soccer Stadium

 

Overnight Camp

Dates: June 26–29 June 2013

Ages: 9–18

Cost: $495 for overnight, $395 for commuters

Location: Regal Soccer Stadium

 

Goalkeeper Academy

Dates: June 26–29

Grades: 7 and up

Cost: $495 for overnight, $395 for commuters

Location: Regal Soccer Stadium

For more information, visit the Tennessee Sport Camps website.

C O N T A C T :

Christine Copelan (865-974-2225, ccopela7@utk.edu)

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

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