2016 Summer Camps Offer Kids Fun, Learning, Adventure

As spring gets under way, it’s time to consider summer plans 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 camp offerings are listed below:

4-H CAMPS

Tennessee 4-H offers a variety of camps at various sites around the state. Camps are geared to specific age groups and to youth with special interests.  For more information about 4-H camps, contact your County Extension Office or visit the Tennessee 4-H website.

4-H Electric Camp
Dates: June 28–July 1
Grades: 6–7
Location: University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Cost: $265
This fee includes housing, meals, admission to Dollywood, and recreational activities. Transportation fees are covered by members of the Tennessee Electric Cooperative Association.

ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN

Design Matters Camp
Dates: July 10–15
Grades: High school students through age 17
Location: Art and Architecture Building
Cost: $985 (until April 15); $1,085 (after April 15)

A summer camp for high school students, Design Matters offers motivated high school students an introduction to the design of the built environment and the considerations that shape it. This week-long immersion allows participants to experience life as a design student on a university campus through its setting, curriculum, and instruction. Previous architecture or design experience is not necessary. Visit the College of Architecture and Design for more information.

MCCLUNG MUSEUM CAMPS

The McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture has various camps for pre-K through sixth graders focused on fine art, archaeology, and ancient cultures. For more information, visit the website or contact Debbie Woodiel, woodield@utk.edu, or 865-974-2144.

Archaeokids: Exploring Ancient Art and Archaelogy
Dates: July 11–15
Time: 1:00–4:00 p.m.
Grades: 4–6
Location: McClung Museum
Cost: $110 per child; $99 per child for museum members

Campers will discover the art and culture of ancient peoples through authentic artifacts and art activities about ancient Egyptians, ancient Native Americans, Romans, and other ancient peoples. “Ancient” snacks included. Deadline for registration is July 1.

Dig It! Fun with Fossils
Dates: June 20–24
Times: 1:00–4:00 p.m.
Grades: 4–6
Location: McClung Museum
Cost: $110 per child; $99 per child for museum members

Dinosaurs, mosasaurs, mastodons, and other extinct animals are presented through real fossils, hands-on activities, excavation, and food. “Rocks” and other fun snacks are included. Deadline for registration is June 13.

Dino Explorers
Dates: June 7–9
Times: 9:00–11:00 a.m.
Ages: 4–5, campers only
Location: McClung Museum
Cost: $35 per child, $5 discount for museum members

This camp explores scientific inquiry thorough activities, stories, and make-and-take projects based on our new exhibition. Deadline for registration is May 31.

Jurassic Kids Camp
Dates: June 14–15
Times: 9:00–11:00 a.m.
Ages: 2–3, with caregiver
Location: McClung Museum Cost: $25 per child (caregiver free); $5 discount for museum members

Activities for toddlers and caregivers are inspired by our new summer exhibition, Dinosaur Discoveries: Ancient Fossils, New Ideas. Deadline for registration is June 7.

Little Artists Camp
Dates: July 13–14
Times: 9:00–11:00 a.m.
Ages: 2–3, with caregiver
Location: McClung Museum
Cost: $25 per child (caregiver free); $5 discount for museum members

Enriched circle time with stories and songs, guided activities, and take-home projects inspired by our decorative arts collection. Deadline for registration is July 6.

Little Masters Camp
Dates: June 21–23
Times: 9:00–11:00 a.m.
Ages: 4–5
Location: McClung Museum Cost: $35 per child (caregiver free); $5 discount for museum members

Art projects to take home, stories, and guided activities are inspired by the works in our exhibition of decorative arts. Deadline for registration is June 14.

CLARENCE BROWN THEATRE SUMMER ACTING WORKSHOP

Session 1: June 20–July 1
Session 2: July 18–29
Time: 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Grades: 9–college freshman
Location: Clarence Brown Theatre
Cost: $525

Participants will have classes in acting technique, voice and movement, improvisation and musical theater. No prior experience is necessary, and each session will culminate in a public showcase of the students’ work. Twenty participants will be accepted in each session on a first come, first served basis. Visit the Clarence Brown Theatre website for more information.

ADVENTURES IN STEM GIRLS CAMP

Dates: June 27–July 1
Time: 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Monday–Thursday, 9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. Friday
Grades: 7–8
Location: Min H. Kao Building

Cost: $125

Students will be immersed in a week full of hands-on activities, lab visits, and team projects in UT labs and classrooms that expose the exciting challenges of being a scientist or researcher. Overall, the week will be geared toward students who are interested in expanding their knowledge of engineering, math, and biology. For more information or to register, visit the camp’s website.

KIDS U CAMPS

Kids U summer camps, most offered on the UT campus or at the UT Conference Center in downtown Knoxville, provide a wide range of opportunities for area youth in grades 3–12. Children learn from college faculty, staff, and graduate students in fields such as art, chemistry, cooking, anthropology, photography, microbiology, computers, and veterinary medicine. Camps are offered for one week in the morning or afternoon.  For more information on these and other Kids U Camps, visit the Kids U website or call 865-974-0150.

Among the camps offered:

Junior Leadership Institute
Dates: June 27–July 1
Time: 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Grades: 7–9
Location: Conference Center
Cost: $325

This new program encourages kids to get an early start in becoming an active leader through history, community, education, innovation, and the arts.

Animals

Friend or Foe? Species Interaction *NEW*
Dates: June 13–17
Time: 9:00 a.m.–noon
Grades: 4–6
Location: Hesler Biology Building, Room 603
Cost: $129 

Vertebrate Zoology
Dates: July 18–22
Time: 9:00 a.m.–noon
Grades: 4–7
Location: Hesler Biology Building, Room 603
Cost: $139

Snakes Alive! Hands-on Herpetology
Dates: July 11–15
Time: 9:00 a.m.–noon
Grades: 4–7
Location: Hesler Biology Building, Room 603
Cost: $139

Veterinary Medicine: Behind the Scenes
Dates: June 20–24
Time: 9:00 a.m.–noon
Grades: 9–12
Location: UT College of Veterinary Medicine
Cost: $139
** this class is filled; names accepted for waiting list

Animal Behavior
Dates: June 27–July 1
Time: 9:00 a.m.–noon
Grades: 7–9
Location: Hesler Biology Building, Room 603
Cost: $129

Careers

So You Want to Be an Engineer?
Dates: June 13–17
Time: 9:00 a.m.–noon
Grades: 8–12
Location: John D. Tickle Engineering Building, Room 405
Cost: $129

Innocent or Guilty … How Do You Plead? (Grades 6–9)
Dates: June 27–July 1
Time: 8:30–11:30 a.m.
Grades: 6–9
Location: College of Law, Room 237
Cost: $129

Innocent or Guilty … How Do You Plead? (Grades 9–12)
Dates: July 25–29
Time: 8:30–11:30 a.m.
Grades: 9–12
Location: College of Law, Room 237
Cost: $129

Food Truck Mania
Dates: June 13–17, July 18–22
Time: 8:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
Grades: 8–12
Location: UT Conference Center
Cost: $329

Learning to Be a Real Chef: Introduction to Culinary Arts
Dates: June 6–10, June 27–July 1
Time: 9:00 a.m.–noon
Grades: 8–12
Location: UT Conference Center
Cost: $299

Computers

App Attack! Make Your First Game App (Grades 3–5)
Dates: June 6–10
Time: 8:30–11:30 a.m.
Grades: 3–5
Location: UT Conference Center Computer Lab
Cost: $159

App Attack! Make Your First Video Game! (Grades 6–9)
Session 1: June 6–10, 12:45–3:45 p.m.
Session 2: June 20–24, 8:30–11:30 a.m.
Session 3: August 1–5, 1:00–4:00 p.m.
Grades: 6–9
Location: Conference Center Computer Lab
Cost: $159

LEGO Video Games
Dates: June 20–24
Time: 9:00 a.m.–noon
Grades: 3–5
Location: Conference Center Computer Lab
Cost: $159

Minecraft Modders
Session 1: June 13–17
Session 2: July 18–22
Session 3: July 25–29
Time: Times vary by date and grade. Please go to the Kids U website for more information.
Grades: 3–9
Location: Conference Center Computer Lab
Cost: $159

Code Breakers
Dates: June 15–19
Time: 1:00–4:00 p.m.
Grades: 6–9
Location: Conference Center Computer Lab
Cost: $159
For more computer camps, visit the Kids U website.

Creativity

Lighten Up! Dance Improv 101 *New*
Dates: June 6–10
Time: 1:00–4:00 p.m.
Grades: 4–7
Location: Jessie Harris Building, Room 413
Cost: $139

Crazy Confections! Birthday and Specialty Cakes
Dates: June 20–24
Time: 8:00 a.m.–noon
Grades: 7–12
Location: Conference Center
Cost: $229

UT Drama Camp *New*
Date: June 20–24
Time: 9:00 a.m.-noon
Grades: 9–12
Location: Conference Center
Cost: $129

Painting with Water Media *New*
Dates: June 13–17
Time: 1:00–4:00 p.m.
Grades: 8–12
Location: Art and Architecture Building, Room 127
Cost: $139
For more creativity camps, visit the Kids U website.

Discovery

Modern Etiquette and Manners
Dates: June 6–10
Time: 1:00–4:00 p.m.
Grades: 3–6
Location: Conference Center
Cost: $129

A Look Back: Colonial History
Dates: June 20–24
Time: 1:00–4:00 p.m.
Grades: 5–10
Location: Conference Center
Cost: $129

Collapse: The Fall of Complex Civilizations
Dates: June 13–17
Time: 9:00 a.m.–noon
Grades: 9–12
Location: Burchfiel Geography Building, Room 101
Cost: $139

College Prep
Dates: July 18–22
Time: 1:00–4:00 p.m.
Grades: 10–college freshmen
Location: Conference Center
Cost: $129

7 Habits of Successful Students
Dates: July 11–15
Time: 1:00–4:00 p.m.
Grades: 8–12
Location: Conference Center
Cost: $129

Exploration in Psychology
Dates: July 18–22
Time: 1:00–4:00 p.m.
Grades: 9–12
Location: Humanities and Social Sciences Building, Room 220
Cost: $129

Nature

Bugs!
Dates: July 18–22
Time: 1:00–4:00 p.m.
Grades: 4–7
Location: Hesler Biology Building, Room 603
Cost: $129

Junior Naturalist Camp
Dates: July 11–15
Time: 800 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Grades: 6–8
Location: Conference Center
Cost: $325

Photography

 UT Photography Camp
Dates: June 6–10
Time: 9:00 a.m.–noon (Grades 4–7), 2:00–5:00 p.m. (Grades 8–12)
Grades: 4–12
Location: Art and Architecture Building, Room 105
Cost: $139

Science

Bones, Crimes, Careers: Forensic Anthropology
Session 1: June 6–10
Session 2: June 13–17
Time: 9:00 a.m.–noon
Grades: 9–12
Location: East Stadium Hall, Room 130
Cost: $129

The Unseen World: Microbes and the Environment
Dates: June 6–10
Time: 9:00 a.m.–noon
Grades: 9–12
Location: Hesler Biology Building, Room 507
Cost: $129

Fun with Forensics: Adventures in Chemistry
Dates: June 6–10
Time: 1:30–5:00 p.m.
Grades: 6–8
Location: Dabney/Buehler Hall, Room 300
Cost: $129

Rockets!
Dates: June 8–10
Time: 1:00–4:00 p.m.
Grades: 4–7
Location: Nielsen Physics Building, Room 108
Cost: $119

Universe Exploration
Dates: June 15–17
Time: 1:00–4:00 p.m.
Grades: 4–6
Location: Physics Building, Room 108
Cost: $119

Test

ACT Prep Course- Pre-Test Date
Session 1: June 20
Session 2: June 21
Session 3: June 22
Session 4: June 23
Time: 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Grades: 9–12
Location: Conference Center
Cost: Free

ACT Prep Course
Dates: July 11–15
Session 1: 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Session 2: 1:00–5:00 p.m.
Grades: 9–12
Location: Conference Center
Cost: $259

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.

Dates: May 30–August 5
Time: 7:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Grades: 1–5
Location: UT Early Learning Center, 1206 White Avenue
For more information or to register, visit the Early Learning Center in person or see its website.
Contact: 865-974-0843 or elc@utk.edu.

BOYS’ ATHLETICS

UT offers a variety of sports summer camps for boys. More details about the camps can be found at the Tennessee Sport Camps website.

Baseball
Youth Baseball Camp
Session 1: June 13–16
Session 2: June 20–23
Session 3: July 11–14
Time: 9:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
Ages: 6–11
Cost: $275

Father/Son Baseball Camp
Date: June 18
Time: 9:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Ages: 6–11
Cost: $150

Middle and High School Camps
Dates: July 8–9
Grades: 7–12
Cost: $150 for 1, $225 for 2, $275 for all 3 camps

Pitching and Catching
Date: July 8
Time: 5:00–8:00 p.m.

Infield and Outfield Defense
Date: July 9
Time: 9:00 a.m.–noon

Hitting Camp
Date: July 9

Time: 1:00–4:00 p.m.

Basketball
Day Camp
Session 1: June 13–16
Session 2: June 20–23
Grades: 2–8
Time: 9:00 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Location: Thompson-Boling Arena
Cost: $275/session

Father/Son Camp
Date: June 19
Time: 2:00–5:00 p.m.
Location: Thompson-Boling Arena
Cost: $125 per father/son team, $25 per additional son

Football

Youth Day Camp
Dates: June 14–15
Time: 8:00 a.m.–noon
Grades: 2–8
Location: Anderson Training Center
Cost: $100, $125 after May 1

Specialist Camp (Kickers, Snappers, Punters)
Date: June 3
Grades: 9–12
Location: Anderson Training Center
Cost: $80, $90 after May 1

1-Day Arsenal Camp (QBs only)
Date: June 4
Grades: 9–12
Location: Anderson Training Center
Cost: $80, $90 after May 1

High School Day Camps
Session 1: June 6
Session 2: June 7
Session 3: June 10
Session 4: June 11
Session 5: June 16
Session 6: July 21
Grades: 9–12
Cost: $30, $40 after May 1

GIRLS’ ATHLETICS

UT offers a variety of sports summer camps for girls. More details about the camps can be found at the Tennessee Sport Camps website.

Basketball

Day Camp
Dates: June 6–8
Times: Morning session: 8:00 a.m.–noon
Afternoon session: 1:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
Ages: 6–12
Cost: $175

Position Camp: Guards and Point Guards
Dates: June 9
Check-in: 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Ages: 12–18 (rising high school seniors)
Cost: $100

Position Camp: Post/Wing
Dates: June 10
Check-in: 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Ages: 12–18 (rising high school seniors)
Cost: $100

Rowing

Three-day Small Boat Camp
Dates: June 23–25
Grades: 9–12
Requirements: Must have at least one year of rowing experience
Check-in: 3:00–5:00 p.m.
Cost: $375

Softball 

Pitcher/Catcher Camp
Session 1: June 14–15
Session 2: July 11–12
Time: 8:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
Ages: 8–18
Cost: $220

Junior Vols Camp
Dates: June 16–17
Time: 8:00 a.m.–noon
Ages: 8 years old–rising 6th graders
Cost: $130

Advanced Skills Camp
Dates: June 20–22
Time: Noon–6:00 p.m. June 20, 8:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. June 21 and 22
Grades: 7–12
Cost: $270

Slap and Speed Camp
Dates: June 22–23
Time: 3:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m. June 22, 8:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. June 23
Ages: 10–18
Cost: $220

Soccer

Day Camp
Session 1: June 6–10
Session 2: June 13–17
Session 3: July 11–15
Time: 9:00 a.m.–noon half day, 9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. full day
Ages: 5–14
Cost: $170 half day, $290 full day

Elite ID Camp
Dates: July 16–17
Ages: 8–12 grades
Cost: $180

Volleyball

Skills Clinics: July 6 and 7

All Skills Camp: July 8–10

Team Training Camp: July 12–14

Team Competition Camp: July 18–20

Youth Day Camps: July 16, 23, and 30

Grades: 5–12

CO-ED ATHLETICS

For more information, visit the Tennessee Sport Camps website.

Diving Clinics

More information coming soon on the Tennessee Sports Camps website.

Swimming

Open Water Clinic
Date: May 21
Time: 8:00–11:00 a.m.
Cost: $65

Club Camp: May 30–June 2
Contact: Bret Lundgaard at B.Lundgaard@utk.edu for more details

Summer Technique Clinics: June 8–11
Cost: $85 for 1 session, $75 per session for 2–5 sessions, $65 per session for all six sessions

June Clinics: June 12–15
Cost: $85 for 1 session, $75 per session for 2–5 sessions, $65 per session for all six sessions

July Open Water Camp: July 7–10
Cost: $350

Fast Swimming and Racing Skills Camp: July 25–28
Cost: $85 for 1 session, $75 per session for 2–5 sessions, $65 per session for all six sessions

For more information on swimming camps, go to the Tennessee Sports website.

CONTACT:

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