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10 summer camps for kids in Chattanooga

Making summer plans for the kiddos? Check out these local summer camps.

NOOGAtoday | Aqua Camps

Campers will get up close and personal with the aquarium’s furry + finned friends.

Photo by Doug Strickland via Tennessee Aquarium

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With summertime quickly approaching, enrollment for local summer camps is already underway. Chattanooga has no shortage of educational, artistic, and adventurous opportunities for kiddos to have a blast.

If you need help making plans for the kids, check out these 10 summer camps in Chattanooga, TN.

Note: many of these summer camps have limited availability, so you’ll want to complete registration sooner rather than later.

🦁 If your kid is interested in animals

Aqua Camp | The Tennessee Aquarium
Ages: 5-12, 9-14 + 13-16
Dates: June + July

Kiddos will have the opportunity to explore the world around them through hands-on animal encounters, Aquarium tours, and tons of activities.

Zoo Camp | The Chattanooga Zoo
Ages: K-5th graders + 6th-8th graders
Dates: June-August

These camps will be full of animal exploration, scientific discoveries, games, and crafts.

🎨 If your kid is interested in the arts

Summer Art Camp | The Hunter Museum of American Art
Ages: Rising 1st-6th graders
Dates: June + July

These camps are taught by local artists + museum professionals with a focus on a hands-on approach to artistic methods, materials, and inspirations.

Discovery Camp | Creative Discovery Museum
Ages: Preschool (4-5) + rising 1st-8th graders
Dates: June + July

Each camp is unique and filled with a variety of themes that bring art and science together for kids to enjoy in a safe environment.

Summer Academy | Chattanooga Theatre Centre
Ages: Rising 1st-12th graders
Dates: June-August

CTC’s Summer Academy features nearly 20 sessions for kids to learn acting, sketch comedy, musical theater, dance, and more skills.

NOOGAtoday | Reflection Riding summer camp

The kids will explore Reflection Riding’s 300-acre campus during the summer camps. | Photo provided by Reflection Riding Arboretum & Nature Center

🌱 If your kid is interested in nature

Junior Explorer Camp | Chattanooga Audubon Society
Ages: 5-11
Dates: June + July

Kids will spend a week in the woods to learn outdoor skills, meet native animals, play games, and splash around in the creek.

Escape to Nature | Reflection Riding Arboretum & Nature Center
Ages: 5-12
Dates: June-August

Children will explore, play, create, and learn on Reflection Riding’s 300-acre campus.

NOOGAtoday | High Point kids camp

Kiddos can learn the ropes of rock climbing at High Point’s summer camps. | Photo by High Point Climbing & Fitness via Chattanooga Tourism Co.

🪨 If your kid is interested in adventure

Rock Climbing Camps | High Point Climbing and Fitness
Ages: 5-10 + 11-14
Dates: May-July

High Point’s camp staff will teach kids all about rock climbing and team building through age-appropriate group instruction.

🍽️ If your kid is interested in cooking

Cooking Camps | The Sweet & Savory Classroom
Ages: 8-17
Dates: May-August

Each cooking + baking camp has a different theme for kiddos to create cuisines from all over the world.

🚂 If your kid is interested in trains

Railroad Camp | Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum
Ages: 7-17
Dates: May-July

Campers will experience the world of railroading through hands-on activities and opportunities to see historical locomotives up close.

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