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Over 7 Tennessee Family Summer Camps Listed Below with In-Depth Camp Info, including: Videos, Photos, Maps & Detailed Descriptions


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Best 2021 Family Summer Camps in Tennessee

Many of our Tennessee Family Camps are still adding to their info on their 2021 Summer Camps, Programs, Activities & Classes.

You can contact each camp you are interested in to get the latest info on all their 2021 Summer Family Programs for Teens and Kids.

Early-Bird & Multiple Camper Discounts at Tennessee Family Camps for Summer 2021

Some of the Best 2021 Family Camps in Tennessee offer "Early Bird" and/or Multiple Camper Discounts if you enroll in camp before a certain date, or if you are enrolling more than one camper -- check each camp's listing & website for more info, and for info on any available Family Camp Scholarships and Financial Aid.

Summer Family Camps, Programs, Workshops, & Classes in Tennessee are Starting in August, 2021

Many of our Tennessee Family Camps offer Summer Family Programs, Activities, Workshops & Classes starting in August, 2021.

Be sure to check the "Year-Round Programs and Other Camp Info" headings of each camp listing for specifics, or give any Family Camp you're interested in a call to check on Summer dates, times and availability.

Summer 2021 Family Camp Open Houses & Reunions

Many of our Family Camps will be hosting Summer Reunions for their previous campers, and Summer Open Houses for interested new campers and families. Each camp is different, and some offer activities for the entire family.

Contact the camp(s) directly to see if there are any Camp Reunion or Open House Plans for August, 2021.

Best Tennessee Year-Round
Family Camps, Classes & Family Programs

Many of our Best Tennessee Summer Family Camps also offer Year Round Family Camp Programs, Classes, and Activities. You should contact the camps you are interested in to see if they offer Fall, Winter and/or Spring Family Programs, too.

Best Tennessee Summer Family Camp Jobs

Searching for Tennessee Family Camp Jobs? Many of our Best Family Camps are now listing their 2021 Summer Camp Jobs, too. Look for the heading "Summer Camp Jobs" in each camp listing. You can also check any camp's website for their "Work at Camp" or "Summer Employment Opportunities" pages.

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Summer COVID-19 Update, Please Read: Many Family camps may be changing their schedules and plans because of COVID-19. For the most current information, please contact each camp individually.

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Camp Lantern Creek
Montgomery, Texas
936-597-8225

Ages: 7 - 17 . All Girl Campers. Overnight Camp.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: While summer might look a little different this year, Camp Lantern Creek promises it will continue to bring the Creeker spirit to our campers and families this summer! CLC Unique, our virtual camp option, will begin on June 22, and will consist of week-long sessions that will offer one-of-a-kind programs unique to each session. Through our virtual programming, we will create memories with our new and seasoned Creekers, virtually.

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The Road Less Traveled
Tennessee Location(s)

Visit Our The Road Less Traveled Website
773-342-5200
info[AT]theroadlesstraveled.com
2331 N Elston Court
Chicago, Illinois 60614

OTHER CAMP LOCATIONS:
Tanzania, Thailand, Vietnam, Costa Rica, Iceland, Norway, Azores, British Columbia, Colorado, Florida, Hawaii, Michigan, Maine, Tennessee, Virginia, Wyoming, New Zealand, Ecuador and the Galapagos.

WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
See listed above - primary address

CAMP VIDEO LINK:
Watch Our The Road Less Traveled Video

CAMPER AGES: 11-17 (approximately)

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. Two-four week long community service, wilderness adventure, and language/cultural immersion programs, Gap Year and Family Programs.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: The Road Less Traveled is a life-changing educational travel experience - an extraordinary opportunity to join with others, explore humanity, and build deep relationships and an appreciation for our world’s vast adventurous scenery. RLT offers domestic and international community service, language, and multi-sport adventure travel programs all over the world. We engage in the service of presence and active listening. We support young people to get outside, seek adventure, experience challenge, make new friends, build community, and understand the world in a new way. We encourage involvement, cultivate leadership and sensitivity, develop personal initiative and communal participation skills, and inspire a sense of social activism and environmentalism.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Waterfront/Aquatics, Academics, Adventure, Travel, Wilderness/Nature, and more. PADI Scuba Diving, White-water Rafting, Rock-climbing, Hiking, Backpacking, Safari, Camping, Zip-lining, Surfing, Snorkeling, Marine Biology Paddle Boarding, Kayaking, Organic Farming, Teaching English, Cooking Classes, Yoga Classes, Animal Conservation, Music Classes, Art Classes, Black History Education, Cultural Immersion, Community Service

CAMP LOCATION: Our year-round office is located in the heart of Chicago, in the Lincoln Park neighborhood. Our trips are run in a multitude of domestic and international locations. Our staff training is held every year in the Midwest, several weeks before trips are scheduled to depart.

CAMP FACILITIES: Facilities and accommodations vary from trip to trip.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: The Road Less Traveled as an organization was founded by Jim and Donna Stein in 1991, and has been successfully running safe, exciting, life-changing trips for teens ever since. Both Jim and Donna are still the current directors, and are integrally involved in every single aspect of the company. In the summer, they are on call 24/7, available both to parents as well as to our leaders in the field.

We are an ACA accredited organization with an impeccable track record. We believe in the process of accreditation. It allows us to compare our standards to other professionals in the industry. Our accreditation allows us to follow specific standards related to leader screening including use of application forms, reference checks, personal interviews, work history review, and background checks.

Many years ago, we were the first company serving young adults to require that all leaders have a Wilderness First Responder (WFR) medical certification. WFR training is far more advanced than standard first aid or wilderness first aid. In addition to this certification, we carry extensive first aid kits on all of our programs that include antibiotics and epinephrine. Contents, protocols, and standing orders are reviewed and updated every year by our Medical Director who is an MD.

Since our inception, RLT has been on the cutting edge of technological advances in communication. We began carrying Iridium satellite phones on all of our programs as soon as they were available. Today we continue to carry the latest in emergency communication systems. According to geographic location, programs are equipped with satellite phones, ground-to-air radios, and/or cellular phones providing the possibility of 24-hour access to medical help in case of emergency.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: We offer many need-based scholarships and financial aid packages. Visit Geography of Hope's website to learn more: Our Camp Website Link: www.geographyofhope.org

FAMILY CAMP SESSION(S): We offer Gap Year, custom trips as well as family programs in the winter, spring, and at the end of the summer. Please contact us at 773-342-5200 with any questions.

OTHER CAMP INFO: Flights, travel arrangements, and other trip-specific information is available on our website.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Visit our Program Chart to see all trips, dates, and prices: Our Camp Website Link: www.theroadlesstraveled.com

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
Trip Leader/Co-Leader

Travel domestically and/or internationally with a group of high-school and/or middle-school students, monitoring and facilitating community service, language/cultural immersion, and/or wilderness adventure trips

Minimum Qualifications
• Minimum of 21 years of age
• Minimum of a bachelor's degree or in the process of completing a degree. Equivalent experience working with teenagers in related field will be considered if not currently enrolled in school
• Experience Previous program leader experience working with and or teaching young people age ranging in age between 12-19. Knowledge of and experience with group dynamics, teaching or facilitating groups, supervision of meal planning, food preparation and cooking, managing logistics. Ability to teach program specific skills, environmental awareness, and related scientific, cultural, and historical knowledge pertaining to the regions through which you will travel and their relationship to each other.
• Strong Physical Condition
• Current CPR for the professional rescuer
• Current Wilderness First Responder, WEMT or EMT certification
• Current Red Cross lifeguard or Swiftwater rescue certifications preferred but not mandatory
• Current unrestricted valid drivers license with no major convictions during the previous three year period; driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, reckless driving, hit and run, homicide or assault with a motor vehicle, drag racing, operating a motor vehicle without the owner's consent, license suspended or revoked within the previous three year period for accidents and or moving violations. Driving record should reflect no more than three moving violations and/or chargeable accidents during the previous three years

• For Adventure Programs: Knowledge of three or more wilderness travel methods. Whitewater rafting, sea kayaking, international trekking, biking, backpacking, technical rock or ice climbing and mountaineering. Mandatory requirements for adventure trips include: the ability to lead groups of students on backpacking trips of three to eight days, ability to comfortably lead through remote wilderness areas. This includes, but is not limited to, backpacking preparations, backcountry travel, route finding, campsite selection, equipment maintenance, Leave No Trace camping techniques in desert and alpine terrain and proper protocol in dense bear country.

All leaders must possess the ability to make prudent decisions in adverse conditions. International Service Learning and Language Immersion Programs: Leaders and must be highly proficient or fluent in the spoken language of the program country (Spanish, etc.) and have extensive experience with community service, international travel, managing multiple responsibilities abroad, experience and/or living abroad, cultural immersion. Knowledge of the following is helpful but not mandatory: Sea Kayaking, Whitewater Rafting, Trekking, Surfing, and Snorkeling

• International Service learning and Language Exposure Programs: Leaders to have extensive experience with community service, international travel, managing multiple responsibilities abroad, experience and/or living abroad, cultural immersion. Knowledge of the following is helpful but not mandatory: Sea Kayaking, Whitewater Rafting, Trekking, Surfing, Snorkeling

• Service Learning Programs: Leaders to have extensive experience with community service, experience managing multiple responsibilities, construction experience preferred. Knowledge of the following is helpful but not mandatory: Sea Kayaking, Whitewater Rafting, Rock Climbing, Hiking, PADI Scuba certified
• Ability and experience supervising co-instructors and participants
• Valid Passport
• Ability to drive a standard transmission vehicle
• Ability to communicate and work with teenagers and co-instructors, and provide necessary instruction
• Ability to creatively schedule programs, facilities, and co-instructors
• Ability to observe participant behavior, assess its appropriateness, enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures, and apply appropriate behavior-management techniques
• Visual and auditory ability to identify and respond to environmental and other hazards related to the activity
• Physical ability to respond appropriately to situations requiring first aid
• Good character, integrity, and adaptability
• Enthusiasm, sense of humor, patience and self -control
• Ability to follow written procedures as outlined in the leader-training manual
• Ability to support program philosophy and implement procedures
• Ability to work long hours
• Ability and experience in facilitating groups

Specific Responsibilities/Job Description
1. Plan, coordinate and execute daily activities and trip logistics
2. Monitor co-instructor and participant assignments for the day
3. Monitor groups and supervise co-instructors' responsibilities
4. Act as a positive role model for participants
5. Responsible for the relationships with general public, people of the land, and subcontractors
6. Monitor ongoing safety and provide education for co-instructor and participants
7. Supervise the health and safety of the participants and environment
8. Together with co-instructor and participant, plan and execute the evening program
9. Identify and address inappropriate behavior with participant or with other co-instructor, for actions that put health and safety of a participant at risk
10. Together with co-instructor, plan and implement evening program as needed
11. Management of financials and accounting including monitoring of expenditures, record keeping, advances, bookkeeping and end of trip summary of information
12. Management of gear, vehicles, inventory, storage, documentation and end of trip summary information
13. Evaluate co-instructor and perform reviews and summer end evaluations
14. Evaluate program and current season and make suggestions for following season

Dates of Employment
June through August seasonally - recommend early application.

Remuneration
Salary is commensurate with experience/certifications/qualifications. Your salary with The Road Less Traveled includes all food, lodging and transportation from the beginning through close of your trip. We also offer pro-deals on outdoor equipment from a variety of well-known manufacturers.

THE ROAD LESS TRAVELED
Laura Dunmire-Director
2331 N Elston Court
Chicago, IL 60614
employment[AT]theroadlesstraveled.com

Please visit: Our Camp Website Link: www.theroadlesstraveled.com

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Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts Summer Art Camp
Online Camp Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Visit Our Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts Summer Art Camp Website
215-972-2054
215-972-2105

artcamp[AT]pafa.org
118 North Broad Street
Youth and Family Programs
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19106

CAMPER AGES: 6-14

TYPE OF CAMP: Online. Mon-Fri: 9am - 3pm

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Every day, campers engage in live, interactive art making with their instructors and friends on the video platform Zoom. We also use Canvas for sharing daily schedules, online artwork and discussions between campers and instructors. And as always, every camp week will culminate with a virtual exhibition and opening reception for family and friends live streamed on Zoom.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Fine Arts/Crafts, Video/Filmmaking/Photography, and more.

CAMP LOCATION: Center City, Philadelphia, PA. one block from historic City Hall.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: - Live Zooming and friendship-making time (prescheduled so your family can plan ahead!)
- Off-screen activities for independent play and learning (and naps! and yard time!)
- Hands-on activities with real art materials (art camp should be a little messy!)
- Small group sizes ensure that campers receive high quality instruction and individual attention from their teachers.
- Daily movement and mindfulness exercises integrated throughout the day to get the wiggles out

Camp tuition includes an Art Toolbox mailed to your home and a live exhibition every Friday that the whole family can attend, even those living far away.

Camp Staff:
Katerina Romanenko, Ph.D. Assistant Director of Youth and Family Programs

An experienced educator and visual culture historian, Dr. Romanenko specializes in Museum education, art history, American History, and object-based learning in formal and informal environments. She holds a PhD in Art History from the City University of New York and for more than 15 years teaches art history and works in Museum education. She also holds a BA in Education Sciences and has experience in research, development and implementation of educational programs for different age groups.

Alicia Mino, Art Educator, Manager of the School and Community Programs

An accomplished practicing artists and art educator, Alicia Mino received her Master’s in visual communication from the Metropolitan University of Chile, She spent fifteen years in Italy studying art history, oil painting, and sculpture. She presented in numerous art exhibitions and founded the Mates Art and Design Studio, where she taught drawing, oil/acrylic painting, and sculpture fundamentals for ten years. In 2008 Alicia moved to Philadelphia where she continues to exhibit her work and teaches art.

Lindsey Murphy, Art Educator and K-8 Program Coordinator

An art educator with over a decade of experience in the field of education, Lindsey Murphy has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology; concentration in Archaeology from Millersville University, and an Elementary Teaching Certification from Millersville University. She worked as a general education classroom teacher in the Oxford Area School District in Chester County, PA for 8 years, and has worked in PAFA’s education department over the past 11 years creating and implementing numerous museum tours and art making experiences for children and families of all backgrounds, becoming the K-8 Program Coordinator in 2019..


Melissa Hendrixson, Art Educator

Melissa Hendrixson is an artist and art educator who has worked in Museum Education for over five years. She has her Bachelor's of Fine Arts and Studio Certificate from Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and has gained experience through assisting the coordination and development of various museum programming including family programs, youth art classes, and summer camps. She now works for the School and Community Partnership Program as an art educator where she develops and implements museum tours, school lessons, and community outreach programs to support student learning, parental engagement and visual literacy initiatives.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: It is our sincere desire that no child be denied the opportunity to attend camp because of financial difficulties. Thanks to our generous donors, PAFA is able to offer a limited number of scholarships.

Please email artcamp[AT]pafa.org to receive a scholarship application

FAMILY CAMP SESSION(S): Friday Art Show

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: PAFA offers a year round programs, online and in person for youth and families that engage parents and children with the museum collection and art-making. Our programs inculde art classes for middle school students, afterschool program for kids 6-11, and Sunday Family workshops. please visit Our Camp Website Link: www.pafa.org

OTHER CAMP INFO: Drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, comic books and graphic novels, collage and mixed media, and video arts.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Dates
June 21 - August 13, 8 weeks

Ages: 6-14 (groups: 6-8; 9-11; 12-14)

Mon-Fri from 9am - 3pm each day (except July 5rd).

For camps description, cost and schedule go to the registration website. Our Camp Website Link: www.pafa.org

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
Camp Assistants and Camp Instructors.
Please visit for current job announcements and apply via 
Our Camp Website Link: hr.pafa.org

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Brecht Stables & Dustin's Place
Tennessee Location(s)

Visit Our Brecht Stables & Dustin's Place Website
(678) 644-5243
lynn[AT]brechtstables.org
6737 Concord Rd
Cumming, Georgia 30028

OTHER CAMP LOCATIONS:
Tennessee, Georgia

WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
Mailing address 6580 Riley Rd Cumming, GA 30028

CAMP VIDEO LINK:
Watch Our Brecht Stables & Dustin's Place Video

CAMPER AGES: 9-40

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. Respite.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Dustin's Place caters to kids and adults with all developmental disabilities such as: Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Autism, Physical Disabilities, Mental Disabilities. Ranch camps are located in Tennessee on a 300 acre working cattle ranch (bused from our farm in Cumming, GA) Campers will have the opportunity to engage in novel activities while growing friendships with other campers. Each camper will work with their own horse and care for other farm animals in a safe, clinically informed environment with licensed direct staff. Offering family ranch camps and mountain adventure camps.

SPECIAL NEEDS CAMPERS: Dustin's Place caters to kids and adults with all developmental disabilities such as: Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Autism, Physical Disabilities, Mental Disabilities. Ranch camps are located in Tennessee on a 300 acre working cattle ranch (bused from our farm in Cumming, GA) Campers will have the opportunity to engage in novel activities while growing friendships with other campers. Each camper will work with their own horse and care for other farm animals in a safe, clinically informed environment with licensed direct staff. Offering family ranch camps and mountain adventure camps.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Music/Band, Fine Arts/Crafts, Baseball, Horses/Equestrian, Waterfront/Aquatics, Team Sports, Adventure, Wilderness/Nature, and more. Activities Include: Hiking, Fishing, Primitive Skills, Dance Party/face Painting With Live Band, Music Sessions, Therapeutic Horseback Riding, Horsemanship, Archery, Intentional Craft Making, & Blow Dart Targeting.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Early bird specials and scholarships

FAMILY CAMP SESSION(S): Family camps, overnight teen and adult camps offered; as well as respite.

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: Year round therapeutic horseback riding and equine assisted psychotherapy

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Please see our website for details.

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
Always looking for OT, PT, SLP, Music therapist. Also, special needs teachers, para's and nurses

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Camp Nakanawa
Crossville, TN

Visit Our Camp Nakanawa Website
931-277-3711
campnak[AT]frontiernet.net
1084 Camp Nakanawa Road
Crossville, TN 38571

CAMPER AGES: 8 - 16

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. Residential.

CAMPER GENDER(S): All Girl Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Nakanawa is a private camp for girls that is traditional and structured offering a variety of activities that increase skills and raise self esteem in a nurturing and fun-filled environment. The camp was founded in 1920 and is located on the Cumberland Plateau on a private lake surrounded by forests. A beautiful setting with caring staff and outstanding campers from all over the United States.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Dance, Theater, Musical Theater, Music/Band, Fine Arts/Crafts, Soccer, Golf, Horses/Equestrian, Swimming, Tennis, Waterfront/Aquatics, Sailing, Volleyball, Team Sports, Adventure, Wilderness/Nature, and more.

CAMP LOCATION: We are located on the Cumberland Plateau on Hwy 70N between Crossville (exit 311) and Monterey (exit 301) just off Interstate 40, 100 miles east of Nashville, 80 miles west of Knoxville, and 100 miles north of Chattanooga on 1,200 acres of forest and pasture that emcompasses a 150 acre 100 year old pristine lake.

CAMP FACILITIES: We have two completely seperate camp facilities, Junior Camp and Senior Camp located on opposite sides of our lake. There are cabins with screen doors and windows, central bathhouse, dining hall, open air pavilions, climbing wall, zip line, horse barns, games fields, swimming docks and boating areas.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Camp Nakanawa is a traditional, structured camp offering a variety of activities such as Tennis, Soccer, Softball, Archery, Riflery, Fencing, Swimming, Diving, Canoeing, Sailing, Singing, Dance, Drama, Horseback Riding, Golf, Arts & Crafts, Pottery, Climbing Wall, Zip Line, Low Ropes Course, and Nature. There are competitions on weekends and special events and trips through the season. Awards Ceremonies are held at the close of each session in each camp. Please visit our web site for more details or contact us to receive a catalog, DVD and question and answer booklet.

FAMILY CAMP SESSION(S): Mother/Daughter Weekend September 18-20, 2015. Visit Our Camp Website Link: www.campties.org for details.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Two Week Session: 8 to 14 years old completed 2nd through 8th grades June 14th-27th, 2015 Closing Ceremony June 26th.

Four Week Session: 8 to 16 years old completed grades 2nd through 10th June 29th-July 26th, 2015. Closing Ceremony July 25th.

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Camp Riva-Lake
Winchester, Tennessee

Visit Our Camp Riva-Lake Website
info[AT]camprivalake.com
1281 Riva Lake Road
Winchester, Tennessee 37398

WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
P.O. Box 13591
New Orleans, LA 70185

CAMP VIDEO LINK:
Watch Our Camp Riva-Lake Video

CAMPER AGES: Girls age 7-16

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. All girls overnight camp held during July

CAMPER GENDER(S): All Girl Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Camp Riva-Lake blends our long history and traditions with fun and exciting activities for our campers. We are an all-around overnight camp with horse back riding, sailing, swimming, tennis, dance and many other activities. We attract girls from all over the country into a more personal setting than you will find at larger "mega-camps". We celebrate sisterhood, nature and achievement in a beautiful and rustic surrounding of the hills of Tennessee.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Dance, Theater, Fine Arts/Crafts, Basketball, Soccer, Horses/Equestrian, Swimming, Tennis, Waterfront/Aquatics, Sailing, Volleyball, Wilderness/Nature, and more.

CAMP LOCATION: Camp Riva-Lake is set on acres of wooded land overlooking the Tim's Ford Lake, with a private cove for swimming, sailing and canoeing. We have equestrian facilities on camp grounds. We are located south of Nashville, in the Cumberland plateau, near Sewanee and many beautiful natural resources. We are able to take advantage of the many rivers and state parks in this area.

CAMP FACILITIES: Riva-Lake has 10 cabins set along the bluff overlooking our cove and ravine, with some separation for the older campers. Bathhouses are on both areas of the camp. Our lake has a "sunken" swimming pool/dock, docks for sailing and canoeing and a water trampoline. The rustic playhouse has a stunning view of the lake and sunsets, and is home to our basketball court. Equestrian facilities, tennis courts and campfire areas are also on-site.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: CRL was established in 1921 as a premier riding camp, and quickly became a well-known all-around girls' camp in the South. Today, riding is one of many activities offered to our campers. Whether you are a 3rd/4th generation legacy camper or a new camper, you will quickly become part of a special sisterhood. The smaller size of Riva-Lake fosters a lasting bond among the campers, with a special sisterhood among Big & Little Sisters, and our 2 teams (the Marathons and Olympians).

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: CIT program available for girls aged 16. CITs receive free room & board and are trained to be a counselor, helping in activities and with camper programs.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Some financial assistance may be applied for.

FAMILY CAMP SESSION(S): Fall Family camp weekend in October.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Please see website for the most current dates and pricing.

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
Staff applications may be found on our website.  We are looking for caring, outgoing and reliable counselors ages 17 and up to mentor the campers and teach activities such as sailing, swimming, canoeing, crafts, dance, basketball, woodslore and tennis.

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Graceland Performing Arts Camp
Memphis, Tennessee

Visit Our Graceland Performing Arts Camp Website
901-332-3322
800-238-2000

camp[AT]graceland.com
3600 Elvis Presley Blvd.
Memphis, Tennessee 38116

CAMP VIDEO LINK:
Watch Our Graceland Performing Arts Camp Video

CAMPER AGES: 6-16

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: The Graceland Performing Arts Camp is an immersive theater arts and music experience for both experienced and novice performers at Elvis Presley’s Graceland in Memphis. Participants will learn from local and Broadway professionals as they explore their creativity in workshops on acting, singing and dancing at the Graceland Soundstage and on stage at The Guest House at Graceland Theater. Over the four days of activities, campers will develop a showcase, culminating in an evening performance on stage at The Guest House Theater for family and friends on Saturday night.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Dance, Theater, Musical Theater, Music/Band, and more.

CAMP LOCATION: Camp activities will be located at Elvis Presley's Graceland, the home of Elvis Presley, and The Guest House at Graceland, located in Memphis.

CAMP FACILITIES: The Graceland Performing Arts Camp is for the entire family and hotel accommodations are at AAA-rated Four Diamond luxury resort The Guest House at Graceland, which includes outdoor pool and a theater.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: The camp is an immersive theater arts and music experience for both experienced and novice performers. Graceland Performing Arts Camp participants will learn from local and Broadway professionals as they explore their creativity in workshops on acting, singing and dancing at the Graceland Soundstage and on stage at The Guest House at Graceland Theater. Over the four days of activities, campers will develop a showcase, culminating in an evening performance on stage at The Guest House Theater for family and friends on Saturday night.

In addition, each camper will follow in the footsteps of Elvis Presley throughout their stay, as they explore the Graceland campus, tour Elvis’ legendary home, and learn how he became the greatest entertainer of all time – in the studio, on stage and on the big screen.

While campers are having fun during the day, parents and other family members will keep busy with Graceland activities including Graceland Archives presentations and tours, shuttle transportation to other Memphis attractions and relaxing poolside at The Guest House, before reuniting with their children in the evening for family dinners and activities.

FAMILY CAMP SESSION(S): While campers are having fun during the day, parents and other family members will keep busy with Graceland activities including Graceland Archives presentations and tours, shuttle transportation to other Memphis attractions and relaxing poolside at The Guest House, before reuniting with their children in the evening for family dinners and activities.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Two different date options are offered: the July 10-14 session is exclusively for kids ages 13-17, and the second, July 17-21, for kids ages 6-16 (with instruction segmented by age).
*Campers must be ages as of 7/1/19.

There is limited-availability for each week. Camp packages include four nights at the AAA-rated Four Diamond resort The Guest House at Graceland, all meals for campers and families, camp activities and a tour of Graceland for an all-inclusive price starting at $1299 for two adults and one camper.

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Live & Learn Girls Camp at Lylewood Inn
Indian Mound, Tennessee

Visit Our Live & Learn Girls Camp at Lylewood Inn Website
931-232-4203
931-627-2116

mandy[AT]lylewoodinn.com
110 Camp Lylewood Road
Lylewood Inn B&B
Indian Mound, Tennessee 37079

CAMPER AGES: 8-16

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway.

CAMPER GENDER(S): All Girl Campers.

AFFILIATION(S): Christian. Girls Scouts, 4-H.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Our camps are designed to teach children through hands on and living examples. Live and Learn Camps are designed to help girls accomplish scouting merits, sewing, cooking, canning and fresh vegetable and fruit preservation, daily devotional, budgeting, gardening, animal care, quilting, basic first aid, daily journaling and self reflection time and lots more. Activities included: sports, crafts, nature hikes, group initiatives, fishing, camp fire cooking, and more.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Fine Arts/Crafts, Team Sports, Wilderness/Nature, and more. Sewing, Cooking, Canning & Fresh Vegetable & Fruit Preservation, Daily Devotional, Budgeting, Gardening, Animal Care, Quilting, Basic First Aid, Daily Journaling & Self Reflection Time & Lots More. Activities Included: Sports, Crafts, Nature Hikes, Group Initiatives, Fishing, Camp Fire Cooking, & More.

Civil War Ball Dance
Pajama Party
Creative Scrapbooking
Campfire Cooking / Star Gazing

CAMP LOCATION: From Nashville – Take I-24 west to exit #4. Take left off interstate. Go about 2 miles, turn right on 101st Parkway beside Fazoli’s Restaurant(Hwy 374). Follow this by-pass until it ends and drops you out on Hwy 79. Take a right. Follow about 4 miles, turn left on Hwy 233. Follow about 7 miles then turn left at the 3-way stop onto Lylewood Rd. Go about 4 more miles and go up the hill on Cemetery Road. There you are! Park out front on the main road.

From Clarksville – Follow Hwy 79 toward Dover for about 4 miles, turn left on Hwy 233. Follow about 7 miles then turn left at the 3-way stop onto Lylewood Rd. Go about 4 more miles and go up the hill on Cemetery Road. There you are! Park out front on the main road.

CAMP FACILITIES: We are located on the Cumberland River on the Stewart, Montgomery county line. The historical farm house of Maj. Thomas W. Lewis will be the “home away from home”. During the rest of the year it is Lylewood Inn Bed & Breakfast, owned by Mandy Williams. It has 5 bedrooms and one cottage. Children will share rooms and be attended by counselors and monitors. All linens and meals will be provided. Unlike most camps, they will be staying in a home, and learning to work together as a family to accomplish daily chores on the farm.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Mandy’s true passion in life is to watch children grow, learn and reach their full potential in life. She has a unique gift in reaching out to children helping them discover new concepts from a different era. Having spent 30 years doing youth camps, youth ministries and rearing of children she is looking very forward to sharing these ideas and concepts with each camper personally at our Live & Learn Camps. She enjoys cooking, quilting and all forms of country living.

Arlene’s business experience from 20 years at Vanderbilt University in the IT field is crucial in the day to day operations of our camps. She was the Den Leader for both her sons Scout Dens and with the summer Bible School programs. She understands and sees that children need to be independent and self-sufficient. She enjoys crafting, scrapbooking, and family genealogy.

Audrey is a 25 year old college graduate working at the YMCA Child Care Program. She had worked for the YMCA Summer Camp Program, where the children lovingly named her “Ralph”. She is CPR, First Aid and lifeguard certified. She has been a camp councilor at Lylewood Christian Camp since she was 16 years old. Audrey has the ability to relate to children in a way that makes her an instant leader. She enjoys baking, quilting and sewing.

Lara is a 19 year old college student CPR Certified, First-Aid and AED. She has worked at the Lylewood Christian Camp. She enjoys cooking, canning and has a vast experience in gardening. Lara was raised on a farm and has taken care of an animal or two in her day. She loves working with children and has a passion for all crafts.

Autumn is a 20 year old student at Dalton State College from Adairsville, GA. She is currently majoring in Argi-Business. She loves the farm life and enjoys fishing, being outside, sightseeing and helping others. She is CPR trained. Autumn leads a Wednesday night bible class for girls in first through fifth grade at her local church.

FAMILY CAMP SESSION(S): The formal banquet gives the girls the opportunity to shine with pride while serving dinner to their families. Their accomplishments will be displayed and honored during the awards ceremony.
Cost for Banquet: ***$15 per person
***Camper banquet fee is included with camp cost.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Dates and Costs:
July 26 – July 31th: Live and Learn Camps (Girls ages 8 – 12)
July 12 – July 17: Live and Learn Camps (Girls ages 12 – 16)
Price includes: 16 meals (including Friday night banquet), room linens, snacks, camp shirt, awards and certificates, and camp Insurance.
Cost: $175.00 per camper
Deadlines for application & Payment June 1, 2015
Payment options
Check, Cash or Credit Card

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