2018 Summer Camp Listing

What an amazing array of activities our Rutherford County community offers to our children with enrichment camps of all kinds! Summer don’t have to be a time to regress, but instead can be a time to inspire, unplug and recharge, and illuminate the possibilities for their futures. The following camps are offered within Rutherford County for all ages and interests. But do plan ahead, many registrations are already underway and classes will fill up. Take advantage of these amazing opportunities!

The Arts

Barfield School of Dance Camp
Day camp hours are Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM-3:00 PM, ending with a fully costumed performance on Friday afternoon! Day campers enjoy many styles of dance classes as well as swim time each day. Campers bring a sack lunch each day; snacks are provided daily. Day Camp Ages 3-9. May 28-June 1 or June 4-8. Day Camp Ages 3-12 June 11-15. $275 per session. Barfield School of Dance • 615-896-3118 • www.barfieldschoolofdance.com

Broadway Camp
A fun summer theatrical performance program for all ages and experience levels. Director Janine Smith will cover – Vocal Performance and Song Selection for Musical Theater, Character Development, Monologue Reading, Acting, and Choreography. Broadway Camp will meet weekly at Jonathan Fletcher Music located at 144 North Lowry Street in Smyrna TN. Ages: 1st grade to adult.  Fridays June 15, 22, 29, and July 13, 20, 27. 8:30 - 10:00 am. $150 new students. $125 returning students.
Smyrna Singers • 615-397-3024 • www.smyrnasingers.org

Center Stage Academy Summer Camps
Center Stage Academy summer camps are a FUN and creative way to experience the arts and build self-confidence. Our youth spend two weeks working on a show that they will get to perform on the Center for the Arts Main Stage! Each camp is divided into three age groups, then entire camp comes together to perform the show. Campers learn how to audition, memorize parts, receive vocal training and choreography lessons. Most of all - they have a blast as they work as a team to create a show they can be proud of! Ages 5-18.
• Disney’s Alice In Wonderland JR. June 4-16
• Disney’s Mulan JR. June 18-30.
• Seussical JR. July 9-21.
Minis: Grades K-2nd – Half day 9-Noon. $175.
Full Day: Grades 3rd-12th. 9-3. $300.
One Week Tech Camp: Ages 12-18. July 23-27. $175.
Center For The Arts • Taiisha Bradley • www.boroarts.org

Creative Makers
Ever wanted to make a stop-motion claymation movie, or maybe a 4-foot-tall chicken? In this incredibly creative camp, campers will make their ideas come to life! Each morning will start with a warm-up to get creative juices flowing, then it’s off to their own individual project for the week. Campers will get some brainstorming ideas before camp starts. Ages Kindergarten through 5th grade. May 29-June 1 or July 2-5 (no camp July 4). 9-4. $160 nonmembers; $135 members.
Discovery Center • 615-890-2300 • www.explorethedc.org

Drama Camp At Trinity Presbyterian Church
In drama camp, students are offered the opportunity to pursue interests in acting, painting, sketching, stage and costume design and more in order to equip children to “do all that their hands find to do all to the glory of God.” Through drama camp, TPC also partners with many area professionals to offer internships for youth in a plethora of occupations. The week-long camp concludes with a performance on Saturday morning followed by complimentary lunch for campers and their families. There is also a movie premiere of the live production in August. Campers are rising 1st graders through rising 6th graders who are interested in any aspect of theatre. Children can choose to act, design costumes or help create sets and props. June 4-9. 9-Noon. $40 camp fee includes tshirt, daily snacks, lunch for camper and 2 guests after the performance on Saturday and a DVD of the live performance.
Neecia Eggar • 615-895-2018 ext.4 • children@trinitymboro.com

Express Yourself Camp
This camp’s focus is to offer healthy ways to express emotions in a safe environment. Through hands-on activities that involve expressing oneself through music, art, dance, and poetry, campers will leave with creative tools useful throughout life. We will also have guest speakers from inspiring local artists who will share about their forms of creative expression. From painting a memory, to playing a drum in a “sad” or “happy” way, or dancing to a poem recitation, this will be a time to explore how deep and how wide creativity can take us. The Washington Theatre at Patterson Park Community Center. Ages 9-12. July 16-20. 8:30-Noon. $40 + $10 supplies fee.
Katlyn Stevenson • 615-893-7439, ext 6104 • kstevenson@murfreesborotn.gov

Faithful Strokes Art Summer Camp
Little Van Gogh camps are designed for incoming K-3rd grades. Monday-Wednesday. $85.
• Finding Dory. June 11-13. 10-Noon.
• If I Could Be Anything I’d Be A Unicorn. June 18-20 10-Noon. Or July 2, 3 and 5 2-4pm.
• Bright Eyed and Bushy Tailed. June 25-27. 10-Noon.
• Color Wonderful. July 9-11. 10-Noon.
• Disney Princesses. July 16-18. 10-Noon.

Young Rembrandt camps are designed for incoming 4th grades and up. Monday-Wednesday. $85.

• Surf’s Up. July 9-11. 2-4pm.
• Express Yourself Abstract Camp. June 4-6. 2-4pm.
• Hand Lettering Camp. June 11-13. 2-4pm.
• Camp Melted Summer Sky. June 18-20. 2-4pm.
• Optical Illusion Art Camp. June 25-27. 2-4pm.
• Anchored to the Cross Because I’m Wonderfully Made. July 30-Aug. 1. 10-Noon.
Art Camp for All Ages
• Our Fluffy Friends. June 4-7. 10-Noon. Or July 30-Aug. 2. 2-4pm. $125.
• Lego Heroes Camp. July 23-25. 10-Noon. $85.
• Minecraft Camp. July 23-25. 2-4pm. $85.
• Star Wars. July 2, 3, and 5. 10-Noon. $85.
Mini one day camps also available.
Melissa Jackson-Phothirath • 615-573-6793 • www.faithfulstrokes.com

Glamour & Glitz Dance Camp
This camp is filled with attitude and style and is sure to be fun, glamorous, and glitzy!  Campers will learn Jazz, Funky Cheer, and Hip Hop dances.  They will create wearable art, dress up, and create funky accessories. Parents will enjoy a totally fabulous, diva-worthy performance on the final day of camp. Ages 4-11. June 25-27. 9-11:30am. $75.
Jeana Laney • 615-378-7152 • www.danceclassicstn.com

Hawaiian Princess Dance Camp
Aloha! Come and join us for a tropical Hawaiian adventure with Moana and all her friends. Campers will enjoy dressing up in grass skirts and leis while enjoying dancing to the Moana soundtrack, traditional Polynesian music, as well as fun beach music. Tropical crafts, snacks, and of course a limbo contest will be enjoyed by our campers! Parents will enjoy a tropical performance on the final day of camp. Ages 3-11. July 9-11. 9-11:30am. $75.
Jeana Laney • 615-378-7152 • www.danceclassicstn.com

History through The ARTS Camp
Come learn about history through different art forms! We are taking a hands-on approach to history through music, dance, art, and even fashion. Learn about the past and find creative ways to relate it to the present. Discover a unique passion for the importance of history! Ages 7-13. June 4-8 or July 9-13. 8-2. $50 + $25 activity fee.
Vonchelle Stembridge • 615-962-8773 • vstembridge@murfreesborotn.gov

Hollywood Dance Stars
Earn a Hollywood Star by learning some of the coolest dances from popular Disney movies like Teen Beach Movie, High School Musical, Zombies, and Descendants. Campers will participate in jazz, hip hop, musical theater, and tumbling classes while moving and grooving to these ultra-fun soundtracks. Campers will enjoy creating wearable crafts and creations, snack time, and other star-worthy activities. Parents will enjoy a red-carpet performance on the final day of camp. Ages 4-11.  July 23-27. 9-Noon. $150.
Jeana Laney • 615-378-7152 • www.danceclassicstn.com

Ignite Boot Camp
This week-long camp is for the more serious dancer or for the dancer who wants to improve their technique and get their bodies and spirits ready for the new dance year!  Campers will take classes in Ballet, Pre-Pointe/Pointe and Variations, Jazz, Contemporary/Lyrical, Musical Theatre, and Hip Hop.  We will finish off with a Showcase on the last night for families and friends. Ages 7 and up. July 30-August 3. 4-8pm. $200.
Jeana Laney • 615-378-7152 • www.danceclassicstn.com

Murfreesboro Little Theatre Summer Camp
MLT’s Summer Camp is designed to educate youth in all aspects of theatre from design to directing to acting and dancing. In addition to three 2-week sessions, MLT has added two 1-week sessions – one that is aimed at the more experienced acting youth and the other that is all about music and dance. Each session culminates in a special performance for parents, family and friends. Each youth will receive a t-shirt and a DVD of the final performance, which is included in the registration fee. $110 per session (includes materials fee). For each additional session by a single camper or for each addition session by a sibling, the tuition is $85.
Session Dates: Ages 4-12 (two weeks)
June 6-June 18. 9-3pm. Performance Saturday at 10am.
June 20-July 2.  9-3pm. Performance Saturday at 10am.
July 25-August 6. 9-3pm. Performance Saturday at 10am.
Session Dates: Ages 7 and Older (one week)
July 11-16 (concentrated music) 9-3pm. Performance Saturday at 10am.
Session dates: Ages 13 and Older (one week)
July 18-23 (advanced theatre) 9-3pm. Performance Saturday at 10am.
Murfreesboro Little Theatre • 615-893-9825 • www.mltarts.com

Pixie Hollow Camp
Dance in the flowers, fly in the trees, come to this camp and a fairy you shall be! Imaginations will take flight as we explore all things fairy. Students will learn all about famous fairies including Tinker Bell and her Pixie Hollow friends, as well as the fairies from Sleeping Beauty. Campers will dance to fairy music and create fairy crafts. The camp will conclude with a “fairy lovely” performance for parents. This will be an exciting three days of dancing, new friends, and most importantly, memories.
Ages 3-9.  July 16-18. 9-11:30am. $75.
Jeana Laney • 615-378-7152 • www.danceclassicstn.com

Regards to Broadway Camp
Celebrate Broadway musicals past and present with this entertaining and educational revue. Regards to Broadway features show tunes from a century of blockbusters like Gypsy; Kiss Me, Kate; My Fair Lady; Ragtime; and The Wiz. During this week-long camp, students will improve skills that will help them with performing in a musical in the future. Vocal training, acting classes, games, choreography, auditioning, preparing for and performing Regards to Broadway will make this week a fun and fulfilling experience. The Washington Theatre at      Patterson    Park Community Center. Ages 10-17. June 25-29. 9-3. $75 + $50 supply fee.
Susan  Hicks • 615-893-7439 ext 6104 • shicks@murfreesborotn.gov

Smyrna Rock Camp
A 6 week Rock-N-Roll Summer Camp. This camp is a fun and exciting way for players of all skill levels to learn to perform in a rock band setting. The camp is available to Instrumentalists and Vocalists between the ages of 9 years and 16 years old. All participants should be able to play their instruments at an experienced beginner to intermediate level.  During the camp, players will form a rock band and learn basic rock chord progressions, scales for lead playing, basic rock grooves, and performance moves. We will introduce a number of songs with a goal of having 3 songs per band performance ready by the end of camp. Fridays 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm at Jonathan Fletcher Music. June 15, 22, 29, July 13, 20, and 27. 7-8:30pm. $250 Non students. $200 enrolled students.
Jonathan Fletcher Music • 615-459-3133 • www.smyrnarockcamp.org

Southern Girls Rock Camp
A summer day camp for girls ages 10-17. SGRRC’s mission is to support a culture of positive self-esteem and collaboration among girls while building community through music. The most exciting part of camp week is the opportunity for campers to form their own band and collaborate on a song to perform at a showcase at the end of the week. At Middle Tennessee State University. Ages 10-17. July 23-28. 9-5pm. $320.
Youth Empowerment through Arts and Humanities • 615-849-8140

Tennessee Governor’s School For The Arts
The brightest and most talented 10th and 11th graders who are highly talented in the arts are encouraged to apply. Scholarships and financial aid are available. Selections for music, theatre, dance and filmmaking are made as a result of an audition. Selections for art are made from a portfolio review. June 1-24.
615-898-2223 • www.gsfta.com

The Dancer’s School
Summer schedule posted online April 2. Introductory classes in all genres, advanced ballet and pointe intensives, hip hop, tap, jazz, modern, lyrical, contemporary, cheer dance, and ever popular children’s classes and hippy hop. Ages 3-adult. Levels beginner – pre-professional.
www.thedancersschool.com • 615-907-1155 • thedancersschool@live.com

Trolls Rainbow Camp
Do you have some sunshine in your pocket? How about some good song in your feet? If the answer is “YES”, then join us for this three day dance camp with our Troll friends, Poppy and Branch and the rest of this fun crew! We’ll dance to the Trolls soundtrack, create cute and whimsical crafts, enjoy snacks, play games, and create colorful memories. Parents will enjoy a performance on the final day of camp.  Ages 3-11. June 18-20. 9-11:30am. $75.
Jeana Laney • 615-378-7152 • www.danceclassicstn.com


1st Shot Summer Basketball Camp
Sports can teach a tremendous lesson in life skills to young kids. Every summer, First Shot summer camps help participants become more focused, more passionate, more knowledgeable and more confident in their abilities. Boys and Girls. June 11-14 Ages 6-9. July 9-12 Ages 10-14. 9-3 M-W and 9-Noon on R. $195.
615-631-5312 • www.1stshotbasketball.net

Cheer Camp at Sports Com
Come get the Cheer Spirit at Cheer Camp. We will have experienced cheer instructors to teach the beginning cheerleader or the more advanced. Your little cheerleader will be learning chants and cheers, tumbling, choreographed dance, and most importantly, fun. The week will end with a show for all family and friends to see what their cheerleader has learned. Ages 8-14. July 23-27. 8-Noon. $40 + $10 activity fee.
Sami Maxey • 615-907-2251 • smaxey@murfreesborotn.gov

Jim McGuire High School Summer Showcase Camp
With a Pro Style workout, including 60 yd times, arm and position grade, catcher pop, and batting practice. Quick break for lunch (included in cost of camp) then the afternoon will include position instruction, a tour of the stadium and facilities, and a recruiting talk. Each participant will be evaluated and grade with an opportunity to receive feedback from coaches in attendance.  This is a great opportunity to showcase your ability in front of the Middle Tennessee State University baseball coaching staff. There will be a few other colleges in attendance working the camp. This camp is designed more for the evaluation for the MTSU coaches. This camp is for anyone currently enrolled in High School. June 26 9-4. $150.
MTSUBaseball@goblueraiders.com • www.goblueraiders.com

Junior Lifeguard Camp
Are you tired of the same old summer camps? Do something unique and learn how to save lives! Become an American Red Cross Junior Lifeguard! At this camp you will learn First Aid, CPR, water rescues, and you will be able to tell your friends you are a certified Junior Lifeguard! You will receive an official Jr. Guard Shirt. This course does not make you CPR certified, but the basics of CPR will be taught. Ages 11-14. June 11-15 or July 9-13. 9am-Noon. $40 +$10 Activity Fee.
Cody Saffel • 615-895-5040 • csaffel@murfreesborotn.gov

MTSU Rick Stockstill Football Camps
Join the Blue Raiders for Coach Rick Stockstill camps. Camps include Elite Camp (May 27, June 2 and June 3), Youth Camp (May 29-June 1), Friday Night Lights Skills Camp (June 1 and June 8), Kicking Academy (June 5) and OL/DL Camp (June 6).

MTSU Rhoden Soccer Academy
JUNIOR RAIDERS CAMP is designed for boys and girls and will serve to enhance each player’s technical ability and tactical awareness in small sided games. This camp will cover most soccer techniques including 1v1 to 5v5 attacking and defensive principles.    Campers will be able to showcase their new skills in a series of fun and challenging games. Teams are welcome at Junior Raiders Camp. Ages 5-10. June 11-15. 5-7pm. $110.

COED DAY CAMP is several days of soccer training designed to help every youth player achieve new levels of technical expertise and tactical understanding. If you are looking for a challenge and want to fully develop your soccer skills, this camp is a must. Teams are welcomed at this camp as well. Ages 10-16. June 11-15. 9-Noon. $170.

GIRLS TEAM CAMP features several days of training and games. Unlike other camps, our camp is a fully customized training program for each team and age specific training for the individual player. Each team is assigned a RSA staff coach and will play full-sided and small-sided matches every day, allowing players to improve their skills during games. Each Head Coach, one assistant coach, or Chaperone will receive free room and board at camp if residing on campus with the team. Each team must have a minimum of 12 players register as a team for camp and can choose to attend camp for Half Day (9AM-12PM), or Full Day (9AM-4PM) or Overnight. Individual players may also attend this camp and will receive similar benefits as teams at camp. Training will be age specific so that the needs of each player will be met. This camp is a designed for any individual female player age 12 or older, high school or middle school teams, and U11-U17 club teams getting ready for the upcoming season or simply wanting to become a better player or team. Options include Half Day (9-Noon $170), Full Day (9-4, $310), or Overnight ($385).
www.mtsusoccercamps.com • aston.rhoden@mtsu.edu

MTSU Varsity Cheerleading Camps
Middle School Age Teams. June 26-28. $205 (commuters), $289 (residents).
Middle School and High School Age Teams. July 10-13. $221 (commuters), $339 (residents).
Middle School and High School Age Teams. July 15-17. $225 (commuters), $309 (residents).
Dante Tennant • 615-898-2104 • dante.tennant@mtsu.edu

Sports Camp at  Sports Com
At Sports Camp, participants ages 8-14, explore a variety of sports and activities from the traditional to the unconventional. Emphasis is on sportsmanship, good attitudes, teamwork and Fun. Children will play sports like dodge ball, flag football, kickball, softball/baseball, and floor hockey, along with many other active games. They will also enjoy a fun afternoon of swimming in the Sports Com pool. Ages 8-14. Dates: June 4-8, June 11-15, June 18-22, July 9-13, July 16-20. Drop off between 8-9am. Pickup between 4-5pm. $65 + $25 activity fee.
Murfreesboro Athletics • 615-907-2251 • athletics@murfreesborotn.gov.

Swim Xpress Competitive Skills Camp
This camp is designed to teach children ages 10-16 basic competitive swim skills including: backstroke, breaststroke,butterfly, freestyle and flip turns. As a prerequisite to this camp, participants must be able to swim 25 yards across the pool without stopping or touching bottom. Ages 10-16. June 4-8, June 11-15, June 18-22, June 25-29, July 9-13, July 16-20, July 23-27. 2-3pm. $30/week.
MTSU Campus Recreation • 615-898-2104 • www.mtsu.edu/camprec/camps

Tennis Camps
The Adams Tennis Complex offers summer programs including Summer Camps for kids from 5 to 18 years of age, as well as Adult programming. Call for more details.
Adams Tennis Complex • 615-546-4000 • tennis@murfreesborotn.gov

Webb School Basketball Skills Camp
Join Webb Varsity Boys Basketball Coach, Jeff Mitchell, as he focuses on offensive skill development. There will be competitive games, drills and activities. Campers receive a tshirt, certificate and lunch the last day. Ages Rising 4th-12th graders. June 4-6. 9-11:30. $80 or $30/day.
Webb School • AJ Swafford • 931-389-5703 • aswafford@webbschool.com

Wilson Collegiate Tennis Camps at MTSU
Join the Wilson Collegiate Tennis Camp at Middle Tennessee State for an incredible summer camp experience! Now in our 4th year in Murfreesboro, the Wilson Collegiate Tennis Camps at MTSU are expanding by 2 additional weeks in July. Head Men’s Coach Jimmy Borendame, will host his traditional 3 camps in June (including 1 overnight option), while Head Women’s Coach Charlie Ramsey will be offering 2 new weeks in July. Each camper receives personal attention, advanced teaching techniques, intensive drill work and game / match play, all in a fun and competitive environment. We break the campers into small instructional groups of similar age and ability so each child is working in a group that is commensurate with their experience level.  Boys and Girls. Ages 7-18 of all skill levels. June 4-8, June 11-15, June 17-21 (overnight option), July 9-13, July 16-20. Half Day $250/week. Full Day $370/week. Overnight $655/week.

Youth Summer Camp
Participating in Youth Summer Camp is a great way for your child to get involved, learn a variety of sport, leisure and fitness activities and learn important crucial life skills. Some of the most valuable skills emphasized are good sportsmanship, the value of regular exercise, and working together as a team. Other goals include: learning beginner-to-intermediate skills in a variety of sports; the importance of a healthy lifestyle; developing a good character, and, of course, having fun!  Boys and Girls. Ages 7-13. 9-4. $170 per week.
MTSU Campus  Recreation • www.mtsu.edu/camprec

Nature and History

Adventure Camps I and II
High Adventure awaits you this week.  Learn new outdoor skills that will test your courage, make your heart race, get you laughing, and help you to appreciate what the great outdoors has to offer.  Climbing, kayaking, ropes courses, zip lines, hiking, and much more.  12 years olds can only register for one camp.
ADVENTURE CAMP I Ages 10-12.  June 4-8 or June 18-22. 9-4. $100 + $50 equipment fee.
ADVENTURE CAMP II Ages 12-14. July 9-13. 9-4. $100 + $50 equipment fee.
Lauren Hughes • 615-217-3017 • lhughes@murfreesborotn.gov

Explorers Camp
Take this week to really EXPLORE the outdoors.  We will combine adventure and wildlife activities that are sure to bring out the explorer in every kid.  Enjoy kayaking, bouldering, hiking, Campout Day and more.  Learn about all the animals that call Tennessee home, while enjoying new friends as you share laughs and make memories during this fun-filled week.  Then, try to talk your parents into staying the night with you Friday for the (optional) Family Campout to share all the skills and knowledge you learned this week. Ages 8-9.  June 25-29. 9-2. $75 + $25 equipment fee.
Lauren Hughes • 615-217-3017 • lhughes@murfreesborotn.gov

Heritage Camp at Cannonsburgh Village
Unleash your Pioneer Spirit! Pioneer crafts, games, local history, hiking on the greenway, gardening, Dutch oven cooking, Farmers’ Market field trip, and dress-up day. Ages 8-11. July 30-August 3. 9-Noon. $40 + $10 activity fee.
Shelia Hodges • 615-890-0355 • shodges@murfreesborotn.gov

Jane Davis Academy at Sam Davis Home
Arts and crafts are making a comeback but there was a time when families completed sewing projects and knitted for practical reasons rather than as a hobby. Campers in the Jane Davis Academy will learn about the 19th Century way of life, including sewing, dance, appropriate dress, and other household chores. Campers will also learn the farm chores required in order to keep a plantation operating. Period dress is optional. Ages 6-12. June 18-22. 8-4. $175.
Hannah Sanders • 615-459-2341 • www.samdavishome.org/camps

Lil Farmers Summer Camp at Lucky Ladd Farms
Campers will grow, learn and play through feeding and caring for farm animals, gardening, cooking, gathering eggs, making butter, exploring the wilderness and doing creative nature-themed crafts. This fun-filled summer canp program is ideal for kids who love animals an dnature and those interested in learning about life on a farm. Ages 5-10. June 11-15 or June 25-29. 8:30-4pm. $225/child.

Natural History Camp at Sam Davis Home
Natural History Camp will have the students exploring the science of nature. They will spend the week exploring the holes and crevasses of our nature trail and arboretum. Many animals call the grounds of the Davis Plantation home, and campers will have the chance to learn to identify the animals based on their tracks. They will also learn about the air that surrounds us and what causes weather changes, along with many other natural history topics. Ages 6-12. June 11-15. 8-4. $175.
Hannah Sanders • 615-459-2341 • www.samdavishome.org/camps

Oaklands Antebellum Academy
Girls ages 11 and up return to the days of Rhett and Scarlett. Surrounded by the 1860s furnishings of the Oaklands Mansion, students are introduced to crafts and history while being instructed in nineteenth century manners, museum etiquette, and skills expected of young ladies of the period. Ages 11 and up. June 18-22. 10-2. $120.
Oaklands Mansion • 615-893-0022 • mb@oaklandsmansion.org

School of the Soldier Camp at Sam Davis Home
Your marching orders have arrived. Grab your haversack and canteen as you head off to join the ranks. Campers spend an active week complete with drills, crafts, campfire cooking and spy games as they learn about the life of Civil War soldiers. Period dress is optional. Ages 6-12. June 4-8. 8-4. $175.
Hannah Sanders • 615-459-2341 • www.samdavishome.org/camps

Summer Camp at Oaklands Mansion
Children will play under the old Oak trees at Oaklands Mansion. Children enjoy games from the pat as they spend time outside unplugged playing in the fields and walking the nature trails. They will also enjoy travelling back through time to experience life as a visitor in the nineteenth century. Ages 6-12. June 25-29. 10am-Noon. $90.
Oaklands Mansion • 615-893-0022 • mb@oaklandsmansion.org

Science of History Camp at Sam Davis Home
A full week of learning and exploring the historic property and the artifacts of the Historic Sam Davis Home and Plantation. Your young investigator will discover: how to handle discovered artifacts, the science behind curatorial chemicals, the art of storytelling, how to create a special exhibit, how to give tours of the Historic Home, and the oddities in Cabinets of Curiosity and the History of Museums. Ages 6-12. June 25-29. 8-4. $175.
Hannah Sanders • 615-459-2341 • www.samdavishome.org/camps

Teens Summer Kayak Club
Hey Teens!  Summer’s around the corner, and it’s time to find something to do in the great city of Murfreesboro.  How about spending your time and energy on the waterways that are around us?  Every week we will embark on a new adventure along the Stones River.  Learn kayak paddle strokes, how to read the river, and water safety techniques while meeting new friends.
Registration begins March 1st and is filled on a first-come basis.  Limited to 8 participants. Ages 13-18. Thursdays, May 31-June 28. 2-5pm. $75 +$25 activity fee for 5 adventures (includes tshirt).
Lauren Hughes • 615-217-3017 • lhughes@murfreesborotn.gov

Wildlife Camp
Love animals?  Love the outdoors?  Wildlife Camp is calling your name.  Strengthen your appreciation of Tennessee’s wildlife and outdoor sports by spending the week with us.  Enjoy fishing, kayaking, reptile research, hiking, skeet shooting, birds of prey program, outdoor cooking, and archery.  Experience the outdoors in a new way this summer. Ages 9-12. June 11-15. 9-4. $100 + $50 equipment fee.
Lauren Hughes • 615-217-3017 • lhughes@murfreesborotn.gov


Barefoot Republic Overnight Camp
Barefoot Republic’s mission is to facilitate Christ-centered relationships between individuals from diverse racial, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds through an equally diverse platform of artistic, athletic, and team-building programs. We offer partial and full scholarships to 50% of our campers as we hope that the other 50% paying campers bring in the diversity that we seek in our mission. Our overnight campus is located in Allen County. We serve incoming 3rd-12th graders in weekly sessions. Cost for 3rd-5th grade session is $549. Cost for Junior/Senior High sessions $649.
Session I: May 21 – 26: Junior High I
Session II: May 28 – June 2: Senior High I
Session III: June 3 – 7: 3rd-5th Grade I
Session IV: June 11 – 16: Junior High II
Session V: July 2 – 7: Senior High II
Session VI: July 9 – 14: Junior High III
Session VII: July 17 – 21: 3rd-5th Grade II
general@barefootrepublic.org • 615-599-9683

STEMEx is a summer day camp that introduces students to different careers in science, technology, engineering, and math. STEMEx includes tour of local medical facilities and discussions with healthcare professionals such as physicians, nurses, medical assistants, lab technologists, researchers and therapists. Student tours will be complemented by off-site activities designed to provide valuable information that will enable students to puruse the education necessary for all levels and fields of STEM careers. Ages riding 6th-8th grade. June 11-15. 8-3pm. Tuition free.
Amelia Bozeman • 615-278-2008 • www.rutherfordbep.org/stemex

Beautiful Oops
It’s okay to make a mistake. Beautiful Oops! is all about blunders in art and science that lead to major breakthroughs. Penicillin, the Slinky and pacemakers were all discovered by accident! Campers will use the scientific method to make beautiful art, learn about the art of letting go, and how to embrace anything that comes their way. Ages Kindergarten through 5th grade. June 25-29 or July 9-13.  9-4. $200 nonmembers; $175 members.
Discovery Center • 615-890-2300 • www.explorethedc.org

Bits and Bots Camp
Male campers will learn engineering basics and program robot to solve real world problems. Students need to bring a device (tablet or phone with wifi) from home. Ages: Incoming 6th-8th grades. June 18-22. 9-3pm. $300.
Rutherford Works • Blackman Middle School • Zach Martin & Kevin Welch

Buy It Make It Move It Sell It Camp
Through hands on workshops and industry tours, campers will dive into the business world to learn how it’s made through supply chain management concepts Ages Incoming 10th-12th grades. June 18-22. 9-3pm. $300.
Rutherford Works • Rutherford Chamber • Cliff Wellborn

As astronomers, engineers, scientists, and teachers we believe that challenges and problems are the best learning opportunities, curiosity is a valuable asset worth cultivating, and creativity can be used everywhere. We learn through real world tools, materials, and experiences. Our camps cultivate STEM understanding and the necessary teamwork, problem solving, and inventiveness to grow our next generation of scientists and engineers. Students will experience hands-on activities; design, build, and innovate ideas for inventions; and participate in robotics challenges and coding.
Ages 5-12. May 28-June 29. 9-3pm. Camp located at MTSU.
David@campstem.org • 615-415-7963 • www.campSTEM.org

Create With Code Camp
Step into the role of a professional engineer or computer scientist by learning the basics of programming languages & electric circuits. Camp projects include coding microcomputer LEDs, motion sensors, Bluetooth technology and more. Ages Incomeing 9th-12th grades. June 25-29. 9-3pm. $250.
Rutherford Works • Central Magnet School • Emily Hines

CSI: MTSU Forensic Youth Camp
FIRE (Forensic Institute for  Research and Education) will host CSI: MTSU Forensic Youth Camp. This year’s camp will be full of surprises! Participants will work their crime scene and spend the rest of the week solving the whodunit. On Friday, campers will wrap-up the case when they present their conclusions to parents and invited guest. For high school students. June 19-22. $250.

Girls in STEM Camp
Female campers will learn engineering basics and program robots to solve real world problems. Students need to bring a device (tablet or phone with wifi) from home. Ages Incoming 6th-8th grades. June 4-8. 9-3pm. $300.
Rutherford Works • Blackman Middle School • Theresa Saupe & Bobbie Jo Meredith http://bit.ly/RWsummercamp

Lights In Life
Of all the important factors of taking a great picture, none is as important as light. Together we will build our own pinhole cameras and develop our own photographs. We’ll learn the basics of picture composition and how to capture the perfect amount of light. Campers will create works of art using some out-of-the-box techniques and methods using light as their main source of inspiration and media. Ages Kindergarten through 5th grade. June 18-22 or July 16-20.  9-4. $200 nonmembers; $175 members.
Discovery Center • 615-890-2300 • www.explorethedc.org

Maker’s Coding Lab
Explore the world of computer science through various coding activities and hands-on physical computing. Ages Incoming 3rd-5th grades. June 11-15. 9-3pm. $250.
Rutherford Works • Blackman Elementary • Tim Carey & Herman Nelson

Rainforest Adventure
This week we will be using all of our senses to emerge ourselves in the rainforest. Take a walk through the Murfree Springs wetlands, see similarities and differences of our ecosystems, and meet a few of our furry friends from the rainforest! Campers will learn how they can impact the rainforest from Tennessee and create their own plan to help save these endangered areas. Ages Kindergarten through 5th grade. June 11-15 or July 23-27.  9-4. $200 nonmembers; $175 members.
Discovery Center • 615-890-2300 • www.explorethedc.org

Robot Workshop
Come build robots at the Discovery Center! Robot building and programming are key skills that will have a major role in the workforce over the next 20 years. Introducing kids to all the cool stuff that robots can do now helps prepare them for later. We will be coding and programming with littleBits and Wonder Workshop robots, as well as creating our own robots out of everyday items! Ages Kindergarten through 5th grade. June 4-8 or July 30-Augut 3.  9-4. $200 nonmembers; $175 members.
Discovery Center • 615-890-2300 • www.explorethedc.org

Spark Camp at Discovery Center
Sparking bright summers for our smallest campers! SPARK Camp is for children ages 4-5 not entering kindergarten in the fall, with a thirst for knowledge and discovery. Each day of camp has a full day or half-day option. Beautiful Oops! June 25-29 or July 9-13. Rainforest Adventure June 11-15 or July 23-27. Ages 4-5. Half Day 9-12:30pm, Nonmember $30/day; Member $25/day. Full day 9-4, Nonmember $40/day; Member $35/day.
Discovery Center • 615-890-2300 • www.explorethedc.org


BEP Summer Business Camp Presented By State Farm
Students are placed into teams; each team then creates a “business” for the competition.  Each team must choose someone to fulfill the following roles:  CEO, CFO, Vice President of Marketing, Vice President of Sales, and Vice President of Human Resources. Volunteers who serve in similar roles in our business community assist students in developing their business ideas, writing business plans, developing marketing strategies and financial plans, and creating PowerPoint presentations of their work for the final competition.  On the final day of the camp, teams present their business plans to a panel of volunteer judges, who will then decide whether to “fund” the businesses.  Although no actual money is awarded for the students’ hypothetical businesses, all members of the winning team receive laptops as their prizes. Ages rising 7th and 8th grade students. July 16-27. 8-3. Tuition free.
Amelia Bozeman • 615-278-2008 • www.rutherfordbep.org/stemex

Camp MD Presented by St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital
Summer day camp that introduces students to different careers in healthcare. Camp M.D. will include tours of local medical facilities and interactive discussions with healthcare professionals (physicians, nurses, medical assistants, lab technologists, researchers, and therapists). Students will also participate in hands-on healthcare activities at Middle Tennessee State University with an introduction to curriculum for healthcare related programs at each institution. BEP’s Camp M.D. is a fun, interactive introduction to the world of healthcare which will provide students with valuable information that will enable them to pursue the education necessary for careers in all levels of healthcare. Ages rising 6th-8th grade. June 25-29. 8-3. Tuition free.
Amelia Bozeman • 615-278-2008 • www.rutherfordbep.org/stemex

Early Learning Center Summer Camp
God’s Wonderful World. Featuring daily bible activities, hands on learning, arts and crafts, weekly themes, PK4 field trips and much more. Ages 3-5. Weekly May 29-July 27. $75 Application Fee (non MTCS student), $100 activities fee, $180/week tuition.
Early Learning Center at Middle Tennessee Christian School • www.mtcscougars.org

Middle Tennessee Writing Project Youth Writer’s Camp
The Middle TN Writing Project’s Youth Writers Camp allows young people to exercise their creativity. Kids Camp serves kids who are rising 3rd graders to rising 6th graders. Teen camp servers rising 6th graders to rising 11th graders. Both camps are directed by certified teachers. June 5-15. 8:30-2:30. MTSU Campus. $225 for first time campers. $200 for returning campers.
Middle Tennessee Writing Project • www.middletnwritingproject.org

Traditional Camps

Boys & Girls Club Summer Program
Members will enjoy a wide variety of fieldtrips throughout the summer while participating in programs that focus on academic success, good character and citizenship, and healthy lifestyles. Ages 5-17. (must have completed kindergarten) May 30-July 27. M-F 6am-6pm. $85/week + $40 registration fee. Breakfast, lunch and an afternoon snack are provided each day.
Boys & Girls Club • 615-890-2582 • www.bgcrc.net

Lavergne Youth Incorporated Overnight Summer Camp
God’s Wonderful World. Featuring daily bible activities, hands on learning, arts and crafts, weekly themes, PK4 field trips and much more. Ages 3-5. Weekly May 29-July 27. $75 Application Fee (non MTCS student), $100 activities fee, $180/week tuition.
www.campyi.org • 615-459-3971 • campyidirector@gmail.com

Lavergne Youth Incorporated Day Camp
Summer camp at Y.I. is spent swimming, horseback riding, climbing, canoeing, creating, hanging out, daily four-square, listening to others, listening to frogs and crickets, rain on a metal roof, camp songs, campfires and more. We believe that playing, learning & laughing while enjoying the outdoors is one of life’s most meaningful experiences for children as well as adults.

Camp Y.I. is situated on 175 acres on a peninsula of Percy Priest Lake in Rutherford County. Ages 6-10 coed. M-F 8-4:30. Lunch is provided. June 11-15, June 18-22, June 25-29, July 9-13, July 16-20, July 23-27. $230/week.
www.campyi.org • 615-459-3971 • campyidirector@gmail.com

MTCS Passport to  Wonder Summer Camp
Featuring daily bible activites, hands on learning, arts and crafts, weekly themes, Tuesday field trips, Friday pool day and much more. Ages TK-6th grade. Weekly May 29-July 27. $75 Application Fee (non MTCS student), $100 activities fee, $180/week tuition.
Early Learning Center at Middle Tennessee Christian School • www.mtcscougars.org

Webb School Summer Day Camp
Mornings filled with high and low ropes, zip line, climbing and more! Push yourself to your limits with our trained staff. Activities will be designed for fair or foul weather.

Learn how to throw on the pottery wheel. This hands-on course is taught by an experienced potter. Use your imagination and enjoy the creative and messy process. Take home your creation Friday!

The robotics kits are designed for beginners and the more experienced builders. This course is designed for an introduction to the build and design process with a programming for those that are more advanced.

During sports time, our leaders will spend time on developing skills and relationships among participants through various fitness activities. Students will participate in sports such as basketball, volleyball, tennis, soccer, badminton, and ultimate Frisbee, and we will also incorporate various fitness activities and large group games. In addition to learning basic skills and enjoying healthy competition, we will also focus on character development and teamwork.
Ages: Rising 4th-8th graders. June 11-15, June 18-22, June 25-29. Bus available from Murfreesboro leaves at 8am. 8-3. $275/week includes lunch.
Webb School • AJ Swafford • 931-389-5703 • aswafford@webbschool.com

Winshape Camp
WinShape Camps, the summer camp program started by Chick-fil-A founder. S. Truett Cathy, will host a one-week day camp experience in Murfreesboro at Fellowship United Methodist Church. WinShape boasts 21 different camp skills including sports, archery, dance, cooking, gymnastics, wacky science and much more. Campers enjoy 4 full days (7:45-4:45) of worship, team building, skills training, Bible study and nore, and the participate in Chick-fil-A Family Fun Day with their entire family (featuring lunch provided by Chick-fil-A) on Friday. Ages completed 1st – 9th grade. June 25-29 at Fellowship United Methodist Church. $214.

... And Lots More

Camp Ability
Camp Ability is a Christian summer day camp in Murfreesboro for children and youth with special needs ages 6-25 years old. Camp Ability’s focus is on Jesus Christ emphasizing on children’s abilities rather than disabilities and find ways for all campers to participate in the activities. Session 1 June 4-29 (closed July 2-6). Session 2 July 9-27. $125/week plus $15 for early care and $30 for extended care.
Alexis Ramsey • 615-893-4565 • www.specialkidstn.com/camp-info

Camp Boro
Week long summer camp experience for MCS Special Education Comprehensive Development Students in completed grades K-6. Includes special events, visitors, games, arts, activities and so much more for students with special needs. Campsite: Scales Elementary. June 6-10.
Melissa Snyder • 615-893-2313 • Melissa.Snyder@cityschools.net

Camp Forget Me Not – Alive Hospice
Alive Hospice’s Camp Forget-Me-Not is a safe place for kids ages 6-14 who are grieving the death of someone important in their lives. It is open to ANY child who has experienced a significant loss, regardless of whether the person he/she is mourning received care from Alive Hospice. Snacks and lunch are provided. Activities include arts & crafts, water activities, games, nature hikes and more. Financial aid is available. $30/child. June 4-6.
Alive Hospice • 615-346-8680 • www.AliveHospice.org/griefsupport

Kids Summer Cooking Camp
Future Chefs warm up the kitchen as they’re taught the finer points of food preparation, keeping a clean work space, recipes and measuring ingredients… all while having fun! Jr. Chefs learn to make delicious appetizers, salads, mouth-watering sauces, yummy breakfast dishes and favorites such as pasta, vegetables, rice, potatoes, fish, meats, soups and desserts. Each classis three hours of hands-on cooking. The last portion of the class everyone sits down to enjoy the food that they’ve prepared.  The weeks are designed with a theme in mind and no two weeks are the same – so you can sign you child up for as many weeks as you’d like. We happily provide alternative menu options for those with dietary restrictions and allergies. With a history of selling out and a maximum capacity of 12 children per week, please register early. Ages 6-15. 8-11am. $250/week.
May 28-June 1 Curious Cooks. June 4-8 Italian Cuisine. June 11-15 Let’s Bake. June 18-22 Around The World. June 25-29 Let’s Bake 2. July 9-13 Foods of Asia. July 16-20 American Favorites.
The Curious Kitchen • 615-956-6077

MTSU Introduction to Aviation Summer Camp
A one week intensive aviation camp conducted by the MTSU Aerospace Department for students who are currently enrolled in 8th – 12th grade.     June 11-15. 9-3:30. MTSU Jean A. Jack Flight Education Center at Murfreesboro  Municipal Airport. $430.
Mary Lou Cornett • 615-898-2788 • Marylou.cornett@mtsu.edu

MTSU Professional Pilot Advanced Camp
A three-day flight-oriented aviation camp conducted by faculty and staff of the Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) Aerospace Department, for students who have completed the Introduction to Aviation camp and are interested in receiving more flight training. Students will receive ground and flight instruction similar to that which would be experienced when obtaining a Private Pilot certificate. This will allow students the opportunity to discover if they would enjoy a collegiate flight training program. June 18-20. 9-3:30. MTSU Jean A. Jack Flight Education Center at Murfreesboro Municipal Airport. $650 for 1.5 hours of flight time or $850 for 2.5 hours of flight time.
Mary Lou Cornett • 615-898-2788 • Marylou.cornett@mtsu.edu

Ultimate Babysitters’ Club
Whether you want to start your own babysitting business, or just want know what you are doing when left in charge of your younger siblings or cousins, this class will give you the skills that you need to be an Ultimate Baby Sitter. This week-long class will include certification in infant and child CPR, AED and first aid, as well as in Child and Babysitting Safety, all through the American Safety and Health Institute. We’ll also go over some activities to help you entertain your little charges. Space is limited to ensure adequate training. Registration is required by the Friday prior to the class. Ages 12 and up. June 18-22 or July 16-20. 9-Noon. $40 + $10 activity fee.
Allison Davidson • 615-895-5040 • adavidson@murfreesborotn.gov