Located minutes from downtown Knoxville on 300 acres of beautiful woodlands with nature trails, a winding creek, mysterious forests, colorful meadows, and numerous interesting ponds, Ijams Nature Center offers a unique setting for our Spring Break Camp, Summer Nature Adventure Camp, Fall Break Camp, and NEW this year, our Winter Break Camp.

With our serene surroundings and emphasis on re-connecting children with nature and history, Ijams Nature Adventure Camps are able to offer a variety of exceptional activities with an amazing staff that love to teach and recreate in the outdoors. It is our goal to grow individual confidence, group cooperation, outdoor skills, and environmental responsibility among all of our campers.



Fall is fantastic at Ijams Nature Center.  We will be taking advantage of the cooler temperatures by getting outside everyday, exploring and playing in our natural environment. As always we’ll have on hand creepy crafts, ghoulish adventures, and maybe even some spooky snacks.  It’s sure to be a hair-raising good time.

Ijams Fall Break Camp is open to children ages 6 to 11 years old. **Children must either be 6 years old, or have already COMPLETED one year of Kindergarten to attend Ijams Fall Break Camp. Counselors are not responsible for bathroom mishaps or assisting children with using the bathroom or changing clothes. **

Camp Registration: Parents can choose to register online or over the phone!

  • Online registration: Click here for online registration. IF YOU HAVE A CURRENT FAMILY MEMBERSHIP, EMAIL LAUREN AT FOR YOUR DISCOUNT CODE.
  • Phone registration: Registration information can be taken over the phone during regular business hours. Please call (865) 577-4717, ext. 110 to register. Payment is expected in full at the time of registration. Once your program fees are paid, you will receive an email with registration information.

Camp Hours:  Monday through Friday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

  • Before-care camp will be available from 8 – 9 in the morning. This session will consist of both structured and self-guided activities. The rate for Morning camp is $10 per day per child. After-camp care is also available from 4 pm – 5 pm. The fee for after-camp care is also $10 per day per child.

Camp Rates: The weekly fee for camp is $200.

Camp fees include:

  • All activities
  • Use of all necessary recreational equipment