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.



It’s winter! Yes. It’s cold! Yes. School is out and we have nothing to do! Nope. Bundle up and come to Ijams Nature Center for Winter Break Camp! We may be outside but we will be too busy with our adventures to worry about the cold.

Ijams Winter 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 Winter 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 Day and Hours:  December 28th, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

  • Before-care camp will be available from 8 am – 9 am in the morning. This session will consist of both structured and self-guided activities. The rate for before-camp care 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 Rate: The fee for day camp is $40.

Camp fees include:

  • All activities
  • Use of all necessary recreational equipment

Summer Camp 2018: Learn more here.