Nature Day Camps

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 day camps throughout the year for a variety of ages, which now include Spring Break Camp, Summer Nature Adventure Camp, Preschool Summer Camp, and Fall Break Camp.

With our serene surroundings and emphasis on re-connecting children with nature and history, Ijams Nature Day 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.

For more information about Spring Break Camp (Ages 6-12), including more information about dates, fees, and hours, please visit the visit the Spring Break Camp page of our website.

For more information about Nature Adventure Camp (Ages 6-12), including more information about dates, fees, and hours, please visit the Nature Adventure Camp page of our website.

For more information about Preschool Summer Camp (Ages 3-5), including more information about dates, fees, and hours, please visit the Preschool Summer Camp page of our website.

Current Camp Specials!

Early Bird Discount: Parents registering BEFORE March 15, 2019 will save 5% on camp fees (for SUMMER CAMPS ONLY).

Ijams Member Discount: Current Ijams members can receive a discounted tuition fee on Spring Break and Summer Camp programs. At checkout, use the coupon code MEMBERSPRING19 or MEMBERSUMMER19, respectively. Membership must be at the family level or higher, and current at the time of camp, to take advantage of this discount (i.e. Members are not eligible for two summer’s worth of discounts for one annual membership.) NOTE: If your membership is not current and you utilize this code, you will be billed to update your membership accordingly. 

Multi-child Discount:

  • When registering multiple children in Nature Adventure Camp (Ages 6-12), save $10 on each additional child in the same household(automatically applied at checkout).
  • When registering multiple children in Preschool Summer Camp (Ages 3-5), save $5 on each additional child in the same household (automatically applied at checkout).
  • If you have one child in Nature Adventure Camp and 1 child in Preschool Summer Camp, the discount is applicable to the child in the Preschool Summer Camp. In this instance, the discount will not be automatically applied. As a result, please use the code MULTICHILD19 at checkout to apply the discount to the Preschool Summer Camp registration.