Summer Camps & Activities

Below is a listing of summer camps and activities offered by members of the Arts & Culture Alliance. Please continue to check back for updates! We recommend you call each organization directly to verify all information.

UT Gardens: Grands & Me (ages 4-12 with a grandparent) Camps

Start date: May 29, 2018

End date: July 27, 2018

Location: UT Gardens

UT Gardens: Grands & Me (ages 4-12 with a grandparent) Camps

Make memories while gardening with your grandchild. These camps give grandparents a chance to be a kid again and experience the UT Gardens with their grandchildren.

May 29, 9:30 AM – 2:00 PM: The Garden as a Botany Lab

In this day camp we will explore the garden as a living botanical laboratory. We’ll observe unique plants, learning how they reproduce, survive, and contribute to the ecological food web. Participants will observe, plants, fungi, seeds, leaves, flowers, fruits, and fruit in the garden. We’ll explore how plants function as miniature factory producing food and clean air. We’ll even learn how to reproduce and clone plants!

July 6, 9:30 AM – 2:00 PM: Sustainable Nature Art
This camp will explore the concept of Nature Art. We will view examples of art around UT Gardens, learn what it meant to make nature art, and how to make sustainable art. We will compare examples of traditional art and nature art, explore simple design principles. Then we will learn to make some of our own art supplies from materials around the garden, use them to sketch and plan a sculpture, and then each grandparent and grandchild will create their own temporary nature art sculpture installation!

July 27, 9:30 AM – 2:00 PM: ​​
Botanical Garden Buffet
This day camp will be all about eating in the outdoors! We’ll explore the gardens learning how gardens fit into the food web, different ways to grow food, harvest it, and how to forage for food as well! We’ll learn to plant, collect, clean, and a prepare snacks and recipes from the garden. Participants will transplant veggie seedlings to take home to grow!

Cost: $25/members; $30/nonmembers. All programs require preregistration. Contact Derrick Stowell, Director of Education, at dstowell@utk.edu, (865) 974-7151, or click on the links below to register. To register for camps visit https://ag.tennessee.edu/utg/Pages/camps.aspx.

UT Gardens: ​​​​​Specialty/Partner Camps (ages 6-12)

Start date: May 30, 2018

End date: July 25, 2018

Location: UT Gardens

UT Gardens: ​​​​​Specialty/Partner Camps (ages 6-12)

May 30 – June 1, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM: Garden Explorer Camp
Cost: $35/members; $45/nonmembers. Grow into a gardener from the groudn up with this fun-filled camp hosted by the Knox Co. UT Extension Master Gardeners. Sow your own seeds to take home. Learn about soils, composting, harvesting, and photosynthesis while exploring the sights, sounds and tastes of the UT Gardens. This camp has a different registration process. Please download the registration form and mail it into the address on the form. Ages 6-11. 

July 23-25, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM: Camp Cultivate: Food Allergy Friendly Camp
Cost: Free. ​This is an opportunity for kids with food allergies to learn healthy coping skills in a beautiful garden setting. Explore the gardens, learn about plants, make new friends, and join in the fun! Children without allergies are welcome to attend. Ages 6-12 (children under 6 may attend with a parent).

All programs require preregistration. Contact Derrick Stowell, Director of Education, at dstowell@utk.edu, (865) 974-7151, or click on the links below to register. To register for camps visit https://ag.tennessee.edu/utg/Pages/camps.aspx.

Historic Ramsey House: Summer Tours

Start date: June 1, 2018

End date: August 1, 2018

Location: 2614 Thorn Grove Pike, Knoxville, TN 37914

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Historic Ramsey House: Summer Tours

Each summer, Historic Ramsey House offers free tours to Knox, Jefferson and Sevier County students that are accompanied by a paying adult. There can be no more than three students for each adult. The tour is built around a “then and now” theme which points out the differences in living in the 18th century and the 21st century. Tours are available Monday-Saturday from 10 AM – 3 PM (please note, Saturdays may be excluded due to special events or private events).

Ramsey House was built in 1797 by Knoxville’s first builder, Thomas Hope, for Francis Alexander Ramsey. The structure is significant for original interior and exterior architectural features and its period decorative art collection. The Ramsey Family was one of the first families to settle the Knoxville area. They played vital roles in developing civic, educational and cultural institutions.

Open to students outside of Knox County? YES – Jefferson and Sevier
Advance reservations required? NO
Contact: Judy LaRose, 865-546-0745, judy@ramseyhouse.org

Zoo Knoxville: Wildly Fun Zoo Camp

Start date: June 4, 2018

End date: July 27, 2018

Location: Zoo Knoxville

Zoo Knoxville: Wildly Fun Zoo Camp

Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM (except July 2-4 – Monday-Wednesday).

Your campers can get wild this summer by coming to Zoo Knoxville’s Zoo Camp!  Camps are available for ages 4 – 13 with many different themes from which to choose. Zoo day camps are perfect for children who have an interest in animals, science and FUN. Camp activities include animal interactions, games, crafts, fun activities, excursions through the zoo and trips behind-the-scenes to learn how we care for zoo animals.

Camps for ages 4-5: Animal Kingdom, Home Sweet Home, Tails and Trunks
Camps for ages 6-7: Animal Outlaws, Nature’s Superheroes, CSI: Zoo Edition
Camps for ages 8-10: Crazy Weird Science, Unconventional Art, Amazing Zoo Race
Camps for ages 11-13: We Built a Zoo, Masters of Flight and Engineering

Cost: $195/child/week ($165/child/week for annual passholders and Circle of Friends members). For the shortened week of July 2 – 4: $120/child ($100/child for annual passholders and Circle of Friends members). Advance registration required. Registration opens February 1 for annual passholders and Circle of Friends members. Registration opens March 1 for everyone else. Information: zkfamily@zooknoxville.org or 865-637-5331 ext. 8. https://www.zooknoxville.org/experience/zoo-camp/

 

 

Angela Floyd Schools: Summer Camps and Classes

Start date: June 4, 2018

End date: July 19, 2018

Location: Angela Floyd Schools

Angela Floyd Schools: Summer Camps and Classes

Dates & time vary – check the website for details!

SUMMER PRESCHOOL BALLET/TAP (ages 2-4): Experience our curriculum for our 2-4 year old dance class before signing up for Fall classes. It is also the perfect way for current PreSchool dance students to continue with lessons through the summer!

COCO AND FRIENDS MUSIC FUNTIME CAMP (ages 2-7): The perfect music camp for young beginners! Have a blast and make new friends this summer in our Music FunTime Camp centered around Disney’s new movie Coco! Campers will play musical games, sing, and learn about note reading, rhythms, and musical instruments such as the piano, guitar/ukulele, violin, and drums.

ISLAND ADVENTURE DANCE CAMP (ages 2-7): The perfect dance camp for young beginners! This Moana inspired dance camp focuses on ballet dance technique, using all the popular songs from the famous movie.

MOUSE DANCE CAMP (ages 2-7): The perfect dance camp for young beginners! This Mickey and Minnie Mouse inspired dance camp focuses on ballet dance technique, using lots of fun Disney songs.

ICE PRINCESS DANCE CAMP (ages 2-7): The perfect dance camp for young beginners! This Frozen inspired dance camp focuses on ballet dance technique, using songs from the hit soundtrack.

HAIR UP DANCE CAMP (ages 2-7): The perfect dance camp for young beginners! This Trolls inspired dance camp focuses on jazz and hip hop dance technique, using all the wonderful music from the movie.

BE OUR GUEST DANCE CAMP (ages 2-7): The perfect dance camp for young beginners! This Beauty and the Beast inspired dance camp focuses on ballet dance technique, using songs from the soundtrack.

SINGING CAMP (ages 5-12):  Throughout the week, the students will sing arrangements of fun, popular songs while working on technique, harmonization, and blending in with other singers.

ISLAND JAMMIN’ UKULELE CAMP (ages 5-12): You don’t need any experience playing the ukulele to join this camp. You don’t even need to have a ukulele because we are giving every Jammin Camper a brand new Ukulele on the first day of camp! After you learn the basics of how to hold and strum your new ukulele, you will begin learning how to play classic ukulele hits like Somewhere Over the Rainbow, La Bamba, Jamaican Farewell, and MORE!

DANCE SAMPLER (ages 5-7): Try several styles of dance before signing up for Fall classes. It is also the perfect way for current dance students to continue with lessons through the summer! These classes will include ballet, tap, and jazz instruction!

SUMMER DANCE INTENSIVE (ages 5 and up): Work with new instructors and train in new areas during this exciting week in June! Make the most of your summer practice.

MUSIC VIDEO CAMP (ages 8-18): Throughout the week, the students will sing arrangements of fun, popular songs while working on vocal and dance technique, harmonization, and blending in with other singers all while creating video footage.

POINTE WORKSHOPS: For beginners (two weeks required for those moving to pointe in Aug. 2018) and Dancers who have been en pointe for at least 1 full year (highly recommended to all current pointe students). *By recommendation of ballet instructor

PIROUETTE AND TURN WORKSHOPS (ages 8-18): Review of the basics for those that need it and continue on to Advanced level skills, pushing yourself to reach those goals you have been working towards!

JUMPS, LEAPS, AND ACRO WORKSHOP (ages 8-18): Review of the basics for those that need it and continue on to Advanced level skills, pushing yourself to reach those goals you have been working towards!

DRUM AND PERCUSSION CAMP (ages 8 and up): Find your groove this summer with our Drum Camp! For three hours each day, campers will learn about and play different percussion instruments, play rhythm games, and prepare for a showcase recital at the end of the week!

North Location, 6732 Jubilee Center Way, Knoxville, TN 37912
West Location 10845 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37934
https://www.angelafloydschools.com/summer-programs/summer-camps-and-classes-for-ages-2-4/

Ijams Nature Center: Nature Adventure Camps (ages 6-12)

Start date: June 4, 2018

End date: August 3, 2018

Location: Ijams Nature Center

Ijams Nature Center: Nature Adventure Camps (ages 6-12)

Daily camp hours: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

June 4-8 and/or July 9-13: Nature’s Heroes and Villains Week
There are many wonderful things we love about nature, but there are also things we fear or dislike about nature. The oft-dreaded poison ivy creeps up tree trunks and lines the trails, but is it a villain in nature, or just in Batman movies? Will you be able to figure out what is friend or foe in the outdoors? Maybe you’ll even discover some secret super powers of your own!

June 11-15 and/or July 16-20: Exploring Ijams Wilderness Week
Do you have what it takes to survive a week at Ijams? Adventure awaits as you make your way across the wilderness in search of shelter, water, and food. New and exciting discoveries are around every turn, and don’t worry—you’ll have a map and compass to help you find your way. Get off the beaten path and uncover all the secrets Ijams has to offer!

June 18-22 and/or July 23-27: Destination: Dirt!
Be prepared to get down and dirty during this week of mud-venture! We’ll explore the unseen world of life under the surface of the soil and find our which critters thrive underground. What is going on in the ground beneath our feet? There is only one way to find out- let’s get down in the dirt!

June 25-29 and/or July 30 – August 3: Aquatic Adventures
This week is packed with wet and wild fun as we journey underwater! Discover the amazing and sometimes elusive world of aquatic life at Ijams. This week is dedicated to getting up close to the plants and animals that call the ponds, creek, and river home. What will you discover during your watery quests?

Camps are suitable for ages 6-12 (Campers must be 6 years old or have completed one year of Kindergarten). Campers should bring lunch and 2 snacks. Fee: $245 per person ($225 for Ijams members*). To register, please call 865-577-4717, ext. 114. http://ijams.org/programs/camps/

Ijams Nature Center: Preschool Summer Camps (ages 3-5)

Start date: June 4, 2018

End date: August 3, 2018

Location: Ijams Nature Center

Ijams Nature Center: Preschool Summer Camps (ages 3-5)

The Nature Preschool Day Camp will focus on child-led, age-appropriate, and experiential learning. Most of the day will be spent outdoors, exploring nature and making a strong connection with the environment. Children will learn through play, discovery, and inquiry. Not only will children develop a solid foundation for lifelong learning, but they will also cultivate a love of nature that is the basis for a conservation ethic later in life. There will be morning and afternoon time slots available for each week.

June 4-8 and/or July 9-13: What’s down on the ground?
June 11-15 and/or July 16-20: What’s up in the sky?
June 18-22 and/or July 23-27: Seasons of Fun
June 25-29 and/or July 30 – August 3: Who lives in the water?

Nature Preschool Day Camp Guidelines:

  • Children must be fully potty-trained at the time of camp.
  • Children must be at least 3 years of age at the start of camp.
  • Registration will be for individual weeks; parent may sign up for as many weeks as they would like.
  • The Nature Preschool Day Camp will be Monday-Thursday each week. Morning (9:00 AM – 12:00 PM) and afternoon (1:00-4:00 PM) sessions will be available each week.
  • The program is contingent on minimum registration; if minimum registration is not reached at least 7 days in advance, the session will be cancelled and parents will receive a full refund for that week.
  • The weekly fee is $90 for Ijams members and $100 for non-members.

 

To register, please call 865-577-4717, ext. 114. http://ijams.org/programs/camps/

McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture: Summer Camps

Start date: June 5, 2018

End date: June 29, 2018

Location: McClung Museum

McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture: Summer Camps

June 5-7, 9:00-11:00 AM: Jurassic Kids Camp (ages 2-3, with caregiver)
Cost: $35. Activities for toddlers and caregivers are inspired by dinosaurs and our permanent exhibition, Geology and Fossil History of Tennessee.

June 12-14, 9:00-11:00 AM: Dino Explorers Camp (ages 4-5)
Cost: $45. Scientific inquiry in activities, stories, make-and-take projects about dinosaurs and our permanent exhibition, Geology and Fossil History of Tennessee.

June 19-22, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM: Art Masters Camp (ages 4-6)
Cost: $60. Campers will delve into the diverse fine arts collection at the McClung Museum and use it as inspiration for fun art projects. This program has scheduled time for lunch, but campers will bring their own lunch boxes.

June 25-29, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM: Fossil Camp (ages 9-11 – rising 4th, 5th, & 6th graders)

Cost: $110. Focusing on dinosaurs, mosasaurs, mastodons, and many other extinct animals as campers excavate, study real fossils, and practice the science of paleontology. “Rocks” and other fun snacks included.

Contact Information: Callie Bennett, Assistant Educator, croller2@utk.edu; Leslie Chang Jantz, Curator of Education, lcjantz@utk.edu; or https://mcclungmuseum.utk.edu/education/families/summer-camps/.

Art Guild at Fairfield Glade: Summer Children’s Art Program

Start date: June 6, 2018

End date: August 1, 2018

Location: Plateau Creative Arts Center (Fairfield Glade)

Art Guild at Fairfield Glade: Summer Children’s Art Program

Wednesdays, 1:00-2:30 PM, June 6 through August 1 (no class July 4).

The classes are open to children 7 years and up. Although the specific classes to be taught have yet to be decided, different subjects, such as pottery, watercolor, and collage, will be taught by different instructors. The instructors are members of the Art Guild at Fairfield Glade (a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization and an equal opportunity provider). Because the program is supported by a grant from Volunteer Energy Company, it it free to all participants.

Plateau Creative Arts Center, 451 Lakeview Drive (off Peavine Road, TN101), Fairfield Glade, TN.  Information: 931-707-7249 or http://artguildfairfieldglade.net

The Basement Community Art Studio’s Summer Art Program

Start date: June 6, 2018

End date: August 3, 2018

Location: The Basement Community Art Studio

The Basement Community Art Studio’s Summer Art Program

Offers a different art experience each week, with programs for children from age 4-13. All camps are Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM with the exception of our Reggio Inspired Camp for young artists which is a 3 day camp running Wednesday – Friday. Each camp is designed to offer children a rich creative experience. Weekly themes include:

  • Reggio Inspired Process Art for Young Artists (age 4-6)
  • Storytelling & Art – themes include: Fantasy & Science Fiction (age 9-13), Woodland Creatures (age 6-9), and Fairies, Gnomes, and Magical Creatures (age 7-11)
  • Discover the Rainbow, Play with Color (age 6-9)
  • Creative Self-Care through Art and Yoga (age 7-13)
  • YouTube Tutorials & Challenges…Slime Anyone? (age 9-13)
  • Back to School in Style (geared toward girls, age 9-13)

* Scholarship opportunities and payment plans available! See our website for full camp descriptions or to register! http://www.thebasementartstudio.com/p/summer-camps_24.html

The Muse: S.T.E.A.M. Summer Camps

Start date: June 11, 2018

End date: July 27, 2018

Location: The Muse, located in Chilhowee Park

The Muse: S.T.E.A.M. Summer Camps

Get out of the heat and into the S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math). Camps for ages 4-11 at The Muse are discovery-based, hands-on, educational, and FUN! Camp Fee: $95 ($85 for Muse Members) per week. For further information please contact Melody Cox at 865-594-1494 or melody@themuseknoxville.org.

March 1 Priority Registration-Muse Members ONLY
March 19 Early Registration–Open Enrollment (registration fee waived)
April 30 Regular Registration Opens, $20 non-refundable registration fee per camp

June 11-15, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM: Magic School Bus (ages 4-5)
Each day a Magic School Bus video viewed in the planetarium will be our guide. Come experiment with Ms. Frizzle and Liz as they explore topics such as STEM, Dinosaurs, Sound, Flight, and Underwater Exploration!

June 11-15, 1:00-4:00 PM: Creative Writing (ages 9-11)
Campers will be encouraged to love writing and story-telling as they journey through new books and experiences for inspiration and create their own new adventures. Campers can learn which writing styles work best for them as they learn about new techniques and mediums to fill a book of their own creation to take home at the end of the week!

June 25-29, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM: Fairy Tale Engineering I (ages 5-6)
Read traditional Fairy Tales and explore engineering concepts through building, cooking, art, and experimentation. Learn how to problem solve and design solutions to help your favorite characters.

June 25-29, 1:00-4:00 PM: Fairy Tale Engineering II (ages 7-8)
Read traditional Fairy Tales and explore engineering concepts through building, cooking, art, and experimentation. Learn how to problem solve and design solutions to help your favorite characters.

July 9-13, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM: Tech-Tacular II (a
ges 7-8)
Work with Bee Bots, Little Bits, Ozobots, Code-A-Pillar, and more as new tech devices are introduced daily. Learn the basics of coding and programming as the devices follow your directions.

July 9-13, 1:00-4:00 PM: Journey to the Skies II (a
ges 7-8)
Design, build, and launch your own airplanes and rockets as we explore the sciences of flight and space. Learn about the history and principles of flight and motion.

July 23-28, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM: Tech-Tacular I (ages 5-6)
Work with Bee Bots, Little Bits, Ozobots, Code-A-Pillar, and more as new tech devices are introduced daily. Learn the basics of coding and programming as the devices follow your directions.

July 23-27, 1:00-4:00 PM: Journey to the Skies I (
ages 5-6)
Design, build, and launch your own airplanes and rockets as we explore the sciences of flight and space. Learn about the history and principles of flight and motion.

UT Gardens: Explorers (ages 6-10)

Start date: June 11, 2018

End date: August 3, 2018

Location: UT Gardens

UT Gardens: Explorers (ages 6-10)

June 11-15, 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM: Superheroes vs Villains
Plants are the world’s greatest superheroes! This camp session will take a look at the amazing power of plants to feed the world, clean the air, regenerate and much more. But watch out, a few villains may show up during this week of camp. We will learn how to fight plant villains and save the world as we explore what insects, and plants threaten the population of East Tennessee. Find out ways to help improve the environment and reduce threats from villains. This camp will also explore comic book heroes and villains and how some superpowers were created by looking at plants.

July 9-13, 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM: Master Chef Camp
In this week-long camp, young explorers will learn skills to become a Garden Master Chef. Participants will spend four days learning essentials of eating the garden from harvest to a final three course meal preparation and service competition. Skills to be learned will include: identifying edibles in the kitchen garden, harvest, cleanliness/food safety, kitchen safety, food storage, the food groups/nutrition, staples for a useful pantry, integrating fresh raw foods into every meal, food preparation, cutting and chopping techniques, and service! We will also have special guest cooks, chefs, and restauranteurs from around Knoxville! Join us for this tasty culinary adventure in the garden!

July 30 – August 3, 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM: Nature Fairy and Gnome Camp
Let your imagination run wild in this earth focused fairy and gnome adventure camp. Fairies are a great source of inspiration for children to connect with the natural environment. We will let nature be our guide as we build a magical fairy village in the children’s garden, make pinecone fairies, wind streamers, stick mobiles, a kid size stick fort and fresh from the garden snacks and herbal teas.

Cost: $115/members; $135/nonmembers. All programs require preregistration. Contact Derrick Stowell, Director of Education, at dstowell@utk.edu, (865) 974-7151, or click on the links below to register. To register for camps visit https://ag.tennessee.edu/utg/Pages/camps.aspx.

Flying Anvil Theatre Summer Camps

Start date: June 11, 2018

End date: July 20, 2018

Location: 1300 Rocky Hill Rd, Knoxville, TN 37919

Flying Anvil Theatre Summer Camps

Taught by professional actors and directors at our theatre off Northshore Drive.

June 11-15, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM: ACTING SKILLS FOR AGES 7 – 11
Campers will learn basic stage skills, how to improvise and grow in focus and confidence. The campers will work together to rehearse a play performed for family on the final day of class. In addition, campers will shoot a short video commercial, learning the difference between acting for the camera and for the stage. Taught by Dana Wham and Krisha Newport, video coaching by Jayne Morgan. Cost: $225 & after care available. All campers receive: a Flying Anvil Theatre tee-shirt, a professional photograph (headshot) and a copy of their video commercial.

June 18-22, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM: MUSICAL THEATRE CAMP FOR AGES 10 – 15
Campers will spend the week learning songs and dance from Broadway and Disney shows culminating in a performance for family on Friday. Hard work but loads of fun! Taught by Dana Wham and Krisha Newport. Cost: $235 & after care available. All campers receive: a Flying Anvil Theatre tee-shirt, a professional photograph (headshot) and a copy of the performance video.

July 9-13, 1:00-5:00 PM: IMPROVISATIONAL ACTING SKILLS FOR AGES 14 – 17
Campers will learn the fundamentals of short/long form improvisation, agreement, active listening, support, play, group mind, stage presence and grow in confidence and courage. On Friday, campers will improvise in front of family. Taught by Krisha Newport. Cost: $175. All campers receive: a Flying Anvil Theatre tee-shirt and a professional photograph (headshot) and video of show.

July 16-20, 1:00-5:00 PM: ON CAMERA ACTING FOR AGES 11 – 16
Learn on-camera techniques, how to interpret a script, build character and prepare for film and TV auditions. A short presentation of scenes and monologues will be presented on Friday. Taught by David Dwyer. Cost: $225 & after care available. All campers receive: a Flying Anvil Theatre tee-shirt and a professional photograph (headshot) and video of campers monologues.

For more information and to register: https://www.flyinganviltheatre.com/take-a-class or 865-357-1309.

Knoxville Symphony Orchestra 24th Annual Summer String Camp

Start date: June 18, 2018

End date: June 22, 2018

Location: Bearden High School

Knoxville Symphony Orchestra 24th Annual Summer String Camp

For students who play a string instrument at any level! Theme: “Music Through Time”

Times range from 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM depending on the level. Knoxville Symphony Summer String Camp provides an opportunity for new orchestra players to become oriented with ensemble playing and gives players with experience a week of great music making and fun during the summer off-season.  Students are placed randomly based on experience and application information. Please make sure you meet all the requirements for the level for which you apply.  We strive to keep the competitive feel out of the camp program and put no emphasis on seating and placement, but will move a student in his/her best interest if the level they are in appears too challenging and stressful. Applicants for the Finale Level may be asked to audition. Average ages: 7-18.

Cost: $120/participant – includes activities and a camp tee shirt. Final Camp Concert: Friday, June 22 at 2:30 p.m., Location TBD.

More information/application: https://www.knoxvillesymphony.com/youth-orchestra/summer-string-camp/ or contact Kathy Hart, KSYO Manager and Camp Coordinator, kathy@knoxvillesymphony.com

 

UT Gardens: Lil’ Gardeners (ages 4-5)

Start date: June 18, 2018

End date: July 26, 2018

Location: UT Gardens

UT Gardens: Lil’ Gardeners (ages 4-5)

June 18-22, 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM: Superheroes vs Villains
Cost: $115/members; $135/nonmembers. Plants are the world’s greatest superheroes! This camp session will take a look at the amazing power of plants to feed the world, clean the air, regenerate and much more. But watch out, a few villains may show up during this week of camp. We will learn how to fight plant villains and save the world as we explore what insects, and plants threaten the population of East Tennessee. Find out ways to help improve the environment and reduce threats from villains. This camp will also explore comic book heroes and villains and how some superpowers were created by looking at plants.

July 16-20, 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM: Master Chef Camp
Cost: $115/members; $135/nonmembers. In this week-long camp, young explorers will learn skills to become a Garden Master Chef. Participants will spend four days learning essentials of eating the garden from harvest to a final three course meal preparation and service competition. Skills to be learned will include: identifying edibles in the kitchen garden, harvest, cleanliness/food safety, kitchen safety, food storage, the food groups/nutrition, staples for a useful pantry, integrating fresh raw foods into every meal, food preparation, cutting and chopping techniques, and service! We will also have special guest cooks, chefs, and restauranteurs from around Knoxville! Join us for this tasty culinary adventure in the garden!

July 26, 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM: Blooms & Butterflies
Cost: $25/members; $30/nonmembers. In this day camp we will learn all about different species of butterflies, the life cycle of butterflies, and the interdependence of butterflies and host plants. We will learn how to identify specific species, how to sketch and color illustrations of them, and hunt for them in around the gardens. We will also learn the essential elements to create and inviting habitat for butterflies in your garden. To help get your butterfly garden started we will sow seeds and propagate plants for you to take home and grow together!

All programs require preregistration. Contact Derrick Stowell, Director of Education, at dstowell@utk.edu, (865) 974-7151, or click on the links below to register. To register for camps visit https://ag.tennessee.edu/utg/Pages/camps.aspx.

UT Gardens: ​​​​​Teen Thrive (ages 11-15) 

Start date: June 25, 2018

End date: June 29, 2018

Location: UT Gardens

UT Gardens: ​​​​​Teen Thrive (ages 11-15) 

June 25-29, 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM: Theater in the Garden
This camp will explore aspects of theater while enjoying spending time in the Gardens. Campers will learn theater skills and techniques throughout this fun filled week of camp. Campers will end the week with a performance in the UT Gardens for their friends and family. This session will be directed by Tracey Copeland Halter. Tracey is an Adjunct Lecturer for the University of Tennessee Department of Theater. Her professional acting credits include Seven Guitars , (Broadway) Richard III and Two Gentlemen of Verona , (New York Shakespeare Festival) and much more.

Cost: $115/members; $135/nonmembers. All programs require preregistration. Contact Derrick Stowell, Director of Education, at dstowell@utk.edu, (865) 974-7151, or click on the links below to register. To register for camps visit https://ag.tennessee.edu/utg/Pages/camps.aspx.

Oak Ridge Civic Ballet Association: Summer Dance Camp

Start date: July 16, 2018

End date: July 20, 2018

Location: Grove Theater in Oak Ridge

Oak Ridge Civic Ballet Association: Summer Dance Camp

Camp hours are 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM: with drop off starting at 8:30 and pick up at 2:00. Aftercare is available for an additional fee,  payable each morning at drop off.

We’re BACK for our 11th year! Classes are given in a variety of dance styles such as ballet, jazz, hip hop, stomp, and musical theater! The campers will start the day off with a camp-wide warm up, break off into groups to learn about a specific style, learn a piece of choreography to showcase their skills to the parents, and participate in a master class towards the end of the day. The Master class is a great opportunity for the campers to take class with guest teachers such as Sharon Cousins, ORCBA’s Assistant Director. You don’t have to be a prima ballerina for this camp, just come ready to move and to have fun!

Our camp is geared for rising kindergartners through 8th grade. Cost is $90. Lunch, snacks, and water are all provided. No special dancewear or dance shoes are necessary for this camp. Campers should wear sneakers and clothing that allows them to move easily.

Campers will present a showcase for family and friends on Friday afternoon at 5:30 pm. Info/registration: http://www.orcba.org/summer-dance-camp.html or orcba63@gmail.com

5th Knox Asian Festival

Date: August 26, 2018

Time: 11 AM - 6 PM

Location: Market Square

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5th Knox Asian Festival

Presented by the Asian Culture Center of Tennessee. Celebrate Asian culture with traditional dance, instrumental music, martial arts, authentic food, fashion, crafts, kids activities, and more!

We’ll also have passports for children to “travel to” each country along an “Asian Country” street, and after they collect all country stamps, they will get a prize. The countries will teach them how to dance, how to write their name in different languages, greetings, and more.

Knox Asian Festival aims to promote diverse cultures and celebrate traditions and talents from the Asian continent. The Festival aims to bring together people from various cultural backgrounds, to promote peace, harmony, unity and healthy life styles. The event is free, family friendly and FUN! On Market Square in downtown Knoxville. View an informational flyer (PDF).

https://www.facebook.com/knoxasianfestival/
https://www.knoxasianfestival.com

 

 

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