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As the end of the school year approaches, University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s summer camps are gearing up with a host of fun and educational activities for kids of all ages—from learning about science in UT labs to getting their hands dirty planting flowers.

All camps are on the UT campus unless noted otherwise.

4-H Camps: Residential camps are offered for youth who have completed grades four through eight. Other camps focus on shooting skills and electricity.

Architecture and Design: Design Matters! Camp offers a weeklong introduction to design and how it impacts the human experience formotivated high school rising freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors. Residential and day options are available.

McClung Museum Camps: Children ages 2 through 10 can choose camps where they will learn about dinosaurs, fossils, or diverse fine arts collection. (Younger children attend with caregivers.)

Clarence Brown Theatre Summer Acting Workshop: For more than a decade, the Clarence Brown Theatre’s summer acting workshops have offered high school students intensive training in acting technique, voice, movement, improvisation, and musical theater. The popular program offers two weeks of training with a final showcase performance.

Adventures in STEM Girls Camp: A fun and educational summer day program for rising seventh- and eighth-grade girls. Students will be immersed in a week full of hands-on activities, including lab visits and team projects, that expose the exciting challenges of being a scientist or researcher.

Kids U Camps: Kids U offers a wide range of camps for rising third- to 12th-grade students. Children come to UT and learn from college faculty, staff, and graduate students in fields such as art, chemistry, cooking, anthropology, photography, and computers.

A Kids U open house will be held at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, at the UT Conference Center. The opportunity offers the chance to learn about the fun and educational summer camps. Children signed up at the event will receive 10 percent off camp fees.

Athletics Camps: Male and female campers will participate in many of the same skill development drills Tennessee coaches use with UT athletes. With the help of former Vol players and an elite camp staff, each camper will receive individualized attention during drills, games, and camp contests. Boys’ camps include baseball, basketball, diving, football, golf, strength, swimming, tennis, and track. Girls’ camps include basketball, diving, golf, rowing, soccer, softball, spirit, strength, swim, tennis, track, and volleyball. Ages vary by camp. Note: Not all sport camp information may be up to date.

Early Learning Center Camps: Rising first- throughthird-grade students will play, complete projects, and explore the local community. They will enjoy experiences in science, humanities, and the arts to spark their curiosity to learn more about what it means to be an engaged citizen.

UT Gardens: One-day and weeklong camps are offered for youth ages four to 15. There are special camps for kids and grandparents. Other camps allow parents to attend with younger children. The camps provide an opportunity for youngsters to learn about the weather, vegetables, insects, and mythical forest characters. Many include hands-on gardening activities and arts and crafts.


Amy Blakely (, 865-974-5034)