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Fall Break Camp

Ijams Fall Break Camp

No plans for fall break? Don’t fret; Ijams has a fun solution your children ages 7-12 when school’s out—get them outside!


Give your 7- to 12-year-old the ultimate fall break experience that opens their eyes to the beauty and wonder of the changing seasons. The crisp, cool air and spectacular colors of autumn make this one of most enjoyable times of year to explore Ijams' 318 acres of protected wildlife habitat, trails, scenic overlooks, limestone features, nature playscapes, creeks, Mead’s Quarry, and the Tennessee River.

Ijams Fall Break Camp: Oct. 9-13, 2023

Ages: 7-12

Fee: $335 (includes cost of Navitat Knoxville)

Registration: Register NOW!

Ijams Fall Break campers will examine signs of autumn, explore Mead's Quarry by foot or by boat, make discoveries in the ponds, climb across big boulders, meet Ijams animal ambassadors, get a peep at the changing leaves while zooming through ziplines at Navitat Knoxville, and more!


Campers will enjoy many of the same activities from Ijams' summer Nature Adventure Camps,* including:

  • Hiking

  • Navitat Knoxville High Ropes Course with Ziplines

  • Rock Scrambling/Bouldering

  • Canoeing

  • Fishing

  • Pond/Creek Exploration

  • Insect Collection

  • Birdwatching (Emphasis on Fall Migration)

  • Fire Making & Shelter Building

  • Live Animal Presentations

  • Arts and Crafts

  • And More!

* NOTE: Although Ijams staff try to include all of the above activities in camp, there will be some variation based on weather and other factors.


Ijams Fall Break Camp is open to children ages 7-12 years old. While Ijams makes every attempt to group campers of similar ages, staff cannot guarantee that this will be the case. Depending on enrollment, the staff may choose to mix age groups in order to build community and encourage mentorship among campers. Camper groupings are always at the discretion of Ijams staff. If you have any concerns or questions about your child's ability to thrive in Ijams camp programs, please contact Education Director Jennie McGuigan at or +1865-577-4717, ext. 1010.


Regular hours for Fall Break Camp are Monday, Oct. 9, through Friday, Oct. 13, 9 am-3 pm each day.


The weekly fee for Ijams Fall Break Camp is $335.

Camp fees include:

  • All camp activities

  • Navitat high ropes course

  • Use of all necessary recreation equipment

NOTE: Lunch is NOT provided by Ijams. All participants must bring a lunch and two snacks to camp each day.

Ijams also offers after-care sessions for Fall Break Camp.

  • After-care sessions are available each afternoon from 3-5 pm. The fee for after care is per person:

    • $35 per day or

    • $75 for 3, 4, or 5 afternoons

  • After-care sessions include both structured and self-guided activities.


NOTE: You are welcome to sign up in advance or let the staff know during drop-off that you need after-care.


Have questions? Please contact Education Director Jennie McGuigan at or +1865-577-4717, ext. 1010.

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Camp Specials



Current Ijams members can receive discounts on registrations for all camp programs. At checkout during online registration, use the coupon code Member. Membership must be at the Family level or higher and current at the time of camp to take advantage of this discount (NOTE: If your membership is not current and you use this code, you will be billed to update your membership accordingly). Members are not eligible for two consecutive years' worth of discounts on the same camp for one annual membership (e.g., 2021 Nature Adventure Camp and 2022 Nature Adventure Camp).


Parents registering multiple children for camps receive $10 off the fee for each additional child in the same household. 

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