Fall Break Camp

Autumn Adventures Fall Break Camp

No plans for fall break? Don’t fret; Ijams has a fun solution your children ages 6-12 when school’s out—get them outside!


Give your children 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' 315+ acres of protected wildlife habitat, trails, scenic overlooks, limestone features, nature playscapes, creeks, Mead’s Quarry, and the Tennessee River.

Fall Break campers will examine signs of autumn, investigate plants and animals preparing for winter, catch falling leaves, build and play in leaf piles, and more! Campers also will enjoy many of the same activities from Ijams' Summer Nature Adventure Camps,* including:

  • Hiking

  • Rock Scrambling/Bouldering

  • Canoeing

  • Fishing

  • Pond/Creek Exploration

  • Insect Collection

  • Birdwatching (with an emphasis on fall migration)

  • Plant and Animal Identification

  • Navigation/Orienteering

  • Solo, Sensory, and Awareness Activities

  • Wilderness/Survival Skills (e.g., fire making, shelter building, etc.)

  • 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 6 to 12 years old. While Ijams makes every attempt to group campers with children of similar ages, Ijams 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.

In addition to age, registration and attendance for camps are based on participants being able to reasonably meet the requirements listed in Ijams' Essential Eligibility Criteria.


Regular hours for Fall Break Camp are Monday, Oct. 11, through Friday, Oct. 15, 2021, 9 am-4 pm each day.


The weekly fee for Fall Break Camp is $260 if registering online or $275 if registering in person or over the phone.

Camp fees include:

  • All camp activities

  • 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 extended-care sessions for Fall Break Camps.

  • Before Care sessions are available each morning from 8-9 am. The rate for Before Care is $10 per child per morning at the time of registration.

  • After Care sessions are available each afternoon from 4-5 pm. The fee for after-care are is $10 per child per afternoon at the time of registration.

  • Extended-care sessions consist of both structured and self-guided activities.

NOTE: If you do not purchase extended-care sessions prior to the start of camp, you will be billed $25 per day for any late pickups or early dropoffs.


Participants may choose to register online, over the phone, or in person. Families who register through Ijams' online registration system may pay for camp in multiple installments. However, for phone or in-person registration, payment installments are NOT available, and an administrative fee of $15 is added to your total cost. 

In-Person or Phone Registration
Registration information can be taken via these methods during regular business hours. please call +1865-577-4717, ext. 114 to register. PAYMENT IS EXPECTED IN FULL AT THE TIME OF REGISTRATION.

Have questions? Please contact Youth Program Manager, Lindsay Whitaker at lwhitaker@ijams.org or +1865-577-4717, ext. 114.

Camp Specials



Current Ijams members can receive discounts on registrations for all camp programs. At checkout during online registration, use the coupon code INCMEMBER4CAMP. 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.