Nature Adventure Camp

Summer Camp Adventures Await!

Exciting explorations, awesome adventures, and delightful discoveries await your child at Ijams Nature Center’s Nature Adventure Camp! Ijams specializes in curating summer camps for curious kids. Whether your child is a budding ecologist, future veterinarian, or an outdoor explorer, Ijams camps offer a unique summer experience.


With new camp themes to choose from, including South Knoxville Summer Safari and Survival of the Fittest, there’s a summer of fun just waiting to be explored!

All Ijams camp programs are designed and led by environmental educators and naturalists who bring their knowledge of science, nature, and animals on each exciting adventure.

Summer camps are offered June 8, 2020, through July 31, 2020, for children ages 6-12. Before- and after-care is available for an additional fee.


The weekly fee for each session of Ijams Nature Adventure Camp is $260 if registering online or $275 if registering in person or by phone.


In 2020, Ijams also is offering two summer sessions of Branching Out!, which provides campers with opportunities to explore Navitat’s tree-based adventure park. The weekly fee for these sessions is $285 if registering online or $275 if registering in person or by phone.

Ijams members (Family level or higher) will receive a $15 discount. Please note that there is a $35 change fee to switch weeks after registration is completed.


Camp fees include:

  • All activities

  • Use of all necessary recreation equipment


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


2020 Weekly Camp Dates and Themes include:

Session 1 (June 8-12) – Survival of the Fittest

Session 2 (June 15-19) – H2Olympics (Mid-Summer Games)

Session 3 (June 22-26) – Branching Out!

Session 4 (June 29-July 3) – South Knoxville Summer Safari

Session 5 (July 6-10) – Survival of the Fittest

Session 6 (July 15-19) – H2Olympics (Late-Summer Games)

Session 7 (July 20-24) – Branching Out!

Session 8 (July 27-31) – South Knoxville Summer Safari


Complete session descriptions can be found in the camp brochure.

Current Camp Specials

  • Ijams Member Discount: Current Ijams members can receive a discounted tuition fee on camp programs. At checkout, use the coupon codes MEMBERSPRING20 for Spring Break Camp or MEMBERSUMMER20 for Ijams Summer Camps. 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 summers' worth of discounts for one annual membership.

  • Multi-Child Discount: Parents registering multiple children for camps receive additional discounts. Please see camp brochure for specific discounts.

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