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.

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 7, 2021, through July 30, 2021, 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 2021, 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 $280 if registering online or $295 if registering in person or by phone.

Ijams members (Family level or higher) will receive a $12.50 discount per session. Please note that there is a $25 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.


  • Session 1 (June 7-11) – Survival of the Fittest FULL - WAITLIST ONLY

  • Session 2 (June 14-18) – H2Olympics (Mid-Summer Games) FULL - WAITLIST ONLY

  • Session 3 (June 21-25) – Branching Out! FULL - WAITLIST ONLY

  • Session 4 (June 28-July 2) – South Knoxville Summer Safari FULL - WAITLIST ONLY

  • Session 5 (July 5-9) – Survival of the Fittest FULL - WAITLIST ONLY

  • Session 6 (July 12-16) – H2Olympics (Late-Summer Games) FULL - WAITLIST ONLY

  • Session 7 (July 19-23) – Branching Out! FULL - WAITLIST ONLY

  • Session 8 (July 26-30) – South Knoxville Summer Safari FULL - WAITLIST ONLY


Check out full session descriptions and register here!  

NOTICE: If a session is full, Ijams will accept waitlist registrations should a slot become available.

  • ALL Ijams camp programs take place outdoors.

  • ALL campers and staff are required to wear masks whenever possible.

  • ALL families must stay in contact with Ijams when family members are sick.

  • ALL campers and staff are required to do a health screen upon arrival each day.

  • ALL campers and staff are expected to maintain six feet of physical distance when possible.


Learn more about how Ijams Camps are preparing to keep families safe and healthy in 2021. 

Current Camp Specials

  • Early Bird Special: Register before Feb. 15, 2021, and receive a $12.50 discount per individual registration for Nature Adventure Camp sessions.

  • Ijams Member Discount: Current Ijams members receive a $12.50 discount per individual registration for Nature Adventure Camp sessions. To take advantage of this discount, use the coupon code INCMEMBER4CAMP at checkout during online registration. 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 summers' worth of discounts for one annual membership (e.g., 2021 Nature Adventure Camp and 2022 Nature Adventure Camp).


  • Multi-Child Discount: When registering multiple children, save $10 per session for each additional child in the same household.


  • Multi-Session Discount: When registering for multiple sessions, save $10 on each additional session.