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Spring Break Camp

It's always a bit tricky to plan for spring break. This school holiday typically falls during spring, but the weather sometimes feels like winter! Ijams has the perfect solution for kids ages 7-12!

2022 Spring Break Camp

Give your camper age 7-12 the ultimate spring break experience March 14-18, 2022, and open their eyes to the beauty and wonder of the changing seasons! Spring break campers will search for early signs of spring and celebrate the end of winter by learning basic winter survival skills and winter ecology, with an emphasis on how plants, birds, and other animals use their unique adaptations and keen survival skills to endure the harsh conditions of winter months.

As a bonus in 2022, campers will enjoy a three-hour session at Navitat, a tree-based adventure park, experiencing a variety of challenge elements in the canopy of Ijams’ forest. And, of course, Spring Break campers also will engage in many of the same activities* from Ijams Nature Adventure Camps, including:

  • Hiking

  • Navitat high ropes course with ziplines

  • Rock scrambling/bouldering

  • Canoeing

  • Fishing

  • Pond/creek exploration

  • Insect collection

  • Birdwatching (with an emphasis on spring 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 Spring 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 Youth Programs Manager Lindsay Whitaker at or +1865-577-4717, ext. 114.​


Regular hours for Ijams Spring Break Camp are Monday, March 14, through Friday, March 18, 2022, 9 am-3 pm each day.


The cost for this program is $285 for non-members and $270.75 for Ijams members. 

Ijams members (Family level or higher) receive a 5% discount on all camp sessions and session options (including After Care).

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 Spring Break Camp.

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

    • $25 for 1 afternoon

    • $50 for 2 afternoons

    • $60 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.

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Camp Specials

  • Ijams Member Discount: Current Ijams members receive a 5% discount per individual registration for all camp sessions and session options, including After Care. To take advantage of this discount, use coupon code INCMEMBER4CAMP at checkout during online registration. Membership must be at the Family level or higher and be 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.

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