Spring Break Camp

It's always a bit tricky to plan for spring break. While this school holiday typically falls during the actual season of spring, the weather often still feels like winter! Ijams has the perfect solution for kids ages 6-12!

2021 Spring Break Camp

AGES 6-12
DATES March 15-19, 2021, 9 am-4 pm

Give your child the ultimate spring break experience to 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 2021, 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

  • Rock Scrambling/Bouldering

  • Canoeing

  • Fishing

  • Pond/Creek Exploration

  • Insect Collection

  • Birdwatching (with an emphasis on spring 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 Spring 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 Spring Break Camp are Monday, March 15, through Friday, March 19, 2021, 9 am-4 pm each day.


The weekly fee for Spring Break Camp is $280 (plus service fees) if registering online or $295 (plus service fees) if registering in person or over the phone.

Camp fees include:

  • All camp activities, including a three-hour Navitat experience 

  • 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 optional extended-care sessions for Spring 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.​


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.

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

Camp Specials

Ijams Member Discount: Current Ijams members receive a $12.50 discount per individual registration for Spring Break Camp. To take advantage of this discount, use the coupon code INCMEMBER4CAMP at checkout. 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 Spring Break Camp and 2022 Spring Break Camp).

Multi-Child Discount: Parents registering multiple children for camps receive $10 off on the fee for each additional child in the same household.