Campology – Day Camps at Discovery Center

All year long when school is out, CAMPOLOGY is in! Our camps at Discovery Center incorporate play and hands-on inquiry-based learning into each and every day. Campers experience STEAM-focused lessons packed with innovative games, projects, and activities, all designed to help kids learn, socialize, and have fun!

Each camp offers an opportunity for exploration of museum exhibits and outdoor play, weather permitting. Throughout the school year, CAMPOLOGY is available during special school holidays, offered as one-day camps, and is also available as week-long day camp sessions during fall and spring breaks. When school’s out for summer, we offer multiple week-long day camp sessions. See below for more details about each of our CAMPOLOGY offerings.

Summer Camp 2020 – Epic Adventures!

We’re excited to be offering new camp options for this summer! These include online camps and limited capacity in-person Campology sessions, following CDC and state of Tennessee guidelines. The Discovery Center now offers Coding CAMPOLOGY! We will continue to update this page and our social media platforms as more information becomes available.

NOTE: In the event of extended closures or cancellations due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will refund 100% of any camp registration fees.

Summer CAMPOLOGY (at the Discovery Center)

Each week campers will go on an Epic Adventure at the Discovery Center, exploring our interactive exhibits, participating in science experiments, unleashing their creativity with art activities, and enjoying the outdoors with guided wetlands walks and outdoor play!

July 6-10 – REGISTER NOW»
July 13-17 – REGISTER NOW»
July 20-24 – REGISTER NOW»
July 27-31 – REGISTER NOW»

See below for additional details.


Game On!: July 6-10 [canceled]
Code Like A Girl: July 20-24 [canceled]
Cyber Ambassador Bootcamp for high school students (dates/location TBA July)

General information for Epic Adventures on-site camps

Grade levels: Incoming K-5
Cost: $275 per week for members, $300 per week for non-members

Requirements: Campers must bring their own face masks and wear them for the entire duration of the camp day while indoors and will not be allowed to attend camp without one. Campers will have their temperatures taken each day upon arrival. Our staff will manage 6 feet of social distancing between campers and will build in plenty of time for handwashing. Campers must bring their own reusable water bottle and lunch each day. One light snack will be provided; please pack an additional snack if you wish.

Details: Each camp group will travel as a cohort with their counselor all week, rotating between interactive museum exhibit exploration, science experiments, art activities, wetlands discovery, and outdoor play. Our staff will thoroughly disinfect each area between rotations, and campers will be required to wash their hands and use hand sanitizer throughout the day.

Wait List: If the camp week you would like is full, you may register on our wait list. If a spot becomes available, we will contact you. WAIT LIST REGISTRATION»

June 15-26 on-site camps

Drop off: 8:00 a.m.
Camp programming: 8:30am-2:00pm
Pick up: 2:00pm
Registration is limited to 40 campers total with a 5:1 camper to staff ratio

June 29 – July 31 on-site camps

Drop off: 8:30 a.m.
Camp programming : 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Pick up: 4:00 p.m.
Before Care: 7:30 – 8:30 a.m.
After Care: 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Ratio is 1:10; group of 10 campers rotates with 1 counselor every day

Before care: $25 per week
After care: $25 per week
Both Before and After Care: $40 per week
No refunds for Before/After care if not used.
Late fee: $1 per minute




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CANCELLATION POLICY: 50% refund available if camp is canceled before 1 week prior to start date.