Top Outdoor Summer Camps in Nashville

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Published Mar 3, 2016

Summertime is approaching, and it's time to decide where to send the kids to camp. Here are our favorite outdoor/adventure choices in Nashville.

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Top Outdoor Summer Camps in Nashville


Now that spring has finally sprung and the weather is heating up it is time to start thinking about summer. We absolutely love the idea of sending your kids to an outdoor summer camp. Why not let them soak up some sweet Vitamin D and have a blast with their best friends! In order to help, we’ve filtered through all the local outdoor kids camps and compiled a list of only the best and brightest.



Leadership Academy

Day camp programs include Camp Warner Park, Camp Bells Bend Beaman, Mountain Bike Camp and Nashville Sail Camp. At Leadership Academy, the staff believes that outdoor play and exploration increases creativity, confidence and social intelligence. Their goal is to get more people outside, exploring, learning, playing and having fun so they develop a strong sense of self and a deeper connection to nature.



Owl's Hill Nature Sanctuary

Owl’s Hill is a privately owned wildlife sanctuary and environmental studies center dedicated to education, conservation, research, restoration and species protection.

Summer camp provides rewarding opportunities for campers to learn about wildlife, nature, and the environment in a natural setting through games, hikes, exploration, crafts and live animal programs.



Creekside Riding Academy & Stables

This is where horse lovers come to camp!

Campers ride each day in lessons, games on horseback or trail rides. The focus is on safety, proper riding techniques, grooming, care, and tacking horses.




Camp Davis

A flagship program of the Gordon JCC, Camp Davis is filled with sports, art, music, nature, ruach, and more!

A variety of camps are available, from traditional to specialty camps for kids from kindergarten to grade 8, as well as counselors-in-training programs for grade 9-10 students.




Lipscomb Academy Summer Experience

Whether your child is looking to get outdoors, practice a sport, prepare for the the school year, or ignite new passions, the Lipscomb Summer Experience has something for you!  An extensive list of camps and courses are available for elementary through high school age students.




If this article sparked your curiosity and you are now in hot pursuit of discovering the most epic outdoor summer camp for your kids, we highly recommend checking out our comprehensive list of summer camps. Finding the coolest local kids camps and classes is our specialty and we are more than happy to help!





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