Top Summer Camps in Nashville, TN

Published Mar 27, 2018 | Updated Nov 9, 2018

Plan early for your kids' summer camps this year! In the Nashville area, there are several choices available, whether your kids are interested in sports, wilderness camps, arts & crafts, or just about anything else!

Once upon a time, the biggest summer camp choice was whether to choose the overnight camp or a day camp.

Today's camp selections are much greater, with special interest themed camps available to suit anyone.

If you want to make your search easier, we would suggest browsing through our complete directory of summer camps in Music City.  Local businesses have been adding to this list regularly, so be sure to check back if you can't find what you're looking for.

To get you started, we've highlighted some of our favorites below. 

 A New Leaf

Although A New Leaf is a preschool during the school year, Their summer camps are ideal for kids aged 3 to 12. Weekly camp themes range from "Reclaiming Outdoor Living", "The Storytelling in Art", "Flight and Space", and "The Playmobile Movie" among others.

The school's belief is that every child is gifted, and has the right to explore a rich and safe learning environment.

 Franklin School of Performing Arts

In addition to musical theater, ballet, tap, jazz, and modern dance classes at various levels, the Franklin School of Performing Arts also offers ballet princess camps where students are introduced to lead characters in different ballet stories.  

As a special offering this year, they will also be offering a "Frozen" Dance Camp where students will dance to songs from the popular musical, and also have story-time, and arts & crafts!

 Camp Brick

Nothing is more fun than LEGO--other than a LEGO Adventure Day Camp! Camp Brick offers several different themed LEGO camps geared towards different age groups ranging from 4 to 14. At Camp Brick your child will learn basic LEGO® building techniques that will stimulate creativity and imagination.

While at camp your child will learn hands on techniques that will allow them to become creative thinkers, problem solvers, and effectively work in organized team activities.

 Adventure Science Center

ScienceQuest Camp at Adventure Science Center provides a wide range of science enrichment programs for youth in grades K-9. Programs combine science, technology, engineering and math in ways that encourage kids to actively discover and examine concepts for themselves.

These camps inspire a life-long passion for learning and teach kids creative problem-solving skills, teamwork, persistence and follow-through in a fun learning environment.

 Bricks 4 Kidz

Bricks 4 Kidz Camps will be offered the Franklin, Green Hills - Forest Hills, and Murfreesboro areas. As camps cover a variety of different topics, you're sure to find something of interest for your kids.  

The Bricks 4 Kidz goals are for children to play and socialize with friends while learning fundamentals of engineering and architecture in a noncompetitive setting.  By building problem-solving skills, they provide students with an opportunity for creative expression and an appreciation of how things work.

 Rock Zone School of Music

On a hot summer's day in New York City! It was there that a group of Rockers decided that they wanted to bring a piece of the Big Apple back to Nashville.

Rock Band Summer Day Camp is designed for students aged 6 to 16. Campers will be learning how to rock out on their instruments, writing and recording the music they love. At the end of the camp, students will put on a concert at the studio to showcase all of their hard work!

 Frist Center for the Visual Arts

Discover a world of inspiration and creativity at Summer Art Camp! Age-appropriate classes are designed to encourage artistic expression, creativity, and imagination for kids ages 5 to 18. Each class is geared towards children within 2 years of their own age.

Week-long camp sessions are taught by experienced teaching artists, instructors, and museum educators. Explore Frist Center summer exhibitions, interact with original works of art, and experiment with fun new art processes. No previous art-making experience necessary!

 Ms.Biz Entrepreneurs

Students from grade 3 to grade 10 can participate in one of Ms. Biz Entrepreneurs' very creative Code Camps or Entrepreneur Camps.

As a sample of their originality and range, students could learn how to create a banana piano at the CODE & Create Interactive Art & Music Camps to becoming a socially responsible entrepreneur, or starting their own business at the Teen Entrepreneur Camp!

Do you know of an amazing camp that should be on our lists? Camp schedules can be added for free, or you can email us at to let us know :)

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