2022 Summer Camp Guide

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summer camp guide

Summer is right around the corner, and you’re probably already exploring summer camp options for your kids!

Memphis Mom Collective is here to help!

There are so many awesome summer programs for kids in the area, whether they’re into sports, STEM, adventures, art, nature, or anything else! We hope you find this list helpful in your summer planning.

Thanks to our title sponsor, Lausanne Collegiate School, as well as all the other amazing local businesses featured, for making this guide possible.

Summers @ Lausanne

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It’s time for Summer Fun at Lausanne!

At Summers @ Lausanne, our goal remains to provide your child with engaging and enjoyable experiences which allow for substantial academic, athletic, social, and emotional growth. We place great care and effort into offering the best in instruction by providing children with opportunities in which they can discover untapped strengths and nurture new friendships, all under the supervision of a well-trained staff. From being crowned dodgeball champion of 2022 to attending a princess tea party, there is something for everyone!

Explore them all and see how you can make 2022 the best summer ever!

 

(901) 474-1000

New Ballet Ensemble

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Located in Cooper Young, New Ballet Ensemble & School offers a variety of dance camps for ages 3-11 where dancers can explore their passion for movement, performance, and peer collaboration.

Campers will experience diverse dance styles, such as hip-hop, modern dance, West African dance and drumming, musical theatre, ballet, and more! Each camp concludes with a performance for family and friends to attend. Space is limited!

(Ages 3-5) Peter and the Wolf: June 27 – July 1 / 10 – 11:30 am & July 25 – 29 / 10 – 11:30 am

(Ages 6-11) Musical Theater Camp: July 11 – 15 / 10 am – 1 pm

(Ages 6-11) Anansi and the Sky God Camp: July 11 – 15 / 1:30 – 4:30 pm

(Ages 6-11) Peace, Love & Hip Hop Camp: July 18 – 27 / 10 am – 1 pm & July 25 – 29 / 1:30 – 4:30 pm

Woodland Presbyterian

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Come have a B.L.A.S.T. with Woodland this summer!

B.L.A.S.T. Summer Day Camp offered by Woodland Presbyterian School is located in the heart of East Memphis.

Camp runs from May 31 through July 29 for campers age 2 through rising 8th grade.

B.L.A.S.T. offers day camp, along with specialty camps taught by Woodland teachers or industry professionals, or a combination of both.

B.L.A.S.T. camp is packed with exciting weekly themes, discovery, and adventure through organized play, STEM challenges, Digital Discovery, arts and crafts, and free play.

Specialty Camps offered are academic, athletic, or creative themed for 3 hours a day for 5 days.  

YMCA of Memphis & the Mid-South

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Summer Camp at the Y is all about adventure! Kids have the opportunity to explore nature, find new talents, try new activities, gain independence, and make lasting friendships and memories. And, of course, it’s fun!
 
Each week will hold a different theme for campers and have fun activities surrounding arts and crafts, science, sports, nature, and more that all focus on what it means to grow and learn as a person!
 
At the Y we not only provide a world of fun, friends, and adventure for your child, we focus on values and character development. Learning about our core values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility are parts of every day at camp.

St. Luke's
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St. Luke's Challengers

St Luke’s Challengers is a 9-week summer camp open to entering Kindergarten- through 7th grade.

We offer dynamic camp programming by combining field trips and in-house activities to give your child the best summer ever. Our weekly themes intrigue different interests of children and can spark passion for a new pursuit or dig deeper into a subject they already love. We provide engaging and unique experiences that will challenge your child to make new and exciting memories.

We partner with a variety of local venues to bring the best of Memphis to St Luke’s!

Arrow Creative

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Arrow Creative summer camps are filling fast!

Send your mini makers, aged 7-17,  to a place where they will learn and grow in a creative environment.

Arrow teachers are all professional working artists with a passion for teaching the next generation of creatives. With classes like creating with clay, printmaking, digital illustration, animation, photography plus so much more – there’s sure to be a class that your mini maker would enjoy!

Let your littles learn new skills, get their hands messy and create a masterpiece!

Botanic Garden

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Summer fun is blooming at the Garden! Our nature camps are dedicated to connecting kids with nature! These day camps are perfect for kids aged 4-12. Enjoy a week full of nature crafts, games, and explorations led by one of our expert Garden Guides.

  • June 6-10: Garden Wonderland Ages 4-5
  • June 13-17: Jr. Naturalist Ages 6-9
  • June 20-24: How Does Your Garden Grow? Ages 4-5
  • June 27-July 1: Grossology Ages 10-12
  • July 11-15: Garden Wonderland Ages 6-9
  • July 18-22: Jeepers Creepers Ages 4-5
  • July 25-29: Jr. Naturalist Ages 6-9

Wings Gymnastics

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GYMNASTICS, TUMBLING, & CHEER camps for girls and boys, Preschool – 8th grade!

Summer camps are offered May 31st – August 5th at many locations: Midtown, U of M area, East Memphis, and Germantown!

Join us for the whole week, a of couple days, or even just one day! Learn beginning, intermediate, and advanced skills on Bars, Balance Beam, Floor, Vault, and Mini-Tramp.

Age groups are separate during our simultaneous camps. All camps include :
* 8:1 camper/coach ratio
* Obstacle courses and fun games
* Daily arts and crafts activity plus a snack

10% discount for attending 2 weeks, 20% for 3, and 30% for 4+! 

HappyFeet Soccer

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HappyFeet is a new and exciting mobile soccer clinic for children aged 2-5.

Our non-competitive “Story Time with a Soccer Ball” approach is used at daycares, preschools and recreation centers throughout the Memphis/Germantown area!

  • 4 Day Camp (Guaranteed 3 of 4, rain dates are scheduled for Fridays)
  • Ages: Little Toes ages 2.5 –  under 4 / Big Toes ages 4 to 5
  • Pick the Camp Week/Location that works best for you and your family!
  • Parents must be in attendance
  • Each child will receive a FREE shirt to be worn each day (cleats and shin guards are not mandatory)

Brooks Art Camp

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Is your young artist ready for an action-packed summer of art camp?

Brooks Art is back again! Offering art camps for children ages 5 through 11, they inspire young minds to explore art and creativity. Camp runs from 9:30-3:30 and includes active learning in the galleries, looking at original works of art, creating studio projects, active play outdoors, and more!

June 29 – July 1, 2022: (Ages 5-8)  The Magic of Storytelling
July 6 – July 8, 2022: (Ages 5-8)   Animation Studio
July 13 – July 15, 2022: (Ages 8-11)   Figuring It Out – STEAM

All art materials are included in the camp fee. Campers bring their own snacks and their own lunches for all days of camp. 

The Little Gym

Day camp at The Little Gym of Germantown gives your kid the summer camp experience without the bug bites, poison ivy and week-long commitments. Combining fun physical activity, games, and arts & crafts, we’ll help your child beat the summer heat by staying cool at The Little Gym.

Ages 3-8: Your child will spend three adventure-filled hours a day on a unique, exciting quest with their friends. Each week revolves around an interactive learning theme with different, creative lesson plans that will keep your child engaged.

Ages 9-12: Thrill seekers wanted! Your child will take their gymnastics skills to the next level through a special three-hour program, focusing on specific beginner, intermediate or advanced moves.

Believe Gymnastics

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Our day camps are perfect for children ages 3-12. They include fun days filled with exercise, games, crafts, dancing, and water slide Wednesday! Campers are grouped by age.

All camps run from 8:00am until 3:30pm.
Day camps are available for $40/day or $200/week. 

June 7-11 / 14-18 / 21-25

July 5-9 / 19-23 / 26-27

August 2-6

Summer at Harding

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Day Camp:

Choose half-day or full-day sessions for three or five days a week. Weekly themes will coordinate with field trips, dress-up days, and service projects.

LEAP Camps:

LEAP Camps allow campers to explore unique interests and talents, build self-confidence, improve critical thinking skills, express themselves, and have fun!

Sports Camps:

Sports Camps give student athletes the chance to develop new skills, work as a team, and make friends. Campers will be mentored by coaches who believe in honoring God in all aspects of the game.

Hutchison

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Girls and boys PreK to 12th grade are welcome! Combine our traditional day camp experience with exciting half-day specialty programs and keep things interesting all summer long.

How does dollhouse construction or music video production sound? You can make elephant toothpaste in DIY science and whip up some magic in Hogwarts at Hutchison. Or maybe you want to work on your tennis or lacrosse skills.

All conveniently located on one 52-acre campus. Join us May 31 – August 12
Extended care available! Summer at Hutchison has something for everyone!

PDS

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PDS (Presbyterian Day School) has adventurous options for boys and girls, starting at age 2 through 6th grade! Join us for a summer where campers can explore practicing yoga, strengthen sports skills, dive into the world of Star Wars or Harry Potter, and so much more!

Full-day camp options are available from 9am to 3pm. Half-Day Enrichment Camps are 9am to 12pm and 1pm to 4pm.

NEW! Three-day options — available from 9am-3pm Tuesday through Thursday.

Optional Before Care starts at 7:30am and After Care ends at 5:30pm, making PDS Summer Camps a great option for working parents.

ECS

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ECS is proud to offer a wide variety of summer camps.

As parents, you can rest assured that your children will be in the very capable hands of teachers and coaches who love Jesus, love your kid, and enthusiastically teach valuable skills that your children will enjoy!

Don’t miss out on all of the fun!

Summer at St. George's

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Choose your own adventure at Summer at St. George’s! With nearly 100 exciting specialty summer camps, there’s something for everyone—sports, performing and fine arts, video game design, robotics, Woods and Water camp-out, gymnastics, and a whole lot more. St. George’s also offers Camp Gryphon day camp with themed weeks for rising grades PK-9. You may also choose a morning/afternoon combination for all-day coverage. Extended day is available.

June 6 – July 29

Playhouse on the Square

Playhouse  on the Square’s Summer Youth Theatre Conservatory (SYTC) has been a home for local young artists and aspiring performers. Taught by theatre professionals and performers, SYTC ignites a spark and love for the art.

SYTC has classes for rising PreK-12th grade students and appropriately challenges each age group to learn, grow, and succeed — onstage and in everyday life! No matter the experience level, all students will find success to celebrate! The structure of the program focuses on ensemble building, allowing students to meet and have fun with friends, creating lasting memories along the way.

Society Skate Camp

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Our goal is to provide young skaters the ability to explore their creative talents and self-expression within a community setting. Our campers will have the opportunity to learn everything from the basics to exciting skills and grow as skaters in a safe and nurturing environment. During camp, there will be other fun activities to keep our campers stimulated and enable social development.

All levels of learning are available to campers whatever ability, age, or desire! (Minimum age requirement is 7; if younger than 7 and you are interested, please contact us at 901-218-1882.)

St. Columba Mud Camp

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Nestled on 145 acres just outside of Memphis, Mud Camp is the Ultimate Day Camp and we are proud to offer a day camp experience that is like no other! For 6 weeks during the summer, join us Monday through Friday from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm for some good ole fashion fun!

  • Serving children who are rising 1st – 6th graders and leadership development for rising 7th and 8th.

  • Offers many outdoor activities for your children in a safe and nurturing religious environment. Daily chapel talks.

  • Climb, zip, slide in the mud, kayak, paddle board, swim, fish, hike, and make new friends!

The
Kroc

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KINDER CAMPS FOR AGES 4-6
Kinder Kroc Camp is an introduction to the camp experience. Campers will learn to make friends and interact with kids from diverse backgrounds. Each day provides a mix of activities that introduce teamwork, learning, and following rules through play.

JUNIOR KROC CAMPS FOR AGES 7-9
Junior Kroc Camp provides an opportunity to learn to work independently and within a group while developing friendships and teamwork skills. Activities and games will encourage critical thinking and promote creativity.

The
Orpheum

Whether your student loves the spotlight or thrives in the camaraderie and creativity that theatre provides, we have a way for them to shine this summer!

Explore our summer camps and intensives for students in grades 3-12 plus recent high school graduates.

All summer camps will take place in person at the Halloran Centre!

Hotshot Farms

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For kids ages 6-12 years old, there’s nothing better than spending a week at Hotshot Farm Barnyard Camp.

Some farm camp activities may include:
* Collecting eggs and learning about the daily care of common farm animals
* Learning about camping gear, making fires properly, cooking camp food
* Learning how to properly groom and saddle a pony
* Learning about gardening
* Arts and crafts projects, outdoor games, field day with water fun! + Hayrides!

Must provide your own snack and lunch each day.

GSL
School

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Come join us for SummerFest at Grace-St. Luke’s Episcopal School, located in Midtown’s Central Gardens!
GSL offers weekly camps for rising JK-8th grade (ages 4-13) from June 6 – August 5. We have everything from Minecraft to sports, theatre to robots, art to cooking, and so much more! #summerfuninthe901

Shelby Farms Park

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EXPLORE, LEARN, + GROW

Camps at Shelby Farms Park encourage children to connect with nature through exploration, discovery, and fun! Campers will learn about habitats and wildlife, participate in outdoor activities, and complete a variety of nature-related projects.

Memphis Parks

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With over 26 community centers in Memphis offering summer camps, there is something fun for everyone! From tennis to indoor pools to splash pads, the city has it all!

For more details and to register, please find your preferred, neighborhood community center and contact them directly for more information.

Camp Pinecrest

Cedar Hill Farms

Christian Brothers High School

Children’s Museum of Memphis (CMOM)

Code Ninjas

Collage Dance Summer Intensive

Girls Inc. Strong, Smart, Bold Camp

High Point Climbing

JCC (Jewish Community Center)

Lakeshore Overnight Camp

Lichterman Nature Center

Little Medical School of the Mid-South

Lobos Rush Soccer

Memphis Zoo

Mid-South Ice House

School of Rock (multiple locations)

Seize the Clay

St. Agnes

St. Mary’s

Theatre Memphis

Tubby Smith Basketball Camp

Youth Academy of Dreams

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