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2024 Summer Camp Guide

Summer is right around the corner, and you’re probably already exploring summer camp options for your kids. Memphis Moms 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 sponsors, Lausanne Collegiate School and the Mid-South YMCA, as well as all the other amazing local businesses featured, for making this guide possible.

 

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Summers @ Lausanne

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It’s time for Summer Fun at Lausanne!

Summers @ Lausanne 2024 is excited to offer full day programming for ages 3 to 18 for ten weeks of summer from 8:00am – 5:30pm.

You will find that our summer program offerings allow you to create a schedule on a weekly basis with a range of activities they enjoy or opportunities to explore new activities. Morning camps are specialized interest camps -- with everything from robots or dance to Pokémon or nerf battles to an entire musical production. In the afternoon, your camper will find themselves jumping into our pool, sliding down our waterslide, painting, creating, competing, and more at Camp Lausanne.

Our goal to provide your child with engaging and memorable experiences that allow for substantial academic, social, artistic, athletic, and social-emotional growth!

We do all this while providing children a place to safely explore new interests while also spending time with friends. We place great care in offering guidance to help children grow while under the supervision of a well-trained staff.

Summer is all about fun and Summers @ Lausanne can’t wait to spend the summer with your family!

Mid-South YMCA

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GET READY TO ROCK THE SUMMER AT YMCA SUMMER CAMP!

At YMCA Summer Camp, 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 this summer will hold a different theme for campers to have fun activities surrounding arts and crafts, science, sports, water safety & swimming, nature, and more, that all focus on what it means to grow and learn as a person! The YMCA Summer Camp is for ages 5-12 with financial assistance available for all ages.

Camp Locations in Mississippi & Tennessee:

We offer camp locations in the following areas: Arlington, Bartlett, Cordova, Collierville, DeSoto County, Downtown/Midtown, East Memphis, Lakeland, Milan, Millington, Oxford, Whitehaven, and Trenton.

Mud Camp

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Nestled on 145 acres just outside of Memphis, St. Columba Mud Camp is the Ultimate Day Camp! For 6 weeks during the summer, join us Monday through Friday from 9:00am - 3:00pm for some good ole fashion fun!

We serve children who are rising 1st - 6th graders (ask us about your rising kindergartener!) and have leadership development for rising 7th and 8th graders.

We have many outdoor activities for your children in a safe and nurturing religious environment and daily chapel talks.

Climb, zip, slide in the mud, kayak, paddle board, swim, fish, hike, and make new friends! And Friday is the best day: color war!

Children's Ballet Theater

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Join us at Children's Ballet Theater for an enchanting and fun-filled ballet camp inspired by the classic fairy tales and stories. These camps offer a week of creativity, fun, and learning, culminating in a magical performance for family at 11:30 a.m. on Friday. Each day students learn the beautiful art of French and Russian classical ballet style, with choreography, ballet story-time, dress-up/ballet dance time, and arts/crafts. Children's Ballet Theater, directed by ballerina Mary Van Dyke, offers caring and uplifting instructors. Sign up now and make your child's summer one to remember!

Summer camps start May 28th and run through the end of July.

Summer at St. George's

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Join us this summer for any of our exciting summer experiences!

Explore. Camp out. Paint. Write. Prepare. Volunteer. Bend. Stretch. Learn. Play. Create. Tinker. Build. Cheer. Bat. Catch. Throw. Score. The possibilities are limitless. Summer at St. George’s offers safety, flexibility, and convenience.

Choose Camp Gryphon, a summer-long day camp for grades JK-5, or Cardinal 'n Gold (CNG) for grades 6-9. Choose from nearly 100 specialty half-day camps for LOWER SCHOOL (grades PK-5), MIDDLE SCHOOL (grades 6-8) and UPPER SCHOOL (grades 9-12) students including sports, arts, STEM, robotics — and much more. You may even choose a morning/afternoon combination for all-day coverage.

Regardless of the adventure you choose, you'll have a great summer and we can't wait for you to join us!

Wings Gymnastics

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GYMNASTICS, TUMBLING, OBSTACLE MANIA! & CHEER camps for girls and boys, ages preschool through 8th grade! Age groups are separate during our simultaneous camps. 

Wings Gymnastics offers camps in Midtown, University of Memphis area, and Collierville. Join us for the whole week, a couple days or even just one day! All camps include 8:1 camper/coach ratio, fun games and daily snacks, plus arts and crafts. Gymnastics campers will learn beginning, intermediate & advanced skills on Bars, Balance Beam, Floor, Vault, and Mini-Tramp.

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

PDS

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We believe in the power of play!

PDS Summer Programs are available for 9 weeks this summer from May 30 - July 28. With Day Camps offered each week, we have offerings for every kid, every week! Boys and girls can join in the summer fun!

Full-day camp options are available from 9am to 3pm.

Three-day options are available from 9am-3pm Tuesday through Thursday.

Half-Day Specialty Camps are 9am to 12pm and 1pm to 4pm.

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

New Ballet Ensemble

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Located in the heart of Cooper-Young, New Ballet offers highly engaging and fun-filled summer camps for children ages 3 to 11 where they 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 theater, ballet, and more. Plus, each camp concludes with a performance for family and friends to attend!

Summer camps for ages 3-5 include: 

  • Peter and the Wolf, June 24-28 and July 22-16, 10-12:30

Summer camps for ages 6-11 include: 

  • Musical Theater Camp, July 8-12, 10-1
  • Anansi and the Sky God, July 8-12, 1:30-4:30

  • Peace, Love, and Hip Hop, July 15-19, 10-1 and July 22-26, 1:30-4:30
  • Versatile Dance Camp, July 15-19, 1:30-4:30

Westminster Academy

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Westminster Academy offers summer programs for rising JK-12th grade boys and girls from across Memphis.

Get ready for a summer of adventure and learning at Westminster Academy! From sports and the arts to science and academics, our camps offer a wide variety of activities that are sure to help students have fun, grow, and discover new passions.

Sign up now and join us for an unforgettable summer experience!

ECS

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Weekly camps run from June 3 through July 26 and are for boys and girls rising 1st graders  all the way through 9th grade.

ECS offers a wide variety of summer camps and as parents, you can rest assured that your children will be the very capable hands of teachers and coaches who love Jesus, love your kids, and enthusiastically teach valuable skills that your children will enjoy! Don't miss out on all of the fun this summer!

Space is limited, so sign up today!

Summer at Harding

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Summer @ Harding is AWESOME!

Located on Cherry Road in East Memphis, Summer at Harding is daily from 9:00am –3:00pm, with FREE extended care offered 7:00am–6:00pm if needed! Sign up for 5-day (M–F), 3-day (T, W, Th), full day or half day options!

Join our Day Camp to make new friends, take field trips, and participate in service projects. Day Camp is for Rising 1st–6th graders from May 28–July 26.

Or take a LEAP class to learn how to play the piano, cook your favorite food, and more. LEAP camps, for campers from Senior Kindergarten through 12th grade, may be attended separately from Day Camp OR may be combined with Day Camp (select the half-day option) for a full day of summer fun.

Building Blocks Soccer

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Summer Camps will be held in Germantown, TN with more locations and dates to be announced. 3 day mini-camps, Monday-Wednesday at 6pm each week in June, you select your camp week when registering!

For camps, kids need athletic shoes and clothes, size 1-3 ball (depending on their level), and water. Cleats and shinguards are encouraged but not required!

The first half of each session, our coaches lead an engaging skills clinic. And the last part of each session ends with intro to games or fun and active game-like activities in small numbers.

Memphis 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, for kids aged 4-12, offer a week full of crafts, games, and explorations, led by one of our expert Garden Guides! Space is limited:

June 3-7: Around the Garden in Five Days, Ages 4-5 (Half Day, 9 am-12 pm)

June 10-14: NSI (Nature and Science Investigation) - Session 1, Ages 6-9 (Full Day, 9 am-3 pm)

June 17-21: Puzzling Pollinators, Ages 6-9 (Full Day, 9 am-3 pm)

June 24-28: Pollinator Pals, Ages 4-5 (Half Day, 9 am-12 pm)

July 8-12: Botanical Biomes, Ages 10-12 (Full Day, 9 am-3 pm)

July 15-19: Rainforest Romp, Ages 4-5 (Half Day, 9 am-12 pm)

July 22-26: NSI (Nature and Science Investigation) - Session 2, Ages 6-9 (Full Day, 9 am-3 pm)

Playhouse on the Square

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Playhouse on the Square’s Summer Youth Theatre Conservatory is open to any student interested in theatre regardless of experience. Offering 1-2 week summer camp sessions for rising PreK, K, 1st-2nd, 3rd-6th, and 7th-12th grade students.

Participants attend daily classes and workshops in theatre skills and dynamics, voice, dance/movement, and more:

TOTS@POTS: June 10th - 14th
Session I: 9:00am - 12:00pm Session II: 1:00pm - 4:00pm

JUNIOR CONSERVATORY: June 17th - 28th
9:00am - 3:00pm (Aftercare: 3-5:30pm available)

SENIOR CONSERVATORY: July 8th - 19th
9:00am - 5:00pm

St. Mary's

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Are your kids ready for the best summer ever? Summer camps are available for all kids - boys and girls - in grades Pre-K through 12th Grade. For children from Pre-K to 7th Grade, we offer muchkin/day camps for full and half days throughout the summer with a new theme each week. For students in grades 9-12, we offer dedicated college prep workshops to boost scores on PSAT, SAT, and ACT tests.

We also offer camps throughout the summer focused on a variety of topics in academics, fine arts, athletics, dance, and movement for children of all ages. Academic Camps include reading, math, robotics, Lego building, and science. Or get moving with an athletics or movement camp like lacrosse, ballet, gymnastics, volleyball, or soccer. There is a camp for every child when you spend the Summer at St. Mary’s.

Summer at St. Mary's offers a range of care options to fit our families' needs, including Early Care and After Care. Early Bird discounts apply before May 1. Visit stmarysschool.org/summer for more information and to register.

Museum of Science & History

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Rising 1st through 6th graders can fight the summer slump at two types of MoSH Camps!

MoSH Central and Lichterman Nature Center are each hosting 8 weeks of summer camps, from June 3 – July 30. All camps are 9:00am - 3:00pm, with before-care and after-care available.

Kids can dive into Memphis’ prehistoric past and our tech-based future at MoSH Central camps. Their camp experience features daily coding and lab experiences, our Giant Screen Theater, and the planetarium.

Nature fans can explore the Mid-South's natural resources and wildlife at Camp Lichterman. This camp experience features live animal demos, nature walks, and extended outdoor engagement.

Ninja Gym

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Get ready to run, jump, climb and traverse this summer at The Ninja Gym!

At ninja camp, campers will conquer obstacles, make new friends and have a BLAST while doing it!

Full and half day options are available for maximum flexibility and maximum fun!

Grizzlies Youth Basketball

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Grizzlies Youth Basketball, presented by Nike, strives to create lifelong memories through basketball by providing a fun, educational and safe environment for all. Take your game to the next level this summer with Grizzlies' Youth Basketball Summer Camps, presented by Nike. Each camper will receive a replica Grizzlies reversible practice jersey, a group photo with a Grizzlies magnetic photo frame, and a Grizzlies branded basketball. All campers must bring their own lunch, snacks, and water. For boys and girls, ages 6-13, of all skill levels and abilities.

Orpheum Memphis

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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. Camps either begin at 9am or 10am and end at 4pm.

Need based scholarships available. Please reach out to Verity Hwang at 901-529-4242 or hwang@orpheum-memphis.com with any questions.

Hunter's Edge

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Camp HES is tailored to kids from ages 6 and up (that includes you too, mom!) and offers hands on experience with horses. Your rider will learn how to groom, tack, ride and more! With daily arts & crafts, and plenty of riding, your rider will love each day they spend in the sun at Hunters Edge Stables.

Our camp has weekly themes that focus riders on the many elements that come with horses; from daily barn management, to packing for horse shows we cover it all in our 8 weeks during the summer.

Camp HES is also suited to the advanced rider! We offer specific weeks that are geared towards prepping for riders looking to ride with us through our Mid-South IEA, Ole Miss or Rhodes College Equestrian Teams.

Ballet Memphis

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For ages 3 and up (must be potty trained), there is a camp for everyone this summer at Ballet Memphis. Come experience a magical week exploring ballet, storytelling, costumes, and more! In these Build-A-Ballet camps children will move, create, and collaborate to make a ballet performance together.

  • Ages 3-5, June 3-7 and July 29-August 2
  • Ages 6-10, June 10-14
  • Ages 8-13, June 4-July 23 (Tuesday nights)

They are also offering two ballet intensives.

  • June 3-14 for levels Ballet 4-8 (must have completed Ballet 4)
  • July 8-26 for advanced levels (must have completed Ballet 7 or 8)

Memphis Parks

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Memphis Parks Summer Camps are fun for all ages and FREE to city of Memphis residents with proof through required documents.

June 3 – July 26 (except June 19th & July 4)

Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (pick up by 5:00 p.m.)

Summer camp will be available at all City of Memphis Community Centers for ages 5 – 13 with the exception of the Raymond Skinner Center.

Teen summer camp will be available for ages 14 – 16 at the following community centers: Bert Ferguson, Charles Powell, Cunningham, Davis, Ed Rice, Glenview, Hickory Hill, Lester, &Whitehaven

Arrow Creative

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This summer, Arrow is proud to be once again hosting summer camps for students in grades 3rd through 12th. Choose from morning, afternoon, or all-day camps. We also offer morning and aftercare for families who need campers to be there a little extra!

Join us for fun and enriching camps that span a multitude of creative practices including ceramics, digital illustration, fashion design, drawing and painting, animation, and more!

St. Luke's Challengers

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Do your kids need to move their bodies and burn off some energy this summer? Challengers Summer Olympics 2024 is giving gold medal vibes! Challengers Summer Camp is a recreationally based program with daily free play, group games, a large greenspace and gym space for their enjoyment. We're a full day camp open from 7:30am-6:00pm, M-F. We've got some super fun field trips around the city that will increase their cultural/community appreciation, inspire teamwork and get their bodies motivated to move. We accept children ages (rising) Kindergarten-8th grade.
Contact sheridan.harris@stlukesumc.org for more information.

Collage Dance

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Collage will offer two programs this summer :

RAISE THE BAR JUNIOR,  dancers ages 5–11.

RTB Junior include: Ballet, Jazz, West African, Tap, Nutrition, and Broadway. Each class is designed to nurture budding dancers and challenge them to explore their creativity.

RAISE THE BAR SENIOR,  dancers ages 12+.

RTB Senior include: Ballet, Jazz Funk, Horton, Variations, Pointe, Choreography Lab, and Men’s Technique. This intensive exploration of key codified techniques will help dancers strengthen their movement quality, alignment, and artistry.

Art Project

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From cardboard creations to slime making to cartoons, there is a camp for every interest this summer at The Art Project in Overton Square. Happening over 7 weeks this summer, each camp is a two hour session.

There are also mobile camps at St. Mary's and Grace-Saint Luke's. Your child does not have to be a student at that school to attend. Registration for those camps are through the school. The mobile camps are half day camps.

The Art Project is located in Overton Square. Memberships are available.

Camp Good News

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Since 1950, CEF (Child Evangelism Fellowship) of Memphis has sponsored Camp Good News, an overnight camp held at Chickasaw State Group Camp for children ages 8-12 years old.

Camp Good News is usually held the last week of June and the first week of July.

Campers have a good time swimming, boating, playing games, studying the Bible and memorizing Scripture.

Rejoice!

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Music at Second is excited to announce our fifth annual Rejoice! Music Arts Camp. Rejoice on the 2PC campus will be held July 8-12, but the second week will be held July 15-19 at RedZone Ministries in the Orange Mound neighborhood. This year’s camp will be held from 10am-3pm and is geared for rising 3rd through rising 10th grade students.

Just like last year, attendees will choose three areas of concentration from the following: piano, guitar, percussion, strings (violin, viola, cello), brass, voice or dance (plus, new this year, a visual arts elective. Students will receive group training in each chosen area of study from our music staff, Second Conservatory of Music teachers, Sunday night musicians, and other qualified instructors. Cost is $185 and includes a t-shirt and lunch daily.

Mending Hearts

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Mending Hearts is a performing arts day camp for young people who have experienced the death of one or both parents.

July 8-19: Grades 6-8
July 22-27: Grades 3-5

Surrounded by a community of peers who have experienced a similar loss, campers explore their creativity through a variety of performing arts and community building activities.

Orpheum trained teaching artists, supported by healing counselors, facilitate activities that encourage community and collaboration while celebrating the unique talents of each individual camper. As part of the healing journey of the program, campers will have 1:1 sessions with professional healing counselors.

Memphis Kroc

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Each week this summer, Kroc Memphis offers camp options for ages 4 through 16. These range from fun Kroc camps, sports training, performing arts, and more. You can even add on swim lessons for your child!

All Kroc Camps run Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 4:30pm. You have the option to purchase a daily nutricious lunch or Extended Care for your child each week. Extended Care allows for drop-offs starting at 7:30am and pickup at 6:00pm.

The Kroc is located at 800 E Parkway South.

Believe Gymnastics

Camp Pinecrest

Cedar Hill Farms

Christian Brothers High School

Code Ninjas

Girls Inc. Strong, Smart, Bold Camp

Grace-Saint Luke's

High Point Climbing

Hotshot Farms

Hutchison School

iD Tech

JCC (Jewish Community Center)

Lakeshore Overnight Camp

Lichterman Nature Center

Little Medical School of the Mid-South

Lobos Rush Soccer

Memphis Zoo

Menagerie Farm

Mid-South Ice House

MUS (Memphis University School)

Music Box

School of Rock (multiple locations)

Sega Gymnastics

Seize the Clay

St. Agnes

Tennis Memphis

Theatre Memphis

Tubby Smith Basketball Camp

Youth Academy of Dreams

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