GUIDE: 13 summer camp options in Greater Nashville for 2021

AR Workshop Franklin is offering a summer camp option in 2021. (Courtesy AR Workshop Franklin)
AR Workshop Franklin is offering a summer camp option in 2021. (Courtesy AR Workshop Franklin)

AR Workshop Franklin is offering a summer camp option in 2021. (Courtesy AR Workshop Franklin)

Parents looking for camps for their kids have a number of options from which to choose in the Franklin-Brentwood area, including arts, academic and overnight options. This list is not comprehensive.

Act Too Players School of Music offers music intensive camps as well as day and online camps for children interested in music, theater, singing and choreography.

Dates: June 14-July 1 (Mon.-Thu.), July 12-22 (Mon.-Thu.)

Cost: TBD

1113 Murfreesboro Road, Ste 119, Franklin


AR Workshop Franklin offers arts and crafts camps for children ages 7-14 where campers create four projects and a DIY camp T-shirt. Craft projects include canvas pillows, paint and string art, tie-dye, macrame, weaving and game boards.

Dates: May 24-July 26 (camps run Mon.-Thu.; excludes week of June 28)

Cost: $195/week

101 International Drive, Ste. 105, Franklin


Brentwood Academy offers arts, academic, athletic and day camps for children in pre-K through 12th grade. Students can choose focuses in arts, language, robotics, science, cooking or specific sports, such as track, football and cheer. Half-day and all-day options are available.

Dates: June 2-July 16 (camps run

weekly Mon.-Thu.)

Cost: $150-$300/week

219 Granny White Pike, Brentwood


Camp Beech Creek is a day camp operated by the Currey Ingram Academy for students about to enter kindergarten through sixth grade. The program includes morning and afternoon half-day options for students interested in arts, nature, science and sports. Before- and after-camp care is available for an additional fee.

Dates: June 2-July 16 (camps run weekly Mon.-Thu.)

Cost: $175-$230/week

6544 Murray Lane, Brentwood


Operated on 340 acres, Camp Marymount in Fairview is an overnight camp for children from kindergarten through 11th grade. Activities include water sports, science, fishing, horseback riding, arts and crafts, and athletics. Camps are available in one-, two- and three-week sessions.

Dates: May 30-July 30

Cost: $575-$1,565/session

1318 Fairview Blvd, Fairview


Camp Widjiwagan is offered through the Joe C. David Outdoor YMCA and includes a number of camp options, including day, overnight, ranch and family camps as well as Widji U, a fall study camp. Camps feature different themes and are open to children ages 4-17. Activities include swimming, arts and crafts, sports, archery, boat rides and horseback riding.

Dates: May 26-Aug. 7

Cost: $330-$975

3088 Smith Springs Road, Antioch


Cheekwood Summer Camp is open for children ages 5-15 to explore the gardens and art on the historic estate. Week themes include Eco-Discovery, Bugs and Blooms and Inspirational Artists. Half-day and full day-options are available.

Dates: June 7-July 30

Cost: $176-$425 (includes discounts for early registration and membership pricing)

1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville


Creekside Riding Camp is a horse riding camp in Franklin that features daily riding lessons and safety training. Half-day and full-day options are available.

Dates: May 31-July 30

Cost: $295/week (half-day),

$395/week (full-day)

2359 Lewisburg Pike, Franklin


Deer Run Camp is a nondenominational Christian camp that offers camp options for ages 5-12. Activities include obstacle courses, swimming, climbing, games and bible study.

Dates: March 15-19, May 31-July 30

Cost: $69/day (spring break),

$329/week (summer)

3845 Perkins Road, Thompson’s Station


Leadership Academy Camp at Warner Park is open to children ages 6-19 and offers an unstructured-by-design day camp experience to allow for child-directed play and activities, such as crafts, songs and games. Extended care options are available for an additional fee.

Dates: June 7-Aug. 6

Cost: $295-$335/week (includes discounted rates for early registration)

7199 Hwy. 100, Nashville


Owl Hill Nature Preserve offers Spring Break and summer camp options for children to explore the outdoors while learning about animals and ecosystems. Activities include arts and crafts, and each summer camp week features a different theme, including “Flying Friends” and “Wild for Tennessee.”

Dates: March 15-19, June 1-Aug. 4

Cost: $280-$290

545 Beech Creek Road, Brentwood


Spark: An Art Studio in Brentwood offers day camp options for children ages 8-13. Campers will create daily arts projects in a small class environment, and a snack and lunch are included.

Dates: weeks of June 7, 14 and 21 and July 12, 19 and 26

Cost: $250/week

213 Franklin Road, Ste. 110, Brentwood


Whippoorwill Farm Day Camp offers camp options for children in grades 1-11. Campers will participate in age-appropriate activities ranging from nature walks and swimming to wall-climbing and cooking. Registration opens Feb. 17-18.

Dates: June 1-July 30

Cost: $290-$730 (four-day, one-week and two-week options available)

7840 Whippoorwill Lane, Fairview

By Wendy Sturges
A Houston native and graduate of St. Edward's University in Austin, Wendy Sturges has worked as a community journalist covering local government, health care, business and development since 2011. She has worked with Community Impact since 2015 as a reporter and editor and moved to Tennessee in 2019.


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