Summer Camps

Parks and Recreation Director

Sheryl Ely
(865) 215-4311

Lakeshore Park
5930 Lyons View Pike
Knoxville, TN 37919

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Knoxville Outdoor Recreation Experience (K.O.R.E.)

The City of Knoxville Parks & Recreation Department is excited about a summer filled with fun, friends, and amazing experiences.  Summer Camp is offered for children ages 6-12 years old at ten (10) recreation centers located across the city and a teen camp for kids 13-15 years old at Cal Johnson Recreation Center.  The program spans over 7 weeks in June and July (excluding the week of July 2-6) and provides a wide variety of recreational activities while at the Center and includes field trips to outdoor pools and local attractions, such as Main Event, NASCAR Speedpark, Kentucky Splash Waterpark, and others.  Breakfast/lunch or lunch/snack served each day. 

Click here to view the K.O.R.E. Summer Camp Flyer [PDF]

Ages: 6-12 years of age (Must be 6 years old by 6/4/2018)
Teen Camp - 13-15 year olds - Cal Johnson
Dates: June 4 to July 27
NO CAMP - July 2-6 (week of July 4th)

Monday thru Friday 8 a.m. to 4 pm.
Costs: Registration Fee - $20 ($30 if after June 1)
Non-City Resident Fee - Extra $20 fee at Registration
Weekly Fee - $20 per week (due week before)
* Lunch & Snack Provided Daily
* Field Trips
* No additional fees

How to Register:
Registration begins April 16th
Register at the site.  See site locations below.

Find the K.O.R.E. Summer Camp closest to you. 
Click here to view on the map.

Summer Sites

Cal Johnson Recreation Center | 507 Hall of Fame Drive | Phone: 865-522-3177
**Contact for more information regarding Summer Programming for Teens
Cecil Webb Recreation Center
| 953 Baker Ave. | Phone: 865-577-0651
Christenberry Community Center
| 931 Oglewood Ave. | Phone: 865-637-5991
Cumberland Estates Recreation Center
| 4529 Silverhill Drive | Phone: 865-588-3442
Deane Hill Recreation Center
| 7400 Deane Hill Drive | Phone: 865-690-0781
Dr. E.V. Davidson Community Center
| 3124 Wilson Ave. | Phone: 865-971-4746
Lonsdale Recreation Center
| 2700 Stonewall | Phone: 865-546-0696
Milton Roberts Recreation Center
| 5900 Asheville Hwy. | Phone: 865-546-4536
Richard Leake Recreation Center
| 3511 Alice Bell Rd. | Phone: 865-525-2031
West Haven Recreation Center
| 3622 Sisk Rd. | Phone: 865-546-1315


sessions for ages varying from 4 to 15 years old
Costs: Prices vary
Dates: Varying dates and times throughout the summer
Location: Knoxville Arts and Fine Crafts Center, 1127B Broadway Ave.
Call 865-523-1401 or visit Arts & Fine Crafts Center for more information.
Click here to view the KAFCC webpage.

Camps listed below are not City of Knoxville Parks & Recreation Camps:


Ages: sessions for ages varying from 4 to 18-years-old
Costs: Prices vary
Dates: Varying dates and times throughout the summer
Places: Ijams Nature Center, 2915 Island Home Ave.
Call 865-577-4717 or visit for more information.