Summer Camps

Parks and Recreation Director

Sheryl Ely
[email protected]
(865) 215-4311

Lakeshore Park
5930 Lyons View Pike
Knoxville, TN 37919

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KORE Summer Camp
2024 Summer Camp Registration began on Tuesday, April 9th at 10:00 a.m.

Christenberry, Cumberland Estates, Deane Hill, Inskip-Norwood, Richard Leake, & West Haven are Full.
You may register for "wait list" but space only opens
if those who have signed up are not able to attend.

Click on the box below to Register at

Summer Camp Registration
DATES June 3 - July 26 (no camp on June 19 or July 1-5)
AGES 6-12 (must be age 6 by 6/3/2024)
TEEN CAMP AGES 12-15 (must be age 12 by 6/3/2024)
DAYS / TIMES Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
• City Resident Registration Fee - $30 
($10 off if registered by May 24)
• Non-City Resident Fee - $60 
($10 off if registered by May 24)

WEEKLY FEE for 6-12 year old sites
• $40 for City Residents
$80 for Non-City Residents

TEEN CAMP WEEKLY FEE for 12-15 year olds
• $45 for City Residents
• $85 for Non-City Residents

Additional fee details below

Pre-Registration  |  Formal Registration  |  Locations & Calendars  | Scholarships  |  Other Camps

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 nine (9) community centers located across the city and one site with a teen camp for kids age 12-15 years old.

The Knoxville Outdoor Recreation Experience (KORE) program spans over 7 weeks in June and July (excluding June 19 and the week of July 1-5) 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. Lunch & snack served each day.

Weekly fee is due by the Friday before.
For example, pay by Friday, June 16th for Week 3 (June 19-23)

Registration will begin on Tuesday, April 9, 2024 at 10 a.m. *

 How to Register[PDF]

KORE Summer Camp 2024 Flyer [PDF] or en Espanol [PDF] (ages 6-12) 

Aspire Teen Camp 2024 Flyer [PDF]
(ages 12-15)

• 2024 Locations and Calendars (subject to changes)

Forms / Documentation 2024 Overview [PDF] 
(forms that are part of registration process online) 

KORE Summer Camp 2024 Handbook [PDF]
(policies, reminders, etc.)

• Medication Authorization Form [PDF]
(download and have medical doctor complete info if child needs medication while at camp)

• Scholarships Available for City Residents (more information & how to apply)

Ages: 6-12 years of age (must be 6 years old by 6/3/2024)
12-15 years of age for Aspire Teen Camp (must be 12 years old by 6/3/2024)
Dates: June 3 - July 26
NO CAMP - June 19 or July 1-5
Days / Times:
Monday thru Friday 8 a.m. to 4 pm.
Costs: • City Resident Registration Fee - $30 ($10 off if registered by May 24)
• Non-City Resident Fee - $60
($10 off if registered by May 24)
WEEKLY FEE for 6-12 year old sites
• $40 for City Residents
• $80 for Non-City Residents
TEEN CAMP WEEKLY FEE for 12-15 year olds
• $45 for City Residents
• $85 for Non-City Residents

$15 for extra t-shirt (paid when registering for Week 1 or Week 2 and ordered by June 4)

$5 Late Fee if pay weekly fee after Friday the week before camp begins

$1 per minute after pick-up time.  Due before child attends next day of camp.

A limited number of scholarships are available for City residents.  See bottom of this page for more information.
• Lunch & Snack Provided Daily
• Field Trips
• No additional fees


  Find the KORE Summer Camp closest to you. 

Click here to view on the map.
Summer Sites
  Summer Camp jobs  
Cal Johnson Community Center
507 Hall of Fame Drive
Phone: 865-522-3177
2024 CJ Summer Calendar for 12-15 Year Old Teen Camp [PDF]

Cecil Webb Community Center

953 Baker Ave.
Phone: 865-577-0651
2024 CW Summer Calendar [PDF]

Christenberry Community Center FULL FOR 2024
931 Oglewood Ave.
Phone: 865-637-5991
2024 CB Summer Calendar [PDF]

Cumberland Estates Community Center FULL FOR 2024
4529 Silverhill Drive
Phone: 865-588-3442
2024 CE Summer Calendar [PDF]

Deane Hill Community Center
 FULL FOR 2024
7414 Deane Hill Drive
Phone: 865-690-0781
2024 DH Summer Calendar [PDF]

Dr. E.V. Davidson Community Center
3124 Wilson Ave.
Phone: 865-971-4746
2024 EV Summer Calendar [PDF]
Inskip-Norwood Community Center  FULL FOR 2024
301 Inskip Drive
Phone: 865-687-6321
2024 IN Summer Calendar [PDF]
Milton Roberts Community Center

5900 Asheville Hwy.
Phone: 865-546-4536
2024 MR Summer Calendar [PDF]
Richard Leake Community Center
 FULL FOR 2024
3511 Alice Bell Rd.
Phone: 865-525-2031 
2024 RL Summer Calendar [PDF]
West Haven Community Center
 FULL FOR 2024
3622 Sisk Rd.
Phone: 865-546-1315
2024 WH Summer Calendar [PDF]

(All scholarships for 2024 have been awarded.  If you have not been awarded, there are no funds remaining)

A limited number of full scholarships are available for qualifying families who live inside the City of Knoxville city limits. Scholarship applications must be submitted by June 1, 2024, however, a limited number of scholarships are available, so the funds may be claimed before June 1.

• Please register and pay online to save your spot at the camp location of your choice. If you choose not to register in advance, space at a site is not guaranteed.

• If scholarship is awarded, registration fee and weekly fee(s) will be refunded (or waived if approved before submitting payment and space in camp site available).The fee for an additional camp t-shirt ($15) is not covered by the scholarship.


Step 1 - Complete the KORE Summer Camp Scholarship Information Form.  CLICK HERE & FILL OUT FORM (2024 is available now)

Step 2 - Complete & submit Scholarship Application & Required documents to CAC. See Application Forms below for more information.


• Form for First 3 in Household [PDF] - Form for First 3 People in Household. Page 2 has space for information of 2nd and 3rd person in household.

• Form for 4th & Additional People in Household [PDF] - If 4 or more in household, complete this Form for EACH additional person. There is space for 2 people per page.

Examples: If 2 in household, fill out 1st form. If 5 in household, fill out the 1st form and 2 on the 2nd form


• ID for head of household (driver’s license or other government-issued ID)

• Social security cards (all household members)

• Proof of Income (last 30 days)

• Proof of Residency / Address

• Name of KORE Summer Camp Site Planning to Attend

• Email completed Form(s) and Required Documentation to Jarrett Bush at [email protected] or drop off at any CAC Office. Questions? Call Jarrett Bush at 865-546-5125.

1) Applicant must be a resident of the City of Knoxville.

2) Scholarship eligibility is based on current participation in one of these programs (LIHEAP, SNAP (food stamps), Head Start, Section 8, Public Housing, or Families First) and/or based on your monthly household income.

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The Knoxville Arts Center (KAC) offers half-day art camps during the summer months.  Each week there will be two different camps offered:  a morning session (9am-12pm) and an afternoon session (1pm-4pm), each session will take place Monday through Friday.  Each session will have a different theme.  Camps include: clay, drawing, painting, printmaking and so much more!  All materials are included in the price of the camp.  Campers can come to one session per week or both.

Ages: Sessions for ages varying from 8 to 15 years old
Dates: June & July.  See website for full schedule.
Location: Knoxville Arts Center, 1127B Broadway Ave.
More info: Call 865-523-1401 or visit KAC for more information.
Click here to view the KAC webpage.

(This is not a City of Knoxville Parks & Recreation camp)

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.
More info: Call 865-577-4717 or visit for more information.


(This is not a City of Knoxville Parks & Recreation camp)
Click here for more info