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Nashville Summer Camps 2020

Nashville Summer Camps Guide

Welcome to the 2020 Nashville Summer Camps Guide!

Here we are, just over a month into 2020, and it’s already time to start figuring out summer plans! While the idea of summer has us daydreaming of popsiclessummer moviesparkspool time, beaches, and lazy backyard days, we KNOW that, as parents, it can also be a frustrating time when you are struggling to piece childcare together week by week and month by month. We hope that this guide helps you to plan a fun-filled and stress-free summer—for all of your family.

A special thanks goes out to our title sponsors Leadership Academy and Camp Widjiwagan as well as the other featured sponsors below. If you would like your camp included in this guide, please email meg{@}nashmomsblog{dot}com.

Now — let’s explore where we can send our happy little campers this summer!

Camp Warner - Leadership Academy

Leadership Academy creates camps that connect children to nature, makes friends and develops social skills for children ages 6-17. We believe that play and outdoor exploration increases creativity, confidence, social intelligence and grit. Our goal is to get children outside, exploring, learning, playing and having fun so that they develop a strong sense of self and a deeper connection to nature. Our camps are Camp Warner Park, Camp Bells Bend Beaman, Camp Two Rivers, Nashville Sail Camp, Mountain Bike Camp, and Teen Leadership Adventure.

Locations: Percy Warner Park | Two Rivers Park, Bells Bend Outdoor Center, Beaman Park | Harbor Island Yacht Club and Percy Priest Yacht Club | Deep Well Trailhead, Percy Warner Park

Camp Widji- Nashville Moms Blog 2020

At YMCA Camp Widjiwagan, there’s something for everyone! Widji offers Day Camps, Overnight Camps, and Equestrian Camps — each features both traditional and unique camp activities including zip lining, banana boats, climbing, swimming, canoeing, archery, arts and crafts, and more! Specialty camps — such as Princess Camp, WidjiSTEM, and Broadway Theater Camp — are offered throughout the summer as well. 

Located just outside of Nashville, Tennessee, YMCA Camp Widjiwagan sits on 320 acres next to the beautiful Percy Priest Lake. The goal — and top priority — of Widji is to provide a safe, fun, and magical experience for children and guests while practicing the Y’s core values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility. For a full listing of dates and offerings, please visit

Location: 3088 Smith Springs Road, Antioch, TN 37013


At YMCA Day Camp, kids explore a different theme each week encouraging creativity and fun. In addition, day campers enjoy small-group time and swim most days! Throughout the summer, campers work together, play together and develop friendships that will last a lifetime. Need a bonus? Any camper who does not pass the YMCA swim test will receive free water safety instruction during day camp. Additionally, YMCA Day Camps offer FREE before and after care!

Locations: Day Camp is offered at the following YMCA locations: Bellevue, Brentwood, Clarksville, Donelson-Hermitage, Franklin, Maryland Farms, North Rutherford (Smyrna), Northwest, Robertson County (Springfield) and Sumner County (Hendersonville).

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If it’s time for summer, it’s time for Camp Davis! The flagship summer program of the Gordon JCC Camp Davis has another incredible summer in store for 2020. New leadership. New songs. Same ruach. At the center of the Camp Davis experience are six values pulled from Jewish tradition: Love, Righteousness, Holy Community, Nature, Growth, and most importantly Fun. A combination of our time tested Traditional Camp and top quality Specialty Tracks mean that there is something for everyone. No matter who you are or where you come from, the Camp Davis family welcomes you. More than just something to do in the summer, Camp Davis is a place where all campers are pushed to go just a little bit further. We believe that true growth can only be achieved through the taking of risks. Failure is not to be avoided, but embraced as a part of the learning process. Through a community of support, Camp Davis campers are able to set their own goals and achieve incredible success. At Camp Davis we are committed to provided our campers with positive and meaningful interactions with their peers, staff members, and the natural world. We do this not just because it’s fun- but to actively participate in Tikkun Olam. To learn more- visit us at, or swing by the Gordon JCC and say hey!

Location: 801 Percy Warner Blvd. Nashville, TN 37205

Cheekwood Summer Camp

Cheekwood offers both half-day and full-day camps focusing on art and nature including drawing, painting, clay, gardening and more, for campers ages 4-15 years old. Summer 2020 brings new camps inspired by the “Chihuly at Cheekwood” exhibit, in which children can learn about artist Dale Chihuly and his work as a glass sculptor, go out onto the property to view the large-scale installations in the gardens and then create their own pieces of art inspired by his work. Campers can also enjoy the new Bracken Foundation Children’s Garden, where they can explore all of the different spaces, learn about turtles in the new turtle pond and create turtle-inspired crafts in the studio. In addition to the new camp options, perennial favorites will also be available, including Clay Fundamentals, Mighty Masters, Garden Sprouts and Painting Techniques. Extended care options are available.

Location: Cheekwood Estate & Gardens, 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville, TN 37205

Oak Hill Day Camp

Oak Hill Day Camp is a unique Day Camp in Nashville. Situated on 55 acres of Nashville glory within First Presbyterian Church of Nashville that can be utilized for our campers, we believe that a child’s summer should be filled with PLAY in a safe and welcoming space where they are known and loved for who they are. With gym, playgrounds, ball fields, pool time, six horses, archery, low ropes, art and music classes, and lunch included as well, our varied daily and weekly schedule ensures your camper will love their time with us! While our amenities and activities are excellent, our parents rave about our counselors! Their care and love of our campers from age 4 to 14 means that each child is welcomed and appreciated for who they are!  We guarantee that your child will be hyped up and wiped out with the amount of fun and joy they experience at Oak Hill Day Camp!

Location: Recreation Area of First Presbyterian Church of Nashville (4815 Franklin Pike, Nashville TN 37220)

Summer at CPA 2020

Play, learn, create with CPA this summer! Enjoy 40+ camps in arts, athletics, and discovery for grades PS-12 running from May-July. Make new friends, or learn a new skill! Offerings span from LEGO Robotics and Extreme Science to Cookie Decorating and Musical Theatre. Visit for a camp guide.

Location: Christ Presbyterian Academy (2323A Old Hickory Boulevard, Nashville, TN 37215)

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Where Horse Lovers come to Camp!
Campers ride each day in lessons, games on horseback, or trail rides. We focus on safety, proper riding techniques, grooming, care, feeding, and tacking horses. Activities are geared to the riders level, ability, and age.

Location: 2359 Lewisburg Pike, Franklin, TN 37064; Corner of Duplex Rd and Hwy 431

MBA will offer nearly 140 camps and classes this Summer for campers ages 4 and up. Choose from a wide variety of sports camps, enrichments, academic programs, driver’s education and more. Camps begin May 26th and there are full day and half day options throughout the entire summer.

Location: Montgomery Bell Academy – 4001 Harding Road, Nashville, TN 37205

Topgolf Summer Academy is five days of non-stop entertainment and learning that kids will love. This program includes all of the components that make up the great game of golf. From chipping, putting, and full swing to the rules and etiquette, kids will learn everything they need to know to improve their game.

Location: Topgolf Nashville — 500 Cowan St, Nashville, TN 37207

Mr. Bond’s Science Camps inspire lifelong enthusiasm for science and learning. Teaching creative problem-solving skills, teamwork, and perseverance in an entertaining, kid-friendly setting. The camps are offered all day, morning, or afternoon only. Sibling discounts available at some locations.

Locations: 10 locations and more to come! Mt. Juliet, East Nashville, Hendersonville, Frankin, Nolensville, Spring Hill, Green Hills, Brentwood, West Nashville, Belle Meade, Belmont/Hillsboro

Location: 801 Hangar Lane, Hangar #7, Nashville, TN, 37217

Join Our Guide!

We want to show our readers all the great camps available right here in the Nashville area. Partnering with us allows your business greater visibility with a large targeted market of local families. Join us and help enrich the lives of Nashville area families! Please email [email protected] if you’d like to see your camp added to this great list of sponsors. 

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