Youth Day Camps
Parks & Rec. offers a variety of youth day camps that are normally held during the month of June each summer (a brief description of each camp is listed below):
Refund Policy for Programs
may be given up to five (5) working days prior to the beginning of each
program. If your cancellation causes the program number to fall below
the required minimum, the refund will be contingent upon the vacancy
being filled. After classes begin, refunds will be made for the
following reasons only: 1) Illness or Injury 2) Moving from the Blount
County area 3) Cancellation of the program by Parks & Rec. Refunds
will be prorated according to the number of classes already held. All
refunds are subject to a $5.00 administrative cost charge, unless the
program has been cancelled by Parks & Rec.
Pre-Registration is Required for All Camps!
Sports & More Kids Camp
For Ages 5-14
Campers of all skill levels will participate in an exciting sports-filled camp. Sports stations will be set-up to give children the opportunity to experience as many different activities as possible. Campers will focus on teamwork, individual achievement, and sportsmanship. Our goal is to give your child the most positive sports experience possible, while keeping it fun! Campers should bring lunch and drinks each day.
No food available on site except for snacks, which will be available for a small fee.
Youth Drama Camp
For Ages 6-12
Campers will participate in activities including storytelling, movement, acting and theater games. Older campers will experiment with pantomime, character and scene interpretation, voice, reader's theatre, stage areas and body positions. Performing experience is not required. A performance will be held on Friday at Maryville High School Theater
. Campers will be dropped off and picked up at Everett Recreation Center Monday through Thursday and at Maryville High School on Friday. A snack, lunch and water bottle should be brought each day.
For Rising 3rd-8th Graders
Participants will learn the fundamentals of throwing, fielding, hitting, base running and sliding. Campers should bring cleats and tennis shoes, glove, softball pants or sweats (for sliding drills), bat and helmet (optional). Campers should bring a snack and water bottle each day.
For Ages 5-11
This camp will provide technical and tactical instruction with emphasis being based upon individual ball control and skill development. Campers should bring a water bottle each day.
Marsh Madness Basketball Camp
For Boys & Girls Ages 6-13
Campers will learn valuable skills at their respective positions and basic fundamentals of the game of basketball. Boys and girls will be instructed separately. Limited space available. Campers should bring lunch or may purchase something from the concession stand.
Girls' Volleyball Camp
For Rising 5th – 9th Graders
This camp, intended for all player levels, is designed to teach and enhance one’s volleyball skills and overall performance on the court. Participants will be grouped according to age if numbers allow. Camp instruction will be given by the Maryville College Volleyball Coaching Staff, players and former players. Campers should bring a snack and a water bottle each day.
Nature/Outdoor Adventure Camp
For Ages 8-12
This is a fun, outdoor camp that teaches participants about our environmental surroundings in a fun and positive atmosphere. Campers will learn about stream and forest ecology with emphasis on plant and animal biology and animal signs and tracking in a fun camp setting that also includes nature crafts. Campers will also participate in a ropes course and climbing wall and learn about horses and go horseback riding. A snack, lunch, and water bottle should be brought each day. Rain gear and an extra set of clothes should be brought in a bag with the child’s name on it the first day and left with the camp director.
Camp Chickababa Day Camp
For Disabled Persons Ages 6 & Older
This camp includes therapeutic and fun activities adapted for those with disabilities. Activities include arts and crafts, indoor and outdoor games, music, swimming, ability appropriate field trips and more. Campers should a bring lunch and drink each day.
Space is limited each week. Registration accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis with 2013 campers given first priority until May 15.
After that time, new participants will be accepted as space allows.
Future Stars Football Skills Camp
for Rising 2nd – 5th Graders
The purpose of this camp is to provide basic fundamental instruction for all offensive and defensive positions relating to the game of football. Our goal is that each camper gains a better understanding of the football positions that they are interested in through various skills and drills. There will be a 20-minute break between the defensive and offensive instruction at which time snacks and drinks will be available to purchase. Campers need to bring a water bottle, cleats, tennis shoes, and a bag to keep personal belongings in each day. Quarterbacks are encouraged to bring their own league regulation ball if they have one with their name on.
East Tennessee Quarterback & Receiver School
For Rising 6-8th Graders
The purpose of this camp is to provide instruction related to passing and receiving the football. The camp will focus on introducing drills and techniques that will help develop skills related to Quarterback and Receiver play. No food available on site except snacks, which will be available to purchase. Campers need to bring a water bottle, cleats, and tennis shoes for indoor Plyometric training each day.
New! Track & Field Camp
For Boys and Girls Kindergarten through Rising 9th Graders
The purpose of this camp is to provide instruction related to competing in track and field. The camp will focus on introducing drills and techniques that will help develop speed, proper running form, success in field events (shot put, discus, long jump, high jump, and triple jump), and other important necessities for competing in track and field, and will include instruction for both sprinters and distance competitors. Campers will need to bring a water bottle or something to drink.