suMMER dAY cAMPS


Parks & Rec. offers a variety of day camps each summer in June and July.  Complete details below (but are subject to change).  Refer to our refund policy for information on class withdrawals and cancellations.

"JUST GET OUTDOORS"
NATURE ADVENTURE CAMP

(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.

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.
Dates
May 21-24, 2024 (4 days Tues-Fri)
Location
Harmony Family Center at Montvale (formerly Camp Montvale) 4901 Montvale Road – 15 minutes from downtown Maryville
Time
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Campers can be dropped off between 8:15-8:30 AM each morning.
Cost
$135.00 includes camp keepsake
Director
Liz Domingue, Naturalist/Wildlife Biologist, and Special Guests

CAMP CHICKABABA

(For Individuals with
Disabilities Age 6 & Older)
This camp includes therapeutic and fun activities adapted for those with disabilities. Activities include arts & crafts, indoor and outdoor games, music and more. Campers should bring a snack and drink each day.
Registration available for returning participants February 1st. New participants may register beginning April 1st. Registration is not available online, in-office only at 316 S. Everett High Road in Maryville.
Dates
Week 1: June 17-21, 2024  (5 days Mon-Fri)
Week 2: June 24-28, 2024  (5 days Mon-Fri)
Location
Springbrook Recreation Center, 1537 Dalton Street, Alcoa, TN 37701
Time
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Cost
$95.00 per week
Director
Joseph Hendrick

EAST TENNESSEE QUARTERBACK
& RECEIVER SCHOOL

(Rising 6th - 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. Sports drinks and water will be available to purchase on site. Campers are welcome to bring healthy snacks and/or their own drinks, but breaks will be short.  Campers should bring a water bottle, cleats, and tennis shoes for indoor Plyometric training each day.  Quarterbacks must provide their own football.
Dates
June 10-12, 2024 (3 days Mon-Wed)
Location
Maryville High School
Time
9:00 AM - Noon
Cost
$75.00 includes T-shirt guaranteed for those registered by May 28th.
Instructors
Maryville High School Football Staff

EAST TENNESSEE FOOTBALL
SCHOOL FOR OFFENSIVE AND
DEFENSIVE LINEMEN

(Rising 6th - 8th Graders)
The purpose of this camp is to provide specific instruction related to positions played along the offensive and defensive lines. The camp will focus on introducing drills and techniques that will help develop the necessary skills to be a successful lineman on either side of the ball. Sports drinks and water will be available to purchase on site. Campers are welcome to bring healthy snacks and/or their own drinks, but breaks will be short.  Campers should bring a water bottle, cleats, and tennis shoes for indoor Plyometric training each day.
Dates
June 10-12, 2024 (3 days Mon-Wed)
Location
Maryville High School
Time
9:00 AM - Noon
Cost
$75.00 includes T-shirt guaranteed for those registered by May 28th.
Instructors
Maryville High School Football Staff

FUTURE STARS FOOTBALL
SKILLS CAMP

(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.
Dates
June 17-19, 2024 (3 days Mon-Wed)
Location
Alcoa High School Football Field
Time
9:00 AM - Noon
Cost
$75.00 includes camp keepsake
Director
Brian Gossett, AHS Offensive Line Coach

Girls volleyball camp (Rising 5th-9th Graders)

This camp, intended for beginner to intermediate levels, is designed to teach and enhance one’s volleyball skills and overall performance on the court. The camp will also prepare students for school try-outs. Participants will be grouped according to age if numbers allow.  Campers should bring a snack and a water bottle with their name on it each day.
Dates
May 21-23, 2024 (3 days Tues-Thurs)
Location
Everett Recreation Center, 318 S. Everett High Rd., Maryville
Time
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Cost
$80.00 includes camp keepsake
Instructors
Kendra Swafford (high school & club coach) and area coaches/players

Marsh Madness
basketball camp

(Boys & Girls Ages 8-12)
Campers will learn valuable skills in their respective positions and basic fundamentals of the game of basketball.  Campers should bring lunch & a water bottle or drink or may purchase something from the concession stand.
Dates
June 24-27, 2024 (4 days Mon-Thurs)
Location
Herman Thompson Gym, 532 Faraday Street, Alcoa
Time
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Cost
$90.00 includes camp T-shirt guaranteed for those registered by June 10th.
Directors
Dawn Marsh, Former Lady Vol
Micah Marsh, Former Alcoa High School Player and Coach

"GIRLS GOT GAME" BASKETBALL CAMP

(Ages 6-13)

This camp will focus extensively on the fundamentals of the game of basketball taught by high school and college coaches.  Campers should bring a water bottle and basketball each day.
Dates
To be announced.
Location
Everett Recreation Center, 318 S. Everett High Rd., Maryville
Time
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Cost
To be announced.
Instructor
Raul Placeres, Maryville College Men's Basketball Coach

MLK YOUTH SUMMER DAY CAMP

(Ages 5-12)
Activities include a Literacy program, computer lab, swimming, field trips, outdoor activities, games, arts & crafts and more! Breakfast and lunch provided.  Children should dress comfortably and bring a water bottle each day.
Dates
May 28 - June 28, 2024 (Monday-Friday)
except for the first week due to the holiday.
Location
Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center
209 E. Franklin Street, Alcoa
Time
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Cost
$45.00 per child per week (except for the first week $36.00)
Limited space available. Pre-registration and payment are required before the start of each week at the Parks & Rec Administrative Office located at 316 S. Everett High Road in Maryville.
Directors
Lilli Brown and Derek Williams

SOCCER CAMP

(Ages 5-13)
This camp will provide technical and tactical instruction with emphasis being based upon individual ball control and skill development. Shinguards are required. Campers should also bring a soccer ball, water bottle, cleats and tennis shoes and dress comfortably.
Dates
June 3-6, 2024 (4 days Mon-Thurs) Rain Date: Friday, June 7
Location
Everett Athletic Complex
Time
5:00-6:30 PM for Ages 5-8
6:45-8:15 PM for Ages 9-13
Cost
$50.00 includes camp keepsake
Director
Geoff Hamm

SOftball CAMP

(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), a snack and water bottle each day.
Dates
May 28-30, 2024 (3 days Tues-Thurs)
Location
MHS Softball Field behind John Sevier Elementary School
Time
9:00 AM - Noon
Cost
$80.00 includes camp keepsake
Director
Joe Michelski, MHS Softball Staff

SPORTS & MORE
KIDS' CAMP

(Ages 5-14)
Campers of all skill levels can participate in this 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.

Note: Registration deadlines are listed below.  If space is available after those dates, campers may register at the Parks & Rec Administrative Office only, beginning at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday with an additional charge of $5.00 per camper. 
Dates
Week 1: June 4-7, 2024 (4 days Tues-Fri)
Registration Deadline: June 3

Week 2: June 11-14, 2024 (4 days Tues-Fri)
Registration Deadline: June 10
Location
Everett Recreation Center
Time
7:30 AM - 2:00 PM (Drop-off begins at 7:15 AM)
Cost
$98.00 per week includes camp keepsake
Late Registration: $5.00 per camper
Directors
Geoff Hamm

TRACK & FIELD CAMP

(Boys & Girls Ages 6-12)
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.
Dates
July 8-10, 2024 (3 days Mon-Wed)
Location
Maryville High School Track located at
Coulter Grove Intermediate School
Time
6:00-8:00 PM
Cost
$65.00 includes camp keepsake
Instructors
Maryville High School Track Staff

PERFORMING ARTS CAMP

(Ages 8-13)
This is a popular camp for the young performing artist! Campers will develop skills that will last a lifetime as they learn a variety of performing arts skills: theater, dance, music, prop making/design, circus skills, and more taught by professionals in each area. Campers will follow a main track, with possible electives in specific areas of focus. 

Registration and information on the instructors, staff, and daily schedule will be available early March on our website. Space is limited, so early registration is highly recommended. Campers should bring a snack, lunch, and water bottle each day.
Dates
June 17-21, 2024  Registration deadline: Monday, June 10
Location
Everett Recreation Center
Time
9:00 AM – 2:30 PM
Cost
$115.00 per week includes all materials and camp keepsake
Director
Tisha Welshan
Instructors
Professionals in each teaching area.

WRESTLING CAMP

(Ages 6-14)
Campers will learn proper wrestling positions; top, bottom and neutral, and various techniques such as pinning and combinations.  Campers will also participate in drills and a takedown tournament/live wrestling session.
Dates
June 10-13, 2024 (4 days Mon-Thurs)
Location
Herman Thompson Gym, 532 Faraday Street, Alcoa
Time
5:00-8:00 PM
Cost
$65.00 includes camp keepsake
Instructor
Brian Gossett

NEW! OLYMPIC GAMES Fitness Stars camp

By: Stretch-N-Grow (Ages 3-8)
Competitions, sports, rhythmic gymnastics, games, crafts, STEM-related programs (science, technology, engineering and math), healthy but “sweet” cooking activities, and more including a Foam Party Finale!  Fun for both boys & girls!  Campers should bring a snack, lunch, and water bottle (with their name on them)
Dates
June 24-26, 2024 (3 days Mon-Wed)
Location
Everett Recreation Center
Time
9:30 AM – 12:30 PM OR
9:30 AM – 2:30 PM
Cost
 $90.00 for 3-hour camp
$150.00 for 5-hour camp
Instructor
Christa Black & Staff
Attire
Wear comfortable athletic clothing and tennis shoes, and wear swim attire under clothes on last day of camp for foam party

NEW! NINJA WARRIOR FITNESS STARS CAMP

By: Stretch-N-Grow (Ages 3-8)

Explore obstacle courses, gymnastics, relays, games, adventure, competitions, crafts, STEM-related programs (science, technology, engineering and math),healthy but “sweet” cooking activities, and more including a Foam Party Finale!  Fun for both boys & girls!  Campers should bring a snack, lunch, and water bottle (with their name on them)
Dates
May 20-22, 2024 (3 days Mon-Wed)
Location
Everett Recreation Center
Time
9:30 AM – 12:30 PM OR
9:30 AM – 2:30 PM
Cost
 $90.00 for 3-hour camp
$150.00 for 5-hour camp
Instructors
Christa Black & Staff
Attire
Wear comfortable athletic clothing and tennis shoes, and wear swim attire under clothes on last day of camp for foam party

NEW! pRINCESS DANCE CAMP

By: Stretch-N-Grow (Ages 3-6)

Dress up like your favorite princess everyday (and wear your ballet shoes) while you learn new ballet skills to perform at the end of the camp for your family.  Join us for crafts, STEM-related programs (science, technology, engineering and math), dancing, giggles, healthy but “sweet” cooking activities, and more! Campers should bring a snack, lunch, and water bottle (with their name on them)
Dates
July 8-10, 2024 (3 days Mon-Wed)
Location
Everett Recreation Center
Times
9:30 AM – 12:30 PM OR
9:30 AM – 2:30 PM
Cost
 $85.00 for 3-hour camp
$145.00 for 5-hour camp
Instructor
Christa Black & Staff
Attire
Dance attire or comfortable activewear & ballet shoes

TO BE ANNOUNCED

(For Ages: To be announced)
Information to be announced.
Dates
To be announced.
Location
To be announced.
Time
To be announced.
Cost
To be announced.
Directors
To be announced.
Attire & Items Needed
To be announced.

SPEED & AGILITY CAMP

(Rising 6-9th Graders)
Speed is the deciding factor between average and elite performance. Whether you are trying to increase game performance or running a faster combine time to increase your chances of recruitment and a scholarship signing, getting faster is an essential component of athletic development.

At this camp, you will be trained in speed and agility skills by experienced coaches who have had a hand in developing countless Division 1 athletes in multiple sports. You will be exposed to the best and latest technology in sprint laser timing and velocity-based GPS tracking to assess how you can improve both your running speed and agility so that you can perform better on the field.

This camp will be conducted by Alcoa coaches along with current and former Alcoa athletes. No matter what your goals are for the future or what sport you play, this camp will develop your individual skills. Don't get left behind… take your skills to the next level.  

Campers should bring a water bottle and tennis shoes each day.
Dates
June 17-19, 2024 (3 days Mon-Wed)
Location
Alcoa High School Football Field
Time
9:00 AM - Noon
Cost
$65.00 includes camp keepsake
Director
Brian Nix, AHS Head Football Coach

NEW! GIVE IT A TRI – YOUTH SPRINT
TRIATHLON CAMP

(For Ages 8-14)
Has your child ever wanted to learn more about youth opportunities in multisport?  We are hosting a camp where children Ages 8-14 can experience what it is like to do a triathlon.  Camp Director is USATriathlon Level 1 Certified Coach Kat Uchman with over 20 years of racing and coaching experience from beginner to elite endurance athletes. Karri LeGault is a former D1 swimmer and has been coaching youth for over 20 years, as well.  Athletes will practice all three disciplines (swimming, biking, running) over the 3-hour day and put them together with a mini sprint mock triathlon on the final day.  Family and friends are welcome to watch the mock event on Thursday.  Participants must be able to swim the length of John Sevier Pool without assistance. Parking lots and non-congested community streets will be used for training therefore a bike and helmet are required.  Athletes do not need to be proficient runners to do this camp.  For regional area information on future youth triathlons, visit https://personalbestracing.com/kids-triathlons to find upcoming events if interested.
Date
June 17-20, 2024 (4 days Mon-Thurs)  Rain date: June 21
Location
John Sevier Pool/Park area
Drop-off/Pick-up at John Sevier pavilion
Time
9:00 AM– Noon (Mon-Wed)
10:30 AM – Noon (Thurs – mini mock triathlon)
Cost
$95.00 includes camp keepsake
Instructors
Kat Uchman and Karri LeGault
Items Needed
Swimsuit and swim goggles, towel, athletic wear for running/biking, tennis shoes, bike (with chain lock for storing outside pool) and helmet, water bottle
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