Spending a long summer vacation in beautiful Gatlinburg, Tennessee? The Great Smoky Mountains are a perfect place for a family vacation, hosting nearly every attraction and entertainment option you could ever imagine. With the start of June officially underway, your summer vacation to Gatlinburg is only a short while away!
If you are vacationing with children, you know some of the perils that come with a lengthy vacation. It seems like while you are content to just relax on your cabin’s covered deck in a rocking chair, the kids are always eager to go, see, play, and do! The city of Gatlinburg is filled with plenty of attractions, but sometimes you don’t feel like tagging along for their fun and adventures.
The city of Gatlinburg knows that kids are always looking for fun ways to spend their times and are offering many summer camps for the youth this summer. These affordable and fun options will delight both your kids as well as your wallet! Send your kids to a fun summer camp in Gatlinburg to give them a vacation they will remember forever.
The camps below are for children ranging from ages 5 to 13. The prices begin at $50 and go up to $90 – a small price to pay for some fun in the Smoky Mountains! Your kids will love getting out, making new friends, and seeing a new city on their Gatlinburg vacation.
Kids ages 5 to 7 are invited to the Mighty Mite Camp, which includes a t-shirt and excursions to a petting zoo, swimming, movies, and a trip to Parrot Mountain and Circle G Ranch. Kids of those ages are also invited to attend Pipsqueak, which offers a trip to the petting zoo, the Knoxville Zoo, Kid’s Country, and more. Both of these camps are $50 per child and guarantee some fun and games for the kids!
There are also two different options for children ages 8 to 13; two programs that are sure to thrill the kids. The first is called Epic Fun Camp, which for $90 includes a t-shirt and an overnight campout. A trip to Splash Country, Dollywood, whitewater rafting, and even a trip to Cherokee Lake is included here – all you have to do is bring your own lunch! The second option is the Sportacular Camp, which is filled with all things active! For $50, kids enjoy basketball, dodgeball, laser tag, a trip in a hot air balloon, and an excursion to ride go-karts!
Perhaps you have kids that are a little between those ages that would like something a little different…the city of Gatlinburg has something to offer them as well! Wild Water camp is for children ages 7-10 for the price of $75. This camp will be an exhilarating adventure, featuring a trip to Splash Country, The Track, and Westgate Water Park. Dry off at WonderWorks, in a hot air balloon, or by whizzing down the Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster – this camp will satisfy any small thrill seeker in your family.
Interested in reserving a space for your child this summer vacation to Gatlinburg? Contact the Gatlinburg Recreation Department by calling 865-436-4990. Camps will fill up fast, so make your reservations as soon as possible to guarantee a summer of fun for you and your children.