Are you ready for an unforgettable summer adventure? Look no further than McCallie Summer Camps! With a wide range of activities and programs tailored to suit every camper’s interests and abilities, McCallie Summer Camps is the ultimate destination for fun, learning, and growth. Whether your child is an aspiring athlete, an outdoor enthusiast, or a budding artist, we have the perfect camp experience waiting for them.
Founded in 1905, McCallie Summer Camps has a rich history of providing exceptional summer experiences for boys aged 9-17. Located in Chattanooga, Tennessee, our picturesque campus offers state-of-the-art facilities and a safe, supportive environment for campers to thrive. Our team of dedicated and experienced staff is committed to ensuring that every camper has the time of their life while building friendships that will last a lifetime.
Adventure Camp: Embrace the Great Outdoors
Get ready to embark on an exhilarating journey in our Adventure Camp! This program is designed for campers who crave excitement, exploration, and the thrill of outdoor activities. With a focus on team-building and personal growth, Adventure Camp offers a wide range of thrilling experiences that will challenge and inspire campers.
Hiking and Nature Exploration
At Adventure Camp, campers will have the opportunity to explore the breathtaking natural landscapes surrounding our campus. Guided by experienced instructors, they will embark on exciting hikes through scenic trails, discovering hidden gems and learning about the local flora and fauna. From stunning waterfalls to panoramic vistas, each hike is a chance for campers to connect with nature and develop a deep appreciation for the great outdoors.
Rock Climbing and Rappelling
For those seeking an adrenaline rush, Adventure Camp offers rock climbing and rappelling experiences that will push campers to new heights – both literally and metaphorically. Under the guidance of certified instructors, campers will learn essential climbing techniques, conquer challenging routes, and gain confidence as they reach the summit. Rappelling down towering cliffs provides an exhilarating sense of achievement, fostering self-reliance and resilience.
Kayaking and White-Water Rafting
Adventure Camp also includes thrilling water adventures that allow campers to navigate rivers and experience the rush of adrenaline. Campers will learn the art of kayaking, honing their paddling skills and maneuvering through rapids. White-water rafting offers a unique team-building experience as campers work together to navigate the roaring currents. These water-based activities not only provide an adrenaline-pumping experience but also teach campers the importance of teamwork and communication.
Camping and Survival Skills
Another highlight of Adventure Camp is the opportunity to camp under the stars and learn essential survival skills. Campers will discover the basics of setting up camp, building fires, cooking outdoors, and navigating through wilderness areas. These skills not only foster self-sufficiency and resilience but also create lasting memories as campers bond with their fellow adventurers around the campfire.
Summary: Adventure Camp offers a thrilling outdoor experience with activities such as hiking, rock climbing, kayaking, and white-water rafting. Campers develop teamwork, resilience, and survival skills while exploring the beauty of nature.
Sports Camp: Take Your Skills to the Next Level
If your child is a sports enthusiast looking to enhance their skills and take their game to the next level, our Sports Camp is the perfect choice. With top-notch facilities, expert coaches, and a focus on individual improvement and team dynamics, Sports Camp provides a comprehensive sports training experience.
Our basketball program is designed to develop fundamental skills, improve technique, and enhance overall performance on the court. Campers receive expert coaching from experienced basketball professionals who focus on individual instruction, team strategies, and game tactics. With daily practice sessions, competitive games, and specialized drills, campers will refine their basketball skills and gain a deeper understanding of the game.
For soccer enthusiasts, our Soccer Camp offers an immersive training experience led by skilled coaches and former professional players. Campers receive personalized instruction tailored to their skill level, focusing on improving technique, tactical awareness, and physical conditioning. Through friendly matches and skill-building exercises, campers will enhance their soccer abilities while fostering teamwork and sportsmanship.
At our Swimming Camp, campers of all skill levels can dive into the world of swimming. From beginners learning basic strokes to advanced swimmers refining their technique, our experienced swim coaches provide personalized instruction to help campers reach their full potential. With access to our state-of-the-art pool facilities, campers will improve their swimming skills while developing endurance, confidence, and a love for the water.
Our Tennis Camp offers an immersive experience for both beginners and advanced players. Campers receive professional coaching, personalized instruction, and match play opportunities that focus on improving technique, footwork, and strategy. Whether campers are learning the basics or fine-tuning their skills, our Tennis Camp provides a supportive and challenging environment for campers to excel on the court.
In addition to basketball, soccer, swimming, and tennis, our Sports Camp offers a variety of other sports to cater to diverse interests. Campers can engage in activities such as baseball, lacrosse, golf, and more. Our experienced coaches provide specialized training in each sport, allowing campers to explore new athletic avenues, discover hidden talents, and gain a well-rounded sports experience.
Summary: Sports Camp offers specialized training in basketball, soccer, swimming, tennis, and a variety of other sports. Expert coaches provide personalized instruction, helping campers improve their skills and develop a deeper love for their chosen sport.
Arts Camp: Unleash Your Creativity
Calling all aspiring artists! Our Arts Camp offers a nurturing environment for campers to explore their creative talents and express themselves through various artistic mediums. Whether they have a passion for painting, sculpture, photography, or theater, our Arts Camp provides a platform for campers to unleash their inner artist.
Painting and Drawing
Through painting and drawing workshops, campers will learn various techniques, experiment with different styles, and create unique masterpieces. From landscapes and still life to portraits and abstract art, campers will have the freedom to express their creativity and develop their artistic skills under the guidance of experienced instructors.
Sculpture and Pottery
Our Sculpture and Pottery program allows campers to work with clay, learn sculpting techniques, and create three-dimensional artworks. From hand-built pottery to intricate sculptures, campers will explore the endless possibilities of shaping and molding clay. Experienced instructors provide guidance and support as campers bring their artistic visions to life.
In our Photography workshops, campers will learn the basics of composition, lighting, and capturing moments through the lens. With access to professional-grade cameras and equipment, they will explore various photography styles and techniques. Through creative assignments and hands-on practice, campers will develop their photographic eye and produce stunning images that tell a story.
Theater and Performing Arts
For campers with a flair for the dramatic, our Theater and Performing Arts program provides a platform to shine on stage. From acting and improvisation to singing and dancing, campers will explore different aspects of theater and develop their performance skills. With guidance from experienced theater professionals, campers will work on individual and group performances, culminating in a showcase that celebrates their talents.
Summary: Arts Camp offers a wide range of artistic activities, including painting, sculpture, photography, and theater. Expert instructors provide guidance and support, allowing campers to explore their creativity and develop their artistic skills.
STEM Camp: Dive into the World of Science and Technology
For young minds fascinated by science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, our STEM Camp offers an immersive and hands-on experience. Campers will engage in exciting experiments, robotics, coding, and other stimulating activities that encourage critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Our state-of-the-art STEM labs provide the perfect environment for young innovators to explore and learn.
Experiments and Scientific Inquiry
In our STEM Camp, campers will have the opportunity to conduct various experiments and scientific investigations. From chemistry experiments to physics demonstrations, campers will explore the principles of scientific inquiry and develop a deeper understanding of the world around them. Our experienced instructors provide guidance and encourage campers to ask questions, make observations, and draw conclusions.
Robotics and Engineering
Through our robotics and engineering workshops, campers will delve into the exciting world of robotics and learn the basics of building and programming robots. Using LEGO Mindstorms or similar platforms, campers will work in teams to design and construct their own robots, which they will then program to perform specific tasks. This hands-on experience fosters problem-solving skills, logical thinking, and creativity.
Coding and App Development
In our coding and app development sessions, campers will learn the fundamentals of computer programming and develop their own applications. Using user-friendly programming languages and platforms, campers will explore the principles of coding, create interactive projects, and gain a deeper understanding of computational thinking. From game development to mobile app creation, campers will unleash their creativity and developinnovative solutions to real-world problems.
Electronics and Circuitry
Our STEM Camp also offers opportunities for campers to explore electronics and circuitry. Campers will learn about basic electronic components, circuit design, and soldering techniques. Through hands-on projects, they will build and test circuits, creating their own electronic devices and gaining practical knowledge about the principles of electricity and circuitry.
Astronomy and Space Exploration
For campers with a fascination for the cosmos, our Astronomy and Space Exploration sessions provide a window into the vastness of the universe. Campers will learn about celestial bodies, space missions, and the latest discoveries in astronomy. Through stargazing sessions, telescope observations, and interactive presentations, campers will deepen their understanding of the universe and develop an appreciation for the wonders of space.
Summary: STEM Camp provides an immersive experience in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Campers engage in hands-on activities like experiments, robotics, coding, and astronomy, fostering critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
Leadership Camp: Develop Essential Life Skills
Our Leadership Camp is designed to empower campers with the skills and mindset necessary to become confident leaders. Through a series of workshops, team-building activities, and outdoor challenges, campers will enhance their communication, decision-making, and problem-solving abilities. They’ll leave camp equipped with the tools needed to make a positive impact in their communities.
Communication and Public Speaking
In our Leadership Camp, campers will develop effective communication skills and gain confidence in public speaking. Through workshops and interactive activities, they will learn techniques for articulating their ideas, active listening, and presenting in front of an audience. These skills will empower campers to express themselves clearly, engage in meaningful conversations, and lead with conviction.
Teamwork and Collaboration
Teamwork is a vital aspect of leadership, and our Leadership Camp emphasizes the importance of collaboration. Campers will engage in team-building exercises, trust-building activities, and group challenges that promote effective teamwork. They will learn how to motivate and inspire others, resolve conflicts, and leverage the strengths of each team member. These experiences foster empathy, cooperation, and the ability to work harmoniously in diverse groups.
Problem-Solving and Decision-Making
Leadership requires the ability to make sound decisions and solve problems effectively. In our Leadership Camp, campers will engage in activities that challenge their problem-solving skills and decision-making abilities. Through real-life scenarios, case studies, and group discussions, campers will develop critical thinking skills, analyze situations from multiple perspectives, and make informed decisions. These experiences prepare campers to navigate challenges and find creative solutions in various aspects of their lives.
Outdoor Challenges and Adventure
Outdoor adventures provide a unique opportunity for campers to test their leadership skills in a dynamic environment. Our Leadership Camp includes exciting outdoor challenges such as ropes courses, obstacle courses, and wilderness expeditions. Campers will learn to navigate through obstacles, take calculated risks, and demonstrate resilience in the face of adversity. These experiences build self-confidence, adaptability, and the ability to lead by example.
Summary: Leadership Camp focuses on developing essential life skills such as communication, teamwork, problem-solving, and decision-making. Through workshops, team-building activities, and outdoor challenges, campers gain the confidence and abilities to become effective leaders.
Academic Enrichment Camp: Expand Your Knowledge
For campers who want to sharpen their academic skills and explore new areas of knowledge, our Academic Enrichment Camp offers a variety of exciting courses. From creative writing and debate to robotics and computer programming, campers will engage in stimulating classes taught by experienced instructors who create a dynamic and supportive learning environment.
Creative Writing and Storytelling
In our Creative Writing and Storytelling workshops, campers will unleash their imagination and refine their writing skills. They will explore various genres, learn techniques for creating compelling characters and narratives, and receive personalized feedback on their writing. Through writing exercises, group discussions, and workshops, campers will develop their unique voice and storytelling abilities.
Debate and Public Speaking
Our Debate and Public Speaking sessions provide campers with the opportunity to develop effective argumentation skills and enhance their public speaking abilities. Campers will learn the art of persuasion, engage in debates on thought-provoking topics, and refine their ability to communicate their ideas clearly and persuasively. These skills empower campers to express themselves confidently, engage in constructive discussions, and advocate for their beliefs.
Robotics and Engineering
In our Robotics and Engineering courses, campers will delve into the world of technology and learn the basics of building and programming robots. They will work with LEGO Mindstorms or similar platforms, exploring the principles of robotics and honing their problem-solving skills. Through hands-on projects, campers will design, construct, and program their own robots, fostering creativity and critical thinking.
Computer Programming and App Development
Our Computer Programming and App Development sessions provide campers with the opportunity to learn coding languages and develop their own applications. Campers will explore the fundamentals of programming, develop logical thinking skills, and create interactive projects. From game development to mobile app creation, campers will unleash their creativity and gain practical skills in the digital world.
Science and Exploration
For campers with a passion for science, our Science and Exploration courses offer the chance to delve deeper into various scientific disciplines. From biology and chemistry to physics and environmental science, campers will engage in hands-on experiments, explore scientific concepts, and develop a deeper understanding of the natural world. These courses foster curiosity, critical thinking, and a love for scientific inquiry.
Summary: Academic Enrichment Camp provides a range of courses in areas like creative writing, debate, robotics, and computer programming. Campers have the opportunity to expand their knowledge, develop skills in various academic disciplines, and explore their intellectual interests.
Outdoor Adventure Camp: Thrill and Discover
Outdoor Adventure Camp is all about embracing the beauty of nature and experiencing thrilling adventures. Campers will embark on exciting expeditions, including camping, hiking, ziplining, and more. They’ll learn valuable outdoor skills, develop self-confidence, and create lasting memories in the great outdoors.
Camping and Wilderness Survival
Campers in our Outdoor Adventure Camp will have the opportunity to experience the joys of camping in the great outdoors. They will learn essential camping skills, such as setting up tents, building campfires, and cooking meals over open flames. With guidance from experienced instructors, campers will develop self-sufficiency and gain a deeper appreciation for the natural world.
Hiking and Nature Exploration
Our Outdoor Adventure Camp provides campers with the opportunity to explore the natural wonders surrounding our campsite. Guided by experienced instructors, campers will embark on thrilling hikes through scenic trails, discovering hidden gems and learning about the local flora and fauna. From breathtaking waterfalls to panoramic vistas, each hike is a chance for campers to connect with nature and develop a deep appreciation for the great outdoors.
Ziplining and High Ropes Courses
For those seeking an adrenaline rush, our Outdoor Adventure Camp offers ziplining and high ropes courses that will challenge campers both mentally and physically. Campers will soar through the treetops, navigating ziplines and aerial obstacles. These activities build self-confidence, conquer fears, and provide a sense of accomplishment as campers push their limits and overcome challenges.
Canoeing and Kayaking
Our Outdoor Adventure Camp also includes thrilling water-based activities such as canoeing and kayaking. Campers will learn the basics of paddling, navigate through calm waters or gentle rapids, and explore picturesque lakes or rivers. These activities not only provide an adrenaline-pumping experience but also teach campers the importance of teamwork, balance, and water safety.
Rock Climbing and Rappelling
Another highlight of our Outdoor Adventure Camp is rock climbing and rappelling. Under the guidance of experienced instructors, campers will learn essential climbing techniques, conquer challenging rock faces, and gain confidence as they reach new heights. Rappelling down towering cliffs provides an exhilarating sense of achievement and fosters self-reliance and resilience.
Summary: Outdoor Adventure Camp offers thrilling expeditions, including camping, hiking, ziplining, canoeing, kayaking, rock climbing, and rappelling. Campers develop outdoor skills, build self-confidence, and create lasting memories in the beauty of nature.
At McCallie Summer Camps, we believe that summer is the perfect time for kids to explore, learn, and grow. Our wide range of camps ensures that every child can find their passion and create unforgettable memories. With our exceptional facilities, experienced staff, and a diverse range of activities, McCallie Summer Camps is the ultimate destination for an extraordinary summer experience. Join us this summer and give your child the gift of adventure, friendships, and personal growth!