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Summer Camp Resources

Family Resources at Special Kids exists to serve the whole family of each child through providing needed resources and opportunities for growth and healing. A member of the family resources staff is the first person a family meets when starting services at Special Kids. Family Resources is what makes Special Kids unique. We are more than a center that provides therapy and/or nursing for children. We are a ministry here to serve the family as a whole.

As you may have heard, Special Kids’ Camp Ability is full for the summer 2017 but that doesn’t mean there aren’t other opportunities available in our community. Below is a highlight of additional camp resources available:

Murfreesboro Boys and Girls Club:

  • Date: May 31st – July 28th
  • Time: 6am-6pm and this includes breakfast, lunch, snack, and 2 fieldtrips a week
  • Where/how do parents sign-up? Must go in person and fill-out an application with a $40.00 registration fee
  • For more information contact the Boys and Girls Club at (615) 890-2582

Summer Adventure through the YMCA Summer Camp, Rutherford County:

  • For Ages: 5-12
  • Hours: 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m.(must arrive no later than 9 a.m.)
  • Dates: May 31-July 29
  • Price: $115/week ($15/week due at registration)

YMCA Day Camps:

  • For Ages: 5-12 (must have completed kindergarten)
  • Location: Fellowship United Methodist
  • Registration Starts: Monday, Jan. 23
  • Camp Dates: May 30-Aug. 4
  • Camp Hours: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Before/After Care Hours: 6:30-9 a.m. and 4-6 p.m.
  • Registration Periods and Costs:
    • Regular (Jan. 23-May 15) - $150
    • Late (After May 16) - $160

Drama Camp at Trinity Presbyterian Church:

  • Description: Campers will study acting as well as all “behind the scenes” work that goes into a play (costume design, set design, props, stage hands, etc).  Saturday morning, campers will do a full dress rehearsal followed by performance for family and community that includes lunch. The cost of lunch for the camper and 2 guests is included in the camp fee. Due to building expansion this year, space is limited.
  • Location: Trinity Presbyterian Church, 1020 N Rutherford Blvd, Murfreesboro, TN, 37130
  • Dates: June 12-17
  • Time: 9am-12pm, Daily
  • Cost: $50
  • For more information please contact Neecia Eggar at 615-895-2018 or email at

Day Camp Program at Empower Me Center:

  • Description: This camp is for ages 5 – 21 with mild to moderate physical, developmental, or mental disabilities and takes place across three-weeks in June and July. Offerings include sports, music and drama, arts and crafts, water games, nature and outdoor adventures, and more. Teachers and trained staff members help campers have a fun and controlled camp experience. The Empower Me Center aims to build a new state-of-the-art facility to serve the growing need for special needs family activities.
  • Location:  Lebanon, TN
  • For more information please contact: 615-453-0005 or visit

 Camp TALKS- Talking and Learning with Kids who Stutter:

  • Description: The Summer Day Camp for Children Who Stutter at the Bill Wilkerson Center is an opportunity for children and teens who stutter and their families to meet and interact in an environment that is accepting, supportive, positive and fun.
  • Location: Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center, 1215 21st Avenue South, Nashville, TN
  • Date: June  5-9, 2017
  • Ages: This program is for children ages 8-16
  • Website Address: For more information and to apply please visit
  • Details: Cost of the camp is $500 for the week. A limited number of scholarships are available for families who qualify. Please contact Elizabeth Robinson at or 615-936-7525 for a Camp TALKS scholarship request packet.

Camp Discovery at the Discovery Center:

Multiple Camps are offered including:

  1. Superhero Science *4-day camp*
    Session 1: May 30 – June 2 (No Camp on Monday)
    Session 2: July 3, 5-7 (No Camp on Tuesday)
    Price: Non-members: $160; Members: $135
  2. Amazing Anatomy
    Session 1: June 5 – 9
    Session 2: July 10 – 14
    Price: Non-members: $200; Members: $175
  3. Star Quest
    Session 1: June 12 – 16
    Session 2: July 17 – 21
    Price: Non-members: $200; Members: $175
  4. Camp Catch ‘em All
    Session 1: June 19 – 23
    Session 2: July 24 – 28
    Price: Non-members: $200; Members: $175
  5. Maker Madness
    Session 1: June 26 – 30
    Session 2: July 31 – Aug. 4
    Price: Non-members: $200; Members: $175

Details for all: Summer camps are for rising K – 5th graders. Camp programs run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., extended care is available from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., for an additional $20/week

To register for any of the above camps visit:

Character Quest: World Outreach Church

  • Location: World Outreach Church
  • Date: June 12-16
  • Time: Daily for 4th and 5th graders. The 4th and 5th grade camp will spend their days participating in exciting initiative games on the WOC campus and 6th graders overnight at New Frontiers facilities in Dowelltown, TN.
  • Details: Must have completed 4th, 5th, or 6th grades. The fee for 4th and 5th grades is $210.00 and 6th graders $235.00
  • Sign-up form on website is:

Zooper Heroes through the Nashville Zoo

  • Description: Zooper Heroes Camp is a day camp offered to children with special needs. Campers will meet animals in the classroom, visit exhibits throughout the Zoo, make crafts, and play games to connect information discussed in the classroom with the animal kingdom. Ages 7-11
  • Location:  The Nashville Zoo, 3777 Nolensville Pike, Nashville, TN
  • Date: July 3rd and July 5 – 7
  • Time: 9am to 2pm daily
  • Details : Members - $180, Non-Members - $200

For more information please visit for the pre-registration form. For more information or questions concerning Zooper Heroes Camp, please contact or call 615-833-1534, ext. 160

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References are for informational purposes only and they are not intended to replace family resources’ counsel.