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Cheekwood Summer Programs & Camps for Kids

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Cheekwood Summer Programs & Camps for Kids

Nashville’s Favorite Summer Camp for Kids!

Kids ages 6-14 can come explore our gardens, make masterpieces and more! Calling all young botanists, artists, and ecologists – we have the perfect camp for you! Your camper’s talents are sure to bloom this summer with a series of full-day and half-day camps focused on art and nature including drawing, painting, clay, sculpting, ecology, gardening and more.

Registrations to be completed online:

Morning camps run from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM, with carpool for pick up beginning at 11:50 AM. Afternoon camps begin at 1:00 PM, with carpool for pick up beginning at 3:50 PM. Full day camps run from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM and include lunch care. To sign up for either a morning or afternoon camp or a full day camp, with your choice of extended care, please complete your registration online. All camps are Monday-Friday, and pricing is for the full week. If you encounter problems with online registration or have questions, please call (615) 353-9827 for assistance.

Registrations to be completed over the phone:

Send your camper for a morning camp and afternoon camp of the same age group (not a full day camp) and receive a discount, including lunch care. In order to receive the discount, you must call (615) 353-2151 and speak with a Cheekwood representative between the hours of 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Have your camp selection and payment ready. Please note that your camper is not registered until you have spoken with a Cheekwood representative. We will do our best to make sure that all calls and messages are handled in the order in which they were received.


Registrations to be completed online: morning camps, afternoons camps and full day camps.

Registrations to be completed over the phone: morning and afternoon camp of the same age group in the same week. Call (615) 353-2151 to register.

Enrollment is limited and programs fill up quickly. Early registration is encouraged to ensure space in the camp of your choice. If you encounter problems with online registration, please call (615) 353-9827for assistance

Member Discounts

Family/Household and Society level memberships that include admission privileges for children 17 and under are eligible to receive a discount on all Cheekwood summer camps. Members must Sign In/Register on the ticketing page prior to checkout so that online purchasing discounts will apply. To register for camp, click here.

Please Note: In order to receive a Member discount, you must be a member before registering for summer camp. Visit our membership page to learn more about the wonderful benefits of a Cheekwood membership.

Cancellation Policy

You may cancel your child’s camp registration up to 2 weeks before the first day of that camp with a $35 administration fee per child per camp cancelled. Camps cancelled less than 2 weeks before the start date are not eligible for refunds. Registration changes and/or cancellations cannot be completed online. Please email or call (615) 353-9827 to cancel your registration.

Please Note: Cheekwood cannot ‘switch’ classes. If you cancel a class to register for another, the cancellation is considered a separate transaction and the administrative fee will apply. We do not offer refunds for missed days of camp. Camps cancelled by Cheekwood because of low enrollment will automatically be refunded in full. Cheekwood will notify you no less than 5 days in advance if a class is cancelled and will try to accommodate your child in another camp session.

Camp Waiting List

Our wait list enables parents to add their camper(s) to an electronic wait list when they encounter a camp that is full. Cheekwood Camp Staff will manage the process by contacting parents if a spot becomes available.


We are grateful for the support of the Siddy Foote Fund in providing scholarships to Cheekwood’s Summer Camp. In order for Cheekwood to share the camp experience with as many children as possible, Cheekwood scholarships will cover 50% of the cost of one week of full-day camp, including extended care option, or 100% of the cost of a half-day of camp, again including extended care. Please be aware that incomplete applications will not be considered.

Age Limits

For all camps, campers must be the proper age on or before the first day of the camper’s registered class in order to enroll. Cheekwood has the right to cancel or switch the session of anyone registered in the wrong age group. If you have questions about moving your child to a different age range, please email or call (615) 353-9827 prior to registering for camp.

Special Needs

Cheekwood will make every attempt to serve campers who require special attention or consideration. As we are not a special needs camp, there may be some needs that we are unable to meet. We have a policy not to accept campers whose needs are beyond our training or capabilities. If your child has a special need or a life threatening allergy, please contact the Education Department at 615-353-9827 to discuss their needs before registering. We want to prepare the staff and teachers in advance so that we can make your child’s camp experience the best and safest it can be. Camper Aids must be at least 18 years or older.