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Summer Camp Guide 2013

Summer Camp Guide 2013

BAREFOOT REPUBLIC is a summer camp that serves rising 1st – 12th graders with both day and overnight camp sessions. Our mission is to facilitate Christ-centered relationships between individuals from diverse racial, cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds through an equally diverse platform of artistic, athletic and team-building programs.

Overnight camp sessions for 3rd-12th graders are held at our 110-acre camp property on Barren River Lake near Scottsville, KY, about 75 miles north of Nashville. Day camp sessions are available in both Franklin and Nashville for rising 1st-5th graders. We strive to be as diverse in our programming as we are in our camper population, offering activities such as team sports, BMX biking, skateboarding, dance, drama, painting, photography, songwriting, music production, hiking, canoeing, wilderness skills, paintball, water sports and much more.
We often have a 2:1 camper to staff ratio, we scholarship the majority of our campers and we have loads of fun. Call 615-599-9683 or email and register today! Visit us on line at

June Dates:
June 3-8 for Sr. High
June 10-15 for Jr. High
June 18-22 for 3rd-5th graders
June 24-28: Day Camp in Franklin for 1st-5th graders (Fellowship Bible Church)
July Dates:
July 1-6 for Sr. High
July 7-12 for Jr. High
July 16-20 for 3rd-5th graders
July 22-26: Day Camp in Nashville for 1st-5th graders (St Paul’s Christian Academy)


SMITH PRESCHOOL Summer Camp runs for 11 weeks, beginning May 29, from 7:30a.m.-5:30p.m.  Click here to sign up!  This year’s camp calendar is packed with plenty of exciting activities for the kids!

Smith Preschool is owned by Mrs. Inge Smith, who holds both her B.S. and M.A. degrees in Early Childhood and Elementary Education. She has earned her EDS degree in Educational Administration from Peabody at Vanderbilt University. She has also received certification in the Montessori Method of Education from London, England.

The Preschool was founded in 1952. Over the last 60 years, the school has served hundreds of families and their children in Williamson County. With a team of degreed professionals, Smith Preschool strives to guide, teach and educate each child under its care.


Williamson County Parks and Recreation Summer Camp

The Williamson County Parks and Recreation Department is pleased to announce details of Summer Day Camp 2013. This seven-week day camp of adventure, education, athletics, creativity and entertainment is offered Monday through Friday, from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., June 3 through July 19 (no camp on July 4), for youth ages 5 to 12. (Children must be 6 by September 30, 2013 and cannot be 13 before June 3, 2013).

Fully staffed camps are held at six elementary schools throughout Williamson County to accommodate an average of 1,500 participating children. Parents may choose a camp location from the following elementary schools: Grassland, Hunters Bend, Lipscomb, Nolensville, Bethesda and Fairview.
Various registration dates and sites coordinate with the school/camp locations of the parent’s
choice. All registration is first come-first served and will close when programs are full. Parents
can save time by downloading and completing all required forms from prior to the registration session.
Summer Day Camp 2013 (registration April 29-May 4)
Camp Will (registration April 18 & 23)

The Jaeckle Centre Summer Horse Camps
Join the fun in the newest equine camp setting in the Williamson County area. We have camps for all ages and all levels of horse experience from beginners through accomplished Western and English riders. Our temperature-controlled facility is the ideal place to spend the hot summer days.

Camp days include equine education, riding, sportsmanship, arts and crafts, games and lots of fun. We even have a private swimming hole with a pirate ship; zip line; trampoline, paddle boats; and more. Our facility includes four arenas and five miles of trails. We’re just 15 minutes south of downtown Franklin. We have programs for ages 7 to 16. Beginners are welcome; no experience is necessary.

Space is limited for each camp, so sign up early. For more information go to or contact Brennan Kirby at 615-368-3460 to reserve your spot today.


Calicos and Cadets Summer Camp
June 13, 14, 15, 2013
Join us for our annual summer camp and take a step back in time to learn about life during the Civil War. We are looking for boys and girls between the ages of 8-12 who have an interest in history and the Civil War. Camp will feature reenactors, crafts, activities, and of course the always popular drilling!

Please see the Education Page for more information. Contact Megan at 615-794-0903 or for reservations.