Summer Camp

Cheekwood Summer Camp

The Cheekwood Summer Camps that are scheduled for the weeks of July 6, July 13, July 20, and July 27 will run with a few new procedures that have been put in place to help ensure everyone’s safety:

Important COVID-19 Information For Guardians

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• Camp staff will wear cloth face coverings at all times and their health will be screened daily through a series of questions and temperature checks.

• All campers will be required to wear masks when inside. Weather permitting, campers will spend time outside each day and, with proper social distancing, will provide opportunities for campers to remove their masks.

• Each camper will be given a bag with supplies at the beginning of each camp, and only those items will be used for the week.

• Capacity has been lowered in camps to be sure that proper social distancing can be maintained during indoor periods.

• Classrooms will be sanitized before and after each session.

Camp staff will continue to communicate and will be happy to answer questions or concerns at any time. A full list of the new procedures will be available to all registered families and all guardians will need to agree in writing that their camper will wear a face covering while inside and when instructed by a staff member. All campers will receive a Cheekwood Summer Camp bandana at registration, which they are welcome to use as a face covering.

Registration & Pricing

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. To select either a morning or afternoon camp, with your choice of extended care options, 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.

Send your camper for a full day of fun at Cheekwood and receive a discount for the day, including lunch care. In order to receive the discount, you must call 615-353-2151 and speak with a Cheekwood representative between the weekday hours of 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Please have your camp selection and payment ready. Take advantage of this special by March 31!

If you call for the full-day price, 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 that they were received.

NEW! Now offering full day camp options for ages 11 & Up!

In order to register for the full day camp, you must call 615-353-2151 and speak with a Cheekwood representative between the weekday hours of 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

This summer we are offering a full day camp option for ages 11 & Up the weeks of June 1-5 (Week 1), June 22-26 (Week 4), July 6-10 (Week 5), and July 27-31 (Week 8). This full day option, which includes the morning session from 9-12 and afternoon session from 1-4 with the same instructor, will allow campers to dive deep into either painting or drawing and illustration. These camps will be offered at the full day rate of $298 for members and $372 for nonmembers, includes lunch care, and will remain at that rate throughout the summer or until camps are sold out.


All camp registrations must be done through Cheekwood’s website. Enrollment is limited and programs fill quickly. Early registration is encouraged to ensure space in the camp of your choice. If you encounter problems with online registration, please call 615-353-9827 for 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. A $35 administrative fee per child per camp will be assessed for all changes and cancellations. Registration changes and/or cancellations cannot be completed online. Please email or call 615-353-9827 to cancel your registration. Camps cancelled less than 2 weeks before the start date are not eligible for refunds.

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.

Waiting List

An online 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 spots become available.


We are grateful for the support of the Siddy Foote Fund in providing scholarships to Cheekwood’s Summer Camp.

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 call 615-353-9827. All campers participating in the 4 year old only camps must be 4 years old and fully potty trained at the time of their camp. There are no exceptions to this policy.

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.

24-Hour Illness Policy

Your child must remain free of fever or vomiting for 24 hours before returning to camp. The 24 hours begins when your child last vomits or when the fever has broken and remains in a normal range. Cheekwood does not refund missed camp days in the event of illness.

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