Summer Camp

Camp Information

Summer Camp (Ages 6-11)

The Civic Center Summer Camp is for ages 6 – 11 years old.  All camp activities take place at the Civic Center, 1403 Oak Ridge Turnpike, and in Bissell Park except for the field trips and visits to the outdoor swimming pool. Camp activities include a variety of games such as capture the flag, kickball, basketball, and many more. A craft option is offered on most days throughout the week. In the afternoon children will choose between swimming at the outdoor pool or playing games at the Civic Center. Movies are sometimes shown on rainy days. Field trips such as Knoxville Zoo, Kentucky Splash, roller skating, Main Event, etc. are planned throughout the summer. Special events such as the Carnival, Camp Olympics, Hero Day, and other activities are also planned weekly. Lunches will not be provided this summer (except for some field trip days or other notified days) so that parents may pack a lunch that meets the dietary needs of their child.  Below are links to our summer itinerary to our Summer Camp Policies and procedures.

Teen Camp (Ages 12-14)


Camp Fees | Dates & Times | Registration | Counselors in Training Program

Camp Fees

Oak Ridge Residents

$100 / week (+standard online fees)

Cash or check only, please. Credit Cards are not accepted at this time.

Non- Oak Ridge Residents

$105 / week (+standard online fees)

*Camp fees include all activities and field trips unless otherwise noted.

Cash or check only, please. Credit Cards are not accepted at this time.

Dates & Times

Summer Camp began in June and continues for 8 consecutive weeks. The hours of operation are 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday – Friday.                                      Campers may be dropped off as early as 7:30 a.m. but must be picked up no later than 5:30 p.m.

Summer Camp (Ages 6-11)

Daily Camp Calendar

Teen Camp (Ages 12-14)

Teen Camp Calendar

(2022 Summer Camp is now closed)

Camp registration began on April 1st. Those wishing to complete their registration by payment in cash or check must do so at the Civic Center front desk. 

Register for Summer Camp

Online Registration

 (Cash/Check only, please)

2022 Camp Registration Questions

Oak Ridge City Camp Handbook


If you have any questions about the online registration process, please feel free to contact the Civic Center Front Desk


summer_camp1Counselors in Training Program  (CiT)

Counselors in Training (CiT) are teens from the age of 15 to 17 who apply to volunteer their time in the summer at Oak Ridge Summer Camp. They attend a mandatory training day before camp begins, and they are briefed on Summer Camp rules, daily schedule, and CiT duties. They are required to volunteer for 4 weeks of the 8-week camp schedule. There will be no charge for their attendance.

Applicants must submit an application and required letters of recommendation to be considered for the program. Qualified candidates will be invited to participate in a personal interview. Selections will be made based upon the application, interview, reference letters, records checks, and history as a former camper. This is a competitive program and not all applicants will be accepted.

CiT packets can be obtained at the Civic Center front desk at 1403 Oak Ridge Turnpike or from the links below and must be returned by May 1st each year. For more information contact Jennifer Bohanan at 865-425-3450.

CiT Application

CiT Information Sheet

Hold Harmless Agreement