Camp registration begins April 15th and requires a credit card or debit card for online payment. Those wishing to complete their registration by cash or check must do so at the Civic Center front desk. Both cash and credit card users should set up a Recreation and Parks account online. Customers will be able to register for swim lessons, league registration and other activities in the future.
If you have any questions about the online registration process, please feel free to contact the Civic Center Front Desk at (865) 425-3450.
Dates and Times
Camp begins in June and continues for 8 consecutive weeks. The hours of operation are 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday – Friday. Campers can be dropped off as early as 7:30 a.m. and must be picked up no later than 5:30 p.m.
The fee is $100 per week for residents and $105 for non-residents per week. (standard online fees apply) Camp fees include all activities and field trips unless otherwise noted.
Summer Camp Info (for Teen Camp see below)
The Civic Center Summer Camp is for ages 6 – 12 years old. Teen Camp is also held for ages 12-14 (see below). 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 through out the week. In the afternoons 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 Park, Main Events, etc. are planned throughout the summer. Special events such as the Water Carnival, Camp Olympics, Hero Day, and other activities are also planned weekly. Lunches will not be provided this summer (except for two Pizza Days and a Cookout Day) 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.
REQUIRED: Camp Consent and Release
REQUIRED: Medication Administration Form
REQUIRED: City Camp Handbook
Counselors in Training Program
Counselors in Training (CITs) are teens from the age of 14-16 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 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.
The City of Oak Ridge Recreation & Parks Department is now offering a new Teen Camp. Teen Camp is for ages 12-14. Camp times will be 8am-4pm, with early drop off/pickup from 7:30am-5:30pm. Teen Camp will start June 1st and run 8 consecutive weeks. Cost will be $100 a week for residents and $105 a week for non-residents. Teen camp is designed for young teens to experience a sense of responsibility and independence they desire, while still being supervised by camp staff. Campers will have a range of activities to choose from, such as sports, crafts, cooking classes, swimming and many more activities.