Summer Camps for Kids with Special Needs
Kids Activities in Tennessee
Summer brings challenges to parents of children with medical conditions
as they look for a summer camp that can safely accommodate their child.
East Tennessee Children's Hospital realizes the importance of a summer
camp experience for all children, so we have camps to provide fun-filled
days for children with specific medical conditions.
Be sure to check our
events calendar to find out when our camps will be held each summer and how you can register.
Donald M. Gally Summer Camp
The Donald M. Gally Summer Camp is for children with special needs. Campers
enjoy activities such as arts and crafts, swimming and games directed
by staff therapists, special education teachers and adaptive recreation
specialists. The Donald M. Gally Summer Camp takes place at the Kiwanis
Club Fresh Air Camp on Prosser Road in Knoxville from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
each day. The camp is provided at no charge. For more information about
the Donald M. Gally Summer Camp, call 865-690-8961.
Camp Eagle's Nest
Patients from the Children's Hospital Hematology/Oncology Clinic make
Camp Wesley Woods in Townsend, Tennessee their home for one week. Camp
Eagle's Nest offers campers plenty of time to enjoy the outdoors by
riding horses, canoeing, rock climbing, tubing and much more. A talent
show and karaoke provide spirited entertainment for the campers after
the sun goes down. Campers also get a chance to interact with their camp
counselors, who are nurses and other clinical staff from Children's
Hospital. Camp Eagle's Nest is free for patients, thanks to financial
and in-kind contributions to the camp and funding from Children's
Hospital. For more information about Camp Eagle's Nest, call 865-541-8476.
To support these camps, contact the Children's Hospital Development
Department at 865-541-8441.