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Children's Hospital Summer Camps

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 three camps to provide fun-filled days for children with specific medical conditions.

Click here to view a list of this year's summer camp dates.

To support these camps, contact the Children's Hospital Development Department at 865-541-8441.


Camp Cure

Camp Cure

This camp takes place for Children's Hospital patients with diabetes. The day camp features swimming, arts and crafts, sports and recreational fun as wells as educational games and activities for children to learn more about living with diabetes. Times are 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. for children ages 5 to 12 years. Cost for regular day camp is $20. For more information about Camp Cure, call 865-541-8411. Click here to view our community calendar with a list of this year's dates and click here to register online.

Donald M Gally Summer Camp

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. Click here to view our community calendar with a list of this year's dates.

Camp Eagles Nest

Camp Eagle's Nest

Patients from the Children's Hospital Hematology/Oncology Clinic make Camp Wesley Woods in Townsend 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. Click here to view our community calendar with a list of this year's dates.