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Summer Camps

Bringing Fun to Kids With Special Needs

UPDATED FOR SUMMER 2022!

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.

Camp Cure Donald M. Gally Summer Camp Camp Eagle's Nest


Camp Cure 2022

Camp Cure 2021East Tennessee Children's Hospital is excited to announce that Camp Cure is BACK for 2022!

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Camp Cure provides a safe and fun environment for children with diabetes. Campers enjoy arts and crafts, swimming and sports led by Children's Hospital specialists and camp staff.

We help them:

  • Manage their diabetes.
  • Deal with how they feel about their diabetes.
  • Learn about their diabetes.

Campers are divided into groups based on their grade in school and overall maturity. Each group is closely supervised by adults and specially trained nursing staff.

2022 Camp Dates:

  • June 6th-10th, 2022

Location

Kiwanis Club Fresh Air Camp
2400 Prosser Rd
Knoxville, TN 37914

Registration

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Donald M. Gally Summer Camp

Registration Opens May 2, 2022!

The Donald M. Gally Summer Camp is a day camp for children with special needs ranging from 5-14 years of age. Campers enjoy activities such as arts and crafts, swimming, and outdoor recreational games directed by staff therapists, special education teachers, a camp nurse, and adaptive recreation specialists. For more information about the Donald M. Gally Summer Camp, call 865-690-8961.

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2022 Camp Dates

  • June 13th-16th, 2022 and
  • June 20th-24th, 2022

Location

Kiwanis Club Fresh Air Camp
2400 Prosser Rd
Knoxville, TN 37914

Registration for the 2022 Camps is open!

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Camp Eagle's Nest

Camp Eagle's Nest is home for patients from the Children's Hospital Hematology/Oncology Clinic. Camp Eagle's Nest offers campers plenty of time to enjoy the outdoors. 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.

2022 Camp Dates

  • July 31st-Aug 2nd, 2022 (Hem/Onc patients age 6-9)
  • July 31st-Aug 4th, 2022 (Hem/Onc patients ages 10-17)

Location

Camp Montvale
4901 Montvale Road
Maryville, TN 37803)

Registration for the 2022 Camps is Coming Soon!

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

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