Only at GPS

We know you have options for summer activities, but only at GPS will you find these camps specially designed for all-day adventure. Half-day camps can be enjoyed by themselves or combined with other camp offerings for an all-day experience.

Signature Camps

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  • Camp Kaleidoscope

    CAMP KALEIDOSCOPE
    Grades: Pre-K-3
    Dates: June 1-5, June 8-12, June 15-19, July 6-10, July 13-17, July 20-24
    Time: 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. (half-day option available)
    Cost: $275
    Director: Kristi Springfield, GPS Camp Kaleidoscope Director & Science Department Chair

    Attention, girls! Do you enjoy science, world languages, dance, art, swimming, and games? If so, then Camp Kaleidoscope is the camp for you this summer! In the morning, experience special learning and fun activities designed for girls your age. Following lunch, enjoy swimming in our indoor pool, play organized games with your friends, and most importantly, experience counselor time. We hope that one of the most cherished memories of Camp Kaleidoscope will be the relationship you form with a current GPS student counselor. As with all of our camps, space is limited, so sign up soon to ensure your participation in this unique day camp, where a girl can be a girl!
     
    Options: Morning swim or ukulele lessons can be substituted for one of the camp’s morning rotations for an additional $65. Afternoon tennis lessons can be substituted for one of the camp’s afternoon rotations for an additional $65.
  • Bruiser Camp

    BRUISER CAMP
    Grades: 4-7
    Dates: June 8-12*, June 15-19**, July 13-17*, July 20-24**
    Time: 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
    Cost: $295
    Director: Renee Romero, GPS Learning Specialist, and Kate Kerekes, GPS Spanish Teacher & Dean of the Freshman Class

    Are you ready for warm summer days full of fun and adventure? Join us at Bruiser Camp and get ready for the time of your life! Not only will you enjoy fun activities on campus such as swimming, dancing, and crafts, but you will also try your hand at cooking, playing games, and sampling different sports. Some days you will even go off campus for Chattanooga-area adventures, including our fabulous rafting trips down the Nantahala River* or a day trip to Dollywood**!

Specialty Camps

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  • American Girl Doll Camp

    AMERICAN GIRL DOLL CAMP
    Grades: 1-5
    Dates: June 15-19, July 13-17, July 20-24
    Time: 9 a.m.-noon
    Cost: $205
    Instructor: Charlotte Smith ’18

    Calling all girls who love dolls, crafting, and having fun! Your days will be filled with American Girl-inspired STEAM-themed (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) crafts, challenges, and more. Each day explore new adventures with your doll through various cultures and time periods. Get ready to “Follow Your Inner Star” as you get inspired and empowered through diverse STEAM-enriched activities. Be sure to bring your favorite 18-inch doll companion to camp. Programming will be the same for each session, so choose which week works for you. Space is limited; register early to reserve your spot.
     
    NOTE: For extended care needs, enroll in Camp Kaleidoscope and join the camp each day following the American Girl session. This activity will carry an additional cost of $110 per session, per child.
  • Balance Studios | Mythical Creatures Camp | New for 2020!

    BALANCE STUDIOS | MYTHICAL CREATURES CAMP | NEW FOR 2020!
    Grades: Pre-K-3
    Dates: June 15-19
    Time: 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
    Cost: $295
    Instructor: Denise Collins, Balance Studios

    In this magical camp, you will explore the worlds of unicorns, dragons, and mermaids. Through yoga, we’ll explore a variety of creature poses as we move into faraway mystical realms. In art, let your imagination sparkle and fly as we create paintings, collages, and more!

    Boys are welcome to attend.
  • Balance Studios | Spark Camp

    BALANCE STUDIOS | SPARK CAMP
    Grades: 4-7
    Dates: June 22-26
    Time: 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
    Cost: $295
    Instructor: Denise Collins, Balance Studios

    Join us for Balance Studios Spark Camp where you recognize your inner light and let it shine. Through yoga, journaling, and art, you will learn tools to navigate the tween and teen years with gratitude, positive thinking, and confidence.

    Boys are welcome to attend.
  • Balance Studios | Superhero Training Camp | New for 2020!

    BALANCE STUDIOS | SUPERHERO TRAINING CAMP | NEW FOR 2020!
    Grades: Pre-K-3
    Dates: July 27-31
    Time: 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
    Cost: $295
    Instructor: Denise Collins, Balance Studios

    What does it take to be a superhero? A little exercise, a little creativity, and a lot of heart! Come train with us. Together we’ll save the day as we create comic strips and design costumes and lend our friends a helping hand. Super heroes to the rescue!

    Boys are welcome to attend.
  • Discovery Camp

    DISCOVERY CAMP
    Grades: Pre-K-5
    Dates: June 22-26
    Time: 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. (half-day afternoon option available)
    Cost: $275

    As a discovery camper, you will have places to go and things to see and do! Learn about Chattanooga through discovery as you visit local parks and spend time singing and crafting, learning fun facts, and discovering fun in your hometown! You won’t believe all there is to see, do, and discover in the Scenic City.
  • Harry Potter Camp | New for 2020!

    HARRY POTTER CAMP | NEW FOR 2020!
    Grades: 3-6
    Dates: June 22-26
    Time: 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
    Cost: $295
    Instructor: Kate Kerekes, GPS Spanish Teacher & Dean of the Freshman Class

    Accio, Harry Potter fans! Join us for a week of fun, imagination, and magic in Harry Potter Camp. During the week, you will leave the Muggle world and enter into the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, where you will live as Harry, Hermione, Ron, and all of the beloved characters of the iconic series. Be sorted into your house, play quidditch, attend Hogwarts classes, learn spells, and more. If you are a fan of Harry Potter, this camp is for you! Come immerse yourself in the magical world with us!
  • Rock/Creek Adventure Camp | New for 2020! ONLY AT GPS!

    ROCK/CREEK ADVENTURE CAMP | NEW FOR 2020! ONLY AT GPS!
    Grades 4-7
    Dates: June 22-26, July 20-24
    Time: 8:30-3:30 p.m.
    Cost: $325
    Instructor: Crisler Torrence, Director of Rock/Creek Adventures & Rentals

    Exclusive to GPS, Rock/Creek Adventure Camp is perfect for campers who enjoy biking, paddling, and hiking. Throughout the week, you will adventure through Chattanooga and the surrounding area on our special tours! Ride through iconic parts of downtown Chattanooga and across the pedestrian bridge through Coolidge Park while learning about city history, geology, Tennessee River ecology, and more. Paddle around downtown and explore Maclellan Island, the Art District Bluff, and our iconic bridges. On the Hike and Hydrology Tour, enjoy an easy hike in the woods featuring big buffs, mature trees, and a study of one of Chattanooga's most oddest water-moving contraptions. On our Lula Lake Excursion, stroll past huge trees, along towering bluffs, and down to the base of a 100- foot tall waterfall, featuring special access not available to the public.
  • Sprouts Cooking | Bites, Camera, Action!

    SPROUTS COOKING | BITES, CAMERA, ACTION!
    Grades: 4-7
    Dates: July 13-17
    Time: 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
    Cost: $325
    Instructor: Sprouts Cooking Owner, Allie Fincher

    Calling all foodies and sprouting young chefs! Ready, set, cook. Inspired by our favorite cooking shows such as Nailed It!, Top Chef, and MasterChef Junior (just to name a few!), we’ll head to the kitchen for a unique cooking adventure each day that prepares you for future celebrity chef status. New tastes, techniques, and even some competitive cooking challenges await, as we take to the kitchen to learn new skills and create new recipes that are sure to impress.

    Note: Sprouts Cooking camps have very limited spacing. Boys are welcome to attend.
  • Sprouts Cooking | Cupcake Wars/Nailed It!

    SPROUTS COOKING CUPCAKE WARS/NAILED IT!
    Grades: K-5
    Dates: June 1-5
    Time: 8:30 a.m.-noon
    Cost: $195
    Instructor: Sprouts Cooking Owner, Allie Fincher

    Cupcakes are all the rage, and it’s a trend that’s clearly here to stay! If you’ve ever been curious about how the pros make those cupcakes so precious and ornate, and if competition is your middle name, then this is the week for you! We’ll spend three days on cupcake basics: measuring, mixing, baking, and frosting, and then finish the week with two days of baking battle. Small teams will face off with one another to compete for the title of “Best Cupcake.” May the best cupcake win!
  • Sprouts Cooking | Cooking Science Camp

    SPROUTS COOKING | COOKING SCIENCE CAMP
    Grades: K-5
    Dates: July 6-10
    Time: 8:30 a.m.-noon
    Cost: $195
    Instructor: Sprouts Cooking Owner, Allie Fincher

    Calling all chef detectives! How does dough rise? What makes ice cream freeze? Let’s figure it out together as we learn the magic and science behind popular kitchen recipes that everyone will like! Each day features both savory and sweet recipes from Quickles and Popovers to Cream Puffs. Grab your creativity and let’s get cooking!
  • Sprouts Cooking | Cooks + Books: Tasty Tales

    SPROUTS COOKING | COOKS + BOOKS: TASTY TALES
    Grades: K-5
    Dates: June 8-12
    Time: 8:30 a.m.-noon
    Cost: $195
    Instructor: Sprouts Cooking Owner, Allie Fincher

    It's time to cook with our favorite books! Join us for a tasty culinary adventure inspired by our favorite storybooks. We’ll read favorite books and then prepare snacks to coincide with our storytelling. You’ll whip up and enjoy tacos while reading “Dinosaurs Love Tacos,” energize with Amelia’s Applesauce Muffins as we read "Amelia Bedelia,” and bake Donut Bites while listening to "The Donut Chef,” plus many more! Get excited to learn hands-on cooking techniques, try delicious and nutritious ingredients, read great books, and make new friends!
  • Summer Celebration Camp

    SUMMER CELEBRATION CAMP
    Grades: Pre-K-7
    Dates: July 27-31
    Time: 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. (half-day afternoon option available)
    Cost: $275
    Instructors: GPS Summer Staff

    Let's celebrate the end of summer with ice cream, games, and water activities! Summer Celebration camp will be a great way to spend your last week of summer before the new school year begins! Come have fun with us at GPS!