Register now for Day Camp at Bays Mountain Park

Adventure and learning come together every day at Bays Mountain Park & Planetarium. This summer, your child can spend a week getting their hands dirty and feet wet while learning and exploring nature during the park’s Day Camp program.

Registration is now open for 2024 Day Camp sessions for rising 1st through 6th graders. Each week-long Day Camp session is filled with outdoor, nature-oriented activities that give your child hands-on learning experiences.

The theme for this year’s Summer Day Camp is “Outlast” and is based on the popular reality show Survivor. The camp will feature immersive hikes, nature-based crafts and games, a day at the lake and more. Campers will put their knowledge of the outdoors to the test in team groups to survive within the wilderness.

“Bays Mountain Park is looking forward to a new and exciting year, providing children with programs and opportunities to explore the park,” said Park Manager Megan Krager.

Day camp hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and are limited to 30 students per camp.

Students entering 1st, 2nd and 3rd grades in Fall 2024:

  • June 3 – June 7
  • June 17 – 21
  • July 1 – July 5
  • July 15 – July 19
  • July 29 – August 2

Students entering 4th, 5th and 6th grades in Fall 2024:

  • June 10 – June 14
  • June 24 – June 28
  • July 8 – July 12
  • July 22 – July 26

Campers should bring a bag lunch with a drink each day and wear appropriate clothing. Closed-toed shoes are recommended. Parents or guardians should plan to stay on the first morning for a short orientation of the week’s activities and expectations. Transportation to and from camp is the guardian’s responsibility.

Tuition for the camp is $75 for the first child with additional children costing $65 per person. A current Family Membership with the park is required to register your child for Day Camp.

Family Memberships are $60 and give your family an entire year of free entry into the park for one vehicle and up to six free passes per program (planetarium shows, barge rides and nature programs) every time you visit the park.

To register, visit You can also register by clicking on the CivicRec link in the Connect Kingsport app or by going to and clicking on the “CivicRec” link, then searching for “day camp” in the search bar. Sign up now as limited spots are available.