Knoxville launches KORE summer camp program for kids

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Knoxville youth will have the chance to take a daily adventure this summer break with the city’s newly revamped summer camp program.

KORE, which stands for Knoxville Outdoor Recreation Experience, is offered to children ages 6 to 12 at 10 centers throughout the city. There is also a teen camp for kids 13-15 at the Cal Johnson Recreation Center, 507 Hall of Fame Drive.

The camps run Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., from Monday, June 4, through Friday, July 27. There will be no camp the week of July 2-6.

Children will enjoy weekly activities and field trips including swimming, intramural sports, passive activities, art activities and trips to the Tennessee Theatre, Main Event, NASCAR Speedpark, Kentucky Splash Waterpark and more.

Cost is $20 per week, per child. Each center provides a combination of either breakfast and lunch or lunch and a snack. Field trip costs are included in the weekly fee.

A registration fee of $20 for city residents and $40 for non-residents is required by June 1, along with the first week’s fee. You must call the community center you are interested in your child attending in order to register:

  • Cal Johnson Recreation Center, 507 Hall of Fame Drive – 865-522-3177

  • Cecil Webb Recreation Center, 953 Baker Ave. – 865-577-0651

  • Christenberry Community Center, 931 Oglewood Ave. – 865-637-5991

  • Cumberland Estates Recreation Center, 4529 Silverhill Drive – 865-588-3442

  • Deane Hill Recreation Center, 7414 Deane Hill Drive – 865-690-0781

  • Dr. E.V. Davidson Community Center, 3124 Wilson Ave. – 865-971-4746

  • Lonsdale Recreation Center, 2700 Stonewall St. – 865-546-0696

  • Milton Roberts Recreation Center, 5900 Asheville Highway – 865-546-4536

  • Richard Leake Recreation Center, 3511 Alice Bell Road – 865-525-2031

  • West Haven Recreation Center, 3622 Sisk Road – 865-546-1315

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