McCallie First Camp

McCallie “First” Camp is designed for younger campers, ages five and six. It includes various fun activities that stress the importance of cooperation and teamwork.

2024 Camp Sessions 

Session 1:  June  3 - 7
Session 2:  June 10 - 14
Session 3:  June 17 - 21
Session 4:  June 24 - 28
No Camp the week of July 4th
Session 6:  July  8 - 12
Session 7:  July 15 - 19

Ages: 5 and 6 year-old boys
Times: 9:00 am – 2:30 pm each day

$490 per session // Early Bird Price $440 Sign up before March 1st (SAVINGS of $50 per session!)

Multi-Week Discounts per Camper $25 per session! (Multiple sessions of First Camp, not any other camps.)

Add Tennis “Star” Lessons to extend your day to 3:45 - 5:00 pm (Details below) 

  • On the first Monday, arrive between 8:00 – 8:45 am. Counselors will be on duty starting at 8:00 am every day in case you need to drop off your son early.
  • Drop-off Location: Outside of Game Room 
  • Pick-up Location: Outside of Game Room (Burkett-Miller Drive) 
  • Pick-up Tennis Star at Tennis Center 3:45 pm, (or in the Game Room after 3:45 pm until 5 pm)

Optional After-Camp Activities:

  • Add $85 per session of Tennis Star camp, Monday – Friday, 3:00-3:45 pm. Campers who stay after 2:30 pm must enroll in Tennis Star. First Camp counselors escort First Campers to the Tennis Center for the Tennis Star camp. Pick up campers at the Tennis Center by 3:45 pm.  SESSION 4: Campers in this session will choose After-Care $85 to stay until 5 pm in the Game Room as there is no Tennis Star.
  • At 3:45 all Tennis Star campers are escorted to the McCallie Game Room. Pick up between 4 - 5 pm.

If you have campers in First Camp and Day Camp, add "Tennis Star" or "After Care" to First Camp to make it a full day camp and pick up both campers in the Game Room between 4 - 5 pm! (No campers on campus after 5 pm)

Team sports, such as basketball and soccer, will introduce basic skills, develop some hand/eye coordination, and involve participation and good sportsmanship.

There are two free-swim periods in the McCallie “Lake” each day. The free-swims in the outdoor McCallie “Lake” includes “water awareness” instruction and help from staff members for campers who cannot swim. There are many lifeguards on duty. All activities are supervised by hand-selected counselors and adults from McCallie and GPS. 

Lunch, a camp T-shirt, and early drop-off are included in the price of camp.

From our experience, we know your son is going to have a wonderful time at “First Camp” and we look forward to having him with us. If you have any questions regarding camp, call us at the Summer Programs Office (423) 493-5886 or email:

About the Director: Bill Greene

Bill was born in Kentucky, grew up all around Tennessee, and he's called Chattanooga “home” for over twenty years now. After graduating from UTC, he immediately entered the world of early education and has spent the last seven years teaching kindergarten at Bright School. He hopes to bring his passion for developing the whole child to First Camp while providing an exciting, much needed break for our young campers this summer. He and his wife, Jenny Greene, who is the director at Rivermont Presbyterian E.L.C., have three children.

All McCallie Summer Camps begin at 9:00 am with Early Drop Off between 8:00 am and 9:00 am for no extra charge. No campers should ever be dropped off before 8:00 am or picked up after 5:00 pm.  

McCallie Day Camps Cancellation Policy and Refunds

All McCallie Day Camps require a non-refundable $25 registration fee. 

Your credit card on file will be charged to your camp balance on March 1st.  After March 1st camp tuition must be paid in full when registering.

June 1st:  No refunds after June 1st except for documented medical reasons, which will have a $25 non-refundable fee.)

Please let us know if your plans change and your child will not be attending camp so we can give the spot to another child.