Family Camps

Sharktastic Camps at Ripley’s are interactive, innovative and entertaining for guests of all ages.

NEW ADVENTURE-FILLED CAMPS, DATES & TIMES!

Fun, excitement and memories that last a lifetime are what you will find when you participate in one of our camp programs.

Camp Programs

Jr. Aquarist Camp

Campers will spend one full day learning what it takes to become a Ripley’s Jr. Aquarist! This camp is designed to inspire and educate kids on marine science and conservation. Activities during this program include going Behind the Scenes during a Shark Feed, getting into the Water and Feeding our Stingrays, Water Quality Testing, Dissecting a Squid and More!

Details and Cost

  • Camp includes: Aquarium admission, Activities, Snack, Lunch and a Certificate of Participation.
  • Attire: Call for requirements.
  • Dates: June 19, July 1, July 17 and July 29
  • Times: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Ages: 9-13
  • Cost: $79.99 plus tax per person

Shark Tunnel Dates

2014 Dates Coming Soon.

Penguin Playhouse Dates

2014 Dates Coming Soon.

Kids Night Out

This program is for Kids Only! Moms and Dads leave your worries behind and enjoy your own night out because this will be a night your kids will never forget! They will explore Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies during Scavenger Hunts and participate in a variety of Science Experiments, Crafts and Activities. After a fun-filled evening, we will set up camp in the Shark Lagoon tunnel.

Details and Cost

  • Camp includes: Aquarium admission, Activities, Scavenger Hunts, Late Night Snack, Breakfast and a Certificate of Participation.
  • Attire: Call for requirements.
  • Dates: June 29, July 13 and July 27
  • Times: 7:00 pm – 9:00 am
  • Ages: 5 and up
  • Cost: $39.99 plus tax per person

SSI: Shark Scene Investigator

Spend One Night and One Day at Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies Collecting Evidence to solve a Shark Mystery! Campers will get Up-Close to Stingrays during Splash With the Stingrays, find out if Sharks Sleep during Sleep With the Sharks and Touch a Shark during a Creature Feature! Valuable information will be uncovered while Making Crafts, Playing Games and Creating your Own Detective Notebook. Do you have what it takes to be a Shark Scene Investigator? 

Details and Cost

  • Camp includes: Aquarium admission, Activities, Late Night Snack, Breakfast, Lunch and a Certificate of Participation.
  • Attire: Call for requirements.
  • Dates: June 18 and July 16
  • Times: 8:00 pm Wednesday – 4:00 pm Thursday
  • Ages: 6-13
  • Cost: $119.99 plus tax per person

DO YOU HAVE ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS?

Please call the Education Department 888-240-1358 ext. 2142 or send an email to our education department for more information and to make reservations. Advance reservations are required for all summer camp programs.