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: July 7, July 14 and July 28
  • Times: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Ages: 9-13
  • Cost: $79.99 plus tax per person
  • * Minimum of 3 campers to hold this program

Shark Tunnel Dates

2014 Dates Coming Soon.

Penguin Playhouse Dates

2014 Dates Coming Soon.

Become a Ripley’s Bubble-ologist!

Can You Stand in a Bubble! Can You use Bubbles to Paint with? Will all Bubbles eventually Pop? Find out the answers to these questions and more during this hands-on camp. Join Ripley’s Bubble-ologists for Experiments and Activities that showcase all the fun and creative ways you can use Bubbles!

Details and Cost

  • Camp includes: Aquarium admission, Activities and a Certificate of Participation.
  • Attire: Call for requirements.
  • Dates: July 8, July 15 and July 29
  • Times: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Ages: 5 – 8
  • Cost: $29.99 plus tax per person
  • *Minimum of 3 campers to hold this program

Recycled Art

Who says everything has to come from a store? Put Your Imagination and Creativity to the test during this Unusual Art Workshop! We will be using Recycled items to Create Toys, Household Decorations and More! Kids will go home with some Functional Art and can tell everyone “I created it myself!”

Details and Cost

  • Camp includes: Aquarium admission and Activities.
  • Attire: Call for requirements.
  • Dates: July 8, July 15 and July 29
  • Times: 1:00 – 4:00 pm
  • Ages: 5 – 8
  • Cost: $29.99 plus tax per person
  • *Minimum of 3 campers to hold this program

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: July 12, July 19 and July 26
  • Times: 7:30 pm – 9:00 am
  • Ages: 6 and up
  • Cost: $39.99 plus tax per person
  • *Minimum of 5 campers to hold this program

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, Touch a Shark during a Creature Feature, Participate in a Shark Dissection and More! 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: July 16 and July 30
  • Times: 9:00 pm – 4:00 pm
  • Ages: 7-13
  • Cost: $84.99 plus tax per person
  • *Minimum of 3 campers to hold this program

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.