Sam Davis Home Summer Day Camps!
Camps run from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. each day.

 

Jane Davis Academy (For boys and girls)                                                                                     Now Enrolling Young Ladies and Young Gentlemen!

June 8-12, 2015
Age Group One: 5-7 
Age Group Two: 8-11 
Age Group Three: 12-14 
Campers become acquainted with 19th century life for young girls and boys in our Jane Davis Academy through crafts and games. Period dress is optional.

Register Now! (Registration ends May 15, 2015)

 

School of the Soldier (For boys and girls)                                                             2014 Ruthies First Place Winner for Favorite Summer Camp!

June 22-26, 2015
Age Group One: 5-7
Age Group Two: 8-11 
Age Group Three: 12-14 
Your marching orders have arrived! Grab your haversack and canteen as you head off to join the ranks. Campers spend an active week complete with drills, crafts, and games as they learn about the life of Civil War soldiers. Period dress is optional.

Register Now! (Registration ends May 29, 2015)

 

The Science of History (For boys and girls)                                                                                                                                             New for the 2015 Season!

July 6-10, 2015     
Age Group One: 5-7 
Age Group Two: 8-11 
Age Group Three: 12-14 
Explore the scientific aspects of history and the natural environment of this historic site through games, crafts, and more! Campers learn about the many different types of trees growing on site and how long they’ve been here. While hiking our nature trail, campers discover what creatures lurk in the creek running along the property.

Register Now! (Registration ends June 19, 2015)

 

Fees 

  • Tuition:
  • Before and After Care: (Must register prior to using this service.)
    • Before Care: 7:30a.m. - 9:00a.m. ($6 a day/$25 a week)
    • After Care: 3:00p.m. - 5:15p.m. ($8 a day/$35 a week)

A limited number of scholarships are available to those who qualify for 25%, 50%, or 75% off tuition. Free Before Care and After Care included with all awarded scholarships. Please contact Alex Collins at (615) 459-2341 or education@samdavishome.org for more information.

 

Special Offers*

Christmas Special!
From now until January 1, 2015 we will be offering a limited number of discounts to early registrants. To take advantage of this special offer, simply enter XMAS1860 when registering to get 50% off the regular tuition price! 

Buy Two, Get One Free!
If you register your camper for all three camps, we will issue you a refund for the tuition price of one camp! 

Sibling Discount!
Register multiple siblings into one camp and get 10% off your total tuition cost!

*The "Christmas Special" cannot be used in conjunction with other special offers. Refunds for special offers will be issued after the completion of registered camps. Special offers only apply to the cost of regular tuition and do not include Before Care and After Care fees. 

 

Registration
Click on the "Register Now" link under your chosen camp(s) for online registration. Once completed, please mail the Release and Indemnity Agreement to the Historic Sam Davis Home & Plantation (HSDH&P). Payment is due upon registration. If paying by check, please complete the 2015 Summer Day Camp Registration Form and mail in with your check payment. Checks should be made payable to Sam Davis Memorial Association. A camper’s spot is not guaranteed until you receive a written notice from the Director of Collections & Education.


Mail Release and Indemnity Agreements, Registration Forms, and Checks to:

Historic Sam Davis Home & Plantation
Attn: Education - Summer Camps
1399 Sam Davis Road
Smyrna, TN 371567


Location
All camps are held at the Historic Sam Davis Home & Plantation in Smyrna, TN. If a camp takes a field trip to another site, guardians will be notified prior to the start date of camp and will be asked to fill out a permission form.


Check-In Procedures
Before Care check-in will take place in the Creek House at 7:30 a.m. Guardians who arrive earlier than 7:30 a.m. will be required to wait with their child until check-in time. An authorized adult must accompany camper(s) into the building and sign them in.

Regular camp check-in will take place no earlier than 8:45 a.m. Campers arriving before 8:45 a.m. must be enrolled in Before Care. An authorized adult must accompany camper(s) into the building and sign them in. 


Check-Out Procedures
Regular camp check-out begins promptly at 3:00 p.m. An authorized adult must retrieve their camper(s) from the Creek House and present identification. Only the registered guardian and emergency contact will be allowed to sign out campers. If another adult will be signing out a camper, the Director of Collections & Education must be notified by the registered guardian in a timely manner. Any campers remaining past 3:15 p.m. must be enrolled in After Care. If a camper is not enrolled in After Care and remains past 3:15 p.m., the registered guardian will be required to pay the $8.00 daily After Care fee upon signing out out their child. 

After Care check-out occurs anytime between 3:15 and 5:15. An authorized adult must retrieve their camper(s) from the Creek House and present identification. Only the registered guardian and emergency contact will be allowed to sign out campers. If another adult will be signing out a camper, the Director of Collections & Education must be notified by the registered guardian in a timely manner. Guardians who fail to check-out their campers by 5:15 p.m. will be charged $1.00 per minute after.


Snacks and Lunch
All campers are expected to bring their own lunch, snacks, and water. Please send a lunch and snacks labeled clearly with the camper’s full name. There is a refrigerator and microwave available for daily use. Filtered water will be available, and campers are encouraged to bring reusable water bottles. Campers are also asked to bring their lunch in reusable containers and lunch bags to limit waste. Because of the increasing number of campers with nut allergies, we ask that you refrain from sending your camper with any food containing nuts. If your child has any allergies, be sure to note it on the registration form.


Clothing, Bug spray, and Insect Repellent
Campers are asked to wear comfortable and seasonally appropriate attire. There is a chance the clothing will get dirty. Wear tennis shoes or closed-toed shoes. Heelies, flip flops, sandals and other backless shoes are not appropriate due to safety concerns. Participants may choose to wear period clothing from their own collection. The HSDH&P will only provide period clothing for specific activities, not the duration of the camp. Staff will not administer application of any insect repellent or sunscreen. It is recommended that the campers come with their own and that the bottles are clearly labeled with the camper’s name.

 

Conduct
All campers are expected to act appropriately before, during, and after camp. Inappropriate behavior includes, but is not limited to, cursing, bullying, both verbally and physically, shoving, and being disrespectful towards staff and campers. If a camper exhibits inappropriate behavior, counselors will address the issue immediately and will contact either the guardian or emergency contact. If a camper continues to disrupt the camp environment after the inappropriate behavior has been addressed by counselors and guardians, HSDH&P reserves the right to cancel that camper’s enrollment with no refund.


Technology
All electronics are prohibited during camp hours. This includes tablets, MP3 players, cell phones, etc. If there is an emergency, the camper may use his/her phone after consulting a camp counselor. HSDH&P is not responsible for lost or broken property.


Special Needs
HSDH&P will make every attempt to serve campers who require special attention or consideration. We are not a special needs camp. There may be some needs that we are unable to meet. Please discuss your camper’s needs with the Director of Collections & Education prior to registering so that program compatibility can be determined.


Non-English Speaking Campers
Currently no interpreters are provided for, and the HSDH&P Staff cannot accommodate, non-English speaking campers.


Campers Taking Medicine
HSDH&P prefers that all medicines be administered at home before the camper arrives at camp. If medicine during camp is necessary, the camper must check his/her medicine in each morning. Campers are not allowed to hold onto their own medicines. If a camper needs to take medication during the day, discuss his/her needs with the Director of Collections & Education before the first day of camp. Medicine will not be accepted if it is not in the original packaging.


Waiting List
If a camp is full, the registering camper will be added to a waiting list on a first-come, first-served basis. If spots become available, the guardian will be notified within two days prior to the beginning of camp.

 

Cancellation Policy
HSDH&P staff reserve the right to cancel a camp that has fewer than six participants no later than two weeks from the first day of camp. If a camp is cancelled, a full refund will be issued within 30 business days of the camp’s cancellation.

You may cancel your camper’s registration up to three weeks before the first day of camp. A $25 administrative fee will be charged for all cancellations, and cancellations within three weeks of the first day of camp will forfeit all registration camp fees. No refunds will be issued for missed days of camp.

 

A Typical Day at Camp
Each camp varies in the types of crafts and activities, but all camps begin promptly at 9:00 a.m. After games and activities, a small snack will be enjoyed, followed by more fun. Around noon, campers will break for lunch, which may be held outdoors. After lunch, they will resume learning and activities. Campers will always have adult supervision throughout their camp experience.