Camp Twigs at Bells Bend Beaman - July 24-28

Camp Twigs at Bells Bend Beaman (formerly Camp Bells Bend Beaman) offers a day camp experience for Nashville children to explore and learn in beautiful outdoor settings. The day camps are at Metro Nashville Parks, Bells Bend Outdoor Center and Beaman Park. Campers spend Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at Bells Bend and Thursday and Friday at Beaman Park. Camp is for ages 5-12.

The Basics

  • Day Camp is Monday-Frida from 9:00 am-4:00 pm for

    • Monday -Wednesday is at Bells Bend Outdoor Center

    • Thursday-Friday is at Beaman Park Nature Center

  • Shuttle Service pickup and dropoff is at East Park as early as 7:45 am with shuttle leaving at 8:25am and returns around 4:25pm with pickup as late as 5:15 pm for $100/week and includes counselor supervision and extended care.

Camp Activities

  • Nature education

  • Hiking

  • Archery

  • Crafts

  • Camp games & songs

  • Fort Building

  • Creek exploring

  • Simple Gardening

  • Imagination Play

Every day at Camp Twigs is filled with imaginative play, exploring the natural habitats, seeing local wildlife, building forts, developing outdoor skills, making crafts and forming friendships. Camp Twigs is where your child develops a true love and affinity for the natural world and will feel like they belong in it. Our campers learn outdoor skills, such as fire-building, Leave No Trace ethics, using hand-tools, bird watching and more. Day campers will be grouped with qualified, energetic, and passionate counselors who will foster a sense of appreciation of the parks and the outdoors.

Our philosophy is different than other camps. At Leadership Academy, we purposely structure our camps so that children can direct activities without adult micromanagement, giving kids an emotionally safe place to practice social skills, build confidence, understand appropriate responses to others and work through conflict with the support of caring counselors. The camp day is unstructured and unscheduled by design, allowing time for the children to play and form deeper connections to nature and each other.

Learn more at

Bells Bend & Beaman Parks
7/24/2023 9:00 AM - 7/28/2023 4:00 PM
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Ages 5 - 12
Registration is no longer available
Additional Fees:
Postage for lost and found$6.00
2023 Campership - Aronson
Nashville Camp Fair 2023
$15.00 off any session of camp at any location, offered at the 2023 Nashville Camp Fair
Sibling Discount - Week 08 - LEGACY
Add a second child to the same session week and get $20 off registration.