Oak Hill Day Camp

Oak Hill Day Camp horseback ridingSince 1951, Oak Hill Day Camp has offered outdoor adventures for local children who receive the blessings of camp without having to leave Nashville. Each week’s program on our 70-acre campus consists of swimming, horseback riding, outdoor skills, arts and crafts, games, and Christian devotions. In 2021, capacity for each week’s camp is limited to 50 campers and COVID-19 safety protocols will be in place to ensure a fantastic summer playing together on our church campus. No specialty camps will be offered.

A few quick facts about Oak Hill Day Camp:

  • We are accredited through the American Camp Association (ACA).
  • Children ages 4 years old through fifth grade may attend.
  • Camp Hours are Monday-Friday, 8:15 A.M. – 3:15 P.M.
  • Early Care is offered at no charge beginning at 7:30 A.M.
  • After Care is offered from 3:15 P.M. – 5:30 P.M. for an additional weekly charge.

Summer Camp Employment Opportunities

Click here to learn how you can join our fun-loving group of camp counselors and lifeguard staff. Positions are open to individuals ages 16 and older.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • What age can my child begin attending Oak Hill Day Camp?
    • Oak Hill Day Camp accepts children age 4 through completed 5th grade.
  • What are Oak Hill Day Camp’s hours?
    • Camp hours are from 8:15 a.m. – 3:15 p.m. Early Care is provided beginning at 7:30 a.m. For Early Care there is no additional cost, but registration is required.
  • Is After Care provided?
    • After Care is offered from 3:15 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. During this time campers participate in pool time and/or recreational games.Registration for After Care is required and the fee is $75.00 per week. A late fee of $2/minute will be charged for children who are picked up after 5:30 p.m., unless prior arrangements have been made.Campers should bring their own snacks to eat during After Care.
  • Is lunch provided?
    • This summer, Oak Hill Day Camp will not provide lunch.  Each camper should bring a bag lunch that will fit in his or her backpack. Water will be provided.We do not provide refrigeration. Perishable lunches should be packed in a durable cooler pack with a frozen ice pack that can fit in the child’s backpack.
  • What should my child wear?
    • Children should wear comfortable play clothes, athletic shoes, and sunscreen. Shoes must be closed-toed. They should not wear flip-flops, sports sandals, or open-toed shoes.Your child will get messy.  Please dress him or her appropriately!
  • What does each camper need to bring?
    • Campers should bring a backpack containing:
      • swimsuit
      • towel
      • sunscreen
      • water bottle
      • bag lunch
    • All items should be labeled with the child’s name.
  • What campers should not to bring to camp:
    • Cell Phones (should you need to reach your child please contact the camp office at 615-298-9583
    • Money
    • Electronic games
    • Toys
    • Any valuables
  • Where do I drop off and pick up my child?
    • Drop off and pick up will be at the entrance to the First Presbyterian Church Recreation gymnasium. Children dropped off before 8:15 a.m. (unless registered for Early Care) will not be supervised, because counselors will be busy preparing for the day.
  • What if my child has medications to take during the camp day?
    • Please drop off any medications at the Recreation Office on the first day of camp. Medicine will be stored in a locked medicine cabinet.
  • How does weather impact camp?
    • Camp will be held, rain or shine. We have many fun-filled activities planned for rainy days.Policies and procedures are in place in the event of severe weather. If the schedule needs to be altered, you will be notified by email.
  • Will my child eat and drink while at camp?
    • Children should bring a bag lunch.Water coolers are located throughout the campus so that children may stay hydrated.
  • Will campers nap during camp hours?
    • We do not provide nap time during the camp day.
  • Do campers need to be potty trained?
    • All campers must be fully potty trained.
  • Does Oak Hill Day Camp accept campers with special needs?
    • Yes! Although we are not a special-needs camp, we do accept campers with special needs. These campers are paired with an individual counselor who assists them in participating in activities with their groups. Spots are limited and are given on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Does Oak Hill Day Camp provide financial assistance?
      • Yes! Oak Hill Day Camp has scholarship funds that help campers who cannot afford the full participation fee. We award scholarships according to need and give them on a first-come, first-served basis. Up to three scholarships per family are allowed. If you are interested in applying for a program grant, download an application.
  • Who makes up the staff of Oak Hill Day Camp?
    • Most of our counselors are age 18 or older, with a small number of junior counselors, ages 16-17. We perform background checks on all prospective counselors and train all counselors each year. Each of our camper groups will have at least one counselor with CPR/First Aid certification.