Welcome to Camp

Please, call us at 615-856-4772 for any questions.

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We believe that every child needs time outdoors to play in an imaginative way with nature. This kind of play increases creativity, confidence, social intelligence and resilience.

Camp Bells Bend Beaman offers a day camp experience for Nashville children to explore and learn in beautiful outdoor settings.  The camp is a partnership with Friends of Bells Bend Park, Friends of Beaman Park and Leadership Academy, LLC. Camp takes place at both the Bells Bend Outdoor Center and Beaman Park Nature Center. Campers spend Monday-Wednesday at Bells Bend and Thursday-Friday at Beaman Park.

Camp is for ages 6-12 and runs Monday-Friday 9:00 am-4:00 pm with options for extended hours and bus service from Nashville. Children will spend the day outdoors and engaged in play and education to increase appreciation and respect for nature. Activities are lead by caring camp counselors who are college students or young adults who are looking to gain experience in education and recreation professions.

Camp Bells Bend Beaman is happy to announce that this year the fun will continue with daily themes! Each day of the week will be dedicated to a certain theme. For example, Monday’s theme will be Let’s Wing It, and we will spend the day dedicated to our bird friends at Bells Bend Park. This also means that we highly encourage campers to dress to the theme of the day, and who doesn’t love dress up?  If you’re curious about the other daily themes, sign up for camp and let the themed times roll.

The Great Cook-Out: Once a week, campers at Camp Bells Bend Beaman will have the opportunity to cook their own lunch over the fire! To foster a sense of community, all kids and counselors will bring different ingredients and the group will cook and eat together-family style. From fire-roasted hot dogs to Dutch oven baked beans to classic s’mores, the possibilities are endless. The kids will learn the basics of campfire cooking all while enjoying the delicious fruits of their labor!

Camp Bells Bend Beaman is one of the summer camps offered from Leadership Academy.

Camp Information

Day Camp is Monday-Friday from 9:00 am-4:00 pm

Price: $230/week (Flex Pricing & Payment Plans, Sibling Discounts Available)

Ages: 6-13

Optional Add Ons:

Busing Service (Best Value!)

East Park – Camp Bells Bend Beaman busing service from East Nashville. Pick-up/Drop-off is at East Park, which is conveniently located for our East Nashville parents.

From 7:45 am-5:15 pm and includes counselor supervision and extended care included. The bus departs at 8:25 am and arrives at 4:25 pm. This can be added during registration.

$90/week Learn more about our busing service

Extended Care

We offer extended care from 7:45 am-5:15 pm for car rider campers. $50/week

The staff was great, and Campbell is still talking about it.

Chris Guerin

Jackson loves your camps and we can’t wait to come back next year.

Andrea Gardiner

Max had a blast. He rates this the best camp he’s ever gone too and can’t wait to go back!

Yolanda Mara

I loved that she had the opportunity to experience this camp. I love how she was exposed to different things in nature and other outdoor activities.

Nicole Northern

Activities Include:

Nature Education




Animal Tracking

Fort Building

Creek exploring


We Love Our Partners!

Camp Bells Bend Beaman a partnership with Friends of Beaman Park, in cooperation with Metro Parks, and Leadership Academy, LLC. $5 of every camp registration is donated to Friends to further support the parks. You can become a member of Friends through the camp registration. Learn more about our partners below!

Friends of Beaman
Bells Bend Park Sign
Beaman Park Nature Area Center
Beaman Park Center Bell

Leadership Academy’s Camp Bells Bend Beaman is a partnership with Nashville Metro Parks.

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