PROVIDING AN ENVIRONMENT WHERE KIDS ARE ENCOURAGED TO HAVE FUN, ACQUIRE NEW SKILLS, MAKE FRIENDS, AND FEEL VALUED FOR WHO THEY ARE.
CAMP SKILLZ HISTORY
G.O.D. International has its headquarters in the Hopewell neighborhood, and has spent many years serving immigrants and refugees throughout Nashville. In working with kids throughout the summer months we noticed something. There were a lot of kids, with a lot of nothing to do. Summer camps were neither local or affordable to them. This led to a lot of downtime, or as we saw it: a window of opportunity. In 2011 we started Camp Skillz. Today, Camp Skillz has provided a summer camp opportunity to over 1,000 kids in the Nashville area!
Since that first year, we’ve focused each camper’s experience on building relationships with one another. Though they learn lots of skills, like bike repair, harvesting vegetables or choreography, they also learn that the most important skill they can obtain is related to their character. Campers are rewarded not just for winning a race, but for showing compassion, endurance, patience or kindness.
They learned a lot and so did we. Each year, we aim to make Camp Skillz better--if we don’t, where’s the fun?! The steady return of campers each year and the hype that accompanies the camp is encouraging evidence that we are doing that. From a two-week program of only a few dozen kids to a 6-week camp for over 100 campers, we are as committed to our mission as we were at the start.
At this time all sessions are full, check back often as session availability may change on the day-to-day basis.
Camp Skillz 2017 runs in three sessions from June 13-July 21.
The camp runs Tuesday through Friday from 8:30am-12:30pm.
Both breakfast and lunch are included.
Session One: June 13 through June 23
Session Two: June 27 through July 7
*No camp on July 4
Session Three: July 11 through July 21
One-Time Registration Fee
Single Session Fee (2 weeks each) $50
Single Session Fee (2 weeks each) $45/child
$10 per child
Camp serves ages 6-12.
Any additional sessions not included in initial registration must be registered for one week prior to those sessions. Anyone registering for all three sessions and paying in full will not need to pay the registration fee.
If paying for 3 or more campers, use discount code 3+campers.
General Registration applications can also be picked up at the offices of SLAM (see address below).
Registration and Payments
Camp will be moving inside later this morning. Water-day attire not necessary today. However, there is a party on the forecast ;)
In light of tomorrow's storms, please make arrangements to have your campers picked up.Text the camp line with instructions before noon :)
Rain all day? Camp Skillz don't care! Campers will not need to bring their water bottle or camper bag today. It's an indoor camp day!
Please email us at
Or call us at
401 Center St. #102,
Nashville, TN 37138