JC Parks & Recreation 2015 Summer Camps

This summer you can discover a variety of 7-week camps, specialty camps, and 1/2 day camps to create your child’s best summer ever. If you’re looking for fitness, nutrition and fun, try our Jump Start JC Camp that is held at Freedom Hall Gymnasium. Teens will adventure this summer at Fairmont Adventure Camp located in the old Fairmont School gymnasium. Nature will take you on incredible journeys to learn about reptiles, geology, and take a closer look at the environment. Learn to dance, sing, and play an instrument as part of our Performing Arts Camps at Princeton Art Center this summer. Think creatively at our Art Camp, also held at Princeton Arts Center. Summer camps will be packed full of team building activities, group initiatives, physical fitness activities, and much more!

To register, please go online at www.myjcparks.org. You may also register at the following locations: Carver Recreation Center, Memorial Park Community Center, Princeton Arts Center, and Winged Deer Park.

Blue Plum Festival

Friday-Sunday, June 5-7, 2015 - Downtown JC

Surprisingly, it’s not a festival about a fruit. The name, Blue Plum Festival, is in honor of the 1800’s rural post office serving an area in East Tennessee that would become known as Johnson City. The Blue Plum Festival was originally organized by the Friends of Olde Downtowne in 1999. It’s beginnings as a street fair has grown considerably over the years. This year, an estimated 80,000 folks will converge on downtown Johnson City over the course of 3 days to enjoy music, arts, food and so much fun!

The Music is the heart of the Blue Plum Festival. Specializing in Americana artists, the Festival has increased attendance to over 80,000 people. Featuring local, regional, and national musicians, arts and crafts, children’s activities, urban art competitions, roller derby, a sea of amazing food, and so much more!

For more information on this event, visit their website at www.blueplum.org.


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