Big Willies Nashville


big willies nashville
active summer camp

Our goal is to help children be comfortable and smart on the water!
All of our students will learn basics and skill development in kayaking and paddle boarding. Students take a training course on equipment safety and drowning prevention.

Every day is a full day of exciting water sports, hikes and outdoor activities. This includes water education, crafts, history and other camp favorites!

Our focus during students’ daily instruction period is our Paddle Sport Education for Youth program. This is a national research-based educational curriculum designed to introduce youth to the joys and skills of paddling! This curriculum is provided by the American Canoe Association and the American Association for Physical Activity and Recreation.

Our classes have a 1:5 student to instructor ratio. This gives students a chance to develop skills and gain confidence with personalized instruction and coaching.

sponsor a child

After not being able to run the active summer camp in 2020 due to the pandemic we realized how extremely important and life changing the camp experience is . 

We wanted to ensure that every child possible has the opportunity to attend camp. Now more than ever many families cannot afford to send their child to camp.

If you would like to sponsor a child this summer or for donations please click the link below. Any amount helps! 

Our goal in 2021 is to sponsor 10 children! This would allow 10 kids to enjoy the week long program that may have not been able to afford it otherwise.

summer 2021 class schedule

Session 2
Drop off 8:00 AM & Pick up 4:00 PM
2 Victory Ave. Nashville, TN

Week 1: July 26th – July 30th
Week 2: August 2nd – August 6th
Week 3: August 9th – August 13th
Week 4: August 16th – August 20th

The cost for a full week of all active camp sessions is $475

With payment of camp fee all transportation costs, instruction, equipment, water and two snacks per day are included.

Weekly sessions run from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM Monday-Friday

Note: A 25% deposit is required to hold a students class spot. If a session is full please go through our registration system to be added to our waiting list. You will be contacted if availability for your class session opens up.




1. Make New Friends 
At camps, you get a chance to find like-minded people, and it is really easy to build a friendship with a person who has the same interests.

2. Independence and Growth 
Camp gives your kids a chance to get out of their comfort zone and take some risks with their new skills. Nothing brings out and tests independence more than giving them time away on their own.

3. Mental and Physical Stimulation
Get kids off of the couch, out of the COVID19 slump and into some great outdoors fun.


sponsor a child

Big Willie’s believes strongly in the value of the camp experience and wants to ensure that every child has the opportunity to attend camp.


We understand that many families cannot afford to send their child to camp. This is why we have established the Send a Child to Camp Fund as an opportunity for caring individuals or organizations who also believe in the value of camp to support camp scholarships.
You can donate here on our site or click to donate with Paypal below.

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Change a Life!

Just $95 will send a child to camp for one day and $475 for one week. Just one camp experience can positively change a child’s life forever!

help us send 10 children to camp!


Camp enrollment costs pay for transportation, private counseling, training, equipment and two snacks daily.

Donations will go directly to a child’s cost of joining the week long program.

Please bring a swimsuit, towel, sunscreen, flotation device (if necessary, must pass swim test)

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