Ride a vintage short-line train! Our most frequent service trips — the “Local” — begin at our Grand Junction Station and travel to East Chattanooga for a layover to view a turntable demonstration and tour of our restoration shop.
RAILROAD SUMMER CAMP
- Day Camp
- Overnight Camp
Tennessee Valley Railroad Summer Camp
We are looking forward to another fun and exciting summer! Please look over our schedule and choose the session that’s best for you. Overnight Camp is limited to a maximum of 10 campers per session. Teens attending both sessions of Overnight Camp receive a $200 discount!
Please contact Charles Googe, Camp Director, for any other questions or concerns at [email protected].
Session 1 – Junior Day Camp (7-10 years old)
May 29 – June 2, 2023- $425.00
Session 2 – Day Camp (10-12 years old)
June 5-9 , 2023- $425.00
Session 3 – Teen Day Camp (13-17 years old)
June 12-16, 2023- $425.00
Session 4 – Teen Overnight Camp (13-17 years old)
June 19-24, 2023- $1,140.00
Session 5 – Teen Overnight Camp (13-17 years old)
June 26-July 1, 2023- $1,140.00
All campers should wear jeans, close-toed shoes, and a T-shirt. Please have campers wear clean clothing each day, but remember that it may become very dirty, sweaty, and possibly be ruined by paint, grease, etc. – so choose carefully.
Campers should bring (packed in a backpack and labeled with the camper’s name):
- A hat (for sun protection)
- Safety goggles (clear lenses please, not sunglasses!)
- Face coverings/face masks
- Work gloves
- Bug spray
- A water bottle
- Any needed medications (to be turned in to staff)
Safety is the most important rule of Rail Camp as TVRM is an active railroad. This camp is designed to provide immersive and hands-on experiences in and around full-scale operational railroad equipment within a safe, controlled environment. Rail Camp is heavy in operations familiarization, and campers will be spending significant periods of time outdoors, around or on moving equipment, and in areas typically not accessible to the general public where safe conduct is mandatory. When considering the suitability of Rail Camp for your child, note that campers enrolled in the program are required to abide by all established safety rules including the following:
– Follow all directions the first time given without exception
-Collaborate with their peers to maintain a safe environment
-Maintain safe and agreeable behavior with staff and peers in all areas at all times.
Campers must abide by TVRM’s strict code of conduct at all times, without exception.
- Snacks and water are provided each day.
- Lunch is provided for campers attending full-day sessions.
- Campers are welcome to bring extra snacks if desired.