Chess Camp:

June 11-15, 9 am - 1 pm.  $110; Rising 1 - rising 6

Join Signal Mountain Scholastic Chess Coach Bill Cheal, along with other members of the Signal Mountain and Tennessee state chess organizations, build kids into competitive chess players through fun activities and interesting strategy sessions.  

To register, contact Bill Cheal: or 423.544.5458

S.T.E.A.M. Camps: 

9 am - 2 pm, with aftercare available until 5:30 for additional $40 per week, per family.

Rising K - rising 5 : $110 per session; Rising  6- rising 8 may attend as "Junior Counselors" -- they will act as  "mentors" for younger campers  and will assist the camp director and counselors, while participating in activities.  This is a great way to transition from camper to counselor, plus have fun for the reduced rate of $60 per session.

Camps are filled with fun and enriching activities for summer days.  The program blends science, technology, engineering, art and math activities, games and playground play.  Participants will be grouped into lower elementary and upper elementary groups with dedicated counselors.  At least one activity in each of the following categories is offered every week to compliment the theme: 
                                • Building with simple tools  • Cooking  • Technology • Art • Physical Activities • Outdoor Play • Themed Read Aloud • Makerspace Lab 

  •  June 4 – 8 - As Seen On TV: Put some reality into TV favorites.  Join us as we ‘go live’ in our own version of American Ninja Warrior, Shark Tank, Myth Busters, Swamp People, Modern Marvels, Master Chef, and a slew of game shows.   
  •   June 11 – 15 - Around the World: We will pique campers’ sense of exploration as they virtually travel the earth and its modern and ancient cultures through technology, cooking, art, folk stories, cultural games and a photo passport of their journey.  Campers will learn a bit of Chinese, make and taste delicacies from around the globe, create woodblock prints, design their unique Matryoshka, and find tranquility with their own miniature zen garden.   
  •  June 25 – 29 - The Great Outdoors: This one is a summer staple at Bachman!  This year we have our very own garden plot to tend, accompanied by a host of other activities!  Build an artistic garden post, assemble a bird house, make homemade applesauce, engineer a homemade sprinkler, plant succulent seeds, and back by popular demand – construct a wormery to observe the life of earthworms!   
  •  July 9 – 12 – Take Flight: Please note this camp is Monday through Thursday only!  $90 for Campers, $50 for Junior Counselors. You’ll want to keep an eye on the sky at this camp as gliders, rockets, and mini hot air balloons fill the sky.  Campers will explore the history of flight through artistic projects of birds, learn about Chinese kite traditions, and discover famous aviators and inventors like the Wright Brothers, Bessie Coleman, and Steve Fossett through activities and experiments.   
  •  July 16 – 20 - Tilt-A-Whirl: Amusement themed activities fill the day; design a one of a kind marble run coaster, spin cotton candy, make funnel cakes, learn to draw caricatures, and assemble and play midway games like ski ball and hole ​in one!


Bachman Office
Monday-Friday 10AM - 2PM

Bachman Bargains
Thursday 2:30 - 5:30PM
Fri & Sat. 9AM - 1:00PM
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Robotics Programming

Arduino Lab 9 Advanced Workshop.  Rising grades 4 – 8 only. Learn to program a microcontroller with hands-on projects including a series of modules to program music, create light displays, and design and operate animatronics.  The workshop culminates with the building and programming of a robotic car with an ultrasonic sensor. Two sessions available!  Session 1: May 29 – June 1: 9 am – noon ; Session 2: June 11 – 14: 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm . Cost is $110.


(423) 886-4842

2815 Anderson PikeSignal Mountain, TN 37377

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Skwalking Heads Theater & Puppet Camps:

June 4-15, 9 am - 4 pm: Music Theater Camp for kids ages 6-14; $395 includes supplies & camp t-shirt.
Kids learn all aspects of Music Theatre, acting, singing, dancing, designing and PERFORMING!

June 18- 29, 9 am - 4 pm: Puppet Camp Extravaganza for kids ages 6-14; $395 includes supplies & camp t-shirt.
Kids spend two weeks designing and building puppet characters, writing a script, recording a soundtrack , designing puppet scenery,

and performing their original puppet production.

To register, contact Colleen Laliberte:

American Girl Doll Camp :

July 23-27, half day ($105) or full day ($215), rising 1-rising 5

Love playing games, making crafts, acting, dancing, and learning about hair and clothing styles all while learning the history behind American Girl BeForever dolls? Calling all rising 1st through 5th grade girls to come share this love with friends at American Girl Camp 2018 on July 23-27. If you register by July 4th, you will get to vote on and choose the 5 dolls we will study this year!   Registration closes July 15.
I am also looking for rising 6th grade campers who would like to attend camp for free and wish to help lead as a Junior Assistant American Girl expert!  Half-day campers will enjoy learning about the five time periods from 9:00-12:00 and will need to bring a snack and drink daily.  Full-day campers will enjoy the morning session followed by free play time with their friends and dolls from 12:00-1:00 and will need to bring a snack, drink, and lunch daily.  Afternoons for full-day campers will be spent with enhancement activities.  Girls will invent the next BeForever doll, including designing her clothing, pet, and mini book according to the time period chosen by the group.  They will also create an interpretive dance/play/skit about the dolls we study each day so that the girls can showcase what they have learned for families on the final day of camp at 4:00!  
Payment may be made by direct check to Jennifer McGann or through Venmo @Jennifer-McGann-2, or by PayPal.  Venmo is free if funds are trasferred through a major debit card or checking account; Venmo charges a 3% fee for payments by credit card.  If using PayPal, please kindly asborb the convenience fee of 2.9% of the cost of camp plus $0.30 fee.

Be sure to click on the link below for pictures from past years to get a better idea of the full AG Camp experience!