Summer “Take Action” Youth Camp 2019

for school age children Kindergarten – 7th grade
  Reserve only the weeks and days you wish to attend!

Two 1500 square foot multi purpose rooms will again be available for our 2019 camp! This new building was a great addition in 2016.
Children’s activity homerooms are now divided into two age groups! Older children have their own program and are separated from the younger children for most of the day (excluding swim time, early drop off and late pickup).

IMG_3383  Perpetual Motion Youth Camp is flexible meeting the needs of busy families: 

Choose 3 or 5 Days Weekly
Daily rates are available if needed
General Information including applications, tuition information and camp dates can be printed from the “Documents Tab” located at the bottom of this page. Click on Summer Camp 2019.

No other camp can match our program!
Swimming everyday – 2 onsite pools -certified guards & staff
Gymnastics/Sports and indoor game activities everyday – 7,000 square foot newly remodeled gym. Campers love the air-conditioned environment and modern equipment!
Premium, Dedicated Game room building – Equipped with Ping-Pong, air hockey, pool table, foosball and even an Xbox system. Great for added daily activities and rainy days! Two new arcades have been added this year with all the great classics including “Donkey Kong”‘,”Space Invaders” and about 60 other choices.
Acres of outside activities – play structures, fields, volleyball court, pavilion area
We do not have to go off site – No extra travel charges – Great for security and safety!
1 to 10 student/staff ration-double the ratio compared to other camps-Great supervision
Separate Youth Camp Facility-housing separated age groups and play centers
Afternoon snack provided– Campers bring sack lunches

IMG_3255Our 2019 Summer Camp for school age children is now open for “registration”. We will save and guarantee a spot for the first 40 children to register. Our summer registration fee is $50 per family. Camp Information and the registration forms can be downloaded under the “documents” section on the bottom of this page. Parent selection of exact weeks and days of attendance are not required until Apr 15th, 2019.

IMG_5577Our traditional Fun Filled Summer Camp, for children 5-13 years, includes swimming 5-days a week (pools on property). Our 7,0000 square foot Sports Skills Center will provide early morning indoor gym, games & sport skill activities. Campers will no longer have to wait for the dew to be burned off the grass to get active. The Sports Skills center is “fully air conditioned” and equipped with the most modern gym equipment.

Juice and snack are included in the fee. Perpetual Motion is the only school age day camp that includes ever-day onsite swimming & every-day gym activities as part of the weekly & daily fees. Camp hours are 9:00am—5:00pm. Extended hours are from 7am-6pm(no additional charge).

We have a fun, action-packed summer planned for 2019! Camp runs from May 20th through Aug 2nd. Register now to secure your weeks throughout the entire summer. Children must be enrolled in Kindergarten or above beginning in August 2019. Our youth camp will also try to accommodate our kindergarten children who are on a staggered schedule during the first few weeks of school. Please let us know if you may be interested in attending these “extended weeks”. Additional deposit is required for this week..

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Parents can register for the entire summer or just a week or two. Space for camp is limited to the first 40 children “per week”. For more information, you may also call Perpetual Motion at 984-1253 during the day or Gary at 984-2075 any evening after 8pm. Detailed information, registration forms  and camp prices may be obtained by clicking on the Documents button on the bottom of this page:

Perpetual Motion summer campers will now rotate between 4 different and unique activity areas throughout the typical camp day. A brand new building means an extended program and an even greater number of age appropriate activities!

The youth camp activity home rooms are now located in a separate building on our Perpetual Motion Campus directly behind the Gym. The old camp “activity” building is now the “Game Room” Building. This building features “gross motor” games including Ping Pong, Foosball, Air Hockey,  Arcade games and a large screen TV for playing the popular Xbox infra red movement games. As in the past years, the most popular time of the day is “swim time” in our “on-site” outdoor 75 foot pool. “On road” transportation is not needed! It is much safer & the children get into the water a lot quicker! Potential problems dealing with the general public at a community pool is also a non issue. All we have to be concerned with is how much fun we can have within the safest possible camper environment.


Parents can get a good idea of their children’s  typical day by taking a close look at our daily schedule. This is a slightly different schedule from previous years. Please note:  Campers will be required to bring their own lunch.  Breakfast is not served. Children should eat a good breakfast before arrival. Healthy lunch beverages and an afternoon snack will be provided.


Parents, pick your weeks and days as desired. We cannot guaranteed that spots will remain available as the summer approaches. Although, we can guarantee that spots will be available to the first 40 children to “Register”. A “registration” fee is required so that we may be able to predict our enrollment and therefore improve our complete summer program. This fee also will be used to make sure that every child is covered with a secondary accident insurance policy. Registration does not require choice of attending camp weeks until April 15th 2019.

IMG_3080To complete your child’s enrollment:
Perpetual Motion requires a non-refundable payment in full for each child’s “first week” of camp. In addition, a non-refundable $20 deposit is also required for each of the additional weeks requested and reserved. Each camp week deposit may only be used for that particular week’s enrollment. Please note: each weekly deposit will be credited to the regular weekly tuition. As in the past, 2nd child discounted rates are available.

Parents may not drop or reduce enrolled weeks. Parents may change weeks if Perpetual Motion is notified 21 days before the Monday of each reserved week. Please understand, to have a great camp for the children, we plan all staff and order all activity supplies weeks in advance of the actual time of service. The first camp week tuition and all other reserved weeks deposits of $20 are due on April 15th or upon late enrollment.

IMG_4365To Enroll Over the Phone:
If you would like to enroll immediately over the phone, or, if you have any questions the best time to call Gary is from 6pm to 10pm any evening. The number to use is (865)984-2075. You will have to sign the application before camp begins.

To Enroll by fax:
Parents may also enroll by downloading the application from the documents section below. Fill out 2019 Youth Camp Application and fax the completed forms with a credit card payment to (865)984-9974.

To Enroll by in person:
To enroll in person, please give us a call at (865)984-1253 to set up a convenient time to stop by the Perpetual Motion office. The 2019 Youth Camp Enrollment Application can be downloaded from our documents button on the bottom of each page. Just fill out the application and bring it with you to our office. We also have applications on site if you do not have a home printer. Weeks and days requested for enrollment should be estimated to by parents before April 15th. All weeks and days should be confirmed by April 15th.

2019 Camp Staff:

We have a great staff for our 2018 summer camp season. An outline of their experiences and education is listed below…..

Gary Thibodeau – Owner, Perpetual Motion

  • BS Degree in Biology with a Secondary School Teaching Certification from Central Connecticut State University
  • Masters Degree in Physical Education from The University of Tennessee
  • Former Instructor-Maryville College Physical Education Department (1972-76)
  • Eagle Scout
  • CPR and First Aid Certified
  • Perpetual Motion Gym Instructor and team coach

Kelsey Abbott: Camp Director and Gym Instructor

  • Advanced First Aid Trained,
  • CPR Certified
  • Teacher for our Perpetual Motion Preschool and Gymnastics Programs

Vickie Davis – Kindergarten thru 2nd grade head instructor

  • First Aid & CPR Certified


  • CPR and First Aid Certified

Savannah Griffin – Assistant camp & swim instructor, assists main camp staff

  • Senior Cheerleader – Heritage High School
  • Worked for the Youth Camp in 2017 and 2018 – Did an awesome job
  • Swim instructor – 2017 and 2018 Take Action Youth Camp
  • Teacher for our Perpetual Motion Preschool and Gymnastics Programs

Stephanie –

  • First Aid & CPR Certified

Brianna –

  • First Aid & CPR Certified
  • Teacher for our Perpetual Motion Preschool and Gymnastics Programs

Faith –

  • First Aid & CPR Certified
  • Teacher for our Perpetual Motion Preschool and Gymnastics Programs

Barrett – Life Guard

  • First Aid & CPR Certified