Summer Programs and Summer Fun for kids throughout Rutherford County

May 17, 2022 at 09:15 am by WGNS

(Rutherford County, Tenn.) Local schools are wrapping up graduation ceremonies this week with Riverdale High School preparing for their ceremony on Wednesday night (May 18), Blackman scheduled for Thursday evening, followed by Holloway High School on Friday night. While Holloway plans for a graduation at LifePoint Church in Smyrna, all of the other schools will hold ceremonies inside the MTSU Murphy Center at 7PM. That said, the graduations mixed with the recent rise in temperature, makes it feel like summer has already arrived. However, the first official day of summer is June 21st.

With summer around the corner, many parents are thinking about camps for their youngsters. There are a multitude of summer camps and clinics throughout Rutherford County.  Ryan Donahue with LeadOff Baseball Academy told WGNS they have several camps planned for this summer…  LeadOff Baseball Academy has facilities in both Murfreesboro and Smyrna.


If baseball doesn’t excite your youngster, Murfreesboro Parks and Rec has a long list of summer camp options. From hiking, climbing and kayaking to arts, history and sports – the parks department has you covered.

Summer is also fun at the local Boys & Girls Club, as explained by Michelle Clifford... There are Boys & Girls Clubs in Murfreesboro, Smyrna and Shelbyville. 

The Rutherford County Library System is hosting a Summer Reading Program May 23rd through July 22nd. They are also offering a variety of special events in June and July. Learn more by visiting

Events are also planned in Smyrna, where they offer a splash pad for kids to cool-off in. Smyrna also has a Sunset Kayak Float, slated to take place on Saturday, May 28th. Learn more by clicking HERE.

Upcoming HS Graduation Dates

Tuesday, May 17, 2022: Siegel High School Graduation at Murphy Center

Wednesday, May 18, 2022: Riverdale High School Graduation at Murphy Center

Thursday, May 19, 2022: Blackman High School Graduation at Murphy Center

Friday, May 20, 2022: Holloway High School Graduation at LifePoint Church

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