July S.T.A.G.E Club

PBS Studio 1611 E Magnolia Ave, Knoxville, TN

Lights, Camera, ACTION! Matches can get in front of a camera at a real TV studio and see how they make shows there. Littles will have the opportunity to talk about books and possibly be featured on air!

June Sierra Club

Pigeon River Rafting 3845 Hartford Road, Hartford, TN

With nearly-continuous Class II-IV rapids like Lost Guide and Accelerator and views into Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the Upper Pigeon delivers. More info here: https://noc.com/trips/pigeon-river-rafting-upper-pigeon. The NOC requires youth to be at least 8 years old and weigh over 70 pounds. The Sierra Club will pay the rafting fee for the youth and all adults will pay their fee of $50. RSVP for more details. Saturday, July 20th at 10am-5pm

JUMP Back into School Party

Urban Air 9626 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN

We are JUMPING back into the school year at Urban Air in Knoxville, TN! BBBS will have the entire facility with access to the following attractions: -Wipeout -ProZone Performance Trampolines - Climbing Hill - Battle Beam -Warrior Course -Tubes-Indoor Playground -Basic Trampolines When: Saturday, July 27th from 9am to 11am Where: Urban Air Trampoline Park, 9626 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37922 Please ONLY RSVP if you plan to attend. RSVP by July 12th. Click here to RSVP Each jumper will be provided socks for jumping! Breakfast baked items and beverages will be provided! Each child in attendance will receive a backpack with school supplies! Matches and the Little's Families are welcome to attend this event. If you have multiple children who are Littles in this program, please fill out separate forms for each child. Please note that this event has a capacity, so RSVP's will be taken on a first come, first serve basis. Please reach out to your match support specialist or email rdavis@tennesseebig.org if you RSVP and plans change.

August Sierra Club

Spruce Flats Falls Spruce Flats Branch, Townsend, TN

Sat. August 17th, 11am-2pm Let’s get a little exercise - a hike to a waterfall in the Smokies. This is one of the least well-kept secrets in the Smokies. This 2 mile-round trip hike to a beautiful waterfall begins at the Great Smoky Mountain Institute at Tremont and passes by places of historical and geological interest. We travel through several forest types to eat lunch by a 60-foot waterfall. We return by the same route. There are several pools of water for those that want to take a dip in the co