Turn Summer Camp into a Vacation with Graceland’s Performing Arts Camp

This post has been sponsored by Graceland Performing Arts Camp through City Moms Blog Network. All opinions are 100% our own!

Summertime is quickly approaching and now is the time when parents are anxiously scrolling through guides and resources looking for the perfect summer camp that will help develop interests and spur excitement. Somewhere between the summer camps, family reunions, and work schedules, a real family vacation can be squeezed in. 

This summer, there’s one summer camp that can be BOTH! 

Graceland‘s Performing Arts Camp is the perfect summer getaway for the whole family! Campers can follow in the footsteps of Elvis Presley and learn all about singing, acting, and dancing, while parents explore Memphis, relax by the pool at The Guest House at Graceland and enjoy Graceland Archives presentations and tours. The camp offers a unique experience for kids – and a fun vacation for the entire family.

You can select between July 10-14 (exclusively for kids ages 13-17) OR July 17-21 (for kids ages 6-16). We know these are big age ranges, but don’t worry! Each camp has instruction segmented by age.

This is a one-of-a-kind experience for the entire family as kids and teens have the unique opportunity to perform live on stage at Graceland.

Whether your child is new to the arts or has lots of experience, there’s something for everyone to learn at Graceland Performing Arts Camp. Participants will explore their creativity in workshops on acting, singing and dancing taught by local and Broadway professionals; including special guest counselor Reagan Strange, who was recently featured on season 15 of “The Voice” as a contestant on Team Adam.

Over the four days of activities, campers will develop a showcase, culminating in an evening performance on stage at The Guest House Theater for family and friends on Saturday night.

In addition to their classes, each camper will follow in the footsteps of Elvis Presley throughout their stay, as they explore the Graceland campus, tour Elvis’ legendary home, and learn how he became one of the greatest entertainers of all time – in the studio, on stage, and on the big screen.

While campers are having fun during the day, parents and other family members will keep busy with Graceland activities, including Graceland Archives presentations and tours, shuttle transportation to other Memphis attractions, and relaxing poolside at The Guest House, before reuniting with their children in the evening for family dinners and activities.

All Graceland Performing Arts Camp Packages include:

  •  Four nights’ hotel accommodations at AAA-rated Four Diamond luxury resort The Guest House at Graceland in a standard guest room
  • Performing arts classes for campers on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday of camp with a finale performance on Saturday night
  • Meals for all room guests and campers including breakfast, lunch options, and dinner**
  • Tour of Elvis Presley’s Graceland and Elvis Presley’s Memphis Entertainment Complex
  • Exclusive opening party/dinner at Elvis Presley’s Memphis


To learn more about Graceland Performing Arts Camp, watch the introductory video below and visit their website – Graceland.com/camp – for details!


Krystal Hurst
From a fourth grade teaching career in Richardson to managing a letterpress studio in the Design District of Dallas, Krystal finally found her calling with the not-so-simple life of motherhood. She’s been married for her best friend and husband, Tim, for 15 years and enjoys spending time with her sons, Mark (born March 2011), Zachary (born January 2013), Nathan (born October 2015), and Jake (born July 2018). When not devoting her time to Dallas Moms Blog and her family, she enjoys eating cheaply and traveling often!