Sons and Daughters Program

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Join us for a special program designed for youth ages 8 to 18. Youth 7 and under may participate if accompanied by a parent or guardian. Parents/guardians must be registered for the conference.

Sunday – Explore with Me in Tennessee!

Come see all the fun and exciting adventures Chattanooga offers youth through the Sons and Daughters Program. Parents and youth are invited to join us at the conclusion of the Opening Ceremony for an overview of the program, introduction of program and group leaders, registration and distribution of Tennessee Swag Bag to Sons and Daughters participants. Organized Mass Chaos, anyone? Stay around as we get acquainted and get to know each other in this fun and unusual way!


See Rock City and climb aboard a Chattanooga Choo-choo! Participants will enjoy two of the most iconic travel destinations for Chattanooga, Ruby Falls and the TN Valley Railroad. Experience the beauty and grandeur of one of the world’s tallest waterfalls . . . . UNDERGROUND! Take an elevator down 260” through solid limestone rock and see this natural beauty! Explore the natural surroundings of this unique landscape before leaving for TN Valley Railroad.

Take a ride through time on this moving museum of railroad history. Take a trip back in time to a slower-paced way of life, and experience the authentic and interactive railway experience, all aboard a full-sized train.

*Closed-toe, comfortable walking shoes are recommended.


A day of sun and fun as Sons and Daughters travel to Lake Winnie Amusement Park and Soak Ya’ Water Park. Deemed the South’s favorite family amusement park, Lake Winnie offers both thrills and spills. Whether it’s hair-raising roller coasters, nostalgic carousels, or cooling off with a splash from a water slide, participants can find fun around every corner! Lunch will be provided on-site. The group will return in time to rejoin families for States’ Night Out.

*Appropriate swim attire and/or cool, casual clothes and shoes recommended. Sunscreen and a towel will be provided.


Discover Downtown! Chattanooga is one of the most enjoyable and easy to navigate cities in the South. Participants will explore the sites, sounds, artisans, and amphibians of Downtown Chattanooga. Experience the ecological importance water plays in our landscape and meet critters at the beautiful Tennessee Aquarium. Two buildings, the River Journey and the Ocean Journey, offer guests up close and personal encounters with critters that prefer the H2O life! Special “behind-the-scenes” guest opportunities are available to our participants.

Glass blowing, painting, and who doesn’t want to try the latest off-the-shelf flavor of the Moon Pie! Shop for souvenirs or sundries while completing a scavenger hunt. Participants will end the day with a movie at the IMAX and farewell pizza party! Y’all come!



TN Swag Bag will include a drawstring cinch sack backpack, t-shirts for daily wear, and a towel for the waterpark. A personal water bottle is recommended but not required. First-aid, snacks, and water will also be available daily.