Ninja Fest at Lake Frances is kicking off its fifth season this summer. Ninja Fest is located on 150 beautifully wooded acres in Crossville, TN. Lake Frances, a private 32-acre lake, makes the site one of the most picturesque camps in the country. Ninja Fest runs in conjunction with Flip Fest Summer Gymnastics Camp, one of the premier gymnastics camps in the country and the only camp owned and operated by two Olympians, John Macready and John Roethlisberger.

Ninja Fest is designed to bring to life everything kids love to do—running, jumping, climbing, flipping and becoming a ninja warrior. Campers will be tested and inspired by obstacles and challenges both within our 26,000 feet of indoor gym space, and throughout the amazing and adventure-inspiring Lake Frances property.

Our goal at Ninja Fest is for new Ninja Fest Warriors to not just leave better athletes and for them to conquer their training goals, but to leave empowered, believing that, with hard work and perseverance, they can conquer any challenge that life puts in front of them.

Do you have what it takes to be a Ninja Fest Warrior?


Crossville, Tennessee, is located one hour west of Knoxville, and one and a half hours east of Nashville
off Interstate 40. Campers should fly into Nashville International Airport BNA. Crossville, TN, is within a day’s drive from 70% of the US Population. Don’t feel like driving? There are great deals to fly into Nashville. 

Camp is in the central Standard time zone (CST). 



Training will be led by American Ninja Warrior participant and former elite level gymnast Spencer Johnson. Spencer has the unique ability to create an awesome camp experience while also challenging campers to push their physical limits. Campers will participate in unique ninja obstacles, and will also have access to loose foam pits, trampolines, ropes and the gymnastics equipment also used by ninja warriors.

Camp Dates

Week One
May 24 - May 29

Week Two
May 31 - June 5

Week Three
June 7 - June 12

Week Four
June 14 - June 19

Week Five
June 21 - June 26

Week Six
June 28 - July 3

Week Seven
July 5 - July 10

Week Eight
July 13 - July 17

Week Nine
July 19 - July 24

Week Ten
July 26 - July 31

Week Eleven
August 2 - August 7


Come train exclusively with The Island Ninja, Grant Mccartney. 2015 American Ninja Warrior, a two time National finalist, elected for the All-Star team back to back, twice chosen for Team Ninja Warrior as well as NBC's Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge.


American Ninja Warrior Abel Gonzalez received a devastating diagnosis of Rheumatoid Arthritis, commonly considered a life-long debilitating disease. Through dedicated work and study, Abel overcame an understandably negative outlook on life and at the same time shed the mantle of disability. Today Abel Gonzalez works steadfastly at maintaining his health and abilities and encourages others to share in his passion and cry that #WeAreAllAbel. See Abel on NBC's American Ninja Warrior, Esquire Network's Team Ninja Warrior and USA Network's Ninja VS Ninja!



A typical week of camp will include scheduled daytime activities, both inside and outside of the gym, as well as an evening all-camp activity each night. Monday through Friday, campers will kick off the morning with outdoor challenges and obstacle course training. Afternoon training will move to the gym, taking advantage of all the pits, bars, trampolines and mats. Campers will get a chance to participate in the high ropes course, laser tag and lake activities, including tubing behind the jet skis, canoeing, water slide and swimming.


Evenings feature an all-camp activity for both the ninja campers and gymnastics campers. Monday is the greatest all-camp dance. The haunted hike will be Tuesday evening. Wednesday will find campers undertaking the ultimate scavenger hunt. Show the week-long culmination of your skills on Thursday at Skit Night in the gym.



Ninja Fest maintains the beauty of the natural surroundings while providing the best amenities for campers and staff. Below are just some of the awesome activities campers will have the opportunity to do during their week at Ninja Fest.


★ water slide
★ mud tug o’war
★ giant swing over the lake
★ tubing
★ canoeing
★ sand volleyball
★ laser tag
★ hiking trails
★ fishing

★ spaceball
★ campfires
★ camp dance
★ scavenger hunt
★ riding the back of the FLIP FEST jet skis™
★ costume contest
★ ultimate ropes course
★ camper and staff games with the greatest camp leaders, RANDY PARRISH


A look into Ninja Fest




We house campers in comfortable cabins, each supervised by a counselor. Every cabin is equipped with complete restroom facilities and central heat and air. We house girls and boys in separate cabins with other campers of similar ages. Upon check-in, parents may help move their children into their cabins and meet the counselor who will work with their children for the week.


All meals for campers are prepared fresh daily in our on site kitchen. Lunch options vary from grilled chicken/beef soft tacos, chicken nuggets and a sandwich bar to name a few. A typical dinner would be grilled chicken, fresh steamed broccoli, roasted potatoes and a whole wheat dinner roll. We offer fruit at every meal, as well as a salad bar at lunch and dinner.


While all camp activities* are covered with your child’s tuition, you can open a camp bank account for your child to have during the week at camp. This money can be spent at the camp store on snacks, drinks, camp apparel (sweatshirts, t-shirts, etc .) and forgotten items such as disposable cameras, sunscreen, etc. This camp bank keeps the campers from holding onto cash during the week, and protects against theft or loss. When you receive and complete your confirmation packet after registering, you will then be able to set up your child’s camp bank account before arriving. Average opening deposits typically range from $20 to $200. Any money not spent during the week will be returned by a mailed refund check after your child’s session has ended. *exception of laser tag ($5)

At Ninja Fest, we maintain a better than 8-to-1 camper-to-coach ratio to ensure all campers get the attention they deserve.

Their cabin will hold up to 18 campers and their counselor for the week. Each cabin has air-conditioning and its own private bathroom facilities.

If your child needs to be picked up from Nashville International Airport BNA please contact Anderson’s Shuttle Service at or call 931-707-1953. Campers must arrive at the Nashville Airport by 12:00 noon CST on Sunday and depart after 4:00 p.m. CST on Friday.


Pricing & Registration


WEEK 1-11: Early bird price of $899 if you register by February 14th. After February 14th the cost is $975 per camper.
$50 discount for multiple weeks
$50 discount for each additional sibling
*rates apply to all campers

A $200 deposit is required PER WEEK of camp. We will deduct the deposit from your child’s tuition balance. In an effort to continue the personalized service and unique camp experience of Ninja Fest, we are limiting each week of camp to 20 campers. Space is limited so please register early.


1:00PM - 2:30PM
(Central Standard Time)

10:00 a.m.–11:30 p.m.
(Central Standard Time)

Cancellation/Refund Policy

Final Camp Payment must be postmarked or made online on camper account by May 1st, 2020.  If we do not receive your final payment by May 1, 2020, we may forfeit your spot to another camper.

We will refund all payments except a $50 processing fee to campers who scan and email the Cancellation Notice Form to BEFORE April 1, 2020. We will refund all payments except the $200 deposit to campers who scan and email the Cancellation Notice Form to AFTER April 1, 2020.

NO REGISTRATION AND CAMP FEES ARE REFUNDABLE WITHIN 14 DAYS OF CAMPER’S SESSION. We will not give refunds to any camper who withdraws anytime after arriving. We do not give discounts to any camper who arrives late or departs early. All campers must be covered by their own insurance.

Injury: For cancellation due to injury please attach a Doctor’s note to the cancellation notice documenting the injury.  Payments that are nonrefundable in accordance to the cancellation policy will be credited for the following summer.