Birmingham Summer Camps 2018

Birmingham Summer Camps

Acting Out Academy

AOA is the premiere on-camera acting academy in the greater Birmingham, Ala., area. Acting Out’s parallel mission is to provide quality performing arts education where it is most needed — namely, in communities where it is lacking. The core of all of our programs is designed to build self-confidence in young people through the performing arts.

Movie Camp – All Ages and Experiences
June 18th – 22nd and July 30th – Aug. 3rd

Movie Camp: $335
This camp of for all experienced stars between 6 and 15 years old. Students will begin the week learning the basics of on-camera acting before auditioning for our original movie. We will film the movie Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and premiere it for family and friends on Friday. Examples of our movies can be found here:

Advanced Movie Camp: $450
This camp will be a step up from our original movie camp where selected students will work with a larger crew on a more complex script and set. Students that wish to participate will be asked to send in a video audition before being selected by filmmakers. The hours for camp may go longer than usual and students can expect rehearsals to be scheduled before the week of camp. Campers will also have an opportunity to submit their own scripts.

Summer Film Acting Academy – All experiences welcome
July 16th – 20th

Students will spend a week with the best coaches from all over the Country. Taking classes in on camera acting, voice overs, commercial acting, self taping, audition technique and more.

Visit their site for more information or to register

Aldridge Gardens

June will be a full month long of excitement, entertainment and, of course, education at Aldridge Gardens. We have plenty of camps to choose from for boys and girls entering Kindergarten through 5th grades. Whether your little campers like American Girls, art, science and technology, geography, building and engineering, or animation, we’ve have something they’re sure to enjoy!

Entering 5K – 3rd Grades:
June 4 – 8 Maker-Space Makers
June 4 – 8 Cool Art
June 4 – 8 Engineering and Construction
June 11 – 15 Cool Art
June 11 – 15 Engineering and Construction
June 18 – 22 S.T.E.A.M (Science, Tech, Engineering, Art, Math) Lab
June 18 – 22 Around the World in 5 Days
June 18 – 22 Engineering and Construction
June 25 – 29 Cool Art
June 25 – 29 Engineering and Construction

Entering 5k – 2nd Grades
June 4 – 8 American Girl Dolls
June 11 – 15 American Girl Dolls
June 18 – 22 American Girl Dolls
June 25 – 29 American Girl Dolls

Entering 3rd – 5th Grades
June 11 – 15 American Girl Dolls
June 25 – 29 Stop Action Animation

Day camps run from 9:00 a.m. to Noon, Monday through Friday. Mid-morning snacks and drinks are provided.

All teachers have Alabama Certification in Education.

Pre‐registration required. Register early. Camp enrollment is limited!


Family Level Members of Aldridge Gardens: $115 per camp
Non-Members of Aldridge Gardens:  $135 per camp
Changes to registration (moving from one camp to another, etc) will cost an additional $35
Click Here to Register.


The University of Alabama at Birmingham hosts several summer camps on campus each year. Presented by UAB departments and groups, the camps offer fun activities for children and easy and convenient choices for parents.

Summer Camp 1: Magic Tree House, “The Knight at Dawn”

Ages 7 – 12
June 4 to June 15, 2018 Mon – Friday
Meeting Time: 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Teaching Artists: Jennifer Salvant
Class Cost: $400.00

Summer Camp 2: The Little Mermaid, Jr.

Ages 7 – 12
June 18 to June 29, 2018 Mon – Friday
Meeting Time: 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Teaching Artists: Valerie Lemmons
Class Cost: $400.00

Discovering The Visual Arts Camp A

Ages 7 – 12
June 25 to June 39, 2018 Mon – Friday
Meeting Time: 9:30 am – 3:00 pm
Class Cost: $250.00

Summer Master Camp: Shrek, Jr.

Ages 10 – 18
July 09 to July 27, 2018 Mon – Friday
Meeting Time: 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Teaching Artists: Reid Watson
Class Cost: $585.00

Discovering the Visual Arts Camp B

Ages 7 – 12
July 16 to July 20, 2018 Mon – Friday
Meeting Time: 9:30 am – 3:00 pm
Class Cost: $250.00

Check this page for more information, class description or to Register

Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Programs are designed to actively promote your child’s natural sense of creativity and discovery with fun learning experiences in the unmatched setting at Birmingham Botanical Gardens!

June 4-8 American Girl: Girls Just Like Me [5K-2nd]
June 4-8 It’s a Buggy World [5K-2nd]
June 4-8 Fairytales in the Gardens [Ages 4-5]
June 18-22 Cooking Up Art at The Gardens [5K-2nd]
June 18-22 Spa Camp [5K-4th]
June 25-29 Let’s Get Growing: The Tiny Seed [Ages 4-5]
June 25-29 Little Seeds: Growing Little Gardeners [5k-2nd]
June 25-29 Plant Odyssey in The Gardens [3rd-6th]

July 9 -13 Garden Exploration Through Rock Painting [5K-2nd]
July 9-13 Garden Exploration Through Rock Painting [3rd-6th]
July 16-20 Summer Garden Chefs [5K-2nd]
July 16-20 Summer Garden Chefs [3rd-6th]
July 23-27 Growing Through Yoga [5K-4th]
July 23-27 Summer Garden Chefs: World Class Chefs: Grades 1-2
July 23-27 Garden Roots: A Garden to Table Cooking Camp [Grades 3-8]

Summer Camp Shirts included with each registration fee: To Register for one of their camps, Click Here

Birmingham School of Music

Summer Drum Set Camp: June June 25 – 29, 2018
Open to students age 7 and up and at all skill levels from beginner to advanced.

Rock N Roll Band Camp:June 11 – 15, 2018
Open to students age 8 and up.  This camp is for experienced players.  Please contact us for details.

Musical Theater/Voice Camp: July 16 – 20, 2018
Open to students age 7 and up and at all skill levels from beginner to advanced.

Beginner Music Camp: July 16 – 20, 2018
Open to students age 5 to 10 who have not decided on an instrument.

For more Information or to Register visit their site

Birmingham Zoo

Zoofari Camp allows your children to have up close animal encounters, exciting lessons, splash fountains, guided tours, animal demonstrations, rides and so much more!

Primary Camps Include:

GRADES 4K – 5th NEW! Adventures in Nature
GRADES 6th – 8th NEW! Young Naturalists

Specialty Camps:

GRADES 4K – 2nd NEW! Naturally Gross!
GRADES 3rd – 5th Zoo Keeper
GRADES 6th – 8th ZooKeeper
GRADES 9th – 12th Animal Wellness
GRADES 9th – 12th NEW! Conservation Connections

Click Here For More Information or to Register

Camp Indian Springs

Camp Indian Springs is a summer day camp for kids ages 5-13 at Indian Springs School located on HWY 119. Campers will spend their summer engaged in on-campus activities including tennis, hiking, beach volleyball, gymnasium sports, outdoor sports, gardening and arts and crafts along with field trips such as bowling, movies, skating and more!

Summer at CIS begins May 29 and ends July 27 for 9 weeks of fun! camp is open Monday through Friday from 6:30AM – 6PM and is only closed on Wednesday, July 4, for the holiday.

For more information visit their site.

The Dance Foundation

Summer Day Camps are led by by caring, enthusiastic professional staff in our studios in Downtown Homewood. Early drop-off option is available for full-day camps. All campers should bring a lunch each day.  Snacks provided for full-day campers. All campers receive a T-shirt.

Moving Together  [12-24 month olds with a grown up]  |  $145
This class is especially for toddlers and their favorite grown up. Share this interactive movement and music class designed to enhance your child’s motor abilities and social skills, led by a creative team of dancer and musician.

Movement to Music  [2-4 year olds]  |  $145
Movement to Music classes are an active and engaging introduction to dance for preschool age students. Live music, stories, songs and fun props help children move creatively, develop confidence, and build skills – coordination, concentration, rhythm, and more. (see site for session options)

GET Moving!  Dance for Children with Special Needs [4-18 year olds]  |  $75  [Discounted tuition possible by support from the Alabama State Council on the Arts.

Ballet  [entering Kindergarten or First Grade]  |  $145

Ballet  [entering 5th grade and up]  |  $145

Adult Contemporary Dance  |  Drop-in $15/class

Summer Day Camps

Once Upon a Fairytale

Daily adventures from classic fairytales are inspired with a trunk filled with costumes and creative artifacts. Each day, campers dance, create art, and explore the day’s fairytale. 4K Camp fairytales include Cinderella, The Girl Who Wore Too Much, The Snow Queen. 5K Camp fairytales include Sleeping Beauty, Living Quan-Yin, Robin Hood, Twelve Dancing Princesses, Peter and the Wolf.

entering 4 K | Tu-Th 9am-1pm | $135/session | Choose one or more sessions: June 12-14 | June 19-21 | June 26-28 | July 17-19

entering 5 K | M-F 9am-1pm | $180/session | Choose one or more sessions: June 4-8 | June 11-15 | June 18-22 | July 9-13

Adventures in Enchanted Lands

Use your imagination and create a mermaid story, let your hair down and dance with the trolls, and design your own unicorn horn.  Each day is an adventure with magical creatures and creativity. Campers explore the theme each day through dance, art, and drama classes.

entering 1st – 3rd graders  |  M-F 9am-1pm  |  $180  |  June 18-22

Once Upon a Ballet

The perfect camp for your budding ballerina!  Campers will discover the familiar folktales of ballet and learn classical dance steps and gestures of famous characters.  Make costume pieces, explore the use of props, and dance along with the traditional music of Giselle, The Nutcracker, Swan Lake, Rodeo and Coppelia!

entering 1st – 3rd graders |  M-F 9am-1pm  |  $180  |  June 11-15

Dance Explorations

Explore the art of dance through technique in a variety of styles as well as lessons in dance history, sewing, music, and hair and makeup for the stage.  Daily classes include Ballet, Modern Dance, and Choreography.  The week ends with an informal showing for family and friends.

entering 3rd – 6th graders  |  M-F 9am-4pm   |  $245  |  June 25-29

Theatre Explorations

Campers will use their imagination and creative skills to invent a whole new world with the elements of theatre. Theatre games, technique, and character work offer a creative week of building communication skills, teamwork and confidence.  The week ends with an informal showing for family and friends.

entering 3rd – 6th graders  |  M-F 9am-4pm  |  $245  |  June 25-29

For More Information or to Register, Visit their Website

Fresh Air Family

Gross Out Camps
This year we are offering multiple Gross Out Camps in Birmingham, at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, and at Ruffner Mountain Nature Center. For more information on what will be available at each location or to register, Click Here.

Hoover Sports Camps at the Finley Center

Hoover Met Complex Sports Camp is the perfect way for any young athlete to spend their summer! Sports Camp is designed for the athlete who enjoys a variety of sports and recreational games. Athletes are taught sport specific skills and given the opportunity to compete in a variety of sports such as basketball, flag football, soccer, volleyball and more, while also enjoying some favorite recreational games like capture the flag, dodgeball and kickball. Coaches will focus on skill instructional, sportsmanship, teamwork and most importantly, making sure camp is non-stop fun for everyone!

• Week 1 June 4-8 – All Sports (basketball, flag football, soccer, volleyball)
• Week 2 June 11-15 – Basketball (skill instruction, competitions, scrimmage games)
• Week 3 June 18-22 – All Sports (basketball, flag football, soccer, volleyball)
• Week 4 June 25-29 – Basketball (skill instruction, competition, scrimmage games)
• Week 5 July 9-13 – Flag Football or Volleyball (athletes select one sport for the week)
• Week 6 July 16-20 – Soccer (drills and games will be played indoor and outdoor)
• Week 7 July 23-27 – All Sports (basketball, flag football, soccer, volleyball)

CLICK HERE to Register!

Kidcam Oak Mountain State Park 

For campers entering Kindergarten through age 13, Kidcam Summer Day Camp thrives in the heart of Alabama’s Oak Mountain State Park.

Camp Director, Lissa Walker, says, “Kidcam at Oak Mountain is a very unique summer camp. Campers get to utilize the whole park for various activities. During the summer, you can find our campers on the trails exploring, swimming in the lake, visiting the petting farm, paddle boating or at the Wildlife center learning about native birds in Alabama.”

Kidcam offers 10 weeks of summer fun with all the best activities offered at Oak Mountain State Park. Full summer and weekly camp sessions are available online now for registration. Purchase only the weeks you need and build your summer around you!

Boating, Archery, Golfing, Petting Farm, Interactive Wildlife, Playgrounds, Sports Courts, Geocaching and Swimming will be a part of our weekly schedule.

Kidcam’s engaging weekly themes are action-packed with activities that promote fun, fitness, friendship, and creativity each week of camp. Kids Choice is the theme for summer 2018 allowing campers to choose between a variety of new programs, activities and challenges led by their camp counselors. Weekly schedules & field trips will be posted online in mid-March.

We will have morning drop off at a convenient location at the front of the park off of the 119 entrance at the Ranger Station, as well as a rotating schedule using the back entrance closer to 280. This will allow parents a more convenient in-and-out when dropping off their campers each morning. We will have access to 3 Shelby County vans to allow us easy transportation inside of the park. These will be driven by our adult staff members. Pickup location will vary based on the time of pickup, but these details will be known at the start of camp. It will range between the Ranger Station and the Main Park Office Building.

Our Home Base is the Oak Room near Main Park Office

For more info, visit their site
Open House, May 6th 2pm – 4pm


Camp LJCC offers day camps to the entire Birmingham community for kids entering grades K-8. We offer camps 11 weeks of summer and most importantly, our camp has a  “camp a la carte” system that allows you to plan your summer exactly as you wish – sign up for one week or all eleven.  You can mix and match weeks with Day Camp, specialty and/or sport camps.

Camp LJCC Day Camps offer something for everyone! For more information or to register, visit their website.

Mason Music

Stars Preschool Music Camp
STARS Preschool Music Camp is the perfect way for your little ones to have a great time exploring musical concepts in a creative environment. Suggested for 3 to 5 year olds who are potty trained and ready for fun
that’s gonna be out-of-this-world!

June 11-15, 2018: Mountain Brook Studio
June 25-29, 2018: Cahaba Heights Studio
July 9-13, 2018: Bluff Park Studio
July 23-27, 2018: Greystone Studio

Mason Music Camp for Beginners
For students 6-9 years old who have little or no experience with music and may be wondering which instrument is right for them.

June 4-8, 2018: Bluff Park Studio
July 16-20, 2018: Mountain Brook Studio
July 30-Aug. 3, 2018: Cahaba Heights Studio
July 30 – Aug 3, 2018: Greystone Studio

Led Zepplin Rock Band Camp
n honor of the 50th Anniversary of Led Zeppelin, Mason Music is transforming our Rock Band Camp into a week-long celebration of the music created and inspired by the greatest rock band of all time. Ages 10-18

June 18-22, 2018: Cahaba Heights Studio

Over Drive
For students who have at least 2 years of experience on their instrument or have been to our Rock Band Camps or Rock Band League.

July 23-28, 2018: Cahaba Heights Studio

For information or to Register, visit their site.

McWane Science Center

A week of fun and learning awaits your child at McWane Science Center Summer Camp. Weekly camps June 5th through July 28th. There will be no camps the week of July 3th-7th.

All new this year: All camps for students entering 1st through 7th grade will be full day camps. Pre-K-Kindergarten will remain half day camps from 9:00 AM-1:00 PM.

4k – Kindergarten Morning Camps: Astro Tots, Prehistoric Pals, Storytime Science, Building Blocks,  Deep Sea Blue, Geared Up, Trash to Treasure, Exploring the outdoors

1st and 2nd Grade Full Day Camps: Summer Safari, Fly me to the Moon, and Beyond, Junior Robotics, I, Spy, Paleontology Pandemonium, LEGO Lab, Junior Engineers, Creative Chemistry

3rd and 4th Grade Full Day Camps: Sailing the Seven Seas, Arts and Sciences, Sci Spies, Science at the Movies, Robot Roll Call, Forces of Nature, Design Challenge, Bits and Bytes.

5th – 7th Grade Full Day Camps: Theme Park Physics, Survivor Science, Natural Disasters, The Researchers, Engineering and Design, Robo Lab, Make It, Wizarding Academy

For More information or to Register for McWane Science Summer Camps visit their Website

Red Mountain Theatre Company

RMTC camps teach theatrical craft while providing performance opportunities for youth. The curriculum includes vocal, dance, and drama training and culminates in a staged performance, where students perform for live audiences.

Summer Blast Students Students learn a repertoire of musical theatre songs and dances during a weeklong workshop, culminating in a performance for family and friends. This opportunity is open (non-auditioned) to interested students ages 7-12.

For more information on the camps they offer, visit their website.

South City Theatre

The South City Theatre camp offers students a fun-filled program to help them develop:

Confidence, Imagination, Enthusiasm, Theatrical Skills, Vocal Ability, Self Esteem through the study of acting, singing, dance and more, students will work with professional performers and teachers to become better artists.

Tuition Cost for the two week camp is a low $325.00 (T-shirt included) of which $50 is non-refundable. Refunds are available up to two weeks prior to the start of camp.

Visit their website for more information or to register

StickAndStrum Academy

Try out Guitar, Drums, Piano, and Bass and in a BAND setting!​
We’ll get you rocking in no time.  ​

Headliners: Now that you know how to play an instrument, learn to play with a BAND! ​
Headliners Camp is for students that have some experience and basic skills on their instrument.
Not sure if you’re ready? Fill out the form and we’ll let you know!

For more information or to register, visit the StickandStrum Website

Villager Yoga

Fit & fun, cool & calm, our summer camps are offered in-studio and at various locations around town. Through week-long camps, kids to find their inner and outer strength while being creative, expressing themselves and bonding with friends. Group exercises and games teach considerate peer interaction and leadership skills in a non-competitive environment. Each day, new yoga poses will be introduced around a theme and camp will include the thoughtful enjoyment of a healthy snack, group activity time, creative art project, mindful breathing, and visualization exercises and relaxation. We also offer specialty themed camps, see details and links below.

SPA YOGA CAMPS, for ages 5+

Treat yourself to a day at Spa Camp, where we will have fun, relax and make ourselves simply FEEL GOOD! Each day will begin with yoga and meditative activities, followed by making a healthy snack (think smoothies and yogurt parfaits) and a spa treatment. Spa treatments will include massages, using scrubs with essential oils, plus we will make take home accessories to help you bring your calm home!

June 11 – 15, 9 am – 12 pm at Highlands School
June 18 – 22, 9 am – 1 pm at Birmingham Botanical Gardens
June 25 – 29, 9 am – 12 pm at Villager Yoga
in-studio camp is single day ($44) or week long ($195). Register for Villager Yoga camp.
Offsite camps are week long enrollments, register with the organizer at links above.


Kids will find their inner and outer strength while being creative, expressing themselves and bonding with friends. Group exercises and games teach considerate peer interaction and leadership skills in a non-competitive environment. Each day, new yoga poses will be introduced around a theme and camp will include the thoughtful enjoyment of a healthy snack, group activity time, creative art project, mindful breathing, and visualization exercises and relaxation.

July 16 – 20, 9 am – 12 pm at Highlands School
July 23 – 27, 9 am – 1 pm at Birmingham Botanical Gardens
Offsite camps are week long enrollments, register with the organizer at links above.

Introduce your child to his/her Super-Self. At this camp, we will find our own superhero identity, feeling powerful as we:
-Do Yoga for a strong body
– Meditate for a strong mind
-Create a personalized Power Pose & Mighty Mantra
-Design a Super Symbol shirt
-Make a Superpower Mist
-Make a Super Smoothie

Tuesday, July 3, 9 am – 12 pm at Villager Yoga
Tuesday, July 10, 9 am – 12 pm at Villager Yoga
in-studio camp is single day ($44). Register 

For ages 10 – 17 yrs

Yoga is a proven compliment to sports and athletic activities, providing disciplined conditioning for the body, mind and spirit. This camp will focus on teaching young athletes to become more in-tune with their bodies as we focus on proper alignment and recognizing the differences of discomfort versus pain in poses and sequences to help build strength, flexibility and balance. Our breathing and mindfulness exercises will focus on self-soothing tools to provide calm and focus, helpful in alleviating pre/mid game anxiety and mid/post-game frustration. Other areas of focus will include confidence building, teamwork and energy-boosting, which will be addressed in group activities and thoughtful snacks.
Each day will center on a specific focus and will include:
1) Yoga Practice
2) Healthy snack
3) Team building activity
4) Breathing and mindfulness exercises

July 9 – 11, 1:00 – 4:00 pm at Villager Yoga
in-studio camp is single day ($44) or all 3 days ($115). Register 

YMCA Summer Camps

There is no place like Y Day Camp. A home away from home where your children laugh, learn, explore and grow in the outdoors while creating memories and friendships that last a lifetime. Kids discover not just the wonders of day camp but the joy of exploring their unique traits, talents and interests and the power of sharing their strengths and skills to benefit the group.  That’s why more than 1900 kids in the Birmingham area attend the Y’s summer day camps – to belong, achieve and build relationships.

For more information on all of their camps and locations.. Visit the YMCA Website


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