Birmingham Area Summer Camp Guide 2022

The countdown to summer is on! Birmingham has a wide selection of camps to choose from no matter what your child is interested in, whether it’s sports, art, dancing or even nature, we’ve got you covered!

Acting Out Academy:

2531 Rocky Ridge Road, Suite 125 | Birmingham |
June 13th – June 17th

The summer’s biggest and best on-camera training program is going to be bigger than ever!
Acting Out Academy set out three years ago to create a camp to give kid actors the best and most well rounded on- camera TRAINING for kids to WORK in film and TV and introduce them to top regional and national agents.

Alabama Ballet:

2726 First Ave South | Birmingham | 205.322.4300 |

Junior Camp:
Students will take age appropriate ballet classes, learn modern dance and jazz technique, and take character and/or theatre dance classes. All students will study dance history and prepare for an end of the session performance. Family and friends are invited to join us for this performance.

July 18th – 29th.  Ages 8-12  $285 weekly / $475 2 weeks

Tutus and Tiaras:
Does your little one dance around the house pretending to be Cinderella or the Sugarplum Fairy? Is “Barbie Swan Lake” in heavy rotation on your DVD player? Then Tutus & Tiaras is for you! For one week, four hours a day, children ages 4- 7 will take age appropriate ballet and tap classes, create ballet-oriented crafts and learn how ballet dancers tell stories with pantomime. During these four hours, the children will also have a story time where they can learn the story of ballets such as The Nutcracker, Swan Lake, Don Quixote, The Sleeping Beauty and other classical ballets.
Session 1 | July 18th – 22nd
Session 2 | July 25th – 29th
$250 weekly

Aldridge Gardens:

3530 Lorna Road | Hoover | 205.682.8019 |
June 6th– June 27th | 5k – 5th Grade

June will be a full month long of excitement, entertainment and, of course, education at Aldridge Gardens. Whether your little campers like American Girls, art, music, cooking or building and engineering We have something they’re sure to enjoy!

Birmingham Academy of Dance:

Hwy 280 | Trussville |

Over 200 summer class options for ages 2-19! Inverness and Trussville locations.

Birmingham Botanical Gardens:

2612 Lane Park Road | Birmingham | 205.414.3950 |
Multiple camp options offered from May 31st– July  | Ages 4 – 6th Grade

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!

Birmingham Children’s Theatre:

2130 Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd N | Birmingham | 205.458.8181 |
Camp Dates: June and July | Ages 4 – 18

One of the nation’s oldest and largest professional theatre companies for young audiences, Birmingham Children’s Theatre produces high-quality, professional theatrical entertainment and curriculum-relevant arts education experiences for children and families.

Birmingham Fencing Club:

1581 Montgomery Highway, Suite 109 | Birmingham | 205.823.4448 |
Camps run May 30th – July 29th | Ages 6-12

Summer Camps introduce students to the basics of fencing. You have lots of choices, selecting activities for your children, and we offer a unique opportunity. The sport of fencing is gaining popularity.

Birmingham School of Music:

800 Old Towne Road | Birmingham | 205.969.8763 |
Camp Dates: June & July dates available | Classes available for ages 5 and up

Summer Beginner Music Camp is a great way for students age 5 to 8 to try different instruments. Students will be introduction to a different instrument each day. This camp is limited to 10 participants.

Birmingham Zoo:

2630 Cahaba Road | Birmingham | 205.879. 0409|
Ages Kindergarten up to grade 12

Zoo Camps at the Birmingham Zoo are educational and encourage active learning through games, age-appropriate, hands-on science, animal encounters, and nature play! Rich in STEM-based explorations, these camps engage the natural curiosity of a child and allow ample opportunity to practice critical emerging science skills. Learning has never been so WILD!

Camp Fliptastic at Head Over Heels Gymnastics:

500 Caldwell Mill Trace | Birmingham | 205.981.2720 |
Multiple camps running June 7th – July 29th | Ages 3- 14

Daily Themes, fantastic staff, creative crafts, circus arts and plenty of gymnastics

Camp McWane:

200 19th St N | Birmingham | 205. 714-8300 |
Camps Dates: June 6 – August 5th

McWane Science Center offers 8 weeks of summer fun and learning!

Bring your curiosity and sense of wonder for hands-on, minds-on, science and fun this summer! Summer camps offer further inquiry into science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM) topics for children 4 to 13 years old. Campers can learn about the deep oceans, journey into outer space, build robots or spend time with our McWane animals. Join us for these and many more engaging camp themes.

Camp VST at Virginia Samford Theatre:

1116 26th Street S | Birmingham | 205.251.1228 |
Camp dates: June 6-10th | June 13th – 17th | June 20th -24th  | Ages 7-18

Summer theatre intensive designed to give children the opportunity to explore all aspects of working in live theatre. Acting, singing, dancing, stage makeup, improv, stage-combat and more.

The Dance Foundation:

1715 27th Court South | Homewood | 205.870.0073 |
Camp Dates: June 1st through August 1st

REGISTER NOW!  for our summer camps and weekly classes!  All camps are led by caring, enthusiastic professional staff and are held in our Community Arts Center in Downtown Homewood.  An early drop-off option is available for full-day camps.  All campers should bring a lunch each day.  Snacks will be provided twice daily.  Full-day camps will culminate with a brief sharing for family and friends.  Full-day campers receive a T-shirt.

Fresh Air Family:

Gross Out Camps | Various Locations around Birmingham |
June and July

Hands-on field biology along with science experiments. Outdoor lessons in nature. Learning so much fun, they will never know it! Live animal shows, exploring in creek beds, exploring the woods, under rocks and digging for decomposers, and Roly Poly races.

Highlands School Summer Camp:

4901 Old Leeds Road | Birmingham | 205.956.9731 |
June 6th – July 29th (no camp June 20th or 4th of July week) | Ages 4k – 8th grade

Art, sports, science and more.

High Point Climbing and Fitness:

4766 Hwy 280 | Birmingham | 205.981.9190 |

High Point camps teach kids 5-14 years old about rock climbing. Our enthusiastic instructors will teach climbing skills and equipment usage, and facilitate warm-up and team building games to keep your young athlete engaged, moving, and having fun!

Hoover Met Complex Summer Sports Camps:

100 Ben Chapman Dr | Hoover | 205.739.7364 |

Build the foundation for physical skills and teamwork with sports including, basketball, flag football, soccer, and volleyball


3960 Montclair Rd | Birmingham | 205.879.0411 |

Camp LJCC program is open to children entering kindergarten through 8th grade and includes everything from outdoor activities to singing and dancing, so your child is sure to have a good time. Day camps are offered each week along with sports and specialty camp options to fit any interests. For your convenience, camp weeks are a la carte, so you can sign up for one, two, or the entire summer!

Mason Music:

Bluff Park | Cahaba Heights | Greystone | Mountain Brook |

Guitar, Piano, voice drum and violin lessons for all ages.

Samford University: Academy of the Arts:

1939 South Lakeshore Dr | Birmingham | 205.726.2739 |
Multiple camp dates available: June 13th – July 29th

Art and music camps available.

Samford University: Bulldog Soccer Camps:

1939 South Lakeshore Drive | Birmingham |
Camp dates: May 14th -15th | June 13th – 16th | June 20th – 23rd | July 23rd-24th

Designed to develop young players technical skills through a series of fun yet challenging activities.

The Music Room:

8028 Parkway Drive | Leeds |
Ages 7+ | July 18th – 22nd

Ease the summer blues with a fun and enriching week filled with music exploration! Five day camp program is designed to offer your child the opportunity to explore different instruments, have an introduction to aspects of music theory, learn to play music in a group, and to participate in music-themed games and craft activities.

YMCA Summer Camps:

Rising 1st – 8th Grade |

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.

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