Birmingham Area Summer Camp Guide

If you’re looking for some fun day camps in or around the Birmingham Area, we’ve got your covered!

Birmingham Area Summer Camps 2021

Acting Out Academy:

2531 Rocky Ridge Road, Suite 125 | Birmingham |

Film Academy
June 14th – June 18th

Movie Camp
June 7th -11th | July 5th – 9th | July 19th – 23rd

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.

Advent Episcopal School:

2019 Sixth Ave. North | Birmingham | 205.252.3535 |
June 7th – July 30th

Variety of programs to engage, enrich, and entertain students of all ages through the summer break. Open to rising pre-kindergarten through eighth grade students from the greater Birmingham area, the summer program is centered at Advent and designed to stimulate and challenge students over the course of six great weeks.

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 19th – 30th.  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 19th – 23rd
Session 2 | July 26th – 30th
$250 weekly

Aldridge Gardens

3530 Lorna Road | Hoover | 205.682.8019 |
June 3rd – June 26th | 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 Botanical Gardens

2612 Lane Park Road | Birmingham | 205.414.3950 |
Multiple camp options offere from May 24th – July 23st | 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 June 9th – July 28th | 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 | 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 |
June 7th – July 28th | Ages 3- 14

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

Camp VST at Virginia Samford Theatre

1116 26th Street S | Birmingham | 205.251.1228 |
June 7 – June 25th | Ages 7-18

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

The Dance Foundation

1715 27th Court South | Homewood | 205.870.0073 |
entering 4K: Tu-Th 9am-12pm | $95/session | June 8-10 | June 15-17 | June 29- July 1
entering 5K: M-F 9am-12pm | $145/session | June 7-11 | June 14-18 | July 12-16

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.

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 7th – July 30th (no camp 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 Camp

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 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.

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 14th – July 23rd

Art and music camps available.

Samford University: Bulldog Soccer Camps

1939 South Lakeshore Drive | Birmingham |
Full day camps for Boys & Girls Ages 4-13 | June 14th – June 17th | June 21st – June 24th
Half day camps for Boys and Girls Ages 4 & 5 | June 14th – June 17th | June 21st – June 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+ | June 19th – 23rd

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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