Birmingham Area Summer Camps are registering now! Summer time is just around the corner for Birmingham Families, many of our area attractions have great options for Summer Camps to help Moms look like heroes while keeping the kiddos entertained during the Summer Break. Check out this full guide of options available for 2020!
Birmingham Summer Camps 2020
Advent Episcopal School:
2019 Sixth Ave. North | Birmingham | 205.252.3535 | adventepiscopalschool.org/summer
June 8th – July 24th
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.
2726 First Ave South | Birmingham | 205.322.4300 | www.alabamaballet.org
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 20th – 31st. Ages 8-12 $285 weekly
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 20th – 24th
Session 2 | July 27th – 31st
Alabama School of Fine Arts:
1800 Reverend Abraham Woods, Jr. Blvd | Birmingham | 205.252.9241 | CLICK TO REGISTER NOW
ASFA Summer Camps meet the needs of the young sketch artist to the young scientist. Programs are designed to educate, inspire and enrich the student in a fun and collaborative environment. Campers may choose to build their dance technique, their confidence on the stage or even an app.
June 1st – June 19th | Rising 5th and up | Multiple camps offered starting at $195
3530 Lorna Road | Hoover | 205.682.8019 | aldridgegardens.com
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!
Acting Out Academy
2531 Rocky Ridge Road, Suite 125 | Birmingham | www.actingoutacademy.com
June 15th – June 19th | Ages 8-18 | $650
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.
Beauty and Brains
Vestavia Civic Center | beautyandbrainsgirlsstem.com
June 15th – July 31st | Multiple camps offered | K- 8th grade
Beauty & Brains is a fun, creative, high energy, and hands-on innovative STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) summer camp program. We wholeheartedly believe that summer camp should be super-duper crazy fun and amazingly enriching at the same time. We aim to empower and inspire girls through a variety of critical thinking projects that give them the chance to explore and experiment with science, creative design, math, engineering and technology – all while having fun in a gender affirming environment. Our goal is for girls to increase their interest, understanding and participation in innovative STEM related activities and careers. We work to increase their creative and critical thinking skills. Our vision is to create a world of girls that are not afraid to become innovators, idea makers and game changers.
Birmingham Botanical Gardens
2612 Lane Park Road | Birmingham | 205.414.3950 | bbgardens.org
May 26th – July 31st | 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 | www.bct123.org
Camp Dates: June and July | Ages 4 – 17
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 | https://www.fencingclub.org/
DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED | 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 | birminghamschoolofmusic.com
Camp Dates: May – July | Classes available for ages 5 and up
Drum Set Camp, Guitar Camp, Rock ‘n Roll Band Camp, Musical Theater/Vocal Camp, Beginner Music Camp.
Block Out Academy Volleyball Camps
133 West Oxmoor Road, Suite 203 | Homewood | 205.401.6485 | CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
2020 Dates TBA
Camp Fliptastic at Head Over Heels Gymnastics
500 Caldwell Mill Trace | Birmingham | 205.981.2720 | www.headoverheelsgyms.com
June 8th – July 29th | Ages 3- 14
Daily Themes, fantastic staff, creative crafts, circus arts and plenty of gymnastics
Camp Indian Springs
190 Woodward Drive | Indian Springs | 205.982.9720 | www.campindiansprings119.com
May 26th – July 24th | Ages 5 – 13
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!
Camp VST at Virginia Samford Theatre
1116 26th Street S | Birmingham | 205.251.1228 | virginiasamfordtheatre.org/vststars/camp-vst
June 1st – June 19th | Ages 7-17
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 | www.thedancefoundation.org
entering 4K: Tu-Th 9am-1pm | $145/session | June 9-11 | June 16-18 | July 14-16
entering 5K: M-F 9am-1pm | $190/session | June 8-12 | June 15-19 | July 6-10
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.
The Exceptional Foundation
1616 Oxmoor Road | Birmingham | 205.870.0776 | www.exceptionalfoundation.org
June 8th – July 31st | Ages 5 and up
Social and recreational activities for individuals with special needs. Campers will have the opportunity to do art, play sports and go on field trips.
Fish Camp Films Summer Camps
2020 Summer Camps TBA
We all have our favorite stories and films, but what if you could learn the secrets to making your own? At Fish Camp Films, we’re sharing all the tips and tricks! Students will learn from filmmakers, photographers and professional storytellers as they create their own portfolio and experience the city through a new lens.
Through trainings based on both professional equipment and the cameras they always have with them —smartphones — campers will learn the techniques to artfully tell a story. With opportunities to capture the city and visit filmmakers on set, this is a great summer experience for students that love all things media.
Fresh Air Family
Gross Out Camps | Various Locations around Birmingham | www.freshairfamily.org/gross-out-camp
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 | www.highlandsschool.org
June 1st – July 31st (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 | www.highpointclimbing.com/birmingham
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 | www.hoovermetcomplex.com
June 1st – July 31st (no camps week of July 4th ) | Ages 5-13
Build the foundation for physical skills and teamwork with sports including, basketball, flag football, soccer, and volleyball
Joseph Bruno Montessori Academy
5509 Timber Hill Road | Birmingham | 205.995.8709 | www.jbma.education
June 1st – July 24th | Grades 1 – 8 | Preschool
Interactive and creative summer camps designed to engage children in meaningful and fun summer activities.
Kidcam Oak Mountain State Park
Oak Mountain State Park | Pelham | 877.4kidcam | www.kidcamcamp.com/2019
May 26th – July 31st | Ages 5-13
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!
3960 Montclair Rd | Birmingham | 205.879.0411 | bhamjcc.org/summer-camp-2/
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.
Bluff Park | Cahaba Heights | Greystone | Mountain Brook | masonmusicstudios.com
Guitar, Piano, voice drum and violin lessons for all ages.
North Star Martial Arts
2772 BM Montgomery St S. | Homewood | 205.462.8600 | email: Kamp@northstarma.com
June 1 – August 7th
Ages 5 and Up. You select your weeks… More weeks equal more savings. No karate experience necessary! But, existing students will have an opportunity to advance a Belt Level.
Samford University: Academy of the Arts
1939 South Lakeshore Dr | Birmingham | 205.726.2739 | www.samford.edu/go/aota
June 3rd – July 26th
Art Studio for Teens: Grades 6-8
Bulldog Art Camp: Grades 1-5
Music and Art for Minis: Ages 4-6
Adventures in Music: Grades 1-12
Writing Camps for Tweens and Teens: Ages 11-15
Samford University: Bulldog Soccer Camps
1939 South Lakeshore Drive | Birmingham | www.bulldogsoccercamp.com/day-camps.aspx
Boys & Girls Ages 4-13 | June 15th – July 11th
Designed to develop young players technical skills through a series of fun yet challenging activities
South City Theatre
2969 Pelham Parkway Suites J-K | Pelham | 205.621.2128 | www.southcitytheatre.com/acting-up-summer-camp/
June 22nd – July 3rd |Rising 1st – 12th grade students
Students will develop their actor’s tools of body, voice, and imagination through dancing, singing, and acting! Whether they are new to theatre or veterans of the stage, they will gain confidence and self-esteem as well as performance skills by working with our professional teaching artists.
106 A David Green Road | Birmingham | 205.690.1521 | www.stickandstrum.com/summer-camp-sign-up
June 1st- June 24th | Ages 5 and up
From RockBand Camps to Instrument Intensive Classes, there’s something for everyone!
3150 Overton Road | Birmingham | 205.262.2012 | TBA
YMCA Summer Camps
Rising 1st – 8th Grade | https://www.ymcabham.org/summer-day-camp
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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