School's Out in Birmingham, Now What? How about a Summer Camp?

Shhhhh….. do you hear that? Summer is coming and there is nothing you can do to stop it,  but you can use this list to find something for your kiddos to do. You know they are going to be bored by noon on day 2 and the last thing they want to do is hang out with you while you shop for groceries! Check out this guide of the camps going on around Birmingham, hurry, they are filling up and they start soon. Don’t miss out, your sanity might depend on it.

McWane Science Center offers a wide variety of camps throughout the summer break.
Reservations required.


• 1st rate hands on educational programming
• ½ day or all day options
• Mid-morning and mid-afternoon snacks
• Lunch (Choose from Pizza Hut, Subway, Chicken Fingers, Hamburger, Chips & a Drink)
• Summer Camp T-Shirt

Full Day Full Week(Morning & Aftenoon Sessions): Members $250, Non-Members $300
Half Day Full Week(Morning OR Aftenoon Sessions): Members $125, Non-Members $150

Before Care: $25 Non-Members, FREE for Members
After Care: $25 Non-Members, FREE for Members

Questions? Please call (205) 714-8377.

The Birmingham Zoo has many camps for your child to enjoy during school breaks this year from 9 am to 3 pm with pre-and post-care for those that might need it! While attending School Break Camps, your child will experience:

  • Behind the Scenes Tours
  • Train/Carousel Ride (as weather permits)
  • Live Animal Demonstrations
  • Animal Artifacts (Biofacts)
  • Crafts and Activities
  • Mid-morning and Mid-afternoon Snacks

Other information:

  • Naps are available for 4K and 5K groups as needed
  • Sport or water bottles are recommended
  • If your child has special dietary needs, they may bring their own snack & lunch (refrigeration available).

For Full Day Camp Information or registration go here
For Half Day Camp Information or registration go here

Children’s Dance Foundation – Registrations will be accepted by mail and at CDF, but not by phone, fax or email.  Summer classes and camps are held at our Community Arts Center in Downtown Homewood.

For Registration and Availability visit their site

Mountain Brook Gymnastics – Summer camp registration forms are now available online & at our facility. We will not be offering summer camp registration online, but you can print a form and mail it in with a check or drop it by the gym. We hope to see you here this summer!

For a schedule of camps or summer classes visit their site.

Cherubs Clubhouse – Mothers Day Out Summer Program
Register Now: Mon, Wed, Fri – 9am to 1pm
Starts June 7th through July 30, 2010

{8 weeks} of fun at Cherubs Club House
Members $140 per mth or $270 for two mth’s.
Non Members $150 per month or $290 for two mth’s (no make up days). We will need your Blue Card form your doctors office before June1, 2010.
Drop-Ins: $20 a day per child and the 2nd child $10 a day, same family.

Visit their site for more details

YMCA Camp Cosby – Programs for ages 6 and up. Check their site for dates and registration

Ruffner Mountain Nature Center – Programs designed starting at age 5K. For more information, visit their site

Aldridge Botanical Gardens – 5K and Up. 10% discount available for early registration (before May 28th) Find out more here

Sports Blast – Fun learning is their number one focus. Climate controlled environment, rain or shine! Visit their site for dates and registration information

Birmingham Ballet – Be enriched thru expert instruction,  intensive study, and performance opportunities.  Grow in a nurturing atmosphere that inspires excellence and the love of dance. For more information visit their site

Birmingham Botanical Gardens – Parents and children guide our children’s summer programs. Keeping your needs and requests first in mind, we have extended the hours of our traditional summer programs for your convenience. Beginning this summer, camps will be offered for children entering 5K-6 grades, Monday-Friday, from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Children choose from a variety of favorite topics including nature and the outdoors, plants and our environment, cooking, art and more! For more information, visit their site

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