Birmingham Summer Camps 2019

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Many 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 2019!

Birmingham Summer Camps 2019

Advent Episcopal School:

2019 Sixth Ave. North | Birmingham | 205.252.3535 |
June 10th – July 26th

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.

Afilm Camp:

At Work Play | 500 23rd Street South | Birmingham | 205. 277. 0500 | CLICK TO REGISTER NOW
Weekly: May 27th – August 2nd

Summer Day Camp for students age 6 – 15 to learn the art of filmmaking. Your students will work together with other Students their age to create a short film and in the process learn about film making from high spirited, welcoming staff with a background in film and camps!

Alabama Ballet:

2726 First Ave South | Birmingham | 205.322.4300 |
June 24th – July 5th. Ages 8-12. $285 for 1 week/$475 for 2 weeks

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 15th – 19th AND July 22nd – 26th. Ages 4 – 7. $250 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.

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 3rd – June 7th

Kodu: Programming Video Game Design | Rising 5th – 8th graders | $195 tuition
Android APP Programming | 5th – 8th graders | $195 tuition
Beginning Creative Writing Camp | Rising 6th – 8th graders | $195 tuition
Intermediate Creative Writing Camp |  Rising 7th – 9th graders |$195 tuition
The Play’s the Thing | Rising 5th – 8th graders | $350 tuition

June 3rd – June 21st

Pre-Algebra (non-credit course, preparation for Algebra 1) | Rising 7th – 9th graders | Tuition: $525 (incoming ASFA M/S students: $265)

Fundamentals of Algebra 1 (eligible as a credit course) | Rising 7th graders and above | Tuition: $525 (incoming ASFA M/S students: $265)

June 10th – June 14th

Android APP Programming | Rising 5th – 8th graders | Tuition: $195
Young Dancer Intensive | Rising 2nd – 6th graders | Tuition: $195
Kodu: Programming Video Game Design | Rising 5th – 8th graders | Tuition: $195
Music Mania! | Rising 5th – 9th graders | Tuition: $195

June 17th – June 21st

Stencyl: Programming Video Game Design | Rising 5th – 8th graders | Tuition: $195
Exploring Drawing and Printmaking | Rising 5th – 8th graders | Tuition: $230

Aldridge Gardens

3530 Lorna Road | Hoover | 205.682.8019 |
June 3rd – June 28th | 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, Paper Circultry, Cool Art in the Gardens, Myth Busters, Engineering and Construction, STEAM Lab and more! We have something they’re sure to enjoy!

Acting Out Academy

2531 Rocky Ridge Road, Suite 125 | Birmingham |
June 17th – June 21st

The summer’s biggest and best on-camera training program is going to bigger than ever!
Kids will train all week with acting professionals from all over the country and end with a showcase for Talent Agents, Managers and Casting Directors. (Classes include: On-camera Acting, Improv with Second City, Voice Over, Commercial Acting, Hosting, Stunts and more!)

Baylor School Overnight Camps, Chattanooga

171 Baylor School Road | Chattanooga, TN | 423.267.8505 | CLICK HERE TO REGISTER 
Overnight Dates: June 17 – July 20

Sports Camps: Ages 8-13
Baylor’s sports clinics are directed by our varsity team coaches in a fun and encouraging atmosphere. Our highly individualized instruction includes fundamentals in skill development and teamwork to increase both confidence and ability.

Enrichment Camps:
College Prep: Ages: 15-17 (or any student who has completed Algebra 2)
The Digital Design Experience Ages: 11-16
Science, Engineering, & Technology: Session 1 Ages rising 3rd – rising 5th grade | Session 2 Ages rising 5th – rising 9th grade

Outdoor Camps:
Cherokee National Forest Experience: Ages 12-15
Mountain Biking Experience: Ages 12-16
The Walkabout Experience: Ages 8-16

Special Interest Camps:
The Boarding School Experience: Ages 11-13

LEX/RED: Ages 12-16
This summer camp is unlike any we know of as it treats children to the joy and power of books, reading, authors and writing. Is your child the next famous writer? Does your child love books and reading? If so, this may be their dream camp.

Beauty and Brains Girls STEM Camps

Vestavia Hills Civic Center and Pelham Rec Center |

Beauty & Brains is a fun, creative, high energy, hands on summer camp and after school enrichment program for girls. Our program give girls 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 to increase girls interest, understanding and participation in STEM related activities and careers.

Birmingham Botanical Gardens

2612 Lane Park Road | Birmingham | 205.414.3950 |
June 3rd – August 2nd | 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 – 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 |

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 10th – 14th | June 17th – 21st | June 24th – June 28th | July 8th – July 12th |
July 15th -19th

Drum Set Camp, Guitar Camp, Rock ‘n Roll Band Camp, Musical Theater/Vocal Camp, Beginner Music Camp.

Birmingham Zoo

2630 Cahaba Road | Birmingham | 205.397.3877 | CLICK TO REGISTER NOW
June 3rd – August 2nd | Ages 4k – 5th grade and 6th – 12th Grade

Zoo camps are educational and encourage active learning through games, crafts, age-appropriate explorations, and special encounters with a variety of our resident animals. 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 much FUN!

Primary Camps Include:

GRADES 4K – 5th Creature Features | Habitat Happenings | Natural Discoveries
GRADES 6th – 8th Wild Life Researchers | Nature Engineers

Specialty Camps Include:

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

Block Out Academy Volleyball Camps

133 West Oxmoor Road, Suite 203 | Homewood | 205.401.6485 | CLICK HERE TO REGISTER 
June and July  | Price Per Camp $100

Middle School Setter Camp: June 7th 9am – 12pm
High School Setter Camp: June 8th 10am – 1pm
Libero/DS 8th and 9th Grade: June 9th 1pm – 4pm
Rising 8th Grade All Skills Camp: June 14th 1pm – 4pm
Middle School Hitting: June 15th 10am – 1pm
JV/Varsity Hitting/Blocking: June 21st 9am – 12pm
Beginner 12 and Under: June 22nd 10am – 1pm
Freshman All Skills Camp: June 28th 9am – 12pm
Rising 7th Elite Camp: June 29th 10am – 1pm

Middle School 6th-8th  grade All Skills: July 12th 9am – 12pm
DS/Libero 8th – 12th grade: July 13th 10am – 1pm
Middle School Setting 6th – 8th grade: July 19th 9am – 12pm
High School Setting 9th – 12th grade: July 20th 10am – 1pm
All Skills Rising 8th and 9th grade: July 26th 9am – 12pm
Middle School Hitting 6th – 8th grade: July 27th 10am – 1pm

Camp Fliptastic at Head Over Heels Gymnastics

500 Caldwell Mill Trace | Birmingham | 205.981.2720 |
June 4th – July 31st | 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 |
May 28th – July 26th | 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 |
June 3rd – June 21st | 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 |
June 3rd – August 3rd

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 |
June 3rd – July 26th | 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

Dates: June 3-14 / weekdays only from 10:00-3:00 location: UAB’s campus cost: $150 / full scholarships available age group: rising High School Freshmen – Seniors/ register online at

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 |
May 28th – August 2nd

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 3rd – July 26th (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 |

Build confidence, strength and teamwork skills withing the sport of rock climbing

Hoover Met Complex Summer Sports Camp

100 Ben Chapman Dr | Hoover | 205.739.7364 |
June 3rd – July 26th (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 |
June 3rd – July 26th | Ages Preschool and Elementary

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 |
May 28th – August 2nd | 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 |

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.

McWane Science Center

200 19th Street North | Birmingham | 205.714.8414 |
June 3rd – July 26 (no camps July 2nd – 6th) | PreK – 7th Grade

A week of fun and learning awaits your child at McWane Science Center Summer Camp.

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

Pure Fitness Kidz Fit Camp

1425 Montgomery Hwy Ste 115 | Vestavia Hills | 205.420.1054 |
June 24 – 28 and July 15 – 19 | Ages 5-13

Stay fit and active over the summer. Learn new sports skills, work on mobility & flexibility  and learn more about leading a healthy lifestyle.

Red Mountain Theatre Company

3028 7th Ave S | Birmingham | 205.324.2424 | CLICK TO REGISTER NOW
Ages 4 – 18

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.

Playmaking: Ages 4- 7
Broadway Bootcamp: Ages 7-18
Blast Camps: Ages 7-12
Theme Camps: Ages 7-12
Active Intensive: Ages 10-14
Peter Pan Jr.: Ages 7-13
Getting to Know Footloose: Ages 13-18

Samford University: Academy of the Arts

1939 South Lakeshore Dr | Birmingham | 205.726.2739 |

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 |
Boys & Girls Ages 4-13

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

Day Camp Session One :        June 10-13, 2019
Day Camp Session Two :       June 17-20, 2019

Register by 4/1 for a FREE CAMP BALL!

South City Theatre

2969 Pelham Parkway Suites J-K | Pelham | 205.621.2128 |
June 18th – 29 |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.

StickAndStrum Academy

106 A David Green Road | Birmingham | 205.690.1521 |
June 18th – June 27th 

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!

Villager Yoga

3150 Overton Road | Birmingham | 205.262.2012 |

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.

Spa Yoga Camps: for ages 5+
Growing through Yoga: for ages 4+
Super U Mini Sessions: for ages 4+
Yoga for the Youth Athlete: For ages 10 – 17 yrs

YMCA Summer Camps

May 28th – August 2nd | 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.

5 thoughts on “Birmingham Summer Camps 2019

  1. Hi trying to find a full time summer camp for my 6yr old, in a safe environment, who is available and how much will it cost, can someone please call me back asap.


    1. Hey Angela, take a look over this full guide, there are lots of great reputable options available. For more information on any of the camps, the websites are listed in the post as well!

  2. Hi Angie, thank you for preparing this list, it is really useful for moms!

    Is there by any chance that you have some idea or heard that which one is the best?

    I found a web talking about 7 of Alabama’s best summer camps, they list a “Camp Straight Street”, only one in the list located in Birmingham, anyone know if it is ture?

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