Birmingham Parent’s 2017 Summer Camp Directory Guide

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Your 2017 Guide to Day and Overnight Camps

Published: January 30, 2017

Day Camps

Advent Episcopal School

2019 6th Ave. N.

Birmingham, AL  35203-2701


Camps June – July for students entering K-3rd Grade. For students entering 4th Grade to 8th Grade, Advent will offer 5 weeks of camp over the summer.

Alabama Ballet

2726 First Ave. S.

Birmingham, AL 35233


Junior Camp-

June 26-July 7

Ages: 8-12

$285 -1 week or

$475-2 weeks

Tutus & Tiaras

July 17- July 21

July 24-July 28

Ages: 4-7

$250 weekly

Two camp options with age-appropriate dance classes – ballet, theatre dance, modern, tap & jazz. Younger classes will create ballet-oriented crafts. Family performances on last day.



Alabama School of Fine Arts

1800 Rev. Abraham Woods Jr. Blvd.

Birmingham, AL 35203


Summer Program

Dates: June 5-23

Summer programs available in writing, music, theatre, art, algebra, science, computer coding and game design. See our web site for specific descriptions, fees, dates, times and registration information. 


Aldridge Gardens Summer Camps

3530 Lorna Rd.

Hoover, Al 35216


American Girls, Paper Circuity, Cool Art in the Gardens, Observing Your Observations, Engineering FUNdamentals, and Construction in Nature & more!  Campers entering 5K-5th grade.  All teachers have Alabama Certification in EducationMorning day camps, weekly June 5-June 30. 


Birmingham Children’s Theatre Summer Academy of Performing Arts

2130 Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd. N.

Birmingham, AL 35203


Wee Play Camp

Pre-K – 2nd grades

Jun. 5th – 9th

8:30 am – 12:30 pm

Fee: $250

Triple Threat Camp

3rd – 8th grades

Jun 12th – 16th

8:30 am – 3:30pm

Fee: $350

Fairy Tellers Camp

Pre-K – 2nd

June 19th – 23rd

8:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Fee: $250

We Wear the Mask Camp

3rd – 8th grades

June 26th – 30th

8:30 AM – 3:30 PM

Fee: $350

During our summer camp, theatre professionals teach a variety of exciting classes, including acting, singing, dancing, crafts, monologues, theatre games, improvisation and more!


Birmingham Dance Theatre

100 Olde Towne Rd. Suite 100

Vestavia Hills, AL 35216

, 205-, 822-3012

Dates: June & July

Ages: 2-18,

Offering beginner-advanced dance classes in hip-hop, jazz, ballet, cheer/dance team prep, tumbling, plus special Princess Camps and preschool ballet & tap classes.


Birmingham Museum of Art

2000 Rev. Abraham Woods Jr. Blvd.

Birmingham, AL 35203


Summer Art Camp is the only summer experience that gives your camper immediate access to our collection of original artworks from around the world! Give your child a summer of endless inspiration!


Birmingham Southern College
900 Arkadelphia Rd.  

Birmingham, AL 35254


Whether to experience college life or summer activities for grade schoolers, BSC offers options for everyone! Explore life on our beautiful campus, work with BSC coaches or music faculty, and make friends from around the country.


Birmingham Zoo
2630 Cahaba Rd.
Birmingham, AL 35223

Spring Dates: March 27-31

Summer Dates: weekly, day

May 30- Aug. 4

Ages: Entering 4K -12th grade

Experience up-close animal encounters, train & carousel rides, fun in the splash fountains and guided zoo tours. The best place for summer fun is a Birmingham Zoo Camp!


Camp Fliptastic

At Head Over Heels Gymnastics  

500 Caldwell Mill Trace

Birmingham, AL  35242


Gymnastics Camp, ages 5-12, ,

 June , 5-9 and July, 10-14

Mighty Mites, ages 3-6

  June , 13-15 and July , 18-20

Circus Arts Camp, , ages, 6-14

 June , 19-23 and July , 24-28

, Ninja Camp, ages 6-12

  June 26-30

Developmental Camp, Pre-teen & up

  July 6-7

Combo Camp- Circus, Gym, Ninja

,  July 31-August 2,

Daily themes, fantastic staff, creative crafts, circus arts and plenty of gymnastics make our summer camp all day fun!!


Camp Indian Springs

190 Woodward Dr.

Indian Springs Village, AL 35124


Dates: June 5- August 4

Ages: 5-13

Campers are active and engaged in outdoor and indoor play as well as off-campus activities designed to entertain, develop and promote growth in each camper.


Camp VST at Virginia Samford Theatre

1116 26th St. S.

Birmingham, AL 35205 



June 5 – 9 ($295)


June 12-16 ($295)


June 19-30 (Advanced: $550)

Monday-Friday, 9 AM – 4 PM

Ages: 7-17 

This summer theatre intensive is designed to give children the opportunity to explore all aspects of live theatre with classes in: acting, singing, dancing, Shakespeare, improv, stage-combat and more!


Family Dive Club – Scuba Camp

100 Industrial Park Dr.

Pelham Al 35124


Ages: Girls and Boys 12-17

Sessions: 3/ Day Camps/1week

Dates: Session I: June-19 -23; Session II: June 26-30; Session III: July 10-14

Kids’ Ocean Camp 9am-3pm (ages 8-11) July 17-21

Join the adventure of a lifetime at this safe, fun, weeklong Scuba Camp. Kids learn valuable

life skills and earn a PADI Open Water Certification.  Funm action-packed intereactive week of learning about the wonders of the ocean environment. 


Highlands School Summer Camp

4901 Old Leeds Rd.

Birmingham, AL  35213


Dates: June 5- August 4

Ages: K-8th

Arts, sports, science and more for elementary-8th grade (some for 4K). Campers continue to learn while having a great time! Traditional day camps.  Morning and afternoon extended care. 


Jonathan Fuller, Acting Coach

4901 Old Leeds Rd.

Birmingham, AL  35213


Private acting coach for teens and adults- both monologues and scene work. Competitions or auditions, on camera or on stage. Reasonable rates. Call Jonathan for more info!


Joseph Bruno Montessori Academy Summer Camp

5509 Timber Hill Rd.

Birmingham, AL  35242

Dates: June 1- July 24       

Ages: Preschool and elementary students

Offers interactive and creative summer camps designed to engage children in meaningful and fun summer activities. Relax and EXPERIENCE summer on our peaceful wooded campus.


Kidcam Summer Day Camp

at Oak Mtn. State Park

Pelham, AL 35124


Dates: May 30 – August 5

Ages: 5-13

Swimming, Arts, Sports, Hiking, Golfing, Boating, Archery, Geocaching, Nature, Outdoor Playgrounds & countless activities. Making Summers Rock for over 43 years!


McWane Science Center

200 19th St. N.

Birmingham, AL 35203


Fun and learning never end at McWane Science Center, a nonprofit, hands-on museum with aquarium and IMAX® Dome Theater. Four floors of interactive exhibits celebrate science and wonder.


NS Dance

1519 Grants Mill Rd.

Birmingham, AL 35210


Dates: June 5- June 22

Ages: 2 – High School

NS Dance studio has three exciting dance camps for all ages – Boogie Babies (2-4), Dance Jamm (4-6) and Intense (7- high school). Call now for more information!


, Odyssey Early Sch, ools

Inverness Campus

104 Heatherbrooke Park Dr.

Birmingham, AL 35242


Trace Crossings Campus

401 Emery Dr.

Hoover, AL 35244


Created by educators featuring , state-of-the-art facilities, , nurturing teachers , with Education degrees, and comprehensive curriculum , that provides your child with age appropriate exploration into the world of learning.


Red Mountain Theatre Company’s Summer Theatre Camps

3028 7th Ave. S.

Birmingham, AL 35233


Dates: June 6-24, July 10-28

Ages: 4-18

Singing, dancing, acting, and more through RMTC’s summer offerings: Broadway Bootcamp, Summer Blast Camp, and our new July camps at The Dance Foundation.  Learn from theatre professionals through various offerings.


Rhythm Camp

1012 55th St. S.


Dates: June 12-16

Fee: $150

Boys & Girls, ages 8-12

Camp limited to 15 participants

A whole body approach to developing a sense of rhythm. Drumming, Art, Writing, Body Percussion and Rhythm Games. Camp is at Alabama Waldorf School.



Sky Zone Hoover

1694 Montgomery Hwy.

Suite 210

Hoover, AL  35216


SKYCAMP combines fun and fitness for pure happiness!  Get five full days of instructor-led activities, age-appropriate SkyFit, open jumping and Ultimate Dodgeball.  Find the next SKYCAMP at Sky Zone Hoover.  Have fun, make new friends and start flying!  (Ages 5-12)


STREAMing Into Summer At Children’s Lighthouse

4731 Chace Circle

Hoover, AL 35244


205-224-5439 (fax)

Sessions: 12/weekly

Dates: May 22-August 11

Ages: 5-12

Fees: $195/week

STREAMing Into Summer is a fun-packed program, focusing on Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Art and Math. Call 205-224-5437 for more information!


Summer at Altamont

The Altamont School

4801 Altamont Rd. S.

Birmingham, AL 35222

Registration opens February 1 


Fee: varies

Dates: June 5- July 14

Ages: 1st -12th grades

Whether it’s enrichment, enlightenment, advancement or a way to burn some pent-up energy, Altamont has just what your child needs this summer- something constructive to do!


The Academy of the Arts at Samford University

1939 South Lakeshore Dr.

Birmingham, AL 35229


– Bulldog Art

Grades 1-5

June 26-30

– Art Studio for Teens

Grades 6-8

June 5-9

– Adventures in Music

Grades 1-12

June 12-16 or July 10-14

– All Aboard for Music

Ages 3-6

July 17-21

– Writing camps

June 19-23 or July 24-28

Samford University Academy of the Arts offers camps for art, music and writing. 


The Dance Foundation 

1715 27th Ct. S.

Birmingham, AL 32509


Campers are inspired to be creative, they gain confidence to share ideas, and they work together and have fun!  Camps are led by professional staff. 

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Tiger Rock Martial Arts

3417 Old Columbiana Rd.

Hoover, AL 35226


130 Corporate Way

Pelham, AL 35124


Tiger Rock Martial Arts – teaching life skills and personal development. Try our $38 Intro Course: 3 trial lessons and a training uniform. 


Ultra Blast Laser Combat Center

157 Resource Center Pkwy., St 107

Birmingham, AL

205- 968-1740

Ultra Blast is Birmingham’s newest and largest Laser Tag venue. With 4 private birthday party rooms, a new arcade, an observation deck, and snack bar.



Downtown Location

2101 Fourth Ave. N.
Birmingham, AL 35203

Since 1884, the YMCA of Birmingham is a nonprofit dedicated to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility with 15 local facilities.


Overnight Camps


Camp Fletcher

5150 Fletcher Rd.

Bessemer, AL 35022


Dates: May 30 – July 28

Ages: 1st-12th grade

Resident, day & leadership camps; quality programs with activities for all ages, genders & interests. Carefully chosen staff, affordable sessions, ACA accredited. Located in McCalla, AL


Camp Juliette Low

321 Camp Juliette Low Rd.

Cloudland, GA  30731


Dates: 1& 2 wk. sessions

June 4-July 29

Ages: girls 7-17

Platform tents, outdoor adventure, traditional camping, fun and friendship since 1922!  CJL is an independent, residential camp for girls that fosters self-confidence, independence, teamwork, & leadership. Located on Lookout Mountain.


Camp of the Rising Sun

444 Lake Rd.

French Camo, MS  39745


Dates: June 4 – July 15

Ages: 6-17

Campers ages 6-17 come to have fun, unplug, engage creation hands on, make new friends and experience the life-changing love of Jesus Christ.


Camp Stanislaus 

304 S. Beach Blvd.

Bay St, Louis, MS 

228-467-9057, Ext. 277

Camp Stanislaus for boys and girls ages 8-15. Enjoy skiing, sailing, fishing, archery, sports and much more. 


Camp Sumatanga

3616 Sumatanga Rd.

Gallant, AL 35972


Dates:  June 4-July 21

Ages: 4-94

Camp Sumatanga, 50 miles north of Birmingham, offers Sports camps, Grandparent/child camps, Horse camps, Mom and Me and many more. Serving over 60 years. ACA accredited.


Camp Walkabout

171 Baylor School Rd.

Chattanooga, TN 37405

423.267.8506 ext. 827

423-757-2878 (fax)

Ages: 8-16

Sessions: 8


Session 1: June 12-17

Session 2: June 19-24

Session 3: July 10-15

Session 4: July 17-22


Session 1: June 12-2

Session 2: July 10-22


Session 1: June 11-24

Session 2: July 9-22

Camp Walkabout is Tennessee’s premier outdoor camp! Come experience swimming, kayaking, climbing, paddle-boarding, hiking, camping, caving & canoeing. Enjoy the summer of a lifetime in Chattanooga!

Camp Juliette Low

321 Camp Juliette Low Road

Cloudland, GA  30731


Ages: 7-17

On Lookout Mountain! A traditional girl’s camp where self-reliance, confidence and teamwork are

nurtured through fun, instructional programs. Smiles and friendship abound in beautiful surroundings.


Camp Woodmont

381 Moonlight Dr.

Cloudland, GA  30731


Dates: May 28- July 28

Special Horseback

Riding Camp: July 23 – 28

Open House: May 21, 2-5pm

Overnight camp for boys and girls ages 6-14, just 2 hours north of Birmingham, features horseback, high ropes, climbing, zip-line, crafts, archery, canoeing & more!


Cub Creek Science Camp


Dates: June 4 – August 12

1-6 weeks sessions available

Ages: Boys & Girls, 7-17

With 300 animals, a 6-element ropes course, and an unbelievable variety of activities, Cub Creek is a truly unique summer camp experience! A/C cabins. 1:4 staff/camper ratio. ACA accredited


Deer Run Overnight Camps

615-794-2918  888-794-2918

Deeper Faith. Greater Adventures. Engaging outdoor activities which help your child discover strengths, explore adventures, forge friendships and complete challenges. One or two week sessions for grades 3-12.


Lyman Ward Military Academy

Adventure Camp &

Military Leadership Camp

174 Ward Circle 

Camp Hill, AL 36850 


If you think you’re up for the challenge of adventure and exploration, join us  July 9-15 for Military Leadership Camp  and July 16-28 for Adventure Camp.


McCallie Sports Camp

500 Dodds Ave.

Chattanooga, TN  37404

For over 35 years, McCallie Sports Camp has been the South’s premiere sports camp for boys. We emphasize sportsmanship, participation and fun for all ability levels.


Ponderosa Bible Camp

1018 Co. Rd. 734

Mentone, AL 35984


256-634-3087 (fax)

June 11-16 (ages 7-12)

June 18-23 (ages 7-12)

June 25-30 (middle school)

July 2-7(Teens 13-19)

Offering one week, overnight sessions. Bible-based lessons, pool, gym, zip-line, sky-swing,

horses, canoeing, archery, riflery, field games, great food and leadership training.


Riverview Camp for Girls

P.O. Box 299

Mentone, AL  35984


Dates: June 4- August 4

Riverview is a private camp for girls ages 6-16 on top of Lookout Mountain in Mentone. Over 16 activities to choose from for a summer full of fun.


Strong Rock Camp and Retreat
PO Box 3409
Cleveland, GA 30528
706-348-1533 (office)
706-348-1540 (fax)

*Mini Camp $745

(1-week session)

Rising 1st – Rising 8th graders
June 4-9 
June 11-16
*Main Camp $1595

(2-week session)

Rising 2nd – Rising 10th graders
June 18-30

July 2-14  
July 16-28  

Guided by Christian leadership, we offer a balance between active and educational activities. With so many options, there is truly something for everyone. 50% discount for all first-time campers.


Valley View Ranch Equestrian Camp

606 Valley View Ranch Rd.

Cloudland, GA 30731


Dates: June 4- August 4

Ages: Girls 8-17

Horse lovers’ paradise since 1954! A’top Lookout Mountain, for 50 girls;

English, Western, Barrels, Vaulting, and Trails. Spend 4-6 hours daily with your OWN camp horse.


WinShape Overnight Camp in North Georgia Mountains

WinShape Camp for Boys

Truett-McConnell College

100 Alumni Dr.

Cleveland, GA 30528

WinShape Camp for Girls

Young Harris College

1 College St.