2021 Summer Camp Guide


Are your kids counting down the days until summer vacation? Of course, moms know that there’s a direct correlation between school’s end and the increase in the usage of the word bored. Not this year! The Birmingham area has a plethora of amazing camp opportunities for kids of all ages and abilities. We would love to help you find the right fit for your young adventurers!

Join the Alabama Ballet for a 2-week Junior Ballet Camp for dancers 8-12 years of age. 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.

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.

Ages: 4-7 and 8-12,

Cost: ranges from $250-$285/week

Dates:July 19th-July 30th
2726 1st Ave South

Dawson Music Academy

Whether campers are new to music or have played an instrument for years, they will enjoy a camp experience tailor made for them! Preschool and elementary campers enjoy a hands-on week of musical fun and exploration. Elementary campers explore the instrument of their choice (guitar, piano, percussion, ukulele, violin, or voice) in small group instrument sessions with 6-10 campers who possess similar musical skills. During registration, beginner musicians who do not own an instrument can reserve an instrument to use during camp. Through a variety of camp experiences, campers not only discover their inner musical talents, but also enjoy fun rec games, art activities, and team building adventures. At the end of the week, campers share their talents at our Camp Showcase for family and friends.

Camp Dates: July 19-23

1114 Oxmoor Road

Deer Run Camps & Retreats

OVERNIGHT CAMP: Voted #1 by parents! Deer Run has 150 beautiful, wooded acres where campers unplug and connect to discover strengths, forge friendships, and create life-long memories! One-week camps (grades 3 to 10) and two-week camps (grades 6 to 10). Individual cabin groups stay together for lake (swimming, water slide, aqua park, boats, canoes, zip line, fishing), climbing tower, paintball, zip lines, archery, disc golf, rec games, giant swing, ax throwing, and more. Two-week camps include an off-site adventure excursion.
Counselors and staff are the heart of Deer Run and a large part of what makes your child’s experience so amazing. In fact, many campers are greeted by name year after year by staff and returning counselors. Campers want to return again and again because of the community they experience at Deer Run.

FAMILY CAMP: Being at camp together gives you an opportunity to be fully engaged with your kids. Unplug and spend focused time with each other to create long-lasting memories, share adventures, explore nature, and become powerfully united. This is a life-changing getaway with a purpose. You customize your adventure. Choose activities your family enjoys and plan your own schedule: zip lines, giant swing, pedal karts, archery, BBs, paintball, fishing, wiffle ball, corn hole, hiking trails, lake activities, big screen movie, games, and more. Experience upscale accommodations, delicious meals, and incredible hospitality — all in an amazing environment.

3845 Perkins Rd
Thompson’s Station, TN

ACE Cheer Company

Tired of the “Same ‘Ole” Summer Camp? Let ACE put some SPIRIT in those summer time blues! Join us for our Tribe Spirit Cheerleader Summer Camp!

Tribe Spirit Camp combines Traditional Summer Camp activities with the excitement of Cheerleading, Dance & Tumbling. In addition, our weekly camp themes offer a fun & exciting twist on daily activities that are sure to make every camper leave with a smile!

Camp days are jam packed with cheerleading, contest, games, & even open gym time. Campers will participate in 1-hour of Cheer/Dance lessons AND 1-hour of tumbling instruction.

There is NO experience required to participate. All levels beginner to advanced are welcome to attend. Athletes entering 1st grade -11 years old.

Camp Dates: June 7-11 and July 19-23

301 Snow Drive

Mason Music

We like to have fun here at Mason Music, which is why we offer our award-winning music camps during Spring, Summer and Winter Breaks for kids of every age. Whether you have a teetering toddler who just can’t stop banging those pots and pans together, a free-spirited youngster who loves music but needs help deciding on an instrument, or a rock star who is looking to jam with other rockers in a band, we have a camp for you!


Camp Cosby

Camp Cosby is located on beautiful Lake Martin. Our session offerings are one week in length (Sunday to Saturday) with a theme each week and over 20 activities for campers to choose from. We also practice all Covid-19 safety protocols to keep your campers safe. 
Dates: June 6- July 31


Camp LJCC is kicking off a groovy summer on Tuesday, June 1, 2021. Head to the J for Day Camp filled with swimming, sports, games, cooking, arts & crafts, and more fun than we can spell out!

This summer, Camp LJCC will enjoy special guest visitors, morning song sessions, and so much more. Your camper will make new friends, learn new skills, and discover nature all at Camp LJCC. Our low camper to staff ratio allows our counselors to build relationships with their campers and plan activities that fits the interests of their group.

Camp LJCC offers weekly sessions to fit your families needs. Sign up for one week, or all ten. Camp LJCC will also feature three week long sessions of Tennis camp and will be the host of the Mike Getman Soccer Camp.

Camp LJCC is committed to following all local, state, and federal guidelines centered around COVID-19. We are hoping for the best, and will share our COVID-19 policies with our camp families as we approach the summer.


Gross Out Camp (Fresh Air Family)

Gross Out Camp is an award-winning science camp taught in the Great Outdoors. We will explore creeks, woods and trails as we teach hands-on field biology. Live animal shows, science experiments and educational games. All day camps with 8am -6pm options. Only twenty campers per camp for a high-quality education experience. We guarantee tired, dirty children who actually learn about the natural world.

Camp Dates:
Vulcan Park| March 22-26, March 29- April 2, June 1-4, June 7-11, June 14-18, June 21-25, June 28-July 2, July 5-9, July 12-16, July 19-23, July 26-30

Trussville on the Cahaba| June 1-4, June 7-11, June 14-18, June 28-July2, July 5-9, July 12-16, July 19-23, July 26-30

Vestavia McCallum Park| June 21-25, July 19-23

Pell City|TBA

*Scholarships are available


Camp Spring Valley (Spring Valley School)

Looking to avoid the summer slide, or even the larger COVID-year slide? What about a summer camp for your 1st – 8th grader that is both fun and educational?? Look no further than Spring Valley School’s Summer Camp! June 14th-25th, 9:00am – 4:00pm, Monday-Friday. Mornings will be filled with writing/reading, multisensory math, and executive functioning classes. In the afternoon, campers will have art, STEAM, and sports/games.

All camp classes and activities are facilitated by Spring Valley School faculty who are trained in a multi-sensory, whole-child approach to learning which accommodates all learning styles and strengths!

Space is limited to 30 lower school, and 30 middle school campers.


Highlands Day School

4901 Old Leeds Road
Birmingham, AL 35213

Camp VST (Virginia Samford Theatre)

2179 Highland Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35205


Camp Woodmont

381 Moonlight Drive
Cloudland, GA

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