8 summer day camps in Birmingham and beyond to check out now

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Want your kids to have smiles like this? Sign up for a local summer camp. Photo via Fantasy Playhouse

Longer days and warmer weather are here, so it’s time to start making summer plans. Parents who are looking for Birmingham summer camps for their kids will have plenty to choose from. Consider these 8 summer camps to give your kids an awesome summer no matter how they like to spend their time.

1. GirlSpring

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GirlSpring’s campers enjoy a week of sisterhood and fun. Photo via GirlSpring

GirlSpring is all about empowering girls, and their SHE Camp is no different. Campers will enjoy sisterhood, humor and empowerment—all of the ingredients for a great summer camp.

  • Location: TBA (Follow along GirlSpring’s Facebook to stay updated)
  • Camp Dates: August 2-6, 9AM-4PM
  • Ages: Session 1 – 9-12 | Session 2 – 13-16
  • Price: $250, Bham Now readers get $50 off with code BHAMNOW (Code expires June 1 and is limited to the first 10 who sign up)
  • Register

2. Alabama Ballet

Young children learning ballet at Alabama Ballet
Campers can work on their ballet skills at the Alabama Ballet camps. Photo via Alabama Ballet

The RAD-certified Alabama Ballet School provides the highest quality training to aspiring artists of all ages through various summer programs including Summer Intensive, Junior Camp and Tutus and Tiaras. Here’s a look at each:

Summer Intensive

Intermediate and advanced students will love attending classes to perfect their techniques.

  • Location: Alabama Ballet School, 2726 1st Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35233
  • Camp Dates: June 7-July 3, 10AM-5PM
  • Ages: 11-19
  • Price: $525 per week with a $100 discount for students who stay all 4 weeks ($200 non-refundable deposit credited towards tuition)
  • Register

Junior Camp

Got a budding ballerina? These age-appropriate classes will be their perfect Birmingham summer camp.

  • Location: Alabama Ballet School, 2726 1st Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35233
  • Camp Dates: July 19-30, 10AM – 3PM
  • Ages: 8-12
  • Price: $475 for 2 weeks; $285 for 1 week
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Tutus and Tiaras

Perfect for little ones who love Cinderella or the Sugarplum Fairy and dancing around the house, this camp includes summer-appropriate classes, crafts, a story time and more.

  • Location: Alabama Ballet School, 2726 1st Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35233
  • Camp Dates: Session 1 – July 19-23 | Session 2 – July 26-30
  • Ages: 4-7
  • Price: $250 per week
  • Register

3. Virginia Samford Theatre

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The November production of Frozen Jr. is just one way that Virginia Samford Theatre gives participants a great experience. Photo via Virginia Samford Theatre

Virginia Samford Theatre is home to excellent plays and musicals in Birmingham, and their summer camp gives children the opportunity to pursue their own theatre dreams.

You can sign up today for Virginia Samford Theatre’s award-winning STARS Camp VST this June. They offer an advanced week where students will create their own audition videos. They also offer beginning and intermediate camps where students will learn and perform dances, songs, and scenes. 

  • Location: Temple Beth-El at 2179 Highland Ave, Birmingham, AL 35205
  • Camp Dates: June 7-11 | June 14-18 | June 21-25
  • Ages: 7-18
  • Price: $325 ($100 deposit due at registration. Scholarships available.)
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4. Red Mountain Theatre

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Red Mountain Theatre campers always have a great time. Photo via Red Mountain Theatre

Red Mountain Theatre’s annual summer camp hosts a wide variety of weekly sessions, from “All Aboard the Hogwarts Express” to “Broadway Boot Camps”. Red Mountain Theatre is the perfect camp to send your future star to hone their singing, acting and dancing skills. Camps are open for students ages 4-18.

  • Location: RMT Arts Campus at 1600 3rd Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35233
  • Camp Dates: Mid June – August
  • Ages: 4-18
  • Price: $300-$400 depending on camp
  • Register

5. Mason Music

Young child drumming at Mason Music
Got a future rock star in the making? They’ll love Mason Music’s camps. Photo via Mason Music

Mason Music offers award-winning camps for students of all ages so they can grow in their musical ability and have fun. They have a variety of camps for anyone’s interest and skill level priced from $165-$500, including:

Awesome 80s Rock Band Camp

Campers can form a band with friends or get placed with similarly-skilled musicians to learn some of the raddest music ever.

  • Location: Cahaba Heights Studio at 3187 Cahaba Heights Road, Birmingham, AL 35243
  • Camp Dates: June 21-25
  • Ages: 10-18
  • Price: $375
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Overdrive Rock Band Camp

Future rock stars will work with a songwriting mentor and professional producer to write and record original songs, then play them live on a public stage. Sounds like the perfect option for campers dreaming of their future tours, right?

  • Location: Cahaba Heights Studio at 3187 Cahaba Heights Road, Birmingham, AL 35243
  • Camp Dates: July 12-17
  • Ages: 13-18
  • Price: $500
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6. The Dance Foundation

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Campers will love each option at The Dance Foundation. Photo via The Dance Foundation

The Dance Foundation offers fun Birmingham summer camps for children of all ages. Choose from a variety of summer camps that every kid will love, from fairy tale adventures to dance workshops. This summer, they’ll offer six unique camps plus weekly classes.

Want to decide which camp is for you? Check out a few of their programs:

Dance Explorations

This summer camp lets children explore the art of dance in a variety of styles including Modern Dance, Jazz, Musical Theatre, Improvisation and Hip Hop.

  • Location: 1715 27th Court South, Homewood, AL 35209
  • Camp Dates: June 21-25 9AM-12PM
  • Ages: 3rd-6th grade
  • Price: $145
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Dancing with the Camera

In this camp for dancers and creatives, campers will use movement, videography and editing tools to tell a story.

  • Location: 1715 27th Court South, Homewood, AL 35209
  • Camp Dates: July 12-15 1PM-4PM
  • Ages: 6th-12th grace
  • Price: $145
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7. Fantasy Playhouse Children’s Theater & Academy

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Campers will leave the summer with new friends and great memories. Photo via Fantasy Playhouse

Fantasy Playhouse Children’s Theater & Academy has all new summer camp programs including full day and half days camps as well as performance showcases. Campers can make friends and build their confidence through programs that include creative drama, acting, musical theatre, dance, film, theme classes and more.

  • Location: 3312 Long Ave. SW Huntsville, AL 35805
  • Camp Dates: June and July 2021 Monday-Friday 9AM-3PM with before care and after care available
  • Ages: 3-18
  • Price: $150-$475 depending on camp with $10 off before April 9
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8. McWane Science Center

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Give kids a summer of learning and fun at McWane Science Center. Photo via McWane Science Center’s Facebook

Curious kids will love the hands-on science, learning and fun at Summer Camp 2021. Campers will learn about science, technology, engineering, and math topics for an incredible summer of science.

  • Location: 200 19th St N, Birmingham, AL 35203
  • Camp Dates: Weekly sessions from June 7 – August 6
  • Ages: 4-14
  • Price: $145 per week for members and $170 per week for non-members for half-day camps | $285 per week for members and $335 per week for non-members for full-day camps
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