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Summer Camps and Programs



Academy of Ballet and Jazz

There’s nothing HOTTER than summer at ABJ. From our tiniest tots to our most advanced teens, ABJ offers a variety of options for your favorite dancer. 


Our nationally acclaimed Preschool Program offers ballet/tap combination classes, as well as hippity hop classes for our youngest students in a loving, nurturing environment. Creative Movement for dancers ages 2-4 years old and Pre-Combo for dancers ages 4-6 years old incorporates ballet and tap in an exciting, FUNdamental class. Hippity Hop for dancers ages 4-6 years old introduces the basics of hip hop in an upbeat, high-energy 45 minute class. We also offer several choices of specialty-themed camps for our preschool dancers during the summer. 

Creative Movement (2-4 years old)

Mondays 10:30-11:30am

Tuesdays 5:30-6:30pm

Wednesdays 4:30-5:30pm 

PreCombo (4-6 years old)

Tuesdays 1:00-2:00pm

Wednesdays 5:30-6:30pm

Hippity Hop (4-6 years old)

Mondays 4:30-5:30pm


Half Sessions: $60, Three Weeks (June 12-30 or July 10-28)

Full Sessions: $120, Six Weeks (June 12 - July 28 *no classes July 3-7)


Preschool Camps: $75 per camp

Mermaids & Munchkins - June 13-15, 10:00am-noon, Mermaid themed dances, crafts, snacks, and dress-up with special guest Ariel from the Little Mermaid. 

Plies & Popsicles - June 20-22, 10am-noon, Summertime themed dances, crafts, snacks, and dress-up. 

Princesses & Poise - July 18-20, 10:00am-noon, Princess themed dances, crafts, snacks, and dress-up with a variety of special daily guest princesses.


ABJ is West Alabama's premier studio for dancers who want to have fun! Our ever-popular Recreational Program offers an array of class genres for the beginner to intermediate dancer (ages 7-17 years old). It’s never too late to start taking, or return to, dance classes at ABJ. Ballet/Jazz Combo, Tap, Hip Hop and Contemporary classes are available. Our flexible SUMMER CLASS CARD option allows your dancer the opportunity to try as many classes as they'd like, without a huge time commitment. New this year, we will be offering camps for our recreational level students that will incorporate ballet, jazz, hip hop and contemporary. The camp will focus on an introduction to technique, dance vocabulary, choreography, stage make-up application, costuming, and more. 


For the advanced dancer (ages 7-17), ABJ's Dance Xplosion is back for its’ 7th year. Join us June 5-8 as ABJ welcomes renowned guest artists Francisco Gella, Kayla Kalbfleisch, Dana Wilson, Dale Lam and LA Based Tap Company, Tap Sounds Underground. ABJ invites all intermediate/advanced dancers to this intense, exciting, educational dance experience. In addition to Dance Xplosion, we also offer our SUMMER CLASS CARD for Intermediate/Advanced levels. 

For more information and specific class schedules, please visit our website at Stop by our studio for a tour and visit our on-site dance boutique, Susu's Tutus, at 3695 Watermelon Road in Northport. Give us a call at 205.752.5124 and follow us on Instagram and Facebook for live updates. #hoorayforabj

The ACT Summer Theatre Production Camp 

In just one short week, campers will put together a full scale musical to be performed at the Historic Bama Theatre, complete with sets, lights, and costumes! 

June 5th-10th 

Time: 9 am - 2 pm

Ages: 8-18 Younger accepted on individual basis

Cost: $260

Show Possibitlities: Cinderella Kids, 101 Dalamations Kids, Mulan Jr.

Monday-Thursday @ Location TBD

Friday& Saturday @ The Bama Theatre

This camp is geared to give every child a wonderful show experience! Every child is guaranteed a role in the show! We do our best to feature every child in some way. Everyone deserves the chance to shine!

The time between 9am & 2pm is spent learning songs, choreography, blocking, and lines for the show. The week culminates in a full weekend of performances of the show.  Performances are Friday night at 7:30 pm and Saturday at 2:00 pm & 7:30 pm. 

Mention Kids Life Magazine and Receive a $20 Discount! Register by April 1st for an additional $30 discount! Also, discounts for multiple child households.  For more information visit or call 205-393-2800.


All Fired Up Summer Camp

Summer Camp Sessions:

June 5-9, June 19-23, July 10-14, July 24-28

Does your child love art and crafting? Then All Fired Up's Summer Camp is the place to be.  All Fired Up offers a week of fun and creative projects that will leave campers feeling great about their creative abilities. Campers will explore different ceramic painting techniques and create a variety of fun projects.  The cost is $200 for the week or $50 for single days. Camp sessions run from Monday through Friday, 9am until 12pm. Call 343-0015 for registration or additional questions. 


Arts ‘n Autism

Arts 'n Autism will host weeklong summer day camp sessions;  

Splash Camp for young swimmers

LIFEE Camp for high school students and young adults

Pre-k - 8th grade Camp for children and adolescents

Each session of camp is designed to provide campers of various ages diagnosed with autism/aspergers, with a week of creative fun, action-packed adventures, new friendships, and lifelong memories. Camp days are 9-5 (early and late childcare is an option). Cost: $450.00 per session. Arts 'n Autism is currently accepting applications for summer camps. Enroll early as camps fill up quickly. For more information email us at or visit us on fb and our website

Bama Bounders Gymnastics Camps and Classes

Bama Bounders is located at 720 14th Street, Tuscaloosa and is owned by Erin Holdefer-Kightlinger and her husband Eric. Erin is a former University of Alabama gymnast and member of the 2002 National Championship team.

Our gymnastics day camps are open to all ability levels. We offer a safe and fun learning environment for all of our campers! Skills will be taught on all four events - vault, bars, beam floor - for girls as well as rings, parallel bars, high bar, pommel horse, vault and floor for boys. Everyone gets to jump on the trampoline!! This is a great opportunity for beginners who are new to gymnastics and want to give it a try as well as those who have been in gymnastics for a while and are looking to improve the skills they have and learn some new ones!


We are offering full day, half day and Preschool camps all summer long beginning the week of  June 5th  and going through the week of July 31st.

GOLD STARS CAMP: Monday – Friday - 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Girls and Boys ages 5-14

Pre-Registered prices - Members - $155 and Non-Members - $165

Walk in price - $170

A different theme each week. Gymnastics, games, contests, arts and crafts, FRIDAY FUN DAY with a Fun Friday surprise activity each week, Pizza and Snow Cones ($3), and so much more!

SILVER STARS CAMP:  Monday – Friday – 8:00 a.m. – 12 noon

Girls and Boys ages 5-14

Pre-Registered prices - Members - $99 and Non-Member - $110

Walk in price - $115

A different theme each week. Gymnastics, games, art projects, FRIDAY FUN DAY with a special Fun Friday surprise activity each week, Snow Cones ($3) and so much more!

BRONZE STARS CAMP: Monday – Friday – 8:00 a.m. – 12 noon

Girls and Boys ages 3-5 (must be completely potty trained!)

Pre-Registered prices - Members - $99 and Non-Member - $110

Walk in price - $115

A different theme each week. Gymnastics, games, art projects, FRIDAY FUN DAY with a special Fun Friday surprise activity each week, Snow Cones ($3) and so much more!

We also offer before care and after care for all of our camps for an additional fee. A $50 non-refundable deposit is required to hold your spot for our camps.

Summer Session of classes begins Monday, June 5th. Gymnastics classes are available for both girls and boys ages 18 months – 18 years. We also offer Girls and Boys Competitive teams, Cheerleading and Tumbling classes, Preschool Playtime, Parent’s Night Out, Open Gym, Birthday Parties, Field Trips and more! Please call (205) 722-2436 for summer information or if you have any questions. Visit our website to register online: or for more information.


Ballet Arts & Fitness

Prima Ballerina, Premier Danseur Dance Camps, ages 3-7

An exciting adventure through the world of Ballet, Tap, Jazz along with fun learning activities for your little dancer.

Summer technique classes for ages 8 and up!

Email for information on dance camps, summer classes, and registration.


The Birmingham Zoo

Sign up today for a Birmingham Zoo Summer ZooFari Camp! With up-close animal encounters, train, slide and carousel rides, lorikeet and giraffe feedings and guided tours of the Zoo, the best place for fun and learning is at a Birmingham Zoo Camp! New this year, campers will experience Pirates like they’ve never seen before while learning about the important role they play in conservation. Register at

Bricks 4 Kidz

Summer Specialty Day Camps

We will run specific day camps starting May 31st and ending August 4th.  Each week will have a different theme. It will include specific builds, 3-dimensionals, mosaics, arts and crafts, games, movie making, etc.


Cost $125

Includes Snack and Drink

(Early Bird Registration by May 9 - cost for each camp $100)

May 31 - June 2

3 Day Camp $75.00

-Teenage Turtles Camp

June 5 - June 9

-Bat League Heroes Vs Villains Camp

June 12 - 16

- Mine Crafting Camp

June 19 - 23

- Pocket Brick Camp (Pokemon)

June 26 - June 30

- Amusement Park Camp

July 5 - 7

3 Day Camp $75.00

-Jurassic World Camp

July 10 - 14

-Remote Control Camp

July 17 - July 21

-Clash of Bricks Camp

July 24 - July 28

- Galaxies Far Away Camp (Star Wars)

July 31 - Aug 4

- Comic Book Maker Camp

Detailed description available at BRICKS4KIDZ.COM,

or call Tami at 205-799-2089 or Alli at 256-740-1889.


Brushstrokes’ Summer Art Camps

Brushstrokes is located in a spacious, bright and exciting studio in downtown Northport. Ann’s over 30 years of professional art education experience in the Tuscaloosa City and County schools blend her career knowledge and academic training into an innovative approach to art instruction.

Along with after school classes, Ann also offers Summer Camp classes.

Camp 1: June 19-29, 12:30-2:30

Camp 2:  July10-20, 12:30-2:30 or 3:00-5:00

Camp 3:  July 24- Aug. 3, 12:30-2:30

Teens:  Thursdays, 9:30-11:30, June 15-29, July 13-27, Aug.3. (6 classes, 1 makeup)


Call Ann at 657-0199 to reserve your place or contact her via email at Visit Brushstrokes online at


The Capitol School

The Capitol School Located at historic Capitol Park 2828 6th St. Tuscaloosa, AL 35401 Summer Explorations 2016 205-758-2828

A Tuscaloosa tradition since 1993, The Capitol School has been the summer school home to thousands of children preschool through High School age. The Capitol School’s highly qualified, experienced teachers present classes on a variety of topics that encourage students to become motivated, life long learners. Parents can be assured that their child will be engaged in learning and happy throughout the summer days. Classes are available mornings from 8-12 or afternoons from 1-5. Students can enroll for both morning and afternoon sessions to span the entire full day. Teachers arrive at 7:30 and stay until 5:30 for working parents. Need just one two-week class or a summer full of classes? No problem. Enroll for all summer or just the sessions you wish. It is easy to schedule classes around your child’s summer activities. The school provides five two-week sessions mornings, afternoons, or combine for all-day. Enroll for nine classes and receive the tenth class for free. Most classes are $203 for approximately 40 hours of fun filled instruction. The students are grouped by multi-ages: 3 -5 (Preschool), ages 5-7 (grades K/1st), ages 7-9 (grades 2nd/3rd), ages 9-12 (grades 4th/5th), ages 12 and up (Middle/High School).

Register online at Check out our list of more than 60 courses offered during the summer. Here are just a few:


We have Montessori based classes for your Preschool child (ages 3 – 5) to learn about Under the Sea, All about horses, Let’s Get Cooking, Music and Movement, A World of Fun, Playing With Paint, Passport to Germany, Fairy Tales & Nursery Rhymes, Blast Off into the Solar System, Intro to Montessori. Two- week classes are offered for $203 for approximately 40 hours of instruction.


Spend a wonderful summer with science topics such as Rocks & Minerals, Weather, Stem Ahoy, Be a Life Scientist, Stem Tales, Engineering, and Super Science.

Boost math with classes on Marvelous Math, Music, and measuring with The Science of Cooking.

Explore language arts with classes on Spain’s Culture and Language. Enjoy Arts & Crafts, Art and the Artist, Lego Building Challenge.

There’s history and geography with Hands on Geography.  

Music experiences include Music, Math, Fitness & Fun and Good Vibrations: Music Science, as well as private guitar and violin lessons.

Two-week classes are offered for $203 for approximately 40 hours of instruction.


Enroll in classes to learn about Financial Fitness, Star Wars Fan Fiction, Medieval Architecture, German Culture & Language, Drawing Skills, Archery, Bowling  and Volleyball.

Classes are offered for $203 for approximately 40 hours of instruction.


Need to prepare for the ACT College exams? Does your student need a Credit Recovery class? Classes are offered for math, history, English and Spanish for $495. Want to earn College credit and High School credit at the same time for Dual Enrollment/Dual Credit? Contact our staff to create a personalized learning experience to meet your needs.


Personalized academic tutoring sessions offered for $40 (registration fee $25). Music lessons including Violin, Private Piano, Guitar, Voice and Percussion offered for $25 per half hour, group $15 per half hour (registration fee $25). Enroll online at or call 205-758-2828 for more information.

Session 1: May 30-June 9 (No school on Memorial Day) Session 2: June 12-June 23. Session 3: June 26-July 7 (No school on July 4th)Session 4: July 10-July 21

Session 5: July 24-August 4. The Capitol School, “Where the World Goes to School.”


Children’s Hands-On Museum (CHOM)

At CHOM, Play is Serious Business! Bring newborns through 12 years for the BEST play in a COOL place during hot summer days! With two floors of exhibits and our popular Summer Wild ‘n’ Crazy GameZ level, daily visitor programs, Planetarium shows, weekly adventure themes, ‘make and take’ crafts, a great event every Saturday, and special guests throughout the summer vacation, you and your child will play and learn together as never before! Open Monday- Thursday 9-5pm; Friday 9-7:30pm; Saturday 10-4pm. Visit and learn why we’ve won so many awards throughout our 31 years!

Wild ‘n’ Crazy GameZ level opens Monday, June 5th with skee ball, air hockey, dueling basketballs, ping pong, foos ball, whack a mole and more! Wild ‘n’ Crazy GameZ is located on the third level. This year try your hand at some new fun including CHOM Hole in One, Corn Hole and Connect 4, then move on to more new surprise games! Yes, once again we have an area for our youngest visitors with a ball pit just for them. More frequent Planetarium shows and Movin’ & Groovin’ fun for all ages with music rhythmic patterns are always a hit and let you actively move to music!

Throughout summer you’ll find surprise additions to the wonderful fun of playing in exhibits. Join us for MOVIE DAYS and ART DAYS throughout the summer! CHALK the WALK gives budding artists a great “canvas” for their art, and brightens the faces of those walking to and from City Hall and nearby businesses! Tuscaloosa County’s Extension Service will once again bring eggs, so the CHOM EGG HATCHERY RETURNS! When our chicks hatch, submit your favorite name. Watch for their show chickens, too! We always have representatives from the Fire Department, Sheriff’s Department, and Police Department who bring their own excitement!

Special events are offered all summer long. Check out a few of them below:

“BEACH PARTY!” School’s out for summer kick off Saturday! on Saturday, June 3 will be the beachiest! Don’t miss beach music, snacks, limbo, hulas, and make your own personalized visor while here. You’ll find fascinating shells from around the globe in the front showcase, some of which are not easily found today. Be sure to wear your favorite Hawaiian shirt!

On Saturday, June 10 Moosie the Cow, CHOM and the Southeastern United Dairy Association celebrate MOOSIE’S

THIRD BIRTHDAY on annual “DAIRY DAY”. Pick up kid-friendly healthy dairy recipes, make cow crafts, try ice cream samples and white and chocolate milk samples as you enjoy hands-on learning about dairy foods. Be sure to have a bite of Moosie’s Birthday Cake and play Pin the Tail on the Cow! If you haven’t met Moosie yet, stop by her barn for a ‘chat’; she’s our life sized mooing and talking cow!

The BEST LEGO CAMPS are at CHOM! June 13th, 14th and 15th for 6 to 13 years. We’re a favorite LEGO day camp – Just ask the kids who join us each year! These camps fill quickly. Pre-reservations required; registration opens May 1 on Half or full day options available. Kids may bring lunch if choosing full day option and the instructors supervise.

BUILD IT! With CHOM’S Carpenter Chris on Friday, June 16 10-2pm: Make a gift for Dad! SUPER DAD DAY is Saturday, June 17! Meet Batman! Enjoy the Super Hero theme! Wear a costume for the day or come as you are! Make a great gift with Dad, and for Dad while spending the day together!

DINOSAURS GALORE! Tuesday, June 20 NATIONAL RAT CATCHERS DAY! Saturday, June 24! Search and find a rat; then take it to the exterminator for a prize!

IT’S SHARK WEEK! June 26-30: “Feed” the shark! Make shark tooth necklaces! Shark Movie Day! Dig for shark teeth fossils!

It’s JULY 4th FUN on the 3rd! Be sure to join us for our annual “INDPENDENCE DAY BASH” on Friday, July 1 from 9 to 5. It’s the original kids’ Independence Day Party in the area - and still the BEST! For this celebration you can eat inside the museum ... with our best wishes! Enjoy Zeigler Hot Dogs, lemonade and popcorn and dance to music by DJ Chuckie from 10 to 2pm. This celebration has been a family favorite for kicking off the 4th since 2005!

“WHERE’S WALDO DAY” is back on Saturday, July 8 when all things Waldo are celebrated at CHOM! Meet Waldo, join scavenger searches, games, and crafts for new play during our fourth annual Waldo Day. Dress like Waldo and get a special surprise! (Yes! Parents can dress)

The BEST LEGO Camps are at CHOM! July 11th,12th and 13th for 6 to 13 years. We’re a favorite LEGO day camp – Just ask the kids who join us! These camps fill quickly. Pre-reservations required; registration opens May 1 on Half or full day options available. Kids may bring lunch if choosing full day option and the instructors supervise.

RIDDLE ME THIS! Saturday, July 15 The BEST LEGO Camps are at CHOM! July 25th, 26th and 27th; ages 4-6 years. In answer to your requests this LEGO CAMP is just for our smallest LEGO fans ages 4 to 6 years! We’re a favorite LEGO day camp – Just ask the kids who join us! These camps fill quickly. Pre-reservations required; registration opens May 1 on Half or full day options available. Kids may bring lunch if choosing full day option and the instructors supervise.

“IT’S A FIESTA!” Saturday, August 5th will be a blast! Sample fiesta foods courtesy of Jalapeno’s, music from DJ Chuckie from 10 to 2pm, and enjoy folklore and crafts on this end of summer celebration before school begins.

“MARIO’S SUPER BLOWOUT” on Saturday, August 12th. It’s a wildly popular event during August! Meet Mario and Luigi and play your way through the day!

To learn more about CHOM and ALL of our events and activities visit Keep up with all the news when you like us on Facebook at CHOM. Tuscaloosa and follow us on Twitter @chomonline. While visiting our web site you can also sign up for our ENews digital newsletter which goes out twice a month to keep you up to date on all of the fun here!


The Community Music School (CMS)

The CMS is an outreach program of the School of Music (Moody Music Bldg.) at The University of Alabama. Teachers include UA faculty, area professionals with advanced music degrees, graduate students, and carefully selected undergraduate music students. The CMS offers year-round options including Kindermusik for pre-K enrichment, lessons for all ages/abilities, the Tuscaloosa Youth Orchestra, chamber music trios/quartets, and adult ensembles in Strings or Brass. Private music lessons: For children – adults, and beginning - advanced levels. Available on piano, all band and orchestral instruments, guitar, ukulele, organ, voice.

KINDERMUSIK: Ages 0 –17 M; Ages 18 M – 3 Y; Ages 4 - 6 Y: Five week session; Morning - Afternoon options. $75 (supply pack included). See CMS website for exact day/time options.

Ages 6Y-12Y: Children's Musical Camp: Madagascar - A Musical Adventure JR; July 17 - 28, 9:00 - Noon, M – F.  Join Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe, Gloria the Hippo and, of course, those hilarious, plotting penguins as they bound onto our stage in the musical adventure of a lifetime. Show features many speaking parts, solos, ensemble cast. Join us to “Move It, Move It!”. Culminates with a performance on stage featuring songs, dialogue, costumes, staging, & accompaniment. Practice CD & T–shirt included. $175. 

Ages 12-17Y: Summer String Camp – more info on website

Ages 12 – 17Y:  Chamber Trios/Quartets for Int. – Adv. instrumental musicians. Grouped by ability and instrumentation. 8 sessions, professionally coached. $125.

Ages 18Y+: Adult String Classes: Must already read music and play violin, viola, cello, or bass. See Website for day/time/cost.

For more information including fee quotes and summer session dates at the UA School of Music call (205) 348-6741, email or visit the UA Community Music School on the web at



The Crimson Tide Junior Tennis Academy Day Camps offer a fun and exciting opportunity for boys and girls of different levels to sharpen up their skills. 

High Performance Camp with Coaches George Husack & Robbie Weiss June 20 - June 22, 9am-2pm.  The High Performance camp focuses on training and competition for those that compete in USTA regional and national tournaments. 

Crimson Tide Day Camp with Coaches George Husack & Robbie Weiss June 26 – July 30, 9am-12pm.  The CTJTA Day camp covers all strokes during the week with games and contests in a fun and competitive atmosphere. 

Crimson Tide Quick Start Camp with Coaches George Husack & Robbie Weiss June 26-30, 9am-11am. The Quick Start camp introduces young players to tennis while providing hands-on instruction of basic fundamentals, hand-eye coordination and movement in an enjoyable and rewarding environment. 

To register please go to




The Dance Centre Company Auditions – Wednesday, June 7th & Thursday, June 8th:,  Ages 6 and up

TDC Companies are an elite group of dancers that are chosen by audition only.  Our company dancers travel and compete at different competitions. With a focus on technique, all company members are required to take ballet.  Call for more information!


Summer Intensive Workshops - Ages 6 and older - TWO 3 DAY INTENSIVES!  Dates TBA

Come join us for awesome master classes with amazing guest faculty from all over the US.  Advanced, Intermediate and Petite dancers. (Dancers auditioning for company must attend both intensives.)


Little Princess Camp – June 19th-23rd,  Ages 3-5

Calling all little princesses for a week of fun filled activities!  Each day we will be visited by a beautiful princess who will dance with us and read her story! 

Beauty & The Beast Camp  – July 17th-21st, Ages 3-5 & Ages 6-9

Come “be our guest” with Belle and all the gang as we celebrate a tale as old as time!  Crafts, dancing and so much fun!

Trolls! Camp – July 24th-28th, Ages 3-5 & Ages 6-9

Come spread a little sparkle and cheer with Poppy and the Trolls!  Not even the scary Bergens can stop the boogie fever this week at TDC.  

Technique classes - Tuesdays and Thursdays in June and July, Ages 6 and up

Looking to improve your technique?  Dance with us all summer!  Ballet, Jazz, Acro, Hip Hop and more.   No long term commitment.  Customize your schedule according to your summer plans! 

JUNE 6,8,13,15, 20, 22, 27, 29

JULY 6,18, 20, 25, 27

Register by calling (205) 752-5354, emailing at  or visit our website at


Druid City Soccer Camp

Ages 4-12, June 19-22, 8:30-12:00  

Ages 12-18, July 10-13, 3:00-6:00 

 Sokol Park North

All levels of experience!

$100.00 pre-registered which includes a t-shirt for both camps and a soccer ball as well for the 4-12 year olds.

 It is our goal, through the Druid City Soccer Camp, to introduce, develop, and reinforce the essential skills and principles of soccer in an environment that encourages optimal performance on the playing field.  For specific questions, contact Coach Hill by phone at 799-6342 or by e-mail at  

Camp Director Carter Hill:  Coach Hill has over 20 years of high school and college soccer coaching experience and is currently the varsity boys’ and girls’ soccer coach at Northridge High School, leading both teams to region championships and playoff berths in 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016. Last year both varsity programs played in the AHSAA Final Four.  Previously, Coach Hill was an Asst. Soccer Coach at Shelton State Community College for four seasons.


Summer Camp at Forest Lake United Methodist Church offers an excellent opportunity for your child to grow spiritually, emotionally and socially during the summer.  The Weekday Kids Program Summer Camp provides children, entering 1st-7th Grade, with a safe, worry free environment so they can Just Be A Kid.

At FLUM we offer:

· Arts &Crafts

· Daily Devotions

· Weekly Bowling and Movie Field Trips             

· Swimming at Bowers Park

· Water days at Shelby Park

· Games and Sports

· Reading time

· Skating onsite

· Degreed Teachers /College students for Counselors

· No extra fees

Summer Camp 2017:

7:30 am-5:30 pm
Enrollment Fee: $50 
Tuition Fees: $95 weekly or $25 daily

Camp T-shirt $15
Camp Fees include two snacks a day, supplies, and all field trips

Call us at 205-758-6623

Email us at

Ask about our Wee Camp for Pre-K 4/5 children! 


I Dream Big Academy

Are you looking for a summer program where your child can have fun as well as get prepared for the next academic school year? Then, I Dream Big Academy is the place for you. I Dream Big Academy is a parent’s dream come true.  This dynamic program offers mathematics, reading, writing, and Spanish which are all taught by highly qualified teachers. Each subject is aligned with the Alabama College & Career- Ready Standards (CCRS).

Students attending the academy will have the opportunity to participate in daily field trips including movies, bowling, skating, splash pad, and local college tours.  Other enrichment activities include dance, drum lessons, and so much more. 

Key Highlights for I Dream Big Academy:

  Participants:  Students entering kindergarten through eighth grade

  Location:  Tuscaloosa County High School

  Cost:  $80.00 a week including breakfast and lunch

  When:  7 week program starting May 30th thru July 21st

  Time:  7:15 a.m. to 5:15 p.m., Monday through Friday

  Transportation:  Provided at a central location

Our goal is to provide both academics and enrichment activities that will continue to stimulate the minds of all students throughout the summer.  Register Today!

For more information, please visit or contact us at 826-0638.


MJ’s Academy of Dance

Summer Session: June 12 – July 21, 2017

Are you looking for a budget-friendly summer program for your children? MJ’s Academy of Dance, owned and directed by Mary Jo Thompson, provides our Summer Dance Program with many options that include fun, exercise, and learning new skills at the most affordable prices in town. We offer all styles and levels of dance for all ages. 

Weekly Classes (ALL AGES) $60 for 6 week session for one weekly class, $50 for each additional weekly class per session. We also offer sibling discounts.

Pre-registration is highly recommended, as some classes will fill up quickly. Call: 205-343-7757, Email: or visit us online at We are located at: 6521 Hwy. 69S, Suite K, Tuscaloosa, AL 35405 (Hillcrest Shopping Center).


Moundville Archaeological Park – Indian Summer Day Camp

The first session is slated for June 5-9, while the park hosts the second session July 10-14.

Each identical session of Indian Summer Day Camp is a week-long program offered for 9 to 13 year olds interested in Native American arts and lifeways. Among other things, kids focus on several different art projects including pottery, weaving and gourd crafts. Activities include hiking, gathering wild foods, touring an archaeological laboratory, playing Native American games, museum and park tours, storytelling and sampling authentic Native American cuisine.

Located at Moundville Archaeological Park, campers from Tuscaloosa can be picked up from Smith Hall on the University of Alabama campus at 8:30 am and returned at 4:30 pm.

The cost for day camp is $225 per child per week. For more information call Lisa Rasco 205-371-8732 or email A registration form is also available on the Moundville website at


PARAkids Summer Day Camp

Good old-fashioned summer time fun is what PARAkids Day Camp is all about! Give your children a fun-filled opportunity to get OUTside and make new friends with activities such as swimming, archery, golf at Ol’ Colony, softball, kickball and more. Skating, bowling, inflatables and arts and crafts are included in a wide variety of activities that appeal to all ages of campers. Specialty programs such as Riverworks Discovery and butterfly studies are always in play. Field trips for older youth may include canoeing on Lake Lurleen, or traveling to Alabama Adventure, McWane Science Center or Birmingham Zoo. Programs give children a meaningful and lasting experience, whether they stay for two weeks or for the entire summer. You don’t have to tell them all that fun is educational! Day camp is open to kids entering K-8 grade and is offered at the Belk, Faucett, Miller and Phelps Centers. Hours are 7:30 a.m. - 5:45 p.m., Monday through Friday. Early bird drop-off 6:30am – 7:30am is available for an extra $5 fee per week. Custom single day to weekly participation is available. To enroll in PARAkids Day Camp there is a $30 registration fee and daily fees are $27 per day or $81 per week. Please ask about sibling discounts. For more information, please visit or contact Melinda Wiggins 205-562-3230 and


Peterbrooke Chocolatier

We are proud to offer two separate summer day camps!


Come paint chocolate on chocolate. You will have the creative freedom to paint your own chocolate masterpieces. Paint a chocolate frame, a chocolate lolli and various other chocolate pieces with chocolate. You will receive a package to take home. 

Ages 8 to adult. June and July, dates and times TBA

Be A Chocolatier For A Day!

Have you ever wondered what goes into making chocolate? At Camp Peterbrooke, you will have the opportunity to learn about where chocolate comes from and the science of tempering chocolate. Learn how to make a chocolate bar, dip your own decadent treats and build a chocolate gift basket to take home. Our friendly and personal staff can't wait to spend a morning teaching you about the fun and wonders of chocolate. 

Ages 8 to adult. In June in July, dates and times TBA

Please call 205-752-0211 for more information.


Rainey Ranch is a beautiful 15 acre farm and fun facility for people of all ages.  It is conveniently located off Hwy. 82 in Coker Al., just 4 miles past the Northport Wal-Mart.  There is something here for everyone to enjoy.  Animal lovers can have hands on experiences with all the animals on the farm.  We have Alpacas, horses, ponies, donkeys, potbelly pigs, goats, sheep, rabbits, turkeys, peacocks, chickens, ducks, doves, cats, dogs and a cow named Anabelle.  We offer horse and pony rides and a wagon ride with large animal interaction.  Pony petting stations are available for those who want to brush and groom them.  There is a catfish pond for duck and fish feeding, fishing (bring your own pole) and paddle boat rides.  If animals are not your thing, there are plenty of other activities to occupy your time.  We have a playground with rock and rope climbing, slides and swings and a fort area and doll house.  You can enjoy a game of volleyball, horseshoes, bean bag toss, ladder ball, bocce ball, football, Frisbee, soccer, tug of war, sackraces.  We have hillbilly basketball, putt-putt, bowling and cow roping.  There are noodles for sword fighting and fat rubber tire tricycles to ride for the little ones. There is plenty of shade on the Ranch but if you get hot you can splash in the creek.   We have a bridge that takes you across the creek to the beach.   There youcan enjoy splashing in the cool water and playing on the three slides that go into the water.   There is another large play area on that side and trails to hike.  When you get tired there are adult swings and sitting areas that allow you to watch the young kids play.   We have an outdoor classroom with bench desks and a white board for instruction time.   A grill is available for cooking (bring your own charcoal and food).  Fire-pits are also available for roasting hot dogs and marshmallows.  There is a large pavilion with picnic tables for all occasions.  The bathrooms are located in the main barn equipped with handicap accessibility and baby changing areas.  T-shirts, stuffed animals and water are available for purchase.  We are inviting all summer day-camps, youth groups, home school groups, families and other events to come and enjoy the beautiful outdoors at the Rainey Ranch facility.  We cater to your group, child or event by only allowing one group at a time.  You never have to worry about sharing the Ranch with strangers.  Your group enjoys the activities on the Ranch at your pace and you can spend your time doing the things you love the most.   Schedule your appointment today.   $10/person entry fee and instructors are FREE for a 4 – 5 hour visit. Open year round.  Sports team parties and birthday parties also welcome.   Those events are $200 for 2.5 hours and ALL Adults are FREE  Call 331-9671 or 333-7338 


Riverview Camp For Girls

Have you ever seen a place so beautiful, picturesque and exciting that you commented, “I wish I could step into that setting?” Well, here’s your chance! Riverview Camp is located only 3 hours away on top of Lookout Mountain in Mentone, Alabama. Considered one of the South’s leading camps for girls, Riverview is a place where girls enjoy both one and two week sessions of summer fun. Riverview also offers Mother-Daughter Weekends that are totally mom-daughter interaction and intended to build relationships between mom and daughters, as well as introduce campers to camp. The Mother-Daughter weekends are in April and in August and you can apply on line. 
Riverview offers an over 20 activities for campers to enjoy. The age range of campers is 6 to 16, and campers live in cozy cabins (bath rooms and showers in all cabins), often with their best friend from home. Perhaps, like some, you will attend camp without a friend, only to find new friends immediately, and continue to return year after year, just to be with those buddies. In order to make camp “parent-interactive,” Riverview downloads photos daily of campers and camp you will be seeing your daughter(s) while she is there! Parents and campers appreciate our Christian emphasis with our focus on Adventure, Inspiration, Character and Confidence-building! 

What sets Riverview apart? The staff! Most of the counselors have actually grown up attending Riverview since their youth and have continued to return year after year! They sincerely want to have a positive impact on the campers and to support Riverview’s philosophy of empowering youth to make good decisions as they grow up! As Directors/Owners, Susan and Dr. Larry Hooks enter their 34thyear as Camp Directors, their message is “We thank God for the privilege every day and we thank you!”  

To find out why thousands of girls call Riverview “my camp”, call 800-882-0722and receive a free catalog and DVD. Want to talk to a local mom whose daughters attend Riverview? Call the Riverview Tuscaloosa local representatives:  McCall Wascher ( or Christy Albea at  Enjoy to view our amazing website. The Riverview Camp for Girls YouTube account features many camp videos as well!


Roll Tide Soccer Academy – Day Camp Information

RTSA Day Camp is a high energy, fun, educational environment for girls and boys entering grades 1st-9th of all ability levels. Campers will be exposed to technical and tactical lessons within exercises, fun activities, and competitive small-sided games. The Alabama Soccer Stadium and University of Alabama Campus Recreational Division provide world class facilities for soccer training and other fun activities. UA coaching staff and players will be accompanied by other high-level coaches and players to provide the most rewarding Day Camp experience.


Day Camp 1 – June 5th-8th

Day Camp 2 – July 17th-20th


Full Day – 8:30am-4:30pm (late pick-up available)

Half Day – 8:30am-12:00pm

Shelton State Community College

Beauty Boot Camp

July 10, 12, 17, and 19, 2017

1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Age 8-15

For more information, visit

Shelton State Cosmetology will host a four-day beauty boot camp for students interested in learning personal grooming skills as well as techniques to build self-esteem and confidence. The program covers basic hair care with simple up-dos, express nail applications, nail art application, and fun makeup application.

LEGO Engineering

June 5-15, 2017

8:30 a.m. – 2:30 a.m.

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Students learn critical science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) concepts that meet National Science Standards.  The class will be facilitated by a LEGO trained instructor and is a fun opportunity for elementary, middle, and high school students to expand their love for learning.  Elementary students study simple machines and gears, and use their imagination.  Middle and high school students use the latest technology while learning about renewable energy, machines, and robotic programming.

Robotics Engineering Camp

June 5-15, 2017

8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

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This camp is offered to 8th – 12th grade students only and is designed to teach basic programming using VEX and LEGO Mindstorm software.  

Theatre Camp – Theatre Tuscaloosa/Tuscaloosa Children’s Theatre

June 19-30, 2017

8:00 a.m. - noon

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In this day camp, classes are offered from 8:00 a.m. until noon for children who have completed kindergarten through eleventh grade. Session topics will include acting, dancing, singing, improvisation, auditioning, stage makeup, and technical theatre. Registration is limited to twenty students per age group and is handled on a first-come-first-served basis.

Shelton State Community College Athletic Camps

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See what’s happening at the Dome this summer with Shelton State’s nationally recognized athletics programs!  Now is the time for your young athlete to improve skills while enjoying old and new friends.  See you @theDome! 


Treble Makers Studio

Alabama Movie Camp presents

"The Blunder Games"
June 19th-23rd
This is an intensive week long camp for kids of all ages and acting abilities who have always wanted to be in a movie. This year we will be filming a fun parody of "The Hunger Games". Every camper is cast and has lines to act out in scenes ranging from high drama, suspense to comedy. Once filming is a over, we wrap up the week with a cast party.
Later in the year, once the film has been edited, campers are invited to be a part of a movie premiere where actors and actress get to ride around town in a limo, walk the red carpet, have their photo taken, then watch "The Blunder Games" with their adoring fans. We welcome all of Tuscaloosa's talented kids ages 5-18.

"Royal Princess Prep School"
Ages 3-8, June 12th-16th, 9am-2:30pm
Calling all princesses! Join us for a week of magic and fun where every girls dream of becoming a princess can come true! Each day we will learn about a new princess and train as she did to become a princess! Activities will include music, dance, art, cooking, reading, learning about each princesses positive characteristics, how to use good manners, what it means to be a friend and how to help others.
    At the end of each day students will meet a real princess and have their picture taken with her! At the end of the week they will attend a royal coronation where all of our princesses in training will be crowned a real princess! Join us for this week of magic as we learn and grow together!

For more information contact Treble Makers Music Studio at 205-409-6969.



Vance Rose’s SwimKids offers year round instruction at Fitness One, Northport Medical Center.  Classes are held in an 89 degree warm indoor pool.

Spring classes run thru May 12th and Summer classes begin May 22nd.  Register online at or by phone, 752-SWIM (7946). 


Tiger Rock Martial Arts

Looking for a very fun activity this summer?  Martial Arts is the answer!  Looking for improved focus in school?  Martial Arts is the answer!  Looking for agility training?  Martial Arts is the answer!  Looking for the Best Summer Experience Ever! Martial Arts classes at Bailey's Tiger Rock Martial Arts is the answer.  Classes are available for ages 4 and up. Lessons are held 6 days a week at very convenient times. Bailey’s Tiger Rock Martial Arts has 3 locations so your travel time will be minimal. There are a LIMITED number of spots available for the “Train all Summer” program. Call today for further information and to reserve your spot. Tuscaloosa – 759-4711; Northport – 339-7071; Hillcrest – 343-6449.


Tuscaloosa Barnyard

Join us for Summer Camp this Summer, its going to be a blast!  We have so much planned for your child to enjoy.  We will be outside playing with animals, hanging with friends, swimming, riding horses, fishing, arts/crafts, movie time, learning time, and so much more. Call or text Kami @ 205.454.8841 for more information.  Drop off at Tumblebus Station and we will bring your child to the farm each morning.  We are so excited!  Come to our camp, $150 per week

*Bring your camp to us, $12 per person*

*Bring animals to your camp, starting at $350 for 2 hours*


Tuscaloosa Tumblebus Summer Day Camp

We are open daily from 7:30 am – 5:30 pm Monday - Friday.  Limited space available.  We have daily fieldtrips and all costs are included in registration fee. Ages entering Kindergarten and up are welcome.  We offer a weekly fee, a daily rate and sibling discounts. 

Parent’s Night Out Dates: March 3th and 17th, April 7th and 21st, May 5th and 19th, June 2nd ,16th

We will also offer a spring break camp Monday, March 13th through Friday, March 17th.  Please check our website or our Facebook page for more info.


Tuscaloosa Academy – Summer Knights

Join us for Summer 2017 as TA continues its tradition of Individual Attention and Maximum Opportunity in a variety of rich, fun, imaginative and stimulating activities.  Whether you are looking for something entertaining, educational or enriching, Summer Knights has an array of activities for various ages.    A few new camps this year include: 3D Illumination Electronics, Arcade Electronics Galore, Follow Me Robot and Chemical Magic Magical Microscope.

            Younger students (ages three through kindergarten) are invited to join our ever popular preschool camp taught by certified and highly qualified preschool staff.  The curriculum focuses on literacy skills and numeracy that is balanced with play.  Three and Four Year olds will benefit from fun child-centered activities involving creative exploration and imaginative play as they develop a thorough comprehension of how sounds, words and numbers work.  Five and six year olds will further explore different activities and learn new exciting things as they hone reading and math skills in preparation for a successful kindergarten and first grade year.

            The fun doesn’t stop with the younger students!  Our Squires (rising 1st -3rd graders) and Knights (rising 4th -6th graders) are in for a true summer adventure.  With a lineup of activities, students can explore new things in a fun and safe environment.  The priority is for students have the adventure and thrills all while enjoying camps that are keeping them active and engaged during the summer without grades.  If you have an aspiring chef or cake boss, a budding artist, or the next Robotics Engineer, enroll your child in TA’s rewarding summer program.

Of course we have options for the sports enthusiast as well as those simply wanting to try different sports for the first time.    This year our sports camps will be open to a variety of ages and ran by our very own coaches including John Copeland, Former NFL Player and Alabama Great!   These camps are designed to teach new skills and help fine tune skills in a fun and encouraging environment.  This is also a great way to focus on social and motor skills.

Tuscaloosa Academy Summer Knights program has a diversity of programs offered over 8 weeks.  Campers can choose to stay with us for half days or custom-build a full day at camp by choosing a morning and afternoon program.  If early drop-off and late pick-up are needed, early care (7:30am) and extended day (up to 5:30 pm) services are available. 

We are looking forward to many new camps and to you joining us this summer for an exciting, educational and memorable experience. Registration will begin on Monday, April 3, 2017.  To register, visit our website and click on the Summer Knights link.  If you have further questions, please email Rene McNeal (  or call the Summer Knights Office at 758-4462, ext. 220. 

See you in June as we explore, express, develop and stretch our mind all while simply having a good time!


Tuscaloosa Public Library Summer Reading Program

Build a Better World

Tuscaloosa Public Library Summer Reading Program 2017

May 30 - July 27, 2017

Join TPL this summer for the Build a Better World. Summer Reading Program. Again, the calendar is jam-packed with great activities, including magic shows, juggling, storytelling, animal shows, and more!

Sign up begins Monday, May 15, 2017 at a library near you.

Summer Reading Schedule

Tuesday, May 30 - Friday, July 28, 2017


9:30 am: Weaver Bolden branch

2:00 pm: Main library



9:30 am: Main library

2:00 pm: Brown branch


Performers May 30th and 31st:

Bill Packard, Magic Man -

See magic, puppets, and funny books in this creative and educational program. 


June 6th and 7th:

Magician Tommy Johns - 

Have creative fun with great books, puppets, and magic.


June 13th and 14th:

Build a Better Community

Discover ways you can make your community a better place.


June 20th and 21st:

Build a Better Community

Discover ways you can make your community a better place.


June 27th and 28th:

Doc Atoms - 

Enjoy science and fun with this wonderful and educational program.   


July 4th and 5th:

No Programs this week


July 11th and 12th:

Building a Better Tuscaloosa

Local groups will share ways they make Tuscaloosa better.


July 18th and 19th:

Alabama 4-H Animals -

Discover an educational experience that unites kids to the wonderful world of animals, while fostering respect and compassion for the planet.


July 25th and 26th:

Comic & Educational Juggler Ron Anglin - 

Enjoy creative learning through juggling, comedy, and science.


Visit us online at:

For more information or questions, call 205-345-5820.

University of Alabama Nike Tennis Camp

Come join the fun and get better this summer at the University of Alabama Nike Tennis Camp. This year, Alabama is offering two weeks of general overnight and day camp (8:30 am-4:30 pm) for boys & girls, ages 9-18 and all ability levels.  

Camp Dates:
Week 1: June 4-8

Week 2: June 11-14
Directed by Head Men’s Tennis Coach, George Husack, and Assistant Coach Robbie Weiss, Head Women’s Tennis Coach, Jenny Mainz, and Assistant women’s coach, Shelley Godwin.
This is a camp for young athletes to come and take their tennis game to the next level while making new friends and having lots of fun.  Each camper will receive instruction on the fundamentals of all major strokes and will enhance their skills through repetition, ball-feeding drills, live-ball situations and competitive match play. In addition, campers will be exposed to team competition and match play in singles and doubles.   
Evening Activities
Off-court and evening activities may include a pizza party, games on the "Quad", movie night, camp games night, swimming, and other social events. Campers also have access to varsity track, swimming pools, and numerous recreational facilities.
Campers will have access to 30 courts - 12 varsity lighted courts, 12 courts at the Recreation Center across the street, and 6 regulation NCAA hard courts at The Roberta Alison Baumgardner Tennis Facility. In the event of rain, campers will play in the indoor facility.
• All Campers:  3:00-4:00 Sunday at the UA Varsity Stadium.

• Campers should come dressed to play as we will head straight to the courts after check-in.
• Day Campers will depart that afternoon at 6:30pm after check-in, a tennis evaluation (from 4-6pm) and a pizza party.
• Graduation: 3:00pm on Thursday at the UA Varsity Stadium. Parents are invited to attend!
• Check-out: Immediately following the graduation ceremony.


For more information:  Visit: Or Call: 1-800-645-3226.

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