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Experience summer dance at 3D! We have camps and classes for dancers as young as 3 years old. Our Dance n Play parties are an hour-long class perfect for introducing your child to the magical world of ballet. We also have FIVE camp options for our dancers aged 3-6 throughout June and July. These themed camps will delight your child all week and are a great way to keep them busy this summer. Our special Boys Only Bootcamp classes are great for boys ages 5-10 with limited to no dance experience. Try our Summer Shakeup Sessions for students ages 7-11. They are the perfect option for beginner and intermediate dancers and will introduce them to new styles or brush up their technique before fall! Looking for something for your advancer dancers? Company auditions will be held in May and special classes and intensives will be held throughout the summer. For more information visit: or call 205-860-5964. Registration opens March 1 for current students and March 4 for new students. Bust a move with us this summer at 3D and come see what all the buzz is about. We can’t wait to dance with you!



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. 


PRESCHOOL PROGRAM - 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 class. We also offer several camps for our younger dancers during the summer such as: Princess Camps, All Dolled Up featuring your very own American Girl Dolls, Fancy Nancy Camp, and Hippity Hop & Flippity Flop Camps! You will NOT want to miss these exciting three-day events, only at ABJ!



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 dancers of all levels (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. 



We want you to train with the Crimson Tide! This summer we offer a variety of camps for different tennis player levels and ages. We have seen many players join us for the NIKE overnight camps and now also offer additional opportunities to improve your tennis. The Alabama tennis camps continue to grow each year so please register early to guarantee your spot.


Campers will train at one of the finest tennis complexes in the nation that features 12 lighted outdoor courts at the University of Alabama Tennis Stadium, as well as six indoor courts (next to the outdoor) at the Roberta Alison Baumgardner Tennis Facility. Camp format and theme will be a combination of drilling, match play, instruction and fitness. The NIKE Camps will include daily activities off court such as bowling, movies, pizza parties and games. The Camp is staffed with current Alabama coaching staffs as well as Crimson Tide and other college players. The goal is to provide each camper with a unique opportunity to learn the game regardless of the camper’s skill level.

All camps are open to any and all entrants, limited only by age and number of campers. Roll Tide!




The Alabama Blues Project will conduct a week-long summer camp July 15-19th. Registration forms can be found at Scholarships are available. Come learn guitar, harmonica, vocals or drums with a performance at the end of camp! 




Does your child love art and crafting? Then All Fired Up’s Summer Camp is the place to be! All Fired Up will be offering 1-3 day camps all summer long that will allow your child to explore different ceramic painting techniques and create a variety of fun projects. For ages 2-5, we will read, paint, color and play. For ages 5-9, we will learn exciting techniques to create fun and useful projects. For ages 9-12, we will focus on more advanced techniques as well as famous artists and artwork. We will also have Movie Nights for all ages! Follow us on social media for updates, and call 205-343-0015 for registration or additional questions. 




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

Splash Camp Water Safety and Swim Instruction for young swimmers.

LIFEE and Ambassador Camps for high school students and young adults.

Summer Salt (Students with Autism Learning Together) Preschool - 8th grade Camp. 

Each session of camp is designed to provide campers of various ages diagnosed with Autism/Aspergers, with weeks of fun educational enrichment, action-packed adventures, new friendships, and lifelong memories. Camp days are 9-5 (early and late childcare is an option). Cost: $450.00 per weekly 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 or give us a call at (205) 247-4990.




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!! There is a different theme each week with games, activities and art projects to go along with the theme. 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 and are looking to improve the skills they have and learn some new ones! 


CAMP DATES–We are offering full day, half day and Preschool camps every all summer long beginning the week of June 3rd and going through the week of July 29th. 


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 ($4), 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 ($4) 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 ($4) 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 3rd. Gymnastics classes are available for both girls and boys ages 18 months – 18 years. We also offer Girls and Boys Competitive teams, Tumbling classes, Preschool Playtime, Moms’ Morning Out, Parent’s Night Out, Open Gym, Birthday Parties, Field Trips, School and Holiday Camps and more! Please call (205) 861-2436 for summer information or if you have any questions. Visit our website to register online: or for more information. 




Birmingham Zoo Camps are back and better than ever! Zoo Camps include games, crafts, handson science explorations, habitat tours, nature play, and free-choice opportunities – time to allow kids to just be kids! Birmingham Zoo Camps are rich in STEM explorations (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math), creating opportunities for hands-on, brains-on learning! Each day also includes upclose encounters with many of our resident animals from around the world. Learning has never been so much FUN! Register now at:




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. Summer camps are two weeks long Mon-Thurs. 

Camp 1.  June 17-27, 12:30-2:30

Camp 2.  July 8-18, 12:30-2:30 or 3:00-5:00

Camp 3.  July 22-Aug 1, 12:30-2:30

Teen classes: Thursday mornings, 9:30-11:30, June 13, 20, 27, July 11, 18, 25, Aug 1. 

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




Session 1: May 28-June 7



AM Cooking with Children’s Literature + $25 fee – Mrs. Kathy McGuire, A.M.S.

Two things children love are reading a good book and having a yummy snack. This class will include many favorite recipes and books. Preschoolers will learn to follow directions each day as we make snacks and simple recipes. They will learn to use tools with safety our priority. We will discuss food groups and healthy eating, too. 


PM Ocean Explorers – Mrs. Margaret Freeman, B.A., M.A.  Come dive into the study of the ocean and explore animals and plants in each layer. We will study a mystery animal, craft, and song every day of camp. Dive in and join us!


K-1st grade: 

AM Lego Fun – Mrs. Margaret L. Hill, B.S., M.S., Ed.S.

A student’s success in math and reading has been linked by research to the development of spatial reasoning. Building with Legos is an excellent way to develop Visual-Spatial Intelligence and the small motor skills used in handwriting. Students will practice following step-by-step instructions and will have opportunities to develop problem-solving skills. Best of all, they will have opportunities to interact with other students to develop social skills. Be sure to sign up early. This class always fills up quickly. Please note that we will use videos, iPad apps, and websites as part of our learning.


PM Ocean Adventures – Mrs. Courtney Sanders, B.S., M.S. in progress – Ahoy Matey! Come dive into an ocean adventure with mermaids, math, pirate poetry, and seaworthy science! As always, The Capitol School ensures that each lesson is “steered” towards the level of each child. Anchors away!


PM Mandarin Chinese – Mrs. Fang Yang, B.A., M.A. –Come and join Mrs.Yang for this wonderful opportunity to learn Mandarin Chinese. Non-Chinese speakers will learn about Chinese writing, reading and speaking skills. Teaching methods will include media presentations, class projects, work-stations, arts & crafts, flashcards, songs etc. Mrs. Yang teaches in Tuscaloosa’s Sunday Chinese School.


Grades 2-3:

AM Oceanography – Mrs. Lauren Amundson, B.S., M.S. –Want to be an Oceanographer? Join us while we navigate through the many wonders under the sea. We will learn about the work of an oceanographer and how they do what they do, and why they do it. We will also be observing various items correlated with the ocean such as: sea shells, fossils, corals, etc. We will also make imprints of our own ocean-life! Geography will be a large content area we will touch on during this session.  


PM Fun with Puppets - Mrs. Missy Richey, B.S., M.S., Ed.S. – The students will create a variety of puppets and shows. Children will use a variety of puppets for production of several puppet shows by using original puppets and puppets from an extensive collection of pre-made and professionally made puppets. Puppet show production will include writing, scripting, stage crafting, props, green screen, film, and possible posting with YouTube Kids. They will explore Alabama’s Bicentennial history with puppets, create their own puppets to Aesop’s Fables and popular fairytales, create a famous Alabama musician puppet and make a puppet that will help teach a cooking show! Come join the excitement and fun! Get ready to create!


Grades 4-6:

AM Music, Math, Fitness, & Fun – Mr. Deric Whatley, B.S., M.A. – Did you know that music and fitness are full of opportunities to use your math skills? Come explore how these 3 subjects relate! We will learn about rhythm, tempo, distances and measurements. We will also have fun playing games that will stretch our minds and bodies!


PM History of Games – Mr. Jon Hancock, B.S., M.S. – 
This class explores games chronologically. From Ancient China and Babylon to modern America and video games, students will learn about the people that played each game, the historical and cultural significance of the game, and its rules. They will get a chance in each class to play the games we’ve learned about.


Session 2: June 10-June 21


AM Where are the Dinosaurs? - Mrs. Kathy McGuire, A.M.S. – Your preschooler can join the fun and learn more about dinosaurs. These creatures are endlessly fascinating to young children. We will read stories about dinosaurs, sing dinosaur songs, and have fun doing Dino art. We will learn about paleontologists who study dinosaurs and enjoy dinosaur snacks. It will be a roaring good time for everyone! 


PM World Explorers – Mrs. Margee Freeman, B.S., M.A. – We will travel to each continent and learn different languages, games, songs, crafts, and recipes. Montessori puzzle maps and many hands on opportunities to introduce children to the world we all enjoy.


K-1st grade:

AM Super Science – Mrs. Margaret L. Hill, B.S., M.S., Ed.S – Research indicates that if you are not interested in Science before the third grade then you probably won’t be interested for life. This course is designed to encourage an interest and excitement about various science topics. We will use the skills that scientists use and explore various types of science equipment such as microscopes, telescopes, and lenses. The topics in this class are revised each summer to meet the needs of the learners enrolled. If your child has taken this class before, new material will be explored while ensuring that we are doing the activities that the students identify as their favorites.


PM Reading Roundup – Mrs. Margaret L. Hill, B.S., M.S., Ed.S. – Learning to read and continuing to develop reading skills is seen as one of the most essential skills developed in Elementary school. This course is designed to encourage a love of reading and literature. Individual lessons will be developed to address each person’s learning needs, from beginning reader to more advanced. Activities will include letter/sound or phonics skills, word skills, spelling skills, comprehension skills, reading strategies, and writing skills.


Grades 2-3: 

AM The Science of Music – Mr. Deric Whatley, B.A., M.A. – Come have fun learning about science and music as we explore the science behind vibrations. Use a variety of musical instruments as we compare vibrations and sounds. We will also record ourselves making music!


PM Reader’s Theater – Mrs. Missy Richey, B.S., M.S., Ed.S – Come to enjoy acting and play productions! This workshop will help young actors enhance skills used while acting. Play writing, costuming, stage crafting, film production, and marketing will be developed. Several group final productions will be filmed and presented for audiences of all ages. Themes of the plays will involve famous Alabama musicians, Alabama Bicentennial events, and fairytales.  


PM Mandarin Chinese – Mrs. Fang Yang, B.A., M.A. – Come and join Mrs. Yang for this wonderful opportunity to learn Mandarin Chinese. Suitable textbook and worksheets will be used for non-Chinese speakers. Students will learn about Chinese writing, reading and speaking skills. A variety of teaching styles will be adopted in the class, including PPT presentations, class projects, work stations, arts & crafts, flashcards, songs etc. Mrs. Yang teaches in Tuscaloosa’s Sunday Chinese School.


Grades 4-6:

AM K’Nex Engineering – Mrs. Shelli Lavender, B.S., M.S. – How do Science, Math and K’Nex connect? Join this exploratory session and design some amazing projects with K’Nex construction systems that incorporate STEM concepts (Science, Technology, and Math). Students will work individually and in small groups to build structures and simple machines. We will look at angles, measurements, design and simple machine elements as we create 3-D models.


PM 20th Century Through the Decades – Mrs. Sheila Hallman, B.S., M.S. – Enjoy learning about the 20th century! Each day we will learn about one decade and learn about the clothes, music, art, inventions and important events that made that decade memorable. We will chart the prices of a variety of goods through the years! The class will enjoy art activities, writing activities and so much more! My how things have changed! 


Grades 6-12:

AM Acting Class with NYC Actors – Ms. Liza Jane Richey, B.A. – Come to enjoy acting and play productions! This workshop will help young actors enhance skills used while acting. Play writing, costuming, stage crafting, film production, and marketing will be developed. Several group final productions will be filmed and presented for audiences of all ages. Themes of the plays will involve famous Alabama musicians, Alabama Bicentennial events, and fairytales.


Session 3: June 24-July 5 (No School on July 4th)



AM Little Scientists – Mrs. Kaitlin Redborg, B.A., M.F.A. – Let the world of science come alive for your child this summer as we explore the natural world, make observations and hypothesize about what might be going on, leading to new discoveries for your child. Each day we will tackle a new scientific subject or experiment and use what we have learned to explore and create beautiful arts and crafts using the concepts we learned. We will study many different scientific fields and learn about the scientists who work in them. Some of the subjects we will dive into include: Entomology and study of insects; Chemistry and Physics; Zoology and animal life; Microbiology and the unseen world we live in. We will learn about famous scientists and the history of scientific discovery. Most of all, your child will learn to appreciate the beauty of science in a fun, handson environment.


PM Botany for Kids – Mrs. Kelsea Butler, Associate Degree in Early Childhood – LETTUCE become botanist! Your little botanist will learn about plants, how they grow, and their various uses. Be sure your child wears clothes that can get dirty because working with soil and seedlings can get messy. We will enjoy fun crafts and snacks plus bring home plants. 


K-1st Grade:

AM Ocean Animals – Mrs. Nora Durham, B.A. – Ride the Waves with Ocean Animals! During our session, the student will be able to learn about great and small animals in the ocean. We will travel around the 5 seas using Google Maps exploring some of the different animals such as the Great White shark, the giant squid, the Emperor penguin, the Angler fish in the deep of the ocean and more. We will have practical activities, discovering the life and movements of these great animals. 


PM Fossil Finders – Mrs. Kaitlin Redborg, B.A., M.F.A. – Join us on our expedition into the past as we learn about the animals that inhabited our planet millions of years ago. Your child will participate in a variety of fun activities, read stories, and make crafts to learn all about paleontology. We will look at real fossils and do some digging of our own where each child will get to take home a plant or animal fossil. We will use the tools Paleontologists use to prepare fossils and make plaster casts of animal tracks like the pros. Each day we will explore a different period of geological time starting with the beginning of life on Earth. 

Grades 2-3:

AM Read, Run, Play – Mr. Deric Whatley, B.A., M.A. – Come join us as we get ready for the new school year. We will read together and play great games that challenge our minds. We will also get our bodies ready for PE by running and playing games outside.


PM Learning with Legos - Mrs. Kiesha Matthews, B.S., MS, – Students leap into Learning with Legos and exercise their innate gift for building. They come away understanding fundamental principles of engineering and physics. The experience boosts their confidence, creativity and ability to collaborate.


Grades 4-6:

AM Alabama Bicentennial – Mr. John Durham, B.S., M.S., Ed.S – Happy Birthday, Alabama! It is an exciting time in Tuscaloosa and Alabama as we celebrate our 200th birthday in December, 2019. Join veteran teacher, Mr. John Durham to explore many interesting aspects of our history and state. You will learn about: Pre-statehood: Native Americans, French, Spanish; Statehood; Civil War, slavery, civil rights; Rockets and space exploration aspects; and Famous Alabamians.


PM Little School on the Prairie – Mrs. Shelia Hallman, B.S., M.S. – Get your tin lunch pail ready and join us as we travel back to the time of the Laura Ingalls Wilder! We will be reading a few chapters of the book “Little House in the Big Woods” each day so that we can complete it in the two-week session. Comprehension and vocabulary lessons will be included. In addition, the students will get to participate in period activities such as games, music, cooking over an open fire, making candles and soap, sewing, reading from a “Primer”, doing lessons with chalk on a slate board, learning the responsibilities of a teacher, and more!

PM Mandarin Chinese – Mrs. Fang Yang, B.A., M.A. – Come and join Mrs. Yang for this wonderful opportunity to learn Mandarin Chinese. Suitable textbook and worksheets will be used for non-Chinese speakers. Students will learn about Chinese writing, reading and speaking skills. A variety of teaching styles will be adopted in the class, including PPT presentations, class projects, workstations, arts & crafts, flashcards, songs etc.


Session 4: July 8-19


AM Mozart & Movement - Mrs. Kaitlin Redborg, B.A., M.F.A. – Learn all about the rich world of music and dance from the classical composers to sing along songs! Your preschooler will have a blast with age-appropriate activities introducing early music concepts, like rhythm, echoing and tempo! They will love to get creative with musically themed days like ‘Super Hero Dance Party”, where pretend play and superhero themed music will inspire our movements. Each day we will explore the music, instruments and dances of different cultures. Children will be introduced to composers like Mozart and legendary musicians and performers that shaped music and movement. 


PM Wild Animal Extravaganza – Mrs. Kelsea Butler, Associate Degree in Early Childhood – Roar like a lion, hop like a kangaroo, I want to learn about animals with you! We will learn about a few special wild animals, where they live and what they eat. Your child will learn some new wild animal songs and make some wild snacks too.  


K-1st grade:

AM Book Club – Mrs. Nora Durham, B.A. – During our time together, we will read books that focus on famous and historically significant people that are specifically geared towards kids ages 3 to 8. We will explore the biographies of several famous authors and famous people such as Charles Dickens, John Washington Carver, Usain Bolt, Jim Henson, MLK Jr., and others. We will watch video clips about their accomplishments and enjoy learning about their legacies to the world. 

PM Space Exploration – Mrs. Courtney Sanders, B.S., M.S. in progress – Come fly to the moon and beyond with us! We will learn about the constellations, explore meteorites and the craters they make, create a rocket, and so much more. We will go beyond just the planets and soar to new wonders! This will be a very hands-on experience for everyone. 


Grades 2-3: 

AM Talking With Our Hands – Mrs. Tiffany Cross, B.S., M.S. – Challenge your child’s brain to learn a new language this summer! As we learn about Helen Keller’s life, we will try many different experiences as a deaf and blind student. As we dive into learning a new language, we will master the basic ASL signs and the ASL Alphabet. By the end of the session, we will be communicating basic sentences with each other. We will use songs, videos and books to help learn ASL! 


PM Cook, Create: Nailed It! + $25 fee – Mrs. Kaitlin Redborg, B.A., M.F.A. – Learn the basics of artful cooking through daily food and decorating challenges! Each day students will work in small groups and participate in a friendly cooking competition. We will alternate between days of a savory cooking challenge and a baking/decorating challenge. At the beginning of each class, students will work with the teacher and participate in a demonstration of the initial recipes cooking techniques and safety issues. Children will be carefully monitored for safety. Students will use math, critical thinking and reading skills learning to follow, adjust and convert recipes. They will learn about the science of food and why different techniques yield different results! In addition to learning about preparing delicious foods, we will explore ways we can make them more nutritious by using better ingredients. We will have the opportunity to use organic and locally grown vegetables provided by Snow’s Bend Farm. Your child will gain a lot of kitchen confidence learning about the culinary techniques, the importance of clean-up, and food handling safety that will allow them to be more independent in the kitchen!


Grades 4-6:

AM Studio Time: Recording Music – Mr. Deric Whatley, B.A., M.A. – What makes musical instruments work? We will explore this by discussing acoustic (the scientific study of sound) and basic building techniques. Next, as we build our instruments, we will learn to play them by studying our notes, rhythms, and other aspects of music. Then, to top it all off, we will record our performances on our new instruments. 

PM Cook, Create: Nailed It! + $25 fee – Mrs. Kaitlin Redborg, B.A., M.F.A. – Learn the basics of artful cooking through daily food and decorating challenges! Each day students will get into small groups and participate in a friendly cooking competition. We will alternate between days of a savory cooking challenge and a baking/decorating challenge. At the beginning of each class students will work with the teacher and participate in a demonstration of the initial recipes cooking techniques and safety issues before breaking off to do it on their own. Children will be carefully monitored for safety, but the teacher will only step in when asked. Otherwise the students will be making their own choices. 


Session 5: July 22-Aug. 2


AM Fantastic Fairytales – Mrs. Kaitlin Redborg, B.A., M.F.A. – Step inside the world of knights, dragons, and fairies through timeless literature. Each day we will explore a classic fairytale as well as an unfamiliar fairytale from another culture. Engage your child’s love of pretend play, and storytelling to learn about world geography and explore different cultures. Children can dress-up as Kings, Queens, Knights, Dragons, and of course Fairy-princesses. We will make fairytale themed arts and crafts including our own shields, wands, crowns and more to take home. In addition to dress-up play, we will construct our very own castle and perform fairytale stories in our puppet theater. Join us for an educational and fun-filled morning of Fantastic Fairytales!


PM Rainbow Adventures – Mrs. Kelsea Butler, Associate Degree in Early Childhood – We will investigate the science behind rainbows. Rainbows are made up of amazing colors that inspire poems, art, and songs. Finding these colors everywhere is so much fun! Expect your child to enjoy a spectrum of colorful snacks and crafts!

K-1st grade: 

AM Marvelous Math – Mrs. Margaret L. Hill, B.S., M.S., Ed. S.

– So many students learn math facts without learning how to use math in a meaningful way. This class is designed to help the student develop a love of math while applying the math skills learned through the use of projects and games. The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and Alabama State Course of Study for Math will be followed. As always, the philosophy of The Capitol School is to strive to teach each student according to his or her own individual needs. Singapore Math methods will be employed. If your child has taken this class before, do not worry. New activities are introduced every summer while ensuring that the ones the students view as their favorites are always featured.


PM Kitchen Chemistry + $25 fee – Mrs., Kaitlin Redborg, B.A., M.F.A. – Explore the science of cooking and the chemical reactions that make ingredients into food. We will perform experiments with common household items to reveal the chemical processes at work in the kitchen and find out why different techniques yield different results. Each day your child will get to independently make their own edible art snack, and we will read a story with a food or cooking related theme that will inspire what we make that day. Children will work in small groups to learn to cook something new from a list of ingredients. They will use math, critical thinking and basic recipe reading skills to prepare delicious foods.  


Grades 2-3:

AM Be a Paleontologist – Mrs. Lauren Amundson, B.S., M.S.  – Come learn how to be a Paleontologist while exploring the wild world of prehistoric life. We will be emerged in many actives while using tangible materials to help us learn. I will share some of my own personal fossils from my collection as we learn about the various characteristics of fossils, how they are created, and what they can teach us. We will excavate while learning about the tools a paleontologist uses, create our own fossils, and become involved with many other fun activities. Come join in on the fun! 


PM Going Wild with STEM – Mrs. Kiesha Matthews, B.S., M.S. –With a name like “Going Wild with STEM,” it’s no surprise that students will be fully engaged about science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) activities. Students will learn how to construct using a variety of materials and using technology.


Grades 4-6:

AM Archery + $25 fee – Ms. Jenni Jensen, B.S., M.S. – This camp is full of adventure as we learn all about shooting with a bow! Shooters of all levels are invited to learn and improve their archery technique and learn about the proper care and parts of the bow, all while playing fun archery games!  


PM Going Wild with STEM – Mrs. Kiesha Matthews, B.S., M.S. – With a name like “Going Wild with STEM,” it’s no surprise that students will be fully engaged with science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) activities.


Little Princess Camp – June 3-7 for Ages 3-5 – Calling all little princesses for a week of fun filled activities! Back by popular demand! Each day we will be visited by a beautiful princess who will dance with us and read her story! 


TDC Summer Intensive Workshop June 10-13 Ages 8 and older – Come join us for awesome master classes with amazing guest faculty from all over the US. Advanced, Intermediate and Petite dancers. 

The Dance Centre Company Auditions – Friday, June 14th for Ages 5 & older – TDC Companies are an elite group of dancers that are chosen by audition only. We will utilize combinations learned within classes during the week of intensive as audition material. 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!

Itty Bitty Beach Party MINI INTENSIVE for Ages 5-7 “Technique With A Twist” – A part of the TDC Summer Intensive also during June 10-13. We will catch the waves of wonderful guest artists and still have a beach blast enhancing technique. 


Mermagical Mermaids and Shimmering Swans – June 17-21 for Ages 4-7 – Tiny ballerinas will dance and leap across the lily pad lagoon as mermagical mermaids and shimmering swans in this sparkling summer camp! Dancers will focus on ballet basics and creative movement, as well as fun + fancy, imaginative activities and fintastic feathery crafts!


Drop It Like It’s Hot (Outside)! – July 8-12 for Ages 4-7  –Hip Hop til you Drop! Let your little diva or dude come and learn the coolest moves. We will have a blast listening to fun music and learning ways to express all of that summer energy into some super fun dance combos!!


Fancy Nancy comes to TDC! - July 8-12 for Ages 3-6 –MORE is always better with Fancy Nancy, so let’s be extravagant and get FANCY!! Boas, tutus, fairy wings and beautiful dance moves are even more extraordinary at our Fancy Nancy camp!! From the top of your tiara to the bottom of your sparkly dance shoes you are sure to have a fanciful time!!


Marquee Mix-Up: MOVIE MAGIC - July 15-19 for Ages 5-9 – Cue the paparazzi and get ready to shine like a star in Marquee Mix-Up: Movie Magic! Dancers will explore the magic of our fave movie musicals: The Greatest Showman, Newsies, Grease, Mary Poppins, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, while learning musical theater, jazz, and hip hop! Your dancing movie stars will create their own sets and props to prepare for their big premiere where they will walk the red carpet and showcase a fabulous performance from each of these movie musicals! Dancers will also shine on the big screen when they star in their very own mini-movie featuring their magical dance moves!


Triple Threat Camp - July 22-26 for Ages 8-12 – Born to entertain?? This is the camp for you!! Acting, Singing, and Dancing galore. We will help you explore all of the fun elements of the stage. Monologues, script reading, vocal coaching, and group dancing will surely have you ready to hit the stage!! Complete with an end of the week short performance! 


Saturday Moms Morning Out - June 8 & 22 and July 13 & 27 for Ages 3-7 –Every mom deserves a summer morning out. Drop your little one off for dancing, crafts, and LOADS of fun!! Special princess appearances are an added delight to this sweet sweet morning of magical moments!!



Register before April 5th and receive an additional $25 off the camp price!

Also OPEN Technique classes during the summer for all ages! 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! 


1. visit our WEBSITE at and register online.

2. Download our new STUDIO APP and register online

3. CALL our office at (205) 752-5354 - Monday - Thursday 12:00-6:00pm.

4. EMAIL us at 




Forest Lake United Methodist Church offers an excellent opportunity for your child to grow spiritually, emotionally and socially during the summer. Summer Camp activities encourage physical development and continue the learning process throughout 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

•Indoor Gym and outdoor play space available.

•Weekly Bowling and Movie Field Trips     

•Weekly Swimming at Bowers Park

•Weekly Water days at Shelby Park

•Games and Sports    

•Reading time

•Skating onsite

•No extra fees          

•Degreed Teacher/College students for Counselors


FREE T-SHIRT if enrolled by 5/1/2019!

Summer Camp 2019:

05/28/2019-08/02/2019 - 7:30 am-5:30 pm

Enrollment Fee: $50 Tuition Fees: $100 weekly or $30 daily

Camp T-shirt $15

Camp Fees include two snacks a day, supplies, and all field trips

Contact us: 205-758-6623 or


Living River Summer Camp is a residential (overnight) Christian Summer Camp, accredited by the American Camp Association located outside of Montevallo, AL. We offer camps from 3-6 days for children and youth Kindergarten through 12th grade. For each of the camps, campers live in air-conditioned cabins with trained college-age counselors. Campers will participate in a variety of activities including canoeing, hiking, swimming, fishing, camp fires, crafts, games, archery and Bible study. Our 2019 schedule is as follows:

•June 9-14 Elementary Camp (completed 2nd-5th grades) General activities listed above.

•June 9-14 High School Work & Mission Camp (completed 9th-12 grades) In addition to general activities, campers will complete construction projects around camp and participate in a variety of mission projects in Central Alabama.

•June 16-21 Explore Elementary Camp (completed 2nd-5th grades) In addition to general activities listed above, campers will focus on outdoor skills of camping, canoeing, fishing, hiking and challenge activities.

•June 16-21 Explore Middle School Camp (completed 6th-8th grades) see Explore Elementary

•June 23-26 Night Owl Middle School Camp (completed 6th-8th grades) In addition to general activities, campers will stay up late and participate in cooking over camp fires, night hikes, and late-night movies. Campers will get up late and have lunch for breakfast.

•June 23-26 Night Owl Senior High Camp (completed 9th-12th grades) See Night Owl Middle School

•June 26-28 Elementary Mini Camp (completed 1st-3rd grades) This camp is designed for younger campers who will stay for a 3-day session and participate in the general activities listed above.

•June 28-30 You & Me Camp (Children K-2nd grade with a parent, grandparent or guardian) This camp is designed for our youngest campers along with a parent, grandparent or guardian to enjoy our general activities together.

•July 7-12 Creative Elementary Camp (completed 2nd-5th grades) In addition to general activities, campers will participate in activities related to visual arts, music and possibly drama. 

•July 7-12 Creative Middle School Camp (completed 6th-8th grades) See Creative Elementary

Rates are $440 for a full week, $265 for a 3-day session, $80 per child and $125 per adult for You & Me Camp. Email us at for more information.




At Mathnasium, we’re dedicated to leveraging the power of our instructors, curriculum, and an interactive environment to Make Math Make Sense® for students from 2nd – 12th grades. Summer is the perfect time for students to make connections they’ve missed during the school year and to bridge the gaps in knowledge that are going to be necessary to learning curriculum in the Fall. Our summer program aims to prevent summer slide and develop the fluency of mathematical thinking that will enrich our students’ futures and build their confidence in math. The first step in getting started at Mathnasium is to schedule a comprehensive assessment of your student’s current level of math understanding. This assessment and its results are completely risk free and will allow us to develop a customized learning plan for your student.

Don’t wait for summer, call today to schedule your student’s Risk-Free Assessment and to learn more about how we can make math make sense for your student!

Located in Midtown Village

Contact: Joshua Edgar | Center Director

Call: (205) 764-1901 Email:




PARA’s Spring Break Day Camp – What do you have planned for Spring Break on March 11-15? If a “staycation” is on your calendar then PARA has the perfect activity for kids in grades K-8. PARAkids Spring Break Day Camp is available exclusively at the Belk and Phelps Center locations. Check us out online at for daily activities and fun. The cost is $28 per day or $84 per week, Monday–Friday with early bird availability. THE place to be for Spring Break fun! Call 205-562-3220 or register online at 

PARAkids 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 and field trips give children a meaningful and lasting experience, whether they stay for two weeks or for the entire summer. 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. Ask about our NEW Outdoor Camp.

To enroll in PARAkids Day Camp there is a $30 registration fee and daily fees are $27 per day or $81 per week. Sibling discounts are available. For more information, please visit or contact Melinda Wiggins 205-562-3230 and

PARA’s Outdoor Day Camp – Now in its second year, Outdoor Adventure Camp is designed to let children of all backgrounds have the opportunity to experience the wonders of outdoor play, grow in their abilities to problem-solve and learn new skills, develop diverse relationships, and reconnect to the tangible world around them.

In this innovative camp, each child has the opportunity to participate, safely and enthusiastically, in activities such as: Guided Exploration, Mountain Biking, Hiking, Swimming, Backpacking Skills, Nature Art, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Archery, Campfire Cooking, Bird Identification, Aquatic Ecology, Nature Journaling, Fly-fishing, Bug Identification, Agriculture, Rock Climbing and Canoeing

Through these engaging, health-promoting activities each child is able to portray their individuality and interests and expand their knowledge of the natural world through positive experiences. 

Although safety and shelter will be a priority in all necessary situations, participants should be prepared for life outdoors whether its rain, heat, bugs, and everything in between. Rain jackets required.

Ages: 8-12YO

Drop off: between 7:30 and 8:00am  Pick up: by 5:30pm

Location: Buddy Powell Pavilion across from Sokol Park

Cost: $150/week or $650/summer

*Limit of 15 participants

*10% discount for Outdoor Adventure Members, 10% discount off second child

For more information please visit or contact Zach Heard at 205-393-8986 and




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, sack races. 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 you can 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 daycamps, 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 or $300 for 4 hours and ALL Adults are FREE. We have 2 camps available this summer where kids can come and learn about the animals, how to take care of them and enjoy all the outside fun. Camps will be using the pool. See our Facebook page for pictures of last year’s camp. June 3-7 and June 24-28. The camp is from 8am- 4 pm with the cost of $30/day or $135/week. The week includes a T-shirt. Extended hours can be arranged for an additional fee. Campers must be at least 6 years old (mature 5 year-olds will be allowed with older siblings). Watch FB page for a camp in July. Call 331-9671 or 333-7338


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 interactive and intended to build relationships between mom and daughters, as well as introduce campers to camp. The Mother-Daughter weekends are in April and August and you can make your reservation online. 

Riverview offers over 20 activities for campers to enjoy. The age range of campers is 6 to 16. Campers live in cozy cabins (bathrooms and showers are in all cabins), often with their best friend from home. Perhaps, like some, you will attend camp without a friend, only to immediately find new friends and continue to return year after year, just to be with those buddies. In order to make camp “parentinteractive,” 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 grew up attending Riverview and have continued to return year after year! They sincerely want to have a positive impact on 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 36thyear 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 800-882-0722 and receive a free catalog and DVD. Want to talk to a local mom whose daughters attend Riverview? Call or email Riverview’s local Tuscaloosa representatives: McCall Wascher at (205)-561-7125,, or Christy Albea at Visit to view our amazing website. The Riverview Camp for Girls YouTube account features many camp videos as well!


RTSA Day Camp is a high energy, fun, educational environment for girls and boys entering grades K-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.

Dates: Day Camp – July 22-25

Times: Full Day – 9am-4:30pm (late pick-up available)

             Half Day – 9am-12:00pm


STEM Academy – Grades 3–12

June 3 – 27, 2019 – 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.


For more information, visit

Shelton State is proud to host its second STEM Academy! STEM Academy students will begin the day in an energetic environment working on math and reading skills.  Afternoon sessions will include activities in marine biology, arthropods, LEGOs, and robotics. High school participants will participate in ACT preparation activities. 


Beauty Boot Camp – Grades 5-10

July 8-11, 2019 – 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.         $125/student

For more information, visit

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


LEGO Engineering

July 8-11, 2019 – 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.         $160/student

For more information, visit

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.


Shelton State Community College Athletic Camps

For more information, visit

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! 


Theatre Camp – Theatre Tuscaloosa/Tuscaloosa Children’s Theatre: June 17-28, 2019 – Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. - noon

Available for those completing Kindergarten thru 11th Grade

For more information, visit 

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




Vance Rose’s SwimKids offers year-round instruction at Fitness One, Northport Medical Center. Classes are held in an 89 degree warm indoor pool and run on two and four week increments throughout the summer.

Spring classes run thru May 9th and Summer classes begin May 21st. Register online at or by phone, 752-SWIM (7946). 


Join us for Summer 2019 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: Mission to Mars, Brick Building, and Mouse Robot. 

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, March 25, 2019. 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!


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.



 “I AM” - Exploring who God was, is, and will always be.


Created for a Purpose Camp (3rd - 8th Grade Girls) June 16-19

New for 2019!!! CFAP is a camp program with hands-on activities and Biblical teaching emphasizing that God has made everyone with different talents and skills to be used for His glory and His purpose. Girls learn that even though they are created perfectly, they are not perfect. They are sinners and they need a savior. This camp allows girls to create, sing, be silly, worship, and learn about Jesus Christ in a way that impacts how they live their lives. Cooking, Painting, Sewing, and Sculpture are just a few of the creative arts that the girls will be exposed to throughout the week. In addition to walking away with tangible reminders of the God who has made them, loves them, has saved them, and desires a relationship with them, they’ll also have the opportunity to participate in all the regular summer camp activities, such as canoeing, swimming, the adventure course, and more. $50 deposit due at registration. $295 for campers and full-participant chaperones (pricing includes the t-shirt, tote bag, devotional guide, cookbook, CFAP fee, Timberlake activities, meals, lodging, and additional supplies associated with all creative projects).*CFAP spaces are limited and is expected to fill up early. CAMP REGISTRA-TION DEADLINE IS MAY 1, 2019!


Color War Camp (1st - 8th Grade) June 26-28

New in 2019!!! Color war camp is 3 days full of the most fun competition around. Through high-energy worship, a series of intense challenges, and team-building obstacles, teams will grow together and compete to earn the first-ever “Timberlake Trophy”, and ultimate bragging rights. While taking part in traditional summer camp activities such as swimming, canoeing, the adventure course, and more, there will also be plenty of COLORFUL surprises throughout camp. We’ll wrap up camp with a BANG with colorful fireworks and the ultimate challenge to live out our faith daily, as we carry with us a boldness to share Christ with the world. Color war camp is open to individuals or groups and their leaders. All groups and activities will be facilitated by Timberlake counselors and staff. $50 deposit due at registration. $155 per camper. $95 per chaperone. Group Leader and 1 Bus Driver are FREE! CAMP REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS MAY 1, 2019!!


Middle School Camp (6th-8th Grade)  June 16-18

Have you joined us for Timbers or Adventure camps in the past? Think you know everything there is to know about Timberlake? Are you in middle school? If you said “YES” to any of those questions, this is the camp for you. You’ll still have the usual activities to look forward to, but you’ll experience worship and Bible study geared toward older students. With the addition of some new activities for those who have participated in our previous camps, you’ll love the new twists we put on camp this summer...for MIDDLE SCHOOLER’S ONLY! This camp is open to individuals or groups and their leader. All groups and activities will be facilitated by Timberlake Counselors and staff. $50 deposit due at registration. $155 per camp-er, $95 per chaperone. Group Leader and 1 Bus Driver are FREE. CAMP REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS MAY 1, 2019!!


Sportsman’s Camp (Ages 10 and Up)  June 16-19

Sportsman’s Camp is a camp for anyone who loves hunting sports or wants to learn more about it. While at camp, campers learn about outdoor navigation, wild-life biology, safety training, tree stand safety, shooting sports (including firearms and archery), and Hunter’s Education. Students 15 years of age or older will receive their Hunting License while at camp, and those under the ages of 15 will take the test, readying them to receive their license when they’re of age.* In addition to the Sportsman’s specific education and activities, campers will participate in all the regular summer camp activities, such as canoeing, swimming, the adventure course, and more. 

All classes and hands-on instruction are taught by licensed, certified, professional trainers from various State and Professional agencies. *Laws and Hunter’s Ed certification for students is applicable in all 50 States. $50 Deposit due at registration. $250 per camper. $160 per Chaperone. Group Leader and 1 Bus Driver are FREE. CAMP REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS MAY 1, 2019!!


Timbers Camp (1st-6th Grade)

Timbers 1: June 23-25   Timbers 2: July 14-16

Timbers camps are the perfect option for students who want to fit camp into an already busy summer, or for those who may be new to the summer camp experience. While at Timbers Camp, campers will have the opportunity to grow through worship and Bible study, team building activities with their small groups, canoeing, kayaking, archery, swimming, crafts, music, skits, folk dancing, large group games, rock climbing wall, ropes course, vomit comet alpine swing, and so much more. This camp is open to individuals as well as groups and their leaders. All groups and activities will be facilitated by Timberlake Counselors and Staff. $50 deposit due at registration. $155 per camper. $95 per chaperone. Group Leader and 1 Bus Driver are FREE. CAMP REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS MAY 1, 2019!!


Adventure Camp (1st - 8th Grade)

Adventure Camp 1: June 23-28 Adventure Camp 2: July 14-19

Our Adventure camps are packed full of all the same activities that we offer at our Timbers Camps while allowing campers to spend more time participating in each activity and family group. In addition to the traditional camp schedule, campers will have the opportunity to choose from various free time activities in which to participate with their friends. Throughout a longer camp, campers learn to build a stronger community with and make life-long friendships among their cabin mates. While at Adventure camp, they’ll be challenged daily through Gospel-centered worship and Bible Study in keeping with the summer camp theme. Adventure camps are open to individuals and groups and their leaders. All groups and activities will be facilitated by Timberlake Counselors and staff. $50 deposit due at registration. $295 per camper, $160 per chaperone. Group Leader and 1 Bus Driver are FREE. CAMP REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS MAY 1, 2019!!


Wacky Sports Camp (1st - 8th Grade) July 17-19th

New in 2019!!! Like Sports? Like being wacky? We have a camp for you! Whether you’ve been a star athlete all your life, or the best armchair Quarterback that has ever lived, we invite you to join us for “Wacky Sports Camp”...a camp where regular sports are played...with a wacky twist. We’ll play the usual games including flag football, kickball, and more, but we’ll add additional wacky challenges throughout camp. We don’t think you’ll find another sports league quite like Timberlake’s WACKY Sports Campers. While worship and Bible study will take center stage during the week, we’ll also enjoy traditional summer camp activities including swimming, canoeing, the adventure course, and more. Wacky Sports camp is open to individuals and groups and their leaders. All groups and activities will be facilitated by Timberlake counselors and staff. $50 deposit due at registration. $155 per camper. $95 per chaperone. Group Leader and 1 Bus Driver are FREE. CAMP REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS MAY 1, 2019!!




“Royal Princess Prep School”

June 10th-14th – 9:00am-2:30pm – Ages 3-9 

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! Calling all princesses! Join us for a week of magic and fun where every girl’s 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 and voice training, dance (group lessons), arts and crafts, creative edibles, reading, learning about each princess’s positive characteristics, adequate and manners study, what it means to be a friend and how to help others.

At the end of each day campers will meet a real princess and have a picture taken with her! At the end of the week princesses will attend a royal coronation where all of our princesses in training will be crowned a real princess! They will put into action all they have learned as they perform a dance, sing a song, show off their artistic creations and newly acquired princess etiquette for all to see.

Last year parents and campers were mesmerized by the magic we experienced while learning and growing together! Snack and drink provided each day.

*Must have 15 princesses in training for camp to make so tell your princess friends! Price $225 Sibling discount available.


“Alabama Movie Camp”

July 22nd-26th – 9:00am-2:30pm – Ages 5-18

 Alabama Movie Camp gives kids of all ages the opportunity to help CREATE and STAR in a short film! Each camper will be cast and given different tasks, which will help them develop as young thespians in the film industry. We will also have guest speakers from the local film and marketing industry. Once filming for the week is complete, we wrap up the week with a cast party. Later in the year when editing has been completed, we will then host a grand premier at Tuscaloosa’s Cobb Theatre where campers will ride a party bus, walk the red carpet, have their picture taken by fans and view their masterpiece with family and friends on the big screen. This is the opportunity of a lifetime! We welcome all of Tuscaloosa’s talented kids of all acting abilities. Snack and drink provided each day.

Price $225 Sibling discount available.


“Triple Threat Audition Prep - 3 Day Intensive”

July 16th, 17th,18th – 9:00am-2:30pm  – Ages 5-18

Is your child preparing to audition for an upcoming musical? Does your child need to brush up on his or her singing, dancing or acting skills? Whether your child is a pro or completely new to theatre and they answered yes to either of these questions, then you may want to register them for our Triple Threat-3 Day Intensive. This Triple Threat Audition Prep Intensive is an immersive experience that focuses on each of the major disciplines in musical theatre: Acting, voice and dance. Throughout the 3 days, your child will have the chance to try their hand in areas that a professional actor would need to be successful. These include: Voice, Character Development, Acting, Improv., Scene Work, Energy, Callback Preparation, Stage Presence, Jazz, Tap and Hip Hop. Students will learn a song, monologue and mock dance. On the third day your child will participate in a mock audition, and have a chance to apply and perform the skills they have learned. Each child will be sent home with feedback from the instructors. By the end of the three days, your child will have gained a good foundation to become a triple threat while having a blast in the process. Snack and drink provided each day.

Price $125 Sibling Discount available

Must have 10 kids for camp to make so tell your friends!

Register now at

Treble Makers Music and Dance Studio,, 205-409-6969



Join us for Summer Camp this Summer, it’s 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 Tuscaloosa Barnyard by 9am to start your day of fun! We are so excited! Come to our camp, $150 per week *Bring your camp to us, $10 per person*





Monday, June 3 – Thursday, July 25, 2019

Join TPL this summer for our Alabama Has a Universe of Stories Summer Reading Program. Again, the calendar full of awesome activities for kids and families with everything from magic, music, gardens, science, snakes, and even didgeridoos!

Sign up begins Monday, May 13, 2019, at your local library. All Free!


~Summer Reading Schedule

Monday, June 3 - Thursday, July 25

Tuesdays: 9:30 am: Weaver Bolden branch  2:00 pm: Main library

Wednesdays: 9:30 am: Main library  2:00 pm: Brown branch



June 4th and 5th:

Magician Tommy Johns -

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

June 11th and 12th:

Schoolyard Roots -

Learn how to grow great foods all on your own!

June 18th and 19st:

Alabama Blues Project -

Dance and sing to the music while learning all about Alabama’s place in the history of the blues.

June 25th and 26th: 

Didgeridoo Down Under - Join us for stories and songs of Australia’s best known instrument -- the didgeri-doo!

July 1st through 5th: No Programs this week

July 9th and 10th: What’s Your Story, Tuscaloosa?

Join the TPL storytelling team for cool stories, dancing, and music.


July 16th and 17th: 

Yarbrough Educational Reptiles -

They slither and crawl, and many are in your own backyard! Learn all about Alabama’s reptiles with this cool, hands-on program.

July 23rd and 24th: Blast Off with Doc Atoms

Check out some wild, exciting science with the inimitable Doc Atoms.

Main library Teen Programs in June:

Tuesdays, Teen Try-It Workshops 4 pm – 5 pm

Thursdays, Teen Tech from 4 pm – 6 pm

Main library Teen Programs in July:

3D Design Camp July 15th-19th grades 6th and up (registration required Call for details.

Teen Tech Tuesday the 12th and 26th – (no teen tech the week of camp or week of July 4th) Call for details.


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



Karaoke Fun Night – Come and sing your heart out to some show tunes! Cover charge is $7.50 for early online purchase or $10 at the door. Includes pizza and you get to sing a couple of tunes of your choice.

Date: March 24 at 3pm Venue: The Church at Tuscaloosa 


Dessert Theatre – Come and see the original work “A Night of Broadway and Mystery” written by Joie Steele and Wylie Walker. This show is completely put together by high school students and showcases their unique work and talents. Cover charge is $7.50 for early online purchase or $10 at the door and includes your ticket and dessert! 

Date: May 12 at 3pm Venue: The Church at Tuscaloosa 


Cinema & S’Mores under the Stars

Cover charge is $7.50 or $10 at the door.  Includes your s’mores kit, bonfire and a free movie! 

Date: June 11 at 7pm


Summer Camp

Disney’s Cinderella Kids is a classic. Campers get a full week submerged in the magic of theatre. Your campers will bring this show to life in one week! Camp includes fun crafts, snacks, beverages, a camp t-shirt and photo link of the week’s activities! The show will be directed by the talented Colton Crowe assisted by Margaret Carr and Storm Steinke. All ages 6-18 and experience levels are welcome! 

Date: July 8-13  Show date: July 13 

Venue: The Church at Tuscaloosa 

Cost: Regular price is $225 per camper with sibling discounts! Sign up early and receive our early bird sign up prices for a limited time only! 


13 The Musical Mentorship Program

This will be the first of our annual unique mentorship program for teens. The program will consist of mini master classes by experienced thespians/experts in their field! This program will give teens the unique opportunity to learn and be in control of the show! Applications are now open on our website. 

Show Date: Aug 2-3 Venue: The Church at Tuscaloosa

Cost per application is $10


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Young Writers Camp | University of Alabama

We invite you to register for the University of Alabama’s Young Writers Camp this summer! The creative writing camp fosters growing imagination and curiosity among local youth. With classes led by creative writing graduate students, campers will find themselves immersed in creative exploration by way of group and independent writing, campus activities, and other generative cross-genre sessions. This camp prioritizes experiential learning and promotes experimentation within a safe and accepting environment. Students do not need to have prior writing experience to attend. Creative Writing Camp will conclude with a public reading on Friday evening and a student-made publication. 


The Young Writers Camp will meet June 17 - 21 from 9am-4pm and will be held in the Bryant Conference Center on the University of Alabama’s campus. Registration is $225 and some need-based scholarships are available. You can find more information and register at Please contact us at with any questions. We hope to see your students there!