Registration open for ACS summer camps


By NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor

ALABASTER – Children looking to take part in everything from swimming to crafts and field trips throughout the Birmingham metro area will able to do so through Alabaster City Schools’ upcoming summer camps, the ACS Community Education Department announced recently.

The department opened registration for the summer camps on Jan. 29, and it will last until April 27 at

The camps, which are themed “Once upon a summer” this year, will be held at Creek View Elementary School and Meadow View Elementary School for students ages 5-12. Students may attend either camp site, even if it is not their school of regular attendance.

The registration fee for the camp is $50 for one child and $75 for two or more children. Weekly rates to attend the camp are $155 per week per child and $130 per week per child for children of ACS employees and children on the free and reduced lunch program.

Those who pay for the entire program up-front for will receive one week free. Paid-in-full price is $1,240 per child and $1,040 for children of ACS employees and children on the free and reduced lunch program, and are due May 30.

Weekly payments are due each Wednesday before the week of attendance. All field trips, weekly swimming trips and a T-shirt are included in the price of the camp.

The camps will be held from June 4-Aug. 3 from 7 a.m.-6 p.m. each day, and will be closed on July 4.

Each day, kids will participate in a “fun-filled day of learning and play,” and will take part in activities such as crafts, gym games, computer lab time, reading, board games and playground time.

“Students will be participating in a friendly read-off. Don’t worry if your child cannot read, they will still participate,” read the ACS Community Education Department’s description of the camp. “At the end of the summer, the site that read the most books will have a celebration.”

Summer camp students also can participate in the low-cost summer feeding program provided by the ACS Child Nutrition Department.

On most weeks, the campers will swim each Wednesday, and will attend a field trip each week:


-Week 1: Barons game

-Week 2: Oak Mountain Lanes bowling

-Week 3: Birmingham Zoo

-Week 4: McWane Science Center

-Week 5: Roller skating

-Week 6: Alabama Theatre

-Week 7: Let’s Play

-Week 8: Urban Air