Registration now open for ACS summer camps

By NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor

ALABASTER – The Alabaster City Schools Community Education Department has opened registration for its “Full STEAM Ahead” summer camps, which are set to begin in early June at the city’s two elementary schools.

The camps will revolve around activities incorporating science, technology, math, arts and engineering, and will also include gym games, board games, playground time, reading and several field trips.

The camps are open to 5-year-old students entering kindergarten through students entering fifth grade who are zoned for Alabaster City Schools. Students can attend camp at either Meadow View Elementary or Creek View Elementary, regardless of which school they are zoned for.

Summer camp participants can also take part in the ACS summer feeding program, which offers free meals to students each day.

Registration fees are $50 per child or $75 per family, weekly rates are $155 per week per child or $130 per week per child for children of ACS employees or students on the free or reduced lunch program.

Monthly rates for June are $620 per child and $520 per child for children of ACS employees and students on the free or reduced lunch program. Monthly rates for July are $713 per child and $598 for children of ACS employees and students on the free or reduced lunch program.

Payment in full at the time of registration is $1,240 per child and $1,040 for children of ACS employees and students on the free and reduced lunch program.

Those paying in full must do so by May 29, those paying monthly must do so by May 29 and June 26 and those paying weekly must do so by the Wednesday prior to the week of attendance.

Field trips, swimming and a T-shirt are included in the price. The deadline to register is May 3, and registration can be completed online at Ezchildtrack.com/alabasterascp/parent.

The camps will tentatively take the following field trips:

-Week 1: Party Art

-Week 2: Let’s Play

-Week 3: Trampoline Park

-Week 4: McWane Science Center

-Week 5: Oak Mountain Lanes bowling

-Week 6: Children’s Hands-on Museum

-Week 7: Southern Museum of Flight

-Week 8: The Lion King at Amstar