Age 4 (by September 1)- Grade 5 (completed)

June 4-8  |  Monday - Friday  | 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Registration Begins: Tuesday, May 1

Cost:  FREE

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Basketball Camp

Grades 1-5 (completed)

Basketball Camp I:  May 29-June 1   |  Tuesday - Friday  |  9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Basketball Camp II:  July 9-July 12   |  Monday - Thursday  |  9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Dawson's Recreation Ministry is crazy for Basketball! We invite children of all skill levels in grades 1-5 (completed) to kick off their summer with a half-day, Basketball Camp (no experience required).

Cost:  $100

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Day Camp

Grades 1 – 5 (completed)

Day Camp I:  June 11-15  |  Monday - Friday  |  8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Day Camp II:  June 25-29  |  Monday - Friday  |  8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Day Camps are held at the beautiful wooded Camp Dawson, near Calera, just the place for a summer adventure. Each morning campers will meet at the Family Recreation Center on Dawson's campus and travel by bus to Camp Dawson. A variety of activities for campers to choose from each day like archery, swimming, BB guns, recreation, crafts, high ropes course, and rock wall climbing are sure to satisfy every camper.

Cost:  $165

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BIG Art Camp

Grades 1 – 5 (completed)

BIG Art Summer Camp I:  June 18-21  |  Monday - Thursday  |  9 a.m. – Noon
BIG Art Summer Camp II:  July 9-12  |  Monday - Thursday  |  9 a.m. – Noon

Children of all skill levels come back year after year to learn about art and create their very own masterpieces. Led by experienced teachers Jimmy & Nancy McGowan, campers explore various forms of artistic expression such as drawing, painting, sculpture, origami, and multi-media collage. At the end of the week your artist will have many fantatic pieces you will want to display for everyone to see.

Cost:  $100

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Grades 6 – 12 (completed)

July 11-15  |  Wednesday - Sunday  | Ocoee Retreat Center | Ocoee, TN

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Dawson Music Academy Music Camp

Preschool (age 4 by Sept. 1): July 16-19 | Monday - Thursday | 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Grades K – 5 (completed): July 16-20  |  Monday - Friday  | 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Dawson Music Academy’s Summer Music Camp is a fun-filled week of exploring music, making friends, and celebrating Jesus. Our camp specializes in small group classes that offer personalized instruction. Classes are available for all, whether the student has no experience or has played for many years. Children do not have to be students of the Dawson Music Academy to attend Summer Music Camp. Campers are grouped with other students of similar skill levels to help them grow and develop their talents. Campers participate in group classes to explore the instrument of their choice (guitar, harp, piano, percussion, violin, or voice).

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CentriKid Camp

Grades 3 – 5 (completed)

July 24-28  |  Tuesday - Saturday  | Timber Creek | Pulaski, MS

Kids that have completed 3rd-5th grade head to Timber Creek for CentriKid camp July 24-28. CentriKid is a high energy, intentional, gospel-centered overnight camp. Their mission is to help kids experience the time of their lives and learn more about the message of Jesus Christ. This takes place through track times, rec, worship, Bible study, church group time, and a variety of other fun events.

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Dawson Ballet School Summer Camp

5 years – Grade 2

July 30-Aug 3  |  Monday - Friday  | 9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Dawson Ballet School Summer Camp is a delight whether your little dancer is a first-time ballerina or has experience. Snacks will be provided, as ballerinas can work up quite an appetite and crafts time give those little feet time to rest. Enjoy a ballet recital at the end of the week and see what your little ballerina has learned at camp.

Cost:  $100

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