Summer is just around the corner and the Recreation Ministry staff can't wait to see our returning campers and welcome new ones.

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Questions? Please contact Kathleen Camp, Recreation Ministry & Program Coordinator, at (205) 879-1758 or email


Basketball Camp

Grades 1-5 (completed)

May 30-June 2   |  Tuesday - Friday  |  9 a.m. – 12 p.m.  |  $100

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). Our recreation staff is excited to welcome back for the fifth year in a row Head Basketball Coach & Assistant Athletic Director, Lee Burgess, of Brevard College in North Carolina. Not only is Coach Burgess passionate and skilled in coaching athletes at the college level, he is equally passionate about teaching young boys and girls about the game of basketball and sharing the gospel with them.


Day Camp

Grades 1 – 5 (completed)

Day Camp I:  June 12-16  |  Monday - Friday  |  8 a.m. – 4 p.m.  |  $150

Day Camp II:  June 26-30  |  Monday - Friday  |  8 a.m. – 4 p.m.  |  $150

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. There are a variety of activities for campers to choose from like archery, swimming, BB guns, recreation, crafts, small group time, high ropes, horseback riding, and climbing. On Friday, campers participate in activities in the Family Recreation Center and after lunch take a field trip to Skates 280 for a fun time of roller skating.


BIG Art Summer Camp

Grades 1 – 5 (completed)

BIG Art Summer Camp I:  June 19-22  |  Monday - Thursday  |  9 a.m. – Noon  |  $100

BIG Art Summer Camp II:  July 10-13  |  Monday - Thursday  |  9 a.m. – Noon    |  $100

Kids in grades 1-5 (completed) of all skill levels will want to experience a fun and exciting time of art led by Jimmy & Nancy McGowan. Jimmy is a middle school visual art teacher as well as the Arts Coordinator for the Academy of the Arts at Samford University. And Nancy is a gifted/enrichment teacher at a local elementary school. Have the kiddos dress for mess, as they will explore various art forms such as drawing, painting on canvas, 3-dimensional, origami, and collage.


Ballet Summer Camp

Grades K – 2 (completed)

July 31 - August 4  |  Monday - Friday  | 9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.  |  $85

At ballet camp your little ballerina can enjoy being the princess she has always wanted to be. Being a beautiful princess for the day can make a girl hungry. Snacks will be provided each day. On Friday at 11:00 a.m., enjoy a ballet recital and see what your little princess has learned all week.

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Questions? Please contact Kathleen Camp, Recreation Ministry & Program Coordinator, at (205) 879-1758 or email