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 Summer Camp

Basketball Camp held at the Family Recreation Center on Dawson's campus and consists of basketball drills and scrimmages, which aim to improve playing skills. No previous basketball experience is required. 

Grades 1 – 5 (completed)

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


Day Camp

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.

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


BIG Art Summer Camp

Join us for a fun and exciting time of art led by Jimmy & Melissa McGowan. Dress for mess, as we will explore several forms of art like drawing, painting on canvas, a 3-dimensional project, origami, and a collage. All skill levels are welcome! Projects and instruction are similar for both weeks.

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

Please contact Jimmy McGowan with additional questions at


Ballet Summer Camp

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.   

Grades K – 2 (completed)

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