Take the trip of a lifetime this summer with Dawson summer camps! A variety of camps are offered through several of Dawson's ministries. Choose a camp below, and register today!

KidLife Week

Age 4–Grade 5

June 1–5  |  Monday–Friday  |  9:00 a.m.–Noon

KidLife is a fun and exciting week where kids learn about God and His love for us. At KidLife, kids will experience God’s Word through Bible study, music, worship, crafts, games, snacks, fun activities, and more!


KidLife Registration

Basketball Camp

Grades 1–5 Completed

Basketball Camp 1:  May 26–29   |  Tuesday–Friday  |  9:00 a.m.–Noon
Basketball Camp 2:  June 29–July 2   |  Monday–Thursday  |  9:00 a.m.–Noon

Dawson's Recreation Ministry is crazy for basketball! We invite children of all skill levels to kick off their summer with a half-day basketball camp (no experience required).

Dawson Recreation's Basketball Director, Mo Finley, will lead another outstanding basketball camp this summer. You may have seen Mo at Dawson on the court working with local youth from our area. Mo is a former professional basketball player and has become a nationally/internationally known basketball skills trainer (One Finley Way (www.onefinleyway.com). Mo uses his talents and experience to develop basketball skills in young players, as well as influence them to grow in their faith.

Cost:  $120 Per Camper

Register for Basketball Camp

Day Camp

Grades 1–5 Completed

Adventure Camp 1:  June 8–12   |  Monday–Friday  |  8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Adventure Camp 2:  June 22–26   |  Monday–Friday  |  8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Adventure 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 each day, such as archery, swimming, BB guns, recreation games, crafts, high ropes course, and rock wall climbing.

Cost:  $200 Per Camper

Register for Day Camp

We are currently taking applications for our Day Camp Counselors for Summer 2020! To be considered, please fill out the application here.

Big Art Camp

Grades 1–5 Completed

Big Art Camp 1:  June 15-18  |  Monday–Thursday  |  9:00 a.m.–Noon
Big Art Camp 2:  July 6-9  |  Monday–Thursday  |  9:00 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:  $120 Per Camper

Register for BIG Art Camp

DMA Music Camp

Preschool (age 4 by Sept. 1): July 13-16  |  Monday–Thursday  |  9:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.  |  $125 Per Camper
Grades K–5 Completed: July 13–17  |  Monday–Friday  |  9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.  |  $200 Per Camper

DMA Music Camp is about exploring new musical skills and enjoying fun team building games throughout the week. Preschool and elementary campers enjoy a variety of activities, including instrument exploration, worship rally, and recreation. Camp highlights for the week include Team Spirit Day, Water Splash Day, and Talent Showcase Day.

For questions regarding music camps, please contact Kimberly Jones, Dawson Music Academy Director, at (205) 871-7324 or kjones@dawsonchurch.org.

Register for Music Camp

Hispanic VBS

Kindergarten–Grade 10 Completed

July 20–23  |  Monday–Thursday   |  9:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

During Hispanic VBS, kids have the opportunity to experience crafts, music, recreation, Bible study, and Worship, as well as lunch, daily.


Stay tuned for registration information!