Let's have a great Dawson summer! A variety of activities for kids and students are offered through several of Dawson's ministries. Learn more below!

KidLife Week

Age 4–Grade 5 Completed

June 3–6  |  Monday–Thursday  |  9:00 a.m.–Noon

We are so excited about sharing the Gospel with your children this year at KidLife. 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 is for preschoolers and children from age 4 (by September 1, 2024) through 5th grade completed.

Registration begins May 1.

Cost:  FREE

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Ballet Camp

Age 4–Grade 2 Completed

June 17–21   |  Monday–Friday  |  9:00 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. There will be time for a snack, as ballerinas can work up quite an appetite, and craft time gives 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:  $145 Per Camper

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Basketball Camp

Grades 1–5 Completed

Basketball Camp 1:  July 15–18   |  Monday–Thursday  |  9:00 a.m.–Noon
Basketball Camp 2:  July 22–25   |  Monday–Thursday  |  9:00 a.m.–Noon

Dawson's Recreation Ministry is crazy for basketball! We invite children of all skill levels in grades 1–6 (completed) to kick off their summer with a half-day basketball camp (no experience required).

Cost:  $145 Per Camper

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Register for Basketball Camp 2

Big Art Camp

Grades 1–5 Completed

July 15–19   |  Monday–Friday  |  9:00 a.m.–Noon

Join us for a fun and exciting time of art led by Jimmy 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!

Cost:  $160 Per Camper

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Day Camp

Grades 1–5 Completed

Day Camp 1:  June 10–13   |  Monday–Thursday  |  8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Day Camp 2:  June 24–28   |  Monday–Friday  |  8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Day Camp is 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. Campers bring their own lunches and snacks.

Cost:  $230 Per Camper (4-Day Camp); $285 Per Camper (5-Day Camp)

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Music Camp

Preschool: July 8–11  |  Monday–Thursday  |  9:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.  |  $160
Grades K–5 Completed: July 8–12  |  Monday–Friday  |  9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.  |  $275

Music Camp at Dawson Music Academy 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.

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CentriKid Overnight Camp

Grades 3–5 Completed: July 23–27  |  Tuesday–Saturday  |  $425 Per Camper  |  Timber Creek Camp, Pulaski, MS

CentriKid Camp is for kids finishing 3rd–5th grade. It is a great time for your children to learn about Christ and for them to grow in their relationship with Jesus. Kids will spend the week in worship, Bible study, recreation, tracks, and end each day in church group time (this is a sweet time where dawson kids and chaperones will share, pray, and play together). If you are looking for a camp where your children will grow closer to God, and their church friends, this is it!

To reserve your child's spot, we must have the completed registration form submitted with a NON-REFUNDABLE deposit of $100 NO LATER than February 1.

The total cost for children is $425 and for chaperones is $100.
This includes camp costs (Chick-fil-A lunch on the way to camp and back, housing, CentriKid camp shirt, etc.) and transportation.

Register for CentriKid Camp

Middle School Summer Nights

Grades 5–8 Completed: June 12  |  6:00–8:00 p.m.

Summer Nights are a time for students to grow in community. See our weekly emails for more information on time and location. No cost or registration needed.

High School Summer Nights

Grades 9–12 Completed: July 10  |  6:00–8:00 p.m.

Summer Nights are a time for students to grow in community. See our weekly emails for more information on time and location. No cost or registration needed.

DSM Breakaway

Grades 6–12 Completed

July 19–22  |  Friday–Monday  |  Cottages Christian Retreat in Panama City, FL

At BREAKAWAY 2024, students are going to the beach! Each day will be packed full of worship sessions, preaching from our camp pastor, Jason Curry, free time at the beach, rec games, and epic late nights! We are so excited to grow in Christ and in community as we have a blast at Cottages Christian Retreat. Registration is open until May 1, 2024.

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