Get ready for a colorful summer of fun at Dawson! A variety of activities for kids and students are offered through several of Dawson's ministries. Learn more below!

*The in-person activities listed are pending guidelines and restrictions from the Centers for Disease Control, the state, and from local governments permitting us to have these activities.  


Virtual KidLife Week

June 1–5 // Virtual Kidlife: Celebrate Rewind
Age 4–Grade 5

KidLife is a fun and exciting week where kids learn about God and His love for us! Each day, we’ll celebrate a different holiday and discover how that holiday points us to God’s Son, Jesus. This year, as we practice social distancing, KidLife content will be accessible through the Dawson Summer App. Both a preschool track and a kids track will be available and each track will follow these daily steps: Worship, Learn, Create, Serve, Pray, Respond. Invite your friends and neighbors (they don’t have to live locally) to learn God’s Word, worship Jesus, play games, make crafts, and have a great time by registering for Dawson KidLife 2020. 

Each day’s content will be available early in the morning on the designated day (i.e. Monday’s content will be available on Monday, June 1.) However, once posted, all of the content for all five days can be accessed on the app and will be available for the entire month of June. This will allow families to participate in real time, as well as experience KidLife again by revisiting videos and activities.

Online Registration is required and is now open.


KidLife Registration

Dawson Preschool Ministry

June 1–5 // Virtual Kidlife - New content posted daily (June 1-5) which will then be available throughout the month of June on the Dawson Summer App.

June 28 // DPM Family NightKidLife Celebration 
Preschool families are invited to a fellowship picnic. We’ll celebrate Jesus, reflect on KidLife Bible truths, and worship God with the KidLife characters. Location: Dawson North Parking Lot, 5:00–6:30 p.m. (Pending guidelines and restrictions.)

July 26 // DPM Family Night: Go Love Tell
Preschool families are invited to bring riding toys to this transportation themed event where we will enjoy worship, fun with friends, and a snack. Location: Dawson North Parking Lot, 5:00–6:30 p.m. (Pending guidelines and restrictions.)

Dawson Kids

June 1–5 // Virtual Kidlife - New content posted daily (June 1-5) which will then be available throughout the month of June on the Dawson Summer App.

July 27–31 // Family Camp  (Dawson Summer App)

August 7 // Braver, Smarter, Stronger Girls Bible Study (Zoom)

August 9 // smasH Luau Live (Zoom)

August 14 // Mission smasH hunt (Pending guidelines and restrictions.)

Student Ministry

Summer Nights Online // June 10, 24, July 22, 29
We’re excited about DSM’s Summer Nights Online this summer! Look forward to four nights of fellowship, worship, teaching, and much more!

Drive By Food Drive // July 23
Serve Birmingham this summer by participating in DSM’s Drive-by-Food Drive on July 23. This service project is simple! Drive by Dawson and drop off canned goods to be delivered to mission organizations in the Birmingham area.

DSM Summer Conference // July 9–10
Join us in July for our DSM Summer Conference! You don’t want to miss this weekend of gathering together to worship God and grow in your faith.

DSM Leadership Retreat // July 24–25
July 24-25 will be our annual leadership retreat. We look forward to seeing how God will grow our student leaders for the 2020-2021 school year!

Learn More Here

Music & Worship 

Chapel Choir Mission Tour

Sometimes, your mission changes. This summer, Chapel Choir Mission Tour looks different, but the ministry and music continues. 

Learn More Here

July 13–17 // Online Music Camp 

Age 5–Grade 5


Join us for week of fun exploring music, worshipping Jesus, and building your talents. Summer Music Camp has turned inside-out this year. Instead of campers joining us at Dawson’s campus for a week of fun, Dawson Music Academy has bundled a week’s worth of musical fun for campers to explore at their own pace from their own home. Through hands-on and engaging activities, campers will become construction workers and designers who are learning to “Build on a Firm Foundation.”  Campers will access daily video content with worship songs & music activities, receive take-home materials for camp activities at home, and connect with music teachers to explore the instrument of their choice (guitar, piano, percussion, ukulele, violin, or voice). To reserve your spot today, click below.


Learn More Here

Recreation Ministry

June 9–13 & June 23–27 // Day Out at Camp Dawson  
A limited number of families will be able to schedule specific days during these week to come out to Camp Dawson and play games and participate in various activities including archery, BB Guns, ropes course, climbing wall, Frisbee Golf, GaGa Ball, and more! (Pending guidelines and restrictions.)

Register Here

June 29–July 2 & July 27–30 // Basketball Camps 

8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Dawson's Recreation Ministry is crazy for Basketball! We invite children of all skill levels in grades 1–5 (completed) to participate in 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 Mo uses his talents and experience to develop basketball skills in young players, as well as influence them to grow in their faith.

Register Here


August 1 // Spikeball Tournament
9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Our Spikeball tournament will consist of 2-person teams. (Pending guidelines and restrictions.)


Register Here

Open Gym Time
Open Gym Time will allow families to come and play together.  These times will be booked ahead of time in 1.5 hour increments with 30 minutes in between to clean and sanitize equipment.
Options include basketball, workout, pickleball, 4 square, volleyball, rollers, field hockey, pool, ping pong, air hockey, arts/crafts, and various other games. 
(Pending guidelines and restrictions.)

Hispanic Ministry

August 2 // Hispanic VBS TO-GO


This year we are offering VBS TO-GO for FREE! Five days of content will be available with hands-on activities and a virtual experience. VBS TO-GO boxes will be available for pick up on Sunday, August 2 from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m.