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!

KidLife Week

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Ballet Camp

Age 4–Grade 2 Completed

June 14–18  |  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:  $135 Per Camper

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Basketball Camp

Grades 1–5 Completed

Basketball Camp 1:  June 14–17   |  Monday–Thursday  |  9:00 a.m.–Noon
Basketball Camp 2:  July 12–15   |  Monday–Thursday  |  9:00 a.m.–Noon

Dawson's Recreation Ministry is crazy for basketball! We invite children of all skill levels in grades 1–5 (completed) to kick off their summer with a half-day basketball camp (no experience required).

Cost:  $135 Per Camper

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Register for Basketball Camp 2

Big Art Camp

Grades 1–5 Completed

July 6–9  |  Tuesday–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:  $125 Per Camper

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CentriKid Day Camp

Grades 1–5 Completed

June 21–25  |  Monday–Friday  |  7:15 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.

This year's Day Camp is hosted by CentriKid, with a theme of "The Discovery," exploring 1 John 2:6.

Cost:  $200 Per Camper

Adult and student volunteers are needed. Click here to apply as a student. Click here to apply as an adult.

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DMA Music Camp

Preschool (age 4 by Sept. 1, 2021): July 19–22  |  Monday–Thursday  |  9:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.  |  $125 Per Camper
Grades K–5 Completed: July 19–23  |  Monday–Friday  |  9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.*  |  $200 Per Camper
*Optional extended hours for Grades K–5 completed: 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

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

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CentriKid Overnight Camp

Grades 3–5 Completed

July 26–30  |  Monday–Friday

The CentriKid experience is a great time for children come to know Christ and for them to grow in their relationship with Jesus while others learned some truths for the first time. That’s why we can’t wait for 3rd–5th CentriKid camp at Timber Creek Camp in Mississippi. 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, bond, pray, and play together). If you are looking for a camp experience where your children will most definitely grow closer to God, but also their church friends, this is it! Deposits are non-refundable and space is limited. Get your deposit in today! We will recruit camp chaperones based on your involvement in the dawson kids ministry.

Total cost for campers is $375, and chaperones are $75.
This includes camp costs (Chick-fil-A lunch on the way to camp and back, transportation, housing, CentriKid camp shirt, etc.) and transportation. Children will need money for any other items they would like to purchase at camp. Our dawson kids’ campers will be required to wear the dawson kids ministry shirt on the way there and back (They can be purchased for $10).

To reserve your child a spot, we must have the completed registration form turned in with a NON-REFUNDABLE $100 deposit NO LATER than March 8th.

Spots are limited and will be filled as registrations and deposits are turned in. Camp organizers require a deposit to secure our reserved spots.

REMAINING BALANCE of $275 is due NO LATER than May 1.

Register for CentriKid Overnight Camp

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