Here you’ll find camps that focus on learning AND fun. Does your little one want to learn more about the natural world, robots, cooking, or maybe they need to brush upon some ACT skills? Whatever the interest, you’ll likely find a camp that fits their needs.
Education and Learning Summer Camps in Huntsville & North Alabama
This camp guide was updated on March 19, 2023. We will make continuous updates until May 31 as we receive information from the camps.
Nature Rangers Camp at Burritt
Burritt camps are back to provide your child with a summer full of learning and laughter! Each week of camp revolves around a different theme. These camps are open to children who have completed grades K-5 and are led by Burritt’s CPR-certified staff. Each camp day runs from 9:00 to 2:00. The option of extended day sessions is available.
Price(s): $165-$200 (discount for members)
Dates: June 5 – 9, June 12 – 16, June 19 – 23, June 26 – 30
Ages: 6 – 10
Summer camp at EarlyWorks Museum will be a half-day, week long program where campers will learn by blending science and history with hands-on activities. Each day the camp will utilize the EarlyWorks Museum and the Alabama Constitution Hall Park to engage campers in fun, educational topics showing both the historical and scientific principles of learning. Camp fees will include a daily snack, all materials needed for camp and a special 3D printed name tag from the Tinker Lab.
Biomes Bonanza at Cook Museum
Price(s):$219 (+ tax) per participant, per week, $10 Member discount
Dates: Monday-Friday, June 19-23 and Monday-Friday, July 17-21 | 10 am-2 pm
Ages: 5 – 12
Unlock the mysteries of the natural world by joining us for Biomes Bonanza Camp! Snack, lunch, and t-shirt are included. The same activities will be offered each week.
Learn all about different biomes by checking out the Museum’s Animal Ambassadors up-close and making themed crafts. Campers will discover more about different biomes like rivers, caves, deserts, oceans, and forests in this hands-on camp.
Discover more about different biomes of the natural world through themed hands-on experiments and Live Animal Presentations. Campers will get to investigate 5 different biomes – rivers, caves, deserts, oceans, and forests.
Through hands-on experiments such as building their own ice shelter, creating a forest succession model, creating salt dough swamp animals, and more, campers will begin to learn about the intricacies of the natural world. Campers will be led to think critically and discover for themselves unique aspects of biomes like tundra, desert, wetlands, grasslands, and rainforests.
Huntsville Botanical Garden
Backyard Science, Fairies in the Forest, Garden Detectives! These are just a few of the awesome camps the Huntsville Botanical Garden is offering in June and July of 2023 with options available for ages 5-13 (grades K-6). Extended Care is available in the morning and/or afternoon for an additional fee. Morning Extended Care hours are 7:30 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. Afternoon Extended Care hours are 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Hudson Alpha Exploring Modern Biotechnology
Dates: June 20-23, 2023 | 1- 4pm daily
Ages: Rising 9th & 10th Grade Students
In this experience, students will use scientific and engineering practices to explore the real world applications of genetic engineering and biomedical engineering. Participants will perform student-driven experiments to transform organisms and repair fractured bones, while maintaining a lab notebook of their discoveries.
Dates: June 12-16, 2023 | 9:00 am – 2 pm Daily
Ages: Rising 11th & 12th Grade Students
Discover: Genomic Medicine is a 1-week summer experience for rising 11 – 12th graders. Through participating in this program, students will learn about how genomics is used to improve the diagnosis and care of patients. Students will also be given the opportunity to begin to develop foundational genomic medicine skills, including medical record review, pedigree building, variant interpretation and more!
Randolph Summer Camps
Dates: Jun 5- Jul 28, 2023
Ages: Rising K-7
The Randolph Summer Program is open to any student interested in academic enrichment, extraordinary opportunities, and just plain fun! Classes are taught by Randolph faculty, staff, and coaches. All camps are open to the general public. You do not need to be a Randolph student to attend. We offer courses that will not only strengthen academic acumen, but inspire creativity and innovation. Our program will expose children to challenging academic, arts and athletic programs in ways that excite the imagination.
Our multi-level, multi-dimensional approach is designed to reach each age group at varying levels of skill. We know that the children who attend will have different gifts and different ways of expressing themselves. This diversity of talents will be accommodated so that each child can enjoy their summer experience. Your child will participate in an interactive environment that challenges them to apply their learning to an activity that involves critical thinking, problem-solving, and creativity.
Dates: KTECH June 5 – 9 | KTECH VR June 12 – 16
Ages: High School Students
KTECH has two exciting summer camps planned for high school students this year!
Camp KTECH engages students in a variety of hands-on activities with a radio-controlled rock crawler, including building it, programming it, participating in challenges and competitions.
Camp VTECH VR allows students to learn the basics of creating 3D objects and virtual worlds while using VR headsets and computers. Students will leave knowing how to turn VR programming into a career.
Kids Summer Camps at The Preschool Zone
Price(s): $160 per week, pack a lunch & 2 snacks
Dates: Weekly camps offered May 30 – July 28 | 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Ages: Open to rising pre-k through 5th grade.
Looking for a safe and educational camp option for the kids this summer? The Kids Summer Camp at The Preschool Zone may be just what you’re searching for this summer!
With new weekly themes running May 30th – July 28th, your child will enjoy an exciting summer full of adventures. Themes include: Let’s Go Camping; Gooey, Messy Fun; Garden Fun; Picnic Time; Red, White, & Blue; Pirates; Lights, Camera, Action; and Goodbye Summer. Camp costs $160 per week. Learn more and register by visiting the The Preschool Zone’s camp Facebook page.
Rocket City Learning Center Summer Camps
Our summer camps offer a great mix of education, art, and play. Both full-day and half-day camps are available. Students will work on math and reading/writing skills in a fun and creative environment while also enjoying arts, crafts, and enrichment activities. Camps offered include: Math Facts Camp, Demystify Word Problems, Creative Writing, Reading Comprehension, Anime Drawing, Public Speaking, Write Your Own Book, Passion Project, and Where Math is Used. Additional activities include weekly field trips: hiking, swimming, weekly movie day, Ice cream day, trip to the park, craft day, etc.
Price(s): $150 – $200
Dates: June 1 -3 | June 13-16 | June 20-23
Ages: Ages 6 – 11
Come and join us for an action-packed session of activities designed by the North Alabama Zoological Society (NALZS) to promote awareness of our Alabama Biodiversity & Ecosystems, Conservation & STEAM based curriculum, friends & fun. The campers will enjoy creative art projects, microhabitat hikes, team building games and activities, multiple hands-on science experiences, and lots of time outside enjoying Alabama at its best.
Nature Play Camp with the Land Trust of North Alabama
Price(s): $275 – $350
Dates: June 19 – 23 (Ages 6 – 8) | June 26 – 30 (Ages 8 – 11)
Ages: Ages 6 – 11
Let’s go where curiosity leads! Land Trust of North Alabama‘s Nature Play Camp seeks to hone children’s innate curiosity in nature and allow them the freedom to explore. Topics for this week-long day camp at Monte Sano Nature Preserve will include water critters, fossils, being nature detectives, map reading, animal adaptations, tracks, scat, the magic of trees, and more! Along with our exploration, we’ll include puzzles, crafts, games, and lots of splashing in Fagan Creek.
More Education Camps
Aviation Challenge – View Website
Burritt on the Mountain – Visit Website
Camp Gan Israel – Visit Website
Camp KTECH – Visit Website
Camp LEAP: Future Health Leaders – View Website
Childcare Network – Visit Website
Competitive Edge STEM Camp – Visit Website
Cook Museum of Natural Science – Visit Website
Engineering Summer Camps at UAH – View Website
Gross Out Camp – View Website
Huntsville Botanical Garden – View Website
Kids Summer Camp at The Preschool Zone – View Website
KLA Schools Summer Camp – View Website
Knight School of North Alabama – View Website
Madison Academy Summer Champs – View Website
North Alabama Agriplex Summer Farm Camps – View Website
North Alabama Zoological Society Nature Camp – View Website
Outward Bound Costa Rica – Visit Website
Randolph Camps – View Website
Rocket City Learning Center Summer Camps – View Website
Spanish Summer Camp – View Website
Speech & Debate Camps – View Website
St. John Paul II Catholic High Academic Camps – View Website
UAH College of Nursing Summer Camp – View Website
VBAS Laser Camp – View Website
This guide will be updated frequently so check back for new camps added each week! And don’t forget to check out the other camps listed in our 2023 SUMMER CAMP GUIDE including: