Summer is right around the corner and local parents are busy planning their kids’ summer fun. There are over 100 camps to choose from in Huntsville and Madison County – Arts, Eduction, Overnight, Sports – the list is huge, and you can find them all in our annual Summer Camp Guide.
But there are a few camps that caught our eye this year because they were new, super cool, or… well, different.
Gross Out Camp
FRESH AIR FAMILY
With two dates & locations this year, there is double the opportunity for your kids to revel in some seriously gross fun. At the Montessori School of Huntsville, kids will enjoy over 10 acres of certified wildlife habitat. They will explore the wetland and woods behind the school searching for macro-invertebrates, wildlife and native plants. In the classroom, they will conduct experiments like making slime and lava lamps. Give your child this 40 hours of hands-on science to get them ahead of the class!
Bang a Drum
Ditch the pots & pans – this 5-day evening camp is just what your little drummer boy or girl needs. For kids in 1st-9th grade, it provides basic instruction for beginning and intermediate drummers. Kids also get a shirt and drum sticks included in the camp at the very affordable price of $45.
Youth Screen Printing Studio
GREEN PEA PRESS
Join Rachel and the good people at Green Pea for a week full of fun for kids in the printmaking arts. Each day, students ages 8-12 will complete a project in a new medium: book binding, monotype, screen printing, and more! Kids will learn how the letterpress works and might even get to work it themselves!
Drama Queen Summer Camp
HISTORIC LOWRY HOUSE
Are you looking for a cool summer camp where your child can learn about history, creative writing, play an instrument, and most importantly, have a GREAT TIME? Kids ages 9-12 can do just that in one of Huntsville’s most historic homes this summer. Both drama queens and percussion kings welcome!
BURRITT ON THE MOUNTAIN
The Huntsville Symphony Orchestra and Burritt team up to present this camp to kids K-5 for another year. The songs of Stephen Foster will be heard floating down Monte Sano, and it’s sure to be a toe tapping good time! Violin rental available and beginners welcome.
Cook Up Some Cool Dishes
THE BUDDING CHEF
Give a kid a fish and he eats for a day. Teach the kid to cook the fish and their future spouse will love you, PLUS you get the occasional night off in the kitchen! This new camp from Huntsville’s award-winning Chef Merle offers culinary instruction for kids ages 8-12. There are two camps to choose from: Cooking Around the World or Four Course Meals, both taught in a commercial kitchen at The Eaves.
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Stephenie has worked with and around books and authors for over 12 years, both at retail booksellers and public libraries. She is a rare Huntsville native, mother of two high-energy teens and two ridiculous dogs, spouse of one incredible guy, and eerily addicted to community volunteering. When she's not being the Executive Editor for RCM she likes to stalk her favorite authors online, cook with way too much butter, and conduct freelance marketing and SMM work.