Summer Camps 2020 – Shelby County Schools
Calera Elementary, Forest Oaks Elementary (Chelsea), Helena Elementary, Oak Mountain Elementary | (205) 682-5958
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The Shelby County School District has a solution for parents this summer with day camps at four locations across the county – Calera Elementary, Forest Oaks Elementary, Helena Intermediate, and Oak Mountain Elementary.
Camps are open to incoming kindergarten through outgoing fifth-grade students. Incoming kindergarten students must be 5 by the registration deadline to qualify. Children can participate full time through the entire summer, or parents can choose certain weeks.
Day camp activities include themed games, arts and crafts, educational on-site field trips and off-site field trips including bowling, skating, movies, and indoor play centers.
“There are many benefits to sending your child to day camp,” said Cindy Warner, public relations and community education supervisor for the district. “It builds leadership skills, promotes social interaction, and exposes them to new hobbies. Most importantly, it gives children an opportunity to unplug from technology and get exercise through playtime and games. Our students love our weekly field trips.”
The system offers week-long specialty enrichment camps that focus on as art, choir, cheerleading, crafts, culinary, drama, foreign languages, gymnastics and a variety of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) related courses.
Age ranges, dates and registration fees for these camps vary. Information about the enrichment camps will be posted on the district’s website under the Community Education tab closer to summer.
Day camps are scheduled May 27-July 29 (closed July 3) from 7am-6pm Registration for full-time students is $155 per week or $125 per week for students on free and reduced lunches. There is a non-refundable $40 registration fee.