SCHOOL’S OUT, CAMP’S IN: SUMMER OPTIONS FOR STUDENTS

By WVUA 23 Reporter Michael Jordan

Summertime is a nice break from school and studies for students, but it can also be time for exploring new activities or ideas.

Tuscaloosa has a wide variety of summer camps that can foster imaginative, curious minds. Here’s a rundown on some potential camp ideas.

The University of Alabama offers programs for children in kindergarten through 12th grade. Options include working alongside archaeologists and learning all about fossils and animals, sports camps, writing camps, music camps and computer science camps. For a full listing and how to contact camp organizers, visit k12summer.ua.edu.

The Boys and Girls Club of West Alabama is offering daily child care and plenty of activities for parents searching for low-cost options for care over the summer. Field trips will include trips to the movies, swimming and more.

“Boys and Girls Club of West Alabama provides a save and positive place for your kids,” said CEO Kim Turner. “We’re going to take up to 20 kids this summer.”

Check out the cost, times and everything else right here.

The Children’s Hands-On Museum is offering students in grades 1-4 a chance to learn all about more than 40 topics in science, art and nature over the summer. Most summer camps run a week at a time from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. To find out more, check it out right here.

Shelton State Community College offers summer camps including athletics, theater, cosmetology, science and more. To find out more, check right here.

Tuscaloosa County Parks and Recreation Authority has several summer camps available for students. Their Outdoor Recreation Camp features plenty of activities outside, including rock climbing, swimming and so much more while the PARA Kids Day Camps offer organized games, field trips and more. For more information, visit tcpara.org.

Tuscaloosa’s YMCA is hosting its Downtown Summer Camp, offering children plenty of activities and events throughout summer. For more information or to register, visit ymcatuscaloosa.org.

This list is far from all-inclusive, as many churches and other organizations host their own summer camps.

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