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Top Winter Break Camps for Kids in Birmingham

Not sure what to do with the kids during winter break? Check out our list of the top Birmingham winter break camps for kids! From arts and crafts to sports and more, there’s something for everyone.

Holiday Camps for Kids in Birmingham

DECEMBER 19-23, 26-30

Birmingham Zoo Camp

Birmingham Zoo
2630 Cahaba Rd
Ages 5+
$60 – $70

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Image Credit: Birmingham Zoo / Website

At Zoo Camp, kids spend their days exploring the world around them. Each day includes fun activities, games, crafts, hands-on science explorations, and outdoor playtime. Kids also get to meet some of our animals up close. They’ll get a chance to feed some of our animals, learn how they live and grow, and even learn how to care for them.

Birmingham Zoo Camp Registration Link

DECEMBER 19-23, 17-30

Camp J

Levite Jewish Community Center
3960 Montclair Rd
Ages 6+
$260 – $305

Camp J
Image Credit: Levite JCC of Birmingham / Facebook

Camp J’s Winter Sessions is a week program will feature a wide range of activities including sports, arts and crafts, dance and music, swimming, nature and more. Members will get to enjoy an additional discount for registration fee. Also, before and after is available for this camp with an additional fee of $5 to $10 if you are not a member.

Camp J Registration Link


Mason Music’s Camp for Preschoolers

Mason Music
3187 Cahaba Heights Rd
Ages 3-5

Mason Music
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Mason Music’s Winter Break Music Camp for Preschoolers is the perfect environment for children to explore musical concepts, like dynamics, tempo, and pitch, while getting an introduction to singing and playing instruments. There will also be time for crafts and musical movement too! This camp is suggested for children ages 3 to 5 who are potty trained and ready for an entertaining experience with music.

Mason Music’s Camp Registration Link

DECEMBER 27 – 30

Camp McWane

McWane Science Center
200 19th St N
Ages 4+
$40 – $50 per half day
$60 – $70 per full day

McWane Science Center
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McWane camps are great for kids who love learning through play and hands-on exploration. They’re designed to foster curiosity while also introducing campers to new ideas and concepts they can continue thinking about long after camp.

Camp McWane Registration Link


UAB Recreation Center Winter Camp

UAB Campus Recreation
1501 University Blvd
Ages 5+
$140 – $160

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The University of Alabama at Birmingham Campus Recreation Center gives children a fun way to keep active this winter break. This camp will last for four days and lets little Blazers explore adventure sports, create exciting crafts, dive into aquatic activities, and participate in any other activities that the UAB Campus Recreation offers, all under one roof. Campers need to provide their lunch and snack. A 25% deposit is required by the Monday before camp begins for any enrollment of a whole week’s duration. The full payment is due on that date. If you enroll more than one child, you will receive a 5% discount.

UAB Recreation Winter Camp Registration Link


Winter Sprouts: The Greatest Show

Red Mountain Theater Arts Campus
1600 3rd Ave S
Ages 7-8

Winter Sprouts
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Throughout the program, students will learn three production numbers, which they will perform at the end of the week for friends and family. This year’s theme is “The Greatest Showman”. The program also teaches students discipline in preparation and memorization skills that they can use in their academic studies. A financial aid program is available as well. The initial deposit is $30, followed by weekly payments of $90.

Winter Sprouts Camp Registration Link

DECEMBER 19-23, 27-30

Greater Birmingham YMCA School’s Out Camp

Multiple Locations
Ages 5-12
$30 – $50

Alabaster YMCa
Image Credit: Alabaster YMCA / Facebook

School’s Out Camp offers a variety of fun and educational activities for kids to enjoy over-scheduled school breaks. Campers are encouraged to make new friends while enjoying indoor and outdoor activities in a safe, positive environment. Dates, times and prices vary as you register by each location below:

Check out other holiday events in the area by visiting our Birmingham Parent Guide.

Jolessa Cerbito
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