• Summer Camp

A Higher Degree of Fun!

WELCOME TO HIGHLANDS SUMMER CAMP!
 
Highlands School’s Higher Degree of Learning does not end when the school year is over. We offer a quality summer program as well. Highlands summer camp offers challenging activities, talented teachers and the great variety that you have come to expect from Highlands School. Camp is open to all students entering Kindergarten through the 8th grade, regardless of the school they attend during the school year. We now have many options for rising 4K and our Counselor-in-Training program for rising 7th through 11th grade.
 
At Highlands, we offer unique opportunities, some specifically tailored to your child’s age group. All camps indicate the grade the child will be attending in the fall. We strive to offer camps and activities that will enable your child to continue to learn while having a great time!

ENRICHMENT CAMPS
Our Enrichment Camps include active, artistic, academic and just plain fun choices and are subject specific like karate, chess, coding or American Girl. Be sure to note that we offer morning sessions, some afternoon sessions and some full day camps! This year most full day camps include lunch. As always we have some new camps as well. Check out Learning French with Monsieur Compere or Crazy Art with Ms. Etress. Please look through the catalog or see below for camp descriptions, ages, costs and dates. Please also note the times each camp begins and ends.

TRADITIONAL DAY CAMP
If you're in need of regular full day care this summer, each week we offer Traditional Day Camp for Kindergarten through 6th grade that includes a lunch, weekly themes, trips to the pool (1st-6th grade), outdoor play time, activities and exciting, creative projects. Choose from full day ($250) or afternoon sessions ($160). They will be divided according to age (some groups may combine if numbers are low). Traditional Day Camp is offered every week. 

SEEKERS: Kindergarten
TRAILBLAZERS: 1st-2nd Grade
PIONEERS: 3rd-6th Grade

Each group will be directed by certified teachers and summer camp staff who are ready to make your camper's summer the best it can be! Campers can also mix and match Enrichment Camps with Traditional Day Camp. See the catalog for more information.
 
Contact Mrs. Gabe McCool with any questions about summer camp via email or at (205) 956-9731 ext. 105.

Enrichment Camp descriptions below. 

Summer Camp 2018 Week 1-June 4-8

List of 9 frequently asked questions.

  • Kid's Stage / Ages: Entering K-6th Grade / 9am-12pm

    Kid’s Stage is a class designed to capture the creativity and imagination that is natural to all children. Each morning will consist of warm-up exercises, acting games, concentration games, and simple stage directional terms. Skits and improvisational activities are a part of each day’s fun-filled class as well as developing a short play for an end of week performance. Campers will have access to props and costumes to bring out their “character!” Plus, parents are invited to their performance on Friday morning at 11:30am. Cost: $165
  • Dino Camp  /  Ages: Entering 4K-K Only /  9am-12pm

    Calling all Dino lovers! Experience all things dinosaurs! We will play dinosaur games, make dinosaur crafts, and read and learn about our favorite dinosaurs. Join us for an unforgettable adventure into the world of dinosaurs! Cost: $140
  • Sew Much Fun! /  Ages: Entering 4th-8th Grade /  9am-12pm

    Is that sewing machine your child so desperately wanted sitting around collecting dust? Well, wipe it off and send it with them to the “ Sew Much Fun” Sewing camp this summer. Your child will learn how to successfully use the basic functions of a sewing machine and sewing needle to create beginner, kid friendly projects! They will work for one week learning and creating their very own Fleece Character pillow! There will be a few sewing machines available but it is always best to learn on their own if possible. See you there! Cost: $165. Here is a link to a great beginner sewing machine: https://www.walmart.com/ip/Brother-LX3817-17-Stitch-Full-size-Sewing-Machine/628378058
  • Up, Up and Away-Engineering Extravaganza / Ages: Entering 2nd-6th Grade / 9am-12pm

    You're not going to want to miss this! Come join in on the fun as we design, create, test, and refine a variety of flying machines! Campers will create a shock absorbing system to protect marshmallow astronauts in a lunar vehicle, create their own air-powered rockets, assemble a hot air balloon model that will actually take flight, and much, much, more! These hands-on activities that encourage creativity and innovation will make your summer extra special! Taught by Mrs. Thibodeaux. Cost: $140
  • Kids Canvas / Ages: Entering 1st -5 th Grade / 9am-12pm

    Do you love to paint and draw? If you do, join Ms. Carlee Lewis to create marvelous masterpieces with acrylic and watercolor paints on your very own canvases. You will learn about color mixing, brush strokes, and basic painting techniques. At the end of the week you will have colorful canvases and projects that will be yours to take home. Fee: $165
  • JIKC Karate / Ages: Entering K-8th Grade / 9am-12pm

    Japan International Karate Center is a step-by-step training program guided by the moral principles of traditional Japanese Karate, which allows you to develop your human potential in body, mind, and spirit. Enjoy the benefits of discipline, physical fitness, concentration, self-awareness, relaxation, and self-confidence that training at the JIKC can offer. The purpose of JIKC training is “Not to conquer others, but to conquer the weaknesses within oneself.” Belt exam on Friday. Parents are welcome to attend. Exam fee included in camp costs (some exceptions may apply). Cost: $155
     
  • Golf at Highlands: Youth Beginners Instruction / Ages: Entering 1st-8th Grade / 9am-12pm

    Join golf extraordinaire Glennon Bazzle, author of Anatomy of the Perfect Golf Swing, and learn techniques based on the Bazzle Method. These include learning to grip the golf club, how to perform basic golf skills, the rules, safety and etiquette of golf, the business of golf and fundamental life skills. Benefits include learning life skills applicable on and off the golf course, building self-esteem and confidence, gaining respect for self and others, and encouraging and cultivating a deeper interest in golf. This camp includes field trips to the driving range and/or putting green at a local public golf course. Campers may bring clubs but they are not required. Fee: $235 (includes field trips)
  • Counselor in Training Leadership Camp / Ages: Entering 7th-11th graders / 9am-4pm

    The Counselor-in-Training (CIT) program at Summer at Highlands provides an opportunity for middle and high school students to develop leadership skills in a comfortable atmosphere. Interested students who will be entering grades 7th - 11th will learn what it takes to be a counselor in our summer program and enhance their leadership abilities. CIT campers learn about working with children in a summer camp environment, including obtaining first aid and CPR certification. Following training, CITs will connect with Summer at Highlands camp instructors to be matched with camps as a Junior Counselor where they will use their new skills to assist with full or half day camps at Highlands School. Space in CIT Leadership camp is limited to 20 students so we ask that all candidates commit to volunteering during at least one week. Applications are due April 28, 2017. Cost $330 (includes lunch)
  • Stop Motion Movie Camp /  Ages: Entering 2nd-8th Grade /  9am-4pm

    Stop motion is a powerful animation technique that makes static objects appear to be moving. Campers will use stop motion apps to create simple two-dimensional and/or three-dimensional animations using Legos, Clay and drawings. They will also be able to define the concepts of place-ment, framing, direction, speed and story telling. This camp teaches ways to link the fields of ART, DESIGN and DIGITAL technology. Hands on art exercises and games will help students im-prove their computer skills and creativity. This camp includes a trip to the movies and lunch. Taught by Helga Mendoza. Cost: $290

Summer Camp Week 2-June 11-15

List of 10 frequently asked questions.

  • Drawing Camp w/ Ms. Etress / Ages: Entering 2nd-8th Grade / 9am-12pm

    Let your drawings come to life by learning how to add realistic touches to them with shading, proportions and basic perspective. In this exciting class, we will use different types of pencils, blending sticks, and drawing papers. We will learn how to “draw with erasers” and add color using pencils and watercolor pencils. Get exposed to the values, techniques, and basics of drawing and composition. Choose your favorite thing to draw and be totally amazed by your own results! A great way for students interested in art to take their work to the next level! Taught by Highlands art teacher, Shelby Etress. Cost: $165
  • Dr. Seuss Adventure /Ages: Entering 4K-K Only / 9am-12pm

    Campers will travel through some of their favorite Seuss books, while strengthening their bodies and imagination! Ms. Laurie Watson will guide campers through games and art activities to support important preschool gross motor skills: jumping, balancing, pedaling, catching and much more. We might balance apples on our heads, go swimming with the fish, or even turn into green eggs with yoga... but we promise not to Hop on Pop! Join us as we get moving and explore the dynamic world of Dr Seuss! Cost: $140
  • A Day at the Spa / Ages: Entering 1st-8th Grade /  9am-12pm

    Come spend the week with us at spa camp. Here we will have fun, relax and make ourselves simply FEEL GOOD! We will have daily yoga, meditative activities and make healthy snacks like smoothies, trail mix, fruit faces and more. Spa treatments will include hand, feet, face & head massages, using scrubs and essential oils; plus we will make take home accessories to help you bring your calm home! Taught by Annie Damsky of Villager Yoga. Cost: $165
  • Cooking-Microwave Style! / Ages: Entering K-2nd Grade /  9am-12pm

    Ever made cupcakes? In an actual cup…using just a microwave? During camp, we’ll make sweet chocolate treats and even learn how to hand churn ice cream. You get to eat what you make! What a sweet treat. We will also make savory recipes you can share with your family! Note: No nuts, but some products will contain gluten. Cost: $150
  • The Knight School Chess Camp / Ages: Entering K-8th Grade /  9am-12pm

    Join Chess Coach David Brooks for a week of intensive chess instruction designed to target beginning and intermediate players. The week will consist of daily tournaments using state-of-the-art electronic chess clocks, and special summer belts earned as students move up in ability. As parents of enrolled students will attest, Daily Puzzlers, Toast Games (in which Coach demonstrates the level of ferocity that should characterize every attack), and the liberal distribution of candy for correct answers combine to generate a fun, competitive environment in the classroom. Cost: $160
  • Showstoppers Musical Performance Camp / Ages: Entering K-6th Grade /  9am-12pm

    Let’s put on a show! Showstoppers is a high energy class that gives students a chance to learn, explore and perform like some of the great stars from the past and present. We’ll select 2-3 songs, add some moves, props, and set décor, then perform on our last day of camp. In addition to performing the students learn to run the show from behind the scenes too. Join us this summer for an unforgettable time on stage! Cost: $165
  • Rocket Science Camp / Ages: Entering 4th-8th Grade /  9am-12pm

    Blast off to adventure as we explore rockets and the physics of rocket flight. During the week, campers will design, build, and launch various types of rockets. Along the way, they will discover fundamental STEM concepts such as Newton’s Laws of Motion, gravity, and the principles of flight. The week will culminate in an exciting launch of solid fuel model rockets built by the campers. Taught by Highlands favorite Sam Kindervater. Cost: $150
  • Drawing Camp w/ Ms. Etress / Ages: Entering 2nd-8th Grade /  9am-12pm

    Let your drawings come to life by learning how to add realistic touches to them with shading, proportions and basic perspective. In this exciting class, we will use different types of pencils, blending sticks, and drawing papers. We will learn how to “draw with erasers” and add color using pencils and watercolor pencils. Get exposed to the values, techniques, and basics of drawing and composition. Choose your favorite thing to draw and be totally amazed by your own results! A great way for students interested in art to take their work to the next level! Taught by Highlands art teacher, Shelby Etress. Cost: $165
  • YouTube U / Ages: Entering 3rd-8th Grade / 9am-4pm

    Do you have a favorite YouTuber? Have you dreamed of having your own channel someday? Before you go there, you need to be ready. In YouTube University you'll learn a lot about internet safety, plus how to make and edit your own movies and screen casts. You'll spend time learning what's okay to post, and how and where to post it safely. We will also talk about how to stay safe when looking for new YouTubers to subscribe to, and what to remember when it's time to comment. But we'll create too! You'll learn how to film screen captures and how to make and edit your own movies. YouTube U will prepare you for the day when you're ready for a YouTube channel of your own! This full day camp will have built in screen breaks and time for playing outside too. Led by camp favorite Tynley Baker. Camp includes lunch. Cost: $280
  • American Girl / Ages: Entering K-6th Grade / 9am-4pm

    Full Day Camp This Year! Are you an American Girl™ at heart? If so, join Mrs. Thibodeaux and bring your favorite American Girl™ doll (or another favorite doll) and enjoy a summer camp that is perfect for you! This camp will be filled with crafts, games, tea parties, and fashion shows. All, of course, centered around your favorite American Girl™ Doll! Learn more about some hip and historical American Girl™ Dolls. Each day, we will enjoy learning about different dolls, their hobbies and interests, and where they like to travel. Crafts will include making different accessories for you and your doll to enjoy! We will all have fun enjoying getting comfy for movie time and popcorn while enjoying an American Girl™ movie. No need to have a doll, but bring one if you do, along with any other American Girl™ Doll things you might have. You do not want to miss out on this! Taught by Highlands Audrey Thibodeaux. Lunch included. Cost: $260

Summer Camp Week 3-June 18-22

List of 7 frequently asked questions.

  • Clay and Play w/ Helga Mendoza / Ages: Entering K-8th Grade / 9am-12pm

    Clay and Play is a camp designed to encourage student to learn not only ceramic techniques but also concepts across curriculum through play and fellowship. Campers will improve their motor skills while they experiment building mazes, roller coasters, and buildings. Other projects include animals, pots and masks. This camp is for all levels of expertise and ages. Most of the work will be done with air-dry clay, but one project will be fired. Cost: $165
  • Think and Play LEGO® Camp w/ Ms. Gentle / Ages: Entering 4K-K Only / 9am-12pm

    Join Highlands’ favorite Ms. Gentle for a camp tailored for rising 4K and 5K campers only. Does your child like to play with LEGO® bricks? How about scavenger hunts and playing games? Then join Ms. Gentle for these and other exciting activities using LEGO® bricks. Children will have fun playing with LEGO® bricks while at the same time learning to think critically and problem solve. Communication skills like listening, articulation, and confidence will be practiced in conjunction with creativity. Cost: $140
  • JIKC Karate / Ages: Entering K-8th Grade / 9am-12pm

    Japan International Karate Center is a step-by-step training program guided by the moral principles of traditional Japanese Karate, which allows you to develop your human potential in body, mind, and spirit. Enjoy the benefits of discipline, physical fitness, concentration, self-awareness, relaxation, and self-confidence that training at the JIKC can offer. The purpose of JIKC training is “Not to conquer others, but to conquer the weaknesses within oneself.” Belt exam on Friday. Parents are welcome to attend. Exam fee included in camp costs (some exceptions may apply). Cost: $155
  • Camp Code / Ages: Entering K-8th Grade / 9am-4pm

    Come on let’s Code! How many lines of code have you written? Are you ready to write some more? Never tried it but want to? Students of all ages are welcome in Camp Code. Using a variety of age appropriate online resources, and lots of visual programming, we will learn the fundamental concepts of computer science: conditionals, loops, abstraction, all while having fun, fun, fun! Campers will build community, explore computer programming, and see their ideas come to life on the screen. So register early, because we are bringing up a whole new generation of programmers. Taught by Highlands own, Tynley Baker. Lunch included. Cost: $280
  • Little Explorers Science Club / Ages: Entering K-1st grade / 9am-12pm

    Kindergarten and 1st grade students are invited to explore the wonders of science with Miss Danielle. Little Explorers Science Camp is filled with songs, stories, investigations, and hands-on science experiments sure to stimulate the natural curiosity in your child. Cost: $140
  • Young Rembrandts Pastel Drawing:
    Pattern and Design-A World Tour / Ages: Entering 1st-6th Grade / 9am-12pm  

    Explore multicultural art in our Worldly Artistic Designs workshop. We begin our world tour in Mexico as we draw several welcoming, colorful doorways. Next, we journey to Africa and explore the design intricacies of African crafts. Our artistic enlightenment doesn’t stop there; we’ll move on to design Paisley patterns, an ancient design embraced by many cultures. Then, Asian paper lanterns will shed light on the Far Eastern design styles. Our travels end in Russia as we illustrate a mainstay of Russian architecture – the onion dome. These classes will be messy fun, so dress appropriately. Enroll today! Cost: $165
  • “Arte en Español” w/ Helga Mendoza / Ages: Entering 2nd-8th Grade / 1pm-4pm

    Come and enjoy a week of Arte in the style of the best Latin American Artistas y Festivales!, as you learn or practice your Español! By the end of the week you will have your own portfolio with works in a variety of techniques such as ceramics, printmaking, painting, drawing, collage, and a few new Spanish words in your vocabulary! This camp includes a field trip to the Birmingham Museum of Art. Cost: $160

Summer Camp Week 4-June 25-29

List of 6 frequently asked questions.

  • Think and Play LEGO® Camp w/ Ms. Gentle / Ages: Entering 4K-K Only / 9am-12pm

    Join Highlands’ favorite Ms. Gentle for a camp tailored for rising 4K and 5K campers only. Does your child like to play with LEGO® bricks? How about scavenger hunts and playing games? Then join Ms. Gentle for these and other exciting activities using LEGO® bricks. Children will have fun playing with LEGO® bricks while at the same time learning to think critically and problem solve. Communication skills like listening, articulation, and confidence will be practiced in conjunction with creativity. Cost: $140
  • STEM Camp / Ages: Entering 3rd-8th Grade / 9am-12pm 

    Come explore the variety STEM camp has to offer! STEM will be different each day. Campers will engineer and construct their own tower (comprised of unusual materials) in an effort to build higher than their neighbors. A few new surprises await this year! We will build a moving picture and much more. And of course the catapults will be an item too! Don’t miss out on this fun, new camp. Taught by science teacher Barry Dillon. Cost: $150
  • Gaming 101 / Ages: Entering 3rd-8th Grade / 9am-4pm (Full Day)

    In Gaming 101 campers will use the fundamentals of computer programing to create original video games, animations, and interactive stories using the programing language SCRATCH. Scratch is a project of the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at MIT. Learning to use the powerful programing tools in Scratch helps kids think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively - all essential skills for life in the 21st century. Gaming 101 is a perfect follow up and extension of Camp Code for rising 3rd graders and older. Taught by camp favorite, Tynley Baker. This camp includes lunch. Cost: $280
  • Little Explorer Science Club / Ages: Entering K-1st grade / 9am-12pm

    Kindergarten and 1st grade students are invited to explore the wonders of science with Miss Danielle. Little Explorers Science Camp is filled with songs, stories, investigations, and hands-on science experiments sure to stimulate the natural curiosity in your child. Cost: $140
  • Crazy Art w/ Shelby Etress / Ages: Entering 1st-8th Grade / 9am-12pm

    Get messy and create masterpieces in unconventional ways. Paint a canvas using balloons and water guns, use your feet to paint a mural, draw a portrait blindfolded! This camp is all about exploring the many different ways to create works of art in exciting and new ways. You will leave with wonderful works of art and a memorable experience. Please dress to get messy and bring your adventurous spirit – it’s going to be fun! Taught by Highlands awesome art teacher, Shelby Etress. Cost: $165
  • PhotoBLAST Birmingham! w/ Helga Mendoza / Ages: Entering 2nd-8th Grade / 9am-4pm (Full Day)

    “Photography invokes effects that make us dream, simple patterns excite us, powerful and bold silhouettes that surprise and frighten us…. Before, the challenge was to replicate nature; today it is to choose from within nature.” Photographer Charles Nègre (1820–1880) PhotoBLAST is about making memories while learning history, biology and design. Campers will go on three field trips to some of the most fun places in Birmingham; Birmingham ZOO, Birmingham Botanical Gardens, and Southern Museum of Flight, and immortalize their experience using any available digital camera. Campers will have the opportunity to download and edit the photographs on a computer. They will also learn about digital editing apps and how to create a presentation using the photographs taken during the fieldtrips. Camp includes transportation to and from Highlands School, admission to the attractions and guided tours. Campers should bring any digital camera and a brown bag lunch each day. Cost: $300

Summer Camp Week 5-July 9-13

List of 7 frequently asked questions.

  • Camp Halfblood / Ages: Entering 3rd-8th Grade / 9am-4pm (Full Day)

    Demigods! Improve your chances of surviving monster attacks! Attend Camp Halfblood! Do strange things happen when you least expect them? Do you find reading English tricky sometimes? Do you suspect some of your teachers are secretly monsters? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you might be a demigod. One of your parents is probably a Greek god. Every demigod should join Percy Jackson – son of Poseidon – and Ms. Baker – daughter of Athena – for Camp Halfblood where children of the gods come together to play capture the flag, explore the gods' junkyard, encounter mythic monsters, and navigate the labyrinth. Cost: $280
  • Make It, Take It Art Camp w/ Jill Marlar / Ages: Entering K-8th Grade / 9am-12pm

    Taught by local artist Jill Marlar, campers dive right into 3-4 art projects each day tapping into their imagination while exploring a wide array of materials. From 3D design to drawing, we offer the camper a chance to make each project their own and of course have fun with other budding artists. Project examples include 3D robots and rooms, famous artist painting studies, still life drawings, and self portrait fiber art. Cost: $165
  • Beach Camp I w/ Ms. Sarah Creveling / Ages: Entering K-3rd Grade / 9am-12pm

    Beach Camp is an exciting, interactive program built around a creative seaside theme. Each day of Beach Camp is unique and combines arts and crafts, dramatic play, storytelling, music, and science activities in a highly creative and imaginative atmosphere. t is perfect for students K through going into 3rd grade. Our two weekly sessions (July 9-13 and July16-20) offer different activities, new adventures, and fresh explorations every day. Your camper will create arts and crafts and tell you about Captain Barnacle, a retired swashbuckler, who tells tall tales about his days living on the beach and at sea, filled with treasure hunting, fighting fierce waves, and adventures with mermaids, sharks, and a giant squid. Surfs up at Beach Camp this year. Come yell “cowabunga” and jump in! Counselors: Sarah Creveling and Milner Phillips. Cost: $140
  • JIKC Karate / Ages: Entering K-8th Grade / 9am-12pm

    Japan International Karate Center is a step-by-step training program guided by the moral principles of traditional Japanese Karate, which allows you to develop your human potential in body, mind, and spirit. Enjoy the benefits of discipline, physical fitness, concentration, self-awareness, relaxation, and self-confidence that training at the JIKC can offer. The purpose of JIKC training is “Not to conquer others, but to conquer the weaknesses within oneself.” Belt exam on Friday. Parents are welcome to attend. Exam fee included in camp costs (some exceptions may apply). Cost: $155
  • French, Food and Fun! / Ages: Entering 2nd-4th Grade / 9am-12pm

    Bonjour! Join Monsieur Compere for a week filled with French adventure, fun and knowledge. Learn about French cuisine and even practice making your own crêpes. Sample French cheeses as you play entertaining and competitive games using Quizlet Live. Campers will have a blast while learning about the French language and culture. Au Revoir! Cost: $150
  • Cooking-Microwave Style! / Ages: Entering 3rd-5th Grade / 9am-12pm 

    Ever made cupcakes? In an actual cup…using just a microwave? During camp, we’ll make sweet chocolate treats and even learn how to hand churn ice cream. You get to eat what you make! What a sweet treat. We will also make savory recipes you can share with your family! Note: No nuts, but some products will contain gluten. Taught by favorite camp teacher, Kim Selzer. Cost: $150
  • Paper, Pencil and Peanut Butter (Writing Camp) / Ages: Entering 2nd-5th Grade / 9am-12pm

    Join Ms. Anita Debro of Bright Ideas Creative Writing and Enrichment for a fun-filled week of creative writing focused on food. Campers will be active during lessons as we play games, read and act out passages from books and complete team writing assignments. Each lesson would then culminate in campers writing a short piece called “flash fiction”— a short descriptive mini-story on a large index card. Some time will be spent free writing and letter writing where campers are encouraged to write notes to friends and family. Come learn about meaty metaphors and saucy similes as you sharpen your culinary writing skills. Bright Ideas provides all writing materials and a selection of healthy snacks. Cost: $150

Summer Camp Week 6-July 16-20

List of 12 frequently asked questions.

  • Play-Scribble-Write / Ages: Entering 4K Only / 9am-12pm

    Campers will join Highlands School favorite Ms. Laurie Watson and have fun playing while working on skills necessary to be successful in their upcoming school year. Open only to rising 4K students, this camp is specifically geared toward working on fine motor skills like those needed to hold and use a pencil or crayon correctly or to cut paper. Campers will have fun scribbling to music, finger painting and playing with play dough. They will also build letters with lines and curves while developing language, math and social skills. Of course there will be time for snacks and some free play time as well. Pre-writing skills will be the focus but having fun working together will also emphasize cooperation and other social skills for this age group. Come have fun and learn with Ms. Laurie! Cost: $140
  • Clay and Play with Helga Mendoza / Ages: Entering K-8th Grade / 9am-12pm

    Clay and Play is a camp designed to encourage students to learn not only ceramic techniques but also concepts across curriculum through play and fellowship. Campers will improve their motor skills while they experiment building mazes, roller coasters, and buildings. Other projects include animals, pots and masks. This camp is for all levels of expertise and ages. Most of the work will be done with airdry clay, but one project will be fired. Cost: $ 165
  • Kids Stage w/ Jill Marlar / Ages: Entering K-8th Grade / 9am-12pm

    Kid’s Stage is a class designed to capture the creativity and imagination that is natural to all children. Each morning will consist of warm-up exercises, acting games, concentration games, and simple stage directional terms. Skits and improvisational activities are a part of each day’s fun-filled class as well as developing a short play for an end of week performance. Campers will have access to props and costumes to bring out their “character!” Plus, parents are invited to their performance on Friday morning at 11:30am. Cost: $165
  • Storybook STEM / Ages: Entering 1st-4th grade / 9am-12pm

    Do you love to design, create, and build? Do you love STEM challenges? If you do, Storybook STEM camp is perfect for you! During the week, we will read lots of fun storybooks and complete STEM challenges that go along with the books. For example, we will read The Recess Queen and design and build our dream playground. We will use lots of materials, craft supplies, and even LEGOS. Campers will practice skills in reading comprehension, math, science, engineering, art, and so much more. Join Mrs. Carlee Lewis for this awesome new camp! Cost: $140
  • Camp Change the World / Ages: Entering 3rd-8th Grade / 9am-12pm

    Kids can change their world! In the inaugural year of Camp Change the World students will learn how they can combine their personal leadership skills and ethics, with a passionate purpose and an understanding of philanthropy to impact their community for the better. As a group we will study the power of empathy, examine our motivations and define our individual purpose so it can drive and sustain our action. We will work on our leadership skills and learn how to motivate others to work together toward accomplishing a shared goal. Rather than participating in pre-arranged service projects created to benefit them, students will learn the tools to design and implement service projects they create to benefit others. Led by Counselor in Training instructor, Tynley Baker. Cost: $150
  • Villager Yoga / Ages: Entering K-5th Grade / 9am-12pm

    Each day, new yoga poses are introduced around a theme and camp includes the thoughtful enjoyment of a healthy snack, group activity time, creative art project, mindful breathing, and visualization exercises and relaxation. Join Annie Damsky of Villager Yoga for this active camp. Cost: $165
  • American Sign Language / Ages: Entering 3rd-8th Grade / 9am-12pm

    Campers who attend the ASL Camp will learn the ASL Alphabet, the ASL numbers to 199, and many words that they can use to communicate. We will learn everyday food names in ASL and daily routine signs. In many schools, sign language is considered a great substitute for a foreign language. Campers will also learn some study techniques that will help them with their studies in school. Taught by Barry Dillon. Cost: $150
  • Learn French with Monsieur Compere! / Ages: Entering 4th-5th Grade / 9am-12pm

    Learn to read, play and watch...in French! Campers will spend the first part of their day learning new vocabulary in preparation for their stories. They will play fun games like Quizlet live and Plickers to help them remember new words. Finally, they will read a story and watch a short film in French so that they can hear the words they learned playing the games as well as practice conversing with peers. Cost: $150
  • Beach Camp II w/ Ms. Sarah Creveling / Ages: Entering K-3rd Grade / 9am-12pm

    The second year of Beach Camp will be a treat of craftwork, creativity, imagination and play through a theme of enjoying the wonders of the seashore. This program for K-2nd Grade, will combine summer fun with learning. Week One: Come help solve a mystery on the high seas aboard the cruise ship, The SS Happiness. Each day we will learn about the animal crew on board as we visit many exciting places and learn about the sea. There will also be a special Water Day. Join us for reading, art, music, science experiments, dramatic play, and math activities. Don’t forget to check out Week Two on July 17-21. Cost: $140
  • Minecraft / Ages: Entering 1st-8th Grade / 1pm-4pm

    Love Minecraft? Then this is the camp for you! Level up in Minecraft Camp. We will play together in the world's largest virtual sandbox on our own safe and private server. During camp we'll create, explore and use our problem-solving skills to work on whole camp, group, and individual projects. Experience the fun of building with friends. Each camper will need access to a PC/Mac version of Minecraft. Prior to camp please purchase the game at Minecraft.net unless you already have it. Each student will need to know how to log in to his or her personal Minecraft account prior to camp. Led by camp favorite Tynley Baker. Cost: $150
  • A Week in the Wizarding World: Harry Potter at Highlands! / Ages: Entering 2nd-5th Grade / 9am-4pm

    Calling all wizards! Your presence is requested for a spellbinding summer camp filled with fun. Join us for a magical time as we construct wizarding wands, hold a quidditch tournament, and hunt for horcrux! Highlands’ own sorting hat will decide your house fate. You will be able to challenge your friends' Harry Potter knowledge in the trivia competition! We will also search around Highlands for lost owls from Eeylops Owl Emporium! You may wear wizard attire, or, if you prefer, dress in the muggle manor. Join Mrs. Thibodeaux and Ms. Julia Glasgow and don’t miss out on this amazing adventure! Includes lunch. Cost: $280
  • ARTFULNESS w/ Helga Mendoza / Ages: Entering 2nd-8th Grade / 1pm-4pm

    The act of creating can be very relaxing and calming. This camp provides the tools and the space for campers to fully immerse themselves in painting, drawing and sculpting projects, while encouraging to practice mindfulness by channeling the attention to productive tasks, sustaining motivation, handling frustrations and understanding and managing emotions. Breathing exercises and mindful meditation will be practice daily as well as brief yoga sessions. Cost: $165

Summer Camp Week 7-July 23-27

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  • Play-Scribble-Write / Ages: Entering 4K Only / 9am-12pm

    In case you missed it last week! Campers will join Highlands School favorite Ms. Laurie Watson and have fun playing while working on skills necessary to be successful in their upcoming school year. Open only to rising 4K students, this camp is specifically geared toward working on fine motor skills like those needed to hold and use a pencil or crayon correctly or to cut paper. Campers will have fun scribbling to music, finger painting and playing with play dough. They will also build letters with lines and curves while developing language, math and social skills. Of course there will be time for snacks and some free play time as well. Pre-writing skills will be the focus but having fun working together will also emphasize cooperation and other social skills for this age group. Come have fun and learn with Ms. Laurie! Cost: $140
  • Target Camp / Ages: Entering 2nd-8th Grade / 9am-12pm

    Target camp will be an exciting camp this year. It’s all about hitting the target! The target games will vary from day to day. Campers will enjoy corn hole one day, horse shoe pitching the next, as well as lawn targets and foam javelins. Campers will also get to construct their very own slingshot and use it by week’s end! This camp will be fun for all! Cost: $140
  • Etiquette for Girls / Ages: Entering 3rd-8th Grade (girls only) / 9am-12pm

    Enroll your daughter in an energizing, positive and memorable camp for young women! There is always room to improve the confidence and empowerment of girls in modern society. We will spend the week working on enhancing image, evaluating inner strengths and promoting self- worth. Girls will learn a variety of etiquette skills and confidence exercises. Specific examples include correcting posture, grooming standards, table manners and strengthening communication. This camp is open to girls from all backgrounds and promises a graceful experience led by Faith Landers Woods of Faith Woods Events, a Certified Etiquette, Image and Protocol Consultant. Faith was trained at The Protocol School of Washington and has multiple years of experience in her field. Her clients have competed successfully in local high school pageants, Distinguished Young Woman and The Miss Alabama System. She also works publicly with Marriott Hotels and universities across the state. She has been featured as a commentator in No'Ala Magazine for her etiquette expertise and in the fall, her business will be featured in The Scout Guide, as one of Huntsville's best businesses. Supplies, snacks and drinks provided. Cost: $150
  • Young Rembrandts Drawing Workshop-Master Artists / Ages: Entering 1st-6th Grade / 9am-12pm

    Spend time learning about and replicating some Master Artists with Young Rembrandts. We will draw a variety of awe-inspiring images from many familiar artistic masters, all while exploring different drawing media. We will create a large scene reminiscent to Roy Lichtenstein’s “Still Life with Figurine” from 1974. We will explore the many ways to illustrate shadow and light using techniques that Lichtenstein used. On Day 2, we become caricaturists and create unique cartoons of many famous artists. The final day allows us to explore pastels chalks as we learn about Paul Cezanne and his mastery of light and color. We become Masters ourselves! No experience necessary. Please wear an old shirt or smock on the last day. Cost: $165
  • Ready, Set, Kindergarten! / Ages: Entering Kindergarten Only / 9am-12pm

    Get ready for kindergarten! Come join kindergarten teacher, Ms. Carlee, to have fun and get ready to start kindergarten in August. This camp will include activities, games, and mini-lessons in reading, phonics, math, and art. Campers will have opportunities to build skills in letter formation, cutting skills, social skills, following directions, etc. One day, we will tour Highlands School to get familiar with the campus. Campers will have a blast meeting new friends, playing on the playground and exploring the fun classroom centers which include blocks, Legos, Playdough, art, home living, puzzles, and much more! Cost: $140
  • JIKC Karate / Ages: Entering K-8th Grade / 9am-12pm

    Japan International Karate Center is a step-by-step training program guided by the moral principles of traditional Japanese Karate, which allows you to develop your human potential in body, mind, and spirit. Enjoy the benefits of discipline, physical fitness, concentration, self-awareness, relaxation, and self-confidence that training at the JIKC can offer. The purpose of JIKC training is “Not to conquer others, but to conquer the weaknesses within oneself.” Belt exam on Friday. Parents are welcome to attend. Exam fee included in camp costs (some exceptions may apply). Cost: $155
  • Make It, Take It Art Camp w/ Jill Marlar / Ages: Entering K-8th Grade / 9am-12pm

    Taught by local artist Jill Marlar, campers dive right into 3-4 art projects each day tapping into their imagination while exploring a wide array of materials. From 3D design to drawing, we offer the camper a chance to make each project their own and of course have fun with other budding artists. Project examples include 3D robots and rooms, famous artist painting studies, still life drawings, and self portrait fiber art. Cost: $ 165
  • The Knight School Chess Camp / Ages: Entering K-8th Grade / 9am-12pm

    Join Chess Coach David Brooks for a week of intensive chess instruction designed to target beginning and intermediate players. The week will consist of daily tournaments using state-of-the-art electronic chess clocks, and special summer belts earned as students move up in ability. As parents of enrolled students will attest, Daily Puzzlers, Toast Games (in which Coach demonstrates the level of ferocity that should characterize every attack), and the liberal distribution of candy for correct answers combine to generate a fun, competitive environment in the classroom. Cost: $160
  • Chemistry in the Kitchen / Ages: Entering 3rd-6th Grade / 9am-12pm

    Do you enjoy playing with your food? How about experimenting with your food? During Chemistry in the Kitchen camp, we will explore acids and bases, cool colloids, polymers, and even explosions using foods and chemicals from the kitchen. Who knew that ice cream, popcorn, red cabbage, and cornstarch could be so much fun and so informative! Cost: $150
  • Etiquette for Boys / Ages: Entering 3rd-8th Grade (boys only) / 1pm-4pm (Afternoon)

    Enroll your son in an energizing, positive, and impactful camp for young men! There is always room to improve the polish and leadership of young men in modern society. We will spend the week working intensely on table manners, grooming standards, promoting self-worth and strengthening communication. Some specific examples of instruction include interacting maturely with adults, polishing everyday physical appearance, how to tie a tie and utensil usage for a variety of dining standards. This camp is open to young men from all backgrounds and promises a solid learning experience led by Faith Landers Woods of Faith Woods Events, a Certified Etiquette, Image and Protocol Consultant. Faith was trained at The Protocol School of Washington and has multiple years’ experience in her field. She has been featured as a commentator in No'Ala Magazine for her etiquette expertise and in the fall, her business will be featured in The Scout Guide Huntsville, as one of the best businesses in the city. Supplies, snacks and drinks provided. Cost: $150
  • Summer Camp Catalog 2018
    Check out all of this summer's offerings including general information, descriptions, fees and guidelines. 
Counselor-in-Training Program for rising 7th-11th graders. Check-out the catalog for more details. 

 

Summer Camp Hours

Morning Care: 7:15am - 9am
Morning Camps: 9am - 12pm
Traditional Day Camp: 12pm - 4pm or 9am-4pm
Afternoon Camps: 1pm-4pm
Full Day Camps: 9am-4pm
Afternoon Care: 4pm - 6pm
Highlands School, 4901 Old Leeds Road, Birmingham, AL 35213, (205) 956-9731
Highlands School's 'whole child' approach to education and commitment to academic excellence, creative expression, and leadership development prepare and motivate students in grades 4k through 8 to make a positive difference in an ever-changing world. Located in Birmingham, Alabama, Highlands School holds dual accrediation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and the Southern Associations of Independent Schools (SAIS).

For more information, visit www.highlandsschool.org.