• Summer Camp

A Higher Degree of Fun!

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 students entering Kindergarten through the 8th grade, regardless of the school they attend during the school year. 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. Be sure to note that we offer morning sessions, some afternoon sessions, and some full-day camps! This year full-day camps include lunch. Please look through the catalog for camp descriptions, ages, costs, and dates. Please also note the times each camp begins and ends.
Traditional Day Camp
Do you need care for the summer? We also offer Traditional Day Camp for Kindergarten through 6th grade. Our Seekers (kindergartners), Trailblazers (1st-2nd graders), and Pioneers (3rd-6th grade) will enjoy weekly themes, water play, movie days, outdoor playtime, exciting activities, and creative projects. Traditional Day Camp is planned and led by experienced summer camp staff. Lunch is included. Traditional Day is offered for the full day (9:00am-4:00pm). Or pair a morning enrichment camp with the afternoon Traditional Day (12:00pm-4:00pm).
4K and Kindergarten
This year we offer several camps that are geared toward 4K and 5K only. We have Dino Camp, Eric Carle and Mo Willems Camps, and Think and Play Lego Camp for 4K and 5K. We then offer a 4K preparedness camp, called Play-Scribble-Write as well as a 5K preparedness camp called Ready, Set, Kindergarten (offered two different weeks). These camps are tailored to these special, younger campers and are taught by experienced teachers and camp staff.
Counselor-in-Training (CIT) Leadership Program
For rising 7th-11th grade, our Counselor-in-Training leadership program will be held on June 7-11 9:00am-4:00pm. The CIT program at Highlands Summer Camp provides an opportunity for middle and high school students to develop leadership skills in a comfortable atmosphere. Participants will learn what it takes to be a counselor in our summer program and enhance their leadership abilities. CITs will work as a team, in small groups, and individually to learn about working with children in a summer camp environment. Following training, CITs will interview with summer camp staff and be matched with camps as a Junior Counselor where they will use their new skills to assist with full or half-day camps.
Benefits for CIT graduates are
· Leadership training
· First aid training
· Opportunity to serve as a Highlands School Junior Counselor
· Earn volunteer hours
· Gain work experience
· Free Summer Camp admission when serving as a Jr. Counselor

Contact Mrs. Lisa Camp with any questions about summer camp via email or at (205) 956-9731 ext. 606.

Counselor-in-Training Program
for rising 7th-11th graders.
Check-out the catalog for more details. 


Summer Camp Hours


9:00am-12:00pm  Morning camps
1:00pm-4:00pm  Afternoon camps*
9:00am-4:00pm  Full day camps
Due to COVID-19 guidelines, we are not able to offer Morning Care or Afternoon Extended Care.
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The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:
  • Robert McGehee, Associate Head of School
  • Highlands School, 4901 Old Leeds Road, Birmingham, AL 35213
  • 205.956.9731 ext. 101
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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.