ASFA Summer Camps help make summer count
  • Make your summer count this year with Alabama School of Fine Arts summer camps. A variety of camps in the arts and sciences are offered throughout June 2024. We have camps for creative writers, young app designers and computer scientists, budding visual artists, musicians and vocalists. ASFA also offers 3-week math intensives in pre-algebra or Algebra 1 for those looking to get ahead in math or brush up their skills before the next school year. Come create, learn and discover with ASFA's award-winning faculty.
     
    General camp information:
    • Camps are taught by ASFA's professional faculty members.
    • A snack will be provided during each camp.
    • Campers can and are encouraged to combine a morning and afternoon session to make a full day.
    • LUNCH will be provided for campers attending morning and afternoon camps.
    • Tuition includes snack, supplies and a non-refundable $50 cancelation fee. If a student is sent home for unacceptable behavior, tuition will not be refunded.
    • Morning drop-off starts at 7:45 am for 8:00 am camps. Campers need to be picked up promptly when their day finishes. There is no before-care or after-care available.
     
    Registration confirmation:
    Your child's registration is official when you receive confirmation that your child has been placed in a summer camp. If there is a waitlist for the camp, and you sign up to be placed on the waitlist, we will contact you only if a spot becomes available. If we have not contacted you, that is because a spot has not become available. Completing the registration form and going to the waitlist does not guarantee that your child is registered for camp. We recommend that you seek alternative programs in the meantime as a backup for your child's summer camp plans.
     
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Camp Descriptions

  • Fundamentals of Algebra 1

    June 3 – 21 

    M-F, 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

    Rising 7th – 12th graders

    Tuition $650 (incoming ASFA Math-Science students $350)

    This class covers the major topics of a first semester Algebra 1 class. It may be taken as a review of Algebra 1 or for 0.5 high school credit. Computer and graphing calculator activities and labs will be included in the curriculum. Student attendance is a must. If more than one day of class is missed, course credit cannot be awarded. The class is offered to rising 7th graders and above who have completed Pre-Algebra. 

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    Pre-Algebra

    June 3 – 21

    M-F, 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

    Rising 7th – 9th graders

    Tuition $650 (incoming ASFA Math-Science students $350)

    This class will cover all the skills necessary to complete intense Algebra 1 class requirements. It is open to all rising 7th – 9th grade students who want to prepare for Algebra 1 for the coming school year. This class requires intense effort, daily attendance and commitment.

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    Android APP Programming

    June 3 – 7 

    M-F, 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm

    Rising 5th – 8th graders

    Tuition $250

    Do you enjoy using apps on your phone and wonder how they get made? Now you can learn to program apps for Android phones and tablets with AppInventor. Learn logic and fundamental computer programming techniques while you are having fun. You don’t need to bring your own tablet, but you may if you’d like. 

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    Beginning Creative Writing Camp 

    June 3 – 7 

    M-F, 8:00 am-12:00 pm

    OR

    M-F, 12:30 PM-4:30 pm

    Rising 6th – 8th graders

    Tuition $195

    Do you love stories--writing them, watching them, dreaming them up? Have you written poems you’ve never shown anyone? Does the thought of reading a new book excite you more than just about anything else? Then this half-day camp is for you! Pick either the morning or the afternoon session; this camp is perfect for mixing and matching with ASFA’s other half-day camps this week. ASFA’s award-winning creative writing faculty will introduce rising 6th – 8th grade students to the fundamentals of creative writing (poetry and prose), offer generative prompts and provide constructive feedback. Tuition includes a writing journal and a t-shirt.

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    Intermediate Creative Writing Camp 

    June 3 – 7 

    M-F, 8:00 am-12:00 pm

    Rising 7th – 9th graders

    Tuition $195

    While it’s open to anyone who is truly passionate about reading and writing, this camp is specially designed for students who have completed the Beginning Creative Writing Camp in a previous summer and/or are considering applying for admission into ASFA’s Creative Writing Department during the regular school year. It’s also a good (though not required) opportunity for students who have been admitted to the ASFA-CW program to get prepared for the coming school year. After a quick review of fundamentals, ASFA’s creative writing faculty will help campers dive deeply into the craft of writing while offering generative prompts and providing constructive feedback. Tuition includes a writing journal and a t-shirt.

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    Musical Mosaic (with A Summer Music Camp Showcase)

    June 3 – 7 

    M-F, 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm

    Rising 5th – 9th graders

    Tuition $195

    Embrace your love for music and join us for an unforgettable summer camp experience! Immerse yourself in a world of musical exploration, where you'll not only learn to play in an ensemble but also perform 3-4 songs alongside fellow student musicians. Get ready to showcase your talents and growth in a final performance for your friends and family.

    Our week-long camp provides a nurturing and inspiring space for young musicians to develop their skills and build confidence. This is your chance to embark on a musical journey filled with friendship, growth, and unforgettable memories. So, bring your instrument or share your beautiful voice and get ready for a musical adventure that will leave you inspired and enriched! Rising 5th - 9th graders. Questions: email afokkens@asfa.k12.al.us

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    Kodu: Programming Video Game Design

    June 3 – 7 

    M-F, 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

    OR

    M-F, 12:30 pm -4:30 pm

    Rising 5th – 8th graders

    Tuition $250

    Kodu is a visual programming language for the creation of games, digital storytelling and other fun digital creations. Kodu games run on a PC or an XBOX. At the end of camp, students will be able to share their game online and take it home. Kodu is recommended for students of all skill levels.

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    Android APP Programming

    June 10 – 14

    M-F, 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

    Rising 5th – 8th graders

    Tuition $250

    Do you enjoy using apps on your phone and wonder how they get made? Now you can learn to program apps for Android phones and tablets with AppInventor. Learn logic and fundamental computer programming techniques while you are having fun. You don’t need to bring your own tablet, but you may if you’d like. 

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    Exploring Drawing and Printmaking

    June 17 – 21

    M-F, 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm

    Rising 5th – 8th graders

    Tuition $250

    This is a fun-filled week to try your hand (and eye!) at both drawing and printmaking. You’ll experiment with a variety of arts materials and techniques while building skills for later art study, including figure drawing, perspective and printmaking. Campers will also be taking trips to the Birmingham Museum of Art, which is right down the street from ASFA. Tuition includes a portfolio and art supplies. 

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    Stencyl: Programming Video Game Design

    June 17 – 21

    M-F, 8:00 am – 12:00 pm 

    Rising 5th – 8th graders

    Tuition $250

    Stencyl is an advanced visual programming platform that builds on the user's prior knowledge of video games to create a fully interactive world with an exciting variety of customizations. Stencyl games can be published on iOS, Android, Windows and Mac. At the end of the week, students will be able to publish their game. This camp is recommended for students who have had previous experience with a design software (like Kodu). 

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