UAB 2023 Summer Camps are here

As summer approaches, registration for many UAB summer camps is now available.
Stream CORD summer campAs summer approaches, registration for many UAB summer camps is now available.

The University of Alabama at Birmingham will host a diverse assortment of summer camps this year. These camps will offer a variety of fun activities and opportunities to educate and entertain children of all ages, while providing multiple safe and convenient child care environments for parents to choose from.

UAB CORD “Empowering Rising Stars” Summer Science Camps

The UAB Center for Community OutReach Development will offer six summer science camps for middle school students. The first camp sessions run on June 5-9, June 19-23 or July 10-14. The second camp sessions will run on June 12-16, June 26-30 or July 17-21.

  • Over the hills and through the vales for entering sixth graders (first session)
  • Environmental engineering and your health for entering sixth graders (second session)
  • Diving into the gene pool for entering seventh graders (first session)
  • Physfactor for entering seventh graders (second session)
  • Molecules and you for entering eighth graders (first session)
  • We’ve got solutions! for entering eighth graders (second session)

Camp hours are 9 a.m.-4 p.m. daily. All children are required to bring a lunch daily. The cost for one weeklong camp session is $175. The cost for a second weeklong session (if enrolled in two camps) is $75. A $50 deposit is required with an application and will be applied toward the total cost of tuition. There will be no tuition refunds, and no credit card payments are accepted. Applications must be submitted by May 5.

Address: Community Health Services Building, 933 19th St. South, Birmingham, AL 35294-2041
Ages: Entering sixth, seventh and eighth graders
Contact: 205-934-5171 or

Ada Long Creative Writing Workshop

Hosted by the UAB Department of English and co-sponsored by the University Honors Program, incoming high school freshmen and all high school students are eligible to apply to attend the 2023 Ada Long Creative Writing Workshop Summer Camp. From June 12-30, the 30 selected students will have the opportunity to work closely with accredited industry professionals.

While encouraged to find inspiration in Birmingham’s rich culture and history, students will be able to explore a variety of genres, including poetry, fiction, memoir and magazine production. Each week, students will draft, critique and revise original works that will be combined into the annually published piece, “The Writer’s Block.”

The cost of the camp is $800, and attendees can pay an additional $368 for an optional hour of college credit. Full and partial scholarships are available for students who find the cost of the camp fee prohibitive. However, financial aid will not cover the optional college credit. 

For more information and to apply for this year’s camp, click here. Applications will be accepted through April 15 or until all the spaces are filled. Students applying for the optional college credit must apply by April 1. Click here to download the application. Click here to complete the application online.

Address: The camp will be held at the UAB Spencer Honors House, 1190 10th Ave. South, Birmingham, AL 35233
Ages: Incoming high school freshmen and all high school students
Dates: The camp will meet from June 12-30 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Contact: Tina Braziel, director of the Ada Long Creative Workshop, 205-934-8573, 

Inside symphonic band campUAB Summer Music Camps 

Symphonic Band Camp

Hosted by the College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Music, the 2023 Symphonic Band Camp from the University of Alabama at Birmingham will offer rising middle and high school students the opportunity to hone their talents in a one-of-a-kind musical experience.

This comprehensive weeklong musical experience intends to magnify and develop the musical skills of middle and high school students by offering a unique full-band experience, small ensemble participation, training in marching band leadership and lessons in sight-reading. The camp also includes courses in music theory, music technology and improvisation.

Students will participate in sectional sessions specializing in their specific instrument and will also be able to study privately with members of the UAB Music faculty. The camp will close with a finale performance in the Jemison Concert Hall for family and friends.

Residential tuition is $500 if registered before April 28 and $550 if registered after that date. No residential applications will be accepted after May 12. Commuter camp tuition is $375 if submitted before April 28 and $425 if submitted after. No commuter applications will be accepted after May 24. Balances must be paid in full by Friday, June 9. 

Address: UAB Hulsey Center, 950 13th St. South, Birmingham, AL 35294
Website: Visit the UAB Department of Music online at
Ages: Rising seventh through 12th graders
Dates: June 11-17; Finale Concert: Saturday, June 17, at 11:30 a.m. in Jemison Concert Hall, Alys Stephens Center
Contact: 205-975-2263 or 

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