UAB Summer Camps

All programs are required to register with UAB’s Youth Protection Office. Registration includes UAB hosted or sponsored camps as well as camps using UAB facilities (such as coach run camps). Once a summer program or camp is registered with UAB’s Youth Protection Office, it does not need to register as an event.

Campers will be split into four different age groups and participate in a variety of recreational and learning activities, including swimming, climbing an indoor rock wall, arts and crafts, and playing different sports and games.

BioBridge is a week-long course offered twice during the summer that provides hands-on experiences covering the principles of cellular and molecular biology and genetics using biotechnology and hands-on laboratory techniques. 

CORD offers three summer research experiences for high school students who are in their freshman, sophomore, junior or senior year. The Summer Science Institute is a multi-summer program with a focus to build the next generation of scientists.

Does your child have an interest in science? If not, would you like to pique your child's interest? CORD Middle School Summer Science Camps are designed for rising 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students providing an excellent opportunity to experience hands on science. Designed by UAB scientist, each camp facilitates future learning in science and mathematics.

On the first day of camp, students are divided into teams and given details of their first case. Each team will secure a scene, survey it, diagram it, take notes and collect evidence. After the students process the evidence, staff will reveal the true facts of the case by reconstructing what happened. On the last day of the camp, students will question the suspect. There will be a mock trial where members from each group will testify about their evidence as expert witnesses and play the role of prosecuting and defense attorneys.

Camp one is a week full of hands-on and fun activities about chemical and physical changes. Camp two will be a week of learning about the body and how to keep it healthy. 

From how we cook and store food to what tastes good, the kitchen is all about chemistry. Grab your lab coat and put on an apron in this fun week of some of our favorite food-based experiments. You’ll have fun exploring the essential elements of some of your favorite foods and you’ll get to make a few tasty treats that are good for you, too.

Rising seventh- through 12th-grade students can register today for a comprehensive, music-making summer camp experience in the Magic City.

ArtPlay at the University of Alabama at Birmingham will present in-person summer camps for 2022. Three musical theater and two visual arts camps for children ages 7-18 are accepting registrations now. See a list of classes and register at

ArtPlay at the University of Alabama at Birmingham will present in-person summer camps for 2022. Two visual arts camps for children ages 7-14 are accepting registrations now. See a list of classes and register at

Young writers will find inspiration, guidance and support to express their ideas and each day will work closely with nationally recognized authors and teachers.  Each week, students explore a different genre, such as poetry, fiction, memoir, magazine production and more. Students will explore and find inspiration in Birmingham’s rich culture and history and draw inspiration from virtual field trips, creative activities and presentations.