Gardendale Civic Center
Gardendale, AL | K-5th
5-Day All-inclusive pricing:
We’re Bringing Camp to your town
We get that you want to give your kids a great summer, but finding high-quality, local activities that you and your kids both love is difficult. Connect Camps is a one-week, day camp for completed K-5th graders, filled with non-stop fun, engaging activities, daily faith-based lessons, and the chance to make lasting friendships. Your campers are sure to have an unbelievable week that they’ll never forget!
Get ready for the best week of your summer!
From secure check-in and check-out procedures, to the wide array of activities, every aspect of camp is carefully designed with top-notch quality and non-stop fun in mind.
Over 125 years of camp experience goes into training energetic, committed, and vetted college-aged staff, who truly love what they do: connecting with and encouraging your kids.
Christ-centered content is presented in engaging and interactive formats that help your kids leave camp with a deeper understanding of who Christ is and who they were made to be.
camp skills Something for Every Interest
Your campers get to attend 8 skills during their week of camp!
Ready, aim, shoot! Target practice has never been more fun. Whether you’re a master archer or just a beginner, you’ll love Archery at Connect Camps. You’ll learn Archery safety as well as how to aim and shoot like a pro.
Build It Up
Build It Up
More than just Legos and building blocks, Build It Up will teach you how to actually build something awesome. Not only will you learn different building techniques, but you’ll also learn what it means to build your life on a firm foundation.
Who’s hungry? Epic Eats is all about cooking… and eating! You’ll learn fun, new recipes everyday that you can take home to cook with your friends and family.
What’s your favorite sport? Odds are, it’ll show up during Game On! This multi-sport skill features a wide range of sports from Soccer to Flag Football. After all, if one sport is good, many sports are even better, right?
Grab a paint brush and get your glue ready. Get Crafty is the perfect blend of arts and crafts. Whether you’re the next Picasso or just a beginner, this skill is for you!
On the Lawn
On the Lawn
Swing batter, batter! In this skill, you’ll get a chance to play some of your favorite backyard games.
Grab your lab coat and safety goggles, because it’s time for Science Lab. From shooting off a rocket to seeing slime change colors, you’ll have the time of your life doing experiments and learning about science.
It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s…you! In Under Cover, you’ll be a super hero in training. All week, you’ll learn what it means to be a real hero and a servant leader. Sneak all over campus serving others in secret, all while having a ton of fun!
what you'll do Camp Schedule
You've got questions... Frequently Asked Questions
Registration includes a snack per day, a camp t-shirt, and five days of camp — Monday to Thursday 7:45AM-5:00PM and Friday 7:45AM-12PM.
Campers need to bring a lunch and water bottle. Please Note: If your camper is assigned to Get Messy please have them bring a change of clothes. We will also notify you in advance about this skill.
Snacks are included. Campers bring their own lunch, and we ask that you put the campers name some where visible on their lunch box/bag.
As a precaution, please do not pack any peanuts in your campers lunch.
Your camper needs to wear comfy clothes (i.e. gym shorts and a t-shirt) that you don't mind getting a little messy. We also ask that your campers wear closed-toed shoes.
Make sure to apply plenty of sunscreen as some of our activities and recreation will take place outdoors.
There is no early drop-off or late pickup. If you need to pick up your camper early for any reason, please make sure you do so before 4:20.
Each group, or what we call a "Pack," has around 20-25 kids. Local church volunteers and Connect Camps counselors team up to lead groups.
We see camp as a great opportunity for your campers to make new friends in their age group. You can request for your camper to be in the same group as a friend in your registration under "special concerns," but we cannot make any guarantees.
At the end of each day, we’ll send your camper home with some great questions and topics to continue the conversation about what they learned at camp around your dinner table.
We do not have specific programming for campers with special needs.
We are happy to work with your Church Host to provide a volunteer to serve as a shadow if this is something you feel is necessary for your camper. Please let us know in advance if this is something you need within your campers registration form.
Please note: If you camper cannot participate in all activities of camp, we will need to send him/her home.
Scholarships, or discounts, are given out by the church that is hosting your week of camp. If you have questions about who to get in contact with at your location, feel free to contact us at (706) 310-6055 and we will get you in touch with the right people.
We'll miss seeing you this summer! If you cancel your reservation more than 30 days prior to the camp start date, you will be refunded the total of all payments made minus the $50 non-refundable deposit. If you cancel your reservation less than 30 days prior to the camp start date, you will be refunded half the amount of payments made minus the $50 non-refundable deposit.
Staff are recruited by trained campus representatives. Connect Camps also requires references from previous employers or local ministers. Additionally, each recruit submits to a thorough background check, one-on-one interview, and an extensive initial training process. Returning counselors are evaluated on their past summer’s performance. Connect Camps provides ongoing coaching and development with performance reviews, including reviews of the activities and small groups they lead.
Learn more about our life-changing staff experience over on the Summer Staff page!
Register Now to Give Your Kids A Summer They’ll Never Forget
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