We are now accepting registrations for Camp Straight Street 2015. To register, simply click the link to the right and create an account. You will then be directed through our registration process. 
What is
Summertime should be a wonderful time for kids. We've planned nine great weeks of camp for the guys and girls in your life that will make their vacation days the greatest days of the year. It's a fun, safe place for kids. Here's what we've planned!

There are nine weeks of day camp centered around the beautiful wooded campus of Shades Mountain Independent Church in Bluff Park, Alabama. The facilities are great, just right for an awesome time all summer long. You'll love it here. We also have one week of Overnight Camp located at the YMCA Hargis Retreat in Chelsea.


It's the people at camp who make those memories. Parents tell us our staff makes their kids feel loved and important. We work to help campers build good relationships with adults and other kids. Camp is like a big family whose members encourage and strengthen each other. We'll do what it takes to make sure your child “fits in” and feels at home with the other campers.

Our campers enjoy learning a lot as they have a great time. They go home feeling that they've spent the day with good friends who really care about them as individuals as well as an important part of the group. It's just the thing for kids enjoying their first camp experience, as well as for “seasoned pros” who have previously been to camp. We're planning everything carefully to make each week great. We expect most weeks to fill up, so plan on selecting your weeks soon so you won't be disappointed by a full camp.

Just wait until you see what we've planned for your kids. We'll make sure your child has a safe and fun time each day at camp!

Once you register, we'll send you a complete Camp Information Packet with all of the details you'll need to know the week before camp begins, or look at the “important documents” section for the latest information. Camp is more than a vacation; it’s the best weeks of your summer! Parents tell us their kids can't wait! Weeks fill up fast, so sign up today!

JUNE 1-5
Ladies and Gentlemen! Boys and Girls! Children of all ages! The circus has arrived. Come under the big top for a week of excitement and fun. Fill up on popcorn, cotton candy and real carnival rides. We’ll be turning camp into the coolest carnival and you’ll want to be at the front of the line. So get your ticket and come join the fun. .
TV Camp
JUNE 8-12
We’ll turn our camp into a real TV studio with game shows you’ll get to be a part of. We’ll have our “Iron Chef” competition, try your luck in “Deal or No Deal.” All of this leads up to our 12th annual “Straight Street Idol” competition where 15 lucky kids will get a chance to take a ride in a limo, walk the red carpet in front of camp and perform in front over 300 screaming fans. 
JUNE 15-19
ARRRRG! Ahoy me Maties! It’s time to set sail for open waters in search of buried treasure. But beware, land lubbers! There’s danger in the waters and sea creatures that don’t fair too well for lily-livered campers. Grab your sea legs and a shovel because the Jolly Roger is sailing into the sunset. 
JUNE 22-26
This week’s theme is up to you as you get to choose your own adventure. At the beginning of the week we’ll tell you all about the Adventures from which you can choose. Some of our adventures have been photography, football, ballet, magic, animation, art, rocketry and a lot more. You’ll have a blast as you choose your own adventure. 
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 JUNE 29 – JULY 2
[This week is only 4 days and is $109] 
Get your tacky sweater out of the closet because it’s time to deck the halls and ring the bells. Everyone loves the Thanksgiving and Christmas, so why not do it twice a year? Each day will be a different holiday. We’ll go bowling with frozen turkeys, have an Easter egg hunt and even string up the lights on the Christmas tree. This will be a magical week you won’t want to miss.
eXtreme CAMP
JULY 6-10 
This week we take it to the limit as we do the most eXtreme things of your life. Each day you’ll get to take part in a new and challenging experience. If you like things a little bit eXtreme or full throttle you’re gonna love this week. We’ll be racing, climbing, jumping and more. We’ll be having our own eXtreme Games this week; you just might take home the gold!
JULY 13-17
Lights…camera…action! Our 7th annual Studio Camp is one of our most popular weeks. Kids on each team get to write and star in their very own movie. Then we will premier all of our films at our Straight Street Film Festival. We’ll be giving our awards for Best Picture, Best Actor and Actress. You could be the toast of the town with your name in lights. So come and join us. We’re ready for your close up. 
JULY 20-24
If you like Minecraft, LEGO’s or just like to be creative then this week is for you. We have thousands of LEGO’s, Minecraft on the the game systems in the Bus Stop and more. You will even be able to enter our LEGO contest where you’ll get to compete for the title of “Master Builder.” Boys and girls alike will love all of the fun we have planned. 
JULY 27-31
 [This week is for kids K5-2nd Grade]
Hold on tight as we leave the planet for an out-of-this-world experience. We’ll travel to galaxies far, far away in search of exciting adventures. You’ll also get a chance to see us try out our new transport machine as we send a counselor into outer space. You’ll have to be here to find out what happens. Sign up before lift off!
JULY 26-30 
 [This week is for kids 3rd-8th Grade]
We’ll head off to YMCA Hargis Retreat for a week of overnight camp. It’s the perfect way to end the summer as we swim, canoe, roast marshmallows and more. We’ll be playing “Bamboozle” where you could win prizes or lose and get slimed. We’ve also got the “Gong Show” where campers show off their talents and compete for the grand prize. Best of all is our “Great American Shaving Cream Fight.” It’s good clean fun at its best. Don’t miss our best week. 



Registration Fee: $25 for each camper
  • This is a one time fee. 

A Week of Camp: $129 (or $38 per day).

  • Holiday Camp (June 29-July 2) is only four days with no camp on Friday due to Independence Day. The cost for this week is $109.

Early and Late Program: $18 for a week of Early or Late Care

  • Passes are available for $18 and are good for any FIVE early or late shows. 
  • If you do not have a passes Early or Late Show pass the cost is $5 per session, per child. 
  • For more info on the early/late program click HERE.

Overnight Camp: $265

  • Overnight Camp is only for kids going into 3rd-8th grade.
  • There is still Day Camp for kids K5-2nd grade.



Lunch and Snack:
You may bring your snack and/or lunch each day or purchase it at camp. In order to buy lunch or snack, you need to buy a food plan. You will receive a lunch menu in your registration packet and will also be available on the website. The snacks available are freshly popped popcorn, candy crackers crackers. Our drinks are a variety of sodas, juices and Gatorade.

Weekly Lunch Plans: $25 a week (or $6 per day).

  •  Lunch plans include an entree, side and drink.
    • Entrees are: Corn Dogs, Hamburgers, Pizza (from Marcos) or Chicken Nuggets
    • Sides include a bag of chips and choice of the following: Chocolate Pudding, Vanilla Pudding, Apple Sauce and Fruit Cup.
    • The drinks that we offer at lunch time are Apple Juice, Grape Juice and Water Bottle.
Snack Plans: $6 a week ($10 for a double snack plan)
  • Snack plans include one food item and one drink each day. 
  • For campers who need a little more food we offer a double snack plan that includes two food items and two drinks. 



“I can not thank you enough for the positive experience my children had this summer and ones past! I feel very blessed to have the opportunity to send my children to such a wonderful camp. It is so much more than just a “camp” it’s a family. Thank you again for doing such a great thing for the community. The lives you touch are countless!”   
“Camp Straight Street is a working parents dream come true!!! From early drop off (you don’t even have to get out of your car) to late pick up (again, don’t even have to get out of the car) everything is organized and so much fun! My 10 yr old begs to go and counts down the days till she can go!!! As the mother of 2, I have done lots of programs after school and during the summer—-Camp Straight Street is the best on so many levels. “   
“Our son attended camp straight street for the first time this year. He has enjoyed this camp more than any he has attended before,so much so that he was sad he could not go on the weekends. He will be a regular camper each year from now on, and so will several of his friends we have told about Camp Straight Street.”    
“Camp Straight Street is one fabulous summer day camp! The cost and flexibility are great from a parent’s perspective. The activities, competitions, and lessons are awesome from my children’s point of view. ”   
Shades Mountain Independent Church
2281 Old Tyler Rd. 
Birmingham, AL 35226
COntact us:
205-978-9308 (Phones are only manned during the summer. It’s best to reach us by e-mail until then)



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Need a receipt from last year?

If you are needing a receipt from last summer for tax purposes you can log into your Camp Straight Street account and click “account”. Receipts are posted on your account and you can print the receipt from there. The tax ID is included as well. 
Click below to access last year’s account.