Welcome to Camp Registration!

Here are a few helpful details before registering your child:

  • Payment required at the time of registration: $30 registration fee per camper plus a $30 deposit per camper per week you plan to attend
  • Both the registration fee and the weekly deposits are non-refundable.
  • No payment is required to be added to a waitlist.
  • We began pre-registration for returning campers on February 1st. Most teams are already full. You can find out what is available below. 
 Current AVAILABILITIES for 2021 as of May 27, 2021 (listed by grade entering in the fall of 2021)
K5 Girls: all weeks available
K5 Boys: TV Camp
2nd Grade Boys: Studio Camp
2nd Grade Girls: Jedi Camp
6th Grade Girls: Jedi Camp, Superhero Camp
7th Grade Girls: Jedi Camp, Superhero Camp
8th Grade Girls: all weeks available 
*All other teams are full for the summer. Most waitlist have 10 or less campers.

Summertime should be a wonderful time for kids. We’ve planned eight great weeks of camp for the boys and girls in your life that will make their summer days the greatest days of the year. It’s a fun, safe place for kids. Here’s what we’ve planned!

There are  eight weeks of day camp centered around the beautiful wooded campus of Shades Mountain Community Church in Bluff Park, Alabama. Camp is from 9:00-4:00 each day for grades K5-8th and 9:00-1:00 for ages 3-4, and we also have an early and late program for grades K5-8th (see details under the early/late show). The facilities are great, just right for an awesome time all summer long. You’ll love it here. 
For the 2021 camp year, our camp is for campers entering grades K3-8th, and they 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 the weeks at the time of registration so you won’t be disappointed by a full camp.
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.

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 in May with all of the details you’ll need to know before camp begins. Also, look at the “important documents” section for the latest information. Camp is more than a vacation; it’s the best summer of your life! 
Parents tell us their kids can’t wait. Weeks fill up fast, so be ready for registration day!
Attendance at Camp Straight Street is open to all children regardless of race, color, religion or ethnic background. Please remember that Camp Straight Street is a Christian camp that teaches Biblical principles to our campers.

What is Camp Straight Street Jr?

This camp is designed with our younger campers in mind (ages 3-entering 1st grade in the fall of 2021) and will provide all the fun and excitement of our regular camp, but in an environment that is just for them. They’ll have all of the fun of each of our themed weeks but they’ll have a camp rally that’s all their own, waterslides just their size and counselors who love to get down on their level and play. We think your littlest camper will love what we’ve got planned.

*Ages 3-4: Hours are 9-1. Carpool begins at 8:45 and runs until 1:15. The cost is $125. Campers must be three years old by May 1st to participate and must be potty-trained

*K5-1st: The cost for a regular week of camp is $175. Hours are from 9-4 with the options for early (7:15-8:45) and late care (4:15-5:45). 

Dear camp families,
We are so excited for this upcoming summer. We are looking forward to once again opening our doors and welcoming the kids of our community to the best summer of their life. This past year has been hard on each and every one of us and it is our desire to help you kids make up for lost time by giving them an experience they’ll never forget.
As we are slowing approaching the start of camp, we wanted to give you an update on our plans for how we will be will handling COVID. Camp is still two months away, so a lot could change and if the past year has taught us anything it is that the future is impossible to predict. However, knowing that this is an evolving situation, these are our plans as of today.
  1. As stated before, we have chosen to lower our number of campers extensively by cutting our team sizes by a third. This will give us the opportunity to distance our individual teams and better spread-out campers throughout our beautiful campus.
  2. For our older camp (2nd-8th grade), they will function like pods. This means that they will not be distanced within their team, but the teams will be distanced from each other. When teams are doing individual indoor activities (crafts, playing in various game rooms, snack, etc.) they will be with just their team. Whenever there is an “all camp” activity (such as morning & afternoon rally, Straight Street Idol, etc.) the teams will be distanced from the other teams.
  3. Our younger camp, Straight Street Jr. (K3-1st), will not require our kids to be distanced, but most of the day they are distanced from the other teams as they have their own team rooms and do many of their indoor activities with just their team.
  4. With the decline in COVID cases in Alabama and the lifting of statewide bans, we are making masks optional for all campers.
  5. We will be adopting a more rigorous cleaning routine throughout the day to ensure that camp is as safe as possible. This will include wiping down surfaces between teams and hiring a cleaning crew to clean and disinfect all camp rooms each night.
  6. Finally, campers should stay home if they have a fever, are throwing up, and/or develop any other symptoms related to communicable illnesses. Campers should be fever free without the use of fever-reducing medicines for at least 24 hours before returning to camp. 
We look forward to this summer and can’t wait to be together again. See you soon!



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 and cotton candy as you and your friends board our real carnival rides. We’ll be turning camp into an exciting coolest carnival, and you’ll want to be at the front of the line. So get your ticket and come join the fun.



JUNE 14-18

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, or try your luck in “Deal or No Deal.” All of this leads up to our 18th annual “Straight Street Idol” competition where the winning contestants from every team will get a chance to take a ride in a limo, walk the red carpet in front of camp and perform in front over 400 screaming fans.


JUNE 21-25

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.



Lights…camera…action! Our 12th 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  5-9

A long time ago in a camp far, far away young campers were training to become Jedi knights. This week you’ll see if you are strong with the force as you go through Jedi training. Build your own lightsaber, race a BB-8 droid, join the rebellion, and bring balance to the force. But beware, Darth Vader has sent his Stormtroopers to put an end to the Jedi. We need your help!


JULY 12-16

You’ve played the games; now it’s time to live them! Video games come to life as you and your friends get in the system and play your way through all of your favorite video games. We’ll be launching Angry Birds, taking on your friends in Super Smash Brothers and lots more. After a full week of gaming we’ll end the week with our very own version of real life Mario Kart. Don’t spin out on a banana peel, or it’ll be “Game Over.”


JULY 19-23

It’s time to assemble! Join forces with the other kids at camp to fight against the villains overrunning camp and restore order. We’ll help you discover your origin story as you learn to use your super powers and become a hero known throughout the galaxy. So get on your suit and get ready to fight. Up, up, and away!


JULY 26-30

Teams from all over camp will be gathering together to celebrate the 2021 Summer Olympics. While they are lighting the torch over in Tokyo, we’ll be lighting our own torch here at camp. Campers will get to compete in all different kinds of competitions (and in true Camp Straight Street fashion some will be a little wild and crazy). All week long you’ll be going for the gold as you compete to bring Olympic glory to your team.

Registration Fee: $30 for each camper
  • This is a one time fee.
  • This also includes a backpack in your camper’s team color that they can use to take to camp each day.
A Week of Camp for Grades K5-8th: $175 (or $45 per day).
A Week of CSS Jr. for ages 3-4 $125 (or $35 per day) *hours are 9-1 for ages 3-4
  • You may also register by the day at the daily rate listed above. If your child will be attending only 1, 2 or 3 days in a given week, you will need to register them for the entire week. Then, you will need to contact Camp Straight Street finance department via email at finances@campstraightstreet.com NO LATER THAN MONDAY PRIOR TO the camp week starting. The daily rate will then be applied according to the number of days your child will be attending for that specific week. We must have this request in writing.
Early and Late Program for Grades K5-8th: $20 for 5 Early OR Late Care shows
  • Passes are available for $20 and are good for any FIVE early or late shows. Early Show is from 7:15-9:00 and Late Show is from 4:00-5:45.
  • If you do not have an Early or Late Show pass, the cost is $6 per session, per child.
  • For more info on the early/late program and our All Access Pass that is good for all Early/Late shows you click HERE for more information.

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 a few weeks prior to the start of camp. The snacks available
are fruit, freshly popped popcorn, crackers, muffins, fruit, and chips. Our drinks are a variety of juices, water bottles, and Gatorade. Candy and sodas are also sold on Fridays. *Jr. snacks and lunches are available for purchase. Please note that Jr. food options are geared for their age group. Menu coming soon!

Weekly Lunch Plans: $30 a week (or $7 per day) 

Your choice of one entree (hamburger, hot dog, chicken nuggets, pizza), pudding or jello, chips, and a water bottle  

Weekly Snack Plans: $10 a week ($18 for a double snack plan) 

  • Snack plans include one food item and one drink each day. 
  • For campers who need a little more food for the day, we offer a double snack plan that includes two food items and two drinks. For campers who stay for late show, they may also eat their extra snack during late show, but the snack shop will not be open for purchasing during that time.
  • You may also purchase a snack plan for an individual day. The cost is $2.50 a day for single snack and $4 a day for double snack.
  • Food plans may be purchased by sending an email to finances@campstraightstreet.com or at the camp front desk.


Shades Mountain Community Church
2281 Old Tyler Rd. 
Birmingham, AL 35226
Contact us:
Financial questions: finances@campstraightstreet.com 
205-978-9308 (Phones are only manned May-July. It’s best to reach us by e-mail during the off-season.)


Is there anything we can help answer? We’d love to help. E-mail us at administrator@campstraightstreet.com with any questions and we’ll get right back with you.

Need a receipt?

Please email Cheryl, the financial director, at finances@campstraightstreet.com. Our TAX ID number is included on the receipt.