2021 REGISTRATION

PRE-REGISTRATION for returning campers (campers who were registered for the canceled summer of 2020 and per our communication in the spring of 2020, did not request a registration fee refund of $30) will open on February 1st at 9:00 a.m. Returning families will receive registration instructions via email.
REGISTRATION for camp will be open to the public on February 15th at 9:00 a.m. on this page.

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, and we also have an early and late program (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 your 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.

The cost for a regular week of camp is $190. Campers must be three years old by May 1st to participate and must be potty-trained

After having to miss an entire year of camp, we are ready to make up for lost time by having the best summer yet. Our hope is to have as normal of a summer as possible; however we also know that COVID is still a reality and something that won’t be going away time soon. This summer, and just like every summer before, the safety of our camps is our first priority. We are committed to never doing anything that would compromise the safety of our campers or our staff. 
 
As it relates to this summer, we believe that at this time we can safely have camp this summer while we refer to the CDC and county guidelines. We are in the process of putting policies and procedures in place for this summer, but also know that there are still many months to go before we start camp and if the past year has shown us anything, it’s that predicting the course of this virus is impossible. So, the details of how we will be handling the day-to-day are still being determined. We don’t know if masks will be required in June, what distancing requirements will look like, and many other questions that we all might have. 
 
A few things we have decided in advance, regardless of what the guidelines look like this summer, are the following:
 

1) We will be limiting our team sizes to about two-thirds of what we have had in the past. This will give us the opportunity to distance our individual teams and better spread out campers throughout our beautiful campus.

2) We have made the unfortunate but necessary decision to not have overnight camp this summer. The last thing we would want to do is plan for it, only to have to cancel it last minute. We just don’t know what the summer will look like and we believe there is a likely chance that taking a large group of campers away for a week of sleep-away camp will not be a wise decision at that time. Our expectation is that this is only for this unique summer and our hope is that in the following summers, we can go back to providing an exciting week of award-winning Overnight Camp as a special way of ending our summer together.

3) We will be adopting additional cleaning procedures that will be used throughout the day as to help prevent the spread of COVID or any other harmful infection. 

 
4) Finally, we have decided to discontinue our field trips for our older teams (Red and Yellow). Taking kids off campus poses a lot of unique challenges, especially this year, so we feel that is is best to discontinue these trips, but we assure you, there’s so much fun to be had on campus, we don’t think campers will miss them much. 
 
We can’t wait to get back to having fun, and we look forward to a great summer together!
 

 

CARNIVAL CAMP JUNE 7-11

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.

 

TV CAMP

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.

BUILD CAMP 

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.

STUDIO CAMP

JUNE 28-JULY 2

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.

JEDI CAMP

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!

GAMING CAMP

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.”

SUPERHERO CAMP

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!

OLYMPIC CAMP

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 2nd-8th: $175 (or $45 per day).
A Week of CSS Jr. for K3-1st: $190 (or $50 per day)
  • You may also register by the day. The daily rate for camp is $45 per day. 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: $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.
 

PHOTOS

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

GOT A QUESTION?

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.