Kidcam Oak Mountain State Park
200 Terrace Drive, Pelham, AL 35124
Limited Enrollment for 2021
At this time, we are planning again for a limited capacity at Kidcam for 2021 due to ever-changing Covid 19 guidelines. Please make sure you purchase at least the first 3 weeks you need camp. Given the potential limited space, we will close weeks once capacity is met for any given week. Only purchased weeks are guaranteed a spot for the summer. This is subject to change at any time, and we will monitor state guidelines and adjust protocol as needed.
Kidcam Summer Camp @ Oak Mountain
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For campers entering Kindergarten through age 13, Kidcam Summer Day Camp thrives in the heart of Alabama’s Oak Mountain State Park.
Camp Director, Lissa Walker, says, “Kidcam at Oak Mountain is a very unique summer camp. Campers get to utilize the whole park for various activities. During the summer, you can find our campers on the trails exploring, swimming in the lake, visiting the petting farm, paddle boating or at the Wildlife center learning about native birds in Alabama.”
Kidcam offers 10 weeks of summer fun with all the best activities offered at Oak Mountain State Park. Full summer and weekly camp sessions are available online now for registration. Purchase only the weeks you need and build your summer around you!
Our Home Base is the air-conditioned Oak Room near Main Park Office.
Open House Dates
Open Houses are information sessions for parents to learn more about the program, meet the director, see the facility, and ask questions as it relates to summer camp. T-Shirts and merchandise should be purchased through your parent account shopping cart, and will be available for pickup during the May Welcome to Camp Night.
Oak Room near the main office lodge
Tell the Guard Gate that you’re coming to the Open House. No entrance fee necessary.
Daily Shuttle Transportation
We will have morning drop off at a convenient location at the front of the park off of the 119 entrance at the Ranger Station. This will allow parents a more convenient in-and-out when dropping off their campers each morning.
We are working with our transportation team to determine a morning pickup time from the back entrance of the park closer to 280. A pickup time, between 7:45a-8a each morning, will pickup from this entrance.
Afternoon pickups, and aftercare, will all take place from the Oak Room Home Base inside the park.
Camp Dates & Hours
|Dates||June 1st – August 6th, 2021 (No Camp on Monday, July 5th.)|
|Hours||Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.|
|Before & After Care||FREE before camp childcare available as early as 7:00am.|
After camp childcare is available at a rate of $2/half-hour (siblings $1/half-hour) as late as 6:00pm.|
Camp Location & Contact Information
|Address||200 Terrace Drive, Pelham, AL 35124|
|Contact Phone #||1-877-4KIDCAM|
|Direct Camp Phone #||TBD at the start of camp|
|Pick Up & Drop Off||We are located inside the Oak Room near the Main Office of the Campgrounds. However, we offer a convenient morning drop-off location at the Ranger Station near the entrance of the campground so parents don’t have to come all the way into the campground with shuttles running to our Home Base. All parents are asked to drive their children to the Oak Room Home Base on their first day of camp, and upon dismissal and aftercare in the afternoon.|
|Federal Tax ID||Federal Tax ID: 82-0577930|
Tuition, Fees & Discounts
The following rates will be in effect for the 2021 camp season:
|Registration Fee||A non-refundable one-time Registration Fee of $50 for the first child and $35 for each additional child. Registration fees are subject to change after April 1st based on the camp enrollment.|
|Weekly Rate*||$150 per week without discounts.|
|Weekly Payments*||Tuition paid weekly is due no later than the 6pm on the Friday afternoon prior to the next week a camper will attend, and all weekly balances for food and after-care must be paid in full on Friday at the time of pick-up.||*Weekly prices will increase, or a week may close, based on current enrollment, after the ‘end of Friday’ payment deadline.|
|Sibling Discounts||Kidcam offers a 10% discount on tuition for siblings that are in the same household and attend the same week. Please Note: An additional 10% discount does not apply to siblings when you buy 3+ weeks per child and receive the 10% savings on all tuition payments.|
|Refunds||No refunds will be issued after May 23. Registration fees are non-refundable.||If a camp must close a group due to a COVID-19 related case, refunds will be issued at the camp’s discretion.|
Food for Thought
Campers may purchase breakfast, lunch, and snacks at camp using funds from the prepaid food account. Deposit funds, and any charges will be deducted. You may add more funds as needed.
|Lunch||$5.00||includes a combo meal with drink and chips.|
|Snacks||$1.50||includes a snack and drink (Mid-Day & Aftercare)|
Menus vary by location, see weekly schedule for menu options.
Gear Up for Fun
|Gear||Kidcam t-shirts are $12 and must be worn to camp daily.||Limited Edition Camp Shirts are available to purchase for $20 until April 15.|
A KIDCAM camp T-shirt must be worn to camp daily. T-shirts can be purchased online through your parent account and will be available to pick up at our Mid-May Open House and on your first day of camp.
Ways to Register
|Online||Click Register Now at the top of this page to create your online parent account.|
|By Phone||Call 877-4KIDCAM|
Ages & Programs
|Ages||Boys and Girls 5-13. (must turn 5 by 9/30/21)|
|Kidets||Boys and Girls ages 5-6 and 7-9. (must turn 5 by 9/30/21)|
|Nexters||Boys and Girls ages 10-13.|
Weekly Themes & Fieldtrips
|Summer Theme||Party Like a Rockstar|
|Weekly Themes||Kidcam’s engaging weekly themes are action-packed with activities that promote fun, fitness, friendship, and creativity each week of camp. “The Spirit of Summer” celebrates all that makes Kidcam’s 46 years GREAT. Campers will enjoy a different theme each week, while still incorporating their daily choice of activities ranging from Sports, Arts, STEM, Specialty & Water Play. This allows campers to choose between a variety of new programs, activities and challenges led by their camp counselors. Weekly schedules & any field trips will be posted online no later than the Friday prior to each week a camper attends.|
|Director||I have been the Kidcam Oak Mountain summer director for four summers, since the camp first started in Oak Mountain. I have been a Physical Education teacher for 26 years; the last 10 years at Liberty Park Elementary, and a coach at Vestavia Hills High School.|
|Assistant Director||Coming Soon|
|Camper to Counselor Ratio||10:1 With camper safety as the cornerstone of our program, the camp staff consists of certified teachers, outstanding college students and responsible and energetic teenagers. Once hired, the Kidcam staff goes through a rigorous training program in preparation for the first day of camp.|
Payment Options, Weekly Transfer & Refunds
|Payment Options||Payment options include paying weekly or in advance for discounts. We accept, cash, check and all major credit cards. If paying tuition weekly, tuition must be paid no later than 3pm on the Friday prior to the week you are attending camp. A $10 late will be assessed after 3pm on Fridays and the sibling discount is no longer active.|
|Transfer Weeks||Kidcam has a no refund policy on all fees paid after May 23rd. Tuition paid weekly is due no later than Monday morning at drop-off, and all weekly balances for food and after-care must be paid in full on Friday at the time of pick-up. A $10 charge will be incurred on any weeks transferred after May 9th, as well as any unpaid balances at the end of a week. Discounts only apply when payments are made online and prior to a child arriving at camp. Weekly transfers can be made only towards the payment of another week (not food or aftercare), and there are no transfers made against full summer session purchases. Email a transfer request to firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Cancelling Weeks||If you need to cancel any weeks of summer camp for your child, you may do so prior to May 23 by calling Kidcam at 877-4KIDCAM.|
|Refunds||No refunds will be issued after May 23. Registration fees are non-refundable.|
|Online Account Management||Kidcam understands the busy schedules of working families. As a convenience, Kidcam offers an online account management system. Parents can register online, order apparel, set up food accounts, view payment history, track charges such as meal and after-care charges and pay fees online with a credit or debit card at anytime. By logging in to our safe, secure payment site, parents can print payment records as receipt for tax purposes or for your employer’s Dependent Care Reimbursement program. Our Federal tax ID # is provided with each payment record.|
- Update your Parent Profile. You should do this if your personal information has changed.
- Update your child’s personal information by clicking on Edit my Camper Info & Next.
- View your current balance by clicking on Account Details.
- Click Purchase Items to purchase registration, tuition, apparel, food, or after-care
American Camp Association Accreditation
We are proud to be accredited by the ACA and have been for over 30 years. So what does that mean? We are visited every 3 years by other camp professionals to verify we are meeting over 200 standards and “best practices”. For more information about ACA and the importance of sending your child to an accredited camp, please visit www.campparents.org.