Kidcam Oak Mountain State Park
200 Terrace Drive, Pelham, AL 35124
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!
Boating, Archery, Golfing, Petting Farm, Interactive Wildlife, Playgrounds, Sports Courts, Geocaching and Swimming will be a part of our weekly schedule.
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.
Dates to be determined.
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, as well as a rotating schedule using the back entrance closer to 280 (2x each morning for back entrance). This will allow parents a more convenient in-and-out when dropping off their campers each morning. We will have access to 3 Shelby County vans to allow us easy transportation inside of the park. These will be driven by our adult staff members.
2019 Summer Theme
Made in 1974 – Celebrating 45 Summers or Kidcam
Kidcam’s engaging weekly themes are action-packed with activities that promote fun, fitness, friendship, and creativity each week of camp. This year’s theme, “Made in 1974 – 45 Kidcam Summers,” celebrates Kidcam’s 45th year in operation. Campers will celebrate 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 & field trips will be posted online no later than the Friday prior to each week a camper attends. Themes & field trips will be added to accounts beginning in March under the Kidcam Way dropdown menu.
Camp Dates & Hours
|Dates||May 26 – July 31st, 2020|
|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 entrance of the campground so parents don’t have to come all the way into the campground with shuttles running to our Home Base. We also provide a shuttle from the back entrance of the park at specific times. More details come on that once camp begins. All parents are asked to drive their children to the Oak Room Home Base on their first day of camp.|
|Federal Tax ID||Federal Tax ID: 82-0577930|
Tuition, Fees & Discounts
The following rates will be in effect for the 2020 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*||$145 per week without discounts.|
|Weekly Payments*||Pay online or in person at camp no later than the Friday prior to the week you will attend.||*Weekly prices will increase, or a week may close, based on current enrollment, after the ‘end of Friday’ payment deadline.|
|Weekly Payments||Pay online or in person at camp no later than the Friday prior to the week you will attend.|
|Discounts||Full Summer Sessions and Build-Your-Own Sessions are both offered for limited times. These two discounts are not combined. Look below to see how you can SAVE BIG with discounts.|
|Full Summer Session||Purchase a full, summer session before March 31st and save 20% on your tuition. There are no refunds or transfers on individual weeks when full summer sessions are purchased.|
|3+ Week Savings||Kidcam offers a 10% discount on all tuition when you Build-Your-Own-Session and purchase 3 or more weeks for the same child before May 9th. This trumps any sibling discounts.|
|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.|
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 9/30/20)|
|Kidets||Boys and Girls ages 5-6 and 7-9. (must turn 5 by 9/30/20)|
|Nexters||Boys and Girls ages 10-13.|
Weekly Themes & Fieldtrips
|Summer Theme||Made in 1974 – Celebrating 45 Kidcam Summers|
|Weekly Themes||Kidcam’s engaging weekly themes are action-packed with activities that promote fun, fitness, friendship, and creativity each week of camp. “Made in 1974 – 45 Kidcam Summers” celebrates Kidcam’s 45th year in operation. Campers will celebrate 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.|
|2018 Sample Schedule||http://bit.ly/2zBRM9j|
|Swimming||Campers swim daily in the lake at Oak Mountain. We do have a certified lifeguard present. Campers are required to pass a swim test to determine their approved swim marks, and counselors are placed to supervise those marks. Campers may wear a lifevest or Puddle Jumper.|
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 22nd. 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 email@example.com|
|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 22. 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.