Camps are offered at select Parks & Recreation centers during summer break. They are open to children, grades 1-6, who live within the City of Huntsville or attend Huntsville City Schools.

Hours of operation are 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. Morning and afternoon snacks are provided. Parents or guardians must provide a daily lunch.

Specialty camp dates and times vary based on location. At all camps, children are supervised by professional recreation staff. Spaces are limited and applications will be accepted on first-come, first served basis.

Summer Day Camps will be June 3-July 26, 2024. Camps will not take place on City of Huntsville holidays.


Parents or guardians may apply online to register. A separate application must be submitted for each child attending.

The cost for full-day camps is $50 per week per student and $30 per week for each sibling. Half-day specialty camps are $25 per week per student and $10 per week for each sibling.

Registration is now closed.


Each child must be checked in upon arrival and may only be checked out by an adult listed on the registration form. If someone who is not listed on the form comes to pick up a child, the parent/guardian will be contacted to ensure the individual has permission to take the child. No early drop offs are permitted. At this time, transportation to and from the camps is not available.

For more information, contact the Parks & Recreation main office 256-564-8026 or call your preferred recreation center.


  • Cavalry Hill Community Center 2900 Fairbanks Street NW, 256-427-5800
  • Fern Bell Recreation Center 107 Sanders Road SW, 256-883-3640
  • Richard Showers, Sr. Recreation Center 4600 Blue Spring Road NW, 256-851-4001
  • Mark Russell Recreation Center 429 Taylor Road SE, 256-650-4747


Art Camp Optimist Recreation Center Ages 6-8 June 10-14
8:30 a.m. to noon
Optimist Recreation Center Ages 9-12 July 15-19
8:30 a.m. to noon
Fit & Fun Camp Johnson Legacy Center Ages 6-7 June 10-14
8 a.m. to noon
Johnson Legacy Center Ages 8-9 June 24-28
8 a.m. to noon
Johnson Legacy Center Ages 10-11 July 15-19
8 a.m. to noon
Sports Camp Dr. Robert Shurney Legacy Center Ages 6-12 June 10-14
8 a.m. to noon
Basketball Camp Challenger Gymnasium Ages 6-12 June 10-14
10 a.m. to noon
Pickleball Camp  Challenger Gymnasium Ages 6-12 July 8-12
10 a.m. to noon


Exploring HSV Special Needs Camp
June 10-14
For more information, email Special Populations Recreation Supervisor Tia Clayton at

  • Phone:


  • Address:

    Parks and Recreation Office

    2411 9th Avenue SW

    Huntsville, AL 35805

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  • Email:

    James Gossett

    Parks & Recreation Director

  • Hours:

    Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Camp Guide

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