Fun in Birmingham with Camp Spark


The following post is sponsored by FitFluential LLC on behalf of Camp Spark.

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It is almost summer and my kids are already acting like they have too much energy to burn. They are running around the house like its a football field. I know it is only going to get worse.  Kids need something to occupy their mind and bodies. I make a list at the beginning of each summer for my kids and we try to make it through the list by the end.  They feel like its an adventure trying to fit all the cool trips and activities in. One of the things my older son always does during the summer is camp.  In years past, he has been to school camp, Boy Scout camp, and basketball camp.  This year I found out that there is an awesome camp right here in Birmingham, AL and it is Camp SPARK Birmingham for Boys.  SPARK stands for Strong, Powerful, Athletic, Rockin’ Kids.  What is Camp Spark? A great camp that emphasizes healthy living, being active, and having fun!

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Image from Camp Spark website

Camp SPARK is a unique camp run by kids for kids. Some of the leaders are pictured above.  They are barely out of high school (some of them still are in high school) but they came up with this brilliant idea and it has skyrocketed. The camp was founded in Dallas, Texas by brothers Ryan and Blake Lieberman in their backyard!  Now it has several locations.  The only one in Alabama currently is the one in Birmingham. Camp SPARK is strongly committed to protecting their campers so they have a 1:7 ratio of counselors to campers. Camp SPARK has employed over 100 High School students and served over 500 campers nationwide.

Image from Camp Spark website
Image from Camp Spark website

Camp SPARK is geared towards kids ages 7-13.  They are divided into smaller age groups during camp for most activities. The activities at Camp SPARK change daily and are adapted towards what the kids enjoy best.   Activities include soccer, basketball, wiffleball, football, capture the flag, Star Wars, kickball and many other fun SPARKsports.  With such a great variety of activities and counselors who remember what its like to be a kid, Camp SPARK rocks.  They also have an anti-bullying initiative which I think should always be a requirement of camps.

Camp SPARK Birmingham for Boys

The Summer 2014 session for the Birmingham location will be hosted by Jeremy Berman for two sessions at Mountain Brook Junior High (205 Overbrook Rd, Mountain Brook, 35213).  The location includes a basketball court, soccer field, and lots of open space for playing sports and having fun.

The camp will be held at  from June 2-6 and June 9-13 from 9 am-1pm.   Campers can attend for $50 a day or $225 a week.  Campers can attend both sessions or just one or just one day which is another great thing about Camp SPARK.  One year my son hated the camp he was at. It was through his school and we had to sign up and PAY months in advance.  He went for two days and said he hated it so I lost out on hundreds of dollars and he missed half of week of what I thought was going to be fun for him.

For more information please visit #CampSpark HERE or you can check out all the fun on their Facebook  and Instagram.  If you want to register, go to locations and select the camp that you are interested in. Once you are on the specific location page, you can register at the bottom of the page.

Interested in opening a Camp SPARK in your city?
Please follow the link below and fill out the survey. Once completed, please email CampSPARK@gmail.com.


Author: Kat

Kat is a married mom of three kids aged 19, 11, and 8 that lives close to Birmingham, AL. She loves cats, books, cooking, hockey, and watching movies. She is an admitted nerd, comic book lover, action figure & barbie doll collector, blackjack dealer, beginner croupier, and all around queen of the dorks. You can reach her at topkat@katbalogger.com to talk about product reviews, press trips, sponsorships, or brand messaging.

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