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AIMS Information

Don’t waste your summer! Spend it at The Adventures in Math and Science summer camp at the Alabama School of Math and Science in Mobile, AL. Learn while you have fun! Kayak Mobile Bay. Design a maze. Build a smart phone app. Solve a crime. Prepare for the ACT. Learn how to make jewelry. Build a robot. Launch a rocket…and much more!

Who can enroll? Students entering the 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, and 10th grades.

This year, AIMS will run for three sessions! Week 1 (June 5-9), Week 2 (June 12-16), and Week 3 (June 19-23) are all overnight or day camps.

The application for AIMS is a completely online process (payment, registration, class selection, form submission, etc.). Parents can submit a full payment by mailing a check or paying with a credit card online. Enrollment is not accepted until payment is submitted in full.

REGISTRATION BEGINS JANUARY 1, 2017

For more information, call (251) 441-2152.

Tuition
Tuition for overnight camp is $385 per week and is all-inclusive. Tuition for day camp is $285 and includes lunch. The cost to stay the weekends between Sessions 1, 2, or 3 is an additional $185 per weekend (includes trip to water park). Register before April 1: receive a $25 discount per week.

Meals
Overnight Campers: Dinner will be provided on Sunday after check-in. The cafeteria will be open each day during the week serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Courses that include field trips may leave and return a bit earlier or later than regular session times, thus, a lunch with snacks are provided on the trip, and our cafeteria will know to hold dinner if the trip is late in returning.

Day Campers: Lunch will be served in the cafeteria each day.

Snack Bar
Open each day 10:00-10:20 AM, lunch, and 4:00-5:00 PM. Snacks student may purchase are: granola bars, Rice Krispy Treats, raisins, chips, cookies, candy, etc. Fruit juice, soft drinks, Capri Sun, etc.

Spending Money
You may want to bring some cash/change for laundry, drinks, snacks, etc.

What to Pack
Sleeping bag or sheets (twin extra-long), blanket, pillow, towels, toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo, soap, etc.), comfortable clothes, shoes, swimsuit, pencils, pens, notebook, alarm clock, and wristwatch. Optional: snacks, phone and/or phone card. DO NOT PACK: energy drinks, expensive electronics, weapons, tobacco products,alcohol, or illegal drugs. If you decide to bring a laptop or camera, you do so at your own risk.

Refund
If you cancel before May 15, 2017, you will be refunded tuition minus a $100 processing fee for overnight camp and $80 processing fee for day camp. Any refunds made after May 15, 2016, will be examined on a case-by-case basis with the understanding that ASMS has already made staffing, meal, and other plans.

Timeline
April 1, 2017: Deadline to receive $25 discount if application and all applicable forms are submitted.
May 1, 2017: FINAL Deadline for Application submission.

Check In

Week 1: Overnight Campers: Sunday, June 4, 2017, from 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM. Meet in Auditorium for a short orientation for parents and students at 3:30 PM. Dinner is provided. Day Campers: Monday, June 5, 2017, 7:15 AM. Meet in Gym for a short orientation for parents and students.

Week 2: Overnight Campers: Sunday, June 11, 2017, from 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM. Meet in Auditorium for a short orientation for parents and students at 3:30 PM. Dinner is provided. Day Campers: Monday, June 12, 2017, 7:15 AM. Meet in Gym for a short orientation for parents and students.

Week 3: Overnight Campers: Sunday, June 18, 2017, from 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM. Meet in Auditorium for a short orientation for parents and students at 3:30 PM. Dinner is provided. Day Campers: Monday, June 19, 2017, 7:15 AM. Meet in Gym for a short orientation for parents and students.

Checkout

Week 1: Overnight Campers (except those staying the weekend): Friday, June 9, 2017, 3:15 PM. Day campers will leave campus at 3:15 PM daily.

Week 2: Overnight Campers (except those staying the weekend): Friday, June 16, 2017, 3:15 PM. Day campers will leave campus at 3:15 PM daily.

Week 3: Overnight Campers: Friday, June 23, 2017, 3:15 PM. Day campers will leave campus at 3:15 PM daily.

Roommates
For overnight campers: Each dorm room accommodates two students. Campers can select a roommate by writing the roommates name in the appropriate space of the online enrollment application.

Campus Safety
ASMS is a safe campus: AIMS students are not permitted to leave campus during camp, unless a parent picks them up. The campus is completely enclosed by an eight-foot iron fence. ASMS employs full-time security guards who patrol the campus. We also use cameras to record multiple parts of the campus at all times of the day. Further, our Residence Hall staff is made up of trained professionals, all of whom have college degrees and who actually live in the dorms during the AIMS camp. AIMS campers are under constant and consistent supervision during the entire day. The camp is structured to keep students constructively occupied at all times. During overnight camp, when students finish school they take part in supervised activities. We also encourage students to have cell phones at camp so they can keep in constant contact with their parents. Parents from every county have entrusted ASMS with their students and the school takes that responsibility seriously. Finally, female campers are not allowed in the boys’ dorm and male campers are not allowed in the girls’ dorm.

51 Comments on “AIMS Information

  1. Can I still sign my son up for July camp week?

  2. I cannot get into parent dashboard for updates for summer 2017 camp- can you help me? I have sent several requests to change my password. Thank you. Sheila

  3. My daughter and her friend want to attend the second session this summer — in the course catalog there is a class about Ghostbusters in Mobile – but I dont’ see that listed in the course selection online. Is that class offered? Also if she signs up to take a class in 2 different sections- can I be assured that she will only get signed up for one of them-or does she need to make a different selection?

    • Yes, we would only assign it for one of the weeks. Some courses are only offered certain weeks. Looks like Ghostbusters is Week 3 only.

  4. Hello,
    I went to ASMS summer camp and I really enjoyed it. I wish I would have known about it sooner ! I would like to know how old do you half to be to work there as a dorm supervisor in the summer time or any part of the summer camp because, I would really like to be involved at this wonderful school.
    Thank you !

  5. Is it still possible for my child to apply for any of the 2016 camps? Thanks

  6. I’m going to AIMS for two weeks. Can I have a different roommate for each week?

  7. My son was a member of the 1st place team competing in the Middle School Science Bowl. He is planning to attend a week of summer camp & hoping to attend the school after his freshman year at Spanish Fort High School. Could you please tell me how much the discount is for attending the camp with his placement in the competition & how to apply that when completing the application. Thank you.

  8. My daughter had Type1 diabetes, will this affect her ability to go to this camp?

    • It should not. You are more than welcome to contact our full time nurse at (251) 441-2119 if you have any questions.

  9. What is the name of the water park that the kids go to on the weekend that stay over?

    Thanks

  10. My son attended AIMS camp last summer and loved it. He is a rising 11th grader. He would love to return to your camp this summer, would you consider opening it up to 11th graders? He tells everyone about your camp and so far has two rising 10th graders that will be attending. He tells them it is the best camp he ever attended.

    thanks,

    Melanie Wyble

  11. Are there a lot of students who stay over the weekend? If so, what will their activities be and who will be supervising them? Can I enroll now and add that weekend option later, once I know more about it? Thanks

    • We have quite a few who do stay the weekend. There are activities, for example they will be going to the water park. Our Hall Staff who are with them in the afternoons on the week days will be with the students on the weekends for activities.

  12. Is the camp open to residents of other states? We live just an hour away, but we are in Mississippi. Your camp sounds very similar to the one at MSMS, but MUCH closer and more convenient!

  13. How and when can I know which classes were already full? Also can you let me know how many students were already enrolled? Thanks.

    • Students will get a class list the day they sign in at camp. We ask for options to place them in classes based on time of enrollment.

      • When will we be notified of the classes in which our child was actually placed? The comment above makes it sound like she will not know what classes she is in until she gets there. She might pack a bit differently depending on which classes she is in. Also, she would like to do some research prior to camp. Plus, the suspense is killing us!

        • At this point, students will get their first pick. In the next few weeks, first picks may not be available based on the popularity of the class. We like to have the options though, in case people drop out and we can get you your first pick. She should be fine though. If students have to be prepared differently for classes, need swim suit, etc., we will notify them prior to sign in on Sunday.

  14. I appreciate the ease of registration. This is a very nice upgrade. I remember pages before, thank you for this improvement.
    We received an enrollment confirmation with 2 attachments : the statement and the registration contract, but no log-in information and link to medical and insurance forms doesn’t seem to be working. Please advise.
    Thank you.

  15. I was wondering if a follow up email will be sent if the enrollment form went through? The internet shut down and I’m not sure if the sending of the info was completed.

  16. My daughter and I love AIMS and the online application made everything SO much easier! Thank you for updating that process. However, when I entered everything in, there was no place to upload insurance and medical forms. I just wanted to bring that to your attention. I’m sure others will need it also. I will watch the account for future availability.

    • Check you email that you used to sign up for camp. There should be an automated email sent to you with your login information. Log back into the system and you will see a forms section. The health forms section is not available until you have paid and your enrollment is accepted. The permission forms and health forms are available in the profile section.

  17. It appears that the robotics class is now one period. Can the students expect the same style of course as last summer? As a parent, I would suggest expanding the program to include LabView instruction.

    • Students will not be traveling off campus unless it’s a field trip for a class. If students have food delivered to campus, we just ask that they are independent enough to make sure they are at the school’s front desk to get their food.

  18. I would like more info on the camp (AIMS 2015) for my son and my daughter, one will enter the 11th grade and the other in 9th grade in 2015 2016 school year. Thank you

    • We will post the application on our website by January 1, 2015. Look for a link of the homepage of our website close to that time.

  19. I would like to request information on how to apply for the summer program for my children who are currently in 9th and 10th grade.

  20. I am requesting information on Summer Camps in 2015 for my sixth grade twins who will enter 7th grade in 2015-2016.
    Thank you,
    Dr. Melinda Lewis

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