2024 Summer Youth Activities

A collage of three photos: a teen girl throws a shotput ball at a track and field competition, a man and two boys smile and hold their arms up while riding a large boating tube, a teen girl competes in a swim race.

Splash into Summer at Lakeshore! We offer aquatics, recreation, summer camps and athletic programs for children and youth with a physical disability or chronic health condition as well as siblings without a disability. Not a Lakeshore member? Get started by visiting our membership page. Download our Summer Youth Flyer to see all we have to offer.

 Summer Camp Registration

 Spring/Summer Athletics Registration

 Summer Aquatics/Recreation Registration

Summer Session: May 28 – August 1

Summer Camps/Events

Family Fishing Day 
April 6, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Outdoor Friends Forever (Kellyton, AL)
We are partnering with Jim Hardy and Outdoor Friends Forever to provide a day of fishing for families. The pond will be stocked with bass, bream and rainbow trout. This FREE event is for youth with a physical disability ages 4 to 18 (Lakeshore members and non-members) as well as sibilings (within the age range) and parents/guardians. At least one parent must attend. Space is limited. Register online.

JAWS Camp – Ages 6 to 18
June 3-6
Junior Ambulatory and Wheelchair Sports Camp will be a fun and exciting way to get introductory level instruction on a variety of adaptive sports which may include wheelchair basketball, tennis, sitting volleyball, power soccer, and swimming. All skill levels welcome and any necessary equipment will be provided.  

Inclusion Camp – Ages 6 to 18
June 24-27
This camp is for youth with a physical disability, chronic health condition, and/or visual impairment and their siblings or a friend. Activities include adapted games, field trips, arts and crafts, and moreCamp will end with our Annual 1K Fun Dash. Participants must be able to function independently in a group setting.   Activities will be adapted to the skill level of the participant. 

Camp Strive – Ages 4 to 19
June 14-16 OR August 2-4
Camp STRIVE is an overnight family camp for youth with a physical disability, chronic health condition or visual impairment and their immediate family (those living in their household). The weekend camp is held at Children’s Harbor on Lake Martin, and will include adapted water skiing, tubing, fishing, kayaking, boat rides, mini golf and lake or pool swimming  

Youth Aquatics

ACES (Active Children Exercise & Swim) – Age 4 to 18
Mondays, 3:45-4:30 p.m.
Thursdays, 11:00-11:45 a.m.
Focuses on functional skills, balance, body awareness and other fundamental movement patterns in an aquatic environment incorporating socialization and functional play. 

*Advanced Swim – Age 6 to 18
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 10:00-10:45 a.m.
Focuses on basic water safety skills as well as stroke refinement, speed, and endurance.  

*Learn to Swim – Age 3 to 12
Mondays 3:00-3:45 p.m.
Thursdays 11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Focuses on basic water safety skills as well as developing the fundamentals of swimming in a fun environment. 

One-on-one Services – Age 3 to 18
Private Swim Lessons and Personal Training: $36/half hour; 6 sessions for $195; 12 sessions for $360 

 Tadpoles – Age 3 to 12
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 10:00-10:45 a.m.
Focuses on functional skills, balance, body awareness, fundamental movement patterns and socialization in an aquatic environment while wearing a cervical flotation device. A parent/guardian may be required to participate depending on the child’s ability.  

Wet Tots Age 6 months to 3 years
Mondays & Wednesdays, 9:30-10:15 a.m.
A parent/child class focusing on strength, flexibility, and fine and gross motor skills. 

*Age-appropriate sibling(s) are welcome.  All participants must have a current Lakeshore membership. 

Youth Recreation

*Power Hour – Age 5-12
Tuesday 9:00-9:45 a.m.
Wednesday 4:30-5:15 p.m.
Power Hour promotes physical activity through recreational games and activities such as relay races, team building, scooter boards, sports, cycling, fitness and more in a fun environmentLakeshore will provide all necessary equipment. 

*Age-appropriate sibling(s) are welcome.  All participants must have a current Lakeshore membership. 

Youth Athletics

All practices begin week of April 1.

Lakeshore competitive athletics is for youth with a physical disability and/or visual impairment. Athletes have the option to compete at local, regional and national events. No previous athletic experience is required. Lakeshore can provide adapted equipment for competition.

Ambulatory/Seated Track and Field – Age 6 to 22
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 5-7 p.m. or by scheduling (April – July)
Beginner to competitive program for youth with all types of physical disabilities (Ambulatory CP, Amputee, Visually Impaired, Frame Runner and Wheelchair classifications). Practices are held seasonally.  

Archery – Age 6 to 22
(April – July)
Beginner to competitive program for youth with all types of physical disabilitiesPractices are held seasonally

Swim Team – Age 6 to 18
Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays: 4-6 p.m.
Tuesdays: 3-5 p.m. at the Birmingham Crossplex
Year round or seasonal
Inclusive league for youth with a physical disability and/or visual impairment, as well as siblings without a disability.

Optional practices beginning May 30:
Mondays & Wednesdays, 3-3:45 p.m. (dry land)
Fridays, 8-10 a.m.

Wheelchair Tennis – Ages 13 & up
Mondays, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Fridays, 6-8 p.m.
Participants will be taught the fundamentals of wheelchair tennis and train towards becoming a tournament-level competitor. Participants must be able to independently push a manual chair and consistently make contact with a ball using a racket.  Equipment can be provided by Lakeshore if needed. Practices are held year-round