Youth Programs

Spring Break Camp

The City of Gulf Shores is hosting Spring Break Camp from March 27-31 from 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. (Monday - Friday).  Register through Wednesday, March 22.  Cost includes crafts & field trip to Wales West on Friday, March 31. 

  • $60 Bodenhamer Members
  • $70 Non-Members
Register online now. 

MLB Pitch Hit Run Competition 

On Saturday, April 8th join us for an MLB Pitch, Hit and Run Competition for your child’s chance to compete during MLB All Star Week at a Major League Ballpark.

The competition begins at 1:15 p.m. at the Gulf Shores Sportsplex. Participation is free and open to boys and girls ages 7-14 (age control July 2017). Participants may pre-register and the Bodenhamer Recreation Center or Cultural Center. Pre-registration is encouraged. 

Cardboard Boat Regatta 

The 5th Annual Cardboard Boat Regatta launches at the Bodenhamer Center on Saturday, May 13 at 10 a.m. This FREE event encourages all 'captains' ages K-6 grade to build and race their cardboard boats in our indoor pool. 

PhinMan Triathlon 

Swim • Bike • Run 

The Phinman Triathlon will be held Saturday, May 27 at the Bodenhamer Recreation Center for youth ages 6-14.

First Race: 8 a.m.: Ages 10 - 14 
  • Swim - 100 yards
  • Bike - 2.8 miles 
  • Run - 0.83 miles 
Second Race: 8:45 a.m.: Ages 6-9
  • Swim - 50 yards
  • Bike - 1.8 miles
  • Run - 0.4 miles 
Early Registration is $15 and day of race is $20