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What is offered during SPARC Summer Programs?

SPARC Summer Programs are offered over the course of the summer with two, one-week sessions and four, two-week sessions. Each of the two-week sessions offer a chance to take part in three of the following program concentrations and Fun Fridays:

Programs are open to youth who have completed grades K - 6.


SPARC Summer Programs online registration will begin on April 9th, 2016 and will close on April 23, 2016.  You may also register in person by stopping by the Cultural Center starting on Monday April 11, 2016.  The SPARC staff will be able to assist you Monday - Friday from 9am-5:30pm.  If you have any questions you can call the Cultural Center front desk at 251-968-9813.

To register on line, please follow these simple steps:

  1. Select Alabama
  2. Select City of Gulf Shores
  3. On the top menu select Register and click on Programs or Activities
  4. On the left menu click on Programs
  5. Select SPARC Youth - Summer 2016
  6. Choose session you'd like to register your child for, located under the SIGN UP column

If you are not able to register online, you can come to our Coastal Community Camp Day on Saturday, April 23, 2016 from 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. at the Cultural Center, and explore other camps in our area.

  • Registration will be on a first come, first serve basis.
  • At the time of registration, the payment for the first session attending is due.
  • Payment for the remaining sessions are due the Monday before each session begins.
  • Download a copy of the SPARC Summer Programs registration form.

Dates and Fees

The curriculum offered during each session is listed in the table below. Your child will be exposed to every subject presented during that time period as well as experience educational and fun field trips! The City of Gulf Shores is committed to enriching our children with well-rounded experiences.

SPARC Summer Programs are conducted from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. and extended care from 7:30 a.m. - 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Session/ Date

SPARC Programs Offered

(Youth will be exposed to every program offered during the session selected)


Extended Care

Session 1

May 31- June 3

SPARC Launch

Youth will participate in activities designed to introduce them to each program area, SPARC Earth, Works, Talent, Sports and Explorers.



Session 2

June 6 -June 17


Earth, Explorers and Sports



Session 3

June 20 - July 1


Earth, Talent and Works



 July 4-8

 SPARC Summer Camp will be closed


Session 4
July 11- July 22


Explorers, Sports and Talent



Session 5

July 25 - Aug 5


Earth, Explorers and Works



Session 6

Aug 8- Aug 12


Sports, Talent and Works



Contact Us
Ralph Pereda
Programs & Events Supervisor
Ph: 251-968-9812

Amanda Deckard 
Events Coordinator
Ph: 251-968-4419

19470 Oak Rd W
P.O. Box 299
Gulf Shores, AL 36542