Expect Excellence

Expect Excellence is a unique department of the City of Orange Beach that offers all Orange Beach residents opportunities in academics, continued education, arts and enrichment.  

The Expect Excellence department includes a free after school program for Kindergarten- Sixth Grade students, a Pre-K after school program, a Summer Camp program for rising First-Seventh grade students, Expect Excellence Community Theatre for all ages, a teaching Music Studio for all ages, and Continuing Excellence (arts, and enrichment) for adults.

Office Hours

  • After-School - 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
  • Summer Camp - 7:00 am to 6:00 pm

To register for a program, choose one below:

After-School Program

Summer Camp Program

Continuing Excellence

Expect Excellence Community Theatre

Culinary Camp 2023

The City of Orange Beach 2023 Culinary Camp will be held July 17-20 with the theme "Local Legends: A Tribute to Chefs, Restaurateurs and Culinary Educators who have shaped the Gulf Coast."

The 9th Annual Culinary Camp will feature local chefs, culinary entrepreneurs and educators who have made their mark on lower Alabama with their dishes, business skills, creativity and enthusiasm. The camp is an exciting opportunity to pay homage to the local talent who make Orange Beach a sweet, and savory, place to live.

Join the camp as it celebrates our coast's food-forward friends, Jeremy Alston (Moe's Original BBQ), Kimberly Asbury (BuzzCatz Coffee & Sweets), David Buster and Jerr McCutchen (Fresh Off the Boat), Jonathan Kastner (Southern Chili Lab, Expect Excellence Culinary Arts Program), Alex Warner (Bagel Boy) and Krista Williams (Expect Excellence Culinary Arts Program). They will share their skills in barbequing and smoked meats, delicious desserts, Gulf seafood, spicy fermentation and local flavors, bagel dough transformed to sandwich creations and amazing sweet treats.

Culinary Camp 2023

  • Date: July 17-20
  • Time: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  • Location: Orange Beach Community Center, 27235 Canal Road
  • Ages: Camp is open to rising third through 12th-graders
  • Cost: $125 per camper
  • Space is limited
  • Payment is due upon registration. Register online beginning April 1st via ActiveNet: Culinary Camp 2023.

For questions or more information, contact Jessica Langston at jjlangston@orangebeachal.gov.

Orange Beach Literary Journal

OB Lit is a biannual online publication that features short stories, poetry, creative nonfiction, essays, photography, and artwork from Orange Beach’s Expect Excellence students! 

View more information on the Orange Beach Literary Journal website

Orange Beach Literary Journal logo

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