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Budget Summer Camps in Columbia, SC

Are you looking for budget summer camps in Columbia, SC? These summer camps will help you save a little money, while still keeping your kids engaged and having fun this summer. We consider “budget” to be summer camps that are $150 or less for the duration of the week (or session). Take a look at these budget summer camps near Columbia, SC.

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Classes: Classes for kids beginning at 3 years-old through adults.

  • Ballet
  • Hip/hop
  • Modern
  • Acting and Improv
  • Stretching/Strength
  • Homeschool Performing Arts

Summer Camps: Aletheia Dance Inc. offers a 1-week Summer Camp Intensive for ages 3+. Campers are able to choose from one of 3 intensive tracks, and camp will also include 1-2 enrichment classes.

Irmo Chapin Recreation Commission

803.772.3336 | 200 Leisure Lane, Columbia, SC

Irmo Chapin Recreation Commission offers a variety of summer camps offered for all ages and interest at the parks. Check the camp guide for fees, dates, times, and detailed information.  Registration forms should be returned to Crooked Creek Park or Seven Oaks Park. If you want to email your form, call the park for an email address.

Crooked Creek Park @ 803-345-6181

Seven Oaks Park @ 803-772-3336

YMCA of Columbia Summer Camps

YMCA of Columbia offers youth sports, summer camps, and more. Youth sports include basketball, soccer, volleyball, football, and tennis.

There are sports, games, crafts, swimming and lots more fun to be found at summer camps at the YMCA of Columbia.

  • Jeep Rogers Family YMCA, 900 Lake Carolina Drive, Columbia (Includes camps for preschoolers, traditional camp, teen camps and specialty camps)
  • Northwest Family YMCA, 1501 Kennerly Road, Irmo, SC (Offers traditional camps)
  • Downtown YMCA, 1447 Hampton Street, Columbia (Offers traditional camps)

Carolina Show Company

| 804 Lady Street, Columbia, SC

Carolina Show Company 2023 Summer Camp offerings in Columbia, SC

Themed weeks of summer camp with partial-day and full-day options. Themes include Color Me Crazy, Encanto, Shark Shenanigans, Camp Blastoff, Camp Ahoy, and Sper Hero Camp. You can even try the first day before committing to the full week!

Gymnastics Classes:  Classes are offered at multiple locations for kids ages 4 to 12.

BL Gym Monday 4-5 pm & 5-5:45 pm
Kid City: Tuesday 4-4:45 pm
Lexington Leisure Center: Thursday 6-7 pm

Summer Camps: Summer sports camps for kids ages 4 to 9. Camps occur at multiple locations near Columbia, SC. Camp options are available for ninja, nerf and more.

Kid City: Lexington, SC
Saxe Gotha Church: Lexington, SC
Lexington Leisure Center: Lexington, SC
B-L Gym: Batesburg, SC
Crooked Creek Park: Irmo, SC
Saluda Shoals Park: Irmo, SC

First Baptist Columbia

803.256.4251 | 1306 Hampton Street, Columbia, SC

First Baptist Columbia has several summer camps for kids ages 4-18. Activities and camps revolve around sports, arts, music, and dance to make sure all interests are accounted for.

City of Columbia Tennis Camp

803.733.8440 | 1635 Whaley Street, Columbia, SC

The City of Columbia Tennis Camp is for ages 6 – 14 and will focus on tennis skills improvement and practice.
Camp Dates:  June 12-16, June 26-30, July 10-14, and July 24-28, 2023,
9 am to 12 pm
Cost: $60.00 per week

Lake Murray Gymnastics

803.233.1460 | 110 Hunter Village Drive, Irmo, SC

Classes: Lake Murray Gymnastics offers gymnastics classes for all ages of children, from just walking through the 12th grade. Classes are offered during the school year and summer. They also offer Ninja, Cheer, and a parent’s night out program.

Birthday Parties: Lake Murray Gymnastics offers birthday parties that include one hour of time in the gym with balance, foam pits, trampolines, and more, plus 30 minutes in the party area.

Summer Camps: Lake Murray Gymnastics offers summer camps for preschoolers to school-age where campers will train in small groups and practice gymnastic skills. Kids will also participate in arts & crafts, games, and strength training.

Parent’s Night Out: Ages 4 and up on Friday nights from 6:30 pm to 10 pm. Register in advance.

City of Columbia Golf Camp 2023

803.255.8920 | 2901 Slighs Avenue, Columbia, SC

Kids ages 8 -16 can learn new golf skills or improve on their already-known skills at Golf Camp with the City of Columbia at the James E. Clyburn Golf Center.
Dates:  June 5-8, 2023, 9 am to 11 am
Camp Cost: $60.00 for the week



City of Columbia Kayak Camps

803.315.9275 | 312 Laurel Street, Columbia, SC

Children aged 8 – 16 can enjoy Kayak Camp with the City of Columbia park rangers at Riverfront Park.

Ages 8-11 years old: June 5-9, June 12- 16, and July 10-14; 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Ages 12-16 years old: June 19-23, July 24-28, and July 31-August 4; 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Cost: $125.00 per session

Call 803.315.9275 for additional information

City of Columbia Kids Art Camp

803.545.3093 | 1227 Taylor Street, Suite C, Columbia, SC

Kids ages 5 – 16 can enjoy painting, drawing, pottery, and more with the City of Columbia Kids Art Camps at the Columbia Art Center

Time: 9 am – 12 pm
Cost per session: $95.00 per session
9 sessions are available to choose from, with dates from June 5th – August 11th, 2023, and are grouped by age.
Each session focuses on a different theme, including pottery, nature, recycled materials, dogs/cats, and more.
Learn more in the summer camp art brochure.