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Full Day Summer Camps in Columbia, SC

Do you need a full-day summer camp for your kids in Columbia, SC? There are a lot of summer camps for kids in Columbia to choose from, but the camps on this list all offer full-day program options. Keep those kids busy all day long with these full-day summer camps in Columbia. Full-day summer camps in Columbia, SC

Summer at Hammond

| 854 Galway Lane, Columbia, SC

Full-day and partial-day camps on a variety of topics including arts, sports, STEM, engineering, and academics.

Heathwood Hall Summer Camps

| 3000 South Beltline Blvd, Columbia, SC

Heathwood Hall offers a wide variety of summer camps for kids and teens including early childhood options, camps for teens, science, art, sports, and sailing camps.

Camp Gesher

Summer camp at JCC is for children ages 4 through rising 9th graders. During this full-day camp, campers will participate in drama, dance, swimming, sports, gardening, crafts, and fitness activities.

Carolina Show Company

| 804 Lady Street, Columbia, SC

Themed weeks of summer camp with partial day and full-day options. Themes include Jungle Jamboree, All Things Enchanted, Shark Shenanigans, and Beach Blast Luau.

Flight Adventure Park

803.360.7300 | 741 Fashion Drive, Columbia, SC

Flight Adventure Park’s Summer Camp is designed to keep children active through a variety of activities including dodgeball, AirSlam Basketball, rope ladder course, Warrior Course, and more! There is also a Creation Station with art, puzzles, movies, reading, and games.

The South Carolina Governor's School for Science & Mathematics CREATEng Summer Camp

843.383.3901 | 401 Railroad Avenue, Hartsville, SC

Geared for rising 7-9th graders, CREATEng is The Governor’s School for Science & Mathematics Summer Camp for kids to experience engineering by participating in a field trip at a local company.

Richland County Recreation Commission

803.741.7272 | 7473 Parklane Road, Columbia, SC

Richland County Recreation Commission offers a full-day Summer Mania camp at multiple locations for ages 5-12 that is designed to meet the physical, creative and social needs of kids. A variety of activities are offered including recreational activities, games, arts and crafts, and conservation activities.

TyJasKey Summer Camp

803.269.3628 | 2625 Alpine Road, Columbia, SC

Summer camp at TyJasKey Academic Enrichment and Mentoring Center includes academic enrichment, stem programs, computer programs, sports, and more.

Puretone Music Video School

| 121 Chalfont Lane, Columbia, SC

7 week summer program with hands-on music video production including singing, acting, dance, creating flyers and props, and video production. Camp is for ages 8 to 17.

Shelley Smith's South Carolina Soccer School

| 1304 Heyward Street, Columbia, SC

Shelley Smith’s South Carolina Soccer School offers both a soccer day camp option, as well as a mini residential camp.

Day Camp: ages 5 through 12, June 13 to 17, 2022 or July 18 to 22, 2022 with half-day and full-day options

Elite Mini Residential Camp: Grades 5 through 9, July 15th to the 17th, 2022.

Kids learn programming, robots, animation, and lots more through fun games. There are 7 locations near Columbia as well as a virtual class option. Ages vary by specific session and location, beginning at about age 6 up to 14.

Elite Martial Arts

| 201 Columbia Mall Boulevard, Columbia, SC

  • Full-day summer camp for children ages 4 to 12.
  • Camp includes mini karate class, bully awareness, character building and self-confidence, pizza Fridays and more

Winshape at North Trenholm

| 6515 North Trenhholm Road, Columbia, SC

Full-day camp for K5 through 8th-grade kids with sports, arts, recreation, and bible study. Winshape at North Trenholm is June 20 to 24th, 2022.

Tumble Tree Cheer and Dance Camp at The Factory

| 170 Pontiac Business Center Drive, Elgin, SC

Full-day summer camp with cheer, dance, tumbling, crafts, themed weeks, and more. Register for the whole summer, a week or  a day.

Camp is for girls ages 5 and up. There is also a preschool camp for ages 3 and 4.

Skateland

| 800 Bookman Road, Pontiac, SC

Indoor roller skating and an indoor playland is available for family fun at Skateland. Skate rentals are available. Special events include glow parties, pizza nights, and more.

Summer camp at Skateland Fun Center includes roller skating, use of an indoor/outdoor playground, field trips, crafts, and more!

  • For kids ages 5 to 12
  • Breakfast, lunch and snacks included
  • 6:30 am to 6:30 pm
  • Weekly and daily options

Birthday parties at Skateland include pizza, skate rentals, and use of the indoor playland, plus other options depending on the party package.

Camp Discovery

| 208 Claude Bundrick Road, Blythewood, SC

Full day and pop-up camps for kids ages 6 to 12 years-old. Kids will learn to be good stewards of nature along with fun stem activities, games, ropes course and more.

Wide World of Sports Junior Summer Camp

| 730 Longtown Road West, Blythewood, SC

Sports skills in a non-competitive environment for kids ages 5 to 15. Activities include golf, tennis, swimming, arts and crafts and group games.

  • half-day and full-day programs
  • sibling discounts available

Shandon Weekday School Summer Discovery

| 607 Woodrow Street, Columbia, SC

Shandon Weekday’s Summer Discovery Program has full and part day options, one-week camps or all summer long.

  • k5 through 8th grade
  • themed min-camp add-ons available like Soccer shots, clay, baking and more

SC State Museum

| 301 Gervais Street, Columbia, SC

Shark at the SC State Museum

The SC State Museum has four floors of changing and permanent exhibits, a planetarium, a 4D interactive theater, and plenty of places for kids to play and explore indoors. The museum offers year-round programming and events to suit every learner.

Summer Camp: Week-long summer camps with natural history, astronomy, art, STEAM and more.

  • Ages 6 to 12
  • 8:30 am to 3:30 pm with extended day options to 5:30 pm

YMCA of Columbia Summer Camps

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)

SC Summer Dance Conservatory at USC

| 324 Sumter Street, Columbia, SC

Summer Camps: Open to students 11 and older, the SC Summer Dance Conservatory is a 3-week intensive program for serious students. Entrance is by audition.

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.

Girl Scouts of South Carolina Mountains to Midlands

1.800.849.GIRL

Girls Scouts of South Carolina Mountains to Midlands is offering several summer camps for girls. Girls entering 1st-5th grades are invited to the Day Camp at The Cathy Novinger Girl Scout Leadership Center in Columbia.

Camp Kanuga

828.692.9137 | 130 Kanuga Chapel Drive, Hendersonville, NC

Camp Kanuga is an American Camp Association-accredited co-ed summer camp affiliated with The Episcopal Church, located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina. There are several camp options available, and camps are offered for rising kindergartners through rising 12th graders.

Brussell's Gymnastics

803.201.4994 | 1674 Lake Murray Blvd, Columbia, SC

Brussell’s Gymnastics offers several classes for children of all age levels as well as programming throughout the year. They also have Sprouts Morning Out for crawlers through 5 years old (this is returning in Fall 2022) where kids can play and bounce around in the padded play areas.

Summer Camp: Brussell’s Gymnastics is offering a Summer Day Camp for rising kindergartners – 7th graders. Activities will include Arts & Crafts, Science & Cooking, and Games & Fitness.

Chesterbrook Academy

803.575.3277 | 1050 Wildwood Centre Drive, Columbia, SC

Chesterbrook Academy’s Summer Camp has many activities to keep your child excited and engaged, including field trips, sports, STEM projects, arts and crafts, music, dance, and drama. Full Day Camp is available for children ages 5-12. There’s also a Kindergarten Enrichment program for children 4-5 years old.

Columbia Sailing Club

803.764.6065 | 292 Shuler Road, Columbia, SC

Columbia Sailing Club hosts multiple Sailing Summer Camps for ages 4-17. The variety of classes accounts for all skill levels, and you don’t have to own a boat or be a club member in order to register. The camps are full-day programs (9 am – 5 pm).

Children’s museum with multiple floors of hands-on fun and learning for children and their families. Cafe on-site and regular events. See our full review of EdVenture.

Birthday Parties: Birthday packages include all-day admission for guests and 90 minutes in a private party room.

Summer Camp: Summer Camps exist to ignite curiosity, discovery, and adventure in children ages 4-10. Camps are open to the public, and there are a variety of camps to choose from. Space is limited, and all campers must be potty-trained.

Riverbanks Zoo Camp

| 500 Wildlife Parkway, Columbia, SC

Riverbanks Zoo Camps bring kids and nature face-to-face with animal interactions and more through themed and age-appropriate camps. Camps are for K5 through 6th grade. There is also an option for 3 and 4-year-old camps with an adult.

University of South Carolina Youth and Teen Summer Camps

University of South Carolina Youth and Teen Summer Camps offer camps for kids and teens in sports, music, dance, and academics including SAT/ACT prep, soccer, chorus, opera, drums, color guard, engineering and lots more.

Historic Columbia Summer Camps

| 1616 Blanding Street, Columbia, SC

Summer camps for kids 8 to 12 who love history. This year’s camp is How Stuff Works: History Edition. Campers will learn about plant science and inventions, art, and more.

Camp is offered June 20th – 24th, 2022 and July 11th – 15th, 2022.

Game Changers Summer Camp

Summer camp fun at Game Changers includes full-day programs for campers ages 5 to 14 years old in reading/writing, science, math, history, and faith-based programs.

Sports camps in basketball, soccer and baseball are also available.

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

The Karate Dojo

803.739.9494 | 2225 Sunset Boulevard, West Columbia, SC

Classes: The Karate Dojo offers classes for kids and adults beginning at age 3.

Summer Camps: The Karate Dojo offers a Summer Karate Kamp that focuses on martial arts instruction, skill, and training. Campers will leave camp with newfound confidence.

Pony Gang

803.374.5055 | 223 Hennesy Lane, Hopkins, SC

Pong Gang offers equestrian classes year-round. Classes offered include Western riding, English/Hunter, Equestrian Vaulting, and a Tiny Tots class.

Summer Camp: Pony Gang is a private residential and day camp for girls ages 7-15 years old. The camp is focused on helping girls build self-confidence, self-awareness, and self-acceptance. Campers will spend lots of time outside. No horse experience is necessary. There are limited spots available so be sure to register quickly. There’s also an overnight option.

Saint Joseph Catholic School

803.254.6736 | 3700 Devine Street, Columbia, SC

Saint Joseph Catholic School offers a summer camp to current Saint Joseph students (rising 5K through 6th grade). Campers will take part in field trips, water play, music, arts and crafts, games, exercise and sports, and imaginative play.

The University of South Carolina offers football camps for kids to learn new techniques and become overall better football players. Campers will be able to learn from current assistant football coaches and current student-athletes at USC.

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