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Summer Camps for Teens Near Columbia, SC

Is your teen looking for a summer camp in Columbia, SC? Often it seems like there are not a lot of summer camps for teens. But, summer camps are a great opportunity for teens to dig into a special interest or learn something new. Here are some summer camps for teens near Columbia, SC.

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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.

Columbia Children's Theatre

803.691.4548 | 3400 Forest Drive, Columbia, SC

The Columbia Children’s Theatre Summer Camp is a week-long experience to get your child moving, learning and having fun. Activities will include acting, set design, playwriting, and more. There are a variety of camp offerings for different age groups.

The Columbia Museum of Art

803.799.2810 | 1515 Main Street, Columbia, SC

Children at the Columbia Museum of Art

The Columbia Museum of Art has a small play area for children. Visiting the rest of the museum does require admission, but they offer several programs for kids and youth.

Summer Camp: The Columbia Museum of Art has a variety of summer camps for ages 4-18. Camps center around encouraging your child to be creative and imaginative. Register early; most camps sold out in 2021.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

All Star Gymnastics

803.561.9682 | 4046-D Fernandina Road, Columbia, SC

All Star Gymnastics offers a Summer Camp. Please call the gym for more information.

Camp Chatuga

864.638.3728 | 291 Camp Chatuga Rd., Mountain Rest, SC

Camp Chatuga is a traditional overnight summer camp for children ages 6 to 16 years old. Camp lengths vary from 1-r weeks. Activities include horseback riding, water-skiing, BMX bikes, arts and crafts, archery, animal care, and so much more! Camps are full as of April 12, 2022; however you can contact Camp Chatuga to join the Waiting List.

Challenger Learning Center

803.929.3951 | 2600A Barhamville Road, Columbia, SC

Challenger Learning Center has several different camp options for children ages 7-18. Camps include Aviation Academy, Robot Camp, Astronaut Academy, Intro to Drone, Artemis Rocket Intro/Advanced, Intro to Aviation, and more! Camps run various lengths.

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).

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.

Girls Rock Columbia

803.386.1197 | 1118 Union Street, Columbia, SC

Girls Rock Columbia is a week-long day camp where campers learn to play an instrument, form a band, write an original song, and at the end of the week, perform at a concert in a live music venue for the community. Camp is open to ages 8-17.

H. Haney Golf Academy

803.546.2939 | 1600 Garner Lane, Columbia, SC

Classes: H. Haney Golf Academy offers lessons for juniors (kids 6 to 16), groups, and adults. Lessons are offered during the week and on Satrudays.

Summer Camps: H. Haney Golf Academy offers one-week camps for ages 6-16. Campers learn to improve their golfing skills through assessments, drills, and training.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Town Theatre

803.799.2510 | 1012 Sumter Street, Columbia, SC

Town Theatre offers a youth theatre program with a variety of classes and production experiences for youth and teens.

Summer Camp: Town Theatre offers various summer camps for rising kindergartners through rising 12th graders. From cabaret skills to tap dancing to musical theatre and more… there are plenty of options to satisfy the kid who loves performing.

South Carolina Waterfowl Association

803.825.7970 | 8444 Old River Road, Pinewood, SC

The South Carolina Waterfowl Association’s Camp Woodie offers weeklong, overnight summer camps for ages 7-11 and 12-16. Activities include hunter safety training, five stand sporting clays, incoming and away skeet ranges, archery, and more.

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