50+ Summer Camps in Columbia, SC

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Are you looking for 2022 summer camps in Columbia, SC? We have the best list of Columbia summer camps. We’re kind of the summer camp experts in South Carolina, and we know what parents want!

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Girl Scouts of South Carolina Mountains to Midlands

1.800.849.GIRL customercare@gssc-mm.org Columbia, SC

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.

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.

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.

Classes: Offers gymnastics classes for toddlers and preschoolers as well as school-aged children. In addition to gymnastics, they also offer Ninja classes.

Birthday Parties: 1 1/2 hour long party with instructional gym time, foam pit, trampoline, and lots more. Option to add cake service.

Summer Camps: Carolina Gymnastics has a partial-day Summer Camp for children ages 3-12. Activities include gymnastics, crafts, a foam pit, games, snack, and trampoline. There are also themed dress-up days to make the experience even more fun and memorable for kids.

Open Gym Playtime: Play indoors at the gym on select Fridays.

Columbia Sailing Club

803.764.6065 brandon@columbiasailingclub.org 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).

AR Workshop Columbia

4711 Forest Drive, Columbia, SC

DIY projects, classes for adults, kids, and families to complete projects together.

Birthday Parties: Parties for ages 6 and up that include all materials, prep, and clean-up. There are a wide variety of crafts t choose from and everyone goes home with the project they have made.

Summer Camp: 4 day summer camps for kids 7 to 14 from 9:30 am to 12 pm. Each week is a different project and crafting focus. Complete projects like tie-dye, string art, pillows, dream catchers, and more.

 

 

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

Columbia, SC

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.

Camp P.A.L.S.

954.913.6306 Camppalsinfo@gmail.com 1505 Blanding St., Columbia, SC

Camp P.A.L.S. is a summer camp for children with social skills deficits (including but not limited to Asperger’s, high-functioning autism, ADHD, and learning disabilities). Camp Staff incorporate physical activity and social skills support using a variety of theory driven practices.

State of the Art Gallery and Pottery Studio

2007 State Street, Cayce, SC

Learn to use the pottery wheel with structured pottery lessons. Campers will create a minimum of four projects during the week-long camp.

2022 Camp Information TBA

Furr Friends Summer Camp at Pawmetto Lifeline

1275 Bower Parkway, Columbia, SC

Animal care camps for kids ages 6 to 8 and 9 to 12. Kids will learn how to treat pets, how to care for animals, and lots more about roles animals have.

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.

Girls Rock Columbia

803.386.1197 hello@girlsrockcolumbia.org 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Empire Gymnastics

803.359.2420 empireasc@gmail.com 116 South Lake Court, Lexington, SC

Classes: Empire Gymnastics offers the following classes:

  • Parent and Tot Gymnastics
  • Pre-school Gymnastics
  • Beginner Gymnastics
  • Tumbling
  • Intermediate Gymnastics
  • Boys’ Gymnastics
  • Ninja

Summer Camps: Empire Gymnastics offers a Summer Camp for rising kindergartners – 8th graders. Activities include crafts, games, field trips, gymnastics, outdoor time, and more.

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.

Flour Power

4525 Forest Drive, Columbia, SC

Weekly cooking classes for preschool age through teens. Master Chef advanced classes are available for teens.

Birthday Parties: Flour Power has several birthday options that include treats and cooking instructions. They offer parties for a variety of ages, including one, especially for tweens and teens.

Summer Camps (and school breaks): Cooking camps when school is out for kids. Learn new skills through cooking.

Kids Night Out: Cooking classes and activities for kids on Friday nights, perfect for parents to plan a date night.

The Karate Dojo

803.739.9494 info@thekaratedojo.com 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.

Challenger Learning Center

803.929.3951 Challenger@richlandone.org 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.

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

Game Changers Summer Camp

Columbia, SC

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.

Camp Gesher

, SC

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Town Theatre

803.799.2510 town@towntheatre.com 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.

Pony Gang

803.374.5055 info@ponygang-farm.com 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.

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.

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

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.

Lake Murray Gymnastics

803.233.1460 info@lakemurraygym.net 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.

Classes: Legacy Martial Arts offers classes for young children beginning at age 4, all the way through teens and adults.

Birthday Parties: Legacy Martial Arts birthday parties are fun for all kids, whether they have marital arts experience or not. Parties include some basic instruction as well as activities and all set-up and clean-up.

Summer Camp: Legacy Martial Arts offers a Summer Camp for kids with fun and active educational activities of all kinds.

After School Program: Legacy Martial Arts offers an after school program that provides a positive place for kids to spend time after school.

Three locations: 

579 St. Andrews Road, Irmo, SC
494-4 Town Center Place, Columbia, SC
2627-B Millwood Avenue, Columbia, SC

 

YMCA of Columbia Summer Camps

, SC

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)

South Carolina Waterfowl Association

803.825.7970 campwoodie@scwa.org 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.

STEM for Kids

, SC

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.

Columbia Ballet School

803.783.5258 columbiaballetschool@yahoo.com 132 Gills Creek Parkway, Columbia, SC

Classes: Ballet classes are offered for beginning through advanced students, or age 3 through adult.

Summer Camps: Columbia Ballet School offers two separate Summer Camps: Royal Academy (3-6 year olds) and Superpowers: Simply Marvelous (5-7 year olds). Camp is open to both boys and girls and no dance experience is required.

All Star Gymnastics

803.561.9682 AllStarGym@yahoo.com 4046-D Fernandina Road, Columbia, SC

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

Camp Kanuga

828.692.9137 campkanuga@kanuga.org 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: 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.

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 Chatuga

864.638.3728 mail@campchatuga.com 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.

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.

Stepping Out Dance Studio

5175 Sunset Boulevard East, Lexington, SC

Classes: Offers classes in ballet, jazz, hip hop, acro, lyrical, and more for kids. Classes are for kids starting at just 1 year-old (with an adult) on up through teens.

Summer Camps: Summer dance camps for kids ages 2 to 12. Partial day camps are available at a wide variety of times, including evenings. Styles of dance include ballet, jazz, tumbling, hip-hop, and creative movement.

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.

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

Classes and Programs: Offers martial arts classes for kids as young as 4, school-age kids, teens, and adults.

  • After school program
  • Home school class

Summer Camps: Carolina Family Karate hosts a Summer Camp for kids who want to learn or improve their karate skills.

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.

Flight Adventure Park

803.360.7300 InfoSandhill@flightadventurepark.com 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.

Capital City Gymnastics

803.509.2857 1831A Airport Blvd., Cayce, SC

Capital City Gymnastics offers a summer camp experience for children ages 4-13. Activities will include games, crafts, bounce house, snacks, and of course, gymnastics!


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