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2017 Ultimate Guide to Summer Camps In & Around Columbia

Ultimate Guide to Summer Camps in and around Columbia 2017 | Columbia SC Moms Blog

As busy moms ourselves, we know that finding summer camps in the Columbia area is on the top of every mom’s list of things to figure out. While summer makes many think of ice creamparks and water play we KNOW as moms that it can also be a frustrating time where you are struggling to piece childcare and entertainment together week-by-week and month-by-month. We hope that this guide to summer camps in and around Columbia provides the insight that you need to plan a fun and stress free summer.

A special thanks goes out to all of the sponsors who helped make this guide possible. If you would like your camp included in this guide, let’s chat.

At Hammond, we are committed to offering enjoyable and enriching summer programs in a physically safe, emotionally supportive, and fun-filled environment. Our highly individualized camps and programs provide something of interest for every age and grade — from three years-old through adult.

Again this year, we are proud to offer more than 150 camps and programs including the addition of an online offering. Our broad array of programs is designed to provide opportunities to develop talents, acquire new skills and knowledge, or explore something that piques your interest.  Whatever you’re looking for, look no further. If you are seeking a full-day summer program, looking for supplemental academic programs, an athletic workshop, or want to try your hand at an arts class, you’ll find it Hammond.

Whether you are a Hammond family or simply interested in spending some time with us, we invite you to join us for an exceptional summer experience. 

Dates :: June 5 – August 4
Ages :: 3 – Adult
Price :: $30 – $400

854 Galway Lane
Columbia, SC 29209

(803) 776-0295
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Heathwood Summer Programs give children a chance to explore the arts, engage in athletics, strengthen academic skills, and have fun adventures!  Our camps are open to ALL members of the community, as well as children visiting Columbia this summer.  We offer:

  • Full and Half-Day special interest camps each week (ages 2 years old through Adult)
  • Full and Half-Day child care called “Highlander Day Camp” (ages 2 years old through grade 8)
  • Field Trips
  • Family Fridays 
  • Combine multiple camp offerings each week for a summer of inspiration and excitement!

Dates :: June  5 – August 4
Ages :: 2 – 18
Price :: $150 – $500 weekly

3000 S Beltline Blvd
Columbia, SC 29201  

(803) 231-7710

EdVenture Summer Camp

Take a break from the ordinary and explore the Ed-traordinary! From igniting your culinary curiosities in EdVenture’s Cooking Lab to making a scientific discovery as a Bio-Investigator, to watching your favorite fairy tale characters come to life to teach you the math and science behind the story, there’s endless fun for everyone at Camp EdVenture! Children will experience fun-filled days bursting with educational activities and play! 

Dates :: June 5 – August 18
Ages :: 4 – 12
Price :: Signature Camps $195 per week/per camper (non-members) EdVenture members enjoy a 15% discount; Specialty Camps $225 per week/per camper (non-members) EdVenture members enjoy a 15% discount; Extended Day (3 – 6pm) $10 per child/per day

211 Gervais Street
Columbia, SC 29201

(803) 400-1161

South Carolina State Museum Summer Camps

Campers will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of different camps while exploring the museum, experiencing 4D and planetarium shows, and engaging in problem based educational activities and STEM projects throughout the day. Whether it’s exploring space in the planetarium and observatory, engineering their own robotic designs, discovering the world of physics, or even experimenting with a world of chemistry, there’s something for every camper to enjoy.

Dates :: May 29 – August 11
Ages :: 6 – 14
Price :: Non-member $200 per camper per week. $180 for any additional weeks of camp for the same child; Members: $160 per camper per week. $145 for any additional weeks of camp for the same child.; Extended Day: $60 per camper per week or $50 per camper per week for museum members.

301 Gervais Street
Columbia, SC 29201

(803) 898-4999

Columbia Children's Theatre Summer Camps

This summer immerse yourself and flourish at our summer theater camp program surrounded by professionals who love theater and acting as much as you do. Whether a beginner or an experienced actor, there are opportunities in performance,musical theatre, puppetry, improv, sketch comedy, technical theatre and more. Register by April 30 for early-bird discounts and join us for a summer full of imagination and creativity.
Dates :: June 5 – July 24
Ages :: 5 – 18
Price :: $200 – $375 a week

3400 Forest Drive
Columbia, SC 29204

(803) 691-4548

South Carolina United FC Sumer Camps

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At South Carolina United FC, we offer a wide range of youth soccer camps all across the Midlands to fit your child’s individual needs! Our Recreation Camps are for players new to game between the ages of 5-13 who need to be taught the basics and for players who typically play in recreational youth soccer leagues. Our Advanced Camps and Bantams Futsal Camps are designed for those players ages 7-13 who have already been taught the basics and have experience playing in a more competitive environment such as on a Super Rec or Junior Academy-type competitive team. For more information, contact:  Mr. Tripp Miller, Director of Operations, (803) 446-2750 or email him at [email protected].

Dates :: June 5 – August 4
Ages :: 5 – 13
Price :: $99 – $150

Camp locations vary

(803) 466-2750

The Pitter Platter Summer Art Camp

Kids attending Summer Art Camp at The Pitter Platter will experience Wheel Throwing, Clay Handbuilding, Canvas Painting, Mosaics and Glass Crafts and so much more! Our camps are weekly from 9am – 12pm with materials and snack included and taught by Art Education Teachers. We value teaching the Fine Art Fundamentals while having fun. A few examples of our 9 upcoming camps are: “Underwater Week” where its all about art inspired by the Sea, Mud Master’s series exploring Clay Animal Vessels and Wheel Throwing and our “Little Picasso’s” where kids explore Great Master works. 
Dates :: June 5 – August 11
Ages :: 5 – 13
Price :: $150 per week

112 E Main Street
Lexington, SC 29072

TNT Kids Martial Arts Summer Camp

TNT offers a full day camp experience for your child that is equally educational as it is exciting and fun! It is sure to be a safe, positive, and motivational camp adventure where your child is guaranteed to obtain physical and mental fitness while having a blast! TNT Camp is for kids ages 4.5 – 12. Our camp features kid approved themes, martial arts, life-skills education, child safety, outdoor activities, arts & crafts, dodge ball, Legos, relay races, sports, games, and reading time to offer kids days filled with fun and excitement.

Dates :: June 5 – August 11
Ages :: 4.5 – 12
Price :: $125 per week

1220 Knox Abbott Dr, Ste E
Cayce, SC 29033

(803) 479-1739

Three Fox Farm Summer Riding Camp

Five weeks of summer horseback riding camp. We accept beginners who have no riding experience up to intermediate riders competing in 2’-2’6” divisions. Campers will enjoy daily hunt seat riding lessons, arts & crafts, as well as horse care, grooming, feeding, bathing, and many other equine activities.

Dates :: June 5 – August 11
Ages :: 6 – 12
Price :: $325 per week; $100 nonrefundable deposit is due by May 31, 2017 to reserve your place

1046 Mickle Road
Blythewood, SC 29016

Carolina Gymnastics Summer Camps

We provide instructional gymnastics, games, snack, craft, foam pit, and trampoline time. Each week we provide different themes so our program is always new and exciting for everyone! For your convenience we offer a 1/2 day as well as a full day camp for our 6 – 12 year olds. Our 3 – 5 year olds are welcome to join us for our 1/2 day camps. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Dates :: June 5 – August 18
Ages :: 3 – 12
Price :: 1/2 day camp $130 per week; full day camp $205 per week
437 Rabon Road
Columbia, SC 29223

My Gym Summer Camp

Each week we will host fantastic camp themes and these themes will be incorporated into our high-energy activities, games, relays, sports skills, puppetry and enhanced arts & crafts period. My Gym camp was created to enhance physical development and a sense of individual success. You can sign up for one or more camp sessions. Discounts are provided for multiple camp session. 

Camps will be held Tuesday, Thursdays & Fridays from 9:30am – 12:30pm. Early Drop off will be offered for all camps days from 9:00 – 9:30am ($5 per child). Lunch bunch will be offered for all camp days from 12:30 – 1:00pm ($5 per child). *Parents provide lunch. 

Dates :: June 5 – August 18
Ages :: 3 – 8

110 Forum Dr, Ste 1
Columbia, SC 29229

(803) 788-1230

Engineering For Kids, The Midlands

Engineering for Kids The Midlands Summer Camp | Columbia SC Moms Blog

Want to be the coolest kid on the block? Or at least the smartest one who had the most fun this summer? Then join us at one of our ENGINEERING FOR KIDS Summer Camps! Each week we have FUN, hands-on S.T.E.M. activities that focus on engineering concepts. Our activities include designing and constructing rockets, hot air balloons, and roller coasters-to name a few. We also find time for robotics, video game designing and creating fun objects using LEGO® bricks. The variety of programming will peak the interest of all campers! Register now to join the fun. Full and 1/2 day options available.

Dates :: June 5 – August 4
Ages :: 4 – 14
Price :: $150 – $300 a week

9005 Two Notch Rd, Suite 2
Columbia, SC 29223

(803) 574-9198

Day Camp at The Little Gym of Columbia, SC

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Day camp at The Little Gym of Columbia, SC gives your kid the summer camp experience without the bug bites, poison ivy and week-long commitments. Combining fun physical activity, games, and arts & crafts, we’ll help your child beat the summer heat by staying cool at The Little Gym. Our Camps come in all shapes and sizes. Super Kids’ Quest Camps for ages 3-8 and Grade School Skill Thrill Camps for ages 6-12 give your adventurer a unique experience each day! 

Super Kids’ Quest Camps will be held Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. – noon. Grade School Skill Thrill Camps occur Tuesdays from 1 – 4 p.m. 

Dates :: June 5 – August 13
Ages :: 3 – 8 for Super Kids’ Quest and 6 – 12 for Skill Thrill Camps
Price :: $40 for members and $45 for non-members

4420 Rosewood Dr
Columbia, SC 29209

Plex Summer Camp

Plex Sports Galore Summer Camp including Football, Soccer, Roller Skating, Inflatables, Hiwire trampoline park, Laser Tag and much much more!

Ages :: 4-12
Price :: $170 a week (includes lunch and 2 snacks a day and field trips). Sibling and military discount available, cannot combine discounts. 

741 Fashion Drive
Columbia, SC 29229

Wilson Collegiate Tennis Camps

Beautiful college campuses set the background for the Wilson Collegiate Tennis Camps. It’s here where boys and girls experience learning through a structured curriculum. Catering to all skill levels, our camps offer 5 1⁄2 – 6 hours of tennis daily.

Dates :: Session I: June 4 – 8; Session II: June 11 – 15; Session III: June 18 – 22
Ages :: 6 – 18
Price :: Overnight – $695 per week; Commuter – $595 per week; Full Day – $455 per week

1304 Heyward Street
Columbia, SC 29208

Asheland Studios Art Camp

Enjoy painting, printmaking, drawing, sculpting, mixed media & more in these camps by Asheland Studios! Create projects in Art from Wonderland (June 26-30) from the fantastical characters and scenes in Alice in Wonderland or experience a different culture’s art each day in Art Around the World (July 10-14).

Dates :: June 26 – 30; July 10 – 14
Ages :: Rising 1st – 7th graders
Cost :: $175/person/week; $325 for two campers or weeks

5 Meadowmist
Columbia, SC 29229

Covenant Summer Camp

Covenant summer camp is a safe, fun filled environment where campers are nurtured and encouraged physically, spiritually and emotionally. They will enjoy different activities each week including cooking, swimming, art, movies as well as weekly mini-camps for music, drama, dance and other exciting off campus adventures. 

Dates ::  June 5 – July 28
Ages :: 5 years old to rising 9th graders
Price ::  Registration $195. Camp $120 per week (military & multi child discount), Global Community Mini-Camp $200 per week.

3120 Covenant Rd
Columbia, SC 29204

Kelly's Gymnastics Summer Sports Camps

Kelly’s gymnastics summer sports camps – ninja, nerf gladiator, amazing circus, flip/fly gymnastics and grass root girls – Best sports themes at various rec centers, churches and child care facilities for over 30 years.

Dates :: June 5 – August 17
Ages :: 3 – 10
Price :: $85 – $90 weekly

Broadway Bound Musical Theatre Summer Workshops

Broadway Bound Summer Camp Workshops | Columbia SC Moms Blog

Broadway Bound offers a full slate of summer classes, one-day workshops and private lessons — including the opportunity to audition for the 2017-2018 musical theatre and acting teams!  Join us as we sing, dance, and act our way through the summer!!

Dates :: June 13 – July 27
Ages :: 5 – 20
Cost :: $15 – $130 (depending on class)

1315-C Gadsden Street
Columbia, SC 29201

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