With summer break just on the horizon, many parents are thinking about how to fill those slow, summer days with fun activities for the kiddos. While summer is a fun time for ice cream, beach days, and playground fun, it can also be a time when parents struggle to fill that time with entertainment, as well as childcare. Fortunately, Charleston is chock full of awesome summer camps for children of all ages. We hope this guide provides you with help and insight into the best camps for your children so you can focus on having a fun, and stress-free, summer!
*Please note: we are doing our best to keep this guide updated with current camp information as it pertains to COVID-19. If we are aware of any changes to the camps listed below, we will make a note of it, however, we strongly encourage you to check with the business as things are constantly changing. If you see incorrect information, please email us at [email protected] and let us know!
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!
*This is a sponsored guide, presented by our valued local partners. While we love sharing these resources with our readers, we have not personally vetted each individual business represented here and encourage our readers to do their own research to find the best fit for their family.
Put down that tablet and grab your friends! FAME presents a summer of week-long fully interactive performance arts camps for grades Pre-K-12.
FAME Day Camps always deliver creative, immersive summer fun — no screens necessary. Students can join FAME for a week, or play with us all day, all summer long! Explore the arts through fun and creative crafts, games, and activities. With themes like ‘Broadway,’ ‘Encanto,’ and ‘Fancy Nancy’ and ‘Christmas in July,’ no two sessions are the same!
Learn more about FAME’s Day Camps at https://www.fameperformingarts.org/summer-camps
757 Long Point Rd
and now Downtown!
20 Queen St
Dates: June 6-August 12
Ages: 3-5 and 6+
Are you looking for a fun, engaging theatre camp for your child this summer?
Charleston Stage’s week-long theatre camps, led by actor educators from South Carolina’s largest professional theatre company, take students on an exciting journey through musical theatre classes, acting classes, improv, and more!
Not only will your child explore performance and their own creative thinking skills, but Charleston Stage’s acting classes also help students to develop confidence in sharing their ideas and the ability to listen as others share theirs. Each week-long camp ends with a performance for family on Friday in The Pearl Theatre at the West Ashley Theatre Center.
Dates: June 13 – 17, June 20 – 24, July 11 – 15, July 18 – 22, July 25 – 29
Ages: K5 – 8
Price: $250 per camp
Designed to challenge, entertain, and inspire, WBR award-winning summer camp programs focus on developing physical, social, and decision-making skills while promoting self-confidence, fitness, and plenty of FUN. Campers will unplug, and enjoy the outdoors in innovative and exciting ways!
Wild Blue Explorers 2022
Ages 4 – 8
The WBR Explorers Day Camp for ages 4-8 is a fantastic first step for children to experience Wild Blue Ropes Adventure Park, and get comfortable on the ropes. This camp program is a great choice for younger kids or those looking to learn a little bit more about how a ropes course works.
Wild Blue Warriors 2022
Ages 8 -14
The WBR Warrior Day Camp for ages 8 -14 is designed for those children who are already proficient in the Explorers Gateway course. Utilizing ground elements, the Explorers Gateway, the Challenge Course, and the Ninja-Fit Course -the WBR Warrior Camp program provides campers with opportunities to cultivate cooperation, leadership, and personal responsibility. The program provides unique physical and mental challenges while exploring the heights of outdoor recreation. Warriors go through a progression of initiatives ranging from simple to complex, as they face each new challenging obstacle.
Dates: June 6 – August 12
Ages: 4 – 14
Join us at Pack Athletics for a fun-filled, action-packed summer camp! We have a variety of options planned for all ages — from skill-specific training camps to themed full-day fun camps!
Our Mini Aged Half Day Camps and our Full Day Kids Camps will start June 6th and are going to be PACKED with games, crafts, tumbling & parkour classes, theme-based activities, and more! Each week will also include themed in-house field trips with visitors from local businesses around the Lowcountry, inflatables, water games, nerf wars, and PIZZA FRIDAYS!
Our Half Day Skill Intensive Training Camps will begin on June 13th and are designed to help athletes learn and perfect specific skills and techniques. Our skills camps are coached by our most experienced staff and are perfect for any athletes 6 and up who are looking to really focus on mastering their tumbling.
We offer sibling, referral, and multi-camp discounts!!
Please contact us at [email protected] or visit our website at 2022 Summer Camps — PACK ATHLETICS (allaboutthepack.com) for more information! We are excited to spend the summer with you!
Dates: June 6 – August 12
Ages: Mini Half Day Camp: 3 – 5 | Pack Kids Camp: 6 – 12 | Skills Camp: 6+
Price: $175 – $325/Week
Your child will LOVE all of the field trips and many fun activities including martial arts, dance, tumbling, and MORE! They will make lasting friendships while enjoying our in-house rock wall, ninja inflatable obstacle course, an inflatable water slide, and outdoor play. Not only do we exercise the body, but we also exercise the mind in our enriching environment with age-appropriate brain gains and crafts.
Children will enjoy themed weeks, off-site and in-house field trips, craft days, pizza parties, and so much more! You don’t want to miss this, so save your spot now as we will sell out fast!
Dates: June 6 – August 12
Ages: 5 – 12
Price: $1570 for entire 10 weeks + $67 registration
Bach to Rock (B2R) music camps are designed for students of all levels, from beginners to seasoned performers. Our camp programs are taught by real musicians using our unique B2R method, which will have students playing full songs in no time!
In addition, we offer music appreciation camps for young learners that will have them singing and dancing all summer long!
Dates: June 6 – August 12
Ages: 4 – 12
Price: $275 half-day week / $399 full day week
Kids Garden’s eco-friendly, creative arts learning center will feature an array of weekly themed & specialized camps for the summer months; dance, science, gardening, Outerspace, crafting, and more. Our camps include morning indoor options, afternoon art lab and studio enrichment, and outdoor nature camps. We will offer differentiated, hands-on fun that will ignite the interest, boost confidence, and encourage the creativity of our learners!
Dates: June 6 – August 12
Ages: 2 – 12
Price: $200-$300/week (Daily/drop-in options available)
Talisman Programs provide exceptional co-ed summer camp opportunities for young people ages 6-22 with high functioning Autism Spectrum Disorders (Aspergers), ADD/ADHD, and other learning differences. Since 1980 our ACA-accredited programs have been offering unique alternatives to ordinary summer camps. We provide a structured, nurturing environment within an exciting adventure program in which our campers can have a successful summer while increasing social skills, a sense of personal responsibility, and a more positive self-image.
Dates: The first session begins June 11
Ages: 6 – 22
Price: Varies based on length of stay ($1,925 – $5,225)
Join Voices with Charleston Voices Youth Choir! Singers learn choral instruction, part-singing, music theory, and movement all leading up to a concert for family and friends. Offered through Daniel Island Recreational Center. Activity number: 373600
Dates: June 6 – 10 and July 11 – 15
Ages: K – 6
Price: $125 (resident)/$145 (non-resident)
Multi-sport camps, boatbuilding, arts & crafts, STEAM-based camps, dance, coding, game design, and many more! Camps will be held on the CDS campus in the heart of beautiful downtown Charleston and all current safety protocols will be strictly adhered to.
Dates: May 31 – June 17
Ages: Rising K – 6th Graders
Price: $150 – $300
Try the most exciting sport on the water, paddleboarding alongside Bottlenose Dolphins on the Folly River. Explore the local wildlife on SUPs and kayaks while making new friends. Surf’s Up! Spend the day on Folly Beach learning how to SUP Surf in the mellow waves. Everybody’s Learning How!
Dates: June 6 – August 5
Ages: 10 – 16
Learn Spanish and explore the world virtually with Kids on Mission! Our theme this summer is “The Great Missions Adventure: Loving the Nations.” Over the 6- week virtual camp, students will develop empathy and love for other cultures with the help of their teachers and special prizes, all in Spanish! A great down-time activity in the heat of the day, students can connect with friends or relatives in our small group classes.
Dates: Begins June 13
Ages: 3 – 10
Price: Early Bird Pricing through May 1: $10 per group class, $20 per private class
CCS Summer camp focuses on having fun while learning by utilizing different learning themes for each week. Our campers start off their day with a daily challenge that incorporates teamwork and bonding. Throughout the day our campers enjoy fun activities which are offered inside and outside to get our campers moving and grooving.
Dates: Begins June 6
Ages: Rising Pre K – 4th Grade
Price: Weekly rate is $275; Daily rate is $80
Located in NW Georgia, Camp Woodmont is a traditional, non-denominational, overnight camp for boys & girls ages 6 – 14. It features horseback riding, high-ropes/climbing, sports, dance, crafts, canoeing, archery & much more! Family-owned and operated, Camp Woodmont focuses on first-time campers and keeping its sessions small, averaging 85 campers per week. With its limited enrollment, campers feel secure, welcome, and re-assured. Accredited by the American Camp Association (ACA).
Dates: May 29 – July 29 (1 & 2-week sessions)
Price: $1,115 for 1 week; $1,695 for 2 weeks
Looking for more Summer Camp options? Here is a more comprehensive list:
Academy of Dance Arts
Bach to Rock
Ballet Academy of Charleston
Cadence Academy of Charleston
Cadence Academy of Mount Pleasant
Cadence Academy of Summerville
Camp Cedar Cliff
Camp Happy Days
Charleston Animal Society Camp
Charleston Billingual Academy
Charleston Collegiate School
Charleston Community Sailing
Charleston County Parks & Rec
Charleston Soccer Academy
Charleston Zip Line Adventures
Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry
City of North Charleston Art Infused Summer Camps
College of Charleston Basketball Camp
Dance Conservatory of Charleston
Dance Moves of Charleston
Engaging Creative Minds
FBS Summer Sensation Camp
Five Eighth Seams
Girl Scouts of Eastern SC
Gym Masters Academy
Gymnastics Academy of Charleston
Impact Creative Arts Academy
Isla Surf School
Japan Karate Arts
Kids R Kids
Legare Farms Farm Camp
Lowcountry Gifted Minds
Lowcountry Language Academy
Luzurne Music Center
Mt. Pleasant Rec Center-Darby Building
Mt. Pleasant Rec Center-Jones Center
Mt. Pleasant Rec Center-Park West
National Karate Goose Creek
No 1 Soccer Camps
Once Upon a Ballet
Peace Love Hip Hop
Princess of Tides
Pro Performance Athletics
Rock Solid Gymnastics
SC Governor’s School for Science & Mathematics
Sew Much Better
St. Andrews Parks and Playgrounds
Summer Programs at Ashley Hall
Summerville Family YMCA
The Art Place Studio
The Little Gym/Mt. Pleasant
The Little Gym/Summerville
The Little Gym/West Ashley
University School of the Lowcountry
Wild Blue Ropes
YMCA (The Ponds)
YMCA of Charleston