2023 Ultimate Guide to Summer Camps Around Charleston


With summer break just on the horizon, many parents are thinking about how to fill those slow, summer days with fun, engaging 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 insight into the best camps for your children so you can focus on having 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!

*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.

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Summer is quickly approaching and we know that finding a summer camp for your child can be a daunting task. That’s why we offer summer camps for kids of all skill levels and ages. From beginner to experienced, FAME Camps are perfect for any child who wants to have fun and learn new things while exploring their creativity and discovering their own unique talents.

Our weekly, FULL-DAY camps are for kids ages 3-13. Each week has a different theme, including Encanto & Frozen for the “little ones”, and Hamilton and Les Mis for the “older” kids. They will enjoy everything from crafting to theater production and more! Join us for one week or the whole summer to experience the magic of FAME Performing Arts. We welcome children of all experience levels. This is all about F-U-N!

Dates: June 12 – August 7
Ages: 3 – 13
Price: $300/week – increases to $350/week on March 1

Mt. Pleasant: 757 Long Point Rd. Suite D, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464

Downtown: 20 Queen St, Charleston, SC 29401

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Are you looking for fun, engaging theatre camps 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! Some exciting themes explored this summer include Movie Musicals, Camp Matilda!, Disney Jr., Broadway Mania, Mermaids and Pirates, and Living in the Marvel Universe!

Not only will your child explore performance and their own creative thinking skills, but Charleston Stage’s acting classes also help students 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 12 – August 11 / Teen Production Camp June 19 – 30
Ages: Rising K5 – 8
Price: Weekly Camps $250 / Teen Production Camp $600

1401 Sam Rittenberg Blvd Suite 11
Charleston, SC 29407

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Need a way to occupy and engage your kids over the summer months? Let Wild Blue Ropes come to the rescue with amazing summer camp programs for all ages!

Enrollment is now OPEN for Wild Blue 2023 Summer camps. The weekly outdoor adventure programs run Monday thru Friday from 9:00 am until 12:00 pm.

The Explorers Camp program is for ages 4 – 8 years old.

The Warrior Camp program is for ages 8 – 14 years old.

All sessions are co-ed & all campers will receive a Wild Blue Ropes t-shirt.

Dates: June 12 – August 11
Ages: 4 – 14
Price: $299/weekly session

1595 Highland Avenue
Charleston, SC 29412


Soccer Shots is the premier children’s fun, engaging, character development soccer program in the Tri-County area! We believe that soccer is more than a game. Soccer kickstarts confidence on and off the pitch!

Our NEW Premier Skills & Games Program will be launching March 6, 2023! This is a 10-week program, meeting twice per week and includes a weeknight technical session followed by a Saturday morning game. Three locations: Scottish Rite Center – West Ashley, Laing Middle School – Mt. Pleasant, and Pinewood Prep. – Summerville.

Weekly Summer Camps:

  • Best-In-Class Coaching
  • Multiple locations throughout the Tri-County area
  • Flexible dates and times to meet your family’s needs

Dates: June 12 – August 11
Ages: 4 – 12
Price: $125 – $250 based on location, curriculum and duration of camp

1860 Wallace School Road
Charleston, SC 29407

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It’s camp time! From basketball to theater, art to soccer, environmental education to tennis, the City of Charleston Recreation Department has a camp for everyone. From early June to mid-August, we offer a variety of camps for ages 3 to 15, with leadership training opportunities for ages 13 to 16 at day camps. For even more fun, join our team this summer in a seasonal, part-time or full-time position!

Dates: June 12 – August 11
Ages: 3 – 15
Price: $50 – $425, depending on camp

823 Meeting Street
Charleston, SC 29403

Bach to Rock

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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 12 – August 11
Ages: 4 – 12
Price: $275 half-day week / $399-full day week

624 Long Point Rd, Unit D
Mount PleasantSC 29464

Kids Garden

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 12 – August 18
Ages: 3 – 12
Price: $200-$310/week (daily/drop-in options available)

Mount Pleasant: 843-606-2716
South Windermere: 843-637-4602

Mount Pleasant: 320 West Coleman Blvd, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464

South Windermere: 57 Windermere Blvd, Charleston, SC 29407

Young Chefs Academy


Summer is heating up at Young Chefs® Academy during each fully immersive culinary camp experience! Each day brings sizzling new surprises and culinary delights as we cook and bake our way through exciting tips and tricks with friendly culinary challenges to put your newfound skills to the test.

Dates: June 5 – August 11
Ages: 7 – 15
Price: $290/week & $285/week sibling rate

729 Long Point Road
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464

Cheer Works


Sign up for cheerleading camp with Cheer Works today! Our camps are open to rising kindergarten – 5th graders and the kids are put into small groups with their peers. We offer instruction in motions, jumps, cheers, dances, stunting and tumbling. Camp includes daily crafts and snacks as well as a camp t-shirt and goodie bag!

Dates: June 12-15, June 26-29, July 24-27…More dates to come!
Ages: rising K – 5th graders
Price: $220/child per camp

1513 Mathis Ferry Rd, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464

547 Long Point Rd Suite #111, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464

165 Fairbanks Oak Alley, Charleston, SC 29492

Camp Shalom

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Introducing Camp Shalom – Charleston’s brand new, community-wide Jewish day camp! Located at the beautiful Addlestone Hebrew Academy campus in West Ashley, Camp Shalom offers 8 weeks of themed fun – learn about cultures of the world, travel through space, explore nature, dive under the sea, and more! Our licensed and caring counselors will nurture your children as their own. Campers may enroll as young as 18 months (no toilet training required!). Each day consists of sports, water play, art, outdoor exploration, and music. Kosher meals and snacks are included. Extended hours are available. All children ages 18 months to rising 4th grade are welcome and invited to join the Camp Shalom family.

Dates: June 12 – August 11
Ages: 18 months (walking independently) – rising 4th grade
Price: $350/week

1675 Raoul Wallenberg Blvd
Charleston, SC 29407

Pack Athletics

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At Pack Athletics, we offer Kids’ Fun Camps and Skills Intensive Camps for kids ages 3+.

Kids Fun camps are going to be PACKED with games, crafts, tumbling & ninja classes, theme-based activities, off-site field trips, and more! Each week will include themed visitors from local businesses, along with inflatables, water activities, nerf wars, and PIZZA FRIDAYS! Full-day and half-day options are available for Kids’ Fun Camps!

Skills Intensive Camps are half-day camps coached by our most experienced staff, and are perfect for athletes focused on mastering their tumbling skills!

Dates: June 5 – August 11
Ages: age 3 and up
Price: from $75/day – $350/week, depending on age

1012 St. Andrews Blvd.Unit E
Charleston, SC 29407

Camp Woodmont

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Located in NW Georgia, Camp Woodmont is a traditional, non-denominational, overnight camp for boys & girls ages 6 – 15. It features horseback riding, high-ropes/climbing, sports, dance, crafts, canoeing, archery & much more! Children’s personalities grow through our fun programs! Our limited enrollment, caring counselors, and convenient camp lay-out makes campers feel secure, welcome, and reassured. Accredited by the American Camp Association (ACA).

Dates: May 28 – July 28 (1 & 2-week sessions)
Ages: 6 – 15
Price: $1,275 for 1 week; $1,925 for 2 weeks

Hoopship Basketball Skills Camp


Great basketball players start young – dribbling, rebounding, shooting, defending, and teamwork are all skills that are learned. Your child can learn with the best!

College of Charleston greats Jarrell Brantley, Joe Chealey, and Grant Riller are all returning to TD Arena for 3 days of action-packed fun with the Hoopship Skills Camp, a basketball camp for boys/girls of all skill levels. All campers will receive their own basketball.

Dates: June 23-25
Ages: 7-10 (9 AM – 12 PM)
& 11-14 (1 PM – 4 PM)
Price: $185

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