With summer break 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 – While we make every effort to crosscheck current links and event details on our guides, we always encourage you to do the same before making final plans. If details are missing or incorrect, please let us know so that we can correct them.
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FAME presents a summer of week-long fully interactive performance arts camps for grades K-12 that will engage and immerse campers in imagination and creation… 100% screen-free!
Day camps are intended for creative students with busy parents in mind and are available all summer long! These weeklong camps are an exploration of the arts through fun and creative crafts, games, and activities. Students can join FAME for one week or all summer! With themes like ‘Around the World’ and ‘Under the Sea’, no two sessions will be alike. Learn more about FAME’s Day Camps at https://www.fameperformingarts.org/day-camps
Dates: June 21 – August 13
Ages: Rising K – 5
Price: $300 per week with a one-time registration fee of $50
Give your student some time in the spotlight this summer! FAME is offering two Musical Theatre Camps: Kids Musical Camp and the Summer Intensive. Both offer students the chance to learn and perform a full musical, all while having fun and making new friends. FAME’s Kids Musical Camp is open to younger performers – rising K – 5 students. Their popular Summer Intensive (in its 10th year!) offers a more immersive two-week experience for performers ages 8 – 18. For more info about FAME’s musical theatre camps, visit https://www.fameperformingarts.org/musical-theatre-camps
Dates: Kids Musical Camp: June 21 – 27 / Summer Intensive: July 5 – 18
Ages: Kids Musical Camp: Rising K – 5 / Summer Intensive: Ages 8 – 18
Price: Kids Musical Camp $550 / Summer Intensive $950
For more information about all of FAME’s Summer Camps and how you can save $75 just for being a Charleston Moms Reader, head to https://www.fameperformingarts.org/local-love
**Info on our COVID-19 Safety Guidelines available on our website**
Join us for a fun-filled summer at Pack Athletics!
We have a variety of options planned for all ages — from skill-specific training camps to themed kids camps! Both half-and full-day availability!
Our Monday-Friday camps will start June 14th and are PACKED with games and age-appropriate skill-building activities. Each week begins a new theme so no two camps are alike. We also offer sibling, referral, and multi-camp experience discounts.
Dates: June 14 – August 13
Ages: 3 – 15
Price: Half/Full Day weekly rates vary from $140 – $250. Day prices also available. Enroll in two weeks of camp & receive a 10% discount on the second camp!
Bach to Rock (B2R) summer camps are designed for students of all levels, from beginners to seasoned artists. Our camp programs are taught by real musicians using our unique B2R method, which will have students playing full songs in no time! We also offer music appreciation for our younger campers that will get them singing and dancing all summer long.
Dates: June 21 – August 27
Price: $249 half-day week / $349 full day week
The CofC Sailing Camps are designed to teach your child the fundamentals and introduce them to the amazing sport of sailing! Our instructional staff will conduct teaching aboard our stable J22 Keelboats. Camp will last from 9am – 4pm each day.
Dates: June 21-August 13
Ages: 8 – 14
Our fun-filled, co-ed day camp offers well-supervised activities that will keep your child entertained! Activities include daily field trips, free gym playtime, swimming, organized games, arts and crafts. Classes include dance and gymnastics.
Dates: June 14 – August 13
Ages: 4 – 12
Price: $205 – $220
Kids Garden’s eco-friendly, creative arts learning center will feature an array of weekly themed & specialized camps for the summer months (dance, mad science, gardening, outer space, art, and more!) Through STEAM activities, lessons, art projects, games, and optional field trips, we will offer differentiated, hands-on fun that will ignite the interest, boost confidence, and encourage the creativity of our learners. Register for a week or camp or drop-in for a day of fun!
Dates: June 21 – August 13
Ages: 2 – 12
Price: Starting at $220. See website for details
Camp Woodie is a co-ed resident camp for boys & girls ages 7-16. Our mission is to perpetuate the conservation and hunting heritage of South Carolina to the next generation.
Dates: June 6 – August 13
Ages: Campers Ages 7 – 16; Campers in Leadership Training (CILT’s) 17 – 18
Price: Junior $549 – 1 week; Senior $749 – 1 week; CILT $399 – two weeks
Virtual Tech Camps are the perfect way for kids and teens to sharpen STEM skills and bond with new friends, all from the comfort of home. With the highest quality remote instruction on the planet, your child can unlock tech brilliance and create an exciting project.
Structured, weeklong sessions available now in multiple time zones (5 consecutive days, Monday-Friday) with the hottest curriculum in Python, Java, Minecraft, Roblox, Unity, Adobe, 3D modeling, and more.
Average of 5 students per instructor, blending personalized learning and time to socialize with new friends, with all of the magic of camp including games, challenges, and legendary iD traditions you can’t find anywhere else.
Dates: Now – August
Ages: 7 – 18
Price: Visit website or contact for pricing
Camp NBCC is a safe and affordable place for our children to make friends and have fun! Every day is a new adventure with multiple field trips every week and daily devotions led by qualified staff and trained personnel.
Dates: June 7-August 17
Ages: Rising K5 – 5th Grade
Price: $200/week for full summer contract $225/week drop-in rate
CodeWizardsHQ’s virtual summer coding programs are the perfect investment of your child’s time. Their fun and highly engaging summer classes and camps are designed to fit right into your busy schedule and give students confidence in a digital future.
They have been leading the charge in online coding education for 5+ years and have perfected virtual teaching from their teachers and support to their curriculum and tools.
Dates: June Term: June 7 – 24, July Term: July 5 – 22, August Term: August 2 – 19
Ages: 8 – 18
Price: $149 x 3 payments
Explore Charleston Stage’s week-long Summer Theatre Classes at the West Ashley Theatre Center! Led by professional theatre teachers and actors from South Carolina’s largest professional theatre company, students will explore musical theatre classes, acting classes, improv, TikTok takeovers, and more!
Dates: July 12-16 / July 19-23
Ages: Grades 1-3 / Grades 4-8
Price: $250 per week / Lunch Bunch $75 for week
Dance Conservatory of Charleston offers summer camps and intensives in all genres of dance. From our Mommy and Me/Beginner Ballet summer sessions; week-long themed Once Upon a Time Camps; Beginner and Intermediate Intensives; all the way up to our Advanced Intensive offering classes with the country’s preeminent teachers, DCC will keep your dancer moving and learning all summer long!
Dates: June 7 – August 6
Ages: 18 months – 18 years
Price: $60 – $350
Our theatre camp offers thrilling journeys into all the disciplines that make up theatre: playwriting, technical design, costuming, choreography, set decoration, stage direction, and acting! Which part of this highly creative process will your camper most enjoy?
Create your own play! Cast it! Design it! Costume it! Perform it!
Final performance open to family and friends.
Dates: June 21 – August 6
Ages: 9 – 15
At Choice Gymnastics, we believe children should be active during the summer. Our camp provides fitness games, gymnastics, crafts, water time, and much more with a different theme every week!
Dates: Camps begin June 21 – July 30 / additional weeks may be added
Ages: 5 and up
Price: $200 per week or $45 per day. $25 non-refundable deposit is applied to camp cost
Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry camps offer a new adventure every week! CML offers hands-on learning-through-play activities inspired by your child’s favorite heroes, Jedis, and storybook characters. With camp themes ranging from coding to the arts, CML will stimulate your child’s curiosity and spark their imagination.
Dates: June 1 – August 13
Ages: 3 – 10 years
Price: See site for details
Charleston Zipline Adventures is offering an exciting half-day, 2-day camp this summer for kids who love adventures! Camp includes all the action the kid’s zipline course has to offer and the tallest climbing wall in the Lowcountry!
Dates: June 7 – August 24
Ages: 6 – 10
Students become writers of scripts, artists, producers, and actors, filmmakers with props, costumes supporting each chosen topic. Students learn the movements and expressions, including the creation of the gag, that support the characters and tell the story using Pantomime techniques. We study the comic genius of Charlie Chaplin. Making the world smile again!
Dates: June 21-July 30
Price: $175 per week or $600 for all 4 weeks
Join us at Play Maker Day Camp for a summer filled with faith, fun, and fellowship. We’d love to have your child join us for exciting summer camp games, water activities, arts, crafts, sports, skits, interactive Bible lessons, and so much more!
Dates: June 22 – August 13
Price: $100 per week with a multi-child discount and a $50 registration fee per family
Kids on Mission (KOM) provides Christ-centered, interactive online Spanish classes (either one-on-one or small group) with native-speaking teachers. You’ll be amazed at how much your child’s fluency increases through singing songs, playing virtual games, and having real-life conversations!
Dates: June 14 – August 6
Ages: 3.5 and older
Price: Starting at $30 for a one-on-one class and $10 for group classes **early bird pricing applies
Participants at Drayton Hall’s 2021 Summer Camp will enjoy daily nature and landscape walks, learn about science and archaeology through hands-on STEAM-based activities, and explore the history of the plantation and the lives of its many residents.
Dates: July 12-16
Junior Aviation Camp is a hands-on immersive introduction into the exciting world of aviation in which participants will learn about aircraft instrumentation, mapping skills, participate in problem-solving tasks, engage in flight simulator instruction, and formally tour Charleston Executive Airport. The day will conclude with an actual flight lesson in a Cessna 172 Airplane along Folly Beach and over the Charleston Harbor followed by a trip in the traffic pattern with each Junior Aviator’s parent(s) to showcase their new skills!
Dates: Begins June 26
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 Jazz Academy
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
National Karate West Ashley
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
The Yellow Bird Press
University School of the Lowcountry
Wild Blue Ropes
YMCA (The Ponds)
YMCA of Charleston