2022 Ultimate Guide to Summer Camps Around Columbia


#1 Guide to Summer Camps in Columbia

It’s time for the number one resource utilized year after year by Columbia area families – the Ultimate Guide to Summer Camps Around Columbia!

Our goal is to help you plan a fun and stress-free summer for your kids while we all navigate the changes and unfolding of the pandemic. 

Summer camps in Columbia include programs for all ages, budgets, and interests – from nature and the arts to academics and athletics. There really is something for everyone!

A special thank you to Hammond Summer Programs and all of the featured camps who helped us in the production of this guide. If you would like your camp included in this guide, let’s chat.

Hammond Summer Programs

At Hammond, summer is always just around the corner.  In fact, we plan ahead all year long so you’re guaranteed plenty of cool camps to make your summer hot!

Join us to develop talents, acquire new skills and knowledge, or explore something that piques your interest.  Whether you’re 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 will find it Hammond.

Come spend some time with us this summer … we promise it’ll be cool, regardless of the weather!

Dates :: June 6 – August 5 (closed July 4 – 8)
Ages :: 3 – Adult
Price :: $30 – $485

854 Galway Lane
Columbia, SC 29209

(803) 726-6413

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We invite you to join us weekly from June 6 through July 29 for our Highlander Day Camps or your choice of more than 100 specialty camps in arts, academics and more for ages 2 through 12th grade.  We are excited to welcome both Heathwood and non-Heathwood families!  This summer we’ll be following the same careful protocols that have allowed us to offer in-person learning this school year. Space is limited, so register soon! 

Dates :: June 6 – July 29
Ages :: 2 years – 12th grade
Price :: $75 – $400 per week

3000 S Beltline Blvd
Columbia, SC 29201  

(803) 231-7799

Gesher 2022

Camp Gesher at the Katie & Irwin Kahn JCC is a safe, vibrant day camp for rising 4K-9th grade students. At Camp Gesher, campers will learn positive values & life skills in a Jewish setting. Our camps include NEW weekly themes with engaging and enjoyable activities, swim lessons four days a week, sports, games, arts & crafts, and more! Camp Gesher staff comes from across the Columbia area and is as diverse as our campers. All staff is CPR/First Aid Certified. Staffers are supportive and caring and ensure that campers are safe and cared for while creating life-long memories.

Dates :: June  13 – August 12
Ages :: 4K – rising 9th graders
Price :: $200 – $240 per week

306 Flora Dr.
Columbia, SC 29223

(803) 787-2023

Flight 22

Summer Camp is back! Join us from June 13th through August 12th for all out adventure and excitement! Our Summer Camp program is designed to keep your child active in both body and mind and includes a variety of activities such as access to our trampoline park which includes dodgeball, AirSlam Basketball, rope ladder, Ninja Warrior Course, Jumping Jacks inflatables area, arcade, and more! New this year…our Creation Station! We will have art, puzzles, movies, reading, games, and more and the activities will vary daily. Camp admission also includes access to our turf field where we will have free play and a variety of structured games to choose from, our roller skating rink, and our 4,000 square foot outer space themed Sector-X Laser Tag arena!

Dates :: June 13 – August 12 
Ages :: 4 – 12
Price :: $160 per week

741 Fashion Dr.
Columbia, SC 29229

(803) 360-7300

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Our week-long summer camps get your child moving, learning, and having fun with the theatre. Whether they’re interested in acting, set design or playwriting, we’ve got an age-appropriate program designed just for them! The CCT summer camp catalog was designed with all skill levels in mind and offers options for both young performers just getting started and experienced performers looking to perfect their craft. CCT offers Summer Camp programming for kids all ages from 3k to 12 th grade. While older
students polish their skills, our younger students take a play-based approach to learning! 

Dates :: June 13 – July 29
Ages :: 3K – rising 12th graders
Price :: $200 per camp

3400 Forest Dr. 
Columbia, SC 29204

(803) 691-4548

WinShape Camps for Communities

WinShape Camps at North Trenholm Baptist Church is the “best week” your kids will have this summer. We are not just talking about fun in the sun…this is where hundreds of campers come together to experience the life-changing, memory-making, fun-playing awesomeness that will impact their lives forever. The WinShape staff creates the most fun and meaningful camp for K5 through 8th grade. WinShape Camps combines sports, recreation, arts, Bible study, and worship into one unforgettable week. Registration opens on Monday, March 7 at 9 AM! Take advantage of early bird pricing March 7-13!

Dates :: June 20 – June 24
Ages :: K5 – 8th grader (completed)
Price :: $160 (with early-bird discount) – $224

6515 N. Trenholm Rd.
Columbia, SC 29206

(803) 743-4608

The Columbia Museum of Art

This summer, the CMA is offering a variety of unique camps to capture the interest of any young artist. Having your child participate in summer camps is a great way for them to think creatively, practice problem-solving skills, and have fun! These week-long camps for ages 4-18 sold out quickly in 2021, so register today!

Dates :: June 6 – August 6
Ages :: 4 – 18
Price :: $120 – $175

1515 Main St.
Columbia SC, 29201

(803) 799-2810

Summer at FIRST

At FIRST we know how to do summer right with awesome camps for kids! Whether you’re into sports, arts, music or outdoor fun there’s an adventure waiting for you. Try out a musical instrument in Worship Arts, score some epic goals in Soccer Shots, and enjoy a variety of outdoor games at WinShape. Our season kicks off at the start of June and will conclude after the first week in August. To learn more details about our summer camps please click the ‘Register’ button below or go online to SummerAtFirst.com and let’s race into summer!

Dates :: June 20 – August 5
Ages :: 4K – 8th graders
Price :: $60 – $224 per week

1306 Hampton St.
Columbia, SC 29201

(803) 256-4251

Sylvan Learning Center

Sylvan Sumer Camps

Sylvan Learning Centers of Columbia NE and Irmo are offering multiple summer camps throughout the summer for ages K-12th grade. Camps are Buy 2 Get 1 Free until April 30th. Of course, our personalized learning programs are available all summer for students to be prepared to start the new school year strong!

Dates :: June 21 – August 5
Ages :: K4 – 12th grade
Price :: Buy 2 Get 1 Free until 4/30/22 (see website)

1270 Bower Pkwy.
Ste C10
Columbia, SC 29212

130 Forum Dr. 
Ste 9 
Columbia, SC 29229

(803) 832-4966

(803) 636-8328

YMCA of Columbia Summer Camps

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At Summer Camp kids find their Y… friendship and fun and a world of adventure! The YMCA of Columbia offers a variety of options so no matter what your background or summer schedule, there’s a place for your child at the Y. Children will play sports, learn new games, make colorful crafts, conduct exciting and sometimes yummy experiments, go swimming in the indoor pool, or go for a nature hike. Campers will also have a chance to go on fun but safe field trips throughout the summer. And every week has a new, exciting theme, so we hope your camper is ready for a summer of creating memories and friendships that will last a lifetime!

Dates :: June 6 – August 12
Ages :: 3 – 14 
Price :: $60 – $235

Jeep Rogers Family YMCA
900 Lake Carolina Dr.
Columbia, SC 29229 

Northwest Family YMCA
1501 Kennerly Rd. 
Irmo, SC 29063 

Downtown YMCA
1447 Hampton St. 
Columbia, SC 29201 

Jeep Rogers Family YMCA
(803) 451-8439

Northwest Family YMCA
(803) 407-8007

Downtown YMCA
(803) 799-9187

SC State Museum

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The museum is excited to offer summer camps for ages 6 – 12, sponsored by AFLAC! These week-long camps focus on a different subject each day including natural history, astronomy, art, S.T.E.A.M and more.

Dates :: June – August
Ages :: 6 – 12
Price :: $180 – $220/week for members; $225 – $275/week non-members

301 Gervais St.
Columbia, SC 29201

(803) 898-4921

Shandon Weekday School


Shandon Weekday School is bringing back its popular full-day Summer Discovery Program June 6 through August 12 — with the addition of new, engaging mini-camps! Campers in rising 5K through 8th grade will spark their imagination through outdoor play, art projects, scavenger hunts, science experiments, field trips and much more. Themed mini-camps are available as add-ons to the Summer Discovery Program or as stand-alone options for children not enrolled in the full-day program. Prices start at $120 per camp and vary based on camp selection. Learn more and register today by calling (803) 799-8533 or visiting ShandonWeekdaySchool.net.

Dates :: June 6 – August 12
Ages :: Rising 5K – 8th grade
Price :: $120 starting (prices vary based on camp selection)

607 Woodrow St. 
Columbia SC, 29205

(803) 799-8533

Girl Scouts of South Carolina - Mountains to Midlands

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ALL Girls Are Invited to Join Girl Scouts for Spring Break or Summer Camp! Girls are forces of nature. They are meant for outdoor adventures. Whether they are swimming in a lake for the first time at summer camp, discovering the wildlife in their own backyards, or being a citizen scientist and observing bees in their local park, every outdoor adventure grows a girl’s attitude. And once they unlock that confidence they will aim as high as the stars they see outside their cabin window. ALL girls can experience Girl Scout camps whether it is for a day or a week!

Thanks to generous donors, Girl Scouts of South Carolina—Mountains to Midlands is proud to offer scholarships for girls to attend summer camp at little or no cost. GSSC-MM will notify scholarship applicants by March 31 (fill out a scholarship form.)

Dates :: Spring Break Camps April 11 – April 15; Summer Camps June 6 – August 29
Ages :: Rising 5K – 12th grade
Price :: Free to girls in Richland County and scholarships available for summer camps

Location varies by camp

(800) 849-GIRL (4475)

Coach Heath's Summer Camps

Heath Summer Camp
Coach Heath has been working with the children and youth of Columbia for 22 years. As a state-renowned swim coach, he has influenced the lives of nearly 10,000 kids during that time. Now, Coach Heath combines all his experience and expertise to provide Columbia with 9 DIFFERENT WEEK-LONG DAY CAMPS TO CHOOSE FROM! Camps include Sports & Fitness Camp, Tennis Camp, Tiny Tot camps, Championship Swimming Camp, End-of-the-Summer Fun and Games Camp, and “Teacher Appreciation” Week Camp. Join Coach Heath and his staff as they teach your children life skills while having fun this summer!

Dates :: June 6 – August 12
Ages :: 4 years – rising 12th grade
Price :: $125 – $225

112 Hunting Creek Road
Hopkins, SC 29061

SOTA Summer Camps

SOTA Summer Camp
SOTA Kid’s Camp is a wonderful adventure for kids where, along with fun camp activities, they will learn basic skills of throwing pottery on the wheel, handbuilding, and the equipment and “science” behind pottery resulting in at least 4 projects to keep.  The camp (limited to 7 campers a week) includes all tools, clay, firing, and glazing.
Dates :: June 13 – August 16
Ages :: 8 – 13
Cost :: $200 per week

(803) 409-2323

Carolina Show Company

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Our camps offer an action-packed week of crafts, indoor play, singing, dancing and acting. Camp can be attended half-day 9 am-12 pm, or full-day 9 am-3 pm.
Dates :: June 6 – August 12
Ages :: 3 – 12
Cost :: $150 per week

(803) 876-9978

Camp Kanuga

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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, we are committed to promoting growth and fun in a safe, nurturing outdoor environment.

Dates :: June 12 – August 7
Ages :: Rising 2nd grade – Rising 12th grade
Cost :: Starting at $995

(828) 692-9137

UofSC School of Music Carolina Opera Experience

This summer set your sights on a hands-on opera experience at the University of South Carolina School of Music. Discover the fun of creating your own production in a week-long camp. The Carolina Opera Experience is the perfect setting for rising 5th graders through high school who love to sing, dance and use their imagination.
Dates :: June 27 – July 1
Ages :: Rising 5th graders – 12th grade
Cost :: $200 (includes $35 nonrefundable deposit) 

(803) 777-5369

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