2023 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!

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.

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 5 – August 4 (closed July 3 – 7)
Ages :: 3 – Adult
Price :: $35 – $295

854 Galway Lane
Columbia, SC 29209

(803) 726-6413


We invite you to join us from June 5th through July 28th for our Highlander Day Camps, or your choice of more than 100 specialty camps in arts, athletics, academics, and more for ages 2 through 12th grade. We are excited to welcome both Heathwood and non-Heathwood families for fun times on our sprawling green campus, just minutes from downtown. Scan the QR code or go to www.heathwood/summer.org for more information on our camps. Hot Lunch Available Every Day!

Dates :: June 5 – July 28
Ages :: 2 years – 12th grade
Price :: $150 – $575 per week

3000 S Beltline Blvd
Columbia, SC 29201  

(803) 231-7799


Sylvan of Columbia and Irmo are offering a wide variety of summer academic camps throughout the summer for ages K-12th grade. Students will enjoy exploring new interests or growing their skills while having a blast. Camps include: Kindergarten Kickstart, Writing Rhythms, Mad Science, Super Structures, Mastering Math Facts, Study Skills, and Upper Level Math. Camps are Buy 1 Get 1 Free until March 31st and 25% Off in April and May. Of course, our personalized learning programs are available all summer for students to catch up, keep up, or get ahead to start the new school year strong! Visit the website of the center closest to you or call 803-741-0999 for details.

Dates :: June  19 – July 27
Ages :: K4 – 12th graders
Price :: $150 – $275 per week

130 Forum Dr.
Ste 9
Village at Sandhill
Columbia, SC 29169

1270 Bower Pkwy.
Columbiana Station
Columbia,SC 29212


(803) 781-7323


(803) 741-0999


Looking for different camp experience? Then look no further than Camp EdVenture! Take a break from the ordinary and explore the Ed-xtraordinaryEdVenture camps ignite culinary curiosities in the Cooking Lab, challenge scientific minds to make new discoveries in our Bio Lab, and spark innovation with unique building and coding in the Tinker Tech Lab. No matter what avenue you choose, there’s endless fun for everyone at Camp EdVenture! Children ages 4-10 will experience fun-filled days bursting with educational, hands-on activities and exploration

Spaces are limited. EdVenture members receive a $30 discount for camps (applied at registration). All campers must be potty-trained (no pull-ups please).

Dates :: June 5 – July 31 
Ages :: 4 – 10
Price :: $249 per camper

211 Gervais St. 
Columbia, SC 29201

(803) 400-1143


Camp Jubilee is more than “just a week of camp.” It is an opportunity for campers from all walks of life to experience the good news of the gospel, build friendships and memories that will truly last a lifetime, and develop new life skills, all while having a blast! Our staff of caring Christian leaders have a passion for working with youth and are intentional in helping each camper grow relationally and as individuals during their time at camp through mentorship, teambuilding, and small groups. Campers will gather each day to worship, laugh, and play on lakes, ziplines, camp-wide games, and much, much more!  With sessions in the midlands and the mountains, there is something for everyone! 

Dates :: June 7 – August 4 
Ages :: K5 – 12th grade (grade completed)
Price :: $300 – $650 per week

6053 Two Notch Rd.
Batesburg-Leesville, SC 29070


600 Gap Creek Rd. 
Marietta, SC 29661

(843) 628-2363

WinShape Camps for Communities

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WinShape Camps at North Trenholm Baptist Church June 19-23 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 completed K5 through 5th grade. WinShape Camps combines sports, recreation, arts, Bible study, and worship into one unforgettable week. Sign up begins with our Early Bird Registration week March 6-12! Receive 30% off the total price with registration and a $50 deposit that week ONLY! 

Dates :: June 19 – June 23
Ages :: K5 – 5th grade (completed)
Price :: $230 per camper with 10% discount for each additional child

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!

Dates :: June 5 – August 5
Ages :: 4 – 18
Price :: $80 – $200

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, or enjoy a variety of outdoor games at WinShape. Most of our camps are for elementary aged children, but we have one option for middle school students. To learn more details about our summer camps please click the ‘Register’ button below or go online to SummerAtFirst.com and let’s enjoy the summer!

Dates :: June 5 – July 28
Ages :: 4K – 8th graders
Price :: Prices vary by camp

1306 Hampton St.
Columbia, SC 29201

(803) 256-4251

Flight Adventure Park

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Sandhill Location: 

Our Summer Camp program includes a variety of activities such as access to our trampoline park! Here, campers get to enjoy dodgeball, AirSlam Basketball, rope ladder, Ninja Warrior Course, Lunar Park inflatable area, and more. Get creative with our Creative Station, which features 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!

Irmo Location:

Our recreational and competitive figure skating camp will include all levels of our Academy skating classes and introduce skaters to beginning skills with a large emphasis on having fun with group activities both on and
off the ice. Campers will be supervised at all times by one of our certified arena coaches!

Dates :: June 5 – August 4
Ages :: 4 – 10 Sandhill; 5 and up Irmo
Price :: $170 per week (Discount for multiple campers, military, teachers and first responders!)

1019 Broad Stone Rd.
Irmo, SC 29063

741 Fashion Dr.
Columbia, SC 29229


(803) 832-4966

(803) 636-8328

YMCA of Columbia Summer Camps

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YMCA Camp offers a full day of excitement where kids will play sports, learn new games, make colorful crafts, conduct exciting experiments, go swimming, explore nature and much more! Campers will build self-confidence through character education, appreciate teamwork and sportsmanship while gaining independence as they nurture their spirits, challenge their minds, and strengthen their bodies. Campers will thoroughly enjoy these safe, fun-filled adventures. We hope your camper is ready for a summer of creating memories and friendships that will last a lifetime!

Dates :: June 5 – August 4
Ages :: 3 – 15 
Price :: $65 – $210

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

USC School of Music


From our Carolina Summer Music Conservatory, Carolina Opera Experience, String Project to our Carolina Band marching, rhythm and spin camps, the USC School of Music has a summer program for kids of all ages and musical interests! Prices vary by camp. For information, call Jennifer Mitchell, Summer Programs Director, at (803) 777-4281 or register with the button below! 

Dates :: June 18 – July 21
Ages :: 5 years – 12th grade
Price :: $100 – $870

813 Assembly St. 
Columbia, SC 29208

(803) 777-7962

Shandon Weekday School


Shandon Weekday School (est. 1958) is bringing back its popular full-day Summer Discovery Program and also introducing an a la carte option! Campers in rising 5K through 8th grade will spark their imaginations through outdoor play, art projects, scavenger hunts, science experiments, field trips, swimming, cooking, and much more. Every camper enjoys a hot lunch and snacks daily. Enroll all summer or on a week-to-week basis. Learn more and register by calling (803) 799-8533 or register using the button below! 

Dates :: Camps begin May 30
Ages :: Rising 5K – 8th grade
Price :: Varies by camp

607 Woodrow St. 
Columbia SC, 29205

(803) 799-8533

Carolina Show Company

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TRY THE FIRST DAY OF CAMP BEFORE COMMITTING TO THE WEEK! USE COUPON CODE “TRYFIRST” AT CHECKOUT AND PAY ONLY $10 TO HOLD YOUR SPOT! Camps will last from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m., or full day from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. (See “Camp stay/play” and add the number of days you prefer to stay until 3 pm) Options include $150 for 9 a.m. – 12 p.m., $40 a day for one day “stay and play” with pre-packaged lunch and juices provided, or $350 for full-day camp offered 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Dates :: June 5 – August 4
Ages :: 2 – 12
Price :: $40 – $350

804 Lady St. 
Columbia, SC 29201

(334) 444-7076

Coach Heath's Summer Camps

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KIDS, come join the FUN this summer at Coach Heath’s Super Summer Camps at Hunting Creek. We are running eight different camps themes for eight weeks. Swimming everyday and lunch is included!

Dates :: June 5 – August 4
Ages :: 4 years and up (age range varies by camp offering)
Price :: $200 – $245

112 Hunting Creek Road
Hopkins, SC 29061

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 8 – August 2
Ages :: Rising 2nd grade – Rising 12th grade
Cost :: $1050 – $2375

(828) 692-9137

STEM for Kids


Welcome to the most diverse STEM programs in South Carolina, offering programs in Robotics, Minecraft game design, Arcade game design & coding, Artificial Intelligence, Animation Lab, App Design, Electricity & Magnetism, Biomedical Engineering, 3D Printing, Rocket Engineering, and more. We have been rated 5 stars by parents and school administrators, and our students have won several awards in Robotics competitions. 

Dates :: June 5 – August 4
Ages :: 7 – 14
Cost :: $170 – $295

(803) 575-2068

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