Winter Break will be here before you know it, which means it’s time to start thinking about how your children will be spending the days while they’re out of school! Whether you need to finish your holiday shopping for a few hours, run some errands, or need a place for your little one while you’re at work, we’re here to help you with our Ultimate Guide to Winter Holiday Camps Around Columbia!
A special thanks goes out to all of the sponsors who helped make this guide possible. If you would like your Winter Holiday Camp included in this guide, let’s chat.
The South Carolina State Museum
The South Carolina State Museum in Columbia is excited to offer camps during Winter Break for children aged 6 – 12 years old. Each day will focus on a different subject matter and even includes a special Polar Express Day! Every camp day features: morning social time with other campers, museum exploration time, hands-on and interactive activities, snack time and lunch time. Extended Day includes a snack time and activities.
Dates :: Dec. 20 and 23, Dec. 26 – 27, Dec. 30 – Jan. 3
Ages :: 6 – 12
Price :: $40 per student per day (member); $50 per student per day (non-member); Extended day $10 per student per day (member); $15 per student per day (non-member)
Carolina Show Choir Company
ATTENTION PARENTS! Get your wrapping, shopping, errand running and cooking done while your kiddos have a blast singing and dancing!
CSCC camps, during the summer and winter, give kids ages 4-18 an opportunity to learn to sing musical numbers with a professional choral director. They will learn to use proper vocal technique for music reading and musical expression, with developmentally appropriate show literature. They will also work with a professional choreographer to prepare dance numbers and stage techniques for performing while singing. This 3 day camp will celebrate the season through singing and dancing on stage!
Dates :: Dec 21. – Dec. 23 with free and open concert at 12 p.m. on Dec. 23
Ages :: 4 – 18
Price :: $80 PER STUDENT; $5 discount for additional siblings; $10 discount for a friend referral
YMCA of Columbia
Let your child join the Y for Winter Break camp while school is out! Your child will participate in fun themed activities such as sports, arts and crafts, and games to keep them active and engaged during their time off. Lunch is included in the weekly cost. You’ll want to pack a refillable water bottle, swim gear, and morning/afternoon snacks. Sign up in-house or online today to reserve your spot!
Dates :: Dec. 23 – Jan. 3 (No care on Dec. 24, 25, 31 or Jan. 1)
Ages :: 5 – 12
Price :: $120 for members; $160 for non-members per week
Palmetto Athletic Center
Looking to keep your kids busy over the school winter holiday? PAC is located in Lexington SC, and our 22,000 square foot facility offers plenty of imPACtful activities. PAC is open Monday – Friday from 7:00 a.m to 6:30 p.m. to keep kids active and entertained! PAC campers have so many options for fun by participating in gymnastics, basketball, cheerleading, trampolines, video games, arts & crafts, laser tag, inflatables, obstacle courses, dance parties, and dodgeball.
Dates :: Dec. 23 – Jan. 6 (Closed Dec. 24, 25, 31 and Jan. 1)
Ages :: 4 – 11
Price :: $38 Drop – In Daily Rate; $87 per week Weekly Rate (3 days)
Camp Gesher at The JCC
Camp Gesher Winter Camp at the JCC provides a safe, vibrant, and enriching day camp experience for ALL Midlands area children, successfully blending value-based character education with traditional camp activities. We offer our camps from 7:30 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. Each camper will enjoy a range of creative programming, including swimming, sports activities, drama and dance, music, arts and crafts, fitness, playing in our gymnasium and swimming in our “state of the art,” heated salt water pool.
Dates :: Dec. 20, Dec. 23, Dec. 26 – 27, Dec, 30, Jan. 2 – 3
Ages :: 3 – 15
Price :: $65/community; $45/JCC members (daily rate)
The Little Gym
There is no such thing as the winter blues when you have The Little Gym Winter Camps to look forward to! The Little Gym of Columbia is now enrolling for Winter Camp Programs! Winter Camp includes three super-awesome, adventure-filled hours full of skill building, crafts, group fun, and special LEGO® DUPLO® building activities!
Dates :: Dec. 23, Dec. 26, Dec. 27, Dec. 30, Jan. 2 – 3
Ages :: 3 – 8
Price :: $35 (member) and $40 (non-member) for half-day option; $60 (member) and $75 (non-member) for full-day option
My Gym Northeast Columbia
My Gym is thrilled to announce enrollment for Winter Camps this December for ages 3-9 years (potty-trained). Enroll now to receive discounts on camp days and siblings. Space is limited.Drop children off at 10 a.m. and pick up at 1 p.m. for a 3 hour camp of fun themed games, activities, crafts, gymnastics and much more! We ask for parents to pack a light lunch or snack (peanut-free). REGISTER FOR CAMPS BEFORE NOVEMBER 21 – ONLY $25/ CHILD!
(Sibling discount does not apply to the early registration discount)
Dates :: Dec. 20 – Jan. 3 (Closed Dec. 25 & Jan. 1.)
Ages :: 3 – 9 (potty trained)
Price :: $30 per camp; siblings are 10% off
At Hammond School, we are excited to offer a variety of wonderful learning opportunities and exciting activities for your child this winter! From pottery painting, to train rides, to ecology labs, your child will have an unforgettable experience with us this winter break! Whether you are a Hammond family or simply interested in spending some time with us, we invite you to join us for an exceptional Winter Break Camp experience!
Dates :: Dec. 19, Dec. 20, Dec. 21, Jan. 2, Jan. 3
Ages :: Please refer to the online registration portal
Price :: $75 per child, per day (8 a.m. – 6 p.m.) Dec. 20, Dec. 30, Jan. 2 & Jan. 3 | $45 per child per day Dec. 21 (12 p.m. – 6 p.m.)