With summer break just 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!
Have you checked out our Ultimate Guide to Summer around Charleston yet? It’s chock full of great info like parks & playgrounds around the city, VBS schedules, food guides, indoor play spaces, rainy day activities and so much more!
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!
Designed for students of all levels, from beginners to seasoned artists, Bach to Rock (B2R) camps are taught by real musicians using the unique B2R method, which will have students playing full songs in no time! Students are placed in a program according to their age and skill level. Ensemble playing, teamwork and music instruction is included in every program.
Week, Partial Week & Single Day, as well as Half-Day and Full-Day Options Available (6/4-8/17)
Rock City World Tour: Ages 4-6yrs, $199 per week (half-day)
Rock Band: Ages 7+, $349 per week (full-day)
B2R GLEE Group: Ages 7+, $249 per week (half-day)
Recording Arts Camp: Ages 10+, $249 per week (half-day)
Get ready for another fun-filled, challenging summer at Wild Blue Ropes Adventure Park! Enrollment is OPEN for the 4th annual Wild Blue Warrior Camp.
Wild Blue Ropes’ camp offers specific daily activities that are balanced between structured and unstructured play. Campers learn how to work with others, build meaningful relationships, accept guidance, and develop decision-making skills. All of these life skills nurture independence and confidence. The unique, co-ed program is designed for ages 8 – 14 years. WBR Warrior Camp 2018 runs weekly from 9am to 12pm. Four, 5-day summer sessions are available. An early-bird enrollment rate of $199 / camper applies until April 1, 2018. A multi-sibling discount is also available.
Rolly Pollies Campers will enjoy exciting weekly themes like, Everyday Science & Glitter Goo and Gobs of Glue, made to educate and stimulate curiosity and imaginations! Their 3 hour day will be packed with funtastic fitness in our amazing gym, arts & crafts, stories and music too! All this daily fun is under the supervision of our well trained, caring staff and in our 5,000 square foot, clean, air conditioned facility. Kids can beat the heat and never get bored with something new to look forward to each week! Parents will love the flexibility with morning and afternoon camp options that fit your families busy summer schedule. Register soon, space is limited!
Grassroots Gymnastics is conveniently located just north of downtown Charleston on the peninsula, minutes from West Ashley and Mt. Pleasant! We offer half day (8:30a-12p) and full day (8:30a-3p) camp options for ages 2.5-12. Full day campers must be 4 yrs+. There is also an early drop off option at 8:00 am, as well and aftercare is available ($10/hour) from 3-5pm. Each day will include a one-hour gymnastics class, games and obstacle courses, arts and crafts, and free time in the gym to play on the trampolines and in the bounce castle. Friday afternoons our bounce castle turns into a waterslide! Bring a suit and sunscreen. We offer flexible scheduling so you may sign up for as many individual days or full weeks as you would like.
Dates: June 4th – August 17th
Pricing: Half Day: $30 day // $120 for 5 days (2.5 yrs+)
Full Day: $50 day // $200 for 5 days (4yrs +)
July 23-27: Violin-Viola-Cello-Bass students ages 5 to 18 explore different styles of American music including classical, folk, fiddling, pop and jazz. Classes in historic buildings in downtown Charleston conducted by nationally known faculty from New York, Colorado, Arizona, North Carolina and Texas. Suzuki friendly.
1/2 Day $35 (9 am – 12 pm or 1 pm – 4 pm)–Week $150
Full Day $55 (9 am – 4 pm) Week $225
MIX and MATCH OPTION…purchase days in advance at weekly rates and mix them up throughout the summer to suit your schedule
Start your GSSM Journey with STEM summer camps! iTEAMS Xtreme: Next Generation programming and technology day camp for rising 6th, 7th, and 8th graders, July 23-26 at Palmetto Scholars Academy, $185; CREATEng engineering day camp for rising 7th and 8th graders, June 25-28 at Gregg Middle School, $250; GoSciTech residential camp for rising 8th, 9th, and 10th graders, June 17-23, June 24-30, July 8-14, and July 15-21 on GSSM’s Hartsville campus, $800-$900.
Keep your kids and teens moving this summer with Angel Oak CrossFit’s Kids’ Club Fitness Class starting at $50/month every Thursday from 3:15 – 4:00 pm and Saturday from 8:15 am – 9:00 (ages 5 – 11), and Teens’Athletic Development Class, $99/month, (ages 12 – 17) Wednesdays 2:30 – 4:00 pm and Saturday 11:00 – 12:30! These programs, open from June 4th – end of August, are designed to allow kids and teens to build a positive and healthy relationship with movement and exercise, promote confidence, and let kids have FUN!
Looking for more Summer Camp options? Here is a more comprehensive list:
American Music Camp
Art Vark Palette
Bach to Rock
Ballet Academy of Charleston
Black Tie Music Academy
Bottles n Brushes
Bricks for Kidz
Charleston Animal Society Camp
Charleston Billingual Academy
Charleston Collegiate School
Charleston County Parks & Rec
Charleston Soccer Academy
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
FBS Summer Sensation Camp
Fear No Easel
Five Eighth Seams
Girl Scouts of Eastern SC
Impact Arts Academy
Japan Karate Arts
Legare Farms Farm Camp
Lowcountry Language Academy
Mt. Pleasant Rec Center-Darby Building
Mt. Pleasant Rec Center-Jones Center
Mt. Pleasant Rec Center-Park West
No 1 Soccer Camps
Palmetto Kids Cooking
Peace Love Hip Hop
Rock Solid Gymnastics
SC Governor’s School for Science & Mathematics
Sew Much Better
Songs for Seeds
Stitch n Sew
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
Wild Blue Ropes
YMCA (The Ponds)
YMCA of Charleston