Looking for ways to keep your kids busy during the lazy days of summer?

Camps offer a way to keep kids active, while also giving them a chance to learn new skills and build friendships.

To help you navigate your summer camp options, Lowcountry Parent has pulled together an extensive list of day camp offerings in the Lowcountry, as well as overnight camps in South Carolina and some neighboring states. Fill in all or any of the available search fields below to narrow down your choices. When you see one that looks interesting, click the "Details" link for more information. Also check out our Featured Camp Listings below.

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Educational, History and Nature Camps

    4-H Summer Camp offers traditional camp activities with plenty of fun, friends and adventure! The jam-packed week includes team sports, water sports, paintball, archery, nature hikes, a ropes course and climbing tower, arts, crafts, a talent show and more.

      Asbury Hills Camp & Retreat Center is a Christian overnight camp located in the mountains of South Carolina offering weeklong sessions packed full of aquatic and high ropes activities, worship, small group devotions, and fun.

        A summer camp especially for kids from secular families, Camp 42 offers traditional summer camp activities along with those featuring science, creative and critical thinking, and humanist values. Explore life, the universe, and everything!

          A summer camp especially for kids from secular families, Camp 42 offers traditional summer camp activities along with those featuring science, creative and critical thinking, and humanist values. Explore life, the universe, and everything!

            Camp Airy provides a community of boys with a diverse range of activities promoting self-growth and developing life skills that enhance their Jewish identity and lifelong friendships. Includes traditional and extreme sports, arts, swim and outdoor activities.

              Awaken your child's curiosities, playfulness, and creativity in an unforgettable summer experience that will incorporate hands-on learning, arts and crafts, outdoor recreation, sensory play and more! Each week, our learning spaces will be transformed as campers explore new themes together such as baby sharks and safari adventures! All camp activities are designed and developed by early childhood educators and will be hosted in a safe, preschool learning environment. Camp Awaken will host campers Ages 1-5 years old.

                A residential camp in Sumter County for children who have physical disabilities/chronic illnesses. Activities: Swimming, boating, sports, games, crafts, nature study, drama. Activities are adapted so all children can participate. We offer four week-long sessions for 7-15 year olds; two week-long sessions for 16-20 year olds and a four-day session for 21-25 year olds.

                  Located on a 100-acre island on the Catawba River, Canaan summer camps are packed with adventures including archer, tag, zip-lines, basketball, soccer, tag football, kayaking, outdoor skills, horseback riding and more. 

                    Located in the mountains of Asheville, NC, Camp Cedar Cliff is the premiere summer camp for your child to take risks, make friends, grow in their faith, and have a summer adventure that will last a lifetime.

                      Camp Chestnut Ridge is a non-profit, ACA accredited, co-ed summer camp associated with the United Methodist Church. Chestnut Ridge is located in Efland, NC, and offers day and overnight camps for campers in Pre K-12th grades.

                        Activities offered include backpacking, tennis, horseback riding, swimming, canoeing, high ropes challenge course, nature study, mountain biking, drama, sign language, arts and crafts, riflery, rock climbing, archery, fishing, team sports, guitar and more. 

                          Lake Crestridge is a mountain stream-fed private lake with a diving board, water slide, zip-line and dock system. Gymnasium complete with basketball courts, volleyball courts and equipment, as well as gymnastics equipment.

                            Camp Gravatt is a faith-based, co-ed, overnight camp located in Aiken County. Platform tents and screened cabins that make up the campers’ living area are nestled among 270 acres of beautiful pine trees, hardwoods, lakes and ponds. 

                              This week-long, flagship event is for children diagnosed with cancer and their siblings, ages 4-16. This life-changing experience provides children an opportunity to build self-esteem, courage, confidence and trust in an environment created just for them.

                                Located just 90 miles from Charlotte, but a world away from the hustle and bustle. Set on more than 2,000 acres of untouched land.

                                  Nestled deep within the Pisgah National Forest and at an altitude of nearly 3,000 feet, this camp provides a rustic and tranquil environment that has not been touched by the busy life of urban America.

                                    Camp Kanuga offers adventure activities, sports and crafts in a strong community-oriented environment that enables campers to grow physically, emotionally and spiritually while developing new interests, skills and friendships.

                                      Camp Louise provides a community of girls with a diverse range of activities promoting self-growth and developing skills that enhance their Jewish identity and lifelong friendships. Includes traditional and extreme sports, performing arts, swim and outdoor activities.

                                        At Lutherock, campers enjoy God’s beautiful creation through hiking, singing sessions, Bible study time, adventure activities, campfires and more.

                                          The ultimate two- and three-week NC summer camp. At Camp Pinnacle, campers ages 8–14 learn 21st century life skills, make long-lasting friendships, develop a connection to nature, and have unforgettable adventures.

                                            Enjoy a newly built rock-climbing wall and low-ropes challenge course, a junior Olympic-sized swimming pool, a freshwater lake for boating or fishing, lush fields for sports and games, a petting farm and horse stables.

                                              Choose from a wide variety of exciting activities including archery, baseball, basketball, Bible study, canoeing, chess, crafts, cup stacking, disc sports, fitness, floor hockey, horseback, lacrosse and more.

                                                Sandy Ridge, owned and operated by Girl Scouts of Eastern South Carolina, is our resident camp located in Bennettsville, SC. The camp is on over 400 acres of beautiful sand hills. Facilities include sleeping units, swimming pool, two lakes, watercraft, an archery range, sports field, a clay pit and an air conditioned dining hall. Sandy Ridge hosts GSESC summer resident camp program, troop camping opportunities, training, and outdoor events and overnights for girls and adult volunteers.

                                                  Campers will explore the wonders of marine science and the South Carolina coast while having the time of their lives. Activities include tubing, surfing, fishing, day trips to the SC Aquarium, Sewee Education Center and a local water park.

                                                    Camp Spearhead is more than just a camp, it’s a place where children and adults alike can escape social isolation. And a place where they’re seen as people, not just a disability.

                                                      On-site activities including boating, bouldering wall, arts and crafts, water games, swimming, hiking, low elements challenge course, outdoor cooking, campfires, talent shows and more. 

                                                        The facility is located on 1.7 miles of Lake Wylie shoreline in South Carolina. The 100-acre facility boasts a high ropes course, zip-line, alpine tower, two swimming pools and more than 20 Sunfish sailboats. 

                                                          Camp Voyager is for the techies. The gamers. The creative explorers. The young engineers who always have to figure out how things work.

                                                             This summer, become a rock climber, caver, kayaker, paddle boarder and explorer. All you need is an adventurous spirit, an enthusiastic attitude and a willingness to try new things.

                                                              Camp Wayfarer is a traditional sleep-away camp for boys and girls. We offer more than 30 activities to help every child in their own strengths and challenge them to also try new things.

                                                                Hunt, fish, shoot and ride at Camp Wildlife, the ultimate summer camp experience for those who love the great outdoors. Based on age and skill level, activities include shooting sports, wildlife ecology, outdoor survival skills, hunter safety and more.

                                                                  Camp Wildwood provides a basic introduction to South Carolina’s wildlife and natural resources and an understanding of and commitment to the wise use and management of their resources.

                                                                     Falling Creek’s 645-acre campus is set in a secluded mountain-top cove in the Blue Ridge Mountains. 

                                                                      GoSciTech provides unmatched opportunities to explore the endless possibilities of science and technology in an interactive, residential environment.

                                                                        Green River Preserve is a non-competitive, coed summer camp connecting children with nature. Located on a 3,400-acre private wildlife preserve in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina, this extraordinary natural setting inspires campers to have a greater understanding of themselves, their environment and their fellow man.

                                                                          For 40 years, The Mountain has provided enriching traditional and adventure youth summer camp programs filled with recreation, adventure, education and creativity.

                                                                            Project WISE gives kids a chance to experience Clemson University and the many wonders of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, as well as having the opportunity to bond with the other girls in the afternoons while participating in social activities. 

                                                                              Challenging and engaging experience for rising 11th- and 12th-graders to explore academic and career opportunities within agriculture and natural resources. Workshops, speakers, labs, tours and sessions that expose participants to business, technology and scientific opportunities within these industries.

                                                                                An adventure camp found in the hills of the Appalachian Mountains dedicated to the love, care and education of children. Activities include archery, canoeing, horseback riding and rock climbing. All in a safe Christian environment.

                                                                                  Get into the spirit of adventure through Teen Venture Camp, where campers will be fully immersed in the great outdoors. Offers great opportunities for unique physical challenges and to explore the limits of outdoor recreation. Equipment and food provided.

                                                                                  Sports Camps

                                                                                  Established in 1956, Camp Chatuga is South Carolina's only private resident camp featuring 30 activities including horseback riding, water skiing, canoeing, paddle boarding, BMX, crafts, archery, riflery, sports and more. There is a 4:1 camper to counselor ratio and a wholesome atmosphere perfect for fun and personal growth through relationships and nature.

                                                                                  Whether playing on the soccer field, tubing down the Mills River, beading a necklace for mom or performing on stage during Highlander’s evening programs, campers learn to work as a team, accomplish individual goals and discover new talents.

                                                                                  Choose from any number of activities including archery, arts and crafts, basketball, ball sports, canoeing, zip-line, climbing wall, cheerleading, dance, ropes course, drama, goofy golf, high ropes, hiking and more.

                                                                                  Join head coach Jason Kepner and staff for all skills volleyball camp. Spend time on every skill needed to play volleyball at a high level. You will also have an opportunity to spend three nights in the dorms and eat on campus.

                                                                                  Take advantage of top-notch golf instruction from experienced collegiate coaches and teaching professionals while enjoying a slice of college life on Wofford's beautiful campus. The overnight camp includes all golf instruction, course play, meals, housing, and evening activities.

                                                                                  This camp is for all levels of play: White Camp for beginner to intermediate players, Orange Camp for intermediate to advanced players, Orange Crush for tournament players and the Top Tiger Camp for college bound scholarship player (ages 13-17).

                                                                                  Arts, Adventure and More Camps

                                                                                    Established in 1956, Camp Chatuga is South Carolina's only private resident camp featuring 30 activities including horseback riding, water skiing, canoeing, paddle boarding, BMX, crafts, archery, riflery, sports and more. There is a 4:1 camper to counselor ratio and a wholesome atmosphere perfect for fun and personal growth through relationships and nature.

                                                                                      A Lowcountry tradition since 1938, Camp Saint Christopher offers a dynamic Christian summer camp program. Campers have the opportunity to sail, kayak, rock climb, seine, grow in their faith, and much more, all in St. Christopher's beautiful beachfront setting.

                                                                                        An intensive one-week experience designed to encourage 260 students to fuel their musical enthusiasm and boost their playing skills. Talented musicians from across the country come to Furman with expectations of taking their performance skills to the next level. 

                                                                                          A joint program of Furman Music and the non-profit Greenville Jazz Collective, the camp is a unique experience designed to encourage high school students of all levels to fuel their jazz performance skills. Students will take daily classes in jazz theory, improvisation, and jazz history, and perform in a big band and/or jazz combo.

                                                                                            The Young Artist Vocal Experience is an intensive one-week summer workshop for talented singers. Vocal styles taught: musical theatre, opera, sacred, art song, oratorio. Participants have the opportunity to develop their skills through voice classes, acting classes, master classes, student recitals, faculty recitals, alumni recitals and special topic sessions.

                                                                                              This instrumental music program includes classes in music theory, private instruction, chamber music, orchestral and weekly performance opportunities. Students attend world-class performances at Saratoga Performing Arts Center, explore day trips unique to the region and build lifelong friendships with peers.

                                                                                                Campers elect Senior, Junior, Beginner level in Band or Orchestra; or Piano Camp. A nonstop mix of ensemble, masterclass, lessons, electives, recreation, and social. Saturday features performances by all. 

                                                                                                  Summer in NYC is a three-week long performing arts summer camp where the participants reside at The Juilliard School, working with world class artists, teachers, casting directors and agents. Private lessons are alternated with seminars, workshops and activities.

                                                                                                    Talisman provides summer camp opportunities for ages 6-22 with high-functioning Autism Spectrum Disorders (Asperger’s), ADD/ADHD and learning differences. Providing a structured, nurturing environment within an exciting adventure program while increasing social skills, personal responsibility and friendship.

                                                                                                      Programs include base camp, adventure trips, equestrian programs and leadership camper opportunities. We pride ourselves on making safe, fun, educational and magical experiences for your children through our core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.