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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2020 Camp Listings

    K-5 campers will travel the world with six weekly sessions and learn about the different countries and cultures around the globe. Each week, campers will dive into new countries, prepare delicious food, and play games using the different components of STEAM, while learning and making new friends!

      Camp BBC 2020: Mystery Island! Action Packed Adventure for Children ages 4 - 12 years old! Weekly Field Trips! Kona Ice Truck! Flexible Scheduling Available Camp Fun Shop Club House Competitions Activities For ALL Interests! Including Cooking, Art Cart, Minute To Win It, and MUCH MORE!!! For more info online check out our site https://archway.academy/ Contact us at: 1-833-SC CHILD.

        Our Acro Camp focuses on strength, flexibility, acro technique, and tumbling skills which is perfect for dancers, gymnasts, and cheerleaders, or anyone who wants to learn the art of acro! We offer safe, technically sound, and fun instruction! Camp runs 9:00am-12:00pm Monday through Friday for beginner through advanced athletes ages 6-10. Weekly classes are also available. June 8-12, 15-19, 22-26, July 13-17, 20-24, 27-31 Please contact us at: acroartscompany@gmail.com or visit us online at acroartscompany.com/summer-programs.html

          Spark your child's creativity with days full of fun art activities at Art Buzz Kids Camps! This year's themes include: Down on the Farm, Out of this World, The Art of Science, Party in the USA, Happily Ever After, Wizard Academy, Under the Sea, Celebrate our World, and Design your Dream House. We offer half and full day options for ages 4-12, as well as teen camps! Your camper can create memories and masterpieces at any of our three studios: West Ashley: 843-573-3422 wineanddesign.com/calendars/west_ashley Mt. Pleasant: 843-388-7857 wineanddesign.com/calendars/mount_pleasant Summerville: 843-276-3769 wineanddesign.com/calendars/summerville

            Ashley Hall is downtown Charleston's premier summer camp destination with 50+ sessions for girls and boys, ages 3-17. Scheduled June 15- August 7, the Ashley Hall Summer Program schedule includes a wide variety of specialty and day camp offerings including sessions just for young boys.

              Designed for beginners to seasoned artists age 4 -12, Bach to Rock (B2R) camps are taught by real musicians using our unique B2R instruction method, which will have campers playing full songs in no time! Students are placed in camp groups according to their age and skill level. Ensemble playing, teamwork and music instruction is included with every program. Offering half and full-day options for week, partial week or single day camps from June 8 to Aug 21. No musical experience necessary. Visit us at mountpleasant.b2rmusic.com/73 or call 843-972-8512 for more info.

                Come explore sculpture, drawing, painting, printmaking, crafts, mosaics, and more. Our Campers build their art skills and confidence as they create one-of-a-kind art. Imagination welcome! 843-936-6351 www.creativeartsofmp.com

                  BSCS day camp is full of Adventurers, Seekers, and Trail Blazers. Our weekly camp is for ages 3-15 years old and is Monday-Friday 7:30AM-6:00PM. Weekly Field Trips included! For more info, visit us online at scbss.org/parents/extendedday.cfm Please contact us at 843-766-2128 or rcantley@scbss.org

                    Cainhoy Children's Academy Kids' Camp. For ages 6-9, CCA Kids's Camp will run from June 8th through August 14th, 2020. Fun games and activities, snacks & lunch provided. Follow us at www.facebook.com/cainhoychildrensacademy or call 843-371-5950 for more info or visit us online at www.cainhoyacademy.com

                      Imaginations will soar in the all-new Camp Invention® program, Elevate! Campers in grades K-6 will collaborate in hands-on STEM activities exploring concepts of flight, Earth's ecosystems and sports innovations!  Visit invent.org/camp or call 800-968-4332 to register. Use promo code LOCAL25 to save $25 (expires 3/31) or LOCAL15 to save $15 (expires 5/12).

                        Summer is right around the corner and the best place to have your kids spend their summer is on the water, learning valuable life lessons and building self-confidence. Our sailing programs are open to ALL, ages 5 & up. Register for Guppy (5-7 yr.), Beginner (8-17yr.), ½ & Full Day – Adventure, Beginner & Advanced Racing.

                          Located right in downtown Charleston, Charleston Day School summer camps have an adventure for every child! Visit the CDS website to learn more about their wide variety of camps, including basketball and multi-sports, engineering, arts & crafts, STEM, cooking, wizarding and board games!

                            The Charleston Gaillard Center’s Education and Community Program offers six types of camps this summer: Broadway Kids Camp; Choreography Camp; Culinary Camp; Jazz Camp; Just Be You Camp; Theater Camp. Summer camps presented by the Gaillard Center and various community partners offer students the opportunity to learn and thrive in the performing arts and beyond. gaillardcenter.org/outreach/summer-programs

                              This summer, get down and dirty exploring creatures of the marsh and tracking animals along the trail at the Charleston Museum's Nature Trailers Summer Camps. Located at the Dill Sanctuary, a 580-acre wildlife sanctuary on James Island. Or, travel back in time to learn about creatures, customs and cultures throughout history with a variety of camps offered by The Charleston Museum. Campers age 5-11. Click here for more information or call 843-722-2996.

                                Charleston Soccer Academy is committed to developing youth soccer players in a fun, challenging environment. We have many different camp offerings that are suited for every ability level, from the player just starting out, to the youth national team star! Summer 2020 dates for Petite Feet and Day Camps are June 8-12 and July 6-10, while Elite Girls Summer ID Camps are June 6-7 and July 25-26. To register, visit charlestonsocceracademy.com or call 843-513-5397.

                                  Campers will zip and play on our Kids Zip Line course specifically designed for our younger adventurers. After they are done zipping, they will get to challenge themselves on our Climbing Wall and enjoy group outdoor activities together! Doesn't that sound like a blast!? This Two-Day camp is on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9am-12pm. $100/child (Ages 6-11). Only 20 Spots per week so Register Now online at www.charlestonziplineadventures.com or call us at 843-928-3947.

                                    This summer, the Children's Museum of the Lowcountry offers a variety of camps for ages 3 - 10 that will spark imagination and stimulate curiosity in all children. Kid Coders introduces campers to the basic skills of coding, such as sequencing, pattern recognition and if/then conditional logic, while, in Padawan and Jedi Training Camp, brave Padawans will build droids and complete challenges that are out of this world to become powerful Jedi! Register at 843-853-8962 or explorecml.org/camps

                                      This is JoAnn's 30th year of providing quality tennis, sports, and activity camps in the Charleston/Mt. Pleasant area. Our weekly tennis camps will run June 1 to August 7 for kids ages 4 to 13. Half day camps include professional instruction, match play skills, games, prizes and swimming. Full day tennis and activity camps include tennis instruction and special activities, such as Frisbee Golf, kayaking, skyzone and more! Register at joannlee.tennis/summer-camps or call 843-388-5988

                                        Announcing our DaVinci Kids Summer Camp Debut with three new camps to choose from! Kids will jump into creative expression through canvas painting, artsy games and crafts, all wrapped around a fun weekly theme. All camps are from 10am – 2pm; choose between “Sweets & Treats” in June, “To the Beach” in July, or “Out of this World” in August. Sign up for the whole week or pick and choose your days for added convenience! Visit charlestonpaintparty.com/da-vinci-kids or call 843-974-4472 to inquire!

                                        Summer STEAM Institute® is a national award-winning camp offering immersive, Arts Integrated STEAM programming. Themes change weekly and focus on 21st–century skills such as fostering imagination, collaboration, and creativity. This year, camp takes place at Daniel Island School from June 15 to July 31 (no camp week of June 29). Contact Alicia Modoor at 843.277.2016 or STEAM@EngagingCreativeMinds.org. To learn more, visit engagingcreativeminds.org/summer-steam-institute

                                          FAME presents a summer of week-long fully interactive performance arts camps that will engage and immerse campers in imagination and creation. 100% screen free! Each week campers will participate in performance driven activities that will build non-judgmental creative confidence, teamwork, as well as improve self-confidence and problem solving skills. To learn more email info@fameperformingarts.com, call 843-971-0774 or visit fameperformingarts.org/summer-2020

                                            Learn a lifelong hobby and create your own clothes and accessories! Our summer camps are 3-4 days, depending on age and project. Beginner and advance options will range from 2.5 to 3 hours a day. Beginner students will complete a variety of projects, which may include a tote bag, skirt, pillowcase, apron, or pencil pouch. Our advanced camps are designed with the project listed in the camp name. All supplies are included in the course fee. Machine rental is available for $10. Visit fiveeighthseams.com or call 843-225-3958 to register.

                                              WinShape Camps for Communities brings the summer of a lifetime to Charleston! Campers cultivate their skills and talents in a mix of indoor and outdoor moments through physical activity and creative play. There are times of outrageous fun and games, but also intentional conversation and rest. We wrap up our week with a serving of Friday Family Fun and a Chick-fil-A lunch. Camp dates are July 13-17 for kindergarten through 8th grade. Contact us at: 843-795-3232 or visit us online at: www.winshapecamps.org

                                                Campers ages 5+ will learn dance fundamentals, enjoy crafts, play games and make new friends during 3 different weeks this summer. Camp directors are certified and have a combined 50 years of dance experience. Awards and a dance demonstration will conclude the end of each week. Discounts are available for siblings and multiple sessions. No experience necessary! Register online at www.legacyirishdance.com or call 912-484-7038.

                                                  Our exciting camps will engage our amigos to explore Spanish culture and language while playing. Campers will have a blast learning Spanish while doing science experiments, making crafts, singing, dancing, and cooking. We will also have creative movement and soccer. Previous knowledge of the language is not required.  Visit us at lowcountrylanguageacademy.com/summer-camps-charleston or call 843-442-5683

                                                    Hands-On Summer Camp Letting Your Child Discover the DIY'er Within!  Projects Include Wood Signs, String Art and More!  Camp Dates Available In June, July & August. Recommended Ages 7+. Contact us for more information at 843-377-5448 or visit us online at summerville.naileditdiy.com

                                                      Camps for ages 2-18 years in dance, ballet, acting and musical theater! From experienced to beginners, we have something for everyone. Campers learn technique in each specialty, participate in themed games and crafts, and perform at the end of every camp! This year, enjoy longer hours, new themes and a greater value with the same great performance curriculum! 

                                                        Looking for a fun, energetic environment for your child to learn tennis this summer?  Look no further than the Pate Academy and our summer tennis camp at LTP Daniel Island.  Our knowledgeable staff will help with everything from the basics, strategy, and developing into a better all-around athlete!  We will incorporate additional sports, such as soccer and swimming, to make our camp the perfect well-rounded experience! Contact Chris Cagle, Director of Tennis, at cagletennis@gmail.com or 814-777-8528 for questions or more info. To learn more, please visit thepateacademy.com/summer-2020-rogy

                                                          Choose your own adventure with Charleston's one-stop shop summer camp headquarters! With over 100 offerings, your camper may choose from tons of different specialties. Camp Cyclone registration includes morning care and breakfast starting at 7:30am, hot lunch, and after care with snacks until 5pm. Camps will run from June 8th – August 7th and are open to all children in the Charleston area. To register online, visit portergaud.edu/summercamps or call 843-402-4679.

                                                            At Primrose Schools Summer Adventure Club, children become engineers, artists, explorers and more as they discover the joys of design thinking, a fun and innovative way to learn. Engineering design challenges, experiments and themed activities await as children unlock new ways of thinking – all while having a blast! Visit primroseschools.com/schools/mount-pleasant or call 843-972-2604 for more information!

                                                              Burning and Learning! June 15th - August 14th. Day Camp at Rolly Pollies gives your child the opportunity to burn off energy while learning too! Combining fun physical activities, group games and arts & crafts into weekly themes that are sure to get kids excited. Flexible schedules and pricing will make parents happy too! Beat the heat this summer at Rolly Pollies where every day is FUN'tastic!  Contact us at 843-261-0020 or rollypolliessc@gmail.com or check us out online at rpsummervillesc.com/camps

                                                                Jump, create and explore with eight scheduled weeks of Summer Sky Camp. Leave your iPad at home because each day will be filled with action packed activities! Enjoy games, GLOW, Sky Wars, weekly field trips, arts and crafts, STEM projects and lots of jump time. Snacks & lunch included. Sky Zone Charleston offers the flexibility of full, half and single day sign up options. Call 843-588-5777 to register. For camp details and dates visit skyzone.com/charleston/programs/camp

                                                                  The West Ashley camp leader with over 35 camps to choose from! We offer Athletic Camps, Skills Camps, Adventure Camps, Non-traditional Camps and our ever-popular Camp Remix! Registration has already begun so do not wait any longer. Spots are filling up fast. Your camper's summer adventure awaits at St. Andrews Parks & Playground! Visit standrewsparks.info/summer-camps or call 843-763-4360 to register.

                                                                    This summer is all about imagination and entertainment – and living your dreams! Where else will your camper splash around a water park, create a game show, star in their own podcast, tour a football stadium and make a movie – all in the same camp? Full and half-day camp with weekly field trips for children ages 4 to 12. Limited space available. 7 local locations to choose from. Contact a school today and request our field trip calendar! sunshinehouse.com/programs/summer-camp 

                                                                      Open to current and summer-only students, Summer of Wonder reinforces what children learned during the school year through fun-filled activities. Your child will have opportunities to engage in the creative arts, experiment with science, explore nature, and discover the world around them. Teachers are encouraged to follow the children’s lead as they plan fun and engaging activities for summer learning.  Open 9am-4pm, Monday-Friday for campers age 3-6. For info, visit carolinaparkacademy.com/services/summer-of-wonder-program or call 843-860-1154.

                                                                        Camp Seahawk 2020 runs for six weeks, June 22 through July 31. Camp includes five exciting themed sessions exploring: sports and adventure, science and robotics, music and dance, food from root to table, and drama, comedy and theater, for ages K3 to 8th grade. Session I - June 22 - June 26, On the Move (Sports & Adventure) Session II - June 29 - July 3, STEM ( Science, Robotics) Session III - July 6 - 10, Rhythm (Music & Dance) Session IV - July 13 - 17, Food & Fun (From Root to Table) Session V - July 20 - 31, Exit Stage Left (Drama, Comedy & Theater). Please contact Nina Heffernan at 843-873-9310 or nheffernan@summervillecatholic.org Or visit us at summervillecatholic.org/summercamp

                                                                        Announcing weekly day and specialty camps beginning June 8th. Super Summer Day Camps are fun-filled, full-day, coed camps offering well-supervised activities for ages 4 – 12. Activities include arts and crafts, organized games, swimming, open gym time, and daily field trips.  Classes include gymnastics, hip-hop, jazz, and tap. Specialty camps are half-day camps for ages 2-10 and are available in all forms of dance and gymnastics that commence with a performance and awards ceremony. Register online at tapioschool.com/camps or call 843-884-9579.

                                                                          The fun never stops at Mount Pleasant Recreation! Registration is open for youth summer camps this June, July and August. Youth Summer camps include sports camps, trip camps, outdoor adventure, creative arts & music, theatre & dance, language & culture, science & technology, fitness & movement, and more! Visit mtpleasantrec.com/215/Camps or call 843-884-2528.

                                                                            This summer, Trident Academy is excited to continue its summer enrichment program to children that are struggling with their reading and math skills. Designed for grades 1-6, this program is based on the Orton-Gillingham approach and is interactive, multi-sensory and fun! Also offering STEM & Games Camp for rising 6th-8th graders. This camp focuses on team building skills through games and daily design challenges using STEM. Summer Enrichment and STEM & Games Camp will run from June 8-July 3. Visit tridentacademy.com or call 843-884-7046.

                                                                              Kids' College (Ages 7-11) and Teen University (Ages 12-17). Let Trident Tech keep your child engaged and learning this summer with fun, educational camps June 8-July 31, 2020. Choose from computer technology, creative arts, film/media, culinary arts, nature/outdoors, young professionals, math/science, leadership skills and college prep. Contact us at: 843.574.6152 or check out our site for more info tridenttech.edu/ce/programs/summer-camps

                                                                                Curious, high achieving students will experience USL's signature “learning by doing” educational philosophy through daily field trips, leadership & life skills activities, games, and insights into subjects such as arts, global languages, and science. Priority given to Fall 2020 prospective students. Programs run June 8-12 & August 3-7, both from 9am – 4pm. Please email Alauria Corbin, acorbin@uslowcountry.com with questions. Visit uslowcountry.org/clubs or call 843-884-0902 for more info.

                                                                                  Designed to challenge, entertain, and inspire, our award-winning summer camps focus on developing physical, social, and decision-making skills while promoting self-confidence, fitness, and plenty of FUN. New this year, our Wild Blue Explorers camp for ages 4-8 is a fantastic first step for younger kids or those looking to learn more about a ropes course. Our Wild Blue Warriors Camp for ages 8 -14 is designed for children who are already proficient on the Explorers Gateway course. Contact hugh@wildblueropes.com or call 843-225-1555 to register. Or book your experience at wildblueropes.com

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