2024 Ultimate Guide to Summer Camps Around Columbia


#1 Guide to Summer Camps in Columbia Since 2013

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

Are you on a quest for summer excitement?
If so, come explore the summer with us! Whether that means exploring a new sport, the arts, or even an academic program, we invite you to join us at one of our camps or specialty programs designed for every age and grade – from three years old to adult. 
Develop talents, acquire new skills and knowledge, or explore something that piques your interest.  Whatever you are looking for, look no further. If you are seeking a half-day or 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.
A summer safari you won’t soon forget!

Dates :: June 3 – August 2 (closed July 1 – 5)
Ages :: 3 – Adult
Price :: $150 – $295

854 Galway Lane
Columbia, SC 29209

(803) 726-6413

We invite you to join us from June 10th through July 26th 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. Please go to www.heathwood.org for more information on our camps. Hot Lunch Available Every Day!

Dates :: June 10 – July 26
Ages :: 2 years – 12th grade
Price :: $150 – $575 per week

3000 S Beltline Blvd
Columbia, SC 29201  

(803) 231-7799


Take a break from the ordinary and explore the Ed-traordinary! There’s endless fun for everyone at Edventure’s summer camps. Children age 4 to 10 will experience fun-filled days bursting with hands-on, engaging, and educational activities with loads of fun! Edventure camps are open to the public and offer a variety of themes. Register online below! Spaces are limited.

Dates :: June 3 – Aug 2 
Ages :: 4 – 10
Price :: $229 – $269 per camper ($12 per day for extended care)

211 Gervais St. 
Columbia, SC 29201

(803) 779-3100

WinShape Camps for Communities


WinShape Camps at North Trenholm Baptist Church June 10-14 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. Whether your kids like soccer or science there is something for everyone. WinShape Camps combines sports, recreation, arts, Bible study and worship into one unforgettable week. Sign up begins with our Early Bird Registration week March 4-10! Receive over 30% off the total price with registration and a $55 deposit that week ONLY! After that, the price will be $235 per kid with a 10% discount per additional kid. Register at the link below! 

Dates :: June 10 – June 14
Ages :: K5 – 5th grade (completed)
Price :: $235 per camper with 10% discount for each additional child

6515 N. Trenholm Rd.
Columbia, SC 29206

(803) 787-2133

The Columbia Museum of Art

This summer, the CMA is offering more than 30 unique camps to capture the interest of any young artist. Having your child participate in art camps is a great way for them to think creatively, practice problem-solving skills, and have fun!

Dates :: June 3 – August 2
Ages :: 4 – 18
Price :: $140 – $200

1515 Main St.
Columbia SC, 29201

(803) 799-2810

Camp Jubilee

At Camp Jubilee, campers enjoy a fun-filled week of making friendships and memories that truly last a lifetime. Our passion is helping campers know the Lord and the love that he has for them. With session in the midlands and mountains of South Carolina, Camp Jubilee has an adventure for every camper.  We invite you to join us for another great summer of fun and formation at Camp Jubilee!

Dates :: June 5 – July 28
Ages :: Kindergarten – 12th graders
Price :: $325 – $675

6053 Two Notch Rd.
Batesburg-Leesville, SC 29070

600 Gap Creek Rd.
Marietta, SC 29661

(803) 256-4251

(843) 628-2363

Camp Kanuga


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 6 – August 5
Ages :: Rising 2nd grade – Rising 12th grade
Cost :: $1050 – $2375

130 Kanuga Chapel Dr.
Hendersonville, NC 28739

(828) 233-2840

YMCA of Columbia Summer Camps


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! There is a new and activity packed theme each week. 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. And don’t forget about Field Trips! 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! (Scholarships available for those who qualify.)

Dates :: June 3 – August 2
Ages :: 3 – 15 
Price :: $70 – $215

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

Sylvan Learning Center


Sylvan of the Midlands offers exciting Academic and STEM camps, personalized summer programs, and college readiness opportunities this summer to help students catch up on any unfinished learning, get a head start on next school year, and build confidence for college in a fun, motivating environment. Our campers explore and refresh skills while having a blast with Robotics, Engineering, Science, Math Facts, and Writing camps. High schoolers gain strategies to reduce stress, increase confidence, and raise scores with our SAT or ACT courses. En-richment opportunities abound with our Math Edge program for students in Pre-Algebra, Algebra 1 & 2, and Geometry and our College Reading Strategies course trains upper level students to eliminate poor reading strategies and implement new strategies to increase reading rate and comprehension to study more efficiently and improve grades. Personalized programs provide proven methods to help students learn up to 3 times faster to attain their full academic potential.

Dates :: June 10 – August 1
Ages :: 1st graders – 12th graders 
Price :: $150

Sylvan Learning of Irmo
1270 Bower Pkwy.
Columbia, SC 29212

Sylvan Learning of Columbia
130 Forum Dr.
Columbia, SC 29229

Irmo & Columbia
(803) 741-0999

Shandon Weekday School


Shandon Weekday School (est. 1958) is bringing back its popular full-day Summer Discovery and a la carte programs! Campers in rising 5K through 8th grades 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 below!

Dates :: June 3 – August 2024
Ages :: Rising 5K – 8th grade
Price :: $195 – $275/week

607 Woodrow St. 
Columbia SC, 29205

(803) 799-8533

STEM for Kids


We offer one of the most diverse and future-focused STEM programs that prepare students for future careers. These programs include Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, Game Design, Biomedical Engineering, coding, Minecraft gaming, Circuit Design, App Design, and Dungeons & Dragons. Register below!


Dates :: June 3 – August 7
Ages :: 6 – 15
Cost :: $185 – $290 per week

(803) 575-2068



Your child won’t want to miss our Game Master Training Camp this summer at Escapology! Not only will campers get to go behind the scenes and learn how escape rooms work, but they’ll also design their own game, and even enjoy a pizza party plus awards ceremony at the end of each camp week!


Dates :: June 10 – July 26
Ages :: 8 – 14
Cost :: $350 first child; $250 each additional child for same camp booking

(803) 900-4144

Pony Gang Horse Crazy Camp

Summercamp guide

At Pony Gang Horse Crazy Camp in Hopkins we offer our horseback riding camps to young equestrians for a magical summer! From our full-day camps for the older kids to our half-day Tiny Tot camp for the little ones, each session is crafted to foster a deep understanding and love for horses, emphasizing hands-on care and riding skills. Our commitment to a low camper-to-instructor ratio ensures personalized attention and a nurturing environment where friendships flourish and the joys of horseback riding are celebrated daily.


Dates :: June 10 – August 2
Ages :: 3 – 15
Cost :: $380 – $480 per week

(839) 777-3457

Pawmetto Lifeline Fur Friends Summer Camp

Fur Friends 2024 - Columbia Mom

Your child can be a CHAMPION for homeless pets! Campers will participate in the 2024 Pawlympics for fun prizes, interact with adoptable pets, meet community members who help animals and learn how we all can be great advocates for animals. Campers will receive a camp t-shirt and daily snacks!


Dates :: June 17 – July 25
Ages :: 7 – 12
Cost :: $300 per weekly session

(803) 465-9187

Want to be a part of our 2024 Summer Camp Guide?

We want to show our readers all the great camps available right here in Columbia and the surrounding areas. Partnering with us allows your business greater visibility with a large targeted market of local families. Join us and help enrich the lives of Columbia area Moms!


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