Summertime Camps for Kids!

With the summer fast approaching, now is the time to sign up for your child's summer camp. We have provided just a few of the amazing summer camps you can find in and around the Columbia area.

Richland One, Summer Camps

Richland One is pulling out all the stops to offer students and adults an exciting menu of offerings to fill their summer with adventure, academic enrichment, fitness, college preparation, credit recovery, science, technology, the arts and everything in between. Programs offered include robotics, computer programming, swimming, theater, building rockets, business skills, genetics, reading, and aviation.

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Camp P.A.L.S

Camp P.A.L.S. is a theory-driven summer camp for children with social skills deficits (including but not limited to Asperger’s, high-functioning autism, ADHD, and learning disabilities).


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Parks & Recreation Camps

Parks and Recreation will offer weekly summer day camps with supervised recreation for children ages 6-12, M-F, 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.  Camp programs are designed to help children develop to their fullest potential by focusing on education through recreation, team building and leadership, creativity and self-expression, physical fitness, independence and decision making. Camps are open to both city residents and non-city residents.

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EdVenture Camps

Camp EdVenture is open to the public and offers a variety of camps for campers ages 4–12. Fun, hands-on activities keep children busy, happy and learning all day long. Spaces are limited. EdVenture members receive a 15% discount for camps (applied at registration). All campers must be potty-trained (no pull-ups please).

 

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Next Generation

During this advanced camp track, students will learn how to become an Arduino Game Maker! Throughout the week, students will learn how to create game tools such as a stopwatch, randomized die, buzzers and sensors. These tools will be used to build and play Arduino games. A SmartFaire at the end of the week will showcase their finished games. Game on!

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Pitter Platter Summer Art Camp

Kids attend weekly themed camps Monday – Friday from 9AM-12PM.  Can’t attend all week? — We are offering a Mini Summer Camp on Friday here. Campers will be at The Pitter Platter for three hours each day with snacks provided. Each class is taught by professional fine art college graduates.  Kids will experience a variety of projects and art making techniques.

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Summer Zoo Camp

Young adventure-seekers, ages 3 to 13, will explore wildlife and wild places when Summer Zoo Camp heats up at Riverbanks. Two unique topics will be offered during two one-week sessions. New this summer, camp also will be offered to 13-year-olds. Don’t miss the wildest camp in town.

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Summer PAALS Day Camp

PAALS will hold five (and potentially six) summer day camps in 2017. Summer PAALS at the Farm camp is held at the Big Red Barn Retreat in Blythewood, SC. Summer PAALS Pups and Regular camps are held at the PAALS training facility at 221 N. Grampian Hills Rd. in Columbia, SC.

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USC Summer Camps

We offer some 60 camps for middle and high school students that are full of challenging activities, exciting learning opportunities, and tons of fun. Campers can choose from a variety of subjects they want to explore, from art to pharmacy, from criminology to marching band, from bionanotechnology to visual arts.

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YMCA Summer Camps

The YMCA of Columbia camps offer a mix of fun and educational activities aimed at improving kids’ well-being. Our program centers on three areas proven to impact kids’ development: friendship, accomplishment, and belonging.

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SC State Museum Summer Camps

The South Carolina State Museum is excited to offer summer camps for 2017. Campers will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of different camps while exploring the museum, experiencing 4D and planetarium shows, and engaging in problem-based educational activities and STEM projects throughout the day. Whether it’s exploring space in the planetarium and observatory, engineering their own robotic designs, discovering the world of physics, or even experimenting with a world of chemistry, there’s something for every camper to enjoy.

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