Summer Camps Guide 2017: Day Camps

Creativity Camps | Day Camps | Sports Camps

 

Summer is right around the corner – have you made your plans? Use our Summer Camps Guide to find the perfect camp for you from music and art to sports and a little bit of everything in between!

AIKEN COUNTY PARKS, RECREATION AND TOURISM: aikencountysc.gov/tourism

  • Aiken County Recreation Center, 917 Jefferson Davis Hwy., Graniteville, (803) 663-6142; ages 6-12; weekly, June 5-Aug. 11 (closed July 4); 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; $100 for two weeks or $55 week or $20 day; arts and crafts, outdoor play, games, aquatics, sports; off-site field trips for additional cost; bring lunch, but snacks provided
  • Harrison Caver Park, 4181 Augusta Road, Clearwater, S.C.; (803) 593-4698; Soccer Camp June 12-16, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. for ages 8-12, $100; Football Camp June 19-23, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. for rising grades 7-8, $100

AIKEN SUMMER ADVENTURES DAY CAMP: H. Odell Weeks Activity Center, 1700 Whiskey Road, Aiken; (803) 642-7631; register at Weeks Center or cityofaikensc.gov with activity code 100081; ages 5-12 at start of session; June 5-Aug. 18; new theme weekly with sports, games, crafts, outdoor activities, field trips; $70 city residents, $88 out-of-city residents

AUGUSTA AREA ASTHMA DAY CAMP: For ages 6-13, limited to 60 campers, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. July 17-21, Camp Tanglewood; free; Kitty Hernlen, (706) 721-8741, khernlen@gru.edu

AUGUSTA CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS: 313 Baston Road, Martinez; (706) 863-2905 ext. 272; augustachristian.org; The Great Hydration Exploration Science Camp-rising grades 1-6 June 12-16, $175; Fun in the “Son” Summer Camp-rising grades 1-6, May 22-Aug. 4, full-day $150, half-day $125; College Entrance Exam Prep Course May 30-June 2, $250 or after May 22 $275, www.satprepaugusta.com

AUGUSTA JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER: 898 Weinberger Way; (706) 228-3636; augustajcc.org; for ages 3-13; 10 sessions May 30-Aug. 4 9 a.m.-3 p.m. weekdays; $165 week regular camp, $230 week specialty camps; all campers participate in swimming, archery, tennis, arts and crafts

AUGUSTA PREPARATORY DAY SCHOOL: 285 Flowing Wells Road; (706) 863-1906, augustaprep.org/campcavalier; weeks of June 5, 12, 19, 26, July 10, 17, 24, 31; Camp Cavalier-Ants Camp for rising preschool-preK and Grasshoppers Camp for rising K-4th grade, half-day $130, full-day $250; Camp Adventure for rising grades 1-6 full-day $270; Academic Enrighment Academy camps include study skills, organizational skills, pre-algebra prep, creative writing, jump start to preschool, test-taking strategies, more

AUGUSTA-RICHMOND COUNTY RECREATION DEPARTMENT: augustaga.gov/757/Day-Camps; May 30-July 28 (closed July 3-7) Bernie Ward, Diamond Lakes and Warren Road community centers; ages 4-12; $50 week; games, sports, arts and crafts, field trips, swimming, more; cooperative day camps are also planned at Henry H. Brigham Community Center (706) 771-2654, W.T. Johnson Center (706) 821-2866 and Jamestown Community Center (706) 790-1805

AUGUSTA UNIVERSITY: 2500 Walton Way; (706) 721-3243; www.augusta.edu/pace/ku/index.php; Kids University, half-day and full-day options for rising first-ninth grades; weeks of June 5 Coding &Robotics, June 12 Engineering, June 19 Mini-Med, June 26 How is That Made?, July 10 Community Construction Project; half-day $125, full-day $195, extended-day $225

BEULAH GROVE SUMMER EXPLOSION: Beulah Grove Baptist Church Building of Opportunities, 1434 Poplar St.; bgcrcenter.org to register; grades K5-8; June 5-July 14 (closed July 4); get head start on next school year to include CRCT practice, math, science, language arts, communication skills and critical-thinking skills; afternoon activities include music, dance, Bible study, Spanish, computers and art; field trip to Georgia Aquarium; $85 week; registration $45, activity fee $85 by April 29; first week tuition due by June 1

BOYS AND GIRLS CLUBS OF THE CSRA: (706) 504-4071; bgccsra.org; 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Friday, June 5-Aug. 4 (closed week of July 4) in Richmond, McDuffie, Washington counties; May 30-July 28 in Columbia County; grades 1-12; themes include Down by the Sea, Inenvtion Convention, Where the Wild Things Are, Amazing Race; see website for fees

  • Collins Elementary/E.W. Hagler, 1321 Swanee Quintet Blvd.; (706) 910-9468
  • W.T. Johnson, 1610 Hunter St.; (706) 821-2866
  • Dogwood Terrace, 747 15th Ave.; (706) 737-3554
  • Thomson, 221 Pecan Ave., Thomson; (706) 595-7477
  • South Augusta Club, 2463 Golden Camp Road; (706) 869-2532
  • Washington County, 320 Riddleville Road, Sandersville, Ga.; (478) 552-7115
  • Columbia County Middle Schools Pacesetters Summer Program and Elementary Schools Program at Riverside, 1095 Furys Ferry Road, Evans; (706) 825-0883 or (706) 799-0014

BRICKS 4 KIDZ AIKEN: Camps held at Hole-N-One Family Fun Center, 3197 Whiskey Road, Aiken; www.bricks4kidz.com/aiken and then click on camps; (803) 522-2349 or e-mail nlivingston@bricks4kidz.com; ages 5-13; 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. weeks of June 5, 12, 19, 26, July 10, 17, 24, 31, Aug. 7, 14; $155 first child, $145 second child, $135 each additional child

CAMP GRAVATT: 1006 Camp Gravatt Road, Aiken; (803) 648-1817, bishopgravatt.org; faith-based resident camp; swimming, archery, canoeing, arts and crafts, more; rising grades 1-9 June 10-19, July 30-Aug. 5; rising grades 1-6 June 10-19, 21-27, 29-July 5, July 22-28, July 30-Aug. 5; rising grades 7-9 June 10-19, 11-20, July 30-Aug. 5; rising grade 10 July 11-20; rising grades 10-11 Leaders-in-Training Program June 21-July 5, July 22-Aug. 5; Family Camp May 26-28, July 7-9; prices vary, must register online

CAMP INVENTION: For rising grades K-6; science, technology, engineering, math; 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Monday-Friday; register at campinvention.org; Ruth Patrick Science Education Center, USC Aiken, 471 University Parkway, Aiken; June 12-16; $225

CAMP MOUNT MORIAH: Mount Moriah Campground, 2665 Mount Moriah Road, Matthews, Ga.; (706) 339-3698; campmmc.org; ages 8-16 resident camp; ages 6-7 day camp; July 9-14; $150; no church affiliation

THECLUBHOU.SE: 540 Telfair St.; (706) 877-8707 or e-mail learn@theClubhou.se; http://theclubhou.se

COVENANT SUMMER FUN: Weeks of May 30-July 27 (closed July 4, 11-13), Covenant Presbyterian Church, 3131 Walton Way, (706) 733-0513, covenantaugusta.org

CREATeng Summer Camp: For rising grades 8-9, June 26-29, North Augusta High School, 2000 Knobcone Ave.; GSSM engineering and design thinking day camp where students work through hands-on team challenges to design a wind turbine, optical heart-rate monitors, 3-D prototypes; $250, scholarships available; www.scgssm.org/createng

EPISCOPAL DAY SCHOOL: 2248 Walton Way; (706) 733-1192; edsaugusta.com/SummerCamps; Day Camp for ages 3-12; full-day $180 ($190 after May 15), half-day $130 ($140 after May 15); weeks of June 5, 12, 19, 26, July 10, 17, 24; topics include Theatre Works, Edible Garden, Superheroes, Bottle Rockets

THE FAMILY Y: thefamilyy.org; offering more than 30 day camps with crafts, devotions, games, swim days, more; 9 a.m.-4 p.m., early dropoff and late pickup

  • Aiken County Family YMCA, 621 Trolley Line Road, Graniteville, (803) 349-8080
  • Augusta South Family YMCA, 2215 Tobacco Road, (706) 922-9650
  • Child Development Center, 1425 Walton Way, (706) 922-9670
  • Camp Lakeside, 1238 Dogwood Dr., Lincolnton, Ga., (706) 359-2152
  • Camp Ivey, 1238 Dogwood Drive, Lincolnton, Ga., (706) 359-2152
  • Marshall, Patriot’s Park, 5445 Columbia Road, Grovetown
  • North Augusta, Mossy Creek Elementary School, 421 W. Five Notch Road, North Augusta, (803) 278-0882
  • North Jefferson, 3001 Georgia Highway 17, Wrens, (706) 547-2653
  • Camp Steiner Branch, Patriots Park, 5445 Columbia Road, Grovetown
  • Y-130 Program Center, locations in Thomson and Warrenton, (706) 597-0051
  • Wilson, 3570 Wheeler Road, (706) 922-9624

GREGG PARK CIVIC CENTER: 1001 A Ave., Graniteville; (803) 663-7552, GreggParkOnline.com; Day Camp for ages 5-12, Monday-Thursday June 19-22, 26-29, July 17-20, 24-27; limited registration; $50/week passholder or $60

HICKORY HILL: 502 Hickory Hill Drive, Thomson; (706) 595-7777; hickory-hill.org; Dig History! for ages 11-17; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. June 5-9, experience methods archaeologists use, forensics, crafts, $60; Eco-Adventures ages 10-15, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. June 19-23, discover how humans have used land for centuries, $60; History Tech for ages 11-17, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. July 17-21, $60

KROC CENTER: 1833 Broad St.; (706) 364-5762; augustakroc.org; Camp Kroc for ages 5-12, Bible lessons, games, sports, crafts, swimming, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; May 22-Aug. 11

LUCY CRAFT LANEY MUSEUM OF BLACK HISTORY: 1116 Phillips St., LucyCraftLaneyMuseum.com, (706) 724-3576; May 28-June 2, June 5-9; art projects, museums tours, trolley rides, computer classes, science projects; $125

NORTH AUGUSTA PARKS, RECREATION & LEISURE SERVICES: Riverview Park Activities Center; 100 Riverview Park Drive; (803) 441-4311; northaugusta.net; Adventure Camp, for rising grades 1-6, week-long sessions June 5-Aug. 11 with arts and crafts, field trips, nature hikes, games, more

ODYSSEY LEARNING: 3843 Martinez Blvd., Suite 104, Martinez, (706) 504-3531; for ages 4 and up, Summer Brain Camp May 29-Aug. 4, develop reading, writing and math skills, plus art, science, music, social studies, more

PHINIZY CENTER FOR WATER SCIENCES: Phinizy Swamp Nature Park, 1858 Lock and Dam Road; phinizycenter.org/summer-camp; (706) 796-7707; Swamp Exporers Camp for rising grades 1-6, outdoor exploration, arts and crafts, nature hikes; 9 a.m.-3 p.m. June 5-9, 19-23 Swamp Critters, June 12-16, 26-30 Bees, Birds &Butterflies; $160 week members or $175; early drop off/late pickup $35

SPARK ACADEMY: sparkacademygeorgia.com, (706) 814-1978; on-site STEM enrichment for children ages 3-13 including hands-on science, robotics, computer programming (coding), and more; ideaventions Summer Mini Einsteins Half-Day Camp for ages 3-6 or rising Pre-K to first grade, 9 a.m.-noon June 5-8, Open Door Preschool, 3005 Walton Way, $165 or 9 a.m.-noon June 12-15, MAES Education Center, 4116 Evans to Locks Road, $185; ideaventions Junior Robotics Space Battles Half-Day Camp for rising grades 1-3, 9 a.m.-noon June 12-15, MAES Education Center, 4116 Evans to Locks Road; $185

SUMMER ENRICHMENT PROGRAM: For ages 4-14 or grades pre-K to 8; arts and crafts, music, drama, games, field trips; meals and snacks provided; weekdays May 30-July 21, Gospel Water Branch Baptist Church, 703 Furys Ferry Road; (706) 855-9886 or (706) 860-7091

USC AIKEN ULTIMATE SUMMER CAMP ADVENTURE: 471 University Parkway, (803) 641-3741, web.usca.edu/conted/summer-camps/camp-catalog-2017.dot; for ages 8-10 and 11-14, themed activity plus swimming, outdoor fun, games, more; Minecraft Designers June 19-23; Make Your First Video Game June 26-30; Minecraft Modders July 10-14; App Attack! July 17-21; Make Your First 3D Video Game July 24-28; half-day $120, full-day $225

VERYVERA COOKING SCHOOL SUMMER CAMP: veryveracamp.com; camps in Aiken, Augusta and Columbus, Ga., for ages 6-7, 8-10, 11-14

WESTMINSTER SCHOOLS OF AUGUSTA: 3067 Wheeler Road; wsa.net/summer; weeks of June 5, 12, 19, 26, July 10, 17; Camp Wildcat, Board Game Club, Writing Warriors, Sewing Basics, Football, Ceramics, more

WHOLE LIFE MINISTRIES: 2621 Washington Road, (706) 737-4530, wholelife.org; Journey 2017 Summer Youth Camp for ages 13-18 June 18-23, $250; STEM Camp for ages 5-12 July 10-14, $45

 

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