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Summer Camp


Summer Camp registration begins the week of March 13. 

Weekly Camp 

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. The cost is $55 per week.

Camps will be held at the following locations:

  • Edisto Discovery Center, 1914 Wiley Street, 803-255-8103
  • Emily Douglas Park, 2500 Wheat Street; 803-733-8531   
  • Greenview Park, 6700 David Street, 803-754-5223        
  • Heathwood Park, 800 Abelia Road, 803-733-8446    
  • Hyatt Park, 927 Jackson Avenue, 803-733-8445     
  • Lorick Park, 1600 Lorick Avenue, 803-691-9339     
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Park, 2300 Greene Street, 803-733-8452
  • Melrose Park, 1500 Fairview Road, 803-733-8493
  • Pinehurst Park, 2315 Pinehurst Road, 803-733-8449
  • Sims Park, 3500 Duncan Street, 803-733-8451
  • St. Anna'a Park, 1313 Liberty Hill Road, 803-433-8450
  • Woodland Park, 6500 Olde Knight Parkway, 803-776-1096


Art Camp

Let your child explore their creative side through painting, drawing, pottery and more at the Art Center’s summer Art Camp. The camp will be held in June and July in two sessions for ages 5-9 and 10-16. Sessions will be held at the Art Center, located at 1928 Calhoun St. The camp costs $85 per session. Camp is held Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to noon.

Registration is limited to 10 participants per session. 

For more information, please call the Art Center at 803-545-3093.


Sports Camp

Sports camp will be offered for children ages 6-12. The camp is designed to teach basic fundamentals, develop personal skills and to provide exposure to different sports. The cost is $55 per week. Camp will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Martin Luther King, Jr. Park, 2300 Greene Street.                                 

Teen Camp

The Teen Camp offers a unique and powerful summer camp program that is designed to promote tolerance, respect, leadership, team skills, self-confidence, self-esteem and community involvement. We help to guide teens towards a positive and productive future by helping them make smart and informed life choices. To include:

  • Positive experiences in a safe and caring environment
  • Interactive workshops, educational and cultural activities
  • Instruction and leadership by dedicated staff and visiting professionals
  • Promotion of self expression and individualism
  • Peer interaction and social bonding
  • Community services projects
  • Field Trips

The camp will be held at Booker Washington Heights Community Center, 2611 Grants Avenue Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. The cost for the camp is $55 a week.  Fees and/or admission activities and/or field trips are additional. Lunch is provided. 

For more information, please call the Katheryn M. Bellfield Booker Washington Heights Cultural Arts Center at 803-255-8161.


Tennis Camp

The Columbia Tennis Center located at 1635 Whaley Street, is hosting a summer Tennis Camp for children ages 6-14. The camp will focus on stroke production and techniques, drills, match competition and more.

The camp will be held in June and July from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.:

The cost of the camp is $55 per week. Make checks payable to the Columbia Tennis Center.

Applications are available at the Columbia Tennis Center. Registrations will be taken until the first day of camp.

For more information, please call the tennis center at 803-733-8440.


Golf Camp

The James E. Clyburn Golf Center is hosting a summer golf camp for children ages 8-16 who are interested in improving their golf skills or learning the fundamentals of the game, etiquette and course management. The camp is open to new, intermediate and experienced golfers.

No equipment is needed. The fee to participate is $55 per week.

The camp will be held at the golf center located at 2901 Slighs Avenue from 7:30 a.m.-12 p.m.

For more information about the summer golf program, please call the Parks and Recreation Department at 803-545-3100 or email [email protected]

For more information about the Parks and Recreation Department’s summer programs, please call at 803-545-3100. 


Summer Feeding Program


The City of Columbia Parks & Recreation Department has several locations that serve as host sites for a summer feeding program for youth ages 17 and under.

Click here for a full list of host sites (serving times vary).



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