NOTE: 2018 Summer Camp Information Coming Soon-April 2018


2017 Summer Camps

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 from June 12 through July 21 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. NOTE: Sessions for children ages 5-9 are full.
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. for ages 13-16. 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. Camp Dates: June 12- 16, June 26-June 30, July 10-14 and July 24-28.
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. Camp begins June 12.
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 visit The First Tee of Columbia or email [email protected]
Outdoor Adventure
Adventure Camps
Adventure camps for youth will serve as a sampler of outdoor options, modeling the tenants of Leave No Trace Outdoor Ethics while climbing, paddling, orienteering and backpacking their way to fun.
Children should be confident swimmers and ready for physical challenge. Cost: $200
Ages 8-12: July 31- August 4
Ages 13-16: August 7- August 11
Call Karen Kustafik at 803-315-9275
Family Fun: Car Camping Clinic & Trip
Want to get your family outdoors but are put off by all the gear? Car camping is vehicle-based tent camping at campgrounds with bath and shower facilities. This is the perfect introduction to the great outdoors, and a real cost effective way to enjoy family travel. Let us help you safely create the memories of a lifetime with your children. Camping clinics will start with a Thursday night hands on classroom/clinic. The following weekend, we will all meet at a selected site and put theory into practice!
Family price (up to two adults with children) $55
Thursday June 29 & Saturday July 8
Call Karen Kustafik at 803-315-9275
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.

Parks & Recreation Department|1111 Parkside Drive, Columbia, SC 29203

P: 803-545-3100|F: 803-343-8744