Sign Up Now for Summer Camps at CofC

Sign Up Now for Summer Camps at CofC

The long, hot days of summer are upon us – but don’t let them go to the dogs! There are plenty of fun, active and educational ways to keep your kids busy this summer – some of them right here on the College of Charleston campus! Whether you’re looking for summer activities for your kids or a little breather for yourself, the College is offering summer camps for everyone!

 Charleston Soccer Academy Day Camps 

Held at the Patriots Point Athletics Complex and led by CofC coaches and current/former CofC players, the Charleston Soccer Academy camps are open to boys and girls and offer a fun and challenging environment suited for every ability and skill level.

Petite Feet Day Camps: This camp is a fun-filled entry-level introduction to soccer for boys and girls and requires no previous experience playing soccer.

  • Ages: 3–4
  • Dates: (Camp 1) June 4–8, (Camp 2) July 9–13
  • Time: 9 a.m.–10:30 a.m.
  • Price: $65
  • Registration Deadline: (Camp 1) June 3, (Camp 2) July 8

For registration and more information, visit the camp’s website

Day Camps: This camp is structured to give boys and girls plenty of repetitions and to challenge them to develop their own skills and techniques.

  • Ages: 5–12
  • Dates: (Camp 1) June 4–8, (Camp 2) July 9–13
  • Time: 9 a.m.–1 p.m. 
  • Price: $175
  • Registration Deadline: (Camp 1) June 3, (Camp 2) July 8

For registration and more information, visit the camp’s website.

Elite Girls Residential Camp: Available to commuters and residential campers, this camp is designed for female soccer players who are serious about the sport and want a taste of what they can expect at the next level.

  • Ages: 12–18
  • Dates: July 16–19
  • Time: 2–9 p.m. on Day 1, 8:30 a.m.–9 p.m. on Days 2–3, 8:30–11:30 a.m. on Day 4
  • Price: $500 for commuters/$600 for residential campers
  • Registration Deadline: July 15

For registration and more information, visit the camp’s website.


Camp Art Attack

Taught by College of Charleston M.A.T. students, Camp Art Attack is held on the CofC campus and provides an arts-based STEAM educational program that allows campers to explore playfully and embrace the opportunity to learn.

  • Ages: rising kindergarten–6th grade
  • Dates: (Session 1: Summer Fun!) June 11–14, (Session 2: Super Hero) June 18–21
  • Time: 9 a.m.–12 p.m.
  • Price per session: $80
  • Registration Deadline: (Session 1) June 10, (Session 2) June 17

For registration and more information, visit the camp’s website.


Honors College Summer Institute

Held on the College of Charleston campus, the Honors College Summer Institute draws upon a range of disciplines, bringing together a diverse group of high school students for a fun academic and intellectual experience.

Computing in the Movies:  In this experiential course, students will watch and analyze movie scenes to understand how computers contribute to key aspects of film such as story, composition and editing. Activities include drawing storyboards, using virtual 3D scene–editing software and exploring the roles of performers and camera operators. 

  • Ages: rising 10th–12th graders
  • Dates: June 11–15
  • Time: 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
  • Price: $450 
  • Registration Deadline: May 28

For registration and more information, visit the camp’s website.

Race, Culture, and Stories of Illness:  In this interdisciplinary, hands-on class, students will explore stories of how race and culture are intertwined with healthcare in America and will visit the College’s Avery Research Center as well as local hospice providers, disability advocates and doctors.

  • Ages: rising 10th–12th graders
  • Dates: June 25–29
  • Time: 9 a.m.–1 p.m.
  • Price: $400 
  • Registration Deadline: June 11

For registration and more information, visit the camp’s website.

With Liberty and Justice for All: Deconstructing the American Promise: In this interdisciplinary, experiential course on social justice in contemporary America, students will discuss what constitutes a just society; tackle issues such as education, housing, food security and employment; and actually work to enact change.

  • Ages: rising 10th–12th graders
  • Dates: July 16–20
  • Time: 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
  • Price: $500 
  • Registration Deadline: July 2

For registration and more information, visit the camp’s website.


Summer STEAM Institute 

Held in partnership with the arts nonprofit Engaging Creative Minds, the Summer STEAM Institute is led by veteran teachers and College of Charleston Department of Teacher Education graduates before they enter classrooms in the fall. It offers campers engaging activities that incorporate STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) curriculum and athletics to foster imagination, collaboration and creativity. 

  • Ages: rising kindergarteners–8th graders
  • Dates: See specific sessions below
  • Time: 8:30 a.m.–4 p.m.
  • Price per session: $225 (or $200 for 3 or more weeks)

For registration and more information, visit Engaging Creative Minds’ website.

Carolina Jams!: Week 1 campers work with computer software to produce an original song on their very own CD.

  • Dates: June 11–15
  • Registration Deadline: Space is limited and going fast

The Force Is With Us!: With Jedi training games, sci-fi skits and planetary juggling, week 2 campers will explore scientific concepts of motion, gravity and friction, and will design a spacecraft. 

  • Dates: June 18–22
  • Registration Deadline: Space is limited and going fast

Theme Park Imagineering!: Week 3 campers will work with potential and kinetic energy as they design a thrill ride, create a theme park game and stage a parade.

  • Dates: June 25–29
  • Registration Deadline: Space is limited and going fast

Engineering Your Future: Week 4 campers will design a car, build free-standing structures, invent new paint mixtures and design fashion for the future.

  • Dates: July 9–13
  • Registration Deadline: Space is limited and going fast

Toy Box 2.0!: Week 5 campers will learn how toys are designed and marketed as they test and judge toys, play creative games and design a toy together.

  • Dates: July 16–20
  • Registration Deadline: Space is limited and going fast

College of Charleston Softball Camps

Held at the Patriots Point Athletics Complex, the College of Charleston Softball Camps are designed for players to develop their skills in all areas of the game. Led by CofC softball coaches and players, the camps are offered for all skill levels.

Summer Elite Day Camp I: This camp will offer both instructional sessions – including all-skills, offensive and positional sessions – as well as live games.

  • Ages: Rising 8th–12th graders
  • Date: June 19
  • Time: 9 a.m.–6 p.m.
  • Price: $225
  • Registration Deadline: Space is limited and going fast

For registration and more information, visit the camp’s website.

Summer Elite Day Camp II: This camp will offer both instructional sessions – including all-skills, offensive and positional sessions – as well as live games.

  • Ages: Rising 8th–12th graders
  • Date: July 10
  • Time: 9 a.m.–6 p.m.
  • Price: $225
  • Registration Deadline: Space is limited and going fast

For registration and more information, visit the camp’s website.

Lil Cougars Summer Kids Camp: This camp will offer instructional sessions in both defense and offense and will be heavy in instruction, repetition and enthusiasm.

  • Ages: 12 and under
  • Date: July 17
  • Time: 9 a.m.–12 p.m.
  • Price: $75
  • Registration Deadline: Space is limited and going fast

For registration and more information, visit the camp’s website.


College of Charleston Elite Basketball Camp

Held at TD Arena and led by Cougars Basketball Head Coach Earl Grant and his staff, the College of Charleston Basketball Camps’ Elite Camp focuses on honing high school basketball players’ skills and techniques.

  • Ages: Rising 9th–12th graders
  • Date: Sunday, June 24
  • Time: 1 p.m.–5 p.m. (check in, 12–1 p.m.)
  • Price: $50
  • Registration Deadline: Space is limited and going fast

For registration and more information, visit the camp’s website.


Ralph Lundy Soccer Academy College of Charleston Soccer Camps

Held at the College of Charleston’s soccer complex at Patriots Point in Mt. Pleasant, S.C., these camps focus on individual technical and tactical development.

Day Camps: These camps are for boys and girls at any level and guarantee to improve campers’ soccer skills.

  • Ages: 9–16
  • Dates: (Camp 1) June 26–29 and (Camp 2) July 16–19
  • Time: 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
  • Price: $210
  • Registration Deadline: Space is limited and going fast

For registration and more information, visit the camp’s website.

Boys’ Elite Camp: This is an elite training school and college showcase week for boys looking for advanced tactical training.

  • Ages: 13–18
  • Dates: July 29–August 1
  • Price: $665 for day campers/$715 for residential campers
  • Registration Deadline: Space is limited and going fast

For registration and more information, visit the camp’s website.


Summer Sailing Programs

Held at the College of Charleston’s J. Stewart Walker Sailing Complex in Mt. Pleasant, S.C., the College’s Learn to Sail program offers a variety of summer camps and classes for youth and adults alike. The following still have openings:

Youth STEM Camps: The College’s Sailing Youth STEM Camps are geared to teach children the science, technology, engineering and math behind sailing.

  • Ages: 8–14
  • Dates: (Camp 1) July 9–13 and (Camp 2) July 30–August 3
  • Time: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • Price: $550 (10 percent discount available for CofC faculty and staff)
  • Registration Deadline: May 30

For registration and more information, visit the camp’s website.

STEM 2.0 Intermediate Camp: This camp is available to campers who have already completed a beginner STEM Camp in the past.

  • Ages: 8–14
  • Dates: August 3–10
  • Time: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • Price: $550 (10 percent discount available for CofC faculty and staff)
  • Registration Deadline: May 30

For registration and more information, visit the camp’s website.

Adult Learn to Sail Class: This community class includes classroom lectures and on-water lessons and is designed for adults who want to learn to sail in a comfortable, exciting environment.

  • Ages: 15+
  • Dates: July 20–August 5
  • Time: 6–8:30 p.m.
  • Price: $550 (10 percent discount available for CofC faculty and staff)
  • Registration Deadline: May 30

For registration and more information, visit the CofC sailing website.


Cougar Volleyball Camps

Held at TD Arena and led by Cougars Volleyball Head Coach Jason Kepner and staff, the Cougar Volleyball Camps offer skill-training and technique-honing and team-building opportunities for all levels of volleyball players.

Elite Skills Commuter Camp: This camp is designed to hone young women’s fundamental volleyball skills in a challenging and fun environment. College coaches and Division I players will help them master the basics and prepare them for their next school season.

  • Ages: Rising 5th–12th graders
  • Dates: July 17–19
  • Time: Check in July 17, 7:30–8:45; July 17 & 18, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.; July 19, 9 a.m.–12 p.m.
  • Price: $295
  • Registration Deadline: Space is limited and going fast

For registration and more information, visit the camp’s website.

Elite Skills Overnight Camp: This camp is designed to hone young women’s fundamental volleyball skills in a challenging and fun environment. Overnight sessions allow for more training and competitive games against one another and CofC players, too.

  • Ages: Rising 7th–12th graders
  • Dates: July 16–19
  • Time: Check in July 16, 2:30–4:30 p.m.; Check out July 19, 12–1 p.m.
  • Price: $425

For registration and more information, visit the camp’s website.

Libero Commuter Camp: This camp will focus on forearm passing and defensive techniques and will address proper body position and footwork as well as out-of-system setting, serving and emergency defensive techniques.

  • Ages: Rising 5th–12th graders
  • Dates: July 20
  • Time: 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
  • Price: $100
  • Registration Deadline: Space is limited and going fast

For registration and more information, visit the camp’s website.

Libero Overnight Camp: This camp will focus on forearm passing and defensive techniques and will address proper body position and footwork as well as out-of-system setting, serving and emergency defensive techniques. Includes an evening session and a night in CofC residence halls.

  • Ages: Rising 5th–12th graders
  • Dates: July 20–21
  • Time: 9 a.m.–8 p.m. (check out 9 a.m., July 21)
  • Price: $195
  • Registration Deadline: Space is limited and going fast

For registration and more information, visit the camp’s website.

Libero/Hitter Overnight Camp:  Libero Overnight Camp participants return for two hitting sessions.

  • Ages: Rising 5th–12th graders
  • Dates: July 20–21
  • Time: 9 a.m.–8 p.m. (check out 4 p.m., July 21)
  • Price: $285
  • Registration Deadline: Space is limited and going fast

For registration and more information, visit the camp’s website.

Hitter Commuter Camp: This camp is for all outside, middle and right-side hitters and will focus on footwork, technique and various attacks, as well as position-specific drills for improvement of overall game execution.

  • Ages: Rising 5th–12th graders
  • Dates: July 21
  • Time: 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
  • Price: $100
  • Registration Deadline: Space is limited and going fast

For registration and more information, visit the camp’s website.

Hitter Overnight Camp: This camp is for all outside, middle- and right-side hitters and will focus on footwork, technique and various attacks, as well as position-specific drills for improvement of overall game execution. Includes an evening session and a night in CofC residence halls.

  • Ages: Rising 5th–12th graders
  • Dates: July 21–22
  • Time: 9 a.m.–8 p.m. (check out 9 a.m., July 22)
  • Price: $195
  • Registration Deadline: Space is limited and going fast

For registration and more information, visit the camp’s website.

Hitter/Setter Overnight Camp: In addition to the Hitter Overnight Camp, participants stay for two setter sessions.

  • Ages: Rising 5th–12th graders
  • Dates: July 21–22
  • Time: 9 a.m.–8 p.m. (check out 4 p.m., July 22)
  • Price: $285
  • Registration Deadline: Space is limited and going fast

For registration and more information, visit the camp’s website.

Setter Commuter Camp: This camp will focus on training all aspects of competitive setting including footwork, body posture, hand placement and decision making. Each setter will get a high number of repetitions in various situations.

  • Ages: Rising 5th–12th graders
  • Dates: July 22
  • Time: 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
  • Price: $100
  • Registration Deadline: Space is limited and going fast

For registration and more information, visit the camp’s website.

Setter Overnight Camp: This camp will focus on training all aspects of competitive setting including footwork, body posture, hand placement and decision making. Each setter will get a high number of repetitions in various situations. Includes an evening session and a night in CofC residence halls.

  • Ages: Rising 5th–12th graders
  • Dates: July 21–22
  • Time: 6 p.m.–8 p.m. and 9 a.m.–4 p.m. (check out 4 p.m., July 22)
  • Price: $195
  • Registration Deadline: Space is limited and going fast

For registration and more information, visit the camp’s website. 

Libero/Hitter/Setter Overnight Camp: This camp includes all three position camps.

  • Ages: Rising 5th–12th graders
  • Dates: July 20–22
  • Time: 9 a.m.–8 p.m. (check out 4 p.m., July 22)
  • Price: $425
  • Registration Deadline: Space is limited and going fast

For registration and more information, visit the camp’s website.