Keep Kids Busy with CofC Summer Camps

Keep Kids Busy with CofC Summer Camps

If you’re looking for something fun, educational and active to keep your kids busy this summer, look no further than the College of Charleston. From the arts and STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) to volleyball and sailing: There’s a summer camp for everyone this summer!

Charleston Soccer Academy 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 10–14, (Camp 2) July 8–12
  • Time: 9 a.m.–10:30 a.m.
  • Price: $65
  • Registration Deadline: 12 p.m. on June 9 (Camp 1), July 7 (Camp 2)

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 10–14, (Camp 2) July 8–12
  • Time: 9 a.m.–1 p.m. 
  • Price: $175
  • Registration Deadline: 12 p.m. on June 9 (Camp 1), July 7 (Camp 2)

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

Elite Girls ID Camp: 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: 13–18
  • Dates: (Camp 1) June 8–9 and (Camp 2) July 20–21
  • Time: 9 a.m.–5 p.m. on Day 1, 9 a.m.–12 p.m. on Day 2
  • Price: $200
  • Registration Deadline: 12 p.m. on June 7 (Camp 1), July  19 (Camp 2)

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 in the College of Charleston’s Education Center 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) June 10–13, (Session 2) June 17–20
  • Time: 9 a.m.–12 p.m.
  • Price per session: $80

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


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 offer both instructional sessions – including all-skills, offensive and positional sessions – as well as live games.

  • Ages: Rising 8th–12th graders
  • Date: (Camp 1) June 18, (Camp 2) July 16
  • Time: 9 a.m.–6 p.m.
  • Price: $225 (CofC faculty and staff may contact Head Softball Coach Linda Kalafatis for a $25 discount)
  • Registration Deadline: (Camp 1) June 18, (Camp 2) July 16

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


Summer Tech Camp

Held at the College of Charleston’s Center for Continuing and Professional Education (North Campus), Tech Camp is a partnership between the College of Charleston and Engineering for Kids Charleston that aims to expose campers to coding through hands-on experience. Campers will learn Java online through Minecraft. 

  • Ages: 8–12
  • Dates: (Session 1) July 15–19, (Session 2) August 5–9
  • Time: 9 a.m.–12 p.m.
  • Price: $175
  • Registration Deadline: Space is limited and going fast

Space is limited. 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 24–27 and (Camp 2) July 15–18
  • Time: 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
  • Price: $225
  • 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 28–31
  • 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 3) July 8–12 and (Camp 7) August 5–9
  • Time: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • Price: $500 (10 percent discount available for CofC faculty and staff)
  • Registration Deadline: May 30

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

Youth Learn to Sail Camp: These camps are designed to teach campers the basic fundamentals and introduce them to the amazing sport of sailing.

  • Ages: 8–14
  • Dates: (Camp 1) June 10–14, (Camp 2) June 24–28, (Camp 4) July 15–19, (Camp 5) July 22–26 and (Camp 6) July 29–August 2
  • Time: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • Price: $500 (10 percent discount available for CofC faculty and staff)
  • Registration Deadline: May 30

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


College of Charleston Baseball Camps

Held at the Patriots Point Athletics Complex,

Summer Prospect Camp: With instruction from CofC coaching staff and DII and JUCO coaches, this camp is designed for high school players who aspire to play baseball at the collegiate level.

  • Ages: 9th–12th grade
  • Date: June 17
  • Time: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • Price: $100
  • Registration Deadline: Space is limited and going fast

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

Youth Baseball Camp: This camp gives girls and boys individual instruction in hitting, throwing, fielding, pitching and running the bases.

  • Ages: 12 and under
  • Date: June 24–27
  • Time: 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
  • Price: $300
  • Registration Deadline: Space is limited and going fast

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


Joe Chealey Basketball Camp

Held at TD Arena, this boy’s camp is led by Charlotte Hornets two-way player and CofC basketball alumnus Joe Chealey ’18. Boys will be divided into three age groups and will participate in skill activities and 5-on-5 games.

  • Ages: 6–14
  • Date: July 29–August 1
  • Time: 9 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
  • Price: $250
  • Registration Deadline: Space is limited and going fast

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


Summer STEAM Institute 

Held at Memminger Elementary School in partnership with the arts integration educational 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–5th graders
  • Dates: See specific sessions below
  • Time: 8:30 a.m.–4 p.m.
  • Price per session: $275 (discounts available for 3 or more weeks, and 25 percent off for siblings)
  • Registration: Space is limited and going fast

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

Rad ReACTIONS | Chemistry: Campers will explore chemistry concepts through science experiments, acting, movement and visual art.

  • Dates: June 17–21

It’s Your Move: Campers will design and play their own board games and athletic games and stage a fun game show. 

  • Dates: June 24–28

It’s a Journey through Outer Space … STARing You!: Campers will be the stars of their very own sci-fi film during this week that combines science fiction with solar system facts.

  • Dates: July 8–12

Amazing Machines: Campers will spend the week coding, engineering and imagining the machines of the future.

  • Dates: July 15–19

Aqua-Camp: Campers will create their own superhero stories, imagine the next big screen superhero of the sea and engage in hands-on science and arts experiences.

  • Dates: July 22–26

Circus of the Imagination: Campers will work collaboratively to design their own acts, create props and costume pieces, and engineer some small-scale circus performers inspired by artist, Alexander Calder.

  • Dates: July 29–August 2

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, 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 16–18
  • Time: July 16, 7:45 a.m.–4 p.m.; July 17, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.; July 18, 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 15–18
  • Time: Check in July 15, 3 p.m.; Check out July 18, 1 p.m.
  • Price: $425
  • Registration: Space is limited and going fast

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 19
  • 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 19–20
  • Time: 9 a.m.–8 p.m. (check out 9 a.m., July 20)
  • 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 19–20
  • Time: 9 a.m.–8 p.m. (check out 4 p.m., July 20)
  • 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 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.

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 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.

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

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 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.

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 20–21
  • Time: 6 p.m.–8 p.m. and 9 a.m.–4 p.m. (check out 4 p.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/Setter Overnight Camp: This camp includes all three position camps.

  • Ages: Rising 5th–12th graders
  • Dates: July 19–21
  • Time: 9 a.m.–8 p.m. (check out 4 p.m., July 21)
  • Price: $425
  • Registration Deadline: Space is limited and going fast

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