UofSC youth summer camps 2018

Summer is quickly approaching, meaning that children will soon need activities to enrich their lives and expand their minds. Luckily for parents, Carolina has a variety of summer camp options for every interest from singing to softball to science.

soccer camp


Gamecock athletics coaches offer summer clinics that are open to all entrants (limited only by number, age, grade level). Camps for this summer include basketball, baseball, beach volleyball, football, soccer, softball, track and more.

Carolina Master's Scholar series

Carolina Master Scholars Adventure Series

Academically gifted students in grades 6-12 can have fun exploring future careers through the award-winning Adventure Series. The series of weeklong programs focus on topics such as graphic design, engineering, creative writing, law and chemistry.

test prep

ACT and SAT Test Prep

ACT Session: July 9–12

SAT Sessions: July 23–July 26, July 30–Aug. 2

The university offers summer test prep courses for both ACT and SAT exams. These courses include 20 hours of instruction, online office hours, course topic videos and online review sessions for the fall. These workshops are ideal for high school juniors and seniors looking to improve their scores for college admissions and merit-based scholarships.

Carolina Journalism Institute

Carolina Journalism Institute

June 13–16

High school students can brush up on the latest journalism techniques, create online projects and improve multimedia skills at the Carolina Journalism Institute. The four-day program is led by award-winning faculty members and held in the state-of-the-art School of Journalism and Mass Communications building.

Carolina opera experience

Carolina Opera Experience

July 9–13

This weeklong program exposes students in grades 5-10 to acting, music, set lighting and costume design. The Carolina Opera Experience concludes with a grand performance to showcase what students have learned.

summer music conservatory

Carolina Summer Music Conservatory

June 10–16

High school students enrolled in the Carolina Summer Music Conservatory will participate in master classes and receive music coaching in small chamber ensembles. Students will also take classes in topics like music history, music theory, and audition preparation before performing together in a chamber ensemble on the final day.

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String Project Summer Camp

July 16–20

Students in grades 3-12 can hone their skills on orchestra string instruments with guidance from skilled music teachers.

Drum major

USC Drum Major Clinic

June 21–23

This three-day clinic will help drum majors in grades 10-12 strengthen their playing skills and develop leadership techniques.

summer drama

USC Summer Drama Conservatory

June 11–29

Aspiring theater artists in grades 1-12 can improve their acting skills with this action-packed drama intensive.

dance camp

Carolina Summer Dance Conservatory

Ballet and Contemporary Intensives

July 8–27

Jazz Intensive

Aug. 6–10

The dance department offers intensives in multiple dance styles for students 11 years and older. The Carolina Summer Dance Conservatory’s world-class instructors, state-of-the-art facilities and performance opportunities help students grow as both performers and artists.

princess and pirate camp

Princess and Pirate Camp

June 11–15

Princess and Pirate camp is open to children ages 3-6 from all experience levels. The camp introduces children to acting, makeup and dance arts and crafts, in addition to classes in a variety of dance forms.

girls IT camp

Girls Go for IT

Games with Scratch

June 18–22

App Inventor

June 25–29

Girls Go for IT provides opportunities for girls in grades 6-8 to learn about programming and information technology in an engaging way. No experience is necessary and campers will create fun computer games and applications.

minorities in engineering camp

Partners for Minorities in Engineering and Computer Sciences

Technical Residential Workshop

June 24–29

Day Workshop

June 11–15

The Partners for Minorities in Engineering and Computer Sciences offers technical workshops to introduce minority high school students to the fields of engineering and computer science. The program has brought educators and businesses together to host these summer workshops for 40 years.

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