UofSC youth summer camps 2019

With only a few short months until summer, it’s time for parents to find summer activities to enhance the lives and bolster the minds of their children. Fortunately, UofSC offers a wide variety of summer camps for all interests from music to journalism and softball to science.

soccer camp


Gamecocks athletics coaches offer summer camps in programs including basketball, baseball, volleyball, softball, soccer and track and field. Camps are open to all entrants (limited only by number, age, grade level).

Carolina Master's Scholar series

Carolina Master Scholars Adventure Series

Academically gifted students in grades 6-12 have fun meeting other students from across the country while exploring future careers in a variety of fields. The award-winning Adventure Series of weeklong programs covers topics such as information technology, chemistry, engineering, business, creative writing and graphic design.

test prep

ACT and SAT Test Prep

ACT Session: July 8-11

SAT Sessions: July 22-25, July 29–Aug. 1, Aug. 5-8

High school juniors and seniors enhance their test-taking skills in a college atmosphere and receive 20 hours of classroom instruction during the intensive test prep courses for both the SAT and ACT. Additionally, students will receive four hours of live-online review sessions held in the fall and an easy-to-follow study plan.

Carolina Journalism Institute

Carolina Journalism Institute

June 12–15

High school students learn journalism skills and methods to create a multiplatform story package at the Carolina Journalism Institute. By engaging in real-world experiences and discussions, students learn how to work as a team to produce a final project and to use programs and resources that benefit them in their journalism classrooms and beyond. The four-day program is led by award-winning faculty members and incorporates state-of-the-art resources and technology in the School of Journalism and Mass Communications.

Carolina opera experience

Carolina Opera Experience

July 8-12

Students in grades 5-10 gain hands-on experience in the art of props, makeup, costumes, scenery and musical preparation while working with professional-level opera singers, directors and designers. The weeklong experience ends with a public performance to present what students have learned.

summer music conservatory

Carolina Summer Music Conservatory

June 9-15

High school students develop musicianship skills, learn how to prepare for an audition and study music history and theory. Participants also study repertoire with UofSC music faculty in small chamber ensembles and together in a chamber orchestra culminating in a performance on the last day.

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String Project Summer Camp

July 29-Aug. 2

Students hone and broaden their skills on orchestral string instruments and learn from experienced teachers and graduate students. The camp is open to all students, grades 3 through high school, who have completed at least one year of instruction on a string instrument.

Drum major

UofSC Drum Major Clinic

June 20-22

This three-day clinic provides high school drum majors in grades 10-12 with comprehensive training in basic conducting technique, score study, advanced musicianship, tempo control and vocal commands, effectively equipping them to successfully lead their high school marching bands.

Guitar Camp

Summer Guitar Camp

June 24-28

Through fun activities and games students explore the basics of music reading, strumming, picking and finger-picking techniques in both solo and group settings. Guitar Camp is for students who are looking to play guitar from scratch or sharpen existing skills.

dance camp

Summer Dance Conservatory

Ballet and Contemporary Intensives: July 7–26

Jazz Intensive: Aug. 4–9

Students study a variety of dance styles with world-renowned instructors through the SC Summer Dance Conservatory and showcase their work in a fully produced dance concert of classical and contemporary repertory. An audition is required to be considered.

summer camps for young children

Summer Camps for Young Children

Youngsters 3 to 9 years old are introduced to the joy and love of dance at this fun-filled summer experience. Dance styles studied include ballet, jazz, musical theater, lyrical and pom. Each camp includes craft time and snacks every day, along with a performance at the end of the week to showcase all the new moves campers learned. All camps are sponsored by the SC Summer Dance Conservatory.


Moana’s Luau Camp

June 3-7 | Ages 3-5


Mermaid Camp

June 3-7 | Ages 4-6


Carolina Spirit Camp

June 3-7 | Ages 7-9


Princess/Pirate Camp

June 10-14 | Ages 3-6


Princess Poppy’s Dance Camp

June 10-14 | Ages 4-6


Super Hero Camp

June 10-14 | Ages 7-9

girls IT camp

Girls Go for IT

Games with Scratch

June 17-21

Storytelling with Alice

June 24-28

Girls entering middle and high school who are interested in computers and information technology (IT) learn about coding, programming and IT in an engaging way. Campers will create fun computer games and applications. No experience is necessary.

minorities in engineering camp

Partners for Minorities in Engineering and Computer Sciences

Technical Residential Workshop

June 23–28: Upperclassmen

June 25-28: Freshmen


Summer Commuter Workshop

June 10-14

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 more than 40 years.

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