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UofSC youth summer camps 2020

Summer will be here before we know it, and if you have children in middle and high school, now is the perfect time to find beneficial summer activities that spark interest and bolster their young minds. UofSC's colleges and programs offer an array of summer camps for young students of all ages.

athletic camps


CAMPS CANCELED DUE TO COVID-19. 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).

summer camp master scholars

Carolina Master Scholars Adventure Series

CAMPS CANCELED DUE TO COVID-19. 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 13-16

SAT sessions: July 20- 23, July 27-30, Aug. 3-6 and Aug. 10-13

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 10–13

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


June 22-26

Students in grades five to 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

Face-to-face lessons are canceled. Go to camp page for additional options.
June 7-13

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

Face-to-face lessons are canceled. Go to camp page for additional options.

July 27-31

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 three through high school, who have completed at least one year of instruction on a string instrument.

Drum major

UofSC Drum Major Clinic

Due to COVID-19, clinics will be offered online. Go to camp page for details.

June 18-20

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 22-26

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.

Girls go for IT

 Girls Go for IT 


Game Design with Scratch

June 15-19


Storytelling with Alice

June 22-26

Girls Go for I.T. offers a fun, hands-on introduction to coding and IT for middle-schoolers with a strong emphasis on opportunities for girls in STEM and IT careers. Come learn for the first time (no programming experience necessary) or build on your knowledge to create a great new project.

summer drama

Summer Drama Conservatory


June 13-31

Students in grades 1-12 hone their acting skills at this action-packed drama intensive.

dance camp

Summer Dance Conservatory


Ballet and Contemporary Intensives: July 5-24

Jazz Intensive: July 26-31

Students study a variety of dance styles with world-renowned instructors through the S.C. 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.

minorities in engineering camp

Partners for Minorities in Engineering and Computer Sciences


Technical Residential Workshop

June 21–26: Upperclassmen

June 23-26: Freshmen


Summer Commuter Workshop

June 8-12

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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