Skip to Content
Dancers perform during the Summer Dance Conservatory

USC youth summer camps 2024

Looking for activities to keep your kids entertained while still learning new things this summer? The University of South Carolina offers a wide variety of summer camps for all interests from opera to soccer and tennis to STEM. 


Academic Enrichment



Students work in forensic science camp.


Carolina Master Scholars

Various sessions available in June, July

The Carolina Master Scholars Adventure Series offers a variety of topics for interactive weeklong camps. Scholars from 6-12 grade will experience student life at South Carolina and explore careers in sports marketing, mobile gaming, pharmacy, nursing and more. 

Summer seniors participant holds folders and talks to people at a table


Summer Seniors program

Application deadline: May 1

The Summer Seniors program is a four-day residential program where students experience life as a South Carolina Gamecock. Designed for African American high school seniors, participants will attend sessions about college admissions, academic preparation, student life and more.


Science, Technology, Engineering and Math



Engineering students test projects.


Partners for Minorities in Engineering and Computer Science 

Rising 9th - 12th graders: June 10-14,  June 24-28

Partners for Minorities in Engineering and Computer Science summer technical workshop provides gifted minority students academic enrichment in the career areas of engineering and computer science.  


Students in a labratory.


Adventures in Pharmacy

Rising 9th- through 12th-graders: June 9 - 14

Discover what it takes to become a pharmacist. Campers will study hypertension, diabetic monitoring, intravenous techniques, and experience the  pharmacy lab at USC’s College of Pharmacy.

Student listens to patient's chest with a stethoscope


Adventures in Nursing

Rising 9th through 12th-graders: June 23 - 28 

Nurses from the College of Nursing will help you develop the skills necessary to provide high quality patient‐centered health care, gain insight into the careers available within nursing, and gain hands-on experience with the kinds of challenges nurses face daily.  

Teen male looks at solar panel


Adventures Green Engineering

Rising 6th- through 9th-graders: July 7 - 12 

Students will be exposed to introductory-level engineering concepts, focused on engineering technology applied to environmental sustainability.

Students learn from faculty about ultrasound technology


Adventures in Medicine: Ultrasound

Rising 9th- through 12th-graders: June 9 - 14

Using a handheld ultrasound probe and an ultrasound unit the size of a laptop, you will learn to scan the body in the same labs and with the same doctors as our medical students at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine.


Boy builds robot at table


VEX Robotics

Rising 6th- through 9th-graders: July 7 - 12 

Unlock the future at our VEX Robotics camp in a hands-on experience that blends creativity and technology.  From designing innovative bots to mastering coding skills, students will be guided by instructors to a lifelong love for STEM.



Arts and Culture


Female looks through film camera view finder


Carolina Journalism Institute 

June 16 - 20

Learn what it takes to be a journalist and develop multimedia skills with the Carolina Journalism Institute. Campers will learn from USC faculty and media experts to increase their journalism knowledge and learn about publication and production standards.

Contact Nina Brook at for more information.

Boy performs on stage during theater camp.


Summer Drama Conservatory 

Grades 1st - 12th: 2024 Dates Coming Soon

USC Summer Drama Conservatory provides a challenging and fun training and performance experience for aspiring theater artists.


Band students practice drums during summer camp.


Carolina Band Summer Clinics 

Available to high-schoolers of different ages, the summer band clinics are for students interested in battery percussion, color guard and conducting.

Carolina Rhythm (Rising 9th - 12th graders): June 13 - 14
Carolina Spin (Rising 9th - 12th graders): June 20 - 21 
Carolina Lead, The USC Drum Major Clinic (Rising 10th - 12th graders): June 20 - 22 


Student playing violin


String Project Summer Camp

Rising 3rd through 12th-graders: July 15 - 19

Students will hone their orchestral skills while learning from experienced teachers and graduate students. The camp fosters the excitement of developing skills on an orchestral string instrument and is open to students who have completed one year of instruction.

Kids on stage at the opera experience summer camp.


Carolina Opera Experience

Rising 5th through 10th-graders: June 24 - 28

Kids learn the art of props, makeup, costumes, scenery and musical preparation in this weeklong experience.

Musical theater performance on stage.


Musical Theater Intensive 

Rising 9th through 12th-graders: July 6 - 16

Students will receive immersive musical theater training in vocal technique, acting, and dance. Expert USC faculty and Broadway professionals will lead two student cohorts including middle and high school students and college-bound high school juniors and seniors who wish to major in musical theater.

Students perform jazz routine


Summer Dance Conservatory

This program provides three-week intensives in either ballet, contemporary dance or jazz for students 11 and older. Participants must audition to be accepted into the program.  

Ballet and Contemporary Intensives: July 3 - 20
Jazz Intensive: July 21 - 26

Babies play in music class.


Music Play 

Music Play classes at the USC’s Children’s Music Development Center are part of an innovative program designed to develop the music potential of young children from newborns to 3-year-olds.


Male student plays trumpet


Gamecock Music Camp 

This four-day camp experience is for rising high school students interested in band, choral and jazz. Participants will have rehearsal and performance opportunities and learn from USC faculty and staff. Students can choose to stay on campus in a USC residential hall or commute daily.

Band (Rising 7th - 12th-graders): June 19 - 22
Choral (Rising 10th - 12th-graders): June 19 - 22
Jazz (Rising 7th - 12th-graders): June 19 - 22





Children participate in the USC baseball camp


Carolina Baseball Camps

Level up on base running, hitting, pitching, defense and conditioning with three different summer camps. Players will learn from South Carolina coaching staff and student athletes and have the opportunity to showcase their athletic skills. 

Youth Baseball Camp (Ages 6 - 12): June 24 - 27, July 8 - 11, July 15 - 18, July 22 - 25
Gamecock Summer Showcase (Grades 6th - 12th): July 11
Gamecock Summer Prospect Camp (Grades 9th - college junior): August 24


USC Equestrian team member in action


Carolina Equestrian Camp

College Preparatory Camp: May 4 - 5 and May 11 - 12 

This two-day camp gives riders the skills to learn how to ride in the NCEA collegiate format. Riders will learn from coaching staff and have the opportunity to ride multiple South Carolina horses and use different mounts. 


Coach Shane Beamer on football field.

Shane Beamer's Football Camp 

Shane Beamer Football Camps are a great way for young athletes to learn new techniques and become overall better football players. In addition, campers will have the opportunity to learn from our Football Coaches and current student-athletes at the University of South Carolina.

Youth Football Camp (Rising 3rd - 8th graders): June 10 - 12
1-Day High School Camp (Rising 9th - 12th graders): May 31 and June 7, 15, 26
OL/DL Camp (Rising 9th - 12th graders): June 13, 14, 17, 19 and 21
Specialists Camp (Rising 9th - 12th graders): June 15

USC women's soccer coach Shelley Smith


Shelley Smith's Carolina Soccer School

Become a soccer pro with Gamecock Soccer Camps. You'll learn the ins and outs of goalkeeping, exercises, game situations and more from USC coaching staff and professionals. 

Day Camp (ages 6-13): June 10 - 14, July 15 - 19
Mini Elite Camp (Rising 5th - 8th graders): July 12-14


USC soccer ball sits on the pitch at Stone Stadium.

Tony Annan's Soccer Camp

Junior Gamecock Camp (Ages 5-14): June 3 - 7, June 17 - 21
Gamecock Elite Residential Camp (Ages 10-18): June 28 - 30, July 5 - 7
ID Camp (Rising 9th - 12th graders): July 27 - 28


Kid playing softball on field


Bev Smith Softball Camps

Prospect Camp (Grades 8th - 12th): June 11 - 12, June 24 - 25 and July 15 - 16
Elite Pitcher/Catcher Camp (Grades 7th - 12th): June 17 - 18 
Elite Hitting Camp (Grades 7th - 12th): June 18
Elite All Skills Camp (Grades 6th - 12th): June 26
Li'l Gamecocks Camp (Grades 1st - 5th): June 26

Kids in swimming pool.

Gamecock Swim Camps

Learn the basics of swim and what it takes to be a swimmer with the Gamecock Swim camps. Coaches and staff will demonstrate diving, proper sprint technique, stroke mechanics and speed development. 

Summer Week Camp (Ages 10-18): June 2 - 6

Summer Weekend Camps (Ages 10-18):
- Start/Turn Camp: June 1
- Free/Back Camp: June 8
- Breast/Fly Camp: June 9

Kid playing tennis.


Wilson Collegiate Tennis Camps

Athletes will learn swing technique, intensive drill work, game/match play, strategy, point building and more from USC coaching staff. 

Session I (Ages 4 - 18): June 3 - 7
Session II (Ages 4 - 18): June 10 - 14
Elite Training Camp (Grades 7 - 12): June 8

USC volleyball players in action

South Carolina Volleyball Camps

Skills Clinics (Rising 5th - 12th graders)
- Setting: June 4 and July 30
- Passing/Defense: June 6 and July 31
- Serving: June 24
- Attacking: June 13 and July 25

Volley Tots (Ages 5 - 10): July 25 and 30
2024 Team Camp: July 7 - 9
Middle School Camp (Rising 6th - 9th graders): July 23
Elite Skills Camp (Rising 9th - 12th graders): July 27 - 28