Registration open for city’s summer camps program

May 11, 2022

Art, Sports & Weekly Camps Offered for Children

Registration for the Columbia Parks and Recreation Department’s Summer Camps Program, which includes weekly camps and a variety of specialty camps, is open for children ages 5 and up.

Weekly summer camps will be held from Monday, June 13 through Friday, August 5, 2022.

The Summer Camp program focuses on education through recreation, team building and leadership, creativity and self-expression, physical fitness and decision-making. Camps are open to both city residents and non-city residents.

In the Weekly Camps, children will participate in a variety of theme-related crafts and activities. The cost is $55 per week. A one-time activity fee of $55 is due upon registration for weekly camps.

Weekly camps are held from 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. for children ages 5-12 (as of June 13) at the following parks:

Greenview Park- 6700 David St., 803-754-5223

Martin Luther King, Jr. Park- 2300 Greene St., 803-733-8452

Woodland Park- 6500 Olde Knight Highway, 803-776-1096

The camp runs from June 13 to August 5, Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. The cost is $55 per week. A one-time activity fee of $55 is due upon registration.


Sports Camp

Children in ages 5-12 can participate in a summer Sports Camp held at Martin Luther King, Jr. Park, 2300 Greene Street. The camp is held from 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Friday from June 13 to August 5. The cost is $55 per week. A one-time activity fee of $55 is due upon registration.

Tennis Camp

The Columbia Tennis Center located at 1635 Whaley Street, is hosting a summer Tennis Camp for children ages 6-14. The camp will focus on stroke production and techniques, drills, match competition and more.

The camp will be held on the following dates from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.:

June 13-17

June 27-July 1

July 11-15

July 25-29

The cost of the camp is $55 per week. Applications are available at the Columbia Tennis Center. Registrations will be taken until the first day of camp.

For more information, contact the Columbia Tennis Center at 803-733-8440.


Golf Camp

The James E. Clyburn Golf Center is hosting a summer golf camp for children ages 8-16 who are interested in improving their golf skills or learning the fundamentals of the game, etiquette and course management. The camp is open to new, intermediate and experienced golfers.

No equipment is needed. The fee to participate is $55 per week.

The camp will be held at the golf center located at 2901 Slighs Avenue from 9 a.m.-11 a.m. (drop-off starts at 8 a.m.) on the following dates:

June 6-9

For more information about the summer golf program, contact the Clyburn Golf Center at 803-255-8920.


Art Camp

Let your child explore their creative side through painting, drawing, pottery and more at the Art Center’s summer Art Camp. The camp will be held from June 6 through August 12 for ages 5-16. Sessions will be held at the Art Center, located at 1227 Taylor St., Ste. C. The camp costs $95 per session. Camp is held Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to noon.

Registration is limited to 10 participants per session.


Sessions for ages 5-9

Session 1: June 6-10: Carnival and Celebrations

Session 3: June 21-24: Monsters & Mystical Creatures

Session 7: July 25-29: Medieval Fun

Session 8: August 1-5: Masked Celebration


Session for ages 5-11

Session 5: July 11-15: Imagination Station


Sessions for ages 8-14

Session 4: June 27- July 1: “Mix it Up” Recycled Art Camp


Session for ages 9-15

Session 6: July 18-22: Swimming In Your Brain


Session for ages 10-16

Session 2: June 13-17: Pottery Explorations

Session 9: August 8-12: Pottery Explorations

For more information, contact the Art Center at 803-545-3093.

For more information about the Parks and Recreation Department’s summer programs, call 803-545-3100 or visit to register online.