Registration open for city’s Summer Camps Program

March 11, 2024

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 10 through Friday, August 2, 2024.

The Summer Camp program focuses on learning programs, social activities, swimming, field trips, arts, sports and more. 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 $85 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 (Sports Camp)– 2300 Greene St., 803-733-8452
  • Woodland Park- 6500 Olde Knight Highway, 803-776-1096
  • Hyatt Park- 950 Jackson Avenue, 803-733-8445
  • Heathwood Park- 800 Abelia Road, 803-733-8446
  • Sims Park- 3500 Duncan Street, 803-733-8451

The camp runs from June 10 to August 2, Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m.

The cost is $85 per week. A one-time activity fee of $55 is due upon registration. 

*** When you register please make sure you have selected all weeks that your child will attend summer camp. If all weeks have not been selected, we cannot guarantee a slot for any remaining weeks.

Register online for all camps at

Tennis Camp

The Columbia Tennis Center located at 1635 Whaley Street, is hosting a summer Tennis Camp for children ages 5-14. 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 10-14

June 24-28

July 8-12

July 22-26

The cost of the camp is $60.00 per week.

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 $60.00 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 24-27

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 3rd through August 2nd for ages 5-16. Sessions will be held at the Art Center, located at 1227 Taylor St., Ste. C.

Camp is held Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to noon. $95.00 per session

Registration is limited to 10 participants per session.

Sessions for ages 5-11

Session 2: June 10-14: Farm Fun

Session 3: June 24-28: Magical Creature Fun

Session 4: July 8-12: Imagination Station

Session 7: July 22- August 2: Medieval Times


Session for ages 9-15

Session 5: July 15-19: Swimming In Your Brain


Session for ages 10-16

Session 1: June 3-7: Pottery Explorations

Session 6: July 22-26: Pottery Explorations

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


Kayak Camp

Looking for an adventurous summer activity? Join our Kayak Camp and dive into excitement on the water. We offer expert instruction for ages 8-16 years; a safe and fun environment; and friendship and memories to last a lifetime! $125.00 per session

Camp Dates:

Ages: 8-11

June 3-7, June 17-21, July 8-12, and July 29-August 2

Ages: 12-16

June 10-14, June 24-28, July 15-19, and August 5-9

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