Summer camp guide for York, Chester, Lancaster counties

April 26, 2014 

York County kids of all ages have their pick from a variety of camps this summer.

Here is a list of opportunities that cover just about every interest, whether your child is wild about animals, a budding artist, a soccer star, theatrical on (and off) the stage, an outdoor enthusiast or a mad scientist.

4-H camps

Open to 4-H members and other children. Registration: York County 4-H, 803-684-9919; Chester County 4-H, 803-209-0538; Lancaster County 4-H, 803-283-3302, ext. 112.

Day camps:

ClubScience-Environmental Science, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., June 2-6, ages 8-13, Fort Lawn Community Center, 5554 Main St. Water chemistry, composting, water science day at Landsford Canal, stream quality assessment. $30, includes lunch.

ClubScience-STEM, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., June 16-20, ages 8-13, Fort Lawn Community Center, 5554 Main St. Robotics, rocketry, bridge design and construction, wind energy. $30, includes lunch.

ClubScience-Forensics, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., July 7-11, ages 8-13, Fort Lawn Community Center, 5554 Main St. Solve puzzles and mysteries. $30, includes lunch.

Heritage Skills Sewing, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., June 2-6, grades 4-6, Edgemoor ARP Church, 2135 Starnes Road. Create a clothing project. $15.

Fizz-Boom-4H!, 10 a.m. for ages 2-5, 11 a.m. for ages 6-12. June 16 and 23 at the Chester Library, June 18 and July 2 at the Lewisville Library, and June 19 and July 3 at the Great Falls Library. In partnership with the Chester County Library summer reading program. Free.

Kitchen Science, 11 a.m.-noon, June 17, grades 6-12, The Market Building, 116 Columbia St., Chester. Learn the science of cooking. Free.

Breads Blastoff, 9:30 a.m.-noon, July 1, ages 9-18, The Market Building, 116 Columbia St., Chester. Learn the science of baking bread. $3.

Cloverbud Cooking, 9:30-11:30 a.m., July 23 ages 5-8, The Market Building, 116 Columbia St., Chester. Cooking camp. $3.

Overnight camps:

Camp Wild at Chester State Park, June 24-26, ages 8-14. Tent camping, boating, crafts, shooting sports, hiking. $85 for members.

Camp Long in Aiken, three sessions, June 8-12, June 15-19, June 22-26, ages 8-14. Swimming, team courses, dances, crafts. $250 for members.

Anne Springs Close Greenway/Leroy Springs

Details: leroysprings.org or 803-547-4575.

At Anne Springs Close Greenway, Fort Mill:

Adventure Seekers, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday-Friday, eight sessions, June 9-13, June 16-20, June 23-27, June 30-July 4, July 7-11, July 14-18, July 21-25 and July 28-Aug. 1, for seekers ages 7-8, trekkers ages 9-11 and adventurers ages 12-14. Outdoor activities, including kayaking, fishing, hiking and geo-cashing. $199 for members, $229 for nonmembers. Early drop-off: 7:30-9 a.m. Late pick-up: 4-6 p.m. No additional charge.

Close to Nature, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Monday-Friday, four sessions, June 9-13, June 23-27, July 7-11 and July 21-25, ages 6-8. Learn about nature and the outdoors while participating in kayaking, nature crafts, archery and hiking. $135 for members, $145 for nonmembers.

Equestrian Day Camp, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Monday-Friday, three sessions, June 9-13, June 16-20 and June 23-27, ages 8-14. Riding lessons for beginner, intermediate and advanced riders; grooming and caring for horses; and an overnight camp-out. $375 for members, $425 for nonmembers.

Mountain Bike Camp, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Tuesday-Thursday, three sessions, June 10-12, July 8-10 and July 29-31, ages 9-14. Learn new technical riding skills and gain confidence. $175 for members, $200 for nonmembers.

Photography: A Second Look at Nature, 1:30-4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday, June 23-27, ages 7-11. Learn photography basics and how to capture the strange happenings on the Greenway. $134 for members, $144 for nonmembers.

Photography: Ready, Set, Action, 1:30-4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday, July 21-25, ages 7-11. Learn to shoot photos of things on the move, including horses and deer, on the Greenway. $134 for members, $144 for nonmembers.

At Leroy Springs Recreation Complex, 971 Tom Hall St., Fort Mill:

Advanced Robotics, 1-4 p.m., two sessions, June 23-27 for ages 12-14, and July 21-25 for ages 14-17. Build a robot while exploring electronics, microcontrollers and programming. $225 for members, $235 for nonmembers.

Beach Arts, Crafts and Fun on the Run, 9 a.m.-noon, Monday-Friday, July 21-25, ages 3-5. Design a sun visor, move to party music and create some incredible underwater art. $65 for members, $75 for nonmembers.

Bob Doster’s Clay Camp, 1-4 p.m., Monday-Thursday, July 28-31, ages 9-up. Create a clay project each day. $75 for members, $85 for nonmembers.

Bob Doster’s Metal Works, 9 a.m.-noon, Monday-Thursday, July 28-31, ages 9-up. Design and create your own metal sculpture. $95 for members, $105 for nonmembers.

Bricks 4 Kidz: LEGO Motor Mania Amusement Park, 1:30-4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday, June 9-13, ages 7-12-up. Builders create new rides and learn about various laws of motion and how to make things spin, roll, turn and rock. $180 for members, $190 for nonmembers.

Bricks 4 Kidz: Angry Birds/Bad Piggies, 1:30-4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday, June 16-20, ages 7-12. Build machines with bricks, gears and more to launch birds using catapults and slingshots to abolish the bad pigs. $180 for members, $190 for nonmembers.

Bricks 4 Kidz: Amazing Animal Exploration, 1:30-4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday, June 23-27, ages 6-12. Build amazing creatures, including motorized snakes, dinosaurs and spiders. $180 for members, $190 for nonmembers.

Bricks 4 Kidz: Epic Ninjago and Superhero Academy, 1:30-4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday, July 14-18, ages 6-12. Become a master ninja and enhance your own “super” skills. $180 for members, $190 for nonmembers.

Bricks 4 Kidz: Bricks 4 Girlz Crafting Camp, 1:30-4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday, July 21-25, ages 6-12. Girls only crafting and creating with LEGOs. $180 for members, $190 for nonmembers.

Bricks 4 Kidz: Space Camp Adventure, 1:30-4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday, July 29-Aug. 1, ages 6-12. Inspired by NASA and “Star Wars,” build models that make your imagination blast off. $180 for members, $190 for nonmembers.

Bricks 4 Kidz: Chima Challenge-Battle for Chi, 1:30-4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday, Aug. 4-8, ages 7-12. Test your Chima Speedorz and build related motorized custom models. $180 for members, $190 for nonmembers.

Bricks 4 Kidz: LEGO Remote Controls & Jr. Engineers, 1:30-4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday, Aug. 11-15, ages 8-13. Build motorized models and use wireless remote controls to control them. Crate dynamic vehicles, inventions and machines. $180 for members, $190 for nonmembers.

Bryce’s Fun Fit Kid Camp, 1-4 p.m., two sessions, Monday-Friday, June 9-13 and July 7-11, ages 7-12. Taught by Bryce Nielsen, owner of B&D Fitness. Races, games and outdoor adventure. $85 for members, $95 for nonmembers.

Camp Clown Around, 1-4 p.m., two sessions, Monday-Thursday, June 30-July 3 and July 28-31, ages 7-11. Explore the world of clowning by learning make-up technique, costuming, character development, skits and how to make people laugh. $129 for members, $139 for nonmembers.

Dance Camp: Princess Fairies, 9 a.m.-noon, three sessions, Monday-Friday, June 9-13, July 7-11 and July 28-Aug. 1, ages 4-8. Explore beginning ballet and creative movement while unleashing your inner princess. Performance on final day. $130 for members, $140 for nonmembers.

Dance Camp: Rock Star, 9 a.m.-noon, two sessions, Monday-Friday, June 16-20 and Aug. 4-8, ages 7-10. Sing and dance while dressing up in fun and zany costumes. Performance on final day. $130 for members, $140 for nonmembers.

Dance Camp: Teen/Jr. Intensive, 1-4 p.m., two sessions, Monday-Friday, June 23-27 and July 21-25, ages 10-18. Instructed by Jena Burgin-Peters. Strengthen muscles, perfect alignments, learn techniques and explore different styles of dance. $160 for members, $170 for nonmembers.

Engineering of Pirates, 9 a.m.-noon, Monday-Friday, July 14-18, ages 4-7. Construct a pirate ship, fish for buried treasure and work together to create a delicious treat. $165 for members, $175 for nonmembers.

Flyers Full Day Camp at Springfield Elementary and Pleasant Knoll Elementary, 7 a.m.-6 p.m., Monday-Friday, June 9-Aug. 19, ages 6-11. Activities to encourage creativity, social relationships, appropriate behavior and positive self-image. Different theme each week. $140 per week for members, $150 per week for nonmembers, plus $25 deposit.

Forensic Art, 9 a.m.-noon, Monday-Friday, June 23-27, ages 10-13. Become a detective and solve the mystery as you create a historical figure on a realistic-looking plastic skull. $235 for members, $245 for nonmembers.

Golf, 9 a.m.-noon, five sessions, Monday-Friday, June 9-13, June 23-27, July 7-11, July 21-25, and Aug. 4-8, ages 5-14. Taught by a PGA professional. Learn proper set-up, swing fundamentals and basic etiquette. Equipment provided. $190 for members, $200 for nonmembers.

It’s a Small World, Geography Art Camp, 9 a.m.-noon, Monday-Friday, Aug. 11-15, ages 9-11. Travel the globe learning about people, food and customs. $80 for members, $90 for nonmembers.

Kids on the Ball-Ultimate Sports Camp, 9 a.m.-noon, five sessions, Monday-Friday, June 16-20 and July 21-25 for ages 8-11, and June 23-27, July 14-18 and July 28-Aug. 1 for ages 5-7. Soccer, basketball, baseball, football, hockey, bowling, etc. $125 for members, $135 for nonmembers.

Little Critter Day Camp, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 10 weeks, June 9-Aug. 15, ages 3 and 4. Arts, crafts, gym activities, swimming and games. Different theme each week. $80 per week for members, $90 per week for nonmembers.

Mad Science: Destination Earth, 9 a.m.-noon, Monday-Friday, June 9-13, ages 6-11. Increase your understanding of Earth, from the atmosphere down to the molten core. $165 for members, $175 for nonmembers.

Mad Science: Earth Explorations, 9 a.m.-noon, Monday-Friday, June 16-20, ages 4-6. Discover the world around us, from oceans to mountains and volcanoes to earthquakes. $135 for members, $145 for nonmembers.

Mad Science: Secret Agent Lab, 9 a.m.-noon, Monday-Friday, June 23-27, ages 6-11. Uncover the science involved in evidence gathering and analysis. $165 for members, $175 for nonmembers.

Mad Science: Crazy Chemworks, 9 a.m.-noon, Monday-Friday, July 7-11, ages 6-11. Learn real lab techniques and explore crazy concoctions. Take home a full set of lab gear. $165 for members, $175 for nonmembers.

Mad Science: Junior Engineers, 9 a.m.-noon, Monday-Friday, July 14-18 ages 7-12. Science, technology, engineering art and math are explored. $165 for members, $175 for nonmembers.

Mad Science: Roaring Rockets, 9 a.m.-noon, Monday-Friday, July 21-25, ages 7-11. Build and launch different types of rockets. $165 for members, $175 for nonmembers.

Mad Science: Incredible Flying Machines, 9 a.m.-noon, Monday-Friday, July 28-Aug. 1, ages 7-11. Experiment with the principles of flight by constructing and testing airplanes, balloon copters, kites, rockets, etc. $165 for members, $175 for nonmembers.

Mad Science: Radical Robots, 9 a.m.-noon, Monday-Friday, Aug. 4-8, ages 8-12. Learn the science of electronic circuits and build your own robot. $180 for members, $190 for nonmembers.

Mad Science: Creature Features, 9 a.m.-noon, Monday-Friday, Aug. 11-15, ages 4-6. Learn about the habitats, diet and adaptations of animals that live all over the world. $135 for members, $145 for nonmembers.

Mini Art, 10 a.m.-noon, two sessions, Monday, Wednesday and Friday, July 14-18 and July 21-25, ages 6-12. Taught by Jett Buskirk. Learn basic elements and principles of design while exploring various styles of arts and crafts. $60 for members, $70 for nonmembers, plus a $7 supply fee.

Music Adventure: Let’s Take a Trip, 9 a.m.-noon, Monday-Friday, June 23-27, ages 3-6. Fun songs and music activities from back in time with dinosaurs to up in space. $115 for members, $125 for nonmembers.

Music Adventure: Jeepers Creepers, 9 a.m.-noon, Monday-Friday, July 7-11, ages 3-6. Fun songs and music activities with a bug theme. $115 for members, $125 for nonmembers.

Music Adventure: Oceans of Fun, 9 a.m.-noon, Monday-Friday, July 14-18, ages 3-6. Fun songs and music activities with a beach and ocean theme. $115 for members, $125 for nonmembers.

Paint Your Own Pottery, 1-4 p.m., Monday-Thursday, July 7-10, ages 9-15. Supplies provided. Old clothes recommended. $75 for members, $85 for nonmembers.

Puppet Master, 9 a.m.-noon, Monday-Friday, June 9-13, ages 9-12. Design and build your own character. $135 for members, $145 for nonmembers.

Playball Sports*Plus, 9 a.m.-noon, four sessions, Monday-Friday, June 16-20, July 7-11, July 21-25 and Aug. 4-8, ages 3-6. Introduction to a wide variety of sports, including football, baseball, basketball, soccer, tennis and volleyball. $125 for members, $135 for nonmembers. May combine with Reading Giraffe to stay the day.

Quadcopters, Led Rockets and Drones, 1-4 p.m. Monday-Friday, July 7-11, ages 14-17. Explore all things in flight and build model airplanes and rockets. $225 for members, $235 for nonmembers.

Reading Giraffe, 12:30-3:30 p.m., two sessions, Monday-Friday, June 16-20 and July 21-25, ages 3-5. Led by Derick Wilder, local author and coach. Role-playing, arts and crafts, high-energy games and activities with creative children’s books. $125 for members, $135 for nonmembers. May combine with Playball Sports to stay the day.

Safe Zone, four sessions, Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-noon from July 7-10 for ages 5-7, 1-4 p.m. from July 21-24 for ages 5-7, 1-4 p.m. from June 23-26 and July 4-17 for ages 8-12. Taught by Strike Back Self Defense. Learn bullying prevention, defense against abduction, home safety, car safety and more. $99 for members, $109 for nonmembers.

Scuba, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., two sessions, Monday-Friday, June 23-27 and July 28-Aug. 1, ages 10-15. Taught by certified scuba instructors. Learn snorkeling and scuba. Equipment supplied. $340 for members, $350 for nonmembers.

Super “K” Kids Day Camp, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 10 sessions, Monday-Friday, June 9-Aug. 15, ages 4-6. Arts, crafts, gym activities, swimming and games. Different theme each week. $80 for members, $90 for nonmembers.

The Engineering of Travel, 9 a.m.-noon, Monday-Friday, July 21-25, ages 7-11. Engineer vehicles that can traverse the most treacherous terrains, brace the highest seas and soar above the clouds. $175 for members, $185 for nonmembers.

3D Printing and Raspberry Pi, two sessions, 9 a.m.-noon from June 23-27 for ages 12-14 and 1-4 p.m. from July 14-18 for ages 14-17. Use a 3D printer to bring your designs to life. $225 for members, $235 for nonmembers.

Resident camps at Springmaid Mountain, Spruce Pine, N.C.:

Springmaid Resident Camp for Girls, Monday-Friday, Aug. 11-15, ages 8-14. Outdoor adventure activities, including hiking, swimming, tubing and one night of primitive tent camping. $399 for members, $499 for nonmembers, $100 deposit.

Springmaid Resident Camp for Boys, Monday-Friday, Aug. 11-15, ages 8-14. Outdoor adventure activities, including hiking, swimming, tubing and one night of primitive tent camping. $399 for members, $499 for nonmembers, $100 deposit.

Horse Camp, Sunday-Saturday, two sessions, July 13-19 and July 20-26, ages 9-14. Lessons based on skill levels. Camp also offers river tubing, fishing, hiking, swimming and crafts. $600 for members, $725 for nonmembers, $100 deposit.

Arts Council of York County

Four sessions of weeklong summer camps led by local artists. Cost: $75 for members, $85 for nonmembers. At the Center for the Arts, 121 E. Main St., Rock Hill. Registration deadline is two weeks before class begins. Details: yorkcountyarts.org.

Clay Creations, 9 a.m.-noon for ages 6-8 and 1-4 p.m. for ages 9-12, June 9-13. Taught by Bob Doster. Learn the pinch method to build cups, bowls, dinosaurs, turtles and monster heads.

Beginning Techniques in Drawing, 9 a.m.-noon, June 16-20, ages 8-11. Taught by Ashley Beard. Learn how to use basic lines and shapes to create drawings from observation and imagination using several different drawing materials.

Drawing from Observation, 1-4 p.m., June 16-20, ages 12-14. Taught by Ashley Beard. Learn how to see with an artist’s eye and draw using traditional techniques involving perspective, proportion and value.

Jewelry Making, 9 a.m.-noon, June 23-27, ages 10-up. Taught by Constance Buchanan. Learn basic techniques of bead stringing, metal wire-wrapped chains and polymer clay bead making. Will take home five or six pieces.

Superheroes in Disguise, 9 a.m.-noon, June 23-27, ages 6-8. Taught by Matthew Christmus. Make your own caped crusader mask, cloak of invisibility, shield of might, wonder ring or staff of strength.

Animation Domination, 1-4 p.m., June 23-27, ages 8-14. Taught by Matthew Christmus. Create your own comic book and improve your storytelling, both in word and pictures.

Art is Multicultural, 9 a.m.-noon, July 7-11, ages 6-9. Taught by Ashley Beard. Discover how art is made all over the world, and create 2D and 3D works of art using papier-mâché, paint, cloth, recycled materials and found objects.

Trash to Treasure, 1-4 p.m., July 7-11, ages 6 and up. Taught by Ashley Beard. Using things that are usually thrown away, create wearable works of art. Camp concludes with a fashion show and performances.

Boys & Girls Clubs

Pre-payment discount deadline for youth camp is May 2. First half-payment due June 1. Final payment due July 1. Details: 803-324-7920 or bgcyc.org.

Youth Camp, 7 a.m.-6 p.m., Monday-Friday, June 11-Aug. 15, for kindergarten-fifth grade, at the Northside Club, 900 Annafrel St., Rock Hill; and the Fort Mill Club, Riverview Elementary School, 1434 Harris Road, Fort Mill. Fun, excitement and learning with field trips, swimming and themed weeks. $1,000 for regular-lunch status rate; $800 for reduced-lunch status rate; and $600 free-lunch status rate. Additional children are half price. Early drop-off and late pick-up available for $10 per week per child. Discount available for pre-payment.

Sports Camp, 7 a.m.-noon, Monday-Friday, June 16-July 18, grades 1-5, Northside Club. Hone athletic skills while learning fair play and positive sportsmanship with a different sport focused on each week. $55 per week or $275 for all five weeks.

Combined Youth/Sports Camp, 7 a.m.-6 p.m., Monday-Friday, June 11-Aug. 15, Fort Mill and Northside clubs, for grades 1-5. Ability to customize summer camp. $1,000 for regular-lunch status rate; $800 for reduced-lunch status rate; and $600 free-lunch status rate. Additional children are half price. Early drop-off and late pick-up is available for $10 per week per child. Discount available for pre-payment.

Middle School Matters, 7 a.m.-6 p.m., Monday-Friday, June 11-Aug. 15, Rock Hill Teen Center, 1234 Flint St. Extension. Three programs: Club Tech, with focus on science, technology, engineering and mathematics; Club Lit, with leadership training; and Club Fit, to stay active. $400.

High School Summer Academy, 7 a.m.-6 p.m., Monday-Friday, June 11-Aug. 15, Catawba Teen Center at 985 Ave of the Nations, and Rock Hill Teen Center. Three programs: Academic Success, to stay prepared for the new school year; Good Character and Citizenship, to take part in community service and leadership training; and Healthy Lifestyle, to stay active. $200.

Camp Canaan

Summer camps, retreats and adventure programs at 3111 Sand Island Road, Rock Hill. Details: 803-327-6932 or campcanaan.org.

Day camps:

Island Escape, 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday, six sessions, June 23-27, July 7-11, July 14-18, July 21-25, July 28-Aug. 1, Aug. 4-8, ages 6-8 and ages 9-13. Island adventures, hiking, zip lines, kayaking, tubing, swimming, luau and dance with an optional one-night camp-out. $349 per week. Late stay is an additional $25.

Catawba Ventures, 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday, six sessions, June 23-27, July 7-11, July 14-18, July 21-25, July 28-Aug. 1, Aug. 4-8, ages 9-13. Huck Finn meets the Catawba Indians meets Lewis and Clark with raft building, tubing, archery, catch and clean a fish, riflery, trapping, pottery, kayaking and an optional overnight camp-out. $349 per week. Late stay is an additional $25.

Canaan Critters, 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday, six sessions, June 23-27, July 7-11, July 14-18, July 21-25, July 28-Aug. 1, Aug. 4-8, ages 6-8. Caring for goats, rabbits and chicks, exploring river, farming and gardening, hiking, swimming, crafts and an optional overnight camp-out. $349 per week. Late stay is an additional $25.

Traditional Canaan Day Camp, 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Monday-Friday, June 9-Aug. 15, ages 6-8 for junior camp, ages 9-13 for senior camp. Juniors: sports, art, music, field trips, swimming. Seniors: disc golf, kayaking, zip-lining, ropes course, sports, art, music, swimming. $269 for junior campers, $309 for senior campers per week.

Overnight camps:

Resident, three co-ed sessions, July 6-11, July 13-18 and Aug. 3-8; boys only, June 15-20; girls only; July 27-Aug. 1, ages 9-13. Adventure, friendship, team building, sports, paintball, archery, horseback riding, zip-lining. $549. Meals are provided.

Teen Leadership, two-week session, June 14-27; one-week sessions, July 19-25 and Aug. 2-5, ages 13-16. Leadership development, adventure, spiritual, social and physical growth. $1,458 for two weeks, $725 for one week.

Fellowship of Christian Athletes

PowerCamp, half-day, elementary-age. Football, basketball, baseball, soccer, cheerleading, archery and volleyball. For children who have completed kindergarten-5th grade. 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. June 23-26 at Dutchman Creek Middle School and June 30-July 3 at the Baxter YMCA. $80. Details: 803-327-8512 or scfca.org/piedmont.

Fort Mill Community Playhouse

Drama Camps, June 16-20 for grades 1-3, and June 23-27 for grades 4-8. Two-week camp for grades 4-8, June 16-27. Information/registration: fortmillplayhouse.org.

Love N Cherish Family Center

Camp ROCK, 6:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, June 9-Aug. 15, 2199 Mount Holly Road, Rock Hill. For grades K-6. Breakfast, lunch and snacks provided. Registration: $70. Weekly camp fee: $70. ABC vouchers accepted. Schedule/registration: lovencherish.org.

Rock Hill Parks, Recreation and Tourism

Outdoor adventure, tennis and day camps at locations throughout the city. Pre-registration is required. Details: cityofrockhill.com/prtcamps.

Day-long:

Outdoor Adventure Club, Nature Navigators, at park locations, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Tuesdays beginning June 10, throughout the summer, ages 5-9. Learn about nature and find new ways to stay healthy. Call for fees. Register by emailing hmatthews@cityofrockhill.com or 803-817-5122.

Week-long:

Tennis camps, Rock Hill Tennis Center, 897 Maplewood Lane, 8:30 a.m.-noon, four sessions, June 9-13, June 23-27, July 7-11 and July 21-25, ages 5-14. Learn the game, develop new skills and expand existing skills. Cost for one-day camp is $35 for members, $40 for nonmembers. Cost for weeklong camp is $125 for members, $150 for nonmembers. Details: 803-326-3842.

Summer-long:

Crave Fun in the Summer Sun, Emmett Scott Recreation Center, 801 Crawford Road, 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m., eight weeks, June 16-Aug. 8, ages 6-13. Educational curriculum, arts and crafts, swimming, sports, field trips and more. $600. Details: 803-329-5662.

Discovery Quest Day Camp, Fewell Park, 1204 Alexander Road, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. (or 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. for early drop-off and late pick-up), June 9-Aug. 15. Activities, programs, theme weeks and off-site fieldtrips. $825. Details: 803-329-5645.

Step South Dance

Three new summer camps at its studio, 2730 Celanese Road, Rock Hill. Details: stepsouthdance.com or 803-627-0387.

Frozen “In Summer” Dance Princess Camp, 5-6 p.m., two sessions, June 9-12 or July 21-24, ages 3-8. Dance to Arendelle and share a week with Elsa and Anna while learning to dance to “Let it Go.” $65.

Sophia Dance Princess Camp, 5-6 p.m., two sessions, June 2-5 or July 14-17, ages 3-8. Dancers go to Sophia’s Princess School where they learn all things royal and have a royal pajama party. $65.

Get Pumped, 6-7 p.m., three sessions, June 9-12, July 14-17 and July 28-31, ages 5-11. Learn hip-hop and jazz. $65.

Thomas Gymnastics

Gold Medal Summer Camp for boys and girls of all ages, 400 Mt. Gallant Road, Rock Hill. The 10-week camp will be 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday, June 9-Aug. 15. Gymnastics, bowling, skating, movies, crafts, games and more. Two-three weekly field trips. $125 per week or $35 per day. Details: 803-327-4332 or thomasgymnastics.com.

Upper Palmetto YMCA

Day Camp, 10 weeks at six locations – Charlotte Avenue Branch, 402 Charlotte Ave., Rock Hill; Fort Mill Branch, 857 Promenade Walk, Fort Mill; Chester County Branch, 157 Columbia St., Chester; Carolina Crossing, 117 Carolina Crossing Drive, York; Clover Branch, 107 S. Main St., Clover; and Lake Wylie Branch, 4034 Charlotte Highway, Lake Wylie. Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-6 p.m., June 9-Aug. 15, for kindergarten-eighth grade. Activities include weekly themes, field trips, swimming, games, daily devotions, team-building activities, arts and crafts, and character development. Cost varies by location and age. Financial assistance is available. Details: upymca.org.

Camp Cherokee, Kings Mountain State Park in Blacksburg, is a co-ed summer residential camp. Canoe, sail, swim, wall-climb, zip-line and more. First session, June 8-14, $395 members, $430 nonmembers. Second session, June 15-21, $395 members, $430 nonmembers. Third session, June 22-28, $395 members, $430 nonmembers. Fourth session, June 29-July 5, $395 members, $430 nonmembers. Fifth session for first-time campers, ages 6-9, July 6-9, $295 members, $330 nonmembers. Sixth session, July 13-19, $395 members, $430 nonmembers. Seventh session, July 20-26, $395 members, $430 nonmembers. Eighth session, July 27-Aug. 2, $395 members, $430 nonmembers. Ninth session, Aug. 3-9, $395 members, $430 nonmembers. All sessions may be bridged for an additional $75. Details: campcherokee.org.

Winthrop University

Baseball

Taught by coach Tom Riginos. Details: winthropbaseballcamp.com.

Youth Day, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., two sessions, June 16-20 and July 21-25, ages 6-13. $230.

High School Prospect, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Aug. 23-24, ages 15-18. $250.

Softball

Taught by coach Mike Cooke at the Terry Softball Complex. Details: fullerk@winthrop.edu or 803-323-2129, ext. 6145.

Day camp, June 16-18, ages 8-18. $285.

Overnight, June 15-18, ages 12-18. $385.

Men’s basketball

Taught by men’s coach Pat Kelsey. Details: patkelseybasketballcamp.com.

Day Camp, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., June 16-19 and July 28-Aug. 1, grades 2-9. $185.

Father Son/Daughter, June 14-15, grades 1-9. $235.

Little Dribblers, 9 a.m.-11:45 a.m., June 14, ages 4-6. $40.

Women’s basketball

Taught by women’s coach Kevin Cook at Winthrop Coliseum. Details: 803-323-2129, ext. 6208, or yangs@winthrop.edu.

Future Eagles, June 23-26, grades 3-8.

Elite, June 20-21, high school varsity. Focus on fundamental skills, with emphasis on position development, shooting, ball-handling and passing. $95 for commuter, $135 for resident.

Team Shootout, June 23-25, for AAU, varsity and junior varsity teams.

Golf

Taught by women’s coach Jodi K. Wendt and men’s coach Kevin Pendley at Winthrop Golf Club. Details: Wendt at 803-323-2129, ext. 6308, or 803-230-4745; or Pendley at 803-323-2129, ext. 6238, or 803-327-9480.

Juniors, 8-10 a.m., two sessions, June 16-19 and June 23-26, for grades 1-8. $100.

Lacrosse

Taught by women’s coach John Sung. Details: 803-487-7325 or winthroplaxcamps@gmail.com.

Elite Tykes, 2-4 p.m., July 25-27, ages 5-10. Learn how to hold and control a stick, how to shoot, footwork skills and techniques. $125.

Winthrop Elite, July 25-27, grades 6-up. Learn how to become an elite lacrosse athlete. $375 for day campers, $475 for overnight. $100 non-refundable deposit.

Soccer

Girls and boys, taught by men’s coach Rich Posipanko and women’s coach Spencer Smith. Details: winthropsoccercamps.com.

Eagle camp, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., two sessions, June 23-26 and July 21-24, boys and girls ages 4-16. $250.

Day kick, 9 a.m.-noon, two sessions, June 23-26 and July 21-24, boys and girls ages 4-16. $175.

Goalkeeper camp, 9-11 a.m., June 23-26, ages 8-16. $175.

Girl’s ID, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Aug. 2, high school girls. $100.

Boys’ ID, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Aug. 3, high school boys. $100.

Team camp, daylong or overnight, June 29-July 3, ages 10-16. Minimum of 15 players and maximum of 22 players. $300.

Volleyball

Taught by coach Bruce Atkinson. Details: winthropvolleyballcamps2014@gmail.com.

Day camps and overnight camps offered at various times in late July for rising 3rd through 12th grade students to build their skills. Details: bit.ly/1kdrfAT.

Yes I Can Basketball

At Westminster Catawba Christian Academy. Registration/information: yesicanbasketball.com or 704-442-1238.

4 Day Player FUNdamentals Camp, June 9-12, boys and girls. Focus on fundamentals like shooting, defense, offensive moves, ball-handling, dribbling, passing, screening, moving without the ball and learning how a winner thinks and acts. Session 1: 9 a.m.-noon, ages 7-10. Session 2: 1-4 p.m., ages 11-14. Cost: $149

York County Museums

At the Museum of York County, 4621 Mount Gallant Road, Rock Hill. Scholarships available based on financial need. Details: chmuseums.org/camps or 803-981-9182.

Critter Camp, 8:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Monday-Thursday, June 9-12, 5-year-old kindergarten. Play games, make crafts, eat silly snacks and learn about animals that leap, fly or crawl. $80 for members, $100 for nonmembers. Deadline: May 28.

Junior Explorers, 8:45 a.m.-1 p.m., Monday-Friday, June 16-20, grades 1-2. Go on a museum safari and observe animals, plants and their environments. $100 for members, $125 for nonmembers. Deadline: June 4.

Nature Detectives Art Camp, 8:45 a.m.-1 p.m., Monday-Friday, June 23-27, grades 3-4. Use art and detective skills to investigate mysteries of natural history – from the stars in the sky to the plants and animals in your backyard. $100 for members, $125 for nonmembers. Deadline: June 12.

Carolina Campers, 8:45 a.m.-1 p.m., Monday-Friday, July 7-11, grades 5-6. Dive into the Carolina Piedmont’s icy past and hike our subtropical and humid present. $125 for members, $150 for nonmembers. Deadline: June 25.

Compiled by Julie Graham

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