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Here’s a list of summer camps in York, Chester and Lancaster counties

Among the many summer offerings at the Anne Springs Close Greenway is an equestrian camp.
Among the many summer offerings at the Anne Springs Close Greenway is an equestrian camp. Courtesy of Anne Springs Close Greenway

Springtime in York County signals the last weeks of the school year and registration for local summer camps.

It won’t be long before school is out. Kids of all ages are anticipating fun in the sun. Parents are eager to see their children active and occupied. There are plenty of options to make everyone happy.

Below is a list of opportunities compiled by The Herald 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

4-H camps are open to 4-H members and other children. To register, call Faith Isreal at the York County 4-H at 803-684-9919, ext. 113; Robin Currence at the Chester County 4-H at 803-385-6181, ext. 114; or Steve Hucks at the Lancaster County 4-H at 803-283-3302, ext. 112.

York County camps at 120 N. Congress St., York:

▪ Ag and Art, 10 a.m. to noon, June 9, ages 9 and up. Express your creativity as you build your visual art skills and paint farm animals. Cost is $15.

▪ Bread and Birdhouses, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., June 10, ages 8 and up. Learn about birds, build birdhouses and bake bread all in one day. Cost is $15.

▪ Pasta, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., June 11, ages 8 and up. Make homemade pasta and sides for a complete Italian-inspired meal. Cost is $10.

▪ Beginners Camp Sew, 9 a.m. to noon, June 22 to 26, ages 9 to 14. Learn how to sew. Cost is $30, including starter sewing kit.

Chester County:

▪ Heritage Skills Sewing, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., June 8 to 11, grades 4 to 6, Edgemoor ARP Church, 2135 Starnes Road. Learn to use a sewing machine and create your own project. Cost is $15.

▪ Beekeeping, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., June 19, ages 8 to 14, The Market Building, Chester. Observe a hive to learn about bees. Cost is $3.

▪ ClubScience STEM, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., June 15 to 19, grades 5 to 8, Fort Lawn Community Center, 5554 Main St. Focus on science and technology with hands-on activities in engineering, dissecting, DNA and more. Cost is $30 and includes lunch.

▪ STEM Mentor, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., June 15 to 19, grades 10 and up, Fort Lawn Community Center, 5554 Main St. High school and college students train to be STEM program counselors and assist with day camp. Cost is $30 and includes lunch, certificate and T-shirt.

▪ ClubScience – 4H20, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., July 7 to 9, grades 5 to 8, Fort Lawn Community Center, 5554 Main St. Explore the watershed, water quality and water life. Camp includes kayaking. Cost is $30 and includes lunch.

▪ Science Heroes at the Library, 10 a.m. for ages 2 to 5, 11 a.m. for ages 6 to 12, June 29 at the Chester Library, July 1 at the Lewisville Library, and July 2 at the Great Falls Library. In partnership with the Chester County Library summer reading program. Free.

Lancaster County:

▪ Cloverbud Sewing, 9 a.m. to noon, July 13, ages 9 to 18. Learn the basics of sewing and create a project. Cost is $5.

▪ 4-H Sewing, 9 a.m. to noon, July 14 to 15, ages 9 to 18. Learn to use a sewing machine and create a project. Cost is $10.

▪ Quilting, 9 a.m. to noon, July 16 and 23, ages 9 to 18. Must attend both days. Learn the basics of a sewing machine. Cost is $10.

▪ ClubScience – Forensics, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., July 21 to 23, grades 5 to 8, University of South Carolina - Lancaster. Partnering with the United Way of Lancaster County and the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Department, learn about forensics and crime scenes. Cost is $30 and includes lunch.

Overnight 4-H camps:

▪ Summer Science Retreat at the Life Sciences Outreach Center at Clemson University, June 8 to 10, grades 9 to 12. Research, supercomputers and more. Cost is $140.

▪ Camp Wild at Chester State Park, June 23 to 25, ages 8 to 14. Tent camping, boating, crafts, shooting sports, hiking. Cost is $85.

▪ Camp Long in Aiken, June 14 to 18, ages 7 to 14. Swimming, team courses, dances, and crafts. Cost is $250 for members. Scholarships available to Chester County residents.

▪ Camp Cooper in Summerton, July 19 to 23, ages 7 to 14. Swimming, team courses, dances, and crafts. Cost is $250 for members. Scholarships available to Chester County residents.

Arts Council

The Arts Council of York County sponsors four weeks of summer camps led by local artists. There are morning and afternoon sessions. The cost is $75 for members or $85 for nonmembers. Registration deadline is two weeks before class begins. For details, go to yorkcountyarts.org.

Center for the Arts, 121 E. Main St., Rock Hill:

▪ Clay Creations, 9 a.m. to noon for ages 6 to 8, and 1 to 4 p.m. for ages 9 to 12, June 15 to 19. Taught by Bob Doster. Learn the “pinch” method to build cups, bowls, dinosaurs, turtles and monster heads.

▪ What a Relief! 1 to 4 p.m., June 15 to 19, ages 9 to 12. Taught by Matthew Christmus. Using old pizza boxes, plaster gauze and acrylic paint, create a masterpiece based on the work of the masters.

▪ Beginning Techniques in Drawing, 9 a.m. to noon, June 22 to 26, ages 8 to 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 to 4 p.m., June 22 to 26, ages 12 to 14. Taught by Ashley Beard. Learn how to see with an artist’s eye and draw using traditional techniques involving perspective, proportion and value.

▪ Art is Multicultural, 9 a.m. to noon, July 13 to 17, ages 6 to 9. Taught by Ashley Beard. Discover how art is made all over the world, and create 2-D and 3-D works of art using papier-mâché, paint, cloth, recycled materials and found objects.

▪ The Art of the Book, 1 to 4 p.m., July 13 to 17, ages 9 to 12. Taught by Michael Henthorn and Ashley Beard. Using classic children’s books and stories as inspiration, write and illustrate your own short story.

▪ Trash to Treasure, 9 a.m. to noon, July 20 to 24, ages 6 and up. Taught by Ashley Beard. Using the things that are usually thrown away, create wearable works of art. Camp concludes on Friday with a fashion show and performances.

▪ Active Art, 1 to 4 p.m., July 20 to 24, ages 6 and up. Taught by Ashley Beard. Dress for a mess, spending the afternoon slinging paint, using limbs as paint brushes, popping paint-filled balloons and creating interactive artworks.

Gettys Art Center, 201 E. Main St., Rock Hill:

▪ Word Art, 9 a.m. to noon, July 20 to 24, ages 8 to 12. Taught by Michael Henthorn. Learn the primary brushstrokes of the writing artist’s palette, then construct your memoir or biography.

Community Performance Center, 249 E. Main St., Rock Hill:

▪ Survey of Dance Styles, 9 a.m. to noon, July 20 to 24, ages 8 to 13. Taught by Andrea Logan-Henthorn. Learn African, swing, Irish and modern dances. Performance on Friday.

▪ Lights! Camera! ACTion!, 1 to 4 p.m., July 20 to 24, ages 10 to 13. Taught by Jonathon Long. Develop characters from improv structures and perform in short scripted scenes. Performance on Friday.

Boys & Girls Club

The Boys & Girls Club of York County will offer the following camps for elementary, middle and high school students. Registration and weekly fees are based on the child’s age and school lunch status. One free week of camp is given to those who pay in full by June 12. First half of payment due June 12. Final payment due July 6. For details, call 803-324-7920 or go to bgcyc.org.

▪ Youth Camp, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Mondays through Fridays, June 15 to Aug. 7, for kindergarten through 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, art and themed weeks. Cost is $1,000 for regular lunch status rate; $800 for reduced lunch status rate; and $600 free lunch status rate. Additional children are half price.

▪ Middle School Matters, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Mondays through Fridays, June 15 to Aug. 7, Rock Hill Teen Center, 1234 Flint St. Ext. Technology, field trips, fitness, leadership. Cost is $400.

▪ High School Summer Academy, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Mondays through Fridays, June 15 to Aug. 7, Rock Hill Teen Center, 1234 Flint St. Ext. Career exploration, sports leagues, field trips, community service, college tours. Cost is $200.

Camp Canaan

Camp Canaan hosts summer camps, retreats and adventure programs at 3111 Sand Island Road, Rock Hill. For details, call 803-327-6932 or go to campcanaan.org.

Day camp:

▪ Traditional Canaan Day Camp, 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Mondays through Fridays, June 9 to Aug. 15, ages 5 to 8 for junior camp, ages 9 to 13 for senior camp. Juniors – sports, dance, drama, music, swimming. Seniors – disc golf, kayaking, zip-lining, ropes course, sports, art, music, swimming. Cost is $269 for junior campers and $309 for senior campers per week.

Overnight camps:

▪ Resident Camp Coed, Sundays through Fridays, two sessions, July 5 to 10 and Aug. 2 through 7, ages 10 to 13. Cost is $549, with extra fees for canteen, paintball and horseback trail riding.

▪ Resident All-Girls Camp, Sunday through Friday, June 14 to 19, ages 10 to 13. Cost is $549, with an extra fee for canteen.

▪ Teen Camp, Sunday through Friday, June 28 to July 3, ages 13 to 16. Cost is $650, with an extra fee for canteen.

▪ Journey Camp, Sunday through Friday, July 19 to 24, ages 8 and 9. Designed to help young campers discover their gifts and talents. Cost is $549, with an extra fee for canteen.

▪ Teen Leadership, two sessions, June 20 to 26 and July 25 to 31, ages 13 to 16. The June trip includes backpacking on the Appalachian Trail, caving in Tennessee and paddling on the French Broad. The July trip includes hiking in Damascus, Va., among the wild Shetland ponies. Cost is $725, with an extra fees to rent a pack or hammock.

Fellowship of Christian Athletes

PowerCamp is a half-day elementary age sports camp hosted by the local area Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Sports include football, basketball, baseball, soccer, cheerleading, archery and volleyball. Camp is offered to children who have completed kindergarten through seventh grade. It will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 15 to 18 at Dutchman Creek Middle School and June 29 to July 2 at the Baxter YMCA. Cost is $90. For details, call 803-327-8512 or go to piedmontfca.org.

ASC Greenway & Leroy Springs

For details, go to leroysprings.org or ascgreenway.org or call 547-4575.

Anne Springs Close Greenway, Fort Mill:

▪ Adventure Seekers, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Mondays through Fridays, 10 sessions, June 8 to 12, June 15 to 19, June 22 to 26, June 29 to July 3, July 6 to 10, July 13 to 17, July 20 to 24, July 27 to 31, Aug. 3 to 7 and Aug. 10 to 14, for seekers ages 7 to 8, trekkers ages 9 to 11 and adventurers ages 12 to 14. Outdoor activities, including kayaking, fishing, hiking and geocaching. Cost is $199 for members and $249 for nonmembers. Early drop-off from 7:30 to 9 a.m. and late pick-up from 4 to 6 p.m. is no additional charge.

▪ Close to Nature, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Mondays through Fridays, five sessions, June 8 to 12, June 15 to 19, June 22 to 26, July 6 to 10 and July 20 to 24, ages 6 to 8. Learn about nature while participating in kayaking, nature crafts, archery and hiking. Cost is $135 for members and $145 for nonmembers.

▪ Equestrian Day Camp, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., three sessions, Mondays through Fridays, June 8 to 12, June 15 to 19 and June 22 to 26, ages 8 to 14. Riding lessons for beginner, intermediate and advanced riders; grooming and caring for horses; and an overnight campout. Cost is $395 for members and $450 for nonmembers.

▪ Mountain Bike Camp, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., three sessions, Tuesdays through Thursdays, June 16 to 18, July 7 to 9 and July 28 to 30, ages 9 to 14. Learn new technical riding skills and gain confidence. Cost is $175 for members, $200 for nonmembers.

▪ Photography: A Second Look at Nature, 9 a.m. to noon, Monday through Friday, July 13 to 17, ages 7 to 11. Learn photography basics and how to capture the strange happenings on the Greenway. Cost is $134 for members, $144 for nonmembers.

▪ Photography: Ready, Set, Action, 9 a.m. to noon, Monday through Friday, July 27 to 31, ages 7 to 11. Learn to shoot photos of things on the move, including horses and deer, on the Greenway. Cost is $134 for members, $144 for nonmembers.

▪ Young Writers’ Academy: Creative Writing in Nature, 9 a.m. to noon, Monday through Friday, July 13 to 17, ages 7 to 12. Explore the outdoors and let nature inspire your writing. Daily hikes on the Greenway. Cost is $135 for members, $145 for nonmembers. Sign up for morning and afternoon sessions of the Young Writers’ Academy to receive a $30 discount.

▪ Young Writers’ Academy: Build your own Board Game, 1 to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, July 13 to 17, ages 7 to 12. Design a cool game board, make all the rules and write the manual. Cost is $135 for members, $145 for nonmembers. Sign up for morning and afternoon sessions of the Young Writers’ Academy to receive a $30 discount.

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

▪ Achieve Fitness Camp, 9 a.m. to noon, Mondays through Fridays, three sessions, June 8 to 12, June 29 to July 3 and July 27 to 31, ages 5 to 14. Youth fitness training with instructor Marcell Allmond, a former professional football player. Cost is $100 for members, $110 for nonmembers.

▪ Art Camp: Forensic Art, 9 a.m. to noon for ages 12 to 14 and 1 to 4 p.m. for ages 9 to 11, June 22 to 25. Become a detective, solve the mystery and create a historical figure. Cost is $235 for members, $245 for nonmembers.

▪ Art Camp: Painting, 9 a.m. to noon for ages 9 to 12, and 1 to 4 p.m. for ages 12 to 15, June 8 to 12. Paint from observation, imagination and photographs. All materials supplied. Cost is $100 for members, $110 for nonmembers.

▪ Art Journaling Techniques, 9 a.m. to noon for ages 9 to 12, and 1 to 4 p.m. for ages 12 to 15, June 29 to July 3. Learn the art of expression through art journaling. All materials supplied. Cost is $100 for members, $110 for nonmembers.

▪ Bob Doster’s Clay Camp, 1 to 4 p.m., Monday through Thursday, July 27 to 30, ages 9 and up. Create a clay project each day. Cost is $80 for members, $90 for nonmembers.

▪ Bob Doster’s Metal Works, 9 a.m. to noon, Monday through Thursday, July 27 to 30, ages 9 and up. Design and create your own metal sculpture. Cost is $95 for members, $105 for nonmembers.

▪ Bricks 4 Kidz: Bricks 4 Girlz Building and Crafting Camp II, 1 to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, June 15 to 19, ages 6 to 12. Girls-only creating and crafting with LEGOs. Cost is $190 for members, $200 for nonmembers.

▪ Bricks 4 Kidz: City Creations, 1 to 4 p.m., Monday though Friday, June 22 to 26, ages 6 to 12. Explore life in the city while building custom moving and motorized creations. Cost is $180 for members, $190 for nonmembers.

▪ Bricks 4 Kidz: Motor Mania Amusement Park II, 1 to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, June 29 to July 3, ages 6 to 12. Builders create new rides and learn about various laws of motion and how to make things spin, roll, turn and rock. Cost is $180 for members, $190 for nonmembers.

▪ Bricks 4 Kidz: Catapulting Critters – Angry Birds and Bad Piggies, 1 to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, July 6 to 10, ages 7 to 12. Build machines with bricks, gears and more to launch birds using catapults and slingshots to abolish the bad pigs. Cost is $180 for members, $190 for nonmembers.

▪ Bricks 4 Kidz: Legendary Superhero Academy, 1 to 4 p.m., Monday though Friday, July 13 to 17, ages 7 to 12. Build 3-D superhero models and working, motorized and moving models. Cost is $180 for members, $190 for nonmembers.

▪ Bricks 4 Kidz: Pirate’s Quest, 1 to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, July 20 to 24, ages 6 to 10. Build motorized pirate ships to mechanical helms, swinging anchors to a motorized pirate. Cost is $180 for members, $190 for nonmembers.

▪ Bricks 4 Kidz: Lego Remote Control Madness and Junior Engineers, 1 to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, July 27 to 31, ages 8 to 13. Build motorized models and use wireless remote controls to control them. Create dynamic vehicles, inventions and machines. Cost is $190 for members, $200 for nonmembers.

▪ Bricks 4 Kidz: Pokemon-Pocket Brick Monsters, 1 to 4 p.m., Monday though Friday, Aug. 3 to 7, ages 7 to 12. Capture “wild” Pokemon creatures and train them for battle. Cost is $190 for members, $200 for nonmembers.

▪ Dance Camp: Princess Fairies, 9 a.m. to noon, four sessions, Mondays through Fridays, June 8 to 12, July 6 to 10, July 20 to 24 and July 27 to 31, ages 4 to 8. Explore beginning ballet and creative movement while unleashing your inner princess. Performance on final day. Cost is $130 for members, $140 for nonmembers.

▪ Dance Camp: Rock Star, 9 a.m. to noon, two sessions, Mondays through Fridays, June 15 to 19 and Aug. 3 to 7, ages 7 to 10. Sing and dance while dressing up in fun and zany costumes. Performance on final day. Cost is $130 for members, $140 for nonmembers.

▪ Dance Camp: Teen/Jr. Intensive, 9 a.m. to noon, two sessions, Mondays through Fridays, June 22 to 26 and Aug. 10 to 14, ages 10 to 18. Instructed by Jena Burgin-Peters. Strengthen muscles, perfect alignments, learn techniques and explore different styles of dance. Cost is $160 for members, $170 for nonmembers.

▪ Engineer Camp: Young Makers, 9 a.m. to noon, Monday through Friday, June 8 to 12, ages 8 to 11. Make your own inventions using LEGOs, K’Nex and things found in the garage. Cost is $195 for members, $205 for nonmembers.

▪ Engineer Camp: Electrical Engineers, 1 to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, June 8 to 12, ages 8 to 11. Learn about electricity and circuits, using littleBits. Cost is $195 for members, $205 for nonmembers.

▪ Engineering for Kids: Pirates, 9 a.m. to noon, Monday through Friday, July 13 to 17, ages 4 to 7. Construct a pirate ship, fish for buried treasure and work together to create a delicious treat. Cost is $165 for members, $175 for nonmembers.

▪ Engineering for Kids: Wreck it Week, 1 to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, July 13 to 17, ages 8 to 14. Join a wrecking company and build a bridge and compete in other challenges. Cost is $165 for members, $175 for nonmembers.

▪ Engineering for Kids: Medieval Times, 9 a.m. to noon, Monday through Friday, July 20 to 24, ages 4 to 7. Build a castle and defend it against cannons and catapults. Cost is $165 for members, $175 for nonmembers.

▪ Fit180 Athletics Cross-Country Training, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m., two sessions, Monday through Friday, July 27 to 31 and Aug. 3 to 7, ages 11 to 18. Get in shape for cross-country season and learn nutrition and athletic knowledge. Cost is $150 for members, $160 for nonmembers.

▪ Flyers Afterschool Summer Program at Tega Cay, Springfield and Pleasant Knoll elementary schools, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Mondays through Fridays, June 8 through Aug. 14, ages 6 to 11. Activities to encourage creativity, social relationships, appropriate behavior and positive self-image. Different theme each week. Cost is $140 per week for members, $150 per week for nonmembers, plus $50 deposit.

▪ Golf, 9 a.m. to noon, six sessions, Mondays through Fridays, June 8 to 12, June 22 to 26, July 6 to 10, July 20 to 24, Aug. 3 to 7 and Aug. 10 to 14, ages 5 to 14. Hosted by Total Golf Adventures, learn proper set-up, swing fundamentals and basic etiquette. Equipment provided. Round of golf at Tega Cay Golf Course on Fridays. Cost is $190 for members, $200 for nonmembers.

▪ Kaleidoscope, 9 a.m. to noon, Monday through Friday, June 8 to 12, June 15 to 19, June 29 to July 3, July 6 to 10, ages 7 to 12; 1 to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, July 13 to 17, ages 4 to 6; 1 to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, July 20 to 24, ages 7 to 12; 9 a.m. to noon, Monday through Friday, July 27 to 31, ages 4 to 6; 9 a.m. to noon, Monday through Friday, Aug. 3 to 7 and Aug. 10 to 14, ages 7 to 12. Taught by Christine Covington. Learn life skills, creative thinking and how science touches lives. Cost is $145 for members, $155 for nonmembers.

▪ Kids on the Ball – Ultimate Sports Camp, 9 a.m. to noon, five sessions, Mondays through Fridays, June 15 to 19 and July 20 to 24, ages 8 to 11, and June 22 to 26, July 13 to 17 and July 27 to 31, ages 5 to 7. Sponsored by the Town of Fort Mill’s Parks and Recreation Department. Soccer, basketball, baseball, football, hockey, bowling, etc. Cost is $125 for members, $135 for nonmembers.

▪ Little Critter Day Camp, 9 a.m. to noon, 10 weeks, June 8 through Aug. 14, ages 3 1/2 and 4. Arts, crafts, gym activities, swimming and games. Different theme each week. Cost is $80 per week for members, $90 per week for nonmembers.

▪ Mad Science: Earth Explorations, 9 a.m. to noon, Monday through Friday, June 8 to 12, ages 4 to 6. Discover the world around us, from oceans to mountains and volcanoes to earthquakes. Cost is $135 for members, $145 for nonmembers.

▪ Mad Science: Roaring Rockets, 9 a.m. to noon, Monday through Friday, June 15 to 19, ages 7 to 11. Build and launch different types of rockets. Cost is $165 for members, $175 for nonmembers.

▪ Mad Science: Secret Agent Lab, 9 a.m. to noon, Monday through Friday, June 22 to 26, ages 6 to 11. Uncover the science involved in evidence gathering and analysis. Cost is $165 for members, $175 for nonmembers.

▪ Mad Science: Destination Earth, 9 a.m. to noon, Monday through Friday, June 29 to July 3, ages 6 to 11. Increase your understanding of Earth – from its atmosphere to its molten core. Cost is $165 for members, $175 for nonmembers.

▪ Mad Science: Radical Robots, 9 a.m. to noon, Monday through Friday, July 6 to 10, ages 8 to 12. Learn the science of electronic circuits and build your own robot. Cost is $180 for members, $190 for nonmembers.

▪ Mad Science: Crazy Chemworks, 9 a.m. to noon, Monday through Friday, July 20 to 24, ages 6 to 12. Learn real lab techniques and explore crazy concoctions. Take home a full set of lab gear. Cost is $165 for members, $175 for nonmembers.

▪ Mad Science: Eureka! 9 a.m. to noon, Monday through Friday, July 20 to 24, ages 6 to 12. A camp for inventors who will create catapults and forts, construct working light sticks to take home and assemble circuits. Cost is $180 for members, $190 for nonmembers.

▪ Mad Science: Incredible Flying Machines, 9 a.m. to noon, Monday through Friday, July 27 to 31, ages 7 to 11. Experiment with the principles of flight by constructing and testing airplanes, balloon copters, kites, rockets, etc. Cost is $165 for members, $175 for nonmembers.

▪ Mad Science: Junior Engineers, 9 a.m. to noon, Monday through Friday, Aug. 3 to 7, ages 7 to 12. Science, technology, engineering art and math are explored. Cost is $165 for members, $175 for nonmembers.

▪ Mad Science: Creature Features, 9 a.m. to noon, Monday through Friday, Aug. 10 to 14, ages 4 to 6. Learn about the habitats, diet and adaptations of animals that live all over the world. Cost is $135 for members, $145 for nonmembers.

▪ Magic Camp: Eddy Wade’s Be a Magician, 1 to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, June 8 to 12, ages 7 to 12. Learn to amaze and amuse your friends. Cost is $150 for members, $160 for nonmembers.

▪ Mini Art, 10 a.m. to noon, two sessions, Monday, Wednesday and Friday, July 13 to 17 and July 20 to 24, ages 6 to 12. Taught by Jett Buskirk. Learn basic elements and principles of design while exploring various styles of arts and crafts. Cost is $60 for members, $70 for nonmembers, plus a $7 supply fee.

▪ Music Adventure: Oceans of Fun, 9 a.m. to noon, Monday through Friday, June 22 to 26, ages 3 to 6. Taught by Patty Schuette. Fun songs and music activities with a beach and ocean theme. Cost is $115 for members, $125 for nonmembers.

▪ Music Adventure: Let’s Take a Trip, 9 a.m. to noon, Monday through Friday, July 13 to 17, ages 3 to 6. Taught by Patty Schuette. Fun songs and music activities from back in time with dinosaurs to up in space. Cost is $115 for members, $125 for nonmembers.

▪ Music Adventure: Jeepers Creepers, 9 a.m. to noon, Monday through Friday, July 20 to 24, ages 3 to 6. Taught by Patty Schuette. Fun songs and music activities with a bug theme. Cost is $115 for members, $125 for nonmembers.

▪ Music: Percussion Camp – The Beat is Going to Move You, 9 a.m. to noon, Monday through Friday, Aug. 10 to 14, ages 6 to 10. Taught by Larry Farr. Learn to play the drums and other percussion. Crafts include making a drum. Cost is $209 for members, $219 for nonmembers.

▪ Paint your own Pottery, 1 to 4 p.m., Monday through Thursday, July 6 to 9, ages 9 to 15. Supplies provided. Old clothes recommended. Cost is $75 for members, $85 for nonmembers.

▪ Playball Sports*Plus, 9 a.m. to noon, four sessions, Monday through Friday, June 15 to 19, July 6 to 10, July 20 to 24 and Aug. 3 to 7, ages 3 to 6. Introduction to a wide variety of sports, including football, baseball, basketball, soccer, tennis and volleyball. Cost is $125 for members, $135 for nonmembers. May combine with Reading Giraffe to stay the day.

▪ Reading Giraffe, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m., two sessions, Mondays through Fridays, June 15 to 19 and July 20 to 24, ages 3 to 6. Led by Derick Wilder, a local author. Role-playing, arts and crafts, high-energy games and activities with creative children’s books. Cost is $125 for members, $135 for nonmembers. May combine with Playball Sports to stay the day.

▪ Safe Zone, two sessions, Mondays through Thursdays, 1 to 4 p.m., June 22 to 25 for ages 5 to 7, and July 15 to 18 for ages 8 to 12. Taught by Strike Back Self Defense. Learn bullying prevention, defense against abduction, home safety, car safety and more. Cost is $99 for members, $109 for nonmembers.

▪ Scuba, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., two sessions, Mondays through Fridays, June 22 to 26 and July 27 to 31, ages 10 to 15. Taught by Randy Evans, a certified scuba instructor. Learn snorkeling and scuba. Equipment supplied. Cost is $340 for members, $350 for nonmembers.

▪ Soccer, 9 a.m. to noon, June 15 to 18, ages 5 to 6. Build and improve skills such as ball control, striking and dribbling. Cost is $125 for members, $135 for nonmembers.

▪ Super “K” Kids Day Camp, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 10 sessions, Mondays through Fridays, June 8 to Aug. 14, ages 5 to 6. Arts, crafts, gym activities, swimming and games. Different theme each week. Cost is $80 for members, $90 for nonmembers.

▪ Tennis, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., 10 sessions, Mondays through Fridays, June 8 to Aug. 14, ages 3 to 18. Players grouped by skill level and age. Cost of 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. is $130 for members, $140 for nonmembers. Cost of 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. is $150 for members, $160 for nonmembers.

▪ Young Writers Academy: Writing your Way to an “A,” 9 a.m. to noon, Aug. 3 and 4, ages 10 to 14. Practice persuasive, narrative and expository writing through games, activities and examples. Cost is $75 for members, $85 for nonmembers.

▪ Young Writers Academy: College Application Essay Workshop, 1 to 4 p.m., Aug. 3 and 4, ages 16 and up. Rising juniors and seniors, get a jump-start on college applications. Cost is $75 for members, $85 for nonmembers.

Springmaid Mountain, Spruce Pine, N.C., resident camp:

▪ Horse Camp, Sundays through Saturdays, two sessions, July 12 to 18 and July 19 to 25, ages 9 to 14. Lessons based on skill level. Camp also offers river tubing, fishing, hiking, swimming and crafts. Cost is $600 for members, $725 for nonmembers, $100 deposit.

Love N Cherish

Love N Cherish Family Center at 2199 Mt. Holly Road is sponsoring Camp R.O.C.K., where campers are provided a cooperative environment where children learn, make choices and grow together. Camps with weekly themes run from June 8 through Aug. 14. Registration is $80 and weekly tuition is $80. Discount available for those who register before May 18. For more information, go to lovencherish.org.

Parks, Recreation and Tourism

Rock Hill Parks, Recreation and Tourism offers outdoor adventure, tennis and day camps at various locations throughout the city. Pre-registration is required. For details, go to cityofrockhill.com/prtcamps.

Day-long:

▪ Nature Navigators, at park locations, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesdays from June 9 through Aug. 11, ages 5 to 11. Games, nature activities, hiking, crafts and adventure. $5 per child per session. Register online or call 803-817-5122.

Week-long:

▪ Summer Soccer Series, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., June 29 to July 2, Manchester Meadows Soccer Complex. Drill instruction from certified coaches. Registration fee is $50. For details, call Jamie Brannan at 803-326-3848 or email Jamie.brannon@cityofrockhill.com.

▪ Tennis camps at the Rock Hill Tennis Center, 897 Maplewood Lane, 8:30 a.m. to noon (early drop-off available at 8 a.m.), four sessions, June 8 to 12, June 22 to 26, July 6 to 10 and July 20 to 24, ages 5 to 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. For details, 803-326-3842.

Summer-long:

▪ Crave Fun in the Summer Sun at Emmett Scott Recreation Center, 801 Crawford Road, 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., eight weeks, June 15 to Aug. 7, ages 6 to 13. Educational curriculum, arts and crafts, swimming, sports, field trips and more. Cost is $600 for eight weeks. For details, call 803-329-5661.

▪ Discovery Quest Day Camp at Fewell Park, 1204 Alexander Road, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (or 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. for early drop-off and late pick-up), June 8 to Aug. 14, ages 6 to 12. Activities, programs, theme weeks and off-site field trips. Cost is $825. For details, call 803-329-5645.

▪ Camp Arc, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., held throughout the summer for youth and adults who have an intellectual disability. One session of camp per summer. For details, call 803-329-5652.

Step South Dance

Step South Dance offers summer camps at its studio at 2730 Celanese Road, Rock Hill. Go to stepsouthdance.com, or call 627-0387.

▪ My Doll and Me, two sessions, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. for ages 3 to 5, and 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. for ages 6 to 8, June 15 to 18 and July 20 to 23. Learn a dance with your favorite doll and finish the camp with a tea party. Cost is $55 before May 25, $65 after May 25.

▪ Hip-Hop Glam Jam, two sessions, 5 to 6 p.m. for ages 4 to 6, 6 to 7 p.m. for ages 7 to 10, and 7 to 8 p.m. for ages 11 and up, June 22 to 25 and July 13 to 16. Learn hip-hop combos and accessorize with glam gear. Cost is $55 before May 25, $65 after May 25.

▪ Acro and Tumbling, three sessions, 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. for ages 3 to 4, 6:15 to 7 p.m. for ages 5 to 7, 7:15 to 8 p.m. for ages 8 to 10 and 8 to 8:45 p.m. for ages 11 to 19, June 8 to 11, June 15 to 18 and July 13 to 16. Grow in tumbling strength, coordination and flexibility. Cost is is $45 before May 25, $55 after May 25.

Thomas Gymnastics

Thomas Gymnastics offers Gold Medal Summer Camp for boys and girls of all ages at 400 Mt. Gallant Road, Rock Hill. The 10-week camp will be held from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, June 8 to Aug. 14. Gymnastics, bowling, skating, movies, crafts, games and more. Two or three weekly field trips. Cost is $125 per week or $35 per day. For details, call 803-327-4338 or go to thomasgymnastics.com.

Upper Palmetto YMCA

The Upper Palmetto YMCA offers day and overnight camps.

▪ Day Camp for 10 weeks at five locations – Charlotte Avenue Branch, 402 Charlotte Ave., Rock Hill; Fort Mill Branch, 857 Promenade Walk, Fort Mill; YMCA at Carolina Crossing, 117 Carolina Crossing Drive, York; Clover Branch, 107 S. Main St., Clover; and Lake Wylie Branch, 4034 Charlotte Highway, Lake Wylie. Mondays through Fridays, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., June 8 to Aug. 14, for kindergarten to 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. For details, go to upymca.org.

▪ Camp Cherokee at Kings Mountain State Park in Blacksburg is a coed summer residential camp. Canoe, sail, swim, wall-climb, zip-line and more. Sessions are available throughout the summer and vary in price. For details, go to campcherokee.org.

Winthrop University Athletics

For details, call Winthrop’s athletic department at 803-323-2129.

▪ Baseball, taught by Tom Riginos, head coach. For details, go to winthropbaseballcamp.com.

▪ Youth Day, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., two sessions, June 15 to 19 for ages 6 to 12 and July 20 to 24 for ages 7 to 12. Cost is $235.

▪ Middle School Day, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., July 20 to 24, ages 13 to 15. Cost is $235.

▪ High School Prospect, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Aug. 22 to 23, ages 15 to 18. Cost is $250. There are also one-day options available for instruction and evaluation.

▪ Men’s Basketball, taught by Pat Kelsey, head men’s basketball coach. For details, go to patkelseybasketballcamp.com.

▪ Day Camp, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., two sessions, June 15 to 18 and July 27 to 30, second through ninth grade. Cost is $195.

▪ Father Son/Daughter, June 13 and 14, first through ninth grade. Cost is $235.

▪ Little Dribblers, 9 to 11:45 a.m., June 13, ages 4 to 6. Cost is $40.

▪ Golf camp at Winthrop University Golf Course. Taught by Jodi K. Wendt, women’s golf coach, and Kevin Pendley, men’s golf coach. For details, call 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 to 10 a.m., June 22 to 25, for first through eighth grade. Learn skills to become a better golfer. Cost is $100.

▪ Lacrosse, taught by John Sung, women’s head coach. For details, call 803-487-7325, email winthroplaxcamps@gmail.com or visit wulaxcamp.com.

▪ Eagle Elite, July 24 to 26, rising seventh graders and up. Cost is $350 for day camp and $475 for overnight with a $100 non-refundable deposit.

▪ Soccer for girls and boys by Rich Posipanko, men’s head coach, and Spencer Smith, women’s head coach. For information, go to winthropsoccercamps.com.

▪ Eagle camp, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., two sessions, June 22 to 25 and July 20 to 23, boys and girls ages 4 to 16. Cost is $255.

▪ Day kick, 9 a.m. to noon, two sessions, June 22 to 25 and July 20 to 23, boys and girls ages 4 to 16. Cost is $180.

▪ Goalkeeper camp, 9 to 11 a.m., June 22 to 25, ages 8 to 16. Cost is $180.

▪ Girl’s ID, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., July 25, high school girls. Cost is $105.

▪ Boys’ ID, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., July 26, high school boys. Cost is $105.

▪ Softball by Mike Cooke, head coach, at the Terry Softball Complex. For details, contact Kendall Fuller at fuller@winthrop.edu.

▪ Day camp, July 20 to 22, ages 8 to 18. Cost is $295.

▪ Volleyball camp by Bruce Atkinson, women’s head coach. For details, email wuvolleyballcamps@gmail.com

▪ Elite Positional Sessions, three sessions, July 16, grades nine to 12. Cost is $50 per session or $100 for all three sessions.

Session 1: Setting, 9 to 11 a.m.

Session 2: Hitting, 1 to 3 p.m.

Session 3: Passing and Defense, 4 to 6 p.m.

▪ Competitive Team Camp, July 17 to 19, junior varsity and varsity teams. Cost is $200 for commuters and $275 for overnight.

All Skills, 9 a.m. to noon, July 20 to 22, grade three to six. Cost is $100.

All Skills, 2 to 5 p.m., July 20 to 22, grades seven to 12. Cost is $150.

Advanced Skills, July 23 to 26, grades nine to 12. Cost is $250 for commuters and $350 for overnight.

▪ Women’s Basketball by Kevin Cook, head coach. For details, visit cookbball.com.

▪ Shooting Academy, 8 a.m. to noon, June 19 to 21, ages 7 to 15. Cost is $100.

▪ Kevin Cook Basketball Camp, 8 a.m. to noon, June 22 to 26, ages 7 to 15. Cost is $125.

Winthrop University

Winthrop University offers computing camps through its departments of computer science and fine arts for middle and high school students. Cost is $100 per week and includes lunch. Scholarships are available. For more information, go to birdnest.org/stars/computingcamp.htm.

▪ Robotics and Alice Computing, June 15 to 19 and July 27 to 31, middle school students

▪ Jewelry Design and Computing with 3-D printing, July 6 to 9, middle school students

▪ Web Design, July 13 to 17, high school students

▪ Art Science Fusion (with 3-D printing), July 20 to 25, high school students

York County Museums

The Culture and Heritage Museums of York County offer summer camps at three locations. Scholarships are available based on financial need. For details, go to chmuseums.org/camps or call 803-981-9182.

▪ Trail Blazer, 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Friday, July 24, ages 6 to 10. Held at the Museum of York County, 4621 Mount Gallant Road, Rock Hill. Join a Carolina backwoodsman along Dutchman’s Creek and use the hidden treasures of the natural resources to survive. Bring a lunch to eat on the trail. Cost is $20 for members, $25 for nonmembers.

▪ Revolutionary War, 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Friday, June 26, ages 6 to 10. Held at Historic Brattonsville, 1444 Brattonsville Road, McConnells. Be a Patriot, learn about the life of a militia solder and hike Brattonsville. Bring a lunch to eat on the lawn. Cost is $20 for members, $25 for nonmembers.

▪ Summer Playcation, 9 to 11:30 a.m., Thursdays – June 11, 18, 25; July 9, 16, 23, 30; and Aug. 13, ages 4 to 6. Held at the Main Street Children’s Museum, 133 E. Main St. Stories, games, crafts. Cost is $10 for members, $15 for nonmembers.

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