Summer Camps 2017

On sale March 7 to members | March 14 to non-members

Morning Camps are from 9am-12pm for ages Pre-K, completed grades K5-1, and completed grades 2-3.

Afternoon Camps are offered 1pm-4pm only for completed grades K5-3. Afternoon camps repeat morning activities. 

Pre-K Campers must be four by the start of camp.

Registration Process

  • Full payment must be made at the time of registration.
  • Emergency medical form must be completed prior to the start of Camp.
  • Register by phone at 864-233-7755.
  • Register online by selecting "register now" for your preferred week in the table below:
  • Online registrants: Please carefully follow the instructions to ensure that you are registering your camper correctly. If you would like to add multiple weeks, click the link on the shopping cart page to "add another camp" before checking out. Your shopping cart will save for up to 30 minutes.

Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds are offered for camp cancellations. In the event of a cancellation, funds may be moved to another camp if space is available.


  • $140/member and $160/non-member includes a week of camp and parking!




We are diving into the invention processes from Spark!Lab and using engineering design processes to spend the week creating and testing out projects. Along with getting special time in Spark!Lab while it’s closed to the public, campers will learn idea creation techniques to impact learning and skill building.

Pre-K, 4 year olds: Morning - Little Inventors: Engage in challenges to invent and create in this hands-on camp.

Completed Grades K5-1st: Morning - Junior Inventors: Use the invention process to spend the week creating and testing out projects.

Completed Grades 2nd-3rd: Morning - Solution Seekers: Come up with real solutions to real problems by using idea creation techniques.

Completed Grades K5-3rd: Afternoon - Invention: Activities will repeat from Junior Inventors and Solution Seekers camps.

Explore the world of dinosaurs in this week’s camp. Students will investigate how dinosaurs lived by exploring their diet, habitats, bones, and more. Participate in hands-on activities related to dinosaurs and learn more about these fascinating creatures.

Pre-K, 4 year olds: Morning - Little Dinosaurs: Spend the week learning about dinosaurs through art, music, stories, and play.

Completed Grades K5-1st: Morning - Dinosaur Discoveries: Participate in hands-on activities to learn more about the different types of dinosaurs that existed.

Completed Grades 2nd-3rd: Morning - Paleontologists: Investigate and research dinosaurs in engaging ways to learn more about their diet, habitats, bones, and more.

Completed Grades K5-3rd: Afternoon - Archaeologists: Activites will repeat from Dinosaur Discoveries and Paleontologists camps.

3,2,1… Blastoff! How does an astronaut survive in space? What is it like on other planets? Explore outer space in this camp.

Pre-K, 4 year olds: Morning - Little Astronauts: Explore the sun, moon, stars, and more in this out-of-this-world camp.

Completed Grades K5-1st: Morning - Space Explorers: Space Explorers learn about astronauts and what it’s like on other plants in this week’s camp.

Completed Grades 2nd-3rd: Morning - Space Cadets: Find out the various ways scientists learn about space through hands-on technology and activities.

Completed Grades K5-3rd: Afternoon - Astronauts: Activities will repeat from Space Explorers and Space Cadets camps.

Spend the week exploring computer programming skills through interactive and fun projects. Students will have opportunities to work with special robots and computer programs to learn basic programming, problem solving, and more 21st century skills in this interactive coding camp.

Pre-K, 4 year olds: Morning - Little Coders: Use simple robots to learn early skills in coding and following directions.

Completed Grades K5-1st: Morning - Coding for Kids: Work with special robots and computer programs to learn basic programming and problem solving.

Completed Grades 2nd-3rd: Morning - What’s the Code?: Spend the week gaining computer programming skills through interactive and fun projects.

Completed Grades K5-3rd: Afternoon - Coding: Activities will repeat from Coding for Kids and What’s the Code? camps.

Did you know introducing your children to theatre can also teach them skills based on collaboration, creativity, problem solving, and social development? Students will explore the world of theatre, from improv and scripts to designing props and puppets. This camp is for anyone who loves to imagine, play, make and act. No theatre experience required!

Pre-K, 4 year olds: Morning - Imagination Station: Engage in imaginary play, puppetry and other drama experiences.

Completed Grades K5-1st: Morning - Playful Puppeteers: Combine theatre and art by creating exciting puppets and putting on shows. Get a chance to see professional puppets up close!

Completed Grades 2nd-3rd: Morning - Proud Performers: Explore the world of theatre, from improv and scripts to designing props and puppets.

Completed Grades K5-3rd: Afternoon - Theatre: Activities will repeat from Playful Puppeteers and Proud Performers camps.

Students will have opportunities to explore our Studio and Animation Station like never before. Create a short stop-motion animation film by working together and creating characters, get a behind-the-scenes look at video editing, and learn more about the impact media has on our everyday lives. .

Pre-K, 4 year olds: Morning - Little Storytellers: Learn storytelling, music integration, and more. Experience opportunities to learn early animation skills.

Completed Grades K5-1st: Morning - Junior Animators: Work together to create a stop-motion animation film by creating characters, and getting an inside look at our animation station.

Completed Grades 2nd-3rd: Morning - Media Detectives: Learn about the impact media has on our lives by getting an inside look at our Studio and how it works. Create scripts, record your own ideas, and more in this one-of-a-kind camp.

Completed Grades K5-3rd: Afternoon - Animation: Activities will repeat from Junior Animators and Media Detectives camps.

Register online:

Invention Camp: June 26-30

9am-12pmPre-K, 4 year oldsLittle InventorsRegister Now
9am-12pmCompleted Grades K5-1stJunior InventorsSOLD OUT!
9am-12pmCompleted Grades 2nd-3rdSolution SeekersRegister Now
1pm-4pmCompleted Grades K5-3rdAfternoon InventorsRegister Now

Dinosaur Camp: July 10-14

9am-12pmPre-K, 4 year oldsLittle DinosaursRegister Now
9am-12pmCompleted Grades K5-1stDinosaur DiscoveriesSOLD OUT!
9am-12pmCompleted Grades 2nd-3rdPaleontologistsRegister Now
1pm-4pmCompleted Grades K5-3rdAfternoon ArchaeologistsRegister Now

Space Camp: July 17-21

9am-12pmPre-K, 4 year oldsLittle AstronautsRegister Now
9am-12pmCompleted Grades K5-1stSpace ExplorersSOLD OUT!
9am-12pmCompleted Grades 2nd-3rdSpace CadetsRegister Now
1pm-4pmCompleted Grades K5-3rdAfternoon AstronautsRegister Now

Coding 101: July 24-28

9am-12pmPre-K, 4 year oldsLittle CodersRegister Now
9am-12pmCompleted Grades K5-1stCoding for KidsSOLD OUT!
9am-12pmCompleted Grades 2nd-3rdWhat's the Code?Register Now
1pm-4pmCompleted Grades K5-3rdAfternoon CodingRegister Now

Theatre For All: July 31- August 4

9am-12pmPre-K, 4 year oldsImagination StationRegister Now
9am-12pmCompleted Grades K5-1stPlayful PuppeteersRegister Now
9am-12pmCompleted Grades 2nd-3rdProud PerformersRegister Now
1pm-4pmCompleted Grades K5-3rdAfternoon TheatreRegister Now

Media & Animation: August 7-11

9am-12pmPre-K, 4 year oldsLittle StorytellersRegister Now
9am-12pmCompleted Grades K5-1stJunior AnimatorsRegister Now
9am-12pmCompleted Grades 2nd-3rdMedia DetectivesRegister Now
1pm-4pmCompleted Grades K5-3rdAfternoon AnimationRegister Now

Summer camps are sponsored by Vanguard Charitable.

The Artist in Residence program is funded in part by a grant from South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and The South Carolina Arts Commission.



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