Is anyone ready for warmer weather? Summer may be a few months away but it’s time to start planning NOW, especially if summer camp is on the agenda. Working moms need to map out every single day of summer long before school gets out. For SAHM’s, camp serves as an enrichment program for kids to explore the things they like and give moms a break. Regardless of your working status, the camp opportunities in Charlotte and surrounding areas are plentiful, but you need to get your game on N-O-W. Charlotte area camps fill up fast! To help you with your planning, CSP has put together some of our tried and true Smarty camp faves.
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Established in 1950, Charlotte Christian School is a Christ-centered, college preparatory, independent, non-denominational school serving students in grades JK-12. Our vision for students includes the integration of a Biblical worldview into a curriculum where character, values and essential life skills are emphasized and modeled by a professional and dedicated faculty. A rigorous academic program is offered including strong co-curricular offerings with successful athletic and fine arts programs. For more information, schedule a tour of campus, attend an open house or visit, please visit our website.
Charlotte Christian Summer Camps are available beginning June 5. Learn more about Charlotte Christian’s camps for academics, arts, sports and technology.
Charlotte Country Day School Summer Programs offers a wide variety of enrichment, sports, and academic camps to meet the needs of students ages 3-18. Weekly camps run from June 5 to August 11, with prices and times varying by camp. Some of the enrichment offerings include art, drama, cooking, video game development, robotics, science, and more. Athletic offerings include lacrosse, tennis, basketball, soccer, running, football, golf, and field hockey. We’re excited to introduce the Summer Institute, which offers high school students a variety of unique, weeklong academic enrichment experiences in support of specific skill development and student curiosity. Visit the website for more details on the more than 200 camps offered or contact Michael Rinehart (704) 943-4648.
NOTE: NEW LOCATION FOR 2017 – Bissell Campus, 5936 Green Rea Road (located four miles from main Cannon Campus off Carmel Road).
Click here for more info on CCDS Summer Programs.
Looking for a great place to send your kids this summer? Check out Charlotte Latin Summer Programs! We offer half-day and full-day camps for children ages 3- to 18-years-old. Seven weekly sessions are available with options for 9 a.m. to noon, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. A free-of-charge, supervised lunch hour for full day campers is provided. We also offer extended care service from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at $100 per week ($50 each).
Join us for another fun summer of CAMP VICTOR. Camp Victor is a traditional day camp run on the campus of Charlotte Latin. Our themed weeks for 2017 are: Curious Carolina Kids, Glow for it!, Moovin’ & Groovin’ Fitness, Party in the USA, Camp Victor’s Got Talent, Tie-Dye Disco, and Bugs & Botanicals. Each week, students will field journal in our on-campus woods; splash and play on inflatable water slides; experience science hands-on and engage in cooperative team-building games! Camp Victor tuition includes a full day of activities, a daily boxed lunch, and before- and after-camp care.
Interested in engineering and technology? We have one of the only MIT certified FabLabs (Fabrication Lab) in the country. Students come home at the end of the week with one-of-a-kind engineered masterpieces. Young Engineers of Today camps are designed and taught by STEM educators with more than 20 years of experience in engineering and programming. Charlotte Latin’s hands-on approach to technology education transforms campers into technology creators. We offer a variety of engineering programs involving dinosaurs, fashion design, underwater robots, to drones and Star Wars.
Camp Prep is a day camp program offered each summer for rising kindergarten through rising 7th-grade students.
Campers experience an array of enriching activities and quality learning experiences that create memorable moments of creative play and imaginative exploration. Get ready for a summer of exciting discoveries and a-ha moments at Camp Prep!
Children’s Theatre of Charlotte’s award-winning Summer Camps offer experiences for students ages 3 to 18 in a fun, interactive environment. Professional teaching artists lead campers in acting, singing, dancing and art activities. Children’s Theatre of Charlotte groups Summer Camps by age: Early Childhood, ages 3 to 5 duration: one week, length: half day; Primary, for rising kindergartners to second-graders, duration: one week, length: full day; Musical Performance and Acting, for rising third- to seventh-graders, duration: one and two weeks, length: full day; Summer Teen Studios Performance and Technical Theatre Training, for rising eighth- to 12th-graders, duration: one and two weeks, length: full day.
Children’s Theatre of Charlotte
Beat summer boredom with CPCC’s STEM Summer Experience! Help keep your child energized with our camps that engage and encourage curious minds. Each one is listed by age group and fills up quickly, so register online today at www.STEMSummerExperience.com or call 704.330.2722 ext. 3875 for more information.
The STEM Summer Experience Camps:
Basic Crime Scene Investigator (CSI) – June 19-22
Game Tech Animators – June 19-22
Make Your First 3D Video Game – June 26-29
Robotics Challenge – June 26-29
Engineering the Sun – June 26-29: (Rising 6th-7th graders) OR July 10-13: (Rising 8th-9th graders)
Program It! – July 10-13
Design-Build-Power Up – July 17-20
Code Breakers – July 17-20
App Attack – July 17-20
Advanced Crime Scene Investigator – July 17-20
Baking Camp – July 17-21 or July 24-28
Culinary Camp – July 17-21 or July 24-28
No Boys Allowed! All Girls Maker Camp – July 24-27
GameTech Modders – July 24-27
Game Tech Designers – July 24-27
Build Your Own 3D Printer – July 31-Aug 3
Overruled! – July 31-Aug 3
Game Labs – July 31 – Aug 3
Digital Storytellers – July 31-Aug 3
Camp New Horizon – July 17-20
SAT Exam Prep Summer Session – August 7-10
ACT Exam Prep Summer Session – August 7-9
Summer programs at Palisades Episcopal School are known for nurturing the minds, bodies and spirits of its campers. Camp Gryphon serves children ages 5-10 and runs Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Campers will keep the “summer slide” at bay through daily reading time, math games and educational field trips. Physical fitness will be challenged through hours at the pool and play time in our new gymnasium! Lastly, campers will have their spirits nurtured by our commitment to community service projects. We will build relationships at local nursing homes and volunteer at the Humane Society. Find out more at www.pescharlotte.org/about-pes!
Play. Learn. Create. Our camps are designed with fun in mind. Providence Day Summer Programs offers a wide variety of day camps for rising grades TK – 12, as well as fully accredited academic courses. Join us for a summer of discovery!
Trinity Episcopal School offers six weeks of fantastic camps packed with unique experiences and exciting, hands-on learning. Trinity welcomes rising K-8 students (ages 5-14) to participate in our full-day and half-day camps. Camps begin June 19 and last through July 28. Whether your child is passionate about arts, sports, robotics, technology, math or being ‘green,’ your camper will grow at Wildcat Summer Camp 2017! If you have any questions about the 2017 Wildcat Summer Camp program, please visit tescharlotte.org/wildcat-summer-camp, call 704.358.8101 ext. 246, or email email@example.com.
Come join the fun!
Sports and Dance Day Camps
Caroline Calouche & Co., the southeast’s premier cirque and dance school, takes dance to a whole new level. Offering Summer camps for youth (ages 6-11) and teens (ages 12-18), that will have your child dancing their heart out on the floor and in the air. These week-long camps develop skills in aerial sling, trapeze, acrobatics,ballet, jazz and contemporary dance and are taught by a highly-trained faculty in a safe, supportive studio environment. All levels from newbies to advance in cirque and dance are welcome for camps and Summer Intensive (ages 12+). Info at www.carolinecalouche.org or 704-804-2731.
Carolina Calouche & Co.
9315 E. Monroe Road
Charlotte Soccer Academy is the only full service club in the greater Charlotte area, offering our members opportunities to play and develop at all ages and levels.
CSA Camps offers a variety of general and specialized summer camps for age 5 and up, along with all skill levels. Camps are held in South Charlotte and Cabarrus County. Early registration discounts and multi-camp discounts available!
Interested in competitive soccer? CSA will hold open evaluations for our 2017-2018 competitive soccer teams during the weeks of May 15 and May 22. For more information about our programs, please visit us at www.CharlotteSoccerAcademy.com
What makes our camps different than any other soccer camps around Charlotte is that we focus more on the camper than we do just soccer. Yes soccer is an important part of our camps, but we strive to make all the kids feel loved and appreciated for who they are. Our camp is a faith-based camp that is run by transformational coaches that have played or coached at a high level!
Since 1991, the Charlotte Eagles Soccer Club has been actively mentoring youth and encouraging families through the common bond of soccer. Whether a new recreation level player – or an advanced, experienced premier level player – your child will have a great time being trained and mentored by a caring and experienced Charlotte Eagles camp coach.
Here is a great video to introduce you to Charlotte Eagles Soccer Camp:
Charlotte Day Camp is an enriching camp environment that focuses on creating Growth, Learning, and Fun for every camper. Each week at camp offers three weekly themes for campers to choose from. All activities are designed not only to be fun, but also to allow campers to practice skills that predict for success in school and life. Campers will practice being leaders, working with others, and being great friends.
Charlotte Day Camp has operated in Charlotte since 2011. For 2017, the camp will be held primarily at International House at 1817 Central Ave in Plaza Midwood.
Learn more at www.charlottedaycamp.com/smartypants.
Register online at: www.charlottedaycamp.com/register
Jami Masters School of Dance, Ltd. (JMSD) is located in the Backlot of Park Road Shopping Center and offers a variety of summer dance camps available to children two years old to third grade. Our 2-8 year old campers will explore “Frozen”, “Princess Elena”, or “Sofia the First” while discovering: acrobatics, art, dance, drama, and song, in a week long adventure. Campers in 1st-3rd grade will spend a week discovering: acrobatics, ballet, cheer, hip hop, and jazz. All campers will receive a JMSD Summer Camp T-Shirt. Camps catering to three years to third grade have a special performance on Friday! Please refer to our website www.jamimastersschoolofdance.com for more details regarding camps as well as our summer technique class schedule.
You can find Jami Masters School of Dance at:
Park Road Shopping Center/Back Court
Let Me Run Summer Camp is an extension of the program for rising 4th-8th grade boys.
Campers bond while running, exploring the Sugar Creek Greenway, experiencing life lessons, completing a service project, and participating in an “Amazing Race.”
Guest presenters — including a drama instructor, CMC doctor, and personal fitness trainer — will inspire the boys to be courageous enough to be themselves, build healthy relationships, and live active lifestyles.
The $140 registration fee includes trained coaches, program supplies and a t-shirt. If you have any questions, feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org.
SESSION 1: June 19th – 23rd
SESSION 2: July 31st – August 4th
8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. at Freedom Park
This year we are offering ten weeks of camp for ages 5 and up for all skill levels, from beginners to college players. Our staff has more than 50 years of experience teaching tennis to all levels from 4 year-old beginners to Grand Slam Champions, including Andy Roddick, Greg Rusedski and Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario. Languages spoken include Spanish, German, English and some French. We teach individuals, not systems, and we make playing tennis fun, while learning to enjoy competing at the highest level appropriate for each player.
Technique, movement, footwork, tactics, strategy, shot selection, the mental preparation and focus and refocusing, etc are all taught in relation to the player’s skill level. We work with all levels from beginners to Professionals who have won Grand Slam events.
Weekly pricing for attending morning or afternoon session only is $145 members, $160 nonmembers. Sessions start June 12.
Good sportsmanship and enjoying competition is encouraged at all times.
For more information, please go to the PPRSC.com website and click on summer camps, Jr. tennis, or adult tennis. Or contact Bill Belser, Tennis Director, via email or 704-582-3276. We look forward to seeing you on the court!
Providence Swim and Racquet Club (PPSRC)
3100 Houston Branch Rd
Charlotte, North Carolina 28270
The Sky’s the Limit this summer at the YMCA! Our camps offer a fun, action-packed opportunity for kids to nurture their passions and potential, meet new friends, and feel like they are part of a community. We have a camp for every child and interest. From sports camps, to the arts, to themed camps and more, each YMCA offers a broad variety of experiences. We celebrate individuality and provide a safe environment for kids to learn, grow and make lasting memories! Find out more at ymcacharlotte.org/daycamp.