Summer may be a few months away but it’s time to start planning your kids’ activities 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.
Smarty Education Partners
Charlotte Christian School Summer Camps provide opportunities for children from junior kindergarten through grade 12 and are available beginning June 1. All camps are open to the public and have morning sessions from 9 a.m.–noon and afternoon sessions from 1-4 p.m. From sports camps led by Charlotte Christian head coaches in baseball, basketball, cheerleading, football, lacrosse, soccer, softball, volleyball, and wrestling to “techy” camps that feature STEM Science and LEGO Robotics to service opportunities – there is something for everyone! Please visit charlottechristian.com/summercamps to view camp descriptions as well as to register for a camp.
Charlotte Country Day School Summer Programs offers a variety of enrichment, sports, and academic camps to meet the needs of students ages 3-18. Weekly camps run from June 1 to August 9, with prices and times varying by camp. Some of the offerings include cooking, STEM, day, art, music, drama, and adventure. Athletic offerings include lacrosse, tennis, basketball, soccer, football, golf, and field hockey. We offer students in grades 2–12 the Summer Institute, week-long academic enrichment experiences in support of specific skill development and student curiosity. Visit the website for more details or call us at 704-943-4648.
Location: Camp sessions take place on the Charlotte Country Day School Bissell Campus, 5936 Green Rea Road (located four miles from main Cannon Campus off Carmel Road). Bus transportation is available from Christ Church (1412 Providence Road) and Cannon Campus (1440 Carmel Road) to Bissell Campus, where our summer programs are held.
It’s all about camp culture and the options available to each child. Families choose Charlotte Latin Summer Day Camps for our programs and our enthusiastic camper experience. Latin campers may choose from a wide range of activities through which they can excel and to grow. We encourage silly songs and creative moments and celebrate with popsicle time and other weekly special events. Our staff works hard to develop a balanced camp curriculum to provide an educational camp experience with a focus on fun. Our goal is to make sure that every camper, when asked, “How was camp today?” answers, “Super fun!”
Charlotte Latin School
9502 Providence Road
Charlotte, NC 28277
Summer Program Website
Summer’s Coming—Are You Ready?
Come up with the next viral invention, learn your way around the kitchen, command the stage, or explore galaxies near and far. Each week is a new adventure and an opportunity for your child’s imagination to run wild. Now is the perfect time to consider Camp Prep for your rising kindergarten-rising 7th grader and to make plans to join us this summer.
We designed Camp Prep with busy families in mind—those who may be looking for a week or two of summer fun or those who need full-time summer care. Each week we focus on a different theme and offer developmentally appropriate activities that give campers an opportunity to play and experience new things in a safe and nurturing environment. There is a week that will appeal to every child. Each session includes Pizza Friday, a weekly whole camp performance, a field trip, and the ever-popular excursion to Rama Swim & Racquet Club for swimming fun.
Click here for all the Camp Prep details and start planning your summer of fun right now.
Join us for a JOYFUL summer at Palisades Episcopal School’s Camp Gryphon! Tons of swimming, specialty camps, field trips, service projects, sports camps & more. Day camps run weekly from June 8 – August 7 (full-day & half-day options available: 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.). All children ages 5-10 are welcome. For more information and to register, visit us at pescharlotte.org/summer – space is limited so register online TODAY!
The John Crosland School is hosting Camp Comets: Where student interests meet student needs. Each week provides new opportunities for academic, social, and physical growth for each student! All teachers have experience working with students that have learning and attention differences. Class sizes are kept small, too! Camp Comets sessions meet Monday – Thursday, from 8:30 am – 12:30 pm, with the exception of Athletics & Games Galore and Broadway Lights! which will meet from 1-3 pm. All students are welcome to register, both Crosland attendees and individuals from other schools.
Visit our website for more details.
THIS is the place to be. Where friendships blossom, imaginations soar, and discovery is around every corner. Where exceptional staff ensure a summer of memorable experiences. Find Camp Charger sports camps; PD Academy fully accredited academic courses; our NEW “Camp Spirit” day camp; and a wide variety of specialty camps for rising grades TK-12 from the arts to STEM to cooking and games. There’s something to nurture every child’s passions at Providence Day.
Click here for the Providence Day Summer Programs brochure.
Central Piedmont Community College summer camps are the perfect place for campers to own the summer, offering a variety of options for students ages 5-18. We offer half and full day camps at five Central Piedmont campuses, so you can find the perfect one to fit your camper’s busy schedule.
Be sure to check out popular camps like Crime Scene Investigator, Drone Academy, and the newest creative camps, Storybook Adventures and Broadway Central.
Your camper can expect to gain knowledge, develop skills, make friends, and have fun!
Spots fill up quickly, so register online today at youth.cpcc.edu or call 704.330.6035 for more information.
CPCC Summer Camps
Location: Central Piedmont Community College (multiple campuses)
Does your student procrastinate? Are you concerned about their ability to get applications completed and essays written? Did you know that application errors may result in a rejection? It’s amazing how many students DO make mistakes! Charlotte Klaar, PhD, Director of Klaar College Consulting, is offering College Application Summer Training Camps this summer to help your student with the application process.
The College Simplified Summer Camps will be held Tuesday – Thursday, June 16th – June 18th at The Studios@LOOM, 118 Academy St., Fort Mill, SC 29715. Please bring your laptop, power cord and LUNCH to all sessions of the College Simplified Summer Camps. Drinks will be provided.
What to expect:
DAY 1: We’ll tackle the dreaded college essay! We will discuss how to find the right topic and how to structure it so that it reflects who you are and why you would be a great addition to the campus community.You will have time to sit quietly and work on your essay while Dr. Klaar circulates and offers help.
DAY 2: Work on the resume and activities for the common app. We will also continue refining the primary essay.
DAY 3: We’ll complete the Common Application and do further work on your essay and resume. Once both
are done, Dr. Klaar will edit and send her comments back to you post-seminar.
Cost: Each session is limited to 10 students so that Dr. Klaar can provide individual attention to each student. Enroll in all 3 sessions (12 hours total) and you’ll pay just $575! If 2 or more students sign up together, each student saves $50. Payment is due upon registration.
Email TODAY to reserve your spot! For questions call 803.487.9777.
Engage your child in a fun and exciting athletic experience at a premier institution with an outstanding coaching staff.
Sports camps at Queens emphasize learning and improve the fundamentals and skills of our sports in a safe environment. Camps are designed for all ages and different skill levels. We offer a full day and half-day options and our full-day camp includes lunch daily.
Sports Camps Offered:
Girls– soccer, volleyball, cross country and track and field, swimming, sports performance, field hockey, basketball, cheer, dance, lacrosse, softball, tennis, triathlon, and rugby
Boys– soccer, cross country and track and field, swimming, sports performance, basketball, cheer, dance, lacrosse, tennis, triathlon and rugby
Ages: 4 – 18
Half- and full-day options
Held at Queens athletic facilities
Smarty Community Partners
CSA Camps, an affiliate of Charlotte Soccer Academy, offers a variety of camps open to the public. Both recreational level camps and competitive level camps are offered.
Our Summer Camp Series includes both general skill building camps and position specific camps with locations in Pineville at the OrthoCarolina Sportsplex, Concord at the Red Ventures Complex, Charlotte at Palisades Soccer Complex, and Matthews at Davie Park. Players of all skill levels and ages 5 and up, are welcome. Click here to register. We offer early registration discounts!
The 2019 CSA Summer Camp Series:
Dynamic Speed and Agility Camp
In Conjunction with Architech Sports Performance
Camp Director: Luke Williams
June 3rd – June 7th; 5:30pm – 7:30pm; OrthoCarolina Sportsplex; Rising 8U-16U; Boys & Girls
Youth Development Camp
Camp Director: Raymond Fraser
June 10th – June 14th; 5:00pm – 8:00pm; OrthoCarolina Sportsplex; Rising 8U-13U; Boys & Girls
Ball Mastery Camp – Cabarrus
Camp Directors: Matt Denton
June 10th – June 14th; 5:00pm- 8:00pm; Red Ventures Complex; Rising 8U-16U; Boys & Girls
Goalkeeping and Striker Camp – Pineville
Camp Director: Mark Thornton
June 10th – June 14th; 9:00am – 12:00pm; OrthoCarolina Sportsplex; Rising 8U-16U; Boys & Girls
Recreation Elite Camp – Cabarrus (4-day camp)
Camp Director: Meanu Kayea
June 17th – June 20th; 9:00am – 11:30am; Red Ventures Complex; Rising 5U-13U; Boys & Girls
Recreation Elite Camp – Pineville (4-day camp)
Camp Director: Greg Henschel
June 17th – June 20th; 9:00am – 11:30am; OrthoCarolina Sportsplex; Rising 5U-13U; Boys & Girls
Ball Mastery Camp – Pineville
Camp Director: Mark Thornton
June 17th – June 21st; 5:00pm – 8:00pm; OrthoCarolina Sportsplex; Rising 8U-16U; Boys & Girls
Goalkeeping and Striker Camp – Cabarrus
Camp Directors: Matt Denton
June 17th – June 21st; 5:00pm – 8:00pm; Red Ventures Complex; Rising 8U-16U; Boys & Girls
BMW Sports Elite Camp
Camp Director: Brad Wylde
June 24th – June 28th; 9:00am – 12:00pm; OrthoCarolina Sportsplex; Rising 6U-16U; Boys & Girls
Becoming A Better Defender & Midfielder Camp
Camp Directors: Dan Dudley & Ben Cook
June 24th – June 28th; 5:00pm – 8:00pm; OrthoCarolina Sportsplex; Rising 8U-16U; Boys & Girls
Recreation Elite Camp – Mt. Pleasant (4-day camp)
Camp Director: Meanu Kayea
July 8th – July 11th; 9:00am – 11:30am; Mt. Pleasant Elementary School; Rising 5U-13U; Boys & Girls
Ball Mastery Camp – Matthews
Camp Director: Andy Guevara
July 8th – July 12th; 5:00pm – 8:00pm; Davie Park; Rising 8U-16U; Boys & Girls
Ball Mastery Camp – Palisades (4-day competitive level camp)
Camp Director: Dan Tannir
July 15th – July 18th; 5:00pm – 8:00pm; Palisades Park; Rising 8U-16U; Boys & Girls
Charlotte Soccer Academy
13501 Dorman Road
Pineville, NC 28134
(704) 708-4512 fax
Let Me Run is a nonprofit running and character-building program for 4th-8th grade boys that inspires them to be themselves, be active, and belong. Our comprehensive curriculum helps develop boys’ emotional, social, and physical health. Let Me Run Summer Camp is an extension of our popular Spring and Fall seasons.
Campers bond while running together, exploring the Sugar Creek Greenway, learning from guest presenters, completing a service project, and, most of all, having FUN. Each camp week culminates with an “Amazing Race” along the Greenway – an experience not to miss!
Camp GOTR combines the best of Girls on the Run with all the fun of camp! During each week-long session, rising 3rd – 5th grade girls will build friendships in a fun and inclusive setting that includes interactive games, being physically active, and expressing creativity through art & crafts and storytelling. During this dynamic week-long session, girls will learn about the power they possess to recognize emotions in themselves and others, and how to express their feelings through fun and interactive activities such as “Emotion Detective”, building workshops, creative skits, and more!
Camp GOTR is divided into two parts. In the morning, girls explore a life skills topic through physical activity, collaborative games and creative expression, including storytelling, building and art & crafts workshops. In the afternoon, the girls will alternate between on-site activities and off-site field trip adventures! Learn more & register here: www.gotrcharlotte.org/camp-gotr.
Queens University of Charlotte (1900 Selwyn Ave Charlotte, NC 28207)
July 6th – July 10th, 2020
8:00am – 5:00pm
DROP-OFF: 8:00am – 8:30am
PICK-UP 4:30pm – 5:00pm
Organized activities begin at 8:30 am and end at 4:30 pm. Those waiting to be picked-up will have open play under the supervision of GOTR staff & volunteers.
Jami Masters School of Dance, Ltd. strives to create an environment for dancers to explore and stretch their horizons within the arts. Campers will explore Acrobatics, Art, Dance, Drama, Dress-Up, and Music.
Summer at JMSD:
At JMSD, there are two different Camp Options: 2-3 Year Old Summer Camps and 3-8 Year Old Summer Camp.
Summer Technique Classes & Workshops:
There are three days of Summer Technique drop-in classes all summer long for dancers rising 2nd graders and above.
You can find Jami Masters School of Dance at:
THERE IS NO DIVING GENE.
Some people learn more quickly, but everyone can learn. At Carolina Diving Academy, we have targeted our progressions and training cycles to enable everyone to learn as quickly as they are able.
Carolina Diving Academy summer camps are targeted to fit any interest level and ability! The 13-Under Beginner Day Camp is meant to give anyone with an interest, a low-impact introduction to all of the great qualities diving exercises: fitness, flexibility, fun, and overcoming fears. Skill time on dry-land equipment and trampolines along with the springboards and platforms in the water, is balanced with visits to the park across the street for kickball and fun at the HFFA splash pad.
The 13-Under Advanced Camp is for those with prior diving or gymnastics experience. This group builds upon already developed skill sets with extra time on the dryland equipment, overhead spotting apparatuses and all of the spring boards and platforms.
The 14-Older Beginning camps are offered every weekday morning and introduce new divers to skills that will be useful in high school competitions. The Advanced camp is every weekday afternoon and for those with prior diving or gymnastics experience who wish to excel at high school state competitions and consider collegiate diving.
Extended care available for all camps.
SING, ACT, DANCE, EXPLORE at MATTHEWS PLAYHOUSE THIS SUMMER!
Enrollment is now open for our Theatre Arts 7& Performance Camps for Children 4 years and up. We offer half-day and full-day camps in both Musical Theatre and Drama throughout the summer! There are camps for every age and interest (including themed-camps based upon popular shows/movies such as High School Musical, Hamilton, Little Women, Toy Story, etc.) AND for serious students of Theatre, we offer Week-Long Intensive Camps in Musical Theatre AND Acting.
Kinetic Heights delivers on fun and adventure for sure. With our camps though we’re after more! Camps are structured sessions led by fully-trained, enthusiastic team members who really want to see you and your camper get the most from the experience. They blend parkour/ninja instruction, aerial adventures and camp games and challenges to create a memorable and growthful experience. Plus, our completely indoor and air-conditioned facility is always “just right!”
Weekly camps run from June 22nd – August 7th with half and full day options available!
Located between Lenoir and North Wilkesboro in North Carolina, YMCA Camp Harrison at Herring Ridge offers exciting opportunities for all who come through our gates. Camp Harrison is a co-ed camp for kids ages 6-16 set on over 2,000 acres of land, streams, and trails just 90 miles from Charlotte in the mountains of North Carolina.
At Camp Harrison, campers choose from a broad range of challenge-by-choice activities and are empowered to create adventures that fit their unique interests. Kids develop lifelong friendships by embracing authenticity and accepting their differences. Our campers have a great time enjoying God’s creation, building relationships and challenging themselves as they learn new skills.
As a Christian organization, Camp Harrison helps each camper understand what it means to have a relationship with Christ. Morning watch, vespers services and nightly cabin devotions highlight our Christian values through the study of God’s Word, worship songs, testimonies and more. In our small community, campers receive individual attention from the positive Christian role models who serve as our counselors and staff.
Whether it’s your first time attending summer camp or you’re a returning camp family, we want to welcome you to an exciting summer of fun, memories, growth and friendship at Camp Canaan! Located on a 100 acre island in the Catawba River just 25 miles south of Charlotte, NC, Camp Canaan offers unique summer camps for kids in the Charlotte, Fort Mill, and Rock Hill, SC area. Our summer camp programs serve campers ages 5-16 and include Day Camps, Teen Leadership Camp, and Resident/Overnight Camps.
Camps at Canaan are free of technological distractions. Canaan … taking the Media out of Social!