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. Our Smarty camp partners have the most incredible summer fun in store for your campers. Working moms need to map out every single day of summer long before school gets out. For stay-at-home moms, camp provides enrichment for kids to explore the things they like while giving moms a breather. Regardless of which might apply to you, 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 our tried and true Smarty camp favorites!
SMARTY EDUCATION CAMP PARTNERS:
At Ballantyne Reading Academy our motto is “we make learning fun” and that is never more evident than at our summer camps! Whether you are interested in helping your child maintain his or her reading skills over the summer or wanting to provide that extra push to improve or learn a new skill, our summer camps are just what you need. Each week offers a unique theme and will provide opportunities for reading, writing, discussion, and multi-sensory activities to keep your child engaged in fun and learning. Camps are available for preschool and elementary students. For more information or to register, click here.
9815 Suzanne Court, Suite A
Waxhaw, NC 28173
Charlotte Christian School Summer Camps provide opportunities for children from junior kindergarten through grade 12 and are available beginning June 5. 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 to techy camps that feature Moviemaking, LEGO Robotics and E-Sports to service opportunities, crafty options and even culinary choices – there is something for everyone! Click here to view camp descriptions as well as to register for a camp.
Calling all rising Kindergarten through 8th Graders! Learn your way around the kitchen, show off your acting skills, or go on an adventure every day with daily field trips! Each week offers a different opportunity for your child’s imagination to run wild with full and half-day camps available. Camp Prep runs June 5 – July 28. Visit charlotteprep.org/campprep to get more information, view our Camp Prep 2023 brochure, and register for a summer of epic proportion! You may also email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
212 Boyce Road
Charlotte, NC 28211
Give your kids the summer experience they REALLY want! Central Piedmont offers premier enrichment camps to excite your rising 4th-12th graders. Explore new camps like Jewelry Making, Black Rocket- Beats & Jams, Cyber Spies, and YouTube FX Masters or favorites including Robotics, Crime Scene Investigator, Forensic Science, Medical Careers, Overruled, Clay Creations, and Beautiful You. Register TODAY at youth.cpcc.edu or call 704.330.6035.
Engage your child in a fun and exciting athletic experience at a premier institution with an outstanding coaching staff.
Queens University of Charlotte Athletics Camps 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.
Some sports offer team camps for varsity and junior varsity high school teams.
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
For more information and to register:
Queens University of Charlotte Athletics Summer Camps
Smarty Community Partners
At Big Air, we like to make things easy! No early sign-up, no long term commitment, just BIG FUN! Check out why we are the most flexible camp in CLT! Camp Air at Big Air offers morning sessions, afternoon sessions, all day sessions and full weeks! Registration is easy and can be done up to the day of! Our dedicated Camp Air Team structures the play time, eat time, and activity time that changes each day to keep our campers engaged and excited! Don’t feel like packing a lunch? Teach your kids how to budget and load a Big Air gift card for purchases in Big Eats Cafe or grab a meal pass with your booking. We offer Camp Air on Spring Break as well so if you don’t have plans, we’ve got you covered! For more information, call Big Air Charlotte at 704-246-5233.
Your child can join Charlotte Ballet this summer for one of their summer programs! With classes offered for dancers ages 3 – 14, children will be provided expert instruction in a nurturing and dynamic environment. Programs include Storybook Summer Camp, Summer Dance Classes and Jr. Intensive. Programs span from weeklong classes to five-week sessions. Learn about times, courses, enrollment and more at https://charlotteballet.org/summer-programs/. Dance is a great way for your child to stay active, stay connected and enjoy their summer with new friends!
Go to CharlotteBallet/summer-programs/ for more information.
Charlotte Cirque & Dance Center Recreation Summer Camps. Offering full and half Day options Monday through Friday for rising grades K – 12. Our circus & dance camps are recreational, no experience is required. Campers will have instruction in dance, acrobatics, and aerial skills. There will be a short show and tell performance on the last day of camp where campers can show what they have learned, and you can snap a few photos.
Go to CLTCirqueDanceCenter.org/summer for more information.
Matthews Playhouse of the Performing Arts invites children ages 4 and up to embark on an incredible journey of discovery, creativity and fun this summer. The theatre’s annual Summer Camp, which has served tens of thousands of children in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg and Union County regions since its inception in 1995, offers an exciting array of activities designed to engage and inspire campers ages 4 and up. Summer camp at Matthews Playhouse promises a variety of creative and challenging experiences for youth. With themed camps for ages 4–18 years old, children participate in full or half-day camps during June, July and August and each session culminates with a special on-stage demonstration for friends and family. The cost ranges from $185 to $350 per session. For more information, click here.
100 McDowell St
Matthews, North Carolina
Is your child ready to experience the magic of overnight camp? If they are between the ages of 6 – 15, we invite them to join us next summer at YMCA Camp Harrison. Nestled in the mountains of beautiful Boomer, NC, Camp Harrison offers kids an experience of a lifetime! Campers have endless amounts of fun, build special friendships, and develop their faith. In this serene natural setting, campers grow closer to God, and are encouraged by caring staff and counselors to try new things, gain confidence, and cultivate independence while away from home. It’s truly life changing. Check out Smarty Carroll’s experience of sending her child to Camp Harrison ~ Wade is forever hooked:-)
There is something for everyone, and your camper will have no shortage of things to do! Activities include:
– Mountain biking
– Arts & crafts
– Dance & drama
– And so much more!
Even after a busy day, we make time for evening devotions and bonding with other campers, counselors and staff. It is these daily interactions that contribute to your camper’s positive experience. Our camp community supports every child while they are away from home, so that they can experience all that Camp Harrison has to offer.
YMCA Camp Harrison
Where campers build character, develop confidence and grow in their faith.
With its sparkling lake, lush greenery, and tranquil surroundings, YMCA Camp Thunderbird creates summers filled with magical moments. One of the premier camps in the Charlotte region, children come from all over the world to enjoy a diverse experience.
Featuring plenty of land and water activities, including popular Horseback Riding and Wakesports, Camp Thunderbird keeps kids engaged with their surroundings while making lifelong friendships. From the time they wake up to the time they go to sleep, their day will be filled with action-packed adventures. It’s a special place campers never forget.
If your child is ready for overnight camp, we hope you’ll consider Camp Thunderbird for an unforgettable summer camp experience. Don’t delay – save your camper’s spot today and give your child a magical experience for Summer 2023! We can’t wait to meet them! Register now!
You can find YMCA Camp Thunderbird at:
1 Thunderbird Ln
Lake Wylie, SC 29710