Although on the calendar, summer has just begun, plenty of time remains for youth to live it up for hot fun outside of school until mid-August. Any parents shopping for a camp have myriad choices, from art to sports to music.
Here’s a recap of some options, with some additions since this list first ran in early May:
For | Children entering first grade through age 12
When | Mondays-Fridays
Where | Palmetto Preschool and Learning Center, at Palmetto Academy, 3530 Pampas Drive, Myrtle Beach
Includes | Weekly water park outings, as well as field trips such as for movies, bowling, and Myrtle Beach State Park
How much | $100 week, and $85 weekly for each additional sibling, plus $130 activity fee
Information | 839-1775
Coastal Carolina University Kids Camp
For | Ages 6-12
What | Many choices such as Magnificent Musical Theater, Young Scientists Camp, Bug Bonanza, and Draw, Doodle and Design – each offered in certain weeks; check full schedule at www.coastal.edu/outreach/youth/index.html
Where | CCU’s Myrtle Beach Education Center, at 79th Avenue North and U.S. 17 Bypass
When | Weeklong half-day sessions Mondays-Fridays through Aug. 9, but not July 1-5: 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 1-5 p.m.
How much weekly | $75 half-day or $150 full day
Information | 349-2767 or 349-5003
Boys & Girls Club of the Grand Strand day camp
For | ages 5-13
When | 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays-Fridays through Aug. 16
Where | Myrtle Beach Family Learning Center, 3101 Oak St.
How much | $60 weekly, plus $10 annual club membership fee
Information | 213-1185, 712-1977 or www.bgclubgs.org/page11452724.aspx
YMCA Summer Fun Camps
When | Mondays-Fridays through Aug. 16
Where |• Claire Chapin Epps Family YMCA in Myrtle Beach, and Christ Church, serving Murrells Inlet and Burgess community (449-9622)
Through Georgetown County Family YMCA, 529 Browns Ferry Road (S.C. 51), a mile west of U.S. 701, just north of Georgetown at Waccamaw and Kensington elementary schools (545-9622)
How much weekly | $75 member/$60 sibling otherwise $95/$80 sibling, plus registration fee of $35/$50 with siblings
Information | www.coastalcarolinaymca.org
What | Each with a slew of choices:
Who and when |
Horry County Parks and Recreation, with such camps as S’mores of Fun, for ages 9-13, Aug. 12-15, at Socastee Recreation Park, for $55 plus $10 registration; and volleyball, for ages 6-16 at Carolina Forest Recreation Center, for $35. 915-5330 or www.parksandrec.horrycounty.org/programs/camps/camps.asp.
Georgetown County Parks & Recreation, for ages 5-12, June 10-Aug. 2 at Beck Recreation Center, 2030 Church St., Georgetown, and Waccamaw Regional Recreational Center, 83 Duncan Road, Pawleys Island – $45 weekly. 545-3275, 545-3532 or www.georgetowncountysc.org/docs/summercamp4-23-2013.pdf
‘Just Have Fun’ Summer Camp
By | Conway Parks, Recreation & Tourism
When | 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Mondays-Fridays through Aug. 9
Where | City’s Collins Park, in Mary Thompson Center
With | Different weekly themes, including outings for movies on Tuesdays, swimming Wednesdays, and field trips Thursdays
How much | $65 weekly, and $10 registration fee
Information | 488-1950 or www.conwayparksandrecreation.com/summercamps.html
Nonmilitary Summer Camp
For | Students entering grades 7-12
What | Various programs, one- or two-week boarding sessions
Where | Camden Military Academy
How much | Prices vary by program and length
Information | 800-948-6291 or www.camdenmilitary.com
July 8-Aug. 17 -- Garage Band Camp, for ages 7-17, for $300; and Strings Ensemble, Junior Organ and Keyboard Experience, for ages 7-17, and Musical Theater, for ages 7-17, each for $100 -- and each with a performance Aug. 17.
Aug. 13-17 -- For students entering grades 1-5: Music Exploration Camp 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., and Music Jam Camp 1-3 p.m., each $90, or both for $150, plus $20 registration fee.
Where | Andy Owings School of Music & Performing Arts Center, in Coastal Grand mall in Myrtle Beach
Information | 839-1505 or www.andyowingsmusic.com
‘Mimicking the Masters’ art classes
For | Ages 6-12
Covering | 12 artists: Alexander Calder, Marc Chagall, Peter Carl Fabergé, Jonathan Green, Wassily Kandinsky, Henri Matisse, Piet Mondrian, Georgia O’Keeffe, Jackson Pollock, Louis Comfort Tiffany, Vincent van Gogh and Andy Warhol .
When | 1-3 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays through Aug. 1
Where | Cultural Council of Georgetown County, 922 Front St., Georgetown
How much | $30 weekly, or $175 for all seven weeks
Also | Patriotic classes July 1-3 and 5, for $15 extra per day
Information | 520-0744 or www.culturalcouncil.info
‘Children’s Summer Fun’ art classes
For | Ages 6-12
When | 10 a.m.-noon Wednesdays through Aug. 7
Covering | Different theme weekly: June 26, making 9-by-12-inch prints of sea life; July 3, shadow box creation; July 10, fish sculpture; July 17, acrylic painting; July 24, create a T-shirt design; July 31, collage assemblage; Aug. 7, an activity to be announced.
Where | Sunset River Marketplace, 10283 Beach Drive S.W. (N.C. 179), Calabash, N.C.
How much | Each class $15
Information | 910-575-5999 or www.sunsetrivermarketplace.com
Summer Kids’ Art Camp
When | 10 a.m.-noon Tuesdays-Thursdays, in one-, two- or three-day sessions
Where | Art & Soul, an Artisan Gallery Inc., 5001 N. Kings Highway, Suite 105, Myrtle Beach, in Rainbow Harbor plaza
Information | 839-2727 or www.artandsoulmyrtlebeach.com
What and when |
Fairy Tale Princess and Story Book Dance Camps, for ages 3-9, Mondays-Fridays: “Beauty and the Beast” June 24-28, “Tinker Bell and Friends” July 8-12, “Cinderella and Her Stepsisters” July 15-19; and for ages 4-11, “The Nutcrackers July 22-26.
Where | Coastal Dance Centre, 3554 Old Kings Highway, Murrells Inlet
How much | Each $75, plus $15 summer registration fee
Information | 651.2006 or www.coastaldancecentre.com/summer-2013/dance-camp.html
Where | Litchfield Dance Arts Academy, 97 Otis Drive, Litchfield Beach, just west of U.S. 17
What, when and how much |
Blossoming Ballerinas, for ages 2-3 1/2 – 9-11 a.m. July 9-11 or 1-3 p.m. July 16-18, for $75.
Dance Camp, for ages 4-8 – 9 a.m.-noon July 8-12, July 15-19 and July 22-26; $125 weekly.
Musical Theater Camp, for ages 7-17 – 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Aug. 5-9, plus final performance; $125.
Ballet-Focus classes for petite, junior, teen and senior level dancers – July 8-12, times and costs depend on level.
Maintenance classes for petite, junior, intermediate and advanced level dancers – July 8-Aug. 2, hour-long classes in a variety of styles.
Information | 237-7465, www.litchfielddance.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org
What and when | July 15-19 and Aug. 12-16:
Princess Day Camp, for ages 3-6, 9 a.m.-noon
Showstopper Camp, for ages 7-12, 1-5 p.m.
Where | Southeast Dance Center, 720-C U.S. 17 Business N., Surfside Beach
How much | $99 each week, with discount for multiple weeks
Information | 685-0727
‘Summer KidsArt’ workshops
For | Children in age groups 5-7 and 8-12
Where | Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum, 3100 S. Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach
When | Contact museum for details
How much | Free, including snack, but pre-registration is required at 238-2510
Information | www.myrtlebeachartmuseum.org
‘Mad Science’ camps
For | Students entering grades 1-6
When | 9 a.m.-noon Mondays-Fridays in weeklong sessions
Where and when |
Carolina Forest Community Church, 1381 Carolina Forest Blvd. – “Red Hot Robots” June 24-28, for $155, including $30 material fee; and “Crazy ChemWorks,” July 22-26, for $125.
Surfside Presbyterian Church, 8732 U.S. 17 Bypass South, west of Surfside Beach – “Red Hot Robots” July 15-19; and “Rockin’ Rockets & Aerodynamics,” July 29-Aug. 2, for $125.
Information | 651-7505 or www.myrtlebeach.madscience.org
For | Ages 6-12
When | 8 a.m.-noon June 26-28
Where | Horry County Extension Service Office, 1949 Industrial Park Road, Conway
How much | $15
Information | 365-6715 or email email@example.com
4-H Residential Summer Camp
For | Ages 8-14
When | July 29-Aug. 2
Where | W.W. Long 4-H Leadership Center -- “Camp Long,” 82 Wire Road, Aiken
How much | $250 members, otherwise $260 (memberships available)
Information | 843-719-4140, ext. 116,or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Where | Brookgreen Gardens and Huntington Beach State Park, on U.S. 17, between Murrells Inlet and Litchfield Beach
What and when | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Mondays-Fridays for students entering grade:
2-3 – June 24-28
4-5 – July 8-12 or 15-19
Also | Art Camps, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. for youth in grades
6-7 – July 1-2 with Diane Turnley
8-12 – July 22-23 with Jerry Bethea
How much weekly | Grades 2-5: $160 members, otherwise $185; and grades 6-12: $95/$115, including $15 art supplies fee.
Information | 235-6049 or www.brookgreen.org and click on the Calendar of Events.
Sandy Ridge Girl Scout Program and Training Center
By | Girl Scout Council of Eastern South Carolina
For | Girls entering grades 1-12, and Scouts membership not required
Where | Sandy Ridge, 3680 Girl Scout Road, near Bennettsville
Weeklong sessions | Mondays-Fridays through July 19
Many choices include | For students entering grade:
1 – “Daisy Days,” June 30-July 3, for $200 for Scouts, otherwise $212
2-3 – “Brownie Quest,” July 14-19, each $300/$312
4-5 (Juniors) – “Horse Lover,” June 13-28, and July 7-12 or 14-19, for $350/$362
6-8 (Cadettes) – “Artistas” (designing clothes), July 7-12, $300/$312
9-12 (Ambassadors) – “Happy Wanders,” June 23-28, $450/$462
Information | 479-6742 or www.girlscoutsesc.org/forms/view download/73-sandy-ridge/204-summer-resident-camp-brochure.
Coastal Ecology Camps
For | Students entering grades 2-5
When | Sessions 9 a.m.-noon Wednesdays-Fridays, June 26-28and July 10-12
Where | Hobcaw Barony, on U.S. 17, just north of Georgetown
How much | $65 each session
Also | “Wild Wednesdays,” designed for families with children, 3-4:30 p.m., each $5 per child, with accompanying parent: “The Sting on Pollinators” June 26, “Alligator Birthday Party” July 3, “Blues, Stones and Hermits: We’re not talking Music, but Crabs!” July 10, “The Inside Scoop on Owl Pellets” July 17, “Snakes, Gators, Skins and Skulls” July 24, “Let’s Talk Turtle” July 31, and “History Mystery” Aug. 7. Registration required.
Information | 546-4623 or www.hobcawbarony.org
N.C. Aquarium summer camps
Where | N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher, N.C., on U.S. 421, just south of Kure Beach,
What, when and how much | 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Mondays-Fridays
Information | 910-458-7468 or www.ncaquariums.com/fort-fisher
Museum/planetarium summer camps
For | ages 7-9
What, when and where | 9 a.m. -2 p.m. Mondays-Fridays:
Space Camp – July 29-Aug. 2 at Ingram Planetarium, 7625 High Market St. Sunset Beach, N.C.
Reef Riders Summer Camp – Aug. 5-9 at Museum of Coastal Carolina, 21 E. Second St., Ocean Isle Beach, N.C.
How much | $150 each
Information | 910-579-1016 or www.museumplanetarium.org
Uncharted Water Sports Ministries
With | North Conway Baptist Church
For | Age 6-12
What | Choice of basketball or flag footbal for ages 8-12; and soccer or cheerleading for ages 6-12
When | 9 a.m.-noon July 1-5
Where | Conway Elementary School, 1101 Snowhill Drive
How much | Free
Information | 248-4922 or www.northconwaybaptist.com/extra
‘Fit and Smart Kid’ camp
For | Ages 4-10
With | Such activities as yoga, Spanish bingo, hula hoops, and “Etiquette on the Table”
When | In midafternoon, twice or four times weekly
Where | Anaerobic Studio, in Myrtle Beach Mall, on U.S. 17 at S.C. 22, near Briarcliffe Acres
How much | 16 classes for $80, or 32 for $160
Information | 272-0229 or www.anaerobicstudio.com
S.C. Youth Sailing Program
By | S.C. Maritime Museum of Georgetown
For | ages 9-15
When | 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. or 2-5:30 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, July 15-19 or 22-26
How much | $175 per week
Where | At museum, 729 Front St., Georgetown, on Sampit River
Information | 520-0111 or www.scmaritimemuseum.org/summer-sailing-camp-for-kids
CITY OF MYRTLE BEACH CAMPS
What | Many choices, such as:
“40 LUV Junior Summer Camps,” for ages 5-12, at Myrtle Beach Tennis Center, 3302 Grissom Parkway, adjacent to Myrtle Beach High School. Weeklong sessions for $73 each (with discounts for multiple children participating in two or more weeks): June 24-28; July 1-3, 8-12, 15-19 and 22-26; July 29-Aug. 2; and Aug. 5-9. Also, “40 LUV Junior Development Pathway” program: 3-6 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays and noon-1 p.m. Saturdays (email email@example.com for details). 918-2440 or www.cityofmyrtlebeach.com/tennis.html.
“Camp Cool Out” and “Camp Friendship” day camps, at Canal Street and Pepper Geddings recreation centers, respectively, each $75 week, plus $20 registration for city resident, otherwise $50. 918-2290 or 918-2291.
“Hook a Kid on Golf,” Thursdays starting in July, for ages 7-12, with limit of 12 participants, free. 918-1465 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Information | www.cityofmyrtlebeach.com/youthprograms.html
Junior Golf Program
By | Classic Swing Golf School
For | ages 5-12
Covering | Putting and chipping, pitching and short irons, woods, rules, sportsmanship and etiquette, with tournament on Fridays
When | Weeklong sessions 1-4 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, June 24-28; July 8-12, 15-19 and 22-26; July 29-Aug. 2; and Aug. 5-9 and 12-16.
Where | Legends Resort, 1500 Legends Drive, off U.S. 501
How much | $129 per week or $30 day, or choose three for $300
Information | 903-5560, 800-827-2656 or www.classicswing.com
North Myrtle Beach Aquatic & Fitness Center
For | ages 6-12
What, when and how much | 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.:
“Summer Week Blast Camp,” Mondays-Fridays, through Aug. 23 (but not on July 4), with different theme weekly; $100 per week for members, otherwise $125, and for July 1-5, $80 and $100, respectively – with $5 discount weekly for sibling
Funtastic Fridays Day Camps, through Aug. 23, each day $25 members, otherwise $30, and $12 per sibling.
Where | 1100 Second Ave. S.
Also | Bring own snack or lunch
Information | 281-3744 or afc.nmb.us/Page.aspx?news=true&id=107
Chiefs Summer Sports Camps
By | North Myrtle Beach Parks and Recreation Department and North Myrtle Beach High School
What and when |
Basketball, for grades 3-9, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. July 30-Aug. 2 and 9 a.m.- noon Aug. 3, in J. Bryan Floyd Community Center, for $80, including lunch
Track and field, for grades 3-9, 8-11 a.m. July 9-12 on school football field, $40.
Volleyball, grades 3-9, 9-11 a.m. Aug. 6-9 in community center, $40.
Soccer, for grades 3-9, 9 a.m.-noon June 25-28, on Nash Field, on Possum Trot Road, for $40.
Information | 280-5584, www.parks.nmb.us/images/uploads/files /North%20Myrtle%20Beach%20Summer%20Camps%202012.pdf, or email email@example.com
Gymnastics Inc., 579 Burcale Road, just west of Myrtle Beach, 236-9021 or www.gymnasticsincmyrtlebeach.com/summercamp _aboutus.html.
Olympia Gymnastics, 539-C Sandy Lane, Surfside Beach; 238-0282 or www.olympiagymnasticsmb.com.
Terry & Don’s Gymnastics, 290 Hidden Woods Drive, off S.C. 544 in Socastee; 650-6731 or www.terryanddonsgymnastics.com
Challenger Sports’ British Summer Soccer Camps, for ages 3 to midteens, July 15-19 at Georgetown County Family YMCA, July 22-26 at Claire Chapin Epps Family YMCA in Myrtle Beach, and Aug. 5-9 in Ocean Isle Beach State Park in North Carolina. Fees vary. 800-878-2167 or www.challengersports.com.
Coast Futbol Alliance, June 24-28 at Calvary Christian School in Socastee.458-2558, 340-6062 or www.coastfa.com/Camps/index_E.html.
‘Reach for the Stars’
What | PSAT/SAT Preparation Camps
For | High schoolers
With | Bill McKenzie
When and where | 9 a.m.-noon Mondays-Thursdays
June 24-27 at Waccamaw High School in Pawleys Island
July 15-18 at St. James High School in Burgess community
July 29-Aug. 1 at Socastee High School
Aug. 12-15 at Myrtle Beach High School
How much | Each $150
Also | Duke TIP and S.C. Junior Scholar Preparation Camp, for students entering grades 7-8 – 1-4 p.m. July 15-18 at St. James Middle School, for $100.
Information | 293-7551