Charlotte Summer Camp Sign Ups

It’s time. February is turning into March, and Summer 2016 will be here before you know it. Charlotte has an AMAZING assortment of summer camps to choose from. Whether you’re raising a scientist, a gymnast, an artist, an engineer, a naturalist or any host of other things, trust us, there is a summer camp for your child. Break out the calendar, or create a spreadsheet on Google Docs (speaking from experience), and get to registering. Scroll down for “camps” for the very young.

The camps below are scoop-vetted and hand-picked. This is not a comprehensive list ~ this is a list of camps that scoop families and friends have participated in and enjoyed. 

If you want to chat up representatives from several of the camps on our list, check out the 4/9 CLT Summer Camp Expo at Charlotte Latin School, hosted by our friends at Macaroni Kid South Charlotte. Hope to see you there!


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Providence Day School Summer Programs

June 6 – August 5 (weekly sessions)

Ages TK – rising high school seniors

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Providence Day is known for their summer camp line up, with the summer slogan is “play.learn.create.” With PDS Camps, your children can do all 3 all summer long. Most weeks there are AT LEAST 15 camps offered, and they all sound SO.MUCH.FUN.


Charlotte Hornets Hoops Camps

June 13 – August 11 (4 day sessions)

Ages 7 to 14

Various locations

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Learn shooting mechanics and footwork, ball handling, defense, rebounding, mental approach, and more.


The First Tee of Greater Charlotte

June 13 – August 18 (4 day sessions)

Ages 5 to 18

Various golf courses around Charlotte, Matthews & Fort Mill

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Learn the basics or advance your skills in the sport of golf.


Charlotte Latin School Summer Programs

June 13 – July 29 (5 day sessions)

Ages 3-18

Charlotte Latin School


Another great option for ALL kinds of camps.


Children’s Theatre of Charlotte

June 6 – August 19 (5 day sessions)

Ages 3 to 18

Imaginon, UNCC, Charlotte Latin


So much at this creative drama camp for all ages. Fantastic staff that runs this program.


Project Scientist

June 24 – August 12 (5 day sessions)

Ages 4 to 12 (girls only)

UNCC Center City Campus


This all-girl day camp if perfect for encouraging the scientist in your daughter.


Camp Invention

June 20 – July 21 (4 day sessions)

Elementary & Middle School ages

Various schools in the area

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Camp Invention…”where big ideas become the next big thing”.


Discovery Place Summer Camps

June 6 – August 12

Preschool to Rising 8th grade

Discovery Place – Uptown

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Great half and full day camps available ranging from animals to oceans to art to games.


Charlotte Nature Museum

June 6 – August 25 (4 day sessions)

Preschool & Elementary ages

Charlotte Nature Museum

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Don’t miss out on learning about and being in Nature this summer.


Charlotte Country Day School Summer Programs

June 6 – August 12

Ages 3 to 18

Charlotte Country Day School

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With over 200 choices of programs this summer, you are sure to find something to please the pickiest camper.


Mint Summer Art Camps

June 14 – July 28

Ages 3 to 18

Mint Museum Randolph

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Send your budding artist to The Mint for camp this summer.


Community School of the Arts

June 20 – August 5

Ages 4 to 18

Various locations


Creative music and arts camps for all…everything from preschool art to high school band camp.


Camp Wing Haven

June 20-24, July 18-22 & August 15-19

Rising 1st to Rising 5th grade

The Gardens at Wing Haven


Send your young naturalist off to camp in the gardens for a week.


Trinity Episcopal School

June 20 – July 29

Grades K – 8th

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Don’t miss out on camp in Uptown Charlotte…lots of options here.


Worth the Drive…

Camp Thunderbird

June 6 – August 12

Ages 5 to 15

YMCA Camp Thunderbird on Lake Wylie

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Hit the lake this summer and enjoy all that Camp Thunderbird has to offer.


Camp Whip-Poor-Will

June 13 – July 22 (5 day sessions)

Ages 5-12

Camp Whippoorwill in Waxhaw


It’s been around since 1982 (I went as a child), and just as great as ever.


Providence Equestrian Center

June 13 – August 14 (5 day sessions)

Ages 5 1/2 – 14

Providence Equestrian Center in Waxhaw


Learn to ride or improve your riding skills at this beautiful spot.


Kids for Conservation Summer Day Camp

June 13 – August 12

Ages 7 to 14

Carolina Raptor Center


Don’t miss the chance to spend your days with raptors and learning about helping the earth.


Camp Canaan

June 6 – August 12

Ages 5 to 13

Camp Canaan in Rock Hill

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Spend your days swimming, playing, doing art and more on this unique 100 acre island in Rock Hill.


Best For the Wee Ones (4 and under)…

Kamp Gabe’s Mini Toddler Camp

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June 27 – July 22

Ages 2-3

St. Gabe’s is the place to be for toddler fun this summer.


Discovery Place Kids

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June 6 – August 26

Ages 2 to 8

Head to Huntersville for some toddler sized summer camp fun.


The Little Gym of Charlotte

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June 13-August 21

For ages 3 to 8, this is a great “first camp” for your little one


The Cornwell Center

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June 20 – August 26

Camp for all ages, but great ones (sports, dance, Spanish)  for little ones starting at age 2 1/2.


My Gym Southpark

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May 31 – September 2

For Ages 2.5 to 11, these one day camps are perfect for a “moms morning out”.






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