It’s not too late. Or is it? Our Charlotte Summer Camp Update.

Time is a tickin’ friends. School will be out in LESS than 2 months, and Charlotte summer camp slots are filling up. We asked some Charlotte moms for their opinion of the camps in our list, and we’ve updated availability if the information was available. Get out your calendars and register today.

School Based Camps

These camps typically cover a WIDE range of camps, meaning you can have all of your kids at one place doing exactly what they want to be doing…totally a winning situation in our book.


Providence Day School Summer Programs

June 6 – August 5 (weekly sessions)

Ages TK – rising high school seniors

Providence Day School

PDS Charlotte Summer Camp

Still lots of camps with openings here…great options ranging from sports, dance, art, science and more.

In our opinion, PDS offers the best camp curriculum in town.  The range is amazing, the facilities top notch and the camps themselves were a blast for our son, he went several summers in a row. Robotics…All Sports… Basketball and more. His best friend always did the 3 week acting camps and loved those too.


Charlotte Latin School Summer Programs

June 13 – July 29 (5 day sessions)

Ages 3-18

Charlotte Latin School

CLS Charlotte Summer Camp

Lots of options remain open for this program. TONS of camps for kids with all interests.

“My daughter did a cooking camp at Latin and loved that. They cooked a meal each day and came home with leftovers and the recipe so we could make it again at home.”  (Mom of a 7 year old)

My child started doing them at 4 and he is almost 9. There are so many choices to meet their interests. They are safe and clean.  He always has a blast and loves riding the bus there too.  (Mom of 8 year old)


Charlotte Country Day School Summer Programs

June 6 – August 12

Ages 3 to 18

Charlotte Country Day School

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Many openings remain for the over 200 choices of programs this summer.

“Country Day! We have done camps there for 3 or 4 years – love them!”  (Mom of 8, 6 and 4 year old)


Trinity Episcopal School

June 20 – July 29

Grades K – 8th

Trinity Episcopal School


Waitlists exist for a few of the camps, but most of them still have openings.

“All 3 kids loved Queen City Quest – think Amazing Race for kids around Charlotte.” (Mom of 8 and 6 year old).



Sports Camps

Get your little athlete moving this summer, or introduce the kids to a new sport. Guaranteed worn out kids at the end of the day.


Charlotte Hornets Hoops Camps

June 13 – August 11 (4 day sessions)

Ages 7 to 14

Various locations

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Space still available at most locations. Camps for boys, girls and co-ed available.

“I have had some great Charlotte Hornet Summer camps and some not so great. He did a Hornets camp at Myers Park Presbyterian Church and it was super.”  (Mom of an 8 year old)


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. $50 per camp…you can’t beat that.



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. Call for opening information.



Arts & Drama Camps

Bring out the budding artist of actor in your family. These are great for fostering creativity and confidence.


Children’s Theatre of Charlotte

June 6 – August 19 (5 day sessions)

Ages 3 to 18

Imaginon, UNCC, Charlotte Latin


Some sold out sessions for all ages, but spots still open for most of the sessions.

“My children loved learning about acting, and really grew their confidence at these camps.” (Mom of 8 and 6 year old).


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. Most camps still have availability.


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. Spots available in almost all of the camps.


Science and Nature/Environmental Camps

Educational camps cannot be beat. Kids having summer fun, while fostering a love for science, nature, the environment and the outdoors.


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. August camps are sold out, but still availability for June and July sessions.


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. Preschool slots are filling up, but some spots open.

Wonderful for the younger kids…especially with their new outdoor space. Anonymous (Mom of a 4 year old)


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.


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.



Worth the Drive…

Camp Thunderbird

June 6 – August 12

Ages 5 to 15

YMCA Camp Thunderbird on Lake Wylie

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“My daughter did it last year when she was 7 and loved it! Had lots of outdoor activities that she enjoyed, especially the ropes courses!” (Mom of 8 year old)

“Day camp at Thunderbird was a wonderful experience for my daughter and a great stepping stone for overnight camp.  All traditional camp activities such as canoeing, archery, arts &  crafts, swimming, etc. The groups are small enough that it doesn’t feel so big and the counselors have been great with the kids. I am sending my rising 1st grader this summer b/c of the positive and fun environment!”  (Mom of 9 and 6 year old)


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.

“I love how sweet & simple it is and that it is a Christian based camp. They are out in nature exploring, hiking, biking, learning archery, leather crafting, fishing, gem mining and more! All with a biblical message woven throughout their day.  It’s truly one of our favorite camps and this year she is doing their overnight camp (just Tues-Thurs) and I think it will be a great way to get ready for a bigger away camp experience next year.” (Mom of 8 year old)

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)…

Preschoolers can benefit from camp, too. Playing with others and being creative is a great way to spend some summer days.


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.

Kamp Gabe is my favorite summer camp for 3-6 year olds. The teachers are great and they also have teenagers in the room to help.  They make the cutest crafts and snacks. The little sing along they do the last day is adorable.  I would highly recommend this camp.  It was my 4 year old’s favorite last summer, and she has talked about it throughout the year.  (Mom of 4 year old)



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.

My children LOVED these camps. Probably best for under 6, unless it’s a camp geared toward older ones. (Mom of 8 and 6 year old.)



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.

“The Cornwell Center Camps are nice for young children though some of them are over crowded and sometimes not well supervised.  We did a music camp there that had just few kids and it was fantastic.  I guess it depends on the camp.” (Mom of 8 and 4 year old)



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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