We’ve almost made it through May-cember Moms. Before you breathe a sigh of relief, have you booked your kids summer schedule? No worries, scoop has done the research and come up with great camps that still have opening for all ages and all interests. Bonus: some even include lunch options and late pick ups.


Summer Camps

Stem for Girls at Discover Place Science camp

When school is out, education and adventure are in at Discovery Place Science! Investigate, innovate and create with full-day Summer Camps for Pre K – Grade 8. Camps are led by professional educators and offer a variety of themes to get kids fired up about science, technology, engineering and art.  We found available space in Girls Only Stem Camp, Robotics, Exploding Science Myths and more options with limited space available.

Discovery Place Science Camps are held at Uptown at 301 N Tryon St. Charlotte, NC 28202.

Connect your children with the great outdoors at a Discovery Place Nature camp

Discover amazing critters and natural treasures at Discovery Place Nature Summer Camps. Campers will connect to the natural world through hands-on activities, art, close encounters with live animals, stories, games, nature treks and outdoor play.  Spaces are still open June through August in camps including Environmental Investigators, Leaping Lizards, Backyard Explorers and more.

Discovery Place Nature Summer Camps are held at 1658 Sterling Road Charlotte, NC 28209.

Extended Care is available for both Discovery Place Nature and Science camps from 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 – 5:15 p.m. for $75 per week. Lunch Bunch Care is available for half-day Camps from noon – 1:00 p.m. for $25 per week. Book a full-day Camp or combine two half-day Camps and receive Lunch Bunch Care at no additional charge.



Summer Art Camp at DISH IT OUT POTTERY PAINTING STUDIO in Stonecrest is all about self-expression, creativity and fun. Kids ages 7+ will enjoy week-long sessions from 10 a.m to 1 p.m., Monday to Friday. Sessions will include a mix of pottery painting, mosaics, canvas painting and more.

Creativity and a break from the summer heat at Dish It Out Paint and Pottery camp

Camp sessions 1, 3, 5 and 7 (June 11, June 25, July 16 and July 30) will feature a Fantasy theme with and weeks 2, 4 and 6 (June 18, July 9 and July 23) will feature a Beach Party theme. All sessions have projects that will appeal to both boys and girls, and a dedicated camp leader will work with the children throughout the week.

Let your kids create adorable keepsakes at Dish It Out Paint and Pottery summer camp

The cost is just $199 for the week and a $50 deposit will reserve your spot. Space is limited to 16 campers each week. Call 704.544.4848 to enroll today.



Summer at PROVIDENCE DAY SCHOOL encourages kids to explore their passion in art, science, technology, sports, music, academic enrichment, and more in half- and full-day camps this June and July for ages 4-18.

Space is still available in these Camp Chargers sports camps: baseball, basketball, fencing, MATI Karate, Lacrosse, Soccer and more.

If sports isn’t your thing, check out the PDS Specialty Camps! Art, theater, music, science, technology, academic enrichment, language & culture, and more are waiting for your kids with room available in these camps: Chess (beginners, intermediate, and girls only), Chris Brown music camps, Drone Camp, Miss Ava science camps and Sew Sew Fun.

Summer at Providence Day School offers options from sports to science to the arts

PDS also has thirty programs this summer designed just for teens, including these:

The Mural Project with international artist Nico Amortegui.
Trailblazers: Summer in the Woods kids travel to a different location in NC every day to hike, practice their orienteering skills, learn the fundamentals of wilderness stewardship and Leave No Trace ethics, and learn the best practices behind travel writing and photography.
Glass Art with Edwin Gil, PDS middle school art teacher and social activist
MakerSpace Camp, a 3D printing camp that introduce teens to the ground-breaking technology that is changing the face of manufacturing.

Glass Art Camp with Artist Edwin Gill at Providence Day School Summer

NEW this summer – snacks are included in every camp, and lunch is included for all-day campers! Register now before all spots are filled at Summer.ProvidenceDay.org


Whatever adventure you choose to introduce your kids to, book now as most camps we looked at are filling up quickly.



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