Charlotte Summer 2020 Camps. Traditional and Virtual Options to Book Now

Just like the end of the school year, summer camp and traditional summertime fun are going to look different this year. While everyone’s work situation and comfort levels on interaction are different, parents all share the same notion of “How am I going to keep these kids busy this summer?”

Charlotte camp organizers have responded with virtual options and with enhanced sanitizing protocols for their traditional in person camps to keep kids both happy and safe. Here are some great options:

Chef Alyssa’s Kitchen

Chef Alyssa’s Kitchen is offering both virtual and traditional in person camps. Virtual Culinary and Baking Camps will feature Chef Alyssa guiding you through each day’s recipes with detailed information on the how’s and why’s of cooking through a pre-recorded video. Both beginner and intermediate skills will be covered and each virtual camp has an option for a gift box that contains spices, dry ingredients and Chef Alyssa’s Kitchen branded kitchen tools. These classes are built around classic cooking techniques and develop camper’s skills that will last a lifetime. Recommended for ages 7+. Adult supervision recommended for ages 12 and under and/or with the discretion of parents

This is Chef Alyssa’s 6th year offering traditional camps, they are available in 3 and 5 day sessions. These camps fill up super fast, so click the calendar link for availability. Each child will receive an apron (first year campers) or other gift (returning campers) and recipe book to take home.

4001 Yancey Rd
Charlotte, NC 28217

(704) 817-7568

Dottie Rose Foundation

The Dottie Rose Foundation empowers tech savvy girls and offers girls full-day virtual, hybrid and in-person computer science camps this June through August, as well as workshops and other events throughout the year. Each camp integrates coding and technology into every day activities that the girls find interesting and accessible, like photography, fashion and interior design. They will diligently follow all CDC health and safety guidelines for all portions of our in-person camps. Dottie Rose Foundation still has spots in all summer camps and look forward to meeting your daughter. Join them as they connect the dots between real life community and computer science!

15% off for scoop readers with coupon code scoop15 through June 30th!

Providence Day School

A Cappella Singing Camp (rising grades 3-12) by Chris Brown Music Camps; July 13-17
Would you like to sing in the style of Pentatonix? This camp is designed to explore various vocal techniques used in contemporary a cappella groups. Music director Chris Brown will use the school’s wonderful outdoor spaces to safely conduct this singing camp. Chris offers ukulele and guitar camps in July as well.
Price: $410

Providence Day School has been offering summer camps to the Charlotte community for nearly 25 years. Kids come to campus to enjoy half-day and full-day programs in the arts, academics, technology, sports, and more. This summer, they unveiled virtual camps led by their top-notch faculty, and registration is ongoing through the month of June.

Serving Up Smiles (for rising grades 3-5) by Christy McDermott, July 6-10.
Each day children will learn that just a little bit of time can make a huge impact in the life of another. Thoughtfully designed projects may include making cards to send to our troops, or designing and making classroom supplies for Classroom Central. Campers will write and execute “Choose Your Own Adventure Stories” with an Empathy theme. Campers will participate in carefully designed competitions and think tank sessions that help them learn how to be successful and innovative as a team member on service projects.
Price: $255

Starting July 6, the campus will open for summer camp with new protocols in place to protect campers and their families. Safety measures include increased hand washing and sanitizing, smaller group sizes both indoors and outside, social distancing that meets or exceeds the recommendations of official health organizations, and individually boxed lunches and snacks by Flik Dining.

Future Chargers Football Camp (rising grades 2-8) by Coach Chad Grier, July 6-10
This is one of the most popular camps in town! Join Providence Day’s new head football coach Chad Grier and his coaching staff for a week of football fun! This camp will focus on skills and drills and will maintain social distancing while covering all concepts of the game including stance, starts, passing, receiving, punting, kicking, and snapping.
Price: $230
CK’s Animation Station (rising grades 3-8) by CreativeKids, July 20-24
Do you love cartoons? Campers create their own professional cartoons during this fun, animated week of creation. Campers will explore and create the 5 different types of animation: traditional, 2D Vector-based, 3D computer, motion graphic and stop motion. Learning each type will involve sketching, working with technology and even sculpting. Story creation and structure will be key as we make sure our animation entertains an audience. Campers will bring home their animated creations at the end of this week of wonder!
Price: $230

5800 Sardis Road Charlotte, NC 28270

Dish It Out

Dish It Out Pottery Studio Summer Art Camp offers week long sessions the weeks of June 15 and 22, July 13, 20, and 27; and August 3. Camp meets from 10 AM – 1 PM Monday to Friday and is a mix of pottery painting, mosaics, canvas painting, pastels, and crafts. The cost is $249 per camper, per week and a second child in the same family discount of $219 is available.
A $50, nonrefundable deposit is required to reserve a spot.
Parents can register kids by calling 704.544.4848

The following safety precautions will be in effect this year:

  • Camp will be limited to ten campers per session to allow for social distancing.
  • Campers will be asked to wash or use hand sanitizer upon arrival and throughout the camp.
  • Studio Associates will all be in masks. Masks for the campers are at the discretion of their parents.
  • Campers will be provided with their own materials so that items like brushes, pencils, pastels, ect will not be shared.
  • All materials used will be cleaned after each camp session.
  • Common areas of the studio are being cleaned throughout the day.

7828 Rea Rd. Charlotte, NC 28277 704.544.4848

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KidzArt South Charlotte is a drawing-based art enrichment program emphasizing critical thinking skills, creativity and having fun. Owned and operated by local mom, Marisa Zeibert, KidzArt’s “No Mistakes” philosophy (meaning it DOESN’T have to be perfect!) supports problem-solving development and the ability to see the world in a new way. The result? Confidence to navigate obstacles with creative thinking – an invaluable skill that also carries over to other areas of study and life!

Sign up the kids for a unique drawing adventure from the comfort of your home with VIRTUAL DRAWING CLASSES. Equipped with a growth-mindset, we’ll break down our drawings into manageable steps as we learn to see like artists and draw what we see.

Our LIVE step-by-step instructional classes take place on Mon/Wed/Fri at 2:30pm EST via Zoom, and last about 45 minutes each via Zoom. These classes are suggested for ages 6-11, and no experience is necessary.

Can’t make the live classes at 2:30pm? No problem – at the end of the week, we’ll send our registered KidzArt families a link with the recorded classes! Do them on your own schedule, as these recorded classes will be available to you for one full week after posting.

These classes can be done at home with basic materials (drawing utensil, paper and something to color your drawing in with). An optional “Art Kit” which includes all supplies for the session can be purchased for local pickup.

YMCA Overnight Camps

This summer YMCA Camp Harrison and Camp Thunderbird will follow a model that puts the health and safety of campers and staff first, while providing care to children in even more ways than before. Their goal is to give campers an experience that will still capture the magic of summer amidst all of these additional steps.

With guidance from Y-USA, the American Camping Association and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Camp Harrison will follow COVID-19 safety precautions as identified. Currently, their preliminary plans will include practices such as lower staff to camper ratio, social distancing, frequent handwashing and enhanced sanitation practices.

Both camps have availability for the summer. More details on safety protocols and camp registration can be found here for Camp Harrison and here for Camp Thunderbird

Sew Fun Parties


Sew Fun parties and more has taken their popular fashion design classes and moved them online for the summer. Sign up for 55 minute virtual classes that “meet” four times a week led by owner Priscilla Davis.

Sports Biz Camps

The inaugural Sports Biz Virtual Career Exploration Camp is a FREE virtual experience designed for high achieving, motivated high school students who have a passion for sports and are interested in using that passion to find a dream career. Throughout this three-day experience, high school students will be introduced to dynamic industry professionals, career pathways, professional development opportunities, and more, through a series of live interactions and pre-recorded conversations. Details and registration information is here.