Career Exploration

Career decision making is a process, not an event that occurs at a given time. 
Your child's future will be influenced by events that occur beginning in the preschool years and 
continuing through all of adult life. 







 

Why do middle school students explore careers?

 

The South Carolina legislature wrote and passed the Education and Economic Development Act (EEDA).  The implementation of this law is entitled Personal Pathways to Success and has created a new vision on how students plan for their futures.  The concept of planning ahead is the core of this legislation.  The goal is to connect academic studies with the world of work.  Career goals of middle school students tend to be more realistic than those of elementary students and begin to reflect values and skills as well as interests.  The expected outcome is for students to transition smoothly from middle school to high school and then to post secondary education and/or the workplace.  Before students register for high school courses during the second semester of 8th grade, they will develop an Individual Graduation Plan (IGP) to guide them through this process.  During IGP conferences, students will have the opportunity to choose a cluster of study based upon their interests.  



Career Exploration at Pine Ridge Middle School

 

During the school year, students will experience careers through Career Assessments, Classroom Activities, School-
Wide Activities and Announcements, School Displays, District Wide College and Career Days, Classroom Speakers, and Job 
Shadowing!
How can I help my child explore careers?
  • Talk with your child about your career in a positive way. Neither encourage or discourage your child from considering your occupation. It's important for your child to see that your job contributes to society.
  • Take your child on outings where they can identify all of the different jobs.
  • Help your child understand their job right now is to be a student. Explain how their role as a student is training them for their future job. Help them understand work will have the same expectations and it is important for your child to understand this and learn how to follow direction now. 
  • Talk with them about the steps they need to take to achieve their dream job/goal. Help them research the education required for the job they want in the future.

High School Course Catalog
Attached at the bottom of this website is the Lexington Two High School Course Catalog. This book contains information 
about our District's Career Clusters, Majors, and Sample Jobs related to each cluster. This book also contains information 
about graduation requirements, GPA, scholarships, class descriptions and much more!


College and Career Websites

ACT Profile-http://www.act.org/profile/ (a FREE online Career Assessment)
South Carolina Commission on Higher Education (scholarship information): www.che.sc.gov
National Scholarship Information: www.fastweb.com

Kids USA:  http://kids.usa.gov/teens-home/jobs/index.shtml

Occupational Outlook Handbook for kids:  http://www.bls.gov/k12/content/students/careers/career-exploration.htm

Occupational Outlook Handbook for Adults:  http://www.bls.gov/ooh/a-z-index.htm

Career Kids https://www.careerkids.com/MyFirstResume.aspx  (A Simple Resume Builder for Middle Schoolers)

The Fun Works:   http://thefunworks.edc.org/SPT--homegraphic.php

College search:  http://www.collegeboard.org/



                              Summer Camp Guide
Math & Science 
Challenger Learning Center Aviation Academy
June 1-4. Ages 11-14. Let our certified flight Instructor guide you through pilot training lessons on our flight simulators. $75. The Challenger Learning Center of Richland School District One: 2600A Barhamville Rd. 929-3951. thechallengercenter.net.

Challenger Learning Center Astronaut Academy 
June 8-11; Aug. 10-13. Ages 8-12. Explore robotics, rocketry and aviation as you prepare for your first mission. Campers will construct a robot and a model rocket with an engine that they can keep after launch. They will also fly with flight simulators. $180. The Challenger Learning Center of Richland School District One: 2600A Barhamville Rd. 929-3951. thechallengercenter.net.

Challenger Learning Center Robotics Camp 
June 15-18. For ages 9-14. Camp participants will build robots to keep. $100. The Challenger Learning Center of Richland School District One: 2600A Barhamville Rd. 929-3951. thechallengercenter.net.

Challenger Center Intro Robotics Camp 
June 15-16; July 28-29. For ages 9-14. Camp participants will build robots to keep. $100. The Challenger Learning Center of Richland School District One: 2600A Barhamville Rd. 929-3951. thechallengercenter.net.

Challenger Center Intermediate Robotics Camp 
June 17-18; July 28-29. For ages 9-14. Camp participants will build robots to keep. $100. The Challenger Learning Center of Richland School District One: 2600A Barhamville Rd. 929-3951. thechallengercenter.net.

Challenger Learning Center Intro Aviation Camp
June 22-23. For ages 11-18. Let our certified flight Instructor guide you through pilot training lessons on our flight simulators. $75. The Challenger Learning Center of Richland School District One: 2600A Barhamville Rd. 929-3951. thechallengercenter.net.

Challenger Learning Center Intermediate Aviation Camp
June 24-25. For ages 11-18. Let our certified flight Instructor guide you through pilot training lessons on our flight simulators. $75. The Challenger Learning Center of Richland School District One: 2600A Barhamville Rd. 929-3951. thechallengercenter.net.

Challenger Learning Center Rocket Camp 
July 6-9. For ages 9-14. Be a rocket scientist! Learn how to build and launch rockets! $150. The Challenger Learning Center of Richland School District One: 2600A Barhamville Rd. 929-3951. thechallengercenter.net.

Challenger Learning Center Intro Rocket Camp 
July 6-7. For ages 9-14. Be a rocket scientist! Learn how to build and launch rockets! $75. The Challenger Learning Center of Richland School District One: 2600A Barhamville Rd. 929-3951. thechallengercenter.net.

Challenger Learning Center Intermediate Rocket Camp 
July 8-9. For ages 11-14, Be a rocket scientist! Learn how to build and launch rockets! $75. The Challenger Learning Center of Richland School District One: 2600A Barhamville Rd. 929-3951. thechallengercenter.net.

Challenger Learning Center Advanced Aviation I
July 13-14. Ages 11-18. Certified flight Instructors guide students through pilot training lessons on flight simulators. $75. The Challenger Learning Center of Richland School District One: 2600A Barhamville Rd. 929-3951. thechallengercenter.net.

Challenger Learning Center Advanced Aviation II
July 15-16. Ages 11-18. Certified flight Instructor guide students through pilot training lessons on flight simulators. $75. The Challenger Learning Center of Richland School District One: 2600A Barhamville Rd. 929-3951. thechallengercenter.net.

Challenger Learning Center Advanced Rocket Camp 
July 20. Ages 11-14. Be a rocket scientist! Learn how to build and launch rockets! $35. The Challenger Learning Center of Richland School District One: 2600A Barhamville Rd. 929-3951. thechallengercenter.net.

Challenger Learning Center Rocket Fundamentals
July 21. Ages 11-14. Be a rocket scientist! Learn how to build and launch rockets! $35. The Challenger Learning Center of Richland School District One: 2600A Barhamville Rd. 929-3951. thechallengercenter.net.

Challenger Learning Center Family Fun Rocket Camp 
July 27. Be a rocket scientist! Learn how to build and launch rockets! $35. The Challenger Learning Center of Richland School District One: 2600A Barhamville Rd. 929-3951. thechallengercenter.net.

Challenger Center Advanced Robotic Camp 
July 30. Ages 9-14. Camp participants will build robots to keep. $50. The Challenger Learning Center of Richland School District One: 2600A Barhamville Rd. 929-3951. thechallengercenter.net.

Challenger Center Astronaut Academy 
Aug. 10-13. Ages 8-12. Explore robotics, rocketry and aviation as you prepare for your first mission. Campers onstruct a robot and a model rocket with an engine that they can keep after launch. Fly with flight simulators. $180. The Challenger Learning Center of Richland School District One: 2600A Barhamville Rd. 929-3951. thechallengercenter.net.

Critter Camp
June 9-11 (ages 4-5); July 28-30 (ages 6-7). $40. Saluda Shoals Park: 5605 Bush River Rd. 213-2053. icrc.net.

EdVenture Tasty Tinkers Camp 
June 8-12, July 20-24. Ages 3-4. Tinkers! Campers enjoy a week of culinary creation in EdVenture’s cooking lab. $195; extended sessions add $50 per week. EdVenture Children’s Museum: 211 Gervais St. 779-3100, edventure.org.

EdVenture EDDIE’s Pet Care Certification Camp 
June 8-12. Ages 8-10. Campers will receive an introduction to veterinary practices, learn first aid for animals, and discover the skills and tools needed to provide proper routine care for cats, dogs, fish, turtles, hamsters, ferrets and more. EdVenture Children’s Museum: 211 Gervais St. 779-3100, edventure.org.

EdVenture BioGene-ius! Camp 
June 8-12, July 27-31. Ages 11-12. Campers make complex DNA models, breed mutated fruit flies, and even analyze their own genome. $195; extended sessions add $50 per week. EdVenture Children’s Museum: 211 Gervais St. 779-3100, edventure.org.

EdVenture Giggle Science Camp 
June 15-19. Ages 3-4. Campers will experience the joy of scientific discovery by learning more about what makes their bodies tick. $195; extended sessions add $50 per week. EdVenture Children’s Museum: 211 Gervais St. 779-3100, edventure.org.

EdVenture Earth Rocks! Digging for Answers Camp 
June 15-19. Ages 11-12. Campers make complex DNA models, breed mutated fruit flies and analyze their own genome. $195; extended sessions add $50 per week. EdVenture Children’s Museum: 211 Gervais St. 779-3100, edventure.org.

EdVenture The Challenge of Outer Space
June 22-26. For ages 8-10. Students explore many questions that are stumping scientists who want to continue exploration of outer space.$195; extended sessions add $50 per week. EdVenture Children’s Museum: 211 Gervais St. 779-3100, edventure.org.

EdVenture Storybook Smashup Camp
June 29-July 3. Ages 3-4. From engineering in the Three Little Pigs to oxidation in Snow White, stories come alive as leading characters lead hands-on experiments to explain the science behind fairy tales. $195; extended sessions add $50 per week. EdVenture Children’s Museum: 211 Gervais St. 779-3100, edventure.org.

EdVenture MakeShift Camp
June 29-July 3. Ages 11-12. Explore how to share, create, design, and make all sorts of fun things through science, technology, engineering, arts and math. $195; extended sessions add $50 per week. EdVenture Children’s Museum: 211 Gervais St. 779-3100, edventure.org.

EdVenture Up in Smoke Camp
July 6-10. Ages 3-4. Campers will learn what to do in case of a fire, how to respond in emergency situations, and how firefighters keep our community safe. $195; extended sessions add $50 per week. EdVenture Children’s Museum: 211 Gervais St. 779-3100, edventure.org.

EdVenture Bio Lab Detective Camp
July 6-10. Ages 8-10. Campers learn to properly and safely use microscopes, micropipettes and sphygmomanometers.$195; extended sessions add $50 per week. EdVenture Children’s Museum: 211 Gervais St. 779-3100, edventure.org.

EdVenture Robotastic MMXV Camp
July 6-10 (ages 11-12); July 27-31 (ages 8-10). Learn how to build and program a robot, exploring current uses of robotics technology and brainstorming how people might use robots in 3015. $195; extended sessions add $50 per week. EdVenture Children’s Museum: 211 Gervais St. 779-3100, edventure.org.

EdVenture Robo-Fun Camp
July 13-17. For ages 5-7. Campers will unleash their imagination as they build simple robots and send them through a cardboard city. $195; extended sessions add $50 per week. EdVenture Children’s Museum: 211 Gervais St. 779-3100, edventure.org.

EdVenture MakeShop BreakShop! Camp
July 13-17. For ages 8-10. From programming robots to sewing your own creation, this camp aims to make science fun. $195; extended sessions add $50 per week. EdVenture Children’s Museum: 211 Gervais St. 779-3100, edventure.org.

EdVenture Spa Science Camp
July 20-24. For ages 5-7. Campers will make bath crayons, masks, scrubs, bubble bath, soaps, and even perfumes. It’s not just for girls. $195; extended sessions add $50 per week. EdVenture Children’s Museum: 211 Gervais St. 779-3100, edventure.org.

EdVenture Four-Alarm Fire Camp
July 20-24. For ages 8-10. Campers will visit the South Carolina Fire Academy and participate in a real recruit school. $195; extended sessions add $50 per week. EdVenture Children’s Museum: 211 Gervais St. 779-3100, edventure.org.

EdVenture Molecular Munchables Camp
July 20-24. Ages 8-10. Your camper will use real lab equipment to take a closer look at science in the kitchen as they dissect their diet, including its effects on their body. $195; extended sessions add $50 per week. EdVenture Children’s Museum: 211 Gervais St. 779-3100, edventure.org.

EdVenture Robotastic MMXVI Camp
July 20-24. Ages 8-10. Campers explore their creativity and robo-skills while using laptops to build and program robots to complete a variety of challenges. $195; extended sessions add $50 per week. EdVenture Children’s Museum: 211 Gervais St. 779-3100, edventure.org.

EdVenture Where the Wild Things Are Camp
July 27-31. Ages 3-4. Campers investigate natural habitats and the organisms living right outside their door. $195; extended sessions add $50 per week. EdVenture Children’s Museum: 211 Gervais St. 779-3100, edventure.org.

EdVenture Camp Make!
July 27-31. Ages 5-7. From LED circuitry to learning how robots work, your young inventor will learn the true meaning of DIY as they make all sorts of fun things through science, technology, engineering, arts and math. $195; extended sessions add $50 per week. EdVenture Children’s Museum: 211 Gervais St. 779-3100, edventure.org.

EdVenture Mini-Makers Camp
Aug. 3-7. Ages 3-4. Explore how to share, create, design, and make all sorts of fun things through science, technology, engineering, arts and math. $195; extended sessions add $50 per week. EdVenture Children’s Museum: 211 Gervais St. 779-3100, edventure.org.

EdVenture Five-Alarm Fire Camp
Aug. 3-7. Ages 11-12. Campers will visit the South Carolina Fire Academy and participate in a real recruit school. $195; extended sessions add $50 per week. EdVenture Children’s Museum: 211 Gervais St. 779-3100, edventure.org.

Engineering for Kids
June 16-July 25. Multiple sessions and engineering topics, including Junior Robotics, Lego Mindstorm and Game Design. Camps on various engineering themes. South Carolina State Museum: 301 Gervais St. 574-9198. engineeringforkids.net.

Girls Go For IT Computer Camp
June 15-19 (grades 6-8); June 22-26 (grades 7-9). Learn how to use different programming languages. No programming experience necessary. Camps available for different skill levels. June 15-19: $70; $60 before May 1; June 22-26: $80; $70 before May 1. Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences, University of South Carolina: 701 Sumter St. 777-1240, geol.sc.edu/ggfit.

Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics GoSciTech Summer Camp 
June 14-20; June 21-27; July 5-11; July 12-18. For grades 8-10. Courses offered include, but are not limited to: Pre-Med & Anatomy, Beginning and Advanced robotics programming in Minecraft, and Marine Biology. $725. scgssm.org/goscitech.

Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics iTeams Summer camp 
June 15-July 16. Various sessions. For grades 7-8. Inspires students to pursue careers in the fields of computer science, technology and entrepreneurship through hands-on, team-based projects. Various locations. scgssm.org/programs-clubs/iteams.

Heathwood Hall Future Master Chess Camp
June 1-5; Aug. 3-7. Grades K-12. Each student will receive personalized feedback and instruction suited to their level. Some highlights of this camp will be group problem solving, playing “guess the grandmaster’s move” and competing in a camp
tournament. $150. Heathwood Hall: 3000 S. Beltline Blvd. 231-7710, heathwood.org.

Heathwood Hall Gross Science
June 15-19. Grades K-3. Explore everything gross, icky, or creepy. Learn about the human anatomy; explore what a human brain looks like with Beaker Billy of Unlimited Hands on Science. $150. Heathwood Hall: 3000 S. Beltline Blvd. 231-7710, heathwood.org.

Heathwood Hall ‘Appy’ iPad Camp
June 15-19. Grades 2-4. Students will create videos, digital stories and games working independently and in small groups. Applying prior knowledge, students will extend their thinking through many unique APPs. $150. Heathwood Hall: 3000 S. Beltline Blvd. 231-7710, heathwood.org.

Heathwood Hall Bedtime Math, Crazy 8s Club
June 15-19; July 6-10. Grades K-5. Crazy 8s is a math camp designed to get kids fired up about math. It’s a collection of novel,
high-octane math activities that will appeal to a wide range of kids, not just the future math-contest types. $150. Heathwood Hall: 3000 S. Beltline Blvd. 231-7710, heathwood.org.

Heathwood Hall Money Management
June 22-26. Grades 3-6. This class is designed to help children learn the difference between wants and needs, how to create a budget, track spending, balance a checkbook and create a savings plan of action. $110. Heathwood Hall: 3000 S. Beltline Blvd. 231-7710, heathwood.org.

Heathwood Hall Lego City
June 22-26. Grades 1-2. Technology teacher Tom Simpson and Elementary Math Teacher Tammy Simpson will guide the group towards improving fine motor skills and getting practice in building complex models from printed instructions. $150. Heathwood Hall: 3000 S. Beltline Blvd. 231-7710, heathwood.org.

Heathwood Hall Chemistry Creations
June 22-26. Grades 1-4. Use experiments to find out answers to questions like “How are crystals formed?”, “How do you make perfume?”, “How do you create an explosion?” $150. Heathwood Hall: 3000 S. Beltline Blvd. 231-7710, heathwood.org.

Heathwood Hall Critter Camp
July 6-10. Grades K-4. Come ready to learn
about the different critters that live all around us in this hands-on week of adventurous learning. $150. Heathwood Hall: 3000 S. Beltline Blvd. 231-7710, heathwood.org.

Heathwood Hall 3D Printing
July 6-10. Grades 6-12. Learn to design
beautiful and complex 3D objects using CAD (Computer Aided Design) software, then bring your creations to life and take them home. $185. Heathwood Hall: 3000 S. Beltline Blvd. 231-7710, heathwood.org.

Heathwood Hall MoD Design with Minecraft
July 6-10; July 20-24. Ages 5-8. Chemistry campers spend lots of time in the Middle School Science Lab conducting a variety of experiments and investigations. $150. Heathwood Hall: 3000 S. Beltline Blvd. 231-7710, heathwood.org.

Heathwood Hall MoD Design with Minecraft
July 6-10; July 20-24; Aug. 3-7. Ages 3-8. In this camp, you will learn the basics of Java while modifying the popular game Minecraft. You will conceptualize, design and code your own custom MoD using Java, one of the most widely used programming languages today. $400. Heathwood Hall: 3000 S. Beltline Blvd. 231-7710, heathwood.org.

Heathwood Hall Lego Robotics
July 13-17. Ages 3-4. In this fun, hands-on camp, your child will learn to build LEGO robots featuring working motors and sensors, and then program them using simple computer software. $175. Heathwood Hall: 3000 S. Beltline Blvd. 231-7710, heathwood.org.

Heathwood Hall Study Kills
July 13-17. Grades 5-7. Students will develop a study skills program to best suit their learning styles. Techniques to meet individual needs. $195. Heathwood Hall: 3000 S. Beltline Blvd. 231-7710, heathwood.org.

Heathwood Hall Prepping for Algebra
July 13-17. Grades 7-8. Prepping for Algebra is the perfect camp to review all pre-algebra skills, as well as computational skills. $150. Heathwood Hall: 3000 S. Beltline Blvd. 231-7710, heathwood.org.

Heathwood Hall App Design
July 13-17; July 27-31. Ages 3-8. Design and program your own App. During the course of the week, you will gain experience
in the software development process as you design and program a game for a mobile device. $400. Heathwood Hall: 3000 S. Beltline Blvd. 231-7710, heathwood.org.

Heathwood Hall Middle School Robotics
July 20-24. Ages 5-8. Robotics has a positive impact on many aspects of our everyday lives today and into the future. If you like to build, solve problems and bring mechanical objects to life, this is the camp for you. $175. Heathwood Hall: 3000 S. Beltline Blvd. 231-7710, heathwood.org.

Heathwood Hall Prepping for Middle School Math
July 20-24. Grades 5-6. Summer is the perfect time to review the math skills needed to be successful in middle school. $150. Heathwood Hall: 3000 S. Beltline Blvd. 231-7710, heathwood.org.

Heathwood Hall Math Matters
July 27-31. Grades 1-4. Come sharpen your math skills and problem-solving strategies in innovative ways. Campers will use manipulatives, games and computer technology to review important math skills. $150. Heathwood Hall: 3000 S. Beltline Blvd. 231-7710, heathwood.org.

Mad Science Summer Camps 
Weekly educational camps for children. Multiple locations. 2015 dates TBD. 739-2122. midlands.madscience.org.

University of South Carolina Master Scholars Adventure Series: Adventures in Computer Gaming
June 7-12; June 14-19. For rising grades 6-9; 9-12. Use Adobe Flash to learn the skills behind graphics, modeling, animation, multi-level game design, artificial intelligence and basic programming techniques. $975 residential; $575 commuter. 777-9444, saeu.sc.edu/adventures.

University of South Carolina Master Scholars Adventure Series: Adventures in Forensic Science
June 7-12; June 14-19. Rising grades 6-9; 9-12. Try your hand at sleuthing the elements of a crime scene by working with real-life crime scene investigators and law enforcement officers. $975 residential; $575 commuter; commuter plus evening $665. 777-9444. saeu.sc.edu/adventures.

University of South Carolina Master Scholars Adventure Series: Adventures in Physics
June 7-12. Rising grades 6-9. Dive into the world of physics by studying matter and its motion through space and time, along with related concepts such as energy and force. $975 residential; $575 commuter; commuter plus evening $665. 777-9444. 
saeu.sc.edu/adventures.

University of South Carolina Master Scholars Adventure Series: Adventures in Aviation — Learn to Fly, Be a Pilot
June 14-19; July 5-10. Rising grades 9-12; 6-9. Learn the same information and perform the same flight maneuvers as a student pilot going through flight school. Taught by certified pilot. Partial scholarships available. $975 residential; $575 commuter; commuter plus evening $665. 777-9444. saeu.sc.edu/adventures.

University of South Carolina Master Scholars Adventure Series: Adventures in Pharmacy
June 14-19. Rising grades 9-12. See how pharmacists work in communities, in educational institutions, for drug manufacturers, for hospitals, and with nuclear medicine to build patient records and medical files. Partial scholarships available. $975 residential; $575 commuter; commuter plus evening $665. 777-9444. saeu.sc.edu/adventures.

University of South Carolina Master Scholars Adventure Series: Adventures in Vex Robotics
June 21-26 Rising grades 6-9. Learn how robots think, sense and function before designing and building one using the Vex Robotics Design System. $975 residential; $575 commuter; commuter plus evening $665. 777-9444. saeu.sc.edu/adventures.

University of South Carolina Master Scholars Adventure Series: Adventures in Engineering & Computing
June 21-26 Rising grades 9-12. Learn about different types of engineering and computer science, and what engineers and computer scientists really do. You will be exposed to Computer Science, Mechanical, Electrical, Civil, Chemical, and Biomedical Engineering to get a clearer picture of what it means to earn a degree in one of these fields. $975 residential; $575 commuter; commuter plus evening $665. 777-9444. 
saeu.sc.edu/adventures.

University of South Carolina Master Scholars Adventure Series: Adventures in Digital Mapmaking Technologies 
July 5-10. Rising grades 6-9. Learn how geospatial technologies are changing our world! Global positioning systems, geographic information systems, satellite imagery, smart phone are all technologies that are transforming how we manage environmental resources, locate businesses, plan for disasters and even fight crime. $975 residential; $575 commuter; commuter plus evening $665. 777-9444. saeu.sc.edu/adventures.

University of South Carolina Master Scholars Adventure Series: Adventures in Electrical Engineering
July 12-17 For rising grades 9-12. Learn about the awesomeness of electrical engineering by exploring, designing and constructing body-worn sensors. $975 residential; $575 commuter; commuter plus evening $665. 777-9444. saeu.sc.edu/adventures.

University of South Carolina Master Scholars Adventure Series: Adventures in Rocket Science
July 12-17. Rising grades 9-12. Learn the history of rocketry and launching, basics of model rocket construction and then use the engineering design process to design, build and fly your own rocket. $975 residential; $575 commuter; commuter plus evening $665. 777-9444. saeu.sc.edu/adventures.

University of South Carolina Master Scholars Adventure Series: Adventures in Medicine: Ultrasound
July 12-17. Rising grades 10-12. Using a hand held ultrasound probe and an ultrasound unit the size of a laptop, you will learn to scan the body in the same labs and with the same doctors as USC medical students. $975 residential; $575 commuter; commuter plus evening $665. 777-9444. saeu.sc.edu/adventures.

University of South Carolina Master Scholars Adventure Series: Adventures in Web Design and Development
July 12-17 For rising grades 9-12. Gain a knowledge and introduction to the design, creation and maintenance of web pages and websites. $975 residential; $575 commuter; commuter plus evening $665. 777-9444. saeu.sc.edu/adventures.

USC Science & Technology Enrichment Program
July 6-10. Ages 11-14. Students explore the scientific world through hands-on investigations of Energy + Force & Motion or Chemistry & Earth Structures workshops. $25. Northside Middle School, located at 157 Cougar Dr., West Columbia, SC 29169. http://bit.ly/stepsummer.







 
 
Arts & Humanities

701 Center for Contemporary Art Drawing, Shading, and Ink Wash Workshop 

June 15-19. For ages 11-17. Put a spin on drawing with shading and ink wash techniques. $125; $110 members. 701 Whaley St. 701cca.org.

701 CCA Drawing and Painting Workshop 
June 22-26. For ages 6-10. Create various works of art through drawing and painting with acrylic, watercolor and ink wash. This workshop will satisfy all skill level in drawing and painting. $130; $115 members. 701 Whaley St. 701cca.org.

701 CCA Ceramics Workshop 
June 29-July 3. For ages 6-10. Create unique ceramic sculptures using hand-building methods. All works of art will bekiln-fired and glazed. $135; $120 members. 701 Whaley St. 701cca.org.

701 CCA Ceramics Workshop 
July 13-17. For ages 11-17. Create unique ceramic sculptures using hand-building methods. All works of art will be kiln-fired and glazed. $135; $120 members. 
701 Whaley St. 701cca.org.

701 CCA Drawing and Mixed Media Workshop 
July 27-31. For ages 6-17. Your imagination will lead as you discover new textures, forms, and materials. Students will create various drawings and sculptures using mixed media. $120; $105 members. 701 Whaley St. 701cca.org.

701 CCA Drawing and Painting Workshop 
Aug. 3-7. For ages 11-17. Create various works of art through drawing and painting with acrylic, watercolor and ink wash. This workshop will satisfy all skill level in drawing and painting. $130; $115 members. 701 Whaley St. 701cca.org.

701 CCA Printmaking and Drawing Workshop 
June 8-12. For ages 11-17. Explore creativity with several different drawing and printmaking techniques. $120; $105 members. 701 Whaley St. 701cca.org.

Art in Focus
June 8-10. Ages 8-12. Bring your digital camera, phone or tablet for a week full of image-making. Learn basics of photography with a fun, experimental approach. Cameras not provided.$160; $128 for members. Columbia Museum of Art: 1515 Main St. 799-2810, columbiamuseum.org.

Asheland Studios Art Camps
Offers various weeklong courses covering the basics of art and more advanced skills. Tapp’s Art Center: 1644 Main St. 738-2770, ashelandart.yolasite.com.

Beginner’s Guitar Camp 
Various sessions. Ages 8-adult. Participants will learn the fundamentals of classical and contemporary style techniques, and can do so with any type of guitar. $150.Seven Oaks Park and Crooked Creek Park. 772-3336. icrc.net.

Broadway at USC: Musical Theatre Workshop
Aug. 1-8. Eight-day, all day intensive workshop open to students ages 12 to 20 of all levels of skill and experience. Students will learn skills necessary to become a Broadway “triple threat” – a master of acting, singing and dancing — under the direction of USC faculty and acclaimed musical theatre superstars. $525. USC Dance Studios, 324 Sumter St. 777-0704. artsandsciences.sc.edu/dance/mtw.

Broadway Bound 
Offers a variety of camps teaching singing, dancing and acting skills for different ages and skill levels. Broadway Bound Musical Theatre Company: 1315-C Gadsden St. 457-1126, broadwayboundmtc.com.

Camp EdVenture (Spring)
Mar. 30-April 3. Ages 3-12. Differing themes for each age group. Call or visit edventure.org for details. $40 daily; $185 weekly; extended sessions add $50 per week. EdVenture Children’s Museum: 211 Gervais St. 799-3100.

Camp Half-Blood: A Percy Jackson Camp 
June 15-19. Ages 8-12. Explore artwork inspired by the mythology of Ancient Greece and create your own artifacts. $160; $128 members. Columbia Museum of Art: 1515 Main St. 799-2810, columbiamuseum.org.

Carolina Opera Experience 
July 6-10. Grades 5-10. Learn the art of props, make-up, costumes, scenery and musical preparation; culminates in public performance. $185. 777-5369, sc.edu/music/summer-programs.

Carolina Summer Music Conservatory 
June 7-13. Grades 9-12. Intensive training focusing on individual performance and chamber music. Master classes, chamber music coaching for wind, percussion, piano and voice students. Limited scholarships. $450-$725. 576-5893, sc.edu/music/summer-programs.

Cartooning Creatures
July 20-24. Ages 8-12. Let your imagination run wild as you learn the ins and outs of generating one-of-a-kind cartoon creations. $160; $128 members. Columbia Museum of Art: 1515 Main St. 799-2810, columbiamuseum.org.

Caves to Canvas
June 22- 26. Ages 8-12. From cave paintings to street art, people have always found ways to express themselves. Explore everything from mud-stenciling to watercolor. $160; $128 members. Columbia Museum of Art: 1515 Main St. 799-2810, columbiamuseum.org.

Circus Camp
Various sessions. Ages 3-12. Campers learn rings, bars, tumbling, juggling, balance, trampoline, stilt walking and more circus fun. Dress in a favorite costume every day. $65. Seven Oaks Park and Crooked Creek Park. 772-3336. icrc.net.

Columbia Art Center Mixed Media Art Camp
June 15-19; July 13-17. Ages 5-9. Students work with mixed media to create projects reflecting the camp theme. Use clay to create pottery pieces. $85. Art Center: 1928 Calhoun Street. 545-3093. columbiasc.net/parks-recreation.

Columbia Art Center Learn to Draw Comics
June 11. Ages 8-14. Students draw some of their favorite superheroes and villains. $30. Art Center: 1928 Calhoun Street. 545-3093. 
ColumbiaSC.net/parks-recreation.

Columbia Art Center Pottery Explorations Camp
June 22-27, July 20-24. Ages 10-14. Campers devote a week to working with clay and creating pottery. $85. Art Center: 1928 Calhoun Street. 545-3093. ColumbiaSC.net/parks-recreation.

Columbia Children’s Theatre Advanced Acting Camp
June 8-12. Grades 6-12. Classically-trained actor and American Academy of Dramatic Art graduate Julian Deleon will lead this week-long intensive training workshop designed for the serious actor. $200. Children’s Theatre at Midtown Forest Acres: 3400 Forest Dr. 691-4548, columbiachildrenstheatre.com.

Columbia Children’s Theatre Swashbuckling, Combat and Swordplay Camp
June 8-12. Grades 6-12. Cathy Brookshire, a certified member of The Society of American Fight Directors will lead this thrilling week-long workshop taking students through rigorous training in physical comedy, hand-to-hand combat and swordplay for the stage. $200. Children’s Theatre at Midtown Forest Acres: 3400 Forest Dr. 691-4548, columbiachildrenstheatre.com.

Columbia Children’s Theatre Kids on Camera Camp
June 15-19. Grades 3-12. This two week camp lead by NY prima ballerina Crystal Aldamuy and Brennen Elementary music instructor Paul Lindley will focus on the rehearsal and performance of a one-act version of the hit Broadway smash Annie. $200. Children’s Theatre at Midtown Forest Acres: 3400 Forest Dr. 691-4548, columbiachildrenstheatre.com.

Columbia Children’s Theatre Camp Annie
June 15-26. Grades 3-12. Cathy Brookshire, a certified member of The Society of American Fight Directors will lead this thrilling week-long workshop taking students through rigorous training in physical comedy, hand-to-hand combat and swordplay for the stage. $350. Children’s Theatre at Midtown Forest Acres: 3400 Forest Dr. 691-4548, columbiachildrenstheatre.com.

Columbia Children’s Theatre Camp Comic Book: Heroes and Villains
June 22-26. Grades 3-8. Lead by CCT director/choreographer Crystal Aldamuy, this week-long crash course in character creation and development focuses on creating original Superheroes and Supervillains. $200. Children’s Theatre at Midtown Forest Acres: 3400 Forest Dr. 691-4548, columbiachildrenstheatre.com.

Columbia Children’s Theatre Fantasy Fun Camp
July 6-10; July 13-17. Grades K-2. A perfect introduction to the world of theatre for early learners. Campers will explore the basics of creative expression, storytelling, creative movement and pantomime. $200. Children’s Theatre at Midtown Forest Acres: 3400 Forest Dr. 691-4548, columbiachildrenstheatre.com.

Columbia Children’s Theatre Acting Up Camp
July 6-10; July 13-17. Grades 3-8. Specially designed for students in the middle grades, Acting Up Camp leads campers through an exploration of the actor’s toolbox and focuses on pantomime, creative movement, vocal and physical characterization, character development and improvisation. $200. Children’s Theatre at Midtown Forest Acres: 3400 Forest Dr. 691-4548, columbiachildrenstheatre.com.

Columbia Children’s Theatre Improvisation for the Actor
July 20-24. Grades 4-12. Led by Columbia native and Chicago and New York actor and improviser Martha Hearn, Improvisation for the Actor will take young performers through the basics of creating short and long form improvisational scenes. $200. Children’s Theatre at Midtown Forest Acres: 3400 Forest Dr. 691-4548, columbiachildrenstheatre.com.

Columbia Children’s Theatre Improvisation for the Actor
July 20-24. Grades 4-12. Back by popular demand, Chicago and New York Actor and improviser Martha Hearn returns this summer to teach her workshop on stage comedy and clowning. $200. Children’s Theatre at Midtown Forest Acres: 3400 Forest Dr. 691-4548, columbiachildrenstheatre.com.

Columbia Museum of Art Teen Academy: Drawing 101
June 15-19. Ages 13-18. Explore drawing in a variety of different mediums. Topics include traditional human proportions, perspective and still-life. $190; $152 for members. Columbia Museum of Art: 1515 Main St. 799-2810, columbiamuseum.org.

Columbia Museum of Art Teen Academy: Printmaking 101: Warhol Edition
July 27-31. Ages 13-18. Experiment with printmaking techniques including silkscreen. View original prints in the CMA’s exhibition From Marilyn to Mao: Andy Warhol’s Famous Faces and take that inspiration to the studios.$190; $152 for members. Columbia Museum of Art: 1515 Main St. 799-2810, columbiamuseum.org.

Columbia Museum of Art Teen Academy: Painting 101
Aug. 3-7. Ages 13-18. Experience a variety of painting mediums, surfaces and techniques. Acrylic, gouache and watercolor. $190; $152 for members. Columbia Museum of Art: 1515 Main St. 799-2810, columbiamuseum.org.

Cooking Camp 
Various sessions. Ages 7-11. Each day will cover a new area of cooking including: breakfast, making your own lunch and afterschool snacks, simple dinners, and sweets and treats. $75. Sessions will be held at Seven Oaks Park and Crooked Creek Park. icrc.net.

Create-a-Play Theatre Camp
July 13-17. Campers travel through their imagination to a world they make and work as an ensemble to devise, rehearse and stage a production. $75. Crooked Creek Park: 1098 Old Lexington Hwy. 345-6181. icrc.net.

Crooked Creek Park Dance Camp
July 13-17. Designed for the early development of technical ballet/tap and movement. Camp includes daily dance class, art projects and more. Friday will feature an end of camp mini-recital. $70. Crooked Creek Park: 1098 Old Lexington Hwy. 345-6181. icrc.net.

Creative Clay
June 15-19 (ages 8-12); July 20-24 (ages 8-12). Learn one of the oldest forms of making art as you create three-dimensional works in the studio. Be inspired by the wonderful clay pieces in the CMA’s collection. Ages 8-12: $160; $128 members. Ages 4-7: $135; $108 members.Columbia Museum of Art: 1515 Main St. 799-2810, columbiamuseum.org.

Cuttin N’ Scratchin: Stop-Motion Movie Camp
June 15-20. For ages 8-12. Students work with animators Lyon Hill and Kimi Maeda to create scenes and characters from 12-inch vinyl records donated by Scratch N’ Spin Records. Students will learn basic stop-motion animation techniques. Nickelodeon Theatre: 1607 Main St. Contact sherard@nickelodeon.org for more information.

EdVenture Hecho en Latinoamérica (Made in Latin America) Camp 
June 8-12. Ages 5-7. Take a trip through Central and South America, exploring many methods of making things in these regions. $195; extended sessions add $50 per week. EdVenture Children’s Museum: 211 Gervais St. 779-3100, edventure.org.

EdVenture Edible EdVentures Camp 
June 15-19; July 6-10. Ages 5-7. Using kid-friendly cutlery, camp will introduce your little chef to the wonderful and creative world of cooking, cutting, chopping, dicing and mixing. $195; extended sessions add $50 per week. EdVenture Children’s Museum: 211 Gervais St. 779-3100, edventure.org.

EdVenture Quetzal Central Camp
June 15-19. For ages 8-10. Explore the vivid world of Mayan and Aztec art and architecture at EdVenture. Build a Mayan pyramid and construct a jaguar mask, among other activities. $195; extended sessions add $50 per week. EdVenture Children’s Museum: 211 Gervais St. 779-3100, edventure.org.

EdVenture Niños Artesanos (Artisan Kids) Camp
June 22-26. For ages 3-4. In this cultural tour of Latin America, campers will discover the vibrant world of handcrafts and music from Central and South America. $195; extended sessions add $50 per week. EdVenture Children’s Museum: 211 Gervais St. 779-3100, edventure.org.

EdVenture The Living World Camp
June 22-26, Aug. 3-7. For ages 5-7. Campers will learn to use a microscope, make DNA bracelets and explore cellular structures. $195; extended sessions add $50 per week. EdVenture Children’s Museum: 211 Gervais St. 779-3100, edventure.org.

EdVenture Camp Chef
June 22-26. Ages 11-12. Campers will take their cooking and baking skills to the next level as they cook tasty treats and savory dishes in EdVenture’s Cooking Lab. $195; extended sessions add $50 per week. EdVenture Children’s Museum: 211 Gervais St. 779-3100, edventure.org.

EdVenture Community Helpers Camp
June 29-July 3. Ages 5-7. Campers will enjoy fun and games as they gain a sense of community and their place in it $195; extended sessions add $50 per week. EdVenture Children’s Museum: 211 Gervais St. 779-3100, edventure.org.

EdVenture Global Chef Camp
June 29-July 3; Aug. 8-10. For ages 8-10. Explore exciting global cuisine and make a variety of different global dishes. $195; extended sessions add $50 per week. EdVenture Children’s Museum: 211 Gervais St. 779-3100, edventure.org.

EdVenture EDDIE’S World Camp
July 13-17. For ages 3-4. Take a closer look at the human body, discover how food travels from the farm to the table, explore the lifecycle of a butterfly and try your hand at becoming a veterinarian and engineer. $195; extended sessions add $50 per week. EdVenture Children’s Museum: 211 Gervais St. 779-3100, edventure.org.

EdVenture Folklórico Futurístico (Futuristic Folk Art) Camp
July 13-17. Ages 11-12. Campers will design and construct modern art projects combining traditional Latin American art forms with modern mediums – like LED lights. $195; extended sessions add $50 per week. EdVenture Children’s Museum: 211 Gervais St. 779-3100, edventure.org.

Fairytales and Fables
June 27-31. For ages 4-7. Come and discover art and stories from classic and modern tales. In the studio, tell your own stories through drawing, painting and more. $135; $108 members.Columbia Museum of Art: 1515 Main St. 799-2810, columbiamuseum.org.

Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County 
Offers several camps covering visual arts and theater. Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County: 810 Lyttleton St. 425-7676, fineartscenter.org.

Form vs. Function
Aug. 10-14. For ages 8-12. Discover a variety of objects in the CMA collection that were made to be both beautiful and useful. Then make three-dimensional and mixed-media works of your own. $160; $128 members. Columbia Museum of Art: 1515 Main St. 799-2810, columbiamuseum.org.

Freeway Recording Camp 
Voice June 15; guitar June 16. Go through all aspects of pre-production, recording and post-production. Each student will be able to come away with their own recording. $100. Archer Avenue Studios: 810 Lyttleton St. freewaymusic.net.

Freeway Treble Kids Explorer Camp
July 6 and 10; more dates TBA. Get an overview of a different instrument each day. Play musical games to develop rhythm, gross and fine motor skills, as well as fun music related crafts. $100. Various Freeway Music locations. freewaymusic.net.

Freeway Camp Showtime
June 22-24; July 13-15. From lighting and sound to stage and performance aspects, this camp is an extensive look at what it takes to be a performer and the things to know when pursuing these dreams. $250. Music Farm: 1022 Senate St. 
freewaymusic.net.

Girls Rock Columbia 
July 20-25. Fosters a community of girls ages 8-18 through music, performance and various workshops. Cultivates self-confidence, challenges gender stereotypes, and promotes positive female relationships, creativity and leadership. $350 (income-based sliding scale available). girlsrockcolumbia.org.

Gladys Around the World
June 22-26 For ages 4-7. Grab your passport and create artwork inspired by trips to the CMA galleries, from ancient Greek pottery to French impressionism and back around to America with Andy Warhol’s Famous Faces.$135; $108 for members. Columbia Museum of Art: 1515 Main St. 799-2810, columbiamuseum.org.

Gladys Goes Pop
June 15-19. For ages 4-7. That’s Pop Art, of course! Travel through From Marilyn to Mao: Andy Warhol’s Famous Faces with Gladys the grasshopper for inspiration. In the studio, create your own fabulously popular artwork.$135; $108 for members. Columbia Museum of Art: 1515 Main St. 799-2810, columbiamuseum.org.

Guitar Muse Guitar Camp
June 15-19. Ages 8 and up. Open to all guitar styles and levels. The camp will focus on finger style guitar techniques and chords. Students will learn how to read music using standard notation and tablature. $150 plus $25 registration fee. Heathwood Hall: 3000 S. Beltline Blvd. GuitarMuseSC.com.

Hall Johnson Summer Camp
July 5-10. For high school choral students. The week is filled with choral rehearsals and musicianship classes taught by nationally recognized conductors, guest artists, scholars, and music educators. $350-$450 Allen University: 1530 Harden St. 376-5787.

Healthy Hands Cooking Kids Cooking Camps
Dates and locations vary. Held for three hours a day for four days in a row with your choice of either morning or afternoon sessions (as offered by your local instructor). healthyhandscooking.com.

Heathwood Hall Audition Skills
June 1-5. Grades 7-12. Under the guidance of Sallie Cherry, you’ll learn audition etiquette, prepare musical repertoire, monologues and other acting pieces used in an audition setting. We’ll hold a mock audition at the end of the week. $150. Heathwood Hall: 3000 S. Beltline Blvd. 231-7710, heathwood.org.

Heathwood Hall Fractured Fairy Tales
June 8-12. Grades 1-4. Each day we will take a familiar fairy tale and make it crazy. You can then create puppet shows, art, games and whatever your imagination desires about each story. $150. Heathwood Hall: 3000 S. Beltline Blvd. 231-7710, heathwood.org.

Heathwood Hall Songwriting
June 8-12. Grades 7-12. Sallie Cherry has been writing and performing her own music for several years and will help you with recording tips, notation, harmony and melody and even give you some performing tips. $150. Heathwood Hall: 3000 S. Beltline Blvd. 231-7710, heathwood.org.

Heathwood Hall Storybook Adventures
June 8-12. Ages 4 through first grade. Explore a different storybook character each day, including Curious George, Elephant and Piggie, Max and the Wild Things, Ladybug Girl and Bumblebee Boy, Olivia and many more. We will play games, make crafts, cook special snacks in the kitchen and of course read stories centered around the character of the day. $150. Heathwood Hall: 3000 S. Beltline Blvd. 231-7710, heathwood.org.

Heathwood Hall Guitar
June 15-19; July 13-17; Aug. 3-7. Ages 2-12. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced guitar player who wants to sharpen your skills, this week provides top-quality guitar instruction using a variety of fun games and exercises. $150. Heathwood Hall: 3000 S. Beltline Blvd. 231-7710, heathwood.org.

Heathwood Hall Fancy Friends
June 22-26. Ages 4 through first grade. Each day we’ll read about “Fancy Friends” including Fancy Nancy, Madeline, Angelina Ballerina, Pinkalicious and many others. We will dress up in fancy clothes and accessories, make fancy crafts, and play fancy games. $150. Heathwood Hall: 3000 S. Beltline Blvd. 231-7710, heathwood.org.

Heathwood Hall College Essay Workshop
June 22-26. Grades 11-12. The goal of this week is to guide you through the essay process, from brainstorming to editing. $195. Heathwood Hall: 3000 S. Beltline Blvd. 231-7710, heathwood.org.

Heathwood Hall Food & Flavors with a Foreign Flair!
July 6-10. Ages 4-7. Explore flavors and foods from around the world. Focusing on a different region of the world each day, we’ll learn a little of the language, food customs, spices and herbs common to each region. $195. Heathwood Hall: 3000 S. Beltline Blvd. 231-7710, heathwood.org.

Heathwood Hall Music with Friends
July 6-10. Ages 4 through first grade. Learn about different instruments, their history, and how to use them while creating some awesome music with their summer camp friends. $150. Heathwood Hall: 3000 S. Beltline Blvd. 231-7710, heathwood.org.

Heathwood Hall ABC’s: Amazing Books & Crafts
July 13-17. Ages 1-4. Each day in this camp begins with a great book. We will read it, and then have two amazing art activities that go with the book. $150. Heathwood Hall: 3000 S. Beltline Blvd. 231-7710, heathwood.org.

Heathwood Hall Art Masters
July 20-24. Ages 3-5. You’ll use a variety of materials and techniques to create your own unique works of art. $150. Heathwood Hall: 3000 S. Beltline Blvd. 231-7710, heathwood.org.

Heathwood Hall Wacky World of Fun
July 20-24. Ages 3-4. Come for a fun-filled week of reading children’s picture books and create work inspired by famous artists and illustrators. $150. Heathwood Hall: 3000 S. Beltline Blvd. 231-7710, heathwood.org.

Heathwood Hall Spanish Review for Level I & II
July 20-24. Grades 8-12. Students will learn various strategies in order to improve
retention of both vocabulary and grammar, while gaining comfort in speaking the language $295. Heathwood Hall: 3000 S. Beltline Blvd. 231-7710, heathwood.org.

Heathwood Hall I Heart Art!
July 27-31. Ages K-2. Whether it’s Pajama and Pancake Day or Water Play Day, children will have a chance to enjoy a story time reading circle, creative art activities and friendship-building skills to make this camp a week to remember. $150. Heathwood Hall: 3000 S. Beltline Blvd. 231-7710, heathwood.org.

Heroes and Villains
June 22-26. For ages 8-12. Learn the basics of comic book creation as you sketch, develop storylines, and ink your own comics. Gain basic design concepts and skills in figure drawing and perspective. $160; $128 members. Columbia Museum of Art: 1515 Main St. 799-2810, columbiamuseum.org.
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History Summer Camp
June 22-26, July 13-17. For ages 8-12. Explore what it was like to live in the past. Each day, kids will have a mission to explore a different aspect of history including food, archaeology, music, art, storytelling and even silent film through games, crafts and play. $200; $160 members. 252-1770, historiccolumbia.org.

I Spy Gladys!
July 13-17. For ages 4-7. Hop all around the CMA galleries with Gladys and meet all of her crawly friends. In the studio, make artwork based on her bug buddies. $135; $108 for members. Columbia Museum of Art: 1515 Main St. 799-2810, columbiamuseum.org.

Insta-Art
Aug. 3-7. For ages 8-12. Come learn how to use your tablet as your own personal canvas. Experiment with photo editing and stop-action filming through fun and innovative apps. Tablet required. $160; $128 members. Columbia Museum of Art: 1515 Main St. 799-2810, columbiamuseum.org.

Irmo High School Ballet/Stretch and Flexibility Camp
June 22-26. Ages 6-12. Designed for all dance levels. Students will be introduced to ballet technique and stretching excercises to increase flexibility. $65. Irmo High School: 6671 St Andrews Rd. 772-3336. icrc.net.

Irmo High School Jazz and Creative Movement Camp
June 22-26. Ages 6-12. Students will be introduced to jazz technique that includes across the floor progressions and masterclass-styled combinations. $65. Irmo High School: 6671 St Andrews Rd. 772-3336. icrc.net.

Irmo High School Improv Theatre Camp
July 6-10. Ages 11-18. Students will spend their time working on their improv skills, such as idea generation, character, timing and point-of-view. $75. Irmo High School: 6671 St Andrews Rd. 345-6181. icrc.net.

Irmo High Advanced Acting Camp
July 27-31. Ages 11-18. Designed for actors who want to take their skills to the next level. $75. Irmo High School: 6671 St Andrews Rd. 345-6181. icrc.net.

Irmo High School Story Theatre Camp
July 27-31. Ages 6-10. Offers students a chance to shine in an original play conceived by them. $75. Irmo High School: 6671 St Andrews Rd. 345-6181. icrc.net.

Ladybug Recycled Crafty Creations Camp
June 1-4. Ages 6-12. Make funky, fun artwork with everyday items that usually end up in the trash. Teach kids about being eco-conscious by turning trash into treasure. $95. Ladybug Art Studios: 701 Center St. 603-7312. ladybugartstudios.com.

Ladybug Basic Drawing & Painting for Beginners Camp
June 8-11. Ages 6-12. Discover the foundation of drawing and composition and how to make it come to life on paper. Learn how to go from sketch to paint using watercolor, acrylic and mixed media techniques. $115. Ladybug Art Studios: 701 Center St. 603-7312. ladybugartstudios.com.

Ladybug Printmaking for Beginners Camp
June 15-18. Ages 13-17. Learn the basics of traditional printmaking methods. Learn about color relationships and basic compositional techniques. $125. Ladybug Art Studios: 701 Center St. 603-7312. ladybugartstudios.com.

Ladybug Nature Inspired Art Camp
June 22-25. For ages 6-17. Working mostly outdoors, students will learn about creating nature-inspired art using natural materials along with textiles and more. $95. Ladybug Art Studios: 701 Center St. 603-7312 . ladybugartstudios.com.

Mad Platter Camp Van Gogh Go
Various week-long art camps in a variety of themes and topics. The Mad Platter: 3101 Millwood Ave. 
mymadplatter.com.

Mythological Monsters
July 20-24. Ages 4-7. Explore art inspired by ancient myths and legends in Asia, Greece, Rome and Egypt. Create mythology-based artworks of your own. $135; $108 for members. Columbia Museum of Art: 1515 Main St. 799-2810, columbiamuseum.org.

Nickeloden Street: Teen Digital Movie & Puppet Camp
July 13-18. For ages 13-16. Students work in small production teams to collaboratively write, produce, direct, and digitally edit a short film using live action with muppet-style hand puppets. Nickelodeon Theatre: 1607 Main St. Contact sherard@nickelodeon.org for more information.

Pottery Camp
July 13-16; Aug. 3-6. Introduction to clay and different methods of hand building. Fee includes all supplies and firing. Campers work on a different project each day. $85. Crooked Creek Park: 1098 Old Lexington Hwy. 345-6181. icrc.net.

Pottery & Ceramics Camp
June 15-18. For ages 5-15. Learn the basics of pottery and ceramics including using a pottery wheel. Learn fun facts about ancient pottery. $85. Seven Oaks Park: 200 Leisure Ln. 772-3336. icrc.net.

Project Runway: MOD Edition
July 13-17. For ages 8-12. Design and create your own look inspired by Andy Warhol’s famous MOD style. The final day of camp features a fashion show. $160; $128 members. Columbia Museum of Art: 1515 Main St. 799-2810, columbiamuseum.org.

Red, Yellow, Blue and YOU!
Aug. 10-14. For ages 4-7. Learn the basics of what it takes to create great art. Focus on shapes, colors, and other elements of art to prepare for the school year ahead. $135; $108 members.Columbia Museum of Art: 1515 Main St. 799-2810, columbiamuseum.org.

Redbird Studio & Gallery Summer Clay Camp 
June 1-3; June 8–10; June 15-17; June 22-24; June 29-July 1; July 6-July 8; July 13-15; July 20-22; July 27-29. For ages 6-15. Campers learn a range of techniques in the medium of clay. Projects include hand building and wheel throwing. Morning and afternoon sessions. $150. Redbird Studio and Gallery: 2757 Rosewood Dr. 727-2955. 

Scoopy Doo Summer Camp
June 24-26. Ages 10-14. Kids will be making "the gelato flavor of their dreams." Scoopy Doo Gelato Shop: 725 Saluda Ave. 765-6999

Summer Drama Conservatory
June 8-19 (for rising grades 4-5 and 6-8); June 8-26 (for rising grades 9-12); June 22-26 (for rising grades 1-3). Summer acting intensive. $200-$600. University of South Carolina. 777-1277. artsandsciences.sc.edu/thea..

Seven Oaks Park Arts Camp 
June 20-23. Ages 5-15. Basic drawing, pen and ink drawing, basic watercolor and advanced watercolor, basic acrylic, basic oil, pastel, oil and chalk, as well as 3-D art. Supplies are provided for all classes. $85. Seven Oaks Park: 200 Leisure Ln. 772-3336. icrc.net.

Seven Oaks Park Dance Camp 
July 13-16. Ages 4-6. Dancers will spend an hour in ballet, an hour in tap and an hour in jazz/ hip-hop. Class will include dance technique and vocabulary. $65. Seven Oaks Park: 200 Leisure Ln. 772-3336. icrc.net.

South Carolina Summer Dance Conservatory Ballet Intensive
July 12-31. Ages 11 and older. Designed for students pursuing excellence in ballet technique and artistry. $2,500 residential; $1,400 commuter. University of South Carolina Band and Dance Hall: 324 Sumter St. 777-7264. artsandsciences.sc.edu/dance.

South Carolina Summer Dance Conservatory Jazz & Contemporary Intensive
July 12-31. Ages 11 and older. Designed for students pursuing excellence in jazz and contemporary training. $2,500 residential; $1,400 commuter. University of South Carolina Band and Dance Hall: 324 Sumter St. 777-7264. artsandsciences.sc.edu/dance.

Southern Pottery Summer Pottery Camps
Eight sessions beginning June 8. Ages 6-11, 11-15. Three hours a day for five days. Wheel throwing and hand-built clay projects. $215; $195 before May 1. Southern Pottery Studio: 3105 Devine Street. 251-3001, southern-pottery.com.

Storybook Theatre Camp
June 15-19. Campers learn the basic fundamentals of theatre and stage a production on the last day of camp. $40. Crooked Creek Park: 1098 Old Lexington Hwy. 345-6181. icrc.net.

Teen Wheel Throwing Camp
June 22-25 and 29. Campers learn the basic skills of using the pottery wheel to throw a simple pot. $115. Crooked Creek Park: 1098 Old Lexington Hwy. 345-6181. icrc.net.

Town Theatre Camps 
June-July. Various ages. Several camps available, mostly revolivng around acting and theatre. Theatre: 1012 Sumter St. 799-2510. towntheatre.com.

Trustus Theatre Summer Camps
July 8-31. For ages 9-18. Various sessions featuring a wide variety of topics for all levels of experience. $175. Trustus Theatre: 520 Lady St. 254-9732, trustus.org.

University of South Carolina Master Scholars Adventure Series: Adventures in Creative Writing
June 21-26. Rising grades 9-12. Refine your writing skills now that you have mastered the basics of good writing. Discover new techniques, and polish your writing in your chosen genre. $975 residential; $575 commuter; commuter plus evening $665. 777-9444. saeu.sc.edu/adventures.

University of South Carolina Master Scholars Adventure Series: Adventures in Graphic/Digital Design
June 21-26. Rising grades 6-9. Create original graphic design pieces with edge and impact using the industry standard tools in the Adobe Creative Suite. Partial scholarships available. $975 residential; $575 commuter; commuter plus evening $665. 777-9444. saeu.sc.edu/adventures.

University of South Carolina Master Scholars Adventure Series: Adventures in Law & Crime
July5-10. Rising grades 6-9. Learn about concepts of the court system, criminal investigation, defense and prosecution. $975 residential; $575 commuter; commuter plus evening $665. 777-9444. saeu.sc.edu/adventures.

University of South Carolina String Project Summer Day Camp 
July 13-17. For grades 3 through high school. Daily group music instruction culminating with a Friday afternoon concert. $125. University of South Carolina String Project: 851 Park St. 777-9568, sc.edu/music/summer-programs.

University of South Carolina Summer Drama Conservatory 
June 8-26. For rising grades 1-12. Providing aspiring theatre artists with a challenging, stimulating and fun training and performance experience. $200-$600. 777-1277, artsandsciences.sc.edu/thea.

University of South Carolina Summer Drum Major Clinic 
June 18-20. For high school students. Instruction and leadership classes, with an emphasis on developing fundamentals and advanced field conducting techniques. $99. University of South Carolina Band and Dance Hall: 324 Sumter St. 777-4278, sc.edu/music/summer-programs.

Warhol’s Workshop
July 13-17. For ages 8-12. Learn the process of silkscreen from start to finish. $160; $128 members. Columbia Museum of Art: 1515 Main St. 799-2810, columbiamuseum.org.

Project Runway: MOD Edition
July 13-17. Ages 8-12. Design and create your own look inspired by Andy Warhol’s famous MOD style. Final day of camp features a fashion show. $160; $128 members. Columbia Museum of Art: 1515 Main St. 799-2810, columbiamuseum.org.

Wild Wild West
June 8-12. Ages 4-7. Blaze trails through the museum while experiencing the thrills of the Wild West and create pieces based on the western frontier. $135; $108 for members. Columbia Museum of Art: 1515 Main St. 799-2810, columbiamuseum.org.

Workshop Theatre
Offers theater camps for various age groups. Workshop Theatre: 1136 Bull St. 799-6551, workshoptheatre.com.
Traditional & Misc. Camps

Beach Camp

June 16-18; Aug. 4-6; Aug. 10-13. Sessions for ages 5-12, 6-7. Fun in the sun playing beach games, such as bocce ball, corn toss, ladder golf, beach ball volleyball, frisbee and more. $40-$65. Seven Oaks Park and Saluda Shoals Park. 772-3336. icrc.net.

Bethel Christian Camp 
Offers day camps and adventure camps for kids aged 6-17. Various age groupings and camp dates. Visit web site for complete listings. Price varies depending on camp and activities. Bethel Christian Camp: 750 Boy Scout Rd. bethelchristiancamp.org.

Camp Cherokee 
Various age groupings and camp dates. Visit web site for complete listings. For ages 6-14. Sailing, wall climbing, canoeing, zip lining, archery, more. Kings Mountain State Park: Blacksburg, S.C. campcherokee.org.

Camp Gesher 
June 8-Aug. 14, various sessions. Weekly day camp. Through values-based character education, campers will form a positive relationship with and learn about: Jewish life and world cultures; swimming and fitnes; arts and crafts; nature and gardening; drama and music; team sports and informal group games. Katie & Irwin Kahn Jewish Community Center: 306 Flora Dr. jcccolumbia.org.

Camp Tana
June 13-17. Canoeing, swimming, hiking, arts and crafts. $275. 318-2667, camptana.com.

Camp YOUniversity
July 27-30. For adults (18 and up) with disabilities. Four field trips per week. Fun-filled week of field trips and activities while making new friends. $70. Seven Oaks Park: 200 Leisure Ln.. 213-1194. icrc.net.

Extreme Safari 
Week-long sessions. For ages 11-14. Includes two field trips per week, arts and crafts, games and two snacks per day. Camp is held at Crooked Creek Park and Saluda Shoals Park. $110. 772-3336. icrc.net.

Hammond Summer Programs 
Hammond offers a wide selection of summer programs for students and adults throughout the community. Whether it’s learning a new and exciting skill, exploring outdoors, or preparing for the upcoming academic year, Hammond has a program for all ages and interests. Tuition varies. hammondschool.org.

Heathwood Hall Highlander Day Camp
June 1-July 31. Ages 3 through sixth grade. Various week-long sessions Provides campers with a full day of fun, active play and learning. Talented team of experienced and caring teachers guide campers in age-specific groups throughout the day. $195; $115 half-day; extended care available. Heathwood Hall: 3000 S. Beltline Blvd. 231-7710, heathwood.org.

Heathwood Hall Outdoor Adventure Camp
June 15-19. Grades 3-8. Bike the rugged trails, paddle whitewater, climb high on ropes courses and fill up the 10 ring on an archery target. $175. Heathwood Hall: 3000 S. Beltline Blvd. 231-7710, heathwood.org.

Heathwood Hall Climbing Adventure Camp
June 22-26. Grades 3-8. Under the direction of Kristy Gutierrez and the staff at the PEAK Program for Outdoor Education and Adventure, campers will learn climbing skills on Heathwood’s 50-foot Alpine Tower and Odyssey ropes courses. $150. Heathwood Hall: 3000 S. Beltline Blvd. 231-7710, heathwood.org.

Heathwood Hall Safe Sitter
July 13-16. Ages 11-14. In this four-day class, you will gain the skills needed to do the job well and earn parents’ trust. $85. Heathwood Hall: 3000 S. Beltline Blvd. 231-7710, heathwood.org.

Heathwood Hall 
Whitewater Kayaking Camp
July 13-17. Grades 5-8. Campers will learn whitewater kayaking paddle strokes and rescue techniques on the Heathwood pond, then move to the gentle waters of the Congaree for a river expedition. $175. Heathwood Hall: 3000 S. Beltline Blvd. 231-7710, heathwood.org.

Heathwood Hall Ready, Set, 1st Grade!
July 27-31. Grades 1. We will review and practice skills that will support your child as they transition from kindergarten to first grade. $150. Heathwood Hall: 3000 S. Beltline Blvd. 231-7710, heathwood.org.

Heathwood Hall Sizzle Into 2nd Grade
July 27-31. Grades 2. Your child is sure to enjoy reviewing their learning through creative play, technology and experiential learning. $150. Heathwood Hall: 3000 S. Beltline Blvd. 231-7710, heathwood.org.

Heathwood Hall Adventures Abound!
Aug. 3-7. Grades 5-3. We will delight in a day of beach exploration as we dig for hidden shells and create an ocean scene. $150. Heathwood Hall: 3000 S. Beltline Blvd. 231-7710, heathwood.org

Outdoor Skills Camp
June 30-July 2. Ages 8-12.$48. Saluda Shoals Park: 5605 Bush River Rd. 213-2053. icrc.net.

Richland County Recreation Commission Summer Camp of Adventure 
Dates TBD. Full-day camps. Kids will have great adventures with the Richland County Recreation Commission’s Summer Adventures Camps. Offers great activities, field trips and educational experiences; hands-on math and science instruction, hot and healthy lunches, technology education, health and fitness activities. 754-6720, 
richlandcountyrecreation.com.

“Learning is Fun” Summer Camp
June 8-Aug. 19. Ages 3-12. Fun learning activities with former Teen Jeopardy contestant.
Featuring educational field trips, art, music, swimming, horseback riding and outdoor activities. $50-$100. 834-4214, amorexway.com.

Riverbanks Summer Zoo Camp
June 8-Aug. 14. Kids 3-4 grow wild with Sprout Camp; 4-5 have fun in KinderCamp; 6-12 go ape over Wild Weeks. All campers learn about wildlife and wild places through animal encounters, behind-the-scenes tours and other wildly interactive activities $84-$255. members. Riverbanks Zoo & Garden: I-126 and Greystone Blvd. 779-8717. riverbanks.org.

South Carolina Railroad Museum 
Charters for parties, historical and informational trips. Educational experiences. Can cater your needs. South Carolina Railroad Museum: 110 Industrial Park Road, Winnsboro. Varies. scrm.org.

Speed & Agility Camp
June 22-25. For ages 7-14. $70. Crooked Creek Park: 1098 Old Lexington Hwy. 345-6181. icrc.net.

Summer of Adventures
June 8-Aug. 14. For ages 5-13. Experienced and trained DSS certified staff, fun recreational games, arts and crafts, weekly field rrips and a health and fitness component. Various locations. Full-day camp $80 with $25 registration fee; afternoon camps $45 with $25 registraton fee; morning camps free with $25 registration fee. richlandcountyrecreation.com

Summer Safari 
Week-long sessions. For ages 5-10. Includes two field trips per week, arts and crafts, games and two snacks per day. Camp is held at Crooked Creek Park and Saluda Shoals Park. $110. 772-3336. icrc.net.

Super Summer Camp
June 8-12; June 15-19; July 6-10; July 13-17; July 20-24; Aug. 3-7; Aug. 10-14. For special-needs children 8-21. Four field trips per week. Enjoy fishing lessons, bowling, splash pads, movie theaters, museums and water parks. $135. Seven Oaks Park: 200 Leisure Ln.. 213-1194. icrc.net.

University Test Prep SAT/ACT Courses 
Dates vary. For high school students. Comprehensive SAT and ACT test preparation. $399. 777-9444, saeu.sc.edu/testing.

YMCA Counselors in Training Camp 
June 8-Aug. 14. Week-long sessions. Ages 14-16. Provides teens with training in how to use effective leadership skills throughout their lives and how to effectively lead children. $30; $10 members. columbiaymca.org

YMCA Equestrian Day and Overnight Camps
June 8-Aug. 7. Week-long sessions. Ages 7-15. Riding campers will spend their day at the barn for the complete horse experience. Learn horse care, feeding, grooming, barn work and basic stable management. Riding lessons (both mounted and unmounted). Lexington YMCA. Day camp: $275; $225 members. Overnight camp: $395; $345. columbiaymca.org

YMCA Explorers Preschool Camp 
June 8-Aug. 14. Week-long sessions. Campers must be at least 3. Your camper will enhance their social skills, develop friendships and focus on kindergarten readiness by participating in theme based activities. Activities include dramatic play, arts and crafts, group games, sports, swim lessons and more. $70; $55 members. columbiaymca.org.

YMCA Half Day Specialty Camps 
June 8-Aug. 14. Week-long sessions. For ages 6-11. Girls Rock, soccer, LEGO, basketball, cheer, triathlon, engineer, flag football, Beyblade vs. Pokemon, Ultimate Sports, art, tennis, nature, dance, theater and cooking camps available. At the Jeep Rogers and Northwest locations. $120; $75 members. columbiaymca.org.

YMCA Outdoor Destination Camps 
June 8-Aug. 14. Week-long sessions. For ages 6-11. Outdoor residential camp experience with the peace of mind of returning home every night. Campers will take part in activities like horseback riding, archery, BB guns, camp crafts, nature hikes, camp songs, team-building low ropes course and more. $175; $135 members. Thursday overnight upgrades available — $50; $30 members. columbiaymca.org.

YMCA Teen Camp 
June 8-Aug. 14. For ages12-14. Learn life skills such as communication, collaboration and social skills that will help them down the road in college and beyond. At the Jeep Rogers, Northwest and Lexington locations. $175; $135 members. columbiaymca.org.

YMCA Traditional Day Camp 
June 8-Aug. 14. Week-long sessions. Ages 5-11. Weekly-themed activities allow campers to create arts and crafts, explore science and technology, swim, participate in field trips, appreciate nature, and better understand our many cultures. At the Jeep Rogers and Northwest locations. $155; $115 members. columbiaymca.org.
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Kade Coggins,
Jan 19, 2016, 6:29 AM
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