Summer Day Camps (Descriptions)

Sports Fun Camp
Boys and girls can learn basic fundamentals of baseball, soccer, basketball and football in this day camp. But, will also play fun games such as kickball, volleyball, frisbee golf, table tennis, and horseshoes. Skill development, competition, team work and fun are the main objectives.   Kayla Carraway, teacher at Wateree Elementary School, will instruct the campers.  Snacks are provided but campers MUST bring a Bag Lunch.

DATES: June 17 - 21    Monday through Friday 
LOCATION: Rec. Department Big Room, 1042 W. DeKalb St.
AGES: 6 - 12 years old
COST: $60.00   $5 reduction for each additional child                                        
HOURS: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Pre-registration Required by Noon on June 14

CHS Cheerleading Camp 
Instructing the camp will be the Camden High School Varsity and Junior Varsity Cheerleaders. They will offer both cheer and dance.  Girls will be divided into two ages groups, Ages 4 - 8 will learn cheer and Ages 9 - 12 will learn dance.  Public will be invited to a showcase at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, July 31.  

DATES: July 29 - 31   Monday through Wednesday
LOCATION: Camden High School Gym  
AGES: 4 - 12 years old
COST: $45.00 (includes t-shirt)  ***$55 on site registration at 8:30 a.m. on July 29
HOURS: 9:00 a.m. - Noon

Pre-registration Required: or in the Camden High Wellness Center


 CHS Baseball Camp
Learn the fundamentals of baseball or improve your skills in this camp. Daily training sessions will include hitting, base running, sliding and all aspects of defense. Campers will get one-on-one instruction. Coach Denny Beckley of Camden High baseball and high school players will be instructing. The camp is open for boys or girls.

DATES: June 3 - 7     Monday through Friday

LOCATION: Camden High School Baseball Field, Ehrenclou Drive 
AGES: 6 - 13 years old
COST: $60.00  ($10 reduction for 2 or more children) (includes t-shirt)
HOURS: 9:00 a.m. – noon

Pre-registration Required by Noon on May 31


 Summer Playground Program

Boys and girls ages 5-11 are invited to participate in our summer playground program. The program includes games, crafts, outside activities, field trips and more. Free lunches are provided through United Way Summer Food Program each site. Participants will need to pre-register by Thursday, May 30 to guarantee participation in the program (until maximum numbers are reached at each site- noted below.) On site registration WILL NOT BE accepted for any remaining spots @ each program site . You will have to go to the Recreation Department Main Office to register for any remaining spots.  Paying weekly will not be accepted until the week of June 10 if remaining slots are available.  Birth certificates may be required for proof of age. Supervisors will be on duty on these dates and sites in the county.  $5 per camper per week or $25 per camper for the whole summer. 

June 3 - 27 and July 8 - 18  Camps will not meet the week of July 1 - 4

Bethune Community Center (30), 109 College St, East,  Bethune

Old Armory (40) - 1034 DeKalb Street,  Camden

Rhame City Arena (50) - 517 Bull Street,  Camden

Jackson School (60) 1730 Jefferson Davis Highway,  Camden

Wateree Elmentary School (40) 424 Wildwood Lane, Lugoff

Doby's Mill Elementary School (40) 1964 Fort Jackson Road, Lugoff

"Beyond the Court" Basketball Camp
This Basketball Camp is offered for boys and girls ages 6 - 17. The camp will teach the fundamentals of basketball and the aspects of life "Beyond the Court".  Emphasis will be placed on physical skills and techniques, proper training and conditioning, team sport, positive mental attitudes, healthy lifestyles and good sportsmanship as well as many other aspects.  The camp is instructed by Camden High Varsity Boys Assistant Coach Sterling Council along with other standout basketball players.   Space will be limited so make sure you sign up early!

DATES: June 10- 12 - Monday through Wednesday
LOCATION: Camden High School Gym, Ehrenclou Drive
AGES: 6 - 17 years old
HOURS: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  
COST: $60 per camper (includes t-shirt, lunch and sports bag)
Pre-registration Required by  Noon on June 3


Technical Soccer Camp
Technical Soccer Camp offers a fun & nurturing environment that is conducive to learning. The curriculum will cover technical development, technical functional training, scrimmages, and includes our 1001 touches program. "A" Licensed Director of  Technical Soccer Club, LEHS Varsity Boys Coach, Alan Riches selects his staff based on many factors such as their enthusiasm, soccer knowledge and capabilities and the ability to establish relationships. Each camper is treated as an individual with unique needs. The purpose of the recreational camp is to have fun while developing soccer awareness and skills for long-term growth. Its a game to enjoy, so we use laughter as just one measuring tool. The more serious player will undergo training that will encourage decision making within a competitive environment in order to maximize potential.

DATES: June 10 - 14       Monday through Friday
LOCATION: Kershaw County West Complex, 519 Whitehead Road, Lugoff
AGES: 6 - 18 years old
COST: $75.00 (includes t-shirt)
HOURS: 9:00 am - Noon

Pre-registration Required by June 1 on


Lugoff Elgin Basketball Camp
This basketball Camp is offered for boys and girls ages 5 - 14. The primary focus of this camp will be to teach young players basic basketball skills and fundamentals. The camp participants will also learn the concept of team play. There will be some scrimmage games and awards for free throw shotting, hustling, sportsmanship and more. There will be eight-foot goals for younger players. The camp is instructed by Lugoff-Elgin Varsity Girls Head Coach, Von Duncan and members of the coaching staff and varsity players assisting. 

DATES:  June 10 - 13 - Monday - Thursday
LOCATION: Lugoff-Elgin High School Gym
AGES:   5 - 14 years old
HOURS:  9:00 am - Noon
COST:  $60 per camper (includes t-shirt)

Registration Thursday, June 6, 2019 at the Lugoff Elgin High School Gym
                             9:00 A.M. - 11:00 A.M. and 6:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M. 

Golf Camp
Learn the fundamentals of golf or improve your skills in this camp. Matt McCarley, PGA professional.  Beginners through advance golfers are welcome.

DATES: June 17 - 20 and July 15 - 18 - Monday through Thursday
LOCATION: Camden Country Club, Knights Hill Road, Camden
AGES: 7 - 17 years old
HOURS:  8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
COST: $85 per camper

Pre-registration Required by Noon on June 14 or Noon on July 12


CHS Softball Camp 

Learn fundamental skills of fast pitch softball or improve your skills in the camp. Daily sessions will include defensive play, base running and hitting. Instructing the camp will be Camden High Varsity Softball Coach Lynn Looney along with varsity and JV players assisting.

DATES: June 17 - 21 , Monday through Friday
LOCATION: CHS Softball Field behind Camden High School, 1022 Ehrenclou Drive 
AGES: 7 - 13 years old
COST: $50.00   
HOURS: 9:00 am - Noon  

 Pre-registration Required by Noon on June 14

CHS Volleyball Camp
This camp is for beginners through intermediate players. Beginners will focus on skill development and work toward game play. Intermediate players will refine their skills and work on more advanced team concepts. Players will be grouped by skill level. Instructing the camp will be Paige Wilson, Camden High Varsity with coaching staff and high school players. 

DATES: July 15 - 19       Monday through Friday
LOCATION: Camden High School Gym , 1022 Ehrenclou Drive, Camden
AGES: 8 & up (beginner - advanced)
COST: $60.00 (includes t-shirt) $5 reduction for each additional child
Hours: 9:00 am - noon

Pre-registration Required by Noon on July 12 


Creative Art Camp 
Join Jennifer Manuel, Art Teacher at Jackson Elementary School, for three days of creative fun. Participants will experience a variety of art forms and will be able to take home several pieces of their own artwork. Students will create drawings, paintings, and a variety of craft projects.  Materials will be provided. 

DATES: July 15 - 17           Monday - Wednesday 
LOCATION: Recreation Department Small Room 
AGES: 6 - 12 years old 
COST: $45.00 per child

HOURS: 9:00 a.m. - noon 

Pre-registration Required by Noon on July 12

Little Bulldog Football Camp 
Learn the fundamentals of football and improve your skills in this camp. Daily training sessions will include all aspects of defense and offense. Instructing the camp will be the Camden High football staff and players. No football equipment needed. Campers are asked to wear cleats and bring a water bottle.

DATES: July 29 - 31        Monday - Wednesday
LOCATION: Camden High School Wellness Center, 1022 Ehrenclou Drive, Camden 
COST: $40.00 per child (includes t-shirt)
AGES: 6 - 13 years old
HOURS: 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.  

Registration: or in the Camden High Wellness Center


 Horse Riding Camp or Lessons
Three levels of classes offered for those who would like to take group or individual lessons.  These classes meet one day a week for four weeks and the cost is $120.  Participants will become acquainted with the horse through grooming, tacking, and leading in the first level, working their way steadily towards jumping, horse show etiquette, conformation and rules of the show ring in higher levels.  Information listed below are for the camp dates (Monday through Friday each week).

CAMP DATES: (Beginners) June 10 - 28 (each week)
                                                             July 8 - 19  (each week)             
HOURS: 8:30 a.m. – noon
LOCATION: Voxton Farm, Camden
COST: $175.00                                                                               
AGES: 6 - 18 years old
REGISTRATION: one week in advance

You may attend your choice of half day camp at $175 a week.  Lessons are available which meet one day a week for four weeks at $120 per person (by appointment)

Camp Sun Fun
This day camp is offered for the developmentally disabled ages 6 to 21 in our local and surroundings counties. Activities include arts and crafts, active and passive games, swimming, dance and rhythm, field trips and more. Free breakfast and lunch is provided through the United Way Summer Food Program. Interested individuals can fill out an application at the Parks & Recreation Office.   

DATES: July 1 – 12  (will not meet July 4)
LOCATION: Recreation Department Big Room 
AGES: 6 - 21 years old
COST: $40.00 per camper (includes t-shirt)
HOURS: 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Pre-registration Required by June 20


Soccer Camp
This soccer camp is open for boys and girls. Players will be grouped by age, size, and ability. Daily training sessions will include individual ball handling skills, partner skills, developmental games and much more! This fun-filled week is the perfect way to introduce players to the game of soccer and to challenge advanced players to improve their game. Players must wear shin guards and bring a water bottle and soccer ball. The instructor is Peter Wittig, who has 25 years experience coaching at the college, high school, and youth level. Coach Wittig's is the varsity boys soccer coach at Blythewood High School.

DATES: August 5 - 9       Monday through Friday
LOCATION: Kershaw County West Complex,  519 Whitehead Road, Lugoff
AGES: 6 - 14 years old
HOURS: 9 a.m. - Noon
COST: $65.00 (includes t-shirt)

Pre-registration Required by July 29

Summer Tennis Program

Boys and Girls with beginner to intermediate tennis skills are invited to participate.  Focus of program will be on basic tennis rules, on court play and skill development.  

DATES/HOURS:  June 3 - 27 / Mondays & Thursdays / 6:00 P.M. - 7:30 P.M.

LOCATION:  Scott Park Tennis Courts

AGES:  8 - 16 years old

COST:  $25 per participant (includes t-shirt)

Pre-registration Required by May 28

Technical soccer League (4 weeks):
In partnership with Parks & Recreation, the Technical Soccer League offers a fun and nurturing environment designed to be conducive to long term development.  The purpose of the league is to have fun while developing soccer awareness and skills for long term growth.  The structure will include two nights of training and a scrimmage day focused on developing over winning.  

DATES/HOURS:  July 16 - August 10
                          Tuesday and Thursday Skill Session:  6:00 P.M. - 7:30 P.M.
                          Saturday morning scrimmage games: 9:00 A.M. - 10:30 A.M.

LOCATION:  KC West Complex, 519 Whitehead Road, Lugoff

AGES:  4 - 18 years old

COST:  $80.00 per camper (includes two t-shirts)

Pre-registration Required by July  6 on 
(Times may be adjusted slightly based on numbers)

You may register for most camps online at ; Click on the red link "Click here for registration"
(Exceptation -  Horseback Camp or Lessons)

**Please note some of the High School camps will be handling their own registrations.  Therefore read full description for each camp to deteremine where you need to register.