A Guide to Summer Camp Registrations in Charlotte

Swimsuits and popsicles may seem a long way off, but summer camp registration is here. Mark these dates on your family calendar so you don’t miss out on the summer fun
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SAVE THE DATE: Wednesday, Feb 24. (6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.): Charlotte Parent is hosting a Summer Camp + Activity Fair (virtual event). This is a live virtual event, each program will have its own virtual booth and representatives will be on hand to help answer questions and provide camp availability. Join by video or live text chat. Pre-register to stay up-to-date on participating camps, exclusive discounts for event attendees and giveaways.


  1. Discovery Place. Discovery Place Science, 301 N. Tryon St.; Discovery Place Nature, 1658 Sterling Rd.; Discovery Place Kids, 105 Gilead Rd. 704-372-6261. Registration for summer camp opens for members on Jan. 27 at 10 a.m. and to the public Feb. 3 at 10 a.m. Discovery Place museums will offer unique camp experiences for campers in preschool and through grade 8, depending on museum.


  1. Providence Day School. 5800 Sardis Rd. 704-753-8035. Registration for Summer at Providence Day opens Jan. 28. The camp lineup is posted on the website. Find out more about Camp Chargers, Camp Spirit, P.D. Academy, and specialty camps online.


  1. YMCA of Greater Charlotte. Multiple locations. 704-716-6200. The Y has numerous day camps at branches across Charlotte and operates two overnight camps, Camp Harrison in Boomer, NC and Camp Thunderbird in Lake Wylie, SC. Registration is open for day and overnight camp at Camp Harrison and Camp Thunderbird. Registration for branch day camp begins Feb. 1 for members and Feb. 15 for non-members.


  1. Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC). Multiple campus locations. 704-330-6035. The majority of CPCC’s summer camp offerings should be available for registration by Feb. 15. Camp themes include the arts, programming and coding, science, and more.


  1. U.S. National Whitewater Center (USNWC). 5000 Whitewater Center Pkwy. 704-391-3900. USNWC invites young adventurers ages 8-18 to camps focused on kayaking, survival skills, mountain biking, climbing, and more. Registration has opened for summer 2021 camps.


  1. Covenant Day School. 800 Fullwood Ln., Matthews. 704-847-2385. Covenant Day School offers camps for athletics, science, cooking, art, and theater. Registration for Covenant Day School opens Jan. 15. Register by Feb. 28 for an early-bird discount. Find sibling and multi-camp discounts online.


  1. Carolina Raptor Center. 6000 Sample Rd., Huntersville. 704- 875-6521. Carolina Raptor Center plans to offer in-person camps and is partnering with local non-profits, including Catawba Riverkeeper, TreesCharlotte, and Anne Springs Close Greenway for three weeks of Environmental Education camps in different locations throughout the region. Registration for members opens Feb. 1, and registration opens Feb. 15 for non-members.


  1. UNC Charlotte. Belk Hall, 8938 Cameron Blvd. 704-687-8900. Camp registration opens to returning members on Jan. 25 and to the public on Jan. 26. Campers can expect virtual and in-person camps. Rising grades 1-12 may register.


  1. Anne Springs Close Greenway. 2573 Lake Haigler Dr., Fort Mill. 803-547-4575. The Greenway’s summer camps offer outdoor education and adventure to children grades preschool through 12. Grades 10 and 12 participate in a Leader-in-Training program to facilitate the transition from camper to counselor. Registration for summer camps opened on Jan. 6.


  1. Code Ninjas. Locations in Ballantyne, Concord, Fort Mill/Tega Cay and Indian Trail/Weddington. 803-620-3994. Code Ninjas of Tega Cay/Fort Mill opens summer camp registration Jan. 15, the location’s third anniversary. Ballantyne and Concord locations will release the following week. Parents can register their technology-loving kids for half- or full-day camp.


  1. Providence Equestrian Center. 424 Waxhaw Indian Trail Rd., Waxhaw. 704-843-5215. Providence Equestrian Center is accepting registrations for its six weeks of camp for summer 2021. Though camp registrations are non-refundable and non-transferable, fees will be refunded should COVID-19 require a cancellation of camps.


  1. Charlotte Independence. Locations vary. 704-894-9995. Registration begins at the end of January for campers ages 5-19. Camps begin in early June and run through first week of August in all Charlotte Independence regions, from Mooresville to Rock Hill and Cabarrus to Gastonia.


  1. Clayworks. 4506 Monroe Rd. 704-344-0795. Registration begins in mid-February. Camps vary by age but will be available to children ages 6-15.


  1. Bold Music. The Evening Muse, 3227 N. Davidson St. and Sioux Sioux Studio, 1745 Flynnwood Dr. 980-224-2636. Professional musicians lead four sessions of camp, which run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. for students in middle school and high school. From Monday through Wednesday, camp is held at The Evening Muse; Thursday and Fridays are held at Sioux Sioux Studio. Registration begins Feb. 1, and interested campers can join a waitlist in advance by emailing info@boldmusiclessons.com.


  1. Arts Delivered. McDowell Arts Center, 123 East McDowell St., Matthews. 704-618-2222. Register online for ceramics and pottery camp on or after Feb. 1. Ages vary by camp but range from 6-18.


  1. Chef Alyssa’s Kitchen. 4001 Yancey Rd. 704-817-7568. Chef Alyssa’s Kitchen will offer eight sessions of culinary camp and four sessions of baking camp in its 3,300 square-foot, open facility. All camps run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. with culinary camps lasting five days per week and baking camps lasting for three. Registration is open at the end of the month.


  1. Arts+. Spirit Square, 345 N College St. and other locations to be decided. 704-377-4187. Arts+ offers enriching programming for campers ages 4-18. Ages 4-7 can participate in half-day camps, and ages 8-18 can participate in full-day camps. Registration begins Feb. 15.