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Fun 4 Charlotte Kids Summer Camp Guide 2020

​SUMMER CAMPS! The countdown to summer break is on! When "school's out for summer" we know finding camps to keep the kids busy and cared for is on the top of every family's to-do list. From Tech to Code, Sports to STEM, Museum to Art, Theatre to Cooking, We hope this Ultimate Guide to Summer Camps in around Charlotte helps you plan for a fun and memorable summer!


The Y believe in each child's individuality and focus on three areas of development: friendship, accomplishment and belonging. All campers have the chance to experience our core values: caring, honesty, respect, responsibility and faith.

One of the most fun parts of growing up is trying something new and loving the experience. Every single week at summer camp offers so many unique themes and opportunities for preschoolers, school-age children and teens.

From athletics to arts, there's something for every child at the Y. Our priority is to give every child the chance to unplug and grow during summer camp in a safe and fun environment.

Have questions? Visit Camp Central, a one-stop information hub boasting pdf versions of branch camp guides and details you need to be prepared for camp this summer.

EVER WONDER how to make this summer the best summer ever? 

When the school year ends, the summer of wonder begins.With over 100 STEAM-based Summer Camps, campers of every age will find something that sparks their imagination. 

Discovery Place Science, Discovery Place Nature and Discovery Place Kids-Huntersville offer camps built around fun, educational and hands-on activities.Summer Camp at Discovery Place helps kids make friends, expand horizons and gain confidence. Campers are encouraged to explore STEAM-related challenges as they work through solutions using teamwork and creativity. While working alongside their peers, children will explore new ideas and build a healthy foundation for the upcoming school year.Summer Camps at Discovery Place push the boundaries of imagination for kids who love science, art, technology and everything in between. 

After experiencing the wonder of Summer Camp at Discovery Place, children will have a newfoundlove and appreciation for the adventure of learning.

2020 Summer Camps In Charlotte

The High Level Scoop Our fun & enriching programs educate, inspire & entertain your creative young artists! Variety is the spice of life so all of our camps offer a wide range of project topics and supplies that will spark their creativity & expose them to a stimulating mix of age-appropriate art techniques each day.Summer camps give us time to dive into larger-scale, more grandiose projects like papier mache, batik painting, sculpture & printmaking! For our die-hard campers who return year after year (or week after week), we catalog all projects students complete & make every effort to avoid repeating projects!

HALF + FULL DAY OPTIONS: Weekly half day Mixed Media Camps (9am-12p or 1-4pm) for ages 4-14 include painting, drawing, sculpture, collage, printmaking, chalk pastel, & more! We also offer weekly half day Pottery Camps (9am-12pm or 1-4pm) for ages 6-14 that includes the pottery wheel + hand building! Full Day Pottery + Mixed Media Camps camps are 9am-4pm, and include lunch time childcare (students bring a light morning + afternoon snack and a lunch).

Summer 2020 at Historic Latta Plantation!

LATTA LASSES: We do declare this camp gives more than a glimpse into the past! Participants will step back in time to experience what life was like for women on the plantation and in the North Carolina backcountry around the time of the Civil War. Hands-on activities include making fans, sewing, weaving, open-hearth cooking, making ice cream, cloth dying, primitive chores, English country dancing and some genteel strolling the grounds

REDCOATS & REVOLUNTIONARIES "Poise your firelocks and fix your bayonets!" Drills, marching and battle strategies make this unique camp both fun and educational for campers as they learn the details of a Revolutionary War soldier's life on the battlefield and back home. Participants will be issued a toy musket for the week and receive a tri-corner hat, canteen, and camp T-shirt to keep, as they explore the grounds and hike through the woods. They'll build temporary shelters, participate in mock battles and hear from some of history's most famous figures. Parents are invited on the last day to watch rookie soldiers demonstrate an actual Revolutionary War battle that they've studied throughout the week. This highly interactive camp enlists both boys and girls.


"Face by the rear rank, Company. About face!"

Drills, marching and battle strategies make this unique camp both fun and educational for campers as they learn the details of a Civil War soldier's life on the battlefield and back home on the plantation. Participants will be issued a toy musket for the week and receive a kepi hat, canteen and camp T-shirt to keep, as they explore the grounds and hike through the woods. They'll build temporary shelters, participate in mock battles and hear from some of history's most famous figures. Parents are invited on the last day to watch rookie soldiers demonstrate an actual American Civil War battle that they've studied throughout the week. This highly interactive camp enlists both boys and girls.

A FARMER'S LIFE FOR ME Get out your dungarees! Latta Plantation is the place to be for a camp that has everything to delight kids who can't get enough of animals and the outdoors. They'll learn about agriculture and its impact on the way we live today. Age-appropriate farming experiences include planting flowers, making butter and candles, scavenger hunts, mock farm chores, supervised interactions with the Latta farm animals and hiking. All participants receive a camp T-shirt to get good and dirty in! and more...

Discover our new 2020 Camp Invention program

To provide a one-of-a-kind experience at Camp Invention each year, the National Inventors Hall of Fame® (NIHF) education team collaborates annually with NIHF Inductees to develop a new and exciting curriculum. Our 2020 program, Elevate, sparks excitement and inspiration as children engage in hands-on challenges, discover world-changing inventors, and build their confidence as creators and innovators.

Bring your Lil' Chef over and you'll pick up a newly self-confident child who will beg to cook dinner for you! 

Your Lil' Chef will create his or her own snacks and lunch and we'll supply everything that he or she will need for an amazing week or day filled with newly developed life-long skills including math, science, reading and chemistry!

What's included: All supplies, a take home booklet at the end of the week of recipes made during camp, snacks and lunches! Just bring your lil' chef!

Camp Pricing: Camp prices vary based on the number of days a camp is held. Select a camp and you will see the price for the camp displayed in the summary section. Camp pricing structure is listed below:

5 day: $329
4 day: $279

3 day: $224
2 day: $159

1 day: $84


Week 1: June 1-5 Superheroes Week 2: June 8-12 NinjaWeek 3: June 15-19 Hollywood Week 4: June 22-26 USA Week 5: CLOSED Week 6: July 6-10 CarnivalWeek 7: July 13-17 Superheroes Week 8: July 20-24 Tokyo 2020 Week 9: July 27-31 Pirates & PrincessesWeek 10: Aug 3-7 College Pride * Special C4C Event *Week 11: Aug 10-14 Min. to Win

The world's #1 STEM summer camp!

At iD Tech, kids and teens of all skill levels discover coding, AI, machine learning, film, robotics, and game design, developing the in-demand skills needed to compete at top North Carolina companies like Indeed, Corvid, Epic Games, and IBM. US News & World Report has ranked Queens in their top 20 "Regional Universities South."

For over 20 years, we've guaranteed small class sizes, the best tech-savvy staff, and forward-thinking curriculum, producing stunning results. When you want the best, it's iD Tech or nothing.


Singing, crafting, catching, coding… 

Kids discover their passions among our exciting camps and academic courses. The four major categories at left will help you find just the right program for your child. To assist with scheduling, you can print our planner and fill in the sessions with your child's favorites.


At Dish It Out we offer summer art camps for children ages 7 -16. We introduce children to a variety of forms of art, such as pottery painting, canvas painting, mosaics and more. A dedicated camp counselor will lead the children through multiple art projects each day and give young artists a hands-on approach to different forms of art. Summer Art Camp is all about self-expression, creativity and fun!


Each session will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The camps will be designed for ages 6-12.

Cost: $175

Every camper will receive a Summer Camp T-Shirt!

What to Bring: Cleats / Tennis Shoes

Glove, Helmet, Bat

Drinks (Water and Sports Drinks), a snack. (We will take breaks-Do not send full lunches)

Hat and Game Pants or Shorts

Daily Routine:

Every day each camper will have instruction in the areas of groundball fielding, fly-ball fielding, hitting, throwing/pitching, and team fundamentals. We will also play different games and competitions. We will not play full baseball games.


Four Days, 9 a.m-4 p.m., ages 7-14, coed

Skills Stations, Breakdown Drills, and Instructional Lectures

  • Shooting mechanics and footwork, ball handling, defense, rebounding, mental approach, and more

Competitive Games

  • 5-on-5, 3-on-3, 1-on-1, Advantage Tournament, Shooting Contests, Skills Challenge
  • Individual and team awards

Qualified Coaches

  • All coaches are background checked and must be current or former players at the college level or higher AND/OR current coaches at the high school level or higher. Our camp coaches love to teach the game and do so with energy and enthusiasm.

Camp Swag Bag

  • Ticket voucher to a Hornets regular season game
  • Official Spalding "Maximum Performance" NBA basketball with Hornets logo
  • Exclusive Hornets jersey and shirt
  • Gatorade water bottle and towel


Back for the 6th year, each camp runs Monday – Friday from 9 am – 1 pm within our new cooking space at Bowers in Lower South End. We highlight all of our cooking classes by using local and organic ingredients. Our Kids Culinary Camps are meant to be more then your 'cookie-cutter' and "kitchy" cooking school. Chef Alyssa's Kitchen wants to teach the young chefs fantastic dishes! We were named Best Culinary Camp in Charlotte for 2017 by Charlotte Magazine. We do kindly request that your child has some experience cooking with a parent in the kitchen before signing up.

On Friday afternoon – parents are invited to observe the end of class and enjoy lunch with their young chef.

Each child will receive an apron (first year campers) or other gift (returning campers) and recipe book to take home. And please let us know about any allergies as soon as possible.

Do you have a child who is on the age cusp one of the sessions? Call us and we'll determine together the best place for them!


Have fun dancing on the ground and in the air this Summer in a recreational setting. 

All camps are 9:00am – 5:00pm with an informal showing on Fridays at 4:30pm – 5:00pm. Students will take classes in Aerial Silks, Trapeze, Acrobatics, Contemporary Dance, Jazz and Creative Movement.

Youth & Teen Camps Ages 6 - 18

June 15

June 22

July 13

July 20

August 3: Youth Only


Whether you are looking to improve your skills, sharpen your game or gain a competitive edge, you'll have fun in the supportive, nurturing environment of the Levine JCC of Charlotte Sports Camps.


Renaldo Turnbull Flag Football Camp (Grades 2-6) June 7 - 12
JLAX Boys Lacrosse Camp (Grades 1-9)) July 20 - 24
All Sports Camp (Grades 2-6)) July 27 - 31
LJCC Soccer Skills (Grades 1-6)) August 3 - 7
Dell Curry Basketball (Grades 3-10) August 10 - 13


 Terrific Scientific  aims to spark the excitement of young people, ages 5-14, about the multi-faceted areas of SCIENCE by providing a setting that allows them to explore, question, and experiment with fascinating facts, projects and activities. Through inquiry based learning, students carry out experiments, engage in team activities, build and program robots, learn new technologies, and see how science works in the real world. Our programs are full STEAM ahead…Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math… designed to inspire future innovators!

Locally owned with experience in teaching and bringing academic enrichment programs to students of all ages, we know how to inspire students to explore the mysteries of science! Currently serving Charlotte and the surrounding communities, we have a reputation for quality, reliability, and sustainability.


Our 1/2 day summer camps are filled with two things; fun and tennis! 

Each day consists of stroke and skill development, point play, and games. Specific structure based on the age and skill level of the player.Ages 6+ for all skill levels.

Camp Dates and Locations: Freedom Park drop off is located at the front courts nearest East Blvd. 


Charlotte Youth Broadcasting© Camp is a national specialty broadcasting camp. We encourage campers to work with each other combining diversity, using broadcast media, technology, and engaging them with others in an increasingly broadcasting world. They will learn the fundamentals of broadcasting in a fun collaborative environment which provides our youth with the skills to utilize the media technologies in a positive and productive way. This camp is a great way to break the fear of public speaking, will teach campers how to articulate, and encourage writing.

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