The Columbia Parks and Recreations Department will offer specialty camps focusing on a variety of interests for children beginning June 11.


The Parks and Recreation Department offers a Teen Program for children ages 13-16 at the KMB Booker Washington Heights Community Center located at 2611 Grant Avenue and at Emily Douglas Park located at 2500 Wheat St.

The program runs from June 11 to August 10, Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. The cost is $55 per week. 

For more information, call KMB Booker Washington Heights at 803-255-8161 or Emily Douglas at 803733-8531.


Children ages 5-12 can participate in a summer Sports Camp held at Martin Luther King, Jr. Park, 2300 Greene Street. The camp is held from 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Friday from June 11 to August 10. The cost of the camp is $55 per week. 

For more information, call 803-733-8452.


The Columbia Tennis Center located at 1635 Whaley Street, is hosting a summer Tennis program for children ages 6-14. The camp will focus on stroke production and techniques, drills, match competition and more. 

The camp will be held on the following dates from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.:

  • July  9-13
  • July 23-27

The cost of the camp is $55 per week. Applications are available at the Columbia Tennis Center. Registrations will be taken until the first day of camp.

For more information, contact the tennis center at 803-733-8440.   DOWNLOAD REGISTRATION FORM-PDF


The James E. Clyburn Golf Center is hosting a summer golf program for children ages 8-16 who are interested in improving their golf skills or learning the fundamentals of the game, etiquette and course management. The camp is open to new, intermediate and experienced golfers. 

No equipment is needed. The fee to participate is $55 per week. 

The camp will be held at the golf center located at 2901 Slighs Avenue from 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m. (drop-off starts at 8 a.m.) on the following dates:

  • July 16-20

For more information about the summer golf program, contact the Clyburn Golf Center at 803-255-8920 or visit

Art Program

Let your child explore their creative side through painting, drawing, pottery and more at the Art Center’s summer Art Camp. The camp will be held from June 11 through August 10 for ages 5-16. Sessions will be held at the Art Center, located at 1227 Taylor St., Ste. C. The camp costs $85 per session. Camp is held Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to noon. 

Registration is limited to 10 participants per session.   

Session 3:  June 25-29, 2018; ages 5-11;  Dollhouses for the Ages

Session 4:  July 9-13, 2018;  ages 5-9;  theme based mixed media including clay and paper work:  Summer Fun

Session 5:  July 16-20, 2018;  ages 5-9;  Painting Explorations with Mixed Media

Session 6:  July 23-27, 2018; ages 5-9; theme based mixed media including clay and paper work:  Creature Fun

Session 7:  July 30-August 3, 2018; ages 5-9; theme based mixed media including clay and paper work:  Fun with the Masters

For more information, contact the Art Center at 803-545-3093.


Outdoor Adventure

Spend a week on the water with our Park Rangers! Participants will travel down the Columbia Canal into the Congaree River, visit Lake Murray, ride the Saluda River rapids and more. Children should be confident swimmers. The camp will focus on water safety and teach technique, and integrate watershed and water quality curriculum. The cost of the program is $125 and is open to ages 8-16. 


  • Ages 8-11: June 18-22 & July 9-13
  • Ages 12-16:  June 25-29 and July 16-20


Weekly Camp

Parks and Recreation will offer weekly summer day camps with supervised recreation for children M-F, 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Camp programs are designed to help children develop to their fullest potential by focusing on education through recreation, team building and leadership, creativity and self-expression, physical fitness, independence and decision making. Camps are open to both city residents and non-city residents. The cost is $55 per week.

The departments also offers a variety of specialty camps including:

  • Art
  • Outdoor Adventure
  • Golf
  • Tennis
  • Teens
  • Sports

For more information, call the Parks & Recreation Department at 803-545-3100.

Summer Feeding Program
The City of Columbia Parks & Recreation Department has several locations that serve as host sites for a summer feeding program for youth ages 17 and under.


 Columbia Parks & Recreation Department

1111 Recreation Drive, Columbia, SC 29201

P: 803-545-3100 | 803-343-8744


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