Summer 2020 Fun for Kids in Columbia and the Midlands

Summer Camps

June 8 – Aug 14 | Irmo Chapin Recreation Commission

Check out the variety of FUN, active summer camps for all ages, abilities, and interests offered at Crooked Creek Park, Saluda Shoals Park, and Seven Oaks Park. Offering camps in the arts, dance, cooking, fitness, music, outdoor adventures, science, sports, theater and more! Your children will learn to socialize, create, participate, be active, get curious about each camp topic and HAVE FUN! Go to and explore!

June 22 – Aug 13 | Challenger Learning Center

The Challenger Learning Center of Richland School District One helps kids get interested in many aspects of science and these camps will entertain your little Einstein with Astronaut Academy, Robotics, Rocketry, Drones and Aviation! Plus there will be a Family Fun Rocketry Day on August 14th when parents attend with their campers and help them build a rocket! 803-929-3951

June 1-27 & July 6-31 | Hawk Ridge Camp Hammond

For children aged 3 years old to 6th grade, this unique summer program offers field trips, hands-on lessons, camp activities, and more. Each week has a distinct theme, ranging from topics like Disney, Legos, Olympics, Pets, Musical, History, and more. 803-726-6413

June 9 – Aug 18 | My Gym Northeast Columbia

For active and athletic kids, My Gym is hosting a camp for ages 3 to 9 with weekly themes centered around sports, gymnastics, schoolyard games, arts & crafts, and dance. From 9:30am to 12:30pm on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. 803-788-1230

June 8 – Aug 7 |EdVenture Columbia

For children ages 4 to 10, EdVenture Children’s Museum is hosting weekly summer camps with new themes every week catered to each age group. From science and cartoons or secret agents and cooking, every week is a new hands-on lesson. Camps run from 7:30am to 3pm. 803-779-3100

June 8 – Aug 14 |YMCA Columbia

Each of the three Columbia-area locations offer an array of camps that allow campers to create arts and crafts, explore science and technology, swim, participate in field trips, appreciate nature, and better understand our many cultures.

Jeep Rogers Family YMCA – 803-451-8439

Downtown Columbia YMCA – 803-799-9187

Northwest YMCA – 803-407-8007

Other Summer Fun for Kids

May 20 |JoJo Siwa D.R.E.A.M. Tour

POSTPONED WITH NO DATE YET Sing and dance the night away with JoJo Siwa, and special guest The Belles! Colonial Life Arena

June 7 |Koncert for Kids

A special event for kids of all ages designed to introduce young concert-goers to the orchestra. An entertaining program filled with familiar classics, some music just for kids, and an instrument petting zoo! Cornerstone Presbyterian Church, 5637 Bush River Road, Columbia

June 19-21 |Trolls Live!

Get ready for another hair-raising adventure when Poppy, Branch and their friends come to life on-stage in Trolls LIVE!, their first ever live tour! The journey begins when the Trolls’ Hug Time is unexpectedly put at risk. Knowing that the only way to save it is by doing what Trolls do best, Poppy hosts a toe-tapping, trolls-tastic show, jam-packed with all the epic music, glitter, humor, and happiness only the Trolls can create. This is the on Trolls party you won’t want to miss! Colonial Life Arena