Summer Camps 2020

Parents all over are trying to figure out how to keep their children safe and occupied this summer.  As Charlotte moves into the next phase of reopening, many local camps have scrambled to make safety adjustments for their summer programs.  Here is a list of some of the more popular camps in and around the Charlotte Metro area.


YMCA of Greater Charlotte

YMCA of Greater Charlotte (the Y) offers traditional, preschool, specialty, sports and fitness, and swim camps at locations across Charlotte.

Website: YMCA of Greater Charlotte


U.S. National Whitewater Center

Campers ages 8 to 18 engage in whitewater, flat water, and land activities while developing skills and having fun.

Website: U.S. National Whitewater Center


My Gym of Charlotte

My Gym offers activity-filled camps for young campers. Indoor play areas, and active camp counselors give little campers a memorable experience.

Website: My Gym of Charlotte


Queens University of Charlotte Athletics Summer Camps

Queens University of Charlotte offers camps for a variety of sports and activities like tennis, cheer, swimming, and soccer. Parents can also register their children for academic camps, which include creative writing and 3D printing and modeling.

Website: Queens University of Charlotte Athletics Summer Camps



Arts+ welcomes students ages 4 to 18 to create music and art. Popular camps include Jazz Camp, Youth Arts Camp, and Suzuki Violin Camp.

Website: Arts+ 

Central Piedmont Summer Camps

Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) offers a variety of camps, including but not limited to Drone Academy, Culinary Camp, Wizardry Camp, Minecraft Redstone Engineers, and Make Your First 3D Video Game.

Website: Central Piedmont Summer Camps


Soccer Shots

Little soccer stars ages 3 to 8 can run, kick, play, and make friends at half-day or full-day soccer camp on the indoor field.

Website: Soccer Shots


Discovery Place

Campers in preschool through 8th grade can explore science, technology, engineering, and art at Discovery Place’s summer camps. Optional extended care is also available.

Website: Discovery Place


UNC Charlotte Camps on Campus

UNC Charlotte’s Camps on Campus offer coding and game design, reading skills, social impact and sustainability, and SAT/ACT prep camps for various ages.

Website: UNC Charlotte Camps on Campus


Charlotte Independence Soccer

Soccer players ages 3 to 19 can participate in Charlotte Independence Summer Camps at a variety of locations from Davidson to Rock Hill. Options include shooting and finishing, ball mastery, goalkeeper breakfast club, and more.

Website: Charlotte Independence Soccer

Hornets Hoops Camp

Skills Stations, Breakdown Drills, and Instructional Lectures, Competitive Games, Qualified Coaches and a Camp Swag Bag

Website: NBA Hornets Hoops Camp

Steam Adventures

Science and Technology Camps Summer 2020 for Ages 5-14 years old.

Terrific Scientific will ignite your summer with over 50 different FUN, hands-on camps.

Website:  Steam Adventures

Children’s Theatre of Charlotte

Children’s Theatre of Charlotte’s award-winning summer camps offer experiences for students ages 3 to 18 in a fun, interactive environment. Professional teaching artists lead campers in acting, singing, dancing, and art activities.

Website: Children’s Theatre of Charlotte

Rescue Ranch Critter Camp

Critter Camps are designed to be fun, educational camp experiences for children who love animals. All camps involve daily interaction with animals, completing service projects, hearing from guest speakers, and experiencing animal-related activities. Campers will learn how to train and care for animals and to promote humane animal care to others.

Website: Rescue Ranch Critter Camp

Chef Alyssa's Summer Culinary Camp

Our Kids Culinary Camps are meant to be more then your ‘cookie-cutter’ and “kitchy” cooking school. 

Website: Chef Alyssa's Summer Culinary Camp

Charlotte City Tennis

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.

Website: Charlotte City Tennis

Mecklenburg Park and Recreation

Register for SUMMER CAMP! Camps: Aquatics, Nature, Specialty, Traditional

Website: Mecklenburg Park and Recreation Summer Camps

ID Tech Virtual Tech Camp

This summer, give your child the structure they need with a long-term learning program. 

Virtual Tech Camps are the perfect way to sharpen your STEM skills and bond with new friends, all online from the comfort of home. With the highest quality remote instruction on the planet, you’ll unlock your brilliance and create an exciting project.

Website: ID Tech Virtual Tech Camp

Most of these camps will require early registration with limited slots which will fill up quickly. So do your research now and get your summer camp plans created and finalized now.