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Planning for summer camp yet? Here are a few Midlands options

Campers cheer from their kayaks during a summer program at Heathwood Hall.
Campers cheer from their kayaks during a summer program at Heathwood Hall. The State file photo

It may still feel like winter outside, but it’s time to start planning for summer.

Midlands parents have a host of options for their kids while school is out – and not all of those options are finalized yet.

Many of these camps have an extended day component in case you need child care for the rest of the work day.

Don’t see your camp? Add it at thestate.com/camp. We’ll update this list weekly with new additions.

ACADEMIC DAY CAMPS

FOREIGN LANGUAGE DAY CAMPS

Spanish Camp (adult): Come learn Spanish through songs, stories, and varied activities. Students at all levels will increase their vocabulary, improve their listening skills in Spanish, and improve their ability to have a conversation in Spanish. For adults. 1-4 p.m. June 25-29 at the Hammond School, 854 Galway Lane. $150. www.hammondschool.org/page/summer-programs/welcome; 803-726-6413.

Spanish Camp (elementary): Learn Spanish through songs, stories, and varied activities. Students at all levels will increase their vocabulary, improve their listening skills in Spanish, and improve their ability to have a conversation in Spanish. Grades 2-4. 9 a.m. to noon. Two sessions: June 18-22; July 16-20. The Hammond School, 854 Galway Lane. $150. www.hammondschool.org/page/summer-programs/welcome; 803-726-6413.

Spanish Camp (high school): Come learn Spanish through songs, stories, and varied activities. Students at all levels will increase their vocabulary, improve their listening skills in Spanish, and improve their ability to have a conversation in Spanish. Grades 9-12. 1-4 p.m. July 9-13 at the Hammond School, 854 Galway Lane. $150. www.hammondschool.org/page/summer-programs/welcome; 803-726-6413.

Spanish Camp (intermediate and middle school): Learn Spanish through songs, stories, and varied activities. Students at all levels will increase their vocabulary, improve their listening skills in Spanish, and improve their ability to have a conversation in Spanish. Grades 5-8. 1-4 p.m. June 11-15 at the Hammond School, 854 Galway Lane. $150. www.hammondschool.org/page/summer-programs/welcome; 803-726-6413.

HISTORY DAY CAMPS

A Walk Back in Time: Each camper will choose a person to research, create a period appropriate clothing ensemble so they can dress the part, and craft a first-person monologue to share their story in the galleries. Ages 12 to 14. 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. July 30 through Aug. 4 at S.C. State Museum, 301 Gervais St. $200; $160, members. scmuseum.org.

Historic Columbia’s Summer Camp ’68: Travel 50 years back in time to explore life during the summer of 1968. Campers will lead a movement, embrace the flower power by tie-dying shirts, take part in a Summer Olympics relay and more. Discover the entertainment, music, sports and discoveries of this dynamic and exciting year! While Historic Columbia’s summer camp is educational, there are plenty of crafts, games and outdoor activities to make learning fun! Ages 8-12. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Two sessions: June 25-29 and July 9-13. Robert Mills Carriage House, 1616 Blanding St. $160, HC members; $200, nonmembers. www.historiccolumbia.org/education/summer-camp.

LANGUAGE ARTS DAY CAMPS

Advanced Reading: This 12-hour program helps double effective reading rate and increase comprehension to make taking tests and completing reading assignments much faster and more effective. Delivered Monday through Wednesday over two weeks. Grades 7-12. 4-6 p.m. June 11-20 at Sylvan Learning of Irmo, 1270 Bower Parkway, Suite C10. $499. www.sylvanlearning.com/irmo.

The Art of The Short Story: This course is a fun, low-pressure introduction to Writer’s Workshop 5. This course will guide rising fifth-graders through the process of writing personal narratives. Students will learn to generate small moment story ideas, write first drafts loaded with sensory details, and revise and edit using the fifth-grade writing rubric. Grade 5. 9 a.m. to noon July 16-20 at the Hammond School, 854 Galway Lane. $150. www.hammondschool.org/page/summer-programs/welcome; 803-726-6413.

Creative Writing: Sylvan’s Writing Camp will help your child learn strategic and creative writing techniques to boost confidence, not only in language arts, but in all subject areas. Grades 4-6. 4-6 p.m. June 25-28 at Sylvan Learning of Irmo, 1270 Bower Parkway, Suite C10. $189. www.sylvanlearning.com/irmo.

English 7 Tune-Up: Get a jump start on English 7 without any homework assignments! The curriculum is based on short stories to be read together in class. The literature will spark thoughtful discussions and written responses, analysis of vocabulary in context, sentence dissections and 3.5 essay format. Students will complete an outline for a 3.5 essay and a plan of approach for a short story. All students have the option to write either or both writing assignments and to hand in a final draft on the first day of school. Grades 7-8. Two sessions: 1-4 p.m. June 25-29; 9 a.m. to noon July 30 through Aug. 3. The Hammond School, 854 Galway Lane. $150. www.hammondschool.org/page/summer-programs/welcome; 803-726-6413.

Introduction to English 8 full-day camp: Students get a glimpse of the writing style and expectations for the eighth-grade year, reading and analyzing short stories, sorting out grammar components, and learning the early writing stages. Grade 8. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Two sessions: June 18-22 and July 16-20. The Hammond School, 854 Galway Lane. $150. www.hammondschool.org/page/summer-programs/welcome; 803-726-6413.

Introduction to English 8 half-day camp: Students get a glimpse of the writing style and expectations for the eighth-grade year, reading and analyzing short stories, sorting out grammar components, and learning the early writing stages. Grade 8. 1-4 p.m. July 23-27 at the Hammond School, 854 Galway Lane. $150. www.hammondschool.org/page/summer-programs/welcome; 803-726-6413.

Perfect Print or Conquering Cursive: In Perfect Print, learn the basics of penmanship to include letter formation and spacing. Conquering Cursive will teach the basics of cursive writing, practice individual letters, combining letters and spacing. Grades K-5. 10 a.m. to noon July 9-12 at Sylvan Learning of Irmo, 1270 Bower Parkway, Suite C10. $189. www.sylvanlearning.com/irmo.

Read Ahead Camp: Kids develop the building blocks for early reading and writing skills through fun, multisensory activities. Ages 4-5. 10 a.m. to noon June 11-14 at Sylvan Learning of Irmo, 1270 Bower Parkway, Suite C10. $189. www.sylvanlearning.com/irmo.

Writer’s Mashup: Test your linguistic prowess and get your creative writing juices flowing in Writer’s Mashup, where participants will entertain one another with comic designs, manga comic writing, and skit creations, as well as language games to get even weary writers gunning to write more. Authors will build a portfolio of work and design a book. Grades 2-4. 9 a.m. to noon July 30 through Aug. 3 at the Hammond School, 854 Galway Lane. $180. www.hammondschool.org/page/summer-programs/welcome; 803-726-6413.

Writing Camp: Students learn strategic and creative writing techniques to boost confidence and skills. Activities include movie reviews and blogging. Grades 7-9. 4-6 p.m. July 23-26 at Sylvan Learning of Irmo, 1270 Bower Parkway, Suite C10. $189. www.sylvanlearning.com/irmo.

MATH DAY CAMPS

Algebra Camp: Our skill practice camp for Algebra I builds the confidence and critical skills needed to master today’s math and skills yet to come – in an engaging format that makes math fun! Grades 6-9. 10 a.m. to noon July 16-19 at Sylvan Learning of Irmo, 1270 Bower Parkway, Suite C10. $189. www.sylvanlearning.com/irmo.

Camp Sum Fun: A fun approach for your child to increase fluency with basic addition and subtraction skills. Grades 1-3. 10 a.m. to noon June 25-28 at Sylvan Learning of Irmo, 1270 Bower Parkway, Suite C10. $189. www.sylvanlearning.com/irmo.

Geometry Camp: This self-paced and interactive digital platform builds confidence and skills as students solve geometry problems similar to the work they are asked to do in school. Grades 8-10. 10 a.m. to noon July 23-26 at Sylvan Learning of Irmo, 1270 Bower Parkway, Suite C10. $189. www.sylvanlearning.com/irmo.

Math Edge: Kids complete fun, brain-boosting activities to solve math problems and increase their speed and accuracy in an engaging format. Grades 1-12. You schedule dates. Sylvan Learning of Irmo, 1270 Bower Parkway, Suite C10. $175 per month, grades 1-6; $250 per month, pre-algebra, Algebra I and II and geometry; plus one-time $49 registration fee. www.sylvanlearning.com/irmo.

Math Games, Fun and Review: Campers will exercise their math skills and get ready for the start of a new academic school year. We will play math games, practice facts, solve logic puzzles, work on IXL and have lots of fun! Grades 2-5. 9 a.m. to noon July 30 through Aug. 3 at the Hammond School, 854 Galway Lane. $135. www.hammondschool.org/page/summer-programs/welcome; 803-726-6413.

Multiply & Divide: A fun approach for your child to increase fluency with basic multiplication and division skills. Grades 3-6. 10 a.m. to noon June 18-21 at Sylvan Learning of Irmo, 1270 Bower Parkway, Suite C10. $189. www.sylvanlearning.com/irmo.

Pre-Algebra Camp: Pre-Algebra Camp offers a balanced focus on computation, process, reasoning and problem-solving so kids can more easily understand and apply new concepts. Grades 6-9. 10 a.m. to noon July 16-19 at Sylvan Learning of Irmo, 1270 Bower Parkway, Suite C10. $189. www.sylvanlearning.com/irmo.

SAT Math Preparation/Coaching: This program will help students prepare for the math sections of the SAT. This program is also ideal for students trying to become National Merit Finalists. Grades 9-12. 2-4:30 p.m. Two sessions: June 11-15; July 30 through Aug. 3 at the Hammond School, 854 Galway Lane. $350. www.hammondschool.org/page/summer-programs/welcome; 803-726-6413.

SCIENCE DAY CAMPS

Brighter Than Ever: Learn how to drive the 1926 Alvan Clark telescope in the observatory, ride a hovercraft while taking out alien invaders, and take your friends and family through a live skytour you present at the end of the week! Ages 9 to 11. 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Two sessions: June 11-15 and July 23-27. S.C. State Museum, 301 Gervais St. $200; $160, members. scmuseum.org.

Can You Dig It?: Accompanied by SCSM’s curators, campers will get hands-on with bugs, shells, bird eggs, rocks, and minerals and become paleo-proteges. Ages 6 to 8. 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Two sessions: July 9-13 and Aug. 13-17. S.C. State Museum, 301 Gervais St. $200; $160, members. scmuseum.org.

Cosmic Kids: We’ll unpack some of the mysteries of the universe as we fly to planets, discover stars, and learn all about constellations with our dedicated astronomers. Hop on our hovercraft, drive a mini Mars rover, and even learn how a telescope is built. Ages 6 to 8. 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Two sessions: Jun. 4-8 and July 16-20. S.C. State Museum, 301 Gervais St. $200; $160, members. scmuseum.org.

I Dig SC: In this hands-on camp, campers will mine the museum’s collections to dig up South Carolina’s past. Become junior paleontologists and archaeologists as we create casts, navigate dig sites, and even learn about weapons and tools uncovered across South Carolina. Ages 9 to 11. 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Two sessions: June 4-8 and July 16-20. S.C. State Museum, 301 Gervais St. $200; $160, members. scmuseum.org.

Inside Nature’s Weirdest Animals: Through daily dissections, campers will get an in-depth view of how some of nature’s weirdest animals survive and thrive. We will also learn about how all these strange creatures impact their ecosystems. Ages 12 to 14. 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. July 9-13 at S.C. State Museum, 301 Gervais St. $200; $160, members. scmuseum.org.

Interactive Field Journal: Paper-Based Circuits Design: Children begin this camp by exploring the outdoors with DIY cameras, which they design in class. Then they break up into groups and begin designing an interactive presentation that highlights their agricultural, ecological and biological systems observations. During the course of the camp, they will construct an interactive field journal made from electronic circuits, LEDs and sensors. Youth will create interactive illustrations using mediums from simple circuits to advanced motors and sensors, as well as learn structural architecture elements through pop-up techniques, with emphasis placed on guiding children to understand the importance of artistic design in their projects. Programming principles based on Boolean logic will be introduced as students discover inputs and outputs as basic electric circuit units. Grades K-2. Two sessions: 9 a.m. to noon or 1-4 p.m. June 4-8 at the Hammond School, 854 Galway Lane. $125. www.hammondschool.org/page/summer-programs/welcome; 803-726-6413.

Mad Science Camp (early elementary): In this highly interactive camp, the kids will explore science concepts like speed, motion, chemistry, gravity and sound. Grades 1-3. 10 a.m. to noon July 16-19 at Sylvan Learning of Irmo, 1270 Bower Parkway, Suite C10. $189. www.sylvanlearning.com/irmo.

Mad Science Camp (elementary): In this creative, hands-on camp, the kids will explore exciting science concepts in flight, forces, electricity, air and magnetism. Grades 4-6. 10 a.m. to noon July 30 through Aug. 2 at Sylvan Learning of Irmo, 1270 Bower Parkway, Suite C10. $189. www.sylvanlearning.com/irmo.

Mini Med School: Is there a doctor in camp? Our little doctors will use stuffed animal patients to take blood pressure readings, give “stitches,” put on a cast and make their own First Aid kit, all while learning lots about what doctors, dentists, EMTs and other medical professionals do on a daily basis. Age 4 through grade 1. 9 a.m. to noon June 25-29 at the Hammond School, 854 Galway Lane. $180. www.hammondschool.org/page/summer-programs/welcome; 803-726-6413.

Museum Mystery: Crime Scene Investigation: We’re looking for the best and brightest crime scene investigators in the state! We need your help to collect fingerprints, analyze chemicals, type blood, and sequence DNA in order to crack the case. Do you have what it takes to solve this museum mystery before the trail goes cold? Ages 9 to 11. 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Two sessions: June 18-22 and July 30 through Aug. 3. S.C. State Museum, 301 Gervais St. $200; $160, members. scmuseum.org.

STEM/STEAM DAY CAMPS

Advanced Robotics full-day camp: Construct your very own remote-controlled robotic arm, produce a video, and build skills that last long after summer. In an age where STEM jobs – specifically in technology – are the highest-paid and fastest-growing in the country, this camp is an investment in your child’s future. Grades 6 and up. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Four sessions: July 9-13, July 16-20, July 23-27, July 30 through Aug. 3. The Hammond School, 854 Galway Lane. $375. www.hammondschool.org/page/summer-programs/welcome; 803-726-6413.

Advanced Robotics half-day camp: Construct your very own remote-controlled robotic arm, produce a video, and build skills that last long after summer. In each weeklong session, you will explore an inspiring campus, make new friends, and have a learning experience that will last a lifetime. Grade 6 and up. Eight sessions: 9 a.m. to noon or 1-4 p.m. July 9-13, July 16-20, July 23-27, July 30 through Aug. 3. The Hammond School, 854 Galway Lane. $250. www.hammondschool.org/page/summer-programs/welcome; 803-726-6413.

Advanced Wearables Technology: Sport and Health Innovation Track: Participants will design and build wearable sports-related technology that tracks health measures such as heart rate and other personal interests. Participants will collaborate as a group to design a project that addresses a social innovation challenge. Projects include: Smart Watch Build and Health Bioinformatics Tracking T-Shirt. Grades 4-6. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 30 through Aug. 3 at the Hammond School, 854 Galway Lane. $325. www.hammondschool.org/page/summer-programs/welcome; 803-726-6413.

Automotive Mechatronics: Build Your Own Remote Controlled Car: This camp is for beginning and advanced participants. We will cover physics concepts related to car design, including aspects of aerodynamics, brakes, tires, and steering. Participants will get a look into the design and optimization of various vehicle subsystems through an understanding of related physics concepts. Participants may have heard of driverless cars, but do they know how the automobiles are programmed? We will explore machine learning design and programming, along with Bluetooth technology to create a remote control car. Each participant will design their very own remote control car to take home at the end of the week. Grades 4-6. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 16-20 at the Hammond School, 854 Galway Lane. $325. www.hammondschool.org/page/summer-programs/welcome; 803-726-6413.

Bridge Building: Explore, build and test different bridges from around the world using K’NEX while learning concepts fit for a structural engineer or architect. Grades 4-8. 1-3 p.m. July 30 through Aug. 2 at Sylvan Learning of Irmo, 1270 Bower Parkway, Suite C10. $189. www.sylvanlearning.com/irmo.

Byte-Size Bots: Junior computer robot designers will work with our most popular robots including Dash, Colby the Mousebot, Ozobot Evo, Cubelets, littleBits, all while discovering the transfer of energy and learning to program and code! Ages 6 to 8. 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Two sessions: Jun. 18-22 and July 30 through Aug. 3. SC State Museum, 301 Gervais St. $200; $160, members. scmuseum.org.

Camp Einstein By Design STEM Explorers full-day camp: We practice the innovator mindset, tools which strengthen our communication, collaboration, creative and critical thinking skills. Our highly trained lead explorers will help children select projects from the following modules: Music and Mechanical Engineering, Flight and Aerial Photography, Textiles and Technology, Smart Home IoT Build with Arduino, and Virtual Reality Game and App Creation with Google Cardboard. Campers then complete these applied-technology adventures with a focus on digital arts, making, tinkering, designing, engineering and robotics, electronic circuitry and computer programming. Campers will have access to some of the latest technology tools, as well as traditional crafts and tools depending on the week and focus of the projects. Grades 3-5. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 18-22 at the Hammond School, 854 Galway Lane. $325. www.hammondschool.org/page/summer-programs/welcome; 803-726-6413.

Camp Einstein By Design STEM Explorers half-day camp: We practice the innovator mindset, tools which strengthen our communication, collaboration, creative and critical thinking skills. Our highly trained lead explorers will help children select projects from the following modules: Robotics Lab: Battlebots and Beyond, Kitchen Chemistry: Eat to Learn, and Rockets and Sprockets: Exploring Aeronautics. Our week will be filled with making and tinkering, learning new tools, making new friends, inventing and gaining confidence as an innovative thinker. Grades K-2. 9 a.m. to noon June 11-15 at the Hammond School, 854 Galway Lane. $125. www.hammondschool.org/page/summer-programs/welcome; 803-726-6413.

Computer Game and App Development with the Raspberry Pi: Are you curious about how computers work? If so, come join us in this awesome learning experience as you not only learn how to create software, such as games and apps, but also learn how to make your very own computer system using a Raspberry Pi. Campers will then learn to code as they learn about computer science applications ranging from hardware to software development. Course material will be covered using a hands-on approach that helps participants to learn fundamental concepts through practice. Participants enjoy one-on-one interaction with instructors in a small class setting. Each camper will take home their own computer at the end of each session along with any games or apps she or he develops. In this class, you will not only learn how to use technology, but also how to create it. Additionally, emphasis is placed on problem-solving as a team and learning the logic of programming through highly interactive, physical games and play that are appropriate breaks from screen time. Grades 3-5. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 25-29 at the Hammond School, 854 Galway Lane. $325. www.hammondschool.org/page/summer-programs/welcome; 803-726-6413.

CREATEng Orangeburg: CREATEng is the Governor’s School for Science & Mathematics’ one-of-a-kind engineering and design thinking day camp. Working through project-based, hands-on team challenges, students learn what engineering is and what engineers do. With a focus on manufacturing and biomedical engineering, student teams will be challenged to design blades and gears for a wind turbine, solder and build optical heart-rate monitors, and print 3-D prototypes of manufacturing or medical solutions for testing. Grades 8-9. 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 11-14 at William J. Clark Middle School, 919 Bennett Ave., Orangeburg. Free. www.scgssm.org/camps/createng.

Creative Coding: Unleash your creativity and programming skills with coding projects in art, music and math, such as comic design, animation and game design. Grades 4-8. 1-3 p.m. July 16-19 at Sylvan Learning of Irmo, 1270 Bower Parkway, Suite C10. $225. www.sylvanlearning.com/irmo.

Cyber Summer Camp – Engineering Tech Camp: Students will immerse in the world of engineering with hands-on activities that integrate drones, 3-D frames and the Engineering Design process. Students will express their creativity as they explore STEAM through design! Grades 6-8. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 25-29 at IT-oLogy, 1301 Gervais St. $200. www.it-ology.org.

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Anne Stewart, Maggie Leventis and Martha Noble work together to construct a bridge out of rocks, clay, and sand during an engineering camp last year at the University of South Carolina. C. Rush online@thestate.com

Cyber Summer Camp – Makers Camp: Students discover their creative side and spark their imagination by exploring, making, creating, crafting, hacking and tinkering using electronics, robotics and art materials! Grades 3-5. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 9-13 at IT-oLogy, 1301 Gervais St. $200. www.it-ology.org.

Cyber Summer Camp – Math Tech Camp: Students will use programming languages to sharpen their math and problem-solving skills while gaining some new tech knowledge. Coding, electronics, encryption, binary, robotics – all things tech-tastic! Grades 6-8. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 23-27 at IT-oLogy, 1301 Gervais St. $200. www.it-ology.org.

Cyber Summer Camps – Science Tech Camp: Students will combine science and technology with hands-on activities and experiments, discovering science and technology in a fun, interactive, sometimes messy way. Grades 6-8. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 11-15 at IT-oLogy, 1301 Gervais St. $200. www.it-ology.org.

Cyber Summer Camp – Strictly Tech Camp: Students will engage in all things techy with hands-on exploration of virtual reality, robots, circuitry, Raspberry Pi, Microbits, and many more gadgets! Grades 3-5. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 18-22 at IT-oLogy, 1301 Gervais St. $200. www.it-ology.org.

Cyber Summer Camp – Tech and Creative Arts: Students will spend the week programming animated images and electronic props to coordinate with dance choreographed by I AM ART dance students. The animated images be part of the live performance with the I AM ART dance skit! Students will practice their creativity, critical thinking, leadership, and communication skills while learning techniques needed to effectively collaborate with others as an artist. Students will leave with innovative ways to design and collaborate through creative arts. Grades 6-8. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 16-20 at IT-oLogy, 1301 Gervais St. $200. www.it-ology.org.

Drone Technology: Mini-Quadcopter Build: Learn to design, build and fly your very own drone! In this exciting, hands-on class, campers will learn about the design, fabrication, and safe operation of drones by building their very own mini-quadcopter, which is a fully functional drone. Campers will learn how to solder and identify key electronic and mechanical components, as well as how to troubleshoot and repair their build, as necessary. At the end of the week, campers will have a fully functional Mini-Quadcopter to FLY home! Grades 4-6. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 9-13 at the Hammond School, 854 Galway Lane. www.hammondschool.org/page/summer-programs/welcome; 803-726-6413.

Elements of Art full-day camp: Science and art naturally overlap. Artists, just like scientists, study many different things and learn to transform this information into something else. Age 4 through grade 9. Four sessions: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 11-15; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 9-13; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 30 through Aug. 3; 1-4 p.m. July 30 through Aug. 3. The Hammond School, 854 Galway Lane. $235. www.hammondschool.org/page/summer-programs/welcome; 803-726-6413.

Elements of Art half-day camp: Science and art naturally overlap. Artists, just like scientists, study materials, people, culture and history and then learn to transform this information into something else. Age 4 through grade 8. Five sessions: 9 a.m. to noon June 11-15; 9 a.m. to noon or 1-4 p.m. July 9-13; 9 a.m. to noon July 30 through Aug. 3; 1-4 p.m. July 30 through Aug. 3. The Hammond School, 854 Galway Lane. $185. www.hammondschool.org/page/summer-programs/welcome; 803-726-6413.

Flight and Aerial Photography: In the first half of the workshop, you will build rockets out of paper and launch them outdoors with our compressed air rocket launching pad. You will test different wings, nose cones, and rocket bodies to examine the engineering factors that determine how high a rocket will launch. In the second half of this workshop, you will build a rig to take aerial photography of nearby surroundings and then create a digital storybook relating your experiences to share with your family and community. You will also be able to make your own camera and explore geometric optics concepts in physics through photography. Grades 3-5. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 4-8 at the Hammond School, 854 Galway Lane. $300. www.hammondschool.org/page/summer-programs/welcome; 803-726-6413.

Full STEAM Ahead!: We will spend the week designing and engineering projects that go home on Friday. Using science, technology, engineering, art, and math, girls will experience the design process while building confidence and having fun! This offering is for girls only. Grade 5. 9 a.m. to noon June 4-8 at the Hammond School, 854 Galway Lane. $230. www.hammondschool.org/page/summer-programs/welcome; 803-726-6413.

Fun with STEM: An introduction to science, technology, engineering, and math through building creative projects that the children can take home. This camp will encourage your child’s curiosity as they explore and learn how and why things work. Participants will develop program solving and innovative skills. Age 4 through grade 1. 9 a.m. to noon July 23-27 at the Hammond School, 854 Galway Lane. $175. www.hammondschool.org/page/summer-programs/welcome; 803-726-6413.

Game Design: Build a strong foundation of programming skills by building a different type of video game each day – complete with game logic and physics. Grades 3-6. 1-3 p.m. June 11-14 at Sylvan Learning of Irmo, 1270 Bower Parkway, Suite C10. $225. www.sylvanlearning.com/irmo.

Game Design: Racing Games: Campers will use Multimedia Fusion 2 to create their own video game. Campers will design a racetrack, race cars and an environment in which their cars compete. At the end of the camp, campers will take home a copy of the game they created! Grades 3-6. 9 a.m. to noon June 18-22 at the Hammond School, 854 Galway Lane. $180. www.hammondschool.org/page/summer-programs/welcome; 803-726-6413.

Girls Go for I.T.: Camp teaches coding and encourages girls to consider careers in STEM and I.T. Grades 6-8. 8:30 a.m. to noon. Two sessions: June 18-22 and June 25-29. Earth and Water Sciences Building at the University of South Carolina, 701 Sumter St. $80 before May 1; $90 after May 1. ggfit.org.

Internet of Things Product and Design with 3D Printing, Raspberry Pi and Arduino: Participants will construct a functioning prototype of a creation of their own design. This course focuses on mechanical construction, characteristics of sensors, motors and gears, and control strategies for autonomous devices. Participants will design, build and program IofT devices that move, talk, sense, and activate. Materials used in the class will include: 3-D-printed plastics, textiles, microcontrollers, and other upcycled art and design materials. Participants will learn to approach a problem from multiple perspectives, frame a design challenge properly, prototype, and iterate solutions while communicating their ideas clearly in design reviews, reports, and presentations. At the end of the week, participants will present their prototypes a design showcase. Grades 4-6. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 23-27 at the Hammond School, 854 Galway Lane. $325. www.hammondschool.org/page/summer-programs/welcome; 803-726-6413.

Inventor’s Workshop: Over the course of this week, campers will invent new machines and explore creative design solutions using the Engineering Design Process. Discover how a wind-up toy works and design your own drawing robot inside the Engineering For Kids Inventor’s Workshop. Age 4 through grade 1. 9 a.m. to noon July 9-13 at the Hammond School, 854 Galway Lane. $170. www.hammondschool.org/page/summer-programs/welcome; 803-726-6413.

iTEAMS Xtreme: Next Generation Darlington: Explore the world of microcontrollers, electronics and circuits through Arduino technology. In the Arduino & Robotics track, learn how to program your very own microcontrolled robot and pit it against other students’ robots in campwide competitions such as Dance Robot Dance and Robot Wars. In the Arduino & Games track, learn how to create game tools such as stopwatches, randomized dice, buzzers and sensors, then use the tools to build and play Arduino games. Grades 6-8. 8:30 a.m. July 23 to 4 p.m. July 26 at the S.C. Governor’s School for Science & Mathematics, 401 Railroad Ave., Hartsville. $185. www.scgssm.org/iteams.

iTEAMS Xtreme: Next Generation Florence: Explore the world of microcontrollers, electronics and circuits through Arduino technology. In the Arduino & Robotics track, learn how to program your very own microcontrolled robot and pit it against other students’ robots in campwide competitions such as Dance Robot Dance and Robot Wars. In the Arduino & Games track, learn how to create game tools such as stopwatches, randomized dice, buzzers and sensors, then use the tools to build and play Arduino games. Grades 6-8. 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 11-14 at Sneed Middle School, 1102 Ebenezer Road, Florence. $185. www.scgssm.org/iteams.

iTEAMS Xtreme: Next Generation Lexington: Explore the world of microcontrollers, electronics and circuits through Arduino technology. In the Arduino & Robotics track, learn how to program your very own microcontrolled robot and pit it against other students’ robots in campwide competitions such as Dance Robot Dance and Robot Wars. In the Arduino & Games track, learn how to create game tools such as stopwatches, randomized dice, buzzers and sensors, then use the tools to build and play Arduino games. Grades 6-8. 8:30 a.m. June 18 to 4 p.m. June 21 at Lexington Technology Center, 2421 Augusta Highway, Lexington. $185. www.scgssm.org/iteams.

iTEAMS Xtreme: Next Generation Orangeburg: Explore the world of microcontrollers, electronics and circuits through Arduino technology. In the Arduino & Robotics track, learn how to program your very own microcontrolled robot and pit it against other students’ robots in campwide competitions such as Dance Robot Dance and Robot Wars. In the Arduino & Games track, learn how to create game tools such as stopwatches, randomized dice, buzzers and sensors, then use the tools to build and play Arduino games. Grades 6-8. 8:30 a.m. June 18 to 4 p.m. June 21 at William J. Clark Middle School, 919 Bennett Ave., Orangeburg. Free. www.scgssm.org/iteams.

Junior Robotics: Campers will build various wild animals, amazing mechanisms, and soccer-themed gadgets. They will also learn how to program and operate their creations using a laptop computer. This camp is a perfect mixture of fun and learning. Using LEGO WeDo bricks, campers will build various fun items based on the theme for the week. They also will learn how to program and operate their creations using a laptop computer. Grades 1-3. 9 a.m. to noon. Two sessions: June 11-15; June 24-29. The Hammond School, 854 Galway Lane. $170. www.hammondschool.org/page/summer-programs/welcome; 803-726-6413.

Key Master: Mastering the Art of Keyboarding: Students will develop and improve keyboarding and typing skills with proper hand placement, posture and keying exercises designed to maximize efficiency and speed. In addition to building efficiency and ultimately speed, we will learn universal keyboard shortcuts and allow time for learning how to set up the perfect paper! Grades 5-8. 1-4 p.m. Three sessions: June 11-15; June 18-22; July 16-20. The Hammond School, 854 Galway Lane. $160. www.hammondschool.org/page/summer-programs/welcome; 803-726-6413.

Let’s Have Fun with Legos!: Hammond’s kindergarten teachers lead a week of imagination, exploring, and building with Legos. We will have counting and measuring, timed building, ramp building and race car races, and Lego math. Explore your craziest ideas in a supportive environment that will boost creativity, confidence, and collaboration skills. Age 4 to grade 4. 9 a.m. to noon June 11-15 at the Hammond School, 854 Galway Lane. $165. www.hammondschool.org/page/summer-programs/welcome; 803-726-6413.

Making Sense of our Senses: Campers will learn all about their five senses as we challenge our engineering design skills and create robots, sew our own sensory monsters with tactile textiles, and design edible design challenges. Ages 6 to 8. 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Two sessions: June 11-15 and July 23-27. SC State Museum, 301 Gervais St. $200; $160, members. scmuseum.org.

Mission: Exploration: Learn about what it takes for both humans and robots to venture far beyond our home planet. Design a lander for an alien world, ride a hovercraft, and scout out new frontiers as we virtually travel to past and potential future landing sites on Mars. Ages 12 to 14. 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Aug. 13-17 at S.C. State Museum, 301 Gervais St. $200; $160, members. scmuseum.org.

Preschool Intro to STEAM: Music and Mechanical Engineering: Children are exposed to the vocabulary, lab equipment, scientific process and engineering design process in a fun and engaging environment. Each class starts with reading the book to introduce them to the topic of the day. We then put what we read about into action by doing three to four hands-on activities, games, songs and experiments that give us a first-hand view of the topic we are exploring for the day. Scheduled interactive sessions include robots and other automata, toy making, and superhero science. Ages 3-5. 9 a.m. to noon June 4-8 at the Hammond School, 854 Galway Lane. $125. www.hammondschool.org/page/summer-programs/welcome; 803-726-6413.

Preschool Intro to STEAM: Superhero Science: Children are exposed to the vocabulary, lab equipment, scientific process and engineering design process in a fun and engaging environment. Each class starts with reading the book to introduce them to the topic of the day. We then put what we read about into action by doing three to four hands-on activities, games, songs and experiments that give us a firsthand view of the topic we are exploring for the day. Scheduled interactive sessions include: music and mechanical engineering, sewn circuits with stuffed animals, and sensational science. Ages 3-5. 9 a.m. to noon June 11-15 at the Hammond School, 854 Galway Lane. $125. www.hammondschool.org/page/summer-programs/welcome; 803-726-6413.

Robot Revolution: You’ve built everything there is to build in Minecraft, so there’s only one thing left to do- build Minecraft itself with the Piper laptop creation system. Physical and virtual worlds converge as you build your own video games with Bloxels. Ages 12 to 14. 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. July 16-20 at S.C. State Museum, 301 Gervais St. $200; $160, members. scmuseum.org.

Robotics 101: Using LEGO bricks, campers will design, program, and control fully functional robotic models in a series of real-life activities. Campers will also test and modify robot behaviors using software as well as collect and analyze data from their robots’ sensors. Campers will be challenged to build and program robots based on specified tasks. While using their imagination and deductive reasoning, they will find ways to make their robot better than its original form. Campers will use critical thinking skills and the Engineering Design Process in the design and testing of their robots. Grades 3-5. 1-4 p.m. July 9-13 at the Hammond School, 854 Galway Lane. $170. www.hammondschool.org/page/summer-programs/welcome; 803-726-6413.

Robotics: Build a Bot: Kids discover how to build and program a variety of amazing robots using LEGO bricks. They learn to create and program complex robots with friends while learning problem-solving skills and engineering concepts. Grades 1-6. Two sessions: Build a Bot 1, 1-3 p.m. June 18-21; Build a Bot 2, 1-3 p.m. June 25-28. Sylvan Learning of Irmo, 1270 Bower Parkway, Suite C10. $189. www.sylvanlearning.com/irmo.

Robotics: Robot Olympics: Using LEGO bricks, campers will design, program, and control fully functional robotic models in a series of real-life activities. Campers also test and modify robot behaviors using software as well as collect and analyze data from their robots’ sensors. Grades 2-4. 1-4 p.m. June 25-29 at the Hammond School, 854 Galway Lane. $170. www.hammondschool.org/page/summer-programs/welcome; 803-726-6413.

Robotics: Robot Surgeons: Using LEGO bricks, campers will design, program, and control fully functional robotic models in a series of real-life activities. Campers also test and modify robot behaviors using software as well as collect and analyze data from their robots’ sensors. Grades 3-5. 1-4 p.m. June 18-22 at the Hammond School, 854 Galway Lane. $170. www.hammondschool.org/page/summer-programs/welcome; 803-726-6413.

Science Exploratorium: Come discover, experiment, and create as we learn about the colliding worlds of art and science in this STEAM-based camp. We will create biomes from around the world, stargaze at constellations, master meteorology, investigate how things work and dabble in chemistry and physics. Grades 2-4. 9 a.m. to noon July 16-20 at the Hammond School, 854 Galway Lane. $180. www.hammondschool.org/page/summer-programs/welcome; 803-726-6413.

Super STEM Workshop: Robotics, science and technology camp lets students work through fun and challenging activities, flexing their STEM muscles and mastering new concepts. Grades 4-8. 1-4 p.m. July 23-26 at Sylvan Learning of Irmo, 1270 Bower Parkway, Suite C10. www.sylvanlearning.com/irmo.

Tech Explorers Half-Day Camp (I): Students will relate to the adventures of memorable characters in amusing stories, explore cool technology with hands-on STEAM activities and learn timeless principles! Ages 4-7. 9 a.m. to noon July 2-3 and 5-6 at IT-oLogy, 1301 Gervais St. $80. www.it-ology.org.

Tech Explorers Half-Day Camp (II): Students will relate to the adventures of memorable characters in amusing stories, explore cool technology with hands-on STEAM activities and learn timeless principles! Ages 4-7. 9 a.m. to noon July 30 to Aug. 3 at IT-oLogy, 1301 Gervais St. $100. www.it-ology.org.

Thing-a-ma-Bot: Join us as we discover a world of programming and coding with several robots, including Cubelets, littleBits, Dash and Dot, Ozobot Evo, LEGO WeDo 2.0, LEGO EV3, and even Bloxels - where you can create your own video game! Ages 9 to 11. 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Two sessions: June 25-29 and Aug. 6-10. S.C. State Museum, 301 Gervais St. $200; $160, members. scmuseum.org.

Tinkering on the Edge (of Glory): Get ready to get creative and think outside the box! Make connections with Squishy Circuits, design a ScribblyBattleyDoodle Bot, and the pressure is on when you build a fully-functioning hydraulic bridge! Ages 9 to 11. 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Two sessions: July 9-13 and Aug. 13-17. S.C. State Museum, 301 Gervais St. $200; $160, members. scmuseum.org.

World of Robotics full-day camp: Students explore the basic and complex technology used to design and build robots. They will discover the world of robotics and when asked they will be able to describe the differences between humans and their robotic counterparts. Campers attending the full-day camp will create two completely different robots. Ages 7-14. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Two sessions: June 18-22; July 16-20. The Hammond School, 854 Galway Lane. $250. www.hammondschool.org/page/summer-programs/welcome; 803-726-6413.

World of Robotics: Students explore the basic and complex technology used to design and build robots. They will discover the world of robotics and when asked they will be able to describe the differences between humans and their robotic counterparts. Campers attending the full-day camp will create two completely different robots. Ages 7-14. Four sessions: 9 a.m. to noon or 1-4 p.m. June 18-22 or July 16-20 at the Hammond School, 854 Galway Lane. $195. www.hammondschool.org/page/summer-programs/welcome; 803-726-6413.

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Adventures at Sea: Set sail on an adventure into the world of mermaids and pirates. Treasure hunts, sand castle building, and mystical ocean discoveries await our pirates and mermaids. This adventure will dive deep into music, arts, language development, and social skills. Age 4 through grade 1. 9 a.m. to noon June 4-8 at the Hammond School, 854 Galway Lane. $180. www.hammondschool.org/page/summer-programs/welcome; 803-726-6413.

Back to School Boot Camp: Middle school can be an exciting but challenging time for students. They have to adjust to new environments, take on more responsibility, and handle heavier workloads. Our Back to School Boot Camp will give your child the skills and confidence needed for success – both in and out of the classroom. Grades 5-9. 4-6 p.m. Aug. 6-9 at Sylvan Learning of Irmo, 1270 Bower Parkway, Suite C10. $189. www.sylvanlearning.com/irmo.

Builders in Training: We will create our own designs and make structures using LEGOs, recyclable materials, and other interesting items to learn communication, problem solving, reasoning, developing creativity, and teamwork. Age 4 through grade 1. 9 a.m. to noon June 11-15 at the Hammond School, 854 Galway Lane. $180. www.hammondschool.org/page/summer-programs/welcome; 803-726-6413.

Flip into First Grade: Join two of Hammond’s first-grade teachers to flip through some good books to brush up on reading skills; flip on the computer and have fun with technology; and flip a fact or two as we practice our math! Grade 1. 9 a.m. to noon July 23-27 at the Hammond School, 854 Galway Lane. $150. www.hammondschool.org/page/summer-programs/welcome; 803-726-6413.

In the Know and Ready to Go: A Basic Introduction to 5th Grade: Students will learn about the day-to-day life in the Middle School. This offering will help students feel confident and ready to start fifth grade! Grade 5. 9 a.m. to noon July 30 through Aug. 3 at the Hammond School, 854 Galway Lane. $150. www.hammondschool.org/page/summer-programs/welcome; 803-726-6413.

Introduction to Hammond Lower School: The transition to a new school is made easier by attending this camp, which explores the different areas you might visit on a normal day at Hammond School. Enriching literature and art activities are incorporated each day. A $15 supply fee is included in tuition. Age 4 through grade 1. 9 a.m. to noon July 23-27 at the Hammond School, 854 Galway Lane. $160. www.hammondschool.org/page/summer-programs/welcome; 803-726-6413.

Kickoff to Kindergarten: Spend a fun-filled week with two of Hammond’s kindergarten teachers, who will introduce children to skills such as incorporating games, technology, and hands-on learning to prepare for a wonderful and successful year in kindergarten. Kindergarten. 9 a.m. to noon July 30 through Aug. 3 at the Hammond School, 854 Galway Lane. $155. www.hammondschool.org/page/summer-programs/welcome; 803-726-6413.

Princesses and Superheroes: Do you have what it takes to save the world? Do you have the sparkle to rule the world? Train to be the superhero or princess you were meant to be! Save the world from evil-doers everywhere in this interactive and high energy camp. The training combines cooperative games, team-building activities, literature, educational enrichment activities, and craft projects to ensure your powers will be supreme. Age 4 through grade 1. 9 a.m. to noon July 9-13 at the Hammond School, 854 Galway Lane. $180. www.hammondschool.org/page/summer-programs/welcome; 803-726-6413.

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Construct & Reconstruct: Using the basics of design thinking, campers engage in a variety of hands-on projects with the goal of developing their own design processes and the problem-solving skills often used in architecture and interior design. Ages 7-12. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 17-18 at Columbia Museum of Art, 1515 Main St. $90; $72, members. www.columbiamuseum.org/learn/summer-camp.

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Cooking Camp: Learn how to read a recipe and correctly measure ingredients while making yummy and nutritious treats. The campers will be learn measuring, slicing, and squeezing, basic cooking techniques, kitchen safety, and cooking chemistry. Please notify the instructor if your child has any food allergies! Age 4 to grade 4. 9 a.m. to noon. Two sessions: June 11-15; July 9-13. The Hammond School, 854 Galway Lane. $175. www.hammondschool.org/page/summer-programs/welcome; 803-726-6413.

Culinary Lab Immersive: Molecular Gastronomy: Do you want to try new and inventive ways to prepare food? Each day is a delectable field trip that delves into gastronomy: the study of food and culture. We will play with unconventional flavors and textures using molecular lab tools to produce tasty and exciting dishes. Campers will be learn professional techniques while learning about the science of nutrition as they prepare culinary delights of their own. Grades 3-5. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 11-15 at the Hammond School, 854 Galway Lane. $300. www.hammondschool.org/page/summer-programs/welcome; 803-726-6413.

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Beach Party Dance Camp: Come catch waves of fun at our beach party dance camp! We will spend the day dancing to the songs of the summer and create crafts that will help us have fun in the sun! We will end the week with a beach-themed dance performance. Age 4 to grade 4. 1-4 p.m. June 11-15 at the Hammond School, 854 Galway Lane. $155. www.hammondschool.org/page/summer-programs/welcome; 803-726-6413.

Glitter and Shimmer Dance Camp: Girls just want to have fun, dress up, and feel pretty. We will do our nails, style our hair, and create our own fashion accessories. Incorporating glamour and fashion to help us glimmer and shimmer while we dance. We will have a dance performance on the last day of camp. Age 4 through grade 1. 1-4 p.m. Two sessions: June 18-22; July 16-20. The Hammond School, 854 Galway Lane. $155. www.hammondschool.org/page/summer-programs/welcome; 803-726-6413.

Let’s Dance Latino Rhythms (elementary): Come join the fun and learn how to dance with Latin American rhythms at your own pace. Participants will learn how to dance bachata, merengue, gumbia, salsa and Spanish rhythms, and increase their Spanish language vocabulary. Age 4 to grade 4. Four sessions: 9 a.m. to noon June 11-15; 1-4 p.m. June 18-22; 9 a.m. to noon June 25-29; 9 a.m. to noon July 9-13. The Hammond School, 854 Galway Lane. $150. www.hammondschool.org/page/summer-programs/welcome; 803-726-6413.

Let’s Dance Latino Rhythms (intermediate and middle school): Come join the fun and learn how to dance with Latin American rhythms at your own pace. Participants will learn how to dance bachata, merengue, gumbia, salsa and Spanish rhythms, and increase their Spanish language vocabulary. Grades 5-8. 1-4 p.m. Two sessions: June 18-22; July 16-20. The Hammond School, 854 Galway Lane. $150. www.hammondschool.org/page/summer-programs/welcome; 803-726-6413.

Under the Sea Dance Camp: Ride the waves with Moana, swim under the sea with Ariel, and learn to hula dance with Lilo and Stitch! We will spend the day learning dances to the songs from our favorite ocean friends. We will have an “Under the Sea”-themed dance performance at the end of the week. Age 4 to grade 4. 1-4 p.m. July 9-13 at the Hammond School, 854 Galway Lane. $155. www.hammondschool.org/page/summer-programs/welcome; 803-726-6413.

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Children’s Theater – ‘Cinderella’: Every child will enjoy having a part in this fairy tale production. Costumes, set design and acting are some of the fun activities that fill each day. A performance will be 11:30 a.m. June 29, and families and friends are invited to attend. Age 4 through grade 2. 9 a.m. to noon June 25-29 at the Hammond School, 854 Galway Lane. $175. www.hammondschool.org/page/summer-programs/welcome; 803-726-6413.

Music Theater – ‘The Jungle Book’: The colorful story of Mowgli comes to life with costumes, set design and singing. Each participant will have a part in scenes from this beloved Broadway musical. Learn how to sign, act, and build confidence! A performance will be 11:30 a.m. July 20, and families and friends are invited to attend. Grades 2-8. 9 a.m. to noon July 16-20 at the Hammond School, 854 Galway Lane. $175. www.hammondschool.org/page/summer-programs/welcome; 803-726-6413.

Music Theater – ‘The Sound of Music’: Join the fun as we bring scenes from this favorite Broadway musical to life! Learn the songs, build the sets, become the characters and build confidence on stage. We will have a performance at 11:30 a.m. Aug. 3, and families and friends are invited to attend. Grades 1-8. 9 a.m. to noon July 30 through Aug. 3 at the Hammond School, 854 Galway Lane. $175. www.hammondschool.org/page/summer-programs/welcome; 803-726-6413.

Story Time Adventures: Read wonderful children’s stories, and bring them to life with homemade costumes and props. Children will learn beginning reading skills and build their confidence as they enjoy retelling the story with drama. Age 4 through grade 1. 9 a.m. to noon July 9-13 at the Hammond School, 854 Galway Lane. $175. www.hammondschool.org/page/summer-programs/welcome; 803-726-6413.

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Books and Brushes: Join us as we learn about the deep connection between literature and art. Each day will begin with a reading to encourage creativity and inspire engineering designs. Fashion your very own doodling robot, practice printmaking, and craft textile collages. Ages 6 to 8. 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Two sessions: June 25-29; Aug. 6-10. S.C. State Museum, 301 Gervais St. $200; $160, members. scmuseum.org.

Design Redux: Ever find something and wonder why it was just tossed aside? In this workshop, we take unconventional items to create unique pieces of art from the wearable to the shareable. Ages 7-12. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 12-13 at Columbia Museum of Art, 1515 Main St. $90; $72, members. www.columbiamuseum.org/learn/summer-camp.

Hands-On Crafts: Campers will spend the week painting, drawing, sculpting and crafting. Age 4 to grade 4. Two sessions: 9 a.m. to noon or 1-4 p.m. June 8 at the Hammond School, 854 Galway Lane. $160. www.hammondschool.org/page/summer-programs/welcome; 803-726-6413.

Tableaux Vivant: Starting with a famous painting as our inspiration, we’ll work throughout the week, learning about costuming and shading, lighting and make-up to perform our piece at the end of the week for parents and guests. Ages 12-14. 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. June 18-22 at the S.C. State Museum, 301 Gervais St. $200; $160, members. scmuseum.org.

Tools of the Trade: What would artists do without their tools? In this workshop, we explore the many types of tools that can be used to build, sculpt, and create. Using the principles and elements of art and design, campers will make art that pays homage to tools. Ages 7-12. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 19-20 at Columbia Museum of Art, 1515 Main St. $90; $72, members. www.columbiamuseum.org/learn/summer-camp.

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Private Voice Lessons: Dr. Lynch will offer private lessons that are designed to encourage the development of the participant’s vocal skills as well as to achieve competency in performing a variety of musical styles. Emphasis will be placed on developing vocal freedom and beauty of tone, efficient breath control, expressiveness, mastery of good diction, and a confident, attractive stage presence. Skills will be built through daily practice of vocal exercises and the study of appropriate song literature (selected by the instructor). The participant will be responsible for the purchase of any repertoire. Grades 5-12 and adults. Instructors and students will schedule lessons between June 4 and Aug. 3. The Hammond School, 854 Galway Lane. $35 per 30-minute session; $70 per hourlong session. www.hammondschool.org/page/summer-programs/welcome; 803-726-6413.

USC Youth Choir Summer Camp: Join us for a fun-filled week of singing and music-making. The camp ends with a mini-concert showcasing the week’s activities. Grades 3-8. 9 a.m. July 30 to 1 p.m. Aug. 3 at USC School of Music, 813 Assembly St. $175. sc.edu/music.

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Let’s Build It All: In this workshop, we explore a variety of construction methods and media. Campers create three sculptures: a mobile, a figurative sculpture, and a relief wall hanging. Ages 7-12. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 26-27 at Columbia Museum of Art, 1515 Main St. $90; $72, www.columbiamuseum.org/learn/summer-camp.

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Docent for a Day: Ever been on a tour in a museum? It was probably led by a docent! Docents do research to learn about art and history and then pass that knowledge along to visitors who come to the museum. Campers get a behind-the-scenes peek at how museums work as they research, write, and deliver their very own tours. Ages 13-18. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 31 through Aug. 1 at Columbia Museum of Art, 1515 Main St. $90; $72, members. www.columbiamuseum.org/learn/summer-camp.

Metalworking: Learn the basics of metalwork to create art with an edge. Campers form, fabricate, and solder a range of materials into sculptural works of art, taking inspiration from the diverse metal sculpture in the CMA and around the Main Street District. Ages 13-18. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 24-25 at Columbia Museum of Art, 1515 Main St. $90; $72, members. www.columbiamuseum.org/learn/summer-camp.

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Baseball Camp: This week of baseball designed for new and developing players will emphasize the basics of hitting, fielding, throwing, and running the bases. Campers should bring their own baseball glove and cap. Boys and girls both have a blast with a wonderful balance of both instruction and fun. Campers love the last day of camp as they learn the proper technique of sliding on a large watered-down slip-n-slide. Grades K-8. 9 a.m. to noon June 4-8 at the Hammond School, 854 Galway Lane. $145. www.hammondschool.org/page/summer-programs/welcome; 803-726-6413.

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My-Basketball: This co-ed skills development camp focuses on fundamental skills such as dribbling, shooting and passing. Campers will have fun while enhancing their dribbling skills, shooting skills, and passing skills – and will learn defensive techniques. Grades 4-6. 9 a.m. to noon June 4-8 at the Hammond School, 854 Galway Lane. $135. www.hammondschool.org/page/summer-programs/welcome; 803-726-6413.

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Football Camp: From the fundamentals of running, passing, blocking and calling plays, this clinic is action-packed. Of course, this camp will not require any individual equipment or full contact. This offering is open to both boys and girls. Grades K-8. 9 a.m. to noon July 9-13 at the Hammond School, 854 Galway Lane. $145. www.hammondschool.org/page/summer-programs/welcome; 803-726-6413.

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Golf Camp: Each camper will learn appropriate golf etiquette, history, and traditions of a lifetime sport. Golf clubs are provided to each camper at camp. Age 4 through grade 5. 9 a.m. to noon June 18-20 at the Hammond School, 854 Galway Lane. $125. www.hammondschool.org/page/summer-programs/welcome; 803-726-6413.

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Action, Cheer, and Tumble: Tumbling Camp: Girls will work in groups accruing to their ability level. All levels, beginners through the more advanced, are welcome and encouraged to attend. Age 4 through grade 8. 9 a.m. to noon June 18 through June 21 at the Hammond School, 854 Galway Lane. $170. www.hammondschool.org/page/summer-programs/welcome; 803-726-6413.

Little Hawks Cheerleading Camp: Little Hawks Cheerleading Camp is a weeklong camp led by the varsity competition cheerleaders. Little Hawks will learn cheers, dances, and jumps to perform at a showcase and game! Age 4 through grade 4. 9 a.m. to noon July 30 through Aug. 3 at the Hammond School, 854 Galway Lane. $120. www.hammondschool.org/page/summer-programs/welcome; 803-726-6413.

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Soccer Camp: This camp will emphasize soccer fundamentals and game play, also incorporating the basic tactics of the game and development ball control, passing and dribbling skills, and shooting techniques. The curriculum challenges players in the decision making process, in addition to covering speed and agility aspects to become quicker with the ball. Grades K-12. 1-4 p.m. July 23-27 at the Hammond School, 854 Galway Lane. $135. www.hammondschool.org/page/summer-programs/welcome; 803-726-6413.

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Swim Lessons: Kitty Konkle offers swim lessons to swimmers of all levels. Campers will learn the skills to be a safe swimmer while building fundamentals to be a technically sound swimmer in all four strokes. From Level 1 through Level 8, campers will learn how to stay safe and how to aid someone in distress. It is our goal, with these combined efforts, that campers will be set up for safety and success in and around the water. 2:30-3 p.m. or 3-3:30 p.m. Eight sessions: June 4-7, June 11-14, June 18-21, June 25-28, July 9-12, July 16-19, July 23-26, July 30 through Aug. 2 Age 3 through grade 8. $70 per week. www.hammondschool.org/page/summer-programs/welcome; 803-726-6413.

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Fun With Tennis: From Beginner Through Intermediate: Beginning and intermediate players will be taught correct technique with strokes and learn tactics of play. Ball machines, games and drills, and tools will be implemented. Grades 1-12. 9 a.m. to noon. Two sessions: June 4-8; June 11-15. The Hammond School, 854 Galway Lane. $165. www.hammondschool.org/page/summer-programs/welcome; 803-726-6413.

Private Tennis Lessons: Stay active, learn a lifelong sport, or take your game to the next level with private instruction, flexible scheduling, and a convenient location at Hammond’s tennis courts. Age 4 and up. The Hammond School, 854 Galway Lane. $35 per 30-minute lesson; $70.00 per hourlong lesson. www.hammondschool.org/page/summer-programs/welcome; 803-726-6413.

Tennis for Competition: This excellent learning environment for every player includes drills to develop shot selection, ball machine and live ball play, video analysis, classroom instruction and match competition. Grades 2-12. 9 a.m. to noon. Two sessions: July 9-13; July 16-20. The Hammond School, 854 Galway Lane. $165. www.hammondschool.org/page/summer-programs/welcome; 803-726-6413.

OTHER SPORTS DAY CAMPS

All Sports Camp: This camp includes every game and sport imaginable and is aimed to develop a solid foundation sport basic skills and techniques. In addition, the All Sports Camp is designed for kids to learn not only how to play and perform at different sports, but also to learn sportsmanship skills, the concept of teamwork, and most importantly, have a ton of fun! Grades K-5. 1-4 p.m. June 11-15 at the Hammond School, 854 Galway Lane. $135. www.hammondschool.org/page/summer-programs/welcome; 803-726-6413.

Camp Fit: Our action-packed fitness boot camp is sure to get the troops in shape! This camp is led by certified fitness instructors, and involves continuous, vigorous activity that incorporates endurance, strength, flexibility and motor skill development – and a lot of FUN! Campers will be exposed to obstacle courses, relay races, circuit training, cardiovascular training, sports skills drills, muscular strength and endurance training, speed and agility drills, team building exercise and character education. This military-style fun fitness camp uses energizing music that children know and love along with fitness equipment and props to add variety and challenge to every class. Grades 2-4. 1-4 p.m. July 16-20 at the Hammond School, 854 Galway Lane. $175. www.hammondschool.org/page/summer-programs/welcome; 803-726-6413.

Little Hawks Sports Camp: Young Hawks will spend time throwing and catching, running and jumping, bouncing and dribbling, as well as learning rules and games that promote these important motor skills. Age 4 through grade 3. 9 a.m. to noon June 25-29 at the Hammond School, 854 Galway Lane. $140. www.hammondschool.org/page/summer-programs/welcome; 803-726-6413.

Super Hero Fitness: Get fit with Stretch-n-Grow! Exercise and pretend to be all of your favorite Super Heroes while exercising. Great for boys and girls! This camp is led by certified fitness instructors. Campers exercise with balls, noodles, parachutes, and more. Each camper will get to take home their very own Super Hero Cape at the end of the week! Age 4 through grade 1. 9 a.m. to noon June 18-22 at the Hammond School, 854 Galway Lane. $175. www.hammondschool.org/page/summer-programs/welcome; 803-726-6413.

Tomorrow’s Super Athlete Camp: No matter what sport you play, there are certain aspects such as speed, agility, and explosiveness that will help you perform better. This camp’s curriculum includes work on the mechanics, main skills and techniques of the biggest sports in the United States: football, basketball, baseball, hockey, soccer, tennis, and more, covering the main aspects of each discipline. This week is designed for campers to learn about the technical and tactical components of the different sports, to learn about sportsmanship and teamwork, developing the necessary skills to play and succeed in sports in the future. Grades 2-6. 1-4 p.m. July 16-20 at the Hammond School, 854 Galway Lane. $135. www.hammondschool.org/page/summer-programs/welcome; 803-726-6413.

Yoga Stars: Learn the basics of yoga with our certified youth fitness instructors! We will incorporate stories, music, and play to help campers find their inner peace in a safe and calm environment. Campers will learn breathing, chanting, and relaxation techniques as well as strength and flexibility. Campers will take home their very own yoga poses and book at the end of the week. Age 4 through grade 1. 1-4 p.m. July 23-27 at the Hammond School, 854 Galway Lane. $175. www.hammondschool.org/page/summer-programs/welcome; 803-726-6413.

OUTDOOR DAY CAMPS

Green Thumb Club: Catch a ladybug, chase a firefly and grow a garden, all while learning about nature and the world around us through stories, songs, art, exploration and imaginary play. Green Thumb Club campers will create nature-based crafts through tactile activities and developmentally appropriate science investigations. Age 4 through grade 1. 9 a.m. to noon June 18-22 at the Hammond School, 854 Galway Lane. $180. www.hammondschool.org/page/summer-programs/welcome; 803-726-6413.

Nature Camp: Campers will go on nature walks through Hammond’s South Campus and journey off-campus to other locations for some nature adventures. Campers will identify vegetation and wildlife and learn woodsman and primitive technology skills. Age 4 through grade 5. 9 a.m. to noon July 30 through Aug. 3 at the Hammond School, 854 Galway Lane. $145. www.hammondschool.org/page/summer-programs/welcome; 803-726-6413.

UHS Nature Camp: In Unlimited Hands-on Science nature camp, we will take a quick look at nature from all perspectives. Get ready to get a little dirty as we dig deep into nature. Join us as we venture out and hunt for bugs to preserve. Age 4 through grade 8. Five sessions: 9 a.m. to noon or 1-4 p.m. June 4-8; 9 a.m. to noon June 25-29; 9 a.m. to noon or 1-4 p.m. July 23-27 at the Hammond School, 854 Galway Lane. $150. www.hammondschool.org/page/summer-programs/welcome; 803-726-6413.

UHS Nature full-day camp: Whether your child wants to become a biologist, physicist, entomologist, herpetologist, geologist or botanist, this is definitely the class for them. In Unlimited Hands-on Science nature camp, we will take a quick look at nature from all perspectives. Get ready to get a little dirty as we dig deep into nature. Join us as we venture out and hunt for bugs to preserve. Age 4 through grade 8. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 4 through July 27 at the Hammond School, 854 Galway Lane. $200 per week. www.hammondschool.org/page/summer-programs/welcome; 803-726-6413.

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Campers learn archery skills during a past outdoor skills camp at Heathwood Hall. Tim Dominick The State file photo

OTHER DAY CAMPS

Camp M.A.T.E.S.: Camp M.A.T.E.S. is a theory-driven sports, social skills, academic, and nutrition summer camp that serves children and adolescents with social skills deficits (including but not limited to Asperger's, high-functioning autism, ADHD, and learning disabilities). Ages 4-21. 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays from June 12 through Aug. 2 at a location to be announced. $115 per week. ffoster@autismacademyofsc.org; www.autismacademyofsc.org.

Fancy Nancy: Come and experience everything posh (that is a better word for fancy)! From dressing up to minding your manners come and join the festivities! Mrs. Traci Waite will engage all the “young ladies” this week with a wonderful array of crafts, activities, games, and the little life lessons that you want all little girls to learn. *$15 supply fee is included in the tuition. Age 4 through grade 1. 9 a.m. to noon June 11-15 at the Hammond School, 854 Galway Lane. $160. www.hammondschool.org/page/summer-programs/welcome; 803-726-6413.

Five Fairy Tea Parties!: Come join the fairy fun as we celebrate each day with a new and exciting theme! All fairies will enjoy making costumes, decorations and tasty goodies for our tea parties. Age 4 through grade 2. 9 a.m. June 18 to noon June 22 at the Hammond School, 854 Galway Lane. $175. www.hammondschool.org/page/summer-programs/welcome; 803-726-6413.

Future Master Chess Camp: The Future Master Chess Camp provides master-level instruction from the top chess players in South Carolina. Our experienced instructors ensure that campers will be engaged through fun, instructive activities such as group problem-solving exercises, playing guess the grandmaster’s move, and competing in a camp tournament. Both first-time and experienced players will receive personalized coaching in all of our camps. Chess is a beautiful and ancient game that has enchanted players of all ages for millennia. The Future Master Chess Camp will introduce players to some of the beautiful and rich strategies played by great players across the years. The study and play of chess has many benefits. Campers learn to think critically and solve problems in a fun game environment. Campers also develop concentration and confidence through competition. Grades 2-8. 1-4 p.m. June 25-29 at the Hammond School, 854 Galway Lane. $200. www.hammondschool.org/page/summer-programs/welcome; 803-726-6413.

Fur Friends: Regardless of whether you have cats or dogs at home, children will have fun while learning about pet ownership combined with valuable lessons about the humane treatment of domestic animals. To appreciate our domesticated furry friends, participants will learn the history of cats and dogs and how they have become the companions we know today. Sessions will discuss dogs as “working” animals, as well as cat behaviors and interactions. Fur Friends participants will spend time one-on-one with some of our adoptable pets to learn various aspects of pet ownership. Ages 5-12. 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Two sessions per age group: Ages 5-7, June 12-14 and July 10-12; ages 8-12, June 26-28 and July 17-19. Pawmetto Lifeline, 1275 Bower Parkway. $150. www.pawmettolifeline.org/events/fur_friends_2018/.

Groovy Girls: Enjoy a week of fashion, fun, and learning how to make and be a good friend. We will have arts, crafts, and games galore. There will be spa days, tea parties, and learning manners! You will also have the chance to be an artist and paint your own canvas plus more! Being a girl has never been so much fun! A $15 supply fee is included in tuition. Grades 2-5. 9 a.m. to noon. Two sessions: June 11-15; July 16-20. The Hammond School, 854 Galway Lane. $165. www.hammondschool.org/page/summer-programs/welcome; 803-726-6413.

Hawk Ridge Camp: A summer full of fun, age-appropriate activities, and a variety of hands-on enrichment opportunities while building self-esteem through positive interactions. Campers are divided into three age groups: 3-4 years old, kindergartners and first-graders, and rising second- through sixth-grades. Each camper will have the opportunity to experience a variety of field trips and field studies as well as music, theater, art, sports, outdoor adventures, and more! Activities are carefully organized according to age group, are planned in advance, and provide hands-on interactive learning in a stimulating and safe environment. This program is designed to provide an opportunity in which campers can have fun, learn, relax, thrive, smile, laugh, make new friends, and make great memories at Hammond! Age 3 to grade 6. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 4 through Aug. 3 at the Hammond School, 854 Galway Lane. $185 per week, full-day; $100 per week, half-day; $50 per day. www.hammondschool.org/page/summer-programs/hawk-ridge-camp.

Highlander Day Camp: Join us for just one week, or for the entire summer! Heathwood Summer Programs have been thoughtfully crafted to be developmentally appropriate for all students from age 2 through grade 12. While students are engaged with STEM, sports, arts and crafts, academic enrichment, and adventure, we are mindful to support their physical, social, and emotional growth. The best part is that you can pair any morning and afternoon camps to appeal to your child’s diverse interests. Counselors build a safe, nurturing classroom community where campers share their talents, make new friends, and create lasting memories. Age 2 through grade 8. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 4 through July 27 at Heathwood Hall Episcopal School, 3000 S. Beltline Blvd. Full-day camps start at $200 per child per week; half-day camps start at $120 per child per week. www.heathwood.org/summer.

Miss Manners Tea Party: We’re having a tea party in Wonderland, just for the girls! Join two of Hammond’s kindergarten teachers to practice special etiquette skills. Campers will learn dining manners, telephone etiquette, introductions and correspondence. Age 4 through grade 4. 9 a.m. to noon July 9-13 at the Hammond School, 854 Galway Lane. $165. www.hammondschool.org/page/summer-programs/welcome; 803-726-6413.

Olaf’s Frozen in Summer: Are you ready for an exciting summer cool down that would make Olaf one happy snowman? Join Hammond’s kindergarten teachers for a “Frozen” week of fun. There will be snowball fights, arts and crafts, reindeer snacks, and “snow” much more! Open to both boys and girls. Age 4 to grade 4. 9 a.m. to noon June 4-8 at the Hammond School, 854 Galway Lane. $165. www.hammondschool.org/page/summer-programs/welcome; 803-726-6413.

Olympic Madness: Carry the Olympic torch to summer camp, where you will participate in individual competitions and team-based challenges for a week of fun and games. Olympic Madness is for campers who want to try new sports and take their physical abilities to a whole new level. Grades 2-4. 9 a.m. to noon July 23-27 at the Hammond School, 854 Galway Lane. $180. www.hammondschool.org/page/summer-programs/welcome; 803-726-6413.

Pinkalicious: Join Hammond’s kindergarten teachers, for a pinkerrific week of dress-up, games, tea parties, cooking, arts and crafts, and more! With much of this week’s activities based on the popular book by Victoria and Elizabeth Kann, you’re sure to have a Pinkalicious time. Age 4 through grade 1. 9 a.m. to noon July 16-20 at the Hammond School, 854 Galway Lane. $165. www.hammondschool.org/page/summer-programs/welcome; 803-726-6413.

Riverbanks Zoo and Garden Zoo Camp: Young explorers will connect with nature and journey to wild places when Summer Zoo Camp heats up at Riverbanks. Two unique topics will be offered during two one-week sessions. Zoo campers will go wild over daily animal encounters, crafts, games, hands on activities, and more. Enroll before March 15 and receive a 15 percent discount off registration (discounts also apply the week of July 4) with coupon code zoocamp2018. Ages 3-13. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 11 through Aug. 17 at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden, 500 Wildlife Parkway. $190, full-day member price; $260, full-day nonmember price; $125, half-day member price for ages 4-5; $195, half-day nonmember price for ages 4-5; $65, member price for ages 3-4 with adult; $85 nonmember price for ages 3-4 with adult. www.riverbanks.org/education; 803-602-0803; education@riverbanks.org.

Salvation Army Day Camp: Children make crafts, take field trips, and join in character building activities. Grades 1-5. 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. June 4-29 at the Salvation Army, 3024 Farrow Road. Free.

Solid Rock Day Camp: Solid Rock is a weekly themed day camp that provides age-appropriate opportunities for fun and learning. Kindergarten through grade 6. 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. June 4 through Aug. 10 at Trinity Baptist Church, 2003 Charleston Highway, Cayce. $100 per week. www.tbccayce.com/kidz.

Stars and Stripes Camp: Mrs. Traci Waite will strike up the children’s patriotic juices by tapping into the five senses. This camp offers a star-studded week of games, art, songs, stories and more to get the children ready for Independence Day. A $15 supply fee is included in tuition. Age 4 through grade 1. 9 a.m. to noon June 25-29 at the Hammond School, 854 Galway Lane. $160. www.hammondschool.org/page/summer-programs/welcome; 803-726-6413.

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Camp Gravatt is an affirming Christian community where campers of all backgrounds and ages make friends, learn responsibility, become leaders, and grow in their understanding of themselves and their community. Courtesy of Camp Gravatt file photo

OVERNIGHT CAMPS

ACADEMIC OVERNIGHT CAMPS

GoSciTech: GoSciTech is the Governor’s School for Science & Mathematics’ annual residential science camp. GoSciTech provides unmatched opportunities to explore the endless possibilities of science and technology in an interactive, residential environment. All camps are led by college, university and GSSM professors, along with other professionals in their respective fields. Grades 8-10. June 17 through July 21 at the GSSM Campus, 401 Railroad Ave., Hartsville. $800-$900, depending on course selection. www.scgssm.org/camps/goscitech.

OUTDOOR AND ADVENTURE OVERNIGHT CAMPS

Camp Gravatt: Camp Gravatt is an affirming Christian community where campers of all backgrounds and ages make friends, learn responsibility, become leaders, and grow in their understanding of themselves and their community. Children stay in platform tents or screened cabins and participate in a range of activities, including archery, arts and crafts, swimming and challenge courses. Grades 1-10. See website for Family Camp. Multiple sessions between June 1 and Aug. 12 at 1006 Camp Gravatt Road. $675 to $1,225. campgravatt.org.

OTHER OVERNIGHT CAMPS

Camp Wonder Hands: Camp Wonder Hands is a six-day, five-night camp for children who are deaf or hard of hearing. Each camper attends on a scholarship provided by Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital or private, civic and corporate donations. Ages 7-15. June 24-29 at Camp Kinard, 6053 Two Notch Road, Batesburg-Leesville. Free. https://palmettohealthchildrens.org/programs/camp-wonder-hands

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