Summer Camps

The Recreation Commission offers great summer programs which provide children with unique and affordable opportunities. They will enjoy fun recreational activities such as swimming, exciting field trips and creative arts & crafts projects in a safe environment with trained staff.

Summer Camp Office:
7473 Parklane Road, Columbia, SC 29223
Michael Marshall, Facility Operations Division Head, (803) 741-7272 ext. 105
V. Rene Franks, Programming Supervisor, (803) 741-7272 ext. 119

Education & Experience Requirements for Summer Camp Employment:

Directors and Assistant Directors  Must be at least 21 years of age and have an Associate’s Degree or a Bachelor’s Degree or a valid high school diploma or General Educational Development Certificate (GED), with three (3) years experience as a caregiver in a licensed/approved/registered childcare facility and a plan to complete the Certificate in Child Development/Early Childhood or a DSS ABC approved credential/certificate/diploma/degree within three years. You will be required to provide proof of education if hired.

Counselors – Must be at least 18 years of age and have a valid high school diploma or General Educational Development Certificate (GED) and at least six (6) months experience as a caregiver in a licensed/approved child care facility.

 

SUMMER OF SUCCESS DAY CAMP

Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday: 8:00 am-6:00 pm
Children ages: 5-12 (must be 5 to register for camp)
Non-Refundable Registration Fee: $25.00 per child; Weekly Rate: $90.00 per child

The Richland County Recreation Commission is excited to offer our Summer of Success Day Camps. Campers will enjoy bi-weekly field trips, recreational activities, arts & crafts, character education, free meals and much more. A $25 initial registration fee is required and $90/week. Earliest drop off time is 7:45 am. Spaces are limited and advance registration is required. Families with multiple children are allowed a $5.00 weekly discount (i.e. First child pays the full amount; Second and any additional children will receive the discount.)

Full Day Camp Sites:

Blythewood Park 126 Boney Road, Blythewood, SC 29016 (803) 691-9786
Caughman Road Park 2800 Trotter Road, Hopkins, SC 29061 (803) 783-0400
Forest Lake Park 6820 Wedgefield Road, Columbia, SC 29206 (803) 787-5000
North Springs Park 1320 Clemson Road, Columbia, SC 29229 (803) 736-6070
Polo Road Park 730 Polo Road, Columbia, SC 29223 (803) 736-1657

STAY AND PLAY SUMMER AFTERNOON CAMP

Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday: 1:00-6:00 pm
Children ages: 5-12 (must be 5 to register for camp)
Non-Refundable Registration Fee: $25.00 per child; Weekly Rate: $55.00 per child

RCRC’s Stay & Play Camp is designed for those working parents that need a safe and fun environment for there children during the summer months. Campers will learn about a variety of sports, play recreational games, express themselves through the arts, watch movies, and much more. A $25 initial registration fee is required and $55/week. Spaces are limited and advance registration is required. Families with multiple children are allowed a $5.00 weekly discount (i.e. First child pays the full amount; Second and any additional children will receive the discount.)

Summer Afternoon Half Day Camp Sites:

Friarsgate Park 1712 Chadford Road, Irmo, SC 29063 (803) 732-3220
Hopkins Park 150 Hopkins Park Road, Hopkins, SC 29061 (803) 783-9374
Killian Park 1424 Marthan Road, Blythewood, SC 29016 (803) 754-7980
Meadowlake Park 600 Beckman Road, Columbia, SC 29203 (803) 754-4463
St. Andrews Park 920 Beatty Road, Columbia, SC 29210 (803) 772-6598

 

PLAYGROUND ADVENTURES CAMP

Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday: 8:00 am-1:00 pm
Children ages: 5-12 (must be 5 to register for camp)
Weekly Rate: FREE

Playground Adventures is a half day FREE camp. Campers will enjoy recreational activities, arts & crafts, character education, a free lunch and much more. Earliest drop off time is 7:45 am. Spaces are limited and advance registration is required. Families with multiple children are allowed a $5.00 weekly discount (i.e. First child pays the full amount; Second and any additional children will receive the discount.)

Playground Adventures Half Day Camp Sites:

Friarsgate Park 1712 Chadford Road, Irmo, SC 29063 (803) 732-3220
Hopkins Park 150 Hopkins Park Road, Hopkins, SC 29061 (803) 783-9374
Killian Park 1424 Marthan Road, Blythewood, SC 29016 (803) 754-7980
Meadowlake Park 600 Beckman Road, Columbia, SC 29203 (803) 754-4463
St. Andrews Park 920 Beatty Road, Columbia, SC 29210 (803) 772-6598