Camps and Youth Programs

Academic Camps/Programs

  • C-CATS

    For:
    9th and 10th graders

    Where:
    Youth Learning Institute (YLI) Headquarters and Education Center
    698 Concord Church Road
    Pickens, SC 2967

    When:
    March 4-6, 2016
    March 11-13, 2016
    April 1-3, 2016
    April 8-10, 2016
    April 15-17, 2016
    April 22-24, 2016
    April 29-May 1, 2016

    Price:
    $230 per session

    Clemson's Challenge for Academically Talented Students (C-CATS) recruits top students from South Carolina, North Carolina and Georgia to participate in high-powered weekend retreats at YLI Headquarters in Pickens, S.C. The program challenges students academically, physically and socially, offering tools and techniques to achieve and maintain high-quality performance in school and in life. Top Clemson students lead campus tours with their passion for sharing what makes Clemson one of the best public universities in the nation. Sessions focus on test-taking skills, learning styles, personal branding and adventure-based activities like a ropes course and climbing wall.

    For more information, visit the C-CATS Website.

  • Clemson University Summer Scholars

    864-656-5535

    For:
    Gifted rising 7th through 12th grade students

    Where:
    Clemson University

    When:
    Session 1: June 5-11, 2016
    Session 2: June 12-18, 2016
    Session 3: June 19-25, 2016
    Session 4: June 26-July 2, 2016
    Session 5: July 10-16, 2016
    Session 6: July 17-23, 2016
    Session 7: July 24-30, 2016
    Session 8: July 31-Aug 6, 2016

    Price:
    One-week courses (unless otherwise noted):
    Before April 1, 2015: $900
    After April 1, 2015: $1,000

    Two-week courses (unless otherwise noted):
    Before April 1, 2015: $2,025
    After April 1, 2015: $2,125

    For the past 30 years, Clemson University has offered a summer enrichment program for gifted middle and high school students. In addition to challenging courses, we provide opportunities for fun, friendship and a Clemson experience. This year’s program has even more to offer with new classes available for all students.

    A balanced schedule of educational, recreational and cultural activities will help broaden your academic skills and develop your creative abilities. You’ll take exciting classes during the day while your evening and weekend activities may include nature study hikes, small group discussions with Clemson faculty, and career and educational guidance. In addition, you’ll enjoy movies, tennis, swimming, racquetball and trips to University laboratories, the John C. Calhoun House, the S.C. Botanical Garden, the Hanover House and the Clemson Forest.

    This summer experience will give you a taste of life as a Clemson student. Clemson University faculty will conduct your classes in University facilities. You’ll use University materials and equipment to conduct your scientific investigations. You’ll live in a semiprivate room in a campus dormitory and eat in a University dining hall. Qualified counselors will supervise dormitory life and all activities. You’ll have complete access to area medical facilities, including the University health center.

    If you’re an advanced high school student, the two-week classes provide a great opportunity to delve deeply into specialized topics. All middle and high school students will enjoy the one-week introductions to college subjects. If you've attended this program in the past, you'll see we're offering five new and exciting courses. We encourage you to take a look at Clemson’s Summer Scholars program.

    For more information, visit the Summer Scholars Website.

  • Project WISE

    For:
    Rising sixth, seventh, and eighth grade girls

    Where:
    Clemson University

    When:
    June 12-17, 2016

    Price:
    $800

    Do you ever wonder who created and designed that cell phone you can’t live without? What about those great colors in the new makeup lines — where do they come from? And how do they make those designer jeans that everyone’s wearing? Engineers and scientists created them all! There are many exciting opportunities for women in engineering and science. Come learn about them in the Project WISE summer science program. Sponsored by Duke Energy since 1997, rising sixth through eighth grade girls participate in this one-week camp in which noncredit minicourses in engineering and science are taught by Clemson professors. The students have the opportunity to experience collaborative and hands-on learning through practical applications of math and science. Science, engineering and mathematics offer a world of interesting and exciting careers that improve our lives, and women are an important part of these fields. Clemson University’s College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences would like to give you a better introduction to these disciplines and the opportunities they offer.

    Project WISE will give you a chance to experience Clemson University and the many wonders of science, mathematics and engineering. You’ll live in a campus residence hall and eat in University dining halls. Your counselors will be Clemson undergraduate women who are majoring in science, mathematics or engineering. They’ll live with you to assist during the program and oversee activities in the residence halls.

    For more information, visit the Project WISE Website.

  • South Carolina's Commissioner's School for Agriculture

    Each summer, top high school juniors and seniors from around the country gather together for a week at Clemson University to learn about the diverse industries of agriculture and natural resources. These select students participate in academic tours and presentations as well as conduct laboratories and research projects. Over 235 students have attended this program since its establishment in 2004.

    Students choose from one of three academic tracks including:

    1. Animal and Veterinary Sciences
    2. Horticulture, Turfgrass and Agronomy
    3. Forestry, Wildlife and Environmental Science

    For more information, visit the South Carolina Commissioner's School for Agriculture Website.

  • Summer Program for Research Interns (SPRI)

    The Summer Program for Research Interns is designed to motivate bright, academically talented rising high school seniors in public and private schools in South Carolina to pursue careers in science, mathematics, or technology. To do this, students are paired with researchers at various state universities and given an average of six weeks to conduct an original research project in a wide variety of subjects in both a field and laboratory setting. At the end of the six week period, the students present their findings in a poster session. In addition, the students will submit a formal abstract and present their work again at the annual South Carolina Governor's School for Science and Mathematics Research Colloquium the following February. Several students have also chosen to submit their projects to the South Carolina Junior Academy of Science for competition.

    For more information, visit the Summer Program for Research Interns (SPRI) Website.

  • CU Life Sciences Outreach Center — Summer Science Camps

    Join us for hands-on, action-packed, thought-provoking science camps on the Clemson University campus! For more information, contact Victoria Corbin at 864-656-1634 or visit the CU Life Science Outreach Center Website to enroll. Online enrollment will begin Feb 29, 2016,

    All classes will be held in room G-26, Jordan Hall on the Clemson University campus.

    Students in our residential camps will be housed in gender-segregated dorms, eat in the campus cafeteria, and be supervised by counselors through the Pre-Collegiate Programs Office of Clemson University. Outside of lab, students will participate in social events on the Clemson University campus, e.g. swimming, bowling, cookouts, etc. Airport transportation to and from the Greenville-Spartanburg Airport is available for an extra $100 fee each way.

    Forensic Sciences (day camp for rising 5th-7th graders)

    • Investigate a crime scene to determine what happened and how
    • Learn how your senses detect clues—or fool you!
    • Identify criminals and victims using DNA, fingerprints, blood, and other tools of forensic sciences

    Session 1: June 8-10, 9:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
    Session 2: July 18-20, 9:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
    Early bird fee, $95. Fee after April 25, $130
    Parents, grandparents, and guardians are welcome to enroll and participate with their child!


    Food, Science, and Our Senses (day camp for rising 5th-7th graders)

    • Discover amazing chemical properties of foods through fun experiments
    • Investigate how our bodies sense and metabolize foods
    • Learn weird fun facts about food and your body!

    Session 1: July 6-8, 9:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
    Early bird fee, $95. Fee after April 25, $130
    Parents, grandparents, and guardians are welcome to enroll and participate with their child!


    Cells, DNA, and Medicine (residential camp for rising 7th-9th graders)

    • Explore the human genome
    • Learn how cells cooperate to make a functioning, healthy body
    • Trace diseases back to defective genes, messed up molecules, faulty organelles or opportunistic microbes
    • Discuss the ethics of genetic tests and medicine

    Session 1, Coed: June 12 at 3 p.m. through June 15, 3:30-6:00 p.m .
    Session 2, Girls-only: June 29 at 8:00 a.m .through July 2, 8:00-10:00 a.m.
    Early bird fee, $425. Fee after April 25, $500
    Limited slots will be open for commuters. Early bird fee, $250. Fee after April 25, $325. Lunch included. Labs run from 9:00 a.m. to ~3:30 p.m.


    Biotechnology, Health, and Society (residential camp for rising 9th-12th graders)

    • Analyze your DNA and correlate the results with how you taste certain foods
    • Learn how DNA evidence is used to identify criminals and to exonerate the falsely accused
    • Genetically modify bacteria to make them glow in the dark! Explore how genetically modified organisms are used to make pharmaceuticals and other products
    • Probe DNA databases to identify normal and defective genes
    • Explore the nervous system and discover how injury and disease can wreak havoc on our brains

    Dates: July 10 at 3-4 p.m. through July 16, 8:00-10:00 a.m.
    Early bird fee, $825. Fee after April 25, $900
    Limited slots will be open for day campers. Early bird fee, $375. Fee after April 25, $450. Lunch included. Labs run from 9:00 a.m. to ~3:30 p.m.

  • USA Computing Olympiad (USACO)

Outdoor Camps/Programs

  • Camp Voyager

    For:
    Ages 8-14

    Where:
    Youth Learning Institute (YLI) Headquarters and Education Center
    698 Concord Church Road
    Pickens, SC 29671

    When:
    June 5-10, 2016 (Boys)
    June 12-17, 2016 (Coed)
    June 19-24, 2016 (Boys)
    July 10-15, 2016 (Coed)
    July 17-22, 2016 (Boys)
    July 24-29, 2016 (Boys)
    July 31-August 5, 2016 (Coed)

    Price:
    Prices vary based on camp. Visit Youth Learning Institute Website or call 864-878-1041 for more information.
    Returning 2015 YLI campers are eligible for a $40 discount!

    Camp Voyager is for the techies. The gamers. The creative explorers. The young engineers who always have to figure out how things work. And basically anyone who likes having fun!

    Add the thrill of paintball, a water slide, climbing wall and zip line to the mix and embark on a tech-filled, outdoor adventure like no other!

    For more information, visit the Camp Voyager Website.

  • 4-H Summer Camp

    For:
    Ages 8 to 14 (Regular & Mega) and 7 to 9 (Mini Camp), open to both 4-H member and nonmembers

    Where:
    Camp Bob Cooper
    8001 M.W. Rickenbaker Road
    Summterton, SC 29148

    When:
    Regular Camp:
    June 5-10, 2016
    June 19-24, 2016
    June 26-July 1, 2016
    July 17-22, 2016
    July 24-29, 2016
    July 31-Aug 5, 2016 (Teen Week, 13-16 year olds)

    Mega Camp:
    June 19-July 1, 2016

    Mini Camp:
    July 26-29, 2016

    Price:
    Prices vary based on camp. Visit Youth Learning Institute Website or call 864-878-1041 for more information.
    Returning 2015 YLI campers are eligible for a $40 discount!

    A South Carolina tradition for over 50 years, 4-H Summer Camp offers traditional camp activities with plenty of fun, friends and adventure! The jam-packed week includes team sports, water sports, paintball, archery, nature hikes, a ropes course and climbing tower, arts and crafts, a talent show and more. There’s even a mini-camp session for younger, first-time campers.

    Whether it’s your first time or your first in a while, 4-H Summer Camp is always sure to please!

    4-H Summer Camp is held at the R.M. Cooper Leadership Center in Summerton, a 115-acre peninsula on beautiful Lake Marion. Camp Cooper features air-conditioned dorm rooms, a full-service dining facility, waterfront area with multiple docks and a water slide, gymnasium, nature trails and a climbing tower.

    For more information, visit the 4-H Camp Website.

  • Camp Sewee

    For:
    Ages 8-14 and 13-16 (Teen Week)

    Where:
    Camp Sewee
    Sewee Coastal Retreat Center
    7407 Doar Road
    Awendaw, SC 29429

    When:
    June 5-10, 2016
    June 12-17, 2016
    June 19-24, 2016
    June 26-July 1, 2016
    July 3-8, 2016
    July 10-15, 2016
    July 17-22, 2016 (Teen Week)
    July 24-29, 2016
    July 31-August 5, 2016

    Price:
    Prices vary based on camp. Visit Youth Learning Institute Website or call 864-878-1041 for more information.
    Returning 2015 YLI campers are eligible for a $40 discount!

    If you’re obsessed with marine animals, curious about ecosystems and can’t get enough of the beach, you’ll have a blast at Camp Sewee! Through hands-on group and individual activities, campers will explore the wonders of marine science and the South Carolina coast while having the time of their lives. Topics include island ecology, a salt marsh study, marine wildlife exploration, late archaic Native American culture, birds of prey, crabbing and more. Tubing, swimming, fishing, kayaking, nature hikes as well as day trips to the South Carolina Aquarium, Sewee Environmental Education Center and a local water park add up to an unforgettable summer camp experience!

    For more information, visit the Camps Sewee Website.
  • Camp Wildlife

    For:
    Ages 8-14 (Standard & Intermediate)
    Ages 12-16 (Advanced)

    Where:
    Camp Bob Cooper
    8001 M.W. Rickenbaker Road
    Summerton, SC 29148

    When:
    Beginner:
    June 5-10, 2016
    June 12-17, 2016
    June 19-24, 2016
    June 26-July 1, 2016
    July 10-15, 2016
    July 31-Aug 5, 2016

    Intermediate:
    June 12-17, 2016
    June 19-24, 2016
    June 26-July 1, 2016
    July 10-15, 2016

    Advanced:
    July 17-22, 2016
    July 24-29, 2016

    Price:
    Prices vary based on camp. Visit Youth Learning Institute Website or call 864-878-1041 for more information.
    Returning 2015 YLI campers are eligible for a $40 discount!

    With shooting sports, ATVs, fishing and more, Camp Wildlife offers an outdoor experience like no other! With activities based on age and experience, our exceptional outdoor programs promote self-esteem and self-reliance. Campers bunk in yurts and earn their hunter education certification.

    Camp Wildlife is located at Camp Bob Cooper, near Summerton and Santee, S.C., on Lake Marion. Camp Bob Cooper covers 115 acres, perched on the shores of beautiful Lake Marion and offers campers a change of pace from their usual surroundings.

    For more information, visit the Camp Wildlife Website.

  • Camp Hannon Adventures

    For:
    Excursions: Ages 10-16

    Where:
    Camp Hannon of Pinnacle Falls
    391 Moorefield Memorial Highway
    Sunset, SC 29685

    When:
    Excursion Sessions:
    June 5-10, 2016
    June 12-17, 2016
    June 19-24, 2016
    June 26-July 1, 2016
    July 10-15, 2016
    July 17-22, 2016
    July 24-29, 2016
    July 31-Aug 5, 2016

    Price:
    Excursions (cabin-based sessions):
    Prices vary based on camp. Visit Youth Learning Institute Website or call 864-878-1041 for more information.
    Returning 2015 YLI campers are eligible for a $40 discount!

    An exhilarating wilderness adventure awaits you at Adventure Summer Camp at Camp Hannon! Enjoy rock climbing, canoeing, whitewater rafting and more—all in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of North and South Carolina. Situated on 100 acres in the Eastatoe Valley of Pickens County, S.C., Pinnacle Falls Camp serves as the center for activities.

    The six-day program is designed for ages 10-16. With a focus on fun and adventure, campers learn wilderness safety and the importance of teamwork while gaining self-confidence and a sense of responsibility. No experience necessary, but program activities are best suited for physically active youth who are committed to spending time away from home in a wilderness setting.

    For more information, visit the Camp Hannon Website.

  • Camp Odyssey

    For:
    Ages 6-12

    Where:
    Clemson Outdoor Lab
    415 Charlie White Trail
    Pendleton, SC 29670

    When:
    July 3-9. 2016

    Price:
    Call 864-878-1041

    Camp Odyssey is the perfect program for first-time campers as well as “veteran” campers who enjoy exciting activities in the outdoors and making new friends.

    During the week, campers may participate in new adventures, including, but not limited to: archery, sailing, arts and crafts, overnight camping, swimming, canoeing, tower climbing and fishing. Campers also get to enjoy an overnight campout, cooking their food over an open flame and having a true outdoor adventure!

    Our trained staff provides 24-hour supervision and maintains a 1:3 camper ratio in the cabin and 1:4 during activities.

    Each comfortable cabin is equipped with showers, bathrooms and 10 single beds for campers and supervising staff. Cabin groups are determined by age, providing campers with opportunities to enjoy time with new friends. We have an on-site health center and employ nurses to work and live here during camp.

    For more information, contact Kendra Perkins  864-646-7502 or visit the Camp Odessey Website.

  • Jaycee Camp Hope

    For:
    Children and adults — Ages 7 and older — who have developmental disabilities

    Where:
    Clemson Outdoor Lab
    415 Charlie White Trail
    Pendleton, SC 29670

    When:
    Session 1 (18 & older): June 12-18, 2016
    Session 2 (13 & older): June 19 – 25, 2016
    Session 3 (7-18): June 26 – July 2, 2016
    Session 4 (13 & older) (two week session): July 10 – 22, 2016

    Price:
    Call 864-878-1041

    Camp Hope is a statewide residential camp for citizens with intellectual disabilities. Its purposes are to give the camper helpful experiences in an outdoor environment, develop the ability to work and play in a group, and provide new encounters unique to a camp setting. The S.C. Junior Chamber of Commerce has provided financial support for every participant of Camp Hope since 1969. Campers are grouped according to age, level of function, and previous camp and social experience.

    For more information, contact Kendra Perkins 864-646-7502 or visit the Camp Life Website.

  • Camp Sertoma

    Camp Sertoma provides a unique summer experience for children ages 7-13 who are either disadvantaged, or speech or hearing impaired. Funded by South Carolina Sertomans, the camp is fully accredited, expertly staffed, character building, educational and FUN!

    For more information, visit the Camp Life Website.

  • Camp Sunshine

    Weekend camps for children and adults who have severe or profound developmental disabilities.

    For more information, call 864-646-7502, or visit the Camp Life Website.

Day Camps at the S.C. Botanical Gardens

  • Garden Explorations: Fanning Nature Discovery Camp

    For:
    Ages 5-12

    When:
    TBA

    Time:
    8 a.m.—4 p.m. full day
    8 a.m.—noon half day

    Price:
    $160 per 5 full-day session
    $90 per 5 half-day session

    An exciting summer day-camp adventure for children in the Garden. Garden Explorations brings nature discovery to life. Why do butterflies like to visit certain flowers? Follow the path of a raindrop! Who lives in the Garden’s ponds and streams? Children explore the Garden’s many habitats with the guidance of Garden Educators Sue Watts and James Wilkins. Join us as we climb rocks, run through the meadow, splash in the ponds and streams while we learn about natural history, science and ecology.

    For more information, visit the Botanic Garden Events Website.

  • Camp Ice Age

    For:
    Ages 5-12

    When:
    TBA

    Time:
    8 a.m.—4 p.m. full day
    8 a.m.—noon half day

    Price:
    $100 per 3 full-day session
    $50 per 3 half-day session

    Chill out at this summer’s coolest camp! Get to know some of the giant mammals that roamed the earth during the last ice age and learn about glaciers, daily life in a tundra, Ice Age art and more! Campers will learn about different aspects of the Pleistocene each day through stories, games, art, experiments and nature hikes. We’ll also visit the Bob Campbell Geology Museum to take a look at real Ice Age fossils!

    For more information, visit the Botanic Garden Events Website.

  • Hunt Cabin Time Traveler's Camp

    For:
    Ages 5-12

    When:
    TBA

    Time:
    8 a.m.—4 p.m. full day
    8 a.m.—noon half day

    Price:
    $160 per 3 full-day session
    $90 per 3 half-day session

    Live the past! History comes alive in this week long camp. Join us at the Hunt Cabin to learn the survival skills needed in the 19th Century. Participants discover how to build a cabin, track animals, make clothes, play historical games, do laundry, make butter, and more. We’ll roam through the Garden learning about cultural and natural history of South Carolina.

    For more information, visit the Botanic Garden Events Website.

  • Mountains to Sea Camp

    For:
    Ages 5-12

    When:
    TBA

    Time:
    8 a.m.—4 p.m. full day
    8 a.m.—noon half day

    Price:
    $160 per 3 full-day session
    $90 per 3 half-day session

    In this camp, children explore the ecosystems of South Carolina. Using the Natural Heritage Garden as our guide, we’ll journey from the mountains to the sea and discover the interesting plants, animals and people who have called these spaces home throughout our state’s history. Participants enjoy daily hikes in the Garden, games and hands-on activities, and visits to nearby historical sites. Take-home projects include hand-dyed shirts, pottery, and more!

    For more information, visit the Botanic Garden Events Website.

  • Garden Creativity Camp

    For:
    Ages 5-12

    When:
    TBA

    Time:
    8 a.m.—4 p.m. full day
    8 a.m.—noon half day

    Price:
    $160 per 3 full-day session
    $90 per 3 half-day session

    In this camp creativity reigns! The garden is our palette and provides our media - we will cook, craft, paint and explore many dimensions of our creative spirit through garden-based activities. Birds, bees, butterflies and flowers inspire participants to create unique works of art. Also, discover famous artists who were similarly inspired by the natural world.

    For more information, visit the Botanic Garden Events Website.

Sports Camps/Programs

  • Baseball

    Directed by Clemson University Head Coach Jack Leggett. Visit the Jack Leggett Baseball Camp Website.

    For:
    Baseball players ages 8 to 19

    Where:
    Clemson University

    When:
    Overnight Camps:
    Week 1: June 21-25, 2015
    Week 2: July 5-9, 2015
    Week 3: July 12-16, 2015

    Half-day Camp:
    June 22-26, 2015

    Price:
    Overnight sessions: $610
    Half-day Camp: $225

    The Clemson Tiger Baseball Camp is known to be one of the very top fundamental baseball camps in the country. Four-year college coaches, assistants, junior college and high school coaches blend their instructional abilities and perceptions with help from college players in a program designed to give strong attention to every camper. The Clemson Baseball Camp is for the young player who sincerely wishes to learn and improve. Campers practice up to eight hours per day, so they must be in good physical condition.

  • Basketball

    Audra Smith House of Hoops Camp

    Directed by Clemson University Head Coach Audra Smith. Visit Audra Smith House of Hoops Camps Website.

    Team Camp

    For:
    Middle School, JV, Varsity and AAU Teams

    Where:
    Clemson University

    When:
    Returning Summer 2017

    Price:
    TBA

    Team Camp is a great opportunity for your team to play together, improve their skills and bond, all while staying in the beautiful confines of Clemson University. It is open to all middle school, JV, Varsity and AAU teams. Each team is guaranteed 6 games over 3 days. There will also be sessions for team building and special game situations. A minimum of 8 players is required per team. Schools bringing more than one team must have 7 or more per team.

    Individual Camp

    For:
    Girls ages 8 to 18

    Where:
    Clemson University

    When:
    June 19-22, 2016

    Price:
    Residential: $350
    Commuter: $300

    This camp is designed to give each camper a chance to improve their skills through instruction and competition. The camp will emphasis important fundamentals, including ball-handling, shooting, defense, and rebounding. Each camper will be able to play against other campers of similar age and abilities.

    Elite Camp

    For:
    Rising 8th to 12th Grade

    Where:
    Clemson University

    When:
    June 22-23, 2016

    Price:
    Residential: $150
    Commuter: $125

    This is a fast-paced, advanced level camp that will prepare campers for the next level. This is our most in-depth camp and will focus on teaching athletes the skills necessary to succeed at their individual position. Campers will get a feel for everything that goes into playing at the collegiate level, including agility, conditioning, and film breakdown.

    Super Shootout

    For:
    AAU Teams

    Where:
    Clemson University

    When:
    Returning Summer 2017

    Price:
    TBA

    This one day camp is the perfect opportunity for AAU teams to get a final tune-up before the July Evaluation Period and for high school teams, one last chance to play together this summer. Teams are guaranteed 3 games on the same game and practice courts that the Lady Tigers train. Housing and meals are not provided.

    Brad Brownell Boys Basketball Camp

    Directed by Clemson University Head Coach Brad Brownell. Visit the Brad Brownell Boys Basketball Camp Website.

    For:
    Boys in 2nd to 12th grade


    Where:
    Clemson University



    When:
    Individual Camp: June 12-15, 2016



    Price:
    Boarding Camper (4th-12th grade): $440
    Commuter Camper (4th-12th grade): $300
    Day Camper (2nd-5th grade): $200

    The Brad Brownell Boys Basketball Camp strives to provide a competitive learning environment for each camper to improve his skill level. Fundamentals will be stressed in order to build a strong foundation from which to grow. Campers will be divided according to age and ability to provide the best possible basketball camp experience. If you’re a beginner, you’ll learn the proper fundamentals of the game. If you’re more of an advanced player, you’ll be coached to refine your skills so that you’ll become a more skilled and knowledgeable player.

    The key to success in anything you do is to not only work hard, but also to enjoy what you’re doing. This camp helps you have fun while working hard to become a better player. So, if you’re looking for a camp with a first-class staff, good basketball and top-notch coaching, join us!

  • Dabo Swinney Football Camps

    Visit the Dabo Swinney Football Camps Website.

    High School Football Camp

    For:
    Grades 8-12

    Where:
    Clemson University

    When:
    First Session: June 7-9, 2016
    Second Session: June 14-26, 2016

    Price:
    Resident: $325
    Evening Commuter: $265

    This high school football camp provides each participant a solid foundation of the basic football fundamentals necessary to excel at his specific position. Each camper will be coached by the Tiger coaching staff and guest coaches; the player-to-coach ratio is 10:1 regardless of enrollment. You’ll receive the same instruction our own Tiger players receive and learn various techniques that our players use in every aspect of the game. You’ll also work directly with our first-class strength and conditioning staff, using the most up-to-date training techniques. All campers will be placed on teams to compete in game-like situations to apply techniques taught in camp as well as learn the team concept. This is a non-contact, skill teaching camp.

    Youth Football Camp

    For:
    Grades 2-7

    Where:
    Clemson University

    When:
    First Session: June 4-5, 2016
    Second Session: June 11-12, 2016

    Price:
    Resident: $225
    Evening Commuter: $175

    Please join us for a camp that specializes in the teaching of kids from 2nd through 7th grade for the fall of 2013. Kids at this age have different development needs as a football player than older, more mature kids. We will focus on five areas to develop the young football player.

  • Golf

    Directed by Clemson University Head Coach Golf Coach Larry Penley. Visit the Tiger Golf Academy Website.

    Clemson Tiger Golf Academy

    For:
    Boys and girls ages 10-17

    Where:
    Clemson University

    When:
    First Session: June 11-15, 2016
    Second Session: June 18-22, 2016

    Price:
    Overnight: $1,045
    Commuter: $825

    The Clemson Tiger Golf Academy groups campers by age and ability. Highlights include technical swing coaching with video analysis; instruction on course management strategy; short game (putting, chipping, pitching and bunkers); how to practice, prepare for tournaments and be mentally tough (sports psychology); rules; drills; and an 18-hole championship. Each academy participant will receive a golf hat, golf balls, a camp golf shirt and a video of his or her swing. There are 40 slots for each session, so registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • Lacrosse

    Boys Lacrosse Camp 
    1-800-NIKE-CAMP

    For:
    Boys ages 9-18

    Where:
    Clemson University

    When:
    July 11-14, 2016

    Price:
    Overnight: $510
    Extended Day Camp: $395

    Buff Grubb, men’s head lacrosse coach at Clemson University, leads this camp for boys that includes multiple focused-instruction sessions for all positions and skill levels. Daily emphasis will be on position training and strategy, and activities will transition from situational drills to live scrimmages as the camp progresses. There will be a total of 10 practice sessions. There is a camper-to-coach ratio of 6:1, so players will receive personalized instruction. Overnight campers are supervised in the student dormitories located a short walk from the fields. Nike sponsors the camp and provides every camper with a reversible Nike practice jersey. Campers may win Nike and STX Prizes for outstanding play, sportsmanship and improvement.

    Girls Lacrosse Camp  
    1-800-NIKE-CAMP

    For:
    Girls ages 9-18

    Where:
    Clemson University

    When:
    July 11-14, 2016

    Price:
    Overnight: $510
    Extended Day Camp:$395

    Bob Dachille, head women’s lacrosse coach at Erskine College, leads this camp for girls that includes multiple focused-instruction sessions for all positions and skill levels. Daily emphasis will be on fundamentals, position training (including goalies), drills and scrimmages. There is a camper-to-coach ratio of 6:1, so players will receive personalized instruction. Overnight campers are supervised in the student dormitories located a short walk from the fields. Nike sponsors the camp and provides every camper with a reversible Nike practice jersey. Campers may win Nike and STX Prizes for outstanding play, sportsmanship and improvement.

  • Soccer

    Mike Noonan’s Clemson Tiger Soccer Camp

    Directed by Clemson University Head Coach Mike Noonan

    Kids Kickin Camp

    For:
    Ages: 6-10

    Where:
    Clemson University

    When:
    June 6-9, 2016

    Price:
    Day Camp: $175

    Come spend the week with the Clemson Men's Soccer team at the Kids Kickin Camp. A co-ed program for ages 5 to 12, the daily training focus will include teaching techniques and tricks on the ball to help you become a better player. Every session, campers will play in small group games, fun contests and activities while having a good time at ALL times!

    Pre Academy Camp

    For:
    Third through eighth graders

    Where:
    Clemson University

    When:
    June 26-29, 2016

    Price:
    Commuter Base Fee: $475
    Overnight Base Fee: $600

    A one-of-a-kind experience tailored to the development of the pre-academy level player, this camp will provide youth players with the specific training needs for their age and ability. This program will emphasize technical-skill development and small-group tactics to help the younger player recognize situations presented in the later 11v11 evening matches. It’s a terrific camp experience for the youth player who’s ready to begin taking the game to the next competitive level. This camp is a residential camp, but commuters are welcome!

    Elite Week College Prep Camp

    For:
    10th through 12th graders

    Where:
    Clemson University

    When:
    June 26-29, 2016
    July 10-13, 2016

    Price:
    Commuter Base Fee: $600
    Overnight Base Fee: $650

    This four-day camp, geared toward developing the ‘total’ soccer athlete who’s committed to performing at the most demanding levels, draws players from around the country and many parts of the world. The camp is divided up into eight teams and focuses on match playing in a competitive tournament setting. The camp will also provide daily seminars covering strength and conditioning for the elite player, the psychology of success, time management skills for the college athlete, short- and long-term goal setting, positive self motivation and how to succeed in the admissions and recruiting process. The staff will do a college evaluation for each camper, and a college recruiting book will be compiled and given to each of the visiting college coaches.

    This is a rigorous ‘elite’ program that does not guarantee a college scholarship or admission to an elite school. As part of the application submission we request a soccer résumé and player recommendation written by a regional, state-level or premier-club coach. Your application is not complete until such materials are provided.

    Clemson Women’s Soccer Academy

    Directed by Clemson University Head Coach Eddie Radwanski

    Girls Developmental Camp Session 1

    For:
    Ages 11-14

    Where:
    Clemson University

    When:
    June 15-18, 2016

    Price:
    Commuter Base Fee: $450
    Residential: $525

    College ID Elite Camp Session 2

    For:
    Ages 14-19

    Where:
    Clemson University

    When:
    June 21-24, 2016

    Price:
    Commuter Base Fee: $450
    Residential $525

    Please visit Women’s Soccer Camps for more information.

  • Tennis

    Clemson Tiger Tennis Camp

    Directed by Clemson University Head Coach Nancy Harris

    For:
    Boys and girls ages 9-17

    Where:
    Hoke Sloan Tennis Center
    Clemson University

    When:
    June 5-9, 2016 (ages 9-17)
    June 12-16, 2016 (ages 9-17)
    June 19-23, 2016 (ages 9-17)
    June 26-30, 2016 (ages 9-17)

    Price:
    Overnight campers: $765/session
    Day campers: $465/session
    Camper deposit: $150
    Weekend fee: $295

    The Tiger Tennis Camp 2016 at Clemson University provides the camper with one of the most innovative learning experiences in the country.  From beginner to nationally ranked tournament juniors Tiger Tennis Camp at Clemson University welcomes boys and girls ages 4-17 years. If you are looking to make significant improvement in your tennis skills and competitive game while enjoying a fun filled week of planned activities (Olympic Night, Swim/Championship Night, and Movie Night) Tiger Tennis Camp at Clemson University is for you. With over 100 cumulative years of instructing juniors the professional and caring Tiger Camp Staff makes your child's camp experience a life time memory. Please check out our web site at www.tigertenniscamp.com and we look forward to seeing you at our 2016 camp.

    Purple Tiger Cub Tennis Camp

    Directed by Clemson University Head Coach Nancy Harris

    For:
    Boys and girls ages 4-8

    Where:
    Hoke Sloan Tennis Center
    Clemson University

    When:
    June 26-30, 2016 (8:30 a.m.-noon)

    Price:
    $275/session

    Whether you’re just learning the game or are looking to make significant improvement with your tennis skills, the Clemson Tiger Tennis Camp is for you. Directed by Clemson tennis coach Nancy Harris, professional and experienced staff — with more than 100 cumulative years of teaching experience — will help young players of every skill level create lifetime memories. Competitive matches and a fun-filled week are in store for participants, including an Olympic night, a championship night and a movie night.

  • Volleyball

    Girls Volleyball Camp

    Directed by Clemson University Coaches Hugh and Stephanie Hernesman, 864-656-1929

    For:
    Girls, 1st to 12th grade

    Where:
    Jervey Athletic Center
    Clemson University

    When:
    Position Camp: May 14-15, 2016
    Team Camp: July 8-10, 2016
    Elite Camp: July 10-12, 2016
    General Skills and Day Camp: July 13-15, 2016
    Team Camp: July 15-17, 2016
    Position Camp: July 17-19, 2016
    General Skills and Day Camp: July 20-22, 2016

    Price:
    Please visit http://www.hernesmanvbacademy.com/ for more information.

Other Camps/Programs

  • Bring Your Daughter to Clemson

    Girls ages 6 to 18 are invited! Each girl must be accompanied by an adult on her visit to campus — a parent, an aunt or uncle, grandparent or friend. The event is open to anyone interested in bringing a girl to learn more about Clemson. Come to the Clemson University campus to get a personal introduction to the college experience by staying overnight in a residence hall, exploring career options, meeting with professors and interacting with students, athletes and admissions staff members.

  • Call Me MISTER Project Middle Passage

    The mission of the Call Me MISTER (acronym for Mentors Instructing Students Toward Effective Role Models) Initiative is to increase the pool of available teachers from a broader more diverse background particularly among the State's lowest performing elementary schools. Student participants are largely selected from among under-served, socio-economically disadvantaged and educationally at-risk communities.

  • Clemson Career Workshop

    The Clemson Career Workshop invites rising high school seniors to Clemson's campus each summer for a one-week residential recruitment program. Once on campus, students are introduced to Clemson University traditions while learning about academic degree programs, career services, financial aid, academic support services, and other programs designed to support student retention.

  • SC 4-H Horsemanship Camp

    The purpose of 4-H Horsemanship Camp is to provide youth an opportunity to learn and improve techniques of horsemanship while enjoying the fellowship of other 4-H members from across the state. The camp is designed to increase horse knowledge and horsemanship skills-from basics for beginning riders to showing techniques for the advanced rider.

  • State 4-H Congress

    State 4-H Congress is South Carolina's Top 4-H Event. Senior 4-H Members (ages 14-19) who meet eligibility requirements, will spend four days on campus to learn about community involvement, cultural diversity and service to others while making new friends. South Carolina's best dressed event is the State 4-H Congress Awards Banquet where 4-H'ers meet donors who support the 4-H program throughout the year . State Winners, National Congress Delegates, National Conference Delegates and Presidential Tray Recipients are announced during the awards program, followed by the Clover Ball. Join us at Clemson University for State 4-H Congress!

  • Upstate Writing Project Day Camp