Spring Camp Options 2019

Compiled and Edited by
Tammy Hartford and Renée Cabaup, Comm. Comm

Lexington-Richland District 5 schools will be closed for Spring Break April 15-19th. There are lots of fun things to do if you’ll be home with your children, but what if you have to work and need child care? Here are a few ideas:

Have a trusted high school student who babysits for you on occasion? Perhaps she/he would be eager to spend the break earning money.

family fun
kids playing outside in the neighborhood

Can’t afford to hire someone? Trade care with friends so you each only have to take a day or two off.

Can’t take any time off? There are several Spring Break Camps in the area. A few are listed below:

EdVenture Spring Camp

April 15, 2019 – April 19, 2019

$148.00 Members

$175.00 Non Members

9am-3pm (complimentary early bird drop off beginning at 7:30am)

*Extended hours of 3pm-6pm available for $10 per day per child


Calling all chefs, scientists, makers, and more! This Spring Break we’ve broken-up our offerings so each age group gets to try a taste of EdVenture.

Not only will campers get to explore the museum, but also get a chance to experience a wide variety of EdVenture’s programs. Each day will be dedicated to either cooking up healthy treats, making their own artistic creations, engineering solutions to design problems, developing skills with new technologies, or experimenting with science. This is a great way to let your camper see what kind of camp they want to explore further this summer! Sign-up soon, as space is limited!

We will provide your child with one nut-free, healthy, snack and lunch!



Riverbanks Zoo – Rainforest Adventures

Riverbank Zoo

Monday, April 15–Friday, April 19

9:00am–5:00pm *Extended Camp Time*

$195 for members

$245 for general public

Each child will receive one complimentary T-shirt the first day of camp. We ask that campers wear their T-shirts each day of camp. Additional T-shirts may be purchased online for $15.

Rainforest are magical places full of amazing things, from fish that sometimes swim in the trees to butterflies with glass-like wings. Don’t miss out on the adventure as we take a tropical safari and meet several of the Zoo’s rainforest ambassadors along the way. Climb the layers of the rainforest with us through storytelling, zoo walks, behind-the-scenes tours, animal encounters, games and more.

For more info: https://www.riverbanks.org/education/day-camps (click the ‘scheduled camps’ box for additional details)


SC State Museum

Spring Break for Ages 6-12

Drop-off 8 – 8:45 am

Camp 9am – 3pm

Pick-up 3 – 3:30pm

Members: $40 per child, per day, $160 per week

Non-members: $50 per child per day, $200 per week

Extended Day: 3:30 – 5:30 pm

Members: $10 per child per day, $40 week

Non-members: $15 per child per day, $60 per week

Customize Your Camp Schedule

Every camp day features: morning social time with other campers, museum exploration time, hands-on and interactive activities, snack time and lunch time. Extended Day includes a snack time and activities.

Each day will focus on a different subject matter from science to history and art, and campers will be divided into groups by age – one group for those aged 6 – 8 years and one for those aged 9 – 12 years.

Camp Experiences Include:

Come Spy with Me! (Mon., April 15)
Awesome Astronomy (Tues., April 16)
Up, Up, and Away! (Wed., April 17)
A Little Dash of Ozo (Thurs., April 18)
We Could be Heroes! (Fri., April 19)

For additional camp information and details about daily activities, please see the website at: http://scmuseum.org/education/spring-break-camps/

You may also contact the Group Visits Dept. to inquire about registering by phone at 803-898-4999 or submit any questions about camps by email at camps@scmuseum.org

Columbia YMCA Spring Break Camp

(Various Locations)

Members: $120 for the week
Non-members: $160 for the week

Ages: 5 – 12

Dates: April 15-19

Times: Drop-off starts at 7 am and pick-up by 6 pm (late fee of $1 per minute after 6 p.m.)

Pre-registration is required, so register your child today by clicking your local branch below.

Your child will participate in fun activities such as sports, arts and crafts, and games to keep them active and engaged during their time off.

Lunch is included in the weekly cost, but please pack a refillable water bottle and morning/afternoon snacks.

For more info: http://columbiaymca.org/spring-break-camp/

This is by no means an exhaustive list, just some places to start. The information listed here was what was listed on the locations’ websites as this blog was being written.

There are many options out there – just think about what your child might like to do and spend a little time researching to see if there’s an option that fits your budget and your child’s interests!