Summer Camps

Summer Camps 2018

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Beaufort County School District is excited to support a variety of Summer Learning Experiences for the children of Beaufort County. Some camps are hosted by outside partners so it's important to please carefully read the descriptions, fee information, and how to submit your registration.Registration links will follow each camp description.

Students required to attend Summer Reading Camp will be unable to participate in other summer offerings held on the same day and time.



YMCA SUMMER DAY CAMP:  Day Camp for children that includes outdoor activities, crafts, games and swimming.  Also includes on-line daily academic practice using Compass Odyssey in math and ELA. Students enrolled in the listed schools have priority placement followed by general community enrollment. Students who are identified to attend the District Summer Reading Program should attend that program at their assigned school during the school day.  Transportation will be offered from most neighborhood assigned schools to YMCA sites for before/after-care following Summer Reading Program at the assigned school, if needed.  

Grades:  Rising Kindergarten through rising 6th   

Date: June 11-July 26, 2018      (Lady’s Island Elementary)
              June 11-July 26, 2018          (Okatie Elementary)
              June 11-July 19, 2018          (Port Royal Elementary)

Location:  YMCA in Port Royal

Time: 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p. m.

Fee: On sliding scale - see application form for details on daily time, cost and transportation availability.

TO REGISTER: Apply directly to the YMCA at www.ymcabeaufortcounty.com. Registration for all YMCA camps and after-care programs will be available April 11st. 


 

CREATEng:  The GSSM’s is one-of-a-kind engineering and design thinking day camp for rising 8th and 9th graders.

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. CREATEng students will interact with guest speakers and go on a field trip to a local company to see engineering in action

Grades: Rising 8th and 9th

Date: June 11-14, 2018   8:30 to 4:00  

Location: River Ridge Academy

Fee:  The application form has details on cost. No transportation. Bring a bag lunch. 

TO REGISTER: Apply directly to the Governor's School website https://www.scgssm.org/createng Applications must be submitted no later than May 15. Camp fills up quickly so register as soon as possible! 

 


 

SEA ISLAND SCHOOL FOR ARTS and ACADEMICS (SISA2):  This two-week camp for BCSD identified Gifted and Talented Arts and Academic students provides in-depth, advanced-level creative workshops taught by master teachers and professional artists.  

Grades:  Rising 4th through 6th (SISA2 Junior) & Rising 7th- 9th Grade (SISA2) identified GT Art and Academics students      

Date: July 16-19, 2018 and July 23-26, 2018, 8:30 to 3:00 (students may attend one or both weeks)

Location: Bluffton Middle School

Fee: $ 100 each week. Transportation provided from cluster middle schools, bring a snack/bag lunch.

TO REGISTERBegins May 1, 2018 (For GT students only) Link to registration will be located on SISA flyer


 

BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB SUMMER DAY CAMPS:  Day Camp for children that includes indoor and outdoor activities, crafts and games.  Also includes on-line daily academic practice in ELA and math using Compass Odyssey.   Students who are identified to attend the District Summer Reading Program should attend that program at their assigned school during the school day.  Transportation will be offered from assigned school to close-by, neighborhood B and G Club sites for before/after-care following Summer Reading, if needed.

Grades:  Rising Kindergarten through rising 6th   

Date: Dates vary at each Boys and Girls Site*          

Location/Dates: 

Whale Branch Elementary School        June 4-July 12

Broad River Elementary School             June 4-July 12

Boys and Girls Club of Bluffton              June 11-August 10

Boys and Girls Club of Hilton Head      June 11-August 3

Boys and girls Club of Sheldon                June 11-July 27

Fee: On sliding scale - see application form for details on daily time, cost and transportation availability.

TO REGISTER: Apply directly to the Boys and Girls Club at www.bgclowcountry.org by May 7, 2018.

 


 

Camp Treasure Chest – Beaufort: Camp Treasure Chest is a four-week summer day camp for children and young adults with special needs.  Campers enjoy music therapy, storytelling, games, sports, arts and crafts, trips to local businesses, bowling, and several field trips out of town.  Campers must be eligible through South Carolina Department of Disabilities and Special Needs in order to participate. Lunch and healthy snacks provided.   Applications are on a first come first serve basis due to the limited number of campers accepted. 

Ages: 6-12 and 13-21 (separate sessions)

Dates:  Session I (ages 6-12) – June 18- July 12; 8:00 a.m.to 2:00 p.m.   (no camp on Fridays) 

Location:
  Battery Creek High School

Fee: See application form for details on cost and transportation availability.

TO REGISTER:   Visit the SCDDSN website for an application www.ablefoundationbc.org  (click Projects on left side of screen) or contact Erin Womack at 843-255-6292.

 


 

Kids Can CODE: Students will learn creative coding through games and apps by working in a real software development environment to design, program and publish mobile apps and games. Learning to code by creating real products, students discover how to make amazing things and have an impact on their world.

Grades: Rising 3rd through 5th grades

Location (school): Broad River Elementary School and Okatie Elementary School

Dates:  June 11-14, 2018 (Broad River Elementary School)

June 18-21, 2018 (Okatie Elementary School)

Times: 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Fee:  $100. Per 4-day week

Transportation not provided, bring a bag lunch and beverage.

TO REGISTER: https://tinyurl.com/bcsdcamps2018


 

Destination STEM: This year, our STEM Destination is astronomy – the study of stars, planets, and space. The students will create their own solar system complete with stars and planets and create ways to sustain life on their “home” planet!

Our students will become young astronomers as they explore the different planets in our solar system and learn how science, technology, engineering, and math all contribute to the study of astronomy. As a culminating activity, our young scientists will visit the South Carolina State Museum Planetarium in Columbia!

Ages: Rising 1st through 3rd grades

Location: Bluffton Elementary School

Dates: June 4-June 14

Time: 8:30 a.m. -3:30 p.m.

Fee: $150 for the two-week camp

TO REGISTER: https://tinyurl.com/bcsdcamps2018

 


 

Beaufort County School District Elementary Summer Reading Program (Boys & Girls Club of Bluffton): The Boys & Girls Club of Bluffton is partnering with the Beaufort County School District regarding the Elementary Summer Reading Program. Students enrolled in the School District’s Elementary Summer Reading Program at Bluffton Elementary, River Ridge, Okatie Elementary, M.C Riley Elementary, Red Cedar and Pritchardville Elementary have the opportunity to attend the Boys & Girls Club of Bluffton from 3:00-6:00pm. This cost covers a limited membership fee, a daily late afternoon snack and adult supervised care while participating in planned activities at the Bluffton Club. Your child would be bused from the school to the Boys & Girls Club. It would be your responsibility to pick your child up before 6:00pm on the dates of the program.

If you are interested in having your child participate in the Boys & Girls Club of Bluffton program from June 11th through June 28th you must register your child by May 7th.

Ages: Your child must be a minimum of 6 years’ old

Location: Bluffton Elementary, River Ridge, Okatie Elementary, M.C. Riley Elementary, Red Cedar and Pritchardville Elementary

Dates: June 11 thru June 28, 2018 (NO Camp on Friday)

Times: 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.   

Fee: $60.00 per child

Note: Your child would be bused from the school to the Boys & Girls Club. It would be your responsibility to pick your child up before 6:00 p.m. Afternoon snack will be provided

TO REGISTER: For information on the Club’s nine-week summer program call the Boys & Girls Club of Bluffton at 843-757-2845. 




Eco Camp XXIX: Going...Going...Gone!: How do Animals & Plants become threatened, endagered, or extinct & what can I do to help? Learn the status of many kinds of animals, including local birds, reptiles, insects, marine mammals, and plants as well as dinosaurs, rhinoceros, and tigers. Also learn about invasive species that are affecting the survival of native species. 

*A hot dog lunch will be provided on Friday during the field trip to Hunting Island State Park. 

Ages: Rising 1st through rising 6th graders

Location: Port Royal Elementary School & Hunting Island State Park Field Trip on Friday

Dates: July 23-July 27

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Fee: $100 includes t-shirt, crafts, activities, Huntin Island Trip & Friday lunch

TO REGISTER: Applications can be found at http://beaufortconservationdistrict.org. For more information you can call 843-255-7306 or email bswcd@islc.net 

 

  
 

CAMP TREASURE CHEST – BLUFFTON: Camp Treasure Chest is a six week summer day camp for children and young adults with special needs. Campers enjoy music therapy, storytelling, games, sports, arts and crafts, trips to local businesses, bowling, and several field trips out of town. Campers must be eligible through South Carolina Department of Disabilities and Special Needs in order to participate. Lunch and healthy snacks provided. Applications are on a first come first serve basis due to the limited number of campers accepted.

Ages:6-12 and 13-21 (separate sessions)

Dates: Session I for ages 6-12 –June 20-23; June 27-30; July 5-7,8:00 a.m.to 2:00 p.m. (no camp on Fridays)
            Session II for ages 13-21 - July 11-14; July 18-21; July 25-28,8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (no camp on Fridays)

Location: Bluffton High School

Fee: See application form for details on cost and transportation availability.


TO REGISTER:
 Visit the SCDDSN website for an application www.ablefoundationbc.org (click Projects on left side of screen) or contact Erin Womack at 843-255-6292.


CAMP TREASURE CHEST – BLUFFTON: Camp Treasure Chest is a six week summer day camp for children and young adults with special needs. Campers enjoy music therapy, storytelling, games, sports, arts and crafts, trips to local businesses, bowling, and several field trips out of town. Campers must be eligible through South Carolina Department of Disabilities and Special Needs in order to participate. Lunch and healthy snacks provided. Applications are on a first come first serve basis due to the limited number of campers accepted.

Ages:6-12 and 13-21 (separate sessions)

Dates: Session I for ages 6-12 –June 20-23; June 27-30; July 5-7,8:00 a.m.to 2:00 p.m. (no camp on Fridays)
            Session II for ages 13-21 - July 11-14; July 18-21; July 25-28,8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (no camp on Fridays)

Location: Bluffton High School

Fee: See application form for details on cost and transportation availability.


TO REGISTER:
 Visit the SCDDSN website for an application www.ablefoundationbc.org (click Projects on left side of screen) or contact Erin Womack at 843-255-6292.