It's hard managing your family schedule when both parents work full time; even more so if you're a single parent with a full-time job. By the time you get the school year running smoothly, it's already time to plan for summer. Arranging a full summer of child care is the annual task most moms dread. The lack of true full day options can be frustrating and make you feel like you're the only mom who has a normal 9-to-5 job.

That's why Summer Camp Guru has search filters that allow you to pinpoint camps by drop-off and pick-up times. We also provide the details on extended care for each weekly session. See how it works:

Find a Charleston Day Camp


So how much is it going to cost?

Cost varies widely and depends on the activity type, counselor ratio, and amenities. You will get a very different experience from a traditional day camp where you play games and go on field trips vs. a high-end technology camp with certified classroom teachers. However, there is something for all budgets and interests.

The average cost of a full day Charleston summer camp is $208, ranging from $90 to $401.

This includes the cost of before- and aftercare, if applicable.

Out of 80 camps in our database, there are only 12 that offer coverage from 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM.


Cannon Street YMCA

Charleston County Parks

Choice Gymnastics

City of North Charleston

Famous Adventures

First Baptist School of Charleston

Gymnastics Academy of Charleston

National Karate MMA

South of Broadway Theatre

St. Andrew's Parks

Summerville Catholic School

Tapio School of Dance & Gymnastics


Check out your local YMCA as well. We were not yet able to include them all in our listings due to lack of information on their websites.


To get details on a specific camp, use the keyword search at the bottom of the camp search criteria page. You can use the cost filter to set your weekly limit.

Don't forget about financial assistance! Many camps offer this, but you need to apply early. Check the scholarship box in your search criteria to get a list of camps that offer financial aid.

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