Lake Wylie, (704) 716-4100, www.campthunderbird.org
This 106-acre site overlooking Lake Wylie offers classic camp chaos (horseback riding, zip lines, a water slide, and more), plus action-packed activities for modern campers (wakeboarding, high ropes, fireworks, and a planetarium).
Campers don’t rough it too much in cabins with bunks and showers.
Six-day session $900; 13-day session $1,800. Ages 7-16. June 6-August 13.
Clemson University Youth Learning Institute
Awendaw, Summerton, Sunset, & Pickens, (864) 878-1041, www.clemson.edu/yli
Kids soak up more than just sun during specialized programs in marine science (Camp Sewee); outdoor survival (Camp Wildlife); traditional camping (4-H Summer Camp); climbing, hiking, biking, and paddling (Adventure Summer Camp); and technology (Camp Voyager).
Accommodations vary from air-conditioned dorms and bunkhouses to tents and yurts.
Four-day session (4-H) $265; six-day session $385-$480; & 10-day session (Adventure) $735. Prices go up $40 after March 31. Ages 7-14. June 6-
Camp Low Country
Cordesville, (843) 336-3251, ww.girlscoutsesc.org/girls/camp.aspx
At this nonprofit camp supported by annual cookie sales, Girl Scouts and non-scouts alike have a sweet time. Activities include team-building, sports, wilderness trips, creative programs, and nature studies.
Take your pick: cabin, building, or platform tent.
Three-day session $125; six-day session $250 or $450 (includes trip to Tennessee); 13-day counselor-in-training session $350. Ages 6-17. June 13-July 9.
Camp Ho Non Wah
Wadmalaw Island, (843) 559-9302, www.camphnw.com
Between the banks of Bohicket and Fickling creeks, this lakeside establishment offers Boy Scouts plenty of water time (rowing, swimming, motorboating, skiing, and sailing), as well as a rifle range, ecology lodge, and campfire circle.
Go wild in sites with tent platforms and two-man tents with cots, a latrine, and washstands.
Four-day session $100; seven-day session $190. Prices go up $20 after May 15. Ages 7-18 (must be registered with Boy Scouts of America). June 6-July 17.
Junior Players Golf Academy Hilton Head, (800) 646-5376, www.jrpga.com/camps/index.php
On location at the Golden Bear Golf Club, a first-class Jack Nicklaus Signature Design, golfers of all skill levels receive superior coaching, video analysis, fitness training, and custom club fitting. Campers play 18 holes each day, with nine holes of instruction.
Tired golfers retire to three-bedroom villas at the Tradewinds at Shelter Cove.
Six-day session $1,595; discounts available for multiple weeks. Up to age 18.
June 7-August 9.