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2022 Summer Camp Guide


Whether your child has an interest in crafts, science, dance or sports, there are a number of summer camps in the area from which to choose.

These are some of the camps in the Fayetteville area. Registration for many of them is already underway. Call or check the website to see if space is available. 


General interest  

  • Camp Dixie: 373 Bladen Union Church Road.Age-appropriate activities include music, crafts, hiking, swimming, sports and life skills.Weekly in June and July for grades 2-12. Super Kids Retreat for ages 4-7 with a parent is June 17-18. Weekly camp cost is $375; kids retreat is $50. Register at campdixie.com/summercamp. 
  • Rockfish Camp and Retreat Center: 226 Camp Rockfish Road, Parkton. Options include day camp and residential camp. Age-appropriate activities include games, swimming, fishing, hiking, sports, and more. Family camp is July 3-5. Weekly in June and July. Cost varies based on age and type of camp. Register at camprockfish.org.  
  • Monroe Camp and Retreat Center: 24501 Camp Monroe Road, Laurel Hill. Age-appropriate overnight and day camps offered June-August. Activities include games, arts, crafts, swimming and more in a natural outdoor setting. Open house is 2-5 p.m. May 29. Register at monroecamp.org/camps. 
  • YMCA of the Sandhills Summer Camp: Sports, play and the arts. The theme for 2022 is “The Greatest Show.” Fayetteville branch summer camp is 7 a.m.-6 p.m. May 31-Aug. 19 for ages 5-12. Hope Mills summer camp is 7 a.m.-6 p.m. May 31-Aug. 19 for ages 5-14. Saleeby Family camp (Cameron) is 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m. June 13-Aug. 19 for ages 5-12. Rates are $150 per week for one or two children and $89 per week for three or more children. YMCA Camp Discovery, for ages 3-5, offers full- and half-day sessions at the Hope Mills branch April 1-Aug. 30. For information and registration, go to ymcaofthesandhills.org. 
  • N.C. Coastal Pines Girl Scouts Camp: Residential and day camps at various locations for scouts and non-scouts in June and July. Costs depend on type of camp. Visit nccoastalpines.org or call 800-284-4475. 
  • Cape Fear Council Boy Scouts of America Camp: Weekly camps at Camp Bowers in Bladen County beginning June 19-July 10; $300. Webelos resident camps are June 17-20 and July 20-23; $150. Register at capefearcouncilbsa.org/camping/camp-bowers/summer-camp or contact a local Scout troop. 910-395-1100 
  • Occoneechee Council Boy Scouts of America Camp: Weeklong summer camps at Camp Durant near Carthage for Boy Scouts are June 19-25, June 26-July 2, July 10-16, and July 17-23. Cub Scout summer camp is June 16-18. Family Adventure camp is July 3-8. The fee is $375. Information and registration available at ocscouts.org/outdoor-programs/camping/scouts-bsa-summer-camp or contact a local Scout troop. 919-872-4884 
  • Omega Gymnastics: 4145 Ferncreek Drive. The core activity is gymnastics; other activities include games, arts and crafts, and free play. Camp dates are June 6-Aug. 11 with full- and half-day options for four- or five-day weeks. Cost range is $140-$250. 910-484-3005 or omegagymnasticsnc.com/summer-camps  

Fayetteville-Cumberland Parks and Recreation 

  • Summer Day Camp: For children who have completed kindergarten through age 12, 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday, May 31-Aug. 19, at the following recreation centers: Cliffdale, College Lakes, Eastover-Central, J.D. Pone, Kiwanis, Lake Rim, Pine Forest, Stedman, Stoney Point and Westover. E.E. Miller Recreation Center will offer day camp June 6-July 15. Activities, crafts, games and a visit to a pool each week. Residents, $60 per week; nonresidents, $130 per week. fcpr.us/programs-activities/summer-camps 
  • Summer Playground Camp: For children who have completed kindergarten through age 12. 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday, May 31-Aug. 19, at J.S. Spivey, Massey Hill and Smith recreation centers. Activities, crafts, games and a visit to a pool each week. Residents, $30 per week; nonresidents, $60 per week. fcpr.us/programs-activities/summer-camps 
  • Fayetteville Technical Community College Summerscapes: Topics include academics, arts, music, cooking, games and technology for school-age youths. Classes are May 31-Aug. 8 at various on- and off-campus locations. Costs depend on class. 910-678-8309 or summerscapes.learnftcc.com  


Fayetteville-Cumberland Parks and Recreation nature programs 

  • Adventure Week at Clark Park:Archery, hiking, fishing, animal tracking, outdoor living skills, canoeing and more. Ages 8-10. 9 a.m.-noon Monday-Friday. Session I is June 6-10; Session II is July 11-15. $50.fcpr.us/programs-activities/summer-camps 
  • Survival Week at Clark Park:Activities designed to help children build confidence and gain knowledge that might be needed to survive in a true emergency. Includes building or finding primitive shelters; safely making fires with matches and friction; cooking over a campfire; creating useful tools or rope; tracking animals; and identifying useful plants. Ages 10-12. 9 a.m.-noon Monday-Friday. Session I is June 20-24; Session II is Aug. 1-5. $50. fcpr.us/programs-activities/summer-camps 
  • Growing Up Wild Days at Clark Park:Activities designed to help younger children explore and learn about nature. Ages 5-7. 9 a.m.-noon July 19-21. $30. fcpr.us/programs-activities/summer-camps 
  • Tiny Trailblazers at Lake Rim Park: Participants discover dinosaurs through activities like story time, games, crafts and fossil digs. Ages 5-8. 9 a.m.-noon June 14-June 16. $30. fcpr.us/programs-activities/summer-camps 
  • Summer Adventures Week at Lake Rim Park: Outdoor adventures including kayaking, fishing, archery and rock climbing. Children learn about nature while having fun and building confidence. Ages 9-13. 9 a.m.-noon. Session I is June 27-July 1; Session II is July 25-29. $50. fcpr.us/programs-activities/summer-camps 
  • Tiny Trailblazers at Mazarick Park: Participants discover dinosaurs through activities like story time, games, crafts and fossil digs. Ages 5-8. 9 a.m.-noon Aug. 9-11. $30. fcpr.us/programs-activities/summer-camps  

Cape Fear Botanical Garden 

536 Eastern Blvd. Outdoor exploration, art projects, science experiments, and games in a mix of one-day and weeklong camps. Space is limited; register at capefearbg.org/camps.  

  • Reptiles Rule: Learn about snakes, lizards and turtles and meet live animals; crafts. Ages 5-8. Session A is 9 a.m.-3 p.m. May 31; Session B is 9 a.m.-3 p.m. June 1. Garden members $20; nonmembers $30. 
  • Science Adventures: Science projects for ages 11-14. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. June 2. Garden members $20; nonmembers $30. 
  • Green Ideas: New ways to help make the world green and explore renewable energy. Ages 11-14. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. July 8. Garden members $20; nonmembers $30. 
  • Living Engineering: Engineering of living topiary structures; topiary crafts. Ages 8-12. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. July 22. Garden members $20; nonmembers $30. 
  • Beat the Heat: Water-themed fun for ages 4-7. Campers must be potty-trained and able to change into and out of a swimsuit independently. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 17. Garden members $20; nonmembers $30. 
  • Crazy, Weird Plants: Ages 5-8. Session A, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 19; Session B, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 2. Garden members $20 per session; nonmembers $30. 
  • Outer Space: Campers build a model solar system, walk through a galaxy, and blast off a rocket. Ages 8-12. Session A, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 23; Session B, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 25. Garden members $20 per session; nonmembers $30. 
  • Mysteries and Mazes: Explore nature and science through mind-bending mysteries and puzzles. Ages 8-12. 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. June 27-July 1. Garden members $65; nonmembers $80.  
  • Summer Naturalist: Three-day camp for ages 11-15 includes pond dipping, photo scavenging and campfire. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. July 19-21. A snack is provided, but campers should bring lunch. Garden members $65; nonmembers $80. 
  • Kids Gone Wild: Outdoor adventures include touring the Garden Gone Wild exhibit, pond dipping, hiking, and a campfire. Ages 8-12. 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. July 25-29. Garden members $65; nonmembers $80. 
  • Naturally Creative: Experimenting with forms of nature art, creating a project each day. Ages 6-10. 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Aug. 1-5. Garden members $65; nonmembers $80.  


  • Kids in the Garden: 1 University Drive, Pembroke. Learn about science, engineering and technology through plants, animals and outdoor activities. Rising grades 7-12. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday, June 20-July 1. Lunch and snacks provided. Free STEM program for residents of Cumberland, Bladen, Robeson and Richmond counties. Seats limited; applications accepted through May. Apply online at uncp.edu/departments/biology/kids-garden-program.  

Arts, music, performing arts 

  • Green Tea Summer Camp: Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew” will be staged by Sweet Tea Youth Theatre Company. Production camps are 9 a.m.-3 p.m. July 11-15 and July 18-21 at Capitol Encore Academy, 126 Hay St. Performance dates are July 22 and 24. Ages 8-17. 910-420-4383 or sweetteashakespeare.com/youth-acting-company/registration
  • Methodist University Summer Jam!: 5400 Ramsey St. The camp is open to musicians ages 11-18 of all experience levels. July 11-16. For more information, contact Michael Martin at 910-630-7153 or mmartin@methodist.edu. 

Fayetteville-Cumberland Parks and Recreation cultural arts camps 


  • Summer Dance Workshop Series: Presented by Yvette’s Dance Academy. Each workshop focuses on the techniques of one dance style. Acro and Tumbling: For dancers who have mastered a standing backbend, handstand and cartwheel; the focus is on intermediate acro/tumbling skills. Ages 6 and older. 9 a.m.-noon June 20-24, Cliffdale Recreation Center. $100. Dress code is leotard and dance shorts; jazz shoes preferred. Technique: Focus is on jazz, lyrical and ballet technique. Dancers will learn dance terminology, posture and skills of all three dance styles. Ages 6 and older. 9 a.m.-noon July 18-22, E.E. Miller Recreation Center. $100. Dress code is leotard, tights and dance shorts or skirt. Dancers should bring shoes for each dance style.  
  • Shining Stars Cultural Arts Summer Camp: Full-day acting camp for aspiring actors and those who want to build self-confidence. Campers will learn about basic audition and acting techniques; backstage management; and music and dance routines for a full musical production at the end of the session. Ages 6 and older. College Lakes Recreation Center, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. July 25-Aug. 5. $125. Registration deadline is July 22. 
  • Little Picassos Art Camp: Students create fun works of art in the style of Picasso. Ages 3-5. 9 a.m.-noon June 20-24, Lake Rim Recreation Center. $70. Registration deadline is June 17.  
  • Unicorns and Knights Dance Camp: Ages 3-5. 10 a.m.-noon June 20-23,Pine Forest Recreation Center. $70. Registration deadline is June 17. 
  • Mixed Up Art Camp: Campers work with different forms of arts and crafts materials, making a project every day to take home. Ages 6 and older. 9 a.m.-noon June 27-July 1, Kiwanis Recreation Center; 9 a.m.-noon July 11-15, Cliffdale Recreation Center. $75 per session; combo option offered.Registration deadline is June 24 for Session 1 and July 8 for Session 2.  
  • Masterpiece Art Camp: Ages 6 and older. 9 a.m.-noon July 18-22, Lake Rim Recreation Center. $75. Registration deadline is July 15.   

Cape Fear Regional Theatre 

1209 Hay St. Each session ends with a live performance. cfrt.org or 910-323-4234 

  • The Princess Prob-Llama”: World premiere musical written for summer campers ages 6-9. Sessions are 9 a.m.-3 p.m. June 20-25, June 27-July 2 and Aug. 8-13. $200.   
  • “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Jr.”: Classic story of Belle and the beast, who is really a prince under a spell. Ages 10-14. Sessions are 9 a.m.-3 p.m. June 6-18, July 11-23 and July 25-Aug. 6. $350. 
  • “Into the Woods”: The musical intertwines the plots of several fairy tales. Ages 15-19. 6-10 p.m. Aug. 1-20. $350.   

Snyder Music Academy 

701 Westmont Drive. music.snydermbc.com/available-classes or 910-484-1041  

  • Toddler Dance Camp: 3:15-5 p.m. Mondays, July 18-Aug. 15. $65.  
  • Beginner Dance Camp: Ages 4-5. 4:15-5 p.m. Mondays, July 18-Aug. 15. $65. 
  • Intermediate Dance Camp: Ages 6-12. 4:15-5 p.m. Tuesdays, July 19-Aug. 16. $65. 
  • Kindermusik Playdates: Ages birth-5. Wednesdays, June 8, July 13, Aug. 3. Times vary based on age group. Weekly themes are zoo, ocean and carnival. $18.  


  • Campbell University STEM Camps: 143 Main St., Buies Creek. Students participate in activities with faculty and staff in the college of pharmacy and health sciences and the school of engineering. Middle school camp for rising grades 6-8 is 9 a.m.-4 p.m. June 14-16. High school camp for rising grades 9-12 is 9 a.m.-4 p.m. July 12-14. Fee of $150 includes lunch, snacks, a T-shirt and materials. Deadline to register for middle school camp is June 1; for high school camp, June 29. Limited to 50 students. campbell.edu/conferences/stem-camp/stem-camp-registration 
  • University of North Carolina at Pembroke Junior Braves: 1 University Drive, Pembroke. Enrichment classes to help students in rising grades 1-5 gain knowledge and improve academic skills. 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. June 20-24. $150. uncp.edu/academics/academic-resources/office-regional-initiatives or 910-775-4000 
  • UNC-Pembroke Brave Discovery: 3D Printing Camp. Students will use professional-grade 3D Printers and CAD/CAM software to explore the latest design process for prototyping and build solutions. Rising grades 9-12. 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. June 13-17. $150. 
  • UNC-Pembroke National Summer Transportation Institute: The four-week program is focused on science, technology, engineering and math for high school students. Objectives are to improve STEM skills and provide awareness about transportation careers. Rising grades 11-12. 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. July 11-Aug. 5.
  • Methodist University STEM Camp: 5400 Ramsey St. This is a half-day camp for rising sixth- to eighth-grade students. Topics include microbiology, forensic science, health sciences, math, biology, chemistry, nursing and more. June 13-17. For more information, contact Maryanne Hickson at 910-630-7057 or mhickson@methodist.edu.
  • Methodist University General Shelton Leadership Camp: 5400 Ramsey St. A one-week summer residential experience for high school students. The core curriculum focuses on leadership roles and accountability, team building, public speaking, changing behaviors and goal setting. July 24-29. For more information, contact Drew Ziegler at 910-630-7488 or aziegler@methodist.edu. 


  • Omega Gymnastics Cheer Camp: 4145 Ferncreek Drive. Aug. 1-4. 910-484-3005 or omegagymnasticsnc.com/all-star-cheerleading  

Fayetteville-Cumberland Parks and Recreation youth sports camps 


  • Basketball camp at Westover Recreation Center:Skills, drills and motivation for boys and girls ages 7-17. 9 a.m.-noon June 13-17. $30 per session.  
  • Football camp: Fundamentals, positions, passing, running, receiving and blocking for boys and girls ages 7-14. 9 a.m.-noon; $30 per session. Session I is at Reid Ross/Tokay fields June 13-17; Session II is at E.E. Smith High School July 25-29. 
  • Soccer camp at Reid Ross/Tokay fields: Fundamentals, dribbling, passing, shooting, one-on-one, offense/defense and lots of game play. For boys and girls ages 7-17. 9 a.m.-noon June 20-24. $30. 
  • Cheer camp at College Lakes Recreation Center: Beginning and intermediate cheerleaders learn cheers, stunts and tumbling skills. For boys and girls ages 7-14. 9 a.m.-noon June 20-24. $30.   
  • Softball camp at Lamon Street Park: Fundamentals, hitting, fielding, throwing and catching. Girls ages 7-17. 9 a.m.-noon July 11-15. $30. 
  • Baseball camp at Kiwanis Recreation Center: Fundamentals, hitting, fielding, throwing and catching. Boys and girls ages 7-17. 9 a.m.-noon July 25-29. $30. 
  • Volleyball camp at Kiwanis Recreation Center: Fundamentals,dig, set, and spike. Girls ages 9-17. 9 a.m.-noon July 25-29. $30. 
  • Swim camp: Registration is May 1-July 25; camps are 8-11 a.m. Monday-Thursday, May 31-Aug. 5. Learn competency in water skills in a fun learning environment. No swim experience required. Swim caps are required. Camps each week for ages 5-10 and 11-17. One evening camp will be offered each month. $90. 910-433-1395  
  • Tennis camps at Mazarick Tennis Center: Register at your local recreation center or Mazarick Tennis Center. Boys and girls ages 5-18. 9 a.m.-noon May 30-Aug. 4. $75 per session includes snack and water each day. 910-433-1576 
  • Golf camps at Kings Grant Golf Club: Learn golf in a fun atmosphere. Two sessions will be offered and will focus on the basic fundamentals: drive, chip, putt. Boys and girls, ages 10-14; 9 a.m.-noon; $30 per session. Session I: July 18-22; Session II: July 25-29.  

Methodist University  

5400 Ramsey St. The summer camp schedule was not complete at press time; for more information, go to mumonarchs.com or call 910-630-7175.  

  • Baseball: Monarch Camp for ages 7-14, June 6-8. 
  • Introduction to college baseball: Ages 15-18, Aug. 3. 
  • Men’s basketball: Ages 8-17, June 13-17 or July 11-15.  
  • Women’s basketball: Grades 1-12, June 20-24. 
  • Volleyball: Beginners, grades 6-9, July 18-19; advanced, grades 9-12, July 21-22; setters, grades 6-12, July 25; hitters, grades 6-12, July 26. 
  • Men’s soccer: Summer Camp 1 for grades K-12, June 13-17. Summer Camp 2 for grades K-12, Aug. 1-5. 
  • Women’s soccer: Camp 1 for ages 7-14, June 13-17; Camp 2 for ages 7-14, Aug. 1-5. 
  • Softball fundamentals: Ages 7-14, June 6-9. 
  • Coed tennis: Ages 5-17, June 13-16; ages 13-18, July 18-21. 
  • Cheerleading stunt camp: May 28.  

University of North Carolina at Pembroke  

1 University Drive, Pembroke. Uncp.edu or 910-775-4000 

  • All-Sports Camp: Exposure to a variety of sports and recreation activities for ages 6-12. 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. June 27-July 1. $150.  
  • Volleyball Skills Clinic: Rising grades 7-12. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. July 21-22. $150. 910-775-4108 or email jaleesa.harper@uncp.edu. 
  • Volleyball Elite Camp: Rising grades 10-12. 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. July 23. $120. 910-775-4108 or email jaleesa.harper@uncp.edu. 

Northwood Temple, 4200 Ramsey St.

Upward summer camps. Early registration is $59.

  • Junior Basketball (co-ed) June 20-24         
  • Senior Basketball (co-ed) June 27-July 1
  • Junior Soccer (co-ed) July 18-22                 
  • Senior Soccer (co-ed) July 25-29                 

Other Northwood Temple sports camps

  • Cheerleading camp (Girls) June 6-10. Early registration $55.
  • Baseball camp (co-ed) June 20-24. Early registration $55.
  • T-ball camp (co-ed) June 27-July 1. Early registration $45.
  • Flag football camp (co-ed) July 11-15. Early registration $49.
  • Volleyball camp (Girls) July 18-22. Early registration $55.

To register for these camps, go to 2022 FLC Summer Sports Camps - Northwood Temple (churchcenter.com). For more information, contact Jim Jackson at 910-624-8623.


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