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My Brothers Keeper Summer Camp

MBK 2017We would like to announce the 2nd My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) Summer Camp scheduled for August 03-05, 2017 at Charleston Southern University. The camp is sponsored by SPAWAR Systems Center Atlantic via Office of Naval Research, Charleston Southern University, Charleston Youth Leadership Council and other local area businesses. MBK Summer Camp is a three-day, interactive event focused on helping young males of color between 7th -10th grade reach their full potential by empowering males to build opportunities for developing independence through education and career opportunities.

In September 2014, President Obama issued a challenge to cities, towns, counties and tribes across the country to become “MBK Communities” by implementing a coherent cradle-to-college-and-career strategy. This challenge represents a call to action for all members of our communities. The MBK initiative is designed to address persistent opportunity gaps faced by boys and young men of color.

This year’s camp will host 80-100 boys from schools throughout the Low Country. The program includes workshops that focus on STEM education, culture, self-efficacy, leadership, physical and mental health, healthy lifestyles choices, character, ethics, relationships, college readiness, fiscal management, civic engagement, service learning and dream building.

To apply:

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Navigate North Charleston 2021---Summer Program for Upcoming 9th graders slated to attend NCHS!

NCHSParents, we are proud to announce a summer opportunity for 50 upcoming 9th graders who will attend NCHS in August.

The name of the 3 week program (July 17-Aug 3rd M-TH 9am-1pm) is called Navigate North Charleston 2021 (their anticipated graduation date). It will be 12 days of innovative skills development in reading, math and writing infused with digital learning and post-graduate outcome planning.

The students will navigate escape rooms, take part in community based-instruction and career exploration in an exciting dynamic framework. Each completer will leave with an ACER Tablet, which is theirs to KEEP! Transportation is provided.

Please see the Powerpoint and student application on our homepage, click on Navigate NCHS, student application can be downloaded at the end of the slide show!

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The CCSD Gear Up grant is offering a free summer program for all students in the class of 2017 or 2018 at the following schools: Burke, Garrett Academy, Stall, North Charleston and West Ashley High School.

The summer program will run from July 24-27, 2017 from 9:00-12:00 at each CCSD Gear Up school and then an overnight college tour on July 31, 2017-August 1, 2017 will follow.

Depending on which graduating class the student is in, we will offer sessions on a variety of topics, such as: Fighting Senioritis, Scholarships, College Applications, College Entrance Exams, ACT/SAT Preparation, College Application Essays, Choosing a College, Choosing a Major in College, Picking the Right College Schedule, Leisure Vs. Study Time in College, Full-Time Vs. Part-Time Load, Financial Aid Office, Maintaining the Life Scholarship and many more vital sessions.

For those students that attended the four day, 9-12 sessions, depending on which school the student attends, a free overnight college tour will follow. For students at Burke High School, the students will tour Benedict College, Paine College, Voorhees College, and Denmark Technical College. For students at West Ashley High School, they will tour Furman University and Clemson University.

Please e-mail the Gear Up Director, Dennis Muhammad at for further information.

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West Ashley High School Camp Flyer

You may sign your c/o 2018 CCSD Gear Up student up at: or you can sign your c/o 2017 CCSD Gear Up student up at:

GDOGirls Day Out

We would like to inform you that the Sixth Annual Girls Day Out (GDO) Summer Camp is scheduled for July 27-29, 2017 at the College of Charleston. Sponsored by Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic (SSC Atlantic) via Office of Naval Research (ONR), College of Charleston, Trident Technical College via ACE, Bosch, Naval Health Clinic Charleston, and NUCOR. Girls Day Out is a three-day, fun-filled event focused on motivating girls to serve as leaders in a science, technology, engineering, and math fields.

This year's camp will host 120 girls from schools throughout the Low Country. The camp is designed to educate rising 8th and 9th grade girls by exposing them to the many exciting opportunities offered through Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). The girls and their parents will learn about STEM degrees, career opportunities, and the tools in preparing for college admissions while having fun participating in interactive demonstrations and hands-on activities.

 Applications for the camp can be found online at

Pattison's Academy Therapeutic Summer Camp

We held the first ever summer camp in 2006, serving 14 children. Now we are serving up to 50 campers from around the Lowcountry. Campers participate in a variety of activities while receiving speech, occupational, and physical therapy services throughout the day. Campers are also given opportunities to have fun in their community through several field trips offered during camp.

Camp Lead

Camp Lead a team-building and leadership camp for students in 3rd through 7th grades. Here is our website with additional information, registration, etc.

Engineering Summer Camp

Engineering Summer Camp students transform into engineers who use their knowledge of science and math, as well as their innate curiosity and creativity to design objects, systems, and processes to solve real-world problems. 

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Inspire Film Maker’s Academy for Lowcountry students

Inspire@The Low Country Filmmakers Academy, for year two, is to be held at Burke High School in the Charleston, SC. Participation is open to any Charleston area student, rising  4th to 8th grade, and an intern program planned for high school students.

iTeam Extreme Next Generation Summer Camp

iTeams Xtreme Next Generation

Explore the world of microcontrollers, electronics, and circuits, as well as how to program your very own micro controlled robot during iTEAMS Xtreme: Next Generation. Robot competitions throughout the camp, such as Dance Robot Dance and Robot Wars, will showcase what students have learned.

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A portion of these camps is funded through Title I dollars and are limited to students attending Title I schools.

Students in our EPIC (Title I funded) summer camps participate in fun academic activities each day including reading, writing, math, and science skills through practical exercises, focused assignments, hands-on learning and much individual attention.
Certified teachers assist with academic components. Students also participate in special events, field trips, and other daily activities. Students in our traditional summer camps will enjoy a full calendar of special events, field trips, games, swimming, clubs and daily activities.


Summer Employment, Internships, and Career Exploration Camps

Check out this list of 20+ summer options throughout the Charleston region and beyond!

4-H Science4-H Summer Opportunities 

  • 4-H has a science-based water resources day camp for 10-13-year-olds. The camp departs daily from Brittlebank Park downtown on the weeks of June 12 and July 24. We have 1 free camp scholarship to offer a Charleston County student for June.
  • Teen Teachers is a mentoring program designed to teach local teens, 15-17 years, how to plan and conduct Nature programs for younger audiences. This summer Teen Teachers will meet with local experts, enjoy nature walks, kayaking, and educational workshops in order to prepare them to teach nature programs and develop youth activities. This is a free volunteer program for teens.


Exploring LowCountry Waterways Day Camp

Connecting Youth to Nature through 4-H Teen Teachers
4-H School Enrichment Programs
4-H20 Exploring Lowcountry Waterways Connecting Youth to Nature Scholarship Application Essay (due 4/24)

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