Summer Camp Guide 2022

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MINT HILL, NC – Winter is in full swing in our area, and what better thoughts to think of than the sun shining strong and the warm rays upon our skin? Summer thoughts naturally bring us to Summer Camps. There are so many unknowns at this time because of various environmental and health concerns, but “What will Summer Camps look like for the Summer of 2022?” is the question that we reached out to local providers to better understand.

Parents and children always look forward to summer break, but what makes the summer even better is the fun and friendships that are developed during these times. While many providers are unsure of their Summer Camps at present, others have already started registration and are looking forward to summer as much as we are. Around the area, you can find the following camps outlined for the summer.

The Core Sports Performance is offering a summer camp that is geared towards having fun while improving your child’s fitness. The camp will include games, movie/rest time, study time, and leadership training. Most importantly during the camp, the focus will be to get kids engaging with sports performance training for 1 – 2 hours per day. The study time will include a time to read books or work on your summer learning objectives. Camp is available for children entering into 1st thru 6th grade. We will offer half and full-day options. Please visit their website for more information or give them a call today to register at (704) 606.8727.

Mint Hill Arts will be hosting a number of summer art classes for kids, teens, and adults. The classes will be ranging from a day class for 2 hours to more. They are working on details regarding classes that will be longer. Currently, classes are offered in-person or virtually along with private or semi-private settings. The subjects of current classes include Watercolor, Oil Painting, Acrylic Painting, Drawing, Colored Pencils, ZentangleTM, Digital Photography, Adobe Lightroom, and Pour Painting for Teens/Adults. Information and updates about classes can be found at, by calling (980) 226-5532, or emailing

Waverly’s Camp S.P.L.A.S.H. wants to invite everyone to Start Your Summertime Fun at Waverly Swim Club!! Information on upcoming Summer Camps for 2022 can be found at or by checking them out on Facebook. They have several different Club Memberships available, along with The Waverly Hammerhead Swim Team Registration and Weekly Camps registration.

The United States National Whitewater Center will be offering many different camps this summer.  Day camps will be offered from June through August with each class being a 5-day session. These camps are geared towards providing outdoor recreation, fun and skill development for children ages 8 – 18 years old. They will be offering Adventure Camps, Survival Camps, Nature Explorers Camp and so much more. Information and how to register can be found at

Discovery Place will be hosting camps for the summer of 2022. The focus of these camps is to bring together education and adventure through investigating, innovating, and creating. Ages ranges from Pre-K through 8th Grade. Each of the camps is led by a professional educator and will offer a wide variety of different themes. If science, technology, engineering, and art are a subject matter at your house, these camps will be perfect. Camps run daily with different time schedules depending on age groups. Information and registration for camp start soon so visit for more information.

Deciding on a Summer Camp for your kid(s) can be hard, especially with as many resources that we have in our community and the surrounding area. Many camps are still looking to finalize their plans for the summer. A great resource has been put together for parents to learn more information about Summer Camps around our area. Charlotte Parent is hosting a 2022 Summer Camp and Activity Fair that will be held virtually on Thursday, February 24. This event will allow participants to learn more about camps, activities, and classes that will be available throughout the area. This is a live event that allows virtual video chat for interactive face-to-face interaction with program representatives. Information for the event and how to register can be found at

With warm thoughts in our heads while we are suiting up to bear the cooler winter air, know that summer is always right around the corner and registering for Summer Camps to look forward to keeps those warm thoughts alive during the cold winter nights. Check out the resources above and get your kids ready for that summer vibe.

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Jessica Mentzer
Jessica Mentzer is a mother and freelance writer that loves to travel and write. Whenever she is not traveling with her family or writing she enjoys hiking, canoeing, swimming, and spending time with her two children. She is a stay-at-home mom and enjoys watching her children grow and learn each day. Her passion for writing and her love for travel are two things that she loves to share with friends and family.