• Camp Type: Day, Adult, Teen Tours & Travel
  • Age of Campers: 3 - All
  • Gender of Campers: Coed
  • Year Established: 1966
  • Accreditations: 3
803-776-0295 ext. 2002

Whether it's learning a new and exciting skill, exploring outdoors, or preparing for the upcoming academic year, Hammond has a program for all ages and interest.  Half- and full-day programs, private lessons, day and weekend programs, and Kid FUN Nights are available all summer long!  Please refer to our Summer Programs Catalog for a complete listing of camps and programs.

At Hammond, all of our summer programs are committed to offering every participant with an enjoyable and enriching summer experience in a physically safe, emotionally supportive, and fun-filled environment. Our highly individualized programs ensure that every participant will make the most out of their summer.

Hammond offers a broad array of summer programs designed for every age and interest. Whether you are seeking a full-day summer program, or looking for supplemental academic programs, an athletic workshop, or want to try your hand at an arts class, you'll find it at Hammond.

We invite your family to join us for an unforgettable summer experience, rather it be for one week or all eight!

Junior Counselor Leadership Program

The Junior Counselor Leadership Program is a great opportunity for students currently 13 – 17 years old, as well as students currently pursuing their undergraduate degree, who want to further develop their leadership and communication skills as well as gain experience in planning and instructing activities for children enrolled in Hammond Summer Programs, including Hammond’s Hawk Ridge Camp.

This program is an excellent opportunity to strengthen leadership skills that will impact each participate throughout their life and teach them how to effectively work with children. Through practical experience students accepted in this specialized leadership program will learn about behavior management, health and safety, communication, decision-making, team building and more.


"Dear Summer Programs Staff, I wanted to send you a quick email to say THANK YOU for running such a wonderful program.  My daughter is currently enrolled in her third week of camp, and when I picked her up yesterday afternoon, the very first thing she said to me was "I love Hammond!"  Whatever they did in Science Camp yesterday must have been completely awesome - we heard bits and pieces about tasting different flavors and making blue slime before she fell asleep two hours earlier than normal! We are new in town and are very grateful to have found your program.  Thank you!" - Bryony and Terry Hodges (July 8, 2014)

"Laura cannot stop talking about Kris Teeter's sewing camp.  She came home every day saying things like, 'It was so much fun.'  'I wish it was longer.'  Each day she came home with a little project or two but today she came home with not just her projects but with a gift from Mrs. Teeter - her own little starter sewing kit complete with full-sized scissors, a seam ripper, pins, thread, etc.  Of course they were in a cute little bag that Mrs. Teeter had personalized with Laura's name. I remember I took sewing lessons when I was in 7th grade.  I remember it fondly, and I know Laura will always remember Mrs Teeter's sewing camp at Hammond School. She can't wait to do some more sewing!!!

I just wanted to pass on my appreciation for a job well done!!  She really went above and beyond to create a wonderful experience for these little girls!! Thanks again to Mrs. Teeter for a wonderful week and to Mr. White for all his work with the summer programs!!" - Tammy Moshier

"What an awesome week! Anna loved every minute of the Fancy Nancy camp and was really sad that today was the last day. Thank you for a fantastic week!" - Katja Froeba Goblirsch

"Thanks for everything this week.  The girls had a WONDERFUL time, and I am thrilled!  What a whirlwind!" - Jane Clarke

"Hello Kevin, Thank you so much for the Hawk Ridge camp last week. Sophia had a great time, especially at Saluda Shoals on both days and at the farm horseback riding.  I very much appreciate your efforts and your staff's to make this a fabulous summer experience for the kids. Thanks again." - Mary Voulgaris

"I have to say being a new family to Hammond the summer program was a great experience for our two boys.  The summer staff and instructors were warm, and very interactive.  It was a great introduction to the school." - Duane Dunn

"My son had a wonderful week attending Little Man Boot Camp and Fizz, Pop, Jolt Camp.  All of the summer instructors were great!  I was really impressed with the organization of your summer programs and we are looking forward to the Golf Summer Camp in 2 weeks.  We will definitely register for more camps and programs next summer." - Andrea Maas

"My kids are really enjoying the Hawk Ridge Camp.  Thank you so much for making it such a great experience for them.  We are scheduled to come next week and the following week.  Thanks for providing a wonderful camp!" - Julie Stensland

"The Pinkalicious Summer Camp was a hit with my 6 year-old.  Thanks to the teachers and staff for all of the fun this week." - Janet Thames, Pharm, D, R.Ph.

"My daughter participated in the Golf Summer Camp with Coach Chase this week.  She had a wonderful time!" - Barri Thompson

"Blake really enjoyed the Boys Basketball Camp last week.  He felt like he learned quite a few new skills. Thanks for a great camp!" - Carolyn Giles


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