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Summer Camps

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Who says learning and creativity should be just for grown-ups? Trident Technical College’s Division of Continuing Education and Economic Development offers a variety of summer camps and year-round weekend courses that foster imagination, creativity and talent in youth and teens ages 7-17!


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About our Summer Camps

TTC’s summer camp programs are designed to help campers develop and expand their interests, stimulate creativity, make new friends and most important, have FUN learning! We offer hands-on, engaging summer camps and year-round courses in a variety of subjects like computer technology, life skills, creative arts, math and science and culinary arts.

What better way to spend a summer week than learning and having fun? TTC’s Kids’ College offers a variety of camps for children ages 7-11. Teen University camps are designed just for teens and preteens aged 12-17. Children and teens can learn anything from how to design video games and comic books to how the American legal system works, all while developing leadership and social skills, fostering creativity and having a blast.

Bring your camper for the day! Sign up for a morning and afternoon session, pack a lunch, and we'll take care of the rest! You can even drop your child off early by enrolling them in Camp Sunrise.

Camps open for registration on Feb. 15, 2020.

Payment Plans

Payment plans are now available for continuing education courses, including summer camps! 


You can sign up for a payment plan through April 30, 2020 when purchasing three or more camps. There is a $30 sign-up processing fee due when registering for the plan. All purchases made using a payment plan must be done in person at the Thornley Campus registration desk, Bldg. 910.


Call 843.574.6152 for more information or visit our payment plan section of the Funding Opportunities page on the website.

Sign Up!

Summer camps are open for online registration on Feb. 15, 2020. Simply search for your camp using the  course's ID# from the catalog or search by name and click the "Add to Cart" button next to the section and dates that you would like. Follow instructions as prompted in our registration portal for summer camps. Many camps fill up quickly - if your desired class is full you may be prompted to add your child to the class waiting list.

You may also register in person at:

2001 Mabeline Road

Building 910, Room 102

North Charleston, SC 29406

Contact our call center at 843.574.6152 or email ce.reg@tridenttech.edu

New Camp Just Added!

Athletic Training Camp (Ages 12-17) $159

Can’t wait to make the team next school year? Learn how to train properly this summer so you’re prepared to be athletically successful when school starts back. Practice proper weight training techniques, improve speed and agility, master stretches to avoid injury, and learn warm-up and cool down movements. Participants get a pre- and post-assessment and are sent home at the end of camp with a summer workout plan. Camp is held in the Intertech Group Wellness Center fully equipped gym on the Trident Technical College Thornley Campus.

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Registration opens Feb. 15, 2020!

Spotlight On: The South Carolina Aeronautical Training Center

Many campers can get their first glimpse inside the brand new South Carolina Aeronautical Training Center (SCATC) on Trident Tech’s Thornley Campus this summer. This high-tech facility is filled with state-of-the-art equipment that students get to use in many of our STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) focused summer camps, which may inspire them to consider a future in a technological field.


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2020 Summer Camps in the SCATC include:

• Aviation Adventures (Ages 9-11), see pg. 27

• Design Engineering: 3D Printing (Ages 12-17), see pg. 51

• Fun with Composites (Ages 12-17), see pg. 35

• Manufacturing Robots (Ages 12-17), see pg. 51

• VEX Robotics Team A/B (Ages 12-17), see pg. 48


“I’ve often said, South Carolina has a decade to do what Washington state had a century to do – create an aeronautical culture,” Trident Tech President, Dr. Mary Thornley said. “To do this requires more than education: it requires inspiration. The South Carolina Aeronautical Training Center will be that place of inspiration! Consider a summer learning experience in this world class facility. Be inspired to explore.”


The SCATC is also playing host to a brand new scholarship program, the Lowcountry Advanced Manufacturing Institute (LAMI) that launches this summer (see pg. 62). Running concurrently with our summer camps LAMI is intended to give students an overarching view of the many career paths encompassed in the world of advanced manufacturing and includes tours of area facilities as well as hands-on learning with SCATC equipment.

Year-Round Classes

Our variety of classes for youth isn't just for summer anymore! We are pleased to offer various classes sure to encourage educational imagination, creativity and talent all year-round. We also offer a variety of camps during spring break to keep your child engaged in learning.

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2020 Summer Camps Catalog

Get a sneak peek at the 2020 catalog. Registration for 2020 summer camps opens Feb. 15, 2020. TTC offers hundreds of weeklong camps for ages 7-17 at our campuses in North Charleston, Moncks Corner, Mount Pleasant and downtown Charleston.

Explore fun and educational classes for youth ages 7-17

Wanna Learn Something New?

Youth can choose from a variety of quick, one-day classes to explore new areas of interest - learn computer and information technology skills, explore their creative side in art and culinary sessions, discover more about the great outdoors in outdoor living classes or develop leadership skills. Each class costs $39-$79. LEARN MORE >>