Camp Info

• Open to all interested rising K – 8th graders.  No experience in art or science required.

• Space is limited for more one-on-one time with artists and teachers.

• Held Monday-Friday. Full week registration only.

• Children are grouped by age.  Parents may submit grouping requests if friends/family are attending the same week.

• Each group will be led by certified teachers with assistance from local high school volunteers.

• 8:1 camper to staff ratio.

• Groups will work with up to 4 artists each week from a variety of artistic mediums such as music, theater and visual arts.

• Groups will work with a STEM professional each week such as architects, engineers and computer programmers.

• All staff is First Aid/CPR certified and have passed SLED background checks.

• Participants will receive a different camp t-shirt to commemorate each week!

• You will receive an information packet via email providing all the details you need regarding drop off, pick up, security, car tags, etc. 


$365 / Week

$100 deposit per child per week*

*A $100 non-refundable deposit is due for each child per week in order to reserve their spot for that week.   An email confirmation is sent with your balance due once you have registered.  Your balance is due June 1, 2023.

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Our EIN is 46-1710691.
Yes! Early drop-off begins at 7:30 am and late pick-up ends at 5:00 pm. There is a nominal fee.
We understand that there may be times you are unable to attend a full week, however, we are only able to register campers for full week sessions.

Unfortunately, we do not offer sibling discounts at this time.

We are proud to offer a limited number of scholarships on a first come, first served basis. The number of scholarships available depends on the number of donors who provide them. If you are interested, please contact our office to be put on a waiting list. As soon as we receive a scholarship donation, we reach out to the next person on the list. If chosen, you will need to provide a statement of need.
We will notify scholarship applicants of their status by mid-May to ensure time to still register if a scholarship is not available.

If you are interested in sponsoring a child for the 2023 Summer STEAM Institute® (THANK YOU!), please call our office at 843-807-4293. NOTE: STEAM Team does a Snoopy dance for every donation we receive.

We provide breakfast and lunch each day at the Summer STEAM Institute®. Your child is welcome to bring their own lunch if they would prefer or if they have any special dietary restrictions. The lunch menu will be sent out in your information packet one week before your camp begins. Also, there will be time for snacks so please pack something for your camper.

Each camper should come to the Summer STEAM Institute® each day with a water bottle, snack and wear closed-toe shoes. We are up and active during most of the day, so everyone will need to stay well-hydrated. 

No, our camp is NOT a peanut-free program. 

Most likely, yes, we are able to accommodate children with special needs. Some of our counselors are trained Special Education teachers. Please make a note on your application, and contact our Camp Director with any specific questions.
All staff is CPR/First Aid certified. If our staff is unable to handle the emergency, we will get them to the hospital that you specify on your safety waiver. We will contact you about any medical issues or emergencies that occur during the camp day.
We have a 1:8 counselor to camper ratio in each group at maximum.
Certified teachers are the counselors for each group. Our counselors have been CPR/First Aid certified and have completed Darkness to Light training. Your child will be placed with a counselor for the entirety of the week. Each class is taught by a local artist or STEM professional who has been trained in our curriculum and is a part of our in-school program. All staff and administration have passed a SLED background check.
Yes! Please note any grouping requests as you fill out your registration.

Yes. We post photos and videos regularly on our Facebook page, so be sure to check that out.

We love to show off what we are doing at the Summer STEAM Institute®. If you are interested in joining us during the day, please notify your Camp Director or counselor ahead of time so we can prepare for your visit. Safety is our #1 priority for our campers. Additionally, each Friday, we have a Showcase where campers perform and share what they have been working on throughout the week, and we encourage all parents (and grandparents, friends, siblings…) to attend! You will receive an email on Wednesday of your camp week with details on the Friday Showcase.
Our camps fill up quickly and we often have a waiting list. When you register for camp, you are reserving an entire week, regardless of how many days you are actually able to attend. For that reason, we are unable to reimburse for missed days of camp.

This program is supported by Arts Grow SC, which is funded by the South Carolina Arts Commission and the South Carolina Department of Education through American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary Schools Emergency Relief (ARP ESSER) funds.