Youth Camps


Columbia Area Career Center Youth Camps


Every summer CACC transforms into a world of career exploration and discovery for a slightly younger audience. The majority of programming offered is for youth 10-14 years of age and are set up in a half-day format. Camps come in a wide variety of interests, including, fine arts, gaming, firefighting, culinary, technology and engineering—just to name a few. Camps do have a registration fee. 

Each camp is limited to the number of participants. Camps fill on a first-come-first-served basis. 


Do you have scholarships?
If campers need financial assistance, call CACC at 573-214-3803. Scholarships may be available through the Day Dreams Foundation.

Do you have full-day options?
If you need a full-day option, take a morning and afternoon camp. For students who attend a morning and afternoon camp during the same week, CACC will provide a supervised courtesy break room during lunch. Campers are responsible for their own food and drink.

What if the camp I want is full?
To be on a waitlist call CACC 573-214-3803. A spot may free up. If we have enough people on the wait list we MAY open an additional section of the camp. Either way, we will keep you in the loop.

Does my student need to be enrolled in Columbia Public Schools?
Our summer camps are for everyone! CACC is a part of the CPS district, but we run an independent enrollment system for our summer camps. This allows us to accept students from all over the country to participate in our programming. Many times kids visiting relatives during the summer, enroll in our camps.