Microscope Campers at the Lake

SCOPES Summer Camps at Furman University

***Furman University will not host SCOPES 2022 Camps.  Our goal is to return to normal operations in 2023. If you have questions, please contact us at younts@furman.edu.***


Tuition for each one-week session is $295 per camper. Parents are encouraged to register their children for more than one session.
Registration is accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please be aware that most of our sessions sell out and therefore we encourage you to register early.

SCOPES Campers with Art Project

Dates & Times

All SCOPES Camps run from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday.

For your convenience, Early Arrival and Late Pickup are both available on a weekly basis for an additional $50 charge each.

Early Arrival begins at 8:00 am and Late Stay ends at 6:00pm.

Kaleidoscope Campers at Science

Camp Guide

SCOPES Camp Information Guide

SCOPES Carpool Map

SCOPES Campers at Pool

Camper Forms

All forms are due before your camper’s first day of camp.

Camper Information Form

Acknowledgement & Release Form

Computer Use Policy Form – for Kaleidoscope and Telescope campers only.

To request printable PDF versions of any form, please contact our staff at younts@furman.edu or (864) 294-2390.

SCOPES Campers Playing Sports

Camp Information

SCOPES Summer Program is founded upon the belief that children will thrive in an environment in which they are challenged to think and question and can be playful and imaginative.
​Where you can…

  • Paint a t-shirt with a leaf blower, play a dulcimer, kick a ball, and explore nature.
  • Sing a song, pet a snake, create a cartoon, make a friend, and draw a portrait.
  • Dissect an owl pellet, write a comic book, hop in the pool, and perform in a play.

Take a peek into our three levels of SCOPES programs below!


Microscope Camp

Rising 1st & 2nd Graders

Microscope Campers at Lake

This full-day summer academic enrichment program with a science and nature focus is designed for rising first and second graders. Research shows how important it is for children to learn about and experience our natural world; this program does just that! Children participate in science, reading, art, music, outdoor sports and swimming. In addition to a structured schedule of classroom activities, there is also time for creek walks, quiet reflections and fun-and-tumble supervised games. ​


Kaleidoscope Camp

Rising 3rd, 4th, & 5th Graders

SCOPES Campers at Music

Join us for summer academic adventuring with outstanding teacher, Bruce Cable, in his imaginative programming for children. Kaleidoscope provides a never-ending variety of educational (science, social studies, the arts, foreign language) and recreational experiences (nature walks, outdoor games, and swimming). In the same day, you may play a drum, design a business, hit a ball, learn a Spanish phrase, observe a chemistry demonstration and make a new friend.


Telescope Camp

Rising 6th, 7th & 8th Graders

Telescope Camper with Turtle

Telescope is an interactive summer program tailored especially for rising sixth through eighth graders which focuses on team work and creativity. Some sessions feature elements of drama, designing and making your own puppet and creating and filming a cartoon. Others focus on scientific exploration with activities such as solving mysteries, launching a rocket, and freezing a bubble.  In addition to instruction, problem-solving and project time, each day includes art, outdoor games and swimming. Join us for learning and fun!


Junior Counselors

We are looking for talented rising 9th graders and above to help with our SCOPES Summer Programs. Junior Counselors assist our SCOPES teachers and are an integral part of making camp awesome!

If you are interested in volunteering to be a SCOPES Junior Counselor, please fill out our application form.

Junior Counselors should plan to arrive between 8 AM and 8:30 AM and to depart between 4:30 PM and 5 PM each day of camp. Although exceptions can be made, we do prefer that Junior Counselors work each day of the camp week that they sign up to volunteer for.

Like our campers, they should bring a non-perishable lunch, athletic clothes and shoes, and a swimsuit and towel for pool time.


Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What items should my camper bring to camp each day?

A: Please send each of the following to camp with your child each day:

– A bagged lunch with a drink

– A light snack​

– Swimsuit and towel

– Extra change of clothes

– A bag or backpack to hold everything

Please also make sure that all items are labeled with your camper’s name.

Q: What items should I not send with my camper to camp each day?

A: Please do not send money, toys, trading cards, video games, electronic items, or cell phones. Do not send anything of value that could be potentially lost.

Q: When are camper forms due?

A: Camper forms are due two weeks before your camper’s first day of camp.

Q: Can I order an extra t-shirt for my camper (or myself)?

A: Yes, please contact our staff at younts@furman.edu or (864) 294-2390 if you would like to purchase an additional t-shirt.

Scopes Cancellation Policy

Cancellation more than thirty days prior to the start of a session will result in the refund of that session’s tuition, less an administrative charge of $100 per session. No refunds will be given if cancellation is not requested more than thirty days before the relevant session begins. This policy helps us secure top teachers and ensure the quality of the SCOPES program for all who participate.