15+ Summer Camps That Cost $150 or Less Per Week near Greenville, SC

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Looking for cheaper summer camps in Greenville? While summer camps are awesome for both kids and their parents, for different reasons, they can get pricey, especially with siblings. And then if you’re looking at two or three for the summer, it’s a line item in your budget. 

We can help! We’ve found more than 15 summer camps in the Upstate that cost $150 or less per week per kid. If we missed any that should be added to this list, let us know in the comments. 

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Looking for more summer camps? Here’s our massive Greenville Summer Camp Guide with over 120 Greenville area summer camps.

Cheaper Summer Camps in Greenville 

Greenville Rec

You’d be hard-pressed to find another summer camp as affordable as those offered by Greenville Rec. They are held at several community centers throughout Greenville.

Ages: 6-11
Grades: Entering 1st-6th
2024 Dates: June 3 – August 2 (closed July 4th and 5th)
Times: 9 am – 5 pm (Early Arrival at 7:30 am and Late Stay until 6 pm)
Cost: $390/camper total for nine weeks for Greenville residents (~$43/week); $488/camper total for nine weeks for non-Greenville residents (~$54/week)
Greenville Rec Summer Camp

Super Summer Camp

Organized and facilitated by the City of Greenville’s Recreation department, Super Summer Camps are held at local community centers – Bobby Pearse Community Center, David Hellams Community Center, Nicholtown Community Center and West Greenville Community Center – within city limits and include a full day of fun and activities.

Ages: 6-12
2024 Dates: June 3 – August 2 (closed July 4th and July 5th)
Times: 7:30 am – 6 pm
Cost: $475/city residents (~$55/week), $570/non-city residents (~$65/week)
Super Summer Camp

Pathfinder Day Camp

The camp is a ministry of the Lyman Methodist Church and includes Bible stories, worship, lots of outdoor play, crafts, and a hot meal every day.

Ages: 5-12
2024 Dates: Starts Tuesday, May 28 and ends the Friday before Spartanburg District 5 starts school (date TBD); closed July 4 and 5
Hours: 7 am – 6 pm Monday-Friday
Cost:
Pathfinder Day Camp

M&G Kids Create! 2024

This art camp is held in the mornings at Bob Jones University. 

Grades: Entering K5-6th grade; the last week of camp is available for ages 12-14 and costs $125
2024 Dates: June 3-7, 10-14, 17-21
Times: 9:30 am – Noon
Cost: $90/museum members; $96/non-museum members
M&G Summer Camp

Greenville County Museum of Art

From printmaking to art in nature to working with clay, camps at GCMA are not only fun but affordable.

Ages: 5-12
Dates: Camps start June 6 and run through late July on Tuesday-Wednesday-Thursday
Times: Either 10 am – 1 pm or 1:30 – 4:30 pm
Cost: Camps are $90/student plus anywhere between $10-$40 for supplies
GCMA summer camps

Mini Mavettes Summer Camp

Held at Mauldin High School, the Mini Mavettes Summer Camp is a dance camp. Fee covers pom poms and a camp t-shirt.

Ages: 4-12 years old
Dates: July 17-23, 2023
Times: 9 am – Noon
Cost: $90
Mini Mavettes Summer Camp

World Upside Down

Each week of camp at World Upside Down is themed – music, visual arts, dance, etc. There are part-time, full-time, and extended-day camp options.

Ages: PreK-Middle School
2024 Dates: May 27-August 2
Times: 9 am- Noon (part-time), 9 am – 3 pm (full-time), 7:30 am – 6 pm (extended)
Cost: $150/week for part-time, $185/week for full-time, $215/week for extended day camp
World Upside Down

Carolina Literacy Project

This camp is for kids who are enrolled in English as a Second Language (ESL) in their schools.

Ages: 7-12 years old
Date: June 5 – July 28, 2023 (no camp June 26 – July 7) 
Times: 8:30 am – 3 pm
Cost: $35/week
Carolina Literacy Project

Kids Tennis Camp

Spartanburg Parks is teaming up with United States Tennis Association – USTA (Official) and the Spartanburg USTA Junior Team Tennis to offer Introduction to Tennis Kids Camp again this summer. The camp is held at Va-Du-Mar McMillan Park and all equipment is provided and each child gets a tennis racquet to keep. Registration is limited to 60 kids to register asap.

Ages: 5-16
Dates: June 19-22, 2023
Times: 9 am – Noon
Cost: $25/child
Kids Tennis Camp registration

YMCA Greenville

The YMCA of Greenville has almost a hundred day camps to choose from at several locations throughout the area. 

Ages: Rising K5 – 8th grade
Dates: June 6 – August 5
Times: 7 am – 6:30 pm
Cost: Half-day camps start at $105/week for members and $130/non-members
YMCA Greenville Summer Camps

Mauldin Cultural Center

Mauldin Cultural Center is offering a Playwrights Camp for older kids under the Mauldin Theatre Company.

Ages: 10-17
Dates: July 31-August 4, 2023
Times: 9 am – 1 pm
Cost: $115
Mauldin Cultural Center

Summer Choral Theatre

Participants will join with others from our parish and school in learning and performing a faith-building, fully costumed musical drama. Each day is an all-inclusive activity that will include snacks, social activities, and even outdoor time, in addition to the rehearsals of singing, staging, and basic choreography. Your child won’t want to miss this exciting week. There are only 40 spots available, so make sure to register your child for this opportunity to enjoy a week of fun, singing, acting, and games. You must register by May 10, 2023.

Ages: Rising grades 1-5
Dates: June 5-10, 2023
Times: 9 am – 12:30 pm
Cost: Program Fee- $85 for one child, $150 for two children, $200 family maximum (includes instruction, t-shirt, themed snacks, and materials)
Summer Choral Theatre

Roper Mountain Science Center

There are a variety of camps offered at RMSC – science, engineering, dinosaurs, space exploration, insects, and lots more. 

Ages: Completed K4 – 12 years old
Dates: June 5 – early August
Times: 9 am – Noon or 1-4 pm
Cost: Many camps are $150 for a half day week (members receive 10% off)
RMSC Summer Camps

Treehouse at Toper Mountain

Dribble for Destiny Summer Basketball Camp

Ages: 8-13 girls and boys
Dates: July 10-13
Times: 9 am – Noon
Cost: $119 and includes free t-shirt and ball; 2 ball dribbling, passing, shooting, ball handling, video, daily contests, and daily devotions. The camp is held at Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Taylors.
Dribble for Destiny Summer Basketball Camp

St. John United Methodist [not updated for 2023]

Ages: 5-11
Dates: Every week except the week of July 4th starting on June 20 through July 22
Times: 7 am – 5 pm, one meal and snack provided
Cost: MWF $60, two days a week is $40, and M-F is $75
St. John United Methodist Summer Camps

Wade Hampton HS Cheer Camp [price not updated for 2023]

Held at the school’s gym. Kids will get a snack and t-shirt.

Ages: 4-13
Dates: July 24-27, 2023
Times: 9 am – Noon
Cost: $75/camper
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Climb @ Blue Ridge

Learn the ropes at fun summer camps at Climb @ Blue Ridge. Camps are for all stages of climbing experience.

Ages: Recommended for ages 6+
Dates: Starts week of June 19th and runs through the end of August
Cost: $150/non-members, $105/members
Climb @ Blue Ridge

Climb@Blue Ridge in Taylors, SC

Boxwood Manor

Located in Pendleton, Boxwood Manor is offering pretty unique camps this summer at a very affordable rate! Money is due at least two weeks before camp. Checks can be made out to Annette Buchanan and mailed to Ellen Harrison, 101 Princess Caroline Street, Clemson, SC 29631.

Ages: 6+
Dates: June 13-15 & July 11-13, 2023 (Design a Farm by learning about plants, photosynthesis, erosion, mushrooms, and soil conservation); June 27-29 & July 18-20, 2023 (Life at Boxwood Manor by learning about life on the farm including chores, games, toys, 19th-century skills climate and architecture, artifacts, tour of the house, 18th  century cooking / recipes, and 1800s SC Upstate, Revolutionary War in the Upstate)
Times: 9 am – Noon
Cost: $10/kid, $25/family max
Boxwood Manor Website

Little Flames Basketball Camp

Hosted by Greer Middle College and conducted by Coaches Janza Moore and Jamar Armstrong, camp includes two snack tickets and a t-shirt (t-shirt is not guaranteed past early registration).

Ages: Rising 1st-8th graders
Dates: June 12-15, 2023
Times: 1st-3rd grades 9-11:30 am and 4th-8th grades 12:30-3 pm
Cost: $90/if you register before May 21st and $100 thereafter
Little Flames Basketball Website

Bruins Junior Basketball Camp

The junior camp allows the aspiring young athlete an opportunity to be taught correct fundamentals by college coaches and athletes while enjoying the air-conditioned facilities of the Davis Field House at Bob Jones University.  Bruins basketball players will interact with campers to inspire and guide them in their love for the game of basketball. The focus of junior camp is to have fun while instilling correct fundamentals and form while encouraging campers spiritually with lessons from the hardwood.  

Ages: 2nd – 5th-Grade (9 am – 11:45 am)
6th – 8th-Grade (1-5 pm)
Dates: June 5-8, 2023 and July 24-27, 2023
Times: Morning session: June 5 | July 24
Afternoon session: June 5 | July 24
Cost: $140 ($165 after May 1)
Bruins Jr Basketball Camp Website

Did we miss any budget summer camps $150 or less per week?

About the Author
Kristina Hernandez is a mom of two girls, freelance writer and photographer. Originally from New Jersey, she is in love with the Upstate and could not imagine raising her kids anywhere else. She enjoys hiking to waterfalls, kayaking, camping, cooking, and exploring all that Greenville has to offer. And she really loves baby goats. Follow her on Instagram at @scadventurer.

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