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Animal Camps

Are you looking for animal summer camps for your kids in Upstate, SC? These summer camps have an animal theme or include live animal interactions.

Animal Summer Camps near Greenville, SC

For a complete list of summer camps in the Upstate, see our Ultimate Guide to Summer Camps Near Greenville, SC.

Find more summer camps in the Upstate, SC

Giggles Drop-In Childcare Summer Camp

SPONSORED ‭864.252.4252 | 3620 Pelham Road STE 1A, Greenville, SC

2024 Kaboom First Place Winner in Best Summer Camp

Get ready for GIGGLES ON THE GO!! We are excited for another fun summer full of awesome activities! We were voted BEST SUMMER CAMP in the KABOOM 2024 AWARDS!

We offer a full day summer camp for kids 5 years old through 5th grade. Designed with both convenience and fun in mind, and at an all-inclusive price so your child is set for the summer.  That means you don’t ever have to worry about paying anything extra, packing food or a water bottle, or even washing your child’s camp shirt; we take care of it all!

We are conveniently located within the Pelham 85 Shopping Center (3620 Pelham Rd. Suite #1 A) ! Now enrolling for our 2024 Summer Camp season – If your child loves being on-the-go, our summer camp with daily field trips is the one for your family!

Love saving money?  Take advantage of our Early Bird Special!   Only $2150 for the whole summer when you purchase it in full by May 24th 2024.  That’s a savings of $600!  Or save $25 per week by using the code EARLYBIRD25. But, hurry – There are limited Early Bird Spots available at this price, contact Giggles on Pelham for more information!

PurrPoseful Art Studio

SPONSORED 864.754.7582 | Millside Circle, Greenville, SC

At Purrposeful Art Studio we combine Humane Education (fostering compassion, responsibility and kindness for all animals) with practical art instruction!

Students have the option to choose from a variety of mediums; including drawing/printmaking, watercolor/mixed media and acrylic. Students will create a minimum of two (2) pieces; one to keep, and one to sell at an annual fundraising benefit where all proceeds will be donated to local animal rescue organizations. At PurrPoseful Art Studio, we believe in changing lives with the power of art!

Summer Art Camps: Ages 7-13

Camps meet five (5) times M-F from 9am to 12pm for a total of fifteen (15) hours.

Weeknight Classes: Ages 7-13

Classes meet six (6) consecutive weeks from 4:30-6:00pm for a total of nine (9) hours.

Other Opportunities

  • Private Art Lessons
  • Homeschool Lessons
  • Boy and Girl Scout Art & Design Badges
  • Birthday Parties

If your child has a love for animals and a passion for art, register for one or more classes today at purposefulart.studio, where we create art with PURRpose!

Shipshape Farm

SPONSORED 757.620.7105 | 1650 Tigerville Road, Travelers Rest, SC

Shipshape Farm summer camps are an opportunity to get outside, learn about animals and care for them (we have goats, chickens, dogs, a cat named Taffy, and a duck named Donald), play games, dig in the dirt, and just have an all-around old-fashioned good time!

If you would like your kiddo to enjoy tech free play in the sunshine – Shipshape Farm is the place for you! This year, our camps will be going through different Children’s classic books, (Like Heidi, Treasure Island, Charlotte’s Web, etc.).

There are ½ day and full day options. Check out www.shipshapefarm.com/summer-camp for all the details.

Summer Camp registration opens IN PERSON at the open house on March 30th, and online on April 1.

We also offer Farm School classes for preschool and homeschoolers throughout the school year. Through our classes and camps, we seek to encourage curiosity, community, and creativity within the farm landscape.

Our facilities are available to rent for gatherings and birthday parties, we would love to help turn your moments into memories. Every day is a good day at Shipshape farm!

Soft Hands Horseback Riding

801.636.2662 | 108 Kimble Drive, Simpsonville, SC

Soft Hands Horseback Riding is offering partial day summer camps for children ages 7-17.
Campers will learn about horseback riding safety, breeds, colors, tack, and more!
2024 Camp Information TBD

Ellaberry Llama Farm

| 4178 Clear Creek Road, Hendersonville, NC

Kids will learn to care for llamas, groom, and enjoy hikes with llamas.
2024 Dates TBD

 

Spartanburg Parks Summer Camps

864.472.3634 | Various Locations, Spartanburg County, SC

SUMMER CAMP FOR AGES: 5 – 12

LOCATIONS:

  • Inman Elementary School/Inman Intermediate School
  • Timken Community Center (Cowpens)
  • Woodruff Leisure Center

REGISTRATION: Online or by form. Scholarships are available.

Camp Love-a-Pet

864.583.4805 | 150 Dexter Road, Spartanburg, SC

Offers: The program, which is held at the Spartanburg Humane Society, teaches campers about basic dog obedience, responsible pet care, and issues impacting animal welfare. Half-day mini-week and week-long sessions are available.
2024 summer camp information TBA

The Greenville Zoo

864.467.4850 | 150 Cleveland Park Drive, Greenville, SC

Offers: A variety of zoo camps that include animal encounters, games, experiments, crafts. For ages 5 – 14.
Multiple dates available

Registration for members will open on February 16th, 2024
Registration for the public will open on February 20th, 2024

2024 Camps for ages 5-6 years old:
Colorful Creatures
Nature Explorers

2024 Camps for ages 7-8 years old:
Paws & Paintbrushes
Jr. Naturalist

2024 Camps for ages 9 – 11 years old:
Animal Artists
Eco Enthusiasts

2024 Camps for ages 12-14:
Jr. Zookeeper

CAMP Animal Care

864.467.3986 | 328 Furman Hall Rd, Greenville, SC

Offers: Education on the proper care and treatment of pets for children ages 5 to 16 years old

Summer Farm Camp at Triple Lake Farm

864.908.8640 (text) | 123 Lida Falls Road, Easley, SC

Designed for children ages 6-14, campers will learn about life on a farm, including the responsibility of animal care, and engage in farm games, farm animal activities, and growing food and plants.

2024 camps are two days long.
June 3rd – 4th from 9 am – 2 pm
June 10th – 13th from 9 am – 1 pm

 

Sassy Stables

| 570 Barnett Road, Greer, SC

Join Sassy Stables for summer fun! Summer camp will run from June 3-7th, 2024 from 8-11 am and 12-3 pm
For ages 6 and up who have little to no experience.

The camp will cover lots of fun horse topics like general riding instruction, grooming and care, breeds and anatomy, saddling and equipment, feeding and handling, horseback games and crafts, live demonstrations from professionals and so much more!

Register by May 1st for a discount! Register through email at Sassystables@gmail.com

Eden Farms

864.898.0043 | 4700 Dacusville Highway, Marietta, SC

Offers: Daily riding lesson or trail ride, educational horse activities like grooming, saddling, horse safety, healthcare, and feeding. Campers will also enjoy horsey arts & crafts, a Bible devotional, and a snack. For ages 6 – 14.

2024 Summer Camp Dates:
June 10th – 14th
June 17th – 21st
June 24th- 28th
July 8th- 12th
July 15th – 19th
July 22nd – 26th

3 or 5 day options available.

 

Hidden Pasture Unicorn Farm

864.477.9284 | 245 Little Virginia Road, Fountain Inn, SC

Offers: Daily, weekly, full or half-day horse, farm and outdoor camps with early drop-off and late stay available.

2024 Dates TDB

Ballyhoo Petting Zoo

706.436.7249 | 849 Norris Road, Anderson, SC

Future Zookeepers will get to learn all about domestic and exotic animals including their diet, grooming, vet care, and more!

2024 Information TBD