Are you looking for the perfect art summer camp? Here’s our list of venues that offer art summer camps near Greenville, SC and around Upstate, SC. These camps include traditional art camps as well as photography, fashion design, and other fun subjects. These venues may offer a variety of camps, so check their websites for more detailed information.
For a complete list of summer camps in the Upstate, see our Ultimate Guide to Summer Camps Near Greenville, SC.
YMCA of Greenville Summer Day Camp
Every summer has a story, and we can’t wait to start our Summer 2022 adventure at YMCA of Greenville’s Summer Day Camp! Offered for school-aged children, the YMCA of Greenville hosts a variety of weekly camps like full-day traditional summer day camp and teen camp, half-day specialty camps for sports, aquatics, dance, and science, and extended day camp for specialty camp participants who want the full-day experience.
Summer Day Camp is offered at Caine Halter Family YMCA (Greenville), Eastside Family YMCA (Taylors), George I. Theisen Family YMCA (Travelers Rest), Judson Community Center (Greenville) and YMCA Program Center (Simpsonville).
We will continue to implement best practices from the CDC and SC state guidelines for COVID childcare policies and procedures.
Financial assistance is available.
YMCA Camp Greenville
For years, generations of campers have experienced YMCA Camp Greenville’s “magic on the mountain.” Our unique mountaintop setting on 1,400 acres and adventurous programs make for unforgettable experiences that provide a lifetime of memories.
Camp Greenville has 3 overnight session offerings:
Base Camp: Our traditional overnight experience. Live in cabins, eat meals in the dining hall, enjoy campfires, evening programs and more.
Adventure Trips: Enjoy the camp experience while taking a trip with a specific activity focus. Campers spend two nights at camp, then leave for three nights on their trip, and return for the final night back at camp.
Specialty Camps: Our stand-alone options include Mini week (a 3-night session for our youngest campers), Parent + Me (for campers and their parents), and Leadership Development Program for high schoolers.
Financial assistance is available.
WELCOME TO SUMMER ENCOUNTERS, CAMPS FOR CURIOUS KIDS!
2022 camps will begin May 31! Summer Encounters is a day camp program in Greenville, SC. It hosts a comprehensive, diverse, and exciting collection of summer camps that provide meaningful opportunities for any child in grades K4 to 12. Summer Encounters programming offers 260 unique summer camps during 11 weeks, exploring content in academics, sports, art, drama, cooking, science, technology, and service learning. With a variety of day camp activities, extended day options, and schedules offered, the possibility of what your child can discover during the summer is as intriguing as it is convenient. Last year approximately 1000 campers from over 100 schools explored with us.
Summer Encounters is privileged to invite your family to join them for an exciting journey of discovery. We invite you to contact us at any time with questions about content, assistance with registering, or to just discuss the best summer camp selections for your family. Give your child the gift of exploration and come make lasting memories and friendships with CCES Summer Encounters, camps for curious kids!
Registration for Summer Encounters opens on February 16th. If you would like a brochure or need assistance in any way, please contact Joe Cummings at [email protected] or 864.299.1522 x1242.
Visit Summer Encounters website, where all camps are organized by grade, week, and camp type.
Primrose School of Midtown Greenville will have Full Day In-Person Summer Camp beginning on June 6th for rising Kindergarteners – 5th grade. We can’t wait to experience the fun with you!
Every summer, many parents find themselves searching for camps for their children. While there are many options available, finding the program that is the best fit for your family can be a challenge.
“The number of summer day camps families have to choose from can be overwhelming,” says Lauren Briles, Franchise Owner of Primrose School of Midtown Greenville. “The Primrose Summer Adventure Club makes the decision easy by offering such a great mix of activities that are fun for children but also naturally encourage summer learning through play and exploration.”
At Primrose Schools’ Summer Adventure Club, children become engineers, artists, explorers and more as they discover the joys of design thinking, a fun and innovative way to learn. Engineering design challenges, experiments and themed activities await as children unlock new ways of thinking – all while having a blast!
Every week, these activities and experiences center on a new theme that vary from engineering-focused to arts-related to sports-based. Each one includes nurturing leadership, good character, creative thinking, and problem solving in an exciting and natural way. Primrose campers will also take fieldtrips and welcome in-school presenters throughout the summer to reinforce these weekly themes. Primrose provides balanced and nutritious meals and snacks to your children throughout the day, too!
The fun starts on June 6th and runs through August 11th! Our doors are open from 6:30AM to 6PM.
Park Place is WILD about summer! Join Park Place for an exciting summer and experience all the things that make summer fun! Their camps include awesome field trips, theme-based crafts and activities, exciting experiments, group games and challenges, playground time, Xbox games and more! Each week campers will go to the library and have a special movie day. On Wednesdays there is water play (at Park Place) and on Fridays everyone will participate in Amazing Athletes.
Park Place Summer Camp is open Monday through Friday from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm. Children who have completed Kindergarten – 5th grade are eligible to attend. Space is limited to 28 children per week, so be sure to reserve your spot soon!
Children can enroll for individual weeks or for the entire summer. Cost: $50.00 registration fee; $265.00 per week. Tuition includes breakfast, lunch, snack and field trips. A Park Place T-shirt is provided to wear on all field trips.
Find out more at Park Place!
*plans subject to change according to COVID-19
Dream it. Plan it. Make it happen. If you haven’t heard of Primrose School of Simpsonville at Five Forks yet, simply ask your fellow neighbors within your community.
At Primrose School of Simpsonville at Five Forks, the Summer Adventure Club allows children to become engineers, artists, explorers, and more as they discover the joys of design thinking, a fun and innovative way to learn. Engineering design challenges, experiments and themed activities await as children unlock new ways of thinking – all while having a blast!
Parents can register their children for all summer or just for individual weeks at a time. The weekly theme is different each week. Along with the theme, your child will also enjoy tons of on-site and off-site field trips!
Summer Camp is available Monday through Friday from 7:00 am to 6:00 p.m. Children who have completed Kindergarten through 5th grade are eligible to attend. There is a $250 registration fee and the cost is $290 per week. Tuition includes breakfast, morning snack, lunch, afternoon snack, all field trips, and all supplies.
Camps will run June 6 – August 10, 2022.
We’re excited to host another great summer at Roper Mountain Science Center, the home to more than 100 week-long half- and full-day camps for children in completed grades K4 through 9. Our hands-on activity-based educational Summer Explorations Camps mix a variety of fun in a wide range of topics. With selections of old favorites and new offerings from art to animals, pop culture to physics, lots and lots of Legos, and, of course, science for all ages, there is truly something for everyone at Roper Mountain.
Our camps are still operating on a reduced capacity, so it’s more important now than ever to be a member to take advantage of early registration!
Come join us for a fun-filled adventure this summer. Visit Roper Mountain for the 2022 Summer Explorations camp guide and registration details. Feel free to contact Lisa Phillips at
[email protected] or 864-355-8925 with any questions about our summer programming.
Concierge registration for Creator and Originator Supporting Members is onsite March 2 and March 3. Members-only online registration is March 7, and general public registration begins March 9.
Your child’s summer of discovery, learning and play awaits at TCMU Summer Camp!
Summer camp is offered at both TCMU-Greenville and TCMU-Spartanburg. Each camp week is jam-packed with themed STEAM-based activities, which provide campers with the opportunity to learn and explore in the museum’s unique and playful setting.
Campers can “Dig into Dinosaurs”, go on a captivating “Cosmic Cruise” or explore their artistic side with “Artitude”. Preschool age camps are modified to prepare your learner for the classroom while engaging in museum play, mastering STEAM stations, and exploring subjects that will lay a solid foundation for their educational journey.
Camp is offered at TCMU-Spartanburg June 6th-July 29th.
Camp is not held at either location the week of July 4th.
TCMU-Greenville offers Preschool Age camp and Elementary Age camp for both half-day (9AM-12PM or 1PM to 4PM) and full-day camps (9AM-4PM)
TCMU-Spartanburg offers Preschool Age camp only for half day camps, 9AM-12PM.
Kroc Greenville Summer Camps: Make this a summer to remember by enrolling your kids in Kroc Greenville’s Summer Camps! Participants aged 6-12 are welcome to attend one of two fantastic summer camps, Summer Sports Camp and Summer Art Camp. These half-day camps are sure to keep your child engaged through age-specific activities designed by our knowledgeable and passionate staff.
Sports Camp: Our Summer Sports Camp features a different sport each week! Here, participants will learn about and play a different sport each week.
Art Camp: Our Summer Art Camp participants will enjoy the creative process of making and exploring with various art mediums.
What you need to know: Both camps take place at Kroc Greenville and feature indoor and outdoor activities. There is time allotted for participants to enjoy a snack from home. Participants even have the opportunity to swim at the end of each day, so be sure to pack a swimsuit!
Fun, Friends & Field Trips | Summer Remix Adventure Camp at The Sunshine House
Never hear, “I’m bored” this summer!
This summer is all about imagination and entertainment – and living your dreams! Each week of camp is full of exciting, new experiences and field trips your camper will be talking about for weeks.
Where else will your camper splash around a water park, star in their own podcast, create and pitch an invention, and tour a football stadium – all in the same camp?
Camp also includes NFL Play 60, Think Stretch Summer Learning Program, and a FREE swag bag! Visit www.sunshinehouse.com/summer for more details.
Field trips are subject to change based on CDC, state or local requirements
Build the summer of dreams at After School Plus! With over 125 unique specialty camps, there is something for everyone to explore! Join 1 camp or the whole summer. Camps are weeklong and open to all children in K4-8th grade.
Enrichment based camps give children a collaborative place to explore topics with others who want to explore too. It’s the perfect mix of summer camp fun and ongoing learning experiences.
We offer full and half day camps. Half day camps are from 9am-12pm or 1-4 pm. You can put together a morning and afternoon camp to create a full day. In addition to camps, there is early care and late stay so families can build a daily schedule to fit their unique needs from 7:30 am to 5:30 pm.
Learn more or register today at www.afterschoolplus.com.
Elements of Art
For first-time kindergartners or rising 1st graders
If you have a K5 child that doesn’t want to miss out on fun with art, then bring your beginner to M&G for a special kindergarten camp focused on the Elements of Art. Your child will enjoy multiple art projects, age-appropriate lessons, interactive games, and snacks while learning about line, shape, color, and texture. This 5-day morning camp will keep your young starter so engaged, he won’t even know he’s learning!
Note: K5 campers must turn 5 years old by September 1, 2022
Building a Brighter Future
1st—6th grade (ages 6-12)
Did you know that the buildings all around you are works of art too? Architects use the elements of art and the principles of design to create incredible structures! Join Artechus and Artemesia as they explore the essentials of architecture, discover cool facts about famous buildings, and use the tools of the trade to create exciting projects! This 5-day morning camp includes artistic discoveries, snacks and new friends and concludes with a special art exhibition for young designers to showcase their creative work.
Dates: 9:30 AM to 12 PM daily
Fee: includes daily instruction, art supplies, and snack
Join NoteAbility this summer! With lots of free time to create, summer is the BEST time to find your jam…and discover unlimited possibilities with music-making!
WEEK LONG CAMPS
Noteability will host a themed morning (9am-12pm) and/or afternoon (1pm-4pm) camp each week (for 10 weeks) from June to August AT OUR GREER LOCATION. Campers can attend one (or both) camps and early drop off and late pick up are available. There is something for ALL LEVELS/ABILITIES! Ask about custom camps if you don’t see a perfect fit!
*If your child does not meet the age requirement, Noteability will consider exceptions on a case by case basis. Don’t see a camp on the week you need? They can add camps for groups of 6 or more on request. Please reach out with any questions to [email protected]. ALL CHILDREN IN CAMP MUST BE POTTY TRAINED.
In addition to camps, Noteability also offers WEEKLY LESSONS and WEEKLY CLASSES. For lesson registration, contact [email protected]!
Learning and fun go hand in hand this summer at EDUcamp Jr. and Jr. Bruins Sports Camps at Bob Jones University.
Your elementary and middle school kids will explore a different imaginative adventure each week as they make new friends and develop creative skills in a Christian environment. Some highlights:
There are 20 exciting EDUcamp Jr. programs in all, plus five Jr. Bruins Sports Camps, led by experienced coaches, that focus on developing skills and sportsmanship while having fun.
Your child is sure to have an awesome experience at EDUcamp Jr. and Jr. Bruins Sports Camps. The adventure begins the week of May 22.
Take advantage of our early bird special. Get $25 off any camp if you register by April 1.
Input Code: KiddingGville, 10% off all camps! Expires on July 29th.
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Fun takes flight at Camp Boomerang with week-after-week of different down-to-earth themes and high-flying, mind-expanding, hands-on activities designed to make them smile, think explore, collaborate and grown in exciting new directions. Discover why Kids ‘R’ Kids is the place where friendships are made and imaginations sore.
Sign your camper up today before the summer flies by!
390 Westmoreland Road
125 Verdin Road
Offers: Summer Day Camp offers a variety of activities like arts, crafts, sports, field trips and special events for rising 1st – 6th graders. Day Camps are offered at seven different community centers across the county. Teen Leadership Camp is designed for kids aged 12 – 15 entering 7th, 8th, or 9th grade and is offered at two different community centers.
Camp runs from June 6th – August 5th.
Offers: Three day art classes for various skill levels, ages 5-16. Camps offered in June, July, and August.
Offers: Camps for kids ages 4 and up are offered. Hand building clay projects for ages 4 – 10, and a wheel class for ages 10 and older.
2022 schedule: Weekly camps running throughout June and July.
Offers: Half-day art camp for ages 5-12 in a natural setting. Camps are $200 per week-long session. Each class is from 9:00 AM until 12:00 PM. You can book the session you would like your child to attend. Please call Anne Meyer at 864.363.4470 to register your child or children.
Session 1: Monday, June 20, 2022- Friday, June 24, 2022
Session 2: Monday, June 27, 2022 – Friday, July 1, 2022
Session 3: Monday, July 11, 2022 – Friday, July 15, 2022
Session 4: Monday, July 18, 2022 – Friday, July 22, 2022
2022 schedule coming soon!
Offers: Art classes to develop your child’s confidence and give them a creative outlet.
Offers: Half day art camp includes projects such as clay sculpting, mosaics, painting with ceramics and canvas, and string art. Ages 6-14.
Offers: These week-long camps include options to learn about plays, musicals, improv, and auditioning. Campers get to experience live theatre and be a part of a group performance at the end of the week. Classes are for ages 7 – 15 . For students doing morning and afternoon sessions, they have an option to bring their lunch each day and stay for a supervised lunch.
Dates: 6/6 to 6/17
Offers: Swords, leather-working, chainmail, theater, and more! This half-day camp looks at the art and war of the era of Beowulf. For ages 13-18.
2022 schedule: June 13th – 17th
Offers: Week long half-day art camps with various themes such as Star Wars, ballet, and dinosaurs. Kids can learn how to make jewelry, tie-dye, use glow paint, and more! For ages 4 and up.
2022 schedule: June 6th – August 12th
2022 schedule coming soon!
Offers: Live, interactive, and digital art classes! For ages 2 – 11.
Offers: Half-day camps where students get to work with artists and local makers to learn or grow their artistic skills, push creative bounds, and become more familiar with using Makers tools. For ages 5 – 16.
2022 schedule: June 9th – August 12th
2022 schedule coming soon!
Offers: Athletic, Fine Arts and Academic camps, as well as College Counseling Workshops. For grades 1st – 12th.
2022 schedule coming soon!
Offers: Weekly art camps designed to let kids explore a range of materials, mediums, and concepts. For ages 5 – 12.
Offers: Half and full-day art camps for preschoolers, kids in grades 5K – 8th grade, and teens.
2022 schedule: June 6th – July 22nd
2022 schedule coming soon!
Offers: A full-day arts, culture, and literacy camp for children aged 5 – 12.
Offers: Multiple half-day and full-day options for SDS students ONLY. Camp Griffin offers different camp options covering everything from preschool activities, art, science, sports, writing to crafts. For ages 30 months and up.
July 6 – August 7, 2021
ELC offers four different camps for children 3 months old – 2nd grade. The camps run from 9am-12pm Monday-Thursday.
2021 information coming soon
Summer Arts Program includes different one-day camps on various days during the summer including snacks, bouncy house and playroom fun, and of course, arts and crafts! For ages 4-14.
This all-day camp focuses on art, music, theatre skills, creative writing and dance. Each themed session ends with a Family Day Program. For ages 4 – 6th grade.
Sessions available throughout June – August 2021
Pump It Up offers various themed 3-day summer camps from 9:30am-2:30 pm which includes lunch, snacks, crafts and jumping, of course!
Offers: A variety of half- and full-day camps. For ages 3-13. YMCA also offers a Counselor in Training Program for kids aged 14-15.
Five-day Summer Science and Art Camp entertains, educates, enlightens.
For Ages 8 – 11; 9 am to noon; June 20-23, 2022.
Offers: At Summer Remix, summer is all about diving into the world of imagination and entertainment – and living your dreams! Summer camp options include Boost Math and English Program, Think Stretch Summer Learning Program, a range of mini-camps, as well as junior summer camp.
Offers: It’s a mystery summer at Arts in Motion! Arts in Motion offers the opportunity to sign up for themed weekly camps for children ages 3 and up. A few themes include Secret Agent Fancy Nancy, Operation: Pop Star, Ballerina Camp, and Acro/Tumbling Camp!
2022 schedule: June 6th – July 29th
2022 schedule coming soon!
Offers: Ivybrook Academy is looking forward to a fun-filled summer with all of you! Themed summer camps such as backyard adventures, space exploration, and scientific discoveries.
Sew Creative, the Upstate School for Sewing Arts, offers sewing workshops in June and July 5 days a week. Times are from 10 am – 12 pm or 1-3 pm.
The program will be Monday through Friday 7 – 2 pm. The morning will be arts projects and academic refreshers. The afternoon is for field trips (swimming, Dave n Busters, Big Air, etc).
June 6th through July 29th.
CHILL Art Studios is offering 3 unique Summer Clay camps for children ages 7 to 17
Enrollment is limited to only 6 per class.
PurrPoseful Art Studio offers a wide array of art classes for children between the ages of 8 and 18 who have a love for animals and a passion for art! Summer Camp Registration Now Open!
Hagood Mill offers a 5-day camp for rising 3rd to 12th graders, featuring classes in blacksmithing, leathercraft, plant medicine, pottery, and much more.
Camp ARK (Arts Reaching Kids) is a beginner level arts camp for ages 5-10, including instruction in art, dance, drama, and music.
Paint + Clay + Fun is a weeklong summer class designed for 8-12 year olds. Campers will practice experimental painting techniques and receive ceramics instruction.
Allow your child to embrace their creativity in a safe and supportive environment by signing them up for a SAM Summer camp! Our instructors go beyond paint and clay with lesson plans that support the growth of children’s cognitive, social-emotional, and multi-sensory skills.
Browse through our selection of week-long, three-hour camps for young creatives ages 4 through 15 and register today – spaces are filling up fast!