Do you need a summer camp in August? Here’s our list of venues that offer summer camps in August across Upstate, South Carolina. This list includes everything from educational camps, field trip camps, sports camps, and more!
For a complete list of summer camps in the Upstate, see our Ultimate Guide to Summer Camps near Greenville.
2023 KABOOM Family Favorites Finalist: Summer Camp
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2023 KABOOM Family Favorites First Pace: Afterschool Care
YMCA of Greenville Summer Day Camp
Magic is in the adventure, and we can’t wait to start our 2023 summer 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 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).
Every week, counselors and staff work hard to instill the Y’s core values of respect, caring, honesty, responsibility, and faith all in a safe and fun environment.
Financial assistance is available for most camps.
YMCA Camp Greenville
For 111 years, generations of campers have experienced YMCA Camp Greenville’s “magic on the mountain.” Camp Greenville’s unique mountaintop setting on 1,400 acres and adventurous programs make for unforgettable experiences that provide a lifetime of memories.
Additionally, Camp Greenville also offers multiple Family Camp options throughout the year!
Financial assistance is available for most camps.
Trying to figure out what to do this summer? MOTIVE offers a fun solution for kids ages five and up with our weekly summer camps! Their facility is equipped with obstacles from the American Ninja Warrior TV show as well as parkour equipment, a foam pit, and two Olympic-style trampolines. Join MOTIVE for an entire week!
Camp will be held Monday through Friday every week of Summer, from June 5th 2023 to August 4th 2023. Kids will be grouped with others around their age and participate in ninja warrior obstacle courses, games, crafts, open gym time, and much more. MOTIVE can’t wait to see you there!
-$295 for a full week of half-day camp (your choice of either 9 am-12:30 pm or 12:30 pm-4 pm)
-$395 for a full week of full-day camp (9 am-4 pm)
-Sibling and MOTIVE membership discounts are available
Sign your camper up for a play-filled learning experience at TCMU-Greenville, the 7th largest children’s museum in the country, or TCMU-Spartanburg, a museum dedicated to school readiness and early childhood development. At both locations, young learners will enjoy exciting days infused with STEAM-based learning and museum exploration based on a different weekly theme.
Campers can choose from the following options (and more!):
• Blast off and explore the universe in our “Astronaut Academy.”
• “Get into Gaming” by learning coding basics.
• Dissect crime scenes and gather evidence as “Discerning Detectives.”
• Unearth creatures of long ago with a “Party in the Prehistoric.”
• Board a “Continental Cruise” to explore cultures from around the world.
With unique educational exhibits reflecting the areas of arts, science, health, transportation, and more, campers have access to our resources and knowledge. At TCMU-Greenville, summer camp is offered to children in PreK-5th grade. Caregivers must book by the week and can choose from half-day (AM or PM) or full-day camp. TCMU-Spartanburg summer camp runs from 9am-noon and is for children in 3K, 4K and 5K. Sessions can be booked by the day.
Registration is now open.
Field Trips, Friends & Fun at the Sunshine House’s Legendary Summer Camp
Dive into all things LEGENDARY at the Sunshine House Early Learning Academy’s Legendary Summer Camp!
This summer, immerse yourself in the legends – from Bigfoot to Atlantis, legendary stars from music and screen, tales from the legends of sports, explore legendary fables, and even the Knights of the Round Table!
Each week is a blast, with unique themed experiences and hands-on activities. And our field trips are always a highlight! Water parks, zoos, planetariums, amusement parks, museums, stadium tours, and the list goes on.
Where else will your camper splash around a water park, design their own comic book character, recover dragon eggs, and tour a football stadium – all in the same camp?
Spots are limited, so contact us today to register and claim your FREE swag bag!
Designed for campers 5-12 years old. Junior camp, designed for younger children, is available at select locations.
13 Upstate locations!
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 wide 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.
Come join us for a fun-filled adventure this summer. Visit www.ropermountain.org for the 2023 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.
Member early online registration is Tuesday March 7, and general registration begins March 9.
This is the place to be in 2023! With a new theme each week, we’ll play to the strengths of the “connected generation” – aka Gen Z- exploring everything from aerospace to zoology in an on-demand world.
Big adventures, innovation, imagination, and great new friends – this Kids ‘R’ Kids fun!”
Build the summer of dreams at After School Plus! With over 100 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 9 am-12 pm 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.
Get ready for GIGGLES ON THE GO!! We are excited for another fun summer full of awesome activities!
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 2023 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 $1600 for the whole summer when you purchase it in full by May 31st, 2023. That’s a savings of $700! But, hurry – There are limited Early Bird Spots available at this price, contact Giggles on Pelham for more information!
Climbing Summer Camps are here! Sign your climber up for a week full of education, climbing activities, and fun games at BlocHaven, Greenville’s newest and largest rock climbing gym. No experience required.
Afternoon camp at The Little Gym of Greenville gives your kid the summer camp experience without the bug bites, poison ivy, and week-long commitments. Combining fun physical activity, games, and arts & crafts, we’ll help your child beat the summer heat by staying cool at The Little Gym.
Your child will spend three adventure-filled hours a day on a unique, exciting quest with their friends. Each week revolves around an interactive learning theme and creative lesson plans to keep your child engaged
The best part about camps at The Little Gym of Greenville, is they are completely flexible! Bring your little one for a day, a few days, or a week at a time. Our camp packages lets your family choose the best option for you.
Ages: 3-8 years
Dates: June 5th to August 4th
Days: Mondays through Fridays
Hawaiian Hide and Seek
Sports of all Sorts
Princess and Prince Party
Call/Text (864)991-3577 or go online to www.tlggreenvillesc.com to enroll your child in the Best Summer Ever!
SPONSORED 864.232.5010 | 757 North Pleasantburg Drive and 1622 Woodruff Road, Greenville, SC
Summer classes and lessons available throughout June, July, and August!
See what music will do for your child – now and for the rest of their lives!
Whether you’re looking for a delightful social outing with your younger child, a drop-off class for your older one, or an effortlessly uncomplicated way to get your school-age child started – or re-motivated! – with music lessons, summers at Piano Central Studios are your solution.
You’ll find two beautiful studio locations, convenient scheduling, and warm, nurturing teachers just waiting to welcome you and make this one of your best, most musical summers yet.
Best of all, we make it easy for you to fit music into your summer, so that everyone gets to have the summer they want. Maybe that means Mom or Dad take music lessons too!
Your music-filled summer is just a simple call or click away! In-person and online lessons available.
This summer, have a blast learning at Sylvan Summer Camps! Learning and fun are an all-in-one package with Sylvan’s Academic and STEM camps! Our camps engage the mind with the best teaching methods, make learning exciting, and provide social interaction with collaborative learning. There’s something for everyone!
Our centers in Greenville, Spartanburg, and Anderson provide a variety of camps that include:
Academic Camps: Kindergarten Kickstart, Writing Rhythms, and Study Skills Superheroes
STEM Camps: Mastering Math Facts, Mad Science, and Super Structures
Summer Camps are Buy 1 Get 1 Free until March 31, 2023, and 25% off in April and May by calling 864-676-0011! Check your local Sylvan Learning Center’s website (Greenville, Spartanburg, Anderson) for details.
Want to help your child make greater gains this summer? Consider a personalized learning program that helps students grow their skills up to 3 times faster than traditional learning. Our proven instructional methods and reward system motivate students to strengthen their skills, overcome learning loss, jump to higher levels, and gain confidence for academic and career success. Make the most of summer learning with Sylvan. Prevent summer learning loss at Sylvan! Flexible schedules and payment options meet your family’s needs.
Sylvan is the BEST for summer learning!
SPONSORED 864.235.2885 | 153 Augusta Street, Greenville, SC
South Carolina Children’s Theatre provides half-day summer camps for students ages 3 – 12th grade in acting, musical theatre, creative storytelling, theatrical design, improvisation, and more!
Caregivers can address any questions with SCCT Registrar Jill Wolf at 864.235.2885 ext. 105 (Mon, Tues, or Thur till 2:30 PM) or by email at [email protected].
About SCCT’s Education Program
Established in 1992, SCCT’s Theatre Arts Conservatory is a year-round program for students ages 3-18. The format includes Advanced-Level Studios, Intermediate, Process, Musical Theatre, Story Drama, and Exploration Classes, as well as Specialty Classes & Workshops. Each format offers unique games, activities, and challenges for the theatre student.
We believe that theatre arts training is like any other form of training; the more you do it, the better you get. Just as a dancer takes class after class of ballet; or a soccer player trains year after year with a team, theatre arts training is most effective when the student is repeatedly exposed to vocabulary, theories, and exercises. At SCCT, we hope to provide a variety of creative opportunities that encourage creative thinking, develop verbal and social skills, and bolster self-esteem. Skills needed for any job, not just acting.
SPONSORED (864) 270-8647 x107 | 343 Prado Way, Greenville, SC
Fundamental Communications is a natural environment-based therapy group consisting of a team of pediatric speech, occupational, and physical therapists. We proudly provide services in a variety of locations including schools, clinics, child care centers, and homes. Our experienced and caring professionals provide individualized treatment for the pediatric population. Our goal is to engage children in fun and meaningful therapy to help them achieve their highest potential.
Many of our therapists have summer openings for speech, occupational, and physical therapy. If you are interested in continuing with therapy throughout the summer, please call our office for availability.
Even though children need a break from the rigor of school, summer vacation offers opportunities to learn and develop in a more relaxed setting outside the structure of school. A flexible summer schedule also offers more opportunities for children and therapists to work on those challenges that they haven’t had time to address.
Children can enjoy more therapy time outside with the added benefit of natural vitamin D. Plus, playing outside can work several different therapies at once!
All of our therapists are BabyNet certified providers, so therapy is FREE through the age of 3! After that, we bill directly to your insurance for coverage.
Find out more at Fundamental Communications or call us at (864) 270-8647 extension 107.
Weekly half-day summer STEAM camps will ignite your child’s ingenuity and spark a passion for science, engineering, and robotics.
At Ignite, STEAM isn’t about worksheets or textbooks. Our summer camps look like a room full of excited creative kids exploring science, creatively tackling engineering challenges, learning introductory coding, and gaining confidence in their abilities to bring their own ideas to life. It’s sometimes noisy, sometimes focused, and always FUN!
This summer we have 6 weeks of half-day camps with morning and afternoon sessions running June 12 – July 28 that will delight your junior engineer. Whether your 6 – 13 year–old child is interested in robotics, designing and building, chemical reactions, or just messy fun, Ignite has a camp for you!
Check out details on our Beginning and Advanced Robotics, How Things Work Engineering Camp, Art, Robots, and Fun, and STEM, Wonder, and Curiosity on our website.
2023 KABOOM Awards Family Favorites 1st Place: Summer Camps
WELCOME TO SUMMER ENCOUNTERS, CAMPS FOR CURIOUS KIDS!
2023 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. With almost 300 camps (75 are NEW) over 11 weeks, Summer Encounters offers something for everyone! Adventures in sports, creative pursuits, cooking, science and technology, service learning, and more! There are even some fun academic camps to give kids a “jump start” on the next school year. Last year approximately 1700 campers from over 100 schools explored with us.
Summer Encounters Camps would be honored to invite your family to join us for an exciting summer of new discoveries, friendships, and lasting memories. Registration opens on February 15th. If you would like a brochure or need assistance in any way, please contact Traci Weldie at [email protected] or 864.299.1522 x1242.
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. Tuition includes breakfast, morning snack, lunch, afternoon snack, all field trips, and all supplies.
Get your kids excited about the outdoors with high-adventure activities like swimming, hiking, and archery!
Trail Blazer Summer Camps offer a unique outdoor experience in our local area.
Enjoy crafted theme weeks like Minecraft and Recon camp that will transport each camper into a new world.
TBSS camps are for kids ages 10 – 14 and begin the first week in June.
Signup online or call the office today at (864) 263 – 3850.
Offers: Half-day camps on Thursdays and Fridays 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. Register for individual days of camp and activities.
2023 schedule: June 15th – August 4th, 2023
Park Place offers full day summer camps with field trips, theme-based crafts and activities, experiments, group games, playground time, Xbox games and more for children completed kindergarten through 5th grade.
Since 1961, Asbury Hills has been serving all people for Christian birth, growth, and renewal by offering overnight, week-long summer camp for rising 2nd-12th graders!
Offers: Summer camp curriculum STEAM learning through exciting and fun experiences for your child every day! For ages 4 – 12
Offers: The Summer Cru Program’s week-long sessions are offered for K3 & K4 students. Programs run June 5th through July 28th, 2023.
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 and varies by program.
Offers: Horseback riding summer camp for kids ages 4- 16. Camp runs from 9 am – 1 pm on select weeks. Includes small lessons, arts, crafts, stable care, and horsemanship.
Offers: Half-day sports camps for K3 – 5th grade, including dance, cheer, tumble day camp, and basketball options.
864.271.7570 | 420 College Street, Greenville, SC
Offers: Three day art classes for various skill levels, ages 5-16. Camps offered in June, July, and August.
Wanna have your child ‘try on’ Clemson for a week this summer? Give them a sneak peek at college life. Check out Summer Scholars!
Offers: Week-long course in a field of interest with a university instructor. Current Clemson students serve as mentors who guide Scholars through the week.
Age: Rising 7th grade – 17 years old.
Offers: A wide variety of camps for students of all ages including athletic, fine arts, and academic camps, as well as college counseling workshops. For grades 1st – 12th.
Offers: Week-long camps that each offer a different skill level of climbing, including beginner weeks, intermediate/advanced weeks, and a mixed-skill level week. Each camp day is Monday through Friday from 12 – 4 pm.
Sibling discounts are available. Early bird pricing is available until April 1st, 2023. (Saves $25)
2023 Camp Dates:
The Upcountry History Museum offers themed- history summer camps, with programs available for preschool through high school
864.735.3948 | 101 Abney Street, Greenville, SC
Offers: Weekly art camps designed to let kids explore a range of materials, mediums, and concepts. For ages 5 – 12.
Camps are June 5 – August 4th, 2023
Offers: Half-day art camp includes projects such as clay sculpting, mosaics, painting with ceramics and canvas, and string art. Ages 6-14.
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.
Offers: Coding summer camps for kids ages 5 – 15. Kids will be introduced to programming, web development, robotics, game design, and more! Weekly camps available by topic.
2023 registration is open.
Offers: Camps organized for both the beginner, intermediate and experienced riders to expand their riding skills.
2023 Rolling Acres Farm Camp is June 26-29, 9 am to 12:30 pm; ages 5 and up.
Offers: A full-day arts, culture, and literacy camp for children aged 5 – 12.
Camps July 10th – 14th, 2023: Ages 4-8
Camps July 17-21st, 2023: Ages 9-12
Offers: Adventure and recreation camps for boys, rising 1st-12th grade.
Various weeks from June-August, 2023.
Offers: A day camp throughout the summer for kids entering K5 – 5th grade. Campers can attend on select days or for entire five-day sessions. Activities include a low ropes course, zip-lining, chapel, team-building activities, water activities, and more.
Camps run June 5th through August 4th, 2023.
Offers: Christ-centered childcare that is safe and secure. Price includes 4 field trips a week, breakfast, lunch, and a snack.
2023 Camp is full. A waiting list is available.