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Cooking Camps

Summer is the perfect time for your kid to learn how to cook! Here’s our list of venues that offer cooking summer camps across Upstate, SC. This list includes small businesses and colleges near Greenville, SC and all over the Upstate.

Cooking Camps for Kids in Greenville

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

YMCA of Greenville

TITLE SPONSOR | Various Locations, Upstate, SC

YMCA June 2022 Camp Guide

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.

Christ Church Episcopal School Summer Encounters

SPONSORED 864.299.1522 ext. 1242 | 245 Cavalier Dr, Greenville, SC

CCES Summer Camp Guide 2022

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.

Park Place Children's Center

SPONSORED 864.270.5910 | 205 Batesville Rd., Simpsonville, SC

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

Roper Mountain Science Center

SPONSORED 864.355.8900 | 402 Roper Mountain Road, Greenville, SC

RMSC Summer Camp 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.

The Children's Museum of the Upstate

SPONSORED 864.233.7755

TCMU Summer Camp Guide 2022

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.

  • Summer camp is offered at TCMU-Greenville June 6th-August 5th
  • 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.

The Sunshine House

SPONSORED

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

World Explorers, Greenville

SPONSORED 855.687.6923 | 638 E Washington Street, Greenville, SC

Explorers Academy Preschool Guide

World Explorers, Greenville’s Summer Camp programming is a full 5 day week with full days of camp for K2 thru 5th graders. Each week has a fun interactive theme attached that includes Superhero Training, Crazy Concoctions, Art-ventures, & Deep Sea Adventures! Breakfast, lunch, and two snacks will be provided as well as themed activities, free play, and mini outdoor excursions, weather permitting. Information regarding the specific weekly themes, time frames for the age group needed, and sample daily schedules & menus are available on the website.

Explorers Summer camp runs June 13 – August 8.

Our summer camp age groups are: Clubhouse Explorers: 2-4 year-olds Jr. Backpackers: Rising Kindergarten (K4 & K5) Backpackers*: Rising grades 1-2 Trailblazers*: Rising grades 3-5
(*these ages may be grouped together depending on enrollment)

Cost for 1 all-inclusive week is $500 with bundle options and pricing plans available.

Adventure Tech at Greenville Technical College

SPONSORED 864.250.3617

GTC Summer Camp 2022

Join Greenville Technical College for a summer of adventure!

Expanded summer day camp offerings for high schoolers, middle schoolers and kids ages 8-10!

Exciting and fun learning experiences geared to reach your student’s unique interests and learning style. Virtual and in-person options. Summer and year-round sessions available. 

  • Accelerate U (rising 9th-12th graders) – New hands-on, in-person culinary day camps at the GTC Culinary Institute of the Carolinas (Northwest Campus).
  • Adventure Tech (rising 6th-8th graders) – In-person day camps in vet care and culinary, taught by experts from GTC’s Culinary Institute of the Carolinas; STEAM virtual options in digital arts, eSports, creative writing, coding, virtual reality, app design, gaming, and more.
  • Adventure Tech Junior (ages 8-10) – Virtual STEAM camp sessions in digital arts, eSports, creative writing, coding, virtual reality, app design, gaming and more.

Affordable, fun and safe activities for your youngsters this summer and beyond. 

  • Early-bird Registration begins Feb. 22. Sign-up to our mailing list to receive this exclusive access and a 10% discount at GTCSummerCamps.com. 
  • Open Registration begins March 8. 
  • Virtual camp registration is now available.

Visit www.gvltec.edu/summer-camps to get started. 

Year-Round Youth Learning Opportunities at Greenville Tech

  • Accelerate U Culinary Pop-up camp sessions, usually on Saturdays, at the Truist Culinary and Hospitality Innovation (CHI) Center in West Greenville. For high school students, grades 9-12. www.CHIgreenville.com
  • Virtual STEAM year-round “camp” sessions for ages 8-14. Great for spring break! www.gvltec.edu/summer-camps/
  • GTC’s Early College (dual enrollment) program for Greenville County high schoolers: Earn college credit while in high school. Visit www.gvltec.edu/early-college/ to learn more.

BJU EDUcamp Jr. and Jr. Bruins Sports Camps

SPONSORED | 1700 Wade Hampton Boulevard, Greenville, SC

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:

  • Robotics and Technology
  • Tour de Pizza
  • Global Expeditions
  • Theatre
  • Bug Biodiversity
  • Culinary Feast Week

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.

Explore camps and register

https://educamp.bju.edu/

Kids R Kids

SPONSORED | 2 Locations, Upstate, SC

KidsRKids Summer Camp 2022

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!

Greer location:
390 Westmoreland Road
864.877.7746

Greenville location:
125 Verdin Road
864.288.5455

Plate 108

864.915.2640 | 108 E. Poinsett Street, Greer, SC

Offers: A series of half-day camps that explore various food and cooking related topics. Themes include Disney, Harry Potter, and foods of different cultures. Camps specialized for children and teens.

Summer Camp at The Goddard School

864.254.0708 | 8 Five Forks Plaza Court, Simpsonville, SC

2022 schedule coming soon!

Offers: Summer camp curriculum STEAM learning through exciting and fun experiences for your child every day! For ages 4 – 12

Tip Top Cake Shop Kids Cake Camp

864.850.2807 | 601 Williams Avenue, Easley, SC

2022 schedule coming soon! 

Offers: Learning from skilled bakers, kids have the opportunity to jump in the kitchen and learn a variety of cake-making methods.

YMCA Summer Camp

864.433.9623 | 3 Locations, Spartanburg, SC

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.

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.

After School Plus Cooking Camps

(864) 881-4683 | 255 Service Bay Road, Mauldin, SC

Cook a Book
June 6-10, 2022 | 1pm – 4pm | K5-2nd | $165
Kids will read a book and then make a recipe from that book. They may read The Little Red Hen Makes Pizza, then make pizza or If You Give a Mouse a Cookie and make cookies. Come explore other books like Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, and Dragons Love Tacos and the exciting treats they prompt.

Cooking Basics
July 18-22, 2-22 |1pm – 4pm | Grades 3-6th | $165
Kids will learn basic cooking techniques such as measuring, chopping (using safe plastic knives), and how to read a recipe. Each day explores a cuisine and kids will cook every day of camp.

Mini-Chefs
July 25-29, 2022 | 1pm – 4pm | K5-2nd | $165
Campers will learn basic cooking techniques like measuring, what the different measuring tools are, how to mix, how to have good cooking hygiene, and how to make yummy treats. All tools are kid safe. Kids will make pancakes, parfaits, simple snacks, and treats.

Lindough Bakery

631.664.2924 | 405 College Avenue, Clemson, SC

Lindough Bakery in Anderson County is offering Summer Baking Camps for ages 4-12.

Cakes to Dye For

864.724.2155 | 120 Fairview Street, Fountain Inn, SC

Offers: Summer camp for ages 6 and up. Each camp is three days long, Tuesday-Thursday
10 am-12 pm or  2 pm – 4 pm.

Kids will learn how to make cake pops (day 1), cupcakes (day 2), and cake (day 3) during each of the three days.
Cost: $160 per child/per camp; $300 for two children/per camp.

June 21-23
July 12- 14

Register online 

Good to Go Greenville

864.283.0347 | 209 West Antrim Drive, Greenville, SC

Offers: Cooking camp for beginners! Children will learn basic kitchen skills, baking 101, herb planting, and more.
Ages: 7 – 11 years old
Cost: $55 per day; $225 for the week
The classes will include a snack, apron, and recipe book

July 18 – 22, 2022
9 – 11:30 am

Registration is open! Sign up by July 8th, 2022

 

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