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.
For a complete list of summer camps in the Upstate, see our Ultimate Guide to Summer Camps near Greenville.
Or, if you’re looking for cooking classes that are perfect for kids, see Kids Cooking Classes in Greenville, SC.
TITLE SPONSOR | Various Locations, Upstate, SC
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.
Camp Greenville has 3 overnight session offerings including Base Camp, Adventure Trips, and specialty camps (Parent/Me and Leadership Development Program).
Additionally, Camp Greenville also offers multiple Family Camp options throughout the year!
Financial assistance is available for most camps.
SPONSORED 864.355.8900 | 409 Roper Mountain Road, Greenville, SC
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.
SPONSORED 864.299.1522 ext. 1242 | 245 Cavalier Dr, Greenville, SC
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.
2023 KABOOM Awards Family Favorites Finalist: Summer Camp
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 21.
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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SPONSORED 864.729.2873 | Suite E-9 and D-9, McAlister Square (University Center), 225 S Pleasantburg Dr, Greenville, SC
Music Math Multilingual Christian Academy is now open for summer camp registration and 2023-2024 school year registration! Throughout the months of June and July, our school is offering summer camps in music, math, robotics, Mandarin/Spanish/English immersion, creative arts, ping pong, and Chinese cooking! Ages and prices vary depending on each camp.
Camps will be held at MMM Academy’s location at McAlister Square, 225 S Pleasantburg Drive in Greenville, SC, and we welcome you to visit our space to find out more and to register in person. You can also register at this form or at our website: mmmchristianacademy.com/
Our school is also open for registration for the 2023-24 school year for both part-time and full-time students. As a language immersion school, we offer classes in Spanish or Mandarin while both our part-time and full-time programs have the option to simultaneously supply credits in English, math, science, social studies, music, and art. We offer afterschool and weekend enrichment programs as well. Please visit mmmchristianacademy.com or contact us to learn more.
We can’t wait to meet your students this summer!
SPONSORED 855.687.6923 | 638 E Washington Street, Greenville, SC
Greenville Explorers’ 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 Arts Extravaganza; Global Chef Adventures; Trailblazers & Treasure Hunters; and Planes, Trains, & Automobiles! Breakfast, lunch, and two snacks will be provided as well as themed activities, free play, and field trips & excursions (depending on age). Information regarding the specific weekly themes, time frames for the age group needed, and sample daily schedules & menus are available on the website or by emailing [email protected]
Time frame is: Monday-Friday 7:30am-5:30pm
Address: 638 East Washington St, Greenville, SC 29601
Cost for 1 all-inclusive week is $500 with bundle options and pricing plans available.
SPONSORED (864) 881-4666 | 255 Service Bay Road, Mauldin, SC
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.
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: $65 per day; $325 for the week
The classes will include a snack, apron, and recipe book
July 12 – 16, 2023
July 17-21, 2023
July 31- Aug 4, 2023
9 – 12 pm
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.
(864) 881-4683 | 255 Service Bay Road, Mauldin, SC
June 5-9 |1pm – 4pm | Grades K5-2 | $170
Kids will learn how to make carnival-style treats, including cotton candy with unique flavors, popcorn with various toppings, and of course, homemade ice cream!
June 12-16 |1pm – 4pm | Grades 5-8 | $170
Kids will learn how to make carnival-inspired treats like cotton candy, snow cones, donut dough, and more. Kids will get to eat some of what they make and take the rest home to share.
Cook a Book
June 26-30 | 1pm – 4pm | K5-2nd | $170
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.
July 24-28 | 9am – 12pm | Grades 2-6 | $170
Come bake and ice something delicious! Learn piping techniques to make the cutest cupcakes around! Campers eat some of their treats, take some home, and the rest are sold at a bake sale at the end of camp, with all funds donated to the charity campers choose.
June 19-23 | 1pm – 4pm | K5-2nd | $170
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.
July 17-21 | 1pm – 4pm | Grades 5-8 | $170
Knowing how to create simple snacks is an important skill for tweens and teens. This camp teaches them techniques and recipes to create afternoon or any time snacks using pantry staples. Cooks also learn cooking skills and safety. Come create bagel pizza, test out spices to find your favorites, make muffins, trail mix, and more!
864.724.2155 | 120 Fairview Street, Fountain Inn, SC
Summer camp for ages 5 and up. Camps are either 10 am or 2 pm.
June 13th – 15th or July 11th – 13th available.
Kids will learn how to make delicious desserts every step of the way.
864.915.2640 | 108 E. Poinsett Street, Greer, SC
Offers: A series of half-day camps that explore various food and cooking-related topics. 2023 Summer Camp themes include The Little Mermaid, Snow White, Frozen, and Peter Pan
Interactive STEAM cooking and food science camp for children rising 1st grade – 6th grade.
Camps are from 9 am – 12 pm, 4 days long.
631.664.2924 | 405 College Avenue, Clemson, SC
Lindough Bakery in Anderson County is offering Summer Baking Camps for ages 3-9.
Classes are two hours long, 8 am to 10 am.
June 7-9, 2023 or June 21-23, 2023 camps available. Cost is $150 per child.
864.254.0708 | 8 Five Forks Plaza Court, Simpsonville, SC
Offers: Summer camp curriculum STEAM learning through exciting and fun experiences for your child every day! For ages 4 – 12