Does your kid need an outlet for all that drama? Here’s our list of venues that offer drama, theater, acting, and film summer camps in Upstate, SC. This list includes local theater companies, colleges, and more!
For a complete list of summer camps in the Upstate, see our Ultimate Guide to Summer Camps near Greenville, SC.
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.
Join South Carolina Children’s Theatre for a summer full of imagination and fun! Our wildly popular weekly themed camps are guaranteed to be a highlight of your child’s summer vacation. There is a theme for every age and interest:
And it doesn’t stop there! Visit scchildrenstheatre.org for more offerings!
Along with our weekly camps, we offer a 10-week Exploration or Process class that meets once each week of the session. Beginners will feel right at home while experienced actors will be challenged.
All classes will be offered at our NEW home on Augusta Street across from Gather GVL! Each week this summer, we will offer:
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: 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
2022 schedule coming soon!
Offers: Designed for young artists between 1st and 12th grades, the Glow Lyric Theatre Opera Experience provides an introduction to the many facets of opera performance and helps young artists develop as singers and actors.
2022 schedule coming soon!
Offers: Summer camp curriculum STEAM learning through exciting and fun experiences for your child every day! For ages 4 – 12
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, sharing their unique Clemson stories along the way.
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
SYT offers several different weekly camp options for students in grades K4-12th. These theater camps are great for beginners or those wanted to improve their skills. Please see their website to view the various themes and options.
Offers: USC Upstate offers two drama/theatre summer day camps for kids between the ages of 8 – 18. Technical Theatre Camp is June 7 -11 from 10 am to 5 pm. Drama Camp is a two-week camp offered June 14- 18 and June 21-25 from 9 am to 5 pm. Each camp is held in USC Upstate’s Humanities and Performing Arts Center.
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
Three 7-day camps in June 2021, producing Alice in Wonderland. For ages 7-13.
Two 7-day camps, June-July 2021, producing Magic in the Music. For ages 9-18.
Three 7-day camps in July 2021, producing Practically Peter Pan. For ages 7-13.
Two 7-day camps in August 2021, producing Kidz on Broadway 4. For ages 9-18.
Camp ARK (Arts Reaching Kids) is a beginner level arts camp for ages 5-10, including instruction in art, dance, drama, and music.