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Drama & Film Camps

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!

drama and film camps

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

 

Every child should be given the space to explore what it’s like to be a frog acting as a paramedic trying to save a dying wizard while in a snowstorm on the moon!

Drama Kids of Greenville County creates a safe place for our kids to step away from their screens to build emotional resilience and social confidence. Our award-winning curriculum promotes literacy, emotional regulation, public speaking, collaboration, and leadership skills through the magic and conventions of theatrical play.

Constructive drama coaching isn’t designed to turn kids into Broadway actors. It is designed to give young people the skills they need to have the greatest opportunity to be successful in their future.

Enroll your child in our summer camps today!  Hurry – if you enroll before March 1, your child will receive a free camp T-shirt!  See website for camp themes, dates and locations!

Christ Church Episcopal School Summer Encounters

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


JOIN US FOR SUMMER ENCOUNTERS AND LEAVE THE SUMMER TO US!

2024 camps will begin May 29!

Dive into an unforgettable summer adventure at Christ Church Episcopal School’s award-winning day camps in Greenville, SC. Summer Encounters hosts a comprehensive, diverse, and exciting collection of summer camps that provide meaningful opportunities for any child in grades (rising) K4 to 12.

With over 250 camps, Summer Encounters offers something for to spark everyone’s curiosity including thrilling outdoor games, athletics, arts and crafts, cooking, coding, service learning, science and technology, and so much more! Morning and afternoon sessions plus extended stay options means you can find the perfect fit for you and your child.

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 is open now and camps fill up fast. If you have questions or need assistance in any way, please contact us at Traci Weldie at weldiet@cces.org or 864.299.1522 x1242.

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
  • Intro to Coding

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.

Explore camps and register

https://educamp.bju.edu/

World Upside Down Arts Studio

SPONSORED 864.775.5514 | 1200 Woodruff Road, Building H7, Greenville, SC

World Upside Down Arts Studio offers colorful camps giving students a magical experience in music, visual arts, dance, and theater.

Spring Break & Summer Camps: $150+/week | K5-8th Grade
*K4 students can participate in the part-time camp.

We offer part-time, full-time, and extended-day options. Each week students learn to develop their love for the creative arts through music, dance, theater, and art. The special theme for each week incorporates learning a fun song and dance, making unique and colorful art projects, and acting out a theatrical piece that the kids will participate in as a showcase for their family and friends at the end of the week.

High school students can join our volunteer team and assist counselors throughout the week to get volunteer hours and build their resumes!

March 18-22 | Moana

May 27-31 | Tangled

June 3-7 | Sing 1 & 2

June 10-14 | Encanto

June 17-21 | Aladdin

June 24-28 | Trolls

July 1-5 | Zootopia (no camp on July 4)

July 8-12 | Beauty and the Beast

July 15-19 | Wonka

July 22-26 | Annie

July 29-Aug 2 | Camp Rock

Our core art classes based on the theme are run 9am-12pm. In the afternoon, we play outdoor and indoor games along with STEAM activities and guest speakers.

 

 

Greenville Theatre

864.233.6238 | 444 College Street, Greenville, SC

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 (grouped by age).

Stayed tuned for 2024 camp information

St. Joseph's Catholic School

| 100 St. Joseph's Dr., Greenville, SC

Offers: A wide variety of sports camps for students of all ages including. They also offer academic camps, theatre camps, and summer courses for credit.

2024 Athletic Camps at St. Joseph’s Catholic School
Boys/Girls Football Camp · June 3-7 · 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM · Rising 1st-8th Grade
Boys Basketball Camp · June 10-14 · 9:00 AM-12:00 PM · Rising 4th-9th Grade
Girls Basketball Camp · June 10-14 · 1:00 PM-4:00 PM · Rising 4th-9th Grade
Girls Softball Camp · June 10-14 · 4:00 PM- 6:00 PM · Rising 3rd-11th Grade
Boys Baseball Camp Week 1 · June 10-14 · 9:00 AM-12:00 PM · Rising 2nd-7th Grade
Boys Baseball Camp Week 2 · July 15-19 · 9:00 AM-12:00 PM · Rising 2nd-7th Grade
Boys & Girls Soccer Camp · July 8-12 · 9:00 AM-12:00 PM · Rising 3-12th Grade
Girls Cheer Camp · July 15-19 · 9:00 AM-12:00 PM · Rising 2-5th Grade
Girls Volleyball Camp · July 15-19 · 9:00 AM-12:00 PM · Rising 3rd-10th Grade

Mauldin Theatre Company

864.404.3291 | 101 East Butler Road, Mauldin, SC

Offers summer camps for ages 6-17.

2024 camps and cost:

Half Day Camp
Leading Player (ages 12-17)- $200
Behind the Scenes (ages 10-17)- $100
Broadway Beginner (ages 6-10)- $100
Young Playwrights (ages 10-17)- $100
Shakespeare it Up! (ages 10-17)- $75

Full Day Camp
Wizard of Oz: Youth Edition Pre-Registration -$300

Encore Theatre Company Summer Drama Camps

864.360.3369 | 117 South Pendleton Street, Easley, SC

Offers an array of different weekly drama camps for different age ranges and levels.

Ages K4 – 12th grade

Clemson University Summer Scholars

864-656-2314 | 2045 Barre Hall, Clemson, SC

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 9th – 12th grade

Lawson Academy Fine Arts Day Camp

864.596.9607 | 580 E. Main Street, Spartanburg, SC

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 3 – 6th grade.

Session 1: May 28-June 7, 2024 “Renaissance Quest”
Session 2: June 10-21, 2024 “Surfin’ FADC”
Session 3: June 24-28, 2024 “Powered by Science”
Session 4: July 8-19, 2024 “What a Wonderful World”
Session 5: July 22-August 2, 2024 “Kids in Toyland”
Session 6: August 5-9, 2024 “Summerween”

Anderson University offers a variety of summer camps at Summer Institute for rising 9-12 graders in camps like Vocal/Choir, Engineering, Theatre, and an overnight scholars camp.

There are also a variety of sports camps in June and July for rising 8th – 12 grade students.

 

Summer Camp at The Goddard School

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

GLOW Lyric Theatre Opera Experience

864.558.4569 | 37 Augusta Street, Greenville, SC

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.

Inman Theatre Drama Camp

803.632.3562 | 41 Mill Street, Inman, SC

Offers: Drama and theatre camps for youth and teens.

 

Spartanburg Youth Theatre

(864)585-8278 | 200 East Main St, Spartanburg, SC

SYT offers several different weekly camp options for students in grades rising K4-12th. These theater camps are great for beginners or those wanted to improve their skills.  Camp begins June 3rd, 2024.

GCAC Arts in Action

864.848.5383 | 804 Trade Street, Greer, SC

Multi-disciplinary arts camp for children ages 5 to 11., including instruction in art, dance, drama, and music. Camp runs full day (9:00 am – 5:00 PM)

For 2024, the themes are “Magical Adventures” (June 17 – 20), “Friends of the Forest” (July 8 – 11), and “Reaching for the Stars” (July 15 – 18).

Located at the Greer Cultural Arts Council

$250 per week.

Mosaic

| 7 Shannon Drive, Greenville, SC

Mosaic is a nonprofit in Greenville, SC serving youth and their families who speak English as a second language. They offer a Summer Arts Program for ages 4K- High school, with an emphasis on dance, drama, music, visual arts, creative writing, and performance, along with weekly themes.

Stay tuned for 2024 Mosaic Summer Arts Camp information.