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.
SPONSORED 864.308.2882 | 401 E Kennedy Street, Spartanburg, SC
Magical Mornings Camp (ages 3 – 5)
Come join our Magical Mornings camp this summer at Arts in Motion! Students will participate in weekly themes to help put on a show by learning to dance, crafts, a story they create, and ends with a performance!
Broadway Bound Camp (ages 6 and older)
Students ages 6 and up will participate in creating and putting on a show in 4 weeks. Students will learn scenes, choreography, music, and explore behind the scenes by assisting in set painting, prop design, and costumes! Each session will end with a performance. There are two Broadway Bound camps to choose from.
Descendents: June 5th – 20th; 9 am – 3 pm
Matilda: July 5th – August 4th; 9 am – 3 pm
AIM will also offer weekly summer classes Tuesday through Thursday, including Ballet/Tumble, Ballet/Tap, Jazz/Musical Theatre, Tumble & Twirl, Intro to Acro, Acro I and II, Ballet/Lyrical, Intro to Hip Hop, Beginner Hip Hop, DSAU Discover Dance Class, and Visual Art
SPONSORED 864.900.5689 | 552 Memorial Drive Extension, Greer, SC
Make this summer dramatically fun! Drama Kids offers exciting summer camps that develop communication, collaboration and self-confidence. These dynamic camp experiences encourage students to realize their full potential and equip them with life skills that will guarantee success! Perfect for all kids, regardless of experience. For ages 6-11. Each theme is a ½ day camp that can be combined with another for full days of fun!
The Wonderful World of Wizardry: June 5-10 and July 10-14 – Master potions and spells at the School of Magic. Prepare for the epic battle against the darkness and prove that good triumphs all!
Whodunit Mystery Camp: June 5-10 and July 10-14 – Collect clues, examine evidence, and follow the trail to the truth. This mystery camp is sure to keep campers guessing!
Camp Hollywood: June 26-30 – Do you have what it takes, kid? Walk the red carpet, shoot a new movie, and we’ll help you get ready to be a Hollywood movie star!
Rockstartopia: June 26-30 – Time to rock out! Join your new band to record your newest hit, play a concert for your fans, and let your inner Rockstar free!
Questions? Call Lea Seaton @ 864-900-5689, or email @ [email protected], or visit dramakidsofgreenvillecounty.com
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 864.775.5514 | 1200 Woodruff Road, Building H7, Greenville, SC
World Upside Down Arts Studio offers classes in music, visual arts, dance, and theater for children, youth, and adults.
Summer Camp: June – July | $125+/week |K5-12th grade
We offer part-time, full-time, and extended-day options. Students learn music, visual arts, dance, and theater and show what they learn in a Friday show.
June 5-9 | Moana
June 12-16 | Encanto
June 19-23 | Jungle Book
June 26-30 | Frozen
July 4-7 | Sound of Music
July 10-14 | Lion King
July 17-21 | Mary Poppins
July 24-28 | The Greatest Showman
Specialty Arts Camps: June – July
June 5-9 | Jazz/Tap Dance, Special Effects Makeup, Cartoon Drawing: Lilo and Stitch
June 12-16 | Musical Theater Dance, Acting Fundamentals, Cartoon Drawing: Spider-Man and Gwen, Theater Makers
June 19-23 | Worship Dance, Stage Design, Cartoon Drawing: Peter Pan and Wendy
June 26-30 | Hip Hop Dance, Costume Design, Cartoon Drawing: Star Wars, Theater/Film Music Composition
July 4-7 | Musical Theater Dance, Acting Fundamentals, Cartoon Drawing: Lilo and Stitch
July 10-14 | Broadway Bootcamp, Costume Design, Cartoon Drawing: Spider-Man and Gwen
July 17-21 | Jazz/Tap Dance, Stage Design, Basic Sewing, Cartoon Drawing: Peter Pan & Wendy, Theater Makers
July 24-28 | Hip Hop Dance, Special Effects Makeup, Cartoon Drawing: Star Wars, Theater/Film Music Composition
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 864.299.1522 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.
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 4 – 6th grade.
Sessions available throughout June – August 2021
864.404.3291 | 101 East Butler Road, Mauldin, SC
Offers summer camps for ages 6-17.
Camps available include Broadway Beginner, Leading Play 2 Week Intensive, Broadway Bounch, Shakesphere It Up! (ages 10-17), and young PlayWrights (ages 10 -17)
Times: 9:00 – 1:00 or 9:00 – 5:00 (ages 12-17 only)
Cost: $115 – $175 / week
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).
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 7th grade – 17 years old.
864.360.3369 | 117 South Pendleton Street, Easley, SC
Starting June 5, we will be offering an array of different weekly drama camps for different age ranges and levels.
Price is $110-150/week
Ages K4 – 12th grade
Sign-up prior to April 30 and get $10 off with SUPEREARLY; Sign-up prior to May 31 and get $5 off with EARLY
803.632.3562 | 41 Mill Street, Inman, SC
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.
864.680.1254 | 170 Gramling Drive, Spartanburg, SC
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.
(864)585-8278 | 200 East Main St, Spartanburg, SC
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.
864.848.5383 | 804 Trade Street, Greer, SC
Camp ARK (Arts Reaching Kids) is a beginner level arts camp for ages 5-10, including instruction in art, dance, drama, and music. Camp runs Monday through Thursday, 9 am to 4 pm
2023 dates are:
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
Greer Cultural Arts Center offers Arts in Action visual and performing arts summer camps, for kids ages 5 -10.
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.