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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!

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

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.

South Carolina Children's Theatre

SPONSORED 864.235.2885 | 153 Augusta Street, Greenville, SC

SCCT Summer Camp Guide 2022

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:

  • For musical & history buffs, sing and dance along to the rhythms of Hamilton.
  • Spell crafters and magic fanaticsHogwarts might be right up your [Diagon] alley.
  • Future comedians and word crafters, check out Improv!
  • Adventure lovers, travel to South America to immerse yourself in the colorful world of Encanto.
  • Behind-the-scenes fans, get your hands dirty with a selection of Technical Theatre Camps.

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:

  • 3-hour morning camps for ages K3-K5
  • Morning and afternoon sessions for 1st-6th Grades – pair them up to cover the full day!
  • Morning or afternoon sessions for older students – grades 6-12th
  • Scholarships are available. Learn more here.

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

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 . 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

Beowulf Camp

| 107 Cannon Street, Greer, SC

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

GLOW Lyric Theatre Opera Experience

864.558.4569 | 37 Augusta Street, Greenville, SC

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.

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

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, sharing their unique Clemson stories along the way.

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 4 – 6th grade.

Sessions available throughout June – August 2021

Spartanburg Youth Theatre

(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.

USC Upstate Drama Camps

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.

Arts in Motion

864.308.2882 | 401 E Kennedy Street, Spartanburg, SC

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

Inman Theatre Drama Camp

803.632.3562 | 41 Mill Street, Inman, SC

Offers:

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

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.

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