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History and Social Studies Camps

Are you looking for the perfect history or social studies camp? Here’s our list of venues that offer history and social studies themed summer camps across Upstate, SC. You’re sure to find the perfect camp for your child on this list!

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.

Roper Mountain Science Center

SPONSORED 864.355.8900 | 402 Roper Mountain Road, Greenville, SC

RMSC Summer Camp 2022

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 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.

Our camps are still operating on a reduced capacity, so it’s more important now than ever to be a member to take advantage of early registration!

Come join us for a fun-filled adventure this summer. Visit Roper Mountain for the 2022 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.

Concierge registration for Creator and Originator Supporting Members is onsite March 2 and March 3. Members-only online registration is March 7, and general public registration begins March 9.

The Sunshine House

SPONSORED

Fun, Friends & Field Trips | Summer Remix Adventure Camp at The Sunshine House

Never hear, “I’m bored” this summer!

This summer is all about imagination and entertainment – and living your dreams! Each week of camp is full of exciting, new experiences and field trips your camper will be talking about for weeks.

Where else will your camper splash around a water park, star in their own podcast, create and pitch an invention, and tour a football stadium – all in the same camp?

Camp also includes NFL Play 60, Think Stretch Summer Learning Program, and a FREE swag bag! Visit www.sunshinehouse.com/summer for more details.

Field trips are subject to change based on CDC, state or local requirements

M&G Kids Create!

SPONSORED 864.770.1331 | 1700 Wade Hampton Blvd. , Greenville, SC

Museum and Gallery Summer Camp Guide 2022

Elements of Art

For first-time kindergartners or rising 1st graders

If you have a K5 child that doesn’t want to miss out on fun with art, then bring your beginner to M&G for a special kindergarten camp focused on the Elements of Art.  Your child will enjoy multiple art projects, age-appropriate lessons, interactive games, and snacks while learning about line, shape, color, and texture. This 5-day morning camp will keep your young starter so engaged, he won’t even know he’s learning!

Note: K5 campers must turn 5 years old by September 1, 2022

Building a Brighter Future

1st—6th grade (ages 6-12)

Did you know that the buildings all around you are works of art too? Architects use the elements of art and the principles of design to create incredible structures! Join Artechus and Artemesia as they explore the essentials of architecture, discover cool facts about famous buildings, and use the tools of the trade to create exciting projects! This 5-day morning camp includes artistic discoveries, snacks and new friends and concludes with a special art exhibition for young designers to showcase their creative work.

Dates: 9:30 AM to 12 PM daily

  • June 6-10; Art Exhibition & Reception, June 10
  • June 13-17; Art Exhibition & Reception, June 17
  • June 20-24; Art Exhibition & Reception, June 24

Fee: includes daily instruction, art supplies, and snack

  • Museum Members: $80
  • Non-Member: $86

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

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

Upcountry History Museum Day Camps

864.467.3100 | 540 Buncombe Street, Greenville, SC

The Upcountry History Museum is offering dinosaur-themed camps this summer for ages 6-12. Camp includes hands-on learning experiences with fossils, opportunity to explore various biospheres and food chains, and enjoy plenty of playtime in the “Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice”.

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.

Spartanburg County Historical Association

(864)596-3501 | 200 East Main Street, Spartanburg, SC

Offers a variety of history-focused educational (and fun!) summer camps for different age groups.

Hagood Mill

| 138 Hagood Mill Road, Pickens, SC

Hagood Mill offers a 5-day camp for rising 3rd to 12th graders, featuring classes in blacksmithing, leathercraft, plant medicine, pottery, and much more.

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