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Outdoor & Survival Camps

Are you looking for a camp that will take your kid outdoors to explore or teach them survival skills? Here are the outdoor and survival summer camps available in Upstate, SC. Your outdoor loving little one is sure to have a blast at one of these camps.

Survival Camps

For even more summer camps see our Ultimate Guide to Summer Camp in Greenville.

YMCA of Greenville

TITLE SPONSOR | Various Locations, Upstate, SC

YMCA June 2022 Camp Guide

YMCA of Greenville Summer Day Camp

Every summer has a story, and we can’t wait to start our Summer 2022 adventure at YMCA of Greenville’s Summer Day Camp! Offered for school-aged children, the YMCA of Greenville hosts a variety of weekly camps like full-day traditional summer day camp and teen camp, half-day specialty camps for sports, aquatics, dance, and science, and extended day camp for specialty camp participants who want the full-day experience.

Summer Day Camp is offered at Caine Halter Family YMCA (Greenville), Eastside Family YMCA (Taylors), George I. Theisen Family YMCA (Travelers Rest), Judson Community Center (Greenville) and YMCA Program Center (Simpsonville).

We will continue to implement best practices from the CDC and SC state guidelines for COVID childcare policies and procedures.

Financial assistance is available.

YMCA Camp Greenville

For years, generations of campers have experienced YMCA Camp Greenville’s “magic on the mountain.” Our unique mountaintop setting on 1,400 acres and adventurous programs make for unforgettable experiences that provide a lifetime of memories.

Camp Greenville has 3 overnight session offerings:

Base Camp: Our traditional overnight experience. Live in cabins, eat meals in the dining hall, enjoy campfires, evening programs and more.

Adventure Trips: Enjoy the camp experience while taking a trip with a specific activity focus. Campers spend two nights at camp, then leave for three nights on their trip, and return for the final night back at camp.

Specialty Camps: Our stand-alone options include Mini week (a 3-night session for our youngest campers), Parent + Me (for campers and their parents), and Leadership Development Program for high schoolers.

Financial assistance is available.

Greenville Martial Art Center

SPONSORED 864.881.1397 | 425 Feaster Road, Greenville, SC

You’re going to ask someone to spend 8 to 9 hours a day with your children this summer. Don’t let that time go to waste! Instead, spend it learning the values and skills of Martial Arts has to offer!

Greenville Martial Art Center is a family-oriented community of leaders focused on the safety and development of your children. The school philosophy is based on the Traditional Taekwondo principles of Courtesy, Integrity, Perseverance, Self-Control, and the formation of an Indomitable Spirit. As a family-owned local business, Greenville Martial Art Center knows the value of a camp structures to keep children mentally engaged and physically active all summer.

This summer your child will be learning the importance of these values through the different themes we have developed in preparation for camp. Themes such as Art Week, Nature Exploration Week, and Games Galore are all structured and formatted with your child’s developmental needs and interests in mind. As an added bonus, they will get a much-needed break from the everyday droll of screen usage. Instead, they’ll have fun exercising, building character, learning how to stay safe, and sharpening new skills! These camps are action-packed with a new theme each week, tons of field trips, and Taekwondo classes for students at any level!

All-Day Camp begins June 6th and runs for 10 weeks, Monday through Friday. Camps are affordable to every family and a variety of discounts are offered including Early Enrollment (by the end of February), as well as Multi-Week. Greenville Martial Art Center Camps are designed for a wide range of children from age 5 to rising 8th graders. Find out more at Greenville Martial Art Center

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.

Wired Minds

SPONSORED 864.244.2420 | 1271 S Suber Road, Suite B, Greer, SC

2022 Wired Minds Summer Camp Information is Coming Soon!

Wired Minds’ Bootcamp for the Brain is the academic summer camp you have been looking for.

For the past 15 years, many parents who recognize the importance of student academics have turned to Wired Minds Tutoring for 1:1 tutoring as well as a safe, fun place during the summer for their students to learn, get caught up, and get ahead for the upcoming school year.

Every year Wired Minds Tutoring has two weeks during which an army survivalist specialist comes and trains our students in the art of survival.  These two weeks culminate with an overnight camping trip for those campers interested.

Let Wired Minds (re)ignite a passion for learning in your students this summer.

Sign up today. Spaces are limited.

Asbury Hills

SPONSORED 864.836.3711 | 150 Asbury Drive, Cleveland, SC

Asbury Hills is a summer camp and retreat center in the mountains of South Carolina. Our week long summer camp sessions serve rising second graders through rising seniors in high school. With over a dozen different sessions, there is sure to the perfect option for your schedule and camper. Some of our sessions are aquatic activity focused while others emphasize our high ropes elements. Is your camper interested in a little bit of both?! No problem! Our Core camp is perfect for campers who want both aquatic activities and high ropes or the first time camper. We also offer a half session for elementary aged campers who are not quite ready for a full week of camp. Are your children too young for a weeklong session? Do you want to experience summer camp as a family? Register your entire family for our Family Camp session in July. This is a weekend session focused on family and the fun of camp. Just like our regular sessions, there will be a camp pastor, worship, small group devotions and as many Asbury Hills activities that will fit into a weekend. Register on our website today! Space is limited.

Register on our website today! Space is limited. See you this summer!

Trail Blazer Survival School Summer Camp

SPONSORED 864.263.3850 | 205 Batesville Rd. Ste. 2, Simpsonville, SC

Trail Blazer Survival School Summer Camp

Get your kids excited about the outdoors with high-adventure activities like swimming, hiking, and archery! Trail Blazer Summer Camps offer a unique outdoor experience in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. Enjoy crafted theme weeks like Minecraft and Recon camp that will transport each camper into a new world. TBSS camps for kids ages 10 – 14  and begin the last week in May. Signup online or call the office today at (864) 263 – 3850.

Adventure Tech at Greenville Technical College

SPONSORED 864.250.3617

GTC Summer Camp 2022

Join Greenville Technical College for a summer of adventure!

Expanded summer day camp offerings for high schoolers, middle schoolers and kids ages 8-10!

Exciting and fun learning experiences geared to reach your student’s unique interests and learning style. Virtual and in-person options. Summer and year-round sessions available. 

  • Accelerate U (rising 9th-12th graders) – New hands-on, in-person culinary day camps at the GTC Culinary Institute of the Carolinas (Northwest Campus).
  • Adventure Tech (rising 6th-8th graders) – In-person day camps in vet care and culinary, taught by experts from GTC’s Culinary Institute of the Carolinas; STEAM virtual options in digital arts, eSports, creative writing, coding, virtual reality, app design, gaming, and more.
  • Adventure Tech Junior (ages 8-10) – Virtual STEAM camp sessions in digital arts, eSports, creative writing, coding, virtual reality, app design, gaming and more.

Affordable, fun and safe activities for your youngsters this summer and beyond. 

  • Early-bird Registration begins Feb. 22. Sign-up to our mailing list to receive this exclusive access and a 10% discount at GTCSummerCamps.com. 
  • Open Registration begins March 8. 
  • Virtual camp registration is now available.

Visit www.gvltec.edu/summer-camps to get started. 

Year-Round Youth Learning Opportunities at Greenville Tech

  • Accelerate U Culinary Pop-up camp sessions, usually on Saturdays, at the Truist Culinary and Hospitality Innovation (CHI) Center in West Greenville. For high school students, grades 9-12. www.CHIgreenville.com
  • Virtual STEAM year-round “camp” sessions for ages 8-14. Great for spring break! www.gvltec.edu/summer-camps/
  • GTC’s Early College (dual enrollment) program for Greenville County high schoolers: Earn college credit while in high school. Visit www.gvltec.edu/early-college/ to learn more.

Camp McCall

864.878.6025 | 108 Ambassador Road, Sunset, SC

Offers: Adventure and recreation camps for boys, rising 1st-12th grade. Various weeks from June-August, 2022.

SC Botanical Garden

864.656.2836 | 150 Discovery Lane, Clemson, SC

2022 schedule coming soon! 

Offers: The SC Botanical Garden at Clemson offers week-long summer camps in June and July for kids aged 6 – 12.

Hidden Pasture Unicorn Farm

864.477.9284 | 245 Little Virginia Road, Fountain Inn, SC

2022 schedule coming soon! 

Offers: Daily, weekly, full or half day horse camps with early drop off and late stay available. For kids aged 7 – 11.

Orchard Hill Camp

864.249.1433 | 315 Roe Road, Greenville, SC

2022 schedule coming soon! 

Offers: A day camp throughout the summer for kids entering K5 – 5th grade. Campers can attend on select days or for entire five-day sessions. Activities include a low ropes course, zip-lining, chapel, team building activities, water activities, and more.

Greenville Wet & Wild Outdoor Summer Camp

864.920.6401 | 2544 Mays Bridge Road, Greer, SC

2022 schedule coming soon! 

Offers: Four days of science education that focuses on the precious resource of water. Hosted by the Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service. This camp is for kids aged 6 – 12.

Camp Fellowship

864.998.3400

Camp Fellowship provides unique summer programs for children & youth of all ages (grades K-12). They strongly believe camp is for everyone and work diligently to create exceptional programs that engage campers in faith formation, community building, personal growth and development, and loads of outdoor fun!

City of Greenville Parks, Recreation, & Tourism

The City of Greenville Parks & Rec is offering a fun-filled summer with field trips, educational time, arts & crafts, sports, games and more for children ages 6-12 years old! A healthy lunch will be provided each day.

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