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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.

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

YMCA of Greenville

TITLE SPONSOR 864.412.0288 | Various Locations, Upstate, SC

YMCA of Greenville Summer Day Camp

Day Camp at the YMCA of Greenville is a great place for children and teens to start finding magic in the adventure! We are excited to have your camper experience a fun-filled, exciting summer!

It is important that your child has a wonderful “first”, “second”…or “seventh” camp experience. The YMCA of Greenville’s goal is to create an atmosphere of trust and friendship so that each camper will feel happy and confident at camp. Campers’ activities include but are not limited to: assemblies, choice activities based on weekly themes, skits, stories, arts & crafts, fitness activities, relays, character development, academic enrichment and counselor huddle times.

The YMCA of Greenville camp program is progressively structured to challenge children according to their age. Camp programming is planned to give children an introduction to a wide variety of camp activities, along with providing them the opportunity for creative expression.

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 Prisma Health Family YMCA (Simpsonville).

Financial assistance is available for most camps.

Greenville Martial Art Center

SPONSORED 864.881.1397 | 425 Feaster Road, Greenville, SC

Join us for an action-packed ten weeks of Summer Camp!

Our all-day camps run from May 28th until August 2nd, with our days spanning from 7am to 6:30 pm.

We welcome children ages 5 to rising 8th graders.

Together we’ll explore a variety of opportunities, take field trips, learn Taekwondo, and grow into confident leaders. Here at Greenville Martial Arts Center we limit screen time and focus heavily on play, creativity, and our core Tenets; Courtesy, Integrity, Self-Control, Indomitable Spirit, Perseverance, and Loyalty.

Early enrollment ends soon, so we look forward to hearing from many of our local families!

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.

Field Trips & School Programs: The South Carolina Botanical Garden at Clemson offers 45-60 minute school programs intended to support your curriculum and grade level. Fee is $5 per student.

Summer Camp Offers: The SC Botanical Garden at Clemson offers week-long summer camps in June and July for kids aged 6 – 12.
2024 Summer Camps in June and July
Mountains to Sea
Garden Discovery Camp
Creativity Camp
Creature Power Camp
Great Green Adventure Camp
Circleup! STEM Camp
Time Travelers Camp

Trail Blazer Survival School Summer Camp

864.263.3850 | 205 Batesville Road, Suite 2, Simpsonville, SC

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 our local area.
Enjoy crafted theme weeks like Minecraft and Recon camp that will transport each camper into a new world.

TBSS camps are for kids ages 10 – 14 and begin the last week of May 2024
Signup online or call the office today at (864) 263 – 3850.

The Wilds

864.268.4760 | 1000 Wilds Ridge Road, Brevard, NC

Offers youth camps and family/adult camps in Brevard, NC. Camps provide a Christian background along with outdoor adventure for grades 7 – 12.

2024 Summer Camp runs each week from June 3rd, 2024 – August 10th, 2024, with guest speakers each week, with check in on Monday and programs ending on Saturday mornings.
Registration is now open.

 

Ridge Haven

828.862.3916 | 215 Ridge Haven Road, Brevard, NC

A gospil centered, outdoor camp summer camp in Brevard, North Carolina for ages rising 3rd grade – 12th grade. The camp offers overnight camping.

Find more information in the 2024 Ridge Haven Summer Camp guide.

Camper scholarships are available.

Wired Minds

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

Wired Minds offers an academic summer camp. Academic camps are offered for rising 3rd through 8th graders, Monday through Friday.

Various themes per week, including coding, arts, and back to school prep.

 

 

Falling Creek is a Christian summer camp for boys, located on 900+ private acres in western North Carolina. 1-4 week sessions for rising 1st-12th graders.

2024 registration is now open for both summer camp and family camp.

Camp Fellowship

864.998.3400 | 457 Camp Fellowship Road, Waterloo, SC

Camp Fellowship provides unique summer programs for children & youth of all ages (grades entering 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!

2024 Camp Fellowship Summer Camp Registration is now open.

Super Summer Camp: City of Greenville Parks, Recreation, & Tourism

The City of Greenville Parks & Rec is offering Super Summer Camp (2024), 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. Camps are at David Hellams Community Center, Nicholtown Community Center, Bobby Pearse Community Center and West Greenville Community Center.

Orchard Hill Camp

864.249.1433 | 315 Roe Road, Greenville, SC

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.

2024 Registration is Open
Early Bird pricing through March 1st for $150 per week
Regular rate is $175 per week

Camp McCall

803.227.6028 | 108 Ambassador Road, Sunset, SC

Offers: Adventure and recreation camps for boys, rising 1st-12th grade.

Camp McCall run from Thursday, May 30, 2024 – Sunday, Aug 4, 2024
2024 Camp McCall Registration is now open

Hidden Pasture Unicorn Farm

864.477.9284 | 245 Little Virginia Road, Fountain Inn, SC

Offers: Daily, weekly, full or half-day horse, farm and outdoor camps with early drop-off and late stay available.

2024 Dates TDB

Asbury Hills

864.836.3711 | 150 Asbury Drive, Cleveland, SC

Since 1961, Asbury Hills has been serving all people for Christian birth, growth, and renewal by offering overnight, week-long summer camp for rising 2nd-12th graders!

Elementary Through High School camps available, with Family Camp also available.

2024 Asbury Hills Summer Camp Registration is now open.

 

Girl Scouts of South Carolina - Mountains to Midlands

800.849.4475 | 1107 Williams Street, Columbia, SC

The Girls Scouts of South Carolina- Mountains to Midlands offers programs to girls scouts of all abilities and backgrounds.

They offer special events, camps, cookie sales, and so much more! Upstate, SC troops are available for ages Kindergarten and up.

Summer Camp: You will also find some amazing Girls Scouts of South Carolina- M2M Summer Camp options!
Check out the 2024 Digital Camp Book for more information

Camps in Spartanburg, Columbia, and an overnight Camp WaBak in the Foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains are available.