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.
For even more summer camps see our Ultimate Guide to Summer Camp in Greenville.
TITLE SPONSOR | Various Locations, Upstate, SC
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YMCA of Greenville Summer Day Camp
Magic is in the adventure, and we can’t wait to start our 2023 summer 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 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).
Every week, counselors and staff work hard to instill the Y’s core values of respect, caring, honesty, responsibility, and faith all in a safe and fun environment.
Financial assistance is available for most camps.
YMCA Camp Greenville
For 111 years, generations of campers have experienced YMCA Camp Greenville’s “magic on the mountain.” Camp Greenville’s 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 including Base Camp, Adventure Trips, and specialty camps (Parent/Me and Leadership Development Program).
Additionally, Camp Greenville also offers multiple Family Camp options throughout the year!
Financial assistance is available for most camps.
SPONSORED 864.881.1397 | 425 Feaster Road, Greenville, SC
Join us for an action-packed nine weeks of Summer Camp!
Our all-day camps run from June 5th 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!
SPONSORED 864.299.1522 ext. 1242 | 245 Cavalier Dr, Greenville, SC
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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.
SPONSORED 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 first week in June.
Signup online or call the office today at (864) 263 – 3850.
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!
864.298.0125 | 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!
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.
June 5-9, 2023
Ages 7 – 11
$55 – $85 for half/ full day
$180 for half day/full week
$$350 for full day/ full week
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.
Camps run June 5th through August 4th, 2023.
864.656.3405 | 150 Discovery Lane, Clemson, SC
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.
864.641.5704 | 565 Berry Road, Boiling Springs, SC
Maximum Christian School offers a daily VBS-styled summer camp, in the theme of the famous CBS Survivor show. Themes include obstacle courses, water days, and puzzle challenges outdoors!
Ages: Kindergarten – 7th grade
$145 per week; Camp dates are 5/30/2023 – 8/4/2023
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 5th graders, Monday through Friday.
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.
864.878.6025 | 108 Ambassador Road, Sunset, SC
Offers: Adventure and recreation camps for boys, rising 1st-12th grade.
Various weeks from June-August, 2023.