Are you looking for a traditional camp where your kids stay overnight and enjoy nature? Here’s our list of local overnight camps that are near Upstate, SC, and Greenville. This list includes week-long camps in the mountains and more.
For a complete list of summer camps in the Greenville area, see our Ultimate Guide to Summer Camps near Greenville.
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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 864.263.3850 | 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.
843.383.3901 ext. 3950 | 401 Railroad Avenue, Hartsville, SC
GoSciTech is the Governor’s School for Science & Mathematics’ (GSSM) annual residential summer science camp, designed for rising 8th, 9th, and 10th graders. Courses offered during the camp include Pre-Med & Anatomy, Marine Biology, Science and the Law, Codes and Cryptography, and many more! Courses are taught by GSSM faculty, college and university professors, and experts working in the field. Camp is held at GSSM’s Hartsville, SC campus. The application deadline is May 15th.
2020 Program Dates
Week 1: June 14th-20th
Week 2: June 21st-27th
Week 3: June 21st-27th
Week 4: July 12th-18th
Shared Worlds is a unique writing camp for rising 8th-12th graders who enjoy writing fantasy and science fiction. Students get the opportunity to work with professional writers and bestselling authors. Apply by April 1st on the website. The 2020 camp is July 19th – August 1st.
Falling Creek is a traditional summer camp for 1st-12th grade boys, founded on Christian values and located on 900+ mountaintop acres in Tuxedo, North Carolina.
Opening Days: Sunday mornings. After the 1-4 week session at a time, campers return home on Fridays mid-morning.
1-800-645-3226 | 3300 Poinsett Highway, Greenville, SC
Offers: From improving your tennis game to gaining tournament training, Nike Tennis Camp is a junior tennis camp for ages 8 to 18. Check their website to select from a day camp (8:30 am to 4:30 pm), extended camp (8:30 am to 5:30 pm) or overnight camps at Furman University.
Camps runs weekly June 11th – July 20th, 2023
864.849.9041 | 215 West Wade Hampton Blvd Suite I, Greer, SC
SDC offers summer camps for multiple age ranges, including preschool, and ages 6 and up.
Preschool camp: two days per week, 4 camps available: $57 per camp (2 days; 9 am -1 pm)
For ages 6+ they offer On Broadway, themed summer camps, an overnight summer camp and a ninja nerf camp.
More specific information is found on the SDC website.
Price: $117 per week and up.
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.
Age: Rising 7th grade – 17 years old.
864.878.1103 | 698 Concord Church Rd, Pickens, SC
Over the course of a fun-filled week at Clemson University YLI Headquarters in Pickens, SC, campers will test their creativity and problem-solving skills. This camp is for children aged 9 – 15.
2023 schedule: June 4th – July 28th
888.447.2732 | 355 Cedar Shoals Road, Spartanburg, SC
SC School for the Deaf and Blind has a free one-week summer camp for any child between the ages of 6-14 with visual or hearing impairment in the state of South Carolina. The camp is packed full of traditional summer camp activities (i.e. horseback riding, swimming, crafts, cooking class, technology). Students stay on the campus for the week, but there is also a day option.
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.
843.383.3901 | 401 Railroad Avenue, Hartsville, SC
Offers: For students interested in science and math, the Governor School for Science and Math offers camps in STEM for rising 6th- 10th grade.
Camps offered include virtual camps, residential camps, and day camps.
PARI Summer Campers will enjoy rocketry, engineering, astrophysics, biology, adventure, and fun in the beautiful Pisgah Forest region.
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!