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Science Camps

Are you looking for the perfect science summer camp in Upstate, SC for your child? Here’s our list of venues that offer Science, Computer Science, STEM, and STEAM summer camps near Greenville, SC and across the Upstate. This list includes local schools, universities and more!

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For a complete list of summer camps in Upstate, SC, see our Ultimate Guide to Summer Camps near Greenville.

Sign your camper up for a play-filled learning experience at TCMU! Each camp day is infused with STEAM-based learning and museum exploration based on a different weekly theme.

Summer camp at TCMU-Greenville is for rising Pre-K to 5th grade learners. Camp must be booked by the full week. Summer camp at TCMU-Spartanburg is for potty-trained 3-6-year-olds and can be booked by the day.

Themes for 2024 include:

June 17-21 – Epic Engineers: Geared toward builders, shakers, and future prototype makers, this camp offers hands-on experience into the fascinating world of engineering through engaging activities and projects.
June 24-28 – Cosmic Cadets: Campers will embark on a space odyssey, learning about planets, stars, and galaxies through engaging games and class-led STEAM activities.
July 8-12 – Kooky Chemists: Bring science to life in a bubbling, fizzing, and colorful spectacle!
July 15-19 – Super Sleuths: Adventure into the captivating world of forensics and detective work through hands-on activities, fake crime scenes, and engaging puzzles.

Themed activities foster teamwork, critical thinking, and a passion for learning. Whether constructing bridges, studying the stars, mixing potions, or cracking codes, every day of TCMU Summer Camp promises excitement and discovery! Visit https://tcmupstate.org/camp/ to register.

Challenge Island®, is a high-energy, hands-on fusion of STEAM and 21st Century Skills combined with a fun Problem-Solving Adventure experience! Campers embark on fun themes where they work in collaborative tribes to tackle various challenges using only the materials in their treasure chest and their imagination.

Check out our camp locations below!

Woodruff Rd Christian Church:  Monday-Thursday, 9-noon

June 3-6: Arcade Mania
June 10-13: Wacky Science
June 17-21: Slimetopia 3: All Chefs on Deck
June 24- 27: Mine Island
July 8-11: Island BB Doll
July 15-18: Believe it or Not!
July 22-26: Wizardry Party

Disciples CDC: Monday-Friday 9-noon

June 3-7: 9-noon Pets Palooza (5-up), All About Pets (K3-K4)
June 10-14: STEAM Across the Universe (5-up), Jr Astronauts (K3-K4)
June 24-28: Believe it or Not! (5-up), Science Fun (K3-K4)
July 8-12: Arcade Mania (5-up) , Games, Fun, & Friends (K3-K4)
July 15-19: Slimetopia 3: All Chefs on Deck (6-up), Science Fun Part 2 (K3-K4)

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 wide 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. Come join us for a fun-filled adventure this summer.

Visit www.ropermountain.org for the 2024 Summer Explorations camp guide and registration details. Feel free to contact Lisa Phillips at liphilli@greenville.k12.sc.us or 864-355-8925 with any questions about our summer camp programming.

Members only early online registration is Monday March 4, and general registration begins Wednesday March 6.

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
  • Intro to Coding

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 21.

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/

Primrose School of Simpsonville at Five Forks

SPONSORED 864.729.8811 | 2255 Woodruff Rd., Simpsonville, SC

Dream it.  Plan it.  Make it happen. If you haven’t heard of Primrose School of Simpsonville at Five Forks yet, simply ask your fellow neighbors within your community.

At Primrose School of Simpsonville at Five Forks, the Summer Adventure Club allows children to become engineers, artists, explorers, and more as they discover the joys of design thinking, a fun and innovative way to learn.  Engineering design challenges, experiments and themed activities await as children unlock new ways of thinking – all while having a blast!

Parents can register their children for all summer or just for individual weeks at a time.  The weekly theme is different each week.  Along with the theme, your child will also enjoy tons of on-site and off-site field trips!

Summer Camp is available Monday through Friday from 7:00 am to 6:00 p.m. Children who have completed Kindergarten through 5th grade are eligible to attend. Tuition includes breakfast, morning snack, lunch, afternoon snack, all field trips, and all supplies.

For additional information, and/or to register your child for a summer filled full of fun adventures, please email Kara@PrimroseSimpsonville.com or call 864.729.8811.

Giggles Drop-In Childcare Summer Camp

SPONSORED ‭864.252.4252 | 3620 Pelham Road STE 1A, Greenville, SC

2024 Kaboom First Place Winner in Best Summer Camp

Get ready for GIGGLES ON THE GO!! We are excited for another fun summer full of awesome activities! We were voted BEST SUMMER CAMP in the KABOOM 2024 AWARDS!

We offer a full day summer camp for kids 5 years old through 5th grade. Designed with both convenience and fun in mind, and at an all-inclusive price so your child is set for the summer.  That means you don’t ever have to worry about paying anything extra, packing food or a water bottle, or even washing your child’s camp shirt; we take care of it all!

We are conveniently located within the Pelham 85 Shopping Center (3620 Pelham Rd. Suite #1 A) ! Now enrolling for our 2024 Summer Camp season – If your child loves being on-the-go, our summer camp with daily field trips is the one for your family!

Love saving money?  Take advantage of our Early Bird Special!   Only $2150 for the whole summer when you purchase it in full by May 24th 2024.  That’s a savings of $600!  Or save $25 per week by using the code EARLYBIRD25. But, hurry – There are limited Early Bird Spots available at this price, contact Giggles on Pelham for more information!

Go Here, There, and Everywhere at The Sunshine House’s Legendary Summer Camp

Powered by fun, exploration, and adventure, it’s everything that summer should be about! At Legendary Summer Camp, there’s always something new to experience, and no two days are the same.

Explore the earth under our feet, physics of flight, the wonders of water, journey to space, the science around us, and so much more!

• Fun, exciting field trips
• Unique weekly themes
• Safe, licensed, and secure
• Healthy meals and snacks included
• Outdoor playtime and physical activity, including NFL Play 60
• Led by experienced educators & childcare professionals

Every camper gets a FREE swag bag with a cool camp t-shirt, reusable water bottle, and matching backpack to carry all their gear.

Designed for campers 5-12 years old. Junior camp, designed for younger children, is available at select locations.

Space is limited. Find the location closest to you and register at sunshinehouse.com/summer.

Where will you go this summer? Here, there, and everywhere!

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!

Sylvan Learning of Greenville

SPONSORED 864-676-0011 | Three Upstate Locations, Greenville/Spartanburg/Anderson, SC

This summer, have a blast learning valuable skills at Sylvan of the Upstate Summer Camps! Learning and fun are an all-in-one package with Sylvan’s Academic and STEM camps! Camps engage the mind with the best teaching methods, make learning exciting, and provide social interaction with collaborative learning. There’s something for everyone!

Our centers in Greenville, North Main Greenville, Spartanburg, Easley, and Anderson provide a variety of camps that include:

Academic Camps: Adventures in Writing, Back to School Boot Camp, and College Reading Strategies

STEM Camps: Robots Gone Wild, Mad Science, Robots on the Move, Engineering Super Structures, and Mastering Math Facts.

Summer Camps are Buy 2 Get 1 Free until May 15, 2024 by calling 864-676-0011!

Want to help your child make greater gains this summer? Consider a personalized learning program that helps students grow their skills up to 3 times faster than traditional learning. Our 45 years of proven instructional methods and rewards system motivate students to strengthen their skills, overcome learning loss, jump to higher levels, and gain confidence for academic and career success. Flexible schedules and payment options meet your family’s needs and help you provide the personalized learning your child craves.

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.

Triple Tree Aerodrome

SPONSORED | 330 Mary Hanna Rd, Woodruff, SC

Embark on an exhilarating 4-day aviation adventure at Triple Tree with our immersive summer camps! Whether your passion lies in Radio Control or General Aviation, our program caters to rising middle and high school students, offering a unique blend of educational experiences and hands-on activities.

Radio Control Camps ($375, $425 after March 1)

Ages: Rising Middle School
Dates: June 17-20 & July 22-25
Days: Monday-Thursday (Friday as a rain day)
Time: 9 am – 3 pm

General Aviation Camps ($375, $425 after March 1)

Ages: Rising High School
Dates: June 24-27 & July 15-18
Days: Monday-Thursday (Friday as a rain day)
Time: 9 am – 3 pm

What’s Included?

Expert leadership and instruction by certified teachers and aviation professionals Engage in discussions with military and airline pilots, mechanics, and more Explore technological applications in aviation, including drones Dive into aerodynamics, navigation, and other fascinating topics Experience the thrill of flight in a general aviation aircraft Learn to fly radio control aircraft (Radio Control Camp) All-inclusive course instruction, activities, events, and materials Complimentary Summer Camp T-Shirt Graduation Ceremony on Thursday with lunch provided (up to 2 guests)

Key Details: Each camp is limited to a maximum of 8 students. Parents, inquire about the possibility of staying in your motorhome at Triple Tree during the Summer Camp!

Secure your spot today by registering at www.tta.aero/ace under the summer camp tab. Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity for an unforgettable aviation experience!

STEM Camp

| Spartanburg Community College, Spartanburg, SC

STEM Day Camp is for incoming 9th – 12th grade students. All activities will challenge students to apply STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) topics to real-world situations. Activities may include rocket launching, drone aerodynamics, programming rovers, engineering with dominoes, 3D printing, crime scene analysis, and analyzing chemical reactions.

Monday, July 9 – Friday, July 12
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Location:
 Spartanburg Community College Giles Campus
Cost: $100 (scholarships available) Lunch and snack provided

Spartanburg Science Center

864.583.2777 | 200 E. St. John Street, Spartanburg, SC

Offers: STEAM Summer Camps featuring a wide array of topics. For rising K4 through rising 8th grade.

Previous year’s camps have included animals, LEGO Robotics, Minecraft, coding, pre-algebra readiness, the solar system, nature walks, and much, much more.

Summer Camp registration begins March 31st, 2024.

Woodland Adventure Camp at Hatcher Garden

(864) 574-7724 | 820 John B. White Sr. Blvd., Spartanburg, SC

The 2024 Woodland Adventure Summer Camp invites 3rd through 5th graders to join!
Monday, June 17th – Thursday, June 20th from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm.

Sign up link will become active by March 15th, 2024.

Camp Invention

| Multiple Locations, Greenville | Simpsonville | Anderson, SC

Camp Invention is a STEM Summer camp program happening in all 50 states encouraging students to find and solve problems while building confidence. There are locations near Greenville, SC. Camps are one-week long, full-day camps.

Ages: enter 1st – 6th grade

2024 programs vary by location, registration is now open

A.J. Whittenberg Elementary School: 420 Westfield Street Greenville, SC (register for 2024)
Southside Christian School: 2211 Woodruff Rd. Simpsonville, SC (Illuminate Camp register for 2024)
St. Joseph’s Catholic School: 1200 Cornelia Road, Anderson, SC (register for 2024)

PARI Summer STEM and Space Exploration Camps

828.862.5554 | 1 Pari Drive, Rosman, NC

PARI Summer Campers will enjoy rocketry, engineering, astrophysics, biology, adventure, and fun in the beautiful Pisgah Forest region.

2024 PARI Summer Camp registration is open!

Ivybrook Academy

864.501.5997 | 305 Pelham Road, Greenville, SC

Offers: Ivybrook Academy is looking forward to a fun-filled summer with all of you! Themed summer camps such as backyard adventures, space exploration, and scientific discoveries.

Summer Camp at The Goddard School

864.254.0708 | 8 Five Forks Plaza Court, Simpsonville, SC

Offers: Summer camp curriculum STEAM learning through exciting and fun experiences for your child every day! For ages 4 – 12

Clemson University Science Outreach Center

| Jordan Hall, Clemson University, Clemson, SC

Offers both residential and summer day camps

Residential camps are through the Clemson University Summer Scholars program and in conjunction with PARI.

Day camps are held at Jordan Hall on the Clemson University campus.

Curious Kids Cooking and Food Science Camp

| 20 Bell Road, Greenville, SC

Interactive STEAM cooking and food science camp for children rising 1st grade – 6th grade.

Camps are from 9 am – 12 pm, 4 days long.

WEEK 1 (Rising 1st-3rd Grade): June 10th-13th
WEEK 2 (Rising 2nd-4th Grade): June 17th-20th
WEEK 3 (Rising 4th-6th Grade): June 24th-27th

Shining Stars Summer Camp

864.431.3914 | 103 East Butler Road, Unit I, Mauldin, SC

Summer Camp will run June 3rd, 2024 – August 5th, 2024!

Camp will fun 7:30 am – 3:00 pm

The morning will be art projects, robotics/coding, and math and academic refreshers. The afternoon is for field trips (field trips, skating, arcade, swimming, etc).

 

The Greenville Zoo

864.467.4850 | 150 Cleveland Park Drive, Greenville, SC

Offers: A variety of zoo camps that include animal encounters, games, experiments, crafts. For ages 5 – 14.
Multiple dates available

Registration for members will open on February 16th, 2024
Registration for the public will open on February 20th, 2024

2024 Camps for ages 5-6 years old:
Colorful Creatures
Nature Explorers

2024 Camps for ages 7-8 years old:
Paws & Paintbrushes
Jr. Naturalist

2024 Camps for ages 9 – 11 years old:
Animal Artists
Eco Enthusiasts

2024 Camps for ages 12-14:
Jr. Zookeeper

Camp Voyager

864.878.1103 | 698 Concord Church Rd, Pickens, SC

Over a fun-filled week at  YLI Headquarters in Pickens, SC, campers will test their creativity and problem-solving skills. This camp is for children aged 9 – 15.

Camps are overnight, week-long, and begin June 2nd, 2024 – July 26, 2024

Registration for 2024 Camp Voyager Summer Camp is now open!

Mathnasium Five Forks

864.626.3030 | 1756 Woodruff Road, Greenville, SC

Offers: A variety of Math Camps for all grade levels

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

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.

AGE: Rising 9th – 12th grade

SC Governor School for Science and Mathematics (GoSciTech)

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.

Residential camps are available for rising 9th-12th grade at the Hartsville, SC location.
Day camps will be across South Carolina at partner sites of the SC Governor School.

2024 GoSciTech Applications open in March

Watershed Summer Camps

864.503.5728 | USC Upstate, Spartanburg, SC

Offers: Two camp sessions hosted by the Watershed Ecology Center at USC Upstate. Camps are available for kids entering 1st-3rd grades and kids entering 4th – 6th grades. Camps are from 9am-12 noon the week of June 17-21, 2024.
Registration will open on April 1, 2024.

Spartanburg Parks Summer Camps

864.472.3634 | Various Locations, Spartanburg County, SC

SUMMER CAMP FOR AGES: 5 – 12

LOCATIONS:

  • Inman Elementary School/Inman Intermediate School
  • Timken Community Center (Cowpens)
  • Woodruff Leisure Center

REGISTRATION: Online or by form. Scholarships are available.