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Top 5 Summer Camps: Greenville, SC (KABOOM Awards Winners)

Where can you find the best summer camp in Greenville, SC that fits your kid’s interest? Summer camp is an excellent way to keep your kids busy during the summer, while also being educational and fun! Kidding Around readers voted on their favorite summer camps.

The 2023 KABOOM Awards Family Favorite winners are some of the best summer camps near Greenville, SC.

Top Summer Camps in Greenville, SC

Top 5 Summer Camps in Greenville, SC

2023 KABOOM Awards Winners

1st Place:

CCES Summer Encounters


  • YMCA of Greenville & Camp Greenville
  • Girl Scouts of South Carolina, M2M
  • EDU Camp
  • The Children’s Museum of the Upstate

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The Children's Museum of the Upstate

SPONSORED 864.233.7755 | 300 College Street, Greenville, SC

The Children's Museum KABoom Winner

KABOOM First Place

2023 KABOOM Family Favorites 1st Place: Indoor Family Fun
2023 KABOOM Family Favorites 1st Place: Best Birthday Party

KABOOM finalist
2023 KABOOM Family Favorites Finalist: Educational Family Fun
2023 KABOOM Family Favorites Finalist: Summer Camps
2023 KABOOM Family Favorites Finalist: Field Trip
2023 KABOOM Family Favorites Finalist: Baby/Toddler Programs

The Children’s Museum of the Upstate (TCMU) is thrilled to be recognized as the 1st place winner for Indoor Family Fun & Kids’ Birthday Parties.

With two locations in Greenville and Spartanburg, TCMU is a family favorite for learning and play. The TCMU-Greenville location is the 7th largest children’s museum in the nation and offers 80,000 square feet dedicated to play-based learning. The TCMU-Spartanburg location offers 6,000 square feet and is dedicated to early childhood development and Kindergarten readiness for children ages 6 and under. Exhibits and weekly programs at both locations encourage hands-on play, unique discoveries, and intentional learning opportunities–especially on rainy, cold or extremely hot days!

TCMU’s birthday parties are a fantastic way to celebrate your child’s upcoming birthday. All birthday party packages include a fully decorated and private party room, ALL DAY play for all party guests, cupcakes for every child, and a party host to manage all set-up and clean-up.

Aside from indoor fun and birthday parties – TCMU is also honored to be a finalist for Educational Family Fun, Summer Camps, Field Trips and the Baby/Toddler Program.

BJU EDUcamp Jr. and Jr. Bruins Sports Camps

SPONSORED | 1700 Wade Hampton Boulevard, Greenville, SC

KABOOM finalist

2023 KABOOM Awards Family Favorites Finalist: Summer Camp

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.

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Christ Church Episcopal School Summer Encounters

SPONSORED 864.299.1522 ext. 1242 | 245 Cavalier Dr, Greenville, SC

Christ Church Summer Camp 2023

KABOOM First Place


2023 KABOOM Awards Family Favorites 1st Place: Summer Camps


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.

YMCA of Greenville

SPONSORED 864.412.0288 | 5 Locations, Greenville, SC

YMCA KABoom 2023

KABOOM First Place

2023 KABOOM Family Favorites 1st Place: Childcare Center 
2023 KABOOM Family Favorites 1st Place: After School Care

KABOOM finalist
2023 KABOOM Family Favorites Finalist: Sports Program 
2023 KABOOM Family Favorites Finalist: Summer Camps


For more than a century, the YMCA of Greenville has strengthened the foundations of the community we serve. We are committed to nurturing the potential of children through Youth Development, improving the nation’s health and well-being by promoting Healthy Living, and fostering a sense of Social Responsibility by providing opportunities to give back and support our neighbors. 


The YMCA of Greenville is proud to be selected by our community as a ‘Family Favorite’ in the categories of:


  • Favorite Childcare Center – At the Y, children can gain confidence, make friends, and explore their interests in a safe environment. The YMCA staff is committed to helping the youth of today grow into the leaders of tomorrow.  
  • Favorite After School Care Program – Let your kids learn, grow, and thrive while we provide homework assistance, enrichment activities, and a healthy snack. 
  • Favorite Summer Camp – Summer is made for adventure! Let your child craft their summer story at the YMCA of Greenville!
  • Favorite Sports Program – The YMCA of Greenville offers the community many opportunities for children and adults to participate in sports. Each of our four family branches specialize in a variety of sports for our youth. 

Favorite Youth Organization (Youth in Government) – The Youth in Government (YIG) program helps to create the next generation of good citizens. Though our programs, we demystify local, state, and national governmental systems so tomorrow’s adults will know how to effect change within these systems. We expand horizons so young people will understand their role within a global society.