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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.

Our annual KABOOM Awards contest winners are some of the best summer camps near Greenville, SC.

The top summer camps in Greenville, SC

2024 KABOOM Awards Winners

KABOOM Awards Guide

Top 5 Summer Camps in Greenville, SC

1st Place: Giggles Drop-In Childcare


  • BJU EDUcamp
  • Girl Scouts of South Carolina—Mountains to Midlands
  • YMCA of Greenville
  • Yellowbobbypins Art Camp

Best Overnight Camp: First Place
Best Sports Program: First Place
Best Youth Organization: Finalist
Best Family Membership: Finalist
Best Place to Splash or Swim: Finalist
Best After School Program: Finalist
Best Summer Camp: Finalist

For more than a century, the YMCA of Greenville has strengthened the foundations of the community we serve. We’re proud of our diverse population and are passionate about keeping our promise to be a force for good.

We serve people from all walks of life in the Greenville County area through YMCA memberships and programs.

We’re 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, following the example of Christ, builds healthy spirit, mind, and body for all.

The YMCA of Greenville includes the following branches: Caine Halter Family YMCA, Eastside Family YMCA, George I. Theisen Family YMCA, Prisma Health Family YMCA, Verdae YMCA, YMCA Judson Community Center and YMCA Camp Greenville.

Girl Scouts of South Carolina- Mountains to Midlands

SPONSORED 864.770.1400

Best Youth Organization: First Place
Best Summer Camp: Finalist

Girl Scouts bring their dreams to life and work together to build a better world.

Through programs from coast to coast, Girl Scouts of all backgrounds and abilities can be unapologetically themselves as they discover their strengths and rise to meet new challenges—whether they want to climb to the top of a tree or the top of their class, lace up their boots for a hike or advocate for climate justice, or make their first best friends.

Backed by trusted adult volunteers, mentors, and millions of alums, Girl Scouts lead the way as they find their voices and make changes that affect the issues most important to them. To join us, volunteer, reconnect, or donate, visit gssc-mm.org.

Yellowbobbypins Art Camp

SPONSORED 864.238.0599 | 1320 Hampton Avenue Ext, Studio 607, Greenville , SC

Best Birthday Party: First Place
Best Art Program: Finalist
Best Summer Camp: Finalist
Best Baby and Toddler Program: Finalist

Yellowbobbypins Art Camp is the ultimate kid-favorite and parent-approved summer camp program, offering a dynamic and diverse experience that caters to a range of interests. With weekly changing themes, the summer of 2024 promises an array of exciting camps, including Dollhouse, Mythical Creatures, Fashion Design, Steampunk, Unicorns, Mermaids, and Fairies, Unbirthday, Sewing & Felting, Return to Neverland, and Airborne. The themes are designed to captivate children’s imaginations and spark creativity, ensuring a summer filled with exploration and joy.

Age ranges vary weekly to align with the fine motor skills required for specific projects, ensuring that each child receives an age-appropriate and engaging experience. At the end of every week, Yellowbobbypins Art Camp culminates in a spectacular art show, showcasing the incredible projects created throughout the week and celebrating the new friendships forged during the camp.

This parent-approved summer camp goes beyond artistic exploration, creating a memorable and enriching environment where children can express themselves, make lasting connections, and embrace the joy of creativity.

Best Summer Camp: First Place
Best After School Program: First Place
Best Preschool: Finalist
Best Field Trip: Finalist

At Giggles Drop-In Childcare we think of you and your kids as our extended family! We are so grateful that the Kaboom readers have voted us not only the BEST summer camp in the upstate but also the BEST afterschool program, as well as a finalist in the preschool and field trip categories.

Why is our summer camp the best?? A couple of reasons:
1. Did you know that our summer camp goes on a really fun field trip EVERY DAY?!! Places like Shipwreck cove, Kangaroo Jax, skating and more. The kids at our camp have a blast!
2. EVERYTHING is included!! Snacks, lunch, ALL activities and we even wash your kid’s camp shirt daily and fill their water bottles.

Why is our after-school program the best?? We have low ratios!! We have a ratio of 1:14 max which gives kids the personal care that they need with daily homework help, snack, and fun activities. Kids have a great time making friends and relaxing after the school day is done.

Why is our preschool awesome?? Our preschool provides flexibility with an awesome play- based curriculum. Kids learn while having fun too and we can adapt to your changing schedule.