Are you looking for the perfect summer camp for your tween or teenager near Greenville, SC? We’ve put together this list of camps that are perfect for older children. This list includes educational, overnight, specialty camps, and more!
For even more summer camps options in the Upstate, see our Ultimate Guide to Summer Camp near Greenville.
TITLE SPONSOR | Various Locations, Upstate, SC
2023 KABOOM Family Favorites Finalist: Summer Camp
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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 864.412.7788 | 115 Pelham Road, Ste. 24, Greenville, SC
Dance Without Limits is excited to offer themed dance camps for ages 3-10 this summer!
We offer half-day and full-day options. Our camps include lots of dancing, themed crafts, games, and a snack.
On Fridays, we do a special performance for families!
In addition to our day camps, we offer dance classes in the evenings for a 6-week summer session (ages 10-18).
New this Summer, we are offering a 6-week Twinkle session for the little ones!
At Dance Without Limits, we believe dance is for everybody. Regardless of age, shape, size, or ability, we believe every child can benefit from and deserves the chance to dance. We pride ourselves on offering quality dance training in a wholesome, family-friendly atmosphere.
Registration for our summer camps opens February 22nd. Don’t miss your chance to spend the summer on the dance floor!
SPONSORED 864.630.6455 | 4200 East North Street Suite 5, Greenville, SC
Join NoteAbility this summer! With lots of free time to create, summer is the BEST time to find your jam…and discover unlimited possibilities with music-making!
WEEK LONG CAMPS (2023)
Noteability will host a themed morning (9am-12pm) and/or afternoon (1pm-4pm) camp each week (for 10 weeks) from June to August at the Greenville location. Campers can attend one (or both) camps and early drop-off and late pick up are available. There is something for ALL LEVELS/ABILITIES! Ask about custom camps if you don’t see a perfect fit!
*If your child does not meet the age requirement, Noteability will consider exceptions on a case by case basis. Don’t see a camp on the week you need? They can add camps for groups of 6 or more on request. Please reach out with any questions to [email protected]. ALL CHILDREN IN CAMP MUST BE POTTY TRAINED.
To see full camp offerings visit NoteAbility.
In addition to camps, Noteability also offers WEEKLY LESSONS and WEEKLY CLASSES. For lesson registration, contact [email protected]!
SPONSORED 864.299.1522 ext. 1242 | 245 Cavalier Dr, Greenville, SC
2023 KABOOM Awards Family Favorites 1st Place: Summer Camps
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.
Climbing Summer Camps are here! Sign your climber up for a week full of education, climbing activities, and fun games at BlocHaven, Greenville’s newest and largest rock climbing gym. No experience required.
TRIUMPH AND LIBERTY SOCCER CAMP!
The Triumph Soccer Camp is an opportunity to improve your soccer skills, create friendships, and have fun! Boys and girls ages 8-14 years old may participate in the spectacular three-day soccer event. From beginner to intermediate soccer levels, our staff will create a training environment that assists all participant’s levels of ability where they can thrive.
The Liberty camp is June 19-21 at Bob Jones University Campus.
The Triumph camp is July 10-12 at Bob Jones University Campus.
The first-ever Path2Pro camp hosted by Liberty is a great way to elevate your soccer potential. Girls ages 14-17 years old may participate. This camp is for the elite soccer player who desires to advance their soccer match skill integration and intellect. Participants will have the amazing experience of learning from, Liberty Head Coach Julie Carlson, Liberty soccer players and the stage set for pathway to pro.
Space is limited, register today 864-203-0565
ACE Summer Camps (Radio Control and General Aviation)
Each camp includes a 4-day aviation experience includes ground school lessons, aviation activities, basic restoration skills, and at the end of the program a flight opportunity in one of the Triple Tree Aircraft!
The Summer Camps are broken down into Radio Control Camps and General Aviation Camps.
Radio Control $350 ($400 after March 1)
General Aviation $350 ($400 after March 1)
*Camps are not overnight experiences and campers should live in close proximity to Triple Tree.
Discounted pricing of $350 will be open to Kidding Around Greenville members until April 1. Please mention Kidding Around Greenville in the subject line to receive the discounted pricing.
Teacher Professional Development
More information about our summer camps can be found at www.tta.aero/ace under the summer camp tab.
SPONSORED 864.235.2885 | 153 Augusta Street, Greenville, SC
South Carolina Children’s Theatre provides half-day summer camps for students ages 3 – 12th grade in acting, musical theatre, creative storytelling, theatrical design, improvisation, and more!
Caregivers can address any questions with SCCT Registrar Jill Wolf at 864.235.2885 ext. 105 (Mon, Tues, or Thur till 2:30 PM) or by email at [email protected].
About SCCT’s Education Program
Established in 1992, SCCT’s Theatre Arts Conservatory is a year-round program for students ages 3-18. The format includes Advanced-Level Studios, Intermediate, Process, Musical Theatre, Story Drama, and Exploration Classes, as well as Specialty Classes & Workshops. Each format offers unique games, activities, and challenges for the theatre student.
We believe that theatre arts training is like any other form of training; the more you do it, the better you get. Just as a dancer takes class after class of ballet; or a soccer player trains year after year with a team, theatre arts training is most effective when the student is repeatedly exposed to vocabulary, theories, and exercises. At SCCT, we hope to provide a variety of creative opportunities that encourage creative thinking, develop verbal and social skills, and bolster self-esteem. Skills needed for any job, not just acting.
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. The camp is part of a collaboration between professors at Spartanburg Community College and USC Upstate through a grant from the National Science Foundation.
July 10-14, 2023
864.764.4344 | 5555 Parris Bridge Rd, Boiling Springs, SC
Offers: Christ-centered childcare that is safe and secure. Price includes 4 field trips a week, breakfast, lunch, and a snack.
2023 Camp is full. A waiting list is available.
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.
864.895.1416 | 301 Bulls Road, Taylors, SC
Offers: Week-long camps that each offer a different skill level of climbing, including beginner weeks, intermediate/advanced weeks, and a mixed-skill level week. Each camp day is Monday through Friday from 12 – 4 pm.
Sibling discounts are available. Early bird pricing is available until April 1st, 2023. (Saves $25)
2023 Camp Dates:
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.
864.244.3445 | 2518-A E. North Street, Greenville, SC
Offers: Half-day art camp includes projects such as clay sculpting, mosaics, painting with ceramics and canvas, and string art. Ages 6-14.
864.775.1237 | 108 South Line Street, Greer, SC
Archery summer camp for ages 9 – 16 years old. Kids and teens will learn the basic concepts of archery, with an end-of-camp tournament.
Camps are Tuesday – Friday from 6:30 – 8:30 pm.
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
864.610.0996 | 3 S Main Street, Travelers Rest, SC
Offers: Half-day camps on Thursdays and Fridays where students get to work with artists and local makers to learn or grow their artistic skills, push creative bounds, and become more familiar with using Makers tools. For ages 5 – 16. Register for individual days of camp and activities.
2023 schedule: June 15th – August 4th, 2023
864.271.7570 | 420 College Street, Greenville, SC
Offers: Three day art classes for various skill levels, ages 5-16. Camps offered in June, July, and August.
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!
864.404.3291 | 101 East Butler Road, Mauldin, SC
Offers summer camps for ages 6-17.
Camps available include Broadway Beginner, Leading Play 2 Week Intensive, Broadway Bounch, Shakesphere It Up! (ages 10-17), and young PlayWrights (ages 10 -17)
Times: 9:00 – 1:00 or 9:00 – 5:00 (ages 12-17 only)
Cost: $115 – $175 / week
864.920.2633 | 1099 E Butler Rd, Greenville, SC
Offers: Coding summer camps for kids ages 5 – 15. Kids will be introduced to programming, web development, robotics, game design, and more! Weekly camps available by topic.
2023 registration is open.
Offers: Campers will receive individual development, from basic skills, drills and full-court scrimmages to improve your overall game. Coached by Greenville High’s basketball head coach Mike Anderson. Camp is organized by US Sport Camps. Camps are held on a weekly basis for ages 9 to 15.
Dates: July 5 to August 5
801.636.2662 | 108 Kimble Drive, Simpsonville, SC
Soft Hands Horseback Riding is offering partial day summer camps for children ages 7-17. Campers will learn about horseback riding safety, breeds, colors, tack, and more!
864.898.0043 | 4700 Dacusville Highway, Marietta, SC
Offers: Daily riding lesson or trail ride, educational horse activities like grooming, saddling, horse safety, healthcare, and feeding. Campers will also enjoy horsey arts & crafts, a Bible devotional, and a snack. For ages 6 – 14.
2023 schedule: June 12th – July 28th
There is a 3 day camp option and a 5 day camp option.