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Teen Camps

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.

YMCA of Greenville

TITLE SPONSOR | Various Locations, Upstate, SC

YMCA June 2022 Camp Guide

YMCA of Greenville Summer Day Camp

Every summer has a story, and we can’t wait to start our Summer 2022 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 summer day 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).

We will continue to implement best practices from the CDC and SC state guidelines for COVID childcare policies and procedures.

Financial assistance is available.

YMCA Camp Greenville

For years, generations of campers have experienced YMCA Camp Greenville’s “magic on the mountain.” Our 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:

Base Camp: Our traditional overnight experience. Live in cabins, eat meals in the dining hall, enjoy campfires, evening programs and more.

Adventure Trips: Enjoy the camp experience while taking a trip with a specific activity focus. Campers spend two nights at camp, then leave for three nights on their trip, and return for the final night back at camp.

Specialty Camps: Our stand-alone options include Mini week (a 3-night session for our youngest campers), Parent + Me (for campers and their parents), and Leadership Development Program for high schoolers.

Financial assistance is available.

Christ Church Episcopal School Summer Encounters

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

CCES Summer Camp Guide 2022

WELCOME TO SUMMER ENCOUNTERS, CAMPS FOR CURIOUS KIDS!

2022 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. Summer Encounters programming offers 260 unique summer camps during 11 weeks, exploring content in academics, sports, art, drama, cooking, science, technology, and service learning. With a variety of day camp activities, extended day options, and schedules offered, the possibility of what your child can discover during the summer is as intriguing as it is convenient.  Last year approximately 1000 campers from over 100 schools explored with us.

Summer Encounters is privileged to invite your family to join them for an exciting journey of discovery. We invite you to contact us at any time with questions about content, assistance with registering, or to just discuss the best summer camp selections for your family. Give your child the gift of exploration and come make lasting memories and friendships with CCES Summer Encounters, camps for curious kids!

Registration for Summer Encounters opens on February 16th. If you would like a brochure or need assistance in any way, please contact Joe Cummings at [email protected] or 864.299.1522 x1242.

Visit Summer Encounters website, where all camps are organized by grade, week, and camp type.

Dance Without Limits

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 and six-week dance sessions for older students this summer! They offer half-day and full-day camp options. This year’s camp themes include: 

  • Frozen II: The Sequel Dance Camp 
  • Royal Adventure Dance Camp 
  • Unicorn University Dance Camp 
  • Encanto Dance Camp 
  • Movie Magic Dance Camp 

Dance Without Limits camps include lots of dancing, themed crafts, games, and a snack. And on Friday, campers do a performance for their families! 

The six-week sessions for dancers ages 10-18 include: 

  • Stretch and Condition 
  • Leaps and Turns 
  • In the Spotlight Jazz Class 
  • Contemporary Dance 
  • Acro 

At Dance Without Limits, dance is for everyone. Regardless of age, shape, size, or ability, Dance Without Limits believe every child can benefit from and deserves the chance to dance. They pride themselves on offering quality dance training in a wholesome, family-friendly atmosphere. 

Registration for their summer camps will open February 21st. Don’t miss your chance to spend the summer dancing!

NoteAbility

SPONSORED 864.630.6455 | 2103 Old Spartanburg Road, Greer, 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

Noteability will host a themed morning (9am-12pm) and/or afternoon (1pm-4pm) camp each week (for 10 weeks) from June to August AT OUR GREER 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!

  • Build: Make Your Own Instrument + Music Themed Lego Kit
  • Ocean Adventures Vocal Camp
  • Unicorns, Dinosaurs + Ukuleles
  • Star Wars Camp
  • Princesses and Piano for Beginners
  • Strings for Beginners
  • Recording Rockstars!
  • Sing! 2 Vocal Camp
  • Explore!: a sampler of an instrument each day-piano, strings, guitar, drums and voice

*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.

For more information and to register for camp, visit NoteAbility Summer Camps 2022! 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]!

South Carolina Children's Theatre

SPONSORED 864.235.2885 | 153 Augusta Street, Greenville, SC

SCCT Summer Camp Guide 2022

Join South Carolina Children’s Theatre for a summer full of imagination and fun! Our wildly popular weekly themed camps are guaranteed to be a highlight of your child’s summer vacation. There is a theme for every age and interest:

  • For musical & history buffs, sing and dance along to the rhythms of Hamilton.
  • Spell crafters and magic fanaticsHogwarts might be right up your [Diagon] alley.
  • Future comedians and word crafters, check out Improv!
  • Adventure lovers, travel to South America to immerse yourself in the colorful world of Encanto.
  • Behind-the-scenes fans, get your hands dirty with a selection of Technical Theatre Camps.

And it doesn’t stop there! Visit scchildrenstheatre.org for more offerings!

Along with our weekly camps, we offer a 10-week Exploration or Process class that meets once each week of the session. Beginners will feel right at home while experienced actors will be challenged.

All classes will be offered at our NEW home on Augusta Street across from Gather GVL! Each week this summer, we will offer:

  • 3-hour morning camps for ages K3-K5
  • Morning and afternoon sessions for 1st-6th Grades – pair them up to cover the full day!
  • Morning or afternoon sessions for older students – grades 6-12th
  • Scholarships are available. Learn more here.

Mathnasium of Greenville Five Forks

SPONSORED (864) 626-3030 | 1756 Woodruff Road, Greenville, SC

Mathnasium Summer Camp Guide 2022

Addition and Subtraction FUNdamentals Camp (Rising 1st Grade – Grade 3)
June 13–17 and July 11–15, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
We will teach students to add and subtract using best-practice strategies to help end the finger-counting wars! Includes games, curriculum & snacks.

Multiply-Me-READY Camp (Rising 3rd Grade – Grade 5)
June 20–24 and July 18–22, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
We will teach students all their multiplication facts and best-practice strategies for MASTERY which goes beyond simple memorization of facts. Includes games, curriculum & snacks.

Kindergarten-Readiness Camp (For Rising K5)
June 27–July 1, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
We will teach students about numbers, counting, calendars with songs, stories and games. We will work on developing proper pencil/crayon grip habits with gross-motor as well as fine-motor projects and activities through play and fun crafts. Includes games, curriculum & snacks.

For ALL grade levels we offer TWO Summer Programs:
1) SUMMER EVERYDAY: A summer intensive meant to catch kids up
2) SUMMER 21: A summer maintenance plan to be sure and keep math skills sharp.

Algebra-Readiness and Geometry-Readiness are PERFECT to get ready for next school year. Early birds save $50, so register before May 26th to save!

Find out more at Mathnasium!

Asbury Hills

SPONSORED 864.836.3711 | 150 Asbury Drive, Cleveland, SC

Asbury Hills is a summer camp and retreat center in the mountains of South Carolina. Our week long summer camp sessions serve rising second graders through rising seniors in high school. With over a dozen different sessions, there is sure to the perfect option for your schedule and camper. Some of our sessions are aquatic activity focused while others emphasize our high ropes elements. Is your camper interested in a little bit of both?! No problem! Our Core camp is perfect for campers who want both aquatic activities and high ropes or the first time camper. We also offer a half session for elementary aged campers who are not quite ready for a full week of camp. Are your children too young for a weeklong session? Do you want to experience summer camp as a family? Register your entire family for our Family Camp session in July. This is a weekend session focused on family and the fun of camp. Just like our regular sessions, there will be a camp pastor, worship, small group devotions and as many Asbury Hills activities that will fit into a weekend. Register on our website today! Space is limited.

Register on our website today! Space is limited. See you this summer!

Adventure Tech at Greenville Technical College

SPONSORED 864.250.3617

GTC Summer Camp 2022

Join Greenville Technical College for a summer of adventure!

Expanded summer day camp offerings for high schoolers, middle schoolers and kids ages 8-10!

Exciting and fun learning experiences geared to reach your student’s unique interests and learning style. Virtual and in-person options. Summer and year-round sessions available. 

  • Accelerate U (rising 9th-12th graders) – New hands-on, in-person culinary day camps at the GTC Culinary Institute of the Carolinas (Northwest Campus).
  • Adventure Tech (rising 6th-8th graders) – In-person day camps in vet care and culinary, taught by experts from GTC’s Culinary Institute of the Carolinas; STEAM virtual options in digital arts, eSports, creative writing, coding, virtual reality, app design, gaming, and more.
  • Adventure Tech Junior (ages 8-10) – Virtual STEAM camp sessions in digital arts, eSports, creative writing, coding, virtual reality, app design, gaming and more.

Affordable, fun and safe activities for your youngsters this summer and beyond. 

  • Early-bird Registration begins Feb. 22. Sign-up to our mailing list to receive this exclusive access and a 10% discount at GTCSummerCamps.com. 
  • Open Registration begins March 8. 
  • Virtual camp registration is now available.

Visit www.gvltec.edu/summer-camps to get started. 

Year-Round Youth Learning Opportunities at Greenville Tech

  • Accelerate U Culinary Pop-up camp sessions, usually on Saturdays, at the Truist Culinary and Hospitality Innovation (CHI) Center in West Greenville. For high school students, grades 9-12. www.CHIgreenville.com
  • Virtual STEAM year-round “camp” sessions for ages 8-14. Great for spring break! www.gvltec.edu/summer-camps/
  • GTC’s Early College (dual enrollment) program for Greenville County high schoolers: Earn college credit while in high school. Visit www.gvltec.edu/early-college/ to learn more.

BlocHaven Climbing

SPONSORED | 701 Easley Bridge Rd Unit 6020, Greenville, SC

BlocHaven Summer Camp 2022

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.

Summer Camps are a great way to spend those hot summer days. Here at BlocHaven we’re all about climbing – a sport with physical and mental benefits, movement, and problem-solving. Our goal is to create a space to develop a mindset for growth on and off the walls. Day camps involve: climbing, games, snacks, projects, and more climbing! Camps are for ages 6–14 years. Registration includes rental shoes, harness, and chalk, one snack provided per day, a souvenir camp shirt, and Parent Celebration! (Parents, come see for yourself what your climber has been learning and try it yourself!).

Greenville County Museum of Art

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.

Color Clay Cafe

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.

2022 schedule: 

  • June 14th – 17th
  • June 21st – 24th
  • June 28th – 31st
  • July 12th – 15th
  • July 19th – 22nd
  • July 26th – 29th
  • August 3rd – 5th

Intensive Summer Youth English Immersion Camp

864.558.0598 | 3445 Pelham Road Suite F, Greenville, SC

2022 schedule coming soon! 

Offers: Half-, full-day, and overnight camps are offered throughout the summer. Intensive English instruction is student-centered, includes interaction with local teenagers, field trips, and homestays with local families. For 2nd – 11th grade.

Beowulf Camp

| 107 Cannon Street, Greer, SC

Offers: Swords, leather-working, chainmail, theater, and more! This half-day camp looks at the art and war of the era of Beowulf. For ages 13-18.

2022 schedule: June 13th – 17th

Eden Farms

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.

2022 schedule: June 13th – July 29th

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, sharing their unique Clemson stories along the way.

TR Makers Co.

864.610.0996 | 3 S Main Street, Travelers Rest, SC

Offers: Half-day camps 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.

2022 schedule: June 9th – August 12th

Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute

828.862.5554 | 1 PARI Drive, Rosman, NC

Offers: Two-week overnight camp designed to inspire young space scientists. For grades 6th – 12th.

2022 schedule: June 12th – 24th

Little Blazers Kids Basketball Camp

| 138 W. McElhaney Rd, Taylors, SC

2022 schedule coming soon! 

Offers:  A summer basketball camp for rising 1st – 9th graders. Camp will be lead by Coach Janza Moore and Coach Jamar Armstrong, with assistance by current varsity players and guest coaches.

View Church Camp

864.764.4344 | 5555 Parris Bridge Rd, Boiling Springs, SC

2022 schedule coming soon! 

Offers: Christ-centered childcare that is safe and secure. Price includes 4 field trips a week, breakfast, lunch, and a snack.

 

Code Ninjas

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!

2022 schedule: June 6th – August 12th

Camp Voyager

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.

2022 schedule: June 12th – July 22nd

Climb @ Blue Ridge

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.

SC Governor School for Science and Mathematics

843.383.3901 | 401 Railroad Avenue, Hartsville, SC

Offers: For students interested in science and math, the Governor School for Science and Math offers CREATEng (rising 8th and 9th graders), and iTEAMS Extreme (rising 6th, 7th, and 9th graders) which will be hosted by Sterling School in Greenville this year. They also offer a week long SummerSTEM Virtual Camp (rising 6th to 10th graders).  Day camp CREATEng (for rising 7th, 8th and 9th) and residential camp GoSciTech (rising 8th,9th,10th) are both held at their school campus in Hartsville.

Dates: Greenville, June 20 to 30; Virtual Camp, June 20 to July 22; Day and Residential Camp, from June 12 to July 1.

 

Nike Basketball Camp At Greenville High

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

Sew Creative Summer Workshops

864.354.5144 | 1901 Laurens Road, Greenville, SC

Sew Creative, the Upstate School for Sewing Arts, offers sewing workshops in June and July 5 days a week. Times are from 10 am – 12 pm or 1-3 pm.

Soft Hands Horseback Riding

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!

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