It’s time to start think about summer camps in Greenville and across Upstate, SC! You know that your kids are going to need a break this summer (and you will probably need one too), so be sure to look over this list of over 90+ places that offer summer camp or day camp in the Greenville area to find the perfect summer camps to sign your kids up for. Many camps fill up early, so don’t wait. We will also be adding to this list as more summer camp options are given to us.
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Disclaimer: This list is intended for informational purposes and none of the contents should be considered a specific recommendation or endorsement from Kidding Around or its staff. All advertisements are marked “sponsored.”
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YMCA of 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.
Additionally, Camp Greenville also offers multiple Family Camp options throughout the year!
Financial assistance is available for most camps.
Greenville Explorers’ Summer Camp programming is a full 5 day week with full days of camp for K2 thru 5th graders. Each week has a fun interactive theme attached that includes Arts Extravaganza; Global Chef Adventures; Trailblazers & Treasure Hunters; and Planes, Trains, & Automobiles! Breakfast, lunch, and two snacks will be provided as well as themed activities, free play, and field trips & excursions (depending on age). Information regarding the specific weekly themes, time frames for the age group needed, and sample daily schedules & menus are available on the website or by emailing [email protected]
Time frame is: Monday-Friday 7:30am-5:30pm
Address: 638 East Washington St, Greenville, SC 29601
Cost for 1 all-inclusive week is $500 with bundle options and pricing plans available.
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!
Weekly half-day summer STEAM camps will ignite your child’s ingenuity and spark a passion for science, engineering, and robotics.
At Ignite, STEAM isn’t about worksheets or textbooks. Our summer camps look like a room full of excited creative kids exploring science, creatively tackling engineering challenges, learning introductory coding, and gaining confidence in their abilities to bring their own ideas to life. It’s sometimes noisy, sometimes focused, and always FUN!
This summer we have 6 weeks of half-day camps with morning and afternoon sessions running June 12 – July 28 that will delight your junior engineer. Whether your 6 – 13 year–old child is interested in robotics, designing and building, chemical reactions, or just messy fun, Ignite has a camp for you!
Check out details on our Beginning and Advanced Robotics, How Things Work Engineering Camp, Art, Robots, and Fun, and STEM, Wonder, and Curiosity on our website.
This summer, have a blast learning at Sylvan Summer Camps! Learning and fun are an all-in-one package with Sylvan’s Academic and STEM camps! Our 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, Spartanburg, and Anderson provide a variety of camps that include:
Academic Camps: Kindergarten Kickstart, Writing Rhythms, and Study Skills Superheroes
STEM Camps: Mastering Math Facts, Mad Science, and Super Structures
Summer Camps are Buy 1 Get 1 Free until March 31, 2023, and 25% off in April and May by calling 864-676-0011! Check your local Sylvan Learning Center’s website (Greenville, Spartanburg, Anderson) for details.
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 proven instructional methods and reward system motivate students to strengthen their skills, overcome learning loss, jump to higher levels, and gain confidence for academic and career success. Make the most of summer learning with Sylvan. Prevent summer learning loss at Sylvan! Flexible schedules and payment options meet your family’s needs.
Sylvan is the BEST for summer learning!
Sign your camper up for a play-filled learning experience at TCMU-Greenville, the 7th largest children’s museum in the country, or TCMU-Spartanburg, a museum dedicated to school readiness and early childhood development. At both locations, young learners will enjoy exciting days infused with STEAM-based learning and museum exploration based on a different weekly theme.
Campers can choose from the following options (and more!):
• Blast off and explore the universe in our “Astronaut Academy.”
• “Get into Gaming” by learning coding basics.
• Dissect crime scenes and gather evidence as “Discerning Detectives.”
• Unearth creatures of long ago with a “Party in the Prehistoric.”
• Board a “Continental Cruise” to explore cultures from around the world.
With unique educational exhibits reflecting the areas of arts, science, health, transportation, and more, campers have access to our resources and knowledge. At TCMU-Greenville, summer camp is offered to children in PreK-5th grade. Caregivers must book by the week and can choose from half-day (AM or PM) or full-day camp. TCMU-Spartanburg summer camp runs from 9am-noon and is for children in 3K, 4K and 5K. Sessions can be booked by the day.
Registration is now open.
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
Magical Mornings Camp (ages 3 – 5)
Come join our Magical Mornings camp this summer at Arts in Motion! Students will participate in weekly themes to help put on a show by learning to dance, crafts, a story they create, and ends with a performance!
Broadway Bound Camp (ages 6 and older)
Students ages 6 and up will participate in creating and putting on a show in 4 weeks. Students will learn scenes, choreography, music, and explore behind the scenes by assisting in set painting, prop design, and costumes! Each session will end with a performance. There are two Broadway Bound camps to choose from.
Descendents: June 5th – 20th; 9 am – 3 pm
Matilda: July 5th – August 4th; 9 am – 3 pm
AIM will also offer weekly summer classes Tuesday through Thursday, including Ballet/Tumble, Ballet/Tap, Jazz/Musical Theatre, Tumble & Twirl, Intro to Acro, Acro I and II, Ballet/Lyrical, Intro to Hip Hop, Beginner Hip Hop, DSAU Discover Dance Class, and Visual Art
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.
Kroc Greenville Summer Camps: Make this a summer to remember by enrolling your kids in Kroc Greenville’s Summer Camps! Participants aged 6-12 are welcome to attend one of two fantastic summer camps, Summer Sports Camp and Summer Art Camp. These half-day camps are sure to keep your child engaged through age-specific activities designed by our knowledgeable and passionate staff.
Sports Camp: Our Summer Sports Camp features a different sport each week! Here, participants will learn about and play a different sport each week.
Art Camp: Our Summer Art Camp participants will enjoy the creative process of making and exploring with various art mediums.
What you need to know: Both camps take place at Kroc Greenville and feature indoor and outdoor activities. There is time allotted for participants to enjoy a snack from home. Participants even have the opportunity to swim at the end of each day, so be sure to pack a swimsuit!
Trying to figure out what to do this summer? MOTIVE offers a fun solution for kids ages five and up with our weekly summer camps! Their facility is equipped with obstacles from the American Ninja Warrior TV show as well as parkour equipment, a foam pit, and two Olympic-style trampolines. Join MOTIVE for an entire week!
Camp will be held Monday through Friday every week of Summer, from June 5th 2023 to August 4th 2023. Kids will be grouped with others around their age and participate in ninja warrior obstacle courses, games, crafts, open gym time, and much more. MOTIVE can’t wait to see you there!
-$295 for a full week of half-day camp (your choice of either 9 am-12:30 pm or 12:30 pm-4 pm)
-$395 for a full week of full-day camp (9 am-4 pm)
-Sibling and MOTIVE membership discounts are available
Join us for an action-packed nine weeks of Summer Camp!
Our all-day camps run from June 5th 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!
Field Trips, Friends & Fun at the Sunshine House’s Legendary Summer Camp
Dive into all things LEGENDARY at the Sunshine House Early Learning Academy’s Legendary Summer Camp!
This summer, immerse yourself in the legends – from Bigfoot to Atlantis, legendary stars from music and screen, tales from the legends of sports, explore legendary fables, and even the Knights of the Round Table!
- Unforgettable field trips & activities
- Unique weekly themes
- Safe, licensed, and secure
- Staff certified in first aid and CPR; trained in health & safety
- Healthy meals and snacks included
Each week is a blast, with unique themed experiences and hands-on activities. And our field trips are always a highlight! Water parks, zoos, planetariums, amusement parks, museums, stadium tours, and the list goes on.
Where else will your camper splash around a water park, design their own comic book character, recover dragon eggs, and tour a football stadium – all in the same camp?
Spots are limited, so contact us today to register and claim your FREE swag bag!
Designed for campers 5-12 years old. Junior camp, designed for younger children, is available at select locations.
13 Upstate locations!
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 2023 Summer Explorations camp guide and registration details. Feel free to contact Lisa Phillips at [email protected] or 864-355-8925 with any questions about our summer programming.
Member early online registration is Tuesday March 7, and general registration begins March 9.
Make this summer dramatically fun! Drama Kids offers exciting summer camps that develop communication, collaboration and self-confidence. These dynamic camp experiences encourage students to realize their full potential and equip them with life skills that will guarantee success! Perfect for all kids, regardless of experience. For ages 6-11. Each theme is a ½ day camp that can be combined with another for full days of fun!
The Wonderful World of Wizardry: June 5-10 and July 10-14 – Master potions and spells at the School of Magic. Prepare for the epic battle against the darkness and prove that good triumphs all!
Whodunit Mystery Camp: June 5-10 and July 10-14 – Collect clues, examine evidence, and follow the trail to the truth. This mystery camp is sure to keep campers guessing!
Camp Hollywood: June 26-30 – Do you have what it takes, kid? Walk the red carpet, shoot a new movie, and we’ll help you get ready to be a Hollywood movie star!
Rockstartopia: June 26-30 – Time to rock out! Join your new band to record your newest hit, play a concert for your fans, and let your inner Rockstar free!
Summer at Piano Central Studios
SPONSORED 864.232.5010 757 North Pleasantburg Drive and 1622 Woodruff Road, Greenville, SC
Summer classes and lessons available throughout June, July, and August!
See what music will do for your child – now and for the rest of their lives!
Whether you’re looking for a delightful social outing with your younger child, a drop-off class for your older one, or an effortlessly uncomplicated way to get your school-age child started – or re-motivated! – with music lessons, summers at Piano Central Studios are your solution.
You’ll find two beautiful studio locations, convenient scheduling, and warm, nurturing teachers just waiting to welcome you and make this one of your best, most musical summers yet.
Best of all, we make it easy for you to fit music into your summer, so that everyone gets to have the summer they want. Maybe that means Mom or Dad take music lessons too!
- Weekly Kindermusik Adventures classes – babies to age 7 years
- Hawaiian Adventures Ukulele Class – ages 6 – 8
- Private Music Lessons on nearly any instrument for ages 6 to adult
Your music-filled summer is just a simple call or click away! In-person and online lessons available.
Join International Ballet for an exciting Summer Experience! Ballet Camps are held Monday – Friday and feature age appropriate ballet emphasizing creativity, coordination, and musicality. Students will explore all facets of the art of ballet, learning about the story, music and costumes of classic story ballets. Theme of the first week is “Cinderella”, the theme of the 2nd week is “Sleeping Beauty”. Each week of camp culminates with an in-studio performance for parents and friends of our young campers to show off what they’ve learned. Summer camp faculty includes Liz Blackwood, Jessica Springer and Josha Williams.
No formal ballet training required
July 10-14 and July 17-21
Monday – Friday, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Price per week (discount for both weeks)
$185/week or $355/2 weeks
Batesville Road Studio Location, 1018 S Batesville Rd, Greer, SC 29651
Space is limited, reserve your spot today!
Afternoon camp at The Little Gym of Greenville gives your kid the summer camp experience without the bug bites, poison ivy, and week-long commitments. Combining fun physical activity, games, and arts & crafts, we’ll help your child beat the summer heat by staying cool at The Little Gym.
Your child will spend three adventure-filled hours a day on a unique, exciting quest with their friends. Each week revolves around an interactive learning theme and creative lesson plans to keep your child engaged
The best part about camps at The Little Gym of Greenville, is they are completely flexible! Bring your little one for a day, a few days, or a week at a time. Our camp packages lets your family choose the best option for you.
Ages: 3-8 years
Dates: June 5th to August 4th
Days: Mondays through Fridays
Hawaiian Hide and Seek
Sports of all Sorts
Princess and Prince Party
Call/Text (864)991-3577 or go online to www.tlggreenvillesc.com to enroll your child in the Best Summer Ever!
This is the place to be in 2023! With a new theme each week, we’ll play to the strengths of the “connected generation” – aka Gen Z- exploring everything from aerospace to zoology in an on-demand world.
Big adventures, innovation, imagination, and great new friends – this Kids ‘R’ Kids fun!”
Music Math Multilingual Christian Academy is now open for summer camp registration and 2023-2024 school year registration! Throughout the months of June and July, our school is offering summer camps in music, math, robotics, Mandarin/Spanish/English immersion, creative arts, ping pong, and Chinese cooking! Ages and prices vary depending on each camp.
Camps will be held at MMM Academy’s location at McAlister Square, 225 S Pleasantburg Drive in Greenville, SC, and we welcome you to visit our space to find out more and to register in person. You can also register at this form or at our website: mmmchristianacademy.com/
Our school is also open for registration for the 2023-24 school year for both part-time and full-time students. As a language immersion school, we offer classes in Spanish or Mandarin while both our part-time and full-time programs have the option to simultaneously supply credits in English, math, science, social studies, music, and art. We offer afterschool and weekend enrichment programs as well. Please visit mmmchristianacademy.com or contact us to learn more.
We can’t wait to meet your students this summer!
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.
Don’t miss out on our most popular SLIME CAMPS!!
Woodruff Road Christian Church (20 Bell Road Greenville)
Cost $120 except Wacky Science & Slime $125
June 12-15: STEAM Tank Entrepreneur (Ages 5-12)
June 19-22: Slimetopia 1: The beginning (Ages 6-12)
June 26-29: Mine Island (Ages 5-12)
July 10-13: Slimetopia 2: Total Takeover (Ages 6-12)
July 17-20: Wacky Science (Ages 5-12)
July 24-27: Super STEAM Heroes (Ages 5-12)
Disciples CDC (185 Riley Smith Drive Greenville)
$135- Preschool, $150- Elementary
3& 4 Year Olds:
June 12-16: Magical Kingdom & Fairy Tales
June 19-23: Jr. Careers & Community Helpers
July 10-14: Rainforest Adventures
July 17-21: Wacky Science
5-12 Year Olds:
June 12-16: STEAMWarts
June 19-23: STEAM Tank Entrepreneur
July 10-14: Race across the Rainforest
July 17-21: Slimetopia 2: Total Takeover
After School Plus: Monday-Friday
Cost $170, Registration beginning March 3 at www.afterschoolplus.com
June 12-16: 9am-noon: Slimetopia Part I | 1pm-4pm: Monsters & Myths
June 19-23: 9am-noon: Messy Gooey Science | 1pm-4pm: Wizardry Party
July 10-14: 1pm-4pm: Space Camp
July 24-28: 9am-noon: Slimetopia 2:Total Takeover | 1pm-4pm: Super STEAM Heroes
Triple Tree Aerodrome
SPONSORED 330 Mary Hanna Rd, Woodruff, SC
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)
- Ages: Rising 6th-8th grades
- Dates: June 12-15 or July 10-13
- Time: 9 am -3 pm
General Aviation $350 ($400 after March 1)
- Ages: Rising 9th-12th grades
- Dates June 19-22 or July 17-20
- Time: 9 am – 3 pm
*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
- June 26-Elementary & Middle
- June 27-High School
- Time: 9 am to 3pm
- Cost: $50
More information about our summer camps can be found at www.tta.aero/ace under the summer camp tab.
Elements of Art
For first-time kindergartners or rising 1st graders
If you have a K5 child that doesn’t want to miss out on fun with art, then bring your beginner to M&G for a special kindergarten camp focused on the Elements of Art. Your child will enjoy multiple art projects, age-appropriate lessons, interactive games, and snacks while learning about line, shape, color, and texture. This 5-day morning camp will keep your young starter so engaged, he won’t even know he’s learning!
Note: K5 campers must turn 5 years old by September 1, 2023
Art Around the World
1st—6th grade (ages 6-12)
Italy, China, Egypt, Australia! Students will learn about animal symbolism, colors, patterns and much more as they explore different art forms from around the globe. This 5-day morning camp includes artistic and cultural discoveries, snacks, and new friends, and it concludes with a special art exhibition for young creatives to showcase their week’s adventures.
Dates: 9:30 AM to 12 PM daily
· June 5-9; Art Exhibition & Reception, June 10
· June 12-16; Art Exhibition & Reception, June 17
· June 19-23; Art Exhibition & Reception, June 24
Fee: includes daily instruction, art supplies, and snack
· Museum Members: $85
· Non-Member: $90
BJU EDUcamp Jr. and Jr. Bruins Sports Camps
SPONSORED 1700 Wade Hampton Boulevard, Greenville, SC
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
- 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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Get your kids excited about the outdoors with high-adventure activities like swimming, hiking, and archery!
Trail Blazer Summer Camps offer a unique outdoor experience in our local area.
Enjoy crafted theme weeks like Minecraft and Recon camp that will transport each camper into a new world.
TBSS camps are for kids ages 10 – 14 and begin the first week in June.
Signup online or call the office today at (864) 263 – 3850.
South Carolina Children's Theatre
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.
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.
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.
Build the summer of dreams at After School Plus! With over 100 unique specialty camps, there is something for everyone to explore! Join 1 camp or the whole summer. Camps are weeklong and open to all children in K4-8th grade.
Enrichment-based camps give children a collaborative place to explore topics with others who want to explore too. It’s the perfect mix of summer camp fun and ongoing learning experiences.
We offer full and half-day camps. Half-day camps are from 9 am-12 pm or 1-4 pm. You can put together a morning and afternoon camp to create a full day. In addition to camps, there is early care and late stay so families can build a daily schedule to fit their unique needs from 7:30 am to 5:30 pm.
Learn more or register today at www.afterschoolplus.com.
Update: As of March 4, 2023 students now have the option to choose from a variety of mediums including printmaking, watercolor, acrylic, mixed media and cut paper. Students will create a minimum of two (2) pieces, one to keep, and one to sell at an annual fundraising benefit, where the proceeds will be donated to local animal rescue organizations.
Our commitment is to create a safe space, free of judgment, where children who are like minded, can come together to create art that saves lives!
Summer Art Camp: Ages 7-13
Half-Day Camps: Meets five (5) times M-F for a total of fifteen (15) hours. Morning and afternoon sessions available throughout the summer.
Full Day Camps: Meets five (5) times M-F for a total of thirty (30) hours.
June 12th-16th & July 31st-Aug 4th from 9:30-3:30pm.
Weeknight Classes: Ages 7-13
Classes meet six (6) consecutive weeks for a total of nine (9) hours from 4:30-6:00pm.
If your child has a love for animals and a passion for art, register for one or more classes today at purposefulart.studio, where we create art with PURRpose!
Get ready for GIGGLES ON THE GO!! We are excited for another fun summer full of awesome activities!
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 2023 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 $1600 for the whole summer when you purchase it in full by May 31st, 2023. That’s a savings of $700! But, hurry – There are limited Early Bird Spots available at this price, contact Giggles on Pelham for more information!
World Upside Down Arts Studio offers classes in music, visual arts, dance, and theater for children, youth, and adults.
Summer Camp: June – July | $125+/week |K5-12th grade
We offer part-time, full-time, and extended-day options. Students learn music, visual arts, dance, and theater and show what they learn in a Friday show.
June 5-9 | Moana
June 12-16 | Encanto
June 19-23 | Jungle Book
June 26-30 | Frozen
July 4-7 | Sound of Music
July 10-14 | Lion King
July 17-21 | Mary Poppins
July 24-28 | The Greatest Showman
Specialty Arts Camps: June – July
June 5-9 | Jazz/Tap Dance, Special Effects Makeup, Cartoon Drawing: Lilo and Stitch
June 12-16 | Musical Theater Dance, Acting Fundamentals, Cartoon Drawing: Spider-Man and Gwen, Theater Makers
June 19-23 | Worship Dance, Stage Design, Cartoon Drawing: Peter Pan and Wendy
June 26-30 | Hip Hop Dance, Costume Design, Cartoon Drawing: Star Wars, Theater/Film Music Composition
July 4-7 | Musical Theater Dance, Acting Fundamentals, Cartoon Drawing: Lilo and Stitch
July 10-14 | Broadway Bootcamp, Costume Design, Cartoon Drawing: Spider-Man and Gwen
July 17-21 | Jazz/Tap Dance, Stage Design, Basic Sewing, Cartoon Drawing: Peter Pan & Wendy, Theater Makers
July 24-28 | Hip Hop Dance, Special Effects Makeup, Cartoon Drawing: Star Wars, Theater/Film Music Composition
Offers: A day camp throughout the summer for kids entering K5 – 5th grade. Campers can attend on select days or for entire five-day sessions. Activities include a low ropes course, zip-lining, chapel, team-building activities, water activities, and more.
Camps run June 5th through August 4th, 2023.
Offers: A variety of Math Camps for all grade levels
Offers: Weekly dance camps for all skill levels, ages 2 – 12 years. Camps are hosted at locations in and around Greenville, including Caine Halter Family YMCA, Verdae YMCA, Eastside YMCA, George Theisen YMCA in Travelers Rest, YMCA Program Center in Simpsonville, Woodruff Road Christian Preschool, and Christ Church Episcopal School.
Camp ARK (Arts Reaching Kids) is a beginner level arts camp for ages 5-10, including instruction in art, dance, drama, and music. Camp runs Monday through Thursday, 9 am to 4 pm
2023 dates are:
- June 19-22, 2023, Enchanted Forest
- July 17 – 20, 2023, Under the Sea
- July 24-27, 2023, Around the World
Southern Dance Connection
864.849.9041 215 West Wade Hampton Blvd Suite I, Greer, SC
SDC offers summer camps for multiple age ranges, including preschool, and ages 6 and up.
Preschool camp: two days per week, 4 camps available: $57 per camp (2 days; 9 am -1 pm)
For ages 6+ they offer On Broadway, themed summer camps, an overnight summer camp and a ninja nerf camp.
More specific information is found on the SDC website.
Price: $117 per week and up.
The program will be Monday through Friday 7:30 am – 2 pm.
The morning will be art projects and academic refreshers. The afternoon is for field trips (swimming, Dave n’ Busters, Big Air, etc).
GCAC Arts in Action
Greer Cultural Arts Center offers Arts in Action visual and performing arts summer camps, for kids ages 5 -10.
- June 19-22: Enchanted Forest
- July 17-20: Under the Sea
- July 24-27: Around the World
Offers: A series of half-day camps that explore various food and cooking-related topics. 2023 Summer Camp themes include The Little Mermaid, Snow White, Frozen, and Peter Pan
Offers: Daily, weekly, full or half-day horse, farm and outdoor camps with early drop-off and late stay available.
June 5-9, 2023
Ages 7 – 11
$55 – $85 for half/ full day
$180 for half day/full week
$$350 for full day/ full week
Offers: Half and full-day art camps for preschoolers, kids in grades 5K – 8th grade, and teens.
2023 Registration opens in March.
2023 camps run June 3th through July 14th, 2023.
Offers: Half-day sports camps for K3 – 5th grade, including dance, cheer, tumble day camp, and basketball options.
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!
Offers: Full-day weekly camp with various activities including field trips for 1st – 6th graders. Affiliated with Renovation Church in Simpsonville.
Summer camp for ages 5 and up. Camps are either 10 am or 2 pm.
June 13th – 15th or July 11th – 13th available.
Kids will learn how to make delicious desserts every step of the way.
Offers: A variety of zoo camps that include animal encounters, games, experiments, crafts. For ages 3 – 14.
Enjoy a summer camp with rock climbing, crafts, science projects, and more!
Camps are Monday-Friday, 8 am to noon or 8 am to 5 pm
Camp is for ages 5 – 12 years old
Half-day and full-day options are available.
June and July camps are available.
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.
For students aged 7-12 years who are enrolled in an English as a Second Language (ESL) program at their school
- Six weeks of camp: June 5 – July 28 from 8:30 am – 3:00 pm (no camp June 26 – July 7)
- Academic focus on English literacy on Mondays – Thursdays with projects and recreational activities included
- Fun Fridays: recreational activities, projects, and guest speakers
- Cost: $35 a week; scholarships available
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.
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 camps in STEM for rising 6th- 10th grade.
Camps offered include virtual camps, residential camps, and day camps.
Application Deadline is May 15, 2023. Check the website for the most up-to-date information.
Offers: Camps organized for both the beginner, intermediate and experienced riders to expand their riding skills.
2023 Rolling Acres Farm Camp is June 26-29, 9 am to 12:30 pm; ages 5 and up.
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
Camp Fellowship provides unique summer programs for children & youth of all ages (grades K-12). They strongly believe camp is for everyone and work diligently to create exceptional programs that engage campers in faith formation, community building, personal growth and development, and loads of outdoor fun!
Offers: 3 day mini camps for preschool, elementary, middle, and high school ages during the evening (5:30 – 7 pm). Camps include dance and a craft.
Camps are $75 each.
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.
This camp focuses on building motivation, teamwork, self-discipline, and community during a fun recreational and educational summer camp in memory of Officer Allen Jacobs.
Camp is for rising 5th and 6th graders.
June 19 – 23, 2023 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Sterling Elementary School
The deadline to register is Friday, May 27, 2023
Camp is free, space is limited.
Education and Field Trips: Hagood Mill offers tours of the 176-year-old mill, the Hagood Creek Petroglyph Site, blacksmith shop, and moonshine still. Children may watch demonstrations by local artisans, participate in hands-on activities, and experience workshops. There are several field trip options including one-day or multi-day trips, traveling field trip shows, and virtual field trips.
Summer Camp Offers: Hagood Mill offers a one day blacksmithing camp June 3, 2023, and one 3-day camp June 6 – 8th for rising 3rd to 12th graders, featuring classes in blacksmithing, leathercraft, plant medicine, pottery, and much more. 2023 registration is now open.
Offers: Camps for kids ages 4 and up are offered. Hand-building clay projects for ages 4 – 10, and a wheel class for ages 10 and older.
Weekly camps run throughout June and July. 2023 registration is open.
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.
City of Greenville Parks, Recreation, & Tourism
The City of Greenville Parks & Rec is offering a fun-filled summer with field trips, educational time, arts & crafts, sports, games and more for children ages 6-12 years old! A healthy lunch will be provided each day.
Offers: A wide variety of camps for students of all ages including athletic, fine arts, and academic camps, as well as college counseling workshops. For grades 1st – 12th.
First Tee Upstate offers various golf camps for ages 7-17.
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
Offers: These week-long camps include options to learn about plays, musicals, improv, and auditioning. Campers get to experience live theatre and be a part of a group performance at the end of the week. Classes are for ages 7 – 15 (grouped by age).
Offers: Campers have fun as they make friends and learn more about God in a positive, Christian environment.
Ages: K5-8th grade
June 5th – July 28th, 2023
New sport each week.
Offers: A full-day arts, culture, and literacy camp for children aged 5 – 12.
Camps July 10th – 14th, 2023: Ages 4-8
Camps July 17-21st, 2023: Ages 9-12
Purpose Academy Summer Enrichment Camp
Purpose Academy and our Summer Enrichment Program is a program that nurtures and develops the spiritual, intellectual, emotional, physical, and social needs of the children we impact daily. Along with Christian education, academic enrichment, and amazing field trips, Purpose Academy Summer is a place your child will make memories and experience lots of fun!
$135 per week, $20 off per week when mentioning Kidding Around
Offers: Five days of non-stop entertainment and learning that kids will love. Each Academy is designed and taught by golf professionals from Topgolf Coach in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. Designed for kids aged 6 years – 12 years.
The Upcountry History Museum offers themed- history summer camps, with programs available for preschool through high school
Summer Camp at Palmetto Proper provides children across the Upstate with a fun summer experience.
Camps are Monday – Thursday, 1 – 4 pm with a Family Celebration on Friday.
Four June camps are available.
PARI Summer Campers will enjoy rocketry, engineering, astrophysics, biology, adventure, and fun in the beautiful Pisgah Forest region.
Summer art camp (multimedia) for ages 5 – 12, located at the Fine Arts Center of Easley
July 17 – 21, 2023
9 am – 12 pm
Cost: $135 (registration and payment due by June 30th)
Offers: Horseback riding summer camp for kids ages 4- 16. Camp runs from 9 am – 1 pm on select weeks. Includes small lessons, arts, crafts, stable care, and horsemanship.
- June 12th – 15th
- June 26th – 29th
- July 10th – 13th
- July 31st-August 3rd
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.
Lindough Bakery in Anderson County is offering Summer Baking Camps for ages 3-9.
Classes are two hours long, 8 am to 10 am.
June 7-9, 2023 or June 21-23, 2023 camps available. Cost is $150 per child.
Offers: Summer Day Camp offers a variety of activities like arts, crafts, sports, field trips, and special events for rising 1st – 6th graders. Day Camps are offered at seven different community centers across the county.
Camp runs from June 5th – August 4th.
Offers: Camps include gymnastics, parkour, games, open play, snacks & tons of fun! Half-day or full-day offered at two locations (Greenville and Mauldin). For ages 3 years and up.
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
Offers: Soccer programs for children ages 2 – 8 years old.
Wired Minds offers an academic summer camp. Academic camps are offered for rising 3rd through 5th graders, Monday through Friday.
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
Offers: The Summer Cru Program’s week-long sessions are offered for K3 & K4 students. Programs run June 5th through July 28th, 2023.
Anderson University’s Summer Sports Camp is available for rising 1st – 6th graders. Campers have the opportunity to experience a variety of sports from flag football, beach volleyball, lacrosse, track, soccer, swimming, and more. Children will improve their confidence and teamwork skills while having fun.
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:
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.
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.
July 17th -20th, 2023: Anchors Away
Ballyhoo Petting Zoo is offering an 8-week program for children 8 years old and up. Future Zookeepers will get to learn all about domestic and exotic animals including their diet, grooming, vet care, and more!
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!
Offers: Traditional week long day camp with skits, games, and outdoor fun. For rising 1st through 6th graders.
First Baptist Spartanburg, July 3 -7th, 2023
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.
GLOW Lyric Theatre Opera Experience
Offers: Designed for young artists between 1st and 12th grades, the Glow Lyric Theatre Opera Experience provides an introduction to the many facets of opera performance and helps young artists develop as singers and actors.
Offers: C2C Kids offers 10-weeks of awesome fun, games, crafts, water days, and the most amazing field trips for ages K-8th grade.
The weekly schedules are organized by theme, with specific activities scheduled for each day.
Summer 2023 Registration is open.
Offers: Week-long half-day art camps with various themes such as Star Wars, ballet, and dinosaurs. Kids can learn how to make jewelry, tie-dye, use glow paint, and more! For ages 4 and up and varies by program.
Offers: Half-day art camp includes projects such as clay sculpting, mosaics, painting with ceramics and canvas, and string art. Ages 6-14.
Ellaberry Llama Farm
Two camps in 2023 at Ellaberry Llama Farm where kids will learn to care for llamas, groom, and enjoy hikes with llamas.
- June 26-30, 2023
- July 24-28, 2023
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
Half-Day art camps in the heart of downtown Simpsonville, ages 5+. Choose from Artsy Animals, Fairy Dreams or Down by the Sea!
Park Place offers full day summer camps with field trips, theme-based crafts and activities, experiments, group games, playground time, Xbox games and more for children completed kindergarten through 5th grade.
The Upstate Writing Project at Clemson University
Each year, the Upstate Writing Project is thrilled to offer a variety of writing camps during the summer for young writers. Each of these camps is focused on developing writing for various purposes. This year we are excited to announce 4 different camps!
Virtual options and in-person options available
June and July 2023 camps available.
Greenville Center for Creative Arts
864.735.3948 101 Abney Street, Greenville, SC
Offers: Weekly art camps designed to let kids explore a range of materials, mediums, and concepts. For ages 5 – 12.
Camps are June 5 – August 4th, 2023
Offers: Summer camp curriculum STEAM learning through exciting and fun experiences for your child every day! For ages 4 – 12
Offers: From improving your tennis game to gaining tournament training, Nike Tennis Camp is a junior tennis camp for ages 8 to 18. Check their website to select from a day camp (8:30 am to 4:30 pm), extended camp (8:30 am to 5:30 pm) or overnight camps at Furman University.
Camps runs weekly June 11th – July 20th, 2023
Designed for children ages 8-10, campers will learn about life on a farm, including the responsibility of daily feeding, cleaning, grooming, animal care, and growing food and plants.
Offers: Adventure and recreation camps for boys, rising 1st-12th grade.
Various weeks from June-August, 2023.
Offers: Education on the proper care and treatment of pets for children ages 5 to 16 years old
Falling Creek is a traditional summer camp for 1st-12th grade boys, founded on Christian values and located on 900+ mountaintop acres in Tuxedo, North Carolina.
Opening Days: Sunday mornings. After the 1-4 week session at a time, campers return home on Fridays mid-morning.
Offers: Weekly Sky Camp combines fun and fitness with counselor lead activities to keep your kids engaged throughout the day. For ages 5 – 12. Half and full days are available.
Offers: Enriching STEAM activities, as well as field trips and other summer fun. For ages 5 – 12.
Starting June 5, we will be offering an array of different weekly drama camps for different age ranges and levels.
Price is $110-150/week
Ages K4 – 12th grade
Sign-up prior to April 30 and get $10 off with SUPEREARLY; Sign-up prior to May 31 and get $5 off with EARLY