Upstate Summer Camps and Classes

Science, Computing, Language Arts, and More

A. J. Whittenberg Elementary School of  Engineering (Greenville): Robotics, coding, ecology science, and more for rising 1st-6th graders

Bob Jones University Edu Camps (Greenville): STEM, Biodiversity, Computer Networking, Criminal Justice, Leadership, and more

Bricks 4 Kids (Greenville): Building, engineering, and robotics with LEGOs

Christ Church Summer Encounters (Greenville): Coding, engineering, dinosaurs, robots, weird science, and much more (click here for the full camp brochure)

Clemson University Camps: Clemson’s Challenge for Academically Talented Students (C-CATS), Clemson University Summer Scholars, Life Sciences, Computing, Agriculture, and more

Furman University Camps (Greenville): Music, Summer Scholars (for high school juniors and seniors), Summer Scopes academic enrichment (1st–8th grades), and Mock Trial

Greenville  Zoo Camps: Animal-themed camps for kids ages 3-14

USC Upstate Academic Camps (Spartanburg): Academic Outreach Camp and Spartanburg Junior Writing Project

Wofford College (Spartanburg): STARTALK Mandarin Language Immersion and Shared Worlds Creative Writing Camp

South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities: Arts and humanities camps for rising 9th and 10th graders

Sylvan Edge Camps (Greenville): STEM (robotics, coding, and engineering) and academic enrichment

Wired Minds Tutoring (Greer): STEM-related camps, from economics to cooking to hands-on math and much more

Roper Mountain Science Center: Summer Exploration Camps

Spartanburg Science Center: Summer Science Camp

The Children’s Museum of the Upstate: Science, Invention, Art, Coding, and more

Primrose Schools (Greenville, Simpsonville): Summer Adventure Club


Horse Camps

Black Sheep Farm Summer Horse Camp (Simpsonville): Three weeks of camps in June for up to 5 campers at a time. Not a riding camp, but campers will learn about the care of horses and have horse-themed fun.

Hillside Farm (Greenville): Campers ages 4-10 will learn about horses, ride each day, make horse-related crafts, and more.

Eden Farms (Marietta): Three and five-day camps for hands-on horse fun and educational activities.

Rolling Acres Farms (Piedmont):  Horsemanship skills for beginner, intermediate, and experienced riders

YMCA Camps

Anderson Area YMCA

Cherokee County Family YMCA

Foothills Area Family YMCA (Seneca)

YMCA of Greenville (Caine Halter and Eastside)

Greenwood Family YMCA

Pickens County YMCA (Easley, Pickens, and Powdersville)

YMCA of Greater Spartanburg (Thomas E. Hanna and Middle Tyger)

Union County Family YMCA


Arts Camps (Performing and Visual Arts)

Anderson Arts Center: Mixed media, painting, drawing, and clay

The ARTS Center of Clemson: Photography, drawing, clay, filmmaking, and more

Ballet Spartanburg: Not just ballet—there are also tap, Irish step, and lyrical dance camps, and camps for children as young as two.

Bob Jones University EduCamps (Greenville): Music, film, theater, and visual art

Converse College (Spartanburg): Fine arts and vocal performance

Furman University Music Camps (Greenville): Band & orchestra, keyboard, jazz, and vocals

International Ballet Academy (Greer): for ballet beginners as well as serious students

South Carolina Children’s Theatre (Greenville): Exploration of theatrical arts for preK through 12th grade

Spartanburg Art Museum: Ceramics, drawing, and painting

Spartanburg Youth Theatre: Acting and musical theater


Sports Camps

(see YMCA camps for sports options)

Bob Jones University (Greenville): Basketball (boys and girls), volleyball (co-ed), running (co-ed), soccer (boys and girls), plus spiritual training

Converse College (Spartanburg): All camps except Acrobatics/Tumbling are girls only.

Clemson University: Baseball, basketball, football, golf, lacrosse, soccer, tennis, and volleyball

Foothills Gymnastics & Cheer Center (Easley): Gymnastics, Ninja Warrior, cheer and tumble

Furman University (Greenville): Baseball, softball, football, volleyball, and boys’ and girls’ basketball, golf, soccer, lacrosse, tennis, and running

Southern Wesleyan University (Central): Triathlon,soccer day camp, and overnight soccer camp

Limestone University (Gaffney)

Upward Star Center (Spartanburg): Summer day camps for grades K–6th, elite skills for 4th–8th, grouped by age

USC Upstate (Spartanburg): Soccer, basketball, tennis, baseball, and softball, as well as Sparty Kids Camp

Wofford College (Spartanburg): Baseball, basketball, golf, football, tennis, soccer, cross country, women’s lacrosse, volleyball, and strength training


Overnight Camps

Camp Chatuga (Mountain Rest—Oconee County)

YMCA Camp Greenville

Camp Odyssey (Clemson)

Girl Scouts Camps: Camp Mary Elizabeth (Spartanburg), Camp Ponderosa (Pauline), Camp WaBak (Marietta), and Camp Wistagoman (Anderson)

Boy Scouts Camps: Camp Old Indian (Travelers Rest), Cub Scouts and Webelos

(Updated 4/12/2017)

Please email Sharon Purvis if you would like your summer camp to be listed here.