The Ultimate Guide to Summer Camps in Spartanburg

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Are you looking for Spartanburg summer camps? We’ve put together a guide to all the Spartanburg area summer camps for kids. Whether you need camps for each week as you work or are looking for a few weeklong camps to keep the kids occupied this summer, you’ve come to the right place.

Welcome to Spring! Now that Spring has officially arrived, it is time to start planning for summer break. There are tons of summer camp options locally! Remember, spaces do fill up, so don’t wait to register your campers. Look through our guide to help you plan which fun and exciting summer camps you kids will attend. The list will continue to grow over the next few weeks as we receive more information.

Summer Camps in Spartanburg

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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TCMU Spartanburg Summer Camps

SPONSORED 864.233.7755 300 College Street, Greenville, SC

TCMU Spartanburg WILL have Summer 2020 camps for children ages 3-6 beginning June 8!

Camps run weeklong, Monday – Friday, 9am – 12pm.

$115 per week (members)
$130 per week (non-members)

To register, email [email protected] with your week of interest and child’s age or call 864-553-7953.

  • June 8-12- Space: Calling future astronauts and space explorers! Join us for a week of out of this world activities and exhibit challenges about aliens, planets and constellations with a focus on S.T.E.A.M., literacy and hands-on play.
  • June 15-19- Great Outdoors: Let’s bring the outdoors in as we learn about plants, creepy crawlies, pretend to go camping and more! All activities have a focus on S.T.E.A.M., literacy and hands-on play.
  • June 22-26- Summer Fun: Join us this week to celebrate all the joys of summer! From ice cream, to fishing, to amusement park challenges, this camp will be a fun kick-off on the week of the summer solstice. All activities have a focus on S.T.E.A.M., literacy and hands-on play.
  • June 29-July 3- Ocean Life: Let’s pretend to have a week at the beach as we explore the deep blue seas on land! We’ll be learning about lots of different sea creatures and participating in creative water challenges. All activities have a focus on S.T.E.A.M., literacy and hands-on play.
  • July 6-10- Jurassic Park: Join us for a week of prehistoric fun as we learn about dinosaurs, create our own and let them invade our exhibits! All activities have a focus on S.T.E.A.M., literacy and hands-on play.
  • July 13-17- Animal Explorations: Calling all animal lovers for a week of wild fun. We’ll be exploring and learning about animals in a variety of habitats around the world, including some right in our very own backyards! All activities have a focus on S.T.E.A.M., literacy and hands-on play.
  • July 20-24- Natural Wonders: Join us for an imaginary trip around the world as we explore the wonders that Mother Nature has to offer- from the Grand Canyon, to the Amazon, to the Himalayas, we’ll be learning lots of new things while we recreate what we learn in the museum exhibits. All activities have a focus on S.T.E.A.M., literacy and hands-on play.
  • July 27-31- Landmarks and Engineering: Join us for another trip around the world, but this time we’ll be exploring the wonders that were made by humans. From the pyramids, to bridges, to the Eiffel Tower, we’ll be learning about principles of engineering and joining in lots of challenges. All activities have a focus on S.T.E.A.M., literacy and hands-on play.
  • August 3-7- Art Explorations: Calling those who love art, and those who may not yet, but will by the end of this week! We’ll be exploring a different art medium each day, including tie-dye, sculpture and much more. All activities have a focus on S.T.E.A.M., literacy and hands-on play.

COVID-19 Safety Adaptations: Upon arrival, each child’s temperature will be taken via a digital infrared non-contact thermometer—temperature must be below 100.4 to participate. ​Camp staff members will wear masks, but campers are not required to do so. Camp check-in will be facilitated in front of the building to ensure child safety and appropriate supervision. No outside guests will be allowed into camp classrooms. No backpacks, lunch bags or reusable water bottles will be allowed- campers will be asked to bring snacks in disposable bags and water in disposable bottles, all with the campers’ names on them. Campers must practice social distancing at all times and remain with their own class. Materials and supplies will be provided each day; supplies will not be shared. All materials and classrooms will be sanitized overnight, including surfaces and door handles. 

Ballet Spartanburg

864.583.0339 200 E Main Street, Spartanburg, SC

Ballet Spartanburg will host more than 20 different camps throughout the summer for children beginning at age 2. Camps and classes range in duration from one hour, half day or full day. Ballet Spartanburg prioritizes the health and safety of its community members and has implemented a COVID-19 protocol.

Camp Sweet Escape

803.804.4978 600 Gap Creek Road, Marietta, SC

This camp is specifically designed for campers 6-17 years old living with Type I Diabetes. This camp is fun, adventurous and medically safe for those taking more than one insulin injection daily. This year’s Upstate camp will be held July 11-15, 2020 at Awanita Valley Camp in Marietta, SC.

For the safety of the camp community, Camp Sweet Escape has implemented a COVID-19 protocol this year.

Camp Hope Remains

864.249.3532 1771 John Dodd Road, Wellford, SC

As part of this summer’s Horse Play experience, children (ages 5-12) are invited to join Camp Hope Remains on select Tuesdays from 9-11 am. A morning of horse activities includes horseback riding, wagon rides, and games with miniature horses.

Inman Theatre Drama Camp

Inman, SC

Kidz on Broadway 3: August 9-14, 2020

9th: 2:30 – 5:30 pm
10th: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
11th-14th: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Ages 9 -18
Cost is $60

This camp will teach older kids more advanced Broadway style theatrical technique. The camp includes scenes from: The Addams FamilyFinding Nemo: The Musical, and Spongebob SquarePants: The Musical. Campers will need to learn the songs prior to camp.

Kidcreate Studio

864.603.3621 2456 Hudson Road, Greer, SC

Mermaids, Minions, Mess-fest, and several other week-long camp themes let your kids explore their artistic and creative skills! Several options are available throughout the summer for children between the ages of 3-12.

 For the safety of the camp community, Kidcreate Studio has implemented a COVID-19 protocol.

Creating Artists for Tomorrow

864.901.7465 1711 Old Spartanburg Road, Greer, SC

Creating Artists for Tomorrow offers a variety of art summer camps where campers will spend their days creating masterpieces. For ages 4-9, they offer half-day camps. For ages 8-12, they offer full-day camps. Additionally, they offer a tween retreat for children aged 11 and older.

For the safety of the camp community, Creating Artists for Tomorrow has implemented a COVID-19 protocol this year.

Revolution Martial Arts & Performance Fitness

864.578.0557 6400 Highway 9, Inman, SC

Summer Ninja Camp is available weekdays during the summer from 7 am – 6 pm and includes karate classes and group activities.

USC Upstate Athletic Camps

USC Upstate, Spartanburg, SC

Sports camps are offered through USC Upstate for children starting at age 6. See their website for individual camp information.

Spartanburg Science Center

864.583.2777 200 E. St. John Street, Spartanburg, SC

Each summer the John F. Green Spartanburg Science Center offers a wide range of classes and camps for children ages 6 – rising 8th graders. Classes and camps are held weekly. Morning sessions are 9am – Noon and afternoon sessions run 1–4pm.

2020 summer camp details are coming soon. 

Marlins Summer Swim Team

Converse College, Spartanburg, SC

Converse co-ed swim team that meets May – July with practices daily and a meet each week.

2020 summer camp details are coming soon. 

YMCA Summer Camp

864.433.9623 2 Locations, Spartanburg, SC

A variety of half- and full-day camps from June 8-August 14, 2020. Ages 3-13. Registration is available for both Middle Tyger Family YMCA and Thomas E. Hannah YMCA.

Camp Little Brave is a camp hosted by the YMCA for children 3-4 years old on Mondays-Fridays from 9am-1pm. Children will make crafts, play games and have weekly swimming lessons. Cost varies depending on membership.

In addition, YMCA offers several different sports or specialty camps (such as soccer, equestrian and fishing camps) with various dates, age groups and costs. Please see the website for specific information about registering for these camps.

For the safety of the camp community, YMCA has implemented a COVID-19 protocol.

East Main Arts

864.430.1040 167 E Main Street, Spartanburg, SC

Summer Arts Program includes different one-day camps for youth 4-14 years old on various days during the summer in June and July including snacks, bouncy house and playroom fun, and of course, arts and crafts!

2020 summer camp details are coming soon. 

Coast 2 Coast Kids

864.529.9386 3 Locations, , SC

An affordable, safe childcare center summer camp program for children of all ages with fun activities, field trips, and overnight trips. Camp locations are at Spartanburg’s Upward Star Center, as well as sites in Greenville and Lyman (preschool only).

For the safety of the camp community, Coast 2 Coast Kids has implemented a COVID-19 protocol this year.

Flourish Girl Power and Independence Camps

Spartanburg, SC

Flourish Girl Power and Independence Camps, held on the campus of Converse College, is “a fun, 2-day camp where girls learn performing and creative arts techniques that help us feel independent and strong — from the inside out!”

2020 summer camp details are coming soon. 

Watershed Summer Camps

864.503.5728 USC Upstate, Spartanburg, SC

2020 Camps will be virtual! The Watershed Summer Camps at USC Upstate provide fun, educational camp experience for kids in 1st – 3rd grade or kids in 4th- 6th grade.

Lawson Academy Fine Arts Day Camp

864.596.9607 580 E. Main Street, Spartanburg, SC

This all-day camp focuses on art, music, theatre skills, creative writing and dance. Programs are for children ages 4 – 6th grade. Each themed session ends with a Family Day Program.

For the safety of the camp community,  Lawson Academy Fine Arts Day Camp has implemented a COVID-19 protocol.

Wired Minds Tutoring

864.244.2420 1271 S. Suber Road, Greer, SC

“Bootcamp for the brain,” Wired Minds summer camps are offered throughout the summer, Monday through Friday 9 am – 4:30 pm with early drop-off and late-pickup available. They offer a wide variety of themed weekly camps for students entering 5th-8th grade weekly. Their camps cover STEM and writing. See their website to view different camps and specific information detailing costs.

For the safety of the camp community, Wired Minds has implemented a COVID-19 protocol.

Arts in Motion

864.308.2882 580 E. Main Street, Spartanburg, SC

AIM has something for everyone–from Disney to Broadway and everything in between! We’re taking ART to a whole new level!  Camps are offered to kids in K2 through 5th grade. Campers can register for a 6-week session or the days that best fit their summer plans. Camps will be held at the Montgomery Dance Studios at Converse College.

The Sunshine House

17 Locations in the Upstate, SC

At Summer Remix, summer is all about diving into the world of imagination and entertainment – and living your dreams! Each week is full of new experiences and interesting field trips.

Space is limited, so register today. With 17 Upstate locations, there’s a Sunshine House near you!

 For the safety of the camp community, Sunshine House has implemented a COVID-19 protocol.

USC Upstate Drama Camps

USC Upstate, Spartanburg, SC

USC Upstate offers three different drama/theatre summer day camps for children in 2nd – 12th grades (depending on the camp). Camps include Technical Theatre Camp, Movement and Dance Camp, and Youth Summer Drama Camp.

2020 summer camp details are coming soon. 

Camp Love-a-Pet

864.583.4805 150 Dexter Road, Spartanburg, SC

This is a one-week day camp at the Spartanburg Humane Society for students in 5th-10th grade. Campers who love animals will enjoy this camp that focuses on training a shelter dog and learning about animal welfare issues.

The Spartanburg Humane Society also offers mini-camps for younger campers that are shorter in duration. These camps are for campers in 3rd and 4th grade. This camp teaches students basic training techniques.

For the safety of the camp community, Camp Love-A-Pet has implemented a COVID-19 protocol.

Sylvan Learning Camps

864.214.3649 100 Burton Street, Suite A, Spartanburg, SC

Sylvan Learning offers over 10 different learning camps to keep students engaged in learning during the summer. Various camps apply hands-on learning, review, and fun for writing, reading, mathematics, science and technology. Camps start at Pre-K through 9th grade with costs varying.  You may view the specifics of each camp and register online.

Wofford Athletics Summer Camps

Wofford College, Spartanburg, SC

A variety of athletic summer camps are hosted by Wofford for kids 6 and up. They host a wide range of sports camps: baseball, men’s basketball, women’s basketball, golf, football, tennis, men’s soccer, women’s soccer, cross country and volleyball. Camps have various start dates, durations and costs.

Out of an abundance of caution, many of the 2020 Wofford Athletics camps have been postponed or canceled. Check the website for more information.

Carolina Sports Camp

864.699.5820 2355 Carolina Country Club Road, Spartanburg, SC

Carolina Sports Camp, hosted by the Carolina Country Club, is a 4-day week of camp that includes tennis, golf, fitness, and swimming. Three sessions, priced $200 each, are offered: June 23rd – June 26th; July 14th- 17th; and August 4th – 7th. Call 864.699.5820 for more information or to register.

Camp Griffin at Spartanburg Day School

864.582.7539 [email protected] Spartanburg Day School, 1701 Skylyn Drive, Spartanburg, SC

Multiple half-day and full-day options for SDS students and non-SDS students alike. Camp Griffin offers different camp options covering everything from preschool activities, art, science, sports, writing to crafts for students 3K – rising seniors.

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