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

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. 

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.

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. 

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.

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

Wofford Shared Worlds

Wofford College, Spartanburg, SC

Shared Worlds is a unique writing camp for rising 8th-12th graders who enjoy writing fantasy and science fiction. Students get the opportunity to work with professional writers and bestselling authors. Apply by April 1st on the website. The 2020 camp is July 19th – August 1st.

USC Upstate Athletic Camps

USC Upstate, Spartanburg, SC

A variety of sports camps are offered through USC Upstate for children starting at age 6. Each camp is hosted by a different athletic coaches or sponsors at USC Upstate. Camp options include baseball, basketball, soccer, softball, and volleyball. See their website for individual camp information.

2020 summer camp details are coming soon. 

Chamber Music on the Hill

Converse College, Spartanburg, SC

A rigorous three week-long summer experience for students of chamber music (string players, flutists, oboists or pianists) held at Converse College. Students must apply and submit an audition recording.

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. Please see their webpage to view the sport camps you are most interested in.

Camp Mary Elizabeth

800.849.4475 330 Scout Drive, Spartanburg, SC

Experience camp in the heart of Spartanburg.  Open to ALL rising 1st – 6th graders.  Day camp includes traditional camp activities like hiking, swimming in the Junior Olympic size pool, games, archery, campfires, and skill building, as well as themed activities and guest speakers. Girls can select to spend Thursday night cooking an outdoor meal, taking part in a campfire, and a slumber party in the Lodge. Week-long camp sessions begin June 2 and end on August 7, with each week costing $175. Early arrival and late stay are available.

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. 

International Ballet

864.879.9404 1018 S. Batesville Road, Greer, SC

A great introduction to ballet and an opportunity for students to “get their feet wet” with daily ballet class. Camps also include fun with costumes, stage make-up, and performance practice.  Students perform a short presentation for friends and family the last day of their camp session.

Monday – Friday, 9:30 AM -12:30 PM | Ages 3-10
July 13th-17th
July 20th-24th
July 27th-31st
August 3rd-7th
Registration opens May 1st. For more information call 864.879.9404 or email [email protected]

International Ballet Academy also offers daily summer classes for students 10 and over.

Visit International Ballet to register.

Sparty's Kids Camp at USC Upstate

Camp Directors Sarah Joseph at 864.503.5069 or Nick Ames at 864.503.5174 280 North Campus Boulevard , Spartanburg, SC

Sparty’s Kids Camp is an exciting and engaging way for your child to make new friends and have fun this summer! Camp takes place each week in the Spartan Rec Center on USC Upstate’s beautiful Spartanburg campus.

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.

Arts in Motion

864.308.2882 2420 Andrews Road, Spartanburg, SC

AIM has something for everyone, from one day to one week, from Disney to Broadway and everything in between! We’re taking ART to a whole new level! Come explore different areas of visual and performance art with us in our fantastic line up of camps! Camps are offered throughout the summer to kids in K2 through 5th grade.


843.383.3901 ext. 3950 401 Railroad Avenue, Hartsville, SC

GoSciTech is the Governor’s School for Science & Mathematics’ (GSSM) annual residential summer science camp, designed for rising 8th, 9th, and 10th graders. Courses offered during the camp include Pre-Med & Anatomy, Marine Biology, Science and the Law, Codes and Cryptography, and many more! Courses are taught by GSSM faculty, college and university professors, and experts working in the field. Camp is held at GSSM’s Hartsville, SC campus. The application deadline is May 15th.

2020 Program Dates

Week 1: June 14th-20th
Week 2: June 21st-27th
Week 3: June 21st-27th
Week 4: July 12th-18th

Bob Jones University EDUCamp

864.242.5100 1700 Wade Hampton Boulevard, Greenville, SC

A wide variety of camps for rising 5th graders-12th graders with week-long sessions held throughout the summer. Camp themes range many interests – such as music, theatre, fine arts, robotics and so much more. See their website for more information.

Watershed Summer Camps

864.503.5728 USC Upstate, Spartanburg, SC

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

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.

SC School for the Deaf and Blind Summer Camps

888.447.2732 355 Cedar Shoals Road, Spartanburg, SC

SC School for the Deaf and Blind has a free one-week summer camp for any child between the ages of 6-14 with visual or hearing impairment in the state of South Carolina. The camp is packed full of traditional summer camp activities (i.e. horseback riding, swimming, crafts, cooking class, technology). Students stay on the campus for the week, but there is also a day option.

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.

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.

Hub City Vocal Institute

864.596.9168 Converse College, Spartanburg, SC

An intensive vocal workshop focusing on performance issues and audition preparation held at Converse College for students 16-23 years of age. Students must apply and audition.

2020 summer camp details are coming soon. 

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. 

USC Upstate Academic Outreach Camp

864.552.4235 160 E. St. John Street, Spartanburg, SC

In collaboration with BMW Manufacturing and Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System, USC Upstate offers this unique camp to rising seniors in Spartanburg, Cherokee, Greenville, Union and Laurens counties. There is no cost to attend; however, campers must apply and be selected to attend. The 2020 Camp Session spans the weeks of June 15th -19th and 22nd-26th.


843.383.3901 ext. 3309 [email protected] 99 John McCarroll Way, Greenville, SC

CREATEng is the Governor’s School for Science & Mathematics’ one-of-a-kind engineering and design thinking  four-day camp for rising 7th, 8th, and 9th graders. Working through project-based, hands-on team challenges, students learn what engineering is and what engineers do. These four-day camps are held at various locations around the state throughout the summer. The Greenville camp is June 22nd – 25th, 2020 at Sterling School at Charles Towne Center.

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.

iTeams Xtreme: Next Generation

843.383.3901 ext. 3309 [email protected] 99 John McCarroll Way, Greenville, SC

One of the SC Governor’s School for Science & Mathematics’ summer camps, iTEAMS Xtreme Next Generation provides rising 6th, 7th and 8th grade students with “awesome experiences, hands-on projects, and competitions using robots or game design software” during a “four-day immersion into the world of robotics or 2D/3D game design”–all with other students who share a passion for technology! These four-day camps are held at various locations around the state throughout the summer. The Greenville camp is June 15th – 18th, 2020 at Sterling School at Charles Towne Center.

Revolution Martial Arts & Performance Fitness

864.578.0557 6400 Highway 9, Inman, SC

Summer Ninja Camp is available weekdays during the summer from 7am – 6pm which includes karate classes, field trips and more.

Leadership Converse

Converse College, Spartanburg, SC

Converse College hosts this unique leadership experience for rising 11th and 12th grade for several days in July.

2020 summer camp details are coming soon. 

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.

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.

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).

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!

Camp Hope Remains

864.249.3532 1771 John Dodd Road, Wellford, SC

Kids experience life on a ranch. This hands-on experience includes learning basic horsemanship skills such as grooming and saddling, daily riding instructions, games on horseback, finger painting with horses, hands-on horse care, wagon rides, horse-drawn wagon driving instructions and other horse-related adventures.

2020 summer camp details are coming soon. 

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