It's hard managing your family schedule when both parents work full time; even more so if you're a single parent with a full-time job. By the time you get the school year running smoothly, it's already time to plan for summer. Arranging a full summer of child care is the annual task most moms dread. The lack of true full day options can be frustrating and make you feel like you're the only mom who has a normal 9-to-5 job.

That's why Summer Camp Guru has search filters that allow you to pinpoint camps by drop-off and pick-up times. We also provide the details on extended care for each weekly session. See how it works:

Find an Upstate Day Camp


So how much is it going to cost?

Cost varies widely and depends on the activity type, counselor ratio, and amenities. You will get a very different experience from a traditional day camp where you play games and go on field trips vs. a high-end technology camp with certified classroom teachers. However, there is something for all budgets and interests.

The average cost by provider of a full day Upstate summer camp is $217, ranging from $69 to $667. 

  • based on weekly session data from 80 camp providers

  • includes the cost of before- and aftercare if applicable

  • coverage from 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM - there are only 22 providers


Following is a list of camps by area along with their average weekly cost, including extended care if applicable.



Caine Halter YMCA ($165)

Carolina Prep ($260)

Christ Church Episcopal School ($328)

Coast 2 Coast Kids ($115)

Eastside YMCA ($163)

Furman Univ. Art ($340)

Furman University ($339)

GHS YMCA ($178)

Greenville County Rec ($108)

Shannon Forest Christian School ($202)

Sportsclub Greenville ($275)

Theisen YMCA ($125)

Wired Minds Tutoring ($262)



Chamber Music on the Hill ($667)

Coast 2 Coast Kids Lyman ($115)

Lawson Academy of Fine Arts ($203)

Spartanburg County Parks ($89)

Spartanburg Day School ($330)

Spartanburg YMCA ($196)

USC Upstate ($90)



Clemson Parks & Recreation ($69)


To quickly view schedules and details for a specific camp, use the keyword search at the bottom of the camp search criteria page. You can use the cost filter to set your weekly limit.

Don't forget about financial assistance! Many camps offer this, but you need to apply early. Check the scholarship box in your search criteria to get a list of camps that offer financial aid.

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