Sparty's Kids Camp

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, Sparty's Kids Camp strives to keep campers physically and mentally active throughout the camp day. 

Activities will include, but are not limited to, field games, gym activities, swimming (in our own in-house indoor pool), crafts and everything in between! We believe in a challenge-by-choice approach to all of our camp activities where campers are encouraged to try each activity.

Electronics are prohibited at camp, unless Sparty's Kids Camp specifically schedules a day that encourages campers to bring their electronic device(s) of choice.

Sparty's Kids Camp is open to children ages 5 (must turn 5 by Aug. 1, 2020) to 10 (cannot turn 11 before Aug. 1, 2020).

General operating camp hours are Monday - Friday from 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m..

For more information, contact Camp Directors Sarah Joseph at 864-503-5069 or Nick Ames at 864-503-5174.

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    Deposits ($20/week) for all weeks that you would like your child to attend camp are due by the Deposit Due Date shown in the schedule below. This will reserve your space for that week. Upon receiving your required deposit, you will receive a backpack for each camper you registered. Balance ($80) is due two Fridays prior to the camp start date. $100 per week in total. If payment is not received by the deadline, please do not plan to drop him/her off the following Monday. We count on this due date in order to purchase the appropriate amount of camp supplies, and staff the camp appropriately.

    Sparty's Kids Camp will offer camps during the following weeks of Summer

    Parent Meeting 5/19/2020 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
    Parent Meeting 5/21/2020 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
    Deposit Due Date 5/22/2020  
    Week 1 Balance Due 5/22/2020 Week 1 is June 1 - June 5
    Week 2 Balance Due 5/29/2020 Week 2 is June 8 - June 12
    Week 3 Balance Due 6/5/2020 Week 3 is June 15 - June 19
    Week 4 Balance Due 6/12/2020 Week 4 is June 22 - June 26
    Week 5 Balance Due 6/26/2020 Week 5 is July 6 - July 10
    Week 6 Balance Due 7/3/2020 Week 6 is July 13 - July 17
    Week 7 Balance Due 7/10/2020 Week 7 is July 20 - July 24
    Week 8 Balance Due 7/17/2020 Week 7 is July 27 - July 31
  • Frequently Asked Questions

    Everything you need to know about Sparty's Kids Camp located here.

    Where is Sparty’s Kids Camp located?

    We are located in the Spartan Rec Center on the USC Upstate Campus. The side of the building says Wellness Center. 300 North Campus Blvd, Spartanburg, SC 29303

    What are the hours of operation for Sparty’s Kids Camp?

    Sparty's Kids camp drop off hours begin at 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. You can drop off your camper any time, but this is the designated time that we will have counselors outside receiving campers. Campers play quiet games until official camp activities start at 9:00 a.m. Activities run until 4:00 p.m. and pickup runs from 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

    If I don’t remember what weeks I signed up for, what do I do?

    Give us a call at (864) 503-5174 or (864) 503-5069 and we’ll let you know. This will avoid you accidentally paying for the wrong week. Remember, there are no transfers, or refunds so this is very important.

    What are the Important Forms and what do I do with them?

    Sparty’s Kids Camp requires three forms to be filled out by a parent or legal guardian. These forms are the Health and Emergency Information, Waiver and Media Release and Consent and Declaration of Prescription Medication forms. Once complete, deliver them to the Spartan Recreation Center or email them to Nick Ames ( or Sarah Joseph (

    Emergency Contacts/ Alternative Pick Ups:

    Please note that you need not put yourself as an emergency contact, nor put your emergency contact as an alternative pick up. We will always call the legal guardians first in an emergency situation. If we cannot reach them, we will call the emergency contacts. We also assume that you would trust your emergency contacts to pick up your child from camp. If you need to make a change to these contacts given this information, please give us a call.

    Where can I make payments for Sparty’s Kids Camp?

    Payments can be made cash or check ONLY at the Spartan Rec Center between business hours or online with credit or debit card  at Sparty's Kids Camp. Click the Submit Payment button located on this web page, on the Registration tab.