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, 2019) to 10 (cannot turn 11 before Aug. 1, 2019).

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 May 23, 2019 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
    Deposit Due Date May 24, 2019  
    Week 1 Balance Due May 24, 2019 Week 1 is June 3 - June 7
    Week 2 Balance Due May 31, 2019 Week 2 is June 10 - June 14
    Week 3 Balance Due June 7, 2019 Week 3 is June 17 - June 21
    Week 4 Balance Due June 14, 2019 Week 4 is June 24 - June 28
    Week 5 Balance Due June 28, 2019 Week 5 is July 8 - July 12
    Week 6 Balance Due July 5, 2019 Week 6 is July 15 - July 19
    Week 7 Balance Due July 12, 2019 Week 7 is July 22 - July 26
  • Frequently Asked Questions

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

    1. 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

     2. How old do my campers need to be in order to attend Sparty’s Kids Camp?

    Sparty's Kids Camp is open to children ages 5 (must turn 5 by Aug. 1, 2019) to 10 (cannot turn 11 before Aug. 1, 2019).

    3. 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.

    4. How much does Sparty’s Kids Camp cost a week?

    Sparty’s Kids Camp cost $90 a week total and must be paid by structured deadline.  The $20 deposit for all weeks are due before the camp start date and weekly payments of $70 are due two Friday’s before that week’s start date.

    5. If I don’t remember what weeks you 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.

    6. 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 (

    7. 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.

    8. 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.