Summer Camp at Palmetto Proper



Experience-Filled Summer Camps! 

Summer Camp at Palmetto Proper Play Cafe in Travelers Rest, SC provides children across the upstate with kid-tastic experiences to make new friends, learn new skills, have adventures, get exercise and HAVE FUN! We’ve built custom week-long themes to keep kiddos engaged and growing! We'll combine physical activity, crafts, games, snacks, songs, science and social studies taught by certified early education teachers with years of experience! Registration includes all supplies and materials as well as a family celebration on Friday concluding each camp. Spots are limited & will sell out! 

Ages 3-8 (must be fully potty trained & restroom independent)

Cost: $40 One-Time Registration Fee PLUS $150/week

Themed Camps: Monday-Thursday (1:00pm-4:00pm)
Family Fun Ice Cream Social: Thursdays after each camp- 4:00pm-5:00PM

Snacks Provided 

Additional details as they pertain to individual themes

will be emailed prior to camp. 

(select the camp title to navigate to the registration pages)

June 10th- June 13th: Surfin' Into Summer
We are catching the waves and surfing into the world of marine life to kick off our summer camp! Our campers will learn about fascinating facts about ocean ecosystems through sensory and creative play, themed crafts, music, and endless fun. 

June 17th- June 20th: Purrposeful Artists
Led by Purrposeful Art Studio- children will combine their love for animals and nature with practical art instruction. Through their art, participants can teach others compassion and kindness for all animals, big and small. Campers will use a variety of media including crayons, colored pencil, pen, paper and watercolor. Each activity allows them to express themselves freely and uniquely, nurturing their creativity through meaningful art and play!

June 24th - June 27th: Reptiles & Amphibians
Our campers will explore the unique lives of our local amphibians and reptiles while learning about ecology and importance of conservation. Each day we will discover different adaptations through hands-on activities, craft, play, and YES even up close animal encounters! 

Animal Encounter led by Upstate Turtle Rehab and Conservation

July 8th- July 11th: STEAM Across the Universe

3…2…1 Blastoff! Our Campers will be part of a STEAM Team of astronaut friends and will create their own Mission Control Station and soar through the universe. They will learn the spectacular science of space while taking on a galaxy of cosmically cool challenges - from Rocket Launch Day to Moon Day to Intergalactic Day to Alien Day. Don’t miss out on this out of this world Challenge Island camp!

Lessons led by Challenge Island- Greenville 

July 15th- July 18th: Super STEAM Heroes
Wham! Bam! Pow! Kaboom! Calling all Super STEAM Kids to a high-flying Challenge Island experience! Our campers join the STEAM Team to channel their extraordinary powers into a universe of challenges inspired by favorite Super STEAM Hero and SHero characters. This Incredible camp promises to be a Super-Duper and unforgettable adventure for every boy and girl!

Lessons led by: Challenge Island- Greenville


WHAT IS THE REGISTRATION FEE?  The registration fee covers expenses related to your child for administrative responsibilities, supplies and materials, and the Thursday Family Fun Ice Cream Social following each camp session. This is a one-time fee per child. Whether you choose a single camp or multiple, there is only one registration fee. Because of this, registering for multiple camps is most cost-effective! 

WILL PALMETTO PROPER BE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC DURING CAMP? No. The facility will be closed to the public during summer camp to ensure a safe environment with the most beneficial experience for our campers. 

WILL MY CHILD HAVE PLAYTIME DURING CAMP? Palmetto Proper Play Cafe believes that the most impactful and beneficial learning in early childhood takes place during play. We will spend time together with activities and crafts focusing on our camp themes while also allowing the children plenty of time to enjoy our enclosed play area. 

IF I NEED TO CANCEL OR MY CHILD GETS SICK, ARE CAMP FEES REFUNDABLE? All registration and enrollment fees are non-refundable and non-transferrable. Our camps have limited enrollment space. When you register for camp, we reserve a spot for you that would otherwise be available for someone else. We also purchase supplies and arrange staffing to cover your child's care. 

WHAT IS FAMILY FUN ICE CREAM SOCIAL? From 4:00pm-5:00pm on each Thursday after the themed camp week, families are invited to celebrate with our campers over an ice cream social and playtime! This is a great opportunity to meet your child's new friends, exchange contact information and celebrate in all they've experienced at camp! There is no additional fee for Family Fun and it is solely for a community setting. Attendance is not expected or required. 

HOW CAN I BEST PREPARE FOR CAMP? Arrive to camp by 1:00pm to limit interruption and ensure your camper is picked up promptly at 4:00pm. Late arrivals and early departures are discouraged. Please wear clean socks and play clothes each day and bring a labeled water bottle. Campers should eat lunch prior to arrival (light snack will be provided). For the enjoyment and safety of all participants, please take time to thoroughly review our facility rules, encouraging good listening and participation. 

WHAT IS YOUR SICK POLICY? Do not bring a sick child to summer camp. If your child shows any signs of illness (including but not limited to fever, vomiting or diarrhea within the past 24 hours) or is unable to participate in the normal camp routine, please keep your child at home. Absenteeism due to illness does not warrant a refund. 

WHAT AGES CAN ATTEND CAMP? We welcome campers ages 3 to 8 who are fully potty trained and able to use the restroom independently. Due to the schedule of activities, the amount of campers and for safety precautions, staff are unable to change diapers or assist beyond reason in the restroom.