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Camp Griffin is the summer answer for students of all ages and interests.

 

JOIN US at Camp Griffin! 

WHEN:
June 1-Aug. 6

WHO:
Campers 2K (30-months+)-8th grade
Open to SDS AND non-SDS students
* registration is for the rising grade and should reflect the student's grade for the upcoming 2021-22 school year

WHAT:
From cooking to coding, arts to athletics, Camp Griffin's 2021 lineup of offerings is sure to appeal to students of all ages and interests.
- Camps operate daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with early and late stay options from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
- Half- and full-day options are available for 2K, 3K and 4K campers.

Lunch selections provided by the Griffins Table are included in the cost of camps, as are morning and afternoon snacks.

Camp Griffin is operating with the health and safety of campers and camp faculty in mind. To review summer protocols related to COVID-19, click here.
 

SAVINGS:
Receive a 10% discount when you register for three or more camps! (use code 10FOR3)

Refer a new family to Camp Griffin and receive a 10% discount when they enroll. (use code FRIENDS10)

 

*preschool campers in 3K & 4K must be potty trained

 

Tumbling Techniques

June 21-25
3K-Kindergarten
​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​9 a.m.-4 p.m.: $265
9 a.m.-noon: $155

Learn the basic foundations of tumbling with rolls, handstands, and backbends. Campers will work on balance, skipping, and hopping, culminating with their very own floor routine.

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Mess Fest 2021

June 21-25
30 months-Kindergarten
​​​​​​​​​​​​​​9 a.m.-4 p.m.: $265
9 a.m.-noon: $155

Campers will paint with sponges, rolling marbles, and their feet! They will create raised salt paintings, make bubble art, blend marbled shaving cream pictures, and have lots of messy art fun! This camp focuses on the experience of creating art and encourages children to think outside the box!

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Griffin Gardeners

June 21-25
30 months-Kindergarten
​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​9 a.m.-4 p.m.: $265
9 a.m.-noon: $155

​​​​​​​How does your garden grow? Let’s find out! Campers will work in our own garden, learning how to plant, nurture, and harvest vegetables. Gardens need water to grow, so we will also find time for water play!

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A Bug’s Life

June 21-25
3K-Kindergarten
​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​9 a.m.-4 p.m.: $265
9 a.m.-noon: $155

Explore the amazing world of insects! Through hands-on investigation and fun crafts, campers will learn all about bugs! They will observe live bugs and make a bug collection (using stickers for some). Join us to discover bees, ants, butterflies, crickets, spiders, and more! Campers will also create their own Critter Keepers!

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Mini-Musical Theatre

June 21-25
9 a.m.-4 p.m.
1st-4th
$265

Campers will experience the world of musical theatre and build a knowledge of acting, singing, and dancing. They will study scripts, learn song and dance routines, help create costumes, and design sets. The week will culminate with a musical production!

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Flying Things

June 21-25
9 a.m.-4 p.m.
1st-4th
$265

Each day campers will learn about flight. Campers will see how design affects paper airplane flight, launch model rockets, and fly kites. They will use frisbees, straw rockets, balloon rockets, and learn how to play with a foxtail. Campers will even learn about drones!

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Dance into Summer!

June 21-25
9 a.m.-4 p.m.
1st-4th
$265

Campers will enjoy dance lessons in Irish step, clog, tap, ballet, and jazz. They will learn solo and group choreography and express themselves through creative movement. The week culminates with a mini-recital!

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If you give a Griffin a…

June 21-25
9 a.m.-4 p.m.
1st-6th
$265

The team from our own Griffins Table will lead campers through the world of Laura Numeroff’s If You Give books while baking cakes, muffins, cupcakes, and more. Each day will focus on a new confection and emphasis will be given to measuring, mixing, and kitchen safety.

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Griffin Graffiti

June 21-25
9 a.m.-4 p.m.
4th-8th
$265

Campers will learn how to draw graffiti-style letters and figures and decorate campus with sidewalk chalk art! They will create word art, chalk paintings, a life-size portrait, and leave their (temporary) mark on SDS!

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Spa Science

June 21-25
9 a.m.-4 p.m.
4th-8th
$265

Mix chemicals and conduct experiments in chemistry to make cleansing masks, foaming bath products, oatmeal soaps, facials, and more. Campers mix sweet-smelling essential oils as they experiment with perfumery. Basic chemistry meets beauty in this fun camp!

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Trekking the Trails

June 21-25
9 a.m.-4 p.m.
4th-8th
$265

Campers will learn trail skills and hiking safety before practicing simple trails. They will take longer hikes as the week progresses. Table Rock, Camp Croft, Chestnut Ridge, and other destinations await!

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Court Camp

June 21-25
9 a.m.-4 p.m.
4th-8th
$265

This mock trial camp provides a fun yet challenging environment. Campers examine basic legal concepts, terminology, and the American court system, all while focusing on a fictional case. They will become attorneys, witnesses, jury members, and more. Campers will prepare for a mock trial to take place on Friday.

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American Girl Adventure

June 28-July 2
3K-Kindergarten
​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​9 a.m.-4 p.m.: $265
9 a.m.-noon: $155

Campers will spend the week pretending as their dolls come to life! Campers will have fashion shows, enjoy special snacks, have a PJ party with their dolls, and create crafts. On Friday, campers will have a tea party where they dress up as their favorite doll!

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Princess Tea Party

June 28-July 2
30 months-Kindergarten
​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​9 a.m.-4 p.m.: $265
9 a.m.-noon: $155

Discover the world of a proper English Tea! Campers will learn all about life across the pond during this fun session. They will make traditional tea time snacks and create crafts and decorations for the tea party on Friday. Campers will dress as their favorite princess on Friday!

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Griffins Explore the Galaxy!

June 28-July 2
3K-Kindergarten
​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​9 a.m.-4 p.m.: $265
9 a.m.-noon: $155

Do your preschoolers gaze up at the moon and stars, or want to know more about the sun? As preschoolers get older, they begin to think about things beyond their own experiences. They wonder about the sky and what’s in it. Campers will learn about planets, stars, and astronauts with fun space themed activities. Let’s blast off together!

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Camp Griffin Goes Camping!

June 28-July 2
30 months-Kindergarten
​​​​​​​​​​​​​​9 a.m.-4 p.m.: $265
9 a.m.-noon: $155

Campers will explore the fun of camping in the classroom! They will learn about nature, rivers, forest animals, the night sky, and much more! Campers will track animals, pretend to build a campsite, make art using marshmallows, read by flashlight, and enjoy camping at Camp Griffin!

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Cooking through the Disney Classics

June 28-July 2
9 a.m.-4 p.m.
1st-6th
$265

Step right into your favorite Disney movies as we cook our way through the classics! Each day campers will dive into a new Disney movie with crafts and cooking that fit the theme of the day. There is no end to the magic within each child as dreams come true in the kitchen!

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Dancing Through the Decades!

June 28-July 2
9 a.m.-4 p.m.
1st-4th
$265

Campers will travel back in time through dance! They will learn dances from the 1920s, 1950s, 1970s, and 1980s. Swing dancing and disco are on the agenda. The week will culminate with a mini-recital.

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Art Around Spartanburg

June 28-July 2
9 a.m.-4 p.m.
1st-4th
$265

Campers will visit local art installations to learn about about local artists. Students will have opportunities to sketch landmarks and landscapes as they travel. Explore all the art Spartanburg has to offer!

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Playwright: Page to Stage

June 28-July 2
9 a.m.-4 p.m.
1st-4th
$265

Learn about the parts of a play: plot, dialogue, exposition, conflict, complications, and climax. After learning the structure, campers will work together to write their own play!

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