• Matthew 19:26
    Matthew 19:26

    Jesus looked at them intently and said, "Humanly speaking, it is impossible. But with God everything is possible."

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Youth Development

Our Youth Development programs are intentional in helping develop and encourage young people. Through pre-K instructional classes, activities for students, and opportunities to help encourage an active lifestyle, we have something for you.

  • Summer Day Camp

    We LOVE camps at the Upward Star Center! If you are looking for an active camp where youth can engage in activities and grow mentally, athletically, spiritually, and socially, you are in the right place! We have 11 weeks of summer camp in 2017. Each week will be sport themed in the morning followed by day camp activities in the afternoon. Register by April 1st for discounted pricing! Just use discount code (EARLYBIRD). Click here for more information: http://upwardstarcenter.com/summercamp2017
  • Summer Elite Sports Camps

    Our Elite Sports Camps are for the "performance athlete" who wants to take their game to the next level. The weeks will be sports themed for the entire day. Our Elite Camps will be Monday - Thursday and will be directed by highly qualified coaches. If you are serious about your game and are ready to work, then these camps are for you! Register by April 1st for discounted pricing - Just use discount code (EARLYBIRD)! Click here for more information: http://upwardstarcenter.com/summercamp2017
  • Upward Sports Youth Soccer League

    Designed for K4-6th graders. As more and more young athletes look to develop their soccer skills, Upward Soccer programs aim to quickly enable them to build their skills, speed, strength, and stamina so they can compete at the next level.
  • Carolina 7's Youth Rugby Tournament

    Carolina 7's Rugby Tournament is coming to the Upward Star Center. Register your Rugby team today! Contact kheppeard@upward.org with any questions.
  • Homeschool Physical Education

    This program is designed for the Homeschooler in mind! Students ages 5-15 will have the opportunity to interact with other children their age in a fun, friendly, and active environment. During a semester, your child will focus on different motor skills while learning different sports and games each month. They will learn proper techniques and game rules that will help them in their development into an all around athlete. Classes meet from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm on Fridays! Contact KHeppeard@upward.org for more information!
  • Field Trip

    Looking for a field trip for your class? We have a GREAT opportunity for you. Customize your field trip so that you can make it what you want! With options for rock climbing, PE-style games, field day events, lunch, and sport specific programs, we can help lead out a great day for your students! Email programs@upwardstarcenter.com for more information.
  • Lock-Ins

    Looking for a fun event for your church youth group? Email programs@upwardstarcenter.com to start planning a Lock-In at the Star! Your event can be customized to include sports, rock climbing, activities, pizza, and more!
  • Birthday Party

    Let the Upward Star Center host your next party so you can relax and join in the celebration! Whether it is your toddler’s third birthday or a Sweet 16, our staff will work with you to create a memorable event from décor to activities to food. We offer a variety of affordable packages as well as customizable party plans to fulfill your vision down to the last detail. Our staff will work with you prior to your party to assist in organizing your event, and our party facilitator will make sure your children and guests are having fun while staying safe! All of our events can be customized to include sports, rock climbing, activities, pizza, decorations, goody bags, and most importantly FUN! To schedule a party, email jgarrison@upward.org.
  • Upward Rec Basketball

    Upward Basketball is designed to build athletic skills, character, confidence, and spirit. Whether you are searching for a league, camp, or clinic, Upward Basketball programs are committed to developing the TOTAL athlete mentally, athletically, spiritually, and socially. Registration for our next basketball season will take place in November 2017.
  • Upward Rec Baseball

    Our Upward Rec Baseball season will be in the summer months.
  • Youth Futsal (indoor soccer)

    The Upward Star Center and Carolina Football Club is teaming up to provide the best possible soccer experience in the Upstate! Whether you are a 3 year old just starting out, or a high level senior in high school looking to prepare for your varsity soccer season, the Upward Star Center and Carolina FC will be able to fit your needs. Our indoor facilities offer a great opportunity for you to develop your skills in league play and tournaments throughout the year. This 5 on 5 formatted sport is played on a basketball court with an official futsal ball (weighted with less bounce). We look forward to having you join us next winter season.
  • Upward Rec Flag Football

    Upward Flag Football programs aim to develop the TOTAL athlete mentally, athletically, spiritually, and socially. Each kids flag football league and clinic is designed to build football skills, character, confidence, and spirit. Our Flag Football League will be played with games on Friday nights in the spring.
  • Upward Sports Cheerleading

    Cheerleading is a huge part of sporting events at all levels of play. When athletes need encouragement and fans need entertainment, cheerleaders can take your sports experience to another level because they add excitement and spirit to any Upward Game Day!Through our 360 Progression, Upward Cheerleading programs aim to develop each athlete mentally, athletically, spiritually, and socially. Each league and clinic is focused on teaching cheer skills and the foundations needed for the next level of cheerleading. We offer cheer in the winter months during basketball season and in the spring months during the flag football season.