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Children Enjoy a Summer Full of Nature and Fun!

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Camp Discovery is excited to announce the expansion of its programs to include a summer nature camp for children.  Packed with outdoor adventure and hands-on fun, Earth Keepers Camp allows children ages 6-11 to discover the simple joys of nature and grow closer to the world around them through outdoor play, new discoveries and hands-on experiential learning. 

“Earth Keepers immerses children in a safe, nurturing environment where they not only learn in nature, about nature, but also through nature,” said Joanna Weitzel, the Camp’s director. “Our goal is to spark in children a lifelong love of the outdoors and inspire a lasting connection with the natural world.”

Earth Keepers spend much of each day outdoors in a variety of settings investigating the wonders of nature up close: scooping insects in a net, combing treetops with binoculars or on hands and knees uncovering hidden critters.  Earth Keeper experiences will include field exploration, nature crafts, games and other related activities, stories, and even live animal encounters! 

Camp Discovery will host four different Earth Keeper sessions and every session brings a new experience.  Registration is now open.  Each week is $175 and runs from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.  Parents can choose one, two or all four weeks!

A complete listing of Earth Keeper sessions, along with registration information, is available online at  Space is limited.  For questions regarding Camp Discovery or registration, call (803) 754-2008 or contact Executive Director Joanna Weitzel at


Camp Discovery is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit providing goal-oriented recreational activities and experiences in nature to bring hope, health and happiness to young lives.  Camp Discovery is located in Blythewood, SC on 104 acres of forest, fields and wetlands -- the ideal outdoor classroom to awaken a child's senses and engage with the natural world!  For more information on Camp Discovery or to make a donation, call (803) 754-2008 or visit

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