“Teaching a child not to step on a caterpillar is as important to the child as it is to the caterpillar.” - Bradley Miller
Nature-based education and environmental stewardship are vital to the health and well-being of our communities and our world. Camp Discovery partners with school districts, educational institutions, corporate groups and community organizations to provide year-round outdoor recreation, environmental education and experiential learning programs and activities for over 5,000 youth and adults each year.
Students and teachers love learning at Camp Discovery! Our 116 acres of outdoor classroom is the perfect place to enhance classroom curriculum, stimulate a sense of discovery, and make a lasting impression that isoften the highlight of the school year. Discovery Days field trips are aligned with the current SC Academic Science Standards and engage the next generation of environmental stewards through hands-on, immersive learning in the fields of Life Science, Physical Science and Earth Science.
Project-based learning strengthens bonds between group members, builds social skills and allows students to address real-world issues. Lessons are interdisciplinary and combine nature-based field study and school visits to incorporate school curriculum into an authentic community service project that makes learning meaningful.
Earth Keepers Day Camps offer a fun and safe way for children ages 6-12 to learn about nature through a week of outdoor adventure, exploration, and discovery. Each day takes children on an exciting journey to reveal the wonders of the natural world using the forests, and creeks of Camp Discovery!
New Year's Hike, Spring Open House, the Butterfly Festival and other learning opportunities provide exciting ways for the whole family to stay connected through nature!
Whether you want to learn more about the outdoors or fine tune your communication skills, Camp Discovery offers a variety of adult and professional development workshops where learning comes naturally! Invite our educators or naturalists to present at your event or meeting. Camp Discovery can provide programs for staff development, community or corporate events, garden clubs, conferences or other off-site programs.
Nurture the next generation of young minds and hearts!