Natural spaces at Camp Discovery offer the perfect outdoor classroom and field study destination for exploration, inquiry and hands-on learning! GNAT and Discovery Days programs are aligned with the current SC Academic Science Standards and Performance Indicators, but still reflect the simplicity and thrill of the outdoor experience by providing safe, high-quality recreational and educational opportunities in harmony with the Camp’s natural setting. Our goal is to encourage the next generation of learners and leaders to be good stewards of our natural resources through hands-on, immersive learning in the fields of Life Science, Physical Science and Earth Science.
GNAT and Discovery Days activities are led by an experienced environmental educator and/or certified naturalist and incorporate the following:
• A classroom lesson to establish the principle, introduce vocabulary and share bio-facts
• An interactive S.T.E.M. based component including hands-on activities specific to lesson
• An interpretive hike to specific habitats and/or historic sites within the camp
• An animal encounter highlighting relevant principles or concepts
Program Fee Information
Pre K and Kindergarten: GNAT programs are $10 per child and last up to 3 hours, including a 30-minute picnic lunch. A minimum of 24 students and a maximum of 48 students is requested with one adult per every 5 children. Teachers and chaperones are always FREE!
Grades 1 - 12: Discovery Days programs are $15 per child and last up to 4 hours, including a 30-minute picnic lunch. A minimum of 24 students and a maximum of 80 students is requested with one adult per every 10 children. Teachers and chaperones are always FREE
All Ages: Learners to Leaders project based learning programs are customized with both field study and school/site visits. Please call our office at 803-754-2008 for specific pricing information.
Steps to Scheduling Your Visit
Step 1: Choose the field study that is right for your students. Most programs offered can be customized to the needs of any group.
Step 2: Call Camp Discovery at 803-754-2008 to check for date availability.
Step 3: Sign and return the Program Reservation Agreement along with your $50 deposit to secure your spot!
What Makes Camp Discovery Programs Unlike Any Other?
During your visit, Camp Discovery is yours, creating an exciting and unique learning experience for students and teachers. No other school groups or programs - our 100+ acres of pristine meadows, creeks and diverse forests are just for your students. It is an intimate and immersive experience like no other!
2016-2017 Program Topics by Grade
Download the complete 2017 Educator's Program Guide here.